Parade of Homes Weaves Magic of Holidays
Magical holiday events combined with a spectacular array of decorating and building ideas awaits as the Parade of Homes returned on December 6-21, 2014 to the beautiful Kings’ Chapel community in Arrington benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
The Parade homes are open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7 p.m.). The annual Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee event is presented by Reliant Bank and LP Building Products. Tickets ($12 for those 12+) are available online and at the gate. The 16-day home tour features DIY blogger trees and 12 Days of Christmas Parade of Homes related activities. An After The Parade Sale is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 22.
Nashville’s premier home tour unleashes the creativity of four of the area’s top builders teamed with incredible designers and popular Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home bloggers. John Powell, Kings’ Chapel developer, says the homes, ranging from French Provincial to English Country, highlight the beauty of Williamson County while providing so many great ideas for visitors.
“Wrapped in 350 acres of green space, the Parade homes are packed with great home inspiration for kitchens, baths, and outdoor living. We’re also hosting 12 Days of Christmas fun events including a Southern Living Tablescapes Workshop with Lifestyle Garden Editor Carmen Johnston, a Mother/Daughter High Tea and a Santa’s Workshop,” Powell says. “Each of the festive homes has blogger decorated trees based on actual wishes of Make-A-Wish children with themes of the circus, Greece, the Grammys, and Comic Con. The pretty Balsam Hill pre-lite trees are also part of an on-going Parade of Homes silent auction,” Powell says.
The holiday Parade of Homes, chaired by David Crane, of Crane Builders, includes builder, designer and blogger teams: Arnold Homes LLC with Julie McCoy Interiors and home blogger,
The Decorologist; Drees Homes with Design Environments Inc. and home blogger, Rain On A Tin Roof; Gregg & Rains Building Group with ReFresh Home and home blogger, Thistlewood Farms; and, Tennessee Valley Homes building and design with home blogger, Chaotically Creative.
The Kings’ Chapel Realty and development team have committed to funding multiple wishes and are using the 12 Days of Christmas Parade events, the silent auction, and Parade proceeds to reach this goal.
A Parade guidebook will provide information about home colors and highlights. Be sure you participate in the event’s Instagram contest with the hashtag #KCParadeOfHomes. When you Instagram the event with the hashtag, you are entered to win a grand prize Parade package of one fabulous item from each home.
An intriguing French Provincial home with Moorish inspired doorways, stunning faux finishes, an inside Le Chien Maison (doghouse) and a wonderful second floor covered porch is part of Arnold Homes’ Parade house. The home also offers a second floor media room with charming Juliette balconies and a garage door style bistro window.
Next door, Gregg & Rains’ English Country style home has Sherwin Williams “Dover White” covering its brick facade. Designers and sisters-in-law Kara and Lauren Blalock of ReFresh Home have created a variety of first-time home building and design ideas. A bold shade of navy “Sea Serpent” is repeated in several spots including the beautiful holiday guest bedroom, the cover photo for this issue. Fresh ceiling designs include a quad-harlequin over the kitchen nook and an impressive tobacco stick mansard ceiling in the adjacent great room. It is outlined in thick wood reclaimed beams giving the room a rustic feeling. From custom light fixtures and artwork to repurposed accent pieces, this home is heavy in great design details including the multi-layered aged and distressed breakaway concrete finish in the dining room by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes.
Known throughout the Nashville area for fine custom craftsmanship, builder Chris Franks, of Tennessee Valley Homes, has teamed with his wife, McClain, on the design-build of their painted brick French Country style home. The striking entry of the home has a hickory wood floor inlay with a herringbone pattern and walnut border. Above, a barrel vaulted ceiling is lined with white washed pine, tongue and groove bead board.
When you enter the Drees Homes house, the custom iron door is draped with beautiful holiday décor from Mary Clingan Designs with textured burlap, muted metallic ribbon, pinecones, and lichen vine, inspired by the natural beauty of the Kings’ Chapel neighborhood. The home’s flexible layout weaves fresh colors and smart organizational elements. An “Oasis” finish in the Diamond full-overlay maple cabinets is a soothing blue-green. The owner’s suite feature a spa-like bath featuring a pretty mini-chandelier above a gorgeous free-standing tub. Splashes of color appear throughout the home and contemporary tile wraps the family room fireplace. Drees team designer Terri Reel of Design Environments has created a fresh interpretation of a popular French Country design.
All four Parade homes are priced just under $1 million and are available for purchase. They range in size from 4,200 to 5,200 square feet. In addition, the neighborhood has fourteen new and custom homes available from Arnold Homes, Artistic Builders, Carbine & Associates, DAC New Homes, Dogwood Homes, Drees Homes, Encore Construction, Gregg & Rains, Tennessee Valley Homes and Woodridge Homes.
For more information call 615/ 377-1055 or visit www.kingschapellife.com.