House Beautiful revealed its 2019 Whole Home Concept House located in Nashville. The 6,201-square-foot haven was built with Brentwood-based Castle Homes and Wellness Within Your Walls, which promotes health and sustainability in home design, and incorporates certified asthma & allergy friendly® appliances from LG Electronics.
A total of 15 designers from around the country were tasked with creating spaces in which every design element has a purpose, and every room evokes a feeling. The full reveal will be featured in the November issue of House Beautiful, on newsstands nationwide October 22. But those locally can visit the home starting on Friday, October 18 through November 3 with ticket proceeds to benefit Nashville Symphony. Click here for tickets.
“At House Beautiful, we like to say that designing your space is the ultimate act of self-care,” said editorial director Joanna Saltz. “This is not a showhouse. Our second annual Whole Home Concept House is an experience that embodies joy, energy, calm, and focus. This home will help you understand how to make your own home work harder, better, and more beautifully than it ever has.”
Inside the home, Atlanta-based designer Vern Yip transformed the foyer and living room by focusing on livability as much as looks, including wipeable wallpaper and fabric that can withstand the toughest stains. Kentucky-based designer Chenault James, together with her husband Ed, of Four Board Woodworks, reinvented the concept of the dining room by crafting a shape-shifting dining table with a removable ping-pong net for game nights. It can also be adjusted to coffee table height and separated into two tables instead of one.
Further inside, expert designer Matthew Quinn’s mission for the kitchen was to create a space that would save the homeowner’s time. This includes versatile appliances by Signature Kitchen Suite that enable today’s home chefs to prepare food in the best way possible, along with an easy-clean Caesarstone quartz countertop paired with a wood surface that has a charging pad built in to avoid tangled cords.
In the adjacent mudroom designed by Castle Homes, LG Electronics’ Ultimate Laundry Room boasts certification by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and more than a dozen LG appliances can be found throughout the home, further emphasizing the 2019 Whole Home Concept House’s mission of creating a healthy home.
Jackson Paige Interiors aimed to evoke a restorative feeling in the master bedroom, a place for parents to retreat. In the master bath, Richard Anuszkiewicz complimented that feeling with a 12-piece showerhead, rainfall, and body jet system (featuring Bluetooth-enabled music to refresh in the morning and wind down in the evening. For the children’s rooms, Dallas-based designer Amy Berry created an imaginative escape, with a countryside mural bringing the outside in, plus reading nooks and a woodland mosaic that brings playfulness to the shower.
For the media room, Nashville-based Modern Remains didn’t focus solely on the television but instead offered a space to tuck away with a book, gather with the family, or have a movie night. In the home office, Danielle Arps opted for a large working table and a secondary seating area, rather than a traditional desk. Outside, Newport Beach, California designer Barclay Butera chose coral, white, and blue powder-coated finishes for the furniture then layered them with hard-wearing outdoor fabrics in a range of patterns.
Forbes+Masters crafted a listening lounge as a nod to Music City. This music room will rival any moody night club and is the perfect place for putting on old LPs or trying your hand playing a vintage guitar.
See a few photos from the home below.