nashville interiors

Kitchen Design

The kitchen is a space we spend more time in than most in our home... from cooking, to entertaining, it is the heart of the home. Most of the time, those looking to invest in a new home or renovation have the kitchen on the top of their list. Remodeling magazine has found that the ROI for a kitchen remodel can range anywhere from 50% - 80% depending on the level of your renovation. Today, Mitzi Maynard and Lori Paranjape are sharing some of their favorite kitchen designs. 

Design: Mitzi Maynard & Photography: Kristen Mayfield

mitzimaynardinteriors.com

This project was a large renovation.  The client had planned to build, but found a great property that had an existing home and our goal was to redesign it to meet my clients needs and wants.  The home owners wanted to make a kitchen where they could have large family gatherings, parties, and space for their growing family (dreams of having several more children). This family lives a healthy life style so we designed it with a smoothie station as part of the beverage center, and pantry away from the cooking space.  It was a large space and mixing different materials became an important part of the over all design. Scroll through to see the before & after!

Design: Lori Paranjape & Photography: Kristen Mayfield

mrsparanjape.com

This kitchen was an exercise in contrast... we went dark on the cabinets (cerused black oak), and in order to keep the space feeling light, use thick white quartz countertops. The result is fresh and clean, which feels surprising for a black kitchen!

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