Rian's Nashville Home Full of Custom Pieces

The only thing we like more than working together with our customers to create beautiful, functional custom pieces for their homes is working with our customers to create lots of custom pieces for their homes. Rian Dawson is that type of customer for us here in Nashville. We first worked together earlier last year on this floating bar, which was kind of a dream project for us. Once the project was done and installed in Rian’s home, he contacted us to create a few other pieces to really tie the rooms together. Rian’s interior designer, the talented Zoë Cullen, took the reins on this one, and we loved helping to bring her vision to life.


If you remember, we created the floating shelves to act as a sort of hybrid bar and shelving unit. It features reclaimed wood from Layman Drug Co., a music production studio in Nashville housed in what was once a pharmacy back in the 1890s, a steel frame structure and glass shelves. The back of the bar is accented by mirrored elements for a bit of visual interest.


Rian is a musician, so of course he has a killer vinyl collection. In his living area, we built some floating record shelves to both store the records and put them on full display. The reclaimed wood pops against the matte black wall, and his turntable sits just below. On the flip side of the wall is a fireplace, and we created a floating wooden slab fireplace mantle with just the right amount of rustic detail. We also added a custom metal fireplace grate beneath with a diamond shape in the center and arched details around the edges.


To finish things off, we created an oversized custom mirror for Rian’s bedroom. The room is painted matte black with some really cool wainscoting, so Zoë wanted to add to the room without overpowering it. All it really needed was a giant bent steel framed mirror and not much else, so that’s just what we made him.


Finally, Zoë came to us with a design for a solid white oak dining table to replace the round table Rian had in his dining area. While the new design is still round to allow for easy access throughout the open concept space, it has a slatted detail around the base made of white oak half rounds to add some unique detail. We built the table to Zoe’s specifications, and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product (or more excited to see it in Rian’s space).


Want to get started designing your own space? Email us! Hello@1767designs.com or take a look at our past projects here.