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 [...]

Behind Every Dream Home – Is A Great Set Of Plans

In order to build the home of your dreams, nothing is more essential than starting with a great set of plans. The question is, how do you get to the point of having a great set of design plans? To get a better sense of the answer to this question, North Carolina Design recently caught [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s Cookin’? Trends in Kitchen Design For 2013

There’s no doubt that homeowners across North Carolina will continue looking to see how they can spruce up their homes in 2013. Since kitchen updates will remain an essential part of home renovations, we contacted Raleigh kitchen designer Rebecca Rotella, AKBD, from Kitchen & Bath Galleries to tell us what’s new, what’s fresh, and what’s [...]

Buying Local – NC Furniture Makes A Comeback

The United States has a long tradition of excellence in crafting quality furniture, especially in North Carolina. We have all seen the news and read the reports over the last several years about how companies have moved operations overseas in order to make production more affordable. With a challenging economy still looming, the recent resurgence [...]

Is Your Weekend Passion For Design – Or Something Else?

I will readily confess that Monday through Friday, I am securely tethered to my smart phone and laptop. I truly love publishing a website that presents outstanding interior designers, retailers and other home improvement professionals from across North Carolina. Come September however – that passion I have for my work – it pales in comparison [...]

Living In Style Contest – Our Winner & Big Reveal

Throughout the month of August we presented to you the entries in our Living In Style Interior Design Contest. These living rooms, family rooms and dens represent creative talents of outstanding designers from across the state – the mountains, the Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina. By the number of votes that came in day after [...]

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 [...]

Inspiring North Carolina Living Spaces

When it comes to interior design, I believe that North Carolina interior design firms abound in innovative talent. Through classic detail, contemporary styling and cutting edge design, interior designers across our state creatively express their vision. Today we present the first entries in our Living In Style Interior Design Contest. During the month of August [...]

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