Success has not been an overnight story for Steven Paladino, though it may look like one. His firepit-music system company Music City Fire is having quite a moment — picked up by Costco, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Hayneedle and Wayfair, the systems are also available at Nashville Billiards. The reality is Paladino started his business nearly five years ago after watching
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By Hollie Deese When Ashley Middlebrooks moved to Nashville four years ago, it was a coming home for the native who had lived in Knoxville for 16 years after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in psychology before moving to High Point, North Carolina, with her husband for his job. And it was there, at the mecca
High-rise living at 505 just right for many Nashvillians Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Sanford Myers It wasn’t very long ago that the ability to live 40 floors up in Nashville was even an option. But in 2019 it’s here, it’s accessible and it’s attracting every kind of homeowner Middle Tennessee has to offer. Here we get to know three different people,
Tony Giarratana imagined a walkable downtown. Then he made it happen. Story by Hollie Deese When people talk about the “new Nashville,” nowhere is that more physically evident than at 505 – the tallest residential building in the state, right in the heart of downtown. Of course those who are actually new to the new Nashville might not know how
Feeling blue? It's easy to infuse new life into spaces by decorating with easy-to-care-for houseplants, giving rooms, from bedrooms to bathrooms and even kitchens, a small pick-me-up during winter months. “Give your house a quick style update by incorporating houseplants,” says Justin Hancock, garden expert at Costa Farms. “Just about every room of your home can be home to a
Show House Devoted to Wellness and Better Living Through Design Williamson County builders Castle Homes recently announced a partnership with House Beautiful for the publication’s second annual Whole Home Concept House to be built in Belle Meade. Devoted to designs and ideas to create a home that promotes wellness and better living, the home will be open for tour
By Hollie Deese Steve and Danielle Sechrest make aspirational furniture. Beautiful, custom pieces in classic styles in materials that scream luxury. They know what they provide is not inexpensive, and in many cases people have been dreaming about a piece for years before finally pulling the trigger. “We respect that,” Steve says. “That's important.” Most likely because the couple built
Ray Booth brings meaningful simplicity to Belle Meade home Story by Hollie Deese Photos by Eric Piasecki Ray Booth is a master at making a house a home — a very elegant, well-appointed home, at that. One of his “rules” that brings that about is that nothing is ever untouchable. By mixing antiques and modern pieces with light and
Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer share tips for couples building their dream home Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Eric Piasecki Getting through a new build is not typically an easy feat for couples, especially when they each have strong design aesthetic and even stronger opinions. But somehow interior designer and architect power couple Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer