creative conversations: brian mccarthy


We are thrilled to present a series of creative conversations with the 2016 featured designers of the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville.  With the theme "Landscape of Design" the show will host over 150 exhibitors and speakers including a keynote address from actress and founder of GOOP Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden Show is one of our favorite Nashville events and we wouldn't dream of missing it- hope to see you there! The show runs February 12-14th at the Music City Center in Nashville. Additional information and tickets to the show can be found here.

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pencil & paper's guide to nashville


We love Nashville... the food, the music and the amazing hospitality of the gracious folks who call our city home!! If you're planning a visit (and we think you should!), we wanted to take a minute and share some of our favorite destinations around town. If you make it to Nashville, drop us a line.  Happy eating, shopping  & listening y'all!! Click here to download Pencil & Paper's guide to Nashville: Nashville-Map-8.5x11

design to go promo!


It's Monday and what better way to get over the Monday blues than to do a promotion!?  This is a good one friends...through Wednesday, July 29th...we're offering 20% off Design to Go!  In case you're wondering what Design to Go's an affordable online alternative to traditional interior design.   In a nutshell...we design your space digitally...we're so tech!  To help you better understand how Design to Go works, we wanted to share a recent client project... Kelly and her husband just purchased their first home.  They have 3 year old twins plus a new baby...needless to say, their hands are more than full!  Their goal was to create a beautiful yet funky family room space that was realistic for their small family.  Through our questionnaire, we asked a variety of questions so we could get to know Kelly a little better and determine her families overall style, needs and goals...

How would you describe your style?

California eclectic inspired with vintage mid-century modern flair. Drawn to natural and woven fibers, brightly colored textiles and patterns and art with white walls, brass, vintage or vintage inspired colorful rugs, brass accents, unexpected details

How would you like for the space to feel once complete? 

Casually hip and elegant. Stylish without trying too hard. Injecting Cali eclectic in upstate NY. Comfortable and livable. FUN and bold - bright and cheery. Not your typical suburban family/dining room.

What type of patterns are you typically drawn to?

Mix. Boho/tribal patterns; geometric and vintage floral prints.

Do you have particular colors you're drawn to, or colors you'd prefer not to see in your space?

Was thinking indigos/blues, fushcias, tangerine for this room. Open-minded though! Probably not yellows.

What type of art are you typically drawn to? Do you have a favorite artist?

Modern abstract art with bright color. Love photography, particularly black and whites.

Budget: $10-20K

We then asked her if she had any items in particular she'd like to keep along with photos of the overall space.  In addition, she sent over a floorplan (see, it's super easy to do!) along with inspiration photos for the space.


From there, we started designing...and ultimately landed on this final family room concept board and layout.

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We all know a space isn't quite complete without accessories!  From there, we picked out items for Kelly's coffee table and built-in bookshelves that added pops of color and visual interest.

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Cohen Family - Design To Go-05

Kelly is currently in the process of purchasing each of these items off of the digital shop list we provide...once everything is installed, we'll share the before and after...we can't wait!   So there you have it friends, if you have a room that needs a little don't walk and take advantage of our limited time promotion.  Within 2 weeks, we can help you achieve a magazine ready room but as a reminder, you have to purchase by midnight this Wednesday.  If you have trouble filling out the questionnaire or sending payment, please email


P+P Artist Collaboration - Charlotte Hughes


P + P is excited to be collaborating with our super talented friend Charlotte Hughes to bring you our favorite customizable art! We have had so many sourcing requests  for our "Color Study" series and "Concentric Squares" featured in Matchbook Magazine.  For a limited time only they will be available for purchase! Meet Charlotte


Charlotte Hughes is a Nashville native currently studying at Barnard College in NYC.  She's home for a limited time during the summer and we decided to take advantage of her amazing talent and help her stock pile some cash for school next year!

Here's how it works...

Step 1: Choose which piece of art you'd like to purchase! Color Study-02Step 2: Pick your colors! Color Study-01

Color Study: On 11x17 paper. Fits perfectly in Ikea RIBBA frame!

Pick your favorite 2 colors to create your very own color study. These look great as individuals or as a series and...its pretty darn hard to beat an original piece of art for $25!!!

*Price: $25/each

Concentric Squares: On stretched canvas frame. Perfect to hang as is or can be professionally framed.

Pick your favorite 4 colors

*Price: small 20 x 20 - $250 medium 30x30 - $350 large 40x40 - $450

*Plus shipping, alternate colors can be substituted for an additional $25

We will begin taking pre-orders on Tuesday, June 9th Please send an email to Meg Kelly; with your pre-order to be first on our list.

After Tuesday, all orders can be emailed directly to Charlotte Hughes;

Interiors Photography by Leslee Mitchell