1. Homearama’s photo-finish

    01 Aug 2015
    Saddle up!  Tomorrow, Sunday August 2nd, is your last chance to catch the 2015 Charlotte HomeArama tour at Cheval.  The equestrian-themed development in Mint Hill is showcasing four luxury custom homes and some fantastic design ideas. Tickets are $15 on-site, and the tour closes at 6pm. Go ahead and fall in love… although 3 of the 4 homes had already sold when…

  2. Mad About Modern Tour 2015

    10 May 2015
    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably noticed that Mid-Century modern designs are experiencing a resurgence lately. High Point Spring Market was overflowing with mid-century reinterpretations, and even as the influential Mad Men series comes to a close, this design “re-run” seems to have more lives than a cat.  This weekend’s 4th bi-annual Mad About Modern Tour, hosted by Historic…

  3. Material World: Grasscloth

    27 Apr 2015
    When we moved into my stepfather’s ranch house in 1983, I remember being fascinated with the wall of groovy gold-smoked mirror and cedar shingles in the foyer.  At least, until my mom ripped it out a week later in favor of burgundy ducks-and-hearts wallpaper. The grasscloth that lined both the living and dining rooms proved to be a bigger makeover…

  4. Spring Market 2015: Blinding me with Science

    21 Apr 2015
    The predominant trends at High Point Market this spring?  It’s element-ary, my dear design sleuths. Now that geeks are cool again, the furniture market is embracing a new scientific slant when it comes to design. The buzzword was “Deconstructed Geometry,” and it showed up in the form of molecular structures, faceted shapes,…

  5. Make Room, Charlotte!

    21 Apr 2015
    Friends have been telling me for years that I should have an interior design blog. I love to write, and the visual element of photo-rich blogs can instantly convey design concepts better than a thousand touchy-feely adjectives. So what took me so long?  Excuse #1. As a professional interior designer,…

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