Favorite FindsApril 7, 2010

I Want To Go To There: Blackberry Farm

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This began as a post about Elle Decor’s brilliant new website (check it out- even though I didn’t make the cut for their “Blogs We Love” section- humph!) I was cruising about, looking at all the great images and resources when I came upon an image of Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.  I’ve seen this place before a few times in various publications and sites and have always admired the ubiquitous image of a serene row of rocking chairs overlooking a misty valley and thought “Yep, I could totally throw back some vino right there”. The design of the interiors is just as enticing as the exterior imagery though- and that may be what finally gets me down to Tennessee, a place I’ve never thought twice about visiting, truthfully.

Over the weekend though I was chatting with my family about dream jobs and designing and running a B&B/ inn came up.  I totally fantasize about that- and I’d do what Blackberry does so well which is decorate each room uniquely in a different style.  The beauty of small inns is that you have the freedom to do that and I think it would be buckets of fun for me creatively and for guests.  You can take so much inspiration for your own home from viewing places like this!  I’d have an absolute BALL getting to implement all the ideas that keep me up at night! I know running a property and business like that is more than just sunshine and hugs and baking muffins, but I’d like to think I’d be an excellent designer/ cruise director/ yoga teacher/breakfast maker. Anyways, sorry for the digression- without further ado the heart-stoppingly gorgeous images of Blackberry Farm!

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If you decide “Hey, this place pretty much rocks and I think I’d like to live here”- you can! Blackberry Farm Living is their new cottage/home community where you can plunk down permanent roots!

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And just to round out the perfection that is this award winning bit of heaven- their online shop where you can buy goods from the farm itself or perhaps their exclusive china that is a charming mix of sleek and country….

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So, when are we leaving?

 images via Blackberry Farm and Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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