Honeycomb Your Home

Geometric shapes have been appearing in more and more spaces recently, and we can’t get enough! Especially the fast growing trend, the honeycomb pattern. If you’ve been shopping at places like West Elm or have checked out the latest DIY home projects, you’ve probably noticed the rising popularity in this theme. It brings a fun, artistic texture and statement where ever it’s placed. Take a look at all the different interpretations and applications the hexagonal shapes can be seen.
Whether bold or subtle, Hex-like wallpapers have this great energy to them. 

Lisa McDennon Design

And here are some finds if you’re looking to spice up some of your walls!
MDC Wallcoverings
Lee Jofa
Furniture is a great way to add the outdoor beehive look to the indoors.
West Elm
Can be found on the white side chairs
Not only is the built in cabinet doors displaying the pattern, but the glass detailing and chair are revealing the design too.
Are you getting inspired to reupholster? Check out all these fabric varieties available!
Beacon Hill
Robert Allen
F. Schumacher

Honeycomb tiling is especially popular around the house. Kitchens, bathrooms, entries, mud rooms, the list goes on! 


Wanting some tile options for your home? Look at these options.
Ann Sacks
And don’t forget about our Jamie Beckwith Collection’s Enigma Hive wood tiling! It’s the perfect way to bring the beauty of a hive shape to your floor! And make sure to check out the rest of our collection at jamiebeckwithcollection.com, and contact us today for your next project!
Jamie Beckwith Collection
Not only are walls, floors, and furniture getting the honeycomb makeover, accessories are in on it too.
There’s lighting…
Shades of Light
Urban Outfitters
SA Baxter Door Knob
Rebecca Zaveloff
West Elm 
And more…
West Elm
Will this honeycomb movement appear in your home any time soon? Let us know what you think and if we have inspired you!

From the Ground Up: Heart of the Home

Today I want to take you through the transformation of the Den…this is the heart of the home and serves as the connector to almost every space on the first floor.  This had to be a space that was both comfortable for family time and with a floor plan flexible enough to move around easily when entertaining which this family loves to do.
If you remember one of our earlier posts, the original fireplace was a painted brick and decidedly had to disappear with our new vision for the interior plan. 

Below you can see the reclaimed oak beams have been installed and are wrapped up to protect them from the severely cold weather that was trapped inside the house.

What a mess…
Here is our decorative finisher, Kevin Ansell, from AnsellDecorative Arts applying the plaster we selected for the walls.  The finish dries much lighter and softer than when it is first applied as you will see in some of the next shots.  
The custom sized Petite Toscane fireplace mantle from Francois & Co. is made from a cast limestone. 

To add some depth to the interior and to help connect the Den with the exterior Screened Porch, we chose a deep rich brown for the sliding doors which coordinate beautifully with the dark trim on the exterior of the home.  This really helped the two spaces feel as one.  
Finally we are getting a bit more cleaned up and it looks like the wood flooring is waiting to be installed.  While we were still operating out of our showroom/design studio off of Hwy 100 in Nashville, we had the Bobo IntriguingObjects chandelier with rustic iron and bent wood from old wine barrels on our lighting track and new it had been waiting for this home.  
Below is another custom railing in the home from Herndon andMerry and a great shot of the beautiful hand scraped wood floors as well.  
Install day is finally here and the furniture is slowly trickling in! 

Custom pillows and accessories really brought this Den to life!  Some of the colorful fabrics we used were from Schumacher, Lee Industries, and Old World Weavers.  

From the Ground Up

Because it has been a while since our last From the Ground Up post, I wanted to begin taking you room by room from the beginning to the end and introduce you to some of the products and vendors we used along the way.  I hope you are as excited to see the process as we have been. 
We will start with the Foyer.
Here you are looking at the front door on the far left, the powder bath beyond that and a blank wall that we saw as the perfect place to feature one of the patterns from The Jamie Beckwith Collection.
Looks like the trim work has been installed!
And here it is…We decided on the Sextant pattern in the Walnut species with a Smokey Quartz finish. 
By now, the tile has also been installed that extends through the Foyer and into the Salon.  We used a 24 x 24 honed marble courtesy of Specialty Tile Products Inc.  Initially we had planned for a checkerboard pattern of two marbles that were slightly different in color, however because the two came from different quarries, they were not the same depth.  This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the variation in the one color of stone ended up being just perfect. 

This shows the original plan, but if you look closely you can see about a ¼” difference.

And here is the finished floor…
This is the custom stair case railing that features one of the home owners’ favorite details, a fleur de lis.
All custom iron work and railings were custom made by the local Nashville company Herndon & Merry.  Not only do these guys provide amazing custom iron work, they also have a fantastic showroom, Garden Park Antiques, full of unique architectural elements and custom furniture pieces created by the ironworkers. 
And the final outcome was just stunning.  Talk about making a good first impression.  
If you haven’t checked out our wood products by now, you are missing out.  www.jamiebeckwithcollection.com

Before & After

While many of our clients approach us specifically looking for new furnishings for their home, often times an old piece can be repurposed and refinished for a fresh new life.  We are constantly looking at what our clients already have that we could reuse because many times they have looked at a piece for so long, they do not see the potential.  Well that was not the case with one of our recent clients who has a not only a great eye for design but a great personal style as well.  She came across this piece from The New Traditionalists and was instantly inspired.
Dresser no. Seventeen by The New Traditionalist
Below is the dresser that was once used in the client’s son’s room…It was a little beat up, showcased a Cowboys and Indians theme and needed new hardware. 

We started by looking for the material we wanted to use for the face of the drawers and knew that we had to go to one of our favorite resources for grass cloth wallcoverings…Phillip Jefferies.  We found the Extra Fine Arrowroot, in the color Key West and new it was the perfect complement to her trim color and ikat drapery.  (The final photo is much more true to color than the image from the Jeffries website).

Then for hardware we knew it had to be something special and unexpected so we immediately went to Anthropologie and found the perfect fit – the Prismatic Spring Pull that features crackling pools of glaze on top of a bleached mineral base. 


And for the finished product…

I hope you can get inspired to look at any old piece and think of how you can bring it new life!