Industrial meets modern in Nashville’s new and upcoming neighborhood of Wedgewood/Houston.

It’s just a few blocks south of downtown Nashville and full of old warehouses, factories and lots of industrial businesses. It is emerging as the new hot spot with a cool urban style and major growth opportunities. Good restaurants, bars and galleries are within walking distance, with more coming soon.

When my clients reached out to me to help them design their new investment property, I was inspired by the surroundings and loved the idea of adding their modern style to the mix. They wanted the space to be comfortable, inviting and full of personality.

Modern sophistication meets industrial cool in this open floor plan townhome. The graphic design of the accent wall, painted a dark gray, set the tone, but the details add personality.

Mixing metal and wood adds interest and the pops of gold give it the modern feel the owners wanted. A custom painted round coffee table adds color to the monochromatic scheme and is a great backdrop for the touches of gold throughout.

From the first time I walked into the space, I knew the window seat was going to make the perfect focal point for a dining table. The raw edge dining table and bench with metal legs compliments the space and allows for a large party to sit comfortably.

Storage baskets underneath add texture and a place to put board games, extra blankets or napkins/placemats for easy access. The built-ins gave me the opportunity to add fun accents to the space.

Leather barstools with gold legs add an interesting contrast to the Quartz countertops, and compliment the industrial style pendants hanging over the island. The brass canisters continue the pattern of color around the room and makes the entire space cohesive.

Every entertaining space needs a bar cart, and the personality added to the wall make this one really fun.

I took pictures of the street signs and had them framed, added wood letters, a metal Cheers sign and the Tennessee bottle opener to pull it all together. The scissor table lamp and bar accessories make it a great place to serve cocktails to guests.

Graphic pillows and a custom cushion make the window seat comfortable. I found the gear/mechanical piece at Vintage, TN and spray painted it gold. It is one of my favorite details. To add interest to shelves, we used similar colored books and fun accessories.

The cool factor is the Nashville skyline and WEHO3 mural by Jacob Spalding, Birdman Designs, and makes a fun backdrop for visitors’ photos.

Small spaces don’t need much so this Hatch poster worked well on the shiplap wall. The mirror has a rubber frame and was the industrial piece we needed for the vanity and the contrast to the brass fixtures.

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1226 Martin Street, Unit 3, Nashville, Tennessee.

Design: Kelly Spalding, Kelly Spalding Designs

Photos: Garrett Buell, Studio Buell

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