A Charming 1920s Nashville Home

updated Feb 19, 2019

A Charming 1920s Nashville Home

updated Feb 19, 2019
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Name: Hannah, Marc, Louisa and Izzy
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Size: 3,300 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 1.5 years

Hannah and Marc moved into their gorgeous 1920s home a little more than a year ago. They have worked hard to update the space with fresh coats of paint, flooring and beautiful decor. Hannah is an interior designer and Marc is a commercial real estate agent, and with their combined knowledge of real estate and design they have transformed their traditional space into a contemporary design dreamland while embracing and enhancing the original aspects of the home.

Each room in their house is colorful, filled with texture and contains cozy elements. Hannah loves mixing and matching materials and colors and her main goal with decorating her home is that it feels comfortable and lived-in while also easy for entertaining. Her and Marc’s two favorite rooms in the house are the living room and Louisa’s room. Both of these rooms have so much charm and character and although each serve a different purpose, they are designed with equal care and consideration. Hannah and Marc’s house feels like an oasis in the city where guests are welcome anytime for any occasion.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Modernized Traditional. I love mixing contemporary pieces in a traditional space.

Inspiration: Our house reminds me of my parents’ home in SC, that’s designed for accessible entertaining. I also love textiles, so often scheme an entire room based on a fabulous pattern or color.

Favorite Element: Our vaulted, cathedral ceiling in the living room was probably why we bought this house. I also love our old stone floors and plaster walls.

Biggest Challenge: I’ve tried to warm this house up with color, as it felt very cold and dark when we first purchased the home in 2015. Another challenge is the choppy rooms, which are now outdated, but I happen to love.

What Friends Say: They love my use of color and ability to mix and match materials.

Biggest Embarrassment: Our kitchen and master bath are in desperate need of a renovation. Our upstairs area needed a little TLC. We recently added some fresh paint and new carpet, and it makes a huge difference.

Proudest DIY: I’m not great at DIY, but I recovered our dining room chairs, which felt like an accomplishment for me.

Biggest Indulgence: Probably our artwork.

Best Advice: I think it’s really important to finish a room with styling elements like pillows, various objects and collectibles, books etc…I want a space to feel comfortable and lived in. Also, don’t be afraid to use color!

Dream Sources: There are so many wonderful textiles and beautiful furnishings that I see on a daily basis. My list is never-ending.


Paint — Benjamin Moore
Rug — Furnish Studio
Lamp — Bunny Williams Home

Sofa & Large Chair — Charles Stewart & Company
Smaller Chairs — vintage, covered in fabric by Sabina Fay Braxton
Lamps on side tables — Bunny Williams Home
Rug — Myers Carpet

Sconces- Visual Comfort
Paint- Farrow & Ball Churlish Green
Rug- Myers Carpet

Table — Knoll Saarinen Table
Chairs — Vintage

Crib & Chair — Plaid Rabbit in Nashville, TN
Dresser & Mirror — Wisteria
Curtains — Custom
Bed — Custom; fabric in Sister Parish
Rug — Myers Carpet

Rug — Myers Carpet, Antelope Rug
Sofa — Charles Stewart & Company
Pillows — Christopher Farr, and “Les Touches”
Chairs & Ottoman — Vintage, recovered

Bed — Darnell & Company
Lamps — Mr. Brown
Bedding — Leontine Linens & Biscuit Home
Carpet — Myers Carpet

Thanks, Hannah, Marc, Louisa and Izzy!

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