29 12, 2019

Builder Spotlight: DeFatta Custom Homes

2019-12-29T06:51:40-07:00

Father, sons work together to build family homebuilder business By Hollie Deese Joe DeFatta began building homes 35 years ago, and in 2007 he and his son David, a Middle Tennessee State University graduate with a degree in residential construction and land development, decided to start their own business – right before the recession hit. But that only made

Builder Spotlight: DeFatta Custom Homes2019-12-29T06:51:40-07:00
13 12, 2019

Nashville Design District: Daltile

2019-12-13T04:59:17-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Pamela Monaghan It has been about a year and a half since Daltile moved from a small gallery off their warehouse on Bransford Avenue and into a shiny new showroom on Sidco Drive, and the team is loving being right in the heart of the Design District. “All of the designers are over here

Nashville Design District: Daltile2019-12-13T04:59:17-07:00
12 12, 2019

Builder Spotlight: Legend Homes

2019-12-12T04:19:15-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Solomon Davis Doug Herman bounced around various forms of construction work back when he was in high school, so by the time he got to college he had already gained marketable skills in construction and remodeling. He got a master’s degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio in construction technology, then he worked

Builder Spotlight: Legend Homes2019-12-12T04:19:15-07:00
5 12, 2019

Square Market owner’s ‘Plan B’

2019-12-06T15:15:40-07:00

Former customer service manager brings expertise to Lebanon’s home decor clients By Mary Bernard A fixture on the historic square in Lebanon, Paula McDonnell’s store (appropriately called Square Market) sells some of Middle Tennessee’s most unique pieces for the home. McDonnell offers one-of-a-kind custom upholstered furniture, lighting, gifts and accessories in a variety of styles. “I sell quality affordable

Square Market owner’s ‘Plan B’2019-12-06T15:15:40-07:00
4 12, 2019

Myers Flooring makes its mark in Nashville’s Design District

2019-12-04T07:12:56-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith It’s hard to believe the totally renovated showroom was once an RJ Young distribution center, but an inset scale, a remnant from the past, was preserved in the remodel to commemorate what was once there. And in a city that is changing as fast as Nashville, that’s important. It’s also why it

Myers Flooring makes its mark in Nashville’s Design District2019-12-04T07:12:56-07:00
2 12, 2019

Builder Spotlight: Celebration Homes

2019-12-02T06:41:50-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Reeves Smith When Randall Smith and Corey Craig came together to form Celebration Homes in 2001 they each came to the table with decades of experience that dated back to high school – Smith was 13 years old when he began working on survey and footing crews, while Craig had formed his own company

Builder Spotlight: Celebration Homes2019-12-02T06:41:50-07:00
12 11, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Handmade Studio

2019-11-12T05:05:16-07:00

Special dinnerware made for intimate, everyday meals By Hollie Deese Being an artist runs in Morgan Williamson’s blood. Growing up, she watched her mother build a business doing faux finishing and murals in homes in Texas, and as a girl Williamson would work right alongside her, soaking in what it meant to be an entrepreneur artist. “She was a

Artist Spotlight: Handmade Studio2019-11-12T05:05:16-07:00
11 11, 2019

A Full House in Franklin

2019-11-11T04:48:35-07:00

Historic downtown home is renovated for a family of 11 By Hollie Deese Photography by Chuck Plante Wayne DeVeydt and Michelle Jackson had a few very specific considerations when they were house hunting in Franklin after his health-care job relocated to the area. Well, nine to be exact – the couple are parents of nine children in a beautiful

A Full House in Franklin2019-11-11T04:48:35-07:00
8 11, 2019

Business Spotlight: Binkley Nash Furniture & Design

2019-11-08T05:22:18-07:00

By Hollie Deese Photography by Pamela Monaghan Sometimes it can seem impossible to find the right piece of furniture that looks good, feels great and seems just right for the space. Ashlee Dozier Nash of Binkley Nash Furniture & Design can help. A Gallatin High School graduate, Nash majored in interior design at Middle Tennessee State University and minored

Business Spotlight: Binkley Nash Furniture & Design2019-11-08T05:22:18-07:00