The home’s living room has soaring 22-foot ceilings with wood beams and arced trusses. To balance the drama of the ceiling beams, the owner chose a massive marble fireplace as the room’s focal point. If the fireplace isn’t enough to get your attention, then the ornate, oversized church pew next to the fireplace is so unique it’s a sure-fire showstopper. The “crowning glory” is the crown shaped corona above the pew that spills a decadent curtain down around the church pew like a huge royal robe. Creating this sumptuous curtain using just the right combination of fabrics and trims was also a design feat of Engdahl’s. Even with all its elements of grandeur, this room still exudes a feeling of coziness and comfortable living.
Photos by Robin Victor Goetz/RVGP Inc. Resources: Designer: Homeowner; Architects: Ken Bowerman and Mary Cassinelli; Builder: Core Resources, Inc., Project Manager Todd Brandenburg; Flooring: Schumacher Hardwood Floors; Staircase: Cincinnati Stair; Kitchen cabinetry: Kemp supplied by Sims-Lohman; Kitchen countertops: Sims-Lohman; Kitchen backsplash: M.C. Tile; Kitchen sinks and faucets: Ferguson; Appliances: Bosch dishwasher, Viking range, Liebherr refrigerator, all supplied by The Appliance Loft; Lighting: Lighting EFX; Painting: Ron McIlvain Painting; Faux finishes: Andrea Frangioso; Furniture: Select pieces from Brian Gibson, DIGS; Home Theatre: Sound Advice; Cork, hardwood and carpet: KW Flooring; Stained glass: Stained Glass Overlay; Windows: Integrity by Marvin; Draperies: Apollo Drapery; Doors: Marsh Building Products; Brick: The Belden Brick Company in Canton, Ohio (Lorinn’s hometown); Landscaping: Botanics; Irrigation: Lawn Management Sprinkler Co.