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A dated Foxcroft home becomes a modern stunner after a whole-home renovation spanning ten years.
86 KEEPING THE CHARM
With a passion for restoring old homes, three designers breathe new life into a nearly one-hundred-year-old Eastover residence.
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MARKET Because interior designers just know how to select the perfect gift to make people happy at home, we asked local designers for their favorite gift ideas. STYLE Katherine Weeks Mulford knows how to bring fun and style to a party. Preparing for a holiday gift exchange, she takes us inside her home to show us how it’s done.
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102 CURB APPEAL AND CONVENIENCE
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DESIGN BOARD Designer Patrick Lewis explains how he approaches his projects and gives us insight into his design process.
110 FIND YOUR THRILL IN STRAWBERRY HILL
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spotlight 12 FROM THE EDITOR 118 ARTS AND CULTURE SPOTLIGHT
from the editor
reetings from maternity leave. Three children under the age of three has proven more challenging than I could have ever imagined, so please excuse any errors you may find! While I am fully immersed in postpartum bliss, including diapers, bottles, and pumping on a revolving track, we have another beautiful issue to present—our Great Gatherings Issue— a celebration of coming together with friends and family. Katherine Weeks Mulford, one half of the amazingly talented team behind Addison Weeks, loves to entertain during the holidays. Mulford shares how she preps for holiday parties and let us in on her gift exchange, which was as impeccably designed as her pieces are (page 24). And who better to ask about the best gifts than designers who scour local stores and vendors for the perfect piece to complete a client’s home? We tasked five local designers with choosing gifts and putting their own personal touches on them with gift wrap. The result is a gift guide worth checking out (page 18). This issue is all about repurposing and reusing to create beautiful and comfortable spaces for families to gather together during every season of their l ives. For visionary architect Frank Smith and builder Phil Goodwin, they could see past their clients’ rundown Eastover home and envision the endless possibilities. It was designer Kathryn Dixon’s finishing touch to the project that resulted in a sophisticated upgrade of a home that many would’ve razed instead of embracing its stunning architectural details that make it unique (page 86). Nearby, architect Ken Pursley and designer Bronwyn Ford transformed a client’s Eastover home by utilizing the homeowners’ existing pieces. By repurposing them, Ford was able to create a design that was warm and inviting and ideal for entertaining friends and family for years to come (page 62). Finally, designer Kelley Vieregg’s clients came to her with a dated, circa-1971 home in Foxcroft that needed serious updating. Together with architect Susan Dudley and Alair Homes, Vieregg gutted the interior, leaving a blank canvas for the team to install a clean and sophisticated—but ultimately comfortable—interior for the growing family (page 74). With time off this winter, now might be a great time to visit our Southern neighbor, Atlanta. Writer and travel expert Sarah Crosland dishes on everything ATL, including the top places to dine and stay, but, more importantly, where to shop—with a focus on home design and decor that you do not want to miss (page 42). Despite the sleep deprivation and nonstop toddler corralling, I’m trying to remind myself that these days are fleeting and to hold onto them as tightly as possible. I wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and a very Merry Christmas filled with precious moments that will transform into cherished memories you’ll look back on for years to come. Cheers!
On the Cover: Designer Kelley Vieregg gives an outmoded Foxcroft home a complete makeover, bringing it back to life with an elegant, classic look that is sure to stand the test of time (page 74).
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“I LOVE THIS SPLATTER PATTERN AND I THINK IT’S A GREAT GIFT TO GIVE, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO LOVE TO COOK AND ENTERTAIN. THEY OFFER A VARIETY OF COLORS, SO IT CAN WORK IN ANY SPACE.” —HANNAH OZBURN, HANNAH B. OZBURN INTERIORS
“I PREFER TO GIFT EXPERIENCES AND ENVIRONMENTS OVER THINGS. I LOVE GIFTS THAT REFLECT HOW WELL SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME AND KNOWS WHAT I LOVE AND ENJOY. IT MEANS SO MUCH WHEN THE GIFT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT.” —TRACI ZELLER, TRACI ZELLER INTERIORS
“I LOVE TO GIVE PRETTY COFFEE-TABLE BOOKS BECAUSE THAT’S A WAY OF ADDING SOMETHING SPECIAL TO A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER’S HOME. I LIKE TO CHOOSE A BOOK THAT NOT ONLY LOOKS PRETTY, BUT ALSO MATCHES THEIR STYLE.” —BETH BARDEN, DESIGNPOST INTERIORS
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PROSECCO & PRESENTS
Inspired by the past with a focus on the present(s), Katherine Weeks Mulford entertains the Addison Weeks way. Produced by Eddie Ross Written by Catherine Ruth Kelly Photography by Brie Williams
When it comes to entertaining, Katherine Weeks Mulford, co-founder of Addison Weeks, knows how to bring the fun and style. Planning for her holiday gift exchange, she knows her party priorities: fun guests, good music, and a signature cocktail. This calls for a mix of childhood friends and new friends, including a conceptual artist and a ballroom dance instructor. As well, a selection of holiday tunes from her extensive record collection is a must. As for the cocktail, “A holiday brunch calls for bubbles,” Mulford says.
From left to right: Nazy Weeks, Lindsay Carter, Katherine Weeks Mulford, and Felipe Edmiston gather in the living room to exchange gifts. The flowers and greenery are by John Lupton Events.
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As friends gather at Mulford’s Myers Park home, they’re greeted with prosecco and pomegranate cocktails wrapped in embroidered linen napkins created by Charlotte artist Stephen Wilson. Gifts are placed under Mulford’s flocked tree embellished with an assortment of colorful ornaments, including vintage mercury glass balls, stitched butterflies (also by Wilson), and bejeweled brass ornaments by Addison Weeks. Mulford and her business partner, Lee Addison Lesley, are the design duo behind Addison Weeks. They began as a jewelry
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TOP LEFT: The colorful cocktail accoutrements are by Copain Gatherings, the flowers are by John Lupton Events, and the brass barware is by Eddie Ross for Addison Weeks. A vintage decanter adds charm. TOP RIGHT: Meg Allison visits with Stephen Wilson as he pours prosecco. The brass ice bucket and barware are by Addison Weeks in collaboration with Eddie Ross. A vintage decanter adds charm. BOTTOM: The food is by Copain Gatherings and the flowers are by John Lupton Events. The crystal compote and the wine chiller are by William Yeoward, and the Anna Weatherley charger is from Elizabeth Bruns. The Anna Weatherley compote belongs to Mulford.
POMEGRANATE PROSECCO COCKTAIL 1/4 cup pomegranate juice 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice Sugar Sparkling wine Pomegranate arils
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Combine juices then divide among four champagne flutes. Add one teaspoon of sugar to each glass and stir until dissolved. Fill with prosecco and add some pomegranate arils for garnish.
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company in 2002 and expanded into decorative brass hardware and home accessories in 2012. With a shared appreciation of antiques and vintage items, the pair strives to imbue a sense of classic, sensible style into their colorful, modern pieces. “Kat and I both like to use our mothers’ and grandmothers’ hand-me-downs in decorating and entertaining,” Lesley explains. 28 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
“We may repurpose them to meet our needs, but we always include family heirlooms in the mix.” This practice of blending old with new is apparent throughout Mulford’s thoughtfully appointed home. In the dining room, her grandmother’s crystal chandelier dangles over a large marble- topped table that her mother purchased in France decades ago.
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style | holiday entertaining Hand-painted panels found at an antique store in Palm Beach adorn the walls. Mulford sets the table with a variety of new and vintage china and crystal complemented by heirloom silver—a wedding gift from her husband’s family. She adds pops of color with crisp monogrammed linens, fresh floral arrangements by John Lupton Events, and, of course, some Addison Weeks brass dogwood branch “sitabouts” that were designed in collaboration with interior designer Barrie Benson. A consummate hostess, Mulford includes beautifully packaged party favors at each place. Guests dine on delectables prepared by Sarah Wrenn of Copain Gatherings before retreating to the living room to exchange gifts. Mulford’s penchant for mixing old and new seems to influence her social life, too. “Nothing makes me happier than when my old friends and new friends meet and hit it off,” Mulford shares. Holiday merriment mission accomplished. u
TOP: On the table are Richard Ginori dinner plates, Anna Weatherley chargers, and William Yeoward crystal tumblers, all from Elizabeth Bruns. The green goblets are vintage, the monogrammed napkins and placemat are by Julian Mejia Design, and the brass dogwood sitabouts are by Addison Weeks. The flowers are by John Lupton Events. BOTTOM LEFT: The food is by Copain Gatherings and the flowers are by John Lupton Events. The crystal compote and the wine chiller are by William Yeoward, and the Kim Seybert cocktail glasses are from Elizabeth Bruns. The Anna Weatherley compote belongs to Mulford. The painting is by Alexis Walters. BOTTOM RIGHT: On the table are Richard Ginori dinner plates, Anna Weatherley chargers, and William Yeoward crystal tumblers, all from Elizabeth Bruns. The green goblets are vintage, the monogrammed napkins and placemat are by Julian Mejia Design, and the brass dogwood sitabouts are by Addison Weeks. The flowers are by John Lupton Events. 30 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
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MARKET MAGIC Written and produced by Kara Cox
Every October, thousands of the country’s top interior designers and home furnishings retailers descend upon High Point, North Carolina, for the world’s largest home furnishings market. I served as one of eight international “Style Spotters” selected by High Point Market Authority as a market ambassador and trend forecaster. After scouring thousands of new products and walking countless showroom miles, I found that one of the most prominent trends
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emerging from High Point Market this fall is a return to craftsmanship and using furniture as art. From multiple mixed materials in case goods to sculptural shapes in upholstery, the devil is in the details. Statement hardware is showing up across categories, while even sofa arms are creating interest with architectural shapes. No longer is art limited to the walls; furniture is taking its turn at creating interest and dimension in a space with form meeting function.
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Benjamin Johnston Design carefully crafted this art-filled interior with sculptural furniture and lighting from the intricately shaped stools to the curves of the barrel chair. Each piece is unique and thoughtfully selected to draw the eye through the room to create a gallery-like experience.
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This velvety blue hue glistens and gleams with a bold and vivacious magnificence seemingly fit for royalty while synchronously approachable. Dazzlingly bright and energetic, it heeds adulation with a juxtaposition of both restrained sophistication and lavish luxury. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthrallingly effervescent when paired with monochromatic facets of powder, sky, and cerulean blues that graduate to this elegant tone, while jewel-box pairings of emerald, peridot, and garnet are splendorous and stately with a noble nod. Contrastingly, canary yellow, coral, and kelly greens playfully evoke a congenial liveliness amidst the dramatic depth of saturation.
1. Designers Zandy Gammons and Liles Dunnigan of The Warehouse 1924 swathed a Raleigh clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piano room in Benjamin Moore Down Pour Blue. 2. Lizzie Fortunato Kerala Earrings / $390 / pooleshopcharlotte.com 3. Jim Thompson Cumulus in Cobalt / to the trade / jimthompsonfabrics.com 4. Cire Trudon Reggio Classic Candle / $115 / circainteriors.com 5. Lady Swivel Chair by Susan Hable for Hickory Chair / to the trade / ahokeltd.com 6. Mr. Brown London Giotti Bar Stool / $1,785 / abodehomedesign.com
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ith its vibrant food scene, gorgeous green spaces, and fun festivals, Atlanta has made a name for itself as an international destination. Luckily for us, its sprawling food halls and chic specialty shops are just an easy weekend drive away from Charlotte. And if you think you know Atlanta because you visited last year, think again. This thriving city is changing every day. Looking for the latest chef-driven restaurant, stylish hotel, and shopping hot spot? We’ve found them. 44 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
The Standard Room at the Hotel Clermont features bold colors and playful patterns.
HOTEL CLERMONT Before it opened as a stylish boutique hotel last year, the Hotel Clermont’s 1924 brick building on Ponce De Leon Avenue had been home to Clermont Motor Lodge—and its famed basement Clermont Lounge strip club. After the Lodge closed, the club was just one of many historic touches that the new hotel’s owners preserved in a multi- million-dollar renovation. Now, the floors above have been remodeled into colorful mid-century modern rooms featuring bold patterns and original art. Days here start with lattes in the bright and airy Café Clermont and end with rum cocktails on the rooftop bar beneath the building’s iconic radio tower and neon sign. And be sure to stop into Tiny Lou’s, the hotel’s charming brasserie that’s received national accolades for its French fare. hotelclermont.com
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The Mejillones dish, pictured, at Iberian Pig features mussels, sofrito, charred fennel, Cava, chorizo, and a piece of sourdough to soak up the delicious sauce.
IBERIAN PIG When this popular Decatur spot opened a Buckhead location last spring, tapas lovers rejoiced. Known for its traditional Spanish tapas like bacon-wrapped dates, charcuterie, and seared octopus, the new address took it up a notch with its two-story interiors designed by Elizabeth Ingram Studio and featuring elegant hues of deep gold and purple. Be sure to try the Iberian Old Fashioned, made with maple syrup and bacon-infused whiskey. theiberianpigatl.com REDBIRD This chef-driven restaurant, which opened in August in the hip Westside Provisions District, serves up a menu that’s designed to be shared family-style—not that you’ll want to share any of these dishes. Chef Zeb Stevenson (former chef at Watershed) is creating playful but tasty dishes like chilled mussels with fresh potato chips or chicken
liver mousse with black bread. For a frontrow dining experience, snag one of the eight seats at the counter facing the kitchen. redbirdatl.com
8ARM Part coffee shop, part bar, part restaurant, this Virginia Highlands space is a hot spot from sunup to sundown. And while its breakfast sandwiches and late-night cocktails are certainly worth a visit, it’s the family-style and plant-focused dinner service that’s drawing the most attention to the edgy café. With a heavy emphasis on seasonal fare and many gluten-free, dairyfree, and even vegan options, the dishes here are both innovative and remarkably flavorful. 8armatl.com ROOT BAKING CO. Originally based in Charleston, this bakery and café moved its headquarters to Atlanta last year, opening on the second floor of Ponce City Market’s food hall. It offers full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, but
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COLD BEER This new Eastside Beltline restaurant may be one of Atlanta’s most stylish spaces. Designed by Ai3, the sleek two-story restaurant features unexpected pops of color, bold light fixtures, and dramatic moss art amid natural light and neutral tones. And while it would be easy for the interior design and Beltline-side patio to steal the show, chef Kevin Gillespie (best known for his nearby Gunshow restaurant) is serving up seasonal plates and cocktails that are attention- grabbing all on their own. coldbeeratl.com Cold Beer
LITTLE REY Renowned restaurateur Ford Fry opened this casual Tex Mex–inspired restaurant last spring. And while the bustling dining space featuring hanging live plants and
tall windows is great for settling in for a few margaritas alongside the charcoal-roasted chicken, this is an easy spot for taking your tacos to go. Inspired by Austin, Texas, Little Rey even offers breakfast tacos all day from a pick-up window to the outside. littlerey.com
SHOP HUFF HARRINGTON HOME After launching their eponymous fine art gallery in 2005, Meg Harrington and Ann Huff decided to open this Paris-meets-Buckhead home shop in 2011. Housed in a large industrial-style space on West Paces Ferry Road, the upscale shop features furniture, decor, books, and gifts, all in a chicly curated mix of antique and new. huffharrington.com CLAY SHOP If you’ve seen the handmade ceramic work of Honeycomb Studio founder Courtney Hamill, then you can imagine her beautiful new Chattahoochee Avenue shop. Known for her minimalist designs with delicate details (think lots of creamy white and shiny gold), Hamill opened the charming shop this fall and filled it with her work as well as pieces from other artists around the country. honeycomb-studio.com
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the best dishes are those that feature the bakery’s famed bread. Creamy soup comes served in warm bread bowls, and crusty bread is perfect for soaking up the fragrant sauce in the mussels. And beware—offerings like s’more croissants, oversized chocolate chip cookies, and salted chocolate tarts make the pastry case impossible to resist. rootbaking.com
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WAITING ON MARTHA HOME When popular Waiting on Martha blogger Mandy Kellogg Rye announced she was opening a brick-and-mortar home store in 2017, her thousands of devoted followers rejoiced. The Vinings boutique feels like stepping into her serene and perfectly styled blog. From tiles and lighting to glassware and throws, the shop carries Instagrammable items for every season and price point. shopwaitingonmartha.com THE FRONT PORCH MARKET Just down the hill from its sister shop, The Front Porch of Vinings, this charming part-market, part-gift shop is filled with fresh flowers and artisanal food from local makers. Like its next-door neighbor, The
Front Porch Market has a rustic vibe with let its small storefront fool you. The real treareclaimed-wood shelving and wide-planked sures are found in the shop’s huge basement. hardwood floors. And its selection is highlandrowantiques.com ever-changing. Look for a fresh produce stand outside during the summer and seasonal breads and pies around the Honeycomb Studio founder holidays. thefrontporchmarket.com Courtney Hamill showcases her work and other artists in her store.
HIGHLAND ROW ANTIQUES Those who know antiques know to never miss a visit to this Highland Avenue shop. Filled with a quirky variety of twentieth-century wares— and with a distinct emphasis on mid-century modern style—the shop features everything from Eames chairs to vintage records. And don’t
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DO ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL For more than eighty years, this April festival has showcased local music, art, and, of course, the flowering tree’s annual spring blooms. And for the last decade, the festival has been held in Midtown Atlanta’s picturesque Piedmont Park, where it includes food and drink tastings, live music, and even a 5K run. dogwood.org
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ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL Each day throughout the month of May, some of the country’s top jazz
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VERDE HOME Set in a ten-thousand-square-foot space in a former meat-packing warehouse, this cosmopolitan store is dedicated to environmentally friendly home decor. You’ll find beautiful organic upholstery and sustainably sourced furniture from vendors around the world. And while it features both antique and contemporary decor, the store’s most impressive selection might be in its rug room, where a wall of rug samples offers the opportunity to consider your selection. verdehomeinc.com
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PEACHTREE ROAD RACE Lace up your sneakers! This annual Independence Day race is the world’s largest 10K, drawing more than 60,000 participants and 150,000 observers. Whether you’re ready to run down Peachtree or you just want to join the patriotic crowds to celebrate post-run in Piedmont Park, this is a city-wide favorite each year. atlantatrackclub.org
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HIGH MUSEUM OF ART This striking white building is worth a visit for both its architecture and its art. Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Meier, the High’s collection includes more than 17,000 works of art with a heavy emphasis on Southern
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MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA (MODA) Located in a modern LEED Platinum-certified building in Midtown Atlanta just across the street from the High, MODA is the only museum in the South dedicated entirely to design. Its often-edgy exhibitions focus on interiors, furniture, architecture, fashion, graphics, and other forms of design—and the way they touch our modern lives. museumofdesign.org THE FOX THEATRE There’s a reason they call this movie-theatre- turned-performing-arts-center “The Fabulous Fox.” From the Atlanta Ballet to Off-Broadway shows, the historic theater is home to some of the city’s top performances. And regardless of what’s on the stage, you’ll want to settle in just to experience an evening in the opulent 1929 auditorium. foxtheatre.org
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Set on one-thousand acres, this wellplanned space is designed to have the bucolic countryside at its center. In addition to beautiful homes and an upscale inn, the holistic Serenbe (whose name is a combination of the words “serene” and “be”) features organic gardens, nature paths, artisanal shops, and farm-to-table restaurants. And each week around the community, you’ll find events like from-the-farm cooking classes, goat yoga, wine tastings, and educational workshops.
EXPERIENCE ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN Tucked in the middle of Midtown, this thirty-acre garden features gorgeously manicured garden pathways, fountains, and blooms, as well as an ever-changing roster of events. From yoga classes, cocktail bars, and live concerts to holiday lights, honeybee hives, and a Children’s Garden, there are offerings for any outdoor lover in any season. atlantabg.org
loop, but one of the best spots to hop on for a walk or a bike ride is right outside Ponce City Market. beltline.org PIEDMONT PARK When it’s not playing host to some of the city’s most popular festivals, this almost two-hundred-acre park is a favorite for those in search of green space in the middle of the busy city. Open meadows, Lake Clara Meer, and wide sidewalks offer the chance for relaxation, play, and some of the most breathtaking skyline views in town. piedmontpark.org
THE ATLANTA BELTLINE What began as a 1999 master thesis for a Georgia Tech student (turn an abandoned railway corridor into a ring of trails and parks around the city) has become one of the city’s most popular destinations. There are still gaps in the fast-growing twenty-two-mile
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These days, Serenbe is drawing notice in the design world. Cottages, townhomes, and estates here feel both modern and at home in the surrounding meadows and pine forests. And its commercial buildings are at the cutting edge of sustainable architecture—its Blue-Eyed Daisy Bakeshop is the country’s smallest Silver LEED-certified building. Whether you want to stay for the weekend—the historic Inn at Serenbe offers twenty-seven elegantly appointed guest rooms on its grounds—or simply need an afternoon outside of the city, Serenbe is a perfect destination for a soothing retreat from modern life. serenbe.com
Idyllic Serenbe is just a short, thirty-five-minute drive from Atlanta.
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The family room is cozy yet airy, sporting Roman shades by Hartmann&Forbes. In the window, glass lamps by Barbara Cosgrove reflect light, and a nesting cocktail table by Vanguard conserves space when needed. Chairs are covered in custom fabric by TDC, and the ottoman is covered in fabric by Great Plains with Samuel & Sons trim. Visual Comfort floor lamps stand at the ready. 62 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
UNDAUNTED MAKING A SMALL SPACE BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL WAS A WELCOMED CHALLENGE FOR THE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TEAM AT PURSLEY DIXON.
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In the family room, the television is cleverly hidden above the fireplace behind original artwork from Stuart Coleman Budd, which can be illuminated using a custom light by Evan Wood. Chairs covered in custom fabric by TDC invite quiet conversation, and the ottoman is covered in fabric by Great Plains with Samuel & Sons trim. OPPOSITE: The architectural gem of a staircase leads upstairs, softened by the custom Stark runner. A Holland Macrae cabinet sits perfectly in the nook of the bend, and drapery by Great Plains sneaks a peek.
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hen a Charlotte couple went to Pursley Dixon Architecture looking for a new build on a small footprint, Ken Pursley was eager to take on the project. Fans of the architecture firm’s work, the clients were moving from an uptown condominium to a small lot in Eastover and felt confident that Pursley’s team could create the ultimate living space for them. The kicker? Every square inch of the home had to be beautiful and functional. Pursley was undaunted by the challenge and called on their
in-house interior designer, Bronwyn Ford, to help bring their vision to fruition from start to finish. “It was refreshing to be asked to design something small but with a high level of integrity,” Pursley says. “It’s a fun challenge to design a house with an ambitious program on a tight lot. Much like designing a yacht, every inch must be considered and thoughtfully utilized to maximize the efficiency of the planning.” Ford’s biggest portion of the project presented some challenges of its own, though none that she couldn’t handle. “Once in the interior design phase, we had to repurpose or reuse as many pieces as possible from their existing Charlotte condo,” she says, DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 65
“which is not typically a problem, but the new home’s architecture, layout, and scale were vastly different than their old. We were able to create a fresh, more modern vibe with new upholstery and pillows.” Over the next two years, Pursley and his team poured their creativity into building a beautifully functional home for the couple. The narrow lot was in a desirable section of Eastover that allowed the couple to walk to their favorite places on Providence Road and enjoy the beautiful street views out their windows. Still, it was elevated from the road to offer more privacy. The downstairs master bedroom was built in the back of the home to provide further privacy, complete with a hidden courtyard 66 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
and a covered porch just outside. With a portfolio of ideas from the couple in hand, Pursley and Ford were able to marry the clients’ wishes with the firm’s expertise and design-savvy. “The wife had wonderful images and ideas that were easily folded into a smaller home design infused with rich detail,” Pursley says. Ford adds that since the firm offers both architecture and interior design services, the opportunity to employ both provides a particular satisfaction in completing a vision. “Our designers work closely with the architects to ensure that the soft goods specified for the home are cohesive with the overall aesthetic vision from the onset,” she says. “In the end, we hope and truly feel that it’s tailored to that specific homeowner.”
“MUCH LIKE DESIGNING A YACHT, EVERY INCH MUST BE CONSIDERED AND THOUGHTFULLY UTILIZED TO MAXIMIZE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PLANNING.” —KEN PURSLEY
LEFT: A custom pivoting door made by Jeff Franz of Franz Architectural Woodwork leads to the garden outside. The antique rug along with the console table were repurposed from the owner’s collection, while the custom lantern is by Evan Wood. RIGHT: The perfect breakfast nook starts with benches from Holland Macrae in fabric by Rogers & Goffigon. David Purser finished the custom tabletop, and the kitchen just beyond is bright and light.
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Pursley and his team, as they do in each project, paid particular attention to the architectural details that make a home with a smaller footprint feel equally as open and airy as a larger home. This includes highlighting sightlines alongside the use of details that help the eye move smoothly from room to room throughout the home while adding a special touch to each. As an example, Pursley points out his favorite room. “I love standing behind the kitchen island looking toward the street,” he explains. “There is a rich architectural layering that charms the eye as it moves 68 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
toward the bay window on the front. The plan is open, but the beams of the kitchen, the arch of the dining room, and the plaster coffers of the living room define each of these spaces uniquely. Those features act as speed bumps that break down the long narrow footprint into spaces that are comfortable and thoughtfully proportioned.” Ford was able to repurpose a large amount of the couple’s previous pieces in the new home with some creative design, including even just the simplicity of the color palette. “We wanted to include accessories that would
make the large furniture pieces and architecture look elevated,” she explains. “Simply showcasing the more formal antique pieces against a subdued, neutral backdrop allowed them to be distinctive and interesting.” Custom sideboards in the picture window were layered with simple minimal accessories that added interest without distracting from the views of the gardens beyond. “I love the Catbird chaises we had custom made to fit into the side window box in the living room, too,” Ford says. “It is a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and observe the street
LEFT: The long vignette through the dining room into the living room features a pair of custom consoles designed by Hubbard Iron Works and Steve Morgan and finished by David Purser. A chandelier by Julie Neill Designs offers an unfettered view, and custom ottomans by Charles Stewart are a nice resting place. RIGHT: A custom Catbird double chaise sits at the window for perfect street gazing. Drapery fabric by Designers Guild creates a light and airy feel, and a floor lamp from Visual Comfort adds just enough ambient light. The rug below is from Stark Carpet.
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view while being tucked comfortably inside the house.” In the upper lounge, Ford created a cozy and moody space to create a tension of contrast to the rest of the home, which is very light and bright. “I like to create a tension that makes everything in the room more interesting as a result of being 70 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
paired together. Whether that’s light/dark, old/new, or traditional/modern, my belief is that good design is not about creating perfectly coordinated, idealistic rooms, but instead creating luxurious, comfortable spaces that can be lived in and appreciated for their imperfections.” u
A hanging light by Visual Comfort adds drama to the master bathroom while a rug by Tracy Collins warms it up. Drapery by Ralph Lauren and Villa Romo provide privacy over the freestanding tub. A Charles Stewart vanity chair sits pretty, covered in fabric by Rogers & Goffigon. OPPOSITE: In the master bedroom, designer Bronwyn Ford kept things neutral and created a custom headboard in Rogers & Goffigon fabric. Nightstands from Jenko are just the perfect size and light gray draperies add just enough contrast.
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The dining room is a high-traffic area, so Vieregg opted to use a durable vinyl wallpaper by Romo in place of a silk or woven option. The custom-made walnut dining table is complemented with chairs by Mr. Brown surrounding it.
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Vieregg loves to create small nooks throughout a home where someone can enjoy a cup of coffee or curl up and read a book, so she designed this intimate area by the bar to unwind with a glass of wine or read the morning newspaper. OPPOSITE: To open up the original concrete-slab sunroom, architect Susan Dudley vaulted the ceiling and added shiplap to create interest. Vieregg then layered in varying textures through limestone flooring, hair-on-hide rug with leather binding, Belgian linen upholstery by Verellen, and a custom jute-tassel chandelier.
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osephine Jones found the home online. Tired of their existing home’s lack of privacy, Jones and her family were looking for something that was in a quieter yet still kid-friendly neighborhood. This Foxcroft home checked all of the boxes. When the mom of three went to see it, though, it was clear that it had not been updated or renovated since it was built in 1971. “There was lime-green shag carpeting in the sunroom and jungle-print wallpaper in the kitchen with green appliances,” she says. Despite the dated interior,
Jones could see the home’s potential. “It had some really appealing qualities. A great backyard. I loved that it was similar to a ranch, long and wide with the master bedroom downstairs. I’m the type of person who likes to imagine what can be done with a home, and I could see so much potential here.” While Jones, who purchased the home in 2011, has an eye for design, she knew that she needed to enlist the help of a professional to modernize the home. She hired architect Susan Dudley, who then referred Jones to designer Kelley DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 77
TOP: The side entry of the home is more used than the front door, so Vieregg wanted the space to be practical but also well designed. John Busbin designed the custom cabinetry to hide away all of the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s everyday items like jackets and shoes, then Vieregg layered in a vintage Turkish rug, an antique bench, a mirror from LaDonna Antiques & Interiors, and an antique Biedermeier chest from Darnell & Company to complete the look. BOTTOM: Vieregg intentionally designed the laundry room with a light, bright color palette. The white quartz countertop, custom cabinetry by Busbin Cabinetry, wall sconce, and brushed-nickel hardware create a warm, sophisticated look. OPPOSITE: The bar area on the other side of the sunroom serves as one of those nesting places Vieregg loves to create in a home. The small bistro table adjacent to the bar with a marble counter and custom cabinetry by Busbin Cabinetry is the ideal nook for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening or cup of coffee in the morning. 78 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
Vieregg. Together with Alair Homes, Dudley and Vieregg pulled together a whole-home renovation master plan that would transform the once worn-out home into a modern stunner. Vieregg is no stranger to completing a whole-home makeover. And while the designer is used to projects spanning several months and even a couple of years, there are just a few that sometimes take a little longer. The Jones’ home was one that took three individual renovations before it finally came to fruition. “Initially, we renovated the master bedroom and bathroom and did plans for the kitchen,” Vieregg says. “But as they lived in the house, they started to live in the space differently. For example, the kitchen changed to incorporate the dining room, and we added a
scullery. We never went outside the existing footprint. But we really enhanced the spaces that were there.” One of the most significant components of the renovation was the sunroom (or solarium, as it was referred to on the original architectural plans). “It was such an odd space,” Jones says. “It was one long room with each window covered by these tiny shutters, and lime-green wall-to-wall shag carpeting and a sliding glass door that led into the living room.” But, like Jones, Dudley and Vieregg could see the potential. Dudley vaulted the ceiling of the room and added shiplap siding, which immediately breathed life into the space. Limestone floors replaced the concrete slab, while the coupling of a custom jute-tassel chandelier and DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 79
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monochromatic neutral paint color pulled the sophisticated look together. “Intentionally, the color palette and finishes— truly everything we did—was open enough to lend itself to renovation down the road,” Vieregg says. Much of the remaining renovation consisted of gutting bathrooms and replacing the wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, as well as other aesthetic upgrades. But even so, the team was careful to create a timeless look that, despite the length of the renovation, would look seamless.
LEFT: Vieregg was careful to choose timeless fabrics, textures, and patterns that would transcend the three-part renovation that spanned nearly ten years. To achieve this, Vieregg chose a classic Phillip Jeffries grasscloth coupled with the sisal rug in a chinoiserie pattern by Charlotte Moss for Stark and antiques from Darnell & Company. RIGHT: Vieregg embraced the glamorous Hollywood Regency aesthetic in the powder room, which she covered in a dramatic Schumacher wallpaper. Visual Comfort sconces and a Barbara Barry light fixture coupled with a mirror from Mr. Brown complete the look.
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To play up the home’s inherent 1970s vibe, Vieregg designed the master bedroom headboard with a curved silhouette and swathed it in a Romo blue-velvet fabric that felt glamorous and feminine. “It’s a combo that made the room soothing and relaxing, but still gave it some life,” Vieregg says. OPPOSITE: To create interest and texture in the large master bedroom, Vieregg added the Cowtan & Tout wall covering. “It has this great movement to it, so it created texture and warmth to the bedroom,” she says.
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“It’s extremely easy to get derailed in that type of situation and end up with a design that looks like it was done years apart,” Vieregg says. “It doesn’t come without a lot of work and intention. My designs tend to be more classic. I like to make a home curated and collected to make sure it reflects the clients’ personality and stands the test of time.”
Though the project took nearly ten years to complete, the design team and the Joneses were thrilled with the result. “It’s a very elegant family home,” Vieregg says. “Everything we did was intentional so that years from now, it would still be the same approachable and livable home with a nice, fresh sophistication.” u DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 83
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The custom cabinetry in Farrow & Ball Shaded White was a collaborative design team effort. The island is Alabama white marble with gray veining, which complemented the island, which was painted in Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray.
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KEEPING THE CHARM A DESIGN TRIO WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE RESTORING OLDER HOMES BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO A NEARLY ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD COLONIAL IN EASTOVER.
Interior Design by Kathryn Dixon | Architecture by Frank Smith | Build by Phil Goodwin Text by Blake Miller | Photography by Chris Edwards
The family room provided a challenge for the design team. “There are large ceiling beams, and within the beams there is V-groove molding,” explains Dixon of Smith’s architectural detail. “That molding connects to the bookshelves and fireplace, so it was a tricky design to incorporate.” OPPOSITE: Dixon kept everything neutral in the breakfast area with a table by Tritter Feefer, light fixture by Robert Abbey, and woven chairs by Crate & Barrel. 88 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
or most people, the home was a complete teardown. After all, the Eastover home was almost one-hundred years old, but, more than that, it had extensive foundation and structural damage from termites, and faulty work had been completed on it over the years. But when it comes to preserving older homes in Charlotte—not to mention much of the Southeast—architectural designer Frank Smith and builder Phil Goodwin often take a unique approach. “I have a love of old houses,” Goodwin says. “They have stories to tell. Homes with a history and wonderful character yet with all of the comforts of modern construction technology are what I love. Taking an old house with its history and restoring and preserving it for generations to come is immensely satisfying.” DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 89
Goodwin, along with Smith and interior designer Kathryn Dixon of Circa Interiors, were enamored with the circa-1930s Colonial homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character and bones. The team could see so much potential in a renovation with fresh interiors versus building from the ground up that they put their heads together to create a seamless, modern design from the architectural details to the textiles that truly brought the old beauty back to life. 90 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
While the team saw serious potential in the home, they were not naive to the problems the old home presented for them. Among the massive renovations were removing the entire roof and entire rear exterior wall, adding a third floor with new dormers, replacing all millwork, flooring, wall, and ceiling surfaces, as well as completely replacing the circular staircase and salvaging the original Buckingham slate roof. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frank did an excellent job enhancing and enlarging the
house significantly to meet the needs of the new owners,” Goodwin says. “And yet he stayed true to the original Colonial Revival architecture of the home as well as the historical context of the neighborhood.” Smith looked at the original design and instantly recognized proportion issues. “I felt like the height and width ratios were awkward,” he says. “The home looked so flat and wide. I saw the opportunity to adjust it and tweak it slightly
LEFT: As soon as the pair of nineteenth-century Italian chests arrived on the Circa Interiors showroom floor, Dixon was quick to snatch them up. “It’s rare to get a pair of such old pieces like these so I knew I had to have them for this project!” she says. RIGHT: The transitional Julian Chichester bench is one of Dixon’s favorite pieces because it balances the antiques in the entryway such as the English drum table, eighteenth-century Gustav Ian Swedish chair, and vintage rug from Charlotte Rug Gallery.
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TOP: Dixon chose a pair of marble-top consoles with a brushed silver leg to bookend the windows in the dining room. A pair of architectural prints adds a dose of modernity to the semi-traditional space. BOTTOM: Dixon’s goal with the butler’s pantry was to “make it dramatic and handsome.” The designer wrapped the space in a rich blue grasscloth accented with trim painted in a high gloss of the same hue. The door leading to the basement is swathed in a luxurious wool by Schumacher and punctuated with antique brass nailhead trim. OPPOSITE: The Cowtan & Tout draperies with valances feature a flame stitch with an ivory background. “They brought in the yellow and gray and worked well with the rug,” Dixon says.
but also save the whole house.” The addition of the third floor allowed Smith to add extra square footage without expanding the footprint, which resulted in a more proportionate look. “By doing that, I changed the proportion of the rooflines to be more in line with a ratio that works with everyone’s definition of beauty.” The original footprint was common during the 1930s: a box with four rooms on the main living area. But Smith loves to create seamless, circular paths that allow people to move from room to room without ever dead-ending in one space. “I love to create interesting flow patterns, which not only give you a flexibility of flow between rooms but also delineates public and private spaces,” he explains of reworking the floorplan. “They’re these private spaces embedded in the structure in such a way that when you’re in the public spaces, you don’t notice them. It also provides interesting enclaves and makes the house feel bigger.” Rooms such as the scullery, home office, bar, and the area that accesses the basement are all transition spaces that are somewhat hidden from the main living areas but allow that free flow from room to room. It was Dixon who provided the finishing touches to the renovation. “The homeowners’ previous residence was very traditional, very dark,” Dixon explains. “It was really important for them that this home feel lighter, fresher, softer, and prettier. They wanted it to be calming and pretty both in the architecture and the interiors.” 92 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
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To create interest among the ivory and cream color palette in the sunroom, Dixon incorporated a high contrast accent color with the chenille throw from Circa, pair of table lamps by Barbara Barry, and metal stool by Arteriors. OPPOSITE: Dixon wanted the study to feel masculine but comfortable, so she opted for Farrow & Ball Pigeon for the paint color and layered in masculine fabrics such as heathered-wool draperies in a houndstooth pattern and a chocolate-brown velvet loveseat.
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To achieve this, Dixon opted for a serene color palette of creams and blues and grays. “And that really drove the furnishings,” she says. “The homeowner really responded to fabric, which I do as well. I’m really inspired by fabric and texture. She didn’t want a lot of pattern, but she did want interest, so texture and subtleties of tone were important. We used a lot of linen, velvet, and wool, but not a whole lot of silk.” In an effort to let Smith’s architectural details shine throughout the home, the majority of the paint colors were by Farrow & Ball. “They’re such complex paint colors,” Dixon says. “They change depending on the light in the room, which helps warm or cool a room’s overall aesthetic.” Dixon kept the interiors transitional with a mix of old and new, including antiques she pulled
from Circa’s showroom floor, stating that Circa owner Cindy Smith “taught me that in a home with stature and grace such as this, it’s important to have antiques layered in.” For example, the living room features a pair of early nineteenth-century Italian chests that Cindy Smith found during her scouting travels abroad. In the end, the merging of Smith’s architectural details with Goodwin’s creativity as a builder and Dixon’s elegant interior- design touch breathed new life into the old Colonial. “We had the opportunity to save this old house, enhance the charm, and give it a new future,” Smith says. “It takes an extra special appreciation for a structure like that to do those things that will let it perform for another century.” u DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 95
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HANDWOVEN HEIRLOOMS Charlotte Rug Gallery celebrates the beauty and value of fine rugs.
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hen Vahid Zahabiuon graduated from Kristianstad University in the early ’90s, the thought of following his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps into the rug business was never on his radar. But when a new career opportunity led him back to his heritage, he quickly discovered his penchant for the industry. “Both my father and grandfather were rug merchants in Isfahan, Iran,” Vahid says. “My wife and partner, Leila, and I opened Charlotte Rug Gallery eighteen years ago to exhibit our rugs in a gallery setting while also expanding our clients’ and designers’ appreciation for the artistic value of fine rugs.”
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Vahid appreciates fine rugs as works of art—handcrafted heirlooms that should be elegantly displayed and still stand the test of time, being passed down from one generation to the next. All handwoven with natural dyes from locations across the globe, Charlotte Rug Gallery offers the highest quality rugs. Clients can rest assured their selection will not only add to the beauty of their home but will also maintain that beauty, even appreciating over time. Vahid has also established his own line of rugs in Turkey, staying involved with the production process, from choosing the finest wool to coloration and design. Charlotte’s top designers tout the benefits of Vahid’s expertise and the gallery’s extensive collection in fulfilling their own clients’ unique demands.
“WHEN I AM PURCHASING RUGS THAT WILL BE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS FOR MANY GENERATIONS, IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT THEY COME FROM SOMEONE WITH AN IMPECCABLE BUSINESS REPUTATION, LIKE VAHID.” —BARRIE BENSON Interior designer Teri Thomas says, “From Oushaks to flat weaves to Moroccon rugs, they always seem to be on the cutting edge.” “They provide the most beautiful, top quality rugs with honesty and courtesy,” Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors says. Interior designer Barrie Benson shares, “I have worked with Vahid for as long as I’ve lived in Charlotte. Aside from having some of the most unusual and beautiful rugs I’ve ever seen, he takes care of our clients and our team from the second we walk in the door. I know that he will take care of my client’s investment for as long as they own the rug. When I am purchasing rugs that will be family heirlooms for many generations, it’s important to me that they come from someone with an impeccable business reputation, like Vahid.” Charlotte Rug Gallery offers a host of finely crafted rugs in-store and online with a collection including old and new rugs in contemporary/modern, traditional, transitional, and tribal styles to fit every decor. Recently, Charlotte Rug Gallery moved into a new location in Myers Park, in a beautiful historic building they share with designer Charlotte Lucas. “Charlotte Rug Gallery is a true gem in the heart of Myers Park,” Lucas says. “The collections are exceptional, and the online selection is just as easy and convenient to navigate.” The excellent quality, unique selection of one-of-a-kind rugs, fair prices, and full-range of services, including cleaning and restoration, has established Charlotte Rug Gallery as a trusted go-to for many designers and homeowners in the Charlotte area. “Every client is our asset. When they invite us into their homes, we understand that deep level of trust and offer
them transparency and expertise,” Vahid says. “Our sincere opinions, breadth of knowledge, and seasoned experience are what they appreciate.”u
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CURB APPEAL AND CONVENIENCE Open the door to new options for your garage.
Written by Brandy Woods Snow Photos courtesy of Clopay
fter more than thirty years in the business, Phil Cox and sister Pam Betts at Cox Door have seen a thing or two when it comes to garage doors. In fact, throughout their history, Cox Door has prided itself on remaining at the forefront of the garage door industry in the Charlotte area from its roots as a father/son team to its current seasoned staff that boasts more than 400 years of combined work experience in the industry. Marta Cox, Phil’s wife and longtime Cox Door employee, says, “Cox Door has been family owned and operated since 1987 and is
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built on the foundation of providing top-of-the-line products and customized service options to both residential and commercial customers. We have a wide variety of product at our disposal and can service most manufacturers.” Garage door replacement tops the remodeling industry with an average of 100 percent return on resale. While it’s easy to swap out the old garage door with a newer version of the same design, Cox says it’s worthwhile for customers to do their research and see all of the new garage door options available in the market. Some of the latest developments include a range of new colors, wood-look options that require minimal upkeep,
“A GARAGE DOOR CAN REPRESENT UP TO 40 PERCENT OF YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL, SO CHOOSING THE RIGHT STYLE IS IMPORTANT.”
modern garage doors with clean lines and mid-century appeal, and even glass doors that allow in ample natural light, making the garage feel like additional living space. “A garage door can represent up to 40 percent of your home’s curb appeal, so choosing the right style is important,” Cox says. “It’s a wise investment if you are looking for an —MARTA COX affordable project that will improve your home’s first impression.” And aesthetics aren’t the only developments in garage doors that are changing the industry. Many are going high-tech as well. “Some of today’s most innovative technologies have been integrated into garage doors. For instance, LiftMaster operators come equipped with myQ technology that includes Wi-Fi and Smart Home monitoring,” Cox says. The technology offers homeowners the assurance of knowing their home is safe and secure no matter where they are, with personalized activity alerts and the remote ability to open and close the door or turn off the lights, all from the easy control of their smartphone or through cloud-based software.
For customers not looking to replace their garage door but rather repair their existing one, Cox Door stands behind their comprehensive commercial and residential options, such as servicing operators and door construction, sectional replacements, broken springs, and more for a range of elite brands including Clopay, LiftMaster, CornellCookson, Haas Door, Amarr, Hormann Flexon, Dock Systems, and Blue Giant. And Cox Door offers a warranty with all the work they do, giving customers peace of mind. “We try our utmost to repair rather than replace with same- or next-day service if possible,” Cox adds. The personalized attention, the extensive selection of cutting-edge product lines, and the comprehensive service options all point to the Cox Door pledge to be Charlotte’s premier provider of garage doors. “Our commitment to our customers remains our highest priority,” Cox says. “Product quality, availability, budget, and client demand are the key factors we take into consideration when assessing and fulfilling our customers’ needs.”u
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A TREASURE TROVE OF LUXURY GOODS Charlotte’s inspiring boutique B.D. Jeffries beckons.
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xotic gifts, exquisite home decor, personal design consultation, and an all-around pleasurable experience await you at Charlotte’s top luxury lifestyle boutique B.D. Jeffries. From the magical open-air markets of Marrakesh to picturesque Paris to culture-rich US destinations, owners Brad and Debbie Weitz are continually seeking unique and desirable treasures to fill the store’s walls and shelves from their enchanting travels. This, combined with the
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fact that local and regional artists regularly contribute new work to the collection, means the inventory is always unmatched. “A sophisticated look will always be consistent in the store, but we try to push the envelope and introduce our customers to new trends from all around the world. Debbie does her research and shops wherever she travels, so that helps us evolve and stay ahead of the market,” Brad Weitz says. The breadth of this inventory is vast, with an extensive offering of luxurious gifts and sophisticated home furnishings,
“WE TRY TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE AND INTRODUCE OUR CUSTOMERS TO NEW TRENDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.” —BRAD WEITZ
creating a melding of traditional and contemporary options for customers. The scope of what B.D. Jeffries carries is rivaled only by the number of services they offer, from design consultations and bridal registry options to a biannual catalog and burgeoning online sales division. For the in-home design consultations, designers utilize their extensive experience to help customers create the surroundings they desire, whether they’re updating an existing home or furnishing a new one. For brides-to-be, B.D. Jeffries offers a range of registry options with china, crystal, and even furniture, as well as gift options for the bridal party. The Weitzes’ approach to their business is refreshing— they don’t see it as a chore. Rather, they focus on authenticity, attention to detail, and, most importantly, impeccable customer service. This commitment to superior service is a cornerstone of the business strategy and contributes to the ever-loyal, ever-growing client base. It also helps to propel the company into the future, making B.D. Jeffries a one-of-a-kind destination where there’s something for everyone.u including upholstery, apparel, jewelry, beautiful books, and more. French and Belgian antiques are a constant, though there’s something for all tastes, including gifts for those who love the sporting life, from golfing to hunting to horseback riding. And all is underscored by the distinctive line of alligator and crocodile products, which launched the lifestyle store in Atlanta more than twenty-five years ago and are still a staple today. Over the years, as business grew and the loyal client base expanded, one location became two with the addition of the Charlotte store, and the product mix became more diversified. Today, both antiques and new items vie for attention, For all of your home and lifestyle needs, visit B.D. JEFFRIES at 720 Governor Morrison Street in Charlotte, call 800-954-3004, or visit BDJEFFRIES.COM. DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 107
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FIND YOUR THRILL IN STRAWBERRY HILL Distinctive English modern-village living is at home in Tynecastle SouthPark.
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raditional and modern; private and social; simplistic and sophisticated—Charlotte’s newest luxury townhome community proves you really can have it all. Tynecastle SouthPark—the product of a collaborative vision between leading Charlotte designer Greg Perry and veteran local homebuilder Madison Simmons Homes—offers potential residents even more reasons to love Strawberry Hill. Dee Reid, an agent with luxury real-estate leader Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties as well as Christie’s International
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Real Estate, says Tynecastle is the place to live in Strawberry Hill. “Nowhere else near town is there an offering that provides this level of quality design and this square footage at this price point. Anything similar is sure to cost more and not likely to have a garage. The community’s location near SouthPark (it’s just minutes from popular destinations like Phillips Place and SouthPark Mall) and within twenty minutes of uptown, combined with the convenience and walkability to the Strawberry Hill retail park, can’t be beat.” Described as the epitome of English modern-village living, Tynecastle SouthPark offers fourteen terrace homes with
“NOWHERE ELSE NEAR TOWN IS THERE AN OFFERING THAT PROVIDES THIS LEVEL OF QUALITY DESIGN AND THIS SQUARE FOOTAGE AT THIS PRICE POINT.” —DEE REID spacious multi-level living areas that range from 2,300 to more than 3,000 square feet and boast up to four bedrooms, all with master-on-main options. Units feature open-concept living, professional appliances, top-of-the-line fixtures and wood flooring, and luxurious fireplaces. Private courtyards and a highly walkable and secure setting make Tynecastle the perfect place to relax and enjoy a solitary evening or engage in a little social interaction with neighbors. Unlike the higher density of neighboring communities, Tynecastle SouthPark’s limited amount of units offer residents more expansive floor plans that simulate single- family homes with more livable space. Price points range from $700,000 to $1 million. Though they have a streamlined aesthetic, there’s nothing simple about the seven custom home designs, which boast considerable attention to detail both inside and out. According to Perry, the design objective was to create a sense of continuity and exclusivity in the community by offering similar exterior features and floor plans for each unit. The painted brick and shiplap siding in a natural monochromatic palette and the streamlined silhouettes mirror the simple, clean lines of the interior fixtures, cabinetry, and millwork. Glass front doors, as well as large floor-to-ceiling windows paired with smaller-scale ones, create a unique look that lends charm and ample natural lighting to each unit. Functional shutters, parged mortar courtyard walls, overall symmetrical structures, and private driveways and garages for each home create harmony in the community, building an aesthetic reminiscent of traditional English village architecture merged with contemporary amenities and conveniences.
“Not enough can be said about the quality of Greg Perry’s signature design. The high-end and sophisticated amenities of Tynecastle showcase his attention to detail and the clean, modern English look he has planned for this property,” Reid says. “The list of amenities is long and impressive and contains many of the same elements Greg builds into his $3-million-dollar houses, including extra-tall black aluminum-framed windows, custom fireplace surrounds, oversized range hoods, at least two private courtyards, recessed cabinetry, and ample closet space.” The distinctive community, which broke ground in September 2019, has a projected completion date for its earliest units in late spring 2020. Priority reservations are now being accepted for this sophisticated residential enclave.u
For more information, call IVESTER JACKSON agent Dee Reid at 704-601-6082 or visit TYNECASTLESOUTHPARK.COM. DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 111
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GREAT GATHERINGS By Jim Noble Photography by Piper Warlick and The Plaid Penguin
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. It’s when many of you come to us looking for help in creating special meals and moments, which means it’s also the time of year we kick it into high gear. Our kitchens are running full-bore for dinner, events, and catering—all in the name of gathering. Every day we are able to witness and be a part of folks fondly savoring their time together over dishes we’ve thoughtfully prepared for them. Is there a better reason for us to work a little overtime than this? We are grateful to be a part of your special season.
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A “great gathering” means different things to different people. For some, it could be catching up with old friends over a bottle of wine and charcuterie at home. For others, it’s the annual holiday party they throw for a hundred of their closest friends, complete with cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, and an incredible dessert table. For me, it’s probably a smoked brisket, wood-roasted vegetables, some good wine, and swapping stories with my closest family and friends. Or new ones, even. Just the other day, I was able to enjoy a lunch at Noble Smoke with the son and grandson of Warner Stamey, one of our “Barbecue Legends” and an under-
“NO MATTER THE OCCASION OR TIME OF YEAR—ALTHOUGH WE KNOW THIS TIME OF YEAR IS EXTRA IMPORTANT—WE WANT TO MAKE YOUR GREAT GATHERINGS EVEN GREATER.”
study of Jess Swicegood and Sid Weaver, two of our other Legends. We ordered plate after plate while I listened to them share stories of their father and the family business, one they carry on today at Stamey’s Barbecue in Greensboro. That was definitely a great gathering. With all types of great gatherings in mind, we’ve been working all year to amplify our catering services at Noble Food & Pursuits. You’ve heard me talk about Copain before. It still exists for pick-up and full-service catering orders and specializes in thoughtful, curated menus of savory and sweet items—plus the baguettes, sourdough, rye, and other delicious breads coming out of our oven every day. Now we’ve streamlined the ordering and menu-selection process to make it easier for you to entertain using the other concepts in our family: Rooster’s, A Noble Grille (Winston- Salem), Noble Smoke, and The King’s Kitchen. With the click of a button and a quick note on our new website, you can start a conversation with our catering team. Just let us know which restaurant you’d like to order from and whether you want to choose from our standard menu or build a custom, full-service menu. No matter the occasion or time of year— although we know this time of year is extra important—we want to make your great gatherings even greater. Happy holidays from all of us at Noble Food & Pursuits!u Chef JIM NOBLE is the executive chef and owner of NOBLE FOOD & PURSUITS (NOBLE SMOKE, BOSSY BEULAH’S, ROOSTER’S, COPAIN, AND THE KING’S KITCHEN). For more information, visit NOBLEFOODANDPURSUITS.COM. DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 113
CONTRIBUTOR | HOME REMODELING
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WHOLE-HOUSE RENOVATIONS By Brad Little Photography by Lassiter Photography
Taking on a home remodeling project of any size can be a challenging experience.
each client and project scope, but the following are some things to consider when deciding what’s right for you.
You’ve got to find the right professionals to work with, make decisions about the design and the products you’ll use, and then rearrange your daily routine to accommodate the process of planning and construction. When the entire house is due for a remodel, our clients frequently ask, “Should I remodel my home in phases or do it all at one time?” The answer is different for
The Entire Home Refreshed One frequent comment from clients after their project has been completed is, “My new kitchen looks great, but now it makes the rest of the house look so much more dated.” If you want to avoid living with the stark contrast of new versus old areas of your home, you should plan to do it all at once.
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“ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO RESEARCH AND PLAN, SO YOU GET A CUSTOMIZED REMODEL THAT YOU’LL ENJOY FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.”
Alternative Accommodations This is an obvious one, but it is something that should be well thought out. Remodeling the whole house means you’ll want to put your furniture in storage and stay somewhere else while it’s happening. If you’ve bought a fixer-upper, do as much of the remodeling as you can before moving anything into the house. Economies of Scale Remodeling the entire house at once will allow your remodeler to spread out management and overhead costs over all of the spaces you are renovating, potentially saving you money.
The Age of the Home If your home’s plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems are more than twenty years old, they will likely need to be replaced or updated in some way to meet current code requirements, regardless of how big or small the project. Because these things affect all areas of your home, updating them all at once will be easier in the long run.
A whole-house remodel can seem like a lot to take on, but it may be right for you once you weigh all of the advantages against spreading out the projects over many months or even years. Whatever you decide, allow plenty of time to research and plan, so you get a customized remodel that you’ll enjoy for many years to come.u
BRAD LITTLE is the president of CASE DESIGN/REMODELING of Charlotte. For more information, visit CASECHARLOTTE.COM or call 704-759-3920. DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 115
CONTRIBUTOR | ROOM SERVICE
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SUPERBLY SUBTERRANEAN By Beth Keim Photography by Mekenzie Loli
When it’s time to kick the kids—and all of their friends—out of the family room, why not send them to an area created just for them, a place they never want to leave? That’s what my client and I had in mind for this subterranean space. Once dark and used for storage, we called in contractor Andrew Roby to move walls, add headers, create a bathroom,
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and even build a little wine cellar for Mom and Dad. We ended up with a large and beautiful open space that is well lit and has several “zones.” Using a modular sofa for easy access down the tight stairs, this piece holds its shape and is the perfect position for gaming. The fireplace, once brick, was framed out for a cleaner look using concrete tile, then flanked with floating shelves and a custom storage cabinet with amazing wood detail by Jacob Wolfe.
“WHEN IT’S TIME TO KICK THE KIDS—AND ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS—OUT OF THE FAMILY ROOM, WHY NOT SEND THEM TO AN AREA CREATED JUST FOR THEM?” Because of the lack of natural light, we added several can lights and a large floor lamp. Light wall colors, a lighter wall-to-wall carpet, and fun wallpaper also help to brighten up the space. One of my favorite pieces is the modern pool table that easily raises to dining height. This multifunctional table saves space and allows for gaming and gathering. With thoughtful planning and ample creativity, this room is now an inviting space where family and friends may never want to leave. u
Tips for creating a subterranean space: • Line up a really good contractor. • Keep your stairwell open until the last minute so furniture pieces easily clear tight corners and fit into the space. • Use modular furniture to allow for easy access and multifunctional furniture to save space. • Add plenty of can lighting and include cozy floor lamps or table lamps.
BETH KEIM is the owner of LUCY AND COMPANY, a full-service interior design firm located at 2108 South Boulevard, Suite 213. For more information, visit LUCYANDCOMPANY.COM or call 704-342-6655. DECEMBER 2019 | HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE 117
arts and culture
SPOTLIGHT Wish List Lark & Key December 4–24 larkandkey.com
Jersey Boys Leah Rosenberg: to open eyes
Ovens Auditorium December 6–8 blumenthalarts.org
Hodges Taylor December 13–January 31 hodgestaylor.com
Charlotte Youth Ballet The Nutcracker
Hodges Taylor is pleased to present a solo installation by San Francisco–based artist Leah Rosenberg, who returns to Charlotte after her recent McColl Center for Art + Innovation residency (2017) with a fresh commentary on ritual and recordation through color. Using inventively repetitious processes to accrue and layer color, Rosenberg’s interdisciplinary practice of painting, sculpture, installation, food, and performance is at once grounded, meditative, and playful. This is Rosenberg’s first exhibition with Hodges Taylor. The opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an artist talk on Saturday, December 14 at 11 a.m.
Magic of Christmas and The Singing Christmas Tree
Halton Theater December 6–8 charlotteyouthballet.org
Knight Theater December 13–22 charlottesymphony.org
Little Black Dress: The Musical Booth Playhouse January 16–18 blumenthalarts.org
The Haas Brothers: I Saw Design, and Art Opened Up My Eyes, I Saw Design SOCO Gallery Through January 17 soco-gallery.com
Lee Hall: On Paper Jerald Melberg Gallery Through January 11 jeraldmelberg.com Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present its fifth solo exhibition for Lee Hall, focusing on her colorful, abstracted landscapes on paper. Hall created a wonderful variety of art both on paper and with paper: acrylic paintings on paper, watercolors, and collages. A North Carolina native, Hall was a renowned abstract expressionist whose muses were the American and Mediterranean landscape. Loosely titled by the locale they represent, her poetic landscapes are iterations of the tradition of abstraction derived from meditations on nature, whose forbearers include a myriad of great minds from painters of the Sung Dynasty to modernist John Marin. 118 HOME DESIGN & DECOR CHARLOTTE | DECEMBER 2019
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hroughout history artists in almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun Performing Arts pays homage to this tradition, weaving the wisdom and virtues of Chinese civilization with ancient legends and modern heroic tales on stage. SHEN YUN brings to its audiences a whole new experience, revealing a China untainted by communist rule. Be prepared to traverse time and space and be mesmerized by the action, humor, and beauty of five millennia. It’s an experience that will uplift your spirit and touch your heart.
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