Hello Miss Graphic…Meet Mr. Rustic!



And together they made the most beautiful couple!…AKA Wine and Coffee Bar!

It was love at first sight, I tell ya!  Love at first sight!  When Miss Graphic, with her soft, abstract grey waves and modern, uptown personality met Mr. Rustic with his hefty reclaimed antique wood shelves, countrified barn lights and impressive Texas long horns, a match was made in wine and coffee bar heaven!  I mean…could you imagine a world where these two didn’t exist…together…perfectly…in one splendid mash up of a space? The most unlikely of combinations…and yet they work together so beautifully!  Continue reading

Chic Farmhouse Vibes

Farmhouse ChicSituated at the southern gateway of Franklin, Tennessee is the brand spankin’ new, “Norman Rockwell-esque” community of Berry Farms.  I can remember my friend Kim asking me a little while back, “have you seen that new community they’ve just plopped down in Williamson County off I-65?”  Sure enough…a year or so later, it’s a full fledged town right out of an episode of Andy Griffith and the home of my newest interior design project!

My client for this assignment is one of the hardest working realtors I know and a rock star in her field!  Check out all of her “rockstar-ness” HERE.  She recently decided to move her office AND home to Berry Farms and into one of the darling 3-story townhomes which sit conveniently on the town square, perfectly suited for working and living (albeit a HUGE downsize for her, her hubby, three girls and a pup).  I was asked to put together the reception/conference area of her new space and to create a Modern Farmhouse feel that was warm and inviting yet conducive to Stormberg Group business.   Let’s take a look!

The newly painted room with soft gray walls and soaring 10 foot ceilings was cleared of all furniture except for four new chairs in tufted grey leather pictured here.   The finished product became a crisp and modern take on a chic farmhouse with a slight industrial vibe.  The space is uncluttered and light filled with ample meeting areas and great flow.

The first thing I purchased for the room was the table.  It’s an antique library table and the perfect dimensions for this room at 30″ x 72″ (most tables are around 40″ wide and too large for this space).  After adding grey chalk paint and wax, it became the perfect table! Here’s a little before and after…


Rural Artwork with Industrial SconcesOf all the pieces purchased for this project, this black and white art is my client’s favorite.  It is very Patriotic…very Berry Farms…very Franklin.  So glad I found it!  Illuminated by industrial farmhouse sconces, brass fittings and vintage style bulbs (specifically installed for this project) and anchored by a modern reclaimed wood bench, this entry sets the tone for the space.

Sunny and Fresh
The natural light is divine!!!  And Gabby loves the view!!!
Modern Farmhouse Chic
Grey 1, Grey 2, Honey and Caramel Colors.  The black frame pulls everything into focus…
Wood and Magnolia
I love the way the warm natural wood elements play gently with the soft greys.  Black shows up again in the modern art.
Farmhouse Chic in Shades of Grey
How cool is this lighting???  

Finding interesting elements like this repurposed console table made from reclaimed wood and iron adds immediate old world charm to an otherwise very new space!  The artwork is literally a “day of” decision by me.  I had salvaged the clients storage unit and found several of these baroque inspired frames.  I popped in an inexpensive modern piece that I found at a local hobby shop and “voila”!  I absolutely love the quirky juxtaposition of styles!


Big thank you to Amber and Greg Stormberg for allowing me to “storm” their office and home and trusting me with this project.  You guys make an inspiring team!  xo