A paired-down, non-fussy approach creates a restful master bedroom. The bed is the dominant element, so designer Traci Kearns had a simple platform and plank headboard constructed from sustainably harvested hardwood.
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The colorful ceramic tiles placed above the bed are by local artist, Kathy Triplett.
A stucco-like coating containing finely ground oyster shells gives the master bedroom walls a luminous texture. This earthen plaster is a mixture of clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates, and vibrant natural pigments, resulting in a mold- and fade- resistant finish.
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Who says the back porch has to be attached to the house? One Memphis family enjoys theirs, which is nestled in the heart of the back yard. Although the structure was part of the property when the family bought the home several years ago, its size and scale seem ideal for today. The screened porch section measures 8 x 12 feet; exposed beams on the inside give it an open feel. To the left, an enclosed room that's used for storing outdoor equipment takes up another eight feet.
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