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New homeowners, and all of you who have “level up my entertainment game” on your list of resolutions for 2022, today we’re talking to you. Our list of home entertainment must-haves will have your guests saying, “Everything looks beautiful! This must have taken forever.”

Of course, we don’t want you to have to spend ages setting up for a dinner party, cocktail soiree, or birthday bash. So, read on for the party staples we recommend to make your life easier—and a touch more luxurious.

Coat Hooks

When guests enter your home, one of the first needs they’ll have is for a place to safely stash their coats. Coat racks take up space, and let’s face it—they're not even all that convenient to use. A series of coat hooks, though, will provide your

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Powering your home with solar energy, whether fully or in part, is certainly eco-friendly. Most of us are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and switching to solar power will help you achieve great strides toward your goal.

Let’s go over a few pros and cons you may wish to consider as you determine whether converting to solar power is right for you.

Pros

1.) Solar is Sustainable

When compared to consuming non-renewable fuels, it’s clear that solar power is infinitely more sustainable. Long after we’ve ceased powering our civilizations with fossil fuels and other combustibles, we will have access to solar, wind, and water power. By switching your home to solar now, you’re helping to move your community toward

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While mirrors are functional necessities in every home, they need not merely languish above the bathroom sink. Instead, mirrors can—and perhaps should—be used in home decorating. Irrespective of your home’s style, there are certainly mirrors that will suit it perfectly.

Today, we’re sharing 7 benefits of mirrors in the home. First, though, we must cover one very important caveat.

Mirrors Must Be Placed Strategically

Before you install the robust hardware that is involved with hanging a large mirror, be sure that it reflects elements of your home that you wish to emphasize or duplicate. Beneficial placement may involve placing a mirror across from a window, piece of artwork, or particularly charming aspect of your home’s architecture.

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Winter has arrived in Tennessee! Though we’re most famous for our summer and fall weather, the winter months here are gorgeous and exciting in their own right.

With the holidays behind us once again, it’s the perfect moment to take time out for yourself. When you're ready to escape, one of the following local winter getaways (in and around TN) is sure to provide you with the rest, relaxation, and mental reset you crave.

The Guest House at Graceland
600 Elvis Presley Blvd. | Memphis

The Guest House at Graceland is situated just a stone’s throw from Elvis’s Graceland. Experience a winter getaway suited for The King himself in one of these luxurious suites. While staying true to the Elvis theme, each room is kept modern with amenities like

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When one imagines Nashville cuisine, a few things may come to mind: meat and three, hot chicken, catfish, country ham, and barbecue, right? However, Middle Tennessee also boasts a growing number of top-rated steakhouses, many of them serving sides and starters not available anywhere else in the world.

Today, we’re sharing our picks for the Top Ten Best Steakhouses in Middle Tennessee. Whether you’re new to the area and craving prime rib or an established local looking for a new spot to add your rotation of current favorites, you’ll find just what you’re looking for below.

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse
217 Louise Avenue | Nashville
Dress Code: Business Casual, Smart Casual

Since 1934, Jimmy Kelly’s has had one mission: to serve mouth-watering steak

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Congratulations on the purchase of your home! You have achieved a major milestone. Depending on your remaining liquid funds after having made your down payment and myriad other expenses, you may be concerned about the cost of furnishing your new home.

Typically, furnishing a modestly-sized home costs about ten thousand dollars. However, it’s quite possible to create a beautifully-furnished interior for tw0 or three thousand instead—provided you’re willing and able to put in some extra effort.

Today, we’re sharing our Top Ten Tips for Furnishing Your New Home on a Budget. First, though, let’s talk about strategies for setting up a firm budget you can use while you search and shop.

Before you begin, create three lists, each with its own

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When one shares a home with children, it can be tricky to strike a balance between an adult-centric and kid-friendly design aesthetic. It’s important not to fill the home with precious things; otherwise, we’re likely to become tense and frustrated when items are damaged or ruined. On the other hand, most of us don’t want to live in a home that feels like a daycare center, either!

Here are our top 10 tips for creating a kid-friendly home:

1.) Choose Easy-Care, Patterned Rugs

Rugs add comfort and style to hard flooring, but they’re also magnets for mud and stains. Because staring at dirty, stained rugs is a recipe for a gloomy mood, choosing the right kind of rug for your home is essential.

Choose an easy-care, patterned rug. In between

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The holiday season in Middle Tennessee is one of the most fun-filled, activity-packed events in the nation. We’ve selected some of our very favorite destinations, pop-up bars, shows, shopping pop-ups, and family-friendly festivals below. We hope you take full advantage of the rich festivities this year! We’re delighted that we’re all going to be able to get out in the community once again in 2021. 

Home Alone at Hidden Bar

200 4th Ave N | Nashville

Opening Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Feeling nostalgic? Head to this Home Alone-inspired bar to be transported to the McCallister home circa 1990—complete with the famous residence’s signature décor and design elements that will recall memorable moments. Of course, you’ll also enjoy Hidden

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Perhaps nothing within a space affects our perception and mood so much as lighting. From intensity to direction and hue, lighting greatly influences our ability to relax and feel welcome. Even so, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to invest a great deal of effort into furniture selection and arrangement, object placement, and paint colors – yet hardly spend any time deliberately choosing a lighting scheme.

Today, let’s talk about the nitty-gritty of overhauling or just installing a lighting system. As you read through our guide, jot down ideas as they speak to you. These rough notes can form a great foundation around which you’ll create a cohesive lighting plan.

1.) Why You Should Install Smart Controls

Once upon a time, only dimmer switches

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Kitchen minimalists, we respect you, but how do you cook and bake to your heart’s content with only one kitchen knife and a few pots and pans? Today, we’re talking to the home chefs, those maximalists who long for a fully kitted out kitchen that can function to its fullest potential. 

Here, then, are 18 kitchen items that are guaranteed to make your life easier. 

1.) Breville Food Processor

This robust food processor will make your smoothies, mix pancake and quick bread batter, whip up a pie crust, shred blocks of cheese, grate carrots, slice any vegetable you please—and that’s just the beginning. If you want to cut your in-kitchen time by a large margin, this food processor is for you. 

When you’re finished using it, just let your

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