Multiple Styles Harmonize In A Scottsdale Home


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For pro-golfer Cristie Kerr and her husband, Erik Stevens, moving into a home closer to a Scottsdale golf course meant a major renovation. The Mediterranean-Moroccan facade gives way to a vignette by interior designer Kim Scodro that incorporates Northeast sophistication: recessed paneling behind a demilune chest fitted with Edelman leather and a hammered-metal base by Distinctive Custom Cabinetry.

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A vignette at the bottom of the stairs features a custom cerused-oak table by Robert James Collection, a chair from Century Furniture and artwork from CAI Designs. The rug that climbs the stair is from Underfoot. "It's very difficult to get the pattern to line up, and the installers did an amazing job," Scodro says.

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An embroidered Romo fabric on drapery by J Squared and a graphic Pindler pattern on the custom wing chairs bring an ethnic feel to a living room that is otherwise comfortably modern. Thayer Coggin chairs from CAI Designs and the owners' reupholstered sofa balance angularity with a softer line.

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Between the living room--which shows a peek of a custom carpet from Underfoot--and the dining room is an ornately carved antique console juxtaposed with a modern sculptural chair from Century Furniture.

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Scodro refinished two large lanterns from another part of the house, and hung them over the kitchen island. Custom barstools are upholstered on the interior with Garrett Leather and on the exterior with a Schumacher fabric. For the Roman shades, J Squared utilized a Holly Hunt fabric.

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>As in the living room, drapery fabric--in this case, Pierre Frey--adds an ethnic touch to the family room. A custom sectional showcasing Robert Allen fabric and Samuel & Sons welting embraces a Robert James cocktail table. Next to it is a Hickory Chair armchair swathed in Duralee material.

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The couple, who own two wine labels, wanted a bar with an industrial-chic aesthetic. Innovative Wine Cellar Designs put together the space, outfitting it with a zinc-topped bar wrapped in Garrett Leather and a geometric pressed-tin ceiling. The custom barstools from Pacific Manufacturing are covered in Duralee fabric.

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For a capacious landing at the top of the stairs, Scodro designed a seating area with a bespoke banquette Classic Custom Upholstery made using Pindler fabric. It's scattered with pillows J Squared covered in textiles by Robert Allen, Clarence House through John Brooks Incorporated and Jane Churchill through Cowtan & Tout. J Squared also created the Roman shades with a patterned Kravet textile.

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The owner's solid, weighty four-poster bed dominates the master bedroom but is softened by a subtle strie wall treatment. Next to French doors that open to mountain views is a CR Laine Hans armchair upholstered in Nobilis fabric. The carpet is from Underfoot.

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Appropriate to the home's former Moroccan inflection, a powder room features Phillip Jeffries' Moroccan White pattern on Elephant Manila hemp. Distinctive Custom Cabinetry fabricated the floating console; the sconces are Urban Electric.

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Cristie and Erik preserved the landscaping that existed when they moved into the house, which features a courtyard with lush plantings arranged around a formal walkway and rustic water feature.

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The house, which was designed and built by LaBlonde Development, hews closely to the popular Mediterranean villa aesthetic often referenced in Southwest homes, with Moorish and Spanish influences: voluptuously curvy ironwork balconies, tile roofs and a stucco facade.

It was definitely Moroccan and had a lot going on,” recalls professional golfer Cristie Kerr of the home she purchased with husband Erik Stevens when they had their son Nathan, and wanted to move to a golf community closer to the center of Scottsdale. She hired designer Kim Scodro to create interiors that reflected the “comfortable modern” aesthetic she and Stevens desired, which in itself had a double, if not triple, personality.

“We wanted to meld the same sophistication from our New York apartment with some refined Southwest touches,” she explains, adding that they also wanted to include early 20th-century industrial influences.

Coffered ceilings, recessed paneling, trim and wainscoting–all painted white–imparted the American Northeast character, while, says Scodro, “We reinterpreted Southwest as sort of a general ethnic style.” This manifests in hand-embroidered curtains in two rooms, an ikat grass cloth in the butler’s pantry, a zigzag pattern on wing chairs in the parlor and so on.

Lastly, light fixtures over the bar, dining table and kitchen island incorporate industrial age metals like bronze and copper. The bar’s zinc top and the powder room’s custom reclaimed barn wood vanity also help accomplish this. Together, they skillfully weave many disparate strands into a cohesive, relaxed whole.