Sara Ray Interior Design


Green Hills New Construction

This 4,800 square foot new construction home brings a fresh, modern aesthetic to the heart of Green Hills. Thoughtful design and custom details abound in this 5 bedroom, 6 bath home, down to the cabinet hardware. Sophisticated lighting selections, clean-lined plumbing fixtures, elegant tile specifications, and custom built-in cabinetry come together in a symphony of high end luxury.

This home was designed for our client, White Pines Building Group, with whom we worked closely to select all interior and exterior finishes, lighting, tile, plumbing, and hardware selections, as well as drawings for custom cabinetry and tile designs.

Photos by Katelyn Beasley.

Staging by Mayker.


Belmont-Hillsboro Addition/Renovation

In this historic Belmont-Hillsboro home, we created space plans for renovating the kitchen and secondary bathrooms and powder bathroom, as well as a new guest suite. We selected all fixtures, interior and exterior finishes, and furniture & decor for the existing home and its new addition. We worked closely with the architect to make the new areas of the home blend together with the traditional and original style of the American Foursquare home, and we were proud to be commended by the Metropolitan Historical Commission with a Preservation Award for our work on this home.

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Photos by Gieves Anderson.

Belle Meade Contemporary

For this project, we incorporated our clients’ love for modern designs and bright colors into their beautiful traditional home’s architecture. The colors and shapes of the furniture and accessory selections stand out against a backdrop of white, with the more traditional features of the home’s design, such as trim work and built-ins, painted to match the walls. Decorative chandeliers were selected to modernize the spaces, as well. The client’s collection of vibrant art is featured throughout the home and complements the colors of the upholstery pieces, rugs, and pillows.

Photos by Gieves Anderson.

Westhaven Renovation

This project began with a simple concept to incorporate our clients’ love for travel and culture into their home. We simplified and streamlined the shell for a modern aesthetic, then incorporated special details from around the world. This project consisted of a master bathroom and two guest bath renovations, plus furnishings & décor for the living room, foyer, powder bath, master and guest bathrooms, and guest bedrooms.

The living room is arranged in a pleasing, symmetrically-balanced plan centered around the fireplace. We selected in a soft, warm gray for the walls & changed the light fixture. We layered a large custom rug, tables, and an arrangement of accessories. Subtle details include the Asian chinoiserie fabric on the saddle stool, barrel-back faux bamboo framed chairs in a silver finish, a horsehead iron table, and a large hand-painted drum as an end table.

The foyer design incorporates the same paint color, a new walnut console featuring a handmade concrete lamp, and some other special items. An antique chair was refreshed with a newly-reupholstered cushion in a beautiful embroidered fabric and jute tassels. To finish the space, we added an antique rug.

The master bath has a streamlined layout with a freestanding tub and a separate shower with tile in gray tones. The sink wall features a custom walnut vanity, and we selected a combination of polished nickel & black metal for a timeless, modern look. The custom vanity mirror features built-in medicine cabinets.

Photos by Kristen Mayfield.