2016 Fall High Point Furniture Market – It’s About Mixing Things Up, Making An Emotional Connection & Telling A Great Story

We are all waiting with great anticipation to see what the 2016 Fall High Point Furniture Market has in store for us. Giving us a sneak peak today at what we might possibly see this season is bona fide furniture expert Kim Shaver who has spent 30 years in the furniture industry. As the marketing [...]

Home Design Expert Advice: Build a Home That Serves Your Present Lifestyle

Ok, so you’re thinking about building or remodeling – and you’d never dream of including a 1960′s vintage styled kitchen – but does your vision allow you to get the most use and enjoyment out of your home? Often times, the answer is no, which means that it may be time to let go of [...]

The Fine Art Of Well Edited & Beautifully Accented Interiors – Charlotte Designer Details This Critical Final Step

Accenting an interior is an integral part of creating a balanced, well put together space. Options for decorative accents are literally endless. Knowing what to place where, how to group items, and – perhaps most importantly – when to say when – is essential to a design that tells a compelling, consistent story and comes [...]

Asheville Architect Designs A Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway With Every Comfort Of “Home Sweet Home”

Are you a mountain or a beach person? For this mountain house renovation designed by Asheville architect Amy Conner–Murphy, of ACM Design, I have no doubt that each of our seasons serve as a gorgeous backdrop, beautifully bringing out its best. Right now, as the Blue Ridge Mountains awaken with the lush colors of spring, [...]

Charlotte Remodeler Re-Defines “Custom” – A Thoughtful, Personal & Boldly Creative Approach To Each Project

So few things in life are ever a perfect fit, so a custom build or renovation really can seem like the height of luxury. For Charlotte builder and remodeler Don Davis, owner of Davis Properties & Building Co., however, “custom” isn’t a word that automatically translates into big-budget specialty items. For Don, it’s about taking [...]

For Custom Cabinetry In Western North Carolina, It’s A Three Generation Family Tradition Of Quality And Craftsmanship

The work of a true craftsman goes beyond mere beauty – it inspires, and intrigues, and evokes a sense of joy and wonder. Banner’s Cabinets in Western North Carolina has been delighting clients with their superbly detailed, exceptionally crafted handiwork for over half a century. This family business began in 1942, when Jim Banner used [...]

Are We In England? No – This Charming English Cottage Is In Greensboro – The Classic Vision Of A Local Architect

Who hasn’t dreamed at one time or another of living out their days in a charming English cottage? These iconic homes bring to mind a simpler time, and a cozy existence in a tranquil pastoral setting. Noted Greensboro architect Jim Collins of the firm James S. Collins Architect doesn’t just dream of English cottages – [...]

Raleigh Interior Designer Balances A Fresh, Crisp Style With Warmth And Beauty

Good design is all about balance and perspective, and so is being a good designer. Rebecca Driggs, owner of Driggs Designs, and mom to three young boys, knows a little something about creating balance and harmony in her designs – and in life. Rebecca is known for her fresh, crisp style, in which she wonderfully [...]

Design Professionals Creating A Real Sense Of Place

There’s no doubt that living rooms, family rooms and dens are the rooms we live in which convey a real sense of place. They have the ability to let us feel immediately at ease at the end of a long day and greet our guests with a warm welcome as they enter our homes. Each [...]

Living Rooms, Family Rooms, Dens: Unmasking The Indentities!

Creativity abounds in these living rooms, family rooms and dens. Like our Readers, I truly loved every entry in this year’s 2013 Living In Style Reader’s Choice Contest. You’ve seen the winner and runner up. Today, North Carolina Design is excited to reveal the identities of the first group of amazingly talented professionals behind the [...]

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