July/August 2017

About the Cover A modern farmhouse kitchen is interpreted utilizing a quartz countertop surface from Cambria. Industrial lighting, wide plank flooring, and vintage bar stools add to the look. Shown is  Cambria’s Praa Sands™ color/pattern, one of a vast number of choices. For information call 615/ 331-8395 or visit www.cambriausa.com.  

Ask A Designer: What Will Bring Style to My New Home?

What Will Bring Style to My New Home? Q. I have a house that was built a few years ago. It has a nice floor plan, but there is no trim and there are no interesting windows. What can I do to give it a more substantial look? I want it to look “designed” not just decorated with pillows and things. On the other hand, I can’t afford to rip up perfectly good floors and walls. I want something more than paint, but less than a remodel. What suggestions might you make?—K.J.

Marketplace Events taps Nashville for new home show Market

Marketplace Events taps Nashville for new home show Market The Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo, an inaugural event for the Nashville market, is coming to the heart of downtown in early 2017. Slated at the Music City Center on March 10-12, the home show will feature exhibits, high-profile industry personalities, and the latest trends in home improvement categories. Look for exhibitors featuring remodeling, kitchen and bath, windows, flooring, and more that will pique interests and spark imaginations.

Planning for More Outdoor Time

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Plan More Time for Outdoor Living Daylight-Saving Time not only signals the onset of longer days, but also the beginning of the outdoor living season. Homeowners shopping for new outdoor furnishings this year will find fresh colors, surprising new motion furniture, and maximum value in all categories.

garden compositions—the seedy side

h&h&g gardening – garden compositions—the seedy side It’s interesting to me to observe human nature, how people so often are drawn to knowing the “dirt” on any given person or situation.  We also seem drawn to know what is going on beneath the surface and what are the root issues that produce certain behaviors or results; in a sense, there is a lot of psychological gardening going on. The link between psychology and gardening is a strong one, so what better way to deal with the winter blues than to get the dirt on your favorite new plants by starting …

garden compositions—the 10 commandments of container gardening

h&h&g gardening garden compositions— the 10 commandments of container gardening Ok, boys and girls, it’s time to gather ‘round for a lesson from the Gospel of Gardening. Put on your best overalls and finest gardening gloves, pull up your wheelbarrow to the potting shed, and sit back on your weeding stool as I present today’s sermon on the Ten Commandments of Container Gardening. These “commandments” are guidelines to help you be successful in your container gardening endeavors.

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.  

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.