By Maria Meyer Photography by Tonda McKay It started with a pop. The lights dimmed. Soon campfire size flames were emanating from behind the dryer and smoke began to fill the closet and storage room. Tracey Ford, dressed in T-shirt, grabbed her purse and a pair of pants and walked outside to call 911 — thinking that the small
Photographer Anouk Krantz comes to Nashville for Artclectic By Hollie Deese Photographer Anouk Krantz was raised in France by a Dutch mom. She lives in New York and travels to remote areas of the world for work, but she has yet to make it to Nashville. That will change when she speaks at this year’s Artclectic — the annual
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
Liz’s Barn Quilts offers a fun, joyful alternative to ordinary design By Olivia McClure For Elizabeth Summar, the road trips she took up and down the East Coast growing up proved to be more than just a summertime diversion. In truth, it was during these car rides with her mother that Summar was first introduced to barn quilts —
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