From the Publisher

Hollie Deese


“New” Nashville is just an evolution of the old one — like a rebellious teenager who grows up to be a force to be reckoned with. Like street artists Troy Duff, Nate Brown and Bryan Deese. All alums of Hillsboro High School, their undercover graffiti beginnings evolved into the creation of large-scale murals for some of the area’s biggest names and places (The 505, Woolworth’s on 5th, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) and fine-art pieces in homes and galleries across Middle Tennessee and beyond. Public art has become a colorful and graphic presence in Nashville, and that style is being embraced in private homes.

Some other longtime local creatives helping to preserve Nashville’s past while embracing the “new and now” make up the team behind Noelle. The 13-story Printers Alley hotel was brought back to life by Nick Dryden (DAAD), Benji Peck (Peck & Co.), Libby Callaway (The Callaway), Andy Mumma (Barista Parlor) and Bryce McCloud (Isle of Printing). Noelle is owned by Rockbridge and operated by Makeready, a company that operates hotel, restaurant, and retail brands, Together they brought together the local team to reinvigorate the historic hotel that was first opened in 1930 by the prominent Noel family of Nashville.

Of course it wouldn’t be Nashville Interiors if we didn’t show off the spaces inhabited by some of our most interesting residents, too. Singer and model Bebe Buell’s Green Hills-area home with husband, producer and musician Jim Wallerstein, is filled with jaw-dropping mementos that range from art gifted by Mick Jagger to family photos that are generations old. Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson and his wife, Jaimie, showed off their Governor’s Club abode — just right for family dinners with their daughters and entertaining the players and their wives. And Grammy-winner Keb’ Mo’, who is performing at this year’s Pilgrimage Festival, let us see the spaces that inspire his music and life with wife, Robbie Brooks Moore.

Nashville Interiors, Hollie Deese


Nashville Interiors

At Nashville Interiors, we believe very simply that life is lived at home. So it is important to make that home the absolute best it can be – livable, lovely and filled with loads of inspiring touches that make four walls and a roof so much more. Everything should enhance, not detract, and if it makes the day-to-day that much easier, even better.

In print since 2000 but under new ownership since 2017, that philosophy of making your home should be a place you can’t wait to escape to is evident in our pages and online as we seek to highlight the spaces that inspire, created by the best builders, artists, designers, artisans, architects and landscapers who are all responsible for making Middle Tennessee more beautiful.

Hollie Deese
Hollie DeesePublisher and Managing Editor
Hollie Deese studied magazine journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, working at CS Modern Luxury and Chicago magazines before moving to Nashville in 2003 to work for The Tennessean. In 2008 she left the paper to raise her children and grow her freelance career, writing and editing for the Nashville Ledger, Parade, AARP and multiple USA Today publications. The Tennessee Press Award winner still covers news for papers statewide, writes features for national magazines and is a stringer for The New York Times.
Pam Harper
Pam HarperSales Director
Pam has worked with Nashville Interiors for more than ten years and knows the Middle Tennessee cultural landscape well. She has enjoyed building relationships with professionals who focus on design and quality of life in the prosperous region.
Jennifer Rapp
Jennifer RappAdvertising Design and Sales
Jennifer has been involved in graphic design and marketing for home builders and magazines for more than 16 years. As someone who has grown up in greater Nashville, she has seen the area grow from a small city to a desirable metropolitan destination where art, architecture and design are taking center stage. She loves that Nashville Interiors magazine showcases all these elements and looks forward to sharing them with readers. In her free time Jennifer likes to explore nature and traveling with her husband and two daughters.
Jennifer Goode Stevens
Jennifer Goode StevensCopy Editor
Jennifer Goode Stevens has been a professional editor for 25 years, working in newspapers, magazines, websites, public relations, advertising and the occasional book — fiction or non. A transplant from Virginia, she’s now been in Middle Tennessee longer than anywhere else and has enjoyed watching the area grow and change. She teaches water aerobics with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus and works to keep up with her family of a husband and two medium-sized children.
Karen Cronin
Karen CroninCreative Director
Karen Cronin is an award-winning graphic designer and Co-Founder/COO at Cronin Creative, a full-service graphic design and branding firm in Nashville. A graduate of New York’s prestigious Parsons School of Design, Karen began her career at Interiors magazine, rising to the position of Art Director. As Cronin Creative celebrates its 10th year in business, the company serves a wide array of local and national accounts in industries ranging from medical to financial to real estate to entertainment.