Monday, August 22, 2016

Sarah Bartholomew's Classic Georgian Home

The September issue of Southern Living magazine features a tour of Nashville designer Sarah Bartholomew's gorgeous traditional Georgian home, and I am positively in love! A self-taught classicist, Sarah trained her discerning eye at the library, where she would pore over design and architecture books, learning every detail by heart. Her favorite designers include Billy Baldwin, Albert Hadley, Oscar de la Renta, Hubert de Givenchy, Bunny Williams, John Rosselli, Tom Scheerer, and Bruce Budd.

Five years ago, Sarah and her husband Bo purchased this home sight unseen after learning it was about to hit the market. The well-proportioned home's good bones were exactly what she was looking for to fulfill her vision. After renovating the kitchen and baths, Sarah decorated the home to suit family life (she has four children!) without skimping on glamour.

Photography by Laurey W. Glenn, styling by Elly Poston.

Pierre Frey's Toile de Nantes makes a striking first impression in the entryway. The leopard stair runner and Chinoiserie porcelain are the perfect complement. 

The William Kent-inspired console was found at an antiques mall. Sarah added white paint and a marble top.

The skirted antique Louis XVI chair and Pierre Frey wallpaper were ideas Sarah gleaned from her favorite book, The Givency Style.

The formal living room is a serene medley of blue and white. 

Artwork by Nashville artist Kayce Hughes fills the home.

A Chinoiserie highboy is a nod to Albert Hadley.

Sarah outlined the grasscloth walls with green fabric trim to provide definition and complement the dining room's green accents and de Gournay hand painted panels. 

Touches of blue provide a pop of color in the classic white kitchen.

The banquette features Chippendale dining chairs and a Saarinen tulip base table, designed to save space.

Les Touches by Brunschwig & Fils is a classic print that dates back to 1965.

Chou Chou by Sister Parish provides a gender-neutral backdrop in the children's bathroom.

The powder room is tucked off the entry and features Lyford Trellis by Quadrille.

The ultra chic laundry room features Quadrille's Climbing Hydrangea wallpaper. 

To see more of this gorgeous home, please visit Southern Living. You can read my previous features of Sarah's work here and here. And to learn more about Sarah Bartholomew, please visit her website and follow her on Instagram.


  1. Lovely and of course love that she seems to blue and white as much as I do:) Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  2. It's very fresh and pretty! Like PB in Nashville.


  3. A pinch and dash of blue in every room, very nice

  4. How Can I have The skirted antique Louis XVI chair cover made(I have already the chairs)?

  5. Too funny - I was reading Southern Living by the pool today and saw this home - I thought "Andrea would love this for her blog" and now, I JUST saw this. What an absolutely perfect home!!! Hope you had a lovely weekend! xoxo

  6. Anyone know who makes the carpet in the entryway? Not the stair runner but the area rug. Thanks!


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