Modern Farmhouse Home Tour
Sean Anderson Marries Rough & Refined in a Vestavia Hills Residence
This modern farmhouse home tour is the work of Sean Anderson Design who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Anderson’s home in Memphis, where he runs a burgeoning interior design firm, is moody, cerebral, and compact. It took many years for him to discover what his form of artistic expression would be and after dropping out of college he worked as a bartender, a janitor, and a house painter for most of his 20s. It was in his early thirties that he made the decision to give his passion for design a shot.
His partner at the time encouraged him to apply his creativity to their own home. “The house was devoid of any real decorative features, which allowed me the opportunity to explore my own personal aesthetic,” he says, adding that the project helped him “figure out my style, to see what worked for me.” The results intrigued his friends, and they started asking for design advice. In 2013 he founded Sean Anderson Design and started working on a 100-year-old bungalow for his friend. A photographer submitted the project to Architectural Digest which published it online and his career took off.
In 2019, a couple in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, asked Anderson to create the interiors of what he calls “a modern rustic villa” designed by architect Tom Adams. The wife wanted bright, white rooms; the husband preferred a more natural, outdoorsy look. Anderson took both spouses seriously. “I listened to everything they said, I looked at what they wore, I studied what they were about. And then I brought both of their sensibilities together.”
The featured image above shows Anderson’s design intention to bring materials from the outside of the house to the interior to roughen things up a bit. The wall over the kitchen stove, for instance, is covered in the same river stone as much of the building’s exterior, but with a light wash over it.
View of the Front Exterior
All Images courtesy of: 1st Dibs & Sean Anderson Design
Photography by: Haris Kenjar
View of the Pool
The living room of the Vestavia Hills residence opens to a large pool flanked by chaises by Kingsley Bate.
The Study & Foyer
Left: In the home’s study, Anderson created a gallery wall of works he’s collected over the years. Right: The foyer features a wall sconce by RALPH LAUREN for VISUAL COMFORT and a framed collection of vintage paper aspirin boxes.
Neutral Modern Farmhouse Living Room
Living Room with Light-Stained Oak Flooring
Situated between the living room and kitchen, the home’s dining area features an Anderson-designed polished concrete dining table set with Verellen side chairs and spindle chairs by British designer, Mathew Hilton. The living room has white walls and light-stained oak flooring.
Serene & Sophisticated Main Bedroom
In the main bedroom, the upholstered bed, tall armchair and benches were all custom made. A Lodge chandelier by Workstead hangs above, and the armchair in the foreground is by Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture.
Masculine Sunroom with Upholstered & Wood Pieces
A vintage Oushak Rug lays the groundwork for a textured composition of upholstered and wood pieces in the sunroom. Anderson designed the custom sofa, the shearling chairs are by Nickey Kehoe, and the wingback is by Mcalpine Home for Lee Industries. These surround an antique center table.
Den Adjacent to the Main Bedroom
In a den adjacent to the main bedroom, Anderson placed a leather-upholstered armchair from Century Furniture, a velvet-upholstered armchair by Kara Mann for Baker, a twisted-wood antique stool and artwork by Mckenzie Dove.
Anderson was asked to revamp the family room of a large, historic house in Memphis. The wife wanted to give it “a cool, sexy vibe,” says Anderson, adding, “We really went for it.” He swathed the room in textured dark gray wallpaper and created a “statement fireplace” of leather-finish marble. For relief from the dark palette, he was willing to go as far as beige.
Double-Height Foyer with Mohair Throw Rug
The double-height foyer has drama to spare. A mohair throw rug welcomes visitors as they cross the threshold, the armchair is an Austrian antique from the 1920s, and the sconces are from Bevolo. The moose head belongs to the clients.
I hope you enjoyed this modern farmhouse home tour! It’s definitely one of my all-time favorites.
Berstein, Fred A. 1st Dibs Intropspective: August 2021. Sean Anderson Marries Rough and Refined in the Southern Homes He Designs. https://www.1stdibs.com/introspective-magazine/sean-anderson/.
The small and compact English-style country home is 1,400-square-feet and situated on a sweeping pasture across from the Inn at Brays Island in South Carolina. The owners hired Interior Designer, Beth Webb to create a pastoral blend of Anglo and Low Country traditions. “It’s interesting how a house this tiny can be so INCREDIBLY LIVABLE. Inside, all that extreme verticality means the rooms feel neither contained or compressed. Plus the house has a beautiful orientation on the property, so there’s a lovely dappling of light morning, afternoon, and evening. We took advantage of this as much as possible, especially in the galley kitchen, which we designed as kind of a non-kitchen kitchen, a space that looks more like a sun-splashed garden room with that huge window.”
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Sean Anderson Marries Rough & Refined in a Vestavia Hills Residence: This modern farmhouse home tour is the work of Sean Anderson Design who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. Anderson’s home in Memphis, where he runs a burgeoning interior design firm, is moody, cerebral, and compact. It took many years for him to discover what his form of artistic expression would be and after dropping out of college he worked as a bartender, a janitor, and a house painter for most of his 20s. It was in his early thirties that he made the decision to give his passion for design a shot.
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