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Marcelle Guilbeau is an award-winning interior designer whose work has been featured in StyleBlueprint,  Elle Dec USAToday, Rue Daily,  DominoNashville Lifestyles, nFocus, Nashville InteriorsApartment Therapyand DesignSponge.

StudioGUILBEAU has received Best of Houzz for the last seven years. 

Marcelle has accreditation through the National Council for Interior Designers Qualification and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  Her work has won numerous awards from the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association. 

Our Story

Sometimes we are lucky enough to happen upon a place that reflects our inner compass (the place has good bones or a happy vibe). But more often, we create it.  Here at StudioGUILBEAU, we have the daily privilege to create place together with our clients.  From our perch in booming Nashville, TN, we have the daily opportunity to work with visionary creatives, entrepreneurs, developers, executive relocators and other neighbors to create a better city together.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Our Studio

Our services span across residential, commercial, retail, healthcare, and hospitality markets.  Typical projects include private residences; furniture curation, procurement and installation; adaptive reuse of historic homes and buildings, housing and mixed-use developments spas; dental offices; and luxury lodgings.   

Marcelle Guilbeau – Founder, Design Director 

Our founder, Marcelle Guilbeau, is known for her soulful designs which reflect her clients’ unique style and become havens for those who dwell within. 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….. 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 and her team often layer rustic, Moroccan or coastal elements into a classic, timeless 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 deep values. 

Sustainability is important to Marcelle and her team They often work with 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 husband David Baird of Building Ideas won LEED-Platinum certification and is featured in the book Shades of Green, Tennessee. 

Marcelle’s team, studioGUILBEAU, is there to nurture the client’s project from start to completion. This potpourri of creative minds brings to the table expertise in interior architecture and design, kitchens and baths, furniture selection and procurement, custom furniture design, and construction administration. StudioGUILBEAU’s relationships with other talented artisans, such as custom furniture makers, window treatment professionals, and art consultants provide her clients with a seamless experience from concept to delivery. 

By partnering with the architecture firm Building Ideas, LLC, Marcelle, and her team offer a full-service Architecture/Interior Design Firm capable of overseeing design and project management in mixed-use, residential, hospitality, retail and commercial arenas. 

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).  Her work has won numerous awards from the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.   

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