Inside the Nashville Home of “The Home Edit” Star Joanna Teplin
Joanna Teplin knows a thing or two about organization. So it’s no surprise that the star of Netflix’s “Get Organized with the Home Edit” utilizes every inch of space in her incredibly-chic Nashville home. In The Home Edit: Feel-Good Organizing, a special edition magazine, Teplin takes viewers inside her inspiring space which she shares with husband, two children, and a Bernadoodle.
Shooting for a vibe that blended “casual with an elevated style,” Teplin chose a palette of bright whites and shades of blues, with the occasional pattern thrown in.
“I wanted it to be livable but feel unique and stylish,” said Teplin, who says the living room is a favorite gathering space for the family, particularly due to the cozy white brick fireplace. The kitchen, which has a massive center island and hardwood floors throughout, is equally as lively. Bright white walls and cabinetry are complemented by unique pops of color, like the wallpaper of orange fruit and vining leaves at the kitchen desk area, which Teplin calls “command central” for the family.
Near the kitchen, two closets have been transformed into mudrooms, where the kids can stash their backpacks, coats and boots. But Teplin and her husband also have to follow the same organizational rules, and keep their goods organized there as well.
“Jeremy and I have the same system as our kids,” says Teplin. “Everyone has to follow the rules to keep a cheerful home that can be maintained and inspiring at the same time.”
One unique feature of the home is how Teplin takes organization to another level — literally. The home’s upper levels are divided: one for the kids, and one for the adults.
“I designed the floor plan so the kids have their spaces — bedrooms, bathroom, a playroom that is now more of a living/hangout area, and a small nook — upstairs,” Joanna says. That keen design strategy is visible in the nook at the top of the stairs, a cozy spot where the kids can do homework or build with legos. In Marlowe’s room, labeled bins above the drawers are great ways to have a place to stash items so they’re not tossed around on the floor.
As for the adults’ floor, that’s got everything from dual offices and a home gym to a bathroom and a living space with a kitchenette.
“Above the garage and accessed by a separate stairwell off the screen porch is a space for Jeremy and me,” says Teplin, who consciously put thought into creating functional spaces where the family would really want to spend time. That includes the the spaces surrounding the primary bedroom. The primary closet is the stuff of storage dreams, with a center island that’s surrounded by the couple’s clothing, including a wall that has Teplin’s shoes, clutches, and handbags displayed on upper levels.
“I use the same principles with my own family that I would use with a client,” says Teplin. “I work with my family and what I know about each of them — their personalities and habits — and make sure the organizational expectations are reasonable and sustainable.”