Name: Karen Hollywood
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Size: 3,500 square feet
Years lived in: 9 years
You may recognize Miss Hollywood's home from Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup video, or maybe Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton's video for Heartbreakers Alibi, or maybe Miranda Lambert's Dead Flowers video, or perhaps Martina McBride's Teenage Daughters video. And if that's not enough, Karen's home has also hosted photo shoots for Cage the Elephant, Carrie Underwood, and Karen's all time favorite, Wanda Jackson for her The Party Ain't Over album.
Karen owns Pre to Post Modern in Nashville. Pre to Post Modern specializes in Mid Century furnishings, vintage clothing, and vinyl records. If you have an itch for kitsch, this is your place. Like all store owners, Karen keeps the best items for herself. Her home is filled with the best the mid-century can offer. But Karen doesn't crowd her home; she likes things clean and simple. She'd rather sell a piece she loves than create too much clutter.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Mid Century Modern
Inspiration: St Louis' Gateway Arch designed by architect, Eero Saarinen. It's my arch— I just allow it to reside in St. Louis. The 1959 film "Pillow Talk" staring Rock Hudson & Doris Day. The designs of Charles & Ray Eames, & Vladimir Kagen also provide tremendous inspiration.
Favorite Element: Wood, Glass, & Stone
Biggest Challenge: Time
What Friends Say: Can you help decorate my home?
Proudest DIY: Decorating & furnishing my home with no outside design help or advice.
Biggest Indulgence: Harris Strong Ceramic Art Tiles
Best Advice: Less is more
Dream Sources: Atomic Ranch Magazine, various Mid Century Modern Design books
Resources of Note:
BEDROOM (guest room downstairs)
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