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Hollie Deese Nashville Interiors Magazine

Hollie Deese

Publisher

Nashville is an exciting place to be right now — so much so that people are flocking here in droves like never before. And what’s not to love? With a vibrant creative scene, rich music and design history and even a light rail system on the horizon, Nashville and its surrounding communities are absolutely booming. Even the moon’s shadow couldn’t resist a stopover this year, providing us with a total solar eclipse that was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that won’t return to these parts for hundreds of years.

There is so much to love about where Nashville has been, and there is a lot to get excited about when we think about where Nashville is going. Our cover story about Voce shows that it has the best of both — thoughtful development providing the kinds of places people want to live in right now, respectfully done on the idyllic, tree-filled property that was once lived on by Eddy Arnold.

It’s that kind of stewardship of the area’s rolling hills and green spaces that The Land Trust for Tennessee promotes through its work on conservation easements. By helping people across the state keep their historic family lands intact, the trust helps ensure that we can enjoy green space for years to come.

Now is a time of reinvention for Nashville, and for Nashville Interiors magazine. We will be available at more locations than ever before, and we are adding more consumer-friendly content — informative articles about what’s going on in building, design and architecture trends, and insider profiles on the spaces that make Nashville’s residents thrive. I couldn’t be more excited about this next chapter for me, for the magazine and for the city.

Nashville Interiors, Hollie Deese

MEET NASHVILLE INTERIORS

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 in 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 best builders, artists, designers, artisans, architects and landscapers responsible for making Middle Tennessee more beautiful.

Hollie Deese
Hollie DeesePublisher
New publisher Hollie Deese studied magazine journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, interning 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, Spry Living, Out Here, AARP Bulletin, Your Sumner magazine 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
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.
Wendy Navarro
Wendy NavarroSocial Media
Wendy is the owner and founder of Main Street Tennessee Small Business Marketing, a boutique marketing agency. Originally from Orange County, California Wendy has embraced the Nashville lifestyle and enjoys the growing culture, arts, and entrepreneurial movement in her new home city. A small business advocate and passionate small business owner since 2006, she was awarded the National Small Business Champion Award by the Small Business Association (SBA) in 2016. Wendy is the founder of Sumner County Women in Business, a member of the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Nashville Chapter of the American Marketing Association.
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.