Beat the Heat – Summer Styling Tips!

Let’s face it—we wait for summer all year long, but by mid-July we find ourselves quietly wishing for fall. It’s ok! Summer in Nashville is hot, humid, and intense. Here are some styling tricks to help you beat the heat and enjoy! Edit, Edit, Edit Stacks of magazine and piles of mail do more than just clutter your home; they make the space feel full and heavy. Clear surfaces in your home with abandon. Half-burnt candles don’t need to be displayed, they need to be stored. Gold metallic accessories are nice but best saved for cooler months when the warmth …

Tile Treds

More interesting color, textures, and sizes for backsplashes is the most welcome change to come along, according to Gina Hewlett of Louisville Tile. “White subway tile has its place, but it’s not every place all the time,” she says. Daltile’s Lisa Mcneese reports that while subway tiles are still going strong, the trend is toward larger sizes such as 4x12s and 4x16s. “And we aren’t necessarily installing them in a horizontal brick lay. Sometimes we are straight stacking them or soldier stacking them vertically, even making a herringbone pattern with them,” she says. Mcneese adds that focal or feature walls …

Reduce Your Residential Risk

Advice to make your home storm-ready (Family Features) In the United States, more than 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year. These storms, which can be accompanied by high winds, hail and tornadoes, can cause power outages, fires and flooding, all of which pose serious threats to people and property across the country. When these storms hit, many of the features that make your home more comfortable and enjoyable can also pose serious risks. Learn how to prevent damage and protect your family’s safety from these common hazards. Landscaping Lush, well-developed trees provide valuable curb appeal, but they can also be dangerous …

On-Trend Home Design

6 design approaches to explore in 2019 (Family Features) The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ world views. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eye-catching features and everyday functions into your home. For example, playing with color, replacing doors and incorporating unique accents can help contribute to an on-trend style that flows seamlessly from room to room. Colors offer the opportunity to create a mood and update a space. Doors provide an average of 800 square feet of previously untapped design …

Add Joy to Spring Cleaning

While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming. To add color and whimsy, and make spring cleaning a more joyous event, consider these ideas from mom and designer Joy Cho, the founder and creative director of Oh Joy!—a lifestyle site focused on design, fashion, food, and life’s joyful moments. Frame homemade artwork. Once spring has arrived, you may have compiled lots of children’s artwork from time spent indoors. To keep it all organized, …

Shopping in Berry Hill 2019

Located just off I-65 near 100 Oaks lies Berry Hill and what has come to be called the Design District. This area includes everything from interior decor items housed in Gilchrist and Gilchrist’s small bungalow to the expansive home surplus items found at Southeastern Salvage. Traditions in Tile and Stone’s showroom features thousands of products from across the globe as well as materials from several American manufacturers. Visitors will find natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tiles, as well as stone, glass, metal, and decorative tile. Nearby, Emser Tile is the largest privately held designer and marketer of tile and natural …

May/June 2019 Cover

Contemporary kitchens feature flush cabinetry, stylized tile, and modern lines such as those found in this small kitchen. Subway tile is branching out to embrace more colors, finishes, and profiles such as the beveled edges shown here.

7 Steps to Plan a Remodel

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, planning and setting realistic expectations are critical in ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible. Consider these steps from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) before you get started: Determine your goals and needs. Understand why you are undertaking the project, whether it’s for resale value or so you can enjoy your home more. If looking to increase resale value, consider the neighborhood and potential upgrades that can …

5 ideas for updating your space

(Family Features) While spring naturally means it’s time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn’t mean you’re limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of your home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease of living and safety. With increasing technology for smart home devices and ever-evolving design styles, upgrading your home can be nearly anything you make of it. These ideas include ways that you can add organization, revolutionize your home tech, increase energy efficiency, enhance security and more. Find more …

Shopping Clarksville

Nestled at the junction of the Red and Cumberland rivers, Clarksville is the state’s fifth largest city and offers a variety of antique, home decor, and furniture stores. Mary’s Garden can be seen from the highway, and a stop here includes a visit to the garden center and the nursery where flowers, trees, and shrubs can be found as well as fountains, bird feeders, and more. Filling a 10,000 square foot building are the 70 vendors at the Shoppes at Sango. Here visitors will find “antiques, uniques, treasures, and gently used merchandise.” Featuring a variety of merchandise ranging from vintage …