Designer Karin Bennett takes you inside this modern abode located an hour outside of the city. See how she achieved an elegant yet easy-going feel, perfect for entertaining family and friends or kicking back during the weekend. A tonal palette with pops of wood and matte black adds a sophisticated touch to the contemporary home, and especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The open-concept great room is the ultimate gathering place, thanks to the natural stone fireplace and ample amounts of sink-in seating. Plus, Karin shows how she used dry-wall boxes to replicate wooden rafters and beams on the ceiling for a budget-friendly alternative to a covetable design feature.