July/August 2017

About the Cover A modern farmhouse kitchen is interpreted utilizing a quartz countertop surface from Cambria. Industrial lighting, wide plank flooring, and vintage bar stools add to the look. Shown is  Cambria’s Praa Sands™ color/pattern, one of a vast number of choices. For information call 615/ 331-8395 or visit www.cambriausa.com.  

May/June 2017

About the Cover This kitchen by Superior Custom Homes and Remodeling speaks to many of today’s trends—white Shaker-style cabinetry, light  colored/marble countertops, statement lighting, gray tile, and pops of unexpected color. For information call 615/ 224-9771 or visit www.mysuperiorhome.com.

March/April 2017

About the Cover A modern farmhouse covered porch is complete with a beautiful black distressed hanging bed at the House For Hope Designer Show House. The porch, designed by J & K Design Studio, graces the home built by Carbine & Associates for the Southeastern charity show house open March 4-12 in Franklin. For more information visit www.carbineandassociates.com. Photo by Peyton Hoge.

January/February 2017

About the Cover Counters at different heights is one way to incorporate universal design into a home, as shown in this kitchen featuring Cambria’s Ella™ in the Marble Collection. It offers the timeless beauty of marble, but with superior performance. Cambria’s Marble Collection is nonporous, scratch resistant, and never needs sealing. Photo courtesy Cambria.

November/December 2016

About the Cover Holiday decorating can be as simple and elegant as using red and white on your tree and presents. For other holiday decorating ideas see the article on page 32. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>

September/October 2016

About the Cover According to Walker Zanger, a room can be enhanced and defined by using tile to cover an entire wall from floor to ceiling. The sculptural and textural details found in Stardust are particularly suited for this kind of application. One can create “ceramic wallpaper” in bathrooms. For much more about today’s bathroom design trends, see the article here.

July/August 2016

About the Cover A living room can be whatever the homeowner wants it to be, but the experts say it should be comfortable, low-maintenance, and a place for family and friends to gather. All the better if you can change the aesthetics with a few simple changes, such as throw pillows. Image courtesy Brewtser Wallcoverings. 

May/June 2016 cover

About the Cover This kitchen reflects several of the current design trends including white cabinetry, accent colored island, brass light fixtures, brick accents, industrial elements, and hardwood floors. Image courtesy of Hermitage Kitchen Design Center/Hermitage Lighting.  For more information visit www.hermitagelighting.com.

March/April 2016 Cover

About the Cover Outdoor living is the focus of this issue and what better way to illustrate the joys of spring and enjoying the great outdoors than by sitting by a fire in your own backyard space? Photo courtesy Belgard. For more information visit www.belgard.com.

January/February 2016

About the Cover  Parents today often use neutral backgrounds for children’s rooms, settling for splashes of color in bedding, rugs, wall art, and so forth. The natural shades of gray found in the floor and walls are accented by classic patterns starring bright fuchsia and chartreuse combined with black, white, and grey. Designer showhouses are a great place to get ideas. For the article in this issue about children’s room design trends click here. The room show features the Pippen bedding collection from Glenna Jean. www.glennajean.com.