Downtown Nashville project/Before and after

Wow, what a quick weekend that was.  I hope it was a good one for you.  My weekend was spent installing the Nashville loft that I first posted about here.  The install went so well and I’m really excited to show you the photos today.  First, let’s start with a few before pictures.


Even though, this place needed a lot of work, the windows were to die for.  There are 6 large windows in 600 sf of space.  The place is flooded with light for much of the day.  But the color palette was far from what my client wanted.  The color on the wall was a deep caramel and felt very masculine.  The floors were terrazzo tiles and original to the building.  Unfortunately, they were in pretty bad shape.

The floors and the paint color had to go, so I calmed the palette and warmed up the floors with tile and jute rugs.  The design plan came to life so well with this project.  I love it when a plan comes together!


And now the after….







This was the bedroom before.

And now.  It’s always amazing to me, the difference that paint can make.


The fabulous bedroom windows before.

And now, even better.

So, what do you think?  Do you like the color palette?  What’s your favorite touch?

I’m so pleased with how this project came together and I have a lot more to share.  On Wednesday, I’ll share some of the decisions that I made and why.  Hopefully, this will give you some insight into your own projects.

Have a great day!

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  1. Oooh…very nice! I love the coffee table and have had my eyes on it for a project myself.

  2. That is a real…ahhhhh…what a refreshing beautiful new look. Great work Lori! I’m really curious about the paint colors that you chose as I think they are perfect. Your client must be thrilled – I’d love to come home to a space like that. I’ve always admired those pillows in the bedroom and they look even better in your installation. Looking forward to hearing more. And yes, the weekend flew – I didn’t even get a post up yet!

  3. I love it!! I love the colors! So fresh! Loving that coffee table! Hope you are doing well.

  4. Lori!!!! Its awesome!! The color palette is perfect and serene. I am sure you client is beyond happy! Good job girl!

  5. Kathy Donohue says:

    Nicely done!! What a beautiful relaxing space to come home to. I love all the texture…my favorite is the coffee table.

  6. Lori, Thanks for sharing…love it, and all in my fav colors!!!

  7. I love the color palette Lori. So nice and serene. And I like the mix of old rustic and new. Lovely!

  8. This is amazing! It’s so beautiful and calm. You do some beautiful work and I love your website!

    I’m glad you found me at the linky party because now I found you…


  9. Thanks so much everyone! It was a great project to work on.

  10. Lori! Wow! You did good here, Lady. My favorite thing is the beautiful, long white curtains and how they soften the space. Really nice work.

  11. Beautiful Lori!! Your client must be thrilled with how it turned out. Curtains really gave it some softness. The colors are so soothing.

  12. Wow, Lori! How fun to work on a loft, your talent certainly shows! It is a beautiful space!

  13. Lori, your design is wonderful. Love that rustic chest. Thanks for sharing at wow.

  14. Congrats on your West Elm mention!

  15. I love the Palm Tree panel above the bed! Can you tell me where you found it???

  16. LOVE that little pedestal table with the silver lamp on top. May I ask where I could fine one?

  17. It’s beautiful. Can you please tell me where you bought the tall cabinet or the buffet from? I have been looking something like that for more than an year. Thanks!!

  18. I absolutely love the sideboard. It is simply beautiful and would be perfect for living room under the TV.

  19. Absolutely love the sideboard. It would be perfect in living room under tv hanging on the wall for movies and storage.

  20. Ron Coleman says:

    My wife and I love the coral wall art, could you tell us where we can find it?

    Thank you,
    Ron and Margaret Coleman


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