Celebrate spring with home tours. The O’More Designer Show House is scheduled April 4-27 in Franklin. Shown is the porch created by Linda Tallent Brown and Louise C. Kitchell of Kitchell & Brown Interiors at last year’s O’More Designer Show House. The Master Custom Builders Charity Tour of Homes is also scheduled April 25-27 and May 2-4. For information about these show homes visit visit www.charitytourofhomes.com and www.omoreshowhouse.com.
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O'More College of Design Show House Open April 4-27
As finish work continues on the O’More Alumni Show House, long-anticipated details are beginning to emerge. Over the last decade, the structure stood vacant while its future was debated. Builder Thrive Homes stepped in to rescue the 6,000 square-foot home, and from April 4-27, it will showcase the best of the past and the latest in modern convenience and luxury. It’s the second year for the event, which includes nearly two dozen leading designers and the support of Traditional Home magazine.
Step inside an Irish pub or find a slice of Hamptons-style living at the Charity Tour of Homes with 11 stunning houses stretching across Middle Tennessee from the water front of Fairvue Plantation to Belle Meade and scenic Thompson’s Station and with just one tour ticket Fridays - Sundays, April 25-May 4. The tour benefits local nonprofit organizations.
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.
Q. My husband gave me the best anniversary present ever! He finally agreed to custom build and showed me the nest egg he has been building for 10 years to surprise me! I am determined this will be a happy project to reward the entire family. I have heard some horror stories, though, and want to make sure I get off on the right foot.
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.