Instead of drywall, Teresa opted for tongue-and-groove wood paneling painted white. “It’s more durable and will last forever,” she says. She chose pecky cypress for the vaulted ceilings and hand-crafted concrete flooring. A color scheme of white and gray creates a quiet backdrop for a sophisticated mix of furnishings, juxtaposing antiques with vintage industrial lighting and streamlined, but comfortable, upholstered seating.
The renovated ranch became Lauren’s home in 2009, when she moved back to Smyrna, Tennessee, to start Bloomsbury Farm. Although rescuing and refurbishing the house was largely Teresa’s project—with help from Lauren, family, and a couple of favorite design shops—Teresa says that Lauren has made it a true farm home. “If we have a gathering, it’s there—it’s a great entertaining space.”