I am excited to finally share this beach home shoot, featured in this month's Traditional Home! It came at the perfect time with Summer on my mind!! It's always such an honor when I travel and venture into the news stand to find my hardwork on the COVER of one of my favorite shelter magazines!! It truly feels like the work comes full circle and is out there in the world to add a little beauty and inspiration....... or to get all of our wheels turning for our next vacation destination!! The vacation home (which happens to be Luke Bryan's!!!) is in Florida, and was designed by Nashville-based designer Chad James. As a Nashville-based entrepreneur, I'm so fortunate to work with such amazing, creative, and talented go-getters—especially the occasional country music star!!!
I'm so fortunate to work with such amazing talent all across the country... literally from coast to coast. That's what makes my recent feature in Country Living so special and the second year in a row I have been part of this state to state round up. Their summer issue, dubbed the "Coast to Coast" issue, features not one, but TWO spaces I styled and shot! The first is a cozy vignette in Nicole Davis's stunning Utah home. The second, an outdoor space by Tulsa-based Austin Bean Design Studio, is my ideal entertaining space for a summertime get-together. I so love working with both of these design teams and watching them grow and honor their unique styles and perspectives. It's so rewarding to collaborate with creative, fun, energetic clients like these—to be able to highlight their design strengths and diversity is just an added bonus!!
To see both of these Country Living features, pick up a copy at a newsstand near you!! Xx
I’m excited to share designer James Saavedra’s home in Austin, TX with you. This 750-square-foot condominium is the ultimate example of small space chic!! He’s filled the space with the most amazing art and vintage finds, namely the living room coffee table which is a beautiful piece from John Saladino . The finished product was the fruit of a collaborative styling effort. I incorporated layered elements throughout the home to add dimesion and one of my favorite ways to add depth were the beautiful frames along the kitchen counter to give the space a little structure. The immensely creative James, who’s also an artist, created the black and white drawings in those frames upon my request—the night before the shoot. Improvising: it’s one of the secrets to nailing the perfect shot!!!
This month, my shoot of Nashville's colorful Germantown Inn was featured in the print edition of Condé Nast Traveler and The New York Times! The boutique hotel is in the heart of up and coming Germantown (one of my absolute favorite neighborhoods and home to my all time favorite restaurant, City House) and is designed with punchy color and comfort in mind. One of the trademark details of the space is the eclectic artwork featuring Founding Fathers in colorful hairdos. It's fun to use those unique design elements to create a focal point for the shot. It's also great to work with amazing local businesses and share the Nashville love!