Award-Winning Outdoor Space Inspiration

(Family Features) Renovating your home’s outdoor spaces not only enhances the aesthetic but can also provide a host of recreational benefits. Taking a look at award-winning projects can help many homeowners draw inspiration while also identifying capable, reputable contractors to take on the project. For example, selected by a panel of industry experts based on functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty, these 2021 National Association of the Remodeling Industry National Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award Winners showcase a variety of ideas for upgrading your outdoor spaces. Find the complete list at nari.org/cotywinners. Residential Landscape Design/Outdoor Living Under …

Shopping Brentwood

Vignette Boutique Vignette Boutique is a richly layered, visually aesthetic lifestyle boutique full of beautiful and inspiring merchandise and atmosphere. With items sourced from varied and diverse markets, Vignette Boutique offers an eclectic selection of stunning home goods, textiles, art, gifts, jewelry, and apparel that incorporate vintage, faith-based, natural, and artistic elements. Located on the roundabout in Brentwood, Vignette’s merchandise selection offers shoppers a unique and memorable experience. Located at the roundabout in Brentwood, Vignette embodies all things positive and uplifting. 130 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood, TN 615-370-7990 https://www.vignettebrentwoodtn.com/ Spruce Fashion + Furnishings Spruce Fashion + Furnishings, born from founder and …

Bonus Room Design

Bonus rooms or bonus space offer homeowners lots of options for how to use the space while multiplies design ideas. Whether a kids playroom, a teen hangout room, a master suite, an office, or meditation space, a bonus room offers a lot of flexibility and invites truly innovate design choices and the opportunity to transform that bonus room into the room of your dreams. Our experts point out that there are lots of design options trending for bonus room space in 2021. Topping the list is a media or theater room. Perhaps inspired by the pandemic and everyone living and …

Legend Homes creating custom homes based on craftsmanship and innovative design.

Doug Herman wanted to create a home building company focused on quality craftsmanship, innovative design and outstanding customer service when he founded Legend Homes in 2005. Since that time, Legend Homes has grown into one of Middle Tennessee’s premier luxury home builders. Herman brings more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry. He got his start as a project/quality assurance manager before working as a vice president of construction for a large home building company in Atlanta and Nashville. Doug’s early education in quality assurance and attention to detail continues to inform Legend’s work and vision. Doug …

Designer Fabrics

With the pandemic changing everything including the way that we live in our homes, homeowners are transitioning into a more confident approach to decorating. This transition is encouraging designers to move away from safe, muted tones in favor of bolder trends that feature graphic prints and rich color palettes. Celebrating raw materials, organic textures, and crafts, decorator fabrics for 2021 are embracing color and nature by mixing texture and color, and beautiful, smaller scale florals. With fabric, our experts point out there are interesting trends emerging in all areas such as color, texture, pattern, scale of print, “Color and texture. …

CHINOISERIE WALLPAPER DONE RIGHT

In the realm of the wallpaper world, there are a plethora of options in style: geometric, modern, abstract, chintz, floral and many more. One of my favorite styles and designs in wallpaper is the ‘old-school’ chinoiserie. I understand that for some, this style might be too intimidating and unfamiliar. There is such a wide range in Chinoiserie wallpaper: in patterns and colorways, in period and scale, along with other elements to consider. I always recommend trying to understand your final goal and concept. Do you want to go bold? Monochromatic? Soothing and calm?  Specific period or thematic? Do you want it to …

Purposeful Ways to Style a Multi-Purpose Room

(Family Features) Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multi-purpose space is likely a hub of activity in your home. For homeowners creating this utility space from scratch, the sky is the limit, but even if you’re updating an existing room, there are plenty of ways to add purposeful style and function. Homeowners are often looking for ways to use the rooms in their homes in multiple ways. With some thoughtful planning and the right materials, even a modest utility area can become a multi-functional space for the entire family. Take a utilitarian approach. …

Guest Bathroom/Powder Room Trends

Both the powder room and the guest bathroom deserve special attention; however, trends in design for these spaces are moving toward trying out different design ideas. While keeping a sense of cohesiveness in design throughout the home is important, for 2021 our experts say guest bathrooms and powder rooms do not have to match the master bath or the kitchen. Powder rooms are a great place to do something unique and fun while trends for guest bathrooms are open and airy. Offering overnight guests some privacy makes the guest bathroom truly important. With the pandemic starting to wane and family …

Award-Winning Outdoor Space Inspiration

(Family Features) Renovating your home’s outdoor spaces not only enhances the aesthetic but can also provide a host of recreational benefits. Taking a look at award-winning projects can help many homeowners draw inspiration while also identifying capable, reputable contractors to take on the project. For example, selected by a panel of industry experts based on functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty, these 2021 National Association of the Remodeling Industry National Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award Winners showcase a variety of ideas for upgrading your outdoor spaces. Find the complete list at nari.org/cotywinners. Residential Landscape Design/Outdoor Living Under …