“The living room is my absolute favorite room in the house,” Taylor says. In here, large stacked Tennessee mountain stone composes a real wood-burning fireplace as a centerpiece. “That was the main thing that Taylor wanted,” Katie shares. “He had always wanted a wood-burning fireplace in his home.” Overhead, beams run across the ceiling, and the same shiplap wall planks cover the walls in this room. A spacious sectional offers places to relax and play. “We like these areas being open to each other, and the boys’ playroom is just off to the side. It makes it easy to have everyone in one place,” Katie says.
Custom built-ins on either side of the fireplace carry a blue-gray shade, which is also echoed in this room’s accents, like the rug and some throw pillows. Complementary shades of blue work with wood tones to create a cozy and relaxing environment.
Behind the living room is the U-shaped kitchen. With a natural workflow around the island, there is ample white cabinetry for storage.