A Well-Loved 1950s Home in Nashville, TN

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Shruthi and Peter Lapp knew this house was theirs from the moment they entered, and they’ve since refreshed and polished it bit by bit. After two years of living there, their home — a soon-to-be Airbnb listing — is allowing them to travel extensively, thanks to their future short-term renters. In their own words, Shruthi, a digital marketer, and Peter, an information security engineer, just want to be together. And whether “together” is in Nashville, TN or abroad, their home is allowing them to do just that.

The 1955 ranch was maintained incredibly well by the previous owners and the couple knew it was a perfect fit when they found the house. “We instantly felt a peace and calm come over us when we stepped into this home,” Shruthi says. “Both of us are natural-light-lovers, but in addition to that, we could actually feel how loved this house was! That’s really all we were looking for. A place to make our own and just be together.” The pair learned to paint walls, added their style to the space, and made the house feel quite homey.

Shruthi and Peter’s aesthetic is modern-meets-minimal, mixed with vintage touches. Their use of art and decorative pieces is executed both sparingly and beautifully. “We really wanted this home to reflect both us as individuals and who we are together. Our goal for this home was for it to be inviting, simple, airy with pops of color and global inspiration. We wanted each room to tell a little part of our story,” Shruthi says. “We’re both travel obsessed. New places and things inspire us more than anything else. We are currently getting ready to take the trip of a lifetime together for an entire year!” It’s remarkable how a home can allow Shruthi and Peter to grow closer together, whether physically there, or away. –Lauren

Photography by Amber Ulmer


Dining Room
Dining Table: West Elm
Four middle chairs: Overstock
Two end chairs: Vintage, Craigslist find
Credenza: Vintage, Craigslist find
Cactus Print: Fine Life Co
Table Runner: Target
Marble Lazy Susan: World Market
Cowhide Rug: ecowhiderugs.com
Basket: Target

Rug: Urban Outfitters
Radio: Restoration Hardware
Ralph Waldo Emerson Print: Oh My Deer Handmades

Main Bedroom
End Tables: West Elm
Dresser: West Elm
Lamps: West Elm
Bed: West Elm

Guest Room Two
Bedding: Nate Berkus
Wall Hanging: Target
Brass Lamp: Craigslist
Side Table: IKEA
Rug: ecarpetgallery.com

Living Room
Entryway Shelf: West Elm
Shoes: Nisolo
Rug: Craigslist
Mirror: IKEA
Lamps: West Elm
Sofa: West Elm
Coffee Table: West Elm
Side Table: West Elm
Faux Fur Throw: Target
Media Console: Target
Recliner: West Elm
Coasters: West Elm
Candle with gold on the front: Monokle Collection
Turkish Throw Pillow: Etsy
White Throw Pillow: Target
Lamp above recliner: West Elm
Record Player: Vintage, Craigslist
Bon Voyage Print: Etsy
Deer Head: West Elm

  1. Emily says:

    So much love for West Elm. I especially love all the furniture in this one. So pretty!

  2. Loving the two tone wall treatment and the West Elm furniture!

  3. Alexandra says:

    What a lovely home. So warm and cute. It has just a perfect vintage touch.

  4. Sammie says:

    YAY! I love me some Lapps!
    What a gorgeous house, always the best to visit – the couple is what makes this space even more top notch! xo

  5. madlyn says:

    Beautiful home! The dining room credenza is fantastic!

  6. oltyrrell says:

    what a pretty, minimalist home. well loved, well done.


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