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Some designers bring a recognizable signature to their work, but for interior designer Kathy Anderson and the team at Anderson Design Studio, the goal is to make each project reflect the client’s unique needs and personality. “We don’t repeat design elements, and we challenge our clients to think openly about design and solutions,” says Anderson. “We are great listeners and creative problem solvers.”

Anderson brings the same technical skills she provides on her commercial and hospitality design projects to her residential projects. For the Flores Residence, the couple relocated to be closer to their grandchildren. They wanted a space large enough to entertain family, but cozy enough for the two of them. Anderson’s team collaborated with architect Scott Wilson to create the home from the ground up, allowing the team to adjust room layouts and work on every detail from lighting and cabinet design through finish selections, furniture, and artwork.

At the heart of the home is the kitchen. A cerused gray island with a Cambria quartz countertop is the center for entertaining, while a more intimate table perfect for two rests by the kitchen windows overlooking the blue-green glass tile swimming pool—a perfect fit for the client’s needs.

Printers Alley Lofts is located in historic Printers Alley, famous for great music venues, bars, and restaurants since Prohibition. The spirit of the area is fun, vibrant, and packed with tourists looking for that one-of-a-kind Nashville experience. Printers Alley Lofts has approximately 30 bedrooms in 12 separate lofts—some as large as 5,000 square feet—perfect for the large bachelorette parties that Nashville is famous for. The owners contracted the interior design services of Anderson Design Studio to develop the expan- sive, late-1800s buildings into creative, interesting spaces for guests to experience loft living, with exposed brick walls and great character as well as a small check-in area to greet guests.

The Urban Loft is perfect for large groups and can sleep up to 12 people. The custom curved sofa welcomes guests, and the grand piano draws them closer to the windows that overlook Printers Alley. The bold gold ceiling gives warmth and excitement and ties the living area to the kitchen.

The main bedroom gives a softer yet still colorful emotion to the room with hues of warm lavender. The headboard, constructed of old Victorian doors, is a nod to the history of the building, while the pendants on each side of the bed add a contemporary touch.

Durability is a key factor when selecting fabrics for residential or hospitality. “We love to use hospitality- grade fabrics in residential projects,” says Anderson. “You don’t want a friend to feel bad if she spills a glass of red wine on your new chenille sofa. We want to come back to a project in 25 years and see that it still looks great.”