Feature Friday: House for Hope Designer Showhouse in Franklin, TN

Last weekend was so much fun as we gathered as a group of bloggers/designers to see the house all decorated for the opening of the House of Hope Showhouse in Franklin.  It’s been a year in the making, so to see all the planning come full circle to fruition was both rewarding and exciting to see.  I loved getting to see the house after everyone did their decorating and made this house a beautiful space to behold.  Empty houses are gorgeous on their own with architectural details, but when you fill it with furniture, fabric, accessories and more, a house really comes alive.

This modern farmhouse was stunning when completed and I think you will enjoy coming along for the tour.  It will be open this weekend if you’re in the area and want to get in on it. All proceeds from the tour and house sale will go to local children’s charities in the area, something that builders Carbine and Associates have had a passion about for many years.  I applaud their efforts in building this charity showhouse for a good cause!  It sure was fun to be a part of and something I haven’t done quite this way before, so it was a wonderful experience to be a part of and I’m so glad I got to be involved in one little bit of it, namely the laundry and mudroom spaces.

I’ll share designer information and paint colors during the post, so pay attention to that as you’re reading.  Keep in mind that these pics aren’t the very best as I was using my iPhone and shooting around people.

Modern Farmhouse, Southern Preserve, Thompson’s Station, TN

4,296 s.f. with 3 porches, 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms

Home Site:  1.14 acres

Home Price:  $866,875

Home Exterior Colors:

Brick:  SW7005 Pure White

Shutters:  SW6408 Pewter Green

Ceiling:  Duraseal Weathered Oak Stain

Porch designed by:  Karrie Seaton, Stephanie Handley, J & K Design Studio

Foyer Designed by: Chad James, Chad James Group

Walls:  SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Doors:  SW 7069 Iron Ore

Trim & Moldings: SW 7005 Pure White

Study designed by:  Colleen Locke, Trot Home

Walls:  SW 7622 Hornburg Gray

Trim & Moldings:  SW 7622 Hornburg Gray

Ceiling:  SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Dining Room designed by:  Mitzi Maynard & redo home + design team

Walls:  Schumacher Black Grasscloth

Trim & Moldings:  SW 7005 Pure White

Ceiling:  SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Powder Room designed by:  Chad James (yes, that’s him!)

Walls, Ceilings & Trim:  SW 6994 Greenblack

Decorative Finish:  Lynette Wright, Wright Decorative Painting

Pantry Styling by Joanna Teplin, Clea Shearer, The Home Edit

Walls, Trim, Shelves:  SW 7005 Pure White

Kitchen designed by:  Lucy Farmer, Lucy’s Inspired

Cabinet Paint Color:  SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Kitchen Island:  SW 7069 Iron Ore

Butler’s Pantry Cabinets:  SW 7005 Pure White

Walls, Trim & Ceiling:  SW 7005 Pure White

Countertops:  Dinergy – Aurea Stone

Backspalsh:  Walker Zoner “Otto” 3×6 oxford gloss tile

My beautiful friend, Lucy, with Lucy’s Inspired did the kitchen space.

Living Room designed by:  Julie Couch, Julie Couch Interiors

Walls:  SW 7005 Pure White

Fireplace Surround, Hearth & Mantle:  SW 7069 Iron Ore

Ceiling Beams:  SW 7069 Iron Ore cut 75%

Laundry & Mudroom designed by moi, Rhoda of Southern Hospitality.

Laundry and Mudroom Walls:  SW 6205 Comfort Gray

Trim & Moldings:  SW 7005 Pure White

Another huge shout-out to Homegoods for providing gift cards for me to furnish this space with rugs, pillows, accents.

Family Game Room designed by KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farms

Walls:  SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Ceiling, Trim & Builtins:  SW 7005 Pure White

Built-in Accent Color:  SW 7624 Slate Tile

Do you see KariAnne over there talking?

Master Bedroom designed by Kara Black & Lauren Elder, Refresh Home

Walls:  SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Ceiling:  SW 7005 Pure White

Master Bath designed by Kara Black & Lauren Elder, Refresh Home

Walls: SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Trim, Moldings & Ceiling: SW 7005 Pure White

Cabinets:  SW 7069 Iron Ore

Counter:  Paragon by Aurea Stone

Kid’s Playroom designed by Ashley & Jamin Mills, The Handmade Home

Walls:  SW 6205 Comfort Gray

Trim & Moldings:  SW 7005 Pure White

Ceiling:  Duraseal Weathered Oak Stain

Boy’s Bedroom Designed by:  Amanda Carlson Interiors

Walls:  SW 7624 Slate Tile

Ceiling:  SW 7005 Pure White

Guest Bath designed by: Angie Forte, Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors

Walls: SW 6183 Conservative Gray

Trim & Moldings: SW 7005 Pure White

Guest Bedroom designed by:  Angie Forte, Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors

Walls:  SW 6205 Comfort Gray

Trim & Moldings:  SW 7005 Pure White

Ceiling:  SW 7624 Slate Tile

Teen Girl’s Bedroom designed by:  Gina Julian

Walls:  SW 6057 Malted Milk

Trim, Moldings & Ceiling:  SW 7005 Pure White

Decorative Wall Finish by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes (you can barely see this in the pics, but it was a tone on tone brushstroke stencil, really pretty.)

It was such a pleasure for me to get to be part of this event.  I met some fun ladies along the way and got to see some of my old blog friends too. These designers below are super talented ladies!

Pictured above:  L to R, Julie Couch, Mitzy Maynard, Lucy Farmer, and me.

Hope you enjoyed the House for Hope tour with me!  Sure was fun!

- Rhoda


  1. Thanks for all the details!

  2. Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says

    Really beautiful! I loved the laundry and game rooms the best, of course. Wish this was closer to home. A road trip might be in my future!

  3. This house is so beautiful! It’s neat that there was so much blogger involvement and for a great cause.

  4. Anita Hughes says

    I loved the black shutters outside and the doors inside! As a side note…I enjoyed seeing the video in the side margin of your Dad in his garden. He’s a delightful person! Would love to hear more of his stories.=)

    • Thank you, Anita,I will try to get more videos with him this year. I was just over there yesterday and asked him about his garden, so he’s getting ready to start again.

  5. Rhoda, your space was gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for lending your time and talents to this worthy cause!! Proud to call you friend!!!!

  6. Really beautiful house! You put a lot of effort into this post, thank you for all the details. Your areas show perfectly, wonderful job. I am loving the color Iron Ore!

  7. Bonnie Brown says

    Your area looked great,Rhoda. The remainder of the house is just too colorless and stark for me. I’m a “gotta have color” person. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your Dad and his garden soon!

    • Becky in 'Bama says

      I agree with Ms. Bonnie – while I know the space is designed as something that is neutral – it’s just a bit gray for me. I LOVE the mill work and the doors – but prefer a bit more color overall. My question: in the play room – what does one do with the ‘bunk’ area when the kids outgrow those beds? My frugal nature balks at such an age specific design element.

      Thanks for the ‘photo’ tour, Rhoda. Hope your weather in ATL is as nice as ours here in the ‘Ham.

    • Hey, Becky, I appreciate those comments and agree with you all on some of this. When a showhouse is designed, the thought is not always towards resale and who will use the house, it’s more for showing pretty right now. I think it would be a great grandkids space though, but you’re right not every family could use it.

  8. Deborah Brown says

    What an amazing house! Could you share details on the porch rugs? Where could we find them!

    • HI, Deborah, so sorry but I don’t have any further information on any of the accessories. If you look for the designer online, you could probably ask them. I just don’t have all of that info.

  9. Pam Williams says

    Loved the subway tile !

  10. wonderful that you gave so much of yourself for this cause; a faithful follower as you stay true to yourself and think of others, that’s your sweet parent’s upbringing! I’ll be glad to see your father’s garden soon and all the things your mother creates from it thx for sharing

  11. Hi Rhoda, this post was a lot of work and I so appreciate the effort. This home has been on other blogs and every blogger has shown a lot of different pictures. I feel like I’ve been there. All the bloggers are so complimentary to your laundry room. Bloggers are great people(but you know that). Sue

  12. Love the front porch! Do you know where I could purchase the beautiful floor cloths on the porch floor?

    • HI, Roni, I don’t have any information on that part, but if you look up the designers who did the porch and email them, they could probably answer that for you.

  13. I always look forward to the Friday tours — thanks!
    I was intrigued by the Aurea countertops — how did they look up close?

    • They are very nice in person. Quartz seems to be the “it” countertops of choice now and they are really nice. I’ve heard they can’t be beat in durability and they mimic marble too.

  14. All of these spaces turned out great. I love that each area of the home has a unique feel and you can see every designers unique home decor styles, yet everything still flows together nicely. Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Meg Chevy says

    What counter material is in the laundry room? Is that Aurea too?

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