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A Magazine for Upstate Living

Winter 2017


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106 Fire Pink Way, Cliffs at Glassy $899,000 | MLS#1356127 Spencer Ashby 864-344-0333

30 Tilley Road, Cleveland $749,000 | MLS#1355490 John “Clark” Kent 864-784-9918

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CREATE A BUZZ To dress up her kids' bath, designer Caroline Brackett used Nuvolette wallpaper by Cole and Sons and then hung framed moths and butterflies, much to the delight of her young son who loves bugs. (See the story on page 72.)

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CONTENTS Winter 2017



A Style of her Own Designer Caroline Brackett creates a family-friendly space in her traditional off of Augusta Road.


The Bold Chateau An historic eastside renovation blends the talents of four architects in one stunning space.


Home of Dreams A house on a hill at the Reserve at Lake Keowee pushes with jaw-dropping design . 8. THRESHOLD 16. NOTES FROM HOME

The Collection: items and ideas to inspire 22. IN BLOOM Indoor citrus 24. SAVE THESE DATES Winter events 26. CRAFTED Hand-blown N.C. glass 28. ASKED & ANSWERED Kitchen trends 32. STYLE SPOTTER Maize and metal 35. OFF THE SHELF Books to gift with 39. FILAMENT Twinkle lights 41. DETOURS Abbeville/Greenwood shopping

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InnerCella: home and décor, explored 45. NOOKS A farmhouse reno 55. INNOVATIVE DESIGN 5 unique home builds that break the mold, showcasing sustainability, quality, and creative styling 68. OPEN TABLE A chocolate mess

Modus: methods for home and life 115. DRINK Sparkling lemon cocktail 121. TRIFECTA Styling with candles 126. IN GOOD TASTE Winter pasta party 132. MATRIMONY An outdoor affair 136. STYLUS Holiday Insta inspiration 138. SHOP Resources and advertisers' Index 144. BEHIND THE WALL Century-old curb appeal

On our cover: Modern and traditional living literally collide in an East Hillcrest home redesigned by Tindall Architecture for the Terry family. Photo by Rebecca Lehde

"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!" —Thomas Wentworth Higginson 14 _ at Home

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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

We are all cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. - Ray Bradbury


Editor in chief Lynn Greenlaw on location for this issue's photo shoot at the Augusta Road-area home of designer Caroline Brackett. See the interior begining on page 72.

eauty most definitely fills the pages of our winter issue. Cups have filled and overflowed in abundance bringing us much from which to learn and much to admire. Three feature homes, each so distinctive from the other, are awaiting your discovery. One home is a lesson in being willing to take some risks, leaving the expected approach by blending traditional with contemporary. Another is the end result of the owners’ desire to create a beautifully fun environment that would lure their far-flung children and grandchildren to come visit. The third home, impeccably decorated by the owner who is an interior designer, is a perfect blend of elegant and family-friendly style. Ever wonder if you have enough imagination to look beyond all of the flaws of a severely neglected house? One creative woman has done just that by transforming a circa-1906 Queen Anne-style farmhouse into a warm, inviting, art-filled home. We also are thrilled to bring you a special feature on Innovative Design that introduces five homes that are currently trending due to their creative approach to utilizing unique materials. Each applies thoughtful approaches to the use of interior and exterior spaces, many with reclaimed materials and all with an attention to quality and precision. Beauty appears in the form of articles on houseplants, glowing candles, handcrafted glassware, twinkle lights, making chocolate, and some good reads to consider for holiday gifts. These are just a few of the delightful articles that will fill your cup. Once consumed you just need to master the trick of turning yourself over and letting the beauty out in your own inimitable way. Enjoy! See you next year.

Lynn Greenlaw Editor-in-Chief

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The Collection In Bloom: Indoor Citrus

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Blood oranges, Meyer lemons, Persian limes, and kumquat grown at home.


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The Collection In Bloom

A Tasteful Twist Growing your own lemon, orange, and kumquat brings bounty and beauty. / by Kay Odell /photos by Stella Alesi


With fragrant blossoms, colorful fruit, and glossy evergreen foliage, growing your own citrus, such as Meyer lemons, Persian limes or even blood oranges, is very possible in Greenville with just a little knowhow and care. Citrus do great outdoors all year long in sunny Florida, but here in the Upstate we need to bring our tender tropical babies indoors in the winter to protect them from frost, freeze, and our much-toochilly weather. With proper care, you could be enjoying your own fresh blood oranges by the fireplace during the cold winter months. The easiest and most popular indoor citrus plant is the Meyer Lemon, which is sweeter than the classic commercial varieties found at the grocery store. A close cousin to the Meyer lemon, and another favorite among home citrus growers, is the Persian lime with its tart and tangy taste. Blood Orange and Red Navel trees are both fantastic species of orange trees you can grow in containers indoors. The kumquat tree with its small oval bright orange fruit is another favorite indoor citrus plant. Available kumquat species include the delicious Nagami and the Centennial, which offers unique variegated foliage year-around. Most citrus generally produce their fruit in the spring and fall, and then they have a time of resting to rejuvenate their nutrients and energy for the next fruiting period. This is a time of recovery for your plant, so don’t give up on it. It’s just resting from its fruit production. Knowing when to bring your plant indoors is key. Most citrus can tolerate temperatures as low as 32 degrees. But as a general rule, your plant should be brought indoors when nightly temperatures consistently reach 40 degrees, on average. Also, to avoid frost/freeze damage be sure keep an eye out for those troublesome nights where temperatures unexpectedly plunge. Growing potted citrus is a “fruitful” way to garden all year long, both outdoors and in.

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Citrus Tips Location. In the summer, your patio, balcony or pool side is the perfect place for your citrus plant as long as it’s not in a high- wind area. Indoors, a temperature-controlled sunroom or near a sunny window that provides lots of sunlight (at least 4 hours) will net a happy citrus. Purchase. Citrus plants from local nurseries are higher quality than plants purchased at big box stores. When picking out your citrus, look for lush plants with green glossy leaves and a healthy root system. Many citrus plants may already have blooms or fruit forming and that is great; you have a head start! Harvest. Lemons turn their beautiful, bright yellow on the tree, so wait to have good color before harvesting. Harvest limes while they are still green and they will mature to a greenish-yellow color prior to eating. Likewise, oranges may be picked while they are still green and will turn orange over time. Wait for Kumquats to turn orange before collecting them off the tree. Citrus tips courtesy of Martin Garden Center


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SAVE THE DATE Gear up for these winter expos and events in and around the Upstate.







Each year members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild need to cycle out their remaining 2017 product to begin the new year with a fresh start. It’s a rite of passage for creatives, allowing them to try out new techniques and begin their annual production process. For shoppers, it means an opportunity to connect with makers, who are on hand for the sale, and a chance to purchase custom artwork from 10 percent to 50 percent off retail. It also provides an exciting, festive alternative to mall and big box import shopping. Choose from a variety of gift items including ceramics, jewelry, fiber, paper, glass and wood. Nearly 70 makers participate annually– so your selection is sure to be original and abundant!

This roving national home show offers an excellent opportunity to speak directly with local and national experts and receive valuable information all in one place, under one roof. Every aspect of the home is addressed. To connect with knowledgeable professionals who many times have focused their entire careers on your particular improvement needs, stop here.





Omni Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread Competition display THROUGH JAN. 4, 2018 It all began with a small group of gingerbread houses built by community members in 1992 as another way to celebrate the holiday season with no plans to continue the following year. There was no possible way to know that more than two decades later The Omni Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition™ would be one of the nation's most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The 25th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition’s™ winning creations will be on display through January 4, 2018, Monday-Thursday, and after 3pm Sundays for non-resort guests, based on parking availability. For information visit,

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Starting Dec. 6, this historic N. Academy property is, perhaps, at its finest when dressed in holiday attire. Drop in between 10am and 2pm Wednesday-Friday for a docent-led tour through Dec. 14. For more information about the Kilgore-Lewis house and other local garden club events, call (864) 232-3020.

This show is the largest and most popular home and garden event in South Carolina. Whether you are building a new home, considering a kitchen remodel or installing your dream outdoor living space, seek out this venue for inspiration with hundreds of exhibitors featuring landscape design, lawn and garden equipment, interior design, windows and window treatments, flooring, decking, outdoor living, home entertainment and automation, and more.

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The Collection Crafted

Glass Act

/by Heidi Coryell Williams /photos by Chelsea Lane

WNC-based glass artist Colin O’Reilly’s TER•RANE collections blend form, function, and refined design.

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Crafted The Collection

Colin O’Reilly is a Southerner by birth, but he found his calling while attending college in New Mexico—more specifically, while he was on spring break and looking for jobs in the Santa Fe area. He was hoping to land a job at a local bronze foundry doing fine art casting. But on his way to that foundry, with his parents in tow, the family dropped by a small, glass studio that had been around since the 1970s. “We stopped in to see what was going on, and I was immediately drawn to the action taking place in the studio,” Colin recalls. “Watching someone shape and blow molten glass was unlike anything I had seen.” Turns out, the foundry was closed, but after touring the glass studio, his imagination was wide open to a new possibility. “I asked, begged, the studio how I could learn,” he says. “They finally gave in after a few days.” He moved into an Airstream trailer in back of the studio, sweeping floors and manually turning down ovens at night. “I helped any way I could in exchange for a couple hours of hot shop access a day.” He was hooked. “I was able to play around with glass without knowing its history or context in the art/craft worlds,” he recalls, an experience that would inform the rest of his career and his craft. Colin transferred to California College in 2009 and graduated in 2011 with a BFA in their multidisciplinary glass program. In the midst of earning his degree, he moved back East for a summer to complete an apprenticeship with Pablo Soto in Penland, N.C., where he honed his skills in glass craftsmanship. After graduating, he logged time in various art centers and studios, doing everything from refilling furnaces with glass when they run low to running the front end of the studio business. Cutting, grinding, and polishing glass to a high finish were just a few of the skills he honed during those early years. The year before he founded TER•RANE he worked as an assistant to Kenny Pieper, a North Carolina glass blower whose work is in the collections of Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Asheville Art Museum, and New Orleans Museum of Art, among others. Colin shared studio time and space with Pieper. TER•RANE, now based out of Spruce Pine, N.C., specializes in home, bar, and lighting designs, and was a popular stop for shoppers at this year’s Indie Craft Parade. “We design around the idea that our objects should enhance the experience for which they’re being utilized,” Colin says. “We want people to truly use our glasswares, not just put them away in a cabinet to be looked at.” With barware, for example, clear glass allows a beverage like whiskey to color the glass so the drinker can see it. Subtle alterations and enhancements in the form of the glass are made to bring comfort and sturdiness. “We mostly work with clear glass because I love the depth and optics you can get out of it,” Colin says. TER•RANE is inspired largely by Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and its “unadulterated beauty,” Colin says. Thoughtful yet reserved designs allow form and function to blend beautifully. Says Colin: “We try to replicate that natural beauty in our designs. To let the material speak for itself without altering it in too many ways.” at Home

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The Collection Asked & Answered Q: What are some of the kitchen trends we’ll be seeing in 2018? A: We’re still seeing stainless steel because

it’s such a clean and modern look, and it goes well with on-trend grey and neutral paint colors. What’s popular is stainless combined with polished chrome faucets, as well as light fixtures in brushed nickel. We’re also seeing a lot of “pro pieces” in homes, like large refrigerators and big ranges with six to eight burners including griddles, from companies like Wolf, Sub-Zero, Thermador and Jenn-Air. I think it’s because people are coming back to cooking and they’re enjoying being in the kitchen again. And they’re entertaining there as well, when it’s a great-looking space.

Q: Is there a typical kitchen price range with either renovation or new construction? A: It ranges. From an entry-level kitchen

The heart of the home is also the hub of activity. Considering a renovation of your cooking space? Check out these expert insights. / by Ruta Fox


Whether it’s due to healthier living or the advent of HelloFreshTM, homeowners are heading back into the kitchen. That’s why it’s all-the-more important that this space look great and function well in your home. Corporate chef and kitchen expert Mark Pollard offers sage advice for making a working cooking space, whether you’re renovating or building.

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around $3,000 to the extreme high- end where the sky’s the limit, I’ve seen as high as $100,000. I work with builders on new construction and contractors for renovations, or a fixer- upper customer who has an interest in taking on a project themselves. Some just want to switch out an appliance or two or a light or a few plumbing fixtures. Using a specialist is advisable because we can take many years of knowledge and apply it to your project to help you get what you need. It might not be the expensive item you think you want, but something that I think might fit your needs better.

Q: To plan better, how quickly can someone expect arrival of new items? A: Appliances that have to be ordered can

take up to a month if it’s custom. Lighting and plumbing generally has a shorter turnaround. Using a one-stop shop for kitchen, bath, and lighting (so you don’t have to go three places) will take some of the stress out of your building project.

Our expert: MARK POLLARD

Mark Pollard is the appliance specialist and demonstration chef at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery.


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4 The Monterey fire screen, part of a new home collection from couture lifestyle company Badgley Mischka, features a mesmerizing medley of handgilded metal structures, precisely placed to form an intricate and elegant piece. Fitted with clear, tempered glass, this accessory is architecturally framed with a unique design. $750, home-collection

5 Theodore Alexander’s reclaimed oak veneered Digby cabinet with heart oak medallion and brass handles blends rustic and refined, with a high-functioning adjustable shelf interior. Finished in Prosecco and Sahara, the console proves the ultimate statement piece. $5,859, Carolina Furniture, 135 Mall Connector Road, Greenville,


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Off the Shelf: book reviews The Collection

All Wrapped Up

Books to give and receive during the hosting and hostessing season.


/ by Jill Hendrix

As a bookstore owner it should go without saying I think books make great holiday gifts. But this has more to do with how I grew up than it does my current vocation. I remember my parents giving each of us kids a carefully selected hardcover book each Christmas. The gift of reading is a wonderful foundation to establish for the children in your life. But in these hectic times even the adults on your list can benefit from a good read. There’s nothing like the feeling of getting lost in a good book and looking up only to realize that hours have passed in pure contentment! There are books for any interest or obsession, they range in price, and they are one of the easier presents to wrap. Here are a few of my recommendations, organized by the recipient. It's always a good idea to get a more personalized suggestion by stopping by your local bookstore and telling them all about that difficult-to-shop-for person on your list. Other advice: Don't wait until the last-minute (although books do make a great 11th-hour gift!). Instead, try to stop by your local book shop before mid-December so that, if necessary, they'll have plenty of time to order in that perfect match.Check out these books, though, and see if they sound exactly like what you like to read. Then just make your own wishlist, and share it with the people shopping for you!

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Since no one book could cover the South exhaustively, in S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco, the editors of Garden & Gun choose to “Take readers on a walkabout across the contemporary Southern landscape.” This book makes a great gift for just about anyone a Southerner may know: Southern friends living other places who are homesick for the South, new friends who have just relocated to the South and need a friendly guide, or long-time Southerners who can show off the book on their coffee tables or the bedside tables of their guest bedrooms. $45

Asheville author Denise Kiernan wowed our customers with her previous book, The Girls of Atomic City, and now takes on the iconic Vanderbilt family and Biltmore House in The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home. Pair this book with passes to visit Biltmore and make sure to splurge for the audio-enhanced tour. $28


In The King of Too Many Things, King Jasper learns that more is not always better and to enjoy what you have rather than wishing things were different. Perhaps opening this gift on the eve of your holiday and doing a family readaloud will help prevent meltdowns when your child learns that you couldn’t find whatever the must-have, limited quantity, stand-in-line for 10 hours gift is this year. $18


One of the hits from the Readup Greenville ( YA festival at the Peace Center was South Carolina author Ryan Graudin. In her new book Invictus, a group of time-traveling teens race through history to try to stop time and the multiverse from unraveling, all while trading snarky banter. This ode to Doctor Who and Firefly will work for teens-at-heart, no matter their actual age. $18 36 _ at Home

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Andy Weir has readers laughing out loud from the first line of his breakout debut, The Martian, recently made into a movie starring Matt Damon. In his second outing, Artemis, he again makes science both accessible to the reader and vitally important to our main character’s survival as smuggler Jazz Bashara’s criminal schemes unravel and she finds herself responsible for saving the lives of everyone on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon. (Highly recommended for those who love the TV show The Big Bang Theory. $27

Ainsley Earhardt, co-host of Fox & Friends, hasn’t let her New York success change her South Carolina accent or her Southern belief in the importance of family. After the birth of her daughter in 2015, she published her first book, Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream, a lullaby of a mother’s fierce love for her child. In her next title, Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me, Ainsley reflects on the experience of being a mother and viewing the world through the wonder of a child’s eyes. $19


In 2014, the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years. But that year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future. $27


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f you love the dreamlike ambiance created by twinkle lights—the ethereal glow, the magical half-light, the wonder and interplay of light and its tiny shadows—chances are this illumination doesn’t just grace your home at the holidays. Call me crazy: I keep a strand (or three) of clear lights in my living room (anchored just below the ceiling) so I can enjoy the glow year-round. In their infinite wisdom, lighting manufacturers realized that we are not alone in our love of this lighting, and they have created beautiful, functional lighting solutions to mimic the effect, so you don’t have to resort to strung holiday lights past the new year. Most of these fixtures feature glass, crystals, and/or metal whose reflection achieves that same prismatic effect of holiday lights. In addition to their ambiance, these lighting options are high-end (no gnarly green plastic strands!), attractive, permanent, and perhaps most importantly, extremely energy efficient. Most use either G9, G10, or similar LED bulbs, which are smaller in size, cast a certain amount of diffused light, and offer maximum energy efficiency. Additionally, the bulbs are easily replaceable, long lasting, often dimmable and programmable. And if that’s not enough to convince you to twinkle all the time, these lighting fixtures come in a variety of shapes and styles to suit every personality and function. Who says you can’t capture the magic of the holiday season year-round?


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Detours: small-town discoveries The Collection

"Downton" Shopping Nearby Abbeville and Greenwood make for an easy one-tank trip, one worth seeking out for antique, vintage, and varied-and-sundry home finds / by Sandra Woodward / illustration by Bre Smith


Abbeville browsing is focused mainly around the quaint and historic town square, while Greenwood’s wide streets and multiple shopping areas are more expansive. Regardless of where you head first, there are good options for lunch, such as the Village Grill or Theo’s Deli in Abbeville or the Mill House Brew Pub or the tearoom at The Alcoves in Greenwood. Each town is about an hour’s drive from Greenville, and with only 20 minutes between the two, the loop can be completed at a comfortable pace, with plenty of time to explore and still be home in time for dinner. Flip a coin and head out!


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This Dillard-Jones Builders original design on Lot 1 takes advantage of the breathtaking views at The Ridges at Paris Mountain and pays homage to the home’s natural surroundings with stone and timber details on the exterior. The main level features an open floor plan with a kitchen, casual dining and great room combination. An adjacent screened porch offers ideal outdoor space for entertaining or for quiet evenings watching sunsets over the city. The master suite also is located on the main floor. Stairs leading to the home’s woodlands level feature a bank of windows designed to flood the downstairs with natural light. The lower level includes two bedrooms, a recreational area, flexible space and ample amount of storage. There is an additional outdoor patio on this level providing more space to enjoy stunning long-range views.

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Detours The Collection

Greenwood MAIN & MAXWELL An excellent, well-organized collection of high-quality art and crafts produced by South Carolina creators. 210 Main St., Greenwood (864) 223-6229

Abbeville TETON ORNAMENTAL IRON Call before visiting this welding/ blacksmith studio to find a variety of items for seasonal decoration as well as lamps, table decoration, planters and outdoor accoutrements. Custom work is available. 213 Fairs Road, Abbeville (864) 992-2401

SHANKLIN CREEK This consignment shop on the square is filled with an eclectic mix of gently used furnishings and décor. 111 Court Square, Abbeville (864) 366-0211

CRATE AND QUILL Antique furniture, ephemera such as road signs, other graphics and indefinables make this a fun place to explore. 130 Trinity St., Abbeville (772) 263-0157

URBAN 2 COUNTRY An interesting array of antique and current décor items fill two floors of this well-established, on-the-square location. 102 E. Pickens St., Abbeville (864) 366-0511


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WOLF TRACKS GALLERY & GIFTS Even if the Native American/ Western theme of this shop is not your usual preference, persevere. There are some exceptional, dare we say collectible, examples of Native American pottery and other high quality craft work within. 121 Court Square, Abbeville (864) 366-6206

BREEZY QUARTERS Stop in and meet the artist/owner who crafts an extensive line of soaps and candles featuring subtle and sophisticated fragrances. 117 Trinity St., Abbeville (864) 362-0555

JUST OFF MAIN ANTIQUES Room after room of furnishings and décor items ranging from antique and mid-century to more recent vintage. 101 Church St., Abbeville (864) 366-5878

UPTOWN SHOPPERS MARKET A genuine rabbit hole of interesting, primarily previously owned goods. Set a timer or the day will disappear here. 601 Main St. S, Greenwood (864) 223-3222 RAINBO ANTIQUES The mother lode of fine antiques in the area is meticulously curated by the second- and third-generation owners (with a very young fourth in training.) Whether the objective is tableware, lamps, furniture, books, textiles, or other objets, this is a do-not-miss location. 2806 US-25, Greenwood (864) 227-1921 HOME BY KELLY & CO A discerning designer’s eye is at work in this selective collection of décor accents, antique and new furnishings, and carefully chosen consignment items. Mineral paints are offered for sale, as well as furniture painting, custom upholstery, and interior design services. 462 A Bypass 72 NW, Greenwood (864) 223-5569 THE ALCOVES This is an excellent one-stop source of upscale home décor and personal items in a variety of “boothtiques.” A nicely arranged tearoom offers breakfast and lunch and showcases a variety of specialty teas. All sales benefit A Place for Us, a local ministry for girls in crisis. 1405 Bypass 72 NE, Greenwood (864) 223-5324 the-alcoves

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Homeowner Lil Glenn holds a BA in studio arts/photography from Converse College, and she has a well-curated collection of Greenville artists, which she displays on a neutral backdrop throughout the home.

Farm House Refresh / by M. Linda Lee / photos by Rebecca Ledhe

When realtor Lil Glenn signed the contract on her current home in 1999, the Queen Anne-style farmhouse on Rowley Street had been flagged by the City of Greenville for demolition. The decrepit 1906 structure had been split into a duplex, and a tree was literally growing through one of the front rooms. Long abandoned, the house still had furniture in it. “It was as if someone went out to the grocery store and never came back,� Glenn recalls. The neighborhood, too, was sad. Houses were in various states of disrepair and sidewalks were torn up. Even so, the Greenville realtor fell in love.


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The living room (above) is decorated with French flair and features one of the home’s original coal fireplaces, adding gas inserts. The home’s original heart pine floors, chair rails, and beadboard wainscoting were also preserved. (Right) Dark floors of tongue-in-groove Ipe wood from Brazil set off a glass dining table that rests atop a gnarled 140-yearold iron-reinforced grapevine from Napa Valley, California.

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The structure’s 10-foot ceilings and proximity to downtown showed potential in its good bones. “I believe houses have souls,” says Glenn. “And this one just needed someone to breathe life into it again.” Armed with a passion for historic preservation and an eye for design, Glenn dove into a year-long renovation project, which took the house down to its studs. She worked with local contractor Trace Construction, relying on her interior design and studio arts background (she holds a BA in studio arts/photography from Converse College) in lieu of an architect or designer. By the end of the year, they had removed three walls, opened up the right side of the house, and added a screened porch. Three subsequent renovations continued to improve the property, both inside and out. The most recent facelift involves remodeling her master bathroom into a spa-like oasis, with a window and a 10-foot ceiling. Today the white clapboard house, festooned with copper rain chains, proudly takes its place among the Craftsman cottages and other historical homes in the East Park Historic District. Once part of the estate of W.C. Cleveland, a former Greenville mayor and South Carolina statesman, the district was subdivided into residential plots in the early 1900s. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

(Top) The library/foyer features tall bookcases and serves as a meeting space for Glenn’s home office. (Above) The current façade of the 1906 structure shows no sign of its initial disrepair when it was first purchased in 1999, with a tree literally growing through one of the front rooms.


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Showing off an appreciation for the home’s rich heritage, Glenn’s style melds antique and modern with a French flair. She kept the four original coal fireplaces, adding gas inserts to three of them. “I love beautiful things,” she declares, “but their utility is key.” She also retained the home’s original heart pine floors, chair rails, and beadboard wainscoting in the living room. The foyer/library with its tall bookcase serves as a meeting space for the realtor’s home office. From there, the space flows into the living room, decorated with a mix of antiques and comfortable modern furnishings, and a built-in bar next to the fireplace. Cream and

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beige fabrics provide a neutral canvas that spotlights the Greenville native’s well-curated collection of local artwork. It took five men and a crane to haul in the stunning 10-footlong slab of black- and gray-marbled Italian quartzite that tops the centerpiece island in the kitchen. Glenn’s favorite space, the kitchen is laid out in stations at which she can cook with friends and indulge her love of entertaining. Maple beadboard cabinets and terracotta tile floors and backsplash illustrate her fondness for texture. Formerly a screened-in porch, the space adjoining the kitchen


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Lil Glenn removed three walls and opened up one side of her house to add a spacious outdoor living room and porch where she spends much of her time relaxing. (Opposite) Black-and-gray marbled Italian quartzite tops the center island in Glenn’s kitchen.

at the back of the house is now closed in with custom-made windows as a dining room. Dark floors of tongue-in-groove Ipe wood from Brazil set off the rectangular glass dining table that rests atop a gnarled 140-year-old iron-reinforced grapevine from Napa Valley, California. On the room’s one solid wall—what the fineart photographer calls her “black-and-white wall”—hang black-andwhite family photographs that she has taken over the years. “Sitting outside is the first and last thing I do each day,” says the gracious hostess who transformed the back of her 260-foot-deep lot into a space for outdoor entertaining. A covered porch opens


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A Place for Art Long before she purchased her current home, Lil Glenn has been an avid collector of local art. Since 1980, Glenn has gathered some 50 works by area contemporary artists including Phil Garrett, Patti Brady, Ric Standridge, Eric Benjamin, and Janette Wesley. “I believe supporting local artists is important because it helps both the community and the artists move forward,” says the art lover whose rooms are brightened with a striking array of paintings. “The artwork is what makes my house my home.” Glenn favors these particular artists for the sophistication of their abstract compositions, colors, and subject matter. “I am attracted to movement and color when I buy art,” she notes. Over the years, she has also started art collections for her son and daughter. These days, Glenn haunts Greenville Open Studios every year to purchase pieces of art for her five grandchildren as a lasting legacy.

out from the dining room and leads into the yard, where an outdoor kitchen and fireplace encourage al fresco dining. A path paved with river rock leads back to the open-sided car shed. Even when she’s not entertaining family or friends, Glenn relishes her quiet neighborhood and the inviting home she shares with her little Brussels Griffon, Etta James, and a large, smokygray Palm cockatoo named Phantom. “I think the house displays my love of artistic style and handcrafted elements,” she muses. “This house is truly my haven.”

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Innovative Design

The movement toward doing more with less is everywhere. Tiny homes, urban lots, reclaimed materials, compact, eco-friendly designs: The stories of these emerging, often smaller spaces are stories of sustainability. But just as important, these homes are a testament to quality construction, to exceptionally creative and thoughtful design, and to a renewed commitment in construction—to investing in and building something that is ‌


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InnerCella Home No. 1: Log Cabin

The Luxe Cabin

Custom construction, delivered. / by Leigh Savage This isn’t your grandparents’ log cabin. Or maybe it is, in which case they’re pretty stylish seniors. Sarah Davis, chief designer of Luxe Log Homes, has seen enthusiastic interest in the new product from retirees, millennials. and everyone in between. Built in Campobello by Blue Ridge Log Cabins and delivered anywhere in the country, Luxe Log Homes are constructed like traditional modular log homes, but with a modern flair. The flat roof, sleek finishes and abundance of windows are appealing to those who like the natural materials and outdoor-focused 56 _ at Home

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Average cost to build per square foot: $176 to $211/square foot

(Above) Some of the home’s upscale but standard features include Electrolux appliances, 12-foot′ full opening panoramic door, a second-floor wet bar, balcony with cable railing, and 52 Low-E double pane windows. (Left and opposite) This home features 6×12 Eastern white pine log exterior walls, and on the interior, nine-foot′ ceilings on both levels. Large, eight-foot′ tall windows give the home an added sense of openness, flooding the space with natural light and framing views.


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aspects of a log home, but aren’t interested in dark woods, bear decor, old-timey quilts, and abundance of plaids. “We tried to make it look more chic, with more of a Scandinavian influence; white cabinets, quartz countertops with a waterfall edge and modern lighting,” Davis says. One featured floor plan offers 52 windows, including a 12-foot panoramic door, which is a wall full of windows that can be opened to the spacious outdoor deck. A balcony upstairs ensures plenty of space for outdoor living, “which is what people want,” Davis offers. The model, at about 1,400 square feet, can also be customized, with lighting that leans more rustic or more industrial, or different shades of hickory distressed engineered flooring. Another unique aspect to a Luxe Log Cabin is that, like the traditional log cabins offered by Blue Ridge, the company designs and builds the homes in a manufacturing facility in Campobello before shipping them around the country. While log home construction can take a year or more, building in a modular way means Blue Ridge can design and build the home, drive it to a selected location and set the pieces in place with a crane. “The house is complete in just a few hours,” she says. The smaller footprint makes these homes suit many purposes. “It’s not that wide, so it fits well on a narrow lot,” Davis said. People with smaller lots in coastal areas, where land can be expensive, have been very interested in the new product, as have developers who can put four or five homes for rent on a single plot of land. “We just wanted to create something that has a small footprint but has all of the luxury amenities,” Davis said. “We are putting the mod in modular.”

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InnerCella Home No. 2: Timber Frame

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Custom construction, delivered. / by Kathleen Nalley For design flexibility, durability, energy efficiency, and overall aesthetics, timber frame construction is hard to beat. A technology that goes back thousands of years, timber framing creates open, airy spaces with the warmth of wood and a sense of history. Timber framing lends itself to open floor plans with fewer walls, which allows large windows and maximum sunlight. In timber framing, timbers are cut and notched to interlock using mortise and tenon joinery. The joints are held tight with wooden pegs to create the 58 _ at Home

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Average cost to build per square foot: $225/square foot

(Above) Stairwells, ceilings, and porch details are just some of the features that shine in a timberframe home, lending a clean-line aesthetic and showcasing natural materials. (Left) Timber framing can be combined with log home building, metal, or poured concrete framing, straw bale, or any other method of construction.


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structural skeleton. Because of this joinery, timber frames provide maximum strength and durability (the oldest surviving timber frame house in North America was built in the 1640s!). And because the timbers are larger than the average 2x4, the increased space between the interior and exterior walls allows for more insulation, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. Timber framing options are limitless. Homeowners can build a complete timber frame home or a hybrid that combines traditional timber framing with conventional stud frame building. For example, homeowners may opt for timber framing in the public areas of the home, such as the great room, kitchen and entryway, and conventional framing for the private areas. Timber frames are suitable to a variety of locations and styles: from a suburban neighborhood to a remote mountain site, from a rugged, lodge design to a sleek, modern, clean-lined aesthetic. MoreSun timber frame homes, owned by Long Creek-based Steven Morrison, has a wide and varied background in woodwork— from furniture making and cabinetry to timber frame construction and residential carpentry. Morrison and crew cut and test fit timber frames from their Oconee County shop, but ship and travel nationally. Homeowners can add a timber frame element to an existing home by installing decorative timber trusses to the exterior or interior of a room, or adding a timber frame porch. Whether starting fresh with a new construction or adding timber elements to an existing home, homeowners can take advantage of this age-old technology whose beauty was built to last.

Minimum lot size: 0.25 acre

Unique Features: • Timber frames are cut and test fit from a shop prior to being sent for site construction • Timber frame construction dates back to the 1600s. • It is possible to use timber or logs from your home site when planning a timber frame build.

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Did you know? Timber framing is a craft that can be traced back to historic architecture. The longevity and integrity of timber framed structures is evident in buildings from medieval times that stand today in Europe.

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InnerCella Home No. 3: City House

Urban Elegance Compact, upscale single-family living in Augusta Walk / by Leigh Savage

If a prime location close to a walkable city center is the goal, it can be difficult to find something outside of condo-style living. But if a single-family home, and the sense of community and a neighborhood feel often associated with suburbia, is the goal, there are urban construction options that deliver. Drawing from colonial and craftsman styles, the homes in Augusta Walk—which is just a short stroll from downtown Greenville—place a premium on outdoor spaces, with al fresco living areas and gardens built into home design. Jacob Mann with Coldwell Banker Caine says the 60 _ at Home

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Average cost to build per square foot: $265/square foot

(Above) Stainless steel appliances, professional gradekitchens, custom cabinetry, and more make the most of an economically sized space. (Left) Ten-foot-plus main-level ceilings and an open floor plan are features that, when incorporated, contribute to making the space feel open. Rooftop living is another desirable component of upscale urban design.


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focus at Augusta Walk, as it is with many in-town single family homes, is on quality, not quantity. The homes here, on just 23 lots, are designed to be spacious but not too large, at around 3,000 square feet. The focus is on top-of-the-line amenities and complete customization. Upgraded features include main-level ceilings at 10 feet or higher, open floor plans, and heavy moldings throughout. Most have elevators, which is an intentional urban design element. It makes the second-level master suite feel more akin to having the master on the main. Taking its style cues from Upstate history, Augusta Walk offers many touches drawing from the past, including classic, postcolonial style architecture, alleyway access, gas lanterns, and lamp-lit sidewalks. A rearentry (think alley access) two-car garage provides parking and privacy for residents, while additional cobblestone guest parking is on the street. Lots and setting remind of Charlestonstyle designs, though partner Justice Design Studio can give buyers a custom look. Another partner, Fowler Interiors, has been brought in to help with navigating design selections. And outdoor spaces, while perhaps not as sprawling as suburban ones, are strategically placed to ensure privacy, and common areas encourage a close-knit, friendly community. “We think of it as condo-meets-single family,” Mann said. “It’s carefree.” And of course, a top draw is the location, just minutes from Greenville’s much-lauded downtown. Says Mann: “Residents can make a choice, left or right, and will be at Augusta Grill or at the thriving West End in two and a half blocks.”

Minimum lot size: 0.12 acres Minimum home size is 2,500-2,600 square feet

Unique Features: • Classic, post-colonial style architecture lends a classic feel to modern construction • Most homes have elevators to accommodate a second-level master suite. • Strategically placed outdoor spaces ensure privacy and limit upkeep compared to suburban yards.

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InnerCella Home No. 4: Tiny Home

Diminutive Dwelling A tiny home takes root. / by Ruta Fox

It’s not for everyone – the jettisoning of superfluous “stuff “and paring down to the bare minimum to live in a very, very small space. But, the “tiny house” movement is gaining traction with many who are concerned about living a simpler life, with a more environmentally friendly focus. Other tiny house benefits include having extra time and more freedom, with the added perk of saving a significant financial outlay, which is required to purchase the typical American dream home. Tiny houses are classified in two ways; as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that is parked, or as a Recreational Vehicle (RV) on wheels, with 62 _ at Home

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Average cost to build per square foot: $250 to $400/square foot for a luxury tiny home regulations, zoning, and building laws

(Top and above) The home has three skylights, including one in the bedroom, which makes for great stargazing. (Left) Stairs lead up to a sleeping loft, and beneath the stairs is cleverly designed storage space. Real hardwoods and designer touches like a farmhouse sink make the space feel upscale, despite its compact size.


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varying by state. Square footage usually ranges from 100 to 400 square feet. The popularity of several HGTV television shows dedicated to the designing, building and buying of tiny homes, proves this architectural and social movement is incredibly fascinating. Colton Ronzio built his tiny home himself with a decidedly luxe approach. Inspiration came from his international journeys to places as far-flung as South Africa, Guatemala, and Scandinavia. “I love to travel, so I built the house on wheels so I would not be tied down to one place,” Ronzio says. Utilizing full-sized high-end appliances, distinctive custommade light fixtures, top-quality finishes, and designer touches like a farmhouse sink and real oak hardwood floors, the space is eminently livable. His 275-square foot cozy environment at the scenic Lake Walk Tiny Home Community in Taylors, features an open plan living room/dining room where the sofa unfolds into a bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, a full-sized shower/ bathtub in the tiled bathroom, storage space under the stairs, and a sleeping loft. With 13 windows in the unit, the sleekly designed space is flooded with light. There are also three skylights, including one over the bed, which is perfect for stargazing on a clear night. True, drawer space allows for a single set of spare sheets, but honestly what more do you actually need?

Minimum lot size: 1,000 square feet [0.02 acre]

Unique Features: • 275 square feet • Located in the Lake Walk Tiny Home community in Taylors • The unit has 13 windows plus three skylights.

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InnerCella Home No. 5: Metal Building

Metal Shed Moment

An industrial garage turned retro home space. / by Beth Brown Ables

What looks like a three-bay metal garage (while it is in fact that) is actually a warm, modern, hospitable home for the Linn family. As the owners of coffee shop and brew house Grateful Brew in Greenville will tell you, their atypical house plan was a no-brainer. “We’d been looking to move to a more rural location for a while now,” Bob shares over coffee in the corner booth. They’d purchased a 10-acre plot of land 15 minutes south of the city a few years ago, mainly using it for family campouts. But when 64 _ at Home

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past July, and with some well-deserved elbow room in their schedules, it was time to consider a change. The large metal building on the property was an initial selling point, as Bob envisioned a handy workshop and ample room for motorcycles and carpentry tools. But walking the property five months ago, scouting out a build site, the structure was literally right in their way. “The building was the perfect spot for a house,” Bob says, throwing up his hands. “So we were either going to have a house with that metal shed right out the back door, or it’d be too far away to even be handy.” Then he had a crazy idea. “I asked Wendy, ‘What if we just live in the building, make that our house?’” A lesser woman looking at that metal shell may have been horrified, but for Wendy Linn it was a forehead smacking moment: “I mean, I just thought— well, duh! It’s perfect!” So with the help of the same contractor who transformed their coffee shop from a former hair salon into a mid-century modern gathering place, they got to work gutting the building. Sleek kitchen cabinetry tucks into a corner under an expansive window which replaced one of the three garage doors. One of those doors remains, metal now swapped for glass, rolling open to a wide, welcoming deck. Concrete floors are painted a vivid marigold, warming the space and adding joyful color to the monochromatic walls. A sunroom, guest bedroom, laundry and work area, along with the master bedroom complete the home.

Minimum lot size: 0.125 acre (the Linns built on a 10-acre site)

Check this out: • Originally a three-bay metal g arage • Garage doors were replaced by windows and rolling glass doors • Concrete floors are painted marigold to bring warmth to the space.

She said it ... “For once, we’ll all have space to be together in the same room during the holidays. We want to roll up that garage door in the living room and fill the place with people.” — Wendy Linn

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InnerCella Open Table: Reflections of home

“IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME.” How many misadventures have been launched with that thought? Yet when my friend Mary told me that Vincent Caradonna, the master chocolatier and pastry chef at Le Petit Croissant on Main Street was offering chocolate-making classes, I said “Sign me up!” Learning to make chocolates would be handy for the holidays, and the class, I figured, would be a piece of cake. After all, I have extensive experience with chocolate. OK, maybe not making it, but I have certainly eaten my fair share of it over the years. That must count for something, right? At the beginning of the class, Chef Vincent introduced himself to the 16 people who had gathered in the back of the shop around two long tables, one topped with granite and the other stainless-steel. On one table were little dishes holding samples of cacao nibs, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and cocoa butter. The chef described each, inviting us to taste them as he went.

A Beautiful Mess

Once we understood the medium, Caradonna brought out a big stainless-steel pot of liquid chocolate that he had heated up in the kitchen—part of the tedious tempering process—and poured it onto the table. Our job was to cool the chocolate to a precise temperature by moving it around using small white plastic scrapers. That didn’t sound too difficult. So I grabbed a pair of latex gloves and a scraper and began to move the sea of chocolate in waves up and down the table. With 32 hands, we flowed it up and down, back and forth, all the while trying to keep the chocolate from dripping off the sides of the table.

Learning the tricky (but tasty) art of chocolate making proves a sweet reward, indeed. / by M. Linda Lee illustrations by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

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Only the master knew when the mixture was cool enough. Through years of experience, Caradonna could gauge the temperature simply by touching the thickened chocolate. When it was ready, he scraped the chocolate into a clean bowl, and carried it to the kitchen to heat and cool it one more time. By then, the room looked like a chocolate bomb had gone off. Chocolate coated the table, splattered the floor, and covered our gloved hands. After the chef cleaned the tables, we grabbed one of the rectangular plastic molds stacked up nearby. Each mold held 24 rounded indentations, which Caradonna instructed us to pack with scraperfuls of chocolate, working quickly and wiping it off as soon as we pressed it into the mold. It was important, he stressed, to scrape the extra chocolate from the surface of the mold before it began to harden, so you didn’t end up with one big solid piece of chocolate (could that really be so bad?). I guess I didn’t fully comprehend the meaning of “fast,” because while others in the group cleared their molds with a deft hand, a thick chocolate film was building up on mine. When the molds went into the refrigerator to set, it was time to make the ganache filling. Caradonna put cream, butter, and chocolate into a pot and warmed it slowly on a burner. Once the mixture reached the correct consistency, he poured it back out onto the table and cooled it as before. Scraping the ganache into a bowl, he stirred it until the mixture was dark, shiny and smooth. It looked so excruciatingly good, it was all I could do not to plunge my hand into the bowl. Chef removed our molds from the


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refrigerator and suggested we check our work by trying to remove one of the chocolate half-domes with a finger. Then he made a grave mistake: he left the room. Some of us— myself included—misunderstood that he only wanted us to check one of the candies. So I began dislodging all the shells. When the chef walked back into the room, he shook his head. “Put them back,” he commanded. “For the next step, the chocolates must be level with the top of the mold.” I pushed my chocolate domes back into their places as best I could before Caradonna gave us piping bags filled with ganache. In spite of my shaky track record with a piping bag, I managed to neatly pipe the ganache into the molds. Finally, to make a covering on the bottom of the candies, the chef poured more of the original tempered chocolate over each mold. Back to scraping, but by now, it was hopeless. My mold already had so much chocolate on it that the new layer just adhered to what was already there. After the molds were chilled one last time, Caradonna gave them back to us to free our chocolates to bring home. This involved turning the mold over and banging it hard on the table to loosen the candies. If you weren’t careful, you could end up smashing some of the already dislodged chocolates—which, of course, is what I inadvertently did. Despite their ragged appearance, the bagful of bonbons I left with tasted great—thanks to Chef Vincent. I learned many things from this amusing experiment, but one stands out above all: From now on, I’ll leave the chocolate-making to the masters.

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A STYLE OF HER OWN / by Leigh Savage / photography by Rebecca Lehde

Designer Caroline Brackett takes her traditional Augusta Road home and gives it a family-friendly twist.

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aroline Brackett doesn’t have a signature style that denotes her work in other people’s spaces. The founder and principal at Caroline Brackett Studio of Design says she considers each project a collaboration, and “every house should reflect the person who is living there, not me.” The lone exception: her own home, which sits tucked in a leaf y neighborhood off Augusta Road. This classic white clapboard home, built in the 1940s but expanded and updated two years ago by the previous owner, is where her personal preferences sit front and center, showcasing a love of cozy spaces, traditional lines, unexpected lighting, and plenty of color supplied both by art and wallpaper. With three kids ages 10, 8, and 3, Brackett and husband Whitney knew kid-friendly spaces were a must. The living area near the entry is mainly used by Chloe, a rescue springer-corgi mix “we think,” Brackett says. Chloe oversees the front yard from a perch on the daybed, while large portraits of Fin and Josie, by Coni Belleau Adams, flank the fireplace. The adjacent sunroom is a favorite cozy spot, with a desk for quiet time and Bible study, as well as a piano for the kids and for Brackett, who are all taking lessons. In the two years since moving to Greenville from Charlotte where she still has many clients, “I did a lot of paint, wallpaper, ceilings and window treatments,” she says. Her goal being a creative combination of traditional and modern. She also has added several prized pieces of art since moving south. “I’ve bought more art since living in Greenville than in my whole life, because the Greenville art scene is so spectacular,” she says. “You can never run out of walls. You can always find a place for art if you love it.”

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Caroline and her husband, Whitney, have three children ages 10, 8, and 3, and their home accommodates them, while also accenting her love of art, color, and luxurious layering effects, such as unexpected lighting and textured walls. Portraits by Coni Belleau Adams, flank the fireplace in the living room adjacent to the dining area.

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(Left) Slipcovered furniture allows for easy washing and regular wear and tear from the family of five. (Above) A favorite piece in the family room, which opens to the kitchen, is a silver and gold leaf painting of koi by Greenville artist Joseph Bradley.

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A favorite piece in the family room, which opens to the kitchen, is a painting of koi by Joseph Bradley. “I have a thing for koi fish, and I love the gilding with the silver and gold leaf,” she says. White sofas and chairs seem like a bold choice for a busy family, but Brackett said the key is the ability to remove and wash the covers. Formerly a room with a vaulted twostory ceiling, Brackett brought the family room ceiling down to match the kitchen, which accomplished two goals: making the room feel cozier and more intimate, while creating a spacious addition to the playroom upstairs. A wood-burning fireplace and tiny bunching stools make this a fun

spot to gather around the coffee table for family gatherings. Flanking the nearby powder room is a favorite painting by local artist Glen Miller depicting a peaceful scene of a man who seems to be waiting. “He makes me calm down,” she says. “What’s he waiting on? I just love it.” The door to the powder room is also a conversation piece, added by the previous owner. Brackett believes it is an antique door from Europe, with unique, original hardware. She contrasted the aged appearance of the door with the powder room inside, which is wrapped in snakeskin-print wallpaper. She showcases her love of cozy,

intimate spaces in the master suite, which is painted a high-gloss earthy brown/gray tone (Dragon’s Breath by Benjamin Moore). “I don’t like big expansive bedrooms,” she says. “I feel secure and safe in this room.” The blush velvet headboard and footboard add contrast, as does art by Bethany Mabee, a Chicago artist who is represented in Greenville by Art and Light Gallery. Mudrooms are key for keeping school-age kids organized, and Brackett updated hers with three separate benches, beadboard cubbies, and hooks for bags, sports equipment, and shoes. The laundry room adds more convenience, with a utility sink

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The door to the powder room was added by the previous owner, believed to be an antique door from Europe, with unique, original hardware. The aged appearance of the door stands in contrast to the room inside, which is wrapped in snake skin-print wallpaper. (Right) Never one to enjoy a vast white space, Caroline papered the ceiling above her stairwell with a starry print.


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for washing dirty paws and kids, and a potting station for planting and flower arranging. She jazzed up the space with a mod chandelier, a large mirror, art by Kiah Bellows, and a blown-up photo of water by her friend and former boss, Sheryl Bucci. The base of the stairs is home to several of her prized possessions, including a piece of plaster wall and wallpaper from her family’s ancestral home Fairfield in Lenoir, N.C., a piece her sister crossstitched for her as a wedding present, and a painting by Kent Ambler. Never one to enjoy a vast white space, Brackett papered the ceiling above the stairs with a starry print. “It’s just a bit of whimsy up here that no one sees but us,” she says. She doesn’t display many family photos or children’s art downstairs, but on the second level, special family moments and the creative works of her children dominate the space. “I’m not big on personal pictures in the communal area,” she explains. The spacious playroom showcases large framed paintings and drawings by her children, and the kids customized their rooms to their liking. Josie chose bunk beds and pastel bedding, while her mom added a sparkly chandelier, a bold rug, and a desk for homework. Fin, age 10, was hands-on with his room, adding his own drawings of monster trucks and a large bulletin board holding many of his favorite things, including supplies to build robots. Beau, who just turned 3, hasn’t prioritized his decor just yet, but his mom decked out his room in bold green-and-blue stripes. Brackett may enjoy designing for clients of all tastes. But as she simultaneously picks up children’s clothing from the floor, answers the door, and tosses a toy to the dog, it’s clear that for her own family, a functional space that is both elegant and family-friendly is the perfect fit.

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(Opposite) Caroline has always collected art, but relocating to Greenville invited her to expand her collection considerably. The stairwell features plaster wall and wallpaper from her family’s ancestral home in Lenoir, N.C., along with a piece by Caroline’s sister, cross-stitched for her as a wedding present and a painting by Kent Ambler. (This page) A sparkly chandelier and bright rug for daughter Josie’s room; kid art lives in private spaces; the master is painted Dragon’s Breath by Benjamin Moore and features art by Bethany Mabee, a Chicago artist who is represented in Greenville by Art and Light Gallery.

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m Meg and Geordan Terry know a good thing when they find it, and in this case, that good thing is a street in the heart of Greenville’s North Main neighborhood. They also know a thing or two about good design, both being licensed architects and principals in local firms - Meg at DP3 Architects and Geordan at Batson Associates. The Terrys recently wrapped up a renovation project that nearly doubled the footprint of their 1930s home on East Hillcrest Drive, but their love affair with this lane began a few doors down. “We started out at 229 West Hillcrest, renting a house, then bought a house on 119 West Hillcrest and lived there until we bought this house in 2008. So it’s been a straight shot up Hillcrest,” Meg says. “I don’t know what it is - I think it’s just the neighborhood in general. And the elevation of this street is really nice, it’s a little higher up than the rest of North Main.” The couple had long admired “the Chateau,” their pet name for the tidy white brick house perched on the corner of E. Hillcrest and Parkwood, so when Geordan spotted an open house sign in the yard while out for a run they wasted no time putting in an offer. The competing offer was from a developer who had plans to subdivide that attractive corner lot; the seller didn’t want to see that happen, and the Terrys won the day. The house was originally built in 1938 by Duke Power as a spec home for an all-energy home with modern features

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like geothermal heat, which Meg says sadly is no longer in use, and lights in all the closets and was lotteried to a Duke employee. The Terrys are only the fifth family to live in the home, and Meg was charmed by the short ownership history. Meg and Geordan did a few renovations right away, gutting and restructuring the kitchen area, converting a coat closet by the front door into a wider, double-door entryway, and reworking the master suite a bit and then settled happily into their new home. And then baby made three. “As she got bigger the house got smaller,” Meg says of the sudden abundance of stuff that accompanies bringing a child into the world. The Terrys spent the next two years searching for a larger house or suitable piece of property upon which to build one but were never able to find anything worth giving up what they already had. “We decided it was actually more cost effective just to add on to this house anyway,” Meg says of their ultimate decision to stay put and expand. “And the value held with this neighborhood.” Friend and fellow architect Matt Tindall and his associate Amanda Thomas were brought in on the project. Four architects—two of whom are married to one another—on one renovation risked having too many cooks in the kitchen. But all parties agree that the collaboration elevated the final product beyond what any one of them could have accomplished alone.

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(Far left) The addition project made way for a massive master suite with soaring twostory ceiling, a far cry from the 400-squarefoot box the Terrys occupied when they first purchased the home. (Left) The Terrys made a conscious decision to go full-on modern with the addition, while preserving the unique-for-its time design of the original structure. Rather than seamlessly blending old and new, this project puts those seams on proud display with subway tile,a herringbone pattern in the floor, and a modern grey color palette.

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“We kind of had a vision of what we wanted. We wanted it to be more modern, and we wanted to have a stark contrast between the old and the new,” Meg says. “They took that and some imagery that we had and pretty much developed the exterior. We tweaked back and forth a lot. I would call it a true collaboration between the four of us.” To achieve that contrast, a decision was made fairly early on that the exterior of the addition would be glazed black brick. Meg says this choice also helped the new construction feel less imposing. The ridge of the new portion is also a bit lower than that of its predecessor, as a subtle show of respect. “This house is a big bold statement, and it’s rare that we have an opportunity to do something so bold,” says Tindall, who names the black brick as his favorite element of the completed design. Tindall also says the challenge of meshing his firm’s residential expertise with the Terrys’ commercial architecture background was one that ultimately made the project better. “Our skill sets really are two different animals,” he says. “There are design elements in the house that bridge the gap between a residential aesthetic and commercial-type construction. The flat roof is a good example of that.”

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The original main living area of the home has remained largely untouched through the three renovations the home has undergone in its nearly 80 years.

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(Far left) The kitchen was restructured and updated just after Meg and Geordan first purchased the home in 2008. (Left) Henderson, the family’s 10-yearold miniature wire-haired dachshund, was also pleased with the results of the renovation.

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The addition encompasses a playroom and bedroom of every little girl’s dream (it is commonly believed young Maggie came away with the best room in the house, complete with her own artwork blown up into wallpaper). An upstairs study and an airy downstairs master with soaring ceiling were added, all while preserving the structure and integrity of the original home. One original bathroom was renovated as part of this project, and another was added in the mudroom. The Terry family was uprooted for nearly a year while the renovation was completed, but Meg says it was well worth the wait, and she says that she has no plans to renovate anything ever again. Maybe. (Top) Meg worked with a Canadian company to create wallpaper panels for daughter Maggie’s room using the young artist’s original work. (Bottom) The Heirloom Companies crafted the second-story railing based on a sketch Meg provided. The decision to eliminate a wall from the original plan created a light-filled landing the Terrys use as a study - an inviting perch for book lovers of all ages.

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Garry Brown built a career helping major corporations extricate themselves from notoriously sticky situations, so it’s fitting that he chose to build his retirement home on a slippery slope. As a managing director with AlixPartners, Brown worked on some of the biggest corporate restructurings in recent history: Enron, GM, and Chrysler, to name a few. His job kept him on the road, but he chose to base his family in Washington, D.C., where his wife, Melissa, did the heavy lifting of raising their two boys, Wilson, and Martin. Brown says he appreciated the rich cultural environment and natural diversity the District offered his young children, but as they went off on their own and retirement neared, the highpowered fast pace wore thin. Diversity also was a key selling point for The Reserve at Lake Keowee, where the Browns ultimately chose to build their retirement home. They wanted more than golf and didn’t want to deal with the risk and maintenance of coastal living. The 3,900 acres and 30 miles of shoreline The Reserve had to offer turned out to be just what they were looking for. “We got here and it wasn’t just one-dimensional … I thought I would just run into lots of golfers, which is, but we met a guy that was a pilot, another who’s an accomplished whitewater kayaker. I do fly fishing, bass fishing, hiking. We have a jet ski club, an ATV group that goes up over Jocassee into the wilderness area, a road bike group we’ve put together,” Garry says.

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Lake Chalet Tucked into the landscape, the Browns’ home in the Reserve at Lake Keowee has stunning views.

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Lodge Chic One of the guest suites downstairs reflects Melissa’s interpretation of rustic, Western ski lodge chic, created in a nod to their oldest son Wilson who works both as a ski instructor and a first responder in Portland, Oregon.

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“I was floored by the diversity,” he continues. The Reserve also does a lot to lure grown children and grandchildren to this retirement playground, which was another priority for the Browns. “We actually named the house, ‘Build it, and they will come.’ That was our project name,” Brown recalls. “The idea was if we made some place fun enough—everywhere from Chicago to Louisiana to Baltimore to Portland—they would come and visit.” Deciding where to build was easy. Building was… not. The lot the Browns chose put them in their own private cove with spectacular lake and mountain views, but that secluded beauty came at a steep price: about 70 feet steep. “There was over 70 feet of elevation change from where we started grading on the uphill side to where we finished grading on the downhill side,” says Ray Foral with Ridgeline Construction Group in Greenville. “Just to get the project going and get the foundation in took a very skilled site work contractor. It is hands down the most challenging home site that we have worked on at Lake Keowee, out of probably close to 80 home sites.” Add to that the peril of installing windows fifty feet off the ground, and the logistics and labor involved with moving materials and equipment around a lot with severely limited access: “Basically we created something that was impossible and said ‘This is what we want,’” Brown says.

The home strikes a perfect balance between views and privacy from every room.

Melissa handled their home’s interior design, thoughtfully filling spaces with artifacts collected from the 12 different countries Garry lived in during his father’s foreign diplomat days.

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Hats Off Garry’s collection of his father’s bowler hats from his days in the diplomatic corps is on proud display in the second downstairs guest suite, dressed in cool greys.

The challenge was great, but the Ridgeline team and designer, Travis Mileti with Mountainworks Custom Home Design in Cashiers, NC, were up for the difficult task. “We wanted to be right in the middle because we wanted to be reasonably close to the water, but my wife didn’t want a steep driveway. We wanted every room to have a view, which we were able to do, but not without challenges.” Those challenges came, in large part, in the form of ravines, three of them, deep, wet, and rocky, and one huge one running right through the projected home site. “Our design criteria was to use the space; don’t fight it,” Brown says. “We actually ended up doing, I think, that. What we did was put the house on two sides of the ravine and spanned it and carved it into the hill.” Ridgeline worked with Brandon Smith of Greenspace Outdoor Construction to convert the ravine into a waterfall that runs under the screened porch, separating the main house from the attached carriage house, and descending the 200 feet to the lake. No small task, and one that Brown says required 100,000 pounds of rock to be brought in, but the result is so impressive Brown says he has caught fishing boats lingering in the cove to enjoy the view. Melissa handled the interior design, filling the home with artifacts collected from the 12 different countries Garry lived in during his father’s foreign diplomat days. Their son, Martin, is an environmental engineer by day who indulges his creative passions by repurposing old items as art. Dozens of his works are on proud display throughout the home. at Home

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Much thought was given to creating plenty of room for overnight visitors while affording both the Browns and their guests the opportunity for privacy during their stay. The carriage house over the garage, complete with mini kitchen and coffee station, is a whitewashed, bead board oasis that Garry admits to sneaking off to for the occasional afternoon nap. The lower level of the main house boasts two distinct guest suites that share a sophisticated yet cozy living room. With a quick slide of a barn door to reveal the otherwise invisible flat screen, and a swivel of armchairs, this space does double duty as a theater room where every seat is the best in the house. Four outdoor living spaces with decidedly different aesthetics are put to regular use. Garry says the screened porch is their primary haunt for all but the very coldest months, and with a massive stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and the soundtrack of the waterfall rushing underneath, it’s easy to see why.

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Staycation Space Lucky guests assigned to the carriage house over the garage have a separate entrance and mini kitchen for the ultimate in privacy but are still just a few stair steps away from the screened porch that sits at the heart of the home.

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1 c. lemon juice Zest of 2 lemons 1 c. lavender simple syrup (see recipe below) 1 c. Absolute Vodka Bel Star Prosecco, to taste 1 c. ice To make simple syrup: 3 c. water 2 c. superfine sugar 1 ½ Tbs whole lavender flowers Add superfine sugar to cold water. Stir and place over a medium flame. Bring to a boil and cook for exactly 2 minutes. Turn flame off, and add 1 ½ tablespoons of loosely packed lavender flowers. Stir to soak all flowers. Cover and move pot to stand on a cold burner. Allow the simple syrup to return to room temperature (this takes about an hour). Strain the syrup—removing the lavender flowers—into a glass jar or vessel. Place in the refrigerator and use within 10 days (this recipe makes approximately 3 cups of syrup). Note: If the lavender flowers are left in the solution it will turn bitter. To fashion the cocktail: Zest 2 lemons using a plane grater. Juice 1 pound of lemons (approximately 5 small lemons) by cutting each in half and employing an electric juice or hand reamer to extract juice, being mindful to avoid seeds. In a glass pitcher loosely add 1 cup of ice along with 1 cup of lemon juice, the lemon zest, 1 cup of vodka (we used Absolute) and 1 cup of lavender simple syrup. Stir until most of the ice has melted chilling the contents. Remove any remaining ice cubes with a slotted spoon, if necessary. Pour into 4 martini glasses and top with a heavy splash of Prosecco (we used Belstar).


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Splash Down A winter cocktail to impress, inspired by the season’s fruit.

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Now is the time for bubble-topped cocktails. A bounty of citrus, ideally in season, will soon deluge markets to brighten winter months. This luminous sip is inspired by the La Fête du Citron—the 90-year-old lemon festival occurs each February in Menton, a coastal town in the heart of the Riveria. The intensely yellow orbs are ripe for the picking (and cocktail ready), so invite friends over for a citrus toast. Look for fruit with smooth, even skin, ones that feel slightly heavy for their size. A thinner-skinned lemon will yield more juice.

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This is the season: of shortened days, of anticipation, of merriment, of longer, darker nights. This is the season of candlelight. A hush fills the room at the scratch of a match being struck. The wick holds, pulls, brighter and brighter: and then, light. When candles are lit, warmth and welcome enter a home. When family and friends gather in candlelight, there’s an extra bit of reverence, of celebration. It just feels special. Concocting flawless and festive ambiance with candles is simple to personalize and adds just the right touch to a room, a doorway, or a table. In this sometimes rushed and hectic season, take moments to pause and light candles, create inviting places to gather and celebrate with loved ones.

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Dark Drama: Candles also heighten the drama of surprising color schemes in a tablescape. Here, a black and white table feels warm and welcoming with the addition of brass and glowing candlelight. More so, tall black tapers feel elegant and unexpected as a simple centerpiece instead of the expected white or cream. Add touches of greenery and vintage deer figurines to play up the seasonal appeal.

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Sweet potato ravioli with bourbon pecan compound butter. Winter kale pasta with mushroom fettuccine. Olive medley. Crusty garlic bread. Decanted wine. Cork and bay leaf centerpiece.

Winter evenings offer easy possibilities to entertain at home, so why go out when you can stay in and invite friends over? No need to plan or cook from scratch when fresh local purveyors and prepared pastas can provide much of a midweek meal. Ravioli boils in mere minutes, and a root vegetable variety such as sweet potato with bacon is addictively good when simply dressed with compound butter. Or maybe a thick-cut fettuccini is more up your alley. Mushroom-laden strands topped with fresh marinara or creamy alfredo present a savory plate when nutty Pecorino Romano cheese joins the party. The perfect accompaniment for winter pasta is a crusty loaf, so think Stecca. The unkneaded baguette,

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topped with shimmering rock salt, offers an ideal chew to sop up sauce. For a nod towards the indulgent, offer herbed butter and accouterments like marinated olives, and let guests find their own noshable combination. Wine should stay solidly in the Italian lane with beautiful farm-produced reds readily available at local wine shops. Candlelight and a mix of natural materials on the table—wood, dried herbs, cork, china, and pottery, handloomed textiles—add easy warmth to good conversation with the best of friends. Use what’s sheltering in your sideboards and pantries with boho abandon, disregarding era or tradition. What’s been handed down, handmade and beloved —all of it belongs together and will impress guests with its tapestried bravado.

A Bottle of Red What could be simpler than pairing wine with pasta? Ed Buffington, co-owner of The Community Tap and all-around oenophile, says there’s an abundance of food friendly Italian reds worth sipping this winter season. • GD Vajra Rosso Buffington calls this blend of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera an incredible value and from a famed Barolo producer. • Tenuta Sant’ Antonio ‘Scaia’ Made from the Corvina grape Buffington says this bold wine (complete with a glass cork) pairs ideally with Bolognese. • Piazza del Catello Rosso Toscana A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, and Merlot creates a perfect trattoria wine according to Buffington complementing pasta dishes without being fussy.


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Check out our recipes on page 130 for a no-fuss, semihomemade dinner that starts with premade pasta.

Semi-Homemade, Fully Delicious Chris and Brett Barest bought Naked Pasta just six months ago with the blessing of founders Julie Jenkins and Ed Creighton. A fixture at Greenville’s Saturday Market, Naked Pasta has delivered delicious options for eager consumers ready to scoop up ravioli, cut pastas, sauces, and even new additions like fresh salsas. But even when the market hibernates in the off winter months, the business of pasta—winter’s ideal comfort food—continues, which is great for those who desire home-cooked flavor, but only have kitchen time for semi-homemade service. Chris, a self-professed passionate cook, never wanted to run a restaurant but dreamed of feeding people (her earliest memory: watching Julia Child with her great-grandmother and feeling transfixed). So she jumped at her chance to get into a commercial kitchen and stretch her already impressive culinary acumen. She makes seven to 10 types of pasta each Thursday and Friday during the off-season including multiple types of ravioli (beet/goat cheese/mint is her current obsession), lasagna both traditional and gluten-free, long-cut noodles flavored with seasonal vegetables like garlic, leek, pea shoots, or spinach as well as multiple sauces, compound butters, and now stews. Chris believes that once you go fresh, you’ll never go back to dried pasta because of its abundant flavor, toothsome bite, and ability to hold onto sauce. She reached out to friends and farmers almost immediately to source as many local ingredients as possible for her finished goods. Today Reedy River Farms supplies nearly all of her produce, Greenbrier Farms is her go-to for sausage, and Gibson Farms for beef. Deb Potter brings her eggs when available from Merciful Heart Farms and Gigi Nally of Energi mixes her gluten-free flour. So a dinner made with Naked Pasta not only supports local business, it supporters local farmers, too!


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Grocery Run Located in the Village of West Greenville, Naked Pasta has retail hours Thursday and Friday 11am to 7pm. You can also find their products at Swamp Rabbit Grocery and at pop-up events throughout the winter. Other estabishments with ready made Italian include Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant on Woodruff Road, which sells its signature marinara sauce and bruschetta bottled and ready to serve.

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Sweet Potato Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Compound Butter (Serves 4-6) 2 Packages of Naked Pasta Sweet Potato Bacon Ravioli Bourbon Pecan Compound Butter Chopped herbs (Italian flat leaf parsley or sage) Grated Pecorino Romano

Method: Fill a large pot ¾ full with cold water. Salt the water and cover to bring up to a rapid boil. Add frozen ravioli one at a time, stirring now and again. Boil for 4-5 minutes and remove with a slotted spoon. Add several scoops of compound butter to a tray of cooked ravioli and fold carefully to sauce. Top with 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped herbs and freshly grated cheese. Bourbon Pecan Compound Butter: ½ roll Happy Cow Butter ½ roll Happy Cow Salted Butter 1 c. chopped pecans 1½ c. bourbon Method: Melt butter over a medium flame. Clarify the butter by bringing it to a boil and letting it foam out. Take the pan off the heat and add the bourbon to the pan. Chop pecans in a food processor and add them to the mixture.

Winter Kale Pasta with Mushroom Fettuccini

(Serves 4-6) 3-4 bundles of Naked Pasta Mushroom Fettuccini ½ lb. sage sausage 1 can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 c. shredded kale 1 c. chicken stock ½ c. dry white wine 1 tsp. sea salt ½ tsp. dried thyme Salt & Pepper, to taste Red pepper flake, to taste Method: Brown sausage over a medium flame until it is cooked through and crumbly. Add chicken stock and white wine. Bring to a boil and lower flame to a consistent simmer. Add beans and kale and one teaspoon of salt, stirring to incorporate. Lower flame to a very low simmer, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the fettuccini bundles one at a time using a wood spoon to separate the strands in the water. Cook for just 3-4 minutes. Strain the pasta and add it to the sausage bean mixture with a ladle of the starchy pasta water. Add the thyme and fold to incorporate. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and red chili flake. 130 _ at Home

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Autumn Brilliance Beauty and nature take center stage in a fall fête / by Heidi Coryell Williams / Photography by Sophie Brendle

The marriage of Hannah Humanchuk to Lukas Springgate was the union of childhood friends from church, which meant bringing together dozens of lifelong friends and a sprawling young family for their November 2017 celebration at The Hollow at Paris Mountain. The venue, which included a pavilion that the homeowners had added on for their own daughter’s wedding reception just a year earlier, offered a homey locale with plenty of room to roam (and dance) for their wedding party, which included 14 bridesmaids, as well as the couple’s guest list. Lukas, a project manager for a custom home builder, and Hannah, a critical care nurse, had known each other since childhood, attending Sunday school, church retreats, and more together—though she was younger than he, so she mostly admired him from afar.


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They remained friends through high school and college, but shortly after landing her first nursing job, she realized: “He was the one and would always be the one.” They were engaged in May 2016, and they spent less than seven months planning the affair. Throughout the process, Hannah knew she wanted an outdoor wedding. “Everyone doubted me, saying ‘the trees would be bare’ and ‘everyone would freeze’ in November,” she says. “But Greenville did not disappoint. There were lovely colors and the weather was mid 60s.” Handmade and hand-crafted were the defining style of their ceremony and reception, from a hand-penned table assignment display to wood-and-iron centerpieces that played off of the venue’s woodland aesthetic. Even her dress was handmade by her mother-in-law, a fashion designer and seamstress. “She made my dress from scratch, just like my grandmother’s dress was made by her mother,” Hannah says. At the reception, guests also enjoyed treats from the donut experiment—beautifully displayed on a wooden pallet, offering maple bacon and salted caramel cake donuts. Having a simple yet elegant wedding reception made revelry the star of the celebration: “The best part was when my two oldest brothers put my two youngest brothers on their shoulders, my sister’s husband put her on his shoulders, my husband put me on his shoulders, and my dad put my mom on his shoulders,” she recalls smiling. Only seven months after her wedding day, Hannah’s father, a mechanical engineer, passed away. The father-daughter dance holds particular meaning for her, now. “We pretended we were going to do a lyrical routine to ‘Butterfly Kisses,’ like we had learned when I was five years old and in dance class,” Hannah says. “We ended up dancing to ‘Amazing Day’ by Coldplay instead, and we ran around and high-fived each and every guest on the dance floor.” 134 _ at Home

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In Bloom (page 22) Indoor citrus plants, Martin Garden Center, 198 Martin Rd, Greenville, (864) 277-1818, Asked and Answered (page 28): Appliance Specialist/Demonstration Chef Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery , 575 Woodruff Rd., (864) 288-0281, Off the Shelf (page 35) Fiction Addiction, 1175 Woods Crossing Rd #5, (864) 675-0540,

InnerCella Innovative Design (page 56) Luxe Log Cabin, Blue Ridge Log Cabins, blueridgelogcabins. com, (888) 563-3275 (page 58) Timber Frame Homes, MoreSun Timber Frames; 463 Charlie Cobb Road, Mountain Rest, (864) 647-1669; info@moresunwoodworking. com; (Page 60) Augusta Walk,, (864) 406-9255 (page 62) Tiny House, Lake Walk tiny home community, Taylors,; home building, (603) 620-4888 (Page 64) Metal Garage, kitchen renovation, Forest Kitchen Design Studio, Eastside Home: The Bold Chateau Architect, collaboration between Tindall Architecture Workshop,, (864) 275-9766 with Meg and Geordan Terry; Contractor T2 Design and Construction, Greer,; landscaping, Tyger River Outdoor Scapes, Greer,; steel railings, The Heirloom Companies, 13728 SC-11, Campobello, (864) 468-4940,; bookshelves, the Slab Guild Greenville,; window treatments, Artistic Window Creations, LLC, Simpsonville Modus Drink: Lemon Sparkler Belstar Prosecco D.O.C., The Community Tap, 217 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville,; Regency-era cocktail coupe galsses, Aiken Antique Mall,; lavender buds, The Fresh Market or Garners grocery; glass pitcher, CB2, In Good Taste: Pasta Party Naked Pasta, available at Swamp Rabbit Grocery and downtown Greenville’s Saturday Market during the farmer’s market season,; wine decanter, Old Time Pottery, oldtimepottery. com; breadboard, Dale Gosnell Woodworking, gosnellwoodworking. com; black and white platter, Moonbird Pottery, Greensboro, NC,; Mid-mod folding chairs, Rte. 276 Cool Crap Store, 1215 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, (864) 546-0394; bulk sage, Frontier Co-op available through; Stemless wineglasses, World Market,; Stecca bread and herbed Banner Butter, available at Swamp Rabbit Grocery Trifecta: Sytling with candles


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APPLIANCES Jeff Lynch Appliance, 17 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, (864) 268-3101;

GARDEN/OUTDOORS Martin Garden Center, 198 Martin Road Greenville, (864) 277-1818,

ARCHITECTS Pelham Architects, 100 W Washington St #400, Greenville, (864) 271-7633 Tindall Architecture Workshop, 723 Bennett St, Greenville, (864) 275-9766;

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRICIANS/LIGHTING Harrison Lighting, 3021 Augusta St, Greenville, (864) 271-3922;

GENERAL CONTRACTORS/BUILDERS AJH Renovations, LLC, (864) 901-3021; Carson Speer Builders, Greenville, (864) 2146644; Century Properties, 5E Creekside Park Court Greenville, (864) 304-5350 ; Dillard-Jones Builders, (864) 527-0463; First Choice Custom Homes, 19 Charleston Oak Ln, Greenville, (864) 505-2252; Gabriel Builders, 641 Garden Market Drive, Suite A, Travelers Rest, (864) 879-3035; Galt Innovations, (864) 335-0657; Mobius Construction, (864) 517-6000; Smith and Web LLC, 270 Tokeena Road Seneca, (864) 509-7727

FINE JEWELER Geiss & Sons, 765 Haywood Rd, Greenville,, (864) 297-6458;

HEALTH/HOME CARE Rolling Green Village, 1 Hoke Smith Blvd, Greenville,(864) 987-9800;

FLOORING/CARPETING All About Flooring of SC, 2111 K North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, (864) 438-0811; Greenville Carpet One, 226 Pelham Davis Cir, Greenville, (864) 281-0006; Ike’s Carpet, 128 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, (864) 232-9015; Jordan Lumber Company, 104 Rutherford Rd, Greenville (864) 232-9686; Lake Forest Flooring, 1334 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, (864) 244-2510;

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ART & FRAME Bennett’s Frame, 2100 Laurens Rd, Greenville, (864) 288-6430; Frame Designs, 1322 E Washington St, Greenville, (864) 242-2255; BANKING & FINANCE Nachman Norwood & Parrott Wealth Mgt Consultancy, 1116 S Main St, Greenville, (864) 467-9800;

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HOME FURNISHINGS/INTERIOR DESIGN 4 Rooms, 2222 Augusta St #1, Greenville, (864) 241-0100; Carolina Consignment, 875 NE Main St, Simpsonville, (864) 228-1619; Carolina Furniture, 135 Mall Connector Rd G, Greenville, (864) 627-0642; Dwell Chic Interiors, 1279 Pendleton St, Greenville, (864) 940-1301; Hennessee Haven, 820 S Main St, Unit 101, Greenville, (864) 558-0300; Old Colony, 3411 Augusta Rd, Greenville, (864) 277-5330; Panageries, 929 Rutherford Road, Greenville, (864) 250-0021;

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Lil Glenn Company, (864) 242-0088; Marchant Real Estate, 100 W Stone Ave, Greenville, (888) 664-6095; Melissa Morell/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 2023 Augusta Road Greenville, (864) 242-6650; ReMax, Stina Thoennes/ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Greenville, (864) 244-9111; THAT Realty Group, 339 Prado Way, Greenville, (864) 520-8567; MacDonald Home Team/ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 745 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, (864) 979-7055; Total Property Management,LLC, 887 NE Main St #301, Simpsonville, (864) 3509802; Verdae Development, 340 Rocky Slope Rd Ste 300, Greenville, (864) 329-9292; SOLAR SUPPLIERS Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, SPECIALTY SERVICES Big Rock Natural Stone & Hardscapes, 4709 Augusta Rd, Greenville, (864) 2369300, Fusion Audio + Video, 119 N Markley St, Greenville, (864) 271-4276; Suburban Paint Co. Art Supplies, 1378 N Pleasantburg Dr, (864) 244-1375; Tidewater Lumber & Mouldings, 596 Anderson Ridge Rd, Greer, (864) 9879663;

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Life was discernibly different 120 years ago, but a winter street scene was not so unlike what we enjoy in Greenville-area neighborhoods today. This archival photo from the Greenville County Library’s South Carolina Room shows several homes at the intersection of West Washington Street and Butler Avenue, where fenced yards encircle majestic Victorian-style

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construction. Two men are walking on the sidewalk along with a woman pushing a pram, and also visible are utility poles. According to the history of Greenville, S.C., the seeds of modern Greenville were planted in the 1880s when Southern Bell installed a telephone exchange; pipes were laid for water and sewers; electric lights began illuminating

city streets on dark nights. And in spite of opposition from some taxpayers, free public schooling began at this time. A city directory from 1899-1900 shows that the Marshall, Browning, and Mauldin families lived on West Washington Street in a configuration that matches up to this photo. City living likely looked much like this on an average winter day for many families.


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