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Brentwood, TN-based designers, Juli and Mary Elizabeth are the creative brains behind Paperwhites Interiors. The two created a space perfectly suited for our latest launch, our new Patterned Bath Towels.

Tell us about your journey to interior design.

Our journey actually began out of a friendship!  Over 14 years ago, Juli and I were in a sewing group together making day gowns and bubbles for our little ones and discovered we shared a love of fabrics, antiques, decorating, and making a house a home. Providentially, in 2012 we both moved to the same neighborhood just down the street from one another. After lots of shopping trips, scheming, praying, and dreaming up starting a business together, we launched Paperwhites Interiors in 2016!  

Your style in a few words:  Classically Southern, Fresh, Welcoming.

Your forever inspo:

We are always inspired by God’s creation and nature’s palette ~ as you can see with our love of green and blue and florals ~  Whether it’s the low country, the beach, the mountains, or a backyard garden! We also love the classics and antique pieces that tell a story.

Can you give us a glimpse into the process of bringing this beautiful space together?

Green, blue, and trellis?  Yes please!  This guest bath is actually in my home (Mary Elizabeth’s) and was part of a renovation we completed in 2019.  I fell in love with this wallcovering right away and knew we had to use it somewhere, as it feels like a Spring-like and fresh all year long.  I absolutely love the antique bamboo etagere that Juli found for me for a song at a yard sale!  It is the perfect piece to hold my collection of pretty hand towels, many that were hand embroidered by my mother.

The design brief:

Before you go…

What are you reading? 

Mary Elizabeth: Raising Emotionally Strong Boys by David Thomas

Juli: The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

Who are you following? 

Love all things from Tori Rubinson Interiors, James Farmer, Carmen Johnston Gardens, The Junking Journey, Influenced By Grace, and our local friends the KS Collection and Catherine Sloan Architect!

What’s next? 

We have lots of exciting projects in the works including two renovations/additions. We even have an upcoming project in our neighborhood, which is so fun! 

Thank you Juli and Mary Elizabeth! If you're feeling inspired by this gorgeous space, you can shop the duo's towel picks here. For more bathroom inspo, check out our recent interview with designer Kerri Pilchik.