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Cape Cod Colonial home with a modern contemporary twist in Nashville

This modern contemporary home was designed by architect  and built by , located in the hills of south Nashville, Tennessee. When collaborating on this project, the homeowners had different style tastes — he preferred modern, clean lines, whereas she desired a livable home for the kids, with soothing hues of blues and pastels and a beach-traditional aesthetic. The home features a crisp black and white exterior with attractive steel front doors and modern steel windows.

Design studio  carried this same black and white theme into the interiors of the residence. The designer did not want the interiors to feel cold, so she infused warmth and character by introducing wood flooring and ceiling beams. Warmth was added in other ways to the neutral palette, such as the tufted leather sofa and leather-bound books in the study. Brass hardware and lighting also infuses warmth and a soothing glow throughout.

Above: Stained herringbone patterned wood flooring in light oak and wood ceiling beams adds warmth into this stylish foyer. The lacquered cabinets were sourced from .

What We Love: This modern contemporary home offers sophisticated yet comfortable living spaces with plenty of design inspiration. We are especially loving the living room with its cathedral ceilings, soft color palette and bright and airy layout. The design team did a fabulous job of infusing warmth through the use of wood and a layering of textures. Overall a gorgeous home that we would love to live in… How about you? Readers, please tell us your overall thought and impressions of the design of this home in the Comments below!

Above: This beautiful open plan living room features soaring 20-foot high ceilings. Most of the windows and doors in the main living spaces are composed of steel. There are some wood windows that the designer had painted in the steel color to create harmony throughout. A beachy-vibe was added into the living room, courtesy of the blue velvet chairs and pillows, along with the sisal rug. The blue chairs are from Lee Industries with a custom fabric, while the 60″ x 60″ table is from Restoration Hardware.

Above: The fireplace surround is limestone from Francoise & Co.

Above: The breakfast room table and wooden dining room chairs are from .

Above: A white-painted brick wall in the kitchen provides a backdrop for the striking custom black and brass hood. The drum pendant lights were sourced from . The brass-acrylic counter stools are from .

Above: A rolling ladder in the panty helps with keeping the space organized.

Above: The dining table is from and the chairs are custom fabricated.

Above: In the study, the designer added a sophisticated touch with the use of a charcoal hued paint — Iron Ore SW 7069 – Sherwin-Williams. The fabric on the ottoman is from .

Above: In the powder bathroom, a custom wood shelf houses a striking shallow ceramic bowl. The backsplash features a textured limestone mosaic tile. A streamlined mirror allows for the tile to take center stage, while hanging brass pendant lights produce tiny sparkles of light. The walls are painted in a dramatic taupe hue.

Above: A beachy-vibe was infused into the master bedroom with its blue and white color scheme and wood-plank ceilings, along with some feminine touches. The paint color on the walls is Alaskan Husky 1479 | Benjamin Moore.

Above: In the master bathroom, the eye-catching black and white patterned tile is from , the inspiration for the space.

Above: The vanity in the master bathroom is painted in Iron Ore SW 7069 – Sherwin-Williams.

Above: The blue and white color scheme of the bunk room is a nod to the homeowner’s favorite place — the beach!

Above: A whiskey bar in the basement features dark woods, producing a masculine aesthetic.

Above: The wine room offers a fully stocked wine cellar, perfect for entertaining guests.

Photos: Paige Rumore Photography 

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