Just off the living room sits a wonderful, intimate little study that was designed as a purposeful departure from its big, open neighbor.
Southern Living Idea House
In the second-floor suite, Phoebe gave the small space big impact by covering everything in the same fabric. On the first floor, rich brown walls and a combination of neutral fabrics carry out a warm mushroom-and-ivory color palette.
On the edge of the property, two miniature versions of the main house—known affectionately as “bunkies”—serve as a visual gateway into the compound.
Spool beds became popular with American furniture makers in the mid 19th century. This bedroom’s impressive example combines graceful spools, four tall posts (a Southern addition), and a pretty painted finish.
Sheer cafe curtains, hung just above the bottom sash, give the dining room softness and privacy while still allowing a view of the outside and inviting lots of sunlight to stream in through the upper panes.
Tile is a pretty and practical choice for the light-filled laundry room. For interest on the walls, Phoebe used two colors of the same small mosaic tile in wide stripes.
A separate entrance from the porch opens directly into the hardworking mudroom with its pairs of custom open built-ins and closed closets that provide ample space for open and hidden storage.
The subtle color palette of the porch furniture blends with the rustic views surrouding the house. Ample seating allows for a comfortable perch for visitors.
From cabinet countertop configuration to hanging pendants, the two sides of this kitchen are almost exact matches. At each end, the elements differ, but their size and scale balance each other to feel symmetrical.
A five-day countdown is underway until the nation’s only Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel, built by Castle Homes, is redecorated for the holidays! Open through December 29, ReCreations Furniture has decked out the front entry of the home with gorgeous seasonal décor perfectly complimenting the farmhouse style home. Pretty mesh burlap is woven through greenery sprinkled
Front and back doors open directly into a two-story-high living room, where spruce-planked walls and wood beams salvaged from an 1890 Tenessee barn reflect the home’s rural setting and give the space a refined, barnlike feel.
The best idea house ever is what Southern Living magazine is calling this year’s home at beautiful Fontanel in Nashville built by Castle Homes and featured on the August cover of the magazine. With an incredible overview of the exciting building and inspiring design ideas of the farmhouse style home, the two-story living room is featured