Shopping in Brentwood

The Villages of Brentwood, a neighborhood with almost 400 homes located just north of Nippers Corner, dates back to the 1850’s when railroad fever swept the country. It continues to be a small village outside of Nashville and still has that small town feel. Many small locally owned shops have opened over the years offering unique decorating/home design finds without having to navigate the traffic of downtown Nashville. You can find everything from designer fabric and draperies to furniture and décor items to complete a design or simply get inspired and make some friends along the way. Brentwood Interiors, a …

Parade of Homes at Witherspoon

Witherspoon development in Brentwood was the site of the  2017 Pinnacle Financial Partners Parade of Homes™.           Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT), the event featured an impressive cast of local construction professionals and interior designers.         The houses ranged from Castle Homes’ 6,748 square foot contemporary English Country house to Ford Custom Classic Homes’ 9,000 square foot home, which the builder describes as Rustic Elegance.         The six builders included Barlow Builders, Castle Homes, Ford Custom Classic Homes, Legend Homes, and Schumacher Homes, and Stonegate …

O’More Designer Show House 2017

O’More Designer ShowHouse Slated October 19-November 12 This year’s O’More Designer ShowHouse is scheduled October 19-November 12 at Voce in Brentwood. Located on land that belonged to  country music icon Eddy Arnold’ on south Granny White Pike. The ShowHouse will showcase the designs of four decades of O’More alums, all leaders in their field. 

Parade of Homes 2017

Parade of Homes at Witherspoon Oct. 7-22 Construction is underway on the houses taking part in the 2017 Pinnacle Financial Partners Parade of Homes™. The highly anticipated custom home tour will open Saturday, October 7 and continue daily through Sunday, October 22 at the Witherspoon community in Brentwood. Hours are from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $12 per person and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

Shopping in Brentwood

Shoppers can find fabric, drapery panels, and rugs, as well as lamps and accessories in Brentwood, a distinct shopping district in its own right. Just off I-65, you’ll find a great selection of inspiring items for your home.   C’est Moi C’est Moi is a boutique of home furnishings and local artwork is the area purveyor for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and offers a wide range of bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, accessories, and candles, as well as found and repurposed objects. In addition to a complete selection of supplies for painting furniture and objects, the shop offers painting workshops. …

November/December 2012


About the Cover Whimsical, holiday magic wraps the staircase of the Charleston Single built by Castle Homes for the Evans in Green Hills’ Abbottsford. Enhancing the staircase’s classic black and white color palette and delicate scrollwork, Gabriel’s Garden in Brentwood wove enchanting shades of silver, white, blue, and green with delicate floral elements to create a dreamy holiday setting. Photo by Peyton Hoge in conjunction with ForestHome Meda. See our section about holiday decorating here. Like us on facebook!  Click here

Build or Remodel

“If you love your current neighborhood and like the bones of your existing home, then an addition or update to meet your current and future needs is a great idea,” says Bryan Edwards of Hughes-Edwards Builders. “Interest rates are historically low and financing can be more easily obtained for a remodeling project due to your home’s equity. We like to work with a client to determine what changes will have the greatest impact on a family’s happiness while being a financially good decision for the overall value and appreciation of the home.” Edwards adds, “There are a lot of great …

High-end Appliances


High-end Appliances While style drives interest in the high-end appliance segment, innovation is also a factor, according to Cynthia Crego of Siano Appliances. “The latest trend is eco-friendly appliances that offer intuitive user applications,” she says. “Buyers want green features with measurable benefits. They are looking for a return on investment in the form of energy or water savings. Steam cleaning and auto convection conversion are functions that are eco-friendly and save consumers time.” According to Carla Taylor of Hermitage Lighting Gallery, there are two main factors in high-end appliances. “First is the ‘look’— whether the homeowner wants the pro …

Home Builders

  Don Lofstrom — Franklin Company Name: Cedarwright Custom Homes Describe your enthusiasm for building: I’ve been building Lindal Cedar Homes for 10 years with homes now in three states—Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. Building background:  I started in construction building geodisic domes and custom adobe homes while in graduate school in Las Cruces, New Mexico, back in the 1970s. What was your favorite aspect of this project? My favorite part of this project was bringing the outside in with walls of glass, large acccordian doors opening up to large decks. What makes a home more “livable”? A liveable home has …