2017 Decor Trends

If you are looking for new ways to improve your home this year, take note of what is IN this year. The 2017 home design trends have a lot to do with color, texture, shapes, simplified living spaces, and taking traditional designs and putting a modern spin on them.

Textured Furniture


Textured furniture is different and unique and is making its way into 2017 because of the way designers want their customers to be more in touch with textures. Anything from pleats, foldings, cotton, velvet, and wool will be making it’s way in homes this year. This is coming from a larger macro trend of comfort according to Patti Carpenter, the Global Trend Ambassador and Creative Director from Carpenter Co. She adds “you will continue to see faux fur, mohair, and other luxuriously soft materials in 2017.”


Hanging Pendant Lights



Table lamps are out, and hanging lights are in! This trend is important for small spaces that do not have the space for a nightstand for lamps to still be able to bring light into a room. Recently, geometrical lighting shapes have made their appearance in homes and are here to stay. Hexagonal, cylindrical, and spherical shapes have been common in bedrooms, entryways and living rooms. You will also see large pendant lighting in kitchens making a comeback in 2017.

White and Wood Kitchens



If all of the bright colors and geometric shapes are not your cup of tea, then consider going simple with a modern twist on country chic with a white and wood kitchen. Butcher block countertops are the way to go. They are affordable, durable (if maintained properly), add warmth and natural coloring, and wood has natural antibacterial properties. Paired with white cabinets and accessories, a white and wood kitchen is IN this year.


Tech Nooks



This year, “docking stations” have become all the rage for homeowners. Now that Wi-Fi gives many people to have the luxury to work from anywhere in their home, there is less need for an office space. So now “tech nooks” have become the necessity for quick and easy access. As long as there are charging stations, and small equipment for drop-down or pull out desk surfaces, you can have ability to tackle quick projects.




As grey became the hottest neutral color in 2016, beige is making it’s comeback in 2017. Even though beige has a reputation of being boring, there are ways to incorporate this color to give it the pizazz it deserves. Try pairing it with bold color accessories, or even pastels to see how easily it can compliment other colors. Also try pairing it with textures (Also a 2017 design trend!) such as velvet, metallics and natural linens.


Mixed Patterns


If you love patterns, then this 2017 design trend is the one for you! As spotted in the Fall of 2016 New York Fashion Week, the use of mixed patterns were very common (It has been said that many decor trends stem from New York Fashion Week.) You will find anything from mixed pattern bedding, like the comforter above, to patterned tiles, to wallpaper patterns. “Expect geometric patterns, vintage feel patterns, colours, and random patterns that can be used in a variety of applications. A punch of patterned tile is the perfect way to add interest and depth to any new space or renovation!” said Jennifer Woch from House of J Interior Design.



Look Ahead to November

November Newsletter

Taste of Nashville

A night to celebrate Nashville’s premier culinary destinations will be on November 4th from 7pm-12am. This food festival will feature Nashville’s best restaurants, bars, desert-makers, distillers, brewers, and more. The Taste of Nashville is the longest running food festival in the area and benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, W.O Smith Music School, and more. Support Nashville’s youth by coming out to eat and drink. You can purchase tickets here.


Brunch & Bid

Gather for the 16th Annual Brunch and Bid for an afternoon of delicious food, silent and live auctions and special appearances from Tennessee’s School for the Blind’s choir and santa! 100% of the proceeds go to the Tennessee’s School for the Blind. Held on November 16th at the Courtyard Marriott in Mt. Juliet from 11:30am-1:30pm.


Nashville International Auto Show

Car enthusiast? The Nashville International Auto Show will be held at the Music City Center from November 18th-20th and will be featuring over 350 vehicles. The best part is, you can test drive over 50 different cars! There will be everything from domestic to exotic vehicles. Product specialists will be there to answer any questions with no sales pressure. This is fun for the whole family and kids get in free.


Acorn Festival

On November 19th, Oaklands Mansion will host a local and national Indie Rock and Folk music festival. For just $10, you can see Rye Baby, Mountains Like Wax, Boy Named Banjo, The Hardin Draw, and Frontier Ruckus. Tickets and more information can be found here.


Music City Yoga Festival

Come out to the Music City Yoga Festival on November 19th to celebrate yoga with like-minded people. Teachers from all over will be hosting yoga sessions to help improve your skill sets, body, and mind. In addition to plenty of yoga, there will be food trucks, live music, vendors, a silent auction and more. Find out more information here.


Other events include:

First Friday Art Scene Downtown Franklin on November 4th

2016 Turkey Run on November 5th

Wine Down Main Street on November 5th

Crafty Bastards on November 5th

A Country Christmas starts November 11th

Nolensville Veterans Day Parade on November 12th

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood starts November 25th

Made South Holiday Market on November 28th



How to Search for Schools on PARKS Website and Mobile App


It can be difficult to find the best places to live so that your children or child can go to a good school. But with the PARKS new features to the website and mobile app, there is now an easier and more convenient way to locate schools in your desired area.


PARKS Website

The PARKS website now has a new, organized design to assist PARKS website visitors in making well-informed decisions about neighborhoods and communities in Middle Tennessee. One of the great features is the school locater in the “neighborhoods” section of the website where there are boxes that you can select such as schools, hospitals, banks, churches, restaurants and theatres, that display your selection in your desired area(s). For example, if you select Williamson County, then Franklin, then click the schools box, it will display the school zone on the map the over 15 schools located in Franklin.

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PARKS Mobile App

The latest update on the PARKS mobile app has allowed visitors to type in a specific school district, or name of a desired school, and the app will outline the school zone on a map as well as display all of the listings in the selected area. This feature is a convenient way to find a great home in the area you want that also best suits your children’s schools. Here, you can create an account that works interchangeably with the website and app to give you the option to favorite and make notes on your favorite properties.


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Look Ahead to June

Look Ahead to June



Music City Jazz Festival

June 3rd and 4th at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel starting at 5pm Friday night and 11am Saturday morning. The music City Jazz Festival has partnered with the City of Nashville to throw this phenomenal inaugural event. With support from Governor Haslam, Mayor Megan Berry, and Senator Harper, the whole city and state will be involved. Don’t miss your change for a weekend of fun and amazing live music. Find out more and get tickets here.



CMT Music Awards 2016

CMT hosts and films the CMT Music Awards LIVE at Bridgestone Arena on June 8th at 7pm. Hosted by Erin Andrews and J.J Watt, who will be kicking off summer with a night filled with famous country stars, performances and appearances from famous actors and actresses. Scheduled to perform are Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldridge, Fifth Harmony, The Oak Ridge Boys, Cam and Maren Morris. Some guest appearances to present during the show are Vince Vaughn, Danika Patrick, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay and Kellie Pickler. Tickets are on sale on Ticketmaster and you can find more information here.



CMA Fest

One of the largest and most well-known festivals in Nashville, the CMA Fest will be held June 9th-12th this year. This event happens to already be sold out (it is THAT popular) BUT there are still many free events throughout the weekend. There will be seven free stages throughout downtown Nashville as well as vendors who will be giving out free food samples and product samples. There will be free games, give-a-ways and chance for you to come and go as you please for FREE. Find out times and more information here.



Westhaven Porchfest

Located in the Westhaven Community in Franklin, the Westhaven Porchfest will be held on June 18th from 4-10pm. This is a free event where the whole family is welcome! Walking down the streets of the Westhaven community, there will be local artists performing on the porches of the homes. There will be food and product vendors available. Come out and indulge in some live music and support local artists and the Westhaven community. See this link for details.



The Great Tennessee Air Show

On June 4th & 5th in Smyrna, TN you will NOT want to miss the Great Tennessee Air Show. Fun for the whole family, you can see many aircrafts take flight. The famous Blue Angles & Breitling Jet Team will be in attendance to perform in the air for all as well as U.S. Air Force F-22 Demo Team, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and more! It will be held at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Air Port near Sam Ridley Parkway. Click Here for more.

House of the Week: 817 Shadowstone Pl, Nashville


This is truly a gorgeous home! A grand residence in Oak Hill near Radnor Lake Park, it features 6 Bedrooms 5 Baths, 2 Half Baths, Master Down & Up, Elevator, Sauna, 4 Fireplaces, Full Apartment, Exercise Rm, Library, Den, 1 Acre Lot, Grand Foyer and an Unbeatable Location!


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Visit the website, or take a virtual tour here.



For more information contact Andy Freeman.

agt_298_61979Phone: 615-383-6600

Email: andyfreeman@bobparks.com

House of the Week: 1782 Penicuik Ln, Brentwood, TN

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This gorgeous 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath home in the elegant Westchester plan features a 3200 sq ft unfinished basement, large rooms, sand and finish floors, granite counters, iron spindle staircases, stainless appliances, plantation shutters, and so much more! Large level yard has a common area both in front and back.


foyer and dining room


kitchen and den



master bedroom



master bath






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For more information contact Ron Jones.

 agt_298_61891Phone: 615-823-2039

Email: ronjones@bobparks.com


House of the Week: 3433 Deerview Dr, Murfreesboro



The stunning all-brick home with well-manicured mature landscaping and beautiful arched entry is just the beginning of this amazing home. Located in the quaint Salem Cove community, there are upstairs and downstairs master suites, hardwood, and tons of room and space.


living room

Just inside the front door is the Great Room. It is hugely spacious with a corner fireplace, tons of natural light and tall ceilings.


dining room

Perfectly placed off the kitchen and steps from the Great Room is your gorgeous formal dining room.




This beautiful kitchen features maple cabinets, solid surface countertops, tons of working space and storage. In addition to the tons of counter top space there is a spacious bar top perfect for quick eating or small talk, and just off the kitchen is your breakfast area. Look out your rear door to your cozy patio.




The downstairs master suite features crown molding the trey ceiling details.




The master bath offers double vanities, separate garden tub and shower, tons of natural light and tile floors.





Not only are there five bedrooms in this home, but also a huge bonus room.




The rear entry garage provides the perfect exterior privacy to perfectly tuck your patio conveniently outside your breakfast area and still provide privacy!

Visit the website, or take a virtual tour.



For more information contact Kristi Cochrane

Kristi CochranePhone: 615-848-8846
Email: kristicochrane@me.com


House of the Week: 6025 Saddleview Dr, Franklin



Handsome and welcoming, this home offers open charm and elegance on 1.6 sweeping acres.



Impressive formal entry hall features beautiful leaded glass and hardwoods and is open to the dining room, living room and hall. The spacious dining room offers light and quality millwork and wainscotting.




The open living room has wonderful built-ins and a wood burning fireplace with a brick hearth. It opens to the breakfast area and has windows overlooking the deck. It also offers a built-in wetbar for entertaining and a half bath.




The gourmet kitchen is luxurious and workable with granite counters, glass tile backsplash, raised breakfast bar and double pantry. There is a new gas Jenn Air stove and lots of windows and light.




The large, luxurious owner’s suite features a trey ceiling, millwork, plantation shutters and master bath with it’s own private entry to the deck.




The master bath has a large tub a separate oversized shower. True his and hers vanities and a large walk-in closet complete the picture of this luxurious master bath.




Veranda-like deck gives marvelous view of the backyard and trees and has been painted with a warrantied product. Serene, virtually private large backyard is ideal for a pool, pergola or just relaxing.



Visit the website, or take a virtual tour below:



For more information, contact Mary Jane Cochran.

AgentPhone: 615-790-7400 Ext 441

Email: cochranm@realtracs.com





House of the Week: 3180 Skinner Dr, Antioch



This beautiful home has a wooded backyard and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac. Within walking distance to elementary and middle schools, it has been meticulously maintained by owner.



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master bath





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Alison HillenbrandFor more information contact Alison Hillenbrand

Phone: 615-790-7400

Email: ahillenbrand@bobparks.com


House of the Week: 1401 Autumn Springs Ct, Old Hickory


This beautiful house features an open floor plan with Master on main, huge bonus room and a fenced level back yard! This home won’t last long…Don’t miss it!




A graceful, candelabra style chandelier holds center stage and provides the space with ambient lighting while two-piece crown molding wraps around the room and contrasts beautifully with the rich decorative palate of the room.




There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of “fancy,” but a warm and cozy home needs an epicenter that is at once relaxing, informal and familiar – hence this fantastic space, anchored by a gas fireplace with marble surround and deep mantle. The room is carpeted to create a visual divide from the foyer and kitchen and provides a softness to the space, but still feels open to all the living that is sure to take place inside these walls.




New memories are waiting to be made in your charming kitchen with ample cabinetry that wraps around one corner of the room and provides tons of storage cookware, bake ware and more. Large expanses of countertops ensure that there’s no such thing as too many cooks in this kitchen. A center island, set on unique tile, provides both a focal point for the room and even more space for recipe-tinkering.




The white-on-white color scheme is instantly soothing, but since this room must be equal parts spa and dressing room, the space was planned with a large vanity with double sinks atop ample cabinetry.




Surrounded by a privacy fence, this nice, level lot is the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon lounging in the sun or an autumn evening cooking out with friends and neighbors. A large patio, with plenty of room for grilling, spans the back of the home.




Visit the website, or take a virtual tour.

Lisa Culp TaylorFor more information contact Lisa Culp Taylor

Phone: 615-370-8669

Email: lisa@lisaculptaylor.com