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, […]
March 2017

Wrangling a Raleigh Rental

Mar 6, 2017 Kelly Nurge
Between hiring and transferring in the Research Triangle Park, the local universities and the sought-after healthcare systems, Raleigh experiences a fairly steady flow of new residents, and not everyone is ready to buy right away. Many […]
May 2016

Ranch Redux

Apr 29, 2016 Cameron Walker
As Raleigh residents age,  single-story homes become a hot commodity Quintessentially American, the single-story ranch is making a comeback. These low-profile homes colonized the suburbs in the post-war 1950s, but fell out of favor with […]
Don Draper's office bar cart
April 2016

Shaken or stirred?

Mar 31, 2016 Christa Gala
At home bar carts add glam to cocktail hour TV shows depicting the glamorous ‘60s have helped us feel more comfy with the notion of having a full bar at home. There’s just something about offering […]
Light & Shine
March 2016

Light & Shine

Mar 2, 2016 Sarah Fallows
Lighting often goes unnoticed or—dare we say it—untouched. Aside from the obvious function of luminating your home, lighting also serves a very important aesthetic. Think of it as jewelry for your home. Paint colors, window […]
December 2015 / January 2016

Winter White and Natural Decor

Nov 30, 2015 Sarah Fallows
Red and green Christmas décor is losing steam this season (don’t worry; it’ll be back!). But white actually adds a hint of winter’s beauty to your home—and helps extend holiday décor into February. Blending white […]