Monthly Archives: July 2014

Williamson sees TCAP gains in nearly every subject, grade

FRANKLIN – Williamson County Schools managed to improve their Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP, scores in nearly every subject at every grade level of the standardized test, according to scores released today. The biggest increase among Williamson County students in grades 9-12 was on the Algebra 2 assessment, in which students increased their overall score […]

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This Is What Cozy Decorating Looks Like

Cozy Decor

A Simple and Glamorous Living Room Lynn Morgan and her design associate, Lora Gray, kept the living room of this Connecticut house light and airy with soft blues, greens, and creamy walls with glossy white trim. Zebra print on the armchairs flanking the antique Swedish secretary — Grammont Linen by Travers — injects “a bit […]

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Furniture Arrangement Basics

Evening Out the Odds “In an oddly shaped room, one of the best things you can do is to float furniture in the middle,” Koplovitz says. “(There’s) no need to place furniture against the walls. Determine how you are going to use the space and then create areas to accommodate.” About her living room design […]

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Contemporary Style 101

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Contemporary style encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century. Pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Interiors contain neutral elements and bold color, and they focus on the basics of line, shape and form. Here’s how the style breaks […]

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Why Your Kitchen is the Most Important Room in Your Home

Luxurious Living in Thompson Station, TN

I’ve been designing functional, cozy, memory-making kitchens now for more than 20 years. And here’s a little secret – There is absolutely not a more important room in your home. Kitchens represent the central focus of our lives. We designers refer to kitchens as “the heart of the home,” and for good reason. When I […]

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Media Room or Home Theater?


The term media room has evolved into a generic definition for a multipurpose space that is outfitted with a large flat-screen television, surround sound and cozy seating. Friends congregate there to watch the big game. Families go there to watch a movie together. It’s party central when guests visit. “A media room is real life,” says Ray […]

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Franklin Shopping: Exploring 3 Best Antique Stores

Factory Franklin

In a city as rich with history as Franklin, shopping for antiques is a unique experience that helps to bring visitors a little bit closer to the past. BBOnline recommends three fantastic antique stores that shouldn’t be missed during your stay in Franklin. Shopping in this quaint, historic town always makes for a relaxing day out of your Franklin […]

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Live Music Venues

We invite you to experience for yourself what makes Nashville special during the Summer months. It’s a city that resonates with life and vibrates to the beat of every kind of song. It’s a town that sizzles with American music, Southern hospitality, unbelievable cuisine and a boundless spectrum of nightlife. Come join us and together […]

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Welcome to America’s Favorite Main Street!

Fourteen miles and 100 years from Nashville, Downtown Franklin, Tennessee is an oasis of Southern hospitality housed in a 16-block National Register district of antique shops, gift and book stores, art galleries, boutiques, lovingly restored homes and more. It boasts an award-winning Main Street, brick sidewalks, a stunning collection of Victorian buildings and a host […]

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