Nashville Home Show Has It All For Home Owners

If you are considering a home renovation project in the future, the 36th Nashville Home Show scheduled September 6-8 at the Music City Center is the place to talk with the experts and find inspiration. With more than 200 home experts under one roof, the show is the perfect opportunity to shop, compare, and save according to Eric Udler, producer of the year’s top Nashvillehome event. The spectrum of exhibitors will enable visitors to find future contractors from building, remodeling kitchen, and bath companies to businesses to help create beautiful outdoor living areas. It really is a one-stop research and …

Kitchen Trends

Open kitchens remain overwhelmingly popular, according to area experts, and no one predicts any change on the horizon. “The kitchen has become the gathering place for family and friends, and an open concept gives more space for gathering,” says Erin Hurst of French’s Cabinet Gallery, Inc. “If space permits, a secondary catering kitchen or butler’s pantry is added.” Kate Fudim of Beth Haley Designs agrees, saying, “Open concept and dedicated pantries have totally changed kitchen design as they both require and allow the kitchen to flow seamlessly with the overall design of the home.” Most open kitchens have seating for dining …

September/October 2019 Cover

Tucked in the back of the lot, this home tucked away in the neighborhood between 12 South and Green Hills is spacious with a gourmet kitchen and is professionally landscaped. The 3,372 square foot home is offered for sale by Gabriela Lira, real estate broker at REMAX Masters. For more information call 615/ 440-6327 or visit GabrielaLira.com. Photo by Garett Buell.

Fall Real Estate Agent Educational Summit set Oct. 10

An all-day session (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) designed to help real estate agents boost their income is scheduled October 10 at the Home Builders of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT) headquarters in Brentwood. The day, featuring three speakers, offers 5 continuing education credits and lunch. Michelle Moore, award-winning author, speaker, leadership coach, sales trainer, and creator of the RESP® national designation course, will serve as the instructor for a session called “Systems, Checklists, Apps, and Tools to Help You Make More Money.” Adonis Lenzy, speaker, author, podcast, and TV show host will coach attendees on “Maximizing Your Uniqueness,” while Robert Elam, USS certified …

Paint/Color Trends for 2019

While gray remains popular as an interior paint color with some homeowners, others are shifting to greige, according to area designers. At the same time, designers report they are moving on from greige to shades of white and off-white. Samantha Lewis of the Hoover Paint store reports, “White and greiges are trending as well as white and off-whites as the popularity of the ‘farm house style’ continues to dominate in this area.” According to Kristie Banett of The Decorologist the trend in neutrals has indeed shifted toward white and off-white, as well as barely-there light grays and greiges. “These lighter neutrals …

Bold and Beautiful Alliums for Every Garden

By Melinda Meyers Short or tall, big or small, ornamental alliums are a treat for flower gardeners and for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Plant the bulbs in fall and enjoy months of colorful spring and summer blooms—this year, and for years to come. Just like their relatives, onions and chives, ornamental alliums are easy to grow and trouble free. Pests, diseases, and even deer don’t bother them. Most types are reliably perennial and winter hardy in zones three to eight. Alliums prefer well-drained soil and full sun, though they will also grow in partial shade. You can choose flowers …

July/August 2019 Cover

Peaceful elegance describes this bathroom in a multi-million dollar home in The Grove in College Grove, TN. Designed by Summer Ignagni at Let It Be Design Company, the house was built by Hatcliff Construction. This home is for sale by Susan Gregory of Parks Realty. www.homesaroundnashvilletn.com.

Bathroom Trends for 2019

Most bath experts agree that homeowners want to create a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere in their master bathrooms. “Bathrooms have gone from a simple more utilitarian look to a place where homeowners can express their personal style through the use of color, pattern, texture, and art to create a space that has much more visual interest than in the past,” says Beth Duer of Markraft Cabinetry. Bohnne Jones of Decorating Den Interiors says many homeowners have become comfortable with the idea of not having a tub, but instead are opting for a larger shower with more features. “For those keeping a …

Which Design Trends Can Wreck Your Sleep Quality

A bedroom where you feel comfortable and relaxed can help you sleep well. Good design can help you achieve that, but if you’re not careful, some design trends could be a problem for sleep quality. Too much exposure to light, overwhelming colors, even noisy surfaces might look good but be an issue for getting the quality sleep you need each night. Basic window coverings. Your circadian rhythm relies on light to tell you when it’s bedtime (dark time) and daytime (light time). So when you’re exposed to light at night, it sends the wrong message and could make you too …

Celebrate National Pet Month with Flooring America Products

May is National Pet Month, and 85 million of us count beloved furry, feline or feathered pets as part of the family. Let’s face it, we’re obsessed with our four-legged family members and worship the ground (floor) they walk on. And with that mind, Flooring America is sharing the best in show flooring options that stand up to the occasional accident and damage that comes with pet ownership. Take a look at how the different options stack up: Luxury Vinyl Pet Plus: Durable, waterproof, easy clean ups; Pet Peeve: Lower traction Some of our pets are as clumsy and messy …