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913 Dorset Dr

Interior Design Inspiration : A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Great design inspiration for your own home awaits you when you step inside the inviting seeded glass, knotty alder door of the Nashville’s only Southern Living Showcase Home open daily through Sunday, November 6. So, slip on the shoes covers, grab your camera and be prepared to take some great notes. First, from the tour

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Eat ‘n Greet: Discover What’s Cooking in Kitchen Design

In a truly southern home, the kitchen may as well be called the ‘living room.’ It’s where we gather and chatter, commiserate and contemplate. I’ve been to many events in grand homes with palatial sitting areas, decks and views yet all I can recall are the kitchens. Maybe it’s the anticipation of what’s cooking or

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Southern Living Showcase Home Dining Room

Intriguing Design Element: Natural Hide Rug

What do natural hide rugs, Lee Ann Rimes and Dana Goodman have in common?  Goodman, one of the talented Southern Living Showcase Home interior designers, has woven her signature design element into the penthouse of the Terrazzo where Rimes’ Great American Country special “Backstory” interviews took place. Adding some design intrigue to the uber interesting

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Southern Living Showcase Home Breakfast Nook

Mixing Upholstered Pieces For Comforable, Everyday Eating Areas

Does your kitchen table look magazine great but your family flees as soon as possible? If the answer is yes, then maybe you haven’t made it comfortable, ‘key to those precious lingering family meals’ says Southern Living Showcase Home designer Beth Wilee Jones. Jones, an HGTV Designer’s Challenge Winner, is creating the breakfast room for

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Photo by Lynsey Waddill

Encouraging Conversation Through Design

A southern home should be all things hospitable and the trend of incorporating round tables into entertaining spaces is just one of the many inspiring design elements of Nashville’s Southern Living Showcase Home open to the public in Dorset Park this October. The round table was seen in ancient Chinese times as an essential part

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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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