Jan Mioton has fallen in love with Murfreesboro. “This community is special,” she explains. “I’m not sure if you’ve lived here all your life, you can appreciate how different Murfreesboro is. There is just something about the people here. This community really wants to give back.”
As you come over the hill past the Avenue, headed toward Blackman, look to the right and you can’t help but notice a beautiful 243 acre landscape of farmland, farmhouse, gorgeous renovated barn, and much more. Before 1987, this was the working dairy farm of the Williamson Family, a family who has adopted the philosophy of “Preserving the Past while Embracing Future.” Luckily for Murfreesboro, Mark and Tony Williamson came together with Brandon Whitt of Batey Farms to develop a concept of embracing that philosophy by creating a still working farm along with an event venue for the community. They knew they had an amazing property to incorporate a rural experience in an urban location.
No matter what that cute little ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil, pronounces upon viewing or not viewing his shadow, the true sign of spring is when local home improvement and garden stores are ripe with a sea of flowers. Because, as Lady Bird Johnson once said, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” And spring is about hope and new beginnings. In this case we mean for your yard and garden, currently brown and tattered from the machinations of winter.
After residing in some of the country’s most desirable cities from Charleston and Washington, D.C. to Miami Beach, Dave Davis decided to return home to Murfreesboro. Davis works with AZZ Nuclear, who provides equipment for nuclear power plants across the US. For him, travel is a constant and he needed a central place to land in between destinations.
The major design markets of the year are underway, and there is no shortage of inspiration and the celebration of unique styles. The markets of Atlanta, Dallas, and High Point are the major industry meccas for trendsetters. A visit to these markets may seem overwhelming, but the experience always proves to be the most insightful way of learning the psychology of designers and their clients.
Step into a slice of Provence when you enter the impeccable French Neoclassical home of Dr. George and Lynn Lien overlooking the Stones River Country Club golf course. Serenity and classic elements with an air of modernism are the inspiration you can adapt for your own home says interior designer Jerome Farris, who has completed four homes for the couple over the past 25 years.
The 13th annual Trails and Trilliums Festival will be held April 15-17 at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in Monteagle, TN. The Assembly, with its charming cottages, creeks, bridges and gardens is an ideal spot for this unique event. For newcomers to this festival, a trillium is a genus of perennial flowering plants native to temperate regions of North America and Asia.
The farm to table movement has taken Middle Tennessee by storm. This initiative of having fresh local produce at your fingertips or in your back yard garden requires a lot of planning and planting; planning, planting and resources that are not available to all of the Murfreesboro community. But now there is a solution. Murfreesboro Community Garden on State Street, gives everyone a chance to have a garden in their “back yard.”