Kacey Musgraves’ Home Is Mostly Neutrals, Save For Her Serene Pink Piano Room

published Apr 14, 2022
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Bold, beautiful wall colors are back in a big way, but Kacey Musgraves is making the case for keeping things neutral and minimal save for an isolated pop of color or two. The country crooner recently gave Architectural Digest a tour of her Nashville home, sharing that the home featured a “bold, colorful, wallpaper-heavy more-is-more style,” when she moved in back in 2020. But with the help of interior designer Lindsay Rhodes, Musgraves transformed it to become an anything-but-boring blank canvas.

Showing off the home’s largely white and off-white color palette in a corresponding video tour, Rhodes told the magazine why the Grammy winner was aiming to start fresh upon moving into the 3,500-square foot space, which was built in 2012.

“Kacey needed to start from white to see where she wanted to go,” Rhodes said. “The house had a lot of subway tiles and Craftsman-style details, so we wanted to make everything feel clean. We basically blanketed the entire kitchen with plaster, even the island, to create smooth lines and give it a stonelike texture. Then we used a pale mineral paint throughout the house. It almost feels like a watercolor; instead of being flat, it gives a little dimension.”

But if the idea of monochromatic whites feels, well, a bit bland, Musgraves’ penchant for shopping at antique stores and estate sales for unique, eye-catching decor items and accessories gives each room a warm, lived-in feel. A crafting and clay pottery enthusiast — as well, of course, as being a multi-talented musician — Musgraves told the magazine that she wanted a neutral palette to serve as a serene oasis amid all the “craziness” in her life. “I really wanted a really serene space to come home to that felt, like, honestly like a spa and a place where I could find room for my thoughts.” 

That said, Musgraves did incorporate color into one creative space: her piano room, which she calls one of her favorite rooms in the house. Painted floor to ceiling in Farrow & Ball’s famed Dead Salmon shade Musgraves dubbed as “kind of a vibe,” she explained that she loves a “monochromatic moment.” The dusky pink shade was also inspired by Musgraves’ candle collaboration with Boy Smells, with the singer noting the warm shade is “a perfect balance of masculine and feminine.”

The home’s powder room also has a design scheme that Musgraves herself seemingly manifested. Featuring walls papered with charcoal nude sketches by late local artist Hazel King, Musgraves had already dreamed up the same idea in her prior home well before ever stepping foot into her new powder room.

“I’d started collecting nude sketches because I had this vision of hanging them floor to ceiling in a bathroom, but I hadn’t done it,” she revealed. “And then it was somehow here, already manifested, almost exactly how I’d pictured it. It’s one of my favorite things about the house.”