NEST Magazine - Fall/Winter 2016

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Nest Realty listings from around the region.

$179,000

$204,000

$385,000

3 BEDS + 2 BATHS Newport, VA MLS# 324969

3 BEDS + 2 BATHS Woodford, VA MLS# CV9724456

4 BEDS + 2 BATHS Orange, VA MLS# OR9711723

$339,000

$379,000

$474,900

5 BEDS + 3 BATHS Wilmington, NC MLS# 100029013

5 BEDS + 5.5 BATHS Ashevillle, NC MLS# 3145135

4 BEDS + 3.5 BATHS Christiansburg, VA MLS# 323522

$839,000

$859,000

$1,495,000

4 BEDS + 3.3 BATHS Crozet, VA MLS# 535486

4 BEDS + 3.5 BATHS Wilmington, NC MLS# 100013998

3 BEDS + 3.5 BATHS Ashevillle, NC MLS# 3201974


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Fall/Winter

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+ IN EVERY ISSUE 4 EDITOR’S NOTE

Greetings from the Editor!

5 ASK A NESTER

Brokers of Nest Realty share their insight on home renovations.

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1 LIVE WHERE YOU LOVE

Current home listings from Nest Realty.

10 HOUSE TOUR:

An Elegant Abode

A stately home gets a complete facelift.

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A Dapper Dwelling

We tour a bachelor pad that’s anything but average.

18 DESIGN FOR GOOD

Highlights from the 2016 Charlottesville Design House.

42 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Enhance your curb appeal with our style guide.

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+ PLACES 22 FINDING DESIGN INSPIRATION

Five establishments that sparked our style senses.

31 BEER BY DESIGN

Modern breweries are focusing on designing beer and an ambiance.

+ SAVOR 6 BEE’S KNEES

Your insider’s guide to the good stuff!

44 LOW-COUNTRY BOIL

+ PORTRAITS 38 MEET THE MAKER: Stacey Lampman

We visit with an influential interior designer from Fredericksburg, VA.

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John & Michelle Savard Meet the husband and wife team behind a popular brewery in Wilmington, NC.

Our take on this Southern classic.

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LOVE THE LOOK

Follow our shopping guide to bring

a hip, hotel vibe to your guest room.

21 TREND ALERT

A stone-cold trend that’s utterly hot right now.

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HIKING TRAILS Our favorite year-round hiking trails in Virgina's New River Valley.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Welcome to the design issue! Design really is all around us. It’s in the pitch of a dramatic roofline, the shape of a well-tailored suit, and the crimson shades of autumn leaves. In this issue of NEST Magazine, we focus on finding design inspiration in both expected and unexpected places. Watching design shows on TV or falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole can be a fun way to keep up on the latest design trends, but the abundance of information can be overwhelming. Instead, look up! Take in the tactile world that surrounds you. As you step into a bar, cafe, or office building that you find aesthetically pleasing, take a beat to think about why. What is it about the space that attracts you? Is it the overall color palette? The vivid artwork, the dramatic lighting, or the subtle textures of the seating area? Figure out the why, then head to your local home decor store to replicate that element in your own home. In our Meet the Maker profile (page 38), we introduce you to an interior designer who helps her clients to do just that. This artistry of design can be expressed in various mediums—whether it’s designing a perfectly balanced craft beer, like the brewers featured in our second Meet the Marker profile (page 40), or designing a modern brewery in which to serve said beer (page 31). From the grand interior design of an entire residence (pages 14 and 18), to the small-scale design of a low-country boil (page 44), every instance of purposeful design can be meaningful in some way. Dorothy Draper, the famed interior designer whom you may know most notably for her design of The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, was revered for her daring use of colors and patterns. Draper once said, “I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.” This simple statement gives us so much flexibility to mix time periods, styles, trends, and colors. Find what speaks to you, and go for it! VIRGINIA

JASMINE LISTOU BIBLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

NORTH CAROLINA

NEST REALTY LOCATIONS ASHEVILLE, NC

+ WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA NEW RIVER VALLEY, VA NORTHERN VIRGINIA WILMINGTON, NC

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+ASK A NESTER

Agents and Brokers of Nest Realty possess decades of experience, and a wealth of knowledge! We asked them to shed light on these common home remodeling questions...

PUBLISHER

JONATHAN KAUFFMANN

72%

83%

What interior home improvement adds the most value?

Kitchen Remodel Adding a Bathroom

83% 17%

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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What style trend are you seeing in kitchen backsplashes?

White Subway Tile

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Colored Penny Tile

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Black and White Moroccan Patterns

10% 6%

Copper Panels

JASMINE BIBLE MANAGING EDITOR

What technology improvement adds the most value?

SARA BELKOWITZ DESIGN DIRECTORS

DIANA BOVEN + VICKI BROTHERS

Top-of-the-line Appliances

52%

Solar Panels

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Smart Thermostat

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In-home Surround Sound System

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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

TAYLOR VON HERBULIS

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Asheville - GEORGE ETHEREDGE Charlottesville + New River Valley + Northern Virginia - SUSAN KALERGIS Wilmington - ANDREW SHERMAN

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What enhances curb appeal the most?

What are your new construction buyers asking for?

Mulching and Weeding 42%

Open Floor Plans

54%

First-floor Master

18%

Home Decor Images (Magazines, TV, Online) 56%

One-level Living

17%

Nature

20%

Energy Efficiency

11%

Hip Restaurants

16%

Power Wash the Exterior 23% Painting the Front Porch 20% Fresh Plants in Colorful Pots

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Where do you find design inspiration?

MANAGING PARTNERS

Art Galleries

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ANGIE CULLEN

The Past

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ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

KEITH DAVIS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

JIM DUNCAN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

47% 40%

Which kitchen element gets the biggest return on investment in a renovation?

What’s your favorite home and garden TV show?

JEREMY HART

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NEW RIVER VALLEY, VIRGINIA

Fixer Upper

47%

Tiny House Hunters

24%

What color palette trends are you seeing more frequently in homes?

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Cool Neutrals

76% 14%

Updated Lighting

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House Hunters

Fresh Backsplash

26%

Flip or Flop

9%

Warm Tones

Island Life

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Bright Accent Walls

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Grays

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New Cabinet Hardware 24% Updated Cabinets

10%

If you have a minor renovation project, you...

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Hire a professional!

49%

Do it myself!

40%

Try to do it myself, then hire a pro to fix my mess!

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Learn more about your Nest Broker at NestRealty.com

SARAH STELMOK NORTHERN VIRGINIA

RYAN CRECELIUS WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Four-Time Honoree on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List Published Twice Annually in Charlottesville, VA 126 GARRETT STREET, SUITE D CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 434.566.0121 NestRealty.com/magazine equal housing opportunity

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1. COLD BREW

On your next visit to Fredericksburg, VA, be sure to pop into PonShop. Modern works by local and regional artisans are featured—you’ll find everything from skateboards to jewelry, art prints, ceramics, and clothing. Classes and workshops are also offered by the wonderful husband and wife co-owners, Gabriel and Scarlett Pons. ponshopstudio.com

Cold brew on tap?! Yes please! Serving up strongly brewed cold coffee is a specialty of the Black Water Loft. Located on the second floor of an old cedar-sided building in downtown Floyd, VA, this quirky little cafe is the perfect nook to stop and sip a while. floydbooksandcoffee.com

2. COMICS In a world filled with screens, we all need something tactile. Head to Telegraph Art & Comics on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA, to stock up on comic books, art, and games. There’s something intriguing for every age. The shop hosts art openings, readings, and signings throughout the year. telegraphgallery.com

6. GET SOCIAL The Social House in Blacksburg, VA, is our go-to for weekend brunch. The menu has everything from vegetarian tofu hash to their signature chicken and French toast. Our favorite is the shrimp and grits—a perfect bowl of slowcooked cheese grits with bacon, peppers, and shrimp, topped with dried lavender...unexpected and amazing! The expansive martini list even includes a gin and honey creation called the Bee’s Knees! socialhouseblacksburg.com

3. CHOC•O•HOL•IC Apparently the French like chocolate. Lots and lots and lots of chocolate. The Frenchman’s Corner in Fredericksburg, VA, carries beautiful bits of dark, milk, and white chocolate in every variation you can imagine. frenchmancorner.com

7. BERRY BLISS Forget Disneyland, the Windrush Farm is the happiest place on earth. The U-Pick farm, 15 minutes west of Blacksburg, VA, is an 800-bush blueberry and black raspberry wonderland, complete with two miniature burros named Buckaroo and Ruby, and five fluffy dogs who often roam the property. Picking the berries right from the bushes is a fun activity for the whole family, and tasting is highly encouraged! Pick your berries in the summer, then can them for pies in the winter. windrushfarm.com

4. FURRY FRIENDS Rufus and Matilda were rescued from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA by Nest clients! These sweet pug-mix puppies have been given a new life, as do all rescue animals that the SPCA takes into their no-kill shelter. Dogs, cats, and other small animals are given shelter, medical care, and behavior guidance until they find their furever home! You can adopt, volunteer, and donate to this important organization. caspca.org

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So much style in one little store! Forage is a chic boutique in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, that’s filled with retail and consignment clothing for women. It’s our favorite stop for designer pieces at a bargain! facebook.com/shopforage

The intoxicatingly sweet aroma of fresh flowers greets you as you enter Hedge Fine Blooms on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. The recently relocated shop is a bright and beautiful space that’s perfect for creating an onthe-spot floral arrangement. You can also order wreaths and holiday decor when the cold weather arrives. hedgefineblooms.com

13. INDIE ARTWORK We’re crushing pretty hard on the downtown Asheville, NC, boutique, Horse and Hero. The curated collection of works by over 80 artists is enthralling. Shelves brim with indie art, crafts, and graphic design with an Appalachian vibe. Warning— your art collection is about to get a whole lot groovier. facebook.com/horseandhero

9. HELLO FROM THE OTTER SIDE The Western North Carolina Nature Center is an animal lover’s dream. The 42-acre property in Asheville, NC, is home to more than 60 native local species. The animals have been rescued from various circumstances, and wouldn’t otherwise be able to survive in the wilderness. Getting to see these animals up close and learn more about them is a gift that you don’t want to miss. wncnaturecenter.com

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10. EDIBLE ART If you’re in need of a spectacular cake, look no further than One Belle Bakery in Wilmington, NC. The truly incredible creations can be customized for any event—birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. Every cake that owner Anna Echols creates tells a story. We were blown away by that bushel of oysters on the counter! onebellebakery.com

14. PLAY! Ready for some serious fun? The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a magical space where kids can explore, play, and learn. The visually inspiring environment includes recreated mini-versions of “grown-up” places like the dentist or doctor’s office to help kiddos feel more comfortable in those environments. Check the action packed events calendar to plan your visit! playwilmington.org

15. FOLK ART Showcasing the finest in crafts of the Southern Appalachians, the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC, is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. A permanent collection of traditional crafts is complemented by a rotating gallery of contemporary artistry. Free admission and daily craft demonstrations are an extra treat. southernhighlandguild.org/ folk-art-center

11. SWANKY SIPING The Chatterbox Lounge is swathed in luxurious draperies and opulent chandeliers. Located on the second level of the Paragon Theater in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre in Fredericksburg, VA, it’s the perfect space to enjoy a cocktail before a movie. Better yet, stay for a meal after the show and chat about those wild car-chase scenes. paragontheaters.com

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This stately home in Charlottesville, VA, beckoned for more than a facelift. When the owners decided to renovate, they enlisted interior designer Alana Woerpel of Alana’s, Ltd. to spearhead the project. Woerpel lives just down the street and had always admired the property. Her creative genius was allowed to run wild, envisioning and orchestrating the entire renovation. Striped down to the bare bones, the space has now been built back into a thing of beauty.

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The home is bright, airy, and open. An abundance of natural light streams into every room. Intricate molding carries from the exterior into the interiors. Stunning chandeliers and sconces grace each space. The bathrooms have been given a classic white and gray marble treatment.

thanks to the use of cleverly placed mirrors. In the kitchen, the mirror above the sink reflects the natural light and greenery from the large window directly across. The double-faucet, apron-front sink is what chef’s dreams are made of. The Wolf gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and open shelving complete the gourmet kitchen.

The already expansive home gains even more visual space

To connect with Woerpel, visit alanasltd.com


When interior designer Jessica Taylor Williamson of JTW Design was approached by her client, his end goal was clear—a home that felt, “put together and well designed.” The path to getting there was a bit more complicated. The young bachelor had just purchased a newly-built condo in Northern Virginia, and was anxious to have the space completed. While the client’s preferred style at the time was a bit more transitional (a marriage of traditional and contemporary styles), Williamson knew that the space itself called for something a bit more clean and modern. Luckily, her client was on board. Williamson explains, “It’s always fun when a client lets you get a bit deeper into the style.” The result is a modern yet comfortable living space with clearly defined zones. Originally slated to be the living room, the floorto-ceiling windows and exposed concrete beams created the perfect niche for a dining room. Two oversized light fixtures from West Elm with TEXT Jasmine Bible

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reflective silver inside the shades add a high-end metallic touch. Clear lucite and white hard-pressed leather chairs surround the large wooden table, handmade by the client and his father with a bit of design direction from Williamson. For the fireplace, which bridges the dining room and living room, the concept was to create a focal point without having to invest in expensive tiles. A budget conscious alternative was using contrasting paint—Benjamin Moore’s Nightfall on the fireplace, and Winter Solstice on the remaining walls in the living room and dining room. In lieu of a mantle, floating bookshelves were installed to the side, and on the face, a dramatic Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams circular frame with a convex fisheye mirror. A flat mirror would have merely reflected the pillar across from it, but as Williamson reveals, “The fisheye encapsulates the entire space—picking up colors and textures from both the dining room and living room.”

PHOTOGRAPHY Bonnie Sen


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+ SPACES Throughout the home, Williamson used a mix of high-end staples and affordable accents to keep the project on budget. The Platner Side Table from Design Within Reach was a splurge, while the arc floor lamp from CB2 was a more modest element. The accent chair, the Dialogue Chair from HDF Furniture in faux leather has a decidedly midcentury modern feel. When it came to the guest room, the client wanted the space to, “feel like a boutique hotel.” This gave Williamson the freedom to go all-out with the design. A shell of Benjamin Moore’s Black Satin set the scene. A wall of white drapery created the illusion of a full wall of windows. The Architecture bed in silver from Room and Board is finished with white and gray linens and a custom-made pillow in a Duralee fabric. “To keep the white and black room from feeling too stark, I brought in touches of a deep cobalt blue. It’s unexpected,” shares Williamson. “We also used walnut and wood to soften and tone things down, keeping the room from feeling flat.” The result is striking. The client was thrilled with the outcome...we can see why! To connect with Williamson, visit jtwdesign.co

+ When it comes to selecting a paint finish, forget eggshell or flat! Instead

use a high-quality matte finish for interior paints. It has a similar appearance to flat, but is forgiving to construction blemishes and is scrubbable.


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Bring a bit of JTW Design style into your home! Follow our shopping guide to give your guest room a hip, hotel vibe.

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6. 3. ARTWORK Paint Swirl Print by Scott Hile, $995, williams-sonoma.com (similar to shown)

4. BED Architecture Bed in Silver, $1,299, roomandboard.com

2. 1. MIRROR

5. PILLOW

Modern White Convex Mirror by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, $924, mgbwhome.com

Lilli Throw Pillow by 14Karat Home in Indigo, $24, allmodern.com (similar to shown)

2. TRAY TABLE

6. SIDE TABLE

Formosa White Tray Table, $59, cb2.com (similar to shown)

4. PAINT COLORS

Platner Side Table in Silver, Designed by Warren Platner for Knoll®, $856, dwr.com

7. FLOOR LAMP Big Dipper Arc Floor Lamp, $199, cb2.com

7. Living & Dining Rooms:

Fireplace Accent Walls:

Guest Room:

WINTER SOLSTICE (BM 1605) Benjamin Moore

NIGHTFALL (BM 1596) Benjamin Moore

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Once a year, a group of local interior designers come together to design with purpose—raising awareness and funds for the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE). The shelter’s mission is to end domestic violence in our community, and for over 30 years, they have been providing a safe, confidential, and respectful environment for women and children who are victims of violence. In 2009, the concept for the Charlottesville Design House was developed. The annual fundraiser is an opportunity for respected interior designers to showcase their creative talents, highlighting current trends and products, while offering endless design ideas and inspiration to visitors. For the 2016 Design House, 16 interior designers were each given a room to decorate. The mixture of styles and colors throughout was a veritable feast for the eyes. Three rooms in particular spoke to our design hearts: the foyer, library, and master bedroom. We instantly fell in love with the foyer, designed by Heidi Brooks and Penny Crandall of Heidi Brooks Interior Design. Their signature black and white palette feels striking and bold.

Painting the underside of the stairs in a deep black hue was a stroke of genius, turning an ordinary space into an unexpected lively nook.

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Just off the foyer is the library, designed by Nicole Fagerli, ASID and Kori Messinger, ASID of Stedman House. The space offers a vibrant layering of textures and colors. In the master bedroom, Moyanne Harding, I.D.S. of Interiors by Moyanne produced an opulent and tranquil space. The tonal textiles and linens create a cocoon of warmth, while the subtle gold and brass accents up the luxury factor. heidibrooksinteriordesign.com, stedmanhouse.com moyanne.com

Be on the lookout for 2017 dates: cvilledesignhouse.com

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TAYLOR VON HERBULIS Faux or real, stones seem to be the design object of choice lately. The intricate detailing and texture is hard to resist. Used as a print or three dimensional object, this natural element adds a layer of interest to any room.

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$40 etsy.com

$65 etsy.com

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5. Green Dream

Geode Art Print by Amy Lighthall

Orange Calcite Knobs

Teal Agate Coasters by HelloPosh

Malachite Wallpaper

$15/knob royalsuzie.com

$300/roll jonathanadler.com

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Malachite Bath Accessories

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WHEN IT COMES TO DESIGNING YOUR HOME, THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! Design inspiration can be found anywhere you look. From a chic new restaurant to a rustic wood shop, inspiration can reveal itself at every turn. We found five shops throughout our region that sparked our interest and appealed to our interior design heart. Find an element that speaks to you— whether it be color palette, textures, or a unique use of lighting—then replicate that in your own home.


WE HAPPENED UPON FRASER WOOD ELEMENTS AS WE WERE STROLLING THROUGH DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VA. We couldn’t resist the beautiful hand-carved wooden objects displayed in the window. Once inside, the reclaimed wood walls housed a collection of home accessories and specialty objects from regional craftsmen. We asked owner David Fraser to give us a tour of the shop and tell us a bit about how the space came to be. We headed past the heavy rolling barn doors at the back, and up a flight of narrow stairs to a huge open loft that houses a collection of old barn wood, planks, spools, and wheels from long gone industrial uses. Fraser has always had a passion for reclaimed and recycled wood, knowing that the planks could be given a second life. The store has become a source for designers and homeowners alike, offering a variety of woods including antique oak, cherry, chestnut, and the popular weathered barn wood. Back downstairs, we fell in love with the cutting boards and cooking utensils...a perfect addition to any kitchen.

fraserwoodelements.com

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LIKE A GREAT HOTEL LOBBY BAR, THE NEWLY OPENED FITZROY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, FEELS SPECIAL YET FAMILIAR. It’s a modern take on classic design—polished yet casual, and that’s exactly what the owners intended. Friends and now co-owners Rich Ridge, Kelley Tripp, Kevin Badke, and Ryan Rooney joined forces to create an establishment that exceeds all expectations. The space itself is jaw-dropping, thanks to the vision and execution of interior design firm JAID Style and expert craftsman Hector Zamora. From the retro-inspired basketweave floors to the intricate woodwork of the custom built bar, the attention to detail is evident. The tufted bar stools, high-top tables, and oversized curved booths offer different ways to gather. Suspended pendants cast an intimate glow.

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The color palette of black, charcoal gray, crisp white, sage green accents, and rich warm leather could work well in a home study. The pendants that hang above the bar would be dreamy hovering above a kitchen island! Even the menu has been well designed—there’s a customizable mix of comfort foods—small plates and shareable portions. To Ridge, the establishment is more than a restaurant, but acts as a vessel of “community connection.” Choosing locally-sourced ingredients allows them to interact on a daily basis with fellow small businesses. The Fitz burger (pictured at right) and specialty cocktails left us floating in a cloud of happiness. thefitzroycville.com


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A LONG TIME STAPLE OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, INTERIOR DESIGN WORLD, THE ARTFUL LODGER REMAINS A VIBRANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. Owner Caroline Minsky’s energetic personality can be seen in the pieces she chooses. Styles range from whimsical to modern, edgy to traditional. Minsky skillfully creates vignettes throughout the store, allowing you to envision how pieces can work together in your home. The store feels intriguing without being overwhelming. Large scale art pieces hover above couches in luxe fabrics. Accessories, books, and objects of curiosity are found throughout. Not sure where to start? Minsky offers full design services and custom pieces. lodgerva.com


STEPPING THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF SOVEREIGN REMEDIES IN ASHEVILLE, NC, IS LIKE ENTERING INTO A LIVING TERRARIUM. Soft shades of green cover the walls; moss, succulents, and herbs lay delicately in glass vessels, scattered on surfaces throughout. Original rounded windows soar two stories high, swathed in heavy draperies complete with tassels. Hovering above is a massive steel bird’s nest sculpture. The ambiance is both captivating and comfortable. We can envision this style working well in a sunroom, where greenery and topiaries would thrive. At the bar, each stool possess the name of a supporter. In 2014, when owner Charlie Hodge was completing the space, he needed an extra boost of funding, so he turned to crowdsourcing, offering personalized barstools to backers. The extra dose of love worked, and the doors officially opened in October of 2014. Capitalizing on his experience in the food and beverage world in Portland, Oregon, and mixologist training in Los Angeles, California, Hodge knew the vibe he wanted to create at his downtown Asheville spot—highly crafted cocktails and dishes that use fresh local ingredients, created in a classic and classy manner. It’s the perfect fusion of big city know-how meets gentile Southern hospitality. There’s only one design question we have left...how do they reach those top shelves? sovereignremedies.com


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INTERIORS NEW TO THE SCENE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, LINDEN LANE OOZES SOPHISTICATION. The seamless blend of classic English countryside style and a modern Virginian approach feels fresh yet rooted in elegance. The vision belongs to owner and designer Christopher Coggins, who earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design. The store houses a collection of carefully curated pieces including a custom line of pillows designed by Coggins. They would be a sophisticated surprise for guest room bedding. The store itself is named after the linden trees that can often be found lining the driveways of grand estates—which create an immediate sense of balance and strength. Coggins offers design services ranging from one-time consultations to full-scale remodeling. Pop in to meet the delightful Coggins, his partner Brian Glade, and their sweet dog Belle, who can often be found happily roaming around the store. lindenlaneinteriors.com

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by design

More than simply a factory that produces beer, breweries and the taprooms that accompany them are the new watering hole of choice. Often kid and dog friendly, they provide a place for friends to share a craft beer during daylight hours, offering a refreshing contrast to the late-night bar scene. We visited six new breweries throughout the region who are setting themselves apart not only with their unique beers, but by utilizing interesting design to create photo-worthy interiors.

Catawba Brewing Co. Wilmington Brewing Company Pro Re Nata New Belgium Brewing Rising Silo Brewery Spencer Devon Brewing


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A s he v il l e , NC

Catawba Brewing Co. Named for the Catawba Valley, the Catawba Brewing Co. has been crafting beers since 1999 in Morganton, NC. We stopped by the recently opened South Slope location in Asheville, NC, to take a peek. Formerly a paper mill in the 1920s, the 5,600-square-foot space is bright and beautiful, complete with a 20-foot living wall cascading with vines and greenery. Reclaimed materials are used throughout, with the seven-barrel system glistening in the background. Off the main area, there is the Rickhouse, or “barrel room,” offering whiskey barrel aged beers on tap. Bartender Brian served us a flight of their most popular beers: Farmer Ted’s Cream Ale, Ridiculous Red IPA, Brown Bear Brown Ale, and Black Dome Stout. catawbabrewing.com

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Wil ming t o n, NC

Wilmington Brewing Company What began as a homebrew store has quickly become the beloved Wilmington Brewing Company. The homebrew store still exists (learn more about the owners on page 44), but the space has grown dramatically. Now located in the middle of Wilmington, NC, the 11,800-square-foot building houses the homebrew store, the three-barrel brewing system, a taproom, an event space, and an outdoor beer garden. The laid back atmosphere is comfortable and inviting—a perfect place to pull up a stool and sample a pint. Choose from the 15 taps of signature and seasonal beers. Their saison game is strong. The Lemon Ginger Saison is bright and refreshing and the Jalapeño Saison offers the perfect kick. Choose your favorite and grab a “crowler” (can + growler = crowler) to go. The 32-ounce cans are filled and sealed right in front of you with a snazzy contraption that looks more retro than modern. You can now find their beers on draft at various local bars throughout Wilmington. Cheers! wilmingtonbeer.com

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by design PRO RE NATA It’s hard to believe that the gorgeous Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery was once a Moose Lodge and then a truck stop. Now home to a seven-barrel system, the farm brewery in Charlottesville, VA, is doing something pretty unique—the hops that are used in the beers are grown right on their property. The result is beer almost as clever as the name—Pro Re Nata, Latin for “as needed,” a common dosage instruction from doctors. To accompany your prescribed beer, grab food from the Over The Counter (OTC) food truck that resides on the property. The dog-friendly, kid-friendly atmosphere is great for the whole family. The outdoor patio is hard to beat—seating areas, cornhole boards, and fire pits that keep toes toasty into the cooler months. prnbrewery.com

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New Belgium Brewing The highly anticipated opening of New Belgium Brewing in Asheville, NC, finally happened in May 2016. This marks the second brewery for New Belgium, who built the East Coast facility for both efficiency and environmental reasons. A shorter distance to stores and bars means less trucks on the road and less gas being used. The original brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, has always maintained a core focus on environmentally friendly production, and that responsible building has carried through to their North Carolina location. Trusses from old barns are used for tables in the Liquid Center tasting room, water reduction and diversion measures are in place, and pollinator-friendly landscaping surrounds the 18-acre former stockyard. But enough about the good they are doing for the planet...let’s talk about the good they are doing for your tastebuds. More than 14 signature beers along with seasonals, sours, and ciders can be enjoyed by the pint in the beautiful, dog-friendly Liquid Room. newbelgium.com

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Rising Silo Brewery The Rising Silo Brewery is a fresh new concept for Blacksburg, VA. The three-barrel brewing facility is situated on the Farm at Glade Road. The small-batch brews are served in an outdoor taproom, where you can enjoy a pint as you shop for dairy, meat, and veggies that are grown on the farm. The reclaimed wood bar, barn-red corrugated steel building, and wood slat ceiling add up to a charming and inviting atmosphere. Our favorite time to visit is the Masa Monday Fundraiser & Old Time Jam—a community fundraiser meal is shared while local musicians gather for an old fashion jam session. Check the website for hours and events. risingsilobrewery.com

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Spencer Devon Bre win g Owner Shawn Phillips explains that the beer making process at Spencer Devon Brewing in Fredericksburg, VA, is one part art, one part science. Well, his recipe certainly seems to be working. The six beers on tap come directly from the sparkling steel tanks where the beer is brewed, eliminating a common transfer step that causes the beer to be slightly jostled. This attention to detail and technical precision has made for some stellar craft beers. The Sunken Road Belgian-style blonde paired perfectly with their classic burger—a ridiculously juicy burger made with Monrovia Farm beef that is dry-aged for 20 days. The bacon jam, sharp white cheddar, and brioche bun didn’t hurt either. spencerdevonbrewing.com

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“It’s a lost art form,” explains Stacey Lampman, Co-Founder and Principal Interior Designer at Spaces Design Studio, LLC in Fredericksburg, VA. We’re sitting in her chic downtown design studio, discussing the lost practice of hand-drawn design renderings. This once crucial step to the design process has now been replaced by computer-aided design (CAD) programs. While Lampman appreciates the efficiency that technology can offer, she believes there’s still value in the tactile practice of creating a rendering by hand—using drafting pens and architectural ruler on drafting paper. She still creates them for all her projects. This connection to the past and commitment to moving forward keeps Lampman at the forefront of design in Fredericksburg. That’s not to say she’s outmoded...she’s spirited and youthful with a brilliant smile. There’s a familiarity and lightness about her. Her team stops by during our interview; they’re fun and vibrant— laughter comes easily. It’s a strong crew that clearly enjoys working together. They’ve recently enjoyed a surge of commercial design requests from local breweries. As the craft beer movement continues to thrive, the need for well-designed spaces increases. Spencer Devon, Adventure Brewing Co, and 6 Bears & A Goat Brewery are among past and current clients. For some in-depth market research, Lampman recently took the whole team to visit an array of Colorado breweries to garner a better

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+ STACEY LAMPMAN, INTERIOR DESIGNER “Do the research first, then design. Take your time, get to know people, know their business.”


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understanding of how they are designed from a functional standpoint—what’s working versus what isn’t. Lampman is committed to thoroughly understanding a client’s wants and needs, and then presenting a cohesive design solution. “Do the research first, then design. Take your time, get to know people, know their business,” she explains. Whether it’s an upscale restaurant like Kybecca, for which she designed the expansion in 2012, or a historic building, Lampman is completely devoted to making sure each project meets and exceeds expectations. She’s comfortable with the specific challenges that come with historic preservation, “It’s like peeling an onion, pulling back layers and layers.”

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WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX? 1. DESIGN VIBE COMPILATION 2. DRAFTING PENS 3. TAPE MEASURE 4. FLOOR PLANS 5. ARCHITECTURAL RULER


Full transparency isn’t the mantra you’d expect from most business owners. But that’s exactly what Michelle and John Savard are offering at Wilmington Brewing Company and Wilmington Homebrew Supply. Their passion for beer making is palpable, and they’re thrilled to share knowledge with anyone who’s interested. “It’s fun to help people find what they love,” shares John. For Michelle and John, they found what they loved early in life. They both grew up in Wilmington, NC, and started dating as seniors in high school. John started homebrewing at the age of 18, “knowing I would someday want to do something in the brew business,” he recalls. When they moved to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, they were suddenly entrenched in a society of beer drinkers and brewers. They became intrigued with the entire industry. John was an intern at a brewery, then an employee at a popular homebrew shop. He credits the owner as being his mentor, “I learned a ton working there, I learned the business of brewing. I learned the process—what to do and what not to do.” After John earned a degree in Business Management, and Michelle earned her degree in Mass Communications in 2011, they traveled through Europe. Visiting breweries and meeting the brewers helped them to realize that this could be more than a dream, but a viable future. When they returned to

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“Keep it simple, and have fun,” is the key to success for these beer aficionados.


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Wilmington, they discovered that there weren't any homebrew stores. They seized the opportunity, and launched Wilmington Homebrew Supply in March of 2012. The shop was a tiny 800-square-foot space on Front Street in downtown Wilmington. The community immediately embraced them, and even their very first weekend was a huge success. Nine months into the business, they knew that there was a need for a new brewery in town. They had the passion and the knowledge, and decided to go all in. They found the 12,000-squarefoot space towards a center of Wilmington, and immediately got to work on constructing the brewery.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX? 1. COPPER BEER TANKS 2. GRAINS, HOPS, AND BARLEY 3. BEER KEG 4. BEER GROWLER 5. TAPS RIGHT FROM THE TANKS


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IMPRESSIONS YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE AT A FIRST IMPRESSION, SO MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!

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LIGHT FIXTURE Originally intended for an outdoor wall, this nautical-inspired light can be mounted on the ceiling for a subtle glow. Nauticus 6 ½” High Black Outdoor Wall Light, $72, lampsplus.com

HOUSE NUMBERS

JAPANESE MAPLE

Huge house numbers make a huge statement! Order these stainless steel numbers and have them painted in a custom shade from your color palette.

The Japanese maple bush takes center stage in this beautiful landscaping, and matches the red hue of the steel beams. Talk with your local nursery about which variety of maple will work best at your home. We’re fans of the Crimson Queen and its weeping branches of crimson-purple foliage.

Signo House Numbers by Blomus in Stainless Steel, $26, smartfurniture.com

MODERN MATERIALS Corrugated Steel The gray corrugated steel siding is a durable and striking option. Whitewashed Wood Hung horizontally, the whitewashed wood siding softens the overall look of the home.

PAVERS Simple pavers in a warm charcoal tone create a clean and structured pathway. Tan Charcoal Holland Concrete Patio Stone, $0.50 each, lowes.com

PAINT COLORS The predominantly gray and whitewashed wood house is balanced with steel beams flanking the sides, painted in a rich red hue.

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STEELY GRAY (SW 7664) Sherwin Williams

RED THEATRE (SW 7584) Sherwin Williams

WESTHIGHLAND WHITE (SW 7566) Sherwin Williams

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TEXT Jasmine Bible

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he task of preparing a full turkey dinner at Thanksgiving or other elaborate holiday meal can feel overwhelming. This holiday season, why not try something a little different? Afterall, you don’t have to live in the Lowcountry to enjoy a low-country boil. We asked the Brokers from our Wilmington, NC, office to turn this beloved Southern dish into a stylish dinner party entrÊe that will warm you up from the inside out. Beginning with the perfect setting, JordanBuilt Homes graciously opened their Deep Creek Run home at the Mason Harbor Yacht Club. The large gourmet kitchen was the ideal space for Zest Catering to prepare their low-country boil (see recipe on page 48).

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+ SAVOR Forgoing standard flowers, we created petite arrangements of freshly cut grasses, leaves, and moss. On the table, we placed a subtle striped runner with round wicker placemats and napkins with a classic nautical stripe. Square plates and serving platters gave a modern edge, while the stark white allowed the food to take center stage. Carved wooden candle sticks and a silver lantern cast a romantic glow. Moscow mules are a simple and refreshing cocktail to prepare as guests arrive—vodka, ginger beer, and instead of limes, we opted for the sweet tartness of Meyer lemons. Crowlers (can + growler) from favorite local brewery, Wilmington Brewing Company, were kept chilled on ice until dinner was served. Their Jalapeño Saison paired perfectly with our spicy entrée. For dessert, a simple shortbread with strawberries, homemade whipped cream, and a sprig of mint, paired with a glass of white wine, was the perfect ending to a Nesty-Zesty evening.

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LOW - COUNTRY BOIL Serves 6 to 8 Recipe by Zest Catering, facebook.com/wilmingtoncooks – 3/4 cup Old Bay seasoning – 1 packet Zatarain’s low-country boil seasoning – 3 lbs large fresh shrimp (unpeeled) – 2 lbs smoked sausage links coined – 4 dozen Littleneck clams rinsed – 18 small whole new potatoes rinsed – 3 Vidalia onions cut into 8ths from stem to stern – 2 each red and yellow peppers seeded and cut into 8 pieces lengthwise

Bring a large pot of water to boil, about 12 quarts. Add Zatarain’s seasoning and 1/2 cup Old Bay. Reduce to a simmer. Add onions, peppers, potatoes, and smoked sausage coins, simmer for 15 minutes. With pot at a gentle simmer, add corn, simmer another 3 minutes. Add shrimp and clams, simmer for 5 minutes until clams open and shrimp turns pink. Drain, transfer to large platter, finish with a sprinkle of Old Bay. Bon appétit!

– 6 ears of corn*, shucked, cut into 3 pieces each *In the winter months, you may have to purchase frozen ears of corn. Thaw in warm water before using.

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