Nashville Home Tour: French-Style and Feminine

living room
Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Text by Lauren Eberle

“Classically built, this home’s architecture steered away from trend,” says designer Katie Gibson of Katie Gibson Interiors, “so we knew from the start that we wanted to reflect this style in the interior spaces.” Her vision began with clean white walls, a blank canvas for traditionally lined furniture, unconventional fabrics, and plenty of pops of color. “The homeowner loves the look of French-Italian style, but she also leans toward a simple and feminine aesthetic,” Katie explains. “So, rather than overdoing patterns, we focused more on interesting textures and intentional layering.”

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

 

Antique mirror and console tables
Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

From the entryway, the home’s symmetrical floor plan opens up to the dining and living rooms. On the left, the inviting dining area features a custom-made round table that seats the family all together. The chairs are covered in a cheery fabric inspired by a large vintage mirror, one of Katie’s early finds. Featuring seafoam and gold, the piece’s palette also ties in a pair of console tables on the opposite wall.

Living room
Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Steps away, to the right of the foyer, the living room is anchored by a large Oushak rug. “With its gold, cream, and seafoam, this oversized rug was the perfect foundation for this room,” Katie recalls. “We were able to then tie this pretty palette in through the layers of books, pottery, and art on the shelves.” Another interesting accent includes the poppy tape trim at the base of the cream chairs, which entertained the client’s passion for pink in a clever yet not too overwhelming way.