bedding & upholstery for a family

ask a designer – bedding & upholstery for a family Q. Can you help with planning new bedding and upholstery? I would like fine quality, but I have a big dog, son, and husband who live with me on a farm.  

garden compositions—a garden murder mystery

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h&h&g gardening – garden compositions—a garden murder mystery It was a dark and cloudy winter, and the innocent stood blithely in their gardens, along roadways, in parks, and in front of homes reaching upward in anticipation of summer when their glorious presentation to society would be revealed. Even in their winter appeal with colors of cinnamon, gray, or green, their beautifully lithe arms spoke of grace and beauty. Suddenly, they were cut down.  

Exploring Green Interiors – Energy Challenge

exploring green interiors – Energy Challenge I live in an historic district, Davidson County’s District 18, to be exact. We have been given a challenge, “Go Green, District 18,” to reduce our energy consumption by 5 percent by the end of 2010, therefore decreasing our carbon emissions and thus our carbon footprint. This challenge asks us to sign up for the NES In-Home Energy Evaluation. I was really excited to hear about the challenge and signed up with the initial run. NES mailed me an evaluation to fill out which asked me to identify the details of my inner home …

versatile chocolate fabric trends

ask a designer – by Tanna Miller – versatile chocolate fabric trends Q. I am intrigued with new chocolate and pink and other combinations with chocolate, but I don’t want to paint my house brown.  I know paint is a less expensive way to decorate, but we own two vacation homes and travel back and forth to take care of all our properties.  For me, having workmen in the house is more trouble than moving furniture pieces to a different room. How can I tie in fabrics with chocolate and other trends in ways that won’t lock me in later?—M.W. …

garden compositions—a guiding gardening principal

h&h&g gardening – by Barbara Wise – garden compositions—a guiding gardening principal Before you pick up the phone and report what appears to be a glaring spelling error, read on… Walk toward the elementary school entrance at Christ Presbyterian Academy any time of the year and you’ll be greeted with an array of botanical pleasures.  

exploring green interiors – certifying sustainable homes

exploring green interiors – certifying sustainable homes – By Beth Haley Through this series of articles and products, it is my hope that you are beginning to feel a little more knowledgeable about sustainable and green building products, practices, processes, and goals. Our aim is to break down barriers of confusion on the subject.  

custom cabinetry

custom cabinetry        Custom cabinetry can be built locally to fit your space and needs, but many kitchen designers utilize factory built cabinets designed for a custom look.      “The obvious advantage of custom cabinetry is that you can get exactly what you want,” says Shannon of Hantel Kitchen & Baths.       “I prefer a manufactured custom cabinet over a job-built custom cabinet because of the quality of the finish.”      Billy Williams of B. Williams Design says, “Ninety percent of what I do is custom cabinetry. Not only do I use local custom cabinet makers, but I actually design the …

house & home & garden™ celebrates 10 years

house & home & garden™ celebrates 10 years        Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010. Since our first issue we’ve been committed to bringing the latest in home remodeling and design trends to readers across middle Tennessee.      Our shopping trips found in each issue are designed to help you discover sources with which you may be unfamiliar. Our theory has always been that those interested in home decor are willingly drive to locate interesting new sources for things to beautify their homes and serve as inspiration.      From Clarksville to Fayetteville, from Dickson …