Design Team Announced for Hope Designer Show House


Interior design tastemakers and social media influencers from throughout the Southeast have been selected for the Nashville area’s inaugural House for Hope Designer Show House partnering with builder, Carbine & Associates, with a goal of yielding over $100,000 for children’s charities.

Builders of the 2013 Traditional Home magazine house and the HGTV® Smart Home in Nashville, James Carbine, president of Carbine & Associates, said the home event will be one of the first of its kind in the nation and located in a new Williamson County neighborhood, Southern Preserve.

“Some of the most creative designers from a four state area are lending their time and talents to this inspirational home tour which will impact the lives of so many young people,” Carbine said. “As part of our company’s 30-year anniversary in building, rather than hosting a big party, we are pleased to be giving back to our community through the nonprofit 501(c)(3), House for Hope Foundation, and for the first time are partnering with a creative team of this caliber.”

The 2016 House for Hope Designer Show House team includes: Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist, Nashville, TN; Kara Blalock, Lauren Blalock, ReFresh Home, Franklin, TN; Julie Couch, Julie Couch Interiors, Nashville, TN; Lucy Farmer, Lucy’s Inspired, Birmingham, AL; Angie Forte, Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors, Murfreesboro, TN; Chad James, Chad James Group, Nashville, TN; Gina Julian, Gina Julian, Nashville, TN; Kim Leggett, City Farmhouse, Franklin, TN; Colleen Locke, Trot Home, Nashville, TN; Jamin and Ashley Mills, The Handmade Home, Montgomery, Alabama; Lori Paranjape, Redo Home & Design, Franklin, TN; Gen Sohr, Pencil + Paper, Co., Nashville, TN; Rhoda Vickers, Southern Hospitality, Atlanta, GA; KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farm, Kentucky.

Daryl Walny, Carbine’s vice president of operations, said almost half a million people follow the design team on Instagram and Facebook with hundreds of thousands of page views per month for their personal websites and blogs; it will be an exciting journey until the home is open for tour.

“We are interested to see the different and inspiring perspectives of these unique designers. From website blogs to social media posts, the entire project will have so many creative elements,” Walny said.

Located off Lewisburg Pike in the new Franklin neighborhood of Southern Preserve, the over 4,200 square foot home is a beautiful Modern Farmhouse with a painted brick exterior, covered porches, gourmet kitchen, four charming bedrooms, a children’s playroom and game room.

The House for Hope Foundation was begun in 1993 by Carbine, his brother, the late Denzel Carbine, and the Carbine team. Over the years, numerous subcontractors and vendors have joined Carbine in building beautiful homes with 100% of the proceeds helping area children’s charities. This will be the first time a building team has partnered with multiple interior design creatives.

The House for Hope Designer Show House will be open for tour in October. Follow the build at

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