philosophy

 
 

| BALANCE |

Modern Remains is a studio that strives to achieve balance. In an interior environment, balance is found not only through the architecture and functionality of the spaces but also through the use of natural and curated materials that enliven and enrich. Scale and proportion are considered at every level of the design process, as we strive to always combine practicality, purpose and elegance in our work. 

| NATURE |

The natural environment is a continuous source of inspiration for our designs, and we share an appreciation for design history and the story behind materials. Our studio engages in meticulous
research on each project to ensure we use materials that speak to elements at the site. We take pride in the careful selection of finishes with a hint of the unexpected to bring a unique narrative quality to each of our designs.

| STEWARDSHIP |

Though each of the principal designers has worked predominantly in the high-end residential design community, each of us has a heart for the field of charitable design as well. Along with our staff, we are thrilled to offer our services to help numerous nonprofit organizations across Middle Tennessee. In addition to volunteering time and talent, we give our clients the opportunity to donate furniture and materials no longer being used.

| ELEMENTS |

Modern Remains provides designs that are enriched by history, enhanced by materiality, and imbued with a defined sense of proportion. We strive for submission to natural materials and proper reverence for the interplay between light and shadow. Our collective design experience has given us a great appreciation for design that achieves an elegant juxtaposition of seeming opposites. The fusion and blending of multiple elements — primitive and elegant, simple and detailed, modern and timeless, open and mysterious — are part of the joy and challenge of our studio culture we hope to share with you.