Sarah Barthlomew


sarah bartholomew is a bright star in the design world, she has impeccable taste and i’m very fortunate to call her my friend. Sarah lives in nashville and a home she recently designed just made the cover of traditional home. take a tour here

the home is in the beautiful neighborhood of belle meade right in the heart of nashville. it’s a house i always notice when i drive around the neighborhood. i’ve been in the house and i know the family that lives there. they are as wonderful as the house. 

the house is full of life. it’s a happy house. i just love all the color, all the fabrics, all the layers and all the details. the palette of yellow, robins egg, green and pink flows throughout the house. the palette is grounded by traditional antiques, wicker and lots of stark white. 

the house has a beautiful energy. of course it’s because of the wonderful decorating, the curation of antiques and the georgian revival architecture, but i think it mostly has to do with the special person who designed it and the special family that lives there. i think it’s something special. 

photographs by emily followill 


this weeks pretty pins post truly captures what’s on my mind- navy shirts with khakis, bright modern art. jackie always, clean and stylish spaces by bruce budd, trench coats and barbara…she will be missed…i love this picture of her in bright blue and her signature pearls. 


i have enjoyed following matthew carter’s instagram for quite sometime. matthew is a decorator from lexington, kentucky. his interiors are so stylish and layered. 

i picked up the new house beautiful today. the cover is sensational. what a gorgeous room. love the pops of color, the mix of pattern, all the details and the eclectic art. guess what? it’s matthew’s home in lexington. best thing i’ve seen in a long time. 

when i opened the issue and read the story it just got even better. a  great mix of antiques and textures throughout the house. matthew’s advice to us all, “don’t overthink it, just go with your gut.” it sure does work for him.

great house. great design. so much style. what a beauty in bluegrass country. 

photographs by mauria mcevoy.