He wanted practical. She wanted pretty. That more or less sums up the direction homeowners Chris and Bethany Reeder gave their interior designers as they embarked on a top-to-bottom renovation of their home, which sits on three picturesque acres in Loomis.
“Chris is meticulous and wanted everything done just right and for the finishings to be super-functional,” says lead designer Angie Edwards of Folsom-based Design Shop Interiors. Bethany, an Alabama native who favors a classic look, “wanted guidance choosing timeless fixtures and furnishings that they wouldn’t tire of after a few years.” The full-scale makeover resulted in what Edwards describes as “a modern farmhouse with traditional touches.” Design Shop’s Whitney Fecteau, who managed the furniture plan for the project, incorporated lots of different wood tones and used fairly traditional lines in order to let the character of the home shine. “Angie gave me such a beautiful canvas to work with, and I wanted to honor it by keeping thing simple,” Fecteau says.
Surrounding the stunning residence is a chicken coop, a garden and a wide front porch overlooking a creek running through the front yard. As far as Edwards is concerned, “It’s everything country living should be.”