A Nashville Songwriter's Cozy Bungalow

A Nashville Songwriter's Cozy Bungalow

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Lisa Diederich
Nov 16, 2017
Welcome to The Stewart House, a 730-square-foot mid-century modern bungalow with a story as beautiful as the home itself. "This place was built (and named) in memory of my late grandmother," wrote Matt, a Nashville songwriter. "I share my middle name with her (Stewart). She was the most amazing hostess and the money she left me when she passed was the seed money to get the design going on this little haven."
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Matt's custom-built home is filled with vintage treasures and is the perfect creative haven for the Nashville-based musician and songwriter. The home was custom designed and built at the back of Matt's property. While he played a major role in the design and build of his home, he enlisted the help of stylist Carly Ripp to help source unique, vintage decor and tie everything together.
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My Style: Mid-Century Modern/Bohemian/Eclectic
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Inspiration: Mid-Century meets 1920s bungalow meets Venice Beach.
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The high ceilings and large windows are a dream when paired with pendant lights from Restoration Hardware.
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Matt's favorite element in his home is the slide-away white-oak ladder, which leads to the loft! It was custom designed to fit flush against the wall or lock perfectly into place when being used. The pillows on the sofa are by Nomad Collective.
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A beautiful view of the patio from Matt's living room.
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Proudest DIY: Either the slide out mechanism on the ladder (spray painted metal piping) or the saw horse desk using a 100-year-old closet door from my first home!
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Best Advice: Play to your strengths and don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Dream Sources: A couple of Nashville designers/scavengers like Carly Ripp and Nomad Collective, as well as Eneby Home.
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Looking into the dining room from Matt's kitchen. The Herman Miller chairs are vintage and were collected from all over the country.
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The kitchen connects the dining room and main bedroom. The cabinets are painted with Benjamin Moore Providence Blue and finished with Edgecliff Pulls from Schoolhouse Electric.
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Biggest Indulgence: The Schoolhouse Electric hardware/lighting.
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A sliding barn door provides privacy between the bedroom and living area.
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Matt's bedroom. The black iron bedframe is from Restoration Hardware and is flanked by Schoolhouse Envoy Swing Sconces.
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The tall floor mirror is from Crate & Barrel.
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Matt's grandmother's chair. "The green leather lounge chair and ottoman sat in her home in St. Charles, Missouri for my whole life until it was passed along to me."
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Dark curtains add drama to the main bedroom, with a great view of the outdoor fireplace and patio.
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For this breakfast nook, Matt paired his vintage Herman Miller chairs with a West Elm Carerra Bistro table.
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The Mint Mahlia tiles (from Cement Tile Shop) add a subtle pop of color to the otherwise all-white bathroom.
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Biggest Challenge: Keeping the encaustic bathroom floor tiles clean.
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Best Advice: Play to your strengths and don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Low furniture and twinkle lights make the loft.
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Two dormers allow plenty of light to stream into this lofted room. The Wegner replica folding chair and Moroccan rug are vintage.
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Matt pops a record on his vintage turntable. Pillows, floor cushions and lambskins are either vintage or from Nomad Collective.
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Matt's record collection fills this bookcase, along with other collectibles.
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What Friends Say: "WOW. I WANT TO LIVE HERE!"
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Framed abstract art by Anna Kovecses.
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The perfect nook for a little correspondence while staying at The Stewart House.
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Thanks, Matt!
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Name: Matt, The Stewart House
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Size: 730 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

The story behind Matt's mid-century modern bungalow is as beautiful as the home itself. "This place was built (and named) in memory of my late grandmother. I share my middle name with her (Stewart). She was the most amazing hostess and the money she left me when she passed was the seed money to get the design going on this little haven. The green leather lounge chair and ottoman sat in her home in St. Charles, Missouri for my whole life until it was passed along to me."

Matt's custom-built home is filled with vintage treasures and is the perfect creative haven for the Nashville-based musician. While he played a major role in the design and build of his home, he enlisted the help of stylist Carly Ripp to help source unique, vintage decor and tie everything together to make this space a home.

Resources:

PAINT & COLORS
Walls — Delicate White- Porter Paint
Kitchen Cabinets —Providence Blue- Benjamin Moore

LIVING ROOM
Pendant Lights — PARISIAN ARCHITECTURAL MILK GLASS POSTE PENDANT
Sleeper Sofa — Karnes 71" by Crate & Barrel
Rug —Vintage Moroccan
Coffee table — Vintage
Dining table — Old Pottery Barn
Dining chairs —Vintage Herman Miller (duh)
Lamp — Vintage
Paintings — Angela Allen
Tufted chair — Vintage
Lamp — Vintage

KITCHEN
Pulls — Edgecliff Pull from Schoolhouse Electric
Sink — 24" Brooke Single Bowl Farmer Sink by Barclay
Faucet — Rubinet Hexis Unlacquered Brass Bridge faucet

BEDROOM
Bed — Restoration Hardware Dutch Industrial (discontinued)
Sconces — Schoolhouse Envoy Swing Sconce
Table — West Elm bistro table (discontinued)
Chairs — Vintage Eames Fiberglass Chairs by Herman Miller
Mirror — Crate & Barrel
Lounge/Ottoman — Vintage from my grandparents

BATHROOM
Tiles — Mahlia in Mint from Cement Tile Shop
Mirror — Discontinued Crate and Barrel
Vanity — Custom
Sconces — Schoolhouse Electric Truman

LOFT
Floor cushions — Nomad Collective
Pillows — Nomad Collective
Lambskin rug — Vintage
Wooden serving bowl — Nomad Collective
Wegner replica folding chairs —Vintage
Moroccan rug —Vintage
Framed abstract — Anna Kövecses

MISC
Nearly all vintage was sourced through Carly Ripp. She's got amazing taste and keeps me from having to do all the diggin!

Thanks, Matt!


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