I first met Zach and Rhain when they lived in Atlanta. A few years ago they moved up to Nashville into a bungalow full of original details and character. They made it into a space that reflects who they are and did it up right for Christmas.
Zach + Rhain Brown
We own and run The Majestic Photobooth Co. We design and manufacture classic-style photobooths for rental and sale. We also create customized photo activations for corporate and marketing events. Zach is in charge of operations and marketing aspects of the business. Rhain works with Zach on marketing, but primarily handles day-to-day business to keep the company running - bookkeeping, compliance, customer service, and many more behind the scenes tasks. Zach also plays guitar for the band A Thousand horses.
ZB + RB / Lawrenceville, Georgia
RB / Harry Potter
ZB / A Farewell to Arms
RB / The Princess Bride & classic Christmas movies
ZB / Lord of the Rings
RB / Jeff Buckley & The Beatles
ZB / Kings of Leon
Favorite TV Show:
RB / LOST
ZB / The Apprentice
RB / DeSano Pizza Bakery
ZB / Trader Vic's
Favorite place you have traveled to:
We took a trip to Spain last year for our 5th anniversary. Neither of us had ever been to Europe, so it was really exciting! We saw so much beautiful & interesting architecture, drank a ton of Spanish wine, and were almost always confused by the language. Granada & Seville were my favorite cities that we visited.
Next destination on your list to travel to:
I really would like to take a 2 month trip to Europe...a staycation, where we basically just relocate our life for a couple of months. We'd rent an apartment in a "homebase" for the entire time, so that we could work, cook, and carry on with our normal day-to-day routines. We would take day trips and weekend trips to explore other cities! Maybe 2014 will be the year for this!
What you like about your city:
Nashville is such an exciting place to be right now! It's growing so much, and it's cool to be a part of that. We love our neighborhood (Lockeland Springs) in East Nashville for all the unique craftsman and Victorian houses and for the walkability to lots of great bars and restaurants. Not to mention, we can go Honky-Tonkin' downtown anytime we want!
Reason for moving into current home:
Location was a big deal for us when we were house hunting, and our house is in the perfect location for us. The first time we saw the house, we both fell in LOVE with all of the original dark wood trim, doors and windows inside the house. The floors are original pine, and they're also so beautiful! It really was/is the perfect house for us!
We inherited so many beautiful pieces of furniture, so most of our decor is kind of inspired from those pieces. We love rich, warm, inviting spaces, so this has shaped a lot of our design decisions. Also, we both tend to prefer a mostly masculine aesthetic, which is reflected throughout our house. Anddd, Dumbledore's office has always been an inspiration to us. (no joke!)
Favorite or most meaningful piece in your home:
RB / This is so hard! There are so many pieces that I love! I think I'd have to say the mid-century modern lamps on our buffet and the two chairs in our office. My grandfather, Peepaw, made all these pieces in an Air Force base wood shop, while he was stationed in Colorado in the early 60's. They're made of cedar, and they craftsmanship is just beautiful. Unfortunately, he passed away before I was born, so I never got the chance to meet him. It's special to me to have these beautiful works of art that he created with his own two hands...in my own home! I also think about my then 13-year old dad, bouncing around, using this stuff, and it brings a smile to my face!
ZB / I love the mid-century modern chairs that were built by Rhain's grandfather. We reupholstered them and they're perfect for sipping a Manhattan and listening to some music.
Biggest challenges with your space:
Not particularly. It's a pretty practical and straight-forward space!
Dream house and city:
An old castle that's been remodeled to have all the proper amenities...and that has a library. So...basically, what I'm saying...Hogwarts is our dream house. ;)