Creating a stunning Modern Farmhouse as a premier designer show house takes a talented village of makers and the House For Hope Designer Show House is a great example of this artistry and craft.

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Carbine & Associates, builders of the 2014 HGTV Smart Home and a Traditional Home/O’More College Show House, has assembled an A-list group of Southeastern design tastemakers and an incredible community of talented crafts people, artisans or makers. Below is a preview from the March 4-12 home tour.

When you step up to the covered porch, custom wood planters with a white-washed patina flank the front door. Porch designers, J & K Design Studio, showcase Nashville-based South and Sea Design’s John Fleming’s work as well as Montgomery, Alabama maker David Belser, Four Oak Bed Swings, who created a gorgeous hanging bed in a black distressed finish.

Four Oak Bed Swings, House For Hope Designer Show House

J & K Design Studio’s covered porch on the House For Hope Designer Show House features a beautiful, black hanging bed by Four Oak Bed Swings, each with a brass plate indicating the maker.

With a primitive New England table providing inspiration for designer Chad James, the foyer features one of the carpentry showpieces of the home.  The staircase has flat sawn balusters for a unique and historic design element. Designed by James and made by Andrew Caldwell, Nashville CNC, Carbine finished the balusters and newels in an eggshell, Sherwin Williams Pure White and the handrail and treads in Minwax Weathered Oak.

Flat Sawn Balusters Under Construction, House For Hope Designer Show House

A work in progress, the front stair case of the House For Hope Designer Show House is a carpentry show piece with flat sawn balusters.

Soaring high in the living room and master bedroom are beautiful custom beams created by Narrow Gate Artisans, of Franklin.  Carbine is proud to support this faith-based mentoring program for young men.  Carpenters created the smooth cedar box beams painted SW Iron Ore, cut 75%, in the living room.  The master bedroom is a coffered ceiling with white-washed pine beams.

With coffered beams made by Narrow Gate Artisans, ReFresh Home has hand-selected wood for a herringbone patterned headboard at the House for Hope Designer Show House.

Vintage pickers with an eye for Mid-Century upcycling, ReFresh Home’s Kara Blalock hand-selected the wood from an old Lewisburg barn creating a herringbone headboard in the master bedroom.  Blalock and partner Lauren Elder have styled the bed beautifully including an on trend rosé feather pillow!

Inspire, hope, create and dream are KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farms, 2017 words of the year. This talented tastemaker fashioned the inspiration into quote art framed with reclaimed wood for the family game room.  Her equally talented husband Denton has built a pinewood farm table for the large space with industrial accents.  And, you’ll just have to see in person the life-size Checkers and Scrabble games she created using FrogTape!

Word Of The Year Sign, Thistlewood Farms, House For Hope Designer Show House

Clever quote art will be in the Family Room of the House For Hope Designer Show House created by Thistlewood Farms. (Photo by Thistlewood Farms)

The Modern Farmhouse is finished out with beautiful decorative finishes. The powder bath, by Chad James Group, has SW Greenblack walls with a whimsical scalloped wainscoting wall panels and egg and dart crown moulding by Lynette Wright of Nashville. The dreamy teen girls’ bedroom, by Gina Julian,  has a tone-on-tone stencil created by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes.

Featuring fifteen Southeastern design tastemakers, the inaugural House For Hope Designer Show House is open for tour daily, noon to 5 p.m., March 4-12 in Southern Preserve neighborhood, 2045 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN  37064. The home tour is packed with gorgeous kitchen, bath, outdoor living and fresh color ideas with 100% of the home sale proceeds benefiting Middle TN children’s charities.  Tickets are $15 per person, children under 12 free. Click here for directions and tickets.