Last Sunday I had a perfect, wondrous, and beauteous day. I started the day out by gathering every container in my garage, and with the help of my friend, Brooks Mathews, created some lovely masterpieces for my patio. In the Nashville horticulture circles, Brooks is known as the blue ribbon expert when it comes to
In the South, we love our homes and interior design is a big deal. We aim to inspire with our beautiful local and regional homes we feature each month. We also showcase expert designer tips and tricks for every room in the house. And, as we have a special affinity for kitchens, we try to feature a spectacular one each month as well!
After talking with designer Amanda Burdge, I knew it would be fun to compare her design experience in Las Vegas to the design style of good ol’ Nashvegas. Plus, we got some tips on sprucing up your home for the Spring/Summer seasons. Amanda moved here just five years ago and has already created quite a
My friend, who will go unnamed, is a planner and a do-er. I knew when she and her husband decided to build a few years back that every detail would be thought of. They fought to keep the home as small as possible and focused on high quality construction which was environmentally friendly. One of their
Ever since we moved into this house in 2005, I have wanted to paint every wall and change out every light fixture. Before we moved in, most walls were painted and the most egregious of the lighting was replaced. I have been on a quest ever since to change out a few more of the
I adore succulents. I’m becoming obsessed actually. While considered a bit like a cactus, with the little water they need, succulents don’t look out of place in a Southern home. We have a concrete pot in the North Carolina mountains filled with succulents. They’ve been there for decades and no one does anything to them.
With the the home tour over and done, I received some incredible feedback about the house. And I am happy to report that my efforts helped raise thousands of dollars for my neighborhood. Let’s all agree: most of our homes are a work in progress, sort of two steps forward, one step back. I took
Let’s face it: our homes speak volumes about our personalities. They are a mirror to our outlook on life sometimes reflecting our sense of welcome, order, beliefs or simply the way we like to adorn our own little world inside four walls. Rarely has a home mirrored the inner soul of the owner so completely as the
We spend pretty much every 4th of July in a little NC mountain community called Balsam. Nestled in-between Waynesville (home to The Swag, a Nashville favorite) and Sylva, on HWY 19/23, the 4th always seems to be straight out of Southern Living Magazine. Actually, as under the radar as Balsam is to Nashville, let me
I first read about these seashells in Real Simple a year and a half ago. They struck a cord with me. Now, I’m on the prowl for the perfect wedding present for my dear cousin, Samantha. She is the only other girl cousin I have on my Mom’s side, so we have always had a
I’ve been looking for a lamp. I’ve looked at all price points and I just couldn’t find what I was envisioning. I wanted something that would work with my combination of antiques, modern art, and comfy furniture. Nothing to distract from my warm colored walls. You’ll never guess where I found this gem: WORLD MARKET.