Cozy Daybeds & Throws!

It’s that time of year when the nights are starting to get cold. When you get home, all you want to do is snuggle up under a blanket and read a good book. Daybeds are the perfect snuggle nook and when you add a throw it’s heaven.



Daybeds are a casual place to unwind from the day and get comfy without being in a actual bed. Here are a few good looking daybeds that are ready to be snuggled on!

daybed 1

Available through BHD

daybed 7

Available through BHD


daybed 8

Available through BHD


daybed 2

Available through BHD

Throws are a must during the holidays!! Combine these throws with a daybed and you’ll never want to leave the house! Stay warm this winter with any of the choices below!

throw 1

throw 2


throw 5

throw 3


throw 4

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get cozy!!!

By |November 6th, 2013|Beds, Design Trends, Furniture, Jacqueline, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cozy Daybeds & Throws!|

Back in the Groove- with Groovy Ceilings

Ceilings are often the last thing thought about when designing a room, but it doesn't have to be that way.  By adding different materials to the ceiling it can change the style, feeling, and overall look. There are so many different ceiling options: wood, metal, paint, and trim to name a few. Below are some examples of how you could treat your ceiling. Don't be scared to look above, make your ceiling groovy!!



 Coffered ceilings: Historically, coffered ceilings have been used in more traditional rooms, but they don't have to be. Below are two examples of coffered ceilings done beautifully. If you have high ceilings, I think they are the perfect treatment to add some dimension, helping a large room feel more intimate & detailed-more complete.





 Wood Ceilings: Applying wood on the ceiling can be absolutely stunning. Wood applications can include beams, sheet panels, wood planks or tongue and groove. The finish chosen for the wood can give the room a rustic feel, a clean look, or very polished. Which wood ceiling do you prefer?











Metal/Tin Ceilings: Metal ceilings often achieve an industrial feel or historical look for a room. They can appear more rustic and old or clean and fresh, but both looks can be impressive. Tin ceilings are nostalgic, creating a feeling of days gone by. Adding character to an otherwise sea of bland.







 Painted Ceilings: Painting a ceiling can be one of the cheaper ways to treat a ceiling and can add so much personality. The possibilities of what can be painted on a ceiling are endless! Brushstrokes, curves, stripes, fabric, bubbles, murals, florals…and so many more!









Applied Detail: Adding detail to the ceiling gives depth and pattern. It can also achieve balance or repetition depending on other materials used in the room. Below are some gorgeous examples of craftsman detail. Now these are groovy!







 Dropped Soffit Ceilings: Dropping a ceiling and adding a light achieves an impressive and sophisticated look. There is something defined yet whimsical about the light that comes through.





Ceilings can add so much to a room. Hopefully, some of these ceilings inspire you. If you can, do away with the plain ceiling and make it GROOVY!!

By |September 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back in the Groove- with Groovy Ceilings|

Faux Sho-House: Living Room!

With  BHD  in charge of the complete design style of this Faux Sho-house, we selected architecture we find inspiring. Not your every day Nashville home! Like so many of our client’s, we pulled this image from Houzz which came from my ideabook for my own home. I truly love contemporary, earth bound, architecture. For me it is the mix of materials and  the natural, relaxed design elements in the structure and within the landscape.  I love experiencing an architectural structure and a landscape having a clear, harmonious dialogue together.

Come see how we interpret the spaces based on what we are seeing in the market, how we see clients using their spaces and what inspires us at BHD! We hope you find what you typically don’t see and are inspired to take a new approach with your own home design.

Come on in!

Beth's Faux Living Room

My personal style completely influenced our Living Room and includes natural elements juxtaposed with some industrial components to keep spaces from feeling a little too precious and more relaxed. I enjoy mixing materials and textures: various wood species, metals, ceramics, and stones. Art is big in my spaces as well as sculptural forms. I much prefer relaxed artistic spaces.

Living rooms are meant to be used and eye catching. Often the first space seen from the entry, they work hard at being welcoming and comfortable beacons, inviting you into the lives of their inhabitants. But no need to be stale, this one is anything but! Our living room definitely brings the outdoors in, unintentionally. I started the design process by pulling my favorite things. You can tell I'm drawn to natural sculptural elements!

Sideboards, new, fresh, and hardworking can be used as entry pieces, entertainment pieces and even toy storage! This one is a focal point and storage haven.

How about a vintage sofa designed by Milo Baughman with its original fabric, wrapped in cork and trimmed in chrome! Haven't seen that one lately.

I love agate and found a coffee table version – don't have to worry about scratching or adding accessories – it's decorative on its own.

The chairs are a similar design to a couple of chairs I regrettably let slip from my hands at market one year. These are a new design from American Leather. Available in leather and fabric.  I believe Milo Baughmean had a similar design.  Seeing a trend?


Lots of lighting, the more the better, all varieties, task, ambient and general, all on dimmers. The chandelier is new, the lamps and sconces are vintage – materials: metal, teak, brass, and ceramic.

Tables galore, these are bronze and stone. Stacking tables are out of the way until they can be shared with guests.  You can never have too many for entertaining.

Art 1 (beth)

art 2 (beth)

rug (beth)

Painting (Beth)

Art and accessories, bold, sculptural, and graphic. Aged brass and pewter.  Oil Painting by David Kidd, represented in Nashville by Bennett Galleries.  Vintage wool shag rug.  Mixing finishes is huge now, allowing opportunities for experimentation. Never boring or expected.

The secret to great spaces? Mix, mix, mix! Bring together vintage and new in textures, finishes, and fixtures.   Follow us throughout the month as we continue through our little Faux-Sho House!

By |July 31st, 2013|Accessories, Beth, Faux-Sho House, Furniture, Inspiration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Living Room!|