Countertop Trends

Above: Clairidge by Cambria (from Woodstone Collection) Quartz continues to be popular as the countertop material of choice, according to industry experts, although home decorators and designers still are known to select their personal favorites, whether that’s marble, granite, soapstone, or some other natural stone. According to Kate Fudim of Beth Haley Design, “More and more customers have heard of quartz and are open to using it. When it was first being introduced, some clients may have thought it was interior to other countertop finishes, but now most people appreciate it.” She adds, “Marble is timeless and basically will never …

nashville lawn & garden show

Returning to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show scheduled Thursday, February 28, through Sunday, March 3, 2019. The four-day, indoor show will include live garden displays, lectures, vendors, floral designs, and special programming, including the popular Tennessee Wine Festival. This year’s theme, “Changing Times, Changing Gardens,” will highlight topics such as the changing trends and realities of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and waterwise gardens, organic foods, sustainability, and more. “As Nashville has gone from a small city to the ‘It City’, the way folks in and around Nashville garden and …

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens remain high on homeowners’ wish lists, and can range from a simple “plug and play” grill island to a far more complex addition of built ins under shelter designed to take every cooking chore outdoors. Outdoor living and outdoor kitchens are the number one desire for many homeowners, according to Carol Sullivan of Nashville’s Hearth & Grill Store. “The demand for outdoor living has led to the expansion of manufacturer’s offerings,” she says, everything from portable outdoor grills to grills installed in custom islands, with added features such as refrigerators, side cookers, ice makers, smokers from The Big Green Egg, …

vintage market days spring show

Vintage Market Days® of Nashville is presenting ‘”Roam Free” from March 15-17 at The Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $11, with those under the age of 12 admitted free. The market is a three-day event held several times a year throughout the Middle Tennessee area. “Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity …

Game Day Eats and Treats

Score major points with delicious dishes (Family Features) If the crew is coming over to root for your favorite team, it may be time to spice up the menu. Whether you’re hosting the weekend get-together or watching the game after work, switch up your typical spread and serve something new to leave your guests cheering for more. When it comes to choosing an ingredient that can lend a winning assist to nearly any dish and score you some major points, look no further than California Ripe Olives. Variety is key when mapping out food for a crowd, regardless of the …

Hot Cocoa Bar DIY Tutorial

By Brandon Nunnally & Melissa Bowen @ AR Workshop Nashville Winter is here to stay—at least for a couple of months! We love winter time at AR Workshop Nashville & Franklin. It’s the perfect time to gather together around the workshop tables and make projects and memories you will keep forever. One of our favorite projects you can D.I.Y. at home is a Hot Cocoa Bar. This not only serves as a gathering spot all winter long but also serves as a beautiful winter display. Gather your supplies before starting the project. Materials Needed 1. Clear jars of varying heights …

Shopping in Murfreesboro

Photography by Jaime Rock From the shops downtown to the stores found along Murfreesboro’s bustling byways, these is much to beckon home owners and decorators in search of a special find. It’s obvious when you enter JD’s All About Home that an interior designer’s touch makes the store a beautiful place. A soothing space, it features larger furnishings, lighting, framed art, and more, Designer Jennifer Davenport has created a welcoming shop filled with light and interesting details. Full of Southern antiques and primitives, mid-century modern and industrial pieces, as well as vintage linens and dishware, Re-inVintage has expanded to fill additional …

January/February 2019 Cover

Summer Classics’ outdoor furnishings promise beauty, comfort, and easy living. The company’s Croquet Teak collection—sturdy and timeless—features a handsome, classic look with hand carved detailing. The pieces are available in natural teak and oyster teak finishes. For information call 615/ 783-1889 or visit www.summerclassics.com.

Grammy-winning Superstar Faith Hill at Antiques & Garden Show

Celebrating its 29th year, the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville will take place at the Music City Center February 1 – 3. This year’s headliner will be GRAMMY® award-winning superstar Faith Hill, with her design team, architect Bobby McAlpine and designer Ray Booth. They will share their experience of building an island paradise in a panel discussion moderated by Leslie Newsom Rascoe, MILIEU design director. Hours are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $20 prior to January 29; after that date, admission is $25. Lecture tickets are priced separately. Every …

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

(BPT) – Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams. Fortunately, you don’t need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you’ll add to your home’s value and functionality, while getting the “Pinterest-worthy” bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is today’s most popular bathroom style, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and with good reason: almost limitless design potential. The American Standard Town Square S bathroom collection, …