At Home With Reality TV Star Sarah Davidson

The Private Lives of Nashville Wives cast member and budding country music star tells us about her favorite spaces in her hip Music City loft.

Sarah Davidson's Loft in Nashville

Photos © Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. Private Lives of Nashville Wives star Sarah Davidson tells us about her favorite rooms and features in her Music City home.

After her recent divorce from country music singer-songwriter Dallas Davidson, Private Lives of Nashville Wives star Sarah Davidson downsized from their spacious Tennessee home to a hip apartment loft. The TNT reality star is also a country breakout artist; her self-titled EP debuted at No. 9 on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers Chart and debuted on the iTunes Country Chart at No. 6. Read on to find out how she has adjusted to loft living. (In case you missed them, check out our interviews with fellow Private Lives of Nashville Wives stars Jenny Terrell and Cassie Chapman.)

What drew you to your home?

I love the idea of urban living, but while looking at condos, I wasn't ready to make the move into a high-rise. I fell in love with this loft because it has such a city feel once you enter the space. The loft is located in an old Belmont Boulevard home that was built in the 1900s and was subdivided and remodeled in 2007. The Belmont area is such a fun and vibrant neighborhood, and it is also where I first fell in love with Nashville 10 years ago while I lived there and attended Belmont University. It feels really good to be back to my Nashville roots.

I love the history of the Belmont area; it is one of the most historic locations in Nashville and is home to the Belmont Mansion, which was constructed in 1853 and sat on the top of a 180-acre estate. That home now sits on the campus of the school, and the land surrounding the mansion is now what we Nashvillians know as "Music Row," and the neighborhoods of 12 South, The Gulch and Hillsboro Village.

How much of an adjustment was it to go from a house to an apartment condo? 

It was a fairly large adjustment when it came to fitting all of my clothes, shoes and accessories, but as far as the living space now, I feel my new place is the perfect size for me and my furry dog baby, Lola. Plus, it’s really nice to not have so much living space to be responsible for!

I was able to pare down my closet by going through my clothes and accessories; anything I hadn't worn in a year I gave away to my friends and charity. I also utilized what assets I had by displaying my favorite hats, shoes and jewelry as decor accessories in my room on floating shelves and my dressers. I live alone, so I figured what more perfect time in life to have all of my favorite girlie things on display!

What is your favorite room in your loft?

My favorite room is my glamazon kitchen. When doing a bit of remodeling, I took out the cabinets to replace them with open-air shelves and an oversized mirrored vent hood. I also added new appliances and a gorgeous antique mirrored herringbone backsplash that’s so chic. It makes me feel elegant even when I'm cooking and a mess!

Photo by: TM & © Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. Sarah’s baby grand piano is proudly showcased in the main living area. “I also have three guitars, a mandolin and a banjo that all are displayed for ‘jam session’ ready easy access,” she says. The photograph above the piano is by Jack Spencer and portrays a blues singer known as Razorblade.

As a musician, do you have many instruments?

I have a baby grand piano that sits in the main living room with a large window that overlooks Belmont Boulevard. I also have three guitars, a mandolin and a banjo that all are displayed for "jam session" ready easy access.  I want people to feel the freedom to break into song at any time because this space is so inspiring!

Where do you like to play/write music?

I do most of my writing upstairs in my loft area because it feels really cozy and relaxed and also has lots of scattered books and photos for inspiration. 

What are some of your favorite must-have home essentials?

My must-have home essentials are Turkish-T hand towels, because they come in so many fun colors and they look super chic. Jo Malone hand soap for the guest bath because every guest that uses it will rave how amazing their hands smell. Jonathan Adler home accessories are an absolute must for that last touch that will draw everyone’s eye. Interesting photography and art are so important to making me personally connect with the space. I love decorating with objects, photos and art that add depth to a home.  My personal favorite is a Jack Spencer photo of "Razorblade" (a ground zero Mississippi blues man) smoking a cigarette in a top hat, which hangs behind my piano.

Where do you shop for home-related items?

West Elm, Anthropologie and Jonathan Adler.  Locally, I frequent Cadeau for fun accessories, White’s Mercantile for Turkish-Ts and yummy smelling candles, and The Iron Gate in Franklin, Tenn., for everything from linens to furniture.  

What are some of your favorite colors, textures, fabrics?

I love neutral colors used as a base for a room, with added pops of color in the accessories. I am drawn to more natural textures like cow hides, leather and linens combined with glam touches like silk or beaded throw pillows and accessorizing with mercury glass and antiqued mirror. For the bedroom, I love relaxed linens combined with elegant silks to give the room a natural but sexy feel.

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