October 2017

Buying For the First Time

Oct 9, 2017 Jane Porter
Realtor Leslie Liebert was helping her friend, Brice, buy her first home in Raleigh. In a market with low levels of affordable inventory, yet flush with investors and buyers willing to pay cash, that’s no easy […]
October 2017

Home Again

Oct 2, 2017 Jane Porter
The Queen Anne style house at 409 E. Jones St. features tall bay windows, heart pine floors, an original marble tile fireplace and a striking second-story turret. It was once home to jazz musician Saxie Dowell, […]

Color Crave: Complex Blues

Sep 22, 2017 Caitlin Harrison
Blue is a favorite color of most people. It’s nature’s color for water and sky; it is cold, wet and slow as compared to red’s fire and intensity. Blue has more complex and contradictory meanings […]
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Designer Help!

Sep 15, 2017 Jane Porter
Renovating your home? Trouble with a contractor? Ask our experts for advice on your designer issues. Question: I hired a woman to paint the walls in my dining room and also hang wallpaper. All was […]

Tiny Treasure

Sep 8, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Great views and cozy quarters make for a charming vacation rental. Gretchen and her husband Darren Eck were driving their kids to camp when a large truck pulling a pontoon sparked an idea. Gretchen pondered […]

The Bowls That Bind Us

Sep 1, 2017 Jane Porter
Stuart Kent’s handmade oakwood bowls have transcended political differences—mostly. The flash of lightning that struck an old water oak on the grounds of the Capitol building two summers ago gave North Carolina’s former commerce secretary […]
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July 2017 / August 2017

Home Sweet Sitter

Jul 31, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Leaving home on vacation is supposed to be relaxing and exciting… … but sometimes it’s hard to escape the worries associated with leaving pets behind, plants that need to be watered, potential leaks or other issues. […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Flower Girl

Jul 24, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Can’t get to the florist? She’ll come to you. Petals on the Go, the Triangle’s first mobile florist has been blooming for just over a year, offering reasonably priced bouquets, custom floral designs and party activities, […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Designer Vision

Jul 17, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Move-in ready takes another meaning when you purchase a fully furnished home Anyone decorating a large home knows the frustration of trying to pick out coordinating accessories and well-crafted furnishings that complement the interiors. It can […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Eye Candy

Jul 10, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Oversized floaties in food themes are taking over pools everywhere Justin Bieber and Reese Witherspoon enjoy sprinkled donuts. Though healthier options like watermelon and pineapple also float Witherspoon’s boat. Beyoncé and actress Lea Michele prefer […]
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