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 [...]

With Proper Planning And A Good Designer, A Kitchen Remodel Isn’t The Big Green Eyed Monster You Feared It Would Be

Homeowners will often live too long with a kitchen that no longer suit their needs, simply because they are afraid of the unknown. Kitchen remodels can seem very overwhelming, but they aren’t necessarily the big green monster people imagine them to be. Gina Arledge, owner and principal designer at the premier Greensboro design firm, The [...]

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 [...]

The Beauty, Comfort and Functionality of Today’s Contemporary Kitchen

When we think of contemporary kitchens, do you envision crisp, white, light-filled spaces that are simple and streamlined? The fact is, creating a contemporary kitchen is a complex art – one which Mary Liebhold of The Kitchen Specialist has truly mastered. A veteran of her craft, Mary is a Durham kitchen designer who has been [...]

Creating The Bed Of Your Dreams – The Haven Where Sleep Is Deliciously Inviting

Few furniture pieces are as important as the bed. After all, it’s our beds that reward us with comfort and warmth at the end of each long day. We’d all like to have a dream bed – one that feels like a warm hug, but also looks tasteful and beautiful. To find out how to [...]

Spring Has Arrived Early, So We’re Already Thinking About What Is Trending In Outdoor Living Spaces

A few weeks back, didn’t the groundhog tell us 6 more weeks of winter? Ha! Since these record temperatures across North Carolina have us thinking about outdoor living spaces, this article seems quite appropriate. Outdoor living has become more popular, and homeowners are increasingly investing their time and money in creating the perfect respite in [...]

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 [...]

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