As a native of the city and a real estate agent with Kentucky Select Properties, perhaps no one could have been better prepared to find the perfect home than Logan Ormerod. “I’ve been watching up and coming areas of town develop and have always been drawn to the Phoenix Hill area of the Highlands,” he says. “I had it under contract literally within hours after it went on the market. I knew right away that I would be buying it.” The decision really was about location. “The proximity to downtown, Cherokee Park and wonderful restaurants is amazing,” says Logan. “Plus, there is so much development in the area. I really see it as one of the most booming parts of town.”
The purchase was the first step in what really became a labor of love. “The home was completely remodeled down to the studs and finished in 2017,” he says. “The entire design process took about four months.” While the style is contemporary, Logan was focused on providing warm layers to personalize it. “A lot of contemporary homes feel too stark and cold. I really wanted my home to be warm and inviting.” He put his vision into the capable hands of Lesa Buckler, Jacqueline Gilmore and Julia Lewis of Details Furniture Galleries & Design. “They helped me make this house a home.”
Logan is a true art connoisseur, so the design of the home was centered around his collection. His treasures are artfully displayed on light colored walls that honor the integrity of the pieces. “I’ve carefully curated and selected a variety of artworks over the past five years,” he says. “My Vanderbilt graduation present was a custom painting that my parents gave me. Since then, I have acquired new pieces.” His collection features photographs, paintings and various commissions from a variety of artists including many that are local. “I just recently commissioned an amazing local artist, Katie Jury, to paint two pieces for my hallway which is one of my favorite spots,” he says. The hallway emulates his own personal gallery.
The sleek and stylish concept provides the ideal entertaining scene. “It is such an easy gathering spot for friends and family,” he says. Windows frame the living room that flows effortlessly into the serene kitchen. The modern sectional pairs well with a tufted, leather slipper chair, and with the marble clad island which defines the kitchen space and is illuminated by globe pendant lights. “My favorite party in this house was a 1960s theme. Everyone was dressed on point and the vibe fit my house perfectly.”
“My favorite party in this house was a 1960s theme. Everyone was dressed on point and the vibe fit my house perfectly,” Logan said.
Since he frequently works from home, his office takes on a different twist. While the rest of the home basks in light colors highlighted by his art, this room is cloaked in a masculine navy grass cloth wall covering. The white leather executive chair commands attention while embracing the modern desk. A photograph – part of his collection – decorates the wall.
One of the most spectacular aspects of the home is the view from the front deck. Because the front yard is a steep hill, the deck is cantilevered out and affords amazing downtown views. It has an eight-person teak dining table as well as an array of comfortable seating.
While only living at his home for a little over a year, Logan has managed to create many wonderful memories with family and friends. The design, the style, and his vision were all implemented beautifully. “I think the final product mirrors my personality perfectly.”
Logan's Top Decor Sources
Design: Collaboration between Ted Payne, Payne Architecture LLC and Graham Clark, Rise Design & Build LLC
Interior décor: Jacqueline Gilmore, Julia Lewis, and Lesa Buckler of Details Furniture Galleries & Design
Custom Art: Katie Jury of Louisville
Landscaping: Digs Home & Garden
Wallpaper in office: Janie Church of Church Associates/Design Consultants
Home accessories: Colonial Designs
Reclaimed lumber: Kentucky Wisewood
Bedding and linens: Bedded Bliss