By Hollie Deese When Milestone opened their showroom in the Design District in December 2015, it was their first time expanding out of Clarksville, and Design Center Manager Camille Elvord-Jacky says they knew it was exactly the area of town to set up shop. “When we first got that building, it was because that area was starting to be
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Smithville’s Joseph Watson carries on family tradition with custom woodworking business By Mary Bernard Like a cherished piece of furniture passed down through the generations, Joseph Watson’s passion for woodworking comes from his dad. Growing up by his father’s side in the family-run business, Watson has been working with wood since he was a young boy. “I was probably
By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith Trey Rochford started out in the family business sweeping houses when he was just a little kid. He tagged along with his father, John Rochford, who had started out himself as a salesman for Public Steel. The Southeast was his region, and he moved to Nashville — where he went to the
By Oliva McClure Photography by Pamela Monaghan For more than 50 years, the Fabric House has been a fixture in Nashville’s Design District, serving up some of the city’s greatest collections of fine fabrics for a wide variety of design needs. Originally opened in 1967 by Tavy Doty, native Nashvillian Lynda Mosley and her husband, Tim, became the store’s
By Hollie Deese Nashville native Omari Booker didn’t really begin to tap into his artistic side until he was a senior at Montgomery Bell Academy. His art teacher then, Jim Womack, was a real inspiration — and is still a mentor — but Booker never looked at it then as a path of viable employment. So he went to
Franklin designer helps create luxurious sanctuary for new arrivals from the West Coast By Hollie Deese Photography by Ruby and Peach An executive position with Conversant Media has Lisa Gosselin traveling a lot of the time for work. So creating a sanctuary at home was key when she and her husband, Mike, moved to Franklin in June 2019 after
By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith Kelly Lord has an eye for creating the right combination of space, color and flow — a result of her education, design experience and innate sense of what works for someone’s lifestyle. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, she stayed in Atlanta for a few years working under two
By Olivia McClure Photography by Pamela Monaghan When Brian Courtney decided to leave his corporate job at Nissan North America, he wrapped himself in the throes of a new business venture in the world of interior design. The “self-confessed lamp hoarder” opened Nashville Lamp & Shade last December. Realizing the significance of the Design District and the need for
Pritchett & Co. offer homeowners one-stop shop, sell, build and design services Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith JD Pritchett grew up in Franklin, moving to the area as a little boy. His father and grandfather were both builders, but while home renovation is in his blood he was drawn more to the sales and management side