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
Everything fun there is for the family, since 1953 By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith Before Ray Gilchrist moved to Nashville from New Orleans in 1953 to work at a glass plate company, he had spent some time in the 1940s working at the Saunier-Wilhelm pool table plant in Alabama. So when he wasn’t at his day job,
Baker family finds its place in a Brentwood renovation Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Anthony Masterson Photography Rob Baker was born and raised in Nashville. His wife, Jenny, was born in Chattanooga but moved here young enough for them to attend high school together. After they got married they moved into a little ranch house in Green Hills,
O’More grads open Modern Remains design studio in The Nations By Hollie Deese Photography by Quinn Ballard and Allison Elefante When Evan Millard, Lauren Moore and Betsy Trabue met in their Intro to Interior Design class at O’More, the three bonded during late nights in the studio working on class projects, like reconfiguring Dave’s Barber Shop at the Factory
By Hollie Deese Photo by Shawn Cordon Chattanooga native Shaun Dougherty, Shaun D. of SDI, used to run off the school bus and head straight to the living room to rearrange furniture every day, some not-so-subtle foreshadowing of what her design-minded future would be. “My room changed every month,” she says. These days her personal style is more comfortable and