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The home is more than just a place to live!

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Living in the mountains provides a scenic canvas on which to decorate your home. The soft, serene backdrop of nature inspires a one-of-a-kind space to showcase your home design. So make it count, because it is an expression of who you are!

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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.

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Appalachian Home Design

Connecting with the Outdoors at Home

by Elizabeth Mann

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a home must be worth even more. The architecture and design of a home says a lot about the people that reside in it, and for many architecture is an art that represents their tastes. In the Appalachian and mountainous regions, cottages and log cabins are a great option for those who want to incorporate designs that have character, style, and look natural.

Furniture with Character

by Elizabeth Mann

When it comes to furnishing homes in mountains, there are plenty of homeowners looking for pieces that are rustic, hand crafted, and full of character. By preserving wood closely to its original state, it’s possible to attain that appeal. Instead of sanding away the surface to make it perfectly smooth, the natural knots, nicks, and roughness are left to give pieces a look reminiscent of a log cabin. Here are three rustic furniture shops to check out in Southern Appalachia.

Green Interior Design

Beautiful Home, Happy Planet

by Elizabeth Mann

Many who choose to live in the mountains do so because they feel a connection with the environment. While having nature at your doorstep may sound enticing, first consider how interior design choices can affect animal habitats and our health. There are many ways we can decrease the impact a home’s interior design has on the ecosystem while still having a home that is appealing to those who enter.

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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is much history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.

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The Crossroad of Past and Present II

by Melissa Detto

"Wow!" Jenna ran her hands through her long, blonde hair. She blew out a breath of air and looked down at the churning water, which was tinged with purple hues from the sun’s climb down the sky.

“I feel nauseous.” Jenna turned her head, her eyes taking in the crowded balcony of the restaurant that overlooked the river below. She smiled at a girl who was begging her parents to take her tubing. A second later, her lips turned down when she thought about her aunt’s revelation only moments before, a revelation that had changed her life.