Nashville Interiors: Spring 2021
In the Press: Nashville Interiors Spring 2021
Photography by Ruby + Peach Photo
A native Nashvillian, architect Elizabeth Pogue was very familiar with Green Hills architecture, having previously worked on nearby 1940s-era homes. So when her clients discussed tearing down the home and starting from scratch, Pogue presented an option that kept the character of the house but still gave the family all the extra room they needed for a master suite and kitchen expansion. Discover how Wesley Stanley of Hunt + Gather Design and architect Elizabeth Pogue worked together to renovate this Green Hills residence to brilliantly grow with the family.
Despite the home almost doubling in size, the rooms were made to accommodate a family of four who loves to entertain, with the expanded kitchen (featuring a pair of Goodman Small Hanging Lights by Thomas O'Brien and the Edie Baluster Sconce by Thomas O'Brien) and master suites finding space around the porch. Stanley turned to Circa Lighting for most of the fixtures, everything from wall sconces for directional light to soft ambient light from chandeliers. She knew her clients loved brass, and that Circa’s finishes were exactly in line with the quality they wanted in a forever home.
“There are some sconces that I would have never thought to use, but she put those on the wall and it’s almost like a piece of art,” the homeowner told Nashville Interiors. “And the sconces in the kitchen to the sides of the stove, I would have never thought to do that. But lighting is such a pretty way to decorate a house and just adds to the feel of the room.”
“They love to entertain,” Stanley says. “Morgan and Leigh are so gracious and always throwing open their doors and hosting dinner parties and having people over. And I just think they didn’t have the space to do that before. They certainly didn’t have anything like that beautiful great room or that incredible porch.” A dining room gets plenty of natural sunlight and a lighting boost from the Cristol Tiered Chandelier by AERIN.
Architect Elizabeth Pogue was able to open the home up without losing its defined spaces, and designer Wesley Stanley added the 18" Cabinet Maker's Picture Light by Chapman & Myers to highlight the bookshelves and the Launceton Large Oval Chandelier by Chapman & Myers to illuminate the breakfast table.
The Versa Large Table Lamp in Alabaster by Julie Neill infuses a graceful touch of luxury atop the antique chest.
"Circa served as a jumping off point,” Stanley told Nashville Interiors. “Their brass finishes are just so lovely, and I used that as inspiration to create continuity from room to room, which makes the space feel even larger and grander than it is.” The Launceton Small Ring Chandelier by Chapman & Myers draws the eyes up when guests enter.
Here, a pair of Utopia Round Sconces by Kelly Wearstler evoke brilliant glamour down the hall.
"Circa is always my first stop when sourcing lighting for clients. I love their offerings of classic fixtures with clean lines and beautiful finishes that I know will stand the test of time,” said Wesley Stanley, who selected the Camille Large Tail Sconce in Polished Nickel by Suzanne Kasler for this master bathroom.