The Art of the Home: Craftsmanship by Design - YRK Magazine
 

The Art of the Home: Craftsmanship by Design

Writer michael vyskocil
Photographer Eric Forberger

Buy, Restore, Sell

To Jeff and Sarah Inch, these words sum up a dedication to the art of the home. Drawing upon a shared family heritage of home building, home design and landscape architecture, Jeff (Inch & Co.) and Sarah (Gray Apple Design and Gray Apple Market of York) are builders of character — giving floors, walls, windows, ceilings and stairs their own style and identity.

The Lancaster City row house pictured here represents the couple’s collaboration at bringing a midcentury modern aesthetic to the home’s living spaces. Emphasizing the beauty of exposed brick from the late 1800s, their design itself blends nods of tradition with contemporary touches that give the house a warm and welcoming vibe.

In the kitchen, black-painted Shaker-style cabinets take on richness with their antiqued brass hardware. Open shelving replaces upper cabinets, drawing the eye up to the subway tiles just below the ceiling. Scandinavian-style wicker chandeliers in several rooms pair with industrial-style lighting installations. “The midcentury modern style we have flowing throughout the home also blends modern farmhouse into the mix,” Sarah says.

It’s this design-build relationship that Jeff and Sarah say is a unique part of the collective vision they bring to home design. Jeff’s experience and relationships with professional architects and craftsmen complement Sarah’s eye for color, aesthetic, decorating details and spatial layout.

“We work in an area where people appreciate craftsmanship, design and style. We approach the spaces we build in and design for as having endless opportunities,” Jeff says, referring to the York and Lancaster County region, as well as northern Maryland, that the Inches serve. “No matter where you go, you find people who have cultivated their own love for design. We enjoy stepping in and bringing that love to life.”

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Inch & Co. & Gray Apple Design
  • 1620 S. Queen St. York, PA 17403
  • 717.683.6839
Inch & Co. & Gray Apple Design
  • 1620 S. Queen St. York, PA 17403
  • 717.683.6839