PHOTOS: See Inside Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins’ ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Nashville Home
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins have become one of country music’s most beloved couples and now, they are…
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Nashville Home; Home Photos Courtesy Paige Rumore, Thomas and Lauren Photo via Instagram
Inside the publication’s August/ September 2021 issue, the country couple dishes on the details of their home’s décor, which was designed by their friend and interior designer, April Tomlin.
The cozy space was inspired the the homes of their grandparents, but with a modern touch added in.
“I really wanted it to feel like our grandparents’ homes…Their homes—and the memories made in them—are what inspired us to build a home for our family and friends,” Lauren explains.
To achieve the desired aesthetic, Tomlin incorporated a palette of “muted taupes, grays, and greens along with low-wattage lighting, unpolished brass finishes, and romantic touches” around the home.
Of the Akins’ home, Tomlin says, “There’s not a lot of unused open space. Every wall has a chair or a painting—we had to overdecorate the space to give it that intimacy.”
With three daughters at home and one on the way, Lauren understands that things won’t always be kept in pristine condition. In fact, the soon-to-be mother of four embraces the “perfectly imperfect” areas of her home.
“There are already stains on the carpets, markers on the walls, fingernail polish spilled on the wood floors, but it is a real and happy home,” she says. “I love how much love it holds.”
See below for photos of Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins home and be sure to pickup the August/ September 2021 issue of House Beautiful for more.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.