Nashville Idea House at Fontanel

Nashville-Idea-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJI was browsing through Southern Living last night and came across the new Idea House located on the grounds of Fontanel in Nashville. The new Southern farmhouse is comprised of one main house and several outbuildings in a horseshoe configuration, reflecting the classic farmstead. The wraparound porch ties all of the buildings together seamlessly and the gable roof adds the perfect amount of charm! While not all the interior rooms are my style – some are a bit too conservative for my taste – there are several show stoppers!

Southern-Front-Port-Hanging-Sofa-Chevron-Inlaid-Front-DoorLet’s start out with this AMAZING herringbone inlaid wood door – gorgeous!!! The front porch is so enchanting, I’d drink ice tea out there all day and never leave!

Painted-Cabinets-Sherwin-Williams-Oyster-Bay-Pewter-Green-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThe custom cabinets in the kitchen are stunning painted in Sherwin Williams Pewter Green, and the shaker-style compliments farmhouse aesthetic perfectly. The lighter green (Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay) planked walls provides just the right amount of contrast, bringing depth and dimension to the space. And don’t even get me started on the schoolhouse pendants from Circa!

Painted-Built-In-Cabinets-Sherwin-Williams-Palm-Leaf-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignA complimentary hue in the same color palette (Sherwin Williams Palm Leaf) was carried into the study on both the walls and bookshelves, making the room incredibly cozy, further complemented by the cut out in the built-in’s for the sofa.

Blue-and-White-Bedroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignLaundry-Room-Mudroom-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe pleated gingham table skirt on the sink makes me incredibly happy!

How do you feel about new construction based on older designs that served a specific purpose – like the classic farmstead? I think there’s a lot of really bad examples out there, but it looks like the Idea House was done well. I’d  love to see it in person!

The Laundry

Laundry-Rooms-Gracie-Wallpaper-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLaundry rooms are often one of the most overlooked rooms in a house. I must admit, there really isn’t anything special about my own, but I think I’d be much more inclined to get the sheets folded (opposed to my typical routine of ignoring them in the dryer for hours and coming back to a wrinkled mess) if the room was a bit more stylish!

Liz-Caan-Laundrey-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJLaundry-Rooms-Fornasetti-Wallpaper-Liz-Caan-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAppliances and built-in cabinets usually take up the majority of space, leaving little room to add personality through accessories, so I love the idea of adding wallpaper for a little extra oomph.

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 11.41.06 AMI’m not exactly sure what that contraption under the light fixtures is – an automatic linen iron, perhaps (Mom, are you reading this!)? – but I’m pretty sure I need it!

Laundry-Rooms-Painted-Green-Cabinets-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAnd if you love the look of painted cabinets but are a little apprehensive about the permanence in your kitchen, the laundry room would be a great place to start.

Laundry-Rooms-Laundry-Flower-Room-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJOr what about a laundry room/ flower room combo?

Laundry-Room-Double-Washer-Double-Dryer-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJDouble washers and dryers stacked are all the rage these days. Imagine how awesome they would be for a vacation house where guests visit frequently and linens need to be changed just as often?! Or for all you new mama’s out there with newborns going through 5+ outfits a day!

What design style would you prefer?