At Becky Rose Design, interior design isn’t just about properties — it’s about people By Olivia McClureTricia Photography by Tricia Shay For Becky Rose Grinwald, interior design is as much about her clients as it is about calculating measurements and choosing patterns. Grinwald grew up in a house her parents built in a small town in farm-country Wisconsin. She
For Kathy Sandler, a lifelong design dream became a flourishing reality By Olivia McClure Photography by Claire Cuevas, Kristen Mayfield, Kathy Sandler Kathy Sandler was introduced to interior design as a young girl watching her parents renovate their family home in Nashville, turning a two-bedroom, one-bath starter into a four-bedroom, one-bath home. “It’s the first time I can recall
Nashville’s newest designer takes the stage to help inject some soul into your space By Hollie Deese Tennessee’s longest-running home event, the 36th Nashville Home Show, heads back to the Music City Center September 6-8 with TLC’s “Trading Spaces” designer Laurie Smith as the headliner. Smith, one of design television’s first stars, will be giving a visual walkthrough of
By Olivia McClure When it comes to interior design, Margi Hargrove doesn’t like to follow the crowd. At her Green Hills store, Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike, Margi offers a variety of rugs, chairs, sofas and chandeliers, all of which are chosen to help customers “create a beautiful, unique, personal space.” “We strive to offer the unexpected,” Margi says.
At Blakrock Interiors, Christine Plante combines her loves for fashion and interior design By Olivia McClure Before recently entering Nashville’s interior design scene, Christine Plante was a leading voice in the world of fashion. Plante began her career as a Fashion Editor at Town and Country Magazine, during which time she traveled to the world’s most famous fashion capitals.
Generations of friends, family enjoy life with help from Nashville Billiard & Patio By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith Doug and Tamela Swanson moved to Middle Tennessee in 2006 when Doug took a job with HCA. They originally lived in Laurelbrook but always wanted to live in Westhaven. They would drive around it occasionally, and on one of
Designer breathes life into bold, unique spaces By Olivia McClure For Katie Stix, being an interior designer entails more than just finding the right color scheme — it’s a means of designing one’s own life. The daughter of an artist, she grew up drawing and painting, and considers interior design as functional art. “You can live in it, like
A daughter helps her mother brighten up Belle Meade home Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Paige Rumore Cynthia Hickerson and her husband were looking for a refresh on the five-bedroom Belle Meade home they had lived in for 17 years – no drastic changes to the bones of the house, just some mixing in of new colors and
At Foster’s Rug Gallery, a father and son share their passions for rug designBy Olivia McClureBefore Michael Foster broke into the rug business, he was involved in rotogravure — a high-impression printing process used to make magazines. But when the arrival of computers during the 1980s rendered his job obsolete, he and a friend decided to dabble in rug