The November issue of Architectural Digest features the Beall family’s home at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, designed by the architecture firm Spitzmiller & Norris and decorated by Suzanne Kasler. I love the look of it, with the stone, siding, and shutters. Not to mention the fact that gentle farm animals are apparently welcome to wander through the yard, making the scene even more idyllic.
The oak-paneled living room is nice…
But I really love the kitchen with the “whitewashed cypress beams and white-oak cabinetry.” I don’t understand the double-island thing, but I like how warm and inviting the room looks:
Maybe it’s because it reminds me of Meryl Streep’s kitchen in It’s Complicated. They’re not twins or anything, but there’s a similar vibe about them.
I wrote a post about the house in It’s Complicated if you missed it. It’s one of my faves. The real house they used for the exterior shots went on the market earlier this year and you can see what it looks like here.
But I digress. The other space they featured in AD that I went “ooh!” over was this porch, which looks like a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the season.
Visit Architectural Digest to read the article by Christopher Petkanas and see more photos by Pieter Estersohn.
Blackberry Farm is known as a world-class inn or, as they describe it on their Facebook page, “a 62-room Chateaux and Relais Gourmand property situated on 9,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.”
Visit the Blackberry Farm website for more photos and info (photo above is theirs).
It’s a family business. Sam Beall’s parents Kreis and Sandy have a home on the property, too, called Toad Hall:
P.S. Another house designed by Spitzmiller & Norris and Suzanne Kasler: