Feature Friday: Bella Tucker

While up in Nashville last weekend, several of us stayed with our new friend, Dana, who along with her hubby, owns a decorative painting business, Bella Tucker and is also a partner in a media company.  I first met Dana at the Nashville Southern Living house last year and we became friends.

Dana is one busy lady and also writes the blog posts for their decorative painting business, sharing lots of projects of their house along the way too. They bought and moved in their current house just a couple of years ago and have done some really outstanding projects, using lots of paint, as you can imagine.  While you are looking through the pics, you can see the decorative finishes used all  over their home, making  it unique and one of a kind.  I love homes like this where the owners’ personalities come through loud and clear.  Dana is married to a musician/artist and they are quite the team, along with parenting 14 year old twins, Zack and Zoey.

danas house exterior

They  have just finished painting the outside of their 1980’s era home and I really love how it turned out.  You can see all the before and after pics on Dana’s blog, but I totally think it updates and freshens up this house in the trees.  Now it really stands out where before it blended right into the landscape.

front door

Dana is not afraid of color and painted her front door a vibrant lime green.

porch with stencil

As artists, nothing is left undone at their house and the front concrete porch recently got a stencil treatment.  I love how it turned out!


Stepping into the foyer, an old church pew greets guests and the striped paint treatment on the wall livens things up too.  You can immediately tell that some creative people live in this house.

foyer bench

Church pew with artwork above.

foyer to family room

Peek into the family room and the hallway with bold stripes.

upstairs hallway

The stripes give the hallway a lot of personality.

ceiling tiles

Dana has a whole post on her kitchen cabinet painting and shares the COOL product they used on their popcorn ceilings.  This is a beautiful styrofoam tile that glues right on top of popcorn ceilings.  I know! I can hear the buzz from you all right now.  Check out that post for all the details on the kitchen and the ceiling product.

family room

Family room with lots of windows.  Love how cozy this room feels.

covered ottomans

Those are older ottomans that she has had awhile and just added a slipcover on top, so cute.

TV console

An old vintage buffet gets a neat paint job. I see that they use lots of Annie Sloan chalk paint for their paint projects too.


The corner fireplace got a rustic update with old tin above and a whitewash on the bricks.  Love the look of it.

built in shelves
Closer look at the built in shelves.

sitting area

To the left of the family room is a sitting area with a piano and tall high ceilings.

piano stencilled wall

That wall has been stenciled as well.

office sunroom

Just beyond, Dana’s office is the sunroom with lots of light pouring in.  Love her mix of colors and we both have that Ikat fabric in our homes.


The kitchen has been completely updated with all the cabinets painted and the old soffits removed, adding wood to the top along with crown molding.  The beadboard peninsula was painted with Annie Sloan Graphite I read on her blog.  So pretty now!  You have to go see the before and after pics on this one.

kitchen 2

Existing cabinets were painted a pretty gray and a metallic wall finish was added to the walls.

kitchen 3

The refrigerator was built-in too.

breakfast area

Here you can see that pretty silvery metallic wall finish in the breakfast area.

kitchen hutch

An open buffet in the kitchen corrals the necessities.

pink bedroom

Pretty in pink, her daughter’s bedroom is dreamy and oh so girly.  I got to sleep in this cozy room.

boys bedroom

Her son’s bedroom is equally cute and so boyish.


The shared bath got a new wall treatment too and the cabinets were painted.

master bedroom

The master bedroom is calm and serene and so pretty.

master bedroom cabinet

A dresser gets personalized too.  Lots of creative projects in this family.

master bath

Master bathroom with painted vanity.

artwork hall

Dana’s husband, Brooks, is very talented in painting art as well.

stairs to lower level

He updated the stairs going to the lower level with this beautiful and inspirational treatment.  Love it!

guest room

The lower area has a pretty guestroom with another metallic wall treatment.

stencil floor

The concrete floor down here was painted with such a cute stencil and really makes the room.

guest bath 1

The guest bath on the lower level with a floral shower curtain and checkered walls.

guest bath 2

Room for a dresser for linens in this alcove of the bathroom.

tv room

The lower level entertainment room is cozy with theater seats.Of course, that is a handpainted armoire that houses the TV.

tv room console

A vintage buffet with another pretty paint treatment.

craft sign

Dana picked this up last year at the Chapel Market in Alabama.  Love this and it’s perfect for her family with all their creativity.

art sign

An art wall.

screen porch

The lower level also houses a screened porch with a hanging bed.  Oh, how I love this!


Such a cozy spot to relax.

hanging bed

Can’t you imagine yourself napping on this hanging bed?  I sure could!


They even have a pretty sea blue pool in the backyard for lots of outdoor fun.

I hope you enjoyed this fun tour of Dana’s house. She was such a sweet hostess and it’s been fun to get to know her and the other ladies we connected with in Nashville.  I’ve got lots more to share of our Nashville antiquing too and will share all of that soon.  In the meantime, go over and check out Dana’s blog with her Gallery of their fun projects!  What an inspiring couple they are.


I’ve got a new style guide up at Ebay, so would love for you to check it out. All about adding a coastal feel to your home! Just click the pic below.

coastal chic

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda, THANK YOU!!!!!! Thanks so much for the feature on your blog. I’m grinning from ear to ear. Your photos perfectly capture the feel of the house. I hope your readers love it. Thanks for coming to Nashville for our fun weekend. It needs to be an annual event!!! xoxoxo

  2. Monica Converse says


    This was such a fun post! Thank you for sharing!


  3. Loved every corner of this fun and happy home!

  4. Jean from Georgia says

    Great inspiration house. Love all the painted cabinets and the concrete floors. She had the neatest sets of chairs thru out her house, oldies but pretty in matching fabrics. Makes me want to jump up and go to the paint store.

  5. Where was that wonderful sectional purchased?

  6. What an awesome post! We had such a great time with everyone and really enjoyed the homes we stayed in!

  7. I love all of Dana’s use of bold color and pattern! Her home is so beautiful and has such great personality. Her creativity and taken shines through with her attention to detail.
    Mary Alice

  8. This house is beautiful! I love the eclectic mixture of things in each room, everywhere look so unique and quirky! The outside of the house looks fab too. The garden looks really cute.

  9. Barbara Bussey says

    What a fun home! They have been very busy! I truly love the stair treatment. Great reminder!

  10. Great post! Thanks so much for introducing me to Dana’s blog!

  11. A wonderful house!! It is the kind of house you want to look at go back and look again and again.

  12. Living in the south a ceiling fan is a must! I loved theirs, they were beautiful, do you know where they got them?

  13. Woohooo!! Loved seeing this gorgeous home in person with y’all!! Such a wonderful weekend filled with laughter and fun! Thanks for hosting us, Dana! Great post, Rhoda!

  14. Sharon Forness says

    I love the whole house. The fireplace was very unique. How was the bathroom walls done to give it the metallic look. I lved that bathroom. It is so inspirational. I have my house for sale and save every email for future use in a new home. Love the whole home.


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