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s we move from summer to fall, we see many changes. The leaves are turning, the air is getting crisp, and nature is decorating for fall. We are celebrating some changes at our magazine as well. This year marks our 16th anniversary in Charlotte and like any business, as you grow, you evolve. You may have noticed our new name on the magazine cover. It has a ring to it, right? As we expand into surrounding areas, we felt the magazine name needed to more accurately represent the market we serve. Our name is not the only thing we are introducing in this issue. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am the new editor of Charlotte Home Design & Decor Magazine. I am very excited about my new role, as I have over 18 years of project management experience and a lifetime passion for decorating. Though we have a new name, rest assured our entire production team remains committed to showcasing the best local businesses, artisans and designers in the home design industry. We have many beautiful feature homes lined up over the next few months, and I am personally committed to making sure our distinguished readers and advertisers continue to find unmatched value in our publication. I am honored to be part of this amazing magazine family. So let’s get started! If you ever have any suggestions or comments, please contact me at Thank you!

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Do you believe in magic? The transformation of this Appalachian Mountain house is both magical and unpredictable in its use of color and texture, how spaces are delineated, and the effect of “hidden” rooms.


ompleting this 5,000plus square foot project in a record 10 months, architect Ruard Veltman of Ruard Veltman Architecture and interior designer Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors formed a team that was able to visualize the relaxing retreat hidden inside this abandoned construction project. The color palette is a source of relaxation for the Charlotte family who owns this mountain house, a weekend retreat from a hectic lifestyle. Smith intended the muted interior colors, such as walls stained gray

with a drop of blue and the slightly tinted and lime-washed wooden floors, to blend with the natural surroundings outside the windows. “This well-traveled family wanted a quiet, serene, spa-like home, so I did not make any big design statements but decorated around the architecture and mountain views,” Smith says. “The house is up high in the clouds, and the color translates from inside to outside. A mix of muted blues and soft Scottish wool plaid in the dining room are just a couple of touches that provide a slightly masculine feel. “Toning down the dark wood with a slightly tinted wash of color is more elegant than the traditional rustic mountain home, Smith

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continues. “And natural fiber materials – wool and cotton, for example – are tactile and provide a hand-hewn feeling.” Earth-toned colors and palpable textures in this mountain retreat are not the only surprises that await guests. Veltman’s method of breaking up spaces while still maintaining an open floor plan adds character and intimacy to the home. His magic elixir to remedy this home’s cavernous living room with uncomfortably tall ceilings was simple: lower ceilings (to 12 feet!) and add an entire second floor above the space. This adjustment enables the homeowners’ invited guests to have a private lounge and bedrooms on the second floor all their own. It also allows the owners to close off the upstairs when the children and grandchildren are not visiting and live very happily on the first floor, where the master suite resides. 22 Home Design & Decor Magazine

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Varied ceiling heights in different spaces also help the eye recognize separate “rooms.” The dining room’s timbered ceiling, with alternating dark wood between the timbers, is clearly delineated from the adjacent living room ceiling where timbers are alternated with painted plaster for a lighter effect. The entryway off the living room has its own personality with a smooth, lowered ceiling height (still at 9 ½ feet). A traditional English inglenook at the fireplace provides a room within a room, with its own intimate touches of cozy bench seating and an even lower ceiling height. Smith enhanced the architectural features with a touch of muted colors including toned-down wooden beams to coordinate all the spaces and ensure the elegant and romantic aesthetic of this unpredictable house is consistent throughout every nook.

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One of the most surprising – and can we say magical – features of the home is its “hidden rooms.” The kitchen is streamlined with beautifully appointed cabinetry, a simple island sink, and a cooktop – a nice place to have a cup of coffee or a quick bite of lunch. The trick of it all is a full chef’s kitchen and butler pantry all rolled into one behind-thescenes workhorse space. Can’t find it? It’s behind an “invisible” entrance, which is a barn door near the cooktop that blends with the wall but can be pushed aside for access. The same goes for the laundry room, which hides behind a paneled door minus its hardware. It is accessed via an automated system that operates the door. Closing off these utilitarian spaces enables the homeowners to have every 24 Home Design & Decor Magazine

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appliance and convenience they need, all the while keeping the modernistic streamlined appearance in all the public spaces. Likewise, the master suite on the first floor is behind paneled doors near the living room fireplace and appears to be a part of the wall, allowing the owners a nearby retreat that others cannot see. Smith advises homeowners involved in a full-scale renovation project like this one to stay true to the architecture of the 30 Home Design & Decor Magazine

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structure without letting the design compete with it. The homeowners did not have existing furnishings so the mountain home’s clean slate gave Smith the opportunity to carefully choose pieces the owners loved. “My favorite house is one with thoughtful architecture and spaces that allow for furniture, not just relying on fabrics and window treatments,” she says. “This house has no bad spaces to cover up and decorate around. Although there are very few

walls for hanging artwork, we achieved strong design by accessorizing with a few large items, choosing handmade objects with pretty form and shape and “found” items like strong earthenware pieces. “Above all, we considered the environment and moved the eye from inside to outside so it feels like one natural progression. That makes sense to me.”u

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ost people are surprised to know that North Carolina has the third largest concentration of Modernist houses

in America. Today, more than ever, the MidCentury modern look is everywhere in interior design. Mid-Century pieces have a timeless appeal to many generations from baby boomers to millennials. The term “Mid-Century modern� broadly describes architecture, furniture and graphic design from the middle of the

20th century, roughly 1933 to 1965. This, now over 50-year-old design movement, still influences interior design today. With a trend toward smaller footprint homes and renewed interest in neighborhoods closer to in-town areas, many homeowners are rediscovering these architectural gems. Recently, the Charlotte Museum of History hosted their Mad About Modern home tour, featuring eight spectacular residences. Here is a snapshot of four of our favorite homes from the tour.

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This home, recently remodeled by the current owners and architect Andrew Woodruff, is notable for the slightly angled planes of its roof and its banks of ribbon windows. While the home had been remodeled several times over the years, some of these alterations were not true to the character of the house. Recently,

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wings were added to the house, to enhance the original rectilinear forms of the footprint. A new patio and swimming pool area were also added, which celebrates the owners’ modernistic love for outdoor living. It is accessible through the glass accordion door, which allows a great deal of natural

light into the dining and living areas and provides a seamless connection between indoors and out. The character of the home was elegantly summed up by the owner when she stated, “It’s just as relevant now as it was in the fifties.”

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This home is a lot bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside, mostly due to the open floor plan. The living room and kitchen/dining area are separated by a fireplace, which used to be two-sided. A sunroom with three walls of large windows works with two decks to create a space that seamlessly blends the indoor and

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outdoor. The abundance of glass is further augmented by two skylights in the kitchen. The furniture in the home, while not Mid-Century modern, certainly fits the Modernist aesthetic of simplicity and functionality. The artwork displayed in the home also conveys a sense of the Modernist, showcasing geometric

and organic forms in bold colors. Overall, this home may not be large, but what it lacks in square footage, it more than makes up for in quality of design and skillful adaptation to both the style of the owner and the tenets of the Modernist aesthetic.

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As you approach this house, it is impossible to miss the exquisite landscaping and the stunning teal colored front door. Both visually pull the house forward toward the street, and complements both the gable front with exposed beams and the pale brick exterior. The star of the interior is the living room, which is filled with light by floor-to-ceiling windows. This amount of glass allows the outdoors

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in, and creates a pleasant room for sitting and enjoying the neighborhood and trees outside. Many Mid-Century modern homes include a fireplace in the center of the main room, often dividing it into living and dining areas. However, the one in this home is unique. For one thing, only one side is a fireplace as opposed to the usual two-sided affair. Additionally, there are

two niches beside the opening of the fireplace. They used to be enclosed by cabinet doors and may have been used for storage of wood or other fire-related accessories, but are now used in a more decorative manner.

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This gable front home has been extensively remodeled by the current owners. They embraced the indoor-outdoor living by keeping the large windows of the front room and adding a pool and patio. Previously, the home featured a sunken living room with a fireplace that divided it from the den. This den is now the kitchen, which was moved to a more prominent place in the home

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to accommodate the homeowner’s love for cooking. An open living and dining area showcases some of the homeowner’s son’s artwork and collection of guitars. Looking toward the rear of the home, their patio and pool area flawlessly extend the home into the outdoors, and the sliding glass doors help to bring the outdoors in. The pool itself is built into the land, yet another nod

to to the Mid-Century modern aesthetic of incorporating the landscape into the home. The home is a testament to the fact that older homes can be updated and changed without losing their original character.

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Metals No, don’t be afraid!

Mixing metals is not only IN, it adds character and depth – not to mention, it’s completely easy. There is a method to the madness, so just keep these tips in mind and you won’t go wrong.

Choose a dominant metal. Decide which finish you like the most and then select one or two metal accents to complete the look. Having a primary metal ensures your space some cohesion, while accent metals will guide the eyes throughout the room. Blend warm and cool metals. Warm metals, like gold and brass, offer a rich pop of color and texture when paired with cool metals like silver and chrome. For example, a stainless steel kitchen can be warmed up with a gold chandelier or vintage piece that adds charm. Alternately, if you have a very warm gold and white space, a chrome furniture piece or pendant will add metallic equilibrium. Separate with height. If you have a table with gold legs in your living room, don’t be afraid to hang a mercury glass or vintage silver mirror above the fireplace. The separation in space allows the eye to roam unencumbered from top to bottom. Consider your palette. Warm metals pair well with warm hues like reds, browns and yellows, while cool metals pair nicely with cool hues like blues, greens and violet. A neutral palette is perfect for adding the equal mix of both giving the perfect amount of warmth, color and texture. Create a lot of texture. Varying the texture of your metal finishes can make all of the difference in defining a space. Don’t be afraid to have up to three different textures on metals. Combine matte, polished and hammered finishes for a truly rich and visually diverse design. Spread metals evenly in the space. Try not to cluster the metals together, which can lead to a cluttered and mis-matched look. Instead, spread the metals evenly over the room; in a kitchen for example, a chrome faucet, brass pendant and neatly stored copper pots can look balanced and well spaced in an airy room.

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Kitchens and mudrooms are some of the most well-worn and lived-in spaces in a home. When remodeling, getting all the elements of storage and functionality demands detail. This 1928 bungalow had gone through several renovations before the owners got it right. Their secret? A good kitchen designer. Catherine Whitney of South End Kitchen Design Studio was invaluable to the re-design. “My mudroom wasn’t big enough and I really thought we couldn’t get everything that I wanted in there,” says Alison Frank, the homeowner. “Also, the dog was housed in this space so it really needed to be functional. The end result blew my mind.” The mudroom has roll-out storage for dog food and pet supplies, a drawer that conceals the dog dish and a divided area for grilling tools. It also has lockers and desk area with plenty of drawers and usable surface space. The best part: it’s convertible.

The dog bed can easily be removed and a stool added. The drawer that has the dog dish can go back to being storage. The kitchen is equally impressive. Now redesigned, the same footprint contains more storage, more counter space and more room to move. Moving the stove just six inches added symmetry between the cabinets, better counter space and large pull-out drawers perfect for pots and pans. They also moved the sink from the corner to allow for more space and better work flow. Two pantries with roll-outs flank a baking area with an herb and spice rack, located on the door. Deep drawers store small appliances, coffee supplies and baking pans. There was even room for her fine china that had previously been stored in a hall closet. “You don’t need a lot of space to live well. It just needs to be well planned and organized,” notes Alison.


Bungalow Kitchen Makeover • Brookhaven cabinets and kitchen design by South End Kitchen Design Studio • Corduroy glass in the upper cabinets to give it a vintage feel • Cambria Quartz in the color Castle Martin • Chandelier and custom paint colors: Lucy & Company • Backsplash tile: Crossville Tile & Stone • General Contractor: Renovations / Alair Homes

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Designer Secrets Holly Hollingsworth Phillips The English Room

Gray McElveen Walker, ASID Gray Walker Interiors

Dining Room chandeliers need to be 30” - 36” off the table. Chandelier size should roughly be based on doubling the width of your room in feet then converting to inches to determine the minimum width of your chandelier. Try an oversized fixture in the space. In homes with children and/or pets, consider using treated, stain-proof and waterproof textiles especially on upholstery items. There is a plethora of Crypton, Sunbrella and various treated products that do not sacrifice style. Curtain panels should not only touch the floor but, break approximately one inch. Linens in particular can shrink slightly over time so err on the longer side to avoid unsightly high-waters. All window treatments should be mounted all the way up to the crown molding. NEVER purchase a suite of furniture. A mix of styles and periods is what creates visual interest and elevates your design. Buy quality over quantity. Take your time to decorate with high quality pieces you love versus filling a home with mediocre items. “Buy the best and you’ll only cry once.” Miles Redd.

Every room needs a piece that is fabulously unexpected. Creating drama and sparking interest via a “piece de resistance” keeps the energy moving in a space. A mix of materials is a must! Reflection, transparency and warmth produce a composition of mixed media for a room. Start with an upholstered sofa, add a lucite coffee table, lacquered end tables and glass lamps and you have it! I am in love with the power of mirrors. Mirrors are the most functional weapon I have when I need out of a bad situation. Ugly fire surrounds be gone, tight spaces open up and mirrored screens can do wonders for a dead corner. I am thankful daily for mirrors. Get your lighting right. The lighting estimates are always the numbers that are tough for my clients to swallow. Good lighting is as important as good architecture. Bite the bullet, do it…. Pattern on the walls opens up a space and actually pulls rooms together. Don’t underestimate wallpaper… it is never out of style, neither is leopard skin!

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Are you looking for design inspiration for your home? Have you ever wondered how professional interior designers approach a project and begin to work their magic? We asked six of the area’s top interior designers for their design secrets.

Beth Keim Lucy & Company It’s ok to mix metals. Brushed brass, flat black, chrome – they can all work together and give you a more interesting overall look.  If the style is somewhat similar, it makes a more unique feel.   Spend the time looking for the right art and lighting to accent it!   Pieces that conjure up a special memory, trip or time in your life.  Larger pieces and oversized lighting I say! Kitchen backsplash tile.  Take it to the ceiling rather than cutting it off at the bottom of the cabinets. Get that sofa off the wall.  There’s nothing that distracts me more when I see a room with all the furniture slammed up against the four walls.  Not only do you have to shout across the room, but the feeling of intimacy is gone. Your trim color does not have to be the same throughout the house, it shouldn’t. There’s nothing more cookie cutter than all white trim, with all white doors, with all white blinds.  

Amy Lee, ASID Amy Lee Interiors Add interest to your rooms with texture. Especially in today’s more neutral rooms, the way to achieve a designer look is to use various materials with texture differences. Combine different fabrics, linens, cotton velvets and leathers with various materials like wood, metal, glass and mirror. White trim with colored walls is starting to trend out. Instead try adding moldings to your walls and painting the wall, moldings and trim all the same color. Go gold! Antiqued and aged brass is the new metal to use and is expected to stay in style for quite a while. Oil rubbed bronze is out. Try using bronze fixtures, even though it seems to be the “go to” for most homeowners. If you’re looking for a dark finish for your hardware, go with black iron or aged pewter instead. Make a statement with your lighting. Today’s lighting fixtures are sculpture in themselves. Use a bold, over-scaled light fixture to create a wow feature in your room. Have an open-mind when working with a designer and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone a little. You never know what you may find that inspires you after all.

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Designer Secrets

Heather Smith Circa Interiors

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Edit. Get rid of all those things you don’t need and only buy what you love. Get help formulating an overall design plan and work towards it in stages. It’s not about filling spaces, it’s about surrounding yourself with objects of your own private world of memories. Composition. The room is a three-dimensional space. Consider ways of layering window or wall fabric treatments, artwork, screens, ceiling treatments, and lighting to visually fill in the composition. Additional fabric softens the room, and wall sconces or low chandeliers bring a more intimate feeling. Mood. Well-designed spaces don’t show everything at once - - they invite you in and allow you to keep learning. Emotion can be created with well-placed lighting on many levels to suit the occasion. Consider how the interior lights are seen from the outdoors. Multiple seating groups in moveable arrangements with unique personal objects keep the eye moving around the room. Soul. Mixing antiquities with modern objects brings out the best in both. Seemingly incompatible objects complement each other. Introduce layers of textures, fabrics, and materials for a collected look. Beauty. Use elusive, natural colors that change with the light. Materials and elements are perfect in their most natural form – there is no need to improve upon their beauty. Strong colors and patterns can feel aggressive; they have nothing to do with serenity.

Determine Your Goals. The first step in designing or renovating your home is to determine your goals. Ask yourself, what do you want your home to “feel like” when you walk in the door? Think about your style, the time involved and budget consideration. Flow of Traffic. One of the most important parts of your home is traffic flow. You need to consider where people are walking and what makes sense in terms of function. Your home not only needs to look beautiful, but function for you and your family as well. Create Your Color Palette. Browse Houzz and design magazines to get a feel for what colors you love. Create a board of your favorite color scheme to make sure they all work well together. Edit. Take a step back and edit what you have selected. Taking time away and then coming back to it makes a huge difference. Make sure everything works well together by taking things away or adding them. You can always add, remember that! Take Risks. Don’t be scared of trying something new and different. It’s your home! Your home should be a reflection of your personality and not look just like a magazine ad. Don’t be scared of bright and bold colors. Just because you’ve been doing something for a while, doesn’t mean you have to keep doing it.

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Your personal style should be clearly defined right at the front door. Colors and mood almost amplified to greet you. When working with the Brady’s I tried to do just that. Their Dilworth home was beautiful to begin with, but when L.T. called me to help tweak her dining room and create a front office, I had a clear direction from the minute we met. L.T., much like myself, is drawn to black and white, modern yet eclectic with unique pieces. From their front door your first view is of the dining room and office. My goal was to make these two rooms as unique as she is. With a beautiful dining room table and rug, finishing off this space to give it a punch was where I started. I brought in an ombre black to white wallpaper and simple curtains to really let the table be the focal point. I suggested large art pieces over the sideboard, clustered together for a little more drama. Hide rugs are under that gorgeous Josh Utsey dining table and rather than custom making one we actually seamed two together. With its vertical lined pattern, it worked like a charm. Spinning directly around, your view is of the front office. This is where I wanted to have a little fun. L.T. wanted trim work on the walls. This is a great idea to give the spaces a cozier and more “library” look. We painted floor to ceiling in black. Don’t be afraid of black walls! With the right accessories it won’t feel dark and will certainly be dramatic and cozy. We brought in two wall sconces to flood the dark walls with light and the pop of a large juju hat added a lighter color and texture.

I have always believed the entry to a home should be a preview of what’s to come.

Don’t be afraid of black walls! With the right accessories it won’t feel dark and will certainly be dramatic and cozy. This space is full of texture, from the rustic wood and metal wall mount shelves to the black bamboo blinds. The soft occasional chairs are paired with seagrass and hide layered under foot. I particularly love the two side tables, one bright and white with whimsical legs, the other a lacquered black wood stump. So I think we accomplished our goal, personality greeting you from your first steps in. This look wanders through the home which adds continuity and style.u Beth Keim is the owner of Lucy and Company, a full-service interior design firm located at 1009 East Boulevard. For more information visit or call 704-342-6655. 66 Home Design & Decor Magazine

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FALLING FOR FALL COOKING Butternut Squash Soup Serves 6 2 cups butternut squash peeled, seeded and sliced 1.5 cups sour apple (honey crisp), peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 of a small waxawalla onion, peeled and sliced 4 tbsp white wine 1 tbsp maple syrup 4 cups water 2/3 cup heavy cream Sweat sliced vegetables with the white wine, 1 cup of water and the maple syrup over low heat, in a covered pot. When the vegetables start to become soft, add the rest of the water and simmer for 40 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the cream and blend until smooth. Feel free to season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and a dash of vanilla.

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One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “Where do you get inspiration to create a dish?” Well, here it is… an ingredient-by-ingredient breakdown of a dish you’ll likely see in Barrington’s this fall: Warm butternut squash soup, apple chutney, toasted sage and toasted pecans. Butternut squash Last winter, I met with a local farmer and he gave me a growing chart. On it was a month-to-month breakdown of what he planned to grow during the season. Last week he reminded me that the tomatoes were winding down and brought me a sample of the butternut squash that was taking over his farm. We roasted some off and tasted it. I was immediately transported to shorter days and cooler temperatures. Sour apple (preferably Honey Crisp) Let’s face it, it’s been a hot summer. Recently, I couldn’t take it anymore and headed for the mountains. As the elevation climbed, I felt the temperature dip. Soon, I was on winding roads with the window down enjoying the mountain air. As I negotiated a tight turn, I noticed a sign that read “local apples: 1,000 feet.” I slowed down and pulled into the stand. They had a dozen varieties of apples, with samples of each. I finally settled on some Honey Crisps that were wonderfully firm and had a great sweet/sour balance. Waxawalla onion A recent trip to the Waxhaw farmer’s market revealed a market in transition. The tomatoes, peaches and melons are dwindling, and more hearty vegetables are showing up: Root vegetables, winter squashes and hearty greens. I made my way to the stand in the far right corner and find the exact onions I’m looking for. White wine For this soup, I like a buttery chardonnay. Maple syrup Because I am from New England, and that’s what we do (although, my wife is from Canada and some of our bitterest arguments have centered around which is better, Vermont or Quebec). October / November 2016

Water I always want my soups to be about the main ingredient. I find that using a stock muddles the flavor, so I opt for water instead. That way, you will immediately recognize the flavors of butternut and apple. Heavy cream This spring, I attended the Piedmont Culinary Guild symposium. After being enthralled by one of the world’s leading experts on seeds, I wandered to the lobby where they had some local vendors sampling their products. One of the vendors represented local dairies, and after trying one sample I was convinced I needed to use it in all of my restaurants. As you see, this particular dish came together through trips to the mountains, the farmer’s market and a culinary gathering. I am continually traveling and tasting and talking and listening, all to help me bring the best possible food into my restaurants. I’m always inspired by what’s around me… so now you know.u Chef Bruce Moffett is the executive chef and owner of Moffett Restaurant Group, consisting of Barrington’s Restaurant, Good Food on Montford and Stagioni. He’s been in the restaurant business 35 years, and cooking even longer. You’ll find him in the kitchen mostly at the flagship, Barrington’s. To make reservations, call 704-364-5755. For more information, visit

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Believe it or not, shiplap was not invented by HGTV’s JoAnna Gaines. But, for the attention and acclaim the designer’s uber-popular home remodeling show has given this distinctive paneling, it might as well have been! JoAnna loves shiplap and her frequent use of it has perhaps single-handedly launched a national love and desire for the ubiquitous pine boards. It has also launched a thousand questions from my clients. They want to know: Is shiplap just another new trend? Isn’t it only for farmhouse designs? Will it be too busy in my space? And, my personal favorite: It’s just some painted boards – how expensive could it be? My answer to all these questions is usually not what homeowners expect. First of all, shiplap might be newly popular, but it is not in any way new. Up until

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recently, it was not an aesthetic choice, but rather a practical one. Historically, shiplap offered a simple, relatively cost effective, weather-resistant design making it a go-to for structures like cabins, farmhouses and coastal cottages. While shiplap is widely assumed to be a more rustic style choice, it actually crosses many different architectural genres, from the most casual to the most refined aesthetic. You can find it on everything from a restored farmhouse to an extremely polished Ralph Lauren or Sir Edwin Lutyens inspired design. In more upscale designs, it adds a welcome touch of warmth and texture. Shiplap’s durability makes it a practical choice for today’s homes. I love using it in mudrooms, hallways, bathrooms, kid’s rooms, and stairwells – pretty much any place in a home that’s likely to take a beating. Drywall just doesn’t stand up to grimy kid hands, dog drool, toothpaste globs, or indoor baseballs! Shiplap wipes clean in an instant and is pretty tough to put a hole in. There are a ton of different shiplap choices from different types of wood or MDF to varying sizes in width and length and just as many assorted applications. Longer boards with straight runs tend to look a bit more streamlined and refined, while

narrower, pieced together boards provide that sought-after rustic farmhouse look. Poplar and MDF varieties have a flawless, upscale look, whereas pine gives you those traditional knotholes and checking. Alas, shiplap is not cheap. Specialty ceiling treatments aside, I have found shiplap to be the most expensive kind of trim work. It requires a lot of work to get it right – there’s the sanding, and the prepping and the time-consuming installation. You’re buying a lot of wood, and that wood is almost always custom-milled to order. And you need high-quality (read, expensive) paint for good coverage. There are ways to bring the price down, but it is still not a cheap option. I personally have a longtime love for shiplap, and I believe that its beauty, durability and timelessness make it worth every penny of added cost. So, thank you, JoAnna, for starting the shiplap craze, and may it long continue!u Mary Ludemann is the founder of New Old and has been designing and building homes for over 12 years. To discuss your next dream build or renovation project, contact New Old at 704-975-5196. For more information, visit or email them at

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experience, careful planning and great communication every step of the way. When planning a kitchen or bath renovation or new construction project, the framework for success is very similar to a fine recipe. Usually, there are no shortcuts or compromises that are worth the savings in the long run. If you are considering a kitchen renovation or planning to build a new home, here are some of the ingredients that I believe will be helpful! Bon Apetit!! u

Ingredients : 1 dozen images showing fabulous design elements and storage features for inspiration 1 excellent kitchen designer that is creative, kind and can give you experienced advice on sourcing labor and materials along with exciting presentations and accurate estimates Add beautifully designed and well-built cabinets as needed 6 fabulous appliances that meet your wildest expectations in design and function 1 to 2 amazing sinks with extra quiet disposers 3 layers of lighting-overhead, task and accent 3cm-5cm thick countertops (edge treatment to taste) 65 perfect knobs or handles that will accent your amazing new cabinetry

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Top Five Trends in Hardwood Flooring A fresh twist on the classic look of hardwood floors.

While homeowners and business owners alike love the classic look and value of hardwood flooring, the designminded souls can satisfy their craving for novelty and innovation by noting these top five trends.

seem like something that most people want, but the look can also help hide pet scratches and those that come from moving furniture. It has been seen to pop up more in coastal areas as the wire brush tends to leave a more sand-worn feel.

Wider and Longer Wood Planks Gone are the days of every homeowner having to choose from the same box of product. Today’s designers have multiple options when it comes to both the width and length of each plank. Traditionally, planks were cut from 2 1/4 inches up to 3 1/2 inches wide — but now they range in width from two inches all the way up to seven inches. And since wider planks can really open up a room and make it feel more spacious, these selections are enhancing living rooms and master bedrooms all across the nation.

Reclaimed Wood Environmentalists are flocking to this wood flooring trend. Reclaimed wood is wood used from other homes or projects, or even recycled wood, to create new flooring. The term reclaimed wood refers to all of the different varieties of wood being used to transform it into a new product. Recycled wood refers to wood that has been taken from farms, wood barrels and logs found along bodies of water and used as is.u

Gray-Toned Woods Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve taken note of the design world’s obsession with the color gray. It has become an amazing “neutral” tone for walls and carpets in order to lighten up a room and create a sense of space. Now the color gray has become a top pick in the wood floor arena. There are various shades of gray to choose from, and the trend will likely continue in the near future. Lime-Washed Woods The opposite side of the gray colors and dark tones that are trending is the look of lime-washed wood. This trend was started in the high-end homes of Europe. The mixture of lime and water of a bygone era gives the wood a nostalgic coastal feel. The tone is salt waterbeaten and sun-bleached — perfect for brightening small, windowless, or otherwise dark rooms. Wire-Brushed Woods Wire-brushed wood is hardwood that has had the soft top layer of wood scraped off, exposing the harder wood and showing more of the natural grain. This may not

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When Joel and Beth Bartis called Pool By Design’s Simon Spiers to assess the possibility of installing a pool in their Dilworth home’s backyard, it came with one caveat: others before him said it couldn’t be done. But Spiers isn’t the kind to take no for an answer, so he accepted the challenge: one family pool in one steeply sloped space. “We had always really wanted a pool for leisurely activities, but several pool companies told us it couldn’t be constructed, so we stopped looking for a while until reaching out once again to Pool By Design,” says Beth Bartis. “In fact, the downhill slope is so dramatic, we really ended up with a one-season yard—the only time it was enjoyable was for sledding during rare winter snows.”

“Several pool companies told us it couldn’t be constructed, so we stopped looking for a while until reaching out once again to Pool By Design.”

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After a few backyard consultations with Mr. Bartis, Tommy Ballard of Pool By Design, a couple of tape measures, and a few orange flag markers, Spiers and his team constructed a design plan that not only integrated the topography but also the overall home aesthetic. The multi-level construction features a unique tiered design that utilizes stone steps and retaining walls to take guests from the upper patio down to the pool and then down again to the lower-level property line. The custom built 20’x45’ rectangular pool features an unobtrusive natural stone coping that edges the lawn on one side and flows down to a retaining wall on the other. A darker-hued pool interior and grassy surround creates an organic feel that meshes well with the neighborhood’s wildlife. Continuity was the name of the design game for the Bartis pool. It was important to the family that the aesthetic flow seamlessly from the front curb to the back retaining wall to the woodsy, natural appeal of the neighborhood itself. The whitewash and arched front entryway are reflected in the backyard’s patio and retaining wall design, which feels like an easy extension of the walkout basement. The patio overlooks large natural stone pavers, various indigenous shrubberies, and jasmine plantings used to create harmony with the natural environment. Bartis credits the project with not only making her yard look larger, but also dramatically extending the space’s usage. With swimming season beginning in early April and lasting through fall, the pool has maximized family time for the couple, their three daughters and friends who often get together between school and sports schedules. She also says the unique pool design has generated much interest from local residents. “The design of the project did a flawless job creating a pool that flows with the rest of the landscaping so much that many people have stopped by and been genuinely surprised that we have a pool in our backyard.” Ready to take your backyard renovation to Mission Possible? Contact Pool By Design at 704-3DESIGN 704-333-7446 or visit

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Your Inner Dreamer By Lee Rhodes

Wouldn’t it be nice if the place you called home was also the house of your dreams? It’s easier said than done, of course, but you can make it happen. You need forward-thinking design ideas and innovative options for revitalizing your space. Bernhardt

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Furniture and Caracole Home, side-by-side outlets located in Granite Falls, N.C., are the perfect destinations for inspiring the dreamer in you.

Bernhardt: The Magic of Stunning Interiors After over 100 years as a family-owned business, Bernhardt Furniture has more than mastered the art of crafting highquality furniture, though their outlet customers purchase at tremendous savings. From classic traditional to transitional styles in living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture including rugs, wall art and lamps to complete your room design, Bernhardt Outlet is what general manager Peg Hollifield calls the Carolinas’ “best-kept secret.” It’s no secret to interior designers, however, who frequent Bernhardt Outlet to outfit entire rooms and homes for their clients. The brand also resonates with resellers, home stagers and of course, savvy consumers. Bernhardt Outlet is unique for selling first-quality, discontinued merchandise in addition to transit-damaged items at marked-down prices. If a customer wants items repaired, the Bernhardt Outlet repair department is available. People flock from states away to find the gems of Bernhardt Outlet, and the company ships their merchandise all over the country. With 35 years in the furniture business, Peg reiterates that Bernhardt Outlet is the best-kept secret in the industry. Caracole: The Ultimate in Creativity By definition, the word Caracole refers to a slow, turning movement. In the equestrian sport of dressage, it is a graceful half-turn executed by a horse and rider. In the world of furniture, Caracole represents a beautiful turn in a new direction. The company makes the process of fulfilling customers’ home furnishing dreams easier, more affordable and – most of all – fun. Launched in October of 2009, Caracole is sold in all 50 states and 40 countries around the world. The brand embodies a vision of a high-style furniture line that has personality, is playful and offers exceptional value. By using materials that are unique, and creating individual pieces rather than collections, Caracole offers a new genre in furniture design: distinctive pieces for every room of the home that are creative and sophisticated. Additionally, Caracole disregards the notion that particular pieces must reside in particular rooms. In 2012, the company added Caracole Couture, a custom upholstery line for the designer or consumer who wants to put their own signature on incredible silhouettes and access virtually infinite possibilities for personalization. Separately, the Caracole Modern line offers hidden electronic charging stations, storage options and a simplified approach to life’s busy day-to-day. Overall, the Caracole brand is a highly edited portfolio of furnishings defined by exceptional style. Each piece is a breath of fresh air – infinitely adaptable and ultimately unique.u

If you’re looking for a treasure trove of home design ideas, call 828-313-0795, email, or visit 4916 Hickory Boulevard, Granite Falls, NC (just two miles north of Hickory and a one-hour drive from Charlotte). Go right next door to browse the Caracole outlet at 4930 Hickory Boulevard in Granite Falls or find a dealer near you by visiting or calling 828-313-1290.

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A New Way to Manage Home Construction Projects By Dana W. Todd Homeowners in the midst of a renovation or residential construction project never have to wonder about their contractor’s schedule, changes to the project budget, or how much more the new tile choice costs. Long-time home renovation and custom home building experts Duane Johns and Roger Ketchum recently unveiled an online communication system for their clients. The new system enables homeowners to

Alair’s technology enables us to greatly increase project transparency for our clients’ benefit. log in and see daily details about their individual project’s status, such as schedule, budget, product selections, and invoices. Since dedicated project managers input information into the system daily, homeowners can view real-time updates each day of their projects. The online system, called Client Control™, enables homeowners to be some of the most informed on the planet

when it comes to the status of their new home or renovation projects with Alair Homes Charlotte. Know about Duane Johns’ and Roger Ketchum’s high quality work but never heard of Alair Homes Charlotte? The duo formerly owned and operated award-winning Advanced Renovations for the last 20 years but decided this year to seize the opportunity to serve the North Carolina region by franchising through Alair Homes. The transition enables them to provide high-tech tools to communicate daily with homeowners, so no one ever needs to get caught in the endless loop of waiting for return calls from voice mail messages. Information is available at any moment within a few seconds of logging in to Client Control. “Real-time transparency allows each client to make informed decisions,” says Johns. “We update each project budget daily so there are no surprises in the end. Homeowners get to have as much involvement in the process as they want, and our clients love the freedom to pick and choose exactly what goes into their homes. “We provide the collaborative tools needed for owner, contractor, designer, and architect to successfully complete truly exceptional projects,” Johns continues. “Clients are able to make informed decisions and changes during construction without a change penalty.” Homeowners can forget the fear of not knowing what is going on, which is the main source of friction between them and contractors. The Client Control portal has been able to erase that fear and gives homeowners the power of knowledge, including a photo progress library and detailed billing designed to make sense for those not working in the construction industry. “We have always been on a mission to provide better experiences for our clients,” Johns says, “and Alair’s technology enables us to greatly increase project transparency for our clients’ benefit. The Alair system allows us to gather the upfront information required so by the time construction begins, the project is set up for success and a stress-free experience.”u Missing instant communication in your home renovation or homebuilding project? Transition to a better way of managing your project with Alair Homes Charlotte. Contact the company at 704-332-3733 or

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spotlight Channing Hall to Debut Brookhaven Model Channing Hall, Bonterra Builders’ newest SouthPark community will soon debut its Brookhaven Model Home. Featuring full-brick construction and an open floor plan, the stately Tudor home offers a contemporary kitchen and expansive gathering room. Custom cabinetry finished in white and gray, crisp white marble countertops, a built-in refrigerator and a large center island, will certainly impress. Wolf appliances and a ceiling finished in V-groove detailing complete the inspired space.

Stickley Audi & Co. Opens New Showroom Stickley Audi & Co has opened a second location in Pineville. The showroom is located at 11410 Carolina Place Parkway.

Abode Opens New Showroom The Abode Home Design Store has relocated to 1530 East Boulevard.

New Furniture Line from Ethan Allen Ethan Allen introduces Brooklyn, a look that draws inspiration from the city with a sophisticated yet casual elegance that is equally suited in a brownstone, condo, or country setting.

Theory Design Studio Opens New Showroom Theory Design Studio, has opened a new location at 1405 East Boulevard.

Room to Bloom The Fall Enrichmint Forum will be held on November 2, preceded by the commencement buffet on November 1. The forum will feature keynote speaker Lela Rose, a NYC based fashion designer and published author. Room to Bloom will also hold events early next year in February and April.

Alexander Scott Expands Alexander Scott recently expanded and is now offering residential and commercial interior design services.

Lisa Mende Design participating in “Behind the Windows” in Atlanta

New Countertop Colors from Silestone Silestone introduced five new color offerings. Moonstone, Ocean Jasper, Kimbler Mist, Royal Reef, and Pietra exemplify the multidimensional design flexibility of quartz and offer all the benefits of Silestone: scratch, stain, and heat resistance with a 25 year warranty. 96 Home Design & Decor Magazine

Lisa Mende Design has been chosen to participate in the Atlanta Arts and Design Center’s 9th installation of the “Behind the Windows” event sponsored by Traditional Home Magazine. Lisa will also be a member of the Southern Style Now Panel.

Georgia Street Design Expands Georgia Street Design has moved to 704 East Boulevard. They will also be opening a booth in Slate Interiors.

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spotlight Exhibition: Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and 40s North Carolina Museum of Art October 1 – January 15 The automobile, a rapidly evolving mechanical child of the 20th century, became the perfect metal canvas upon which to express the popular art deco style. Influenced by an international art movement, automakers embraced the sleek, new streamlined forms and aircraft-inspired materials to create memorable automobiles that still thrill all who see them. With bold, sensuous shapes; handcrafted details; and luxurious finishes, this exhibition showcases 14 automobiles and 3 motorcycles with stunning examples of car design…with artistic flair.

Eduardo Cardozo: The Other Side Laca Projects September 8 - November 5 Latin American Contemporary Art Projects is proud to present The Other Side, a solo exhibition featuring the stunning works of Uruguayan artist Eduardo Cardozo. This is Cardozo’s first show at LaCa Projects. The Other Side features two series within Cardozo’s graceful approach to painting, in some cases abstract nature, scenes with compositions forged through complex layers and with an often-weathered appearance, and some purely abstract.

Charlotte Contemporary Art Show

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The Park (formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart) October 14-16

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art October 21, 5 p.m.– 9 p.m.

Jerry Spagnoli-Local Stories: Opening Reception and Exhibition

A Week In Provence Kirschner Fine Art Gallery October 7

Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film Through October 23

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Elder Art Gallery October 2 - November 26 North Carolina Artists, Stephanie Neely and David Skinner Through November 30

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Taste of the Mint Mint Museum Uptown October 27

Ashes to Art McColl Center October 18-19, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

National Juried Exhibition Ciel Gallery October 7-29

Gallery Events Charlotte Fine Art Gallery October 4-29: SC Artist, Jen Spaker and Disney Nov 10-13: Dr. Seuss

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