modern interior design

#WestEndClassicCaliFresh :: Before + After ::

MITZI MAYNARD: Interior Designer & Owner of Redo Home + Design

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Tell us a little about your client, and what they were looking for in their home renovation.

The home had been partially renovated, but my client was moving from California to Nashville and wanted a fresh start!  She wanted the house to reflect her style.  We began to add design elements that were more modern. Trying not to offend the original architecture, yet adding her personal style and aesthetic . 

Was this home a total renovation, or did it start with great bones?

The bones are beautiful! I love this house...especially the windows! 

That master bathroom is a favorite by many, and we’re dying over the vanity... tell us more!

So in this room it was about introducing elements! The brick wall looks original, but we added that, along with the classic black honed marble floor.  I have an amazing local custom cabinet maker that I work with!  Choosing the right wood and designing something that she had never seen before was exactly what she wanted. 

What part of the home did you get to design?

Everything except the kitchen. 

So many great pieces of art in this home - how did you incorporate all of it into each space? 

The art grew organically. She was collecting, and I was shopping for her on my buying trips and visiting local galleries. Then we just let each piece find its home!

Take a peek inside:

Photography by Aimee Mazzenga & design by Mitzi Maynard

master bathroom: after

master bathroom: after

master bathroom: before

master bathroom: before

living room: after

living room: after

living room: before

living room: before

living room

living room

dining room

dining room

wet bar

wet bar

home office

home office

home office

home office

hallway (upstairs)

hallway (upstairs)

mudroom

mudroom

Picture Perfect

Where would designers be without beautiful photography??  For many projects, it takes years to complete, but until proper pictures are taken (and you know I'm not talking iPhone pics), it's not ready to be shared.  

My sweet friend and designer, Jana Bek, gathered THE most talented group of designers to blog their favorite experiences with photographers and what their talents mean to our work.

I am thrilled to share two experiences with Nashville photographers who make my work #CameraReadyInteriors.

 

Paige Rumore Photography:

Word of mouth led me to Paige. I coveted her work as I sifted through other Nashville designer portfolios. She shoots crisp images that have an approachable vibe, and felt like the perfect fit to capture a favorite project I was wrapping up.

#FranklinRoadBeauty was our first date... and it was a good one! 

 

 

#FranklinRoadBeauty || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Paige Rumore Photography

Paige spends thoughtful time talking through the best angles, my favorite design elements, and how I intend to use the images (vignettes, editorial, social media) and then shoots for all of those needs.

 

#FranklinRoadBeauty || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Paige Rumore Photography

Paige's images came back even more beautifully than I'd hoped. The spaces feel bright and crisp. As the designer, I can see that she noticed the details and thoughtfully captured every one.

#FranklinRoadBeauty  ||  design: @mrsparanjape  ||  photo: @paigerumorephotography 

Nick McGinn Photography:

I got to work with Nick NcGinn on my most Nashville-y project to date!  Country music darling, Maren Morris, wanted a more livable and usable outdoor space for her days when she's not on tour. 

I souped up her backyard, but needed rockstar photos to prove it. Nick is a heavy hitter with an impressive resume... and he nailed it!

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

The images he shot feel edgy and cool with a rock and roll vibe that fit our client to a T!

 

 

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

Nick shoots both commercial and interiors photography... all with an eye for the sophisticated: www.nickmcginnphotography.com @photourworld  

#MarenMorris  ||  design: @mrsparanjape  ||  photo: @photourworld 

#MarenMorris  ||  design: @mrsparanjape  ||  photo: @photourworld 

#FranklinRoadBeauty  ||  design: @mrsparanjape || photo: @paigerumorephotography 

#FranklinRoadBeauty  ||  design: @mrsparanjape || photo: @paigerumorephotography