The British model, now a musician Karen Elson found her 1940s Nashville home two years ago. The house is all she wants—the exterior looks like an English cottage.
In a flash, the musician contacted her friends Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward to decorate her Nashville home. Karen has known them for years and has always admired their work together.
At that time, Karen right away needed the help of people she trusted. Thankfully, the duo has a really good style and a creative eye.
Pierce and Ward first started with the architecture of the Nashville home. The duo created an English country home, or California cottage looks around the house to soften the interior. They installed buildable bookshelves for Elson’s stack and lined up the living room fireplace with the Moroccan-inspired title.
In order to give that English touch in the Nashville home that Elson transmits, the designer went around the Tennesse antique shops. The duo found statement pieces such as a tufted velvet chair and a 1920s drop-leaf table near the Gaslamp Antiques.
The furniture was mixed with elements with a sentimental feeling for Elson, like the dazzling Italian lamp she found on eBay, and the antique Steinway piano found on Craiglist.
Elson was particular about the kitchen decoration throughout the remodeling because of her love for cooking. However, like the other rooms, she left the decoration in the hands of the designers. Louisa and Emily incorporated a La Cornue and a Sherwin-Williams Underseas green on the cabinetry.
On the first impression, Elson needed a little convincing on the green cabinetry. The musician stated that she did not want to be too shabby chic. In the end, it all turned out great.
KAREN ELSON´S NASHVILLE HOME
Like a typical House, the interior is constantly changing. Karen’s newest change is an elegant boudoir. The musician needed a place to drink her endless cups of tea. Therefore, Pierce and Ward remodeled the home office into a personal space.
Elson considers her dressing room, bedroom, and bath as her sanctuary. She needs silence to open her mind and start her creative process. Once her kids go to school, she takes advantage of the quietness and the peaceful environment of her Nashville home.
She keeps her favorite stationery, such as her songwriting notes and some Jo Malone London candles, right next to her. The musician feels like her Nashville home changed her life for the better. She loves having a luxurious, beautiful house.
Credits: Architectural Digest