Interior designer and Joybird trade partner, Katie Vance, knows a thing or two about bringing eye-catching designs into trendy spaces. See how she styled some of the hippest lofts in Nashville.
In the heart of Nashville, the building that now houses 506 Lofts began as a dry goods store, and then a Harvey’s Department Store. Once considered the center of retail activity for the city, the building went through several owners and reiterations before all the upper rooms were vacated and remained so for 30 years. Then in 2015, the current owners took on the challenge of restoring the space to its former glory and turning it into a vacation rental that seamlessly mixes modern decor with historical charm.
Given the opportunity to style the lofts in this Nashville gem, Katie considered every detail of the decor in her design. She used the aged walls as a jumping off point for color inspiration – playing with tones that would complement the unique historic shades. She included pieces from local craftsman and commissioned artwork to give each room a distinct look and flavor. As the co-organizer of Nashville’s Porter Flea Market, Katie has her finger on the pulse of the city’s artisans. As such, she expertly curated a distinct look in each room that’s simultaneously industrial, distinct, warm, and inviting.
“I want to make new, exciting spaces that stand the test of time. I personally always try to use local artisans to not only create a beautiful environment but weave in the community as a whole to the design.”
The end result is a retro-modern space that is at once welcoming and cool. While guests are surely there to experience the vibrant city of Nashville, one couldn’t blame them for wanting to bask in the chill vibes of the lofts and spend a little extra time indoors.