Recently, I was asked to shoot the home of a great friend of mine, Andi Eaton, for Domino, and the entire day—which was so much fun, might I add—was full of little reminders of why I love the direction contemporary design is headed and why I love what I do.
Andi's home is full of love and happy little surprises, just like she is! Her journey is similar to my own in so many ways. She began her career in the corporate world and completely pivoted to become a writer, founding the blog Oui We and publishing books. Her latest, Wanderful: The Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style, is more than just a stylish travel companion for the free-spirited. It's like taking your best friend with you on the road! And her space, colorful, inviting, and unique all at once, is filled with such great antique and vintage finds. The cozy, bright Nashville space reminds me of what so many southerners are embracing in their homes: balance. Balance between old and new, color and neutral, high and low, classic and unexpected.
In addition, and I say this often, I cherish the relationships I build with my clients. No matter their age, aesthetic, or place they call home, I invest in genuine friendships with the talented, authentic, inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs I have the privilege to call my colleagues and loving friends. Shooting the home of a dear, was like the best of both worlds, and reminded me how grateful I am to work with such smart, forward-thinking creatives every single day—and how the energy of The New Southern is everywhere! Keep shining bright sweet friends and I am so proud of you Andi!! Xx