A lifestyle blogger and her musician husband breathe new life into a classic Southern home with their fresh twist on Mid-century style that’s hip yet homey and sure to be trending.
If Laura and Todd’s suburban Nashville home were to have a mantra it could easily be good vibes only. Their newly remodeled 3-bedroom rancher bathed in bright white, and accented with brass finishes, palm leaf wallpaper, and a flicker of neon exudes a chill, modern feel. This is a fitting trait considering the single-story home doubles as an office for Laura, a DIY blogger for A Beautiful Mess, and a studio for Todd, the guitarist and keyboardist for alt rock band Mutemath.
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 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.” The couple describes their style as “mid-century with a twist.” They cleverly merge the clean lines and classic shapes of that era with a modern playfulness through lots of brass, neon signs, and pink walls.
“It’s nice to have a peaceful place that also doubles as a creative space.” – Todd
Laura’s penchant for decorating keeps the place in a pretty regular state of evolution. “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. It’s like living in an HGTV show!” Todd laughs. Still, Laura anchors the design through a consistent color palate of bright whites, pinks and teals. And while she may be making the bulk of the design decisions, the couple imbue the space with little touches that are special to both of them. Their The Big Lebowski print is the perfect example of this – it’s his favorite movie, but the print is in her color scheme. Win, win!
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