Gunnar’s Cottage: Former Duplex Finds New Life on Nashville Show

Former Duplex Finds New Life on Nashville Show When Shane Stratton of Stratton Exteriors and Urban Properties bought the modest house in Lockeland Springs and “flipped” it last year, little did he know that the buyer was Michael Lohmann. Lohmann, director of photography for Nashville, the television show that many credits in part with Nashville’s rise as a popular destination spot for tourists and newcomers, and has used it as a set for the show. The house showed up in season three as the new house that Gunnar Scott moves into—the house where Micah’s grandparents arrive to announce their guardianship …

Kirkland’s And Trisha Yearwood Launch Exclusive Collection

Kirkland’s, a leading retailer of home decor accents and gifts, launches the Trisha Yearwood Collection, a line of affordable home accent pieces personally curated by the country music star and lifestyle expert, in stores and online April 20. The collection of 23 pieces includes art, decorative accessories and accent furniture that showcase Yearwood’s sophisticated style inspired by her Southern roots. “Some of my favorite things about my hometown of Monticello, Georgia, are the dogwood-lined streets of spring, and everything that goes along with that time of year. Everything is fresh and new, and has a certain sparkle to it,” said Yearwood. “That’s the feeling …

Flooring Trends

Industry experts agree that homeowners are seeking flooring materials that answer their personal needs and that may have been given a special treatment to make them unique in design and/or texture. Whether you’re attracted to fumed wood, blanched flooring, textured tile, or tile that closely resembles wood, you are looking for new and exciting options, as long as they are aesthetically pleasing, durable, and easy to maintain. “We see increased desire for durability and low maintenance,” says Kate Fudim of Beth Haley Design. “For clients looking for hardwoods, we see a renewed interest in hardwoods rather than engineered hardwood because …

The beauty of barn doors

Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why. “Many homeowners hear the term ‘barn door’ and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a look they’re interested in,” says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But contemporary barn doors offer many more aesthetic choices than their traditional image suggests. We’ve noticed a trend toward the use of solid, fine-milled hardwoods like walnut and cherry for sliding doors, which not …

Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018

Whether you’re redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style, and surprises. It’s hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It’s wood on your walls and faux stone tile backsplashes. It’s mixing unexpected materials to create an entirely new look. Mix, match, and mosaic is what it’s all about this year. Sara Babinski, a designer for Armstrong Flooring, offers her view of the …

Escape with 2018’s top trending color

Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named the trending color of the year? While many assume the choice is random, trending colors are based on many influencers, but where do they really begin? Trending colors arise from consumer preferences, which are formed by societal influences, such as politics, economics, lifestyle and overall sentiment. …

3 Ways to Throwback Style

When it’s time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras. Learn how to make your updated spaces pay tribute to re-emerging trends and add your own modern touches with these three new-again looks. Retro-Modern A retro-modern design is unique in every way, with elements transitioning from the historically unfitted 1920s to 1950s charm and eccentricity. The result is a space that represents many eras and design styles, and the kitchen is the perfect space to bring …

White Hot Dining Room Table from Zuo Modern

Zuo Modern’s Odin dining table is shown in a white finish, too, plus this on-point design boasts functionality borrowed from contract home furnishings. It has two built-in USB charging ports, which underscore consumers expectations about furniture functionality and pervasive technology and offer a practical response to the ways modern families gather and spend time together. zuomod.com

Room-by-Room Renovations

Small changes that add up to a big impact if your favorite room is outdated and dingy, a renovation may be all you need to make the old feel new and to fall in love with your home all over again. Upgrading your home can be a big job, and unless it’s part of a pre-move-in plan, few homeowners find it practical (or even possible, from a budget standpoint) to execute a large-scale project. However, tackling the updates one room at a time and focusing on small changes that bring big returns can put those overdue enhancements well within reach. …