We are pretty much obsessed with all that is Pencil and Paper Co. So it’s not some huge shock that we’re equally as obsessed with Ben and Gen Sohr, the founders of Pencil and Paper Co.’s incredible Nashville home.  (We’ve talked about them before here!)


And it is particularly fitting to talk about Nashville today because I just got back from a super fun Dear Carolina road trip–beginning at the fabulous Southern Festival of Books, where I had the pleasure of being a panelist with the insanely talented (and incredibly funny!) Amanda Eyre Ward.


I was a little nervous to even share a “stage” with her, but she was as amazing as her books! And so was Nashville. 


My cousin Sidney came with me for a little family bonding, and, from the Country Music Hall of Fame to lunch on the rooftop of Pub 5 to a not-soon-to-be-forgotten dinner at Adele’s (Seriously. Go there. We couldn’t stop raving about that meal.) to the country music playing pretty much everywhere, we had a fabulous time in country music’s capitol.


I was a little disappointed that I didn’t see Rayna James or Deacon Claybourne. But remembering that they are characters on Nashville the TV show, not actual country stars did soothe the wound a little…


And I got to have the best gluten-free pancakes of all time at The Row for brunch and hang out with lots of amazing author friends, so that helped too. (Can you tell we ate a lot on this trip? If you need me the rest of the week, I’ll be on the elliptical…)


So, now, just seeing this fabulous house reminds me of how awesome Nashville is–and makes me want to go back for a visit ASAP!


There’s this sort of urban chic vibe there, that is at once hip and modern but also steeped in tradition. You can kind of feel it when you’re walking down the street–which we also did a lot of.


And we think the interior of this home mirrors that Nashville vibe pretty much perfectly.


It’s at once cool and classic.


And, most important of all, has plenty of chic shoe storage.


Even the kids’ rooms are the perfect blend of modern cool with a touch of something to remind you of the history. 


We love the way the splash of red is carried over into the bathroom–and garden stools are always some of our favorite bathroom accessories, ideal for storing towels.


A fabulous gray paint adds a new twist to traditional paneling.


It’s so fun, just like these eclectic accessories!


With a bedroom this chic, who would ever want to grow up? 

We hope you enjoyed touring this amazing Nashville home as much as we enjoyed being there last weekend! Wishing you a fabulous day!

And a big thank you for the wonderful signing, Nashville – it was wonderful to be with you all!


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