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Pillow Talk

Discover what our favorite interior designers are talking about: projects, tips, culture and style.
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Chad James

Location: Nashville, TN

Chad James is an award-winning interior designer & architectural consultant in Nashville, Tennessee. As the principal of Chad James Group, Chad leads a talented team of trusted designers in creating a uniquely tailored experience for each client they serve centered on a meticulous approach to quality in design. With a rich portfolio, Chad James Group works to create custom residential and commercial construction including bespoke boutique hotels, refined restaurants, and perfectly appointed homes. The internationally recognized firm has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, and Billboard Magazine to name a few. Chad James Group was honored as the 2019 Design Firm of the Year by Nashville Lifestyles.

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“I love Peacock Alley for their dedication to sourcing high-quality materials and their consistent,
impeccably crafted pieces.”
– Chad James

Pillow Talk with Chad James

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

Inspiration is found in the everyday for me, but I'd say nature and traveling are the biggest sources of inspiration for my work. 

What’s your preference…Percale or Sateen? 

Percale, because I prefer a crisp sheet over silky. It reminds me of the sheets I had as a child.

What’s your go-to cocktail (or beverage)?

For mornings chocolate milk, evening a gin and tonic 

What’s your favorite Peacock Alley product and why?

My favorite Peacock Alley products are their customizable pieces, but I love their percale sheets

We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed. What makes you love yours?

I love my bed mostly because it's in my home. I travel so much for work going from hotel to hotel that coming home and sleeping in my own bed is a huge comfort for me.  

What’s your dream travel destination? 

Venturing to Fiji with a stop in Australia 

If you could choose one person to have a “Pillow Talk” with, who would it be?

My dear friend Tiffany Fallon, and she knows why

What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning? Or Do you follow the golden rule of making your bed every morning? 

I do follow the golden rule! I believe starting your day with a freshly made bed sets you up for mental success and helps you to easily relax when going to bed at night. Happy Bed, Happy Home.

Who would you invite to your dream slumber party 

Beyonce, Oprah, Tina Turner, and of course Dolly.

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