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MOVE BOLDLY JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST NEST REALTY LOCATIONS: ATLANTA, GEORGIA AND JACKSON, TENNESSEE


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36 See how an Atlanta, GA, design team turned a boring guest room into a sumptuous retreat!

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Meet the Maker: Unicia Buster Travel to Richmond, VA, to meet a truly inspiring artist.

Meet the Maker: Alex Bernstein 38 Journey inside the studio of a glass sculptor in Asheville, NC.

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Meet the Maker: RC Cobin Welding becomes art in Wilmington, NC. SAVOR

Love 6 Local Your insider’s guide to the IN EVERY ISSUE

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Editor’s Letter Welcome to the color issue!

a Nester 5 Ask The Brokers of Nest Realty share their insight into home color trends. SPACES Tour: A Colorful 16 House Transformation A non-traditional family transforms a traditional home in Cary, NC. Tour: A Sumptuous 32 Room Guest Suite An Atlanta, GA, guest room with a boutique hotel vibe.

Appeal 40 Curb You only get one chance at a first impression, so make it a good one!

stuff we dig! to: Cheese Board 42 How Your guide to creating a gorgeous cheese platter. DISCOVER

PLACES Uses 15 Unexpected Creative entrepreneurs who are using unexpected materials in exciting ways. Inspiration 20 Design Stylish establishments that

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Trend Alert: Color Blocking Interesting color combinations.

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High Point Market Highlights from the interior design industry’s biggest event.

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Bang For Your Buck How far will your dollar stretch in today’s housing market?

offer design inspiration for your home. Chic 46 Hotel Turn your bedroom into a tranquil retreat with these six tips.

Color Story Six colors we’re currently loving.


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Welcome to the color issue! The brilliant painter Claude Monet once said, “Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment.” While we may not be able to fully comprehend Monet’s torment in his quest to replicate nature’s perfect palette on canvas, we can certainly share his feelings of joy and obsession. Color alone can speak volumes. The perfect shade of azure transports us to the Greek Isles, while a dusty pink brings us back to a desert sunset. The vivid multicolor home showcased in our House Tour (page 16) elicits a sense of joy and whimsy; while it’s safe to say we’re all obsessed with the dark, saturated colors found in our Room Tour (page 32). We’re thrilled to see the overall use of color making a resurgence in home decor. The pendulum has begun to swing back from the white-on-white phase of the past few years—rather than stark white rooms with nary a drop of color, we’re seeing jewel-box rooms dripping in rich tones and spaces utilizing a rainbow palette. We’re finding color everywhere—from the fabric, glass, and metal used by three artists in our Meet the Makers series (page 36), to the rainbow-inspired Cheese Board (page 42) created by food and home stylist, Meg Quinn. If your home is ready for a spring spruce up, adding even small pops of color can freshen you space. In our Color Story (page 26), you’ll find pieces in six sophisticated shades that are having a moment in the design world. For those hesitant to mix too many colors, OUR NEST REALT Y LOCATIONS our in-house design expert, Taylor Von Herbulis, takes out the guesswork in our Trend Alert: Color Blocking (page 10). VIRGINIA 1 1 Fredericksburg Whether your design aesthetic leans 2 Shenandoah Valley 2 3 eclectic, traditional, or rustic chic, we 4 3 Charlottesville hope these pages offer a dose of colorful 4 Richmond 5 5 New River Valley inspiration. We encourage you to find 6 your inner Monet—be bold, have fun, NORTH CAROLINA 7 8 and embrace color in your home! 10 6 The Triangle 9 7 Lake Norman 8 Asheville 9 Wilmington

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JASMINE LISTOU BIBLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

GEORGIA 11 Atlanta

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PUBLISHER Jonathan Kauffmann EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jasmine Bible MANAGING EDITOR Sara Belkowitz DESIGN DIRECTOR Paigelee Chancellor CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Taylor Von Herbulis CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Aaron H. Bible Susan Kalergis Carrie Turner

Here’s what the Brokers of Nest Realty have to say about the use of color in homes:

RENOVATE! When met with a vintage 1950s pink tile bathroom, 75% of Nesters say, “RENOVATE!”

MANAGING PARTNERS -GEORGIAAtlanta Jennifer Kjellgren -NORTH CAROLINAAsheville Angie Cullen Lake Norman Amy Fraser The Triangle Jordan Lee Wilmington Ryan Crecelius -TENNESSEEJackson Traci Carney Suzanne Dement -VIRGINIACharlottesville Keith Davis Jim Duncan Jonathan Kauffmann New River Valley Jeremy Hart Fredericksburg Sarah Stelmok Richmond Keith Davis Shenandoah Valley Jonathan Kauffmann Published Twice Annually in Charlottesville, Virginia 126 GARRETT STREET, SUITE D CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 | 434.566.0121

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POPS OF COLOR The color trend 53% of our Nesters are seeing on home exteriors is pops of color in places like the shutters or the front door.

ULTRA VIOLET Not every Nester is in love with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year of the year—69% don’t care for it, while the other 31% love it!

BRIGHT VS. NEUTRAL Although you may love your bright hues, potential buyers probably don’t. 92% of Nesters agree—neutral colors attract more buyers when selling your home.

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The percentage of Nesters who have knocked on a stranger’s door to ask about the exterior paint color for a client. (While 20% plead the fifth!)

INTERIOR VS. EXTERIOR 70% of Nesters say the interior color of the home is more important to buyers than the exterior color.

PAINT VS. WALLPAPER 77% of Nesters say to stick with paint for the convenience of changing the color.

COBALT BLUE 60% of Nesters say cobalt blue is a safe way to add a pop of color. (See pg. 26 for our ideas!)

76% Believe painted brick is a great way to give a house a facelift.

RULE OF THREE Nesters’ personal rule of thumb—56% say stick to three colors, max, when decorating a room.

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LOCAL LOVE We love supporting neighborhood businesses and getting to know the awesome people behind them! Here are some local treasures from around our Nest Realty locations. 1. VISUAL LABORATORY Regional and national artists are featured at The Armory Art Gallery, located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA. The gallery is a “visual laboratory” for the School of Visual Arts, and we love the inclusion of new media, digital, and film. Open Monday through Saturday with rotating exhibitions. gallery.vt.edu

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If you’ve ever dreamt about wearing the chic fashions of a bygone era, now is your chance. Jess James, of Jess James + Co. vintage boutique, now brings her personal styling to the public in Wilmington, NC. James offers a truly unique shopping experience, guiding you through glamorous pieces and accessories. You’ll feel more like a personal client than a customer. facebook.com/jessjames.co

3. TAKE A HIKE! When adventure calls, Rockfish Gap Outfitters in Waynesboro, VA, has the answers. Located just minutes away from Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail, the store has been serving the outdoor community since 1987. If you’re ready to kayak, hike, backpack, cycle or camp, they’ve got you covered. rockfishgapoutfitters.com

4. CLIMB ON Looking for a way to ramp up your summer fun? Grab the whole family and head to the Wilderness Presidential Adventure Park in Spotsylvania, VA. Scale the rock climbing wall, then take a lap or two on the Adventure Course, featuring a rickety bridge, spider’s web, postman’s walk, canyon jump, teeter totter, and a zipline! Ages 5 and up. wpresort.com/adventure-park

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The fastest way to a good morning? A strong cup of coffee and a good morning muffin at Paradox Pastry. Owner Jenny Peterson has been creating delicious treats for the good people of Charlottesville at her bakery and cafe since opening in 2012. Located just a block away from our C’ville office, you’re likely to find a Nester or two at any given time of day!

There’s nothing better than a leisurely Saturday morning stroll through the Fredericksburg Farmers Market in Hurkamp Park in Fredericksburg, VA. This chance to buy fresh and local dates back earlier than

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Did you know that Burt’s Bees was named after a real life Burt? Burt Shavitz was the wild-bearded and free-spirited co-founder of Burt’s Bees, who believed in living simply and harmoniously with the natural world. So simply in fact that he lived much of his life in a 300-square-foot cabin in Maine with no running water or electricity. After his passing in 2015, the cabin was relocated from Maine to the Burt’s Bees headquarters in Durham, NC. The cabin serves as a reminder to live simply, responsibly, and naturally. burtsbees.com

Dinosaurs, fossils, and gemstones, oh my! The recently reopened Asheville Museum of Science, better known as AMOS, is now situated in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC. The re-branded museum explores the science of western North Carolina. Exhibits detail the connections between astronomy, geology, weather, climate, ecology, and paleontology to form the beautiful North Carolina landscape. ashevillescience.org

6. SWANK & SWAGGER We love everything about Greenleaf’s Pool Room— the vibe, the eats, the vibrant green tables hovering over the black and white checkered floors. This downtown Richmond, VA, joint is as stylish as it is lively. The antique-looking bar, gorgeous green tufted benches, and colorful portraits set the mood for rounds of fun with your best pals. A bit of a shark? Join their pool league. A bit of a flounder? Sign up for private pool lessons. greenleafspoolroom.com

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the city’s founding in 1728! thefarmersmarket.co

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10. RECYCLED STYLE Home to more than 50 vendors, the Stuarts Draft Antique Mall has a terrific balance of antiques and fine used furniture, spanning decades. The shop has been a Shenandoah Valley, VA staple for 24 years, and is family owned by Harry and Betty Mitchell, and their daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Neal Wampler. facebook.com/stuartsdraftantiquemall

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Now in its 90th year, The Byrd Theatre is a local treasure. Both a state and national historic landmark, the Richmond, VA, theater is stunning—complete with marbled walls, gold leaf arches, painted murals, and an 18-foot crystal chandelier. This 1,300seat theater has been showing movies since opening night on Christmas Eve, 1928, when patrons paid just $0.50 to enjoy the evening screening of Waterfront, a silent

Forget that nonsense ramen you ate in college and treat your tastebuds to the real deal, traditional Japanese ramen at Dashi Ramen in downtown Durham, NC. At street level, you’ll find the ramen shop, where you can grab a seat in the dining room or open kitchen to devour the incredibly satisfying and beautiful ramen noodle bowls. Upstairs, in the Izakaya (Japanese pub), the lights are a bit dimmer, perfect for a date night or late night bite.

film with the sound added from a record. byrdtheatre.com

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12. SUNSET SIPPING Drinks as beautiful as the sun slowly setting behind them...that’s what you’ll find at The Montford Rooftop Bar in downtown Asheville, NC. The exquisitely crafted cocktails made from locally sourced ingredients pair with endless views of the Appalachian mountains and lovely small bites. Don’t miss the blue crab fritters and the Joyce Farm chicken wings. themontford.com

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14. ALL ABOARD Is it a toy store with books, or a bookstore with toys? It’s both! The Cambria Toy Station & Whistle Stop Books has something special for everyone. Located in the historic Cambria Train Depot in Christiansburg, VA, this circa 1867 shop is filled with goodies aimed at expanding your imagination and finding your inner magic. All aboard the imagination express! cambriatoystation.com

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By now, we’ve all heard about stand up paddle boarding. So when you’re ready to take it to the next level try a Full Moon paddle with Aloha Paddle Sports on Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC. Beginning at dusk, you’ll hit the water with a SUP board illuminated with LED lights, LED paddles, and a headlamp to illuminate your guided night excursion. standuplkn.com

Treat your body like the beautiful machine that it is. Raw, fresh, clean, organic, coldpressed juices, smoothies, soups, and salads await you at The Juice Laundry. Now with two Charlottesville, VA locations, the juice bar and raw food kitchen is 100% organic, 100% vegan, 100% gluten-free, and 100% delicious! thejuicelaundry.com

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On the first and third Sunday of the month, April through September, we love taking the whole family to the Concerts on the Green at Davidson’s Village Green in Davidson, NC. Set up in front of the lovely public library, these free concerts are the perfect ending to a summer weekend. Pack a picnic, a tasty beverage, and a comfy chair to soak in the sounds. concertsonthegreen.com

Executive chef and owner Sam Cahoon blows us away with his take on Latin comfort food. The recently opened Savorez in downtown Wilmington, NC, is full of bright and bold flavors. The traditional Latin American cuisine is created with fresh, local ingredients. Our favorites were the caliente tuna tacos and the sweet

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“Color Blocking” is trending in both fashion and design. By taking colors that are

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opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together, the result is an interesting, fun, and youthful color combination. Add one or more of these items to your home for an instant spring refresh!

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01 Modern Triangles, 25 1/2” High FRAMED WALL ART, $162, lampsplus.com 02 Olcott Mid Century TRAY TOP ACCENT TABLE by Inspire Q® in Red, $69, target.com 03 Ansene DUVET COVER in Peach, $248, anthropologie.com 04 Surya Harvey Green and Orange 20” Square THROW PILLOW, $45, lampsplus.com 05 Colorblock Kitchen TEA TOWELS, Set of 2, $5, worldmarket.com 06 Avesta 2-Door Multi-Color and Yellow Feet SIDE TABLE, $129, lampsplus.com

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UNEXPECTED Who says a proper building must have studs and drywall? We met three business owners who decided that conventional building was a bore. Instead, they curated unique materials to create extraordinary places.

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PRO RE NATA The Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery in Crozet, VA, has been a local hot spot since it first opened in 2015. A need for additional outdoor space lead to the creation of the container bar. Using nine “K” Line shipping containers sourced from Richmond, VA, a beautiful two-story bar now resides at the back of the lush property. Complete with sparkling cafe lights, greenery, and seating, the bar is the perfect spot for sipping a happy hour pint, or hosting a private event. prnbrewery.com

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ANNE BONNY’S BAR & GRILL What was once a barge on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, NC, is now a floating bar. The historic Henrietta riverboat used to dock at this barge, and in May of 2017, Anne Bonny’s Bar & Grill opened as the first floating restaurant in Wilmington. Situated along the popular downtown Riverwalk, Anne Bonny’s has become a crowd-pleasing destination, known for their ship’s wheel pretzel—a delicious and HUGE soft pretzel that’s big enough to share with the whole table. Wash it down with one of the refreshing frozen wine drinks—we recommend the frozen strawberry rosé. annebonnyswilmington.com

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DOUBLE D’S COFFEE & DESSERTS Double D’s Coffee Bus is the adorable bright red double decker coffee shop, smack dab in the middle of downtown Asheville, NC. The local landmark is a favorite for its delicious coffee creations and quirky decor. This 1963 Lodekka model double decker bus originally carried passengers around England in the 1960s and 1970s, then made its way to Atlanta, GA, and eventually found its permanent home at the corner of Biltmore Ave. and Aston Street in 1999. Downstairs is the coffee and dessert bar, and upstairs on the observation deck you’ll find turquoise wallpaper, ornate ceiling tins, and sparkly chandeliers. doubledscoffee.com

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We want to see your own pallet creations! Share your images on social media with the hashtag: #SOnesty

DIY PALLET FURNITURE When it comes to your own home, think outside the box! Try something fun like using pallets as raised garden beds, or building your own pallet furniture! Pallet Table: Head to your local hardware store to purchase four heavy-duty casters to add to the bottom of a pallet, then add a custom-cut piece of glass to the top...and voila, you’ve got a groovy pallet table. Pallet Couch: If you’re feeling a little more ambitious, you can create a low-level pallet couch by adjoining several pallets for a corner couch, or adding casters to make them moveable. Top with thick foam or cushions.

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HOUSE TOUR

A COLORFUL TRANSFORMATION


PHOTO B Y A LLIE MULLIN

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THE PRESTON HOUSE

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RIMA NASSER TEW DESIGN STUDIO

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CARY, NC

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hen Rima Nasser opened her design firm, TEW DESIGN STUDIO, she founded it on the principal that design should be fun, exciting, daring, and visually inspiring. Originally from Palestine, Nasser brings a unique worldly view to each project. With a natural propensity for color, texture, and spatial relationships, she honed her interior design craft first at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, then in Florence, Italy, where she earned her Masters in Interior Design. After settling in Durham, NC, Nasser opened TEW in 2015, filling a niche that was missing from the Triangle marketplace—a bold, colorful, and modern aesthetic. That panache is precisely what drew her latest clients to her. A non-traditional family from Philadelphia, PA, moved into a traditional house in the Preston neighborhood of Cary, NC, and enlisted Nasser to transform the house into a space that matched their personality. Nasser began the project with her three-step process: first, get to know the clients—meet the whole family, learn about their lifestyle, what they like to do, and how they like to spend their time. Second, hear what they would like to change, and get their ultimate wish-list. Lastly, figure out how to help them achieve their goals.

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Nasser knew she wanted to create a strong visual impact in the dining room, which is immediately to your left as you enter the home. The client loved the funky wallpaper, Rio by Thibaut. This somewhat traditional pattern feels modern and fresh when done in high contrast black and white. “With a busy wallpaper, you have to be careful what you put on top of it,” explains Nasser. The porcelain deer with red antlers is simple but impactful. The existing intricate mouldings were painted black. The pops of red take it one step further, and the Brynn rug by Chandra ties it all together. The Vickery Chandelier by Arteriors is unexpected and funky, and fits well in the space. For an extra dose of whimsy, she introduced an interesting fabric on the backs of the captains chairs. On the opposite side of the table is a red bench that the client already owned. “If clients are attached to a piece, that’s a great opportunity to refinish or repurpose it,” advises Nasser. 18

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Directly across from the dining room is a space dedicated to music. The large-scale black and white striped draperies are mimicked in both of the front rooms, offering some visual continuity. The client was a huge fan of grasscloth wallpaper, so Nasser chose a warm navy blue paper that allows the other elements, like the green chairs by Joybird, to pop. The lamps are a play on a classic shape, but done in a modern glossy finish with oversized shades. The yellow phone was found by Nasser at a vintage shop, and the fun artwork above speaks to the clients who are animal lovers. “When it comes to artwork, the colors have to work, but the subject matter has to be personal to the clients,” shares Nasser. The chevron design on the console unit adds pattern to the room, and echoes the chevron pattern on the fireplace in the adjoining living room. The living room is at the center of the home and ties together many of the elements

and styles used in other rooms. It manages to be both modern and warm, using bold colors and clean, mid-century lines. The once very traditional fireplace was redesigned with the

well with the yellow chair. The pillows connect the entire color story. Below the gorgeous gold and marble coffee table is a durable wool rug, in a traditional pattern, but in a current purple hue. Throughout the home Nasser has chosen bold objects that make a substantial impact, without feeling fussy or cluttered. Each daring choice somehow manages to create a harmonic symphony. “It’s not just about taking risks, but taking the right risks…I suppose that’s why you hire a professional,” laughs Nasser. The Preston House clients are thrilled with each risk Nasser took, and they should be! The home is truly a colorful, contemporary success. N

Paint is the easiest thing to change, so have fun with it! If it doesn’t work, it’s easy to change, and when it does work, the risk pays off. chevron surround, and an appropriately sized distressed wood mantle. The built-ins were also modified to be more modern, using tonal grays. Nasser loves to explore with paint colors, “Paint is the easiest thing to change, so have fun with it! If it doesn’t work, it’s easy to change, and when it does work, the risk pays off.” The bright blue sectional by Joybird pairs

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This massive wooden light fixture creates a special private dining zone inside of Brewery Bhavana in Raleigh, NC.

DESIGN INSPIRATION Design inspiration can be found anywhere—from restaurants to hotels, design boutiques to the corner coffee shop. We visit three establishments with three different styles. Revel in the beauty of each of space, find an element you love, and replicate that in your own home! TEXT BY J ASMI NE BI BLE PHOTOGRAP H Y B Y AARON H . B IB L E , S U S AN K AL E RGIS , C ARRIE T U RNE R

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BREWERY BHAVANA It’s a dim sum restaurant, it’s a brewery, it’s a bookstore, it’s a flower shop...in a word, it’s magical. We fell head-over-heels with the recently opened Brewery Bhavana in downtown Raleigh, NC. The mammoth space is loosely divided by billowing white draperies. One area is dedicated to the stunning bar with 40-taps, a marble backsplash, and marble bar-top, complete with a waterfall edge. Dining tables fill another area, and a massive sculptural wooden light fixture creates another special private dining zone. Natural light streams in through the skylights. Modern light orbs hang from the ceiling in rows that span the entirety of the building. Large fig trees cast delicate shadows. Bookshelves nearly reach the ceiling, and long, family-style tables are found at the center of it all. Every detail has been thoughtfully and meticulously curated. Draw inspiration for your own home from this bright and welcoming space—the waterfall edge of the bar-top is a dramatic trend we’re loving in kitchens, and the mod light fixtures would be chic hung above a bathroom vanity. What other elements could you envision in your home? BREWERYBHAVANA.COM

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DWELLINGS When we need a design refresh, we head directly to Dwellings in the Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC. The 10,000 sq ft showroom boasts an impressive mix of local and worldly goods. We love the sumptuous fabrics, rich textures, and rustic-meets-modern aesthetic. There’s an array of North Carolina-made furniture, including beds, sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, and ottomans. For unique global finds, owner Chris McMillian travels yearly to India to import one-of-a-kind art, rugs, and accessories. Established in 2003, the ever-changing selection is merchandised into vignettes, allowing you to replicate an overall look in your own home. Whether you’re ready to re-design your entire home, one room, or just one fresh accessory, inspiration abounds at this Asheville staple. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Full design services are available. DWELLINGSINSPIRED.COM INSIDER’S TIP: If the 10,000 sq ft manicured and merchandised space isn’t enough for you, there’s also a 12,000 sq ft warehouse that’s more of a treasure hunt experience!


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We’re loving the light fixtures above the bar, created using copper pipe and exposed Edison bulbs! #SOnesty


JUNCTION The eagerly anticipated and long-awaited opening of Junction restaurant in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlottesville, VA, was worth the wait. The historic building has been restored to its former glory by restaurateur Adam Frazier. “The building started to feel like a turn-of-the-century saloon, thus the idea of doing a modern take on the old west saloon was born,” explains Frazier. Beautiful wood and exposed brick are at the forefront of the two-story venue. Bright white ceiling tins offer a counter balance to the warm tones. Ornate artistic skulls are displayed along with an original large-scale Pepsi-Cola painted advertisement on the second-floor dining room. Try adding a touch of this southwestern rugged beauty to your home—think natural woods, aged brick, and western-inspired artwork. JUNCTIONVA.COM NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING 2018

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S&H Handmade Overdyed Persian Wool Rug, R32966, $725, 1800getarug.com

Club 3-Seater Sofa in Milan, Lerouge, $2,099, cb2.com

Vivacious Cleo 16” Wide Pendant Chandelier, $189, lampsplus.com

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Freshen up your house with a dose of color! We’ve picked

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some of our favorite items in this season’s hottest hues to help you add some pops of color into your home.

Orchid Diamond Dobby Woven Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow, $29, worldmarket.com

Honeycomb Open-Frame Headboard by David Francis Furniture, $923, wayfair.com

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Custis Collection Greenhow Grape Pendant, $402, lampsplus.com

African Basket in Pale Pink, $50, AmshaStudio. etsy.com

Trellis Geo Pillow Cover, Lilac, $129, williams-sonoma.com

Lavender Pressed Glass Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set Of 4, $20, worldmarket.com

Kaleen Revolution Lilac Wool Area Rug, $329, lampsplus.com Butler Vivienne Purple Bone Inlay 2-Door Console Table, $1,409, lampsplus.com

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Greens Wexler Table Lamp in Sherwin Williams SW6748, $129, lampsplus.com

Farleigh Hungerford Porcelain Mosaic Tile in Emerald, $12/sq ft, jossandmain.com

2-Piece Green Decorative Emerald Box Set, $169, jossandmain.com

Avec Sofa with Brass Legs in Como, Emerald, $1,599, cb2.com Emerald and Copper Throw Pillow by Elisabeth Fredriksson, $29, society6.com

Green Table Vase by Mercury Row, $63, allmodern.com

Emerald Abstract Wall Art, Printable Download, $7, etsy.com/shop/LILAxLOLA

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2-pack Printed Curtain Panels in Powder Pink/Rust, $34, hm.com

Project 62 Soriano Square Tufted Arm Chair in Blush, $249.99, target.com

Major Large Matte Pink Mug, $4, cb2.com

Opalhouse Pink Fringe Pillow, $29.99, target.com

Classic Little Blush Trunk, $300, thelittlemarket.com

Williams Sonoma Easter Silicone Spatulas, Set of 4, Pink, $39, williams-sonoma.com

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Azure Blue Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp Base, $64, worldmarket.com

Blue Capri Talavera Mexican Tile, 4.25” x 4.25”, $178 for 90 tiles, tierrayfuego.com

Project 62 Soriano Square Tufted Arm Chair, $249, target.com

Blue Crackle Glaze Ceramic Knob, $5, worldmarket.com

Chinoiserie Ceramic Coasters with Holder, Blue and White, $50, williams-sonoma.com

Royal Blue Retro Drink Cooler, $59, worldmarket.com Reversible Color Block Rug in Grey/Blue, 5’ x 7’, $79, urbanoutfitters.com

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Velvet Elowen Chair in Gold, $398, anthropologie.com

Happy by John Beard Collection Print, 24x30, $346, johnbeardcollection.com

The Winston Dog Bed with Walnut in Clementine, $285, brickerandbeam.etsy.com

Project 62 Glass Vase in Mustard, $4.99, target.com

Camel Hair Percale Standard Pillowcases in Camel Hair, $19, cb2.com

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ROOM TOUR

A SUMPTUOUS SUITE

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PHOTO B Y IT A S HIA J O RD A N

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MODERN RETRO GUEST SUITE

DESIGNERS

TAVIA FORBES + MONET MASTERS FORBES + MASTERS

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avia Forbes and Monet Masters are taking the Atlanta, GA, design market by storm. Their bold approach to design is exactly what hip homeowners are craving. The duo teamed up when they serendipitously crossed paths on a design project, and saw a kindred spirit in one another—they each possess a passion for fearless design that’s both personal and moving to their clients. FORBES + MASTERS was formed, and the results are stunning. Working with both residential and commercial clients, each project elegantly evokes a specific mood. For this Atlanta homeowner, she saw FORBES + MASTERS work on social media and knew they were the perfect designers to transform her bland and boring guest room into a jaw-dropping guest suite. Based on the client’s jet-setting lifestyle, Forbes and Masters decided to create a room that’s reminiscent of a boutique hotel with a retro 1970s glam vibe. Masters explains, “Guest rooms can often be an extension of the home, and sometimes be bland spaces with just a simple bed and sheets with little or no accessories.” Instead, they wanted to create a themed and thoughtful space that would be an exciting treat for guests. Knowing they needed to dress up the entire room including the floors, walls, and ceiling—they utilized large-scale elements that filled the space, but didn’t overcrowd the room. They focused on essentials—the sleeping zone, a lounge area to sit, and a television station. Each piece needed to be iconic when left on its own, but feel cohesive in the room. They began by designing the headboard, wanting it to make a huge visual impact, take up as much space as possible, and enclose the nightstands. A retro emerald green fabric with vertical lines and texture was used to

create the massive channel-tufted bed. Minimal nightstands from West Elm flank the bed, and a pair of retro-style brass light fixtures hang from the ceiling, drawing the eye upwards, and saving valuable limited space on the nightstands. The Jim Thompson fabric used on the face of the custom pillows dictated the strict color palette, while the fringe edging added a fun detail. The oversized leopard print rug was the largest size they could order without going custom, saving the client money. Forbes shares, “Every room in the house calls for a different budget and level of intention.” The matching set of pleated velvet chairs, also by West Elm, creates a lounge area that complements the custom bench finished in a Larson fabric, Douglas in yellow green. For the television area, new brass hardware was added to the console, creating a one-of-a-kind feature, that pairs nicely with the sleek brass light fixtures. NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING 2018

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Natural elements are used throughout the space—on the console sits a bone-inlay box, ostrich eggs, and even a whale bone. They built the sculpture above the bed from dried grape wood. “We always add odd curiosities,” shares Masters. The Westside Market in Atlanta is one of their favorite places to source these beautiful artifacts and interesting pieces. Perhaps the most impactful component of the entire space is the black walls. What looks like wallpaper is actually a stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils, Forbes and Masters’ favorite stencil maker. They share their secret, “To get the look of a high-end wallpaper, start with flat paint as your base, then stencil with a high gloss paint in the same color.” For this room, they used Limousine Leather by Behr on the walls and ceiling, and added the stencil to all four walls. We’re obsessed with the results. Any guest would be thrilled to visit this bold and sumptuous space. N

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ARTIST PROFILE NAME: Unicia Buster TITLE: Artist LOCATION: Richmond, VA “You work hard, you make something, and you give it to someone. The gift is seeing how happy it makes them feel, knowing you put such effort into it.”

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orn and raised in Richmond, VA, Unicia Buster is ever the consummate artist. There is an ease about her, juxtaposed with an undercurrent of energy—as if at any moment her next brilliant idea will bubble up to the surface. Her upbeat attitude and positive outlook on life is palpable, and her humble nature is endearing, if not surprising, given her accomplishments. Buster earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and her Master of Arts degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She’s received various awards, completed an internship at the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Art), and has taken classes in every artistic discipline you can imagine— ceramics, stained glass, sculpture, silkscreening, drawing, painting, and photography. “Each of those classes were wonderful with brilliant instructors, but I realized my interest lay more in crafting than fine art. With crafting, it’s tangible. Here’s a project—let’s make it.” An 8-foot by 11-foot quilt that she completed as her senior thesis at Cornell was prominently displayed at the Richmond Public Library on Franklin Street from 2003 - 2016. This passion for art began at the age of 8, and now at age 40, art has organically woven itself into every facet of her life. Buster was a graphic designer for 10 years with the Richmond Free Press, and more recently served as the art specialist at VCU Health where she curated gallery exhibitions and the

hospital’s permanent art collection. While working directly with patients, using arts and crafts projects to help with dexterity, boredom, stress, and anxiety, she discovered that some patients were especially receptive to adult coloring books. But in working with many African-American patients, she discovered there was a lack of diversity in the offerings. So she created her own. She’s now published two adult coloring books: Coloring Curls, and Coloring Curls 2, both available on Amazon. There are coils, curls, and afros, mixed with mandalas, patterns, and shapes. Buster’s celebration of afros is also seen in her “Hair Naturally” series—a compilation of quilted wall hangings, photographs, paintings, and drawings that honors the beautiful texture and patterns found in afros. I ask Buster about continuing to find inspiration for her art. “You have to push your medium. If there are a billion artists, how can you make your art stand out? How can it be different from the rest? To be a true artist, you have to push it further.” She recently completed a year-long project, “Afros 365” where she created a new depiction of an afro each day for a year. There were everything from drawings, painting, doodles, sculptures made from noodles, arranged sea shells, and lines drawn in the sand. The challenge was to physically make something every single day. When it comes to debating what is or isn’t art, her philosophy is one she learned from a mentor: “Anything can be your medium. It’s what you do with it that becomes art.” N

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UNICIA, VISIT UNICIAB.WIXSITE.COM/ARTWORK

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SPACES | PLACES | PORTRAITS | SAVOR | DISCOVER works that have earned national critical acclaim. Bernstein explains that other than the tools being motorized, the technique of sculpture hasn’t changed since ancient times—chipping and chiseling at an object to create a form. While the art form may be timeworn, Bernstein is always seeking ways of being innovative. “I want to create something I’ve never seen,” explains Bernstein, “This exploration of new ideas is what drives my fire, my passion.” NAME: Alex Bernstein Both of Bernstein’s TITLE: Glass Sculptor parents are also glass LOCATION: Asheville, NC artists, and his latest “As humans, we’ve lost our technique was discovered physical touch with objects, so by accident while visiting I feel lucky to be able to make his father’s glass studio. Bernstein was using a something with my hands.” welding torch a little too close to one of his father’s creations, when the sparks from the hot steel stuck to the glass, and created an intriguing rough texture. After exploring and refining the process, his metal-spark technique was born. Preferring to work in series, his latest body of work was inspired by the Dolomites, the jagged and awe-inspiring mountain range in northeastern Italy. He encountered their beauty from the seat of his bicycle—he’s an avid cyclist who races with the DARC (Downtown Asheville Racing Club). The series features Bernstein received his undergraduate degree pillars of glass that resemble smooth crystals, in psychology at the University of North emerging from rough, metallic feathers, Carolina in Asheville and believes in the direct utilizing his new metal-spark technique. correlation between physical movement and Bernstein laughs when we say they look like healthy cognitive abilities, “Mental Health is they would be found in Superman’s sparkling connected to your hands. Using your body home on the planet Krypton. For now, he’s contributes to your overall mental wellbeing.” happy creating in his own lair overlooking the This innate desire to work with his hands French Broad River. N lead him to earning his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, teaching art for a while, and then TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALEX, VISIT onto pursuing art as a full-time career. He now ALEXBERNSTEINGLASS.COM revels in the gratifying and laborious process of casting, carving, and sculpting beautiful glass

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ight streams in through large windows, illuminating the colorful glass sculptures displayed throughout Alex Bernstein’s studio. Reflections of emerald, azul, goldenrod, and cayenne red dance on the vast white walls. What was once a dingy pool hall has been transformed into a bright open space north of the River Arts District in Asheville, NC. It’s here that Bernstein creates his one-of-a-kind, award-winning glass sculptures. “I love what I do. As humans, we’ve lost our physical touch with objects, so I feel lucky to be able to make something,” he said.

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e can’t all throw tiny bolts of lightning on a daily basis. Then again, we can’t all be welder RC Cobin. With a warm smile and a deep tan, Cobin embodies the salt-life spirit—he seems easy going, serene, and fulfilled. Born and raised in New Jersey, Cobin headed south in 1995, with dreams of becoming a writer. With his typewriter in tow, he headed down the coast and through Virginia and North Carolina. “I stopped when I ran out of beach,” Cobin chuckles. He landed a job with Blue Water Welding and Fabrication, NAME: RC Cobin where he tried his hand at welding, and TITLE: Welder immediately realized he LOCATION: Wilmington, NC had a natural aptitude “Welding is a series of simple for the craft. More than steps, but the mastery lies in two decades later, he seamlessly linking them together. now works for himself, It’s a true art form.” creating custom projects for clients from within the expansive workshop of High Speed Welding, where he also mentors new welders. “Welding is a series of simple steps, but the mastery lies in seamlessly linking them PHOTO GRAP H Y B Y ARRON H . B IB L E together. It’s a true art form,” he explains. Cobin had an aha moment when he realized that he had the ability to dream up any idea, and bring it to fruition. He knew he could branch out from the marine-grade pieces he had been welding for boats, and build one-of-a-kind pieces of art, furniture, even bikes. In 2001, Cobin made his first bicycle for himself as a hobby When we visit the shop he’s in the midst of project. When he was flooded with compliments, building a surfboard shaped table and matching he decide to build one for a charity benefit. “I bar stools for a loyal customer. Sparks fly as his made the bike for a benefit and it lit a fire within welding machine omits controlled short circuit me,” shares Cobin. He’s now donated six bikes bursts of energy, or tiny bolts of lightning as to five different local Wilmington charities. Each Cobin describes them. This set of furniture bike takes between 30-40 hours of welding. He combines master-level welding and woodworking also makes decorative objects like metal fish and techniques, which he’s developed over the years. ducks to be auctioned off for charities as well. It’s Cobin enjoys the entire process from the initial a contribution that’s close to his heart. conception, to figuring out the precise curve that

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RC Cobin, Welder the metal must take to become a stable table, and precisely welding the joints, resulting in a piece that is not only beautiful, but can withstand the corrosive beach environment. This moment, when form elegantly meets function, is when Cobin is at his happiest, living his best salt life. N TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RC, VISIT HIS INSTAGRAM FEED @RCFABNWELD

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SPACES | PLACES | PORTRAITS | SAVOR | DISCOVER

CURB APPEAL

MICRO MODERN Asheville, NC

Copy this look to enhance your curb appeal!

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HOUSE NUMBERS The simplest way to modernize your exterior is swapping out your house numbers! The clean lines and sans-serif font of this plaque sets the tone for visitors. The two-layered plaque comes in a standard gray concrete on the top layer, and you can customize the back to a wide array of plywood or acrylic colors that will show through. Modern House Numbers, Rectangle Concrete with Marine Plywood, $34, SolPixieDust.etsy.com

F RO N T D O O R We love the mid-century modern feel of this four-panel front door. The door comes unfinished, with the option to have it painted your preferred Sherwin-Williams paint color at an additional cost. Having painted a front door ourselves, we recommend letting the pros do it for a perfect finish! Therma Tru Smooth Fiberglass Exterior Door 8ft Ari 4-Lite Low-E, $1,235, doornmore.com

LIGHT FIXTURE Brushed aluminum is a perfect lightweight material for outdoor uses. It matches well with satin nickel, or any other “silver” finish. Signature 2-Light 15-inch Outdoor Wall Mount in Brushed Aluminum by Kichler, $114, kichlerlightinglights.com

W I N D OW S Various sized windows are used in interesting ways to create repeated rectangles. On the second level, the three rectangular windows installed vertically speak to the windows in the door below. The bronze finish on the exterior trim is crisp and elegant. Aluminum Clad Windows with Bronze Exterior by Jeld-Wen, $300+, homedepot.com

C O L O R PA L E T T E This simple white, black, and wood color palette is

F RO N T D O O R H A R DWA R E Slim, sleek, and stylish. This satin nickel door handle pairs perfectly with the 4-lite door. Dolores Park Handleset with Ball Trim in

G R E E N B U I LT Perhaps the most appealing

Satin Nickel by Better Home Products, $234, greydock.com

bold and impactful, while still retaining warmth. Exterior Paint & Door: PURE WHITE (SW#7005) Sherwin-Williams Trim: TRICORN BLACK (SW#6258) Sherwin-Williams Siding Stain: SUN DRENCHED OAK, Cabot Gold

thing about this home? It’s a certified

B U I L D I N G M AT E R I A L S

“Greenbuilt” home from local NC builder,

Cypress Wood: Installed vertically on the upper

Greencraft, meaning energy efficiency

section of the front of the home, this shiplap cypress

and the environmentally sound building practices were utilized, including: spray foam insulation, HERS rated HVAC system,

wood adds a natural element. Custom designed and cut cypress wood is also repeated as a privacy screen to the left of the front door. Stucco: A great alternative to traditional siding,

tight building envelope, water conserving

stucco is durable and aesthetically pleasing. The first

fixtures, framing efficiency techniques, and

floor stucco in a sand finish has been painted white,

site preservation.

while the foundation level has been left the factory

ashevillegreenbuilder.com

finish from Superior Walls, to create definition.

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QUINCE PAS T E

BLUE CHEES E

CARROTS DRI E D ASSO RTE D BERRI E S

M A NC H EG O

CANDIED PECANS

CHIANTI RE D WINE ARTI SA N S AL AMI

RED G RA P ES

M ARCONA AL M ONDS I TAL IAN DRY S AL AMI

CAS TELVETRANO OL IVES R ASP B ERRI E S

PI STA CH IOS

KER RYG O L D DUBL I N ER

CU CU M B ERS DRIED BANANA S L ICES

BRI E D RI ED P ER SI MMONS GREEN GRAPES

When you’ve completed your cheese board, be sure to share it on social with Meg using the hashtag: #ainttooproudtocheese

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Cheese Board Summer soirées are right around the corner—what better way to brighten up your event than with a gorgeous cheese board? We asked food and home stylist, Meg Quinn, to show us how to create the perfect rainbow-inspired cheese board.

FRESH FRUITS & VEGGIES

DRIED FRUITS

While we may call them cheese or charcuterie boards, fruits and veggies play a vital role in the creation of a balanced and beautiful board, by adding color and texture. It’s also nice to be mindful of guests who don’t eat meat or cheese, or those who may want a healthy option. When selecting your fruits, go for whole fruits that will hold up for a few hours, versus cut fruit.

Dried fruits are essentially concentrated sugar, and are a great compliment to the savory items on the board. Dried Persimmons These vibrant beauties from Trader Joe’s taste like

candy and are a fun shape and color. Dried Assorted Berries A pretty mix of dried strawberries,

cherries, cranberries, and blueberries.

Raspberries These will stay fresh for hours, and have a great texture.

Dried banana slices These sweet treats provide a crunchy texture.

Red and green grapes A cheese board staple. Be sure they are seedless! Cucumbers Go for the Persian or English variety, sliced ¼” thick. Carrots Les Petite tri-colored carrots from Trader Joe’s are ideal, as

NUTS

opposed to baby carrots that look a bit basic. Sort them by color, and place alongside like-colored items.

Who doesn’t love fancy nuts? These can also be used as a filler at the end of your board assembly.

CHEESES Choose 3-4 various cheeses with different textures and consistency—hard, semi-firm, soft, along with a mix of cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and sheep’s milk cheeses. Kerrygold Dubliner This affordable Irish sharp cheddar has the

perfect artisanal look when placed in rugged slices. Brie This classic soft cheese is a must for any cheese board—choose a

double or triple cream brie. Place as a whole wedge. Manchego This Spanish style cheese is aged longer and has a buttery

texture. Slice and fan out evenly from the center. Blue Blue cheese has a sharp taste that some may love, some may hate... but looks beautiful on the rainbow cheese board!

MEATS Meats provide the salty, savory counterpoint to the rich cheeses. Italian Dry Salami These thinly sliced rounds are perfect for

creating “salami roses” on your platter. Simply fold the round in half, then in half again and place it with the point down onto the board. Tightly fill-in as many roses as space allows. Chianti Red Wine Artisan Salami This Trader Joe’s salami log

should be sliced into ¼” thick pieces, with the casing removed.

Marcona Almonds Available in a rosemary flavor at Trader Joe’s, these are perfectly salty and savory. Candied Pecans These offer a sweet note. Pistachios Be sure to shell these before setting out!

ACOUTREMENTS To really elevate your board, there are a few high-end items that will take it to the next level! Quince Paste A sweet jelly made from the pulp of a quince fruit, it pairs perfectly with the Manchego it’s sitting beside. Slice into even rectangles and fan out. If you can’t find quince paste, a fig jam is a great substitute. Castelvetrano Olives These smooth and buttery olives are a

crowd-pleaser, not quite as tangy as greek olives. Cornichons These tiny pickles are cute and fun to eat.

GARNISH Every board needs a finishing garnish that will hold up for hours. Parsley and mint wilt too quickly, instead try heartier pieces like lavender and rosemary sprigs, pine nuts, or lemon slices. Rosemary Springs These aromatic springs are perfect for placing on top of brie, around edges, and filling in any empty holes.

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T E XT B Y JA SM IN E B IB LE PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON H. BI BLE, S U S AN K AL E RGIS , 2 1 C MU S E U M H OT E L S


There’s something special about staying in a boutique hotel room. A sense of ease comes over you, allowing you to instantly relax and be present in the moment. Imagine if you could replicate that same feeling in your own home. We visited the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville, VA, the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, VA, and the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, NC. Each of these hotels have a different style, but achieve the same serene response. We’ve taken notes from each and discovered six commonalities that you can use to replicate this vibe in your house.

1. SYMMETRY A balanced arrangement of objects and the negative space around them is naturally pleasing to the eye. A matching set of nightstands, lamps, and a rug centered under the bed sets a solid foundation.

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2. BOLD DESIGN ELEMENTS Rather than over-styled with too many objects, choose two or three bold elements like the velvet pillows on a velvet couch, pictured below at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, NC. Or the channel tufted headboard that goes all the way to the ceiling as seen on the previous page, also found at the 21c Museum Hotel. This will allow for each element to feel meaningful and impactful.

3. PLAYFUL ARTWORK The bedroom is the perfect place to have a little fun with your artwork. You are the only one who is going to see it, so find something that speaks to you. Find something that inspires you, calms you, or makes you laugh (like a hot pink penguin!).

P H OTOS C LOC KW I S E FR O M U PPE R L E F T: 2 1 C MU S E U M H OT E L, 21C M U S E U M H OT E L , QU IRK H OT E L, Q U I R K H OTE L, 2 1 C MU S E U M H OT E L, G R A D U A TE H OT E L

4. LUXE TEXTURES Place a soft, thick rug underfoot. Use fluffy pillows, high thread-count bed linens, and a cozy throw. If crisp white sheets aren’t your style, linen bedding is worth the investment, and the natural wrinkles add to the charm. Add accent chairs in sumptuous fabrics like the red velvet chairs we found at the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville, VA.

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5. STRICT COLOR PALETTE Whether you choose rich jewel tones, or various shades of pink as seen at the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, VA, stay true to your color palette. This goes for the walls, trim, ceiling, draperies, and furniture. The result will feel cohesive and intentional.

6. CLUTTER FREE Time to declutter! This may be the hardest rule to achieve, but will make the largest difference without costing you a penny. Remove everything that isn’t absolutely necessary. Place all books, night creams, and random clutter inside the nightstand. Keep electrical cords organized and out of site. Immediately place clothes into your closet or hamper, and hang up wet towels.

GRADUATE HOTEL

Charlottesville, VA

graduatehotels.com/charlottesville

QUIRK HOTEL

Richmond, VA

destinationhotels.com/quirk-hotel

21C MUSEUM HOTEL

Durham, NC

21cmuseumhotels.com/durham

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM

T E XT B Y JA SMIN E B IB LE PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON H. BI BL E

We were thrilled to attend the interior design industry’s biggest event—the High Point Market in High Point, NC. This twice-annual trade show allows industry insiders, interior designers, and buyers to preview upcoming lines from manufacturers and scope the latest trends. More than 2,000 showrooms across 180 buildings flaunt everything from light fixtures to furniture, fabrics, rugs, and every accessory in between. So what were the highlights? We’re seeing lots of luxe textures (hello velvet!), saturated colors (goodbye white-on-white), sleek lines (mid-century modern still reigns supreme), and even some edgy, fashion-forward pieces that are allowing homeowners to express their individuality (see ya later cookie-cutter)!

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