Sara Ray Interior Design


12 South Bungalow

Our goal was to take a dated bungalow in the heart of the 12 South neighborhood and completely renovate and refresh it for our clients, a family from New York. We selected all furnishings, fixtures, and finishes. With a new addition, an ample kitchen, laundry room, and master suite were achieved. The home was streamlined with a fresh monochromatic paint scheme and natural wood floors throughout to achieve a gallery feel to showcase the art, which the homeowners have collected from their travels around the world. We layered mixed metals, borrowed hues from the art, and styled everything with a casual and fresh appeal. This space is now a comfortable Nashville vacation home for this family, as well as short term rental patrons.

Photos by Oh Hey Photo.


Belmont-Hillsboro Renovation


This home in the heart of the Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood boasts new looks in a few special spaces, and their kitchen renovation is underway now!

For the master bathroom remodel, we sought to create a relaxing space that incorporates color, pattern, and visual texture. The design was inspired by the hand-painted Moroccan tile featured on the vanity wall and bath tub surround. Brass accents in the plumbing and lighting fixtures, mirrors and bath accessories contrast against the blues to provide warmth. A vintage rug brings some visual texture, as well as another pop of blue. We enlarged the steam shower area for a more luxurious experience. A curved shower ceiling and niche nod to the softness and beauty of the Moroccan-inspired design, while the dark blue ceiling tiles add texture and weight in an unexpected space. The brushed brass shower fixtures pop against the white tile walls, giving the shower area a clean brightness.

We created the layout of the bathroom and the design of the cabinetry and steam shower, in addition to all selections of tile, countertops, plumbing and lighting fixtures, paint colors, mirrors, bath accessories, art, and rug. Once the bathroom was complete, we assisted with styling of the vanity and selection of bath linens.

For the six-year-old’s pink bedroom, the decor was re-imagined with pink tassel drapes and a woodsy reading nook that was converted from an unused closet. In the bedroom shared by two young boys, the inspiration came from their favorite movie. It features a not-too-obvious theme with a custom bedside chest built to share, along with plenty of baskets and shelves to hold and display books and toys.

Photography by Gieves Anderson.



Oak Hill Outdoor Living


This project was designed around our client’s desire for a cohesive outdoor living space, with multiple seating areas on the two-story patio overlooking their pool. We created an outside environment that was durable in the elements, yet not short on style, with a base of outdoor-specific materials and fabrics in neutral colors and pops of color through pillows, accessories, and plants.

We created the space plans for all of the patio seating areas, and also selected all furniture, rugs, fabrics, pillows, and accessories.

Photography by Gieves Anderson.

Belmont-Hillsboro Bourbon Bar


For this project, we designed a custom bar to highlight our client’s growing bourbon collection. The built-in shelving features a metallic sunburst tile backsplash, and the bar is grounded with a velvet channel tufted base. A mix of materials, including leather, brass, velvet, and linen, works with the eclecticism of the collection to tie the whole room together.

We designed the built-in bar and selected all finishes, furnishings, lighting, art, rugs, and accessories, for this space.

Photography by Gieves Anderson.