New Ideas for Nail Head Trim

Nail head trim is normally used as an accent on sofas, headboards and chairs alike. Lately it's been seen adorning chests and bedside tables. It instantly adds a level of sophistication to most any piece and is found in many upscale homes. Today, we're going explore using nail head trim elsewhere in your home, and show you how you can DIY it to update and refresh pieces that you already own!

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Nail head trim is most often seen in gold, silver or oil rubbed bronze, but take a look at all of the possibilities! It comes in several other size and color options which you can order online.

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Here, a designer accented navy grasscloth wallpaper with a stunning nail head trim stripes.

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Dress up your wainscoting with wallpaper, twill tape and nail head trim.

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This stunning accent wall was done with fabric, moulding and nail head trim.

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Use nail head trim as an accent on your stair runner (and help keep it in place!)

 

Photo Credits: House Beautiful, Addicted 2 Decorating, Jabel Interiors, Sarah Dorsey Designs & Modhomeec.com

Gorgeous Holiday Garlands

It's our favorite time of year here at Tanya Hembree Design! The leaves are falling, there is a chill in the air and sparkly, shiny things are adorning all of the store windows. As we prepare to get our homes decorated for the holidays, we wanted to share some of our favorite holiday garlands with you. These can be used in so many different places in your home; on your mantle, your tree, the stairwell or even over doorways. We've included several different options to match to your own personal style and budget. Let us know which you'll use this year!

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Eucalyptus, cotton blooms and cedar are blended to create a garland full of southern charm.
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This cheerful handmade pompom garland is sure to make any space festive!
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This whimsical felted songbird garland is the perfect boheimian touch to your holiday decor.
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A classic boxwood garland never goes out of style and can be used for any holiday!
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Photo Credits: Etsy, World Market, Anthropologie, Ballard Designs 

A New Perspective on Painters Tape

We've all used painters tape to ensure that our DIY paint job has crisp edges and clean lines, but today, we're going to take painters tape one step farther! With a little (ok, a lot) of patience and a good level, there are a plethora of fun designs you can create using painters tape. The only limit is your imagination! We've rounded up a few of our favorite accent wall designs (plus one fun surprise) all created with painters tape to jump start your creative process. Let us know which is your favorite!

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We love the touch of gold on this blue and white geometric patterned wall.

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This simple accent wall done with painters tape is an instant focal point in this nursery!

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Complex might be an understatement, but we're swooning over this intricate design done with painters tape!

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Painters tape can be used beyond just walls! This dresser went from drab to fab with a little painters tape and an eye for perfection!

Photo Credits: Hertoolbelt.com, Project Nursery, Design Sponge & Emandwit.com

Fall Tablescapes

The temperatures in Nashville have officially dropped and Fall is finally here! We've pulled out our boots, are donning our favorite sweaters and have weekend plans that include fire pits and smores. We couldn't be happier for this season to arrive and can't wait to relish in the warmth that comes along with it. With that being said, Thanksgiving is upon us and many of us will be hosting our friends, family and loved ones. One of our favorite things to this time of year is to decorate our table. We've rounded up four of our favorite Fall tablescapes for you below and hope these inspire you to decorate your breakfast or dining table as well!

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A simple garland of greenery along with heirloom pumpkins, touches of brass and copper and beaded gold chargers complete this simple and effortless tablescape. 

 

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We love the use of plaid and pinecones in this homey yet festive tablescape.

 

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Gold flatware, custom calligraphy and fresh eucalyptus make this tablescape magical.

 

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Subtle stripes, gold flatware and a warm color scheme are the perfect combination in this glam tablescape.

 

Photo Credits: Cherished Bliss, Pizzazzerie, Stylecaster & Glitter Guide 

Step it Up

Although utilitarian, staircases are a central focal point for any multiple story home. The shape, color, style and material allude to a home's overall aesthetic while providing a transition point from one floor to the next. Below are some of our favorite staircases; each very different in form but all serving the same purpose and function.

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The geometric balusters in this staircase emanate a clean yet modern feel.

 

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This steel staircase with vertical balusters is both functional and beautiful.

 

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This gorgeous grand staircase is given a transitional touch with a geometric runner.

 

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This mixture of wood and steel is the perfect recipe for an industrial farmhouse look.

 

Photo Credits: House Beautiful, Nelson Hancock, Ciao! Newport Beach, Clayton & Little

The Nashville Scene: Up & Coming Artisans

Nashville is very well known for it's local artists...music artists that is! While we love living in Music City, USA, our local art scene is also not to be missed. Today we're showcasing some amazing up and coming artisans here in Nashville whose mediums span from painting to sculpture, woodworking, drawing and the like. We're beyond excited to share these talented people with you and encourage you to support them and their work.

GINA JULIAN | https://ginajulian.com

Gina is a Nashville native and self-taught artist and designer. She's spent the last 20 years as a graphic designer, but is now a full time artist based out of her home studio in Franklin, TN.

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'Make An Entrance'

1767 DESIGNS | http://www.1767designs.com

1767 is a team of creatives based in Nashville who create wall art pieces, tables and custom accents out of reclaimed wood from homes recently torn down in Nashville area.

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Wall Art Triptych : 18 x 36

SYDNEY CLAWSON | www.smclawson.com

Sydney is a portrait artist based in Nashville that specializes in black and white mixed media prints. They range from small to large (think 8 feet tall!) and are incredibly life-like.

 

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NATALIE DUNHAM | http://www.nataliedunham.com

Natalie grew up in Franklin, TN and makes her living creating installation art pieces. Her work has been showcased in galleries all over the US as well as London, Prague and the Czech Republic. 

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Sweet Ideas: New Ways to Use Cake Stands

Cake stands come in varying colors, materials and heights. We all know that their original and most common use is as a platform for a gorgeous cake (or other sweet confection!). But today, we're getting creative and showing you other ways to utilize this multi-functional piece. We hope this inspires you break out your cake stand from the china cabinet this weekend and find it a new home!

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Perfume Holder
Dress up your bathroom by displaying your collection of perfume bottles.

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Dish & Hand Soap Holder
Control your kitchen sink clutter by displaying soap bottles and other necessities on a coordinating stand. 

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Holiday Display
Perfect for a table centerpiece or to use with a small tree in a kid's room.

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Plant Stand
Stack several cake stands together and fill with greenery for a beautiful display.

 

Photo Credits: Clean & Scentsible, Vintage Whites, Seasonal Wisdom, Cosmopolitan

Doormat Darlings

Now that we've helped you pick your favorite fall wreath, it's time to focus on another imperative piece to the perfect entry; your doormat! Although exterior doormats are a must in order to keep your floors shining, there are plenty of options when it comes to picking the right one to adorn your doorstep. We've included six of our favorites below and covered all bases including functional, fun, festive and flashy! Click the links below for more info on each and let us know which is your favorite!

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Bar Cart Breakthroughs

Bar carts have made a comeback in recent years and can be found in stylish living spaces showcasing a curated collection of bottles, bartending accessories and the like. But today, we're looking past the traditional use of bar carts and exploring other creative ways to utilize this accent piece.

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Plant Stand
Showcase your green thumb and display your collection of potted plants all in one place!

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Nightstand
Use the multiple shelves to hold both necessities and nice-to-haves (great for guest rooms!).

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Office Supply Caddy
Need more desk space for office supplies? Consider this an extension of your workspace.

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Dessert Cart for Parties/Showers
Perfect for entertaining in small spaces! 

 

{Image Credits: Feedly, House of Silver Lining, Real Simple, HowToDecorate}

Fall Wreath Favorites

Fall weather has been knocking on Nashville's doorstep lately and I'm pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say that we couldn't be more thrilled! One of our favorite things to do when the leaves start to fall is to decorate our front porch. Mums are a must here in the South as well as a beautiful Fall wreath on your front door. Here are a few of our favorites in several different styles to help you choose which one will adorn your front door!

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Modern Uses for Traditional Moulding

Moulding is most commonly seen on wainscoting, cabinets or as crown moulding, dressing up the seam between your walls and ceilings. However, it can be used just about anywhere to create a focal point on your ceiling, walls or stairs. Here are a few recommendations that you can easily DIY. These would take minimal time, but produce maximum impact!

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Use moulding to create a geometric or abstract design on an otherwise flat ceiling.

Create an accent wall in a bedroom, dining room, etc. using moulding in a matching (or opposite!) paint color.

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Step up your baseboard game by adding a piece of moulding 3 inches above the top of your existing baseboard. Paint the space in between to match and create a dramatic effect.

Moulding can be used in so many ways and is a great way to transform traditional into transitional!

Photo Credits: Wink Chic, Veranda Interiors & Feedly

A Beautiful Bath Without Breaking the Bank

Looking to update your bathroom and still have some money left in your wallet? Try re-glazing your tile or tub (or both!) to save some cash. This can be done with any type of tub: clawfoot, drop-in, alcove, freestanding, etc. Hire a professional to do the job, or flex those DIY muscles and do the job yourself. You'll be shocked (and thrilled!) at just how re-glazing these surfaces can make them look brand new. [Image Credit: Domino]

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Finishing Touches

When taking on a large renovation or small DIY project, picking paint colors tends to be the most difficult part. But what about the paint finish? This is a small detail that is quite important and often overlooked. But don't fret...we're here to give you a quick rundown to help you select the right finish for your job! 

Satin: Pick this finish for rooms that get alot of use. Think kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. It's easy to clean and holds up in damp conditions.
Semigloss: This finish has a small sheen to it and is used mostly on trim and woodwork. 
Flat: Use this finish for low-traffic areas and ceilings (it's quite hard to clean).
Eggshell: Easily the most popular finish; it's easy to clean and will take wear quite well. Use this in spaces you utilize most often.
High Gloss: Looking to make a statement? Choose this finish! It's high sheen will create drama and add a glam touch to your space.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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Fashion Friday: All About Accessories!

What makes an outfit? Accessories, of course! This week we're letting you peek into our closet and see what accessories are in our top drawer. We'll start with this two-tone leopard print bandana, a super fun accent for work or weekend! Wear it around your neck or use it to dress up your favorite tote. Want something a bit more fancy to wear around your neck? Look no further than this gorgeous pendant necklace made with seashells and tassels (it's on sale now, run!). Pair the necklace with these druzy drop earrings for a date night, or with these comfortable jeweled sandals and fringe crossbody bag for the weekend. Time to change up your phone case? This Rifle Paper Co. case features one of their classic designs by founder Anna Bond and will never go out of style (also on sale now!). And lastly, but certainly not least, we have no plans to remove this showstopper of a watch from our wrist anytime soon. It's rose gold and leather design is totally timeless and always keeps us on schedule. Comment below and let us know what accessories are currently in rotation in your closet!

Nashville + Design + Team

You guys, my team is amazing!! If you don't know that, well you do now. I couldn't be more excited and proud of what we're getting done. This year has been crazy busy and we couldn't be more grateful. (Stay tuned, more to come about my team!) 

So...we recently finished a vibey East Nashville project and here's a quick peek and tour just after we finished...

 

 

 

 

Fashion Friday: Stars & Stripes!

We're working overtime this week to get you prepped and ready for a fabulous Fourth! No matter where you're spending the holiday or what actives you'll be partaking in, start here for a fun filled, stylish and relaxing weekend. Headed to the beach? Slip into this adorable swimsuit (a sure keeper for any body type!), grab these star-perforated fold-up flats and pack this festive blanket for your picnic. Bring along your perishables in this striped insulated tote, which has a zip closure (bye-bye sand!) and a shoulder strap for easy transport. Staying home? Relax in these star print sweatpants and catch some z's in these incredibly comfortable pajamas (our personal favorite!). Heading out for the evening to watch fireworks? This striped dress with pom-poms is both cute and comfortable and looks darling with these fun earrings (on sale now!). Whatever your plans are, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

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Fashion Friday: Summer Date Night!

Got a hot date night coming up? We're here to help! Head out on the town with your beau looking perfectly put together in these transitional pieces. Start with this comfortable-but-chic romper (currently on sale!) and dress it up with these on-trend block heel suede sandals, metallic tassel necklace and super fun beaded clutch. Grab this floral kimono incase you get a chill, and tuck this multi-purpose lip balm in your bag to keep your lips perfect all night long. Your date night is sure to be a success!

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Fashion Friday: Beach Essentials!

This week's picks will make planning your upcoming beach trip quick and easy! Head down to 30A with these pretty pieces and necessary essentials all loaded up in this beautiful oversized straw tote available on Amazon (hello free shipping!). Relax on the beach with your Turkish cotton beach towel in this gorgeous fully-covered-but-still-flirtatious white hot swimsuit. And don't forget to protect yourself from those UVA rays! We have you covered with shades, suntan lotion and our favorite organic lip balm (also available for purchase at our studio!). Packing for the beach was never so easy.

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Introducing Fashion Friday!

Starting today, I'll be posting some of my favorite fashion picks each week. Today's picks are all about summer essentials, ladies! The three fashion pieces can be dressed up or down (add a cute scarf to that bag!) and easily go from day to night. The shampoo is a current staple in my shower and leaves my hair smelling so very fresh. And who doesn't love a pink nail? Click the numbered links below to shop these picks and go ahead and grab a few for yourself!

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