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PE Guerin Hardware is Handmade in America

Intricate detailed designs with classic opulence. Looking for American-made kitchen, bath, cabinet, door and window hardware? P. E. Guerin, is the quintessential artisan metal foundry for luxury fixtures. The graceful swan faucet shown above is my all-time favorite. They also present lovely lighting and furniture lines. Each stunning piece comes alive in the hands of their craftsmen trained through generations. Founded in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, it has been at its current location in Greenwich Village since […]

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Hand-Made Modern Furniture

Local artists can build your dream furniture piece. This long, lean chest of drawers shown here, which incorporates a branch from a dead oak tree, is the first major collaboration for furniture designer Chris Lehrecke and his wife, jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss. Featured at Ralph Pucci International in New York City, the price tag on this gorgeous piece was $22,000. That is not an option for most people here in the Triangle. But fear not, you can find custom wood […]

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The Log Cabin Chic Interior Decorating Trend

From humble historic homestead to grand glam hangout. Coming from humble beginnings the National Register of Historic Homes includes many log cabins from the 1600’s. The interiors have just the bare necessities of that era and decorating flourishes are scarce. Log cabin homes today are still being built using the same type of structure, but the interiors have changed dramatically. Now when cabins and castles collide, you end up with a captivating look that’s also comfortable. Reinventing rustic is easy to […]

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Traditional Floral Prints are Making a Comeback

Featured photos above left to right: Caitlin Wilson Design, Michelle Adams, Erin Gates Design Floral motifs are always classic and timeless. Below the left photo of Nancy Pyne by Jonathan Becker was featured in Town and Country Magazine in 1987. The right photo by Melanie Acevedo shows Nancy Pyne at her current home. The fetching floral chintz pattern on the left was famously used by distinguished designer Albert Hadley for his client, legendary socialite tastemaker Nancy Pyne in the 1960’s. […]

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Interior Design Inspiration from The Past at Tryon Palace

Historic New Bern North Carolina has colonial design roots. Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, North Carolina, is a replica of the mansion built in the late 1760s. Royal Governor William Tryon brought architect John Hawks from London to design and build the Georgian-style structure to serve as the first Colonial capitol of North Carolina and home to the Tryon family. Following the revolution, the site held the general assembly for the State of North Carolina and housed the state […]

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Barry Dixon and Lisa Stewart Chat Interior Design

Blending global decorating styles. “A room should start a conversation before people actually start exchanging words.” Barry Dixon is known for a distinct aesthetic that blends Western styles with global influences from a childhood spent abroad in India, Pakistan, Korea, New Caledonia, and South Africa. With projects spanning the world, Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present-day motifs – all preserving the history and personality of the homeowners and their treasures. What fun to connect with Barry […]

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Lavish Bath Remodels to Love

Luxury interior design bath tile for less in Raleigh. This stunning marble bath remodel features Marvel Calacatta Extra Bath Porcelain Tile from the Mosaic Showroom in Raleigh. It’s reasonably priced and installs beautifully. Shown here, the largest tiles are 18 x 36 when installed with grout. The luxurious look of imported Italian marble is astounding and can be yours for less than you might think! Below, these 4 x 8 Mirage Privilege porcelain tile wall slabs create an upscale statement […]

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Interior Designers in the Triangle Love Local Artists

Decorate with Artists from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Local Artist, Dan Campbell of Morrisville, proudly stands by his wonderful tryptic masterpiece. Dan and I collaborated to recreate on canvas the family’s treasured beach memories. This neutral art piece has delightful hints of the metallic gold and silver found in their beloved sandy beaches.  The feel of the ocean and beach is perfectly completed by the nearby rug with its touches of ocean blue-greens. This contemporary chic home absolutely sprung […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018

Decorating with purple accents add intrigue and sophistication. PANTONE Color of the Year is 18-3838 Ultra Violet. The color of the vast night sky is symbolic of limitless possibilities. It communicates originality, ingenuity, and creative thinking. Inventive and imaginative, this thought-provoking shade of purple lights the way to what is yet to come. Purple has always been my favorite color. This model home in China has touches of purple with warm creams and silver. Designed in 2016, it was ahead […]

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5 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer Before You Build or Remodel

Working with an experienced interior designer teamed with your contractor can help control costs while upgrading creativity so you end up with a distinctive home that flows beautifully throughout. Why hire an interior designer? 1. Couples don’t always agree. Designers can reconcile conflicting styles and make unlike things work together in surprising ways. 2. Designers keep up with the latest trends and techniques in building construction. We come up with beautiful creative ideas and solutions that you would never think […]

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