Monday, August 12, 2013

Interior Design goes Country!

I'm a little bit country / And I'm a little bit rock 'n roll / I'm a little bit of
 Memphis and Nashville / With a little bit of Motown in my soul / 
I don't know if it's good or bad...

but it could easily apply to the mix of styles in this years 
Southern Living Showhouse located in the town 
of Madison Tennessee. 

My dear friend and excellent photographer, Leslie, went 
to see the showhouse, which is located on the 
former estate of country singer, Barbara Mandrella. 

Les has so graciously shared a 
number of her pictures and thoughts with us!

Madison (near Nashville) had
received 7 inches of rain on the day Leslie attended.
It is a good thing they had used this chevron design. It keeps the
door stable and helps keep it from warping! 

Wouldn't you love to plop down on this front porch swing?

Phoebe Howard is the Interior Designer for this years showhouse.
Spruce-planked walls and wood beams came from an old 1890 
Tennessee barn. The soft colors for the house were pulled 
from the outside palette of green and blue.

Opposite view

These barn doors are from a 1900 Tennessee barn.

Here is a close up of the cabinets, that are a sage green 
and the back splash and counters are marble.

Architectural designer, Terry Pylant, said they
 design this to look as if it might be enclosed for future interior use.

Here is a shot of the back porch showing it exiting off
the dining room.

Leslie said that the top of this table has a beautiful flow, 
movement and color. The wicker chairs are a perfect choice.

I love this deep green paint and how Phoebe balanced it 
with the light upholstery. 

When you arrange bookcases, put your accessories in first, 
no small knickknacks, and then fill in with the books.

Leslie said to be sure and noticed all of the bottles, boxes 
and containers they used throughout the house! 
The stripes on the wall are two different tiles from
Ann Sacks. 

Pretty laundry skirted laundry sink!

Soft and serene Master Bedroom. Be sure you don't track
in any of that Tennessee mud! 

I love the tub. But I hope the new owners are 
young enough to climb in and out!

Great pattern used on the floor in the 
master bath and closet. These floor tiles 
are also from Ann Sacks. Doors in both rooms
are refined lime wood. 

So much to see and take in! Come back tomorrow and I will share 
more porches, the guest suite and bunkies with you! 
To be continued......

source: Leslie's photos and Southern Living.

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