Faux Sho-House – Kitchen

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Designing a kitchen is a lot like cooking- it is about finding flavors that pair well together, choosing certain ingredients that pop, and playing with texture, color, and presentation. For the Faux-Sho kitchen remodel we let ourselves explore juxtapositions between high contemporary and whimsy, letting our imagination run wild as we pictured the kitchen in the existing “church” part of the house. Just imagine the space with soaring ceilings, antique stain glass windows and other existing aspects of the original architecture preserved.

What we came up with was the perfect blend of styles. Sleek walnut cabinets paired with the “original” hardwood floors, modern waterfall edge countertop bar paired with a stone mosaic backsplash, and elegant hardware mixed with heritage decorative objects. We furnished the space with contemporary swivel barstools that bring out the colors in the decorative pendant fixtures and a reclaimed farm style table that contrasted by modern dining chairs. The result is an intriguing mix of old and new, bursting with flavor.

December Newsletter – Season of the Home Part Two

Last month we declared November and December season of the home. With November behind us, we think it is safe to say December is really the month that says home. To us, December is as much about decorating for the holidays as it is making yourself a cozy nest to ride out the winter months. We all want our homes to sparkle and shine but the foundation has to be peace, comfort, and joy. As we come to a close on 2015 we are very thankful for all the clients we have had the pleasure of working with this year and for all our vendors and community partners, new and old. Wishing you all wonderful holidays and happy New Year! We look forward to designing with you in 2016!


Featured BHD Space: Headboards Galore

Even in a busy month like December you still need to sleep! We thought it was the perfect time to reflect on some killer headboards we have worked on over the past year; beds worthy of dreaming about all year long and certain to be greatly appreciated in December!

This custom headboard has everything going for it. We wanted to create a focal point on the wall and chose to exaggerate the height of the headboard beyond what was needed for function. The scale commands attention while the expertly tufted velvet is so lush and tactile. The built-in sconces are a refreshing dose of minimalism and help streamline the overall look of the room, creating a larger sense of space.

This headboard is all about working with the space and not defining it. We played heavily with scale in this instance, opting for a massive floral wallpaper pattern and a small, dare we say cute, bedside table. The dark grey headboard anchors the space while the scale of piece balances the room. The nail trim adds a subtle but defining geometric layer and helps the headboard standup to the strong wallpaper print.

Many times, you wouldn’t want to place a bed in front of any window, not to mention a floor to ceiling window. However, we wanted to create a great flow in this master bedroom and to do so, we needed to place the bed on the window wall. Selecting the right headboard was imperative to make this room work. We were thrilled to find this luxurious tufted headboard that scoops to serve as a cocoon. Even the small recessed back with side panels give this bed a very cozy, private, safe feel. Design well done.



Featured Vendor: BHD Showroom

It is not often we share the treasures of our showroom but we thought December was a great month to do so. Last minute gifts available locally! Here is a round-up of some of our newest accessories. Call for availability and pricing!


Featured Event: Lockeland Springs Home Tour

Don’t miss the 37th annual Lockeland Springs Home Tour happening this weekend! The Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association always puts together a fantastic tour, highlighting the best of the best in the eclectic, vibrant East Nashville neighborhood. Hope to see you all out and about!

Details: December 5th, 5-9pm & December 6th, 1-5pm. For more info visit: http://lockelandsprings.org/2015-holiday-home-tour-map/


Featured Event: Porter Flea Holiday Market

Porter Flea Holiday Market is a great place for holiday shopping. We never miss it! “Featuring modern handmade goods from the area’s most talented designers, Porter Flea is Nashville’s definitive pop-up event for independent artists, designers, and artisans.”

Details: December 4th Preview Party, 6-9pm & December 5th, 10am-5pm. For more info visit: http://porterflea.com/

URGENT UPDATE
LOCATION WAS CHANGED
OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville TN 37209



Hot Topic: Color(s) of the Year!

Every year, major design companies declare a “Color of the Year” and the industry takes note. Yesterday, Pantone announced TWO colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. And to think we thought white was an unconventional choice, but more on that in a moment. Pantone said in their press statement the color of the year is really the marriage between the two colors. The decision to name two colors was also in part a statement of current times, a symbolic representation of the fluidity we see in society in terms of gender equality; nothing is black and white anymore. The colors alone, pastel pink and baby blue, scream nursery colors with clear gender undertones. Maybe this is the point Pantone was trying to make in this duplicitous selection, to move beyond gender stereotypes and to see colors for what they purely are. We can’t wait to see how the colors of the year influence fashion, design and architecture this year. Stay tuned!

White might not have been the most obvious choice for Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams to name “color” of the year but it was a very sophisticated choice none the less. When the colors were announced, a lot of people thought of white walls as a default, or not designed. To designers, however, everything we do is intentional and if we choose white, it is for a reason. White is the ultimate backdrop and the most basic building block in a room that lets individual elements shine. If you’ve ever visited our office, you know our color library contains at least 500 different shades of white. Each offers a subtle nuance of undertones, whether it be warm or cool, muted or electric. Trust us, the perfect white for your project isn’t as simple as ordering a bucket of ‘white’ paint!


 

Faux Sho-House – Entry Way

Back in October we posted a teaser for our Faux-Sho 2015. Here is our first room!entry- editedFaux-Sho is one of our favorite blog features we do every year as we love letting our imaginations run wild from just a single exterior photograph. The inspiration photo caught our eye because of the juxtaposition of old and new, light and dark, and curved simplicity against stark block geometry.  Each contrast highlights the other, creating a powerful and exciting form, which would not have achieved the same high visual impact on their own.

For the entryway, we wanted to establish the overall look and tone of the home, mirroring the contrasts. In doing so, we pulled a lot of soft, neutral colors such as greys, browns, tans, and metallics.  Textures abound and are key when using neutrals.  A molded arm chair, a trio of  woven baskets, a marble lamp, a metal bowl, and a concrete and metal table all combine to give the space depth.  Continuing the textures to the flooring, we laid a wide-plank, bleached hardwood and gave the walls a malachite-patterned wallpaper that is geometric, organic and invigorating. We anchored the space under a large, contemporary “branch” chandelier that is at home with the new architectural lines of the exterior but whimsical at the same time. The house is a converted church, after-all!

Faux Sho 2015 Pic