HOUSE & GARDEN

The Best Ways to Update Your Kitchen and Baths Right Now

Kitchen and Bath updates are often two of the...

Top Interior Decorating Trends to Consider Now

It has a been a long year. We allowed...

Top Projects to Get Ready for Summer Outside

Outdoor living is expected to keep booming not just...

How to Choose an Accent Table

 Accent Tables are the supporting cast to the leading characters- sofa and chair.  Necessary pieces of furniture that should jive with the style of the room. I'm referring to side tables and sofa tables. Their duty is holding beverages, stacking...

Shopping for the best scented candles in Charlotte

A little bit aromatherapy is one of the most affordable luxuries, and science has proven that certain scents can alter your mood - like citrus or peppermint for energy, and lavender or vanilla for a calming effect. Your sense...

Charlotte Interiors with Alexander Scott: Twistfully Traditional

David Newcombe is passionate about interiors. He and Rusty Griffith (both native Charlotteans and the owners of Alexander Scott) have placed an unmistakably beautiful stamp on retail home interiors. Alexander Scott is located in the former McColl Fine Art...

How to Buy the Perfect Area Rug

I have watched interior designers build an entire room around a great Oushak rug.  The area rug can be the inspiration of a room or the after thought as in...."I have all this great furniture now I need a...

Meow. Animal Prints are bigger than ever this season.

Everywhere you look in fashion & decor again this year.  It's still a jungle out there ladies, and you can feel safe in investing that animal print blouse, scarf, bag or pillow because this style is now as basic...

How to Pick the Right Lampshade

  The choices are endless. Once the lamp is chosen all eyes turn to the shade. As promised last week, I will give a few lampshade buying tips and introduce you to a great resource.  Let's talk purpose and style...

How to Choose The Right Table Lamp

Have you ever gone shopping for something as seemingly simple as a lamp only to be totally overwhelmed and completely confused? Or gotten your new lamp home only to find it looks awful in its intended place?   Lamps are...

End of Summer Patio Party Ideas. Including our favorite. Salad in a Cup.

If you are like us, Labor Day is just too crammed in between back-to-school and the generally crazy back-on-trackness of early September.  We never travel far over Labor Day weekend anymore; we mostly stay at home and sweat it...

Dorm Decorating Ideas

The school year is just around the corner and college freshman (for the most part) will be spending the next year in a less than homey dorm room.   My dorm room was a blank, white canvas begging me to...

15 Things to be sure to take to college. Or buy when you get there.

When it comes to what to bring to college, the list can go on forever.  If you're an oldest child like I am, whose parents have never sent another kid to college, instead of narrowing down the essentials of...

It’s time to Update Your Patio – here’s what we found around town.

In the south patios and porches are just extensions of the house. Extra living space where families gather to eat, drink, play games and just be.  When shopping for outdoor furniture consider your space. Use rugs, furnishings, fabrics and lighting made specifically...

Entry Hall Decor – How to Make a Good First Impression

  You know what they say about first impressions.  The Entry Hall is the first room your guests see as they enter and the last one as they leave . Interior designer Nina Campbell says the entry "sets the tone...

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