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This stunning kitchen boasts a Cambria Torquay Quartz waterfall island fitted with dual sinks and black drawers accented with polished nickel pulls. Waterfall countertops in which the material extends down to the floor are growing in popularity. Photo courtesy Cambria.

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Nashville Home Decorating & Remodeling Show


Scheduled September 18-20, the Nashville Home Decorating and Remodeling Show will celebrate its 32nd anniversary at the Music City Center located downtown Nashville. 

Founded more than 30 years ago by Vandy Richards and her husband Mark, today the show is managed by Richards and her sons, Cash and Rick. Richards says, “This show affords the ultimate opportunity for product and price comparison shopping. Discover new products, talk with experts, and buy direct and save.”

Visitors will find unusual merchandise, high end products, numerous Show Specials, and many free drawings. “This is everyone’s chance to save time and money while they look, learn and shop, says Richards. 

Along with the latest new products for the home, the show offers interior designers, furnishings, art and decor, bathroom products and tile, cabinetry, windows and doors, flooring, home automation, fireplaces and grills, and more.

Last year’s show was the first local show held at the Music City Center after its opening, and the venue drew lots of new attendees to see the latest in home design and remodeling products. The new Music City Center offers underground parking and easy access to the Home Decorating & Remodeling Show. 

Whether you’re planning a kitchen or bath remodeling project, an addition to your home, or scouting for the newest home products as you’re planning to build a new home, the Nashville Home Decorating and Remodeling Show is the place to start. You'll find local contractors, home builders, tile companies, flooring, carpeting, interior designers, roofing companies, HVAC companies, draperies, decorators, wall coverings, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, granite and marble, countertops, kitchen and bath designers, everything you would ever need to make your house into your dream home. 


location: Music City Center

dates: Sept. 18-20
    noon-9 p.m. Friday
    10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
admission: $10, $8 with $2 discount    
    coupons available online
    Seniors 62+ admitted free on Friday
    Children under 12 free with adult
for information:


Nolensville Sherwood Green Estates

to host 2015 Parade of Homes Oct. 3-18

Nolensville will be taking the spotlight October 3-18 for this year’s Parade of Homes in the new Sherwood Green Estates.

The Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee chose the community, which features several builders.

“Our builders are going to create some truly special homes with unique features you won’t see anywhere else,” David McGowan, owner and president of Regent Homes and its subsidiary, Regent Sherwood Development, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to giving attendees a show they won’t forget.”

More than 18,000 potential home owners are expected to attend to see the latest in home decor, construction and technology.

“Nolensville is proud to be a part of this year’s parade and can’t wait to welcome visitors to the event,” said Nolensville Mayor Jimmy Alexander in a prepared statement.

Sherwood Green Estates is located at 3267 Burris Drive. For more information, visit


Larger Homes Grow in

Popularity According to AIA

As the housing market continues its recovery, homeowners are increasingly seeking more square footage while simultaneously looking for more accessibility inside and outside of the home, according to new findings  from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2015, which focuses specifically on overall home layout and the use of interior and exterior space.

All of the data can be accessed through AIA's newly redesigned home design trends survey infographic.

“An increase in home square footage with the rising popularity of accessible design concepts points to a population that is preparing to age-in-place, or, perhaps, is anticipating responsibility for caretaking of older relatives in the future,” says AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “As homeowners prepare to stay in their current homes, investment in outdoor living spaces has also increased.”



Shopping Fayetteville

Blessed with a thriving courthouse square, Fayetteville welcomes visitors with furniture stores and antique shops where you’ll find the latest in home furnishings and amazing vintage pieces.

Standard Furniture, an essentially Alabama company founded in 1912, continues to offer upholstered and wood furniture for every room in the home from a variety of manufacturers. The Fayetteville store is the northernmost location in the 15-store chain.


Ask a Designer

Decorating a Condo or Small Home

Q. My new condo is transitional with mostly straight lines. I can’t change the floor plan, but I can customize some of the built-in elements like countertops, cabinets, fireplace, and shower tiles. I travel internationally and really want to create a resort feel even though the condo is in downtown Nashville. The rooms are not big, but they are open to each other, so it doesn’t feel small. How many colors and patterns should I use in each room? How do I get an exotic feel without a lot of clutter?  Since I travel a lot, I don’t want to spend time dusting when I get home Should I paint all it one wall color?



Oakleaf Hydrangeas

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.


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