On a working farm in Tennessee, designer Barbara Westbrook gives a new house the quirks and charms of an old-timer — complete with Windsor chairs, apron sinks and country meals with ingredients fresh from the fields.
In the kitchen breakfast area of a Tennessee farmhouse decorated by Atlanta-based designer Barbara Westbrook, an antique French table can comfortably seat three generations of the owners' family. Its oval top — ringed by Holland & Company's Windsor chairs — eases access to the adjacent back porch. The Prairie Chandelier by Mulligan's radiates rustic charm.
A French carved basket is filled with afternoon snacks. The early-American hooked rug is from Sullivan Fine Rugs.
A fireplace framed in a pine mantel warms the family room on chilly days. The tin sconces are from Period Lighting Fixtures.
Paneling by Stephen Fuller Designs, the home's architect, wraps the study in cozy elegance. It's painted in Pratt & Lambert's Dawn Mist. Bookcases hold well-thumbed volumes on farming, gardening and architecture. Behind a chest, desk and tripod from Atlanta's Scott Antique Markets hangs a landscape by Nashville artist Charlotte Terrell. Kitty Williams painted the artwork over the mantel, which Westbrook modeled after Southern period pieces.
At the kitchen island, Lee Industries barstools wear slipcovers in Pindler's Jovan fabric. Pratt & Lambert's Wraith coats both walls and cabinets, which also have a glaze that was hand-applied by Morgan Creek Cabinet Company. Antique grape-drying baskets hang on the wall.
In the wet bar off the pantry, an antique pendant from Edgar-Reeves hangs above an apron-front sink and fixtures, both by Rohl. The painted terra-cotta backsplash tiles are by Walker Zanger.
Sunshine streams into the master suite. The king-size four-poster is dressed in bedding by Ballard Designs, and the night table is a French antique.
Lloyd Flanders weather-resistant wicker furnishes the back porch. Pendleton plaid pillows join cushions in Sunbrella's Putty fabric, from Kolo Collection. A Hunter fan spins under the blue-painted ceiling that is all but obligatory for a proper Southern porch.
The owners plan to restore the property's livestock barn. Read more about Westbrook's inspiration for this space here.
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This story originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of CQ.