4 Signs That You’re Ready to Sell Your Home

Have you thought about putting your property on the market? It may be time to move. We reveal four glaring signs that you’re ready to sell your home. If you’ve had second thoughts about whether you want to stay in your home, it may be time to move. Below, we highlight five clear signs that you’re ready to sell your home. Your Current Home No Longer Suits Your Lifestyle People often put their homes on the market when they realize they’re about to outgrow their homes or that they’re no longer attached to their neighborhoods. Whether you’re expecting more children or …

Five Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips to Use This Summer

Soak up the summer sun and spruce up your house at the same time. These five outdoor home maintenance tips will make your house the talk of the town. After those long winter months, your house may need a little TLC. Spend some time sprucing up your house this summer with these five outdoor home maintenance tips. Your house is sure to be the talk of the town in no time. Examine your chimney During the hot summer months, sitting down in front of a warm fireplace may be the last thing on your mind. While you may not use your …

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 …

Whole Home Concept House Announced for Nashville

House Beautiful recently announced its second annual Whole Home Concept House is being built in Nashville in partnership with Castle Homes.  This show house—scheduled for tours from October 18-November 3— will be devoted to designs and ideas to create a home that promotes wellness and better living. Wellness Within Your Walls, which promotes health and sustainability in home design, will also participate in the project. The home is being built in Belle Meade and proceeds will benefit the Nashville Symphony. “At House Beautiful we believe your home should be a refuge that helps you recharge and unplug from your busy external …

I Can Go For That-a peek inside Aimee and John Oates Nashville Home

While John Oates has been busy touring with his longtime collaborating partner, Daryl Hall, and with his own tour with The Good Road Band in support of his 2018 album, Arkansas, Aimee Oates has been bringing color to the Nashville community. It’s in Nashville where John Oates’ solo career really began. After decades of touring and with new projects underway, it was time for John and Aimee Oates to plant roots. Central to their family and to music, their home in West Nashville has become the perfect city getaway. Aimee Oates, a certified floral designer, has taken her keen eye …

Brilliant Living brings smart sophistication to tiny homes

Brilliant Living recently launched its line of smart, sophisticated tiny homes that offer small living on a big scale. Built on permanent foundations (no wheels), these homes integrate stunning amenities and a smart design that give the feel of a much larger space. Complete with the latest in smart technology, a luxury finish and furniture package, sustainable systems, a loft that doubles as a second bedroom, and additional living space. Everything is included in one price. Co-founded by Denise Simons TV host of Lifestyle with Denise Simons and an award-winning ASID Interior Designer and Alison Poland, a LEED Certified Architect, …

Modern Farmhouse with Warmth and Comfort in Berry Farms

This Modern Farmhouse constructed by Celebration Homes evokes feelings of warmth and comfort. It is a blend of an American Italianate and a Victorian Farmhouse without being fussy, a bit classic without being stark and sharp like a museum. It combines the sleek clean lines of contemporary design with cozy farmhouse aesthetic, a large wrap around front porch, creating the quintessential country living inspired home. The style is based on something that was never meant to be a style. We have created our own take and demonstrated that inspirations can come from anywhere. The house is nestled amidst the rolling …

Choosing Your Architect

Over the past 5 years, our housing market has seen vast improvements in design, affordability, and structure. We are now seeing reconstructed office buildings transformed into lofts, 60’s style homes being renovated into modern-day masterpieces, and, my favorite, reinventing the wheel of architecture and finding more earth-friendly materials to construct a home. This expansion in our industry introduces even more questions from a potential homebuyer/creator when it comes to hiring an architect. I have become a huge fan of renowned Nashville architect, Mitchell Barnett, discovering that he has 30+ years of experience and created a name for himself in each …

Silent destroyers: Tips to spot termites and prevent infestation

(BPT) – There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname “silent destroyers.” Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites Spring is prime time for termite populations as they emerge in search of new structures to invade. Termite explorers, referred to as swarmers, …