By Allyson Duckworth, designer 
Pearly Peacock Design

Allyson Duckworth

A modern mountain dream home is nestled in the outskirts of Oxford city limits. An unassuming entrance leads you to a contemporary masterpiece that commands attention as it overlooks a breathtaking bluff.

With ties to Mississippi, the homeowners returned to the Magnolia State from Colorado, bringing the vision of a mountain retreat. Teaming up with Oxford’s own Josh Samuels of Samuels Construction, they embarked on the construction of this stunning mountain home in the hills of Oxford.

During consultations with Josh, they enlisted the expertise of Oxford’s premier design firm, Hazel Bleu Designs. Sunny Baddour, owner and designer, worked her magic, reimagining the plans to suit the needs of this family of four. She seamlessly blended modern design elements with the family’s affinity for unique art and furniture. The open floor plan maximizes the breathtaking view, with every space oriented towards the majestic scenery of the surrounding bluff and trees.

Upon entering the home, one immediately feels connected to the outdoors. The focal point is undoubtedly the view, yet Sunny’s talent shines through in her use of patterns, colors and unexpected elements that enhance the modern aesthetic. Clean lines are punctuated with vibrant colors, distinctive stone and tile selections, and bold wallpaper choices.

Among the home’s highlights is the office, which boasts a captivating color scheme. Sunny’s selection of Narragansett Green by Benjamin Moore infuses the space with a masculine yet striking allure. The monochromatic scheme, extending from walls to trim and ceiling, accentuates the mid-century modern chandelier and custom desk crafted by JJ’s Wood Shed of Oxford. The fusion of natural aesthetics with modern pieces creates a cozy and captivating atmosphere, making this room a true showstopper.

The powder room exudes a sense of playfulness, with Sunny opting for a bold wallpaper featuring gold starbursts. Complementing this statement piece is a custom vanity adorned with acrylic legs and brass accents, adding a touch of mid-century flair. Brass fixtures and hardware from Modern Matters complete the ensemble, transforming the powder room into a true spectacle.

In the open floor plan, the kitchen seamlessly integrates with the common space, with the countertop stone selection serving as a focal point. Sunny’s meticulous attention to detail is evident as she reworked the design to showcase the homeowner’s bold choice. A pearlescent tile backsplash and brass hardware accentuate the striking countertops, creating a modern and sleek culinary haven. Adjacent to the kitchen, a custom-drawn cast stone fireplace offers warmth and ambiance, embodying the essence of the open-concept living space.

Sunny’s penchant for bold design choices is further exemplified in the master bath, where a vibrant wallpaper selection against a black backdrop makes a bold statement. This daring choice elevates the space from mundane to magnificent, showcasing Sunny’s ability to infuse small spaces with personality and flair.

This home is a testament to Oxford’s unique charm, offering a tranquil retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle while remaining close enough to indulge in its vibrant offerings. The expansive windows frame picturesque views of the lake and surrounding natural landscape, serving as the crowning design element. Complete with a guest suite, spa, gym, and plans for a sauna, this home epitomizes luxury and comfort.

Kudos to Sunny Baddour of Hazel Bleu Designs for her exceptional work in bringing this vision to life. It’s a delight to witness such a beautiful fusion of texture, color, and modern design seamlessly integrated with the natural beauty of the outdoors. Job well done!

Stretching over the rolling hills of Oxford, this architectural gem stands as a testament to the harmonious union of innovation and nature. From its inception to completion, every detail has been meticulously crafted to create a living space that transcends mere functionality and embodies true artistry. As the sun rises over the horizon, casting a warm glow upon the landscape, one can’t help but marvel at the sheer beauty of the bluff of the rolling hills of Oxford.

Each room within the home tells a story of its own, reflecting the personalities and preferences of its inhabitants. From the vibrant hues of the office to the serene elegance of the master bath, every space has been thoughtfully curated to evoke a sense of wonder and delight. It’s a symphony of colors, textures, and shapes, where each element harmonizes seamlessly with the next to create a cohesive and visually stunning environment.

But beyond its aesthetic appeal, this home is designed for living. From intimate family gatherings to lively social events, the open floor plan seamlessly accommodates the needs of its residents. The kitchen, with its state-of-the-art appliances and spacious layout, beckons aspiring chefs to unleash their culinary creativity, while the cozy fireplace offers a welcoming refuge on chilly evenings.

As one explores the grounds surrounding the home, they are greeted by the tranquility of nature in all its glory. The sprawling landscape, with its lush greenery and panoramic views, serves as a constant reminder of the beauty that lies just beyond the doorstep. 

And yet, despite its secluded location, this Oxford retreat is far from isolated. Just a short drive away lies the vibrant heart of Oxford, with its bustling streets, charming boutiques, and eclectic dining scene. Here, residents can immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of the region, forging connections with neighbors and friends that will last a lifetime.

In the end, what truly sets this home apart is not its striking design or picturesque setting, but the sense of joy and fulfillment it brings to those who call it their own. It’s a place where memories are made, dreams are realized, and every day is a celebration of life’s simple pleasures. As the sun sets behind the hills of Oxford, casting a golden hue upon the landscape, one can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to experience such beauty and serenity in the comfort of home.

Kudos to Sunny and Josh on a job well done.