Choosing Your Architect

Over the past 5 years, our housing market has seen vast improvements in design, affordability, and structure. We are now seeing reconstructed office buildings transformed into lofts, 60’s style homes being renovated into modern-day masterpieces, and, my favorite, reinventing the wheel of architecture and finding more earth-friendly materials to construct a home. This expansion in our industry introduces even more questions from a potential homebuyer/creator when it comes to hiring an architect. I have become a huge fan of renowned Nashville architect, Mitchell Barnett, discovering that he has 30+ years of experience and created a name for himself in each …

St. Jude Dream Home Returns to Jackson Hills

Tickets are now available for the 2018 Nashville St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® campaign. The house was built by Signature Homes in the Jackson Hills neighborhood in Mt. Juliet, and the house is ready to tour. The home will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays May 19 through June 16. Hours will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Local volunteers will assist in staffing the open house hours. Those who visit the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® house can register to win a $10,000 furniture shopping spree at Ashley HomeStore. Jackson Hills is …

Downtown Home Tour

      For those who want a look at what living downtown can be like, the 15th annual Downtown Home Tour can provide a lot of answers. Sponsored by the Nashville Downtown Partnership, the event is scheduled from noon-5 p.m. on April 15. Historic and modern mingle here to deliver a neighborhood like no other. Visitors will find living spaces in historic and rehabbed buildings as well as homes in brand new projects. Attendees can visit the sites in any order and at their own pace between noon and 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or on the …

September/October 2017

About the Cover:  Designers say warmth is coming back to homes who have been stripped down to gray and marble for several years. And this room certainly says it all, combing fabrics from Thibaut’s Greenwood collection with striped wallpaper and pillows that tie the room’s tones together.  

The Hottest Color Trends for Home Exteriors

The Hottest Color Trends for Home Exteriors Exterior colors can convey a mood, and color affects the aesthetic of a home. Stylish gray tones are making a splash from coast to coast. Another big trend for home exterior color is the changing character behind the colors.

Charity Tour of Homes Set April 29-May 1, May 6-8, 2016

  Find a slice of hilltop living or lakeside living at the Charity Tour of Homes with 10 stunning houses stretching across Middle Tennessee from the lake area home at Foxland Harbor to scenic Leiper’s Fork. Just one ticket will admit visitors to all 10 homes over a two weekend period. Homes will be open Friday – Sunday, April 29-May 1 and May 6-8. The tour benefits local nonprofit organizations. Presented by the Master Custom Builders Council of TN, the tour includes homes built for customers at substantial savings and are fully furnished. One ticket includes two long weekends and …

The Coming Decade for Residential Design

Adaptable, connected homes are here, but changes in scale and function will define the home of the (near) future.In an article for AIA Architect, authors Kermit Baker and Jennifer Riskus dissect the American Institute of Architects’ recent home design trends survey report that although it seems that the design of U.S. homes will undergo fairly significant changes in the coming decade, the changes will be driven by economic and demographic developments instead of Jetsons-era innovations.

Nolensville Sherwood Green Estates Parade of Homes

  Nolensville’s Sherwood Green Estates is the site for Parade of Homes™ sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee. Four homes built by three builders will be open for tours as part of the event. Parade builders are Arnold Homes, Landmark Homes of Tennessee, and Regent Homes. A sophisticated cottage, the Arnold Homes house features a courtyard entry, white painted brick, and an exposed brick fireplace. The great room showcases an exposed beam ceiling with an octagonal design and a stone fireplace. A dramatic two-story space graces the dining room and a dramatic Juliet balcony overlooks the area …

May/June Cover 2015

About the Cover Nashville’s newest signature home event, the Nashville Symphony Show House, opens for tours June 12-28 in the Forest Hills area off Hillsboro Road. Built by Castle Homes, the Southern contemporary folk style home includes a covered porch, that features Mark Simmons Interiors’ accessories and Bennett Galleries’ art. It boasts pops of coral, aged teak furniture, a charming fiddle leaf fig by Priscillia’s Plants, and spring arrangement by Garden Delights. Visit for tickets and tour info.

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 …