In a Nashville house renovated by designer Markham Roberts, an overscale lampshade covered in Schumacher's Sargent silk taffeta proves that an antiques-filled dining room doesn't have to feel formal. Pierre Frey's Mauresque adds an exotic touch to the backs of dining chairs upholstered in Michael S. Smith's Gavle from Jasper.
Walls lacquered in Benjamin Moore Aura in Vanderberg Blue set off a photograph by Patrick Tourneboeuf.
The crisp white-lacquer coffee table and a luminous photograph by Eric Cahan mix easily with a traditional tufted sofa covered in Brunschwig & Fils' Botticelli and slipper chairs upholstered in Clarence House's Kashmir. Roberts designed the blue Josephine lamps for Christopher Spitzmiller. The sisal rug is by Stark.
The marbleized painted floors in the kitchen look great and hide scuff marks. An industrial-style pendant by the Foundry complements the Wolf range and hood.
The kitchen walls and cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore Aura in Distant Gray.
The furniture in the family room can be moved easily, for flexibility. Roberts designed the tufted chaise, covered in Pierre Frey's Shabby linen, and the Bridgewater chairs, in Quadrille's Arbre de Matisse. The pair of Althorp chairs from John Rosselli & Associates flanking the fireplace are upholstered in Lee Jofa's Hollyhock Ikat linen on the front and a Holland & Sherry fabric on the back. The walls are covered in Cowtan & Tout's Playa tweed. The 19th-century Chinese scroll table is from James Sansum Gallery. Rug by Stark.
The curtains in the library are Pierre Frey's La Riviere Enchantee.
Brunschwig & Fils' Talavera adds character to the master bedroom walls.
Faux-grain paneling enhances the masculine ambience in the library.
Holland & Sherry's olive twill on the powder room walls is accented with strips of antique ikat.
The entry's hand-blocked wallpaper is Claremont's Palm Stripe.
Farrow & Ball's Ringwold wallpaper brightens a guest room.
A former sleeping porch became a daughter's bedroom. Roberts hid blackout shades behind eyelet sheers on the three walls of windows, then added linen curtains trimmed in Lee Jofa's Portofino. Headboard and bed skirt in Sister Parish Design's Dolly, through John Rosselli & Associates.
Waterworks' Boulevard fixtures complement the marble-top tub. Ceiling fixture, Chameleon Fine Lighting.
Warm shades of cream, beige, and brown create a soothing atmosphere in the master bedroom. Chaise from Hollywood at Home, covered in Cowtan & Tout's Playa. Brunschwig & Fils' Les Touches on the antique Italian armchair. Peter Fasano's Kalahari on the footboard.
A ceiling painted in Benjamin Moore Aura in Black Knight makes for a handsome porch that’s used year-round thanks to a fireplace and fans. The teak sofa and armchairs by Restoration hardware are covered in kravet Navy canvas and Quadrille’s Island ikat custom-printed on Sunbrella fabric. Palecek wingback chairs. Paul Ferrante pendant.