Kings of Leon co-founder Nathan Followill turned his Nashville home into a '70s era dwelling with a modern spin, living up to both his rock star stage persona and grounded family life with a wife and daughter. Followill credits his home to interior designer Benjam Vandiver, best known for fusing luxury and vintage items with clean design.
Also notable: “This new mattress should not be sitting on the floor any longer.” Vandiver is partial to Room & Board and CB2 for affordable bed frames that last. (Floyd’s affordable, easy-to-assemble platform bed in another great option.) Plus, when you’re ready to upgrade a nice frame can easily move into a guest bedroom. “Let’s be honest, if you want sleepovers, you need to get decent bedding,” adds Vandiver. Los Angeles-made Matteo wins Vandiver’s vote for affordable, luxurious linens.
Vandiver is a massive fan of online galleries like Tappan Collective and These Fine Walls for first-time buyers. They’ll even help with framing, which you definitely shouldn’t skimp on. “A mentor told me, ‘you can frame a piece of bread well, and it looks like a million bucks,’” Vandiver says. “Maybe not a million, but you get the point.”