A Georgian Revival

Interior designer: Jimmy Adams, Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design
Architect: George Geller | Builder: Raymond Stakely

This traditional Lookout Mountain home was heavy laden with dark colors until the entire home received a breath of fresh air. A complete remodel brought in light and airy colors, mixed metals, natural-toned performance fabrics, and refreshing simplicity. This traditional Lookout Mountain home was heavy laden with dark colors until the entire home received a breath of fresh air. A complete remodel brought in light and airy colors, mixed metals, natural-toned performance fabrics, and refreshing simplicity.

Here, a more casual dining nook in the keeping room beside the kitchen shines with a weathered wood table, a large sunny bay window, and primitive table décor. Overhead, an artful chandelier spills over with olive branch-look metal work and distressed brass arms.


By Katie Faulkner | Photography by Philip Slowiak

Blended and Balanced

Warm amber tones, rich fabrics, and golden metallics create an elegant yet cozy atmosphere in the formal living room. With a more transitional take on a traditional arrangement, the living room is an uplifting space with an open walkout to the back patio. The decadent bisque color of the walls contrasts nicely with mixed fabrics from gold-toned velvets to cream and gold-patterned accent chairs to the ecru sofa. Ornate golden accessories and sumptuous draperies are well-balanced by the layered rugs in the room. A sisal rug layered with a distressed, hand-loomed Turkish rug helps to ground the space in comforting textures. “The sisal works as the foundation of the room, which allowed us to layer several other styles throughout,” explains Jimmy Adams of Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design.

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Beside the keeping room, the kitchen scoops out into a classic L-shape. Marble counters and subway tiles give a light-hearted and luxurious face-lift to this once dark kitchen. White cabinetry and fresh hardware work well with stainless appliances and the soft shade of woodlawn blue.

In the adjacent formal dining room, a traditional mahogany dining room suite is brightened by posh pooling draperies in a golden-hued silk damasked pattern. Golden tones add a hint of warmth and elegance, while a candlestick display on the demilune table between the windows conveys a touch of old-world, eclectic styling. A silver tea service shines from the breakfront, and the walls are washed in a shade called sterling. But keeping it simple is key in this transitional space that can easily be dressed up or down for endless entertaining.

Countertops: Stone Source, Inc.

Kitchen plumbing fixtures: Ferguson

A cheerful sunroom is tucked off the end of the keeping room and effortlessly brings the outdoors in. With walls full of windows, a greenery-filled view adds vibrance to the otherwise subdued color palette. The light mint green walls and pale green-patterned drapes quietly support the nature-infused feeling. A linen daybed overflowing with plush throw pillows partners with the armless linen chair to lighten the airy aesthetic. A marble-topped chinoiserie-style coffee table anchors the center of the room with a sturdy appearance. A raw wood chandelier and bamboo Roman shades reinforce the natural feeling of this sunny space.

Upstairs, in the master bedroom and a hall bedroom, serene shades of sea green and mint blue interchange with flaxen-hued bedding to create soothing sanctuaries.

In the master, an opulent, custom-designed window treatment spreads across the entire wall to ensconce the bed area with a silky valance. A custom-upholstered headboard and designed bedding make this an extra special retreat. On either side of the bed, crackled ceramic lamps, matching night stands, and crisply aligned pillows create a clean and symmetrical balance which lends a sense of peace and reassurance.

The hall bedroom boasts another custom window treatment, making the plush window seat an inviting hideaway. “This is one of my favorite spaces in the house,” Adams shares. “It’s so peaceful and the colors come together beautifully. These mixed and matched fabrics on the pillows were fun to choose and interchange for the right blend.” This room, like the entire home, is both elegant and soothing, thanks to calming colors, mixed metals, and posh fabrics.

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