Located in the pastoral hills off of Granny White Pike, the home of Lane and Julie Thomas, with its steep roof, gabled ends and classic shutters, gives a nod to traditional Cape Cod architecture.
With their architect, the homeowners designed their dream home as a gathering place for their friends, family and, most importantly, their grandchildren.
Interior designer Roger Higgins, of R. Higgins Interiors, purposefully created living areas that are both sophisticated and comfortable. The subtle palettes of gray throughout the home provide a compelling accent for the lovely wood floors, antiques, light fixtures and artwork. The large, comfortable sofas provide the perfect place to hold court. What most don’t know is that when selecting a couch, it’s important to seek a tailored look with a well-defined frame and upholstery with dressmaker skirts. The antique accent tables were found at the Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta.
At every turn, it’s obvious to see the homeowners’ endearment for their loved ones with photographs displayed throughout the home and the numerous awards of accomplishment.
When asked for a quote to describe the house, Roger speaks to the owners’ qualities, “Like Julie and Lane, this house is beautiful outside and in. We were able to take the final steps to make a beautiful piece of architecture a beautiful home.”
The photograph below shows how the coffered ceiling anchors the room and breaks it up visually, allowing for balance of furniture and conversation areas. The dining area is made for comfort and use—the dining chairs are covered in Sunbrella fabric and the accent chairs recline.
Just steps away is the dining area, which is bathed in natural light, creating an informal feel with room for all at the table. The bookshelf gives the room its prominence without too much fuss. There are numerous intriguing aspects to the room, from the contrasting table and chairs to the large painting anchored by the bookshelf. The walls are covered in a grass cloth by Thibaut.
As we bid adieu to the lovely home, we are left with a feeling of inspiration fueled by how contrasting themes truly do create a captivating look. The home’s charm and richness come from the efforts of the design team to add Old World charm with their attention to the character and intricacies of the home.
We would like to thank the homeowners, Lane and Julie Thomas, for opening up their lovely home to us.
Also, we want to recognize Roger Higgins of R. Higgins Interiors as one of Nashville’s most talented and creative interior designers. Thank you for your vision and insider tips on how to create the perfect living space.
Today’s beautiful photography is from Grannis Photography.