Parade of Homes at Witherspoon

Witherspoon development in Brentwood was the site of the  2017 Pinnacle Financial Partners Parade of Homes™.           Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT), the event featured an impressive cast of local construction professionals and interior designers.         The houses ranged from Castle Homes’ 6,748 square foot contemporary English Country house to Ford Custom Classic Homes’ 9,000 square foot home, which the builder describes as Rustic Elegance.         The six builders included Barlow Builders, Castle Homes, Ford Custom Classic Homes, Legend Homes, and Schumacher Homes, and Stonegate …

November/December

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Castle Homes’ English Country house, recently seen in the Parade of Homes, is transformed into a magical Christmas setting by designer Richard Edwards, of Maxi B. Home with Summer Classics furniture. Photo by Reed Brown Photography.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

One of the basic tenets of sustainable design is reduce, reuse, recycle. Yet, we often see residential projects, both new construction, and renovations, that ignore this basic principle. The U.S Green Building Council estimates nearly 30 percent of the waste generated in the United States is from the construction industry with half of the nearly 325 millions tons of waste coming directly from residential construction. These figures are staggering and, sadly, are only one side of the puzzle. We haven’t even quantified the emissions or energy needed to power these homes after they are built nor have we looked at …

O’More Designer Show House

Offering more than 4,000 square feet of inspiration, the 2017 O’More Designer Show House at Voce in Brentwood was built on land that belonged to country music icon Eddy Arnold on south Granny White Pike. The ShowHouse showcased the designs of four decades of O’More alums, all leaders in their field. Designed to be exceptionally welcoming, from the exterior paint colors to the interior finishes, the home was harmonized with progressive design and technology. Designers involved with this year’s home include Susan Besser of Franklin Preservation Associates; Robert Brown of Robert Brown Interiors; Lila Pryon Frank of Lila Pryor Frank …

Add Seasonal Spices to Your Holiday Table

Add flavor-rich, seasonal spices to your holiday table with these flavorful recipes for a Traditional Turkey Rub, Cranberry Apple Chutney, Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme Butter and Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes. From the appetizers to the main dish to dessert, flavorful seasonings can make a good recipe great. Find more ideas for spicing up your holiday menu at SpiceIslands.com.Cuisine: holiday Print Traditional Turkey Rub Course Main Course Cuisine holiday Prep Time 5 minutes Ingredients 2 tsp. Spice Islands Crushed Rosemary 1 tsp. Spice Islands Tyume 1 tsp. Spice Islands Onion Powder 1/2 tsp. Spice Islands Garlic Powder 1/8 tsp. Spice Islands …

Sunrooms, Outdoor Rooms

“People want to feel connected to the world around them even while they’re indoors,” says Christine Marvin of Marvin Windows and Doors. “More people want to spend their time outdoors, or at least feeling connected to what’s outside their walls,” she says. While screened porches remain popular, allowing outdoor living with barriers to the weather and bugs, homeowners today often opt for three- to four-season sunrooms. Sunrooms not only bring the outdoors in but are a space that can be lived-in all year.       Jonathan Miller Architecture and Design Reporting that people want to make as much use …

Laundry & Mud Rooms

No longer simply a utilitarian space, laundry rooms have been coming out of the basement and closet for years, moving into more convenient areas of the home, such as the master suite and off the kitchen and garage. In fact, most architects and designers are incorporating more comprehensive laundry rooms in their house plans so homeowners can create a comfortable and functional space for the whole family to enjoy. The average person spends at least six hours a week in their laundry room washing clothes so it’s no surprise that homeowners crave a more organized, attractive, and functional space. New …

Shopping Columbia & Spring Hill

Columbia and Spring Hill, separated by a few miles on State Hwy. 31, offer home decorators a wide range of shops ranging from antiques and furniture to lighting and decor items. Saturn Parkway off I-65 South is an easy way to access both communities.             Value Furniture South of Saturn Parkway lies Columbia. Offering furnishings for every room, Value Furniture has counter-height dining sets and upholstered pieces in fabrics and leather. The store also has quite a selection of sofas, loveseats, accent tables, and accessories.     Discount Electric Supply Part of a larger distribution …