The Design Of Master Baths: Size Really Does Matter

For the master bath, I have to say that I am a fan of … bigger. That said, I don’t believe that size translates into better for every area of the home, but I do like the concept of a spacious spa-like retreat in this most personal of spaces. In our Readers’ Choice Master Bath [...]

The Art Of Dressing A Holiday Table

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is sitting down to a beautifully dressed table. However, for a host, choosing the perfect table settings can be something of a challenge. For some guidance, we consulted linen expert Debbie Huffman, owner of fine linen boutique, Dolce Dimora, in Greensboro. Debbie had just recently hosted an event [...]

Rest For The Weary – NC Design Master Bath Contest

One of the most wonderful things about staying in a luxurious hotel is the bathroom. The soaps, the lotions, the towels, the robes… and ohhh, the shower. Forget about the hotel spa, I like the one that is right there in the room! What I am enjoying in this month’s Readers’ Choice Contest is that [...]

Remembering Award Winning Designer Anne Barnhardt

The design community of the Greensboro High Point Area lost a wonderful talent and a beautiful light this past week. Anne Barnhardt, an interior designer with the High Point interior design firm Barbour Spangle Design, died peacefully in her home of breast cancer. An Allied Member of ASID, Anne had award winning displays at several [...]

Creativity Abounds In The Design Of Master Baths

Six or seven years ago I remodeled the master bath in my home. My favorite feature of the room is the frameless shower. This replaced a much out dated garden tub from the eighties. White cabinetry and white tile throughout, I still love it as much now as I did the day it was completed. [...]

Ask The Expert: First Time Kitchen Remodeling Advice

My husband and I are finally ready to replace our kitchen. As first timers, we are both excited and nervous. In working with a designer and contractor, is there a way to achieve a great plan while minimizing the disruption to our young family’s life? Appreciate your advice! -Molly Loretta Bell of the Raleigh interior [...]

Having A Calgon Moment In the Master Bath

Do you remember the days when the Master Bathroom was this match box sized room, barely twice the size of the tub? We had one in the house I grew up in. My, how things have changed! Each of these entries in our Readers’ Choice Master Bath Contest is certainly a haven from the outside [...]

Readers’ Choice Contest: Master Baths Awash In Elegance

The first year we published North Carolina Design in our magazine days, I recall an incredibly beautiful bathroom that appeared in the ad on the back cover. The accompanying text read, “Shouldn’t the room that you spend 7 of your life in pamper you?” I still answer that question with a resounding, “Yes!” Today, we [...]

Welcoming Guests Through The Design of Powder Rooms

Powder rooms don’t tend to be first on homeowners’ lists of priorities. However, as Asheville interior designer Kathryn Long, ASID, of Ambiance Interiors will attest to, this little space really counts. Not only is it a blank canvas, it’s an ideal opportunity for homeowners to show their guests personal attention and make them feel welcome. [...]

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