Friday, June 1, 2012

A closer look: G's Nashville loft


  Meet Ginny: (and Ginny's loft)
Ginny is one of my best friends, who is such a gem, and a treasure to my heart. (was that a pun?!)
I was so so excited when i got to go stay with her for the weekend after my birthday! She just recently moved to Nashville, and it was so fun to have her show me around and you know, make me want to move there and all ;)
Ginny lives in the cutest lofty apartment ever, and right in the heart of the city as well!  For just moving in.. i was so impressed with how settled and established she already was, I was so inspired and in love with her little place that i had to show it to all of you!
My favorite part is her eating area, the farmhouse table and rustic feel has always been a soft place in my heart, we spent an hour or two eating amazing food, and spilling our hearts out at that table.. and it felt so right. 
I asked G to share a little about her home:

1.Where do you find inspiration for your home?  
design sponge. apartment therapy. anthropologie. thrift and vintage stores. antique shops. flea mkts. pinterest. traveling/culture. etsy. grandmas. 

2. Where are your top favorite spots for furnishing your home?
Moving to a new city always leads to an adventure of where you're going to shop! I am still discovering hidden antique stores, and definitely finding places I will and will not go back to. Since moving to Nashville I have fallen in love with the local flea market. It comes the last weekend of every month - there are some really awesome deals and definitely one of a kind pieces. Southeastern Salvage is another gem - I recently bought some amazing trunks there. The trunks are new but look old and distressed. Southeastern is where our iron chairs, bench, trunk, and some random pieces of art are from. We (my roommate and I) also love TJ Maxx. TJ is so great because you can get some nice, bigger pieces for cheap. We really like to mix old and new and TJ helps us get solid pieces at a reasonable price. Other places I love: the local antique stores, anthropologie, world mkt, ikea, etc.

3. Whats your favorite piece that you have? Tell me about it.
Our yellow hutch! I am absolutely obsessed with it. I found it at an antique store that is a block from my house. It was a huge ordeal to get to our house though (maybe that's why I love it so much, we had to work for it)! It is solid wood, super heavy, and just beautiful. We live on the third floor so we bribed some neighbors with beer and they brought it up for us :) As much as I love that piece, I was not a fan of the antique spot - super overpriced and the owner wasn't very friendly. It has a sleepy poet setup, but not as sweet. However, I love the hutch and its detail - the knobs, the wired doors, the color. I have it filled with anthropolgie nick-nacks.

4. Whats your favorite thing to do in your home?
Entertain. I love having wine/girl night, dinner parties, etc.  We have a beautiful wooden table right in the center of our home.  You can look out the window and see the Nashville skyline.  I love lighting candles, playing music, and setting up platter of food paired with some good wine.  Even when it is just my roommate and I we always set our food up cute, and light the candles.  Something about the display of food makes it that much more fun.  Our home is super open, which i love! It reminds me of the flat I lived in while I was in London, so there are sweet memories attached.  Also, there is a fenced in backyard that has a grill, corn-hole (for us southerner), a screen for outdoor movies, and also an amazing view of the city!

I had so much fun staying in this sweet little home!
Thank so much Ginny for opening it up to me, and sharing your decorating tips!


Jessica said...

So cute

meagan said...

i love it all!

Kris said...

Amazing! Love the antique style!