Weaving in the old with the new gives a home an intriguing and unique look says Hughes-Edwards president Bryan Edwards. From their award-winning 2005 Parade Home using a beam from the New Orleans Cotton Exchange to a table from old barn wood in the newly opened Sopapillas Restaurant in Hendersonville, weaving the historic with the modern is just good design.
Influenced by Edwards’ studies at St. John’s College at Oxford University in England and partner Gene Hughes Carolina background, Hughes-Edwards seeks out refurbished pieces from a variety of sources.
“Gene growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina and studying at the University of South Carolina has had a huge impact on his design aesthetic. I’m a Southern boy at heart too but studying abroad art and architecture in an environment steeped in history has influenced my appreciation for accenting a project with unique architectural pieces,” Edwards said.
Hughes-Edwards 2005 award-winning Parade of Homes entry, Dover Hall, in Gallatin’s Fairvue Plantation is built entirely of reclaimed brick from the Tarbox School in Nashville.
The New Mexico style restaurant Sopapillas is the latest Hughes-Edwards’s project to weave in old with the modern. Hughes-Edwards build-out of the new restaurant in the Streets of Indian Lake in Hendersonville has a pretty reclaimed wood feature. Sopapillas’s owner Steve Dale found reclaimed barn wood via Natural Design from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Already using barn wood as a table in their popular Franklin Sopapillas, Dale has repeated this unique piece of furniture in the Hendersonville locale destined to be a conversation piece.
“Visualizing beauty and seeing potential reflects the building principals of our company. This many times takes ingenuity and creativity. We like to be able to help clients bring to reality their dreams. Accenting with vintage pieces is the icing on the cake,” Edwards reflects.
Contact Hughes-Edwards today if you are contemplating remodeling or building your dream home project.