Last fall my sister-in-law was married in Leiper’s Fork. Saying we fell in love with this place doesn’t quite cut it. I know downtown Nashville has condos and downtown living spaces and lofts popping up all over the place, but to me it feels like almost everyone I know talks about moving out and buying land, having more space, slowing down, and finding some quiet. Leiper’s Fork is only a few miles outside of Franklin, TN and is less than an hour from Nashville. It’s just far enough away to feel like you’re away, and it’s heaven.
We stayed at the charming Brigadoon Inn. It was featured on the Heritage Foundation Tour of Homes in 2012 and there is no doubt why it has gained such attention. In the owners’ words, “It is a quirky, post Civil War home that has succumbed to a slight British invasion.” The two-minute walk to the tiny village was a perfect way to spend a few moments by myself, to shop a little, and have a little baby-free time. If you’re anywhere near, and you might need a little getaway, this is it.
This is where my love of horizontally-run trim began. We see vertical bead board and wainscot all the time, but in my opinion, this traditional interpretation is just incredible. It made me want to come home and panel all the walls. And the ceiling. It is here that I re-evaluated my stance on mixing dark and lightly stained antique furniture- even oak. I love the pops of black, the layered textures in the rooms, and the use of traditional pattern. It is definitely eclectic, and oh so cozy.
Mondays make me want to get away. Anyone else?