Friday, December 6, 2013

Nashville’s Darling…Rachel Halvorson

She is the darling of Nashville’s design scene,  author of the much loved blog Nestegg and she is not yet 30 or is she?

“The last thing I want is for someone to walk into a home I've worked on and think, "Rachel Halvorson's been here." I don’t think there is any danger in that.  Though her personal sense of style (rustic and chic) often spills over into her designs her style could never be considered generic. She values the importance of the clients own style and strives to create spaces that are personal to them.

The guest barn she designed for country singer Ronnie Dunn  put her on the map. You can see why in the images below.  I am completely infatuated with this space. She also designs and sells these fabulous porch swings here


Love the pecky cypress ceiling!!


she makes it look so easy in this welcoming bedroom…the play of textures…and how about that gallery wall!!!

yummy paint color on the doors here…

loving the chiseled edge on the kitchen counter and those fabulous stools!

There is so much to love in this great room…love the use of the floor lamps beside the console instead of the predictable pair on the table….

Rachel Halvorson Design :: Kitchen and Dining Eating Area with farmhouse dining table surrounded by French cafe dining chairs which opens up to living room featuring a sofa table and oil-rubbed bronze floor lamps framing natural linen sofa and reclaimed wood coffee table. Nothing too overly rustic, smooth transition from chic to time worn.

Great TV garage over fireplace

Doors above Fire place - Hidden TV Rachel Halvorson Design

Lookbook 19th kitchen

This beauty pops up when you go to her website go here for more gorgeousness grab a cup of coffee, or better yet a glass of wine and absorb….

There are very few designers I could give free reign to design my own home….she’s one of them….


  1. Love these images Cindy ... clean, fresh, textural ... I'd let her in as well!! Happy Weekend! xo

  2. Rough Luxe at it's best! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Really beautiful, edited and approachable. I love that mix!

  4. Thank you for the intro. Nashville isn't too far from Louisville. She is a perfect example of rough luxe!

  5. I love every single thing. Loi said it best.

  6. Yes she can design my home with free rein. So talented!

  7. How beautiful. Exactly the type of rustic elegance I aspire to in my home. Wish I had her talent! x Sharon

  8. These are stunning interiors in restful neutrals. Rustic yet still remaining elegant and I could just imagine realxing with a good book on the porch swing!

  9. Cindy, I checked out this young lady's blog and site...what a talent she is! So amazing for her years...I love her design sense, and that it takes time to acquire beautiful surroundings...thank you for sharing this ...N.xo


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