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 …

Find Inspiration in Award-Winning Home Design

(Family Features) Award-winning renovation projects aren’t just a way to identify top-notch contractors, they’re a chance for homeowners to gather ideas and learn from other home improvement success stories. One such source of inspiration is the National Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award Winners who are honored each year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. A panel of industry experts anonymously selected winners based on the functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty of their projects. Find inspiration in these 2020 residential project winners, and see the complete list at nari.org. Residential Exterior Under $50,000 The clients …

St Jude Dream Home 2020

Tickets are now available for the 2020 Nashville St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® campaign. The house was built by Signature Homes in the McDaniel Estates neighborhood in College Grove, TN. Celebrating the 16th anniversary, the Nashville St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® campaign has become one of the leading in the countries, raising more than $18 million for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The focal point of the campaign is the home building built and donations coordinated by Signature Homes. Valued at approximately $600,000, the 3,100 square foot home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a porte-cochere driveway, vaulted ceilings, and a three …

Tile Trends for 2020

It’s a new year, and a new moment to be choosing tile. While 2020 will go down as the year of Coronavirus, the “stay at home” order offers time to consider your choices. Tile is one of the hottest trends in home décor because it can be as simple or complex or eccentric as the homeowner themselves. Experts point to statement tile being the new rage as,similar to a painted feature  wall, homeowners can make a big statement without overwhelming an entire room. From oversized water jets to  beautiful porcelains that mimic precious gemstones, most experts agree bold colors and …

Top Trending Window Treatments

Window treatments provide privacy, let the sun in (or not) and help to keep the cold weather out. They dress up windows and make rooms look formal and elegant, modern or romantic, or create a whimsical or bold design statement. They can also make or break a room design. Window Treatment trends for 2020 take old materials and make them new. There are different schools of thought regarding the shape of window treatments in 2020, but most experts agree, simple is better. Beth Jones of The Interior Collection offers, “straight, European pleated panels or ripplefold panels,”  are a growing trend. …