Heather's Vintage Granny Chic

Heather's Vintage Granny Chic

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 6, 2009

Name: Heather Spriggs Thompson
Location: Nashville, TN
Size: 2100 sq. ft.
Years Lived In: 3 months in this house (although I have lived in Nashville for 11 years)

The vintage stylings of Heather Spriggs Thompson feel like a beautiful echo heard around the internet. She has set the bar high in the mainstream media, when it comes to making vintage pieces not only feel beautiful, but modern and comforting. Although she's only recently moved into her current home, it's already filled with picture-perfect places where you can easily see yourself...

...sipping a cup of tea or curled up with a good book. Heather is an artist and designer who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee along with her husband and dog. She carries quite a passion for creating, crafting and curating her collections throughout her home and her hard work is obvious, as she's been busy painting up a storm and making her new space feel fresh and full of light. Along with painting her own home, she's a professional faux-painter and we bow down to her ability to create wood grain where there normally isn't!

Heather's ability to flawlessly blend old and new pieces comes from keeping a cohesive palette. It doesn't matter what era things are from as long as they look great together. She buys what she loves, hitting up antique, thrift and modern stores alike, to find pieces that play nicely together. You can keep track of Heather over at her blog, Gathering Spriggs and has a hand in two Etsy stores, Gathering Vintage and Gathering Spriggs.

Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Romantic Modern Vintage chic

Inspiration: Magazines, design books, blogs, nature walks

Favorite Element: Vintage Moss green chenille sofa

Favorite Room: My office- it is light filled and open –no clutter allowed.

Biggest Challenge: filling up empty wall space and extra square footage with what I have.

What Friends Say: "Heather's style is inviting, refreshing, and comforting."-Eve Peach. Nostalgic, Peaceful

Biggest Embarrassment: When my dog jumped into the neighborhood pond to chase geese and I was frantically running through neighbor's yards to retrieve him.

Proudest DIY: Refinished Dresser/bed, black board mirror and artwork

Best Advice: Believe in yourself and your personal style even if you feel misunderstood. In the end its your living space. Don't be afraid to take risks.

Found Treasure: Small writing desk and collection of vintage floral prints at side of the road sale (all for $1)

My Indulgence: Pillows and Linens

Dream Source: ABC Carpet and Home, Jonathon Adler, Jayson Home and Garden

Reality Source: Flea Markets , Second Hand stores, and Ikea.

Had forever: White Iron twin bed that was my childhood bed and also a family heirloom.

Just Bought: Ikea bedding and Enid throw pillow.


Furniture: Vintage and Ikea

Accessories: Found objects, antique stores, gifts

Lighting: Ikea, Pier 1, Pottery Barn

Rugs and Carpets: My grandmothers

Beds: Family heirlooms, and my husband's bachelor furniture repainted. (Ugh, someday we will have a grown up bedroom suite)

Artwork: My own-left over from art school , Flea Market, and made by friends (who are also artists) – one year I had a birthday party in a gallery and asked friends to make me art as a present. (great way to fill walls with unique art).

(Thanks, Heather!)

Images: Heather Spriggs Thompson

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