Back splashes have become an essential part of kitchen design, ranging from neutral colors to a bright splash of radiance. Subway tiles remain popular, but designers are finding new ways to express a homeowners personality through textures, colors, and design. Photo courtesy Merrilatt Cabinets.
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Be a part of the selection process for this year's Reader's Favorites Awards competition and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $200 shopping spree at the Bagbey House in Franklin. Haven't visited the Bagbey House before? Visit now so you'll be ready for the shopping spree! To vote, visit this link.
St. Jude Dream Home Construction Underway
St. Jude and Signature Homes recently broke ground on the 2014 Dream Home, which is located in southern Franklin for the second year in a row. Typically, the annual St. Jude Dream Home is open for visitors beginning in May.
O’More College of Design's 2nd Annual O’More Alumni Show House is scheduled April 4-27 on West Main Street in downtown Franklin. Nearly two dozen leading interior designers—all award-winning O’More alumni, spanning four decades—have been selected to participate.
Decorating with this Year's Pantone Color: Radiant Orchid
Q. I’ve read the color of the year is Pantone Radiant Orchid. At first I thought it was for clothing, but then I saw rugs and furniture this color. Are they serious? I like some of it, but how do I use it in my traditional home? Like most of my friends, I have a lot of chocolate and neutral with color as accents. I wanted to update this spring but now, I wonder if I should wait?
For years the experts have been telling us about the benefits of using native plants in our yards and gardens. Native plants are those that occur naturally in a regional area. Native species have evolved over time to thrive with biological and physical factors specific to their region such as soil, climate, and rainfall.