How To Lessen The Stress of Home Building? Involve Your Interior Designer At The Blue Print Stage

Building a home is a naturally stressful process. Homeowners often have limited building experience. They must place a lot of trust in professionals, and rapidly make hundreds of decisions that, once done, can’t easily be undone. Having a trusted interior design professional in your corner from the initial planning stages can change the entire home [...]

Beautiful Lake Lure Renovation Achieves National Recognition

It’s interesting how the most challenging projects also turn out to also be the most rewarding. That was the case with today’s featured home renovation. This two-year labor of love presented Asheville builder Sean Sullivan with numerous challenges, but ultimately Sean’s company, Living Stone Construction, achieved spectacular and award-winning results. Images Courtesy of Living Stone [...]

Spring 2013 High Point Furniture Market

The Spring 2013 High Point Furniture Market concluded this past week. Having grown up in the Triad area of our state, I definitely take pride in the fact that trend setting styles in home furnishings and accessories are revealed twice a year at High Point. Charlotte interior designer, Anita Holland, of Anita Holland Interiors, tells [...]

Junior League of Greensboro 2013 Designer ShowHouse

The buildup and buzz in the month of April here in North Carolina has always been about The High Point Furniture Market. Designers from across the country make their way in late April to the Triad to discover what’s new in the realm of interior design, home furnishings and accessories. Well, this year you’ll also [...]

Upcoming Design Competition

Information about a really cool design competition just crossed my desk and I wanted to share the details. So … Attention architects, designers, builders, landscapers, interior designers and students of North Carolina. The North Carolina Society of The American Institute of Building Design just recently announced their first annual “North Carolina’s Finest” design competition. This [...]

Successfully Photographing Your Next Project

Ask any interior designer about the most exciting and challenging aspects of their work, and the photo shoot ranks near the top. Over the years, designers have relayed to me their good experiences as well as their colossal disappointments in having their projects photographed. I recently sat down with Raleigh photographer Tad Davis, of Tad [...]

From Start To Finish – The Design Of New Homes

Building a home from the ground up is one of the most exciting projects that a homeowner can undertake. Raleigh interior designer, Eddie Rider, of Eddie Rider Designs, understands that the sheer number of decisions that must be made during this process can be very overwhelming. We spoke with Eddie to learn more about how [...]

Passion For Pattern In The Home

If you look in my closet, you can tell that I love color. I am drawn to things that make a beautiful splash. While I recognize that not everyone is drawn to bright colors, I believe that patterns have the ability to put the personality in a wardrobe – or an interior. Today we hear [...]

Kitchens That Sizzle In 2013

Not long after I graduated from college, I was invited to dinner at the home of a new friend. Sitting in her kitchen, I saw a cross stitch hanging on the wall that I have never forgotten. It read, “Sit Long. Talk Much.” The kitchen is the area of the home where people invariably gather [...]

North Carolina Design – A Few Of Our Favorite Things

When I get an email or a CD with new images for North Carolina Design, I can feel my pulse quicken. Whether they are photos from a builder, interior designer, architect, fine linens boutique or kitchen designer – reviewing new photography is the favorite part of my job. I thought it might be fun to [...]

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