CALL FOR ENTRIES – “Carolina’s Finest” Design Competition

The Carolina’s Society of the American Institute of Building Design is calling for entries from North and South Carolina Residential Designers, Architects, Builders, Remodelers, Landscape Designers and Interior Designers for their second Annual “Carolina’s Finest” Design Competition. Image Courtesy of Pippin Home Designs © Last year’s competition presented some incredible homes – gracious “getaways” on [...]

The Beauty And Artistry Of Fine Craftsmanship Balanced With Sustainability In Western North Carolina

There really are few things more wonderful than watching a skilled craftsman make something spectacular out of raw materials. Lang Hornthal fell into his career as a craftsman years ago, and never looked back. Today his company, Appalachian Designs, located in the Asheville area, is well known for making high-quality, beautifully hand-crafted wood furniture – [...]

Creating The Bed Of Your Dreams With The Latest Trends

The right linens turn a bed from functional furniture into a beautiful centerpiece of the bedroom. They also add the softness and comfort that make a bed a truly delightful place for respite and relaxation. As the owner of Isabella, Charlotte’s premier source for fine linens from around the world, Erin Dougherty is definitely an [...]

The Beauty & Grandeur Of Classical Architecture In Greensboro

There is something truly beautiful and captivating about classical architecture. A classical home interior offers such a sense of grandeur and elegance, but still imparts such warmth and familiarity. Greensboro and New York-based architect and historic preservationist Jim Collins couldn’t agree more. As the principal of James S. Collins Architect, Jim’s passion for classical and [...]

An “Extreme” Makeover In This Winston-Salem Kitchen

Today’s “Before & After” kitchen could indeed fall under the category of “Extreme” Makeovers. This dark and dated space was transformed into a kitchen and dining area that is current, warm and welcoming. Bob Vaughn, owner of the Winston-Salem kitchen and bath company, Cabinet Studio is our guest blogger today. Bob chronicles for North Carolina [...]

Asheville Builder & Interior Designer: A Marriage Of Give And Take Ideas Yields Award Winning Results

Being part of a great team can yield wonderful results. No one knows this better than Sean Sullivan, owner of Living Stone Construction, and Laura Sullivan, owner of ID.ology Interior Design, both located in the Asheville area. Not only do Sean and Laura sometimes work together on the same projects – they’re a team off [...]

Drapes – The Jewelry Of Design

Bling! What woman doesn’t love to wear it? It makes us feel pretty and completes the look we desire. I have always felt that custom draperies are part of the jewelry of design, adding a real finishing touch to a space. They provide so much color, texture and artistry to an interior. I recently chatted [...]

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