By Kristy Woodson Harvey

Published on July 20, 2016

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Photography by Benjamin Vandiver

In his post-work hours, you might find Nashville interior designer Benjamin Vandiver relaxing with his favorite cocktail, a martini. And that makes a lot of sense because the drink, like the homes Vandiver creates, is a classic. In fact, when he describes his style, Vandiver says, “At heart I’m a minimalist, with a love for anything considered classic. Classic pieces, with a luxury fabric – I’m sold.”

Room designed by Benjamin Vandiver.

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And it’s not a stretch to say that those in the know are sold on Vandiver’s fabulous work. In fact, he was recently named one of Vogue’s “5 Young Interior Designers to Watch” and a “Designer to Watch” by Architectural DigestGarden & GunDetails, and Domaine Home have also featured the rising star.

It isn’t only the press that’s enamored. Vandiver has designed homes for celebrity clients such as Nashville’s Hayden Panetierre and Connie Britton and Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill. Whether for a celebrity or a family, Vandiver notes that Nashville has a profound impact on his work. “The South, in general, appreciates comfort,” Vandiver said. “Comfort can be executed in a stylish way with use of proportions.”

Home designed by Benjamin Vandiver.

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And, after days on construction sites, being constantly inundated with fabrics and colors, and surrounded with mess, comfort is of utmost importance to Vandiver. He purges his own home every month to keep clutter at bay and enjoys simplicity after a day on a job site. “Give me a nice set of white sheets, a few–usually old–things I love, and I’m happy.”

Room designed by Benjamin Vandiver.

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This designer is known for his lasting relationships with clients and being adaptable to their needs. But, in every home, in whatever style, Vandiver employs, “the classic tenets of luxury and quality combined with exceptional taste that can only come from experience and a finely honed instinct.” We think you’ll agree that Vandiver’s instinct is finely honed indeed. For more on Benjamin Vandiver visit Design Chic.

Room designed by Benjamin Vandiver.