Lighting Design

Great lighting design is always in style. And 2020 is no different yet has its own unique story to tell. We polled our experts for the biggest trends and SOMETHING ideas in lighting design proving that lighting, both inside and out, is an important feature to review when designing a space. While some lighting are mainstays in design, there are some trends that are worth taking a look at in 2020. Some of the hottest trends in lighting design are brass, organic or natural materials, neutral tones and LED lighting. Mary Soeder of PDI Kitchen, Bath and Lighting says, “Brass …

Holiday Decorating Trends

Decorating during the Holidays is a tradition like no other. Bridging family, religion, and classic ideas of what the holidays are about, decorating can sometimes feel overwhelming and consuming. Our experts concede that holiday decorating, at its core, should be fun and reflect the relationship a homeowner has with their own traditions. Beyond that, experts say there are a couple of trends that are showing up this year to consider when embracing the uniqueness of the coming season. First, tradition. While COVID-19 is having a significant influence on everyday life, the holiday season is no different. The desire to find …

Great Garages

Garage space is no longer simply about storage or man caves. While still a space to park your car after a long day, garages are often a flexible space that are being included in the home’s footprint. Our experts offer some ideas for designing or redesigning a garage space with style. According to the National Association of Home Builders, in 1950 only 41 percent of new homes had no garage, while today 91 percent of new homes have a garage, and 83 percent have a two-car or larger garage. Focused entirely on practicality, garages were often left unfinished and lacked …

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carving

When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead. Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and C as well as the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline. Because they are made up of 92% water, watermelons can be an effective way to stay hydrated during trick-or-treating, and creations like a Mummy or Jack O’Melon can help satisfy sweet cravings while …

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Hermitage in Nashville's amazing kitchen

Great lighting design is always in style. And 2020 is no different yet has its own unique story to tell. We polled our experts for the biggest trends and SOMETHING ideas in lighting design proving that lighting, both inside and out, is an important feature to review when designing a space. While some lighting are mainstays in design, there are some trends that are worth taking a look at in 2020. Some of the hottest trends in lighting design are brass, organic or natural materials, neutral tones and LED lighting. Mary Soeder of PDI Kitchen, Bath and Lighting says, “Brass …

Shopping Downtown Nashville

Shopping Nashville offers an eclectic mix of experiences that offer shoppers their own experience while feasting on everything Nashville has to offer. Most notably, shopping for home décor and accessories in Nashville offers something uniquely inspiring for everyone. The Nashville Design Collective The Nashville Design Collective is comprised state of the art lighting, textiles, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, appliance, stone, and more all from vendors around the country. A multi-vendor, one-stop shopping adventure, the Collective showcases the most remarkable names in home décor and does it all under one roof. The Collective, a converted 45,000 square foot converted mop factory located …

Easy painted pumpkins

Everyone loves pumpkins but nobody loves scraping out all of that icky stuff from it’s insides. This simple craft project eliminates the need to remove the pumpkin insides and helps you get an adorable pumpkin. A cute family friendly craft project. Take a small pumpkin and create your very own masterpiece. This is a fun project that kids and elderly can participate in.  Just a few supplies are needed. 2          paint brushes 1          bottle white acrylic paint 1          bottle black acrylic paint Take pumpkin wash and let dry. Use white paint and paint 2 coats covering …

November/December issue

About the Cover These amazing Christmas cookies were designed and baked by Brooke Houschildt of Murfreesboro, TN. You can reach Brooke on instagram.com/zo_many_creations or on facebook.com/ZoManyCreations/. Sugar Cookies are a holiday favorite and easy to make. In Europe during the 17th century their popularity spread throughout the Continent. The Sugar cookie recipe eventually make it to America landing in Pennsylvania in the 1700’s. Sugar cookies may be formed by hand, dropped, or rolled and cut into shapes. They are decorated with sugar, icing, sprinkles, or a combination of them. Today’s sugar cookies are more of an art form than the …

The Hearth & Grill Shop Serving Nashville since 1974

Supplying Middle Tennessee with gas and wood burning appliances, The Hearth & Grill Shop is family owned and operated. The Sullivan family opened their doors in April 1974 and have three generations working together to provide you with first class products and service.Cold Weather is Here – Let’s Get those Gas Logs Burning! Staying Home & Cozy by your fireplace! The Hearth & Grill Shop is your grill and fireplace superstore. Family owned and operated since 1974 by the Sullivan Family. In October we see the beautiful tress starting to change to bright yellow and orange colors.  You know that …

How to Turn Your Rubbish into Garden Gold

A Simple Breakdown of Compost: How to Turn Your Rubbish into Garden Gold By Shanna Jones, Plant Collections Manager at Cheekwood Banana peels, eggshells, coffee grounds, leaves. These are a few of my favorite things…to throw into my compost pile. Integrating compost into your garden’s soil is the least expensive, most helpful thing you can do to improve the overall health of your garden. Learn how to start and nourish a simple compost pile, making good use of materials you would otherwise throw away. The Location First, build your rubbish pile directly on the ground, and you can contain it …