house & home & garden™ celebrates 10 years
Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010. Since our first issue we’ve been committed to bringing the latest in home remodeling and design trends to readers across middle Tennessee.
Our shopping trips found in each issue are designed to help you discover sources with which you may be unfamiliar. Our theory has always been that those interested in home decor are willingly drive to locate interesting new sources for things to beautify their homes and serve as inspiration.
From Clarksville to Fayetteville, from Dickson to Lebanon and all points in between, our distribution and coverage area of Greater Nasvhille House & Home & Garden™ embraces the entire region.
From a circulation of 25,000 in our first year, we increased to 30,000 copies per issue in 2003, and to 35,000 copies per issue in 2005. In 2006, in response to demand from our readers, we increased our ciruclation to 40,000 per issue, and it remains our circulation today.
From appliances and furniture to paint color trends and faux finishes, our content has always featured coverage of local designers and those providing services related to home remodeling and decorating, as well as new homes.
Our pages are the only place readers are sure to find contact information for individual artisans who serve the local home industry, and provide resources for home decorators and professional interior designers.
Since the beginning, Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden has partnered with organizations to bring coverage of the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee annual Home Show and Parade of Homes, as well as additional show homes and similar events across the region.
In addition, we include coverage of the annual Nashville Decorating and Remodeling Home Show, the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, the Bloom ‘n’ Garden Show,the Antique & Garden Show, the Southern Women’s Show, and others.
By promoting events for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Lupus Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude’s, Second Harvest, and the Junior League of Nashville we are able to give back to our community.
Free to readers, Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden is found in numerous grocery stores across the region as well as in more than 500 locations ranging from flooring and furniture stores to those featuring home decor items of all descriptions. We never tire of hearing our readers say they see us everywhere. And we know it’s true.
a decade of trends
A decade. That’s how long Nashville House & Home & Garden™ has been introducing news and trends about home design and decor.
In the past 10 years, granite has gone from a luxury to something well within reach for many. Window treatments, while still broadly individual, have generally moved from layers of elegance to the simplicity of panels.
Furniture, once purchased in coordinating sets, has become more individual, as well, with wood finishes, glass, and metal mixed within a single room and chosen for their individual beauty and usefulness.
Color trends have moved from green to grey. Wallpaper has been replaced by faux finishes and murals, and has returned to popularity.
Bathrooms and kitchens have grown in size and elegance, and, if present trends remain on track, are now being downsized a bit with more emphasis on quality and earth-friendly materials than grandeur.
Lighting fixtures became available for two-story foyers and chandeliers have spread to the bathroom and kitchen, accompanied by downlighting from well-placed cans for overall lighting.
Water-efficient fixtures, energy conserving heating and air conditioning systems, and building materials created from recycled materials have become far more widely available, with choices in materials, colors, and more prolificating as homeowners have begun to show an interest in such materials.
Hardwoods have remained the most popular floor covering, and preferences have moved from the traditionally favored oak to hickory, Brazilian cherry, and a number of exotic species. Those vast areas of hardwood flooring have called for area rugs, Oriental, traditional, and contemporary.
At the same time, carpets for more private areas of the home—bedrooms, libraries, media rooms, and so forth—have moved from plush to shag and back to patterns, textures, and friezes.
The advent of thin plasma and LCD televisions in sizes from a few inches to a few feet across as well as projection screens have altered the look for family entertainment, being treated to entire spaces for filled with theater seating or in some cases coupled with pool tables, bar tables and stools, and similar entertainment furnishings.
We are proud to be Nashville’s #1 house and home and garden publication and will continue to dedicate ourselves to deliver the best magazine possible.