Marcelle Guilbeau is a Nashville based interior designer, whose soulful designs reflect her clients’ personal style, and renews their connection to the things about which they are most passionate. Sitting down and having a conversation with Marcelle is like entering a Zen garden. Layer by layer, the stresses and strains that led you to seek her expertise begin to fall away and reveal the best part of the space you want to transform….. your lifestyle….. Through the use of natural elements like warm rich woods and cool calming stones, Marcelle transforms homes and workplaces into retreats that are functional and beautiful.
Marcelle often layers rustic chic, Moroccan or coastal elements into a classic, slightly minimal presentation. These unique pairings result from a collaborative exploration of her clients’ passions, tastes and lifestyles. Marcelle takes her clients on a journey, drawing out their needs and passions to create an oasis that reflects their sense of style and personal values.
Sustainability is important to Marcelle. She often works in materials like reclaimed woods, hand-tufted wool, and heirloom furniture paired with locally made, custom furniture, organic and sculptural in design. One of the sustainable homes designed by Marcelle and her architect husband, David Baird, is featured in the book Shades of Green, Tennessee.
Marcelle’s designs have been featured in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and Apartment Therapy. Most recently, she was featured in Best of Houzz 2013 and Greater Nashville House and Home. She’s been asked to curate Wanderlust and Whimsey, a popular Joss and Main event. Earlier in her career, Marcelle worked for one of the world’s leading architecture firms. She was part of an award-winning team, whose modern and spa-like heathcare design was published nationwide.
Marcelle surrounds herself with a talented team of artisans. She often collaborates with her architect husband, David Baird, owner of Building Ideas, LLC, who was the lead designer for the Country Music Hall of Fame and the winner of several international and national awards for architecture and product design.
Marcelle received an interior design degree from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film. She has accreditation through NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Designers Qualification) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).