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Located just outside the Memphis Metropolitan area, Collierville is one of those historic Tennessee towns that boasts a memorable Main Street and Southern charm in spades. The Downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s the site of several Civil War battles that have contributed to Tennessee’s in-depth narrative. From farmers’ markets and art shows to May’s annual Symphony in the Rose Garden, Collierville’s suburban serenity is a draw for many. Such is the case for an interior designer and her family, who poured their hearts and talents into this beautiful four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home. Follow along as the home’s owner and interior designer, Amy Mobley — who co-owns City Hill Design with sister Katie Norrid — walks us through the thoughtfully designed space.

Hallway with beamed ceiling and wood floors
Sunlight streams in from all angles in this stunning foyer. “The foyer was designed to be a welcoming architectural feature with a two-story entrance featuring a 36-bulb chandelier. Natural light streams in through the iron and glass front door as well as the windows above,” interior designer Amy Mobley tells us.
Stairwell with plant at ground level
“The staircase was a feature I wanted to capitalize on and set the tone upon first entering the home,” Amy says.

This charming home is nestled in an 820-acre community surrounding the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. The 4,221-square-foot residence was not only designed and drawn up by Amy, but her husband was the contractor. The husband-and-wife duo were inspired after a trip to the West Coast.

“After a trip to Napa, CA, I was drawn to the rustic modern design that exuded a warm and inviting feel,” Amy tells us. “I challenged myself to utilize only natural materials such as wood, limestone, soapstone, marble, and brass — all elements sourced from the earth and build character with age. When we build a new construction, we believe in a legacy build — a home that might not be constructed quickly, but a home that lasts due to the quality of finishes.”

View of hallway and partial kitchen
An open floor plan with just the right transitional spaces allows for fantastic flow while maintaining charming nooks — one in the hallway that houses a piano, and another one just around the corner with a tucked-away wine fridge and extra storage.
Dining room with patterned curtains and area rug
“The dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the woods, a 100-inch lacquered bamboo sideboard, limestone floors, stunning landscape art, and Schumacher drapery,” Amy tells us.

When it comes to interiors, Amy is knowledgeable. So, it’s no surprise that her family home combines beautiful modern design with personal touches and practicality. The living room, for example, is a haven for cozy TV watching and holiday gatherings. “I wanted the main living area to have a cozy atmosphere, so I used painted beams to lower the ceiling and chose white Indiana limestone for the fireplace,” Amy tells us of the inviting living room space where she and her family spend so much time.

Living room with fireplace and leather chairs
“Since I prefer to display only my favorite collection of items, I made the space to feature two furniture pieces on either side of the fireplace versus tons of shelves for inanimate objects that have no meaning for our family,” Amy says. “We added a window seat for additional seating when hosting guests, and it has become our favorite cozy spot in our home where we enjoy reading, playing games, or simply taking a nap.”

Amy’s love for cooking and entertaining inspired her to create a chef-worthy kitchen with a 48-inch range and strategically placed windows to maximize the lighting. “Every window was placed to bring in natural light and to admire the views. For example, I had a beautiful wooded space to the left of our property with a magnificent 100-year-old oak tree. We chose to capture that view from the kitchen rather than a bedroom so we could all enjoy it more,” says Amy.

Wide-angle view of kitchen
“The kitchen features a spacious prep area with a square island, a beautiful unlacquered brass faucet, soapstone countertops, and a 48-inch range with a view of the outdoors,” explains Amy of the beautiful space where she feeds her family.

“A large square island meant uninhibited cooking space — plenty of room for the kids to get more involved at meal times and plenty of space to make homemade pizzas,” she adds. “We opted for a large single dining space just off the kitchen with plenty of barstool seating around the kitchen island — no one feels left out of the conversation during a meal anymore!”

Of the space, Amy also says, “In the process of designing my kitchen, I decided to take a bold step by separating the built-in fridge and freezer. While it may not be the conventional approach, I thought about my cooking habits and decided to experiment with it. I’m pleased with how the kitchen flows now and wouldn’t hesitate to place both the fridge and freezer in the scullery.”

Close-up of kitchen island with hydrangea
This close-up offers an even better view of the stunning island surrounded by stools, perfect for meal prep, dining, and even homework!
laundry room with goldendoodle in it
Even the family dog fits right in with the aesthetic!
Guest bedroom bed with charcoal bedding
With several children’s bedrooms to design, Amy leaned into modern design with a touch of whimsy.
Guest bedroom with four-poster bed
The primary bedroom features a variety of thoughtfully chosen textures such as grasscloth walls, a plaster masonry fireplace, and an intimate canopy bed from Brownstone Furniture.
Sitting area in front of bookshelf with art
This master bedroom seating area showcases a few modern touches while still prioritizing comfort with more cozy textures.

Every once in a while, fate intervenes in the home design process. Such was the case with Amy’s master bathroom. “About a year ago, I picked out a gorgeous marble slab at a stone yard for a client’s project, but they ended up going a different direction,” she says. “Unbeknownst to me, the stone yard forgot to remove the hold, and the slab was still sitting there in all her glory, waiting for me when I went to select my own tops. It was the happiest of accidents because I was in love from the beginning. I took advantage of the opportunity and used the slab to create my primary bathroom countertop.”

Master bathroom with marble his and hers sinks
“There is a planked white oak wood surround around the bathtub in the primary bathroom that exudes warmth,” Amy shares of the serene space. “The bathroom also features a custom-designed 12-foot white oak vanity, limestone floors, polished nickel faucets, and my favorite slab of Calacatta marble.”

All images courtesy of Javen Photography.


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Jenna Bratcher

Jenna Bratcher is StyleBlueprint Nashville’s Associate Editor and Lead Writer. The East Coast native moved to Nashville 16 years ago, by way of Los Angeles. She is a lover of dogs, strong coffee, traveling, and exploring the local restaurant scene bite by bite.