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, […]
Retreat

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 […]
No Picture
Retreat

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 […]
Retreat

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 […]
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