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 daily through June 22
The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home is open daily now through June 22. It will be given away on June 23. 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.
Top 15 design trends in single-family living in 2013
Although there are mixed opinions about home size, according to a recentl American Institute of Architects Design Trends Survey, there is a growing interest in smaller home sizes and volumes, due to an effort to contain energy costs.
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.