Henrietta Red, Nashville

Henrietta Red is a beautiful Nashville, TN eatery specializing in seasonal cooking and oysters. The name comes from chef Julia Sullivan’s grandparents and is an homage to them. In addition to the restaurant they have a private event space next door for intimate gatherings and corporate events.

The combination here of concrete floors (a surface I’ve only recently become smitten with), wooden farm house table paired with white chairs and the warm touches brought in by the fabric pendant and textiles hanging from the wall, are perfect. I want to sit here and gather with friends.

I am really into restaurant interiors that have beautiful and special details. I think because of my own experience in event planning and my love of interior design, seeing how these spaces both function and flow, in well designed ways is really inspiring to me.

What a nice treatment of tile and grays and whites here on this wood oven, even the slight arch of the oven door mirrors the organic shape of the wood stacked above. My husband wants to build a pizza oven in our backyard, woudn’t something like this be lovely?

How cool is this type treatment and sign inside the restaurant. The cute dog sitting there doesn’t hurt either.

I love potted trees and this olive tree looks so good potted in this galvanized olive basket.

Image Credits: 3. Andrew Thomas Lee for Vogue Magazine 4. Edward The Bull Terrier  5. Violetta Nashville 6. Sarah Bartholomew Design 7. Nashville Guru 8. Sam Angel

Interior Details by Photographer, Anson Smart

I work part-time as a food, prop & interior stylist so I always look at the names of the photographers in the magazines I read. I am endlessly inspired by their talent. Recently, I happened upon the work of Anson Smart, an Australian lifestyle photographer in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Denim Blue Fabric Covered Inspiration Board and a collection of Ceramic Vessels, photo by Anson Smart | Gather Goods Co

One of the biggest perks of this line of work is getting to see so many cool interiors and meeting really interesting people.

I love this blue denim fabric covered inspiration board covered in photos that Anson captured in someone’s home here. I actually also have a few denim covered pin boards in my house too. I like how they are just a little different than the traditional linen covered ones (or standard cork board) but still almost a neutral. I’m a sucker for a beautiful collection of ceramics too.

One of the things I do in my own home and the spaces that I design is use a lot of mirrors. Mirrors instantly bring brightness to a room by bouncing light and creating the illusion of bigger spaces and more rooms. They are especially lovely when placed in front of a light source or across from a window, or in front of plants, doubling your effect. I’ve also hopped on the white walls and gray trim trend that is on display here, though I haven’t really settled on it 100% in my home – half the trim in my house is painted gray and the other half isn’t while I’m still deciding…it’s been about three months…

I love this whimsical hand-lettered sign around this brass doorbell. I am always impressed by clever signage especially when businesses use them. I think smart and handsome signage can make a really nice finishing design touch.

Who doesn’t love a collection of straw hats and bags all in a row? This is a pretty display and is functional too. A secret of styling is that things always make a big impression when they are grouped together.

Bougainvillea is one of my favorite vining flowers and in parts of California and Mexico and other more tropical locales it is a perennial and blooms year-round. Here in the Piedmont area of North Carolina it is considered an annual but will bloom all the way from Spring until Fall. I have heard of some people who have brought theirs indoors to overwinter them, (though they don’t bloom during that time) and then they bring them outside again when it warms up. The thing to note about bougainvillea are their thick thorns that you have to watch out for. Regardless, whether you have your own or just admire them in a picture, they instantly transport you to a breezier state of mind.

I like a Windsor chair in small doses, I tend to like them when they are black and more rustic and organic looking. I like how these look alongside these textural abstract paintings.

I appreciate so much the ability to see things through someone else’s eyes, such as these photos by Anson Smart. His website features a vast array of work including food photography, lifestyle photography and portraits too.

Rose & Caro / House of Plants

I am always on the hunt for sources of inspiration that combine plants and interior design and highlight both through beautiful photographs. Recently I happened upon the book House of Plants, which you can find in the Gather Goods shop here. The book was written by two girls who run a company called Ro Co in North London.

I love that the interiors showcased in the book are both clean and collected, a look that is harder than it seems to achieve. This entryway storage shelf shown here embodies a feeling of controlled clutter, which I feel like is the most many of us can hope for in our homes. I’m lucky to see a semi uncluttered house maybe once a week with a tween in the house who likes to make her own collections out of everything she picks up.

Ro & Co embraces air plants, terrariums and all things green and makes plant crafts and displays in their conservatory/studio.

 

The book is dotted with sweet illustrations like this one that was in the front and back end papers of the book.

Flower Crowns, House of Plants | Gather Goods Co

And how pretty are these flower crowns?

Dreaming of the Fall, Tara Hurst Design

The weather here in Raleigh lately is hovering around 80 degrees. Though I am firmly in the Summer and Spring camps, I do like experiencing each distinct season and value embracing the essence of each.

Tara Hurst Designs | Gather Goods Co
Tara Hurst Designs | Gather Goods Co

Tara Hurst Designs | Gather Goods Co

Fall in my mind is about pulling out sweaters, drinking hot tea, hiking and getting outside – it is about pruning back the spent flowers in the garden and mulching and putting the beds to rest, about picking apples and baking, about bright skies but a muted, unsaturated color palette.

Tara Hurst Designs | Gather Goods Co
Tara Hurst Designs | Gather Goods Co

Because the weather isn’t cooperating with my visions of Fall, I’m living vicariously through the beautiful instagram photos of Tara Hurst Design.

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I know that soon this warm weather will pass, the air will turn brisk, the leaves will change color, then drop and I’ll be gazing out the window wishing for the first signs of bright green new leaves to emerge in the Spring.

Jess Feury, Textile Designer

I recently stumbled upon the work of textile designer Jess Feury. The muted color palette of her fiber work is consistent across all her pieces and is both retro and thoroughly modern at the same time. She lives and works in Berkeley, California and is the daughter of an artist and mechanic who values working with her hands. Her work includes handwoven apparel, jewelry and textiles. She draws inspiration from antique textiles, outsider and folk art, the world around her and found and unusual materials. How beautiful is her work?

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September Sounds, A Music Mix

September Sounds, A Music Mix | Gather Goods Co

For the past few years the shop has been using my Spotify account for the music in the space. When I’m at home or in the car, I’m constantly getting logged out so I finally created a dedicated account for the shop. Huzzah for small victories! Currently I just have one playlist, the one you see here which you can listen to below or at this link, but eventually there will be more. If you want to follow the account here for when we post new mixes, our username is gathergoodsco.

I love making and receiving music mixes and they were a staple of my growing up years. There is something about changing seasons that always inspires a new one. This playlist features most of my recent favorites that I have been listening to for the past year. Hope you enjoy. What have you been listening to lately?

Three Things: Beauty Tips

Three Beauty Picks | Gather Goods Co

My friend Amber always has the best makeup and beauty tips. She is the go-to among our girlfriends for new products & tricks we had no idea existed before but now we cant live without. Here are three such things:

Essie Penny Talk Nail Polish | Gather Goods Co

1. The nail polish Penny Talk by essie . I met up with Amber and some friends for a quick afternoon get together and she was wearing this nail polish. It’s perfectly shimmery but still almost a neutral. I picked it up and it doesn’t disappoint.

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2. Lanolin (aka nipple cream) as lip balm. I use Lansinoh brand.  I know, I know, it seems weird, but trust me here. I was skeptical when Amber suggested it as well but now I use it too and there is no looking back. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. And for purists, its only ingredient is wool fat, with no added ingredients or chemicals.

Oil Cleansing Method | Gather Goods Co

3. The oil cleansing method for washing your face at night. Have you heard of this? I hadn’t until Amber mentioned it. Another thing I was skeptical of, it is a technique that involves rubbing oil into your face and then wiping it off instead of face wash. Crazy, right? But it works amazingly. My husband, a scientist/chemist type said oil attracts oil like a magnet so that’s why it works. I had really clear skin in high school and then as soon as I hit my twenties I developed really bad acne that I still battle and have the scars to show for it. I tried everything and nothing helped. Oil cleansing has been hands-down a miracle for my skin.

What are some of your tried and true or new favorite beauty tips?