A Summer Well Spent
Between bathroom renovations, kitchen remodels, furniture installs, window treatments, half a dozen Airbnb projects and keeping our current clients happy, we've had an eventful summer! Here's a look inside some of our most recent work!
Shedding Light on Lamps
Lamps seem simple enough. Plug them in, flip them on, and you're good to go! But they play a bigger role in pulling a room together than you may think. The wrong lamp (or lamps -- they work best in pairs!) can disrupt a design both in visual aesthetics and practicality. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing lamps:
How's the height? The taller the lamp, the better. Depending on their purpose, you typically want a lamp that is at least 30 inches tall. If you are using a lamp for reading light, the shade should come to just above your shoulder when you are sitting down in a chair. Also remember that if you are shopping for lamps online, carefully read through the dimensions before purchasing. Photos can often make lamps look larger than they are.
And the shade? The color and fabric of a lamp shade can drastically affect how light is diffused in a room. Think about the day-to-day use of the lamp before settling on a shade. Black shades are cool and edgy but won't provide as much light as a lighter color. Similarly, burlap shades are very popular right now, but the heavy fabric restricts the light.
What about the base? Finally, consider what the body of the lamp is made of. Whether it is glass, marble, concrete or ceramic, the base can be an easy way to add color to a room and pull a space together. Glass lamps work best is smaller rooms because of their transparency but be sure they don't get lost in the background if working in a larger room.
Behind the Scenes of Stacks on Main
What fun is work without a little competition? You may recall we recently partnered with Parallel Travel as one of four local designers tasked with turning a blank apartment in Stacks on Main, a luxury apartment building in the Gulch, into a fun and welcoming Airbnb space.
This month, we found out the apartment we designed has been the company's highest rated and most occupied space of all of their locations in Nashville! We'll cheers to that.
Check out the before & after!
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?