Cool Closet Designs 2020

Whether creating a luxury boutique feeling in the master closet or a clean, organize space in a reach-in closet, experts agree, closets are the perfect space to take a decorating risk. With trends such as maximalism, multi-use space, and texture, closets are quickly becoming the place in the home with the wow-factor. Closets serve an essential and basic function: storage. We store everything in closets from clothes and accessories to boxes of papers, Christmas decorations, and toiletries. The key to any storage space is organization and homeowners want an elegant light-filled space with color or texture on the walls to …

Pollinators The Friends Your Garden Needs

Most of us have a basic understanding of what pollination means, but do we fully understand what a vital force pollination has over the beauty and bounty that surrounds us? Let’s take a look at the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that are endemic to Tennessee by exploring ways in which we can make our gardens more inviting. Pollinators are essential to a garden’s success, which can certainly be measured by beauty, though more quantitatively by a good harvest. These animals and insects of various small sizes are essential to the world’s food supply, responsible for bringing us one out …

The Argument Continues Granite vs. Quartz

The enduring debate between granite and quartz for countertops continues to evolve. While, as with many decorating ideas, choices often come down to particular preference, there is a difference between the two that necessitates some exploration. While countertops bear the burden of setting the tone of a space to taking a beating, choosing the right countertop for a particular space is a reflection of a homeowners’ style and relationship with their space. Granite as a countertop material has been around since the 1920s, though it didn’t become mainstream until the 1970s. Granite is a hard stone that is 100% natural …

Bathtubs The Changing Tide

Keeping or removing the bathtub in a master bath build or remodel is an area of contention for most homeowners. Complaining about difficult cleaning and space, by 2017 it seemed everyone was ditching their tub for a large walk-in shower that resembled a spa. Now, just a few years later, the tub seems to be making a comeback. Regardless of which side of the conversation you land on, a tub requires some consideration. Following are some ideas from our experts about choosing the right bathtub for your space. First, most experts say, consider how you use the space. The choices …

Shopping in Brentwood

The Villages of Brentwood, a neighborhood with almost 400 homes located just north of Nippers Corner, dates back to the 1850’s when railroad fever swept the country. It continues to be a small village outside of Nashville and still has that small town feel. Many small locally owned shops have opened over the years offering unique decorating/home design finds without having to navigate the traffic of downtown Nashville. You can find everything from designer fabric and draperies to furniture and décor items to complete a design or simply get inspired and make some friends along the way. Brentwood Interiors, a …

July/August Cover

Sophia Walk-In Closets by California Closets Nashville with the look of a personal boutique, this elevated closet solution offers a fashion-meets-function system to showcase your wardrobe. A bench seat as well as a vanity area with drawers provide the perfect spots for getting ready, while flat shoe shelves keep footwear and handbags securely in place. Floor-mount construction with finished back panels and crown moulding lends the look of a custom built-in.  Classic white finish transcends time and trends. 5 piece Shaker Doors fitted with polished nickel Empire hardware and Fire Crystal knobs. Multiple hanging area for wardrobe-depth cabinets. Adjustable shelves …

Pop a Shareable Snack

(Family Features) A whole-grain food, popcorn has energy-producing carbohydrates and fiber, which can help keep you satisfied longer when looking for an at-home snack to share with loved ones. With no artificial additives or preservatives, light and airy popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free, making it a sensible option to enjoy one handful at a time or sprinkled with seasonings that satisfy your taste buds in a recipe like Coconut Crunch Chia Clusters. For more snack ideas that deliver on both flavor and nutrition, visit popcorn.org. Watch video to see how to make this …

Break Bread with a Scrumptious Sandwich

As families spend more time at home, Americans are finding comfort in recipes made using bread. In addition to the comforting flavor, this trend provides valuable nutritional benefits. As a part of many healthy eating plans, bread and pasta are nutritionist approved and provide nutrients needed for healthy aging such as B vitamins, magnesium, selenium, iron, folate and fiber. Try this tasty recipe for Apple Cheese Dijon Delight, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories. Find more recipe ideas at GrainFoodsFoundation.org. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Apple Cheese Dijon Delight …

A Simply Sensational Summer Meal

(Family Features) Whipping up a fresh cooked meal is one of the true joys of summer, especially when grilled grub is paired with tantalizing sides and tempting desserts. Spice things up with Mexican Beef Sliders with Jalapeno Salsa and Avocado Cream coupled with a side like Roasted Potatoes then cap off a filling meal with these sweet and decadent Strawberry Cream Cheese Tartlets. If you’re looking for ways to mix meat and veggies all at once, these ideas for kebabs are a surefire way to please a variety of palates. Find more summer meal ideas at Culinary.net. Cook Up Kebabs …

Deliver Maple Flavor in the Morning

(Culinary.net) It’s hard to beat a fresh, oven-baked breakfast to start the day, especially one loaded with sausage and eggs complemented by the sweetness of diced apples and maple syrup. This Maple Breakfast Braid delivers a tempting flavor combination perfect for a weekend morning with loved ones. Find more breakfast recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Maple Breakfast Braid 1          package (16 ounces) breakfast sausage 1/4       cup maple syrup 2          eggs, beaten 1/2       cup green onions, sliced 2          Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 1 1/2    cups dry herb stuffing mix 1          package (17 …