Countertop Trends

“While granite is still a leading choice for homeowners and homebuyers and white granite slabs are definitely “hot,” quartz countertops continue to grow in popularity, according to the experts Regarding popular countertop trends, Meghan Downs of Smokey Mountain Tops reports, “We are seeing the majority of our clients looking for that marble design without the high maintenance of caring for the soft marble stone. It certainly is beautiful but many day-to-day kitchen activities can harm the stone, causing etching, staining, and even visible scratches.” Downs says, “Cambria quartz offers some great low maintenance alternatives in their marble collection. The durability …

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 — …

January/February 2011


About The Cover   This unusual bathroom features Oceanside Glasstile’s Tessera 1-in. x 1-in. tiles in the Spruce non-iridescent. Founded more than 16 years ago, the company was created when three glass artists and a bean counter were united by a singular passion—to interpret art glass in new forms for architecture and interior design. Locally, Oceanside Glasstile is available at Louisville Tile, Renaissance Tile, and Traditions in Tile.