Our primary task as interior designers is to create beautiful spaces that encourage comfortable and easy living. But we don’t treat that as our only objective. We hope that by building trust during our process, our clients feel confident returning to us as they navigate every new chapter – whether it be renovating, expanding, or even building a dream home.
We love to get personal with clients. We meet in their space to share visions and discuss objectives, but also to learn about them personally. It’s through understanding a person’s lifestyle and specific needs that we are able to achieve a space that best serves them. Those casual conversations are so often the start of lasting relationships – relationships that occasionally even blossom into friendships.
One of those special client-turned-friend couples allowed us in to design their entry, living area, eat-in kitchen and office space. Their home had beautiful existing features – coffered ceilings, arched walkways and beautiful paint colors – so our role was simply to accent those features and create a space that allowed them to entertain, relax and make way for their first little ones (yes – twins!), arriving later in the year.
The result was a casual yet elegant space filled with natural light, texture and unique pieces.
We added preserved boxwood wreaths on the front doors, then framed the porch with greenery in our Pine Planters.
Just inside, we added the Rhett Sideboard with simple green glass bottles and botanical prints above.
In the living space, we selected a gray and soft white palette with pale blue accents to create a light and casual look.
We styled the Maxwell Coffee Table with the Turks vase pair, a potted orchid and a beautiful set of geode coasters.
We brought interest to the sofa by adding pillows loaded with texture and subtle patterns. Pillows are absolute favorite way to add dimension in any room.
We flanked the fireplace with the Ian Accent Chair. Its texture and shape has made it our go-to for so many occasions. A soft textured pillow and tassel throw add a fun, contemporary touch to the space.
We hung a trio of glass vases just behind the Ian chair and added palm sprays to each. Opposite that, in the nook aside the fireplace, we nestled the Phoebe Chest and topped it with a soft ivory lamp and oversized natural geode. We anchored the television with two Gray Striped Planters (larger size shown in this project) and added a wispy shrub to each. An original art piece by Knoxville-based artist Jennifer Austin Jennings polished off the space.
Opposite the sofa, we introduced the Anaïs Display Cabinet accented on top with the Taylor Trio Frame in gray, a geometric tribal planter and a Boston Fern.
Inside the cabinet we displayed interesting pottery, greenery and books along with the Stenciled Cement Frame.
The dimpled lamp adds structure to an otherwise simple Madeleine Sofa Table. We incorporated a few easy accents – a tray of ceramic artichokes, an ombre vase trio and Capri Blue Volcano fragrances elevated by a stack of books. The faux fiddle leaf fig in the Normandy Basket adds energy and depth while helping divide the open floor plan.
Together a textured jute rug and our best-selling Felix Dining Table anchor the eat-in kitchen. We added a contrasting bread board, geode coasters and a Capri Blue Volcano candle on the table to keep things simple.
Our Ambrose Glass Vase is filled with faux eucalyptus stems and flanks a vintage-inspired chapel frame for an airy, yet structured appeal.
Mossy boxwood planters and Earle Metal Stools polish off the kitchen island.
The clients were looking for a more masculine aesthetic in the office, so we brought in the Ainsley sideboard, Knox Hutch, Bristol Desk and Preston High-Back Chair. To soften the space, we added custom flax striped window treatments and the Stratton Contour Accent Chair.
A cream, gray and pale blue palette continue into this space. We filled the cabinet with pottery, sweet word boards, and left space for customization with the Carter Frames. Elevated clay pots with simple succulents add interest without crowding the desk.
The room wouldn’t be complete without unique greens and an oversized abstract print above the Ainsley Sideboard.