A Nashville home made for holiday memories

Nashville’s Marabelle provides the perfect place to call home for the holidays. Complete with festive touches, this floor plan’s key spaces are polished and prepped for seasonal entertaining and even some low key, post-celebration relaxation.

This Nashville home is set in Traditions, a family-friend neighborhood complete with oversized home sites and serene views in Brentwood, Tennessee. The community is just minutes from historic downtown Franklin and features ample amenities including a swimming pool, cabana, walking trails and Brentwood’s trail system nearby. With over 4,600 square feet and five bedrooms, there’s plenty of room in the Marabelle for the whole family, plus some.

Exterior Christmas Décor at Drees Homessponge mushrooms  in Nashville
The Marabelle
Christmas Porch Décor at Drees Home in Nashville

Upon entry, you’ll discover this home’s beautiful French doors with twinkling garland, inviting guests through to a foyer that gives way to Drees’ universal open living plan. With a conjoining family room, dining area and kitchen, entertaining is a breeze. With this setup, you can focus on what’s important: catching up with loved ones while celebrating the season.

Christmas Décor at Drees Homes in Nashville
The Marabelle living triangle

Great for whipping up family favorite recipes and holiday treats, this kitchen features a free-standing island, a staple in today’s kitchens, a statement hood and state-of-the-art appliances. The Drees Design Center provides an array of options, plus expert Design Consultants, to help you create a versatile kitchen that fits your unique needs and style. When designing this key space, make a statement with bold cabinets, modern fixtures and patterned backsplash, or for a kitchen you can update with ease, go for more fluid style.

The Marabelle family room

Warm up as the scent of cookies wafts through the open floor plan to the family room. Complete with a cozy fireplace and optional beam ceiling, you’re sure to make many holiday memories in this spacious family room.  

Christmas Covered Back Porch Décor and Built-in Fireplace at Drees Homes in Nashville
The Marabelle outdoor living

The holiday fun doesn’t have to stop indoors. Enjoy a fireside chat set among the Marabelle’s covered outdoor living area and optional outdoor fireplace.

If seeing all the Marabelle has to offer has piqued your interest, keep your eye out for our new model home coming to the Nashville area soon. To schedule a tour of the new home or learn more about opportunities to build your dream home in Nashville, contact your New Home Specialist Julie Schall.

Tips for your tree

Award-winning Nashville-based decorator Mary Clingan with Mary Clingan Designs decked the halls of this Marabelle. Below are her top tricks for achieving this holiday look.

Christmas Tree at the Marabelle by Drees Homes in Nashville

Incorporate organic elements

In this tree, she incorporated white-painted, dried hydrangeas tipped in gold to create dimension and fullness while also adding texture. Other organic elements she often likes to use include moss, pinecones, sponge mushrooms and grapevines.  

Use round ornaments of all sizes

Mary suggests starting with strategic placement of the largest ornaments towards the center of the tree first and then working your way out with the medium to smaller ornaments.

Mix in painted branches

White, gold or silver branches work to add volume and dimension while extending the look and size of the tree. She said they also make great tree toppers. For a more organic look throughout the tree, she suggests positioning the branches slightly angled downward.

Intertwine wired ribbon

Explore different textures or ribbon like velvet, silk, burlap, sheer mesh and tapestry. Use different widths (up to three inches) and weave them throughout the tree.

Add an element of surprise

Incorporate something unexpected. In this case, Mary used black teardrop ornaments. The beautiful ornaments popped against home’s white walls, creating movement and adding an artistic flair to the tree. Other elements of surprise she likes to consider include butterflies, birds, nests, feathers and pampas grass. 

Finishing touches of fresh greenery

Consider cedar, pine or even magnolia. In the home featured, Mary added fresh silver dollar eucalyptus. She also likes to use glittered curly Ting Ting to add sparkle.

Additional inspiration

Traditions isn’t the only Drees community getting in the holiday spirit. Enjoy additional inspiration from other Drees homes:

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