From the Publisher
The more people let me into their homes for this magazine, the more I am blown away by all the ways people show off their personality — adjusting their homes to work best for them, without too much regard for what other people think. They love where they live because they make it a home.
Middle Tennesseans’ goal is curating their best life — and that can mean whatever they want it to mean. In this issue, we have found one thing that all of these homeowners embraced, and that is livable luxury. They have made spaces for their family, for their friends and for reflection; the spaces are comfortable and beautiful and filled with things that, to quote Marie Kondo, spark joy.
For the Bakers in Brentwood, a total gutting was required to get the new home of their dreams when their family of five began busting out of a charming rancher in Green Hills. With plenty of space to spare, their Brentwood home features places that make sense for the family — a large swimming pool, a cozy kitchen banquette, an expansive island and tons of art and patterns that make the home feel special.
For Franklin’s Quillmans, the house they already had was the joy. With their children grown, they entertained the thought of selling and downsizing. But they took the time to reflect with designer Kimberly Kelly of K7 Interiors about whether renovation was a better option. They decided their memories were too sweet to leave behind, so a first-floor renovation opened things up, let in more light and modernized their home in a way that will usher them through this phase of life.
And for the couples moving into Gallatin’s Revery Point, it is all about enjoying that sweet spot after kids when luxurious finishes are a no-brainer and life is better lived on the lake, playing golf, hiking the greenway or simply turning the key and heading out of town without a second thought.
The common thread connecting all of these people is that there is no place they’d rather be than home.