We launched Peach & Pine mid-May 2016 without a clear vision of what kind of projects would come our way. A couple weeks later, some friends of ours called and told us that they purchased a house in West Nashville (an adorable area called The Nations) that they were planning to use as an Airbnb (short term vacation rental home). Because it is designed for visitors, it needed to be furnished, decorated and outfitted from top to bottom with everything Nashville tourists may need for a comfortable stay.
They wanted to know if we would help them decorate, and I jumped at the chance. Yes! Furnish and decorate an empty house? No hesitation.
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So we set to work with a goal of having the whole place furnished in about 3 weeks. The main thing I forgot in this process was taking good before photos, so please excuse really incomplete photos in the "before."
Honestly, I could post more terrible photos of empty rooms, but you get the gist. It was just an empty house. We didn't do any painting or construction, but we set out to create a Farmhouse Industrial style within a set budget and with a short time frame.
I can't take all the credit for this. The homeowners, Katie & Josh, worked even harder than we did on all of the things that it takes to turn an empty house into a cozy and inviting place for guests. I'm so glad they let us be a part!
So without further ado, here is the house we lovingly dubbed the West Side Single Story.
Jeremy custom built that amazing bench seat. This house is designed to sleep up to 8 people, so we wanted to maximize seating space while leaving as much room for people to mill around as possible, and a banquette was the best way to do that. I have a love affair with banquettes. They are so cozy and always make a statement.
The floors are really uneven in this old home, so we had to get creative with a banquette that looked built in and substantial but didn't come all the way to the ground (because the uneven floors would have posed a significant problem). I love the design he came up with because it mimics the beautiful base moldings.
Can we just talk about those gorgeous coffered ceilings? I mean they're amazing, right?
Jeremy also built that console table you see along the back wall. He mimicked a design we saw on Joss and Main, and it saved us $100!
Come on into the master suite. This room is beautiful by itself because of the high coffered ceilings and the gorgeous hardwoods, and we wanted to enhance the existing beauty by creating a bright, white, romantic escape.
In pursuit of efficiency and budget friendliness, we bought all of our mattresses on Overstock.com. They are memory foam and come vacuum packed. You unwrap them and let them expand. We sleep on one in our own bedroom, and it's great! You can't beat the $270 we paid for a king sized mattress!
I fell in love with that gorgeous vintage dresser that we stumbled across at the Nashville Flea Market. It is such a unique piece; I wish I had a place for it in my own home! It didn't come with a mirror, but I found that mirror hiding in a trash pile behind one of my favorite antique stores (Three French Hens in Nolensville), and I dug it out and paid $10 to take it away. What a steal.
Don't you love the touches of birds? So calming and peaceful. Thank you, free internet printables and FedEx office.
Next up, the guest bedroom. This room used to be a nursery for the previous owners, and the cute stenciling on the wall adds a fun touch. We went with a little bit more modern style in this room to play off of that.
There are some cute little nooks and crannies around this place that make it feel like a home away from home.
We had such a great time turning this empty house into the perfect short-term home for Nashville visitors. If you're coming to nashville, I think I have the place for you to stay! Check out this rental, and make yourself at home!