Today’s Kitchen Has Been Transformed – Demonstrating How Form & Function Beautifully Accommodate Each Other

The American kitchen has undergone a dramatic transformation, from a single-function space to a busy hub and a treasured gathering spot. A change in function has called for a change in design. Now, more than ever, balancing form and function has become essential. Caren Bistany, owner of Bistany Design, has been creating luxurious, tasteful, and [...]

The Challenge – Preserve The History Of A Century Old Farmhouse While Bringing It Into Modern Times

Across the country, homeowners are choosing to revisit a simpler time by adding classic farmhouse elements to their homes. In North Carolina, our agricultural roots run deep, and actual century-old farmhouses are in every town. The challenge with these homes is to preserve their history, while bringing them into modern times. Today’s featured home is [...]

Interior Designer’s Dream Project, Dream Process and Dream Clients Combine To Produce Incredible & Beautiful Results

Most people have an idea of a  dream home – homes perfectly tailored to their needs and aesthetic desires. And most designers have an idea of a dream project – projects tailored to their strengths, connected to their passions, and challenging in all the best ways. Asheville interior designer Kathryn Long, owner of Ambiance Interiors, [...]

The Surging Popularity Of Transitional Kitchen Design – The Middle Ground Between Traditional And Modern Styles

More and more homeowners are opting for a transitional style in their kitchens. This fresh, clean approach to design holds a lot of appeal as a middle ground between traditional and modern styles. To delve further into this newer, yet significant shift in design preferences, we reached out to Raleigh kitchen designer, Desi McAlister, at [...]

Take A Peek At What’s Trending In 2017 Kitchen Design

The kitchen has never been more important than it is today, as this coveted space shifts continuously away from a single function room to the heart and hub of the home. As lifestyles shift, so do homeowners’ wants and needs. Thankfully, we have experts like Tim Nichols, who owns Cabinet Studio in Winston Salem, and [...]

2017 Trends In Carpet & Flooring -A Guide To What’s Happening Underfoot

Flooring has to be highly functional, beautiful, and perpetually appealing to the ever-shifting tastes of homeowners. It’s a tall order, and the flooring industry constantly works to find better ways to address all of these important factors. Barbara Leininger, owner of Charlotte’s Floor Coverings International, is a bona fide expert in floor coverings. She brings [...]

A Good Residential Designer Adapts To The Style The Client Prefers – So Each Home Only Whispers Of Who They Are

Some residential designers have a passion for a particular home style, and are well known and sought after for their specific expertise. Others take a completely client driven approach. They adapt to any style their client prefers, and the homes they design only whisper of who they are. Barry Wilson, a principal designer at Houck [...]

Raleigh Custom Builder’s Exacting Detail Elevates The Level Of Craftsmanship In This Cary, NC Classical European Styled Home

Sometimes, the details that make a home special fall into place throughout the building process. Other times, details are the inspiration around which a home is built. Scott Daves, owner of Scott Daves Construction in Raleigh, is known for his thorough attention to detail and his exacting, yet highly creative craftsmanship, making him the perfect [...]

House In Charlotte With Great View In Ideal Location Is Remodeled – And Becomes The Perfect Home

Every homeowner has a different set of priorities when it comes to creating their dream home. Builders need to be inventive, adaptable and skilled in order to ensure that their clients’ most pressing needs are met. As operations manager of Shea Custom – a prestigious Charlotte remodeling company that is much sought after because of [...]

Fall Tips For Caring For Your Landscape From A Charlotte Expert

There’s almost nothing we love more than having a cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning, while admiring the colorful transformation of our outdoor spaces. Keeping landscapes beautiful and healthy is a year long endeavor and fall brings a new set of landscape maintenance recommendations. To find out what we should be doing for [...]

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