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Good morning ya’ll!  No Seven on Sunday today because I am here to share the rest of my Nashville/Franklin trip with you but  it will be back next Sunday:) Yes,  I am still very much in a southern state of mind and I don’t plan on snapping out of it anytime soon.

So I shared with you part 1, the very long part 1 yesterday of an overview of our trip to Nashville/Franklin. If you missed it you MUST see it, it’s so wonderful and truly you will feel like you were right there beside me:) Click here to see part 1…..I cannot wait to go back but until then these posts will have to suffice:)

Today’s part 2 is all about the reason I went there in the first place…..the beautiful O’More Showhouse. Beautiful does not do it justice, this was downright perfection. So much talent under one roof. The master behind this fabulous home was Joanne Haynes, a decorating genius who has been to this rodeo once or twice before. Everyone I spoke with agreed, no one can do it quite like Joanne:) She is as lovely as she is talented.

The opening night party was fabulous…..everything looked so gorgeous, drinks and small bites were served. I felt like I was in a movie based off of a southern storyline, elegantly dressed people all over (over 200 of them), warm and gracious, lovely live music, surrounded by beauty everywhere….does it get better than that? Then to have been chosen as the honorary chair was truly the icing on an already very sweet cake:) I was there with three of my closest friends from NY, which made it ultra sweet. Just a great great night!

So thank you to Joanne and O’More College for bestowing this wonderful honor upon me and to everyone who came out to see the showhouse. It was so exciting to meet many of my readers/customers, one as nice as the next. And to my very special friend, Ann who took things up a notch and gave us the most wonderful tour and treated us to a wonderful country lunch. Hard to believe that all of this started with my little blog! And of course to my friends from NY who traveled with me and were able to share this wonderful occasion with me!

So I am anxious to show you the showhouse..just amazingly beautiful. If you are in the area or feel like taking a little trip, you will not be sorry…this is very much worth the visit. Click here for more info. And here we go……


I managed to snap a few quick pics as we got there right before the party was starting (and a few from a friend)……

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Last minute party preparations on the front porch



Upon entering there is a wonderful wide front porch, just love the swing!



Then you are greeted by the original lead glass double doors and there is a gracious living room to your right and gorgeous dining to your left….


Lovely elegant living room in a soft palette with dressy gold accents



And to the left is the gorgeous dining room…of course I loved it with all the blue and white! Well done indeed:)





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This pretty little powder room with this wonderful paper was off the main hallway


And then you enter the beautifully redone kitchen/breakfast area…gorgeous color. As inviting as it was beautiful





Love this trio of fabulous paintings and am looking for a spot in my home for them…there was some fabulous art (most of from Haynes Gallery in Nashville)  including an incredible Andrew Wyeth original (not for sale)!


Loved getting to see these oversized cards they made for me on the kitchen countertop:)


And move along to the super elegant family room ….great job Joanne (one of my favorite palettes) recognize the brackets?

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This gallery wall was fabulous…most of the art was from the Haynes Gallery in Nashville




Just to the right of the family room is this double wide staircase going to the lower level, beautifully done


The landing was beautifully done, with its charcoal gray walls, and built in seating with bookcases, great ideas here!

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Fabulous master bedroom on first floor, love the bed and beautiful wall color

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Monogrammed linens always make me happy…and these are incredibly well done!


With an equally beautiful and super elegant master bath-




And an enviable closet with a pull down ironing board and mini washer/dryer…genius!! I have to copy that:)

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As we head upstairs, yours truly’s powder room is the first room you see…..


The exquisite mural from Paul Montgomery just made this little room!


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And there is a functional upstairs laundry room tucked into a former closet which was so cleverly done-

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EVERY laundry room should have this wonderful fold down drying rack…love it!


And three bedrooms upstairs…


This sweet little nursery was precious

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And this room felt cloud like:)

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And there was a wonderful navy and white home office which was hard to capture because of the sunlight but it was beautiful-

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Love those lamps:)


Moving along to the lower level which was so amazingly well done…very inviting!


Of course loved this palette and that it was at ground level made this so not feel like a basement


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Then the family room opened to a fabulous outdoor space which was the best of indoors/outdoor living-



This space was so well done partially covered and so functional, cozy and beautiful!

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And there was a semi attached garden shed that I fell madly in love with..I WANT ONE!



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Phew…that was quite a tour! As amazing as seeing it in pictures is, there is nothing like seeing it in person. So if you have the chance to go…..GO!  I hope you feel like you were almost there with me, tried to capture as much as I could. Thank goodness for our phones:) It was such a magical  night and such a beautiful showhouse, I am truly honored to have been a part of it! Click here for details on the O’More Showhouse.

A big thanks to Joanne Haynes and the O’More College for inviting me and giving my friends and I a taste of “southern hospitality” at it’s finest. It is a wonderful memory and a reminder of just how incredible the world of blogging is…look at what it has given me!

Hope you enjoyed this whirlwind tour through Nashville/Franklin……thank you for stopping in and sharing all of my life’s adventures with me, it makes it so much more fun:) Until next time……

PS Don’t forget The Enchanted Home Love 3 contest starts tomorrow…and it is G O O D!!!!

PPS Last day to enter for the outdoor rug giveaway (winner to be chosen tomorrow) click here to enter



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Taste of France on

Gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous event. I have to go back and pin a bunch of the photos–so many good ideas!

Jan on


You were in my ‘neck of the woods.’ One of the companies I work for is in LaVergne, TN and I am there quite often. The President and I go to the Red Pony at the first of each year to lay out our goals/plans for the following year. It’s become a ritual and we love the restaurant. I’ll be there again next week and hope to have time to tour the home. It looks stunning.

Deanna on

The house is so lovely and I really love the bathroom you did with that fabulous wallpaper. Wow! It must have been so fun to see the whole house come together. Thanks for the pictures. As always, I love all the pics! Gorgeous!!

Lisa on

Tina such a pleasure to meet you, you are as beautiful inside as you are out. I am not sure if you remember me, Lisa from Nashville (the one who showed you a picture of my parents home and the lanterns I bought for them).
I was so impressed with the entire home and loved your bathroom. I am definitely going to have a mural done through Paul Montgomery for our new home when we move in Aug. I forgot to ask where you got that mirror. It was so pretty with the paper. Your recognition was well deserved and I am so happy I got to see both the showhouse and meet you. Love your blog and look forward to opening it every day!

Susan Schneider on

Loved the white mirror in the powder room. Is it available?

D. Lehon on

Thank you for sharing pictures of the O’More Showhouse. There are so many good ideas to “borrow”. Your powder room is beautiful,,,really is a “stunner”.

Karolyn on

Charming Showhouse it looks like a good time had by all!

Barbara Kelly on

Beautiful pictures!!!
Love the navy rug in the outdoor space. Would appreciate information.
Thank you.

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Barbara Kelly on

Beautiful pictures!!!

. Would appreciate information about the navy rug in the outdoor space
Thank you.

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Cindy on

So glad you enjoyed Franklin. The Show House is amazing and your beautiful Powder Room was perfect. I moved here 2 1/2 years ago from Los Angeles and I’ve never looked back. It’s a magical place to live.

Holly on

Love the show house and am especially impressed by how comfortable and livable all the rooms look — not crazily “done” like most showhouses I see. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki on

Can see one very happy family living in that charming home. Looked so inviting.
Loved the bathroom you did, beautiful mural. Any way you might share the paint color from below the mural? Looking for just that color.

Great job!

SoUthern giRl on

My son will be moving to Nashville soon. Your wonderful posts will definitely help me find all the hot spot to explore. I can tell this is going to fun!

ApRil on

Tina, your powder room was fabulous. So fun to see the whole house and get the tour of Nashville/Franlkin. Thank you for the
Grand tour. Appreciate all the pics you took. Let us be there too.

Leah Metz on

What a beautiful photo tour!! Thank you for sharing with your readers this beautiful home. Your work is stunning!!

Katie Clooney on

Tina… OMG!!! I love every inch of that beautiful house. You must have been so proud of being the chair. So fun for you and your readers to meet each other. Looks like a fabulous event! Hope you get some rest this week.

franki on

You “done good,” darlin!! Luv designer show homes tours!!! franki

Dana on

Thank you for sharing. You made me feel like I was there. Beautiful home and so livable. Someone else posted that it was not overdone as so many show houses. I have to agree. It was perfect and so much fun to see pictures.

Mary Ann Frasher on

Absolutely loved your bathroom decor. Amazing how you can make such a small space so lovely.

Evelyn on

Beautiful! Love how the bathroom you did turned out! Thanks for sharing.

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This house is fabulous! I can see why you loved all of the blue and whites! Would love to know the color of the bathroom paint that your used id you do not mind sharing!

I agree, you need that little garden room! Have a great week Tina, thank you for sharing your adventure!

Pretty Pink Tulips on

You did a BEAUTIFUL job on the powder room!!! That wallpaper! Oh my!!!!

So, Franklin is where my cousins grew up. I spent time there when I was a child. Franklin has really come a long way and was always such a darling town for antiquing and cute shops.

Love that you got your Southern on….let’s compare drawls later this week!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Sandy @ you may be wandering on

What a fabulous show house – such a great one for you to be part of. Thanks for taking us along with you, vicariously! xoxo

South Shore Decorating Blog on

Everything is perfect! What a tour. The mural you chose is completely fabulous. I really enjoyed this post 🙂

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