Nearly two years ago, the couple relocated to the Music City from Springfield, Missouri. Like any transplants, they’ve had the challenge of acclimating to a new city and settling into a new house. “The first day we were here our neighbor brought us a pie—that’s southern hospitality,” Laura says with a smile. With her keen eye for detail, Laura spent the last year transforming the house with personality while Todd was away on tour. “My parents renovated every house that we grew up in so I’m pretty good at seeing the bones and knowing what can happen. I think we’re definitely at that spot where it feels good; it feels like home.”
How would your describe your design style?
Laura: I feel like our style is Mid-century with a twist. I love to have the clean lines and classic shapes of Mid-century, but we don’t want it to be too boring so we throw in fun elements like lots of brass, neon signs and pink walls. It feels homey but it also feels fun. I definitely want the house to feel unique when people walk in.
My love for Mid-century came from a childhood of watching 1960s movies starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole. Their apartments were so cool.
Who takes the lead when it comes to decorating?
Laura: Todd’s very easy going and I am very type A. I know exactly what I want so most of the time I’m able to lay out this whole plan and he’s usually fine with it.
Todd: I tour a lot and it seems like every time I come home something is different and it usually improves the mood and the vibe of the house. She’s talented so it’s always a really fun surprise. It’s like living in an HGTV show!
Laura: Before & After!
How was the house before you made it your own?
Laura: We called it the beige palace! We got rid of all the beige and brown colors we hated and we used a lot of white to brighten up the space. We were able to save the wood floors and just restain them a dark beautiful color. I really had to pump personality into the rooms.
Would you say color plays a big role in your design inspiration?
I find that color really stands out more when you have a clean palette behind it so I painted most of the walls white.
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Laura and Todd’s Nashville home is nothing short of a dream. Scroll on for a closer look inside their light, bright and anything but ordinary home.
Any tips for merging two design styles in one home?
How does this home make you feel?
Laura: For me, our house is really a place where you feel peaceful and you feel like you can be yourself with the people and the things you love.
It just feels very comforting and homey and familiar.
Is this your forever home?
Todd: We would like to start a family so we may end up feeling like we have to move for more square footage.
Laura: Then we’ll do this all again in a bigger house!
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