Over the last 3 years, I have had the honor and privilege to work on this amazing home is Oak Hill, right outside of Nashville. When I first met Jessica and Frank Rogers, they lived in an outdated, orange ranch. The name of my design business has changed also over the last few years from The Artful Dwelling, to Design Nashville. I wanted to showcase this project under my old blog as well as my new one. (Dwell Nashville) After 3 years, and two more renovations, the Rogers' home has become a historically correct South Carolina Low Country home. Design by Patricia Parrott. Architect: Fleming Smith
I can admit there were a lot of bumpy parts to the ride, but construction always has it's bumpy parts. Even so, I would do it all over in a heartbeat.
On the construction side, my main goal and job was to be their advocate-be their eyes and ears every day on the job and communicate back and forth between them, the architect, and builder. For a lot of the project they were gone for 6-8 weeks, so communication was crucial. For a project of this size, there were also massive spreadsheets to track each design selection, the status, and completion date.
It's very challenging to gut almost an entire house, redesign it, make sure it gets built correctly, make sure the builder and subs install everything as the client wishes, and then select, buy, and place all window treatments, rugs, furniture, and accessories into that space. For most people, that entire process would send them to the crazy farm, but to me, it's a welcome and greatly enjoyed process!
Even now, when I walk into their home, I am still taken aback every time. I touched or was a part of the finished product in every single room and space, inside and out. The joy and satisfaction is overwhelming, and still a complete honor that they let me into their lives and home.
Enjoy! - more to come in the Spring issue of Nashville Lifestyles, At Home Edition.
Can you believe this used to be an ugly, orange ranch?