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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

The Custom-Built Nashville Home You Need to See – by StyleBlueprint

by Jenna Bratcher, StyleBlueprint The Custom-Built Nashville Home You Need to See Alan and Heather Looney certainly aren’t strangers to luxury homes. As the power couple behind Nashville’s distinguished building firm, Castle Homes, their beautiful custom builds and home renovations are peppered throughout Music City, from West Meade to Green Hills and beyond. But there’s

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Internet Reality Check

Avoid the most common mistakes when searching for ideas on the web We all love the internet. It’s a bottomless source of ideas and inspiration for any project, and most people wouldn’t think of starting a new custom home before spending some serious time online. The internet is also a valuable resource for builders: it’s

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Reducing the Cost of Regulation

Government rules take time, money, and skill to navigate. That’s why you need a pro. Did the budget for your new home come in higher than you expected? Part of the reason may be that the fixed costs of building anything have gone up. By fixed costs, we don’t mean building materials. While this year’s

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Rethinking Home

COVID is causing changes in home designs and product choices Did you know that the half-bath became popular in the years following the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu pandemic? That’s because homeowners wanted to keep visitors’ germs out of the main bath. Did you also realize that Modern interior design first took hold in America during the

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Solving The Price Puzzle

Custom home pricing is a complex subject. Here are some ways to think about it. Have you ever called a car dealership to ask how much cars cost per pound? You say that’s a ridiculous question? We agree. In fact, we expect the dealership’s sales staff would wonder what you had been smoking. The serious

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