Family luxury bedding brand Bella Notte grows from garage business By Hollie Deese Taylor Batlin was used to her fashion designer mom Kathleen McCoy experimenting with rolls of fabrics, silks and linens and really anything luxe, in her career with Jessica McClintock back in the ’90s. McCoy began her own jacket line, but when she began taking those same
By Hollie Deese Photography by Ashton Paige Maggie Sanger has been painting since she was a little girl, when she was always encouraged to be creative. Growing up, she would spend summers with her artist grandmother; they would paint together, creating treasured memories. Instead of pursuing a career in art, though, the 2010 Hume-Fogg graduate enrolled at Eckerd College,
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
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