garden compositions – gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow

garden compositions – gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow… By Barbara Wise In all my 15+ years of living in the Nashville area, this has been the loveliest spring yet. Tulips lasting for weeks, Japanese magnolias so loaded with blooms that they resembled pinkish-purple behemoths guarding our yards, azalea bushes ablaze with blossoms, and the dogwood trees were laden with white petals that eventually fell thicker than any of this year’s snow.

Exploring Green Interiors – Yes, Virginia There IS Eco-Friendly Plumbing

Exploring Green Interiors – Yes, Virginia There IS Eco-Friendly Plumbing by Karrie Seaton of Beth Haley Design When the idea to remodel and “go green” strikes a homeowner, the possibilities seem endless and exciting. But the stress of bud-gets, tight schedules, and the impending doom of being without a kitchen or bathroom for several weeks, create definite potential for homeowner meltdown. If I have learned anything in my time as an interior designer, it is to take a project step-by-step. This is especially true when it comes to plumbing. There are several eco-friendly plumbing options available that can decrease water …

Shopping Goodlettsville

Shopping Goodlettsville        Nestled just off I-65 North, Goodlettsville abutts Hendersonville and Madison, and includes a variety of great home decor shops ranging from antiques and western-themed furnishings to fine furniture, accessories, and more.   

Landscaper and Waterscaper Profiles

Mike Berkley — Franklin Company Name: Growild, Inc. Describe your enthusiasm for landscaping/ waterscaping: For 23 years I have focused on North American native plants in commercial and residential landscapes. My passion lead me to start an all native plant nursery, landscape design, and building firm 13 years ago. What is your landscaping/waterscaping background: Since childhood I have walked the woods admiring the flora and fauna. This love for land restoration naturally lead me to incorporate sustainable practices in my landscapes. Your favorite part of the project: Green roofs allow the garden to come to unexpected places. Instead of a backyard you have …

colors that work with natural stains

ask a designer – By Tanna Miller colors that work with natural stains Q. I am in the process of relocating to Lexington, Kentucky, and have purchased a home with natural stained woodwork and oak floors in theliving areas.  My taste generally runs to contemporary and I do not have a clue what color will complement this wood.

garden compositions – purpose driven plants

garden compositions – the purpose driven plants What on earth are your plants here for? “Mommy, I want to grow my own begatubulls!” One of the four year old twins of my co-worker, Yelena Petruk, is trying very hard to talk his momma into dedicating a piece of their beautifully landscaped yard into growing tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, and a number of other edible goodies.

Sofa Trends

  Modern sofas have two things in mind—style and comfort. Gone are yesterday’s rock-hard options or the ones so plush you had to struggle to stand up. Today’s sofas are new and evolved—a sofa that seeks the best in terms of upholstery material, color, and design. While conventional wisdom suggests the color range for sofas is essentially neutral, some designers and homeowners step out of the norm to add a major splash of color with what is most often the largest piece of furniture in the room. Key to color selection is the cost of the upholstered sofa. Quality is key for this investment piece, designers …

Shopping Fayetteville/Lewisburg

Shopping Fayetteville/Lewisburg        Fayetteville and Lewisburg, both modest-sized communities east of I-65 South, offer a wide range of home decor and furnishings. Take I-65 South to Exit 14/US 64 and travel east for about 19 miles to the heart of Fayetteville. Park anywhere on or near the square.   

January/February 2010


About The Cover:        The CandleWall™ pictured on the cover is one way to enhance bathroom lighting. It is achieved using selected stone veneers from Eldorado Stone and can be created in virtually any room, offering the warmth of stone with the glow and dancing shadows of candles set in niches within the structure. For more information and dealers visit 

November/December 2009


About The Cover:        Whether you’re known for your traditional red and green holiday decor or are in the mood to try something a little different, you’ll find the ornaments, faux florals, and everything else to deck your halls at Trees n Trends.