This contemporary Nashville home by Lindye Galloway was designed for the WFH
When online marketing educator and podcaster Amy Porterfield and her husband moved from California to Nashville in 2020, they wanted to bring their California roots to their new “touch-of-country” home. And when a friend referred them to Orange County designer Lindye Galloway, it was a match made in design heaven.
“We had a great relationship,” Galloway recalled. “They were very easy going. We had great creative freedom.
The couple’s primary wish, as Galloway customized the “underwhelming” home they purchased for ease and speed, was to bring a sense of coastal California living to the southern town. And personalizing is exactly what she did: most of the house is decorated with bespoke items (as well as products from the Lindye Galloway boutique).
“One of the most important things for my clients was to bring the feeling of an indoor-outdoor space,” explains the designer. “We did this by creating a comfortable environment” that integrated “the great room into the patio, with its fireplace and swings. It’s comfortable, but elevated.
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When Galloway started the project, the large open space was not a formal entrance, but only “wasted space”. To remedy this, she added a console table and a table to give the impression of entering the house.
Table, chair, console and vases: Lindye Galloway Shop.
The living room
It was Galloway’s favorite room. “The high ceilings offered interesting challenges [that] allowed us to be more creative and find ways to enhance and enhance certain features, while still giving it a warm and cozy feel. She continues, “I always like to create statements.” In this case, that meant wood and leather chairs for a “California-meets-Tennessee feel.”
Chairs, coffee table, cushions, vases and decorative objects: Lindye Galloway shop.
“What I like is that it’s open to the kitchen but feels disconnected, so it’s a bit more formal. They wanted a moody moment, so we had a wallpaper in dark green tweed, a custom leather table and chairs, and oversized pendant lights to fill the space “under the high ceiling — a design challenge throughout the 6,800-square-foot home, Galloway says.
Table: Personalized. Suspensions: Lighting Circa. Leather chairs: Lindye Galloway shop.
The starting point was “simple and basic,” says Galloway, “so we changed everything. We wanted a sense of calm but with a slight masculine touch,” hence the sandstone, notes the designer.
Bar stools, cutting boards, glassware, kitchen utensils and decorative utensils: Lindye Galloway shop.
Field of work
The client’s team works remotely, but sometimes they meet at their home for meetings. She wanted to avoid an “office” vibe and keep things relaxed with her co-workers, so Galloway added an oversized sofa, sling chairs, an oversized coffee table, and a table for work or end-of-day wine.
Rugs: Lindye Galloway Shop. Sofa, chairs, coffee table and side table: Customs.
“Some of the client’s must-haves were personal desks [including a recording studio] that really spoke to her specific style while remaining functional for everyday use,” recalls the designer.
Leather piping on the sofa adds a warm touch, while ceramic discs replace a traditional piece of art. Built-ins on one side add extra storage space below (and “just look nice” on top), and there’s a desk section so the client can swivel her chair to access a work space. additional. “The overall result was cozy and comfortable.
Office chair, coffee table, side table, cushions and decorative objects: Lindye Galloway shop. sconces: Aerin from Circa Lighting.
The landing at the top of the stairs is a passage to the guest area. “It’s a grounding moment for guests,” she says, “with neutral, earthy tones.”
Rugs, Throws, Artwork & Hangings: Lindye Galloway Shop.
It was another large, high-ceilinged room, so Galloway filled in part of the height with a four-poster bed, and also brought in neutral tones and earthy elements. She added a reading nook next to the window to create a waking living space in the room. Finally, the family dog, Scout, is very important to the guests, so she created a bespoke bench for the foot of the bed. “It’s the perfect height for Scout to be close to them at night – this dog lives in luxury.”
Bed and bench: Customs. Lamp, pillows, side table, and decorative accessories: Lindye Galloway shop.
“There’s a warm vibe, so someone would want to hang out in the room, but it’s still elevated and stylish,” says Galloway. “I love the bed.”
Nightstand: Hedge house. Chandelier and sconces: Aerin from Circa Lighting. Pillows and bedding: Lindye Galloway shop.
“The swivel chairs create a fun environment,” the designer explains, noting that her client works from home and sometimes works while swinging in one of the chairs. (Every creative should be so lucky!)
Swivel chairs: Magnolia porch swings. Carpet and planter: Lindye Galloway shop.
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