Designer Favorites

blog post 15.jpg

Showroom Shots from DESIGN ADAC

This past month, we loaded up an SUV and took a drive down to Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and their annual Design ADAC event that invites some of the best designers from around the country to debut their new lines and share their trade secrets. Here are the top trends we saw in the showrooms.

blog post 15 1.jpg

Baby Blues

Powder blue is the new neutral. This hue was everywhere we looked in Atlanta as a calming color that allows designers to anchor a room without succumbing to boring beige. Use it in bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and just about anywhere else for a fresh, crisp look.

Gold accents

A continuing trend from 2016, gold fixtures are still a timeless, luxe addition to any room. From lighting to hardware, accessorize your room with gold like you accessorize your outfit: keep it simple and understated.

blog post 15 3.jpg

All Velvet Everything

Whoever said velvet had to be sad and frumpy? Velvet upholstery is making a contemporary comeback and giving basic rooms a luxurious feel that's soft to the touch but durable too. This chair combines the trendy baby blues and brassy gold accents to embody everything we saw at Design ADAC!

Hi everyone!

Panels and speakers and showrooms, oh my! There are few things we love more than to hear the latest tips, tricks and trends from the best designers in the country and we were definitely geeking out at DESIGN ADAC with so many talented folks packed into just a few days. Are you a fan of the trends spotted above? Let us know how you are incorporating them into your spaces on Facebook and Instagram! 

— Paige & Mia

Excited for Spring? Of CORAL We Are!

blog post 14.jpg

Cheery Coral Hues

Spring is a time to declutter and reinvigorate old spaces in your home. Get inspired with this bright coral-infused bedroom we designed for Parallel Travel in Stacks on Main in East Nashville. As an Airbnb space, we wanted the room to feel comfortable and warm but also fun and energizing. What colors are you leaning toward this spring? 

blog post 14 3.png

Hi everyone!

We couldn’t be more excited that warmer weather and warmer color palettes are coming our way! Instead of our usual tips this month, we wanted to share some eye candy to inspire your next reno project. Start small by refreshing an old piece of furniture with a new coat of paint or go big with a complete room remodel. Either way, have fun with it and don’t be afraid to be bold!

— Paige & Mia

Atlanta + Design

blog post 8.jpg

3 Trends from Atlanta's ADAC

How do designers spend their weekends? Learning about the latest trends, of course! This month, we took a road trip to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center to re-stock our fabric sample library and do some shopping downtown. Here's what we saw while we were there:

Color, color everywhere! In recent years, soft blues and a slew of neutrals have dominated many design color palettes. But over the summer we've seen spike in bright, vibrant colors, particularly shades of coral. The pinkish-orange shade is a popular option for adding life to any room. 

Mixed signals. Successfully mixing patterns and textures is an art, and more and more designers are taking chances to mix it up. Florals + geometrics, linens + embroidery and just about any other combination you can think of are making their way to mainstream designs. 

Custom pillows. Don't get us wrong, we love a good pillow from Home Goods. But custom pillows like in the photo above with custom cording and funky box edges were all over the ADAC showrooms. Need a weekend project? Give an old pillow a fresh look by adding a brush fringe or appliqué. If it doesn't work out, we're always here to help you design your dream pillow!

blog post 8 2.jpg

Hi everyone!

Alright, full disclosure: while on our trip, we did get lost in an Atlanta mall looking for the Kate Spade store and ended up stopping for cupcakes instead... But who hasn’t done that? We had a great time sifting through fabric samples and drawing inspiration from the showrooms there. For more of the tips and tricks we picked up on the trip, remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. ‘Til next time!

— Paige & Mia

That's a Wrap!

O'More Show House 2016 was a success!

The historic Franklin home featured 22 spaces designed by top local designers, including Paige Williams and her fellow O'More College of Design alumni.

Paige took the front hallway from an incomplete shell to a warm and welcoming alcove by emphasizing the Craftsman style of the house and mixing Mid-Century modern wood elements with pops of color throughout. The house, which is approximately 5,600 square feet, is now up for sale.

All profits from the show house directly benefit O'More College of Design. Recently, proceeds from the Show House were used to renovate the historic berry home on campus to house the Interior Design Program.    

Hi everyone,

Six months of preparation, two weeks of Showtime and countless hours later, the 2016 Show House has officially wrapped! When proposing my design for this space, I wanted it to be like walking through an art gallery: the raw wood pieces, the original painting of downtown Franklin, the funky-cool mirror made out of pencils by yours truly... I hope visitors to the house got a taste for the different levels of art in and around Nashville. Can’t wait to start my next project!

— Paige

Thank you to all of my amazing partners!

Artist Heidi Schwartz
Draperies by Lucinda
Littlebranch Farm
Robert Allen Fabrics
B&B Metal Designs
Artioli Floor coverings
The English Garden by Terry White
Heart & Paper Photography
Walls to Walls

You're Invited!

Make plans to visit the O'More Show House!

As featured in House Home & Garden Magazine, the historic Franklin home will feature 22 spaces designed by top local designers, including Paige Williams and her fellow O'More College of Design alumni. 

blog post 43.jpg
The inspiration for my design concept stems from the feeling I get when walking the streets of downtown Franklin on a warm spring day. The trees are blooming bringing life and color to unique historical homes. The old brick, wood and concrete in each structure gives me a warm feeling of being in a small town full of inspiration, so I’ve incorporated that feeling into the space.”
— Paige Williams
blog post 4 2.jpg