3 Nashville Designers Dish On Their Favorite Local Spots


Luxe Next In Design 99 honorees and Nashville designers Jessica Stambaugh, Meg Kelly and Becky Nielsen Filipski share their ultimate local mainstays that define the essence of Music City.

Jessica Stambaugh sitting on a couch in a blue button-down shirt and jeans.PHOTO: BRETT WOOD

At Jessica Stambaugh‘s namesake firm, this LUXE Next In Design 99 honoree composes her signature “artistic meets classic” style with unexpected elements. When it comes to sourcing unique fabrics, Stambaugh is drawn to The Lot Showroom, a beloved Music City hotspot for boutique textile labels.

“It’s a wonderful local resource for pretty, printed fabrics and wallcoverings. The owner, Brittney Forrister, provides such friendly, welcoming and timely service—always with a very personal touch.”

Meg Kelly sitting on a leather couch in a colorful floral dress.PHOTO: EMILY DORIO

To Meg Kelly, Luxe Next In Design 99 pro and founder of Clella Design, the city is teeming with eateries that ignite creativity and festivity.

“I love Lou and Folk in East Nashville—they each have a great distinct atmosphere, plus the most delicious cuisine. While Lou feels cozy in an old home featuring House of Hackney wallpaper, Folk boasts high ceilings and an eye-catching commissioned Alex Lockwood piece. You can pop around town to different spots all night, which is always fun!”

Becky Nielsen Filipski stands in a floral dress in a dining space with blue Gracie-like wallpaperPHOTO: VALERIE VOGT

A Luxe Next In Design 99 talent known for breathing new life into traditional aesthetics, Becky Nielsen Filipski finds her perfect match in Nashville boutique hotel Noelle for an inspiring stay.

“It has old-school charm but with modern comforts. The basement speakeasy bar is so fun for late nights. You can also enjoy the lovely gift shop, café, rooftop patio and nightly champagne in the lobby. Centrally located downtown, it offers the perfect mix of old and new.”