1767 x Urban Cowboy

We’re so excited to finally announce a (somewhat) secret project that we’ve been working on for the past few months: the Nashville location of the Brooklyn-based Urban Cowboy B&B. If you’re an Instagram user or someone who frequently peruses design blogs, you’ve likely seen Urban Cowboy’s exposed wood beams and Southwestern décor popping up all over the Internet, so we were thrilled when they asked us to be a part of their expansion from New York to Nashville.

Urban Cowboy owner Lyon Porter purchased a Victorian mansion in the city's up-and-coming East Nashville neighborhood that was once used as a more traditional B&B. A little over 8 months after our initial conversation, the stuffy, unused building is now the site of one of the most unique and personality-filled hotel alternatives in town — and we couldn’t be prouder to say that our art and woodwork plays a part in many of Urban Cowboy Nashville’s rooms. If you’re planning on checking it out on your next trip through Nashville (or even booking a staycation for adventurous locals), be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these custom 1767 pieces.

12' x 10' Installation art piece in the main foyer of the mansion.

12' x 10' Installation art piece in the main foyer of the mansion.

This custom wall is made of a decent amount of copper and a hell of a lot of wood. All of the wood that we used was sourced from the home's original walls (that's our jam, as you know), and the copper was Urban Cowboy owner Lyon's idea. While we had never worked with copper prior to this project, we met the challenge head-on (also kind of our jam). We built and tore down the wall's center design four times before it felt right, but it was well worth it in the end. 

Copper and reclaimed wood artwork above the fireplace in the music parlor of The Cowboy.

Copper and reclaimed wood artwork above the fireplace in the music parlor of The Cowboy.

Copper and reclaimed wood artwork above the fireplace in the main parlor of The Cowboy.

Copper and reclaimed wood artwork above the fireplace in the main parlor of The Cowboy.

Lyon liked the copper look so much that he wanted to extend it throughout the rest of the house. These copper and wood mantles sit in the communal spaces on the first floor. 

Door headdress in 'The Swing' Bedroom.

Door headdress in 'The Swing' Bedroom.

We brought the same design as the mantle covers to add some shine above the doors (with the help of our now-good friend Clinton Van Gemert of Printsburgh). The piece worked around Clint's already amazing handmade wallpaper installations.

Reclaimed Oak bed and patterned copper headboard in 'The Swing' Bedroom.

Reclaimed Oak bed and patterned copper headboard in 'The Swing' Bedroom.

Reclaimed wood bed with patterned copper head and footboards in 'The Muse' Bedroom.

Reclaimed wood bed with patterned copper head and footboards in 'The Muse' Bedroom.

What's a great bed without a great headboard? We worked with Lyon to design custom headboards for all of the beds in the Cowboy. Some of them are solid copper in starburst shapes, while others extend all the way to the ceiling. 

Reclaimed wood and copper installation headboard and footboard in 'The Lion's Den' Suite.

Reclaimed wood and copper installation headboard and footboard in 'The Lion's Den' Suite.

Reclaimed charred Heart Pine bed in 'The Midnight Rider' Bedroom.

Reclaimed charred Heart Pine bed in 'The Midnight Rider' Bedroom.

Urban Cowboy's initial credo was to create a space for artists, musicians and interesting people of all kinds to gather, and that's an idea we can certainly get behind. We couldn't be happier to see 1767 pieces find a home in this inspiring space (and now that the work is done, to curl up in one of those rooms ourselves!).