A Songwriter’s Cute Nashville Rental Apartment Is All About Creating Tunes and Optimizing Views

A Songwriter’s Cute Nashville Rental Apartment Is All About Creating Tunes and Optimizing Views

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Name: Jessica Sirls and Lila (my Boston Terrier dog)
Location: Nashville, Tenneessee
Size: 1,050 square feet
Years Lived In: Less than one, renting

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As a songwriter, Nashville is the place to be for all things music.  I recently moved here from New York City, and was excited that I could get more for my money, including more space; my tiny NoLita pad was a cozy 250 square feet. Now I’m in a 1,000 square foot apartment at Vertis Green Hills [which Jessica has a paid promotional relationship with].

The floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, and thoughtfully designed floor plan are what sold me on this apartment building; I’m constantly inspired when I sit in my living room and look out at the rolling green hills of Tennessee. And because I often have writing sessions here in my home, the vibe is just as important as function.  My entire space is designed around optimizing that view, hosting friends, and creating music.

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My Style: Fresh and modern with an artsy eclectic-feel.

Favorite Element: My friend Keirsten Burrows is a very talented artist.  A lot of her work is hanging on my walls, including a series of three illustrations in my living room called “Bloom and Grow.” I love how the women she depicts look fierce, feminine, soft, and strong all at the same time.  Plus, the colors go perfectly with my decor! Her art is also on display in my bedroom; a series of modern one-line drawings depicting five different cities I’ve lived in: Boston, London, New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles.  It’s a nice way to have my past homes be a part of my new home.

Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge was figuring out how to arrange my living room furniture in a way that felt inviting for guests and still function as a work space.  I must have moved my couch around ten times before I got the right configuration. 

Proudest DIY: I was determined to paint the accent wall in my bedroom myself, but my high ceilings made this a tad challenging. I had to balance on the top step of a very tall ladder to reach the highest corners of my wall. I strategically placed a drop sheet and mattress below me just in case. Thankfully, only the drop sheet was needed. 😉 haha     

Biggest Indulgence: The credenza in my living room was a splurge from ModShop. I purchased it from their store in New York City before I moved.  I love that it pairs natural elements–like the seven different kinds of wood that make up the doors–with modern acrylic hardware. This makes it feel both cozy and hip, which is totally my style.   

Best Advice: I’ve long been a fan of Doterra; I use their essential oils to make my own home-cleaning products like all-purpose spray, glass cleaner, paw wipes for my dog, dish soap, and even my own “Poo-pouri” haha. This is a much better choice for my home and the environment because it’s chemical-free, creates less waste, and is often more effective than standard cleaning products.  It’s also cheaper in the long run!  



  • Throw Pillows — ​World Market
  • Framed Word Art — ​Target
  • Chalk Board — Etsy
  • Span White Gateleg Dining Table — ​Crate and Barrel
  • Framed Round Wall Mirror – West Elm
  • Small Pictures Frames — Target


  • “Bloom and Grow” Art Print Series (3) —   byKeirsten
  • Marbella 4 Door Credenza — ModShop
  • Custom Wooden Coffee Table/Bench and Nesting Table — Bruno Navarro with Nexusba
  • Decker Sectional — CB2
  • Amalfi Metallic Rose Gold Steel Dining Chair — Overstock
  • Ladder Shelf Desk — West Elm
  • Keyboard – Yamaha
  • Pink Thea Chairs – West Elm



  • “All The Places” Art Print Series (5) —  byKeirsten
  • Bali Wood Canopy Bed — ​CB2
  • Noelie Rattan Lounge Chair – CB2
  • Throw Pillow (on Rattan Lounge Chair) – World Market
  • Modern Streamline Floor Mirror – West Elm
  • Modern 3-Drawer Dresser – West Elm
  • Star Crossed End Table – Houzz
  • Bedding and Throw Pillow – West Elm


  • Clay Wall Planters — ​Rhyno Clayworks
  • Wooden Stool — Bruno Navarro with Nexusba
  • Vase – Target
  • Wall Art (3) – Target

Thanks Jessica!

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6/11/2019 Correction: The post has been updated to correctly reflect the paid promotional relationship Jessica has with the apartment building, Vertis Green Hills.