Blenko handcrafted bottle
February 2018

Winter Blues

Feb 14, 2018 Gina Stephens
It may be cold outside but there’s nothing like a touch of blue to transport you away to the clear skies and shimmering sea waters of summer—even if it’s only in your mind. Snuggle down […]
Blue tones in a styled room
February 2018

Blending Styles

Feb 7, 2018 Gina Stephens
Tula Summerford of Designs by Tula ties together the tall windows, high ceilings and warm wooden floors of this cozy space with a vibe that’s both eye-catching—and entirely livable. “My clients asked me to create […]
February 2018

The Beautiful Few

Jan 31, 2018 Jane Porter
Inside one of Raleigh’s rare Second Empire houses Most Raleighites are likely familiar with the Second Empire architectural style from the grand, eponymous red brick restaurant on Hillsborough Street. But what they may not know is […]
December 2017/January 2018

A Touch of Peppermint

Dec 8, 2017 Gina Stephens
Just like a strategically placed candy cane on the branches of a Christmas tree, a touch of red and white brings some cheer to your home for the holiday season. Commit to a bright sofa […]
December 2017/January 2018

Room Envy: Simple Yet Chic

Dec 1, 2017 Gina Stephens
“My approach is to work within a client’s budget finding unique pieces that are economical but look expensive. You don’t need to spend a fortune for your home to be unique and beautiful”, says interior […]
November 2017

Stay Golden

Nov 13, 2017 Gina Stephens
You’ve likely got some in your jewelry collection but gold is great to decorate your home with, too. A gold-trimmed lamp or a touch of gold paint lends a warm and whimsical feel that’s perfect […]
Conversation spaces
November 2017

Intimacy in the Open

Nov 6, 2017 Mandy Howard
Conversation spaces can be the cherry on top of your open floor plan. Once upon a time, “Where do we put the TV?,” was the first question in home design. Today’s homeowner, however, is embracing a […]
Glass Barn Door
November 2017

Sliding Doors

Oct 30, 2017 Jane Porter
Finding wall space for art is a common struggle in decorating or designing kitchen spaces. Colorful Concepts owner and designer Sally Williams shared her creative solution, the screen-printed Glass Barn Door. Describe the concept and how […]
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, […]
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