Lori Tippins nicknamed her antique French farmhouse table the "swayback mare" because of its sagging top.
The lamps were made by Lori's mother, Lou Treadaway, who custom-fabricates lamps and accessories.
Three sets of French doors are draped floor to ceiling with elegant charcoal silk taffeta lined with white silk satin from Koplavitch & Zimmer.
When she couldn't find light fixtures to her liking, Lori designed and had made gilded metal lanterns. Wood floors, laid in a herringbone pattern, and beamed ceilings give the new home a sense of age.
The floor plan and kitchen cabinets were designed around one of Lori's favorite purchases-an antique French breakfront.
Leather chairs by Wesley Hall flank the salvaged fireplace surround. Reclaimed French doors were made into a cabinet that hides the TV above the fireplace.
Walls in the guest bedroom are Farrow & Ball "Light Blue"-Lori's go-to color. The headboard is upholstered in a Kravet raffia and dressed with a canopy and bed curtains in a bird-themed Ainsworth-Noah linen.
The same Farrow & Ball blue is paired with white marble floor tiles and countertops in the master bath. A Kravet embroidered linen Roman shade adds softness and provides privacy.
The Tippin family often dine on their back portch on a recycled marble slab set on vintage pedestals.
Wood-molded bricks were used rather than standard extruded masonry to give the new house an aged look.
Lori and Clay Tippin and their children Henley, 7, and 4-year-old William Jr. (nicknamed "Tip").
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