Monday, September 12, 2011

A Franklin, Tennessee new home...

One of my favorite kinds of projects is working on new custom homes.  I love the constriction side of this industry - the process from a blank piece of land to the smell of the exposed wood studs to the selection of ground work finishes and finally a new home awaiting family memories. 

It is hard to believe that this time last year this family was moving into their new custom built home in Franklin, Tennessee.  With the announcement of a new baby on the way for them and a wedding coming up for me, it took a little while to get back together to do a photo shoot, but it is worth the wait! 

This home was designed and built by local custom home builder, The Hughes Group.  It is an open floor plan with a great flow throughout and beautiful architectural details.  The kitchen has gorgeous painted cabinets and includes a large island in a contrasting wood stain with double sink looking into the living room, perfect for entertaining.  The dining room and kitchen are connected with a convenient butler's pantry pass through.

The living room has a two story ceiling and a beautiful fireplace.  {not my best photograph, sorry}

I was mainly brought in for the paint selection.  When you are starting from scratch with color it is important to keep in mind the entire home.  You want the home to feel cohesive, flowing from one room to the next seamlessly.  This does not mean you only use one color, but a family of colors that creates a palate.  From there you can decide which rooms get what color to create a balanced and cohesive home. 

This family knew they wanted the dining room to be a green, so that is where we started.  We found a green that they liked and then worked to find a warm and earthly color palate to work throughout the home. 

We took inspiration from some of the other finishes in the home including the countertops, tile, and brick to round out the palate.

We repeated several of the colors in different areas of the home, some as accent walls, but ending up five wall colors and a trim/ceiling color {we used one of the wall colors on the ceiling in the dining room, too}.   Many of the colors we selected are from the Sherwin Williams Nashville Collection {not available to view online, only in local Nashville stores}.  This is not a widely distributed collection and some of the colors have been discontinued since it came out a few years ago, but I think it is a great collection of colors that I like to reference a lot. 

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this family and am excited for them to have welcomed there new baby into this world. 


  1. Love, love, love the ceiling in that dining room!

  2. LOVE the green in the dining room! That's the color I wanted for my bathroom but it ended up being too minty of a green. Great job Missy! You're very talented!!


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