Parade of Ponds Promises Tranquility

East Nashville Parade of Ponds Promises Tranquility Aug. 1-2 The babbling of a brook, water splashing and gurgling as it flows over rocks—these are some of the most soothing and relaxing sounds in nature. It is the tranquility of ponds and water gardens that motivates many homeowners to add water features to their living space. Visitors can get a taste of this tranquility during the 2015 Parade of Ponds August 1-2, hosted by the Nashville Pond Society. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 if purchased on-site. …

Larger Homes Popular According to AIA

Larger Homes Grow in Popularity According to AIA As the housing market continues its recovery, homeowners are increasingly seeking more square footage while simultaneously looking for more accessibility inside and outside of the home, according to new findings  from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2015, which focuses specifically on overall home layout and the use of interior and exterior space. All of the data can be accessed through AIA’s newly redesigned home design trends survey infographic. “An increase in home square footage with the rising popularity of accessible design concepts …

Food & Fun are Fare At Southern Women’s Show

Food & Fun are Fare At Southern Women’s Show The Southern Women’s Show is back and Nashville’s Music City Center hosts the four-day festival of food, fun, and fashion April 30 – May 3. Boasting celebrity chefs and special guests, this year’s event celebrates unique cuisine and all of the delicious reasons to love the South.

Homeowner investment in kitchens, baths continues as real estate values grow

Homeowner investment in kitchens, baths continues as real estate values grow As the housing recovery continues, homeowners investment in their kitchens and bathrooms remains a key focus, according to the American Institute of Architects recent home design trends survey. Kitchens in particular have solidified their standing as the center of operations within the home.

Southern Women’s Show Returns with a New Look

29th Annual Southern Women’s Show Returns with a New Look The Southern Women’s Show returns to Nashville April 30-May 3 with a new look and a startling list of stars and attractions for a smart and stylish 2015. In its 29th year, the show has rolled out a whimsical new logo that hints at festive entertainment and fun, according to Stacy Abernethy, executive show manager. Show hours are from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Premier Signature Home Event June 12-28, 2015

New Premier Home Tour for Nashville Symphony launches Premier Signature Home June 12-28 Castle Homes, builder of the 2013 Southern Living Idea House, is launching a Premier Signature Home open house June 12-28 in the Hunterdon neighborhood in Forest Hills in Southern Davidson County. Built by Castle Homes, the home will feature the latest in home building, interior design, architecture, and outdoor living space.  The elegance and charm of a Southern Contemporary Folk style home will showcase the latest home interior design and building in a new signature home event, Nashville Symphony Show House, Being built by Castle Homes in …

Vote for Readers’ Favorites

Voting is closed for the 2015 Readers’ Favorites We’ll be announcing the 2015 Reader’s Favorites Winners in our next issue of Nashville House & Home & Garden™ magazine. We are currently notifiying the winners. Thanks for all of your votes this year. Look forward to sharing the results with you. You can pick up a current copy of Nashville House & Home & Garden Magazine at a Publix Store or your favorite Home & Garden Stores throughout the Greater Nashville Area.   

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show 2105

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show 2015 Gardens of Eden is the theme for the 2015 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, scheduled for March 5 through 8. Participating garden companies are creating a paradise with their displays. Featuring an acre of live gardens, this year’s show has added a Wine Festival on March 7. “The Garden of Eden was the first garden and obviously the best. The Garden of Eden also contained a mix of all forms of gardening such as flowering plants, fruits & vegetables not unlike what we are striving for today,” says Randall Lantz, co-manager of the Nashville …

Accessibility, Outdoor Improvements Top List

Accessibility, Outdoor Improvements Top List The demand for larger homes is on the rise, according to a recentl survey by the American Institute of Architects, which also indicates a greater interest in accessibility features and outdoor living spaces.