Four Decades Of Design – Asheville Interior Designer Reveals The Elements That Have Shaped Design Over the Past 40 Years

At North Carolina Design, we often try to peek forward in time to see what exciting new design elements are on the horizon. But, there is also great value in reflecting on the past, to see how it has shaped the present. Asheville interior design firm Ambiance Interiors recently celebrated its 40 year anniversary, which [...]

Charlotte Home Reflects Classic Design Concepts Enlivened With A Fresh Bold Feel

In the right hands, the balance between old and new design elements can create something thoroughly captivating, exceptionally beautiful, and wholly unique. Such is the case with today’s featured home, a Charlotte residence made wonderfully new by Greensboro interior designer Linda Knight Carr, owner of Knight Carr and Company. Linda is known for her high [...]

The Inviting Neutrals of This Contemporary Condo Are Nicely Complemented By Subtle Beauty & Drama

As design enthusiasts, we live for spaces that offer beauty, drama, and artistry. But these elements don’t always come in a bold, showy package. A true expert knows how to make an impact, even while keeping a space clean, sophisticated, and understated. As owner and principal of preeminent Raleigh design firm Colorful Concepts Interior Design, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Curves Soften The Clean Lines Of This Contemporary Blue Ridge Mountain Home

Design is always a balancing act between different competing elements. When the right balance is struck, the results are nothing short of incredible. Today’s featured home is a superbly balanced work of art by the Asheville firm Allard & Roberts Interior Design, led by the creative duo Talli Roberts and Sharon Allard. Throughout the home, [...]

“Tips Of The Trade” From North Carolina Design Experts

Once again, several of our design professionals weigh in, sharing some great tips for the home. With years of experience creating living spaces that speak to who their clients are and how they live, these experts from North Carolina Design are definitely qualified to offer insightful “Tips Of The Trade” on a variety of subjects. Quartz [...]

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 [...]

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