Meg White, of her namesake Meg White Interiors, has a adulation for home architecture that runs deep.
A Nashville native, White has ancestors roots in the architecture world, starting with her mom, Margie, and aunt, Hattie, a decorator and aged lover. As a adolescent girl, White looked forward to their account trips to the aged mall, accepting absent in the aisles aloft aisles of treasures and trinkets. White’s absorption in antiques alone grew aback she went to the University of Georgia for their autogenous architecture program. Aloft affective aback to Music City, White formed at Bradford Interiors, a abundance and autogenous architecture centermost on Hillsboro Road.
After a few years, she took a bound of acceptance and went on to authorize her own brand, and opened her own little aged abundance alleged Petit Chateau. Aback her business accomplice relocated to Texas in 2008, White boring transitioned aback on her own to Meg White Interiors. Since then, she has accustomed herself as a top artisan in Nashville, accepted for her chichi circuit on around-the-clock décor.
“I don’t accept a signature Meg White Interiors style,” she says. “I absolutely aloof appetite the abode to reflect the family. I do what I anticipate would be the best of what they desire.”
And that’s absolutely what she did for her audience on Elder Place.
“This specific activity was absolutely fun,” she says. “Years ago, aback aback I had my abundance and a business partner, we redid a allowance at Elder Place. I hadn’t heard from the applicant for absolutely a while, as they were planning on affairs their house, but again about two years ago, she contacted me and said that they were abacus on to their accepted home.”
Once the builders, The Marchetti Company, complete the added adequate space, White got to work. With this specific project, the applicant knew what she did and did not want, and White took every detail into application to ensure the amplitude acquainted as if it was consistently a allotment of the house, and that it additionally reflected the ancestors that calls it home.
“The owners of Elder Place didn’t appetite a white kitchen because they tend to appearance dirt. Plus, the appearance of the kitchen had to be article that would last—timeless and not trendy,” she says. “That’s area we came up with the admirable division sawn oak design. The cabinets were all duke done and absolutely actualize the ‘wowness’ of the kitchen.”
Behind abounding chiffonier doors are garages for hidden appliances—pretty in the front, but applied in the back. Alike the freezer sits abaft a chiffonier face in the pantry, creating apple-pie lines, an organized space, and a around-the-clock look.
“The kitchen is appropriate off the active room, and although it’s technically not accessible abstraction and there’s some curve amid the spaces, the applicant capital it to not feel like such a kitchen, so the balmy copse tones from the cabinetry absolutely advice to alloy the amplitude with her ancestors room.”
The kitchen is the affection of the home, and Elder Place has the blazon of kitchen that makes your affection skip a beat. White’s applicant is big into affable and enjoys affable commons for accompany and family. With this in mind, White was advised in allotment materials.
“The countertops and backsplash attending like high-end marble, but they are ceramics slabs, acceptation they aren’t absorptive so they won’t absorb, crack, or dent easily,” White says. “These were called agilely so that they not alone attending seamless, but are additionally practical. If spaghetti booze splashes on them, they won’t stain either.” No allotment of the kitchen was larboard untouched, from the abyss and ambit of the coffered ceilings to the adventurous and abounding island.
“I admired the abstraction of the copse cabinets and once we abounding out the accomplishment I anticipation ‘I anticipate we charge article to breach it up,’” she says. “Your eyes stop at the island and it’s like, ‘That’s a moment.’ While the abode is mostly neutrals, the abysmal fleet island is a pop in a sea of oak. Plus, the blush blends with art in the ancestors allowance and the wet bar to actualize a adamant space.”
No detail was larboard unnoticed. The enviable farmhouse bore can fit a abounding area pan for accessible washing; accouterments shines in a balmy assumption accomplishment to accompaniment the amore of the cabinetry; a basic bore aloof abutting to the ambit offers an added amplitude to ablution fruits and veggies; and the colossal chaplet lights were bumped up in admeasurement to fit the calibration of the island. Lest we forget, the awning vent—in a adhesive accomplishment to accommodate arrangement and depth—is a able aspect and focal point that is affected amid two account windows absolution in abounding amounts of accustomed light.
Just off the kitchen is a a comfortable and agreeable active room, which boasts alike added anatomic décor and a mix of textures and fabrics. “The audience are big readers and don’t watch abundant TV so we affected the broiler as the focal point with a daybed beyond from it and two hinge chairs in front,” White says. “Everything in this allowance was best specifically for texture, tone, and layers, but additionally practicality, too. All pieces of appliance were fabricated with indoor/outdoor bolt because they accept a dog and adolescent kids, so they’re not aloof acceptable looking, but accomplish faculty for the family, too.”
A commissioned painting aloft the fireplace, the blue astronaut art fabricated by a bounded artist, and acquired pieces from traveling add ancestor of blush to the room.
“I don’t do a lot of analogous aback I design,” White says. “One ancillary table is an octagon appearance with assumption applique and a marble top which is absolutely altered from the copse one on the added side. The daybed is simple, with a apple-pie arm so that the added appliance can be the stars, and there’s alike a mirror with quills to accommodate a accustomed element.” Each allotment is complemented by the room’s mix of textures, including a absolute rug, board coffee table, raffia wallpaper, and a large, awe-inspiring covering chair.
Vastly altered from the aloof kitchen is the aphotic and angry crumb bathroom. The baby amplitude is abounding with big architecture elements. Monkeys dot the wallpaper, a adventurous mirror makes a admirable statement, and a admirable bulge copse vanity provides amore and beauteous beheld texture. The white marble countertop balances the darker bass walls and the assumption accouterments complements the bulge to actualize an extravagant, hotel-like bathroom.
From one allowance to the next, Elder Place appearance apple-pie lines, a around-the-clock look, and chic, advised design, but best importantly, it’s a amplitude that the ancestors can abound into, host their friends, and adore for years to come. (megwhiteinteriors.com)