Artist Jodi Hays describes the style of the home she shares with her husband, Felix Gresham, and boys Gus Wonder (3.5 years old) and Eames Ever (2 years old) as Southern Modern Artful [playful] Minimalist. Jodi makes abstract paintings that stem from her interests in landscape and architecture and loves living in a home where she has room to display not only her work, but the work of her friends and fellow artists. Her family’s home is a new build that was completed in 2012 in the Five Points area of East Nashville, Tennessee, just steps away from where Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and countless others have recorded. Jodi and her family enjoy being close to amazing food like Marche, Barista Parlor and Lockeland Table and love how their home’s location connects them to their community. -Anne
Image above: Our living room mantle features a work of “art” from my boys, at the time 3 years and 1 year. I gave them both different color Sharpies (blue and black) and asked them to draw circles, as I was feeling like I had too many angles in the room. I change the mantle most days, adding and subtracting to reflect the season or occasion. The printed couch was a lucky consignment find. Colors are Sherwin Williams Web Gray and Sherwin Williams Extra White.
Image above: We chose the dining table to echo some of the lines from the open shelves in the kitchen, and love using it to host intimate gatherings. Walls are Sherwin Williams Web Gray and trim/ceiling is Sherwin Williams Extra White.
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Image above: This photo exemplifies living with young boys, pillows are rarely perfect as this couch doubles as wrestling mat most days. The wall includes a watercolor sketch I made of Eames Ever at 4 months old. The throw is a handmade gift from my Aunt. The paint color for bedrooms is Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray.
Image above: The dining room greets front door guests with lots of original prints, since Nashville has such a rich history. If we had a playlist for Nashville to celebrate musicians and friends celebrated on our wall, it’d include: You Belong Here, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors: The Wine We Drink, Cowboy Jack Clement: I guess things Happen that Way, and Chelsey Scott: Follow You. Original prints are from Tugboat Printshop, artist Carl Pope and Hatch Show Print. The iceberg painting is one of mine. Walls are Sherwin Williams Web Gray.
Image above: This glass bookcase is a family piece in our master bedroom. On top are a self portrait when I was attending School of Visual Arts, grandmother’s sewing scissors and an Alecia Augspurg Missouri landscape.
Image above: The wall opposite our fireplace is quiet, mostly framed line drawings to balance the heft of the floral couch, including a spare painting from a trade with Johanna Winter Harper, a Chicago-based artist and friend.
Image above: The kitchen. The stools are budget versions of the Tolix. The lamps were inspired by West Elm, but I the designer got them through Ferguson, so they are also budget versions. We named our child Eames, but we do have limits.
Image above: My grandmother gave me the iron bed for a wedding gift, the one my sister and I shared growing up. I love the Believer Magazine, individually and as a collection. The print is by This Oktipus Printing.