As architects try to move away from dark, choppy interiors and heavy textures, a few things are important to keep in perspective. For all of its edgy nuances, contemporary design can easily result in the sacrifice of function. Design doesn't have to include a hard edge to be considered modern. In fact, it will hold a stronger appeal if it attempts to blend with the existing design vernacular. Nashville embodies this light-hearted attitude with simplicity, clean design and a down to earth approach.