Using A Variety of Patterns And Colors, Asheville Artist Creates Order, Adding Beauty And Interest To A Space

Art does far more than dress up a wall; it adds beauty, complexity and dimension to a home’s design. Art is also far more than a simple arrangement of forms and colors – it’s a window into the artist’s inner world, and an attempt to capture, define and share a feeling or moment in time [...]

Vibrant Colors, Universal Design And Green Building Practices Transform Charlotte Home

When Charlotte residential designer Jenny Pippin, of Pippin Home Designs, and her husband, photographer Wes Stearns, set out to renovate their Lake Norman home, they first had modest ideas in mind. Their vision quickly expanded, and after a year-long process, the couple created a beautiful, vibrant, one-of-a-kind dream home that addressed their existing home’s issues [...]

The Design Of Master Baths: Size Really Does Matter

For the master bath, I have to say that I am a fan of … bigger. That said, I don’t believe that size translates into better for every area of the home, but I do like the concept of a spacious spa-like retreat in this most personal of spaces. In our Readers’ Choice Master Bath [...]

Rest For The Weary – NC Design Master Bath Contest

One of the most wonderful things about staying in a luxurious hotel is the bathroom. The soaps, the lotions, the towels, the robes… and ohhh, the shower. Forget about the hotel spa, I like the one that is right there in the room! What I am enjoying in this month’s Readers’ Choice Contest is that [...]

Creativity Abounds In The Design Of Master Baths

Six or seven years ago I remodeled the master bath in my home. My favorite feature of the room is the frameless shower. This replaced a much out dated garden tub from the eighties. White cabinetry and white tile throughout, I still love it as much now as I did the day it was completed. [...]

Having A Calgon Moment In the Master Bath

Do you remember the days when the Master Bathroom was this match box sized room, barely twice the size of the tub? We had one in the house I grew up in. My, how things have changed! Each of these entries in our Readers’ Choice Master Bath Contest is certainly a haven from the outside [...]

Highlights From Fall 2012 High Point Furniture Market

Back in the spring, Charlotte interior designer Anita Holland shared with readers of NC Design her findings at the High Point Market. She is kind enough to continue to be our eyes, reporting in to us what she found to be of interest at the Fall 2012 High Point Market. It was a perfect day [...]

Say What?! Interior Design Contest Comments

We have encouraged you, our readers, to vote during the month of August in our Living In Style Interior Design Contest – and you are! Designers across North Carolina continue to submit their Living Rooms, Family Rooms & Dens. It has been our pleasure to showcase some of the best traditional and contemporary interior design [...]

Using Color To Personalize Design

Over the years, I could not venture a guess as to the number of interior design websites I have visited. Countless? Not exactly, but it certainly is quite a few. In their own words, most designers express their desire to reflect the personality and style of their clients. The fabrics, furnishings, artwork, and personal collections [...]

Traditional & Contemporary Designs Embrace Natural Light

If you are like me, you have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the entries to our North Carolina Design Living In Style Interior Design Contest. Each possesses its own unique sense of style. It makes me wish I had the pleasure of meeting the homeowners that these interiors were designed for. I know that would give me [...]

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