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Monthly Archives: December 2017

    Own a home in the best dining neighborhoods in Nashville

    By Ashley Dugger | December 29, 2017

      To wrap up a busy year of busy coverage, Nashville food-scene chronicle Eater Nashville asked some of Nashville’s other food gurus — including Nashville Scene and Tennessean reporters — to name the city’s best food neighborhoods. There wasn’t unanimous consensus, necessarily — a nod to the much-improved scene in downtown Nashville, love for Melrose... Read More

    Home decor trends of 2018

    By Ashley Dugger | December 27, 2017

      When it comes to trend-hunting, tapping expert opinions is always worthwhile — professionals who work in an industry all day, every day tend to have an exceptional understanding of which way the wind is blowing. But we also really like the Pinterest approach: calculating trends directly, via the wisdom (or preferences) of the crowd, and... Read More

    Nashville’s first cat cafe, Mewsic Kitty Cafe, gets ready to open in Woodbine

    By Ashley Dugger | December 22, 2017

      Nashville has no shortage of coffee shops offering all kinds of different personalities — shops that specialize in complex artisan blends, some with special spaces just for kids, others that emphasize local art. Come April, 2018, though, we’re getting something new: a Nashville cat cafe. Over the summer of 2017, Mewsic Kitty Cafe introduced... Read More

    How to get your Christmas gift wrapping done even if you run out of necessary materials

    By Ashley Dugger | December 20, 2017

      We’re just about done shopping, so the Christmas gift wrapping is about to begin in our Nashville homes. We all try to be on top of things and prepared, but in past years, we’ll admit, procrastination’s left us wrapping gifts at the last minute, and, invariably, scrambling after we’ve run out of an important... Read More

    Fun ways to work Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year into your Nashville home

    By Ashley Dugger | December 12, 2017

      Something those of us who paint a lot and/or obsess about home decor look forward to: Pantone’s announcement of their Color of the Year. The new tone for 2018 was just announced, and it’s a bold one: PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, which the color experts say “symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine... Read More

    Fake the look of gas lanterns and lamps with LED or magnet-moved bulbs

    By Ashley Dugger | December 11, 2017

      There are a thousand things to love about New Orleans, but something that always sticks with us — and something we daydream about even more around the holidays: old gas lamps lining NOLA streets, flickering and dancing along to the energy of the city. Lighting can really bring magic, and while we can’t credit... Read More

    Porter Flea Holiday Market returns for 2017 with gifts and home goods galore

    By Ashley Dugger | December 5, 2017

    We’ve written about Nashville makers market Porter Flea before — it’s one of our favorite local events for handmade/artisan shopping. Since this year’s Holiday Market is coming up on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, it felt like time to bring the Flea up again. A few things are different this go-around — for one the... Read More

    Rutherford County is ‘a destination for home buyers looking for value’

    By Ashley Dugger | December 4, 2017

      It’s been a beyond-busy few years in Nashville real estate, and in many prognosticators’ views, things are probably due to stay that way for a bit. Quick example: Nashville just landed on this list of 2018’s Hot Home-Buying Markets To Consider, based on a 2018 National Housing Forecast. With the steady rise in home... Read More