From “Applesauce Cake” Porter paint to great outdoor living inspiration, what’s cool, new and classic in new home building, design and renovation is being featured in the 2012 Charity Tour of Homes opening this Friday at gorgeous home sites around the Nashville area.
As a Forest Home Media PR/marketing/advertising project, it has been a fun challenge promoting the seven-site event and various talented members of the elite Master Custom Builders Council of TN. One of the most common questions I get is “isn’t it depressing working on incredible, perfect homes?? “ My answer is always the same. You’ll find fresh, new, inspiring ideas – both big and small – and you can perfectly apply them to your own life as I have done. Here are a few of my favorite ideas from the 2012 event. The photos below are identified by the location and the event website, designed with FHM partner Dana Tucker, has a printable directions, addresses and an easy online button to find discounted tickets.
Great outdoor living is the new must-have room in a home. Loved these ideas:
Kitchens remain the heart of the house at the 2012 Charity Tour of Homes. You’ll see a broad spectrum of granite and quartz-based counters as well as cabinet, appliance and color ideas including Spiced Vinegar walls in the Thompson Station home. These elements caught my eye:
Finally, one of my favorite small details is the trefoil integrated into the wrought iron railing in this Blue Grass Downs/Hendersonville home.
A majority of the ticket price benefits two worthy non-profits, Students Taking A Right Stand and Miriam’s Promise. You can also inquire about building in the 2013 tour and receive great building discounts and savings by participating. A win-win for everyone.
Want to find your own inspiration? Head out Fridays-Sundays, May 18-27, 2012. Online discount tickets, directions and info at Charity Tour of Homes or follow them on Facebook. Find a little cool, new and classic for your own home!