Ethereal Simplicity

Built within the last two decades, this home was due for an update.  With a stately  plantation aesthetic on the exterior, the interior needed a relaxed refresher. Updates took this home from dark to ethereal in its elegant simplicity.

By Candice Graham | Photography By Med Dement


Architect: Louis Wamp, Louis Wamp Architect & Associates, Inc.  |  Builder: Thunder Enterprises 
Interior designer:  Jimmy Adams, Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design


Contemporary Elegance

The formal dining area is open to the kitchen via a dual fireplace.
“I added a screen on the other side to add some separation between the two spaces,” explains Jimmy Adams of Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design. Four silver-gray velvet chairs slide up to the table and are shaped to caress your back with ease. “The dining room chairs are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen,” says Adams. “I love the silhouette of them. They’re fashioned after a historic chair from Rome.” A vintage wooden cabinet displays fine china and is situated near a contemporary art piece, which offers a mix of old and new. Fresh flowers as a centerpiece add a vibrant finish.
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Symmetry makes this formal living space look perfectly put together. Two Italianate burnished gold starburst mirrors flank the fireplace and rest above matching three-drawer chests. Mirror image accessories polish off the space, from matching purple potted orchids, to white lamps, to spa blue modern wingback chairs with cut velvet leopard-print pillows.

Art: Gallery 1401
Furniture: Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design 


“This dining area is simple and serene,” Adams says. “We chose the creamy tile floor because it’s a little bit more ethereal.” A casual round dining table and white linen chairs add a natural vibe, while muted neutral walls and teal and jade printed curtains blend with the window views for a verdant overall look and feel.


Maple cabinetry with a heathergray glaze adds to the upscale feel of the kitchen. “Our goal was to make the kitchen beautiful and family-friendly for entertaining,” says Jackie Howard of Scarlett’s Cabinetry. A stainless steel range hood custom designed by Adams covers a 48-inch Thermador range top. Two sinks provide added functionality to the chic space. A drink fridge and ice maker in the butler’s pantry adds functionality. “We looked for the right components to the kitchen for a while,” explains Adams. “We finally found the perfect quartzite for the countertops and three-dimensional bold architectural porcelain tiles for the backsplash.”

Appliances and sinks: Ferguson  |  Cabinetry: Scarlett’s Cabinetry  |  Cabinetry design: Jackie Howard, Scarlett’s Cabinetry

Countertops and tile: Stone Source  |  Range hood and lighting: Jimmy Adams, Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design



The master bedroom is awash in a chalky blue-gray shade, evoking both nature and serenity. A luxurious use of textiles makes the space spectacular. “A lot of the fabrics that we’ve used are very luxurious, but it’s not in your face because they’re so simple,” says Adams. Symmetry is the main design element in this room as well, with matching nightstands and lamps bringing a trace of repetition. Places to lounge – a chaise near the window and a bench at the foot of the bed – finish off the room with an overall relaxing air.

Closets: Chattanooga Closet Company


A spa-like feel makes this master bathroom extra inviting. Glossy white cabinetry ties in with the freestanding tub in the same patina. Clear design elements, like the Lucite table and glass chandelier, lend a modern edge while marble tile floors keep the look classic and opulent.


The swimming pool abuts a backyard pond. Bright aqua blue water glistens in the two-tier pool surrounded by travertine pavers. Ample brown rattan lounge chairs offer a sunny spot to relax, while a covered back porch is the quintessential place for summertime meals or drinks with friends.

Pool and stone design: Glen Craig, Craig Design Group, Inc.  |  Pool contractor: Master Pools by Artistic Pools

Other Suppliers: Renovations and addition: Greg Calfee Builders


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