Holiday Parade of Homes 2014, Nashville Area

Last week, I took a quick trip to Nashville to see the Holiday Parade of Homes and meet up with some of my fellow bloggers for a day of festivities.  You know I love a good home tour and these did NOT disappoint.  They were decorated to the max with beautiful furnishings AND they were also decked with out with some Christmas decorations too.  In fact, 4 of my blog friends decorated trees in the house for a Make-a-Wish campaign, all for a great cause.  So, sit back and relax and I’ll show you the four beautiful homes that I toured last week in Arrington, TN, just south of Nashville.

I  met up with my media friends, Nancy and Dana with Forest Home Media, who were the ladies behind spreading the word about the Parade of Homes for the builders.

TN Valley Homes Collage

Chris Franks:  Builder

McClain Franks: Interior Designer

French Country Inspired, 4,294 s.f. – $949,900

TV entry ceiling

TV dining

TV dining 2

TV kitchen


TV kitchen 2

TV kitchen (2)

TV breakfast

TV greatroom

TV greatroom 2

TV master

TV master bath

TV master ceiling

TV media room

TV christmas tree

Make a Wish Tree decorated all girly-girl by Lesley from Chaotically Creative.

TV outdoor

Arnold HomesCollage

Randy Arnold, Builder:  Arnold Homes

Julie McCoy, Designer:  Julie McCoy Interiors

Old Age influences and French Provincial inspiration,  5,238 s.f., Price TBD

Arnold foyer tree

dining room

table decor

arnold kitchen

arnold kitchen floor

arnold kitchen 2

arnold breakfast

arnold greatroom

arnold greatroom 2

arnold doggy room

arnold laundry

arnold hallway

arnold nursery

arnold nursery 2

arnold library

arnold library 2

arnold master

arnold greek tree

Make a Wish tree, Greek theme, decorated by Kristy Barnett, The Decorologist.

arnold master ceiling

arnold master bath

arnold master vanities

arnold master courtyard

arnold upstairs

arnold media

arnold media hall

arnold porch

arnold hanging swing

Gregg & Rains Collage

Alex Gregg and Jake Rains, Gregg and Rains Building Group

Lauren Blalock & Kara Blalock, ReFresh:  Designers

English Country Style, 4,682 s.f., $950,000

G&R dr

g&r master

g&r master bath

G&R hallway tree

G&R upstairs

G&R circus tree

And there’s my friend, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, who decorated this Circus themed tree for Make-A Wish.

G&R teepee room

G&R greatroom

G&R ceiling

G&R kitchen

G&R kitchen 2

G&R laundry

G&R mancave

G&R hallway

Drees Homes Collage

Ron Schroeder, Drees Premier Homes, Inc.

Terri Reel, Interior Designer, Design Environments

French Country inspiration, 4,822 s.f., $950,000

drees dr

drees lr

drees kitchen

drees kitchen 2

drees breakfast

drees familyroom

drees master

drees master bath

drees stairs

jennas tree

Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof decorated this pretty in pink Grammy themed Make-A Wish tree.drees upstairs kitchen

drees upstairs bonus

drees workout

drees familyroom (2)

drees porchWow, that was a lot of pics, wasn’t it?

I hope you enjoyed touring these beautiful homes as much as I did.  These homes are SO nice and spacious, but it’s hard to imagine actually living in something that large.  I still love my cozy home, sweet home, but so enjoy seeing large and magnificent homes like these in the Nashville area.

If you are in that area and want to tour the Parade of Homes, they are open to the public to tour until December 21st, so by all means go by and visit if you have the time and are in the Nashville area.  The homes are in Arrington, TN, just south of Nashville in the Kings Chapel community.


If you aren’t all tired of Christmas decor yet, PLEASE stop by my last style guide, all about decorating with vintage ornaments and Shiny Brites!  Do you love them a much as I do?  Oh, the childhood memories of Shiny Brites! 

vintage decor


- Rhoda


  1. All of the decorating is SO over the top and heavy that you obscure the pretty features of the house.IMHO.


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