Kelsea Ballerini is starting fresh and returning to her roots with her new modern farmhouse in Nashville.
For The Spruce’s first digital issue, the country singer shows off her updated space in the cover story. Ballerini gives an inside look into the sentimental décor and mature design that represents the new chapter she is stepping into since announcing her divorce from husband Morgan Evans.
She revealed that she has traded what she calls her “Whimsical” and “over-the-top” condo for this half-acre property, which she says is plenty for her and her dog, Dibs.
“I have a dog, and I grew up on a big piece of land. I realized that I needed to connect with that part of myself again. It’s a small lot; it’s half an acre, but it’s just enough for this chapter of life,” she told the outlet.
The 29-year-old purged everything in her old condo except for three paintings and a quilt from her grandparents. With this new space, she made it a point to change up her style to better fit her in this stage of life.
“I still love an element of patterns and color and texture, but I wanted this house to be a little more mature feeling,” she explains.
Ballerini teamed up with interior designer Lindsay Rhodes to help execute her ideas. Since the singer wanted to avoid plain white walls, she embraced her inner “maximalist” and selected printed wallpapers for almost every room. Between the eye-catching walls, the custom dining table suitable for any occasion, and the cozy, buttery nook, Ballerini is about to be the leading host among her friends.
“I think your home should reflect you,” she said. “For me, I love to have a space where people feel like they don’t have to take off their shoes, but they can if they want to. Come over in your sweatpants and if you spill wine, that’s okay, nothing’s going to ruin the space. I wanted something that reflected that kind of energy.”
She describes the sunroom as “over-the-top girlie” with its pink floral wallpaper, inviting furniture and bright lighting. She even included a personal touch with her original painting that eventually inspired the cover of her book, Feel Your Way Through: A Book of Poetry.
The kitchen serves as the most neutral room in the house, where she’ll let the food be the feature that stands out.
“I really enjoy cooking for people. I think it’s the Italian in me that’s like, ‘Let me feed you pasta and here’s some wine,’” she jokes.
Moving onto her office, Ballerini turned the space into her “haven” with just a few minor adjustments like the addition of her House of Hackney rose wallpaper and sage green chair in the corner.
“It’s become such a safe, creative place for me,” she says. “I come here in the morning with a cup of coffee and just sit with my guitar and play for a little bit. Or I pull up a blank Word document and see if I have anything that feels inspiring.”
Once again, the personal touches shine in this creative room and keep her feeling inspired to write new music and celebrate her accomplishments.
The Spruce’s digital issue featuring cover star Kelsea Ballerini is available now.
Kelsea Ballerini’s upcoming album Subject to Change is set to drop on Sept. 23, ahead of her 10-city Heartfirst tour that kicks off Sept. 24 in New York, NY.