Design Inspo: British Colonial Vibes at Cannon Green
I've always loved to travel. Home is special, but it's the "away" that challenges you and helps you see in new perspectives. It keeps you fresh when the familiar becomes too comfortable and routine. In other words, the "away" helps you do your best work.
More and more (and to my joy), 12th Table has transformed from a strictly local Nashville company to a regional brand. Birmingham, Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans. Our team packs the truck each weekend and hits the road with the opportunity to work in new spaces and with new people.
Earlier this year our team traveled to Charleston with one of my favorite designers, Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden Flowers, to see what we could come up with in the low country. Photographer Kelle Sauer met us at Cannon Green and we spent a sun-soaked afternoon in their space that feels simultaneously refined and organic. The result? A British colonial vibe — equal parts sophistication and tropics.
When Holly and I first started talking about the design, we wanted it to be full of rich, singular, and striking features. It needed to leave a dramatic impression with neutral surroundings and dark furnishings — the end result involving inviting textures, elegant furniture, and a light and airy atmosphere. Or, as our dear friend Kaela so aptly put it: we wanted it to feel "like Queen Elizabeth's scenes from "The Crown" when she's in Africa." A refined exotic that's entirely bewitching.