Shopping in Franklin – 2018

Franklin shelters a wide array of home decor-related shops and stores offering everything from antiques and art to furniture, recycled finds, and the latest trends. Trees ‘n’ Trends features outdoor furnishings, small furnishings, floral arrangements, and art. If you’re looking for sunroom and outdoor furniture–wicker, aluminum, wrought iron, and upholstered–there’s a wide array here. For great design coupled with color, don’t miss this store. Across the parking lot, At Home offers a wide range of decor items ranging from mirrors and bedding to occasional chairs and design items. To see the possibilities, walk through this large store and take in …

Tile Trends 2018

Tile sizes continue to grow, according to experts, and, according to Amy Balsimo of Louisville Tile Distributors, the development of ink jet printing continues to give manufacturers the ability to create gorgeous graphics. “The ability of manufacturers to create dimensional tiles and more intricate patterns has led to tile being used in more non-common applications,” says Lesley Welch of Traditions in Tile & Stone. “We now use tile as wall coverings in powder rooms and even as accent walls in bedrooms.” Balsimo says that while rectangular shapes are still very popular, growing in interest are curved shapes and three-dimensional wall tile. …

Kitchen Design Trends

Most industry experts agree that they continue to see white shaker-style cabinets more than other choices, and that hardwood flooring in a variety of shades remains a popular kitchen floor. Beyond these findings, however, there are discrepancies about views of colors, appliances, and kitchen design itself. Regarding kitchen design, Louise Frost of The Design Studio reports she’s seeing a growing interest in kitchen layouts and taking cabinets to the ceiling to maximize storage and expand the space. “”Our clients are cutting down raised bars and extending countertops into the living space, often adding bar stools,” says Frost. Gail Adkins of …

July/August 2018

This kitchen is an expression of many of today’s trends—navy island cabinets paired with white wall and base cabinets, butcher block countertop paired with granite or quartz countertops, and a variety of lighting for tasks and beauty. This kitchen image is courtesy of Superior Custom Homes & Remodeling. For more information call 615/ 224-9771 or visit www.mysuperiorhome.com.

Brilliant Living brings smart sophistication to tiny homes

Brilliant Living recently launched its line of smart, sophisticated tiny homes that offer small living on a big scale. Built on permanent foundations (no wheels), these homes integrate stunning amenities and a smart design that give the feel of a much larger space. Complete with the latest in smart technology, a luxury finish and furniture package, sustainable systems, a loft that doubles as a second bedroom, and additional living space. Everything is included in one price. Co-founded by Denise Simons TV host of Lifestyle with Denise Simons and an award-winning ASID Interior Designer and Alison Poland, a LEED Certified Architect, …

Peach Smoothie

Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced. Using seasonal ingredients, such as peaches and other sun-ripened fruits, can help play up the bounty of summer. However, with a wide variety of available choices, it can be a dizzying task to select recipes you’ll want to make again and again. This summer, Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and celebrity chef Candice …

Miso Kale Caesar Salad

Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced. Using seasonal ingredients, such as peaches and other sun-ripened fruits, can help play up the bounty of summer. However, with a wide variety of available choices, it can be a dizzying task to select recipes you’ll want to make again and again. This summer, Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and celebrity chef Candice …

Fresh Summer Flavors Accented with Apple Cider Vinegar

Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced. Using seasonal ingredients, such as peaches and other sun-ripened fruits, can help play up the bounty of summer. However, with a wide variety of available choices, it can be a dizzying task to select recipes you’ll want to make again and again. This summer, Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and celebrity chef Candice …

Fuego Living launches advanced grill model for small spaces

Backed with extensive market research and vast amounts of customer feedback, the new Fuego Professional gas grill is thoughtfully engineered to improve and enhance customers’ cooking experience. “We began from the ground up, starting with the wheels. We added non-marking industrial casters ensuring a smooth and stable roll while moving your grill around your deck or patio.  We said goodbye to the cheap plastic casters other gas grills under $500 use,” says Ed Plummer., Fuego chairman. “Moving up, we added a door clasp to keep the front panel closed securely, preventing annoying rattles,” he adds. In addition, the company  improved …

Countertops Speak to Kitchens

The countertop is an essential component of the kitchen and bathroom. All the action takes place on countertops requiring countertops to walk the fine line between beauty and functionality. Countertops are the foundation of décor choices in these spaces, setting the tone and feel of the space while reflecting the style of the homeowner. The range of countertop materials is quite large, ranging from concrete and butcher block to natural stone and quartz. Regardless of material choice, there is a combination of things to look for when choosing a countertop. Carla Taylor of Hermitage Lighting Gallery says, “There are many …