Cody + Nicole

How did you meet and how long have you been married?

"We met over eight years ago when a mutual friend introduced us. We were just kids! I love thinking about those simple and sweet early days. We will be married for four years in September."

What has marriage taught you?

"This is a hard one because we are constantly learning each other even after all these years. I would have to say with Cody being on the road our entire relationship we have had to learn how to be good communicators. It's so important to take the time out of our days to joke talk and share about our day to keep that line of communication open."

How would you describe your personal and decorating style?

"When it comes to my personal style I want to be comfortable yet confident. I am also an amateur collector of vintage and love to think about the stories that the clothes could tell. Nashville is such a great place to find one of a kind vintage pieces. As far as decorating goes, I was born in California and love getting inspiration from our visits. I try and surround myself with personal touches from our vacations and I want my home to feel natural and lived in. One of my favorite hobbies is planting and I love being around things are growing and filling our home with life. I try to keep everything simple and clean. My favorite home designer is Emily Henderson and I would say I definitely draw a lot of my personal home design from her. 

Favorite place in town for a date night?

"I would have to say Lockeland Table for happy hour is a staple. We love sitting outside and enjoying our sweet east Nashville neighborhood."

Nesting + Home Tour

Since home is where I live and work, I strive to create an environment that is peaceful, cohesive, inspiring and feels like us. After five years of marriage and establishing our careers, this season we have been nesting as we prepare for the arrival of our son mid-late March. I wanted to share our progress in the nursery, bedroom and living room to give you a mini home tour of the place we call home.

Rachel Moore Photography Newborn
Rachel Moore Photography Newborn
Rachel Moore Photography Newborn
Rachel Moore Photography Lifestyle
Rachel Moore Photography Lifestyle

Mirror and lamp: Target, glider, bed, bedside tables and sconces: West Elm, banner and bear pillow: Coral & Tusk, crib: Babyletto, light fixture, mid-century modern dresser, ottoman, door banner, living room rug: thrifted/craigslist, quilts and patchwork pillow: handmade by my amazing mother-in-law Brenda, brown bear: Felt Brigade, wooden box: handmade gift, african mudcloth: El Cosmico in Marfa, TX, couch: Article

Kate Workman, Nashville hair stylist

Kate is one of those people who feels purely themselves and uninfluenced by others. She has an effortless ease about her and an endearing sense of simplicity. She's been cutting my hair for the past year, and every time I leave an appointment I feel refreshed and inspired. Kate is always using her craft to serve others, and I was interested in how she stays inspired to constantly create. This session is a "day in the life" that features an afternoon with Kate where she lives in Bells Bend. 

What would an ideal day look like for you? 

"An ideal day for me would include being outside in the sunshine probably kayaking, getting a chance to listen to music while reading a book, and then eating dinner with friends." 

Where do you draw inspiration? 

"My thing is natural hair.  I want everyone to leave feeling like they look like their childhood.  It is unnatural but I want them to feel like it looks more natural than when they walked in the door.  Whenever I'm around my niece I examine her natural five year old highlights to see how the sun does what it does and try to recreate that."

What do you enjoy about living in Nashville? 

"Nashville has an awesome community of people.  I feel emotionally, socially, and financially supported here."


Do you have any daily rituals?

"Every morning I make Chemex coffee.  Its so much more time consuming than making it in the coffee pot, but it helps me to start my morning and give myself a few moments to think about my day ahead."

What’s a favorite recipe you’ve tried recently?

"I was given a cookbook from Franny's in Brooklyn.  I have been reading it and figuring out what to make.  The other night I made one of the recipes with pureed cannellini beans, grilled shrimp, and diced Italian olives.  It was so simple and so good."

Favorite restaurant?

"My favorite restaurant is Rolf & Daughters.  I love the food every time I am there.  It also feels cozy and the menu is so accessible."

Any advice for others pursuing a trade/craft?

"I decided to do hair after years working in office jobs and hating every second of it.  I didn't go to hair school until I was 26.  What I wanted was freedom from working behind a desk and what I got was a career that I never could have imagined.  It is never too late to do a job that you love."

Thank you to Kate for having me into your charming home and giving me a glimpse into your daily life. If you'd like to book Kate you can find her here!