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Interior Design

Stylish Retreats with Amy Marsalis: Warm Eclectic Contemporary

You know when you walk in the front door of a home and are wowed right away, there’s more than one feature that is going to be a conversation piece. Such is the case in this stylish home in Forest Hills. Your eye is drawn straight ahead to the outdoor living space but something to the immediate right also catches your eye. The new home in Forest Hills is quite a showstopper, built by Castle Homes in Nashville.

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Nashville Interiors: The Classic Greek Revival

The grandeur of a Greek revival home is the sum of its stunning elements: the tall, two story columns capped with ionic-style scrollwork, the peak of a strong pediment and gable, the dramatic symmetry, an inviting entrance with transoms and sidelights, and of course, the sprawling porches. It’s the style we know best from The White House, the most famous home in the world.

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Nashville Symphony Show House: Luxurious Baths

The Nashville Symphony Show House is classic, clean, and steeped in luxury. No area of the home quite personifies that like the master and guest suite baths.   His and Hers Guest Suites comprise the second floor of the home, each with adjoining baths. Details like the Traditions in Tile designed mosaic floors of Arabescato

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Meet The Nashville Symphony Show House Designers

The Nashville Symphony Show House has been called a “paradigm of original architecture, quality craftsmanship and innovative design” and “a visual masterpiece” by the region’s top bloggers and style reporters. Such accolades are the result of months of hard work and vision by the Show House’s distinguished team of design and building professionals. Alan Looney, President, Castle Homes Castle Homes Founder/President Alan

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Join The Live Pin Event June 15 at 7p CST

We’re kicking off the Nashville Symphony Show House festivities with a Bloggers Garden Party featuring special guests Southern Living Contributing Garden Editor, Carmen Johnston, PBS Volunteer Gardener Troy Marden, & Miss Daisy King of Miss Daisy Kings Kitchen. Southern regional design & food Bloggers will reveal their favorite architectural and interior design elements during a

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Nashville’s New Signature Home Event Teams With Top Designers

Creating a quintessential Southern Contemporary Folk home, top Nashville interior designers have partnered with the award-winning team of Castle Homes and Wade Weissmann Architecture for Music City’s newest signature event, the Nashville Symphony Show House, open for tour June 12-28 in the Forest Hills area of Nashville. Showcasing the latest in building, architecture and interior

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Cabinet Cornucopia

As a professional builder, we keep our eyes on emerging trends in the housing industry, from new structural materials and energy-saving systems to interior finishes. One of the big trends we’re tracking — and accommodating for an increasing number of our homebuyers — is the use of cabinetry in a greater variety of rooms and

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Shedding Light on Window Options

It wasn’t that long ago that a window was a window … was a window. Basically, a hole in the wall fitted with a wood-framed pane of glass that allowed a view to the outside and provided a little bit of daylight into a house. Over the past 25 years, windows have changed dramatically. Not

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Got Stuff? Home Storage Options

One of the by-products of a consumer-based society is that we all collect “stuff,” from sports equipment and garden tools to holiday decorations, craft and hobby gear, and clothing. In some cases, people have so much stuff that it commandeers their closets, outdoor sheds, and garages to the point of overflow and disorganization. Home buyers

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Castle Homes News

How One Nashville Troop Is Preserving a Lifetime of Memories

In Nashville, a hundred-year-old Boy Scout troop congregates before every camping trip to gather gear and prepare for sleeping under the stars. Of the most memorable moments in scouting, camping trips inevitably top the list. Although these camping adventures offer education in self-sufficiency and leadership, the long-term benefits reach beyond learning how to tie knots

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Castle Homes came away a big winner in Nashville Lifestyles’ Home Awards

Castle Homes came away a big winner in Nashville Lifestyles’ Home Awards announced this month. The collection of awards garnered by Castle Homes included Best New Kitchen, Best New Bathroom and Runner Up for both Best New Home and Best Builder. “The Nashville home market keeps getting hotter, and the competition for Nashville Lifestyles’ Home

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Simplifying Home Automation

The trick is to choose the technologies you need, while ignoring those you don’t For some people, a new custom home is a chance to get the latest digital bells and whistles. The problem is that home automation can feel like a daunting topic and the wrong choices can lead to frustration. Which technologies will

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How to Fight Escalating Lumber Prices

How to Fight Escalating Lumber Prices The essential skill of value engineering Lumber continues to be THE big issue in homebuilding. As we write this in May 2021, costs for framing lumber and plywood are three times what they were a year ago. That’s right—they’ve tripled. It’s insane. They might go even higher. An April

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Keeping the Authorities Happy

Your home builder needs to navigate a maze of government regulations—homeowners can help make the process easier A successful new-home build is a predictable one, with no unpleasant surprises. Predictability comes from good planning, as well-planned projects tend to stay on budget and on schedule. Good planning includes making sure the home will meet all

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