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Monthly Archives: August 2017

    A few of our favorite Labor Day 2017 sales for furniture and home goods

    By Ashley Dugger | August 30, 2017

      A long weekend is a perfect time to do some home-decor daydreaming and shopping — especially since a slew of furniture and home-goods retailers have serious Labor Day weekend sales kicking off now. For our own homes, we shop locally in Nashville most of the time, but on occasion, the desire to refresh a... Read More

    Find renovation and design inspiration at the 34th Annual Nashville Home Show

    By Ashley Dugger | August 29, 2017

      If you’re a new Nashville homeowner — or a longtime Nashville homeowner who’s ready to jump into a few design or renovation projects — here’s an event you might want to add to the calendar: the 34th Annual Nashville Home Show, going down September 8 through 10 at the Music City Center downtown. Billed as... Read More

    2017 Tennessee Craft Fall Fair artists we’re looking forward to seeing

    By Ashley Dugger | August 22, 2017

      As vibrant as the art, artisan and maker scenes are in Nashville, it’s relatively pain-free to find inspiring, one-of-a-kind decor and furnishings here — throughout the year, various craft fairs and maker markets offer the perfect places to shop. Among the best of the bunch: Tennessee Craft’s annual spring and fall Craft Fairs, which... Read More

    Learn the history of Middle Tennessee with ‘Images of America’ books

    By Ashley Dugger | August 21, 2017

    Middle Tennesseans tend to get pretty attached to our neighborhoods and towns — we have glossy magazines dedicated specifically to East Nashville and West Nashville, and it isn’t hard to find Mount Juliet T-shirts or see framed 12 South posters on neighbors’ 12 South walls It’s true of lots of areas, but at least from our... Read More

    Checking in on our historic Nashville home renovation project

    By Ashley Dugger | August 16, 2017

      Back in May, we shared an early look at at a passion project we’ve taken on: the top-to-bottom renovation of a gem of a historic home in Belmont. In the spring, we were in the early steps of reinventing this early-1900s foursquare, pulling down cracked plaster, exposing brick, stripping room-shrinking wallpaper and the like.... Read More

    Snag discounted Le Creuset cookware at Nashville ‘Factory to Table’ event

    By Ashley Dugger | August 14, 2017

      If you like to cook, you know Le Creuset; if you don’t care about cooking, you still probably recognize their super-popular candy-colored cookware. The nearly century-old French company’s enamel-coated cast iron pans, pots and Dutch ovens are famously strong, sturdy and consistent, so it’s understandable that they can get costly. If you head to... Read More

    Put a tiny dream home in your Nashville backyard with these amazingly opulent playhouses

    By Ashley Dugger | August 11, 2017

      The ACRE team spends a lot of time helping people in Nashville find their dream homes — East Nashville Victorians, timeless Tudors in Belle Meade, contemporary masterpieces in Oak Hill. Those people, without fail, are at least of voting age. No one of a more pre-school stature has ever asked us to take them... Read More

    Save your eyes: Where to get safe eclipse viewing glasses in Nashville

    By Ashley Dugger | August 8, 2017

      We’re all excited for August 21’s total solar eclipse — Nashville is the largest city in the path of the totality (as you’ve certainly heard by now), so while people are traveling long distances to catch a glimpse of the celestial event, we get to just walk outside and look up. As easy as... Read More

    A home decor trend we love: round mirrors

    By Ashley Dugger | August 4, 2017

      Ain’t so hip to be square, anymore — at least if we’re talking mirrors, and going by Pinterest’s trend hunting and outlets like Lonny magazine. It’s a home-design trend our Nashville real estate team can absolutely get behind. Nothing against a simple square or rectangular mirror, but leaning round gives a more style-forward and modern feel... Read More

    7 home design tricks for indecisive Nashville homeowners

    By Ashley Dugger | August 1, 2017

      Buying your first home in Nashville can feel emotionally intense for a lot of reasons — it’s a major investment, a big responsibility and, for the first time, a home base that feels somewhat “permanent.” Sure, it’s not actually permanent — when circumstances or needs change, you can sell your place (and we’d gladly help).... Read More