Nashville designer Chad James began his firm Chad James Group in 2011. Thus beginning a chain of masterfully designed residential and commercial projects. His designs display depth and an extreme attention to detail. They look polished and elegant, while still feeling relaxed and inviting. Chad James is our LUXList Designer – discover more about this southern designer, his designs, and what inspires him day to day. He has curated an enticing LUXList of his favorite pieces from RubyLUX.com. We won’t give away anything else, you’ll have to read to find out for yourself.
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Chad’s LUXList Picks
“I chose Jonathan Burden’s Mirror because I appreciate when details become the leading role and the link at the top speaks to this.”
1) Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?
Our design aesthetic can best be described as Creatively Curated, with extreme attention to the smallest of details.
2) How do you use antiques in your designs?
Antiques and found items are always a part of our design collaboration. One of the most exciting moments is when you find that perfect piece that gives you the feeling that you have conquered your quest. I find myself often searching for unique items that truly round out the design of our projects and help tell the story of years gone by. Antiques bring with them a certain level of authenticity which provides interiors with a certain dimension that cannot be achieved when purchasing items that are brand-new
3) What inspires you?
Honestly, as cliché as this may sound I’ve learned to be somewhat of a sponge and absorb feelings, moments, & conversations. Design is about your senses and I truly feel that as a designer there is never a moment that I’m not finding inspiration from the things that I see. More directly I am inspired by nature, my incredibly talented staff at Chad James group, and the love that my family and friends continually share with me.
Chad James had a vision. He’d begin a new architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee, centered on a meticulous approach to quality in design. This dedication to detail has become a mark of his reputation.
As the principle of Chad James Group, Chad leads a talented team of trusted designers in creating a uniquely tailored experience for each client they serve. CJG continues to add projects to a rich international portfolio complete with whole home renovations and new commercial construction, like refined office spaces, iconic restaurants, and art-driven boutique hotels. For CJG, no project is too large and no project too far.