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Tour the Southern Living Showcase Home, help veterans

By DONNA VISSMAN Large porches, a chef-style kitchen and golf course views are just some of the flourishes at the Southern Living Custom Home Builder Program Showcase Home in The Grove, a custom home, golf

Memory board DIY from The Bitter Socialite

By The Bitter Socialite Give your home a fall update with a vintage looking memory board that you make yourself! Fall is the perfect time of year to give your home a mini-facelift. One of

Pumpkin & Succulent Arrangement from The Bitter Socialite

Tired of the same old mum and orange pumpkin display for fall? The Bitter Socialite inspires with a fresh, modern fall vignette that uses succulents and ivory colored mini pumpkins. "I love using found items,

Painting dated cabinets saves thousands of dollars

By CATHI AYCOCK Golden oak cabinets, recessed can lighting and a too-small island and workspace and tiny stainless steel sink were a few of the things that bothered homeowners Karyn and Jim Hoppe about their kitchen.

The reasons you should use black paint in your space

Black really is the new black. At least according to the The Decorologist Kristie Barnett. She shows us how a judicious dose of black can add instant drama to any room. By KRISTIE BARNETT I often

OP Jenkins: 100 years of furniture comes to Franklin

By CATHI AYCOCK If a high-end interior design firm married a big box furniture store, the baby would look like the new to Franklin furniture store, O.P. Jenkins. "There is a place for every option

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Mayor Ken Moore and wife Linda welcome guests

By CATHI AYCOCK The home of Dr. Mayor Ken Moore and wife Linda proves all of the decor magazines wrong. When you see glossy magazines that showcase pristine, million-dollar homes (white sofa and or white carpet must

How to add rustic to your design mix without going corn pone country

By CATHI AYCOCK Beams, barnwood and rustic have gone beyond trendy and into classic territory in home decor and design. Casual lifestyles are changing the way home buyers view their living space. No more formal

Nate Berkus to visit Nashville for Antiques and Garden Show

By DONNA VISSMAN Last year, when we visited the Antiques and Garden Show, Gwyneth Paltrow headlined the event, giving us advice on interior design and announcing her latest skincare project, read more about that here.

Five things that will help your home sell

By Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist Staging a home is about so much more than cleaning out closets and doing a deep clean. Staging is a skill that can be the difference in a home that

Eric Church returns to roots with with furniture line

The Highway to Home Collection, an original furniture line created by Eric Church, is now available at RoomsToGo locations and additional select retail outlets. The collection was inspired by Church's love of the road and

Vanity makeover in under 30 minutes

By CATHI AYCOCK Full confession. I cannot sew, as in, I paid someone to sew on my daughter's Girl Scout badges. I am also fairly inept at painting, sanding, sawing and all of the other

Does your home have these five things that give it ambiance?

By CATHI AYCOCK A 1960s ranch-style home can have it. A million dollar mansion might not. Even a tiny apartment, decorated on a tiny budget, can have it. Ambiance, that nearly undefinable attribute that gives

Big Kenny’s big home in Green Hills is on the market

By DONNA VISSMAN Big Kenny of the duo Big & Rich is selling his home in Green Hills. The 20,000-square-foot home is about to hit the market, selling for $10 million. Known for his larger-than-life

Reality home shows: More fiction than fact?

By MATT BARNES As reality renovation shows gain popularity, so do the expectations of everyday homeowners. What may appear to only take a day or two to accomplish on television may actually take much longer.

Harbor Island hideaway: serenity, beauty and privacy

You have to see it to believe it - a custom waterfront home in the gated community of Harbor Island on Old Hickory Lake. A private boat dock adjoins the park-like property. Four bedrooms, 4.5

Hiring a contractor? Be sure to do your homework

Planning on having some remodeling work done? If you are wise, you'll do your homework. We asked Currey Williams, project manager at LJ Huseby and Company, to give us a list of things customers should

Works of art you can walk on

By ASHLEY IRWIN Question: What kind of artwork can you walk on, or even sleep on? A hand-knotted Oriental rug. While you walk across, or purchase an Oriental rug, you may not understand just how

Take this test to see how your house rates on curb appeal

By CATHI AYCOCK Curb appeal, that elusive impression that makes a house seem inviting, interesting and (let's be honest) helps homes to sell for more money than the same floor plan  that is curb appeal

This house was 40 years ahead of its time: Behind Closed Doors

By CATHI AYCOCK If you think of the 1970s as the era of bad design trends (polyester leisure suits and avocado appliances) you are not alone. The 1970s are often referred to as the decade

VIDEO: Walton appraises great grandmother’s ring at NPT event

Video by EMILY R. WEST Between paintings and pocket watches, Nashville Public Television's appraisal vendors evaluated dozens of pieces this past weeked, including items passed down from great-grandparents or found in the attic. Dozens poured into The

Six local Southern porches that say sweet tea and sit a spell

By CATHI AYCOCK Front porch sitting is a Southern art. In the South, porches offer shade from the heat while still allowing you to wave at your neighbors as they walk their dog, stroll by

Pop-up Fair organizers say to expect the unexpected

By DONNA VISSMAN For the past three years, the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair has attracted visitors from across the globe to Middle Tennessee to score antique and vintage goods from dozens of curated vendors. Kim

Lighting trends that can transform your home

Light fixtures can date (think 1980s and bad shag carpet) or update your home according to McClain Franks, design specialist and principal broker with Tennessee Valley Homes. Clean lines and interesting detail give this kitchen

Quilt art and ticket giveaway set for pre-party for City Farmhouse Pop Up

By CATHI AYCOCK Sheryl Crow might not be able to literally wrap dozens of Syrian refugees in a comforting quilt and offer them respite. But she is coming really close. Crow, a Grammy-winning artist who