A traditional dining room styled by Tula Summerford, of Design by Tula.
June 2018

Room Envy

May 31, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
My clients wanted a traditional dining room that was inviting, fresh and fun, and the great thing about traditional design is that it’s timeless, sophisticated and perpetually in style. I chose to mix traditional wallpapers […]
May 2018

A Natural Sound

May 7, 2018 Kasey Murphy 0
The warm weather is finally here and with it comes long afternoons and balmy evenings where we can sit outside, relax and unwind to our favorite tunes. To make that last part all the better, […]
May 2018

The Family That Fleas Together

May 1, 2018 Alison Hill 1
Camaraderie abounds at Raleigh’s venerable Flea Market. It’s 8 a.m. on a chilly Saturday, and the Raleigh Flea Market is already hopping. A small city of tents and stalls has sprouted up overnight at the […]
April 2018

An Enticing Entryway

Apr 9, 2018 Jane Porter 0
This beautiful home is filled with a mix of mid-century and transitional styles. Designer Stephanie Tidwell worked with homeowners Benjamin and Cara Bilbeau to create a bold, fun entryway with a pop of color. “It […]
April 2018

Spring Chickens

Apr 1, 2018 Cameron Walker 0
Raleigh is flocking to Little Birdie Hatchery, a family-owned farm and one-stop shop for backyard poultry keeping. Ameraucana, Lavender Orpington, Speckled Sussex, Black Star—these aren’t racehorses or artisanal cocktails. They’re chickens, and if you live in […]
March 2018

Inventive & Imaginative

Mar 12, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
Pantone, the ‘color bible,’ chose Ultra Violet 18-3838 as the color of the year for 2018. The New Jersey-based color supplier is considered an authority on color, setting color standards for the design industry. Pantone […]
March 2018

Flitch Furniture: Luxurious Lounging

Feb 28, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
Each piece created by Flitch Furniture is built with purpose, longevity and nature in mind. The Raleigh-based company is named for a cut of lumber that comes straight from the tree—something living, and the modular furniture is built […]
Blenko handcrafted bottle
February 2018

Winter Blues

Feb 14, 2018 Gina Stephens 0
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 0
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 0
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 […]
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