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april / may 2017 dwell style 16 Curb Appeal trend 18 Kitchen & Bath market 22 Real Estate palette 26 Blush & Rose Gold profile 28 Design Board

features 32 Urban Living at Its Best

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42 The Forever Home 54 Keeping the Charm

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10 From the Editor 60 Challenge Accepted 66 2017 Remodelers Home Tour 68 Design Spotlight

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round this time last year, my husband and I received a call from a dear friend inquiring if we were serious when we expressed interest in buying his and his wife’s house. Admittedly, I may have (repeatedly) mentioned to them how much I loved their house, and I may have even dropped hints to please let us know if they ever wanted to sell. The sprawling front porch reminded me of my Southern roots, the attention to detail throughout the home always caught my designer’s eye and the open concept and space just seemed like a great fit for our family of eight. We would joke with our friends that they built the perfect house for our family! Gratefully, they thought of us when they were ready to downsize, and we ended up moving into our dream home on Memorial Day last year. However, that incredible phone call sent us into a tailspin of analyzing the housing market and consulting with realtors, appraisers and real estate attorneys. We unexpectantly became buyers of our forever home and sellers of our previous home all in the same day. Fortunately, the local real estate market has continued to have consistent growth and stability for several years, and this made our transition much easier. Welcome to our annual real estate issue, where we highlight pertinent data related to the Triangle’s rising housing market, including current and forecasted growth and demographic trends. From millennials to baby boomers, we capture how we all contribute to a healthy real estate market by calling Raleigh and surrounding areas home! All of the feature homes in this issue tell a story about Triangle living at its finest – from a Fairview Row condominium in the heart of Five Points to a charming gem in Chapel Hill. Enjoy the “tour” as talented designers in the Triangle guide and inspire us throughout these pages. As always, thank you for connecting with us at Home Design & Decor. If you are new to our magazine or our extraordinary city, Welcome Home!

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dwell The people, places, and things that elevate your home and living.

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style | curb appeal

Exterior Motives By Kate Golden

First impressions are everything, even for your home. From grand front porches to quaint stoops, the entrance to your home can speak a thousand words. Revamping your curb appeal to introduce your personality and style doesn’t have to be hard, just tackle these few areas of your porch to create a whole new look and feel. However you choose to amp up your homes’ curb appeal, make sure to make it all your own. The porch is like an introduction to your home and your life in it, so make sure it reflects you!

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Plant Your Roots Greenery isn’t just for the yard. Bring some life to your porch by adding plants. Don’t be afraid to go big and add a small potted tree or plants with oversized leaves in a large pot. Adding a variety of plant sizes adds diversity and interest to your arrangements. Don’t have a lot of space? Try hanging plants, they save room but still give you the opportunity to show off your green thumb. www.grandinroad.com

Furniture Fun Who said that only the back porch gets to be the gathering area? Add seating to the front of your house for a cozy effect. Swivel chairs are functional and trendy and perfect for an entrance. If you have a larger area, add a couch or a daybed to create a sanctuary for relaxing on a warm day. Bring a little personality and hominess into it with a fun area rug. www.castelleluxury.com www.yliving.com 16 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

Door Dress-Up Giving your door a new finish is the easiest way to create a whole new vibe for the front of your house. Paint your door glossy black for a sleek and modern look. Change up the shape and try an arched doorway for a more welcoming feel. To make a real impact, install a larger than usual door. Tall doors add drama and attract attention to your home.


trend | kitchen & bath

Image courtesy of Dearborn Builders www.dearbornbuilders.com; Photography by Max Kim-Bee.

In the Mix By Aleigh Acerni

From a touch of nature to textured finishes, here’s a trend report on the kitchen and bath design elements you’ll see a lot more of in 2017. All-white kitchens and baths will always be classic, but that’s not the full story for 2017 design trends. To find out what design trends are on the horizon, we caught up with MaryJo Camp of DesignCamp, who recently spoke about kitchen and bath trends for Design Construction Week 2017. This year, expect to see mix-and-match design made into a pleasing, eclectic aesthetic. 18 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

Watch for mixed cabinet finishes, where natural wood grain or white pairs with bright colors or opaque neutrals. Designers will bring the outdoors in through living walls and live-edge wood countertops. Warm metals like rose gold and bronze are also on trend, and large-format design (from bold floral wallpaper to oversized tiles) will help make a statement in kitchens and baths.


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The history, people and places that are making the Triangle one of the hottest housing markets in the nation. 22 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

Christie’s International Real Estate

What’s it like to live in one of the best cities in the nation? If you live in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, you already know. The city of Raleigh alone has made so many top 10 real estate lists, it’s hard to keep track. For starters, US News and World Report recently ranked the tri-city region, known as the Triangle, number seven on its list of the top 100 best places to live in the United States. What makes this one of the most sought after real estate markets in the nation? Affordable housing, strong job growth, high quality of life and a slightly lower than average cost of living have helped propel the rapid growth in the Triangle. The threecounty area lures nearly 80 new residents a day, most of them young. The average age in Raleigh and Durham is 32, and in Chapel Hill it’s an even younger 26. Residents of the area are friendly, educated and diverse, with the cities’ international communities growing every day. One reason may be Raleigh’s job market, which is one of the best in the nation in both hiring opportunities and job satisfaction, according to job site glassdoor.com. Millennials On The Move Raleigh consistently tops lists of best cities for job growth and employment, which is one of the reasons young professionals


are flocking to the city in droves. Realtor.com ranks the city in its top ten destinations for millennials, and it is number 12 on Forbes’ recent list of best neighborhoods (Morrisville) for millennials. The booming job market, expansive culture andYear constantly growing weekend and Current One Month +/– Activity Previous nightlife scene make Raleigh one of the best metros in $240,493 + 2.2% March $245,858 the nation $251,316 for young professionals. $237,499 + 5.8% April May “Based on US Census Wake County alone $249,773 numbers, + 3.2% $257,829 $259,131 + 7.7% June $279,113 is adding an average of 64 residents a day from all over $252,874 + 5.8% July the world,”$267,442 says Tom Gongaware, president of the $246,585 + 9.8% August $270,631 Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors®. “The growth $239,232 + 7.1% September $256,102 demographics include ethnic minorities, millennials and $238,518 + 7.6% October $256,573 $239,893 + 7.8% November $258,537 seniors.” $238,495 + 8.6% December He says$259,008 that while the area’s diversified economic $230,103 + 12.3% January $258,411 base and continued job growth are contributing to the in$229,856 + 6.2% February $244,126 migration, residents are also attracted to the quality of 12-Month Avg $259,900 $0 0.0 life, world-class medical facilities, an agreeable climate and outstanding universities and colleges.

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Boom Town For Boomers The same could be said for Boomers, age 55 and Current One Year over, the other large age + / – Month Activity Previous group relocating to the 129 - 5.4% March 122 118 - 4.2% April 113Nearing Triangle area. 1-2013 1-2014 1-2015 1-2016 1-2017 116 May 106 retirement, they prefer - 8.6% 113 - 9.7% June 102 mild winters101and enjoy 107 - 5.6% July average home price living near nationally109 - 10.1% August 98 112 like - 11.6% September 99 centers ranked medical 113 October 104 Duke University Hospital - 8.0% 116 - 11.2% November 103 month supply and Wake Forest Baptist. 120 - 8.3% December 110 of inventory

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126 - 10.3% 113 Many older adults want 12-Month Avg 52 0 to downsize and relocate; 0.0 average days the recovering housing on market market and the equity in homes they’ve occupied for years makes such a move possible. They are driving a surge in new luxury housing targeted to adults age 55 and over. Housing industry Current One Year Month +/– ActivitythePrevious experts predict largest demand for housing in the 94.6% + 1.1% March 95.6% next 15 years will be for aging boomers. 95.1% + 1.3% April 96.3% A study by the N.C. Center for Public Policy finds 1-2013 1-2014 1-2015 1-2016 1-2017 95.5% + 1.4% May 96.8% the state’s older population is expected to double by 95.7% + 1.1% June 96.8% 95.4% + 1.4% July 96.7% 2030 to reach 2.2 million. Certain areas are rolling out 95.3% 1.4% August 96.6% the welcome mat for aging +adults; Wake and Orange 95.2% + 1.2% September 96.3% counties recently joined the AARP Network of Age94.7% + 1.6% October 96.2% Friendly Communities, which helps participating 95.0% + 1.3% November 96.2% 95.1% + 0.7% December 95.8% communities appeal to all ages by creating walkable + 1.4% January streets, easy96.0% access94.7% to public transit and opportunities 95.0% + 1.4% February 96.3% to join in community activities. 12-Month Avg 96.3% 0.0% 0.0 February

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Buyers in a Seller’s Market As one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Raleigh is also one of the hottest housing markets. Realtor.com ranked it number eight on its list of top 10 housing markets for 2017. Local real estate experts say sales for the first two months of this year are already outpacing housing forecasts that predicted home sales in the Triangle would increase 5 to 6 percent in 2017. They expect this increase to continue as the Spring 2017 housing market heats up. “The year is young, but so far it is meeting our expectations,” says Gongaware. “Based on statistics from the Triangle Multiple Listing Service, the region has seen a 5.4 percent uptick in average sales prices year-over-year (comparing the first two months of 2017 to the same period last year) and an 8.2 percent increase year-over-year in closed sales.” One issue facing homebuyers will be the continued lack of inventory in both new and existing homes, causing an increase in home prices. The latest report from the Triangle Multiple Listing Service shows inventory of homes for sale for the region is still well below average, with only 2.4 months of supply compared with 3.0 months supply last February. “We expect inventory challenges to continue to accelerate this seller’s market. The wild card will be mortgage rates,” 24 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

Gongaware says. “The Federal Reserve recently raised interest rates by a quarter point, but the move was expected and didn’t change mortgage rates much. However an average 30-year mortgage rate closer to 5 percent by the end of the year is not out of the question.” Best Moves for Homebuyers As long as the demand remains strong, the outlook for future sales growth in the Triangle area will be steady, and buyers will continue to be challenged by a limited supply, faster days on the market and multiple offer situations. Real estate professionals advise homebuyers not to wait if they’re planning a move to the area. Buyers should be prepared to move quickly when they find a home they like. Start the search early and shop around for a mortgage. Be sure to talk to more than one lender since a lower interest rate can equate to thousands of dollars in savings over the life of the loan. In the tough sellers market we’re seeing now, experts also advise homebuyers to think twice about making a lowball offer unless they are prepared to lose out on the house they want. Your first offer might be your only shot at the property. Expect multiple-offer situations, and make sure your offer is high enough to put you in a position to win.u


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palette | blush & rose gold

Pretty in

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2017 is looking at interior design through rose colored glasses. From the faintest, barely-there whisper of blush to the restrained warmth of the fiery undertones of a metallic rose gold and all of the varying shades in between, interior design and décor just pushed the boundaries of the pinks we thought we once knew. The introduction of these refined color stories are far more bold than bashful. The juxtaposition of blush in a room’s palette serves as a more unconventional “neutral” by providing an aesthetic softness to ground other elements – from monochromatic neutrals to even the boldest of palettes. Rose gold provides a dramatic and unexpected quality of warmth often crisply highlighting sleek and modern silhouettes while refracting its signature warm glow.

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profile | design board

Vicky Serany My team at Southern Studio and I recently found ourselves tackling the design of a bonus room that needed to serve multiple functions. The spring breeze inspired us when we set out to orchestrate a perfect spot to cherish the quiet moments in life as well as dote on visiting grandchildren. Tucked away above the garage, built-in twin beds occupy the eaves. We incorporated eggplant velvet lounge chairs to add drama against the blush pink walls and rich gray trim, as well as create a luxurious seating area for reading and relaxing. A selection of crisp white textiles and accessories add a soft beauty to the space that compliments the romance of the double doors opening to the Juliet balcony. The casual sophistication of the room creates a timeless and inviting space that reflects all of the unique personalities that will fill it.

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Interior designer Sally Williams used custom cove lighting, as seen here in the dining room, to enhance the light and airy feeling the owners were seeking. Two sets of french doors as well as a clear pillow-shaped glass pendant above the eating table add to the light and open vibe. Dining room walls are painted Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams.


Urban Living at its Best in Raleigh’s Five Points By Elizabeth Lincicome Photography by Smith Hardy

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hen a couple of emptynesters with an adorable dog were looking to simplify and downsize, they found exactly what they were looking for in a new construction condominium project set to be built in Raleigh’s hip, yet well-established, Five Points neighborhood. Originally from Europe, the couple has lived in Raleigh for years, having raised and educated their children here. Lucky for them, they caught wind of the new development early on and reserved a unit in the recently completed Fairview Row. This series of new condos, which overlooks the well-trafficked Fairview Road, was exactly what the pair was looking for in their next phase of life. “They liked the downtown feel but without all the hassles of living completely downtown,” says principal designer Sally Williams, owner of the Raleigh-based Colorful Concepts Interior Design. The couple chose their unit before construction got underway, enabling them to first meet Sally with a set of floor plans in tow. This allowed them to customize the interior design and open up the space by widening doorways and heightening baseboards. April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 33


Williams also designed and added cove lighting and omitted aprons below the windowsills to create a sleeker look. The result is a European Contemporary-style masterwork. The home is 1,800-square-feet and takes up one-half of one floor in the development, which is comprised of a series of three, three-story buildings. “This condo shows like a home but requires no outdoor upkeep, which is exactly what they wanted,” Williams says. “The two-bed, two-and-a-half bath unit includes a home office, laundry room, spacious formal entrance hall, and outdoor balcony overlooking a picturesque streetscape. When it comes to designing a client’s home, William’s philosophy is to put her personal taste aside and give her clients exactly what they want. She has experience working in both modern and traditional spaces and says that because living environments have such an impact on people’s day-to-day lives, she works to really understand their needs. For this couple in particular, an open, sleek living space was tantamount; however, the unit’s original floor plan called for a column in the middle of the living area that had to remain for structural purposes. Williams got creative by widening the column and creating an actual wall to showcase art. 34 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

Top: A pair of matching sofas in the living room flanks a Criss Cross coffee table and provides the perfect seating area to cozy up to in front of the ribbon fireplace. The hand knotted rug is Stark and walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. Living room art includes the Soft Evening Commission by Natalie George via Bev’s Fine Art, and a 46” Rolling Karg Glass Sculpture made in phosphate white and purple Bottom: A pair of Edie Baluster sconces in polished nickel flank a custom-sized ebony and silver leaf sideboard. A panel mirror above the table provides even more depth and openness to the space. The hallway walls are painted Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. .


The home’s modern and sleek aesthetic is enhanced by the geometric print wallpaper in the entry foyer by Wynfield Thybony as well as the use of carefully chosen art like the white sculptural piece by artist Mary Hong.

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The home’s open kitchen includes white marble countertops and white cabinets throughout. The island doubles as an eating bar thanks to a pair of faux suede Chicago Counter Stools. Williams added modern pendant lights above the bar to enhance the light airy feeling, and the walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray. Kitchen amenities include stainless steel Wolf appliances and a Sub-Zero undercounter wine storage unit.

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The pantry is concealed by a sliding barn door with an image of a city streetscape imprinted on it. Williams notes this was perhaps the most time consuming element of the design process for the homeowners, choosing just the right image to adorn the pantry barn door. April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 37


A wall of floor to ceiling french doors allow natural light to flood into the master bedroom. The sleek ripple-fold drapes as well as a set of roman shades on either side of the king bed provide privacy when needed. A crystal ten-light chandelier hangs above the bed giving the room a luxurious feel. Bedroom walls are painted Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams. The Stanhope Edge Rug is by Stark.


The color scheme is a One of Williams’ contrast of dark and light signature lighting tones where a tasteful mix enhancements of grays and neutrals lets includes a six-light polished stainless the couple’s art collection steel chandelier, steal the show. “This adds which hangs above the Barcelona so much interest to the freestanding tub. space,” Williams says. The Other amenities include a heated front foyer and entrance towel bar, frameless hall incorporate geometric shower and 24” x 24” straight pattern floor features on the wallpaper, tile in all areas other area rug, a quilted leather than the shower. chair and square pendant lighting. The stunning sight line down the front hallway looks to the couple’s master bedroom suite. The modern L-shaped kitchen is where you will find the most unique feature of the home: a glass barn door with a colorful urban graphic used to hide the built-in pantry. Williams says the pantry was originally supposed to have french doors, but they didn’t fit with the style of the home so she came up with the idea of the barn door. “In fact, the biggest time commitment on my clients’ part went into finding that perfect image for the pantry door,” she adds. The sliding barn door is the perfect accessory to the open-concept kitchen. The room is modern, light, and airy with stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinets, a white marble backsplash, white countertops and a host of lighting alternatives. A large window above an undermount sink allows natural light to flood in. Gray veining in the countertops and backsplash tie in with the dark gray walls. In both the dining and living rooms, large floor-to-ceiling french doors with transom windows allow natural light to flood in and provide great views of the Five Points community below. The dining room features a clear, textured glass light fixture above a dark wood dining table, which matches the home’s dark hardwood floors. A wall-mounted flat screen TV in the living 40 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

room hangs over a ribbon fireplace, accented with an assortment of small stones. Like the entry hall and dining room, Williams applied the same warm touches to the master bedroom by using cove and recessed lighting. She also extended the ceiling plate and added curved crown moulding to further enhance the sleek, modern feel. Beyond anything else, this condominium proves that with the right mix of interior design, lighting and structural details, even a small urban living space can truly become open and inviting.u


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The sitting area in the master bedroom offers expansive views of the fairway seen best from the grey velvet swivel chairs by Lee Industries. Draperies are Libeco Belgium Linen.

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ragedy can change lives; surprisingly, sometimes for the better. Don and Gail Moore’s lives changed in 2005 when hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in New Orleans—where they had lived for 30 years. It was time for a different course, and in 2013 they bought a new home in Chapel Hill. Don, a retired CPA and avid golfer, was drawn to the upscale golf community of the Chapel Hill Country Club. The Moore’s daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren live in the same neighborhood, so the relocation decision was an easy one. The 5,500 square-feet two-story, four-bedroom, three-bath home sits on almost an acre on the tenth and eleventh fairways of the challenging course. An elegant exterior of clean white brick reflects a Normandy architecture and the charm and feel of old New Orleans was instilled by the addition of outside gas lanterns. April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 43


As it is often with new residences, what started out as some minor desired changes evolved into a major renovation, resulting in gutting almost the entire house and changing much of the floor plan. Moving some furniture around would have been 44 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

easy, but the owners added a 1,500 square-feet master bedroom suite, changed the previous master bedroom into one of three sitting rooms, built a study for Don, a patio, and a dramatic new staircase entry.


Top: Lazy days of summer are enjoyed on the expansive outdoor porch at the back of the house. Bottom: An auspicious entry sets high expectations and leads to an interior with grace and style that is both elegant and relaxed.

View from the backyard adjoins the tenth and eleventh fairways in this dramatic golf course home.

A home, it is said, is always an extension of self. Sometimes, if you are lucky, you find an interior designer who understands this and is willing to not only work with you but also during the process becomes your friend and confidant. She helps

define your space through a relationship that exemplifies the very definition of trust because the connection is so innate. Loren Lamb, of Loren Lamb Interiors in Durham, is this kind of designer. She knew instinctively what this home needed to April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 45


say. Realizing that interiors speak loudly to tell the story of its owners, Loren believes there is a difference between decorating and curating. She says, “While the design project was very rewarding, the most meaningful part of this endeavor was the long-lasting relationship I found with the clients and family. You can always buy new furniture, but some things you can never replace. Our relationship was one of those things.” Loren, also co-owner of Vintage Vault in downtown Durham, is known for her layered look, or what she calls, “ the art of the mix.” She says, “A space needs to reflect the personality of the homeowner. Each

Top: A neutral-hued kitchen designed by Mary Leibold of The Kitchen Specialist in Durham is streamlined, functional and fully integrated with a commercial range. The allure and beauty of Taj Mahal Quartzite counters were irresistible and used exclusively to provide for convenient and easy maintenance. Cream cabinets and handmade Italian subway tile backsplash complete the look. Bottom: A formal dining room with traditional furnishings contrasted by grasscloth wallpaper shows off the elegance of Gail’s extensive silver collection and is a proper setting for the entertaining that the Moore’s enjoy.

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The great room is a family gathering place consisting of pieces upholstered with indoor/outdoor sunbrella fabric and lacquered accent furniture durable enough to withstand young, busy grandchildren.

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Right: A touch of New Orleans in the jazz artwork, along with a whimsical leopard pillow, adorns the master bedroom sitting room. Bottom: Sitting and work area in master bedroom provides a clear view of the fairway from the campaign desk.

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project, to me, is an individual work of art. I consider each client’s lifestyle and budget and seek to design a functional as well as beautiful space that is not contrived.“ Loren’s skills were put to the test with the major renovation and she expanded her talents to include designing the master bedroom, bath, including all of the cabinetry and fixtures and walk-in closet. Gail and Don Moore appreciate antiques and like Loren, enjoy mixing the old with the new to reflect a feeling that is both classic and timeless. They took what was salvaged from the New Orleans home, including a 45-yearold teal chair that survived the test of time and mother nature, and started over. The resulting traditional interior is powerful and reminiscent of many different prominent art genres – European, Oriental and contemporary – all collected from their extensive travels abroad. Other personal, rescued objects with storied pasts


The traditional French chair in the master bathroom still shows water damage on the legs as a reflection of the strength of hurricane Katrina. April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 49


Neutrals are dominant throughout the home and create an especially serene and calming effect in the master bedroom. Fabric headboard is from SOUTH in Chapel Hill complimented by Matouk linens. Chandelier and sconces are Circa Lighting.

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Gail and Don Moore appreciate antiques and enjoy mixing the old with the new to reflect a feeling that is both classic and timeless.

engage the eye throughout and fill the home with life and interest, offering an eclectic combination of comfort and creativity. Gail says, “Being close to our family gives us a sense of timeliness and permanence. I guess you could say that, spiritually as well as physically, this is our ‘forever home.’ And no matter what you lose, as what we experienced with Katrina, there are some things that can never be replaced. One of those things is family. There is a time to leave and a time to return. This is the forever time. The time to return… to a new space… to a new home.” And while forever is a long time for the Moore family, it’s a new beginning because permanence is best understood when it has been taken from you.u April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 51


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hen a young family of five decided to expand and update their existing home’s kitchen, they need look no further than Raleigh-based interior designer Anne Wagoner. Wagoner, who established Anne Wagoner Interiors in 2010, has a talent for creating timeless

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interiors that reflect her clients’ varying lifestyles. She has experience designing interiors for a variety of clientele both in and outside of the Triangle and was first introduced to the world of interior decoration at a very young age. “I was first exposed to the industry through my grandmother’s antique shop, where I spent many summers, as well as buying trips abroad,” Wagoner says. “My grandmother deserves credit for foster-


ing my passion and serving as a wonderful role model.” Wagoner is known for addressing the bones of each space she designs, saying she feels “the most essential element to any design is a classic foundation”. Her latest project does just that.  When a Raleigh couple came to the realization that they had outgrown their kitchen, they put necessity into action and assembled a team to update the hub of their home. “Before the renovation, the house was close to perfect...gorgeous moldings, original character, hardwood floors, a perfect location, the list goes on. But the homeowners were limited by a small kitchen that prevented them from interacting with family and friends on a daily basis. The homeower wanted to increase counter space where her children could do their homework or make Christmas cookies while she cooked. She wanted to create a gathering space that was lacking in the original house. The kitchen renovation was the final step in making this family’s house the perfect home,” says Wagoner. Located in the heart of Raleigh’s alluring Budleigh neighborhood, the home was originally built in 1939 by the first

homeowner himself. The current homeowners are just the third family to live there. Factoring in the new kitchen space, the home now totals around 4,000 square feet. The challenge with this renovation lay within the duality of accommodating a modern lifestyle while at the same time, maintaining the original character of a traditional home. An open-concept floor plan, which combines the kitchen and adjacent living area into a single space, was not an option for this house. “A home built in the 30s would not have had an open-concept floor plan. We wanted to increase living space for the homeowners but consciously defined each room with cased openings to preserve the integrity of a traditional floor plan,” Wagoner says. While Anne conceptualized the overall design for the project, builder Sam Barrow, of Barrow Building, was an integral part of both the vision and execution of the renovation. A dated screened porch was transformed into an updated and nowenclosed extension of the remodeled kitchen. New custom cabinetry, appliances and hardwood floors were installed. “The

Classic Brass hardware in an antique brass finish accent the custom grey, inset cabinetry throughout the kitchen. The sprawling custom island is perfect for prepping, casual dining and entertaining.

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goal was to seamlessly blend the new space with the old as if it had always been a part of the home, but to create functionality for a busy family of five,” Barrow says. Wagoner says she encouraged the homeowners to go with a European style for the kitchen, adding touches like a La Cornue-inspired range hood that was custom-built by local blacksmith, Lucas House, of IronHouse Forge. Subway tile was installed on the entirety of the range wall instead of a standard backsplash. All millwork, including cased openings, crown molding and baseboards were painted a soft grey to add character and attention to detail. The final result is an updated space that maintains the charm and character of the original home. Wagoner says she couldn’t be happier with the finished product. “My goal is always the same, to create a space classic enough to stand the test of time yet innovative enough to be thoughtprovoking.”u

Wagoner designed the bar in close proximity to the family and dining rooms for optimal entertaining purposes. Antique brass wire mesh replaces the glass in the upper cabinets which are separated by the classic antiqued mirror backsplash.

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“Clients come to me for a number of reasons,” says David, owner and founder at Home and Garden Landscapes. “Their landscape needs to be updated, manicured or shaded. Most of the time, though, our clients have a problem that needs to be solved – and that’s something we excel at.” According to David, one of the biggest issues in the Triangle right now is the loss of privacy. “Construction of neighborhoods and apartments is booming, but with that comes clearing of land,” explains David. “People come to me saying, ‘I bought this property with a wooded lot next door, which was perfect for privacy. Now, a builder has torn it down and we want privacy back!’” Using larger materials to construct privacy screens is one of the company’s specialties and though the re-creation of privacy in residential landscape can be a challenging task, they have plenty of

experience. Using a combination of plants or artful use of one kind of plant, coniferous evergreens or hollies for example, they can instantly construct a wall of privacy that brings the intimacy back to your home’s landscape while adding aesthetic and value. The team at Home and Garden can also work with you to identify the best plan for your landscape layout. Most clients come to them knowing what their “pain point” is, as David puts it, but they aren’t sure how to address it. “Perhaps you have a shade environment and want to update your landscaping,” he advises. “Unfortunately, 90 percent of plants don’t like shade. But we can help you choose the ones that do, and ones that will thrive – Canadian hemlock or evergreen hollies for example.” Another issue clients can face is deer grazing. “It’s just a matter of putting it in the right location,” David explains. “So we avoid planting things that are a buffet for the deer.” This kind of commitment to problem solving, coupled with David’s personalized touch is what has made his business so successful. David personally meets with customers and does an analysis on the project. He oversees the installations, even when they occur over the weekends – as some do, since he requires that his clients be present at the installation as well. “I want my clients to be satisfied and I need them to be present to ensure that what we’re installing is meeting their expectations.” David Payne has been working in landscaping for most of his life, assisting friends and family and then eventually starting his own business. His commitment to providing the best landscaping services to clients is what sets Home and Garden Landscapes apart. u

In 2002, David started a tree growing and landscaping company, and since then he has worked on an estimated 3,000 projects in the Triangle to date. Do you have a landscaping challenge that needs a solution? Home and Garden Landscapes can help. For more information, or to make an appointment for a consultation, visit www. homeandgardenlandscapes.com or call 919-801-0211. April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 61


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What does it mean to live in a true custom home? For Tony and Lesley Biller and family, the answer is not measured in the number of flooring options, window styles or even plan revisions reviewed throughout their process. Their story is much more impactful and intangible. The Billers initially met with Bost Custom Homes after a long and presumably complete design process. They had commissioned architects and design firms to develop a house plan and were ready to select a builder. Rex Bost, president of Bost Custom Homes, met with them on their lot to fully envision the way their home would orient on the land. After getting acquainted with them and reviewing their goals and existing plan, he noticed many areas for design improvements to better accommodate their wishes. “After talking with us for a while, Rex asked, ‘You aren’t that excited about this plan, are you?’ He got to the heart of the matter and assured us he could do better,” Tony recalls. “Rex asked for two weeks to send some concept drawings for us to consider. The drawings he sent reflected what we had been trying to accomplish for years. A few weeks later, he sent concept elevations that absolutely nailed the look we liked. Home run! We threw away the old plans and contracted with Bost Custom Homes.” Around this time, the Billers’ oldest

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daughter asked if they could host a group of six siblings from a Latvian Orphanage for Christmas, and the family graciously agreed to open their home for the month of December. By the end of the holiday, the Latvian children, ranging in ages from five to twelve, felt like part of the family. So much so, the Billers decided to adopt all six siblings, five boys and one girl, adding to their family of two daughters and two sons. “We felt peace after we decided to adopt, and we knew it was the right decision,” Lesley remarks. Their family doubled in number, but the footings had already been poured on their new home. After the adoption, the focal point of designing their dream home shifted to accommodating ten children comfortably and ensuring their lives would remain organized. The Bost Homes team quickly formulated a plan to increase living space within the footprint, add convenience/ organization features, and create more bedrooms. The first order of business was converting the planned rec room into a large bedroom for three boys and opening the adjacent bath so that five boys could share. The bathroom was expanded into the new bedroom to make room for an additional shower stall, and the vanity was widened to fit a trough sink so all five boys could brush their teeth together. For their three daughters, plenty of


closet area and a chance to “escape” became important. “We tapped into planned unfinished space to expand closets and create secret hideaways off the girls’ bedrooms,” says Tony. The kids love these secret rooms; one has been transformed into a craft room, one into a cushy cave for lounging, and one into a toy land. For Tony and Lesley, the most useful modifications affected the organization of the home. Lesley homeschools all the children, so the classroom had to be

expanded and cubbies added. The laundry and mudroom were swapped to allow more room in the mudroom for additional cubbies. The elevator was removed from the plan, replaced by a large storage closet. Finally, Bost Homes commissioned a custom backyard swing-set styled after the full timber swing sets that are common in Latvia. For the Biller family, living in a custom home means that the home fits their life like a tailored suit. Every square foot was analyzed to provide comfort and value to their extraordinary family, and every detail has a story rooted in love for their children. The team at Bost Custom Homes felt honored to be a piece in the Biller’s story and enamored at their noble decision to adopt six children and use their home to raise and homeschool their ten children.u Evan Bost is Director of Marketing and Green Initiatives at Bost Custom Homes, an award-winning custom building firm serving the Triangle. With 30 years of proven expertise, Bost Homes designs and constructs truly-custom residences with superior craftsmanship, a focus on health and sustainability, architectural authenticity and structural integrity. To begin the conversation of your forever home, call 919-460-1983 or message info@bosthomes. com. Learn more at www.BostHomes.com  or www.facebook.com/bostcustomhomes.

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It’s spring! Time to celebrate nature indoors and out Lots of folks say summer is their favorite season, but we’ll choose spring any day! We love everything about it: the moderate temps, fragrant blossoms, short sleeves, sunglasses, and an excuse to drink more sweet tea (as if we needed one). And then there’s that glorious sense of renewal that inspires us to refresh our homes. Here are five of our favorite ways to infuse rooms with a breath of spring air — fast!

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BE A LIGHT SLEEPER. Spring is the time to throw open bedroom windows and put away the winter bedding. Change your duvet cover and change the way you see your room. Don’t worry; you can still layer like a pro. Just choose crisp linens and softer patterns (go on, mix stripes and florals!) for an eye-opening, overall lighter look.u Images selected by client Light sleeper: ava rose duvet cover and sham Green is good: green-and-white porcelain jars Clear the way: rosedale pendant Put some spring in your step: Barclay rug Say it with flowers: tall pink peony watergarden

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GREEN IS GOOD. Green is the hue we most associate with spring — think baby buds and brand-new lawns — so it’s a natural for giving a room an energizing makeover in minutes. Right now we’re crushing on the dreamy botanical green that adorns our exquisite porcelain jars. One handpainted jar is a singular beauty; four or more go beyond fabulous.

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS. If one thing says spring, it’s flowers. They add color and cheer to any room, but sadly, cut flowers quickly lose their bloom. We’ve got a happier solution: natural-looking, showstopping faux flowers that capture the beauty of nature and never wilt or fade. Add drama with a rich arrangement of peonies, their tall stems twirled together to form a gorgeous bouquet.

CLEAR THE WAY. A dated ceiling pendant can’t help but cast a tired, old glow… so replace it with an on-trend, affordable clear-glass fixture for a sleek, new look. Whether in a hallway, a bath, or over a table, single-bulb pendants are easy to swap out and they’ll brighten and transform a space in a flash.

PUT SOME SPRING IN YOUR STEP. Got an area rug that’s looking a bit worse for wear? Switch it out! Lay down something fresh, new, and oh-so-neutral so you can make it your own. Build a clean and crisp space from the ground up with our woven Barclay rug in a variety of color combinations. April / May 2017 | Home Design & Decor Triangle 65


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The Warehouse will be hosting their Spring Market on April 28 and 29. The event will feature various vendors offering one of a kind jewelry, art, accessories and gifts. Visit The Warehouse at 1942 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh to shop for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation or someone special.

Furnish Opens New Showroom and Design Center

Furnish is now open in Raleigh, providing custom furniture and professional interior design services. They carry high-end, American-made lines of furniture as well as rugs from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling just one room, Furnish has the tools you need to make your space attractive, comfortable, and functional. www.furnishnc.com

Thirst 4 Architecture Event On Thursday, April 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the next Thirst 4 Architecture event will be held at TRIG Modern in Raleigh, NC. This event will celebrate the one-year anniversary of TRIG Modern’s new location as well as connect hundreds of people within the modernist-architecture-loving public. www.ncmodernist.org

2017 Benefit at The Green Chair Project This year’s “Chair-ity” event will be held on April 20 in Raleigh at The Green Chair Project’s showroom. The event will include food, drinks, tours of their facility, and a silent auction. Proceeds will provide furniture assistance benefiting over 500 households by the end of the year. Tickets and more information available at www.thegreenchair.org.

2017 Remodelers Home Tour

Piece + Palette Online Shop Launches This new online shop is an extension of the designs and coveted pieces of award-winning Triangle interior designer, Lauren Burns, of Lauren Burns Interiors. Browse professionally designed rooms and purchase items seen in Burns’ collections. The site also features coordinated Benjamin Moore color palettes, selected by Burns herself, as well as custom selected fabrics chosen for each piece. www.pieceandpalette.com 68 Home Design & Decor Triangle | April / May 2017

April 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 23, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County announces the 2017 Remodelers Home Tour. The tour is celebrating its 17th year and focuses solely on remodeling projects. For more information on participating remodelers and locations for this free event, check out pages 66-67. www.remodelershometour.com

The Triangle Green Home Tour April 29-30 and May 6-7, Noon – 5 p.m. The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, & Chatham Counties announces the Triangle Green Home Tour featuring innovative, high-performance and unique homes in various stages of construction. Open to the public for free self-guided tours. Pick up a free tour guide at Triangle-area Harris Teeter and Kroger locations. www.trianglegreenhometour.com


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Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival

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This annual festival held in Raleigh celebrates art and culture throughout the area. Artsplosure’s mission is to spread art to everyone and represent all types of creative work. This event features Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors, activities for children, interactive visual art installations, and many different performers.

Featuring artwork by Susan Peters, this exhibit will include pieces using the unique flow painting technique, as well as tradition brush on canvas. Local Color also offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with artist during First Friday on April 7.

Raleigh, NC May 19 - May 21 artsplosure.org

Local Color Gallery April 7, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. localcoloraleigh.com

Meet the Painter of Vineyards & Landscapes Ashley’s Art Gallery April 15, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ashleyart.com

Ashley’s Art Gallery will be featuring painter June Carey. Original paintings and giclee canvas prints will be on exhibit and for sale. June Carey will also be available for meet and greets and to give more information on her work.

Mixed Media: The American West in Virtual Reality North Carolina Museum of Art April 21, 7 p.m. ncartmuseum.org

Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays Historic Hillsborough April 28 and May 26 hillsboroughartscouncil.org

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49th Annual Pottery and Glass Festival Cedar Creek Gallery April 1-2 and 8-9 cedarcreekgallery.com


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