Celebrating 20 years with a commitment to excellence By Hollie Deese Among Nashville’s growth, and its recent pause for COVID-19, it has become clear just how important small, local businesses are to the fabric of this community. And Barbara French, owner of French’s Cabinets, has quietly been a part of Nashville’s success for decades. A native Oklahoman, French moved
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Renovation hits record square footage price for its neighborhood By Hollie Deese Photography by Jodi Fialkowski and Hannah Capps When Marisa and Clint Biddle moved their family of eight from New York to Nashville, they weren’t just changing locations – they were changing careers. Selling their landscape company back home, they knew their real passion was in home renovations.
Making minuscule memories By Hollie Deese Portrait by Semi Song Growing up in Nashville, Jessica Saylor was always influenced by the homes and buildings around her, never realizing she would one day preserve memories of many of them in minuscule packages. Saylor’s senior superlative when graduating St. Cecilia Academy was “Most likely to paint a masterpiece.” As a student
Wardrobe stylists, fashion bloggers and lifelong friends navigate Nashville together By Hollie Deese Photography by William DeShazer For the past 20 years, Emily Bache and Abigail Breslin have been through some of life’s most emotional moments together — from middle school to moves, growing a business together and surviving quarantine apart. In the same seventh grade gym class, they
Time at home reinforces how important the right glow can be By Hollie Deese Photography by Allison Elefante The thing about lighting is you can instantly tell when it is good, and you can really tell when it’s bad. And after months at home, we are probably all pretty tuned in to which kind of lighting we have. Lauren
Longtime builder offers flexibility with building power By Hollie Deese Mike Carey was born and raised in Nashville and has been with Drees Homes for 20 years, managing a program that helps people build their company's homes on a lot they purchase outside of a traditional Drees-developed neighborhood. Basically, getting the neighborhood Drees buying power, outside of the neighborhood.
Luxury flooring leader and tenant in Wedgewood-Houston’s new Nashville Design Collective, Textures Nashville launched a weekly podcast, “Couture and Construction,” in March, dedicated to the people and stories behind beautiful places. The weekly podcast – recorded live in the Textures Nashville Showroom – features conversations with interior designers, architects and luxury builders with the aim to inspire, educate and
Architect Scott Wilson earns Chrysalis award for historic cottage renovation The award-winning boutique architecture firm of Scott Wilson announced one of its projects has been named a Regional Award Winner in the Residential Historic Renovation category of the 2019 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The award-winning project, a 1950s cottage renovation in Brentwood, delivered an open floorplan, privacy and
A dilapidated duplex is restored, renewed and revived in Richland By Hollie Deese Photography by Leslee Mitchell Phil and Angela Graham have lived an international life, calling everywhere from New York to London home. But when their daughters had both grown and they were considering where to finish their careers, they decided to return to Nashville where Angela had