Working on the 1880s farmhouse just outside Nashville in Episode 9 for Nashville Flipped was one of my favorite homes. The first time I saw the place, it was literally a few boards and some remaining framing from the original home.
Driving up to the site, it still had beauty and charm, but apparently nothing on the inside had been maintained over the years. Complete disrepair throughout the interior and front porch forced show host and flipper Troy Shafer to take the home down to the studs and build it back as if it had been loved and cared for over the years.
Since it sits on a pretty piece of property in a more rural area, I wanted to keep the exterior paint palette light, almost white. We painted it Sherwin Williams #7012 “Creamy.” Historically, most country homes had very little color and simple paint palettes unlike the more urban homes we worked on that called for brighter and bolder exterior paint!
We did want a fun “pop,” of color, so we chose a vibrant teal, Sherwin Williams #6942 “Splashy” for the exterior doors.
Colors used are one of the most common questions. The interior color palette was SW “Iron Ore” for the dark doors, SW “Snowbound” for the trim and tones of grays and greens throughout the home for a cohesive, open feel. I also used dark bronze tones in all the lighting to give it an overall casual and welcoming feel.
My Favorite Addition – Concrete Counters
The concrete countertop in the bath was my favorite addition. Made by Santana Matlock, Abstrakt Concrete, it gave the home a unique, modern, yet rustic look. It was just right for the farmhouse feel we wanted to achieve.
I’m in the process of building my own home (completed in June!!) and I commissioned Santana to make several pieces for me including a pedestal sink base and a floating vanity. He is also doing a countertop similar to the one we made on the show for my husband Mark’s bath vanity. Here is a video on Santana and his work.
For the staging of the home, I used a rustic farm table and neutral color palette with oatmeal linens and white so the architectural features and wood tones really stand out.
Shopping at the Factory at Franklin is always so much fun, and I was lucky to have knowledgeable shop owners helping me find just the right gorgeous old doors at City Farmhouse and a pretty Relik lantern for the home foyer. Used on staging day, the pretty, original art was loaned to us by Ron York, York and Friends Fine Art, a fabulous gallery in Nashville.
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