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103, 2019

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show celebrates 30 years

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Events, Feature, Outdoor Living, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , |

Changing city inspires this year’s theme This weekend the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show celebrates its 30th anniversary with the theme Changing Times, Changing Gardens, which will focus on the evolving realities of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and waterwise gardens, organic foods and sustainability. Todd Breyer, landscape architect and president of the foundation, has

1202, 2019

Houseplants Help Beat Winter Blues

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Annual Print, Current Issue, Feature, Outdoor Living, Relaxing, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , , |

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

2901, 2019

Master Collaboration

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Annual Print, Architecture & Design, Blog, Building & Development, Current Issue, Events, Feature, News, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , |

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

2201, 2019

Screen Time

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Accessories & Furnishing, Blog, Feature, Interior Design & Storage, Interiors, Market, People, Tips & Trends|Tags: , , , |

Foldable, functional art is a beautiful solution for open spaces Story by Hollie Deese Photography by Julia Steele When you think of folding screens, you might envision a plain, three- or four-panel divider stuck in a corner to offer some modicum of privacy for changing clothes. And while those surely exist, folding screens have a rich history of being

2812, 2018

Discover Hidden Lake Como

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Feature, News, Outdoor Living, People, Tips & Trends, Travel, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , |

Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker are Nashville musicians and, as Little Roads Europe, travel consultants. The following is excerpted from the latest in their award-winning Little Roads Europe Travel Guide series, “Italy’s Alpine Lakes: Small-town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler”. Lake Como is probably best known as a vacation home for various rich and famous glitterati - Clooney, Versace,

2312, 2018

Christmas trees a special tradition

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Accessories & Furnishing, Feature, Interiors, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , |

By Zoe Hendrick The weather gets colder, the leaves change colors and tree lots pop up everywhere. Suddenly, you know it’s Christmas time. Family traditions really come alive in the brisk winter air, and whether yours is going to grandma’s house or baking cookies with your dad, everyone has a Christmas tree tradition. Some families pack up and pick

2811, 2018

Life Al Fresco

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Annual Print, Blog, Feature, Outdoor Living, People, Tips & Trends|Tags: , , , |

Middle Tennesseans make the most of outdoor space Photography by Ruby and Peach Photography and Paige Rumore Photography When fall means mostly mild weather peppered with the occasional 90-degree day, enjoying time outdoors is a big part of how Middle Tennesseans spend their time. And you don’t need that much space to make outdoor magic happen. Seth Argo with

2610, 2018

Paddywax Candles Last Beyond the Burn

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Accessories & Furnishing, Arts & Antiques, Blog, Feature, News, People, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , , |

By Emily Griffin Fans of locally-made Paddywax candles keep coming back for the insanely addictive smell and the high-quality containers that look gorgeous in any room - a strategy that is all by design. Paddywax is well known in the Nashville area for their Berry Hill storefront where all the candles are hand-poured for all of their orders. This

1310, 2018

Closets become custom, functional spaces

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Feature, Interior Design & Storage, Interiors, Organization, People, Tips & Trends|Tags: , , , , |

By Emily Griffin Over 10 years ago, Betty Anne Mills, an interior designer, and her husband started a company called Inspired Closets. As an interior designer, Mills saw a need for closet revamping when she was helping her parents move into The Heritage at Brentwood, a retirement community. “I found a small dealership and got started in that way

2109, 2018

35th Nashville Home Show starts today

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Building & Development, Building Materials, Events, Feature, Market, News, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , , |

Tennessee’s largest home event, the 35th Nashville Home Show, hits the Music City Center September 21-23 with PBS’ “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor headlining and more than 200 home industry experts including remodeling contractors, kitchen and bath and designers to inspiring ideas for outdoor living, pool and spa. One of the year’s top home resource events, Eric Udler,