Prep Your Home for Summer Gatherings

(Family Features) When temperatures rise, it’s time for sun dresses, cranking up the grill and entertaining. Spending time with your loved ones during the warm months can make for some of the best memories of the season, which is why it’s important to take simple steps to de-stress, declutter and refresh your home before your guests arrive.   Refresh Your Home Our homes are reflections of who we are, and Renuzit Snuggle helps create a welcoming environment for friends and family. With Renuzit Snuggle, you can welcome guests into your home all summer long with fresh scents like Linen Escape, …

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.  

Green Interiors: Traditional Versus Sustainable Flooring Material Guide

Green Interiors: Traditional Versus Sustainable Flooring Material Guide Whether you are dealing with new construction or you are contemplating a renovation, flooring is an important area in which to “go green.” Not only do floors cover, by definition, a large area in your home, they are some of the most heavily used materials you will install in your home. By selecting a sustainable, responsibly manufactured product, you will increase indoor air quality and eliminate unnecessary harm to the environment. The best part is, you don’t have to make any tradeoffs. Nothing is off limits and there are options for all …

Sweet Potato Crisp

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This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Michael Richardson of Franklin, TN (Jolene.) It is served annually at the Thanksgiving Night in the Hunger Fight annual fundraising supper at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church which has raised thousands of dollars to feed and educate children in Haiti. It’s been served to many groups and families, over the years that it’s become a holiday favorite.   Sweet Potato Crisp  Potatoes 3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled, cooked and mashed) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mash cooked sweet potatoes, add all other ingredients and put into a …

Throw the Perfect Holiday Pairing Party

From cookies and milk to the partridge in a pear tree, the holidays are filled with classic pairings. This year, gather family and friends together and ring in the season with a themed party that celebrates famous couplings. For recipes and more click here. A themed party always calls for a little extra creativity to wow guests and ensure a great time is had by all. Since what you serve is always a key ingredient to a successful soiree, plan to have plenty of tasty appetizers and beverages available as soon as guests arrive. Try this recipe for Mini Steak …

May/June 2013

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About the Cover This kitchen reflects many of the trends designers say are popular now—sleek contemporary cabinets and an understated look found in open spaces. The glass mosaic tile back splash adds texture and polish, while scaled back accessories finish off the look. Photo courtesy Carla Taylor of Hermitage Kitchen Gallery. For information visit the hermitage kitchen gallery. Like us on facebook!  Click here

Readers Favorites Awards 2012

  Readers Favorites Awards 2012 Readers of Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ have cast their votes for their 2012 favorites—their favorite designers, builders, landscapers, “little known” stores, just to name a few. If you’re looking for a service provider and aren’t sure who to choose, try one of these—they’ve received the stamp of approval from readers of the only shelter publication serving the Nashville area. architect/home plan designer 1st Place —  Quirk Designs 2nd Place — Jack Herr Design Associates 3rd Place —  Manuel Zeitlin Architects air conditioning/heating service company 1st Place —  Lee Company 2nd Place — …

Exploring Green Interiors – Save Water with Drip Irrigation

Save Water with Drip IrrigationSpring is finally here, and with sunshine and warmer weather, gardens are blooming and landscaping projects have begun. At Beth Haley Design, we just relocated our office to the 12South business district in April. In addition to a new home, we’ve gained a yard! In our plans to keep the space as “green” as possible, water supply and output has been a major concern for the upkeep of our new landscaping. Through research we found the drip irrigation system to be the best solution for our needs. It consists of an underground tubing system that carries …

Gardening Composiions – Plants That Grow Hope

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garden compositions— plants that grow hope This June will mark the seventh year that Southern Land Company has built the home to be raffled off as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I love having a small part in this project.

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 …