My client (and dear friend, I might add) had just sold her big, comforting home in New England. It was a place where she had been a happy wife and raised two beautiful daughters, now grown and adulting on their own. It was a home where, like so many of us, she had amassed an assortment of beautiful furnishings, china, books, fine art and incredible handmade rugs from the Middle East. A place where she had thrown countless birthday parties, dinners and celebrations; a home full of collections and memories and stories from a life well lived. Desiring to be more centrally located to both of her girls, she found herself downsizing and purchased a sparkling new, two story townhouse in Franklin, TN. She also found herself wondering how she would incorporate her cherished belongings from her previous home and life with the new furnishings, colors and interior aesthetic that she wanted to incorporate as a fresh new perspective on this new chapter of life. This is how we achieved just that and helped her fall in love with her surroundings all over again…
We situated a new formal dining table and chairs and an oak buffet console from her previous home at the forefront of the house for two reasons. They play double duty as reception/foyer space, as well as dining space, setting the tone for the home’s relaxed yet glamorous interiors. It’s a striking moment and highlights the homeowners love for beautiful art and objects. The sleek marble and metal table is the perfect transition between old and new, creating an updated classic style. The blue feature wall creates a stunning backdrop to the artwork and the soft brass metals add subtle sparkle to every vignette.
The living and kitchen areas are relaxed and warm and are accentuated by an unexpected trellis wallpaper in the kitchen, elevating the space to new heights! The gold leaf cage pendant lights are whimsical and elegant.
The library is the homeowner’s favorite room in the house, as it incorporates some of her late husband’s most cherished books, artifacts and memorabilia. It’s deep and luscious and the perfect balance of masculine and feminine, bright and moody, leather and velvet. It’s also home to her precious china and stemware collection housed in a stunning cabinet, something she really hoped she’d be able to keep! It works perfectly here between the dark bookcasing and creates a striking contrast and focal point. All furnishings were brought from her previous residence and were either reupholstered or refreshed with pillows. Win win and win some more!
The Peacock Powder Room…Vibrant, Alive and Happy!!!!
The Guest Room is one of three bedrooms in the home and this one is “stay in bed all day” swoon worthy…!!!
Let’s Venture Upstairs to the Primary Suite…
The home incorporates a variety of blue, green and grey shades throughout its interiors, allowing the homeowner to feel the energy and excitement from the use of color but also relaxed and calmed by their soothing, watery hues.
I’m so grateful that my friend enlisted my help in this beautiful place and that she has found a new sense of home in her fresh surroundings. Thank you, Allison, for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful process!!!! Thank you to her daughter, Ashley, for being our muse and design collaborator and speaking life, ideas, organization and sweat equity into this project.