Thanks to an open-and-airy top floor addition, a once-dilapidated Tennessee barn now offers up seriously stylish sleeping digs just outside Nashville.
Owned and operated by Lauren Palmer, a former social worker, is a working farm that provides the middle Tennessee community with organic produce via farmers markets and a 300-member CSA. It’s also a breathtaking events venue for weddings and farm dinners and, thanks to a beautiful barn renovation, a .
Lauren made room for full-size appliances in the compact kitchen. Tall windows that highlight the sweeping 400-acre views offset the pack-it-in approach.
A long-armed, 80-inch living room lamp (dwr.com), as well as custom wall-mounted sconces in the bedroom, provide ample illumination without eating up table space.
A vintage leather wrestling mat tacked to the wall is an unexpected addition to the king-size bed.
A chippy antique cabinet-turned- vanity (antiqueson holiday.tumblr.com) maximizes storage space under the more industrial concrete sink. Horizontal shiplap reinforces width, and nickel wall-mount fixures conserve counter space. The mirror is made from an old die-cut mold.