From the Publisher
“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.