In the Pink at the Southern Living Showcase House Tour

The Southern Living Showcase Home was open to tour here in Nashville through this last weekend, and it did not disappoint.  I love the exterior – the REAL shutters with actual shutterdogs, the gas lamp above the entry, the gray gutters.

Southern Living Show House in Nashville


Let me get the bragging out of the way so that you can tour the rest of the home.  As a Nashville paint color specialist, I had the honor of being called in to assist AB Home Interior’s Amanda Burdge in choosing paint colors for the guest room. 

Southern Living Showcase House Guest Room by AB Home Interiors


Amanda’s vision for the guest room was a glamorous hotel-chic kind of space that Marilyn Monroe would want to spend the night in.  She knew she wanted neutral walls, but wanted to make a statement on the ceiling.  We finally decided on the winning combination of Sherwin Williams’ Accessible Beige for the walls, Oyster White for the trim, and Gracious Rose for the ceiling. 

Pink Ceiling by The Decorologist!


Ok, done with the bragging.  On to some other highlights of this beautiful home:  The living room is definitely the “busiest” room of the showhouse.  If you love to display lots of colorful art, a warm white like they used here is often the best option for the wall color.  

Nashville Southern Living Show House Living Room


My favorite thing about the dining room is this trio of antique European mirrors – the patina is perfection.

Antique Mirrors


The kitchen is white and gorgeous.  The white painted cabinetry is both classic and completely on-trend. 

White Kitchen Cabinets


This is the kitchen that will never look out-of-date.  Carrerra marble – yum, yum, yum.

Carrera Marble Countertops


 The breakfast room is so European farmhouse.  The bench provides casual seating and great storage.  The zinc-topped table is low maintenance for family meals, while this wooden bead chandelier adds just enough glamour.

Southern Living Showhouse Breakfast Room


Here’s the master bedroom.  Love the pendant lighting hanging on either side of the bed.

Master Bedroom


You’ll notice the bathroom is a timeless and classic as the kitchen.  Why?  White cabinetry and carrera marble, silly!   The gray-blue walls are heavenly.

Master Bathroom


Now this is fun – a boy’s bedroom gone SteamPunk!  Gears and maps and contraptions – perfect for a young boy.  The light fixture is beyond cool.

Steampunk Bedroom


There are always beautiful murals in kid’s rooms at these showhouses.  I love this massive globe that is literally tucked into a corner of the boy’s room.

Steampunk Wall Mural

I think showhouses are a great way to gather inspiration and get a glimpse into the latest and greatest trends in design and decorating.  What did you think of the Southern Living Showcase Home tour?  For more information about the Showcase House or the designers of the rooms, click here.  To read where Amanda Burdge calls me a “one of the cool kids” and a “color geek” in the same breath, click here.



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