Returning to a Carbine custom home to visit after our clients move in is always special and this black and white farmhouse made our day!  Here is a tour of this beautiful Franklin home which is the perfect blend of on trend and fabulous.


*All photo by Leslie Brown Photography. 

Black and White Farmhouse – Crisp, Clean, Bold

 The Decorologist, a Nashville-based color expert, says black is one of the top three colors which most appeal to men, while women want every room to have a dash of it.  But, why is the black and white contrasting farmhouse so very popular?

White often represents innocence and new beginnings while black can be seen as sophisticated, luxurious and confident.  Elle Décor says, “a black and white palette is timeless and classic, with endless possibilities.”

Placed together, these juxtaposed colors woven throughout a home are so pleasing to eye.

Check out these photos for proof!  (Note, we will share paint color and sources when possible. Many of the pretty elements have been owner supplied and information not available nor is the floor plan. Thanks in advance!)

Farmhouse Exterior

A wrap around front porch greets visitors to this beautiful home on an acre plus home site. The homeowner has carved the porch into three separate sitting areas surrounding the striking entry doors.


The front doors are painted SW Tricorn Black and the home exterior is SW Extra White.

Gentlemen’s Lounge

Upon entering the home, sliding Tennessee Barn Doors repeat the SW Tricorn Black color providing an elegant entrance with a gold handle.

Outfitted with comfortable furniture and plenty of “entertainment,” the room is a perfect gathering spot.



The Gentlemen’s Lounge has SW Dark Night walls with a beautiful Sputnik inspired custom light.


Home Office

As you can see from the generous amount of shelving, this room is organized for work but with plenty of style!


The downstairs powder room has so much charm!


Gourmet Kitchen

 The gourmet kitchen is stylish with multiple areas for meals, homework and entertaining. The room is open to the dining area and living room – a great example of open concept living.



The kitchen island is painted SW Admiral Blue and the perimeter cabinets are a pretty SW Pebble Gray. The chandelier lighting is gold brush, from Ferguson, Goligh.



Carbine added Tennessee Box Beams for an interesting living room architectural element.

Create Your Own Custom Home

Check back as we next share the black and white farmhouse’s master retreat and outdoor living spaces!

And, consider this your invitation to attend Carbine’s fall home tour at Nature’s Landing, November 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., when beautiful homes are revealed in this boutique community located moments from historic downtown Franklin.  Click here to see what’s currently available. Realtors are invited to a special event on Thursday, October 31 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Carbine is building on custom home sites throughout Middle Tennessee, Green Hills and also in Water Leaf and Southern Preserve. Contact them today to begin the process on your dream home at 615-620-7161.