fresh & southern: a pencil & paper renovation

I was planning on sharing a product empties post with you today, but I've had some major technical problems, so on to plan B. I recently set my eyes upon a beautiful home renovation that I immediately pinned, bookmarked, instagram stalked—you name it. So instead of my youtube-less video that can't seem to upload, I thought I'd share the photos of the renovation with you. The same photos that stole my heart as soon as I saw them on One Kings Lane.

This is the 1930s Nashville home of Gen and Ben Sohr, the founders of Pencil and Paper, a creative development company that tackles anything from design renovations to brand launches. Gen takes on the interior design and visual merchandising, while Ben covers architecture and store design. What a power couple. And they are beautiful. So is their home.

(I love this coffee table.)

5 things I have learned & love about this home tour (although, what's not to love?):
1. Must acquire glasses just like Gen's.
2. I love how fresh this reno is, but it still incorporates old woods and bright colors. It's white done right.
3. A black powder bath might be in my next house.
4. Her shoes have a window to themselves.
5. This house–at least from the photos–appears to have such a new feel, but you can tell it's an older home (1930s). I love that they kept that older charm in so many aspects. 
6. Because I can't just keep it at five. I love everything. Absolutely everything about this house.


  1. I am absolutely swooning over their stunning home! Their whole aesthetic is amazing!

  2. I have always wanted to do a black powder room too but can't ever get the courage too! Loved this post so much eye candy!!


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