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How to Make Your Vacation Rental Beautifully Minimal Without Being Stark

Aug 01, 2022

(above image: West End Whisk Away Nashville listing on Airbnb. Photograph by: Bryan Ladd Photograpy

Decorating a Short Term Rental is a tricky art.

You want to add character and interest to your space with cool decor, but you don't want your guests to feel overcrowded by superfluous stuff

I've found the key is striking the balance between too much, and not enough. You certainly don't want your home to feel as cold and sterile as a refrigerator box. But you also don't want people to feel surrounded by 'other people's things'.  Because that feels weird as a guest. 

Let's talk about some ways to achieve this balance. 

 

1. Large statement Art(above image: West End Whisk Away Nashville listing on Airbnb. Photograph by: Bryan Ladd Photograpy

 

Anna of West End Whisk Away, Nashville has created a charming haven in this historic rental home. Her decor in the dining room demonstrates perfectly what oversized art can...

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There's No Place Like Target

Sep 21, 2021

As a girl born and raised in Tennessee, I grew up going to Target. 

Having lived in England for the last 3 years, I appreciate this super store more than ever since it's is a rare occurrence that I get to step foot into an actual Target. 

There is no Target in England, and there is also nothing like it. In fact, I've traveled all over the world and I've never experienced any other store where you can buy cute new underwear, an awesome lamp, a new rad jean jacket and your laundry detergent all under one bright and cheery roof. 

So safe to say, I'm a fan. I like the whole experience of Target. Did you know Target has a smell? It's distinct and nostalgic for me. I could spend hours in there and every time we come home to the U.S. I always sneak away from my kids and family for a least one glorious date with my former friend - big giant red Target. 

I was walking through the Target closest to my parents house this summer...

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