Lorena Canals and Oh Joy! Collaborate To Create NEW Happy Rugs Collection

Female Design Entrepreneurs to Launch the NEW Happy Rugs Collection Oh Joy! and Lorena Canals have teamed up to produce six gorgeous accent rugs that enhance any home and meet the demands of the modern lifestyle. Their collaboration, is based on their shared vision that quality and function are both important when it comes to products for home decor. The Oh Joy! brand embodies the idea that everyday life is full of joyful moments. Joy Cho and her team focus on home décor, fashion and family through various licensed product lines, a new e-commerce platform, and a daily editorial blog. …

Meet Margi Your Expert Designer

  At Margi’s, we are obsessively passionate about beautiful things!  We are always on the search for the ever-evolving mix, always exciting collection of products that inspire a timeless sophistication, yet edgy and fresh. In two words – casual elegance.     Margi’s caters to those who are searching for the unexpected – for a way to design and enhance their home through their unique and specific expressions of individuality and style. Choose from many wood stains or painted finishes for a wide selection of cabinets, sideboards, beds, desks, etc. Select from 100’s of fabrics and leathers for the perfect cozy …

Fresh beginnings: Clean your bathroom faster with these tech tools

If you’re like most Americans, you prefer to have an immaculate bathroom — you just don’t like cleaning it. In fact, in a recent study by Kohler (conducted by independent research firm Vision Critical), 42 percent of consumers admitted cleaning the toilet is one of their most disliked chores. That said, domestic guru Martha Stewart recommends scrubbing your tub/shower enclosure, toilet and drains at least weekly to maintain decent standards of cleanliness. And a study from researcher Mintel shows 49 percent of American adults place importance on doing their housecleaning right, though 27 percent would like to minimize the time they spend …

White Hot Dining Room Table from Zuo Modern

Zuo Modern’s Odin dining table is shown in a white finish, too, plus this on-point design boasts functionality borrowed from contract home furnishings. It has two built-in USB charging ports, which underscore consumers expectations about furniture functionality and pervasive technology and offer a practical response to the ways modern families gather and spend time together. zuomod.com

Creating a dream home with cypress

Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes. “Wood is a classic and timeless building material,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “And many people are discovering that the inherent beauty of cypress, a species so often chosen for outdoor applications, adds a luxurious look to indoor living spaces, for anything from walls and ceilings, to exposed beams and so much more.” Transforming the ordinary …

New line by Ann Sacks

ANN SACKS introduces three thoughtfully curated tile and stone collections by Kelly Wearstler that feature handmade designs inspired by Wearstler’s signature prints, patterns and motifs in visually striking and textural materials, including hand-painted tiles, embossed stones, and ceramic and stoneware. PORTLAND, Ore. – ANN SACKS, leading designer, and manufacturer of fine tile and stone collaborated with internationally renowned designer, Kelly Wearstler, to create a series of collections that embody the heart and soul of her remarkable, often-published and heralded career. Her love for geometric patterns and architectural details, the precision, and clean symmetry, and visually striking and boldly distinctive designs, with a …

A Teenage Girl’s Room

A Teenage Girl’s Room Q. I would like help thinking long-term for my 13 year old daughter’s room so that I don’t have to decorate her room twice. We are about to move into a home that we plan to stay in for at least 11 years which will be when our youngest completes college.

March/April Cover 2014

About the Cover Celebrate spring with home tours. The O’More Designer Show House is scheduled April 4-27 in Franklin. Shown is the porch created by Linda Tallent Brown and Louise C. Kitchell of Kitchell & Brown Interiors at last year’s O’More Designer Show House. The Master Custom Builders Charity Tour of Homes is also scheduled April 25-27 and May 2-4. For information about these show homes visit visit www.charitytourofhomes.com and www.omoreshowhouse.com.

Green Design: Keeping the Nashville Charm

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Green Design: Keeping the Nashville Charm Nashville and the surrounding communities are full of historic areas that are reemerging, being redeveloped, and changing at an incredibly rapid rate. Attracting people to these areas are the charm of their structures, walk-ability, and accessibility. Preserving these existing structures, both residentially and commercially, maintains the character and history of our most popular neighborhoods while demonstrating age-old sustainability.   In addition to charm and history, what makes a structure worth saving? History buffs might consider an old house to be historic because of who occupied it at one time during its long life. Others might …