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Renovation Obstacles: Why Open Floors Are Not Always The Best Option

Hopping on my Soap Box... Excuse me while a rant a bit about the open floor plan that is so popular in new construction and remodeling projects today.  While they are super trendy and seemingly helpful for family living, open plans come with a myriad of obstacles that consumers don’t anticipate when…

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You do not live in a padded cell: How to avoid the seduction of a white room

Public Service Announcement I have to speak out on something I feel is a public service message, and it has to do with the color white.  I feel like we are at the end of the Poseidon Adventure.  You know the movie where a rogue wave knocks a ship in the…

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A House to Love – Renovating Boxwood Hill

Removing Obstacles We looked at many houses when considering our move to Nashville, each with many obstacles to be overcome.  I wanted an older home where we could create something unique.  Ruthann wanted something close to the interstate to get her quickly to her beloved hometown of Franklin, TN.  High…

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New Year…New Rooms

Resolutions You Should Make for Your Home in 2016 Well, here we are again at the start of another year, and your home still looks like a version of your first apartment, or worse, your college dorm! E gads! It’s not that you didn’t want to have your rooms decorated…

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“When your man wants a Trophy life and not a Trophy wife…”

…and other unusual design questions I get a lot of the same questions in my line of work. How high should I hang my dining room chandelier? Does all the furniture in my living room have to sit on the rug? What’s your favorite neutral color? So, when the phone…

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