This kitchen reflects many of the trends designers say are popular now—sleek contemporary cabinets and an understated look found in open spaces. The glass mosaic tile back splash adds texture and polish, while scaled back accessories finish off the look. Photo courtesy Carla Taylor of Hermitage Kitchen Gallery. For information visit the hermitage kitchen gallery.
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St. Jude Dream Home 2013 open on weekends
The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home is open on weekends now through June16, when it will be open daily. Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home campaign in Middle Tennessee. The house, built by Hillside Homes is in The Highlands at Ladd park in South Franklin.
The Southern Living Idea House being built on the Fontanel property (former home of Barbara Mandrell) opens to the public on June 29 and will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through December 29.
The Urban Land Institute's recently released "Residential Futures" report offers a lot of interesting information about what's "in" and "out" for 2013, ranging from the increasing popularity of multi-generational housing and well--designed smaller floor plans to the decreasing popularity of golf course communities and vague "greenwash fluff" marketing language.
finding "modern" furnishings that are not from the Jetsons
Q. I’ve moved here from the west coast after traveling in Europe for a few years. My husband and I planned to design a modern house, but changed our minds before we broke ground because we became convinced that resale could be a problem since the market is still sluggish and European styles are selling best.
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.