creative conversations: mark d. sikes

Posted on Feb 10, 2016
creative conversations: mark d. sikes

We are thrilled to present a series of creative conversations with the 2016 featured designers of the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville.  With the theme “Landscape of Design” the show will host over 150 exhibitors and speakers including a keynote address from actress and founder of GOOP Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden Show is one […]

creative conversations: suzanne rheinstein

Posted on Feb 4, 2016
creative conversations: suzanne rheinstein

We are thrilled to present a series of creative conversations with the 2016 featured designers of the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville.  With the theme “Landscape of Design” the show will host over 150 exhibitors and speakers including a keynote address from actress and founder of GOOP Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden Show is one […]

inspired: reese witherspoon + harper’s bazaar

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
inspired: reese witherspoon + harper’s bazaar

Reese Witherspoon, our favorite Nashville native graces the cover of this month’s Harper’s Bazaar and we cannot stop staring at these bright, beautiful, inspiring pictures!  Reese shows off a few pieces from her new Draper James spring line and of course her signature southern charm in these amazing photos taken at one of our favorite Nashville […]

creative conversations: bunny williams

Posted on Feb 2, 2016
creative conversations: bunny williams

We are thrilled to present a series of creative conversations with the 2016 featured designers of the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville.  With the theme “Landscape of Design” the show will host over 150 exhibitors and speakers including a keynote address from actress and founder of GOOP Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden Show is one […]

west elm lighting sale favorites

Posted on Feb 1, 2016
west elm lighting sale favorites

We love West Elm and it makes us super happy when they have their lighting sale!  We thought we’d share a few of our go-to favorites that are currently 20% off and for TODAY only…they’re also offering free shipping! Photography by: Leslee Mitchell1. Capiz Orb Pendant | 2. Large Mobile Chandelier | 3. Bentwood Pendant […]

creative conversations: brian murphy

Posted on Jan 28, 2016
creative conversations: brian murphy

We are thrilled to present a series of creative conversations with the 2016 featured designers of the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville.  With the theme “Landscape of Design” the show will host over 150 exhibitors and speakers including a keynote address from actress and founder of GOOP Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden Show […]

baby boy goodman’s nursery

Posted on Jan 27, 2016
baby boy goodman’s nursery

We have exciting news around the Pencil & Paper Co. office…Gen’s brother and sister-in-law are having a baby boy! It’s no surprise that we love designing kids’ rooms so we of course jumped at the opportunity to get started on Baby boy Goodman’s nursery! To share in our excitement, we’re giving you all of the […]

creative conversations: brian mccarthy

Posted on Jan 27, 2016
creative conversations: brian mccarthy

We are thrilled to present a series of creative conversations with the 2016 featured designers of the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville.  With the theme “Landscape of Design” the show will host over 150 exhibitors and speakers including a keynote address from actress and founder of GOOP Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden Show […]

Tennessee Favorites

Posted on Jan 19, 2016
Tennessee Favorites

The Tennessee Department of Tourism has just released their 2016 vacation guide and we must say we are smitten! The fun cover (an homage to Nashville’s famous Hatch Show Print), featuring the eternally fabulous Dolly Parton, has us inspired to road trip across our great state and check out all the fun! To see the full catalog […]

project modern house before + after: kitchen

Posted on Jan 13, 2016
project modern house before + after: kitchen

We are excited to finally share with you photos from our most recent renovation of a 1971 Robert Anderson hilltop home in Nashville. Many of you have been following along on Instagram to see all the details unfold on #ProjectModernHouse.  It has been a long journey bringing this modern gem back to life. We gutted […]

design to go gift certificates!

Posted on Dec 22, 2015
design to go gift certificates!

Hi friends, we’re happy to announce that we’re offering Design to Go gift certificates!  Do you have a loved one who needs help designing a room in their home?  Then we have the perfect Christmas surprise. If you’d like to purchase, we’ll email you an invoice and then they can utilize our “Design to Go Services” […]

throwback thursday: gale lane

Posted on Dec 17, 2015
throwback thursday: gale lane

In honor of “Throwback Thursday” we came across one of our favorite previous projects that was featured in Better Homes & Gardens.  We thought it would be fun to share… Images: David Tsay  

west elm holiday gift picks

Posted on Dec 15, 2015
west elm holiday gift picks

We’re doing some last minute shopping and wanted to share some of our favorite holiday gift picks.  We’re huge fans of West Elm’s accessible fun and modern design, and love that they’re making their way into our favorite neighborhoods across America.  We just popped into our local Nashville store and here’s what we found… 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

inspiration: 5836 beauregard

Posted on Dec 14, 2015
inspiration: 5836 beauregard

For those of you who have been following along on Instagram, you may have just seen our big news that #projectmodernhouse (5836 Beauregard Drive) is officially on the market!  When we stumbled on this Robert Anderson designed hilltop stunner in Nashville, we couldn’t wait to start the transformation process.  As most of you know, our […]

pretty in pink nursery for two

Posted on Dec 10, 2015
pretty in pink nursery for two

We’re super excited to share with you a recently completed Design to Go nursery for the most adorable twin baby girls.  So many of you have emailed to inquire about the Design to Go process…… so we thought we’d share a quick little breakdown of how everything works! Step 1: You realize you have a […]

for sale: 5836 beauregard

Posted on Dec 10, 2015
for sale: 5836 beauregard

the perfect bar cart

Posted on Dec 4, 2015
the perfect bar cart

Holiday entertaining is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to make sure your bar cart is festive and well stocked for holiday guests! We know the holidays are crazy and you have a million things on your to-do list, so we are giving you a little early Holiday Treat…..our “cheat sheet” to creating […]

current favorite: leslee mitchell car art

Posted on Oct 26, 2015
current favorite: leslee mitchell car art

It’s no surprise that we’re huge fans of the amazingly talented photographer……and our dear friend Leslee Mitchell.  We’re super excited to announce that Leslee has a series of beautiful car prints for sale on One Kings Lane.  You may have seen them highlighted in our recent One Kings Lane feature in Oden’s bedroom or over at Mini Magazine . […]

rattan everything

Posted on Oct 13, 2015
rattan everything

photo by Amy Neunsinger via House Beautiful of Mark D Sikes Home Current obsession: rattan! This versatile organic material can be used in so many different ways to add texture to a space- We love to incorporate rattan in statement-making chair or elegant ottoman. If you are easing into the world of rattan…. we also […]

pencil & paper’s guide to nashville

Posted on Sep 10, 2015
pencil & paper’s guide to nashville

We love Nashville… the food, the music and the amazing hospitality of the gracious folks who call our city home!! If you’re planning a visit (and we think you should!), we wanted to take a minute and share some of our favorite destinations around town. If you make it to Nashville, drop us a line.  Happy eating, shopping  & […]

we love brass

Posted on Sep 9, 2015
we love brass

I’m sure this is not a shock…….we LOVE brass. We think adding a touch of brass in your decor is like putting on your favorite piece of jewelry. We all deserve a little sparkle…right?  Shop below some of our favorite brass items to brighten up your home. all images via Pinterest

tyne kitchen

Posted on Aug 11, 2015
tyne kitchen

When we begin a house renovation…… the kitchen is usually the first room that we concept.  For me, this space guides the look and feel of the entire home. Last year, when we first began to brainstorm “Project Tyne Blvd”, we immediately knew that we wanted to create a kitchen that felt super laid back….but […]

nashville lifestyles: pop goes the color

Posted on Aug 5, 2015
nashville lifestyles: pop goes the color

One of our favorite rooms to design is a kid’s space.  Today we’re sharing sources for Oden’s room that is featured in the August issue of Nashville Lifestyles.  Make sure to scroll on down below to view sources…oh and hey, if your child’s bedroom is in need of some love…let us help you create an […]

1765 tyne blvd

Posted on Jul 31, 2015
1765 tyne blvd

design to go promo!

Posted on Jul 27, 2015
design to go promo!

sweet nursery

Posted on Jul 24, 2015
sweet nursery

Thought we’d share the inspiration around a sweet little nursery concept we just completed……for the most darling twin baby girls. We wanted to create a space that is both feminine, but of course in signature P&P style…..still playful and clean. The walls were already painted a soft gray and since the homeowners are planning to […]

tyne exterior + landscaping

Posted on Jul 3, 2015
tyne exterior + landscaping

We’re coming to the end of our project on Tyne Blvd…….and now it’s time for the fun exterior details to come together!   Currently we’re in the process of finalizing the landscape plans. We have been super inspired by repletion of simple ideas. We are currently loving rows of planters filled with boxwoods, simple grassy […]

Black + White Bathrooms

Posted on Jun 25, 2015
Black + White Bathrooms

We are loving the simple drama of  black + white….especially in bathrooms!   We’ve rounded up our favorites below and even included some of the black and white products we’re currently coveting.  So scroll on down and check them out!   (all images found via Pinterest)

P+P Artist Collaboration – Charlotte Hughes

Posted on Jun 3, 2015
P+P Artist Collaboration – Charlotte Hughes

P + P is excited to be collaborating with our super talented friend Charlotte Hughes to bring you our favorite customizable art! We have had so many sourcing requests  for our “Color Study” series and “Concentric Squares” featured in Matchbook Magazine.  For a limited time only they will be available for purchase! Meet Charlotte Charlotte […]

Oversized Photos as Art

Posted on Jun 1, 2015
Oversized Photos as Art

We love the idea of blowing up family photos into large scale pieces of art!  This is one of our absolute favorites from a  recent Pencil + Paper Co. client project.  Photographed by the incredibly talented Leslee Mitchell.

a very happy mother’s day

Posted on Apr 28, 2015
a very happy mother’s day

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 Mother’s Day is right around the corner! To make sure your ready…… we’ve put together some of our favorite Mother’s Day […]

Weekly Color Crush – Orange + Camel

Posted on Apr 14, 2015
Weekly Color Crush – Orange + Camel

We are crushing on Orange + Camel.  We love this “70’s California Vibe” in both interior spaces and warm weather dressing! Perfect way to jumpstart Spring.  Oh and let’s not fail to mention how obsessed we are with that Sharon Montrose print. Check out below to see a few of our favorite “California Cool” picks…. […]

tips for creating a beautifully styled bookshelf

Posted on Apr 8, 2015
tips for creating a beautifully styled bookshelf

We are smitten…. for beautifully styled bookshelves! Bookshelves are the perfect way to add both personality and  functionality to your home.  We think the key to creating a perfectly styled shelf is to “keep it simple”.  Today we’re sharing a couple of tips on how you can clear the clutter and create an effortlessly chic and amazingly styled […]

domino magazine: before + after SOURCES!

Posted on Mar 25, 2015
domino magazine: before + after SOURCES!

Today is the day friends, we’re sharing sources for our before + after kitchen found on Domino Mag.  We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to chat with you about our Design To Go program.  For those of you who are unaware, it’s an online affordable alternative to traditional interior design.  We design your […]

domino magazine: before + after kitchen

Posted on Mar 24, 2015
domino magazine: before + after kitchen

We love a good before + after and our latest post of a recent kitchen renovation we completed just went live online at Domino Magazine!  There wasn’t much construction for this project, the shell of the room remained the same, we basically went in and did a little revamping to help the space truly come […]

Easter Inspiration

Posted on Mar 16, 2015
Easter Inspiration

Can you believe it…Easter is just right around the corner!  My oh my how time flies!  Gen is a PRO at putting a great Easter basket together, so today, we thought we’d share some inspiration of past Easter baskets she’s made- plus some of our favorite treats to help you make an amazing Easter basket […]

Weekly Color Crush – Kelly Green

Posted on Mar 10, 2015
Weekly Color Crush – Kelly Green

photography by David Tsay and Leslee Mitchell If you follow our work, you know we’re HUGE fans of color!  We thought it would be fun to create a new series called Weekly Color Crush where we’ll share with you a color we’ve got a major crush on…… and show you how amazing it looks from outfit […]

“project pretty please” kitchen renovation – round one

Posted on Mar 5, 2015
“project pretty please” kitchen renovation – round one

Pendant Light | Gold Flatware | Abstract Art | Bar Stools | Wishbone Chair | Pedestal Table | Repose Gray Paint | Mauviel Pot | Marble & Brass Shelf | La Cornue Stove | Rug | Hardware | Dishes We’ve had lots of requests to share kitchen sources… so today we thought we’d share with […]

Weekly Color Crush – Yellow

Posted on Feb 27, 2015
Weekly Color Crush – Yellow

photography by David Tsay and JCrew If you follow our work, you know we’re HUGE fans of color!  We thought it would be fun to create a new series called Weekly Color Crush where we’ll share with you a color we’ve got a major crush on and show you how amazing it looks from outfit to […]

quick bathroom revamp!

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
quick bathroom revamp!

Today we’re sharing with you a quick little bathroom revamp we recently completed for the Johnson Family.  We’re in love with this family – and their kids are beyond precious!  Their two oldest currently share a bathroom, they’re super fun and have the best personalities and we felt like their bathroom should capture their playful spirit!   […]

domino magazine: before + after family room

Posted on Feb 24, 2015
domino magazine: before + after family room

We have exciting news friends!  We are monthly contributors for Domino Magazine!!!  Follow along each month to see the entire renovation of one of our most recent projects plus we’ll be sharing secret designer tips and tricks along the way!  Hop on over to Domino to see the before + after of the family room!  Love […]

project creative couple before + after dining & kitchen

Posted on Feb 11, 2015
project creative couple before + after dining & kitchen

Hey friends!  Today we’ll be sharing with you the dining room and kitchen makeover for our creative clients, the Lockwood’s.  This finishes up their bottom floor with the exception of the screened room, which we’ll be sure to show you once it’s completed! Round One: Dining Room Before – On our first meeting with the Lockwood’s, we […]

project creative couple before + after entry

Posted on Feb 3, 2015
project creative couple before + after entry

Hi again!  Welcome to round 2 of our most recent before + after project for the creative Lockwood family!   For this post, we’ll focus on the foyer and their hallway area and show you how a little bit of paint and editing can make a dramatic difference in a space. Round One: Foyer & Hallway […]

project creative couple before + after

Posted on Feb 1, 2015
project creative couple before + after

Hi friends!  This past weekend we had the pleasure of doing a quick install for our clients Alex & Genie Lockwood.  They’re a ridiculously creative couple with two of the most precious little boys.  They already have great style and amazing pieces but just needed a little help editing and pulling everything together.  We set out […]

matchbook magazine nashville nest

Posted on Jan 15, 2015
matchbook magazine nashville nest

We are beyond excited and thrilled to be featured on the cover of this month’s Matchbook Magazine.  You’ll get an inside look at one of our latest projects, Gen & Ben’s previous home plus learn about what inspires us.  Head on over and check it out!  A huge thank you to the crazy talented Leslee Mitchell […]

design to go

Posted on Jan 5, 2015
design to go

Hi friends, please forgive us for the silence!  Things have been incredibly crazy in the world of Pencil & Paper and we promise to share more soon.  One thing we are beyond excited to introduce you to is our newest program, Design To Go!  This idea has been in the works for the longest time, […]

Better Homes & Gardens

Posted on Aug 7, 2014
Better Homes & Gardens

photo by David Tsay I am thrilled to be featured in the September issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  Check out a sneak peek of the issue and my tips on choosing and using vintage pieces over at the BHG blog!  

southern living before + after

Posted on Jul 22, 2014
southern living before + after

After Breakfast Area – rug, chairs Before Breakfast Area Before Family Room After Family Room – pouf, coffee table, stool, pillows Before Kitchen After Kitchen – rug We are beyond excited to share our latest before + after project that was just recently published in Southern Living‘s most inspiring makeovers!  Say hello to our amazing […]

chair love

Posted on Mar 27, 2014
chair love

I have been a long time fan of this adorable chair…….now a total steal on Overstock. Such a great way to add color and whimsy to a family room! Think I need a pair of these too!!

spring essential

Posted on Mar 26, 2014
spring essential

I am loving little lace shirts for spring! Just splurged on this cutie from J Crew…..but sure it will be a new favorite!!