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.

Scroll down below to learn more about designer Brian McCarthy! bmcupdated-02bmcupdated-03

Tennessee Favorites


The Tennessee Department of Tourism has just released their 2016 vacation guide and we must say we are smitten! The fun cover (an homage to Nashville's famous Hatch Show Print), featuring the eternally fabulous Dolly Parton, has us inspired to road trip across our great state and check out all the fun! To see the full catalog click here.  Also, if you plan to visit our sweet town, check out some of Pencil and Paper's local favorites via our Nashville map and the shopping guide we did for domino magazine! Have fun y'all!!!

project modern house before + after: kitchen


We are excited to finally share with you photos from our most recent renovation of a 1971 Robert Anderson hilltop home in Nashville. Many of you have been following along on Instagram to see all the details unfold on #ProjectModernHouse.  It has been a long journey bringing this modern gem back to life. We gutted the space down to the studs (new HVAC, plumbing, electrical, windows)..... basically we had to tackle ALL the expensive, not fun stuff first!But, we are thrilled to say "Project Modern House" is officially on the Market!

If your kitchen is in need of some design love, we offer an assortment of services to meet all of your needs.  Check out Design to Go or contact us for a custom quote!  Scroll down to see the complete kitchen renovation below:


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Images by: Leslee Mitchell

To see our inspiration for the project, click here. This home is currently for sale. If you're in the Nashville area and would like to schedule a showing, please click here for more information.

design to go gift certificates!


Hi friends, we're happy to announce that we're offering Design to Go gift certificates!  Do you have a loved one who needs help designing a room in their home?  Then we have the perfect Christmas surprise. If you'd like to purchase, we'll email you an invoice and then they can utilize our "Design to Go Services" whenever it's convenient for expiration date! The cut off for a Christmas arrival is tomorrow....simply email Meg ( by Wednesday, December 23rd, 3pm Central with the recipients name, which room, along with their address. We'll make sure our gift certificate is beautifully wrapped and shipped to your door in time for Christmas morning!!

Happy Holidays!

west elm holiday gift picks


We're doing some last minute shopping and wanted to share some of our favorite holiday gift picks.  We're huge fans of West Elm's accessible fun and modern design, and love that they're making their way into our favorite neighborhoods across America.  We just popped into our local Nashville store and here's what we found... West Elm Gift Guide-02

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