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A Magazine for Upstate Living

Fall 2017


A bold home that brings the great outdoors inside.

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Threshold: atHome's doorstep

RING MY BELL The Butehorn home in historic Converse Heights is on the National Register of Historic Places. (See the story on page 70.)

“If these walls could talk, I would seriously sit down and listen to their stories.” —Lori Butehorn

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CONTENTS Fall 2017: the distinctive design issue



PAST LIVES An historic home in Spartanburg's Converse Heights community brims with personality.


A NEW LAKE ON LIFE Open floor plan architecture on Lake Keowee welcomes guests and the great outdoors.


The Eclectic Abode The Aughtry house blends his-and-hers stylings for a Tour of Homes adventure in the making. 8. THRESHOLD 16. NOTES FROM HOME

The Collection: items and ideas to inspire 22. CRAFTED Felted flowers 24. SAVE THESE DATES An autumn planner 26. OFF THE SHELF Architecture tomes 28. ASKED & ANSWERED Wallpaper trends 31. IN BLOOM Tasteful tablescapes 36. STYLE SPOTTER A study in contrast 39. PANTONE Front door fantastic 41. DETOURS Spartanburg shopping

InnerCella: home and décor, explored

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45. NOOKS A West Greenville downsize 54. INSIDE OUT Extraordinary horse barns 60. OPEN TABLE For the love of a good dog 63. FILAMENT Exterior lighting goes LED 65. SECOND HOME ESCAPES WNC makeover

Modus: methods for home and life 111. TREASURES Maps and travel collectibles 116. DRINK Old vs. new Bloody Marys 121. MARKET Butcher on the block 128. IN GOOD TASTE A farmhouse porch party 134. MATRIMONY A Cliffs mountain wedding 140. TECHNOPHILE Radian heat floors 147. INNOVATIVE DESIGN The organic space 152. SHOP Resources and advertisers' Index 160. BEHIND THE WALL The professors' house On our cover: This Lake Keowee-area home by Johnston Design Group brings the outdoors inside—from front-door stoop to back-porch vistas . Photo by Kevin Meechan

"The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present." —Paul Scott

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There’s a New Neighborhood with Single-level Homes at Hollingsworth Park. Beautiful homes along tree-lined streets will welcome you. Bella Grove at Hollingsworth Park offers a fresh approach to city living, featuring single-level cottage homes from the high $400s in a village-like atmosphere. With great respect for architectural beauty, this close-knit community showcases distinctive details, charming verandas, a 20-acre greenspace, multiple pocket parks and maintenance free lawns. Here, families and neighbors interact with one another in a variety of settings. In its early stage of development, lot selections within Bella Grove are available now.

Visit the Verdae Sales Office located at 340 Rocky Slope Road, Suite 300 - Near Legacy Park Call (864) 329-8383 for sales office hours and for more information about Bella Grove. Veranda photo by Rachael Boling Photography

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Notes From Home

...September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer. – Helen Hunt Jackson


Editor in chief Lynn Greenlaw relaxes in the morning room of the Butehorn home, located in Spartanburg's Converse Heights neighborhood and on the National Register of Historic Places.

lorious autumn! Changing leaves provide beautiful colors; warm days without excessive heat; cool nights; football games with tailgating, and a multitude of fun and interesting events involving touring, food, and art to fill our days. All these themes, plus a few more, are a part of this issue. The homes featured include an historic Tudor style in Spartanburg, a classic traditional clapboard (this one is on an upcoming home tour) in Greenville, a beautifully designed stone and wood Lake Keowee home, an art-filled downsized dream home in the West Village, and even a custom designed home for horses. We do offer variety! You’ll find articles about selecting wallpaper; LED outdoor lighting; a fellow who makes beautifully detailed flowers out of felt; what to collect while traveling (and how to display it in your home); what’s new with the classic Bloody Mary, and so much more. Check out the Save the Date calendar page to keep updated on events that are taking place throughout the fall. One you’ll want to add to your list is The Guild of the Greenville Symphony’s Tour of Homes September 29-October 1. This event is highlighting homes in the Crescent-McDaniel area of Greenville. Get a preview of one of the homes in this issue, and visit for more information. Have a most pleasurable fall, and we’ll be looking forward to welcoming you back to flip through our winter issue in December. Enjoy!

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atHOME Magazine is published four times per year. Information in this publication is carefully compiled to insure accuracy. No recommendation regarding the quality of goods or services is expressed or implied. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written consent of the Publisher. Copyright 2017 by Community Journals, LLC, all rights reserved. Designed and printed in the USA. SUBSCRIPTIONS: atHOME Magazine is published Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The cost of a subscription is $30 annually. For subscription information, please contact us at 864-679-1200.

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Items and ideas to inspire

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PG. 22 _ Crafted: Felt Flowers _ PG. 24 Calendar: Save These Dates

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Dahlias, sunflowers, hydrangea, and more are cut, assembled, and gathered into forever flower arrangements.


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Fall bouquets that never fade: These felt flowers are hand crafted with precision and panache. SEE THE STORY, PAGE 22

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The Collection Crafted: Artists and Artisans

Everlasting Bouquets Artist and crafter Blake Leaphart’s enduring felt creations are pretty (and petal) chic. / by M. Linda Lee /photos by Will Crooks


Look for Leaph Boutique at etsy. com/shop/ LeaphBoutique and at the Indie Craft Parade this fall.

Coral-colored dahlias, haze-blue hydrangeas, golden sunflowers. Blake Leaphart spends his days arranging these beauties and more into delicate bouquets. No, he’s not a florist. The flowers he works with are made from felt. Leaphart’s business, Leaph Boutique, burst into bloom in 2015. His inspiration stemmed from a garden-like display of felt flowers that caught his eye at a craft show. Intrigued by the fabric blossoms, he brought some home. Later, when he went to buy more, he found that the maker had gone out of business. That’s when the idea germinated to make his own “flowers that never die.” He bases his artificial posies on real ones, taking his models from antique botanical drawings and local gardens. With a keen eye for detail and a love for making things, Leaphart designs the petal patterns and cuts out all the pieces himself from more than 100 different colors of wool felt before gluing the petals and leaves onto a stem. A single large flower can take as long as 30 minutes to complete. While crafting flowers is a full-time job, Leaphart is also working toward an associate’s degree in small business administration. “I’d like to introduce other handmade product lines in the future,” the artisan says. “But right now, making flowers is taking all my energy.” Customers’ enthusiastic responses to his blooms have surprised him. “Everyone loves them, and people like to be part of the process by arranging their own bouquets,” he says. Of the dozen different types of flowers he currently crafts, dahlias and sunflowers have been best sellers, and Leaphart can’t keep the recently added hydrangeas—his most complex flower—in stock. New to his repertoire are felt succulents and stones, which simulate a terrarium. “I am realizing that my flowers are automatically sentimental to so many people,” Leaphart says. Case in point is the man who sent Leaphart a photograph of his wife’s wedding bouquet so he could replicate it in felt for their anniversary. A perfect metaphor for lasting love, which like Blake Leaphart’s flowers, endures the test of time.

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The Collection Calendar

SAVE THE DATE Gear up for these fall festivals, tours, and happenings across South Carolina.






EUPHORIA DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE This four-day food, wine, and music festival highlights our region’s expansive culinary culture with notable tastings, demonstrations, classes, and seminars, seated events, and concerts from renowned chefs, sommeliers, and musicians.

This premier holiday event on Augusta Street showcases the season’s newest holiday interiors along with craft drinks and gourmet foods. It’s an annual tradition you don’t want to miss, and an evening to spark your creativity.




SC PECAN FESTIVAL FLORENCE Held annually on the first Saturday in November and hosted by the Florence Downtown Development Corporation and the City of Florence. More than 50,000 attend for the live entertainment, food, and craft vendors, rides, antique tractor show, car show, competitions, 5K/10K/half marathon runs, half-metric century bike ride, and more.

The 39th annual Symphony Tour of Homes will take place September 29–October 1, in one of Greenville's earliest residential areas, a neighborhood that evolved over time as Greenville grew from a small place in the wilderness to the vibrant city it is today. The passing of time is captured in the different housing designs found in the Crescent Avenue area.




The 32nd annual celebration of antiques, art, and design in the southern U.S. returns to GCMA with James Farmer as keynote speaker. The renowned designer, professional gardener, and author is editor-at-large of Southern Living. /antiques


PENDLETON FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL PENDLETON Be greeted by 100 scarecrows as you enter the historic Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival, one of the beloved festival contests. Local food, entertainment, crafters, and games for the kid in you are here, too.

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Okto b e r fe s t OCTOBER 5-8 AT NOMA SQUARE This four-day event is kicked off when the ceremonial keg is tapped on Friday and closes when the Oompah band ends on Sunday. In between, there’s stein holding, beer guzzling, bratwurst eating, costumes, pretzels, and music galore. For information visit,


Witness a daily battle or just watch history come alive as 400plus re-enactors pitch tents and set up camp life where the Revolutionary War commenced in South Carolina for over a year in 1780. /events/revolutionary-war-field-days


OPEN STUDIOS GREENVILLE This year marks the 15th celebration of artists opening their studios to the public for the weekend. Visit dozens of artists in dozens of Greenville neighborhoods and surrounding areas, and glimpse how art is created. greenville-open-studios

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The Collection Off the Shelf

Masters in the House


Divine architecture by three artisans of the craft / by Lynn Greenlaw

How would you define “home?” Ask 10 people and you’ll get 10 different answers. To provide some insight, we turned to three nationally recognized and respected architects to see how they would answer the question. We’ll look to three books of their work that speak not only in words, but also in gorgeous photographic examples of their style and expertise in creating home. Having designed homes in the area, these three craftsmen share a connection to the Upstate, and we’ve had the privilege of featuring them in past issues of atHome.

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Off the Shelf: book reviews The Collection

CREATING HOME – DESIGN FOR LIVING Keith Summerour • Rizzoli, New York • $50 Keith Summerour, raised in Alabama and now headquartered in Atlanta, has been perfecting architecture since 1991. His thoughts on what one should feel when entering a house can be summed up in two words: expectancy and excitement. Looking through this book will provide you with both. The book is divided into three sections—Respect For Tradition, Rustic Retreats, and Authenticity— and features nine homes. The first section interweaves history and modernity with photos of a 1922 traditional restoration project, a 4,000-square-foot new build with Arts and Crafts detailing and an unassuming English cottage-style home. The second section features two homes on property abutting Blackberry Farm in Tennessee and a 10,000-square-foot, two-story, one-room-deep home on a North Carolina mountaintop. To conceptualize each home’s design, Summerour first walks the property noting the topography, sun and wind direction, the views, and the existing flora. He also works closely with his clients to get a feel for how they will live in the house and adjusts the design to meet the owners’ needs rather than using a “one size fits all” approach. An Italianate villa with a Santa Fe flair, a South Carolina Lowcountry classic with a modern sensibility, and Summerour’s own rural Georgia retreat home—a truly inimitable “shot” tower— round out the third section of this engaging book.

THE HOME WITHIN US – ROMANTIC HOUSES, EVOCATIVE ROOMS Bobby McAlpine • Rizzoli, New York • $32 Drawing his first floor plan at the age of five, Bobby McAlpine was destined to become an architect. His firm, McAlpine, with offices in Montgomery, New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, has evolved to not only designing homes but also the furnishings within them. The firm creates homes that are “romantic historicism blended with modern refinements.” McAlpine’s structures are often evocative of his strong reverence for English design, particularly that of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Lutyen’s design for his mother-in-law’s home inspired McAlpine’s own home design. This book is divided into four sections and features photographs of more than 20 homes and structures, both exterior and interior. McAlpine’s home is the first that is featured and takes us through the evolution of changes as he experimented with his desire to “live my lessons.” Among the others is a Mediterranean-revival house with factory-sash windows and classical Roman columns, a beach house with a vaulted hallway leading to a light-filled contemporary salon, a Cape Dutch design with steep Flemish gables and apothecary windows, and a Georgian revival with a conservatory-like salon. There is a romantic approach to the creation of a McAlpine home: His main goal is to design a home that provides “physical evidence of a state of mind of well-being.” This is the first book of his designs. There will be a second book debuting in October titled Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AMERICAN MASTER Kathryn Smith • Rizzoli, New York • $30 The title says it all. You can’t talk about home design and omit Frank Lloyd Wright. It would be sacrilege. Wright (1867-1959) was an architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who drew upon his philosophy of “organic architecture” and created structures that were in harmony with the needs of people and the environment. By the time of his death, he was eulogized as one of the greatest architects that ever lived. Several of the homes he designed that are no longer occupied have been preserved and are open for tours. Included is his Phoenix, AZ, home and studio, Taliesin West. The book is divided into sections that lead you through the periods of Wright’s evolution of architectural style. They are: Deconstructing History 1886-1901; Abstracting Nature 1902-1917; Materials As Metaphors 1918-1936; Building Usonia 1937-1959; and Leaving A Legacy 1948-1959. There is a bit of text before each section but the abundance of pages contain what we really want to see: photos of the houses and their interiors. Some of Wright’s iconic buildings are also included and stand out for their unique, timeless qualities.

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The Collection Asked & Answered

Our expert: DIXIE DULIN

Dixie Dulin is a principal of Saleeby Jean Interiors. She and her partner specialize in wallpaper and lighting. Learn more at

Q: What are the current trends in wall coverings? A: Big geometric prints in bright statement colors are “in” right now. Our clients are also ordering lots of Asian-inspired patterns.

Q: What is the best space in your house to wallpaper? A: I could wallpaper every inch of my

The Paper Cut

Bright colors and bold patterns make walls come alive—and have invited a resurgence in wallpaper popularity. / by Lynn Greenlaw


With paint reigning dominant as a preferred decorating choice for the last several years, wallpaper is making a long-overdue comeback. A wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures can be tailored to match most any individual taste or interest. If you’re among the growing masses and you feel ready to make the leap from paint to paper, you’re likely left wondering how to get started. Our expert offers some inside advice.

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house but I recommend starting with a space your guests frequent the most. Dining rooms are the most popular places to hang wallpaper right now. Powder rooms would be a close second. And wallpaper on the ceiling is a great way to make any room look bigger.

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What about an accent wall? What leads to the decision to paper one wall instead of all the walls?

Accent walls are an excellent way to start introducing wallpaper in your house. They are also the most affordable option to add a little jazz to a basic room. The best accent wall has no doors or windows allowing the wallpaper to receive all the attention without interrupting the design pattern.

Q: Can you use wallpaper beyond the walls of a room? A: A fun place to add a pop of color or fun

design is the inside of shelves. You can transform a traditional bookshelf!

Q: How do I determine how much wallpaper I will need? A: This question I get all the time!

Professional installation is the best way to ensure proper measurement and to guarantee you have enough to complete the job and to prevent you from ordering (and paying for) a lot more paper than you need.

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Tablescape beyond the Tailgate /by Lynn Greenlaw /photos by TJ Getz

Brilliant fall florals team up to dress up outdoor entertaining.

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Tailgating seems to be the preferred method for dining al fresco during the fall, likely because it's ready-made fun. The people are there., lawn chairs are at the ready, and the color scheme relies only on the home team. Why abandon your outdoor entertaining skills at the parking lot? There are ample alternatives, and none of them require being relegated to the kitchen. Outdoor entertaining does mandate you pick a location. Consider shady spots for midday gatherings and ambient lighting for after-hours affairs. Once you settle on a spot, don’t forget to add a touch of nature’s beauty to your table. Here, an open-air pavilion styled with the expertise of Frank Ogleetree of The Embassy Flowers and Nature’s Gifts (and a collection of his essentials) creates a perfect outdoor dining scenario. Bright florals and serving-ware complement one another without feeling too formal thanks to a mixture of earthy implements and accents. A neutral linen table cloth on a simple picnic table; a wooden cutting board for displaying servings of sliced artisan bread; and a log housestyle pine basket for containing colorful blooms. Food, friends, flowers: What more could you need?

Materials: Bounty and beauty juxtapose in this centerpiece: yellow sunflowers and golden corn; purple millet and eggplant; shaggy pine and wild pokeberry for filler.

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Opposites Attract Versatility is on point this season, with contrast and complexity defining home accents and inspirations. / by Heidi Coryell Williams

1 The Rhea Chair is part of the Tobi Fairley for CR Laine Collection. Shown here in Brisa white, it's covered in vegan leather/vinyl and finished in French antique with brass nailhead trim. Available in 55 colors. $2,485, Carolina Furniture & Interiors, 135 Mall Connector Road,

2 The brass-mounted Declan accent table from Theodore Alexander features a circular, tempered glass inset top, quartz finish, and a side profile that’s sassy yet simple. Gently tapered legs are as eye-catching as they are elegant. $ 2,559, Old Colony Furniture, 3411 Augusta Road, 36 _ at Home

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4 Savoy House’s Lyrique 12-light chandelier is modern, elegant, and finished with a two-tone finish of bronze and brass accents. This open yet structured fixture features adjustable arms allowing for a custom look that can be changed on the fly. It can even be mounted on a sloped ceiling. $508, Gallery of Lighting, 533 North Pleasantburg Drive,


5 The Sweeney Dream Vase collection from Cyan Design is a study in contrast: black and white stripes, small, medium, and large in size, and a contemporary spin on a classic accessory. prices an d sizes vary, $85-$103,

The Hoffman leather chair in Winchester orchid with a sable finish adds a pop of panache to any room. Retro color gets a refined pairing with black nickel nail trim work. $3,200, Carolina Furniture & Interiors, 135 Mall Connector Road,

3 The Vault ceiling fan by Hunter has a generous 30-inch diameter and a modern cage design with matte black and gloss black dark wood finishes for maximum impact. The highcontrast artistry of this piece is designed to make a statement, but it is versatile enough to breathe new life into many different types of dĂŠcor. $339, Hunter Fan,

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More front door color trends: Color Pop A bright-hued front door does best against a white-washed or neutral facade. Lowes Collegiate Licensed Product, CLM (as in, C-L-E-M-S-O-N!) Orange.

Bright Like the Sun Yellows and golds refresh and brighten dull exteriors. More muted shades can act as a neutral, but don’t be afraid to go bold. Farrow and Ball Citron No. 74. Seeing Red Bricks, cinnamons, corals, and even rusty pinks call attention to beautiful masonry and high-end hardware. Multiple (2 to 3) coats add depth. Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red

Little Blue Box Best set against grays and accented with topiaries, this versatile color ranges from a masculine midnight blue to Mediterranean sky. Sherwin Williams Loch Blue 6502

Paint like a pro: Roll on two to three layers of high-gloss paint, then run a wide paintbrush in long, even, vertical strokes to give depth and dimension to your front door.

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• Apply paint and primer in a dust-free area so that no particles ruin the door surface. • Remove and soak any door hardware in mild soap, making sure the door is completely dry before reinstalling. • Use a high-gloss paint for durability and easy, wipe-off cleaning. • Select a color that lends contrast and impact for ultimate curb appeal.

There aren’t many home improvement projects that require as little effort and deliver as much return on your time and investment as a front-door refresh. Primer (important to prevent chipping on this high-traffic touch point), a gallon of paint, plus a couple hours of sweat equity are all any weekend warrior needs to deliver on this honey-do item. If you’re not sure what color to choose, consider going a little outside your comfort zone. Grab a pile of paint chips and tack them to your door to begin narrowing color choices. Keep in mind that the most impactful front doors are those that offer contrast to an exterior, pulling in

elements of the landscape or a roof line. Once you narrow down your hue to two or three selections, it’s worth picking up some paint samples. Roll on a few stripes and see how they brighten and deepen with the daylight. Older wooden doors will need sanding and priming. Keep in mind a higher gloss paint will do better on exterior doors, not just because it stands up to nicks and dents better but also because it highlights the architectural textures and details often inherent to front doors. A roller will give you faster, fuller coverage, but consider going over your coat with a high-quality paintbrush, for a more dimensional, hand-painted look. at Home

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THE ART LOUNGE It’s small, and it’s mostly a custom frame shop, but The Art Lounge is a must-see. The front gallery features local artists, and the most fun of all is the Art-o-mat, a former cigarette vending machine filled with tiny artwork. 500 East Main St. (864) 804-6566 KISS THE FROG GALLERY Features furniture, home décor, antiques, and gifts that reflect the artist’s eye of owner Larry Souther. 518 E. Main St. (864) 583-1309 H & K GALLERY This is an outstanding and elegant source of original paintings, sculpture and other art focusing on the American South both in terms of subject matter and the artists whose work is exhibited. 151 W. Main St. (864) 345-2262 FALL 2017

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The salon wall features an installation of some of homeowner Teresa Roche’s favorite artists of late, though she fully expects this wall to change even seasonally. (Clockwise from top left) Acrylic on paper by Galen Cheney; woodcut by Kent Ambler; small portrait by Tim Speaker; mixed media by Lewis Carl; pastel on paper by Glory Day Loflin; two older works by Roche with an overlying resin pour; portrait of Roche’s son Jack by her cousin Noni Williams.

A Home Built for Art & Light / by Stephanie Burnette / photos by Rebecca Ledhe

It is no surprise that Teresa and Will Roche live in a space filled with art and light. This is their new home, situated around the corner from Teresa’s gallery in the Village of West Greenville. The couple moved in recently, downsizing to a perfect 1,750 square feet. It’s an open concept home, one of seven planned right in a row by Coln Construction. Light streams through windows ideally positioned to capture the sun throughout the day, creating glorious spaces to hang notable art. Teresa’s collection is a who’s who of regional talent and though it’s tempting to believe the

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The front office (above) illustrates Roche’s knowing restraint with a simple trio of work by Paul Flint (small portrait), Joseph Bradley (songbird with applied silver leaf) and Jessica Fields, (abstract landscape) to the left of the window and a painting by Yanina Ellis (sidewalk). (Right) A workhorse of an island is topped with satiny white oak by the local woodworking artisans of Slab.

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walls inhale sunlight and exhale art onto its surfaces, Teresa would smile remembering the effort put into each room’s installations. “The house is perfect in size and function. Our hope was to live in every single foot of the house and we do,” says Teresa. The footprint of the home is three bedrooms, three baths with a front office and a large shared living room/dining room/kitchen, which opens onto a 17x22 square foot screened porch. “What do you do with a garage but fill it with junk? I was completely uninterested in that, so we opted for a screened porch. It’s like another living space and during the holidays we’ll open the double doors and spill out onto it, ”says Teresa. The foyer showcases a large abstract nearly five feet square in size. It’s by Mary Ann Forehand. She painted it on paper at a workshop in Asheville and brought it into the gallery merely to show Teresa. “I knew I wanted a really special piece for that wall; it’s so prominent when you walk in the door and everything told me I wanted this paper piece.” Teresa simply nailed it to the wall. Yes, to her foyer wall. No frame, no glass. “If art’s too perfect or too good it doesn’t feel original. I love that it’s not square and I’m not worried about it being unframed.” The walls and the trim are the same white throughout and the flooring is white oak finished with three coats of water-based poly. Roche credits her friend, interior decorator Marian McCreight, for

(Top) The Roches relax on their screened porch in a downsized West Greenville home that creates intentional space for living and for displaying artwork. (Below) The open floor plan living-dining area makes the most of modest square footage.

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(Left) Roche bought three fashion illustrations 25 years ago at a New York flea market and all these years later framed them for their granddaughters’ guest bedroom. (Right) A flock of aviary miniatures by artist Diane Kilgore Condon keep good company with an abstract terrain by artist Kiah Bellows.

influencing major design decisions. The two have been close for years and their individual strengths feel symbiotic. McCreight pushed Roche to add a fireplace to center the great room and face it with oversized brick tile. The treatment was also employed behind the range and as a backsplash for the quartzite countertop along the kitchen wall, adding dimension and subtle texture typically not found in new construction. Art is the front and center in this much lived in space with significant pieces from Paul Flint and Kiah Bellows as well as a striking 10-piece salon wall hung by Roche with airplane cable behind a banquet with a marble topped dining table. “I’ll probably change the art around a lot depending on what I find and what I like at the moment,” says Roche, “it’s meant to be an installation.” Two 20x20 encaustics by Patricia Kilburg flank the fireplace and are a favorite of Roche. They hang alone on this east-facing 48 _ at Home

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wall in pale hues, purposely juxtaposing the nearby salon wall. “I study these pieces repeatedly because I want to have that type of quality in my work. I’ll never be able to do what Pat does as an artist and I like that too. When you buy art, you’re buying part of an artist and you connect with them every time you look at it in your home.” Fixtures are a mix of modern minimal and “old beat up things,” as Roche describes them. Finds from Screen Door in Asheville have been rewired and hung at funny angles creating interesting nooks that beckon to be peopled. Several high style ceiling fans hang in the living room and its adjoining porch. Roche recalls when artist Diane Kilgore called her from Lowe’s and said “I’m looking at the best looking fan I’ve seen in a while,” so she went right over and bought three of them. Kilgore’s work hangs in the home too; an oversized round FALL 2017

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A series of four oversized bird studies by artist Annie Koelle hang above the bed in the master suite. Individual bedside tables (one vintage, one antique and marble-topped) accommodate a pair of matching neutral-hued lamps.

canvas adorns the light-filled stairwell along with a grouping of pheasants by Joseph Bradley. Upstairs houses a trio of bedrooms. There’s a stunning Master Suite filled with more art including a notable quatrain of Annie Koelle’s songbirds and a single monochrome study by Jean Wilson Freeman. Linen curtains were hand blocked by Keiko Kamata, who also designed the mango inspired wallpaper in the guest bath. A darling guest bedroom for the couple’s two granddaughters (Sadie and Sullie who are two and three) awaits sleepovers. It has a single bed with a trundle tucked under it and a precious hands-on “play wall” of art including interactive works by Roche, one of the very few places she placed her own work. Likely the most playful piece in the home sits on a small wall just off the entry. It’s a doghouse built by artist Kent Ambler filled with dog head sculptures, reminiscent of antique Asian porcelain nodders. FALL 2017

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“It was the first piece of art that I remember ever making me cry,” says Roche. “I’ve known Kent for 11 years; he’s such a huge lover of animals. There’s nine of them nodding yes, it’s so sweet. If the door’s open the wind will make them bobble.” Roche says she didn’t want it to be viewed straight on, so just a peak of it is apparent from the front door, meant to draw visitors in, offering the warmest welcome. “It’s intuition to put art where it belongs,” says Roche. “A good piece, when it’s really good, can go anywhere but often it finds its home.” Visit Teresa at Art & Light Gallery at 16 Aiken Street. Will (and their dog Sky) can often be found on the front porch.

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Collect these artists (right now!) We tasked Teresa Roche, owner of Art & Light Gallery, with sharing her short list of local artists that atHome readers could have in their homes. This passionate proprietor responded with five Greenville artists whose stars are rising. They are all women, they are young, and they each possess a modern, singular point of view. Kiah Bellows is someone to collect right now for her abstracted, non-specific landscapes with color palettes that are livable, muted, and soft, in contrast to strong composition. “Artists like an unfinished quality, and Kiah Bellows seems to know inherently when to stop, taking work just far enough that it remains organic without being overdone.” Bellows won the Mayors Choice Award at Artisphere, her first year at the festival. Annie Koelle is known for painting small landscapes, trees, and flowering plants, but a show last year introduced us to unexpected women with bright moments of color. In a studio space for the first time, she’s working on a larger scale. “Annie’s sensibility for style and color is unbelievable. She is a talented painter and masterful at drawing,” Roche says. “We’ll see some really large landscapes next spring that could blow us away.” Glory Day Loflin illustrates a love for the ordinary with exuberant images of animals and household objects in unexpected color combinations. A somewhat flat composition with non-blended color works especially well in interiors. “There’s an exuberance. You cannot help but connect with Glory through her paintings. Her work is so innocent, but there’s a strength of line that’s undeniable.” Jessica Fields paints with a palette knife, laying color onto the substrate, creating texture that feels fresh to the eye. Her landscapes and flora are graphic in nature, restrained but organic. “I look for artists who are not doing what everyone else is doing. I consider Jessica’s pieces to be strong but quiet. She’s so good at layering paint in off-thegrid color choices, and her pieces really work in combination.” Keiko Kamata hand cuts Japanese stencils for printmaking. There’s a gracefulness in the images, a lyrical quality even though her prints often feature repetitive, geometric shapes. “Keiko knows how to use pattern to create a lightness in art, and her work is a refreshing presence in the gallery. It is delectable. She hits the mark. Her design sensibility translates to paper and fabric equally well.”

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The Superior Stable Employing intentional architecture and savvy interior design, Clemson-educated John Blackburn creates exceptional spaces for horses and their human companions. / by Sandra Woodward / Photos courtesy of John Blackburn and Clemson University


e usually think of architects as the people who design homes — for people. But Washington, D.C.-based architect (and Clemson architecture graduate) John Blackburn has spent his 35-year career designing homes for horses, aka barns, logging more than 400 projects scattered across the globe — in Canada, Greece, and Chile as well as the United States, including a handful here in South Carolina. He has designed barns for notable clients whose names are recognizable from the news or from book jacket blurbs, as well as

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“regular” folks. And while the word “barn” may bring to mind the do-it-in-one-day community barn-raising, Blackburn’s barns are the result of a meticulous process of client collaboration, site evaluation and, above all, consideration of the horse’s health and comfort. His attention to detail and use of top-quality materials ensure projects that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are practical, whether it’s a sleek, modern barn design such as Pegaso Farm in Mettawa, Ill., (with a lounge and an indoor dressage arena) or the extensive restoration of a historic property with multiple barns,

such as Maryland’s Sagamore Farm. The bond between horses and humans is documented throughout 4,000 years of history. From Alexander the Great to the little girl with her first pony, people are passionate about horses. That’s why each Blackburn barn begins with in-depth interviews with owners and/or their representatives to tailor each barn to the needs of the people and animals involved. “Since we can’t really have a conversation with the horses, we rely on their humans to provide us with as much information as possible to help achieve the best result,” FALL 2017

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(Left to right) Ketchen Place Farm in York County incorporates Southern yellow pine and corrugated metal roofing; a shed row is designed to capture summer wind; John Blackburn visiting Clemson University’s equestrian center.

Blackburn said during a recent visit to the Upstate. “For as long as we’ve been doing this, I can honestly say that each project is unique. The needs of the animals and the people who love and care for them vary according to any number of factors, from geographic location and topography to the breed of animal and what it will be doing. We never stop learning and evolving.” The evolution of barn architecture has been influenced by increased emphasis on sustainability and the availability of new materials. Wood, stone, iron, and brick are the basics, with stainless steel, fiberglass, and other new options added to the mix, as well as solar energy, LED lighting, and other energy-saving factors. Regardless of materials, Blackburn says it is the horse itself that drives good barn design. “I have devoted my life to creating safe, FALL 2017

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comfortable, healthy homes for horses,” he explains. “Yet the irony is that their preferred home is outdoors, running free. Even the best barn is second-best to the horse, so our goal is to provide an environment as close to outdoors as

begins. “We do everything possible to maximize natural light and natural ventilation, siting the barn to take advantage of terrain, cross breezes, drainage, all the physical elements that can make a difference in the animal’s comfort.” While he uses singular nouns, it is most often the case that the barns he designs will house multiple horses. All the better, he said. “Horses are among the most social of animals. They prefer the comfort and safety of the herd. So in barn design, it’s important to create a space that allows the animals to see, hear, even smell their companions, to give them a sense of security whenever possible.” Yoke gates and grillwork, design features that allow both visibility and confinement, keep the horses safe while enabling them to see their surroundings and minimize their anxiety.

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Close to Home Clemson University, John Blackburn’s alma mater, is home to three programs that combine to offer a unique opportunity for exploration of barn design: architecture, landscape architecture, and the equine business concentration in animal and veterinary sciences.

The barns at Heronwood Farm, Upperville, Virginia

“Horses are extremely sensitive animals, as anyone who spends any time at all around them can confirm,” Blackburn explains. “It may seem to some people that we are anthropomorphizing horses when we attribute such emotions to them, but after 4,000 years of domestication, we know quite a lot about their nature, and we should pay attention to their needs.” But barn design is not only about the needs of the animals who live there. People use barns as well, and accommodating them is equally important, whether it’s including a space large enough for barn parties, an apartment or lounge for use by staff or owners, or consideration for building maintenance and animal grooming. South Carolina has a vibrant and diverse equine culture, from the competitive pursuits of steeplechase, track racing, polo, and dressage to pleasure riding, plus the traditional use of horses as working farm animals. With its varied terrain and mild climate, the state offers horse owners many advantages for year-round enjoyment. The state’s current equine population of 95,000 is likely to grow, and with it the need for new barns. It’s a pretty safe wager that Blackburn’s barns will grow with them.

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Recently Blackburn has been working with Clemson students and faculty in these programs in a combined studio project focusing on master planning and design considerations for the future of the university’s Equine Center. The semesterlong collaboration allowed students to make important “real-world” design decisions, to expand their understanding of their own disciplines and to appreciate others. Clemson architecture faculty member Dustin Albright said Blackburn’s role in the project was critical. “For our students to have access to John’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field was invaluable,” he said. “He is a tremendously creative thinker and designer, and it was exciting for our students to see someone as experienced as John continue to think outside the box.” Learn more about John Blackburn’s work and portfolio by visiting him online at

John Blackburn is the author of Healthy Stables by Design: A Common Sense Approach to the Health and Safety of Horses, cowritten with Beth Herman. The coffee table-style book is a compilation of Blackburn’s award-winning designs along with his critical insights gained over 35 years in the practice of barn design. All book proceeds go to horse charities.

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Golden Days For the love of a good, good dog.

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FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, I’ve experienced a sense of loss with the advent of fall. The brilliant death of leaves, the waning of warm days replaced by the cold breath of winter. Both my parents, years apart, left this world in the fall. So it was oddly fitting that, in midOctober 2009, my job at Michelin ended, and I left to freelance full time. Rather than give myself time to process the change, however, I went the next day to pick up a foster dog from Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue. At the vet’s office where the rescue boards its dogs, I waited until a big, excitable, three-year-old golden named Madison came bounding out. She had been surrendered to rescue by her owners, and by the time Maddie came to us, she had been shuttled between several different foster families over a few months. For a

dog who, we later learned, was wed to her routine, this erratic living situation had taken its toll on her psyche. Introductions went well with our oneyear-old golden, Jasmine, yet Maddie was obviously uncomfortable in our home. For the first months she was with us, she would lie on the kitchen floor, eyeing every move we made. It was clear she didn’t trust us, but who could blame her? She had been wrested from the only home she’d ever known and bounced around to stranger after stranger. We were just another link in the chain. Maddie remained aloof and suspicious of us for many months. When we came home from an errand or an evening out, Jasmine was always waiting for us at the door that led into the house from the garage. Maddie, however, would be standing at the back door, anxious to be let into the yard. Once outside, she would run the periphery of the wood fence, looking, I was certain, for a way home. In January, after fostering Maddie for three months, we decided to adopt her. During the recession, applications to adopt dogs were scarce, and as my husband, Joe, put it, “Maddie needs us more than we need her.” She seemed to know Joe was her champion, and she became his constant companion. Dog-wise, the adoption seemed a good match, given how well Maddie and Jasmine got along. Maddie was the alpha, yet there was never an altercation over food, toys, or bones. Jasmine taught her older sister how to play tug, which they did every morning. When Jasmine refused to yield the tug toy, Maddie resorted to lying on the floor and letting the younger dog pull her across the room. In the yard, the

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two developed their own games of chase, running circles over and under the deck, and darting in and out of the bushes.

and bat her baby browns at the teller. Her reward for being so adorable was always a dog treat, delivered via the vacuum tube.

From her first days with us, our long daily walk was Maddie’s greatest joy. Whereas Jasmine stops and sniffs every few feet, Maddie just wanted to keep walking, as far as you would go. She was the Forrest Gump of dogs. Any adventure, whether walking, riding in the car, or running around the neighborhood on the few occasions when she escaped the yard (she once managed to dig out under the fence!), was cool with her.

With time and love, Maddie blossomed. It took a good year before she truly settled in, but she eventually claimed her favorite chair, learned to greet us at the door, and would even roll over for a tummy rub—the ultimate canine gesture of trust. She greeted anyone who came to our house the same way. She would hurl herself at them, with a big smile and her tail wagging frantically, as if to say “love me, love me, love me.” That’s all she really ever wanted. That and her routine.

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This past spring, shortly after her 11th birthday, Maddie was diagnosed with cancer. She went downhill fast, despite our best efforts at feeding her an

organic whole-food diet coupled with the supplements and medications our vet prescribed. The day she tried to go for a walk but stopped midway down the driveway, we knew it was time to let her go. As sick as she was, when I talked to her, she would still wag her tail—even if she was lying on the floor. Indeed, our good-hearted girl wagged her tail to the last, ever trying to please her people. As summer rounds the corner into autumn, I keenly miss hearing the thump, thump of Maddie’s tail on the floor, and I cherish the happy memories of her loving nature and her boundless zest for life.

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Repetition and rustic elements define a mountain residence that received a second look from design-build team Danielle and David Warth. / by Heidi Coryell Williams / photography by Gil Stose


acation homes are not places to be stuffy. Furnishings need to wear well and be comfortable,” says designer Danielle Warth of Highlands, N.C.based Warth Construction. So when it came time for Danielle and her husband and contractor David Warth to complete a second renovation project for a longtime client’s second home, they knew just how to proceed. “We wanted to honor the integrity of the home while blending in some traditional elements to keep with the homeowner’s taste,” Danielle explains of the homestead, which sits tucked midway between Cashiers and Highlands in Western North Carolina. The result is a breathable, neutral space with nature-inflected design elements that tell the story of the home, it’s owners, and the land they occupy.

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“Bob positioned the addition on the lot so that there is a dramatic view from every room,” — David Warth

(Right) White oak floors were dyed a dark stain to foil marble slab counters and steel accents in the kitchen.

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e did an original renovation 10 years ago and then recently added a large addition to the home,” David offers, explaining that the initial project a decade ago did not involve an architect. The most recent one did, however; the homeowners hired Atlanta-based Bob DeFiore for the job, and the results have proven stunning. “Bob positioned the addition on the lot so that there is a dramatic view from every room,” he says of the contemporary build. “No matter where you are in the house, it pulls you to it.” Danielle adds: “There are many days were you are above the clouds watching them nestle into the crevasses of the mountains and others where you can feel the cloud tickle your shoulder as it drifts by.” Folding JELD-WEN window doors were fitted across the entire back wall, so the house completely opens up to the mountain panorama and open-air living. “Every room has a million-dollar view,” Danielle says. Optimizing those vistas made perfect sense for the space, but blending architecture with good design and the homeowners’ ideal aesthetic required clear communication from start to finish between everyone. “The key to good design is finding a team that is willing to listen to the homeowner’s needs rather than building a monument to themselves,” Danielle says. The home itself leans more toward the contemporary, but the homeowners’ tastes were fairly traditional. Cased goods consisted primarily of high-quality, English antiques, so upholstered furnishings were selected to lend contrast to those collectibles with simple, clean lines. And then tying the two aesthetics together were rustic accessories such as farm implements and organic prints in place of traditional paintings and artwork. “Their natural wood tones reflect the wooded environment outside and add great texture to the space,” Danielle says. Botanical prints that belonged to the homeowner were hung in an entryway sitting area. “We wanted it to have a scientific flair—a bit like it was plucked from an explorer’s trunk of discoveries,” Danielle says.

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“No matter where you are in the house, it pulls you to it.” — Danielle Warth

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(Left) Custom Ralph Lauren linens and vintage lodge-style accessories put pattern and repetition on display throughout the home, lending a comfortable, casual feel to upscale design elements. “Then we added cloches filled with their grandchildren’s finds around the property— magnifying glasses, mounted insects, and a large set of antique scales—to complete the look,” she says. Repetition is a recurring theme throughout the house, and it’s something Danielle says generally works regardless of the subject matter. Mounted deer antlers are a nod to mountain pub culture: “Locals would bring their catch to be cooked while they drank, and later a plaque would be hung with their name on it,” she explains. Once she started hanging the mounts, they all realized more were needed to make the impact they desired. An antique post office box cabinet was added in the antler room; it was discovered by Danielle with all of the lock codes intact. “That way, the homeowners could hide surprises in them to keep the grandkids entertained for hours,” she says. Throughout the rest of the home, custom textiles on beds and in bathrooms ensure a high quality but were crafted for casual, mountain flair. Fabrics are primarily Ralph Lauren linens, while rugs are exclusively Merida. White oak floors were dyed a dark stain for richness, countered by marble slab and marble aesthetic counters, durable quartz in bathrooms, and a steel bar and hood in the kitchen. “These elements were specifically selected to show the push and pull of her traditional taste with the home’s contemporary bones,” Danielle says. The sum of this home’s parts is a second residence in the mountains that not only works for its owners, but it “wows” from a design perspective. “Too often builders take for granted how intimate the home building process is,” Danielle says. “We learn a lot about our clients, their lives, and their families when we work with them. That’s the only way to make a home function in a way that is best suited to the people within it.”

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The Connecticut Street Tudor in historic Converse Heights has its original slate Virginia roof.

dozen owners have occupied this Connecticut Street estate in Spartanburg’s Converse Heights Historic District, but Lori and Fritz Butehorn and their two teenagers, Hank and Sophie, call it home. And they plan to for decades to come. Fritz grew up just a few blocks away, and though the couple left South Carolina for a time, they found their way back in 2005—and not just to Spartanburg, but to the same historic neighborhood with its revival architecture and tree-lined streets. The Tudor was built in 1924 by Mayor Ben Hill Brown; Lockwood Green designed it the same year they worked to erect a “skyscraper,” the Montgomery Building (currently under its own redevelopment, saving its deco-period façade). It is believed that Charles Lindbergh as well as Amelia Earhart may have visited the Mayor’s home while

on tour touting the aeronautics industry. “We love that this house holds so much history and character, and for an old Tudor it’s surprisingly open inside,” says Fritz. “The outside is certainly Tudor Revival, but it’s not exactly Tudor on the inside, which suits us too.” Ben Hill Brown lost the home during the depression and a string of homeowners followed, one as fascinating as the next. Norman Armitage and his wife Constance occupied it in the 1960s. Norman was a sixtime Olympian in saber and carried the U.S. flag in three Opening Ceremonies. Constance spoke 15 languages and purportedly was a spy for the allies leading up to WWII. She later became an art professor at Wofford. It was the Armitages who purchased the blueand-white Delft tile frieze from a New York auction house depicting the Israelites’ flight to Gilead, believed to date to the early 1700s. It was installed it the garden room, once a covered porch.

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Music and literature have made an indelible mark on the Butehorn’s home. Prior owners used the front room to display a brass collection that is now part of a permanent exhibit at the National Music Museum. Books and keepsakes from world travels, in addition to instruments still make their home in this decidedly masculine space. Yet a different owner left another indelible mark upon the house: Dr. Joe Utley was a cardiothoracic surgeon and a noted musician; he played the trumpet and amassed brass instruments, more than 600 of them. He and his wife Joella were passionate collectors, and during their tenure in the home, they turned the front library into a music room for display. The brass collection today is a permanent exhibit at the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota. Lori and Fritz kept a “masculine tone” in this front room, filling the Utleys’ shelves with books and family keepsakes, many from their travels all over the world. But Lori favors something she found locally at The Friends of the Library Book Sale: “I was looking for books that would fit into the shelving and came across a few with Constance Armitage’s signature in them. I sat there with my mouth hanging open. They made it full circle back to this house,” Lori says. “If these walls could talk, I would seriously sit down and listen to their stories.”

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(This page) The kitchen backsplash features “Gala� marble tile from the Talya Collection. Existing cabinetry was painted a dimensional pearl and four different types of hardware were installed.

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(Left) Lori and Fritz Butehorn with their two children, Hank and Sophie.

“One of the best things about the Tudor style is that it’s so flexible and it allows a lot of creativity. This house has given us the freedom of design on the inside.” -Lori Butehorn, homeowner

The couple has enlisted the help of several designers over the years, most recently Sandra Cannon of Sandra Cannon Designs who believed the kitchen needed to reference its adjacent spaces including an immense formal dining room and one truly unique morning room. The kitchen is designed for entertaining and acts as the heartbeat of this historic home. The Butehorns’ upfit of the space included painting existing cabinetry a dimensional pearl and upgrading counter tops, adding luxury backsplashes, light fixtures, and installing not one, but four types of hardware. The entry is adorned with Phillip Jeffries geometric grasscloth wallpaper in a deep metallic tone, and the living room is traditionally elegant with 14-foot ceilings and a fireplace crowned with a distinctive piece of architectural salvage: a mirror from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It feels right at home among family heirlooms passed down from Lori’s grandparents, a mix of period antiques as well as haute design from the 1970s. Lori remembers playing beneath the brass-soldered coffee table (by New York artist Silas Seandel) as a child, however her favorite piece is a gorgeous beetle green Chinoiserie secretary that her grandmother purchased in Charleston on King Street.

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An immense formal dining room was restored to its former glory,with an installation of chair molding,antiqued by hand along with a hand-gilded chandelier surround. The birds and pheasants on yellow wallpaper, De Gournay “Portobello,” was custom designed for the room.

Cannon also helped transform a downstairs guest bath, starting with the ultimate wallpaper company Calico of Brooklyn. Calico employed NASA telescope imagery to photograph the Turkish process of marbling paper, creating one-of-a-kind wallcoverings that are works of art. The couple has an affinity for all things Turkish and for good reason: Fritz lived in Turkey for several years as a child, and Lori’s family descends from the country eons back. Both have a love for Moroccan styling, and they knew innately that this was the perfect application for their long, narrow bathroom. The dining room was also devoid of detail when the Butehorns moved into the home, and it was Lori’s thoughtful eye that created interior detailing that feels original. Architect Glen Boggs helped them design moldings that mimic period plaster and added a significant Curry and Co Lighting chandelier over a dining room table that’s comfortable for twelve. Many of the furnishings came from the former Antiques on Augusta in Greenville where experts Barry McElreath and Bill Bates (now at The Rock House Antiques) would call Lori and Fritz about specific pieces they felt could add to the home’s aesthetic.

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The morning room was a patio and then an atrium before the Butehorns rebuilt the glass enclosure, retaining its windowframe design as well as its six-inch tile floor. Natural finishes complement exposed walls.

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The 1960s-era homeowners originally purchased this blue-and-white Delft tile frieze from a New York auction house, depicting the Israelites’ flight to Gilead. It is believed to date to the early 1700s, and it was installed it the garden room, once a covered porch. A a multi-arm light fixture and glass bar table were installed to lend contrast to the period elements.

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The modern pool showcases a unique fire feature at one end; a sculptural fire bowl by artist John T. Unger of Hudson, New York, and fashioned from recycled steel.

“We fell for this house so hard. It felt like ours as soon as we walked in it.” -Lori Butehorn, homeowner

“We fell for this house so hard,” says Lori. “It felt like ours as soon as we walked in it.” A pool in the side yard was added by previous homeowners, the Utleys, but it is also part of the Butehorns’ story: This serene space, which includes lots of vegetation and a bank of hydrangea, is the same one Fritz remembers from childhood. He once threw a rock over the wall, hoping to hear a splash, but instead interrupting a dinner party. The Butehorns brought the pool up to modern standards and installed a paver system around it. Last year they positioned a unique fire feature at one end; a sculptural firebowl by artist John T. Unger of Hudson, New York, fashioned from recycled steel. So, what project is up next? Not a thing. “I think we’re done,” says Lori. “God willing we’ll be here forever. The kids were 2 and 4 when we moved in, and we all lived in one bedroom during the first renovations, so its kind of appropriate because now we can enjoy it. They’re teenagers and our focus is on them.” at Home

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Working with an Upstate-based architect, Atlantans Stacy and Eric Dey built their ideal vacation space on the shores of Lake Keowee, creating a home designed for open-floorplan entertaining and a high volume of guests year-round.

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“THIS HOUSE IS FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES.” This is how Stacy Dey describes the driving philosophy behind the Lake Keowee home where she and husband, Eric, are currently enjoying their weekends, along with the frequent company of their two grown children. The Deys spend their weekdays in Atlanta, where Eric is a CFO in the tech industry. As their children flew the coop, Stacy and Eric looked lakeward to keep them coming around. The plan was to audition all the lakes within an easy drive of Atlanta, but Keowee was their first and last stop. “We rented the house next door and after three weeks I said, ‘Extend the lease, Eric. This is where I want to be,’” Stacy says of the abbreviated trial period. “It’s so peaceful. We come here just to decompress. Looking out the window, you can’t help but fall in love with that. There is something so magical about coming out of this cove and making that left around that first bend over there, and seeing the mountains. It never gets old.” When their current lot came available after about 18 months of renting next door, the Deys pounced, and within six months they were ready to build. “We loved this lot because you have water almost two-thirds of the way around,” Stacy says. “I have to give Johnston Design Group all of the credit. They designed every room to take advantage of the lake.” 88 _ at Home

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View with a Room: 270-degree views of the lake invite beauty into every space of the Deys lake home.

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Rock Solid: Native stone masonry found on the home’s exterior is repeated in intentional interior spaces for a modern lodge aesthetic.

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Big and Bright: The large kitchen blends modern pendant lighting and slab stone counter tops, inviting guests to visit while Stacy cooks.

That vantage point starts the moment you step through the front door. The interior is beautifully appointed in a palette of earthy blues and greys that fall away as the lake rises up to greet guests through expansive windows along the rear wall of the house. The Deys selected Johnston after visiting a few other of their homes that checked all the boxes on Stacy’s wish list. “I wanted something that was a little different than your typical lake house. A little bit open,” Stacy says, adding that she’s often questioned by visitors over her choice to include a bigger-than-average kitchen in the floor plan. “I wanted a large kitchen

because I love to cook and entertain in there. I now have gotten to where I engage anyone that’s here visiting to help me cook, and they love it. Absolutely love it.” When it’s time to eat, the porch seating goes first, followed by the barstools just inside the kitchen, and then, depending on the crowd, the dining room. It may get last dibs for actual dining, but it is Stacy’s favorite spot to sit and watch the wildlife through the window. She often jokes with Eric that should she ever fall ill, he is to take the table out and roll her sickbed right in. The addition of stone countertops in the walk-in pantry created a secondary workspace where Stacy often preps items headed to or from the grilling porch, keeping the kitchen free from the mess. That same slab of stone was divvied up between the laundry room and their son’s bathroom.

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Top Notched: A vaulted ceiling in the great room hides architecturally integrated, restorative design features including passive ventilation and geothermal HVAC.

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Pour House: Open shelving and modern lines make the bar a clean, contemporary space with design elements that hearken to an early 20th-century lodge.

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It was also important to Stacy to be able to bring the outside in, with windows that slide open to turn the home into one big screened porch. There are a number of outdoor seating areas from which to sip wine and drink in the view, as well, including a sun porch strategically located in the one sunny spot that remains once high noon strikes and the rest of the property is enveloped in leafy shade. “Those were the things we saw in another house Johnston had done and why we chose to go with them,” she says. In addition to bringing the outside in, Stacy and Eric wanted the option to bring plenty of people in as well. The lower level has three bedrooms, one suite for each of the kids and a guest room with four built-in bunk beds outfitted with televisions. These were designed with

grandkids in mind, but for now play host to their son’s pledge brothers most weekends. “They come, and they come in herds,” Stacy says with a laugh. “There’s usually upwards of 15 kids in here at one time. As they’ve grown up this has become their place, and that thrills me.” A mother-in-law suite over the garage is also put to good use, popular among the mid-20s set for its privacy. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and when they are many in number they’ve been known to crash on couches or double up in the bunks. One regular visitor prefers to inflate an air mattress in the cool, dark quiet of the storage room. To which Stacy says, “whatever floats your boat.” Stacy says she and Eric do have the place to themselves on the rare weekend. “Although we love being here by ourselves, the house just comes alive with people in it. And that’s what you want.” at Home

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Judith Aughtry’s taste runs to the eclectic: whimsical art, bold color, and offbeat accents. Her husband Bo leans toward the classic: heart-pine floors, landscape paintings, and trophies from his hunting adventures. The key to their success in furnishing their Alta Vista home is respecting each other’s styles, and bringing both together to create the perfect spot for relaxation, entertaining, and raising their two sons. The unique interiors of their historic home will be on display this fall as part of the 2017 Tour of Homes organized by the Guild of the Greenville Symphony. The theme for the annual fundraiser, set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1, is

Classics on Crescent and McDaniel. The Aughtry home certainly fits the bill. Dr. William Williams built the home in 1863, and after it was purchased by T.Q. Donaldson in 1868, it remained in the same family until 1987. Though a new kitchen, den, and master suite were added in the 1980s, by the time the Aughtrys purchased it in 2005, there were only a few small updates to be made. The couple loved the 12-foot ceilings—ideal for displaying hunting trophies—as well as the carefully maintained history, including original windows and fireplaces and even original doorknobs and intricately etched hinges.

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Once a formal English garden, this patio and fire pit at the rear of the home is now a gathering spot for adults and teens.

The previous owners, the Wallaces, went to historic Williamsburg, Virginia, to have missing hinges and knobs matched with exacting precision. “Their attention to detail was amazing,” Judith says. The Aughtrys first put their own stamp on the place by removing a more formal English garden in back. “It was cool, but it wasn’t practical for us,” she says. “Between our kids kicking balls and running through, we knew we wanted a low-maintenance yard.” Now 17 and 18, sons Robert and David are more likely to be relaxing by the firepit. “It’s a major hangout,” she offers. The Aughtrys are also avid art collectors, and each room

The large abstract painting in the foyer is by Katie Walker, a favorite of the Aughtrys. Judith has served on the board of Artisphere and loves to support local artists.

offers a mix of landscapes and quirky portraits, created by local and international artists, as well as items picked up on their travels to Africa, Brazil, Italy, and more. Judith combines anything that speaks to her, she says laughing, “for better or for worse. I love doing it, but couldn’t do it for anyone else.” The entryway encapsulates the eclectic blend of Bo and Judith’s styles as much as any spot in the house, home both to trophies from his African adventures and her art exploits—including various paintings such as a large abstract by local artist Katie Walker and a watercolor by Stephanie Shuptrine.

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Kudu, waterbuck, impala, and elk are just a few of the trophies on display in the recreation room The room to the right is the boys’ favorite, with two pool tables and more than 20 animal heads, including kudu, waterbuck, impala, warthogs, and wildebeest. (Many of these sought-after trophy animals are maintained in large numbers across Africa specifically for hunting purposes. A giraffe Bo shot in Africa that provided meat for an entire village.) An August Vernon painting of Bo’s father, Paul Aughtry, is nestled within the space. On the other side of the entry is a small living room with Asian furnishings and Judith’s creature craving: gorilla likenesses carved from the root of palm trees. She discovered the first one in a cigar store on Main Street and had to have it. The library is where Judith, who loves arts, crafts, and projects, can really express herself. “It’s my office, my workroom, and it’s just got a bunch of eclectic, wacko stuff in it,” she said. A painting by her son is in progress, as is a slipcover for a chair from Hampton Inn, which Bo and his partners at Windsor Aughtry developed. “I said, ‘I’ll slipcover those,” but now I’m getting tired of sewing,” she says. The fireplace is original, though the built-ins had to be replaced; an old sofa she painted and recovered shows a modern mix of three fabrics. A floor-to-ceiling art display includes a painting by her son Robert, a whimsical portrait by Anna Feil of San Diego, and a piece by South Carolina artist Ernest Lee. “You’ve got to have the Chicken Man in here,” she says. A nearby print shows a woman in a fur coat alongside the phrase, “Natalie used to be vegan.” The small sunroom is almost filled by a grand piano, while the spacious, bright kitchen is home to pieces by local notables including Joseph Bradley, Diane Kilgore Condon, and Judy Verhoeven.

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Soaring ceilings and heart-pine floors were two key draws for the Aughtrys when they toured this historic home.

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The bold, black fireplace in the living room is topped with a painting by African artist, Ibe. This cozy space blends a colorful rug, a waterfall painting by William Jamison, and a gorilla head carved from the root of a palm tree.

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(Top) Judith has always been attracted to pieces with an Asian influence. (Below) Simplicity rules in the master suite, where soft colors are punctuated with a bright rug and a painting by Jim Calk. (Opposite) The marble fireplace in the dining room is topped with a classic mirror and antlers and is flanked by Asian accents. The statue in the corner is a miniature of a sculpture found outside the Courtyard on Main Street by Vietnamese artist Tuan Nguyen The breakfast room is “the room we live in all the time,” Judith says. The previous owners had updated the French doors and ceilings, so all the Aughtrys did was remove awnings to bring in additional light. Another piece by August Vernon—the artist now working on the rooftop mural at another Windsor Aughtry property, the Embassy Suites—depicts Annie, a longtime Aughtry employee and friend who retired at age 92. Upstairs, a photo-filled landing showcases childhood art by her sons, as well as a unique portrait by local artist Ric Standridge, featuring Judith with Robert and David. A pinball machine, a gift for Bo, is still operating and popular with guests. David keeps his room simple, Judith explains, but Robert’s “shows his personality,” with a large Brian Olsen painting of Marilyn Monroe created at Artisphere, where Judith has served on the board for many years. Guitars are also featured prominently. “He does everything,” she says. “When he was 13, he built a forge and does blacksmithing. He’s a trip.” While the location and bones of this home are classic Crescent Avenue, in the Aughtry home, attendees at the Tour of Homes should expect something unique and even surprising around every corner.

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The sunroom overlooks a spacious back yard. “Once you’re back here, you don’t realize you’re only a mile from downtown,” Judith says.

The Aughtry home was built in 1863 by Dr. William Williams, one of the first professors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Adventure and travel shape a person in unseen ways, and souvenirs work as visual reminders of those moments and memories. But what to do with them? How can a person artfully display and tell the story of travel and wanderlust without turning a room into a tacky tourist shop? Here are five tips for highlighting favorite trips in your homeplace.

01 ° 01’ Display casually. A small dish or jar of foreign currency is unassuming but enjoyable to look through and keep close at hand. It’s often also a souvenir that everyone brings home after a journey abroad. Keep that loose currency and transform it into a small conversation piece. Coins also work well in a shadow box situation, pairing a few with a few postcards, a journal, and a snapshot for a balanced story piece. at Home

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02 ° 02’ Maps make for gorgeous, interesting, and inexpensive artwork. Layer a few for an expansive statement on a blank wall, mounting them simply on foam board for easy installation. Chose a map that is meaningful to you: Zoom in on your favorite section of coastline, the location of your wedding, a local lake, or your hometown. Trace favorite drives, pinpoint stops along the way. For a smaller setting, shop thrift stores for vintage atlases, gently remove your selection, and frame. A wall of framed states or cities tells a story of travel and personal history.

03 ° 03’ On your next trip, look for small pieces of original art to bring home. Small pieces are easy and light to transport and a joy to display once you’re back home.

04 ° 04’ Use vintage luggage on a desk, the top of a dresser, or even stacked as a side table. Vintage luggage is easy to source and often includes handsome leather detailing and gilded monograms—instant history with the added bonus of hidden storage space. Use each case to store journals and other mementos from trips (or just to hide clutter!).

05 ° 05’ Collect a few small stones and other natural items along a hike and display in glass terrarium with an air plant. Arrange around a cactus or stack beside your back door. These small reminders of where you’ve been are also a tasteful nod to where you are going.

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It’s rivalry season and no cocktail will be more hotly contested on game day than the Bloody Mary. Old school proponents believe classic renditions are hallowed ground with exacting proportions of tomato juice, vodka, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. New schoolers herald complex variations employing spice blends and topiaries of vertical garnish. It’s a battle worth debating since we can all agree: No one loses when there’s something delicious to cheer for. (Or cheer about!)


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Old School Bloody Mary

New School Bloody Mary

2 oz. vodka 2 oz. thick tomato juice ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice 2-4 dashes of salt 2 dashes of fresh ground pepper 2 dashes of cayenne pepper 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce

Mix (makes 6 ounces) ½ c. tomato juice ½ tsp prepared horseradish 1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce Splash of high-quality balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp Sriracha, or more to taste ½ small lime, squeezed ½ small lemon, squeezed ¼ tsp celery salt, or more to taste

Fernand “Pete” Periot takes credit for inventing the Bloody Mary as we know it at Harry’s American Bar in Paris in 1921. Periot went on to front the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York and made the popular “restorative” using this recipe.

Method: Cover the bottom of the shaker with four large dashes of salt, 2 dashes of black pepper, 2 dashes of cayenne pepper, and a layer of Worcestershire sauce. Add a dash of lemon juice and some cracked ice. Add 2 ounces of vodka and 2 ounces of thick tomato juice, shake, strain, and pour. The celery stick became the ubiquitous Bloody Mary garnish around 1960 when it is believed to have replaced the swizzle stick.

Many a gourmand mix can be purchased to pour a stellar Bloody Mary, but nothing beats one made from scratch. The classic cocktail is updated with the addition of briny aromatics resulting in a complex palate.

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Bloody Molly: Irish whiskey Virgin Mary aka A Bloody Shame: No alcohol

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Pickle juice ice cubes defy logic: spicy and icy at the same time.

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Russian Mary: Add 2 oz. plain yogurt and 1 tsp grated onion

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Know-how. That’s what you gain by befriending a butcher, and Marty Caron is an exceptional one. Premium proteins are his passion. He managed meat and seafood departments for Publix for 28 years (helping them expand in two states) before opening Hooked Meat and Seafood Market, but as a teen he apprenticed at an independent butcher shop in Connecticut hoping one day to own a place like it. “All these years I learned and planned. I didn’t want to open a chop shop or a franchise. I dreamed about stocking quality meats, the cuts we’d do, and the fresh seafood we could offer. The variety excited me and the gourmet items too,” says Caron. He opened Hooked Market on Stallings Road last October near the neighborhoods surrounding Pebble Creek FALL 2017

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Golf Course with his eldest daughter, Heather Waters. The 1,800-square-foot market is beautifully clean with banks of new equipment cradling Black Angus beef, heritage pork, house-made sausage, and wild domestic seafood. Spend a bit of time with father and daughter and you’ll catch them “dusting the ice.” It’s the practice of top dressing cases with flake ice to keep fish at an ideal state. They pamper their offerings, and it shows; cases are emptied, drained, and cleaned each night and are immaculate because of it. “We’re artists at heart,” says Waters. “We like to make things look beautiful so you’ll want to try it.” Service is key and Marty’s favorite part of each day is butchering directly from the 32-degree walk-in. “I love it when a customer points to a

steak and says I wish it was this thick showing me between two fingers. I go straight to the cooler and pull out a whole rib of beef or a tenderloin and hand cut them exactly what they describe.” The duo has been known to make custom sausage while a customer waits (it takes 20 minutes if all the ingredients are in house) or to print out recipes on demand. They are ready for football season — and of course the holidays. Both are avid cooks because, simply put, they can’t get away from food. “You have to know how to handle your product and pass that onto your customer,” says Waters. “We love the ‘backyard bbq champions,’ as we call them. They want new ideas and different things to try all the time.” The newest offering is a braided (yes braided) fresh pork belly ready for the smoker or

grill. They skin it, then slice not quite through, and braid and tie it using a beef needle. Marty says to dry-season it and smoke it for an hour at 250 degrees, glaze it with Sally’s Greatest Peach and Ginger Jam, and place it back in the smoker for another hour. There’s Kobe Wagyu beef available too and crown roast from Allegiance Pork and duck breast, live lobsters, Carolina shrimp, wild salmon, and mako shark, king crab legs, and even fresh rabbit. Semi-prepared foods include a dozen types of sausage made on site (including fall favorites pumpkin pecan and country cranberry apple), seven types of burger patties, a half dozen kabob options, stuffed chicken breasts, twice baked potatoes, dips aplenty, and more. So if you’re looking to up your game at the grill this fall, look no farther than Hooked. at Home

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How To Cook A Great Steak • Bring whole cuts of beef up to room temperature, which allows connective tissue to soften before cooking. • Don’t season with salt until you’re ready to place meat onto heat. • Use coarse ground sea salt and fresh ground pepper to compliment the natural flavors of premium beef. • Let it rest. If you’re willing to take the time to bring it up to room temperature, take 5 or 6 minutes to let the meat rest off the grill, allowing it to reabsorb its natural juices. • A medium to medium rare steak (of an average thickness) typically cooks over charcoal for 8 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the other. • If all else fails, the poorest cook will have a hard time ruining a thick steak. Purchase a steak around 1.5-2 inches thick, and use a meat thermometer.

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Be a boss at the grill. Marty says there’s an easy way to entertain like a pro: Impress with a mixed grill. Cook a variety of proteins and board them together offering guests a chance to make their own plates. He likes a

combination of beef shoulder medallions and pork tenderloin with some specialty sausage and Carolina shrimp (and says the range in price overall really favors the host).

What’s new for fall? Spoon roast. Top sirloin roast is hand-rolled and tied so when prepared it’s tender enough to “eat with a spoon.” It is best for oven roasting or a grill preparation. And, don’t forget

about turkey. If you want to dine like White House royalty order a Bell and Evans bird at Hooked Market; it’s the same turkey served to the President each Thanksgiving.

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It’s autumn in the South. Humidity relinquishes its stifling grasp. Breezes refresh. The sky deepens into a crisp blue. Isn’t there a way to somehow bottle this up, to preserve this golden season for the cold, damp winter days ahead? A harvest meal held al fresco invites ultimate enjoyment of this time of year. It’s a celebration, not of chilly crispness, but, rather, of lasting warmth and stilllengthened daylight. When finally, it’s bearable to be outside again! Bearable and so beautiful. It never lasts quite long enough, which is why these gloaming, warm months nestled in the beginnings of a southern fall are meant to be savored. It’s in this singular time of year that friends and business partners Shawn Kelly (formerly executive chef of High Cotton), and Roddy Pick and Chad Bishop of Greenbrier Farms gather with their loved ones under an oak tree by the farm’s pond. Their plan? A simple evening of food and drink at the Bishop’s farmstead. “This is just how we get together. Smoked meat, some local vegetables, something good to drink…and lots of laughing,” shares Amy, Chad’s wife and the dynamo behind Greenbrier’s wedding and event success. It was food that brought the group together in the first place. “We’re two farmers and a chef,” Chad offers. And these collaborators are in the thick of developing Fork and Plough, a market, butcher, and restaurant in Greenville’s distinctive Overbrook neighborhood. (If the food on the evening’s table is any indication, the farm-totable movement in the Upstate is about to become a whole lot more delicious and even more accessible.) They envision the new space to be a place to gather for a quick drink at the bar, a lunch, or grab a couple of steaks and prepared sides to take home. All will revolve with the changing seasons for the freshest, most flavorful options.

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Work feels miles away on a night like this. With a ruby-hued sangria in hand to ward off the Indian summer’s warmth, friends gather on the farm’s back porch for a few snacks while their supper finishes cooking. And what food it is! Everything on the sideboard is linked to the land. Even the flowers on the table are from Earthbloom flower farm, only 20 minutes up the mountain road. Shawn sets to work on the cheese board, and can’t keep hungry hands away from the delicious variety of cheeses. As he slices and arranges, he talks about how to assemble the ideal board: “You want a good variety. A blue, something soft, something sharper and

bread, top it with cheese and condiments. They create personalized bites: savory, sweet; smooth, sour.

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firmer, and something unexpected.” Alongside the cheeses are a variety of preserved vegetables. “Preserved things like these chanterelles we foraged on the property this summer and this okra from July we pickled add a nice savory element to the board,” Shawn says. Fruit is good to have too, he says, along with a little honeycomb, “for sweetness.” “What I like about doing a cheese board is that it’s easy to ask those friends that don’t really cook to just bring a little cheese to add to the board. It’s a nice thing to collaborate on,” Amy adds. A board like this could easily become a meal. As guests choose a cracker or bit of 132 _ at Home

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15 peaches (peeled and chopped) 3 apricots (chopped) 3 c. sugar 2 c. cider vinegar ½ c. water 3 cloves 1 habanero pepper 1 cayenne pepper 2” ginger chopped 1 tsp. cinnamon Method: Simmer the peach peels, ginger, peppers (seeds can be left in or removed depending on desired spice level), and cloves in the vinegar and water until reduced by half. Strain liquid over the remaining ingredients, and cook until reduced by 2/3. At this point it can be canned or kept in the refrigerator. Yields 2.5 quarts.

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1 red apple 1 green apple 1 green pear 1 red pear 2 oranges (zested and juiced) 1 bottle affordable red wine 1 c. brandy (or more if you can spare it!) ½ c. Domaine de Canton (this is a lovely ginger liqueur, you could substitute Gran Marnier or any other liqueur) 2 bottles of ginger ale (Blenhams red cap if available) 4 c. apple cider Method: Mix all together. Taste and let sit for a few hours, taste again. Let sit overnight if desired; taste again. Leftovers are good, refrigerated, for a week.

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The mountains have always held special meaning and even more memories for Jillian and David Dill, whether it’s her North Carolina roots, their Greenville home, or the many hours the two have spent exploring the region’s peaks, valleys, and streams. So when it came time to select a spot to say “I do,” they looked no farther than the Blue Ridge to exchange vows and celebrate the beginning of a lifetime together. The couple wed on April 29, 2017, at the The Cliffs at Glassy Mountain chapel and then celebrated with family and friends at The Barn, located in nearby Cliffs at Mountain Park. Jillian, a paralegal, and David, an attorney with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, met through a mutual

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friend in April 2014: Musician Nathan Angelo was performing with his band, The Oxfords, and both Jillian and David had been invited to attend. So when it came time to celebrate their wedding (almost exactly three years later) the ensemble, fittingly, provided reception music. An outdoor venue in the mountains in mid-Spring could have proven a chilly affair, but an unseasonably warm season not only made the event comfortable (even for Florida guests), it also brought with it early-blooming azaleas. “We loved seeing all of our friends and family gathered together,” Jillian offers, saying the homey outdoor environment perfectly accommodated all their guests. “There’s no other time in your life when you have that many people who mean so much to you together in one room.” The day and the venue proved bittersweet, as well: When they were in the early stages of wedding planning, they were traveling back to Greenville after visiting The Cliffs and David placed a phone call to his parents: He learned that his father, a Presbyterian minister, had been diagnosed with advanced cancer. The Rev. Dr. Brian Dill of Lakeland, Florida, passed away several weeks later. The couple honored David’s father during the ceremony by using a hymn that Dr. Dill had written decades earlier, “Come Sing O Church in Joy,” as their recessional. “It was a special way to incorporate his memory and talents into the service,” Jillian says. From wedding cakes baked by favorite Greenville eatery Brick Street Café (also where the couple had their first date) to parting plates of fried dill pickles, guests were treated to true Southern hospitality from start to finish. “We were touched by how many people traveled from far away to be part of our day,” Jillian says. “Many of our guests had never been to Greenville before, so we enjoyed the chance to introduce our home and pieces of our lives here.”

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Corley Plumbing, Heating and Air in Greenville offers the Nest Thermostat. It learns the temperatures you prefer and programs itself to adapt. In a study, it saved an average of 10 to 12 percent on heating bills. And it’s Wi-Fi enabled, so you can track usage from anywhere, any time.


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Blank Spaces Transient, temporary dĂŠcor and soft natural edges give Upstate artist Emily Jeffords and her young family room to grow and bloom. / by Beth Brown Ables / photos by Jay Luebke


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ROOM TO MOVE, AND PLAY, AND LIVE. When fine artist Emily Jeffords and her husband, Dan, were searching for a new home, their hunt focused on their growing family. After years of downtown living, it was time to trade the convenience of place for a broader space. Dan chose the circa-1967 ranch as soon as he saw it, but Emily confesses, “I chose it in increments as it came together and as I fell in love with the property.” The trees “surround and encompass us,” she says. So even though the house itself is an angular, mid-century style, nature softens the edges. “Our home, in general, reflects what we love: Neutrals and bringing the outside inside,” she says. Emily’s home aesthetic is the perfect setting for artwork—both her own and their ever-growing collection. Even though her days are typically spent in swirling colors of landscape abstracts, their home is rooted in neutral. Says Emily: “When we got married we decided that we would keep the palette simple while bringing in artwork and accessories that excited us individually. Having a backdrop of simplicity allows us to curate a unique blend of aesthetics, allowing every member of the family to add to the mix.” With unadorned, sweeping windows pouring light into the living room, there seems to be more glass than walls. Spare French doors lead to a wide deck with cozy leather couches and marble-topped tables. Seamless comes to mind watching the Jeffords’ two young girls flitting from room to room, swinging outside on a hammock and back in again, giggling. Flow. As comfortable as they are in the new space, it all still smells of new pine and paint. “The house, to me, is a canvas telling us what it wants to be. And I’m patient, and okay with white space. Right now everything feels ready, just not full. And I like it that way,” Emily muses. “I like adding things that are temporary, transient: We have hanging vases and planters for wildflowers and vines the girls and I gather in the yard.” Those natural elements are evident in the interior as well. “I love our marble countertops in our kitchen. Anyone who knows me knows this. Marble is one of the most organic and neutral elements. In fact, all elements we added to the house are intentionally neutral.” Color is added in the original artwork throughout the living area. Pen and ink sketches, watercolors, and whatever landscape Emily is working on in her home studio. Dan has his own favorites as well, a new deck and plans for a patio and fire pit anticipate many happy gatherings with friends and family. The couple’s collaboration is evident: “Dan buys all the paintings. Really, he does! Though one of my favorite pieces was done by our daughter.” They also embrace the imperfect: “The light fixtures by Modern Brass I love too. Their patina, even the fingerprints left from installation. They’re all handmade and fit the space so well,” Emily says.

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Light fixtures by Modern Brass and a neutral palette complement vintage furnishings, leafy plants, and colorful, original artwork in the home of fine artist Emily Jeffords, her husband Dan, and their young family.

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The family travels often, and they like to bring one thing from each of those trips. Bells from San Diego, mugs from Italy. “The girls found these really colorful bowls in Spain this spring and told us, “These are what we want to eat our cereal in!” Everything has a story this way. Most of all, the new-tothem home helped them find what they longed for: room. “Our last home had a five-foot yard. Now we have so much space and so many trees that we can’t even see our neighbors. We used to crave time in the woods and mountain adventures, now we feel content and like we have a bit of that peace all around.” It is a home that ebbs and flows. It reflects the people who live there, and people, like plants (and maybe even like paintings), need space and light. To become. 150 _ at Home

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A selective resource guide to the pages of atHome Crafted: Felt Flowers (page 21) Leaph Boutique, flowers available at, M. Judson Books, 130 S Main St., Greenville; Goosefeathers, 110 S Main St., Travelers Rest; Circa, 219 W Main St., Easley Off the Shelf (page 26) Amazon and Barnes & Nobel, and

Art & Light (page 45) Art & Light Gallery, 16 Aiken St, Greenville, (864) 363-8172,; Marian McCreight Interiors, 216 Fairview Ave, Greenville, (864) 304-4469, Horse Barns (page 54) Blackburn Greenbarns ® and Blackburn Architecture pre-designed barns sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, and priced to be fully functional and equipped to avoid last-minute building issues. Base prices range from $90,000 to $258,000, Filament LED exterior lights (page 63) Black Electrical Supply, 304 Rocky Creek Road, Greenville (locations in Easley and Seneca, as well);(864) 288-9099; Take Two mountain home (page 65) Warth Construction, 330 Spring St, Highlands, NC, (828) 526-4929,; architect Bob DiFiore, Atlanta, GA, (404) 234-6196; JELDWEN windows, (800) 535-3936,; linens custom by Ralph Lauren,; rugs by Merida, Converse Heights, Past Lives - Butehorn Home (page 71) Wallpaper by Schumacher Fabric,, Calico of Brooklyn, ,and Phillip Jeffries,; Lighting from Currey and Co,; interior design from Sandra Cannon Interiors, (864) 909-4032,; architect Glen Boggs, Pauline, SC, (864) 582-5508, New Lake on Life - Dey home (page 87) Architecture by Johnston Design Group, 411 University Ridge, Greenville, (864) 250-0701,; builder, The Berry Group, 134 N Main St, Six Mile, (864) 868-2811,; interior finishes and fixtures by Postcard from Paris, (864) 233-6622,; furnishings and artwork by Ca’shae Interiors, Roswell, GA, (770) 315-9432, In Good Taste Harvest Table (page 128) Venue, proteins, and produce Greenbrier Farms, 766 Hester Store Rd, Easley, (864) 855-9782,; sangria glasses, pitcher, and linens from Pottery Barn,; cheese board from Split Woodworks, (864) 389-1164,; local cheeses by Forx Farm (Gouda), Blue Ridge Creamery (Reedy Red), Goat Lady Dairy (snow camp) ; florals by Earth Blooms Flower Farm, (864) 723-0909 Innovative Design - Jeffords home Pendant lights by Modern Brass,; living room chandelier, sofa and coffee table by West Elm,; green armchair and leather side chairs by Anthropologie,; dining room chairs, Blu Dot modern furniture, ; brass wall hanging from Electric Sun Creatives, 152 _ at Home

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Modus Behind the Wall A date-stamped piece of wood, discovered behind a brick wall, revealed that the Bainbridge home was not as old as they first believed.

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When Bob and Judy Bainbridge took on a renovation and addition project for their early 1900s-era home last year, they did so with history in the forefront of their minds. It’s fair to say that he, a retired professor of architecture at Clemson University, and she, a retired Furman University English professor, author, and Greenville history columnist, know a thing or two about history and houses. But it took 3,000 hand-removed bricks to tell them what they didn’t know about their own home of 32 years: It’s actual age. The home addition, which moved the laundry upstairs and added a master bath and walk-in closet to the main level, required that they build onto the prominent street-side of the house with its brick façade. “We wanted to match the brick as carefully as possible,” Bob recalls 160 _ at Home

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of the old brick, which was unique for its burned-black appearance and knobbystyle pieces. “We had the contractor take down the existing brick wall, and we cleaned 3,000 bricks,” he says. It was during that process that they discovered a small piece of wood, about an eighth of an inch thick and less than a foot long, that had a stamped date and numbers on it. “We had always believed that our house was built in 1933,” Bob says. When they bought it more than three decades ago, they did so because, Judy explained, “It looks like a professor’s house.” The wood piece, which Bob says was likely used to wrap a cube of brick for delivery to the plant and eventually their home, bore the date: “4.25.38.” “We had to make the house five years younger because we found this odd piece.” The other numbers and

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