On the surface, this large home on more than four acres in East Memphis doesn't look like it'd have a large spread in a national magazine like Elle Decor, does it? That's because this ... is the before.
The after. Well, if I'm reading the article correctly, this is more of a during. When Sean and his then partner moved into the home, they formulated a tiered plan to turn the house into their forever home, a dream they called a modern farmhouse.
Immediately to the right of the entry is the dining room. This room is bathed with natural light that shines through a beautiful bay window.
To this large painting by Alabama artist, William Rankin McLure IV, which Sean used in a spec house he was charged to decorate. I think it lived here until the install.
After a year of collecting actual arrows, they were framed, and I believe this is how the art in the room stands today:
The living room obviously saw several changes as well.
The kitchen was part of the last tier of the renovation, and there are no finished pics of that space. But Sean did clean up this little eating nook.
This one has a window that faces the front of the house, and was used as an office by the previous owner.
The plush carpet was replaced with wall to wall sisal carpet, and this room (the only with white walls in the whole house) had windows treated with beautiful men's suiting wool.
The other master, upstairs.
The same carpet was used in all of the upstairs rooms. The couple turned what had been a closet in an adjoining room into a daybed with shelves for books.
It proved to also be a great dog bed.
I thought it was so great to see someone not only tackle, but conquer the black and white color palette in this way. So, now that you're sufficiently inspired, wanna shop the look for less?