“Hope is the belief that something good will happen. It can’t be seen or touched, but if it could, it would resemble the house being completed in the new Southern Preserve subdivision in Franklin (Tennessee),” reflects writer Bill Lewis for The Tennessean. With 15 design tastemakers from four different states, the inaugural House for Hope Designer Show House opens for tour daily March 4-12 with tickets now on sale.  Click here.


Modern farmhouse in style, the House for Hope Designer Show House opens for tour March 4-12 in Franklin, TN.

Honoring 30 Years Of Building

In 2016, as Carbine & Associates marked 30 years of home building and developing, the leadership team of Carbine decided to skip the big anniversary party. Instead, James Carbine, company president/founder, announced they would be doing what Carbine does best – building a beautiful home and giving 100% of the home sale proceeds to area children’s charities. In terms of dollars, potentially $100,000 will be giving back to Middle Tennessee children’s charities like Special Olympics and the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.  Click here for the full list of benefiting charities.


Carbine & Associates team: Left to right: front row, Daryl Walny, James Carbine, Suzee Walters
 Back row, Chris Hartnett, Kim Dykes, Tim Grubbs, Wil Ellison, Eric Bentley, Beth Sturm, Kristen Carbine


House For Hope History

In 1993, Carbine, and his brother, the late Denzel Carbine, established the nonprofit, 501c3 House for Hope Foundation as a way for builders, subcontractors and vendors to give back to their community. To date, over $600,000 has been donated to various children’s charities across the mid state. Here’s a little more about this ongoing project.


Legacy Of Giving Back To Community

In addition to the House for Hope, Carbine partnered with Kings’ Chapel community in 2014 to build a mortgage-free home through Operation FINALLY HOME for Afghanistan and Iraq veteran U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luke Van Dorston. Operation FINALLY HOME is a 501(c)(3) organization that honors wounded, ill and injured veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new custom-built, mortgage-free homes.



“Carbine & Associates has had the privilege of building so many wonderful homes over the years, and while we take pride in every home we build, we are especially proud to have our name on this one,” said Carbine at the key presentation ceremony. “So many subcontractors and supplies have generously donated their time and products to make this beautiful custom French country home possible for the Van Dorstons as one small way to honor the service and sacrifices of Luke and our military.”

Show House Southeastern Design Tastemakers

When the House for Hope Designer Show House opens Saturday, March 4 at noon, the work of 15 Southeastern design tastemakers will inspire tour visitors. Click here for the list of rock star talent. We are so grateful to them for sharing their time and talent for this worthy cause.

House for Hope

The House for Hope design team and builders, pictured left to right: are: Jamin and Ashley Mills, The Handmade Home; Colleen Locke, Trot Home; Gina Julian, of Gina Julian; Meg Kelly, Pencil and Paper, Co.; KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farm; Julie Couch, Julie Couch Interiors; James Carbine and Daryl Walny, Carbine & Associates; Kara Blalock, Lauren Blalock, ReFresh Home; Chad James, Chad James Group; Lori Paranjape, Redo Home & Design; Rhoda Vickers, Southern Hospitality; Angie Forte and Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors. Not pictured, Lucy Farmer, Lucy’s Inspired and Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist. (Photo by Geinger Hill, Forest Home Media)

And, from noon to 1 p.m., many of the designers will be on hand to answer questions opening day! Be sure and tune in to Talk of the Town at 11 a.m. CST, March 3 when Kristen Carbine gives host Meryll Rose a tour. And, at 1 p.m. that day, Domino magazine’s Associate Social Media Editor Alyssa Clough will be touring the home and interviewing designers. Click here to see Domino’s profile.

Most of all, thank you to our talented designers, vendors, suppliers, community, media and bloggers for the support to make this House for Hope Designer Show a reality!