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y favorite time of the year has finally arrived. What’s not to love about long sunny days and warm nights, a relaxed summer schedule, and the opportunity to wear flip-flops everyday? If I ever go missing this time of year, just drive to the coast and you will find me there. As my fellow beach lovers would agree, the calmness and beauty of the beach restores one’s soul. It’s where I lived when I was first on my own; it’s where I got married; and it’s my absolute favorite destination to spend time connecting with my family and friends. I must confess, the opportunity to intertwine my love of all things beach with my work as an editor is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job. I recently had the joy of spending time on one of North Carolina’s most unique and captivating islands, Bald Head Island, in a sprawling home that captures coastal living at its finest. As you breeze through the pages of this feature home, I hope you enjoy the exquisite design and momentarily escape to the calm of island life. Back on the mainland, interior designer Beth Keim gives us the privilege of escaping through her incorporative designs that reflect the perfect balance of texture, color, and patterns. We also bring you a stunning visual of how an Eastover family escapes to their own oasis recently constructed in their backyard. Here at Home Design & Decor, we’re on the perpetual search for finding beauty inside and out. In this issue, we’ve rounded up products that are perfect for your outdoor space that reflect your inner workings. We invite you to celebrate the outdoors with us as you would with friends, family, or in solitude. Whether it’s tending to a garden or landscape, enjoying cocktails on the back loggia, or sitting on the terrace while indulging in delectable al fresco dining, it’s being surrounded by nature that rejuvenates us and engages all six of our senses – the sixth sense being our sense of style.
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It’s summertime and the living’s truly pretty easy. Whether you prefer subtle hues and clean lines, vibrant color and ornate pattern, or graphic yet minimalist design, there’s plenty to suit your outdoor living style. By Ashley Hotham Cox
Taking cues from the classic tried and true blue-and-white scheme and mixing it with smooth sloping silhouettes, al fresco style is as fresh and clean as the outside air.
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Modernist Play Pops of vibrant colors, graphics reminiscent of Memphis style, and minimalist Scandinavian profiles bring nothing but good vibes to your outdoors.
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Bohemian Flair From exotic motifs to rattan and wicker furniture and accessories, transform your backyard into your own bungalow escape.
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Outdoor living spaces are as hot as the temperatures right now. Here’s inspiration to help you create one in your own backyard. By Aleigh Acerni No matter the size of your home, creating an outdoor living space—whether it’s an outdoor kitchen, living area, or even a new garden path—can make your yard feel like an extension of your home. Low-maintenance gardens, lawn alternatives (no more grass!), dry creek beds, water features, and native plants set a functional, eye-catching scene. And feel free to skip those 28 Home Design & Decor Charlotte | June / July 2017
pristine garden beds. The organic look is in, from using edible plants like rosemary as foundation plants in your landscape, to swing seating and furnishings made of natural materials like rattan and teak for a less formal look. With some work and planning, your new outdoor living space can be a treat for all five senses.
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Charlotte Lucas Interiors “I am first and foremost inspired by my clients, their family, and experiences. I feel very fortunate over the years to have worked with such great clients and families. They are trusting, creative, and fearless. While I usually like to stretch my creative license on most projects, practicality is always important. Finding the perfect mix is key to ensure the spaces I design will be well suited for my client’s lifestyle for years to come. “I have always held an affinity for family heirlooms, vintage items, and antiques. My mother is also a designer so my childhood was in many ways a design tutorial—spent with her in antique stores, flea markets, fabric stores, and showrooms across the Southeast. I am surrounded by inspiration every day whether it be in my travels, my crazy talented sisters or just looking at my surroundings with fresh eyes one day.”
Tips From The Trade • Trust your Gut – Buy what you love when you see it; tomorrow it may not be there. • Revitalize your beloved antiques and vintage pieces with modern accessories, artwork, and fresh colors. • Color code your books in your bookshelves to create a more modern feel. If you have hardbacks, take off the sleeve to expose the inside of the book. • Dress up your dining room with a high gloss paint.
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This view of the oceanfront home shows how well the new octagonal shaped addition, formerly an open corner porch, blends in with the homeâ€™s existing architecture.
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Serene colors and sophisticated details make this vacation home on Bald Head Island a calming retreat. By Nancy Atkinson Photography by Dustin Peck
ach summer for 12 years, the North Carolina couple walked down a stretch of beach on Bald Head Island with their children, dreaming of the day they would have their own vacation home on the island. They fell in love with one special house, which they named the “Dragon House,” for the charming weather vane that graced its roof. Two years ago, when they began actively searching to buy, the Dragon House came on the market. The couple jumped at the chance to own it. When it was first built in 1997, the home sat all alone on the southern stretch of the barrier island. Formerly known as the Texas Sea Ranch, it was designed by award-winning architect Chuck Dietsche and described as “a romantic jewel box of native wood and stone.” The home’s original design featured walls and ceilings of unfinished wood, a stone fireplace, and actual trees used as structural support columns in the home’s living room and foyer. Home to two previous owners, its last residents painted the natural wood walls and ceilings in vibrant hues of Country French yellow, green, and orange with strong teal and red accents. They replaced the original tree trunks with lighthouse-shaped columns painted teal, creating an eclectic farmhouse feel. The family loved the home’s location and its original architecture, but they knew changes were needed to make it their own. Their goal, in addition to adding another bedroom and laundry room for their guests, was to restore the integrity of the home’s original architecture and allow it to shine.
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The chandelier from Ro Sham Beaux in Charleston, South Carolina is hand beaded with crystals that mimic shells from the ocean. Salty ocean breezes flow through the airy fixture, which accents the custom arched Dutch Door in the grand entry.
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The dining room table was handmade to look like distressed wood from the sea. The soft upholstered chairs were given durable fabric for maintenance-free wear.
They assembled a team of the best designers and builders to help them achieve their goal, bringing in architect Cothran Harris, builder Parker Dudley, and interior designers Vicky Serany and Julia Ross from Southern Studio Interior Design. One challenge facing the team was the new addition, which Harris seamlessly integrated into the home’s existing architecture. The logistics of building and designing on an island presented another obstacle — getting to the island meant taking a ferry, and transportation to the house was only allowed by golf cart. “We had to think ahead, being efficient and organized,” Serany says. “If you’re missing a pillow or if anything breaks and needs to be repaired, that could mean extra time you just don’t have.” But the biggest challenge may have been in the home’s main living area, where the new owners wanted the lighthouse-shaped columns removed. “This was a big decision because removing them meant adding steel beams to the ceiling for support,” Serany explains. “It was worth the effort because it opened the living space and made a huge difference.” A new color palette was chosen to bring the serenity of the natural environment inside, drawing inspiration from the gorgeous views of the beach outside every window. New mosaic tiles around the fireplace and existing countertops in the kitchen helped dictate the new colors. “The kitchen granite features
greens, blues, and tans,” Serany says. “It looks like the ocean, so we kept it.” Careful thought was given to which elements of the home’s interior should stay and which should go. “We wanted to do everything with respect for the home, keeping elements that reflect the existing structure and the coastal lifestyle — informal, casual, and carefree — without looking too beachy or themed.” The family’s lifestyle drove most of the decision-making. In the kitchen, the island was completely reworked to add seating and make it more functional. The high quality, custom-made cabinets were carefully removed, repainted, and reinstalled. “The owners wanted dining room chairs to be very comfortable,” Serany says. “They sit for hours to play games and do puzzles. We used durable fabric throughout so they won’t have to worry about maintenance.” The sleeping quarters were given special attention, with extra space built in for children and guests. The bunk beds in the children’s room were custom made to take advantage of the views in an unusually shaped room. The upstairs guest room has an additional twin bed built-in on top of the existing bed, and the new guest room has a built-in window seat that doubles as a twin bed. Custom, handcrafted touches were added throughout the home. The dining room and coffee tables were handmade to look June / July 2017 | Home Design & DecoR Charlotte 41
Bottom: Calm neutrals welcome you into the homeâ€™s main hall, with earthy accents and ivory enamel vintage pendant lights. The console was original to the home and adds a layer of rustic warmth. Right: The kitchen was repainted a fresh, modern white to match the existing subway tiles and the island was re-designed for added seating. A streamlined oven hood replaced the existing oversized Country French hood and two new cabinets were installed in the original design. Pale blue-gray globe pendant lights highlight the island and mirror the ocean.
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The living room, now free of its oversized columns, opens to the dining room and kitchen to create an open, relaxed space. The interior color scheme was inspired by the amazing views of ocean and dunes outside the full-length surrounding windows.
Mirrored tiles are an elegant, unexpected entryway into the master bedroom. The Chinoiserie chest is an antique.
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like natural distressed wood from the sea. The foyer lighting from Ro Sham Beaux in Charleston, South Carolina, was hand-beaded to mimic shells from the ocean. “The details are subtle, and that’s what gives them great impact.” Some of the furniture came with the house, passed down from the original owners, including the iron bed and upholstered chairs, which Serany had reupholstered in the master bedroom, foyer table, and sea chests. “Keeping pieces of this home’s original history was important,” she says. “Layering in old and new gives this home its personality and character and makes it feel warm.” The new owners love their new home, calling it a magical place for their family — the calming retreat they’ve always wanted.
Top: The upstairs guest room features an awning window that opens into the great room downstairs. A built-in bunk over the king size bed features a nautical rope railing that adds character to these extra sleeping quarters. Right: Large boat cleats serve as the ladder to the upper bunk in the upstairs bedroom for a touch that is sturdy and functional, yet also whimsical and unexpected. 46 Home Design & Decor Charlotte | June / July 2017
Architect Cothran Harris seamlessly blended this guest room addition into the homeâ€™s existing architecture. The roomâ€™s custom window seat serves double-duty as a twin bed.
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The outdoor porch was furnished to compliment the amazing views. Neutral furniture reflects the dunes and sea grass while deep blue pillows echo shades of sky and sea. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon happy hour.
Opposite top: Serene shades of misty teal and cool ocean blue accent this room of custom bunk beds designed to accommodate visiting guests. Custom touches include built-in reading lights and recessed niches. Opposite left: The master bathroom is now bathed in natural light. Golden tiles and dark cabinets were replaced with pale wood accents and a sleek polished nickel chandelier to highlight the modern, freestanding tub and maximize the ocean views. Opposite right: The master bedroom was remade into a soothing retreat. Bedside lamps of handblown glass from Tracy Glover Studio top rustic ivory end tables and frame the king size bed, which, along with the upholstered chairs, are from the original home.
“The team envisioned a space that allows you to escape, relax, and reenergize — a home with casual sophistication,” Serany says. “There will be many memories made in this home, where they will sit and reconnect with their kids and all their worries will wash away. That gives me satisfaction; it’s why we do what we do.”u
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Traditional wingback chairs are given a punch of color in the formal (and inviting) living room. June / July 2017 | Home Design & DecoR Charlotte 53
A broad footprint meant that the homeowners could create a home with no wasted space. The kitchen and breakfast room are warmed by the two-sided living room fireplace, which is accented with black steel. 54 Home Design & Decor Charlotte | June / July 2017
A custom runner is a perfect accent in a pretty hallway, while a poofy stool at the piano just begs for a seat.
The bright and airy kitchen is the ideal backdrop for fresh herbs and baked goodies, not to mention the perfect modern chandelier.
When designer Beth Keim is left to her own devices, the results are livable, practical, and always stunning.
hen longtime clients came to designer Beth Keim about their newest home, it was easy to get giddy about the project. “I’ve known the homeowners for some time, and I know what their taste and style is,” Keim explains. “They pretty much let me run with a plan, and for me, that type of project is the absolute most fun.”
Keim came up with a design plan for the whole home. “Even if we can’t do the whole house at once, it’s best to plan for the whole house so that a cohesive look is in place when the time comes for other spaces,” Keim says. The homeowners wanted to stay in the Myers Park area and found a perfect newly constructed home to purchase. Since it was brand new, structurally there were no changes to be made and every focus could be turned to designing the inside beautifully. “We June / July 2017 | Home Design & DecoR Charlotte 55
Art from Cotswold Marketplace adorn the walls of the cozy, yet sophisticated dining room.
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touched everything but the floors,” Keim recalls. “Paint, wallpapers, rugs, fixtures — you name it.” With a plan in place, Keim got to work on the homeowners’ one directive — “It can’t be fussy or high maintenance; it has to be very livable.” With such flexibility, Keim was able to have some fun with the design, using eight different wallpapers from brands like Osborne & Little, Phillip Jeffries, and Harlequin. “People get scared of wallpaper, but it’s one of my favorite elements in design. It’s not as permanent as people fear it is,” Keim says. “It’s perfect for big walls, accent walls and can even save you from purchasing a ton of art, because the paper itself can be a focal piece.” Keim even upholstered some French doors that lead into an office for extra privacy. “The living room leading
Right: Funky neutral wallpaper, a stunning fixture and a space-saving banquette is “everything” in this perfect breakfast nook. Bottom Left: Funky wallpaper and a bench seat perfectly highlight this small alcove Bottom Right: Accessories from Slate and Cotswold Marketplace, among others, add personality to every corner of the home.
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Top: Upholstered French doors provide elegant privacy to a modern home office. Bottom Left: A powder room with pizzazz, this wallpaper from Osborne & Little is both whimsical and sophisticated. Bottom Right: This colorful bedroom packs a punch with a bright rug and patterned wallpaper; a perfect combo in a little girlâ€™s room.
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Top: The master bedroom is a soothing neutral haven with a design-heavy flair found in pops of turquoise and paper covered walls. Bottom Left: The Kelly Wearstler chandelier pairs beautifully with the rug from Stark Carpet to create a stunning, but soothing master bathroom space. Bottom right: A colorful dressing table in the master bedroom is the perfect spot to sit down and take off the day before bed.
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into the office is one of my favorite parts of the house,” Keim admits. “It’s such a wow-factor when you walk in, and the upholstered doors are just yummy.” In the breakfast nook, Keim swapped the traditional chairs for a banquette and added a “killer light fixture” for added interest. Using accessories from some of her favorite Charlotte spots like Slate Interiors and Costwold Marketplace, Keim was able to round out the design with some truly unique pieces. “When you need to quickly accessorize with pieces that are unique or one-of-a-kind, I love to buy from local shops. Online stores tend to be too trendy, and you see the same pieces over and over.” Over three short months, the design came together, and while the homeowners were on vacation in the summer, Keim was able to install everything so they would have a completely new look when they arrived home. The homeowners couldn’t be happier, saying they’re thrilled with the finished product. “We absolutely love everything about Beth’s design, but our open kitchen and den is by far the favorite,” they gush. “The kitchen is the hub of our family, and we love having the open space. It opens up to our backyard where there is a constant rotation of neighborhood kids playing.” When asked what her rule of thumb is when designing a home, Keim is quick to say she doesn’t have one — she is a self-proclaimed rule breaker. She can, however, offer a few trade secrets. “My advice is to splurge on custom runners in hallways and foyers,” Keim advises. “The standard runner sizes are just too small to really make an impact in the space.” She also suggests layering patterns, te0xtures, and colors for a genuinely personal look, and of course, hiring a professional to help with the daunting task of decorating a home.u
The perfect space for kids to lounge, Keim used a mix of patterns and textures to bring interest and levity to a large room alongside two different wallpapers to make the large walls pop.
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Friends Gather Here Backyard retreat says “the more the merrier!” By Brandy Woods Snow
The infinity-edge pool and oversized hot tub impart the serenity of a personal spa with sleek, straight lines, mirrored in the stone fireplace and resin wicker furniture, which give contemporary flavor to the outdoor space.
Growing up in a large Italian family, Alicia Brady learned very early in life the importance of setting aside time for making memories with the ones you love. Throughout the ever-changing landscape of their cross-country moves from Massachusetts to California and eventually to Charlotte, one thing remained constant: entertaining family and friends against the backdrop of their home’s cherished outdoor spaces, Brady’s parents’ lived by the motto, “the more the merrier.” Now married to her husband, Jon, and the mother of two, Brady wanted to create these same special memories with her own family in their Eastover home, nostalgic for the enjoyment of her own childhood. “During my entire childhood we had a pool, and my fondest memories are of my large family along with all the neighborhood 62 Home Design & Decor Charlotte | June / July 2017
kids enjoying our backyard and pool year-round. My parents entertained often, and I have the same love of sharing a special place and experience with others,” Brady says. “My ultimate dream was to create a luxury pool and outdoor space where my children, as well as my five siblings and their growing families, could come, hang out, and relax together.” As a special 40th birthday gift for Brady, her husband set the wheels in motion to make her dream a reality with a complete backyard renovation that would transform their space into a larger, more functional entertainment area. The finished project, completed in April 2017, is a sleek yet livable space that extends the square footage of their home. It includes an all-season outdoor living area featuring a hot tub, heated pool, outdoor wood-burning fireplace, and a large covered porch with
When you have a large family, ample seating is a must! The coordinating resin wicker 30-piece furniture group, including dining table, chairs, chaise loungers and accessories are from Ohana. Decorative throw pillows (DiaNoche from Houzz.com) infuse pops of vivid colors against the neutral-toned furniture.
four heaters, three large fans, a television, sliding glass doors, and an outdoor kitchen. Architect Paul Poetzsch with Poetzsch Architecture designed the porch, which was built by TriSquare Construction. “Paul was amazing in executing special decorative details on the stucco porch, which give the design a unique appeal,” Brady says. The home’s original porch was scrapped and replaced by a much larger, freshly-updated
The new stucco porch with an extended footprint gives the Brady family a four-season escape. Custom fencing was provided by Todd Lowe and his team at Charlotte Dreamscapes, and backyard landscaping was provided by Arborscapes. Alicia’s father Michael Curcuru, also worked extensively on the planter beds, David Austin Rose garden, and a host of other potted plants to complement the overall aesthetic. June / July 2017 | Home Design & DecoR Charlotte 63
The massive wood-burning fireplace, crafted from a mix of bluestone and pencilstone, is a work of art in itself.
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Above: Grilling with friends, enjoying a nice family dinner al fresco, or sipping cocktails by the pool — entertaining is a breeze with this fully equipped outdoor kitchen.
version that complements the contemporary feel, while also maintaining the integrity of the home’s existing aesthetic with brick and dark window slats. The larger footprint offers adequate space to accommodate a sectional couch for the televisions, well as a ten-person dining table. B&B Pools completed the pool and surrounding hardscape with extensive bluestone work and creative design by Kevin Crook. “Kevin worked relentlessly with me to execute the overall vision of the pool, fireplace, and hardscape design,” Brady explains. The hot tub is designed to accommodate many guests and the heated pool features a serene infinity edge that overflows to the sunken lower deck with the fireplace. Another key component in the design is a spacious tanning ledge with submerged chairs that stay cool in the hot summer sun. An umbrella option is also available to provide shade as needed. The pool’s back wall is accented with three simple waterfalls for visual and audible effect. A custom enclosure for Jon’s Big Green Egg (he loves to grill!) seamlessly incorporates the design materials from the fireplace and back pool wall, giving the entire design a cohesive look. The Brady family is eagerly anticipating their first summer in the backyard oasis, though their space is designed to be accessible in any weather. “We are just beginning to enjoy the benefits of the new backyard living area and are excited to be able to utilize everything year round,” Brady says. “There’s nothing more exciting than anticipating the lifetime of fabulous memories we’ll make here with our kids, extended families, and friends.”u
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hat if you could combine the quality and satisfaction of building your own custom home with the all-inclusive tools that make national builders so convenient? Sounds like the perfect storm, right? Well Charlotteans are in luck, because Shea Custom homebuilders can offer just that. One of the largest private builders in the country, Shea Homes brought their California-based business to Charlotte in 1994. Thirteen years later, the custom home division was born and to date, it’s the only Shea Custom in the nation. Locally owned and operated, the division is run by a fourth generation of Sheas. “I like to describe Shea Custom as a boutique homebuilding firm under the umbrella of a national builder,” Jessica Lundgren 72 Home Design & Decor Charlotte | June / July 2017
By Reed Jackson explains, the custom representative for Shea. “This unique combination allows our homeowners to have the best of both worlds — a gorgeous, high quality custom home with the affordability and tools Shea offers to our national customers.” Not only can customers bring their home plans to Shea to build, but they can also choose from the company’s extensive portfolio of floor plans as a jumping off point to customize the perfect home for their needs. Taking it a step further, customers can take advantage of Shea Custom’s home warranties. “One of the things that sets Shea Custom apart from other custom homebuilders is our ability to leverage our portfolio of plans,” Robert Price adds, director of construction for Shea Custom. “Many people come to us knowing nothing but they want a custom home. They need a place to start, and we can ar-
chitect their vision.” As part of his job, Price is available to help customers choose a lot by comparing their options and making sure the home they want can be built on the land. He’s also onsite as the home goes up to ensure everything runs smoothly, offering updates, pictures, and solutions to customers. “We are truly a one-stop shop,” Price says. “We are hands on and involved every step of the way with our customers.” Shea Custom can build your dream home, but they can also remodel your current home to better fit your family’s needs. “We’ve done major remodels on current homes, leveled lots, and rebuilt homes in neighborhoods like Dilworth and Southpark, added top floors, customized exteriors, and of course, built completely original homes from the ground up,” Lundgren explains. Shea’s in-house architect can make custom changes to your plan, while Lundgren and Price can take you through the process step by step, including the selection of finishes for your home, all done in their 3,900 squarefoot design studio. From tile, flooring, appliances, and cabinets to lighting fixtures, countertops, hardware, and more, Shea Custom works with vendors from all over Charlotte to offer hundreds of choices. “If you want to install your grandmother’s antique chandelier above your dining table, we can even do that,” Lundgren adds. “Some people hear custom and they envision inflated budgets, huge homes, or something that’s out of reach,” Price says, “but the beauty of Shea is we work with customers who have a $300,000 budget all the way up to $2 million budgets — and we provide the same amazing personal service to everyone.” The service even extends beyond the closing day, with one-month, fivemonth, and 11-month quality assurance checks. The best testament of the quality of service Shea Custom provides is the number of referrals and repeat homebuyers they see in their office. “I just closed with homeowners today who were buying their second Shea home,” Lundgren recalls. “If you’ve lived in a Shea home, you get it — there’s just no comparison.”u
If you’re interested in having Shea Custom build your dream home, visit www.sheacustom.com for more information or call Jessica Lundgren at 704-602-3333 to get started.
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Tips for keeping your outdoor furniture looking new longer.
By Kate Golden
pholstered outdoor cushions and rugs are usually the stars of any outdoor living area – bringing life, color, and personality to the patio. So, how do you keep them looking new longer? “While outdoor fabrics do resist mildew, they can’t do their job if they have soil build-up,” says Laurie Simons, owner of Fiber-Seal of Charlotte. “This is a common misconception. People think outdoor fabrics are impenetrable, but they do require some care. Though the fabric may be mildew resistant, dirt and leaves are not and these can grow mildew and stain the fabric.” But don’t worry; there are ways to combat these common problems. Follow these suggestions from Laurie to ensure your outdoor cushions and rugs look their best this summer and year round.
• Protect and seal outdoor fabrics with a reliable fabric care system – like a customizable Fiber-Seal service. • Dirt and spills should be cleaned immediately. • At the beginning of patio season, wipe down outdoor cushions with a clean, damp rag to remove dirt and debris collected during storage. • Vacuum outdoor furniture and rugs regularly. For rugs, flip them and vacuum the underside first, where a lot of dirt and debris can get trapped. Remember, most dirt isn’t always visible to the naked eye. • If cushions do get wet or rained on, standing them on end helps them dry properly. • Before putting the cushions away for storage, have them cleaned by a professional to ensure they are clean and in pristine condition for the next season. • Make sure furniture and cushions are completely dry before covering or storing. • Resist the recommendation to use bleach solutions. This is best left to upholstery cleaning professionals who know how to do this safely.
For more tips, or to learn about how Fiber-Seal protection can further prolong the life of your outdoor furniture, visit www.charlotte.fiberseal.com, email Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 704-665-7260 to inquire about their peace-of-mind-service. June / July 2017 | Home Design & DecoR Charlotte 75
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To Thine Own Heart Be True
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 www.newold.com or email them at email@example.com.
A custom build or remodel is the realization of a long-held dream, and clients are naturally filled with anticipation, excitement and even a bit of nervousness. In preparation of their project they have pored over gorgeous online images and meticulously created their Houzz ideabooks and Pinterest boards. As inspiring as these sources are, I have noticed that they can also have an unintended, overwhelming effect that can all too often overshadow the positive feelings and lead to crippling anxiety and self-doubt. Where once these homeowners delighted in dreams of a Pinterest-worthy home they would proudly show off, they now only see potential missteps. They lose confidence in their vision and start second-guessing their decisions. They are afraid to get it wrong. A recent client of mine was incredibly excited, but equally anxious to begin a longawaited renovation on her kitchen. As we scoured her Pinterest and Instagram pictures, I could definitely see a common thread emerging. But when I made suggestions based around design elements she clearly loved, she immediately refused. “I couldn’t do that,” she said. “It’s too popular, too trendy.” She had a completely valid point. But as I questioned her further, it was obvious to me that, trendy or not, these design elements were really where her heart was. In fact, she had always loved them – they just happened to have recently reached mass appeal. Two weeks later, I attended Southern Living’s Annual Design Summit. I was so excited (and admittedly star-struck) to rub elbows with so many of the South’s greatest talents in architecture and design as well as the editors of some of my favorite magazines! I listened intently to all the speakers, but was especially appreciative of Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier’s words of wisdom. “To thine own heart be true,” they essentially said. Trendy or unheard-of, they urged standing out, being different, and following your heart no matter what (you fear) others may think. Their advice resonated with me and also validated my own beliefs. So often I see clients deciding against things they sincerely love because they are afraid that loving them just isn’t enough. They are seeking perfection and they don’t trust that their own vision will get them there. It really doesn’t matter whether what you love was popular years ago, is unprecedented to date, or is the hottest thing going. Be brave. Have faith in your vision. Have faith that your builder and/or designer can make it work. Let the things you love drive your design. In trusting yourself, you’ll end up with something that will be so much better than someone else’s charming pin; it will be perfect for you.u
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Shades of White
A first-floor renovation, especially a kitchen renovation, can test your patience, but after it’s installed and finished, the hassle of it all begins to fade. When it’s an entirely new look, the key to achieving a cohesive result is to come up with a plan. I was delighted to help the Houser family create a bright, airy, light-filled space complete with new furniture pieces and a whole new color scheme. We said goodbye to an impractical kitchen and an outdated family room. The Housers and I agreed on a design direction, choosing shades of white as our palette. Since the family room was open to the kitchen, continuing the color scheme allowed the room to feel even more open, clean, and spacious. We chose Benjamin Moore’s China White, which has slight warmth to it, for both the walls and the cabinetry in the kitchen and family room. Then, we pulled in shades of grey through the furniture, carpet, and kitchen accents. Texture and accessories was all it took to give these spaces additional warmth – layering rugs, adding tall palms, and big art (both in a mixed media canvas and a beautiful hand-woven wall piece). When working with tall windows, I like to punctuate the height by adding tall panels, tall lamps, and height with the palms. We simplified the wall art in the family room by repurposing two mirrors on either side of the fireplace. The kitchen’s biggest problem, I felt, was the former peninsula. It cut off the walking path and only allowed for a smaller round dining table. Enter the long seven-foot island centered down the middle – a huge prep surface, as well a room to spread out homework and simple meals. We removed an awkward wall, added a beautiful back splash, new
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We now have a clean, bright, and fresh space that allows the gorgeous light to shine through. appliances, and striking light fixtures. One of the biggest changes in the first-floor renovation: a new floor color. We removed the reddish tones with a richer flat poly to hide dust and future scratches. We now have a clean, bright, and fresh space that allows the gorgeous light to shine through â€“ a perfectly executed plan resulting in functional with a lot of 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 www.lucyandcompany.com or call 704-342-6655.
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Cost vs. Value
When taking on a home remodeling project, one of the first questions to consider is “how much should I spend?” While other major purchases like cars or property are somewhat easy to comparison shop, home remodeling projects can be a bit more challenging. After many years of living and breathing this business, I have yet to find a rule of thumb that works universally for everyone — there are simply too many factors to come up with one scientific model. However, focusing on these three major factors are an excellent starting point by which to streamline your efforts. Home’s Market Value Free online tools like Zillow or Trulia can give a general assessment of the home’s current market value, or, if homeowners are skeptical of those tools, a professional appraiser or realtor can evaluate the property. Either way, understanding the home’s value is a critical factor in determining how much to invest in the remodel. If a move could be pending in the near future, overspending is unwise if the project won’t
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add significantly to the market value. On the other hand, not spending enough could lower market value or make it harder to sell. Remodeling Costs in Area While helpful tools like Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value report can give general figures of a particular project’s cost, talking with a seasoned professional in your area will garner the most precise and personalized information. A reputable design and remodeling professional can give you real-world examples of cost projections based on their experience with projects of a similar scope. They can also factor in unique circumstances such as home’s age, preferred finishes and fixtures, specific design challenges to be addressed, as well as the homeowner’s level of involvement in design and construction. Enjoyment Value Enjoyment value is personal, something to which only the homeowner can assign a dollar amount. I recently met with a client
at the conclusion of her substantial kitchen remodel. She acknowledged that on paper she probably won’t get back 100% of the dollars she invested, but the joy she gets from being able to more comfortably host her extended family and friends for holidays and social gatherings was well worth the investment. Whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living space, finished basement, or major addition, the benefits to your family’s enjoyment and lifestyle are priceless. u
Brad Little is the President of Case Design/Remodeling of Charlotte and part of a leadership team made up of seasoned remodeling and design professionals with more than 220 years of combined experience. Contact them to discover how they can help you with your home remodeling or repair needs. For more information, visit www.casecharlotte.com or call 704-759-3920.
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The work of local artists will be showcased at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery at their Artists Across the Carolinas exhibit. An Opening Reception will be held on June 10 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. with opportunities to meet the artists. More events from Charlotte Fine Art Gallery: Girl’s Night Out: Painting with Tissue Paper – June 16 July Featured Exhibit: Cool Down at CFA – July 11 – July 29 Girls’ Night Out: Ink on Stone “Get your Zen on” – July 21
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The Art of Reading Tour is focusing on the classic novel Pride & Prejudice. This program will include a discussion of the novel then a tour through the Mint’s Portals to the Past exhibit.
The first Charlotte French Culture Festival will celebrate the rich and entertaining French culture on July 16. Discover French wine and cuisine, play in a pétanque tournament, enjoy live music and entertainment, participate in family activities, and take a stroll through the French style market. Tickets available online.
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