McGee Home: Entry & Great Room Process
10/09 Entry

McGee Home: Entry & Great Room Process

A sneak peek into the design of our entry and great room!

Out of every area of our home, the entry and great room may be the one I’ve dreamt about the most. From the first turn of our brass Rejuvenation door knob to watching the McGee & Co. furniture arrive like kids on Christmas morning, every step of designing our great room has been surreal in the best way!

Although we can’t release the full reveal just yet, I wanted to give you an inside look into what I’ve been compiling on secret Pinterest boards and imagining for what feels like forever. So far, we’ve broken down inspiration for our exterior and kitchen, and I can’t wait to show you more!

Keep scrolling for a sneak peek into the inspiration behind our entryway and great room!

MCGEE HOME ENTRY WAY INSPIRATION

McGee great room inspiration.
Design by  Studio McGee.

Design by Studio McGee.

Design by  Bernard De Clerck.

I love the way open and airy spaces offer a warm welcome to guests while setting the tone for the rest of the home. I’ve always had a thing for an arch that brings structure, interest, and shape for a seamless transition from one room to the next. Using the same brick on our exterior in the entry created a cohesive flow that feels both natural and unconventional. Painted white, the texture and character of the bricks were accentuated further, making a transitional statement as soon as the door is opened. Metrie Moulding helped make all of our wall treatment dreams come true throughout our home, and I love the way the arch introduces the overall feel for the rest of the walls. For more on our wall treatments, watch for a full webisode coming soon!

MCGEE HOME ENTRY WAY PROGRESS

McGee home entry way inspiration.
McGee home entry room inspiration.
McGee home entry room inspiration.

MCGEE HOME GREAT ROOM INSPIRATION

McGee home great room inspiration.
Design source unknown.

Design source unknown.

Design source unkown.

Design source unkown.

When designing our great room, I was set on a few things from the beginning. Our limestone fireplace, wooden ceiling trestles, and of course, perfectly matched hardwood floors have been floating around my mind for years. When deciding on hardwood, we went through a few samples before we decided on one that was exactly the right width, texture, and shade. I was nervous about our trestles looking cohesive because they are made from a different wood species than the floor. In the end, Killowen Construction did such a good job matching them, and they ended up looking great!

MCGEE HOME GREAT ROOM PROGRESS

McGee home great room progress.
McGee home great room progress.
We had our fireplace custom-designed and sent from Texas. I loved it from the day it arrived.

We had our fireplace custom-designed and sent from Texas. I loved it from the day it arrived.

McGee home great room progress.
McGee home great room progress.
McGee home great room progress.
We used all kinds of hardware from  Rejuvenation  and couldn’t be happier with the look and quality of it!

We used all kinds of hardware from Rejuvenation and couldn’t be happier with the look and quality of it!

McGee home great room progress.

If you saw my Sunday 7 last week, you already know I couldn’t help but post a quick iPhone shot of our completed living room. Furniture is my favorite part of design, so seeing it all in place has me pinching myself every day. I still can’t believe we finally get to wake up in our dream home, and we feel beyond grateful for everyone involved that made it happen!

Stay posted for more McGee home updates and the full final reveal, coming soon! Thanks for following along! Your love and support mean more to us than you know!

xo - Shea McGee

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  1. So pretty! Where is your fireplace from? I am building in Texas and would love to have something similar! Thanks 🙂

  2. What a beautiful and serene room! I remember on stories that the rug layered beneath your vintage one will be available on your site. What material is this rug and when will it be available?! Thank you!

  3. Love it all! Especially love the fireplace!! Where did you get it costume designed from in Texas? Also is it gas or what kind of insert did you use? Does it warm? Haha!

  4. Stunning work Shea! I have to laugh at myself because we are building our home and I think I have it all mapped out then y’all do a reveal of something and I’m like "No, THIS is my favorite" , lol, my husband’s ready to kill me. So thrilled for you that you finally get to wake up in your dream home, after how hard you’ve worked and all you’ve shared with us to help us make our homes so beautiful you truly deserve it!

  5. I have loved following your journey of studio McGee from the beginning! Congrats on finally moving your family into your dream home! What a blessing and it’s beautiful!??

    Pilar

  6. Amazing home Shea! I juat love your blog amd design so much! Wishing you could come to Australia and help me with our dream home! 😉

  7. Beautiful! Can I Ask witch black print you used? Planning to oaint my black front door – and I am looking for the perfect colour? all the best – anette

  8. I love your home and it has been the inspiration for my new build. If you feel comfortable sharing, how high are your ceilings throughout the home? Your great room seems so spacious!

  9. Can you share the finish color of silver you used on your stair railing? Ours is going in now and I need to decide on a color, but there are SO many!
    Thank you in advance. When can you come to Nebraska to design for me? 🙂

  10. Can I ask what color and brand your wood floors are? And what color white paint you used on your walls?:):)

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