Decorating can sometimes get complicated. It can get in its own way with wallpapers, accessories, furniture — the works. Other times you come across homes that are so sparse, they seem unlivable. Finding that perfect in-between seems to be the right move, but it’s not always easy to achieve. However, Doug and Carina Jenkins, the antiquing duo behind , have done just that. They moved into their Nashville, TN rental two years ago and have since gone about decorating it in a streamlined fashion with European antiquities they’ve picked up on their travels there.
The space is not big on bold hues and bright accents. Instead it’s rich in earth tones and lived-in leathers, both of which give it a level of comfort and calm perfect for the couple and their two young daughters. Doug tells us this unfussy design was all in the plan. “We just wanted a home that was functional. Comfort is key with kids and us old folks. We wanted it to be easy on the eyes and full of character, but it [had] to be comfortable,” he says. Luckily, the pair was able to achieve this with some of their most beloved vintage finds, and they are extremely happy with the look they’ve landed on. That’s not to say they won’t switch it up from time to time. That’s just the reality when you’ve got a home run by two antique dealers. So take a peek at this home, stat. It’s bound to look different — albeit just as fabulous — tomorrow. Enjoy! —