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Gen Sohr Nashville, TN

Interview with Gen Sohr of Pencil & Paper Co

Welcome to our new series of Designer Spotlights, focusing on the group of top bloggers and designers who will bring to life the Vignette Gallery Exhibition at AmericasMart beginning in July 2017. This summer market, the theme of the exhibition looks ahead to 2018 with the theme “The Great Reset: Redefining How We Live, Design and Do Business.” A select group of creatives will explore four trend forecast themes using their favorite furnishings and accessories sourced from the market. The next of our designers to be featured is…Gen Sohr! After nearly 20 years of bringing large scale retail concepts to life for Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Oilily, The Body Shop, and Victoria’s Secret and having lived in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, Gen and husband Ben Sohr set their sights on Nashville, Tennessee. Pencil & Paper Creative Development Co. is the culmination of many late nights of  “creative conversation” and dreaming up “someday projects” among this talented husband and wife design team. REstyleSOURCE has got the details on Gen’s design philosophy, what inspires her, and what market-goers can expect to see from her vignette at AmericasMart Atlanta in July…

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How did you get started in the world of blogging? Which came first for you, blogging or interior design? Design came first. Blogging and Instagram have been a fun way to share our design journey and day to day fun!

What inspires your creativity? Travel, beautiful movies, Instagram, magazines, vintage fabrics, flea marketing……


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Gen’s Favorite Quote…“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

Charles Eames

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Designer Notes: Inspiration

P&P mood board

Take a peek “behind the design” with this Infusion mood board by Pencil & Paper Co!

How will your vignette explore the retro-futuristic, sculptural “Infusion” theme?  We love the contrast of surprising pairings — a mix of traditional and modern. And of course we are forever inspired by 1970’s influences; designer David Hicks is an absolute favorite. Our vignette has a classic vintage, India feel, juxtaposed with a few more modern references and always our signature Pencil and Paper elements of surprise!

2018 Trends in this Theme

Here are some trends the REstyle team has been tracking that we can’t wait to see expressed in this theme:

  • High-gloss & varnish
  • Brushed brass
  • Post-retro geometries
  • Ornate & intricate

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Gen’s Must-See AmericasMart Showrooms

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Blue Ocean Traders  |  Bungalow 5  |  Arteriors Home  |  Worlds Away

Designer Tips on shopping the market?

“Wear comfy shoes and snap lots of cell phone photos!”

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Gen’s Number One Style Tip…”Buy what you love….you will find a home for it!”

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Up Close & Personal with the Designer

City or Country? City!  /  Cats or Dogs? Children  /  Hunt for Antiques or Buy New? Vintage…whenever possible    /  Text or Phone Call? Text  /  Coffee or Tea? Espresso with a splash of milk….or else a Coke  /  Salty or Sweet? Both….at the same time! Nothing better than a chocolate milkshake with a side of fries!


Luxury Hotel or Camping Trip? Boutique Hotel  /    Linen or Silk? Linen  /  Night Owl or Early Riser? Night Owl  /   Read the Book or See the Movie? Movie  /  Home Cooked Meal or Fancy Restaurant? We love experiencing a beautifully designed restaurant!

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