Slowly but surely, we are turning this house into a home!
My husband & I designed the house together and it’s the first place that is truly ours, as I moved into his place when we first started living together. I’m not sure how to describe our style, but the house is modern with light colors and clean lines. Lots of natural light and lots of white! There are some retro vibes and we have a huge record collection that is displayed in different parts of the house. It definitely adds character.
It is really hard for me to pick my favorite room of the house because each one offers it’s own comfort. We finally got a king size bed to accommodate our king size dog and everyone LOVES it! The best part is that the mattress is Tempur-Pedic, so no one’s beauty sleep is disturbed when others are getting up at 5:30am!
We had the shoe closet custom built by Rick at Alpha Designs here in Nashville. I was very generous and gave my husband one of the three sections.
I love my kitchen and I actually look forward to making meals! My range is super dreamy and I use the fifth burner all the time.
We went with open stainless steel shelving instead of upper cabinets to keep the space feeling open and bright.
Stools All Modern
I love the first floor living space because it’s so bright. We added the nanawall (folding glass wall) to offer indoor/outdoor living, so we could really enjoy having a back yard.
The second floor loft was initially supposed to be a reading nook, but it turned out to be a pretty large space, so we turned it into a dining room! This space doesn’t see a lot of meals because we eat at the island in the kitchen, but it will be nice to have a space if we ever want to get fancy.
The third floor is home to the record collection and the largest sofa I could find!
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When you marry @halfietruths and she forces you to buy a huge, very expensive couch that doesn't fit so you have to take a half day off work to hire a fork lift and movers to get it in it's place on the 3rd floor of your new house…… Sidenote: S/O to EFI and Bill Peach for helping out with the lift and Hamshire House for bringing it in. Both were well worth the money!
It is 10 feet long so the whole family can fit! It is insanely comfortable and will wear nicely over the years with a 120lb dog calling it home. I think it was well worth a crane ride!
Couch & Table Restoration Hardware
We had all the builts-in custom made to house the record collection.
The final space I’m going to share is my shed. Women were, and in some cultures still are, sent to sheds during their menstrual cycles, because they were/are seen as dirty and the cause of unbalance. While I see how disturbing this situation is, the introvert in me couldn’t help but long for a week alone in a shed, to be by my damn self without the unbalance of the rest of the world! So, I created that dream space when we built the house.
It’s a screened in porch with a TV, a dining table with a view of downtown Nashville, a comfy sectional, and a fully stocked bar cart and fridge for wine, meats & cheeses.
The Shed is my happy place and true north.