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20 08, 2019

Designer Spotlight: Margi Hargrove of Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike

2019-08-20T05:42:10-07:00

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.

Designer Spotlight: Margi Hargrove of Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike2019-08-20T05:42:10-07:00
12 08, 2019

Designer Spotlight: Christine Plante of Blakrock Interiors

2019-08-12T05:46:01-07:00

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.

Designer Spotlight: Christine Plante of Blakrock Interiors2019-08-12T05:46:01-07:00
9 08, 2019

Leisurely Pursuits

2019-08-09T05:40:35-07:00

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

Leisurely Pursuits2019-08-09T05:40:35-07:00
6 08, 2019

An Etch Above the Rest

2019-08-06T05:18:14-07:00

At Nashville’s Class Glass, the art of sandblasting and etching takes on hew heightsBy Olivia McClureKaren Martin knew how to turn her design dream into a reality — and with her company, Class Glass, she helps other people do the same.Hailing from the Northeast, Martin lived out West for ten years, where she worked in America’s national parks system. After

An Etch Above the Rest2019-08-06T05:18:14-07:00
5 08, 2019

Perfect Placement

2019-08-05T06:40:57-07:00

Architect Wade Weissmann draws from past for future projectsBy Hollie DeesePhotography by Doug Edmunds and David BaderArchitect Wade Weissmann became enamored of buildings and their place in the world as a child when his parents bought a hobby farm with another family in Door County, Wisconsin. He was just shy of 7, and from that moment on his weekends were

Perfect Placement2019-08-05T06:40:57-07:00
2 08, 2019

Water’s Edge

2019-08-02T06:31:40-07:00

Rondo creates the right pools for the space By Hollie Deese Photography by Reed Brown Dana Rondeau had a bad experience one time putting in a pool, but that was before she met her husband, Steve. In 1985, Steve’s father had started a pool design business out of his garage in Arizona, and today that part of the business

Water’s Edge2019-08-02T06:31:40-07:00
31 07, 2019

Designer Spotlight: Katie Stix of Anderson Design Studio

2019-08-07T04:30:43-07:00

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

Designer Spotlight: Katie Stix of Anderson Design Studio2019-08-07T04:30:43-07:00
30 07, 2019

A Toast to Mom

2019-07-30T06:18:28-07:00

An exclusive amenity pays homage to a developer’s mother By Hollie Deese Photos by Shocase Photography When developer Tony Giarratana first conceptualized the wine cellar space at his luxury downtown condo building, it was sleek and modern with a standing table down the middle. And it wasn’t right at all for a room meant to honor his mother, Carmen.

A Toast to Mom2019-07-30T06:18:28-07:00
29 07, 2019

Pushing Boundaries

2019-07-29T03:50:28-07:00

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

Pushing Boundaries2019-07-29T03:50:28-07:00