Southern Living Comes Alive In The Rolling Hills of Nashville

Step into the pages of Southern Living magazine when the area’s top designers and award-winning builder Castle Homes present the Southern Living Showcase Home – October 22 – November 6 – in Dorset Park neighborhood, southern Davidson County.

Southern Living Showcase Home being built by Castle Homes in Dorset Park

As a PR rep, I get to work on a lot of interesting and worthy projects and this one is keeping me busy as everyone is bringing their design A-game for an event which will ultimately help Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The $1.2 million, French Country style home will have two adorable kids rooms which will be environmentally sensitive from a new paint product to bedding and accessories. How smart to make this a priority for young children who are especially sensitive and it fits perfectly with the benefiting charity chosen by builder Alan Looney. He has been at the forefront of green building in the Middle Tennessee area including staging a “A Living Green In Green Hills Showhouse” in 2009. The house will be green certified and check out for more info on their progressive building projects.

Being a huge fan of the arts, it makes sense I love working with interior designers and decorative finishers.  This project has a Who’s Who List of talent  including: Castle Homes’ designers Caroline Weigel and Heather Looney; Dana Goodman, ASID, Dana Goodman Interiors; Lee Shacklock, Lee Shacklock Interior Design; Kippie Leland, ASID, Leland Interiors, LLC; Jennifer Jones, Allied ASID, Jennifer Jones, Inc.; Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors; Kristen Finney, Allied ASID, Finney Interiors; Beth Jones, ASID, The Interior Collection; Amanda Burdge, Allied ASID, AB HOME Interiors, INC.; Treesa Hudson, Allied ASID, and Candyce Havenstrite, Bradford’s Interiors.

Builder Alan Looney with Designer A-Team!

An exciting addition to the design team are two decorative finish artisans, Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes and Mojo Faux, selected to create unique powder baths. Both of these companies work have been seen previously in premier home tours in Marymont Springs and Kings Chapel.

Will there be granite or concrete counters? I can’t wait to see and to check out the latest in colors, fabrics and interior finishes.  Love, love walking away from tours like this with cool, new and different ideas.

To get an indepth look at the making of the Southern Living Showcase Home, check them out on Facebook at


About Nancy McNulty

PR & marketing practitioner, wife/mom, writer, tennis player, cook & lover of the arts & pop culture. Began as a Nashville Banner & WMCP Radio Station reporter. Communications grad - Univ.of TN - Knoxville including working at WUTK & The Daily Beacon. Spent two summers interning in Washington, DC w/ one stint in the Majority Leader's Press Office - "yes, I can give you directions Mr. Kissinger." Now living, loving & working in Nashville, TN w/ my integrated marketing biz - Forest Home Media.. Love sharing great tips on what to do & where to go with folks via this NanceSense experience blog.Twitter & Instagram @NanceSense & Pinterest@NancyMcNulty
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One Response to Southern Living Comes Alive In The Rolling Hills of Nashville

  1. Southern living house plansNo Gravatar says:

    I want a house anywhere from 3500-4000 sq ft, 4 bedrooms
    (minimum of 12 x 14 sq ft), 2 1/2 bathrooms, an office, a laundry room, nice
    kitchen, and a great room. My budget is $350,000, but I also want a nice
    land scape (a plan of the landscape must be included also), and have to furnish the house with appliances and all of
    course, so I don’t know how much I should spend on the house. Any ideas?

    p.s. I must have a floor plan of the house

    ~I live in the southern region
    ~A house for a family of 3
    ~How much should I spend just on the house itself (not including landscaping and furnishing, etc.) I I have only 350,000?

    P.s. This is for a project for school, so this is my first time dealing with houses.

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