Kb & Bru’s Playful Creative Space in Nashville — House Tour

I was especially jealous of the size of their bedroom! It’s one of the many things that’s a blessing and a curse in these old Nashville homes. Either it’s been designed and created by Bru or Kb, or it’s been found and handed down by family and friends. It takes time to learn your home, so don’t be afraid to rearrange your spaces, curating your rooms one piece at a time. Proudest DIY: Finding the wooden frame of the couch (in the bedroom) and rebuilding it together

Biggest Indulgence: Fallow Deer in Bru’s office. There is very little storage space, and the laundry room (as well as the only bathroom) used to be the back porch. What Friends Say: Where did you find that? But, if you’ve got the vision and creativity, you can make these spaces work to your advantage, and I think Kb and Bru did just that. Follow Apartment Therapy’s board House Tours Apartment Therapy on Pinterest. • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here. Updated daily with fresh tours full of photos for you to pin enjoy! They’ve got friends over for Sunday football, and I’m instantly sucked in to all the warmth and detail. With rooms being too small or oversized, we have had to try new iterations of almost every room in the house after being unhappy with the first (or even second) go around. I only wish I had me a baby to get into these adorable little clothes Kb’s whipped up at the Young Gun headquarters! The giant windows and transoms above the doors connect room to room, indoor to outdoor. This is a great space for entertaining. Every piece is intentional and has meaning. Now on the verge of launching her own baby clothing line featuring her own illustrations, I knew I had to pop in to see how such creativity has translated into their home. Open House Tour

Open House Tour

Upon arrival, I walk up to an old home with a lovely porch and dog, Rooster, peeking out the front window. Once I find the correct door, I’m invited in by quirky and lovable couple, Kb and Bru. Dresser – Bru’s grandfather’s
Wooden Lamp, Nightstand – Thrifted in Chattanooga
Book Lamp – Bru made it
White Rug – Craigslist
Dark Rug – kb’s parents
Pallet Shelves – Bru hung them
Family photos – kb’s moms side, embroidered framing by kb
kb’s life in jars from the age of 7 (on pallet shelf Bru assembled)

Converted Closet to kb’s Studio/Young Gun HQ

desk – Craigslist
chair – Birthday present from Bru
embroidered canvases – by kb
Macrame wall-hanging – Goodwill
print set up for baby apparel company, Young Gun

Bru’s Studio

desk – vintage Mallin furniture co
desk chair – Plycraft
Vibraphone – 1920’s Bru restored from a box of parts
Shelf with random knick-knacks – Craigslist, Bru attached the legs
Collection of vintage microphones – here and there
Typewriter from kb’s grandma’s farm in South Dakota
Wood Print (behind typewriter) – kb
Wood absorber – Bru made it
Reindeer pelt – ebay
skunk pelt- gift from kb

Open House Tour

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Resources of Note:
LIVING ROOM
Shelves – Bru built them
Sofa – Craigslist via Atlanta, GA. Converting a 100 year-old home into more contemporary geometry is challenging. Name: Kristen “Kb” Beck of baby clothing line, Young Gun Apparel Audio Engineer, David “Bru” Brubaker + Dog, Rooster + Cat, Cat Stevens aka
Cleo Catra aka Steve (Please, feel free to cast your vote or offer up suggestions.)Location: Edgehill Neighborhood; Nashville, TennesseeSize: 1,350 square feetYears lived in: 3 years; Renting

Kb, a local artist in Nashville, is known to add her own touch to things; her illustrations of friendly monsters on landscape photographs, creating annual keepsake jars in lieu of a diary, even building tiny custom coffins for her own bug cemetery.

Updated: 10.11.2014 — 00:36