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From the (new) Editor


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 4th anniversary in Raleigh 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 name of the magazine 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 Triangle 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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feature home The Total Package


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feature home Mad About Modern


decorating trends Designer Secrets


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Clearing By Anne Marie Ashley Photography by Dustin Peck

Many people talk about building their dream home, often far from the busy roads and surrounded by vistas and landscapes.


ew, however, actually seize the opportunity to do so. But when Louise and John Andrews sent their children off to college, they felt the time was finally right to build their dream home. Perfectly, John’s family owned over 300 acres of gorgeous land in Midland – a dreamscape for a custom home. They purchased 13 acres and built their home in the clearing. “John’s family has owned this land since the 70s,” Louise explains. “Over the years, we talked on and off about building a house on the land, but it wasn’t until our kids were out of high school that it really seemed feasible.” The couple envisioned a European farmhouse with a modern feel, filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Plans for

an open-concept home with few hallways and plenty of airy rooms were drawn up. “We like to walk through rooms to get to other rooms,” says Louise. “Hallways seem like such a waste of space.” The sprawling home was constructed over the course of a full year. Before the home even broke ground, however, the Andrews’ teamed up with interior designer Stephanie Semmes to help plan the interiors around the architecture. “Stephanie was instrumental in getting this home completed,” says Louise. “From tweaking the floor plan to paint selections, plumbing fixtures, floor stain colors and elevations – she was key to the success of this home.” “It’s really easy for me to envision the design well before it’s installed,” says Stephanie Semmes. “And thankfully, I have a October / November 2016 Home Design & Decor Magazine 15

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knack for translating that into words so that my clients can see what I see.” Stephanie incorporated many of the Andrews’ personal pieces into the overall design. A painting of a large urn from Louise’s parents’ home was repurposed in a modern setting. A painting created by their daughter, Hunter, was hung in their master bedroom along with an original piece by Sarah Otts. “In a home like the Andrews’, the architecture is the star,” explains Stephanie. “So the palette

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needs to be mostly neutral and designed with soft furnishings so that the architecture stands out.” The juxtaposition of modern design next to historical architecture is part of Stephanie’s general aesthetic as a designer, but was really the soul behind this project. “It just has to be done properly,” she advises. Stephanie says that collaborating with Louise was her favorite part of this project. “She was challenging in the best way,” Stephanie laughs. “Louise has impeccable taste and so I couldn’t present her with just anything… it had to be a perfect piece.” She admits that she had to push the boundaries only a few times, including Louise’s request for purple in her daughter’s room. “I just don’t work with purple,” jokes Stephanie. “But I did it anyway, and when neither Louise nor I liked the look of the room, she finally acquiesced and let me do my thing. Which was an Aspen-inspired room.” A vision Stephanie says was inspired by her many years moving around as a child 24 Home Design & Decor MagazinE

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– from the southwest to Charleston to Asheville and beyond, she brought a little something from each environment into her design repertoire. Pulling pieces from Phillips Collection, Oly Studio, La Donna and Arteriors, to name a few, Stephanie created a cohesive look that pays homage to the landscape, the architecture and interior design – a trifecta of perfect planning. “My favorite room in the home is the living room,” offers Stephanie. “Every single accessory was thought out, every nuance planned.” The Andrews’ also wanted to highlight the incredible landscape around the home. The landscape includes some formal spaces with a sodded yard, boxwoods and a rose garden, but also more rustic areas for the shed and vegetable garden. “It’s beautiful now, but I can’t wait to see what it looks like in a few years when it’s matured!” Louise says.u To see all the photos from this home, visit

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Total Package

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When Dennis Swartzlander and Terry Blanken moved out of Manhattan and retired to North Carolina to be closer to family, they purchased a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in the desirable Franklin Street community.

They were immediately drawn to the floor-toceiling windows and expansive views. As a “vanilla box” construction, finished to drywall, they needed someone with the vision and expertise to guide them through the conceptualization and implementation of a comprehensive home design. “Originally the couple was split on their feelings about the aesthetic. He wanted modern and she was partial to traditional, but they put their trust in me to create a look that would bring peace and harmony to the space,” says Megan Patnaik, designer-

builder at BuildSense. “They also wanted to maximize the functionality of the square footage, creating areas that could operate in various capacities.” The finished design incorporated various natural stones and woods, high-end hardware, custom built-ins and clean, contemporary lines throughout. “The kitchen finishes were selected first and became the starting point of the entire design,” says Patnaik. “The German-designed SieMatic greige cabinetry with linear detailing infused an aura of simple elegance.” White October / November 2016 Home Design & Decor Magazine 29

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quartz countertops complement the clean, purist look. The living room is a place to formally entertain guests or kick back and relax with the TV, thanks to the custom cabinetry and shelving that transforms the space with a simple slide of the wooden panels. Created from highly-figured burled oak and accented with an earthen-hued green and brown marble, the built-in is a true focal point and discussion piece for guests. Two built-in desks in the study offer both architectural and functional appeal to the space, allowing the homeowners to pull down an oak panel to effectively conceal the work area. The oak panel, in addition to a white quartz ledgestone fireplace, makes the study an uncluttered haven in which to enjoy cocktails and unwind with friends. In the master bath, wooden white marble is set-off with light iridescent glass tile and paired with the clean lines of a Robern floating vanity. The plumbing fixtures, from Grohe’s 32 Home Design & Decor MagazinE

Allure collection, offers pared down lines, complementing the modern aesthetic. A brilliant blue washer and dryer pair anchors the laundry room’s high-gloss cabinets with kitty-cat cutouts (property of Maxi, their Tuxedo cat) and concrete countertops inset with broken blue glass. The main living space is seamlessly tied together with maple Mirage coffee-hued engineered hardwood floors, custom laid with plywood backers to ensure extreme durability, and sleek EMTEK hardware on each interior door. Energy efficient amenities add both versatility and ambiance to the space. A stainless steel ethanol fireplace installation in the living area offers a cleaner alternative to the traditional variety and does not require venting to the outdoors or a flue, minimizing heating loss and conserving space. Lutron blinds along the expansive windows offer solar adaptive shading, where sensors tied in to the HVAC system can adjust shades

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automatically based on exterior weather conditions and the sun’s position, ensuring interior comfort and maximizing natural lighting. “In the end, we created a simple, clean, yet highly flexible design that suits both the homeowners’ tastes and needs and allows them maximum functionality with timeless elegance,” says Patnaik.u

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Mad About M O D E R N


Photography by Dustin Peck

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. Here is a snapshot of four homes that have been updated to reflect today’s decorating styles.

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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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Design Board

Charlotte Smith Union Camp Collective

The internationally renowned, and everforward thinking artist April Greiman, summed up the purpose of design quite eloquently: “Design must seduce, shape and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.” At Union Camp, my design inspirations are gathered at every turn, with this same notion. Just the other day I was asked to join a friend at her home. These visits are an excellent way to recharge my creative juices – I find such art and beauty in how people live. Jean, the hostess and muse, has a beautiful home. A traditional exterior draped in a colorful mixture of plants large and wild. Inside, an almost romantic wonderland. One that is lived in. Bright. Red. Gilded. Charming. Smart. Well-traveled. Thoughtfully curated. Layered. Inviting. She does not abide by trends, she has steered away from the common all-white-and-grey palette, which can often seem flat and impersonal. At home and in life, Jean has crafted a timeless style that’s all her own. She’s achieved the ultimate goal – a home that is a true extension of oneself. My collection was created in the same vain. By focusing on what truly inspires me, I’ve kept an aesthetic that is both authentic and honest. The result is always a strong marriage of styles, shapes, eras, textures and colors. Designs that are traditional and contemporary, masculine and feminine. Organically, this style reflects who I am, my imagination, what I love, where I’ve been and where I want to go. The design board as well as my projects at Union Camp, are with home design and real life in mind. Vibrant and timeless; a sort of old school charm with new school edge.

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benches Adam Bench by Thomas Pheasant, Baker Furniture,

Margaux Bench, Century Furniture,

The Light Bench, Pablo Designs,

The bench is one of the most simple, yet versatile pieces of furniture you will own. The obvious places are at the end of a bed or in a hallway, but they can be used in nearly any room of your home. They can provide a seamless transition between rooms, provide functional utility in hard to decorate narrow spaces and an opportunity to get creative design-wise. Easy to dress up or down, they are the perfect addition to your home. Make a statement with these versatile options.

The Highland Bench, Stickley Audi & Co.,

Wayland Bench by Michael Weiss, Vanguard Furniture,

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The Finishing Touch Bench, Caracole Furniture,

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A Clean Slate By Tammy Wanchisn Photography by Jim Schmid

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 Southend Kitchens 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.” 50 Home Design & Decor MagazinE

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“You don’t need a lot of space to live well. It just needs to be well planned and organized.” 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 all 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.

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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: Advanced Renovations / Alair Homes

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Contributing Editor R oom S e rvic e

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While our own school days may be over, there’s something about autumn’s approach that still gets us in the mood for a fresh start. If you’re looking to warm up your home this fall, you’ve probably got the cozy factor handled—blankets, throws, pillows, yummy textures, luscious layers.

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So here’s our favorite fall tip—one that usually goes under the radar: Treat your windows right. New window treatments change the whole look of a room with very

little effort, but that’s just one element of their magic. Hard treatments include shutters, horizontal and vertical blinds, and shades of all kinds – yes, even if they’re soft. Soft treatments are curtains, drapes, and valances—and then there are cornices, which can be either hard or soft. The best bang for your buck in every way is to layer hard with soft. The combination allows outstanding light and privacy control and unlimited options for style—plus the chance to add extra ‘insulation’ around your windows and possibly save on heating bills. We love tapes and borders as a way to make a soft treatment your own. They’re available in a great variety of decorative styles, including crewel damasks, Greek key embroidered on grosgrain ribbon, and handembroidered jute on linen. There are exciting new developments in window styling tech all the time. A shade option like the battery-powered PowerView™ system, for example, gives you the ability to raise, lower, traverse, and tilt your window treatments either by remote control or by using the PowerView™ app on your phone. You can even program them based on your time zone. Want to close them at sunset every night? A simple click makes it happen. Available in an incredible range of sophisticated styles, PowerView™ creates a whole new world of beauty and convenience. As you can see, simply changing your treatments in any way can dramatically improve the look and function of a room. And with the holidays coming, now’s the perfect time to get started. My associates at Ethan Allen and I are specialists in making sure you get the treatment you’ve always wanted. Call for an appointment or visit one of our two Design Centers in the area.u

Stop in and meet our design teams who have a combined 250+ years experience as design professionals. It’s their job to help you design the home of your dreams—doing as much or as little as you’d like. And remember: Their services are always free! Call for an appointment. For inspiration and ideas, visit or visit one of our two Design Centers in the area: 5717 Dillard Drive in Cary, 919-233-9190 and 4380 Lassiter at North Hills in Raleigh, 919-781-9431.

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Designer Secrets MA Allen MA Allen Interiors Inventory your existing closet before you start designing the new space. Then filter items into the new design to make sure you have the correct configuration of drawers vs. shelves vs. hanging space. Use shelves to display your best shoes. Make space for baskets or add drawers for flats, flip flops, tennis shoes, etc. A lockable drawer for jewelry is always a good idea, as well as a hidden safe. Up the ante with statement knobs. They will make even the simplest cabinets look special. Go bold with paint or wallpaper to personalize the space. Giving it more attention, will make sure it doesn’t come across as an after thought.

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Christi Barbour, ASID Barbour Spangle Design Buy and use what you love. Whether it’s a lamp at your favorite store or your grandmother’s china cabinet, surrounding yourself with things that truly bring you joy is one of the secrets to creating a home that reflects you.  This is a failsafe way to ensure an end result that makes everyone happy. Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t have style. Choose durable fabrics that can withstand tiny hands, incorporate their artwork masterpieces on your walls, and use durable rugs.  Don’t be afraid of white.  My go-to white is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove because of its clean, crisp nature – it simply goes with everything. The key to success with a neutral room is to layer plenty of different textures throughout.  Lighting will enhance the combination of textures, reflecting some materials and absorbing others. Illuminate a room with more than one light source. Lighting creates the ambiance and atmosphere of your space, and multiple light sources, including overhead, eye level and accent lighting, add drama and dimension you can feel. Hang your artwork at eye level.  In so many homes, the art is hung too high.  Lowering it anchors the pieces, and integrates them into the environment. When building a gallery wall, start with eye level pieces and build around them.

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.

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Susan Tollefsen, ASID Susan Tollefsen Interiors

When purchasing a home, take your time and be selective. It is important that the architecture of the house be in a style you want to stick with and the layout of the rooms matches your lifestyle. Even with a complete reconstruction, the process will be smoother and the end result more desirable. While it is inspiring to bring global influences, try to keep your house grounded in the local vernacular. Your home will feel like it belongs in the context of the location and community and there is a certain comfort in that. Appreciate the imperfections that make a house and interior beautiful. Often it is the handcrafted touches that make an interior relatable, tactile and special. Focus on well-being and what that means to you when planning your interior. When a space functions well for your lifestyle and the aesthetics reflect your preferences, your daily experience will be elevated. Keep your interior authentic to you and your lifestyle. Do what works for you and your family. Interior design is one aspect of your life that it is okay to stay in your comfort zone.

Try mixing styles and eras when it comes to furnishings. Be eclectic. The bigger the contrast, the more interesting the space becomes. Brass is back, but it is not the shiny lacquered brass from the 80’s. The options are more natural un-lacquered or brushed brass. Black and white interiors never go out of style.  Use matte black metals in plumbing fixtures and also cabinet and door hardware. It is more masculine and really fun to mix in gold metal.  You can mix your metals. If you have brushed brass door pulls in your kitchen you can absolutely use chrome on your faucet and silver metal on your lights. Nature is in style. Grass rugs, natural wood with live edge is so happening. Anything that is custom made and has a natural feel rarely goes out of style. Bespoke furnishings are pieces of art and one of a kind. Gray is definitely the new neutral, but color is happening. Walk away from the pure neutral house and throw some cool color in the mix. Try cobalt blue, hot pink and super bright yellow. 

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Designer Secrets

Jamie Meares Furbish Studio

Heather Garrett Heather Garrett Interior Design

Don’t be afraid of mixing unconventional color palettes. If you like a color combo, go for it - don’t be tied to any preconceived rules. Make sure a room reflect’s the owner’s personality.  Add mementos from travels, display collections, and decorate with books to make a room feel authentic. A great rule of thumb for mixing prints is one geometric print, one floral print and one stripe.  Always include a few solid fabrics, on larger pieces like sofas, or club chairs to keep a room from feeling too busy. Using different textures in a room adds interest.  Try for one shiny element, such as a mirrored piece and something organic, like a furry stool or a Capiz chandelier. Adding old pieces, like antique furniture, reupholstered seating, or vintage rugs and textiles adds a layer of age and personality to a room.  Before you toss things that have lost their luster, consider repainting, refinishing or new fabric for a refreshed feel.

Forget what you paid for it. Whether a cardboard coaster you snatched from a restaurant on vacation or a vintage Persian rug you purchased from years ago, forget the cost of the item. If the item fits your home and your life it’s completely worth it. Hardwire an atmosphere. Wherever possible plug lamps into a switch outlet, this instantly creates ambiance for the room. Along these lines, lighting a room from three different sources helps to maximize its size by reducing shadowy corners and nixing the need for an overhead source. It’s cool to mix metals. Try not to worry too much about having a perfect “suite” of metal finishes in your kitchen or bath. Sometimes an intentional (or even accidental) combination can give your room personality. Large rugs create large rooms. Purchase the largest rug you can afford for your room. By following the perimeter of the room with a soft rug, the perceived space you have to work with always increases. Don’t stress about covering up your beautiful hardwood floors. Their beauty will be maximized as a “border” around the rug. Own your style. Don’t get too hung up on trends. Fill your house with a mix of today’s trends (if fitting for your style) and items you have collected over time. It creates a layered space that feels more purposeful and ultimately makes you happy.

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October / November 2016

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spotlight Countertop Colors from Silestone Silestone by Cosentino 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.

Simon’s House Web Site

Simon’s House Interiors has launched an e-commerce site. The items are also available for purchase directly through their shop if preferred.

Beyond Blue Product Line Expansion

BeyondBlue has expanded their product lines with new introductions from American Leather and Quebec-Based Huppe. American Leather now offers an expanded comfort recliner line while Hulpe has added a new line of sofas and sectionals.

Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture 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.

This year the 7th AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture will be held on October 8th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The 51st Annual Parade of Homes

The parade of home will be held the first three weekends of October from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Carolina Artisan Craft Market

The Carolina Artisan Craft Market will be held from November 11 to the 13 at the Raleigh Convention Center. This is an annual juried event and is going into its 47th year.

Form and Function Relocation

Form and Function will be moving to Five Points, along with fellow women-owned design businesses For Your Convenience, Progeny, and Rider Hall. Grand opening for these stores will be late September.

Remodelers Outstanding Construction Awards New Townhouse at Carpenter Village In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Carpenter Village, The Real Estate Company and H & H Homes are pleased to announce Franklin Park at Carpenter Village. The projects consist of 23 town homes starting at $349,900, 32 luxury condominiums starting at $409,900, and a Retail Village Center. Amenities include walking and biking trails, pool, tennis, beach volleyball, and an open area with a gazebo overlooking a serene lake. 62 Home Design & Decor MagazinE

The Remodelers Outstanding Construction Awards announced recent winners including Horizon Renovations, Collins Design-Build, CQC Home, Actual Size Builders, Clear-Vue Glass, and Maplewood Building Company.

The Persian Carpet 40th Anniversary and Expansion The Persian Carpet celebrates 40 years in business. They will be holding an inventory sale during the month of November. They will also be expanding with a new product line, Southwest Looms.

October / November 2016

arts and culture


MODERN MIXES: A Medley of Expression Bev’s Fine Art Gallery December 8 and 9, 6 p.m. Join Bev’s Fine Art for their annual fall showcase MODERN MIXES: A Medley of Expression celebrating the artistry of Tim Miller, Mary Hong, Brad Roberston, and Max Hayslette. Witness how each artist approaches their creative process and how their art is a unique fusion of inspirations and imaginations. Enjoy a mix of art styles as you mingle with the artists and experience the rare opportunity into their creative mindset. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local performing arts Burning Coal Theater Company. to RSVP.

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.


Betty Ray McCain Gallery at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts November 28 - Feburary 27

Exhibition: Rhythm of the Sea

2016 Raleigh Medal of Arts

Peter Max Retrospective: Meet the Artist

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts October 6

31st International Festival of Raleigh

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Raleigh Convention Center October 14-16

Wake Forest Guild of Artist and Arts First Annual Art Exhibition Wake Forest Renaissance Centre November 6, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. October / November 2016

Page-Walker Arts and History Center October 26 - November 23

The Mahler Fine Art November 18-20

Gallery Events ArtSource Fine Art October 24 – November 15: Travels Near and Far – David Zimmerman November 17 – December 17: 12x12 Holiday Invitational

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