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Hearst Castle Architecture and Interior Design History

Lifetime of design and decorating inspiration. The unbelievable architecture and interior design collection of the Hearst Castle recently blew me away again! I first visited the Hearst Castle as an 8-year-old, and it was clearly a defining moment in my life. My memories of the astounding grandeur and beauty remained and influenced my own design style. Hearst Castle is an Art Museum, National and California Historic Landmark and California State Park located on the Central Coast near San Simeon. It […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019

This lighthearted blush color decorates the world. The PANTONE Color of this year is 16-1546 Living Coral. From flower beds to beaches and sunsets this warm natural tone encourages optimism and joyful pursuits. It provides buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. Anchored at the center of the chromatic wheel it engages the spirit and energizes the body. Get on board. Make a lively impression with this comfortable yet playful sofa. Accent with any array of colors you like! Brette Sofa […]

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Award Winning Raleigh Interior Designer

Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Historic Interior Design in Churches

Ornately painted designs lift the spirit. The inspirational designs covering the interiors of this House of God were created by German immigrants seeking solace during the late 1800s. The immigrants fled persecution and survived hardships and sorrows, but persevered because of their faith. The Painted Churches of Texas were constructed with the same beauty and craftsmanship as the old-world German churches. After their pilgrimages, the churches became peaceful anchors in the immigrants’ new world and reminders of their homeland. People […]

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American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe Inspires Women

North Carolina Museum of Art Exhibit Highlights Georgia O’Keeffe, photographed in New Mexico by Bruce Weber, in 1984. Georgia O’Keeffe, Petunias © 2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Georgia O’Keeffe was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. Recognized as the “Mother of American modernism” her famous painting style is well-known all over the world. A woman with a very distinct eye and way of living, she is now inspiring another generation of artists […]

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2018 Fall High Point Market: COLOR Returns

Decorate with bold, bright colors to chase the gray away. Interior designers know that gray is here to stay because it has established itself as a “go-to” neutral everyone loves. But the dominance of gray over the last several years has left many craving colors. And so, the fall furniture market revealed intense hues blooming everywhere in fabrics and on walls. What a relief to have color again! The beautiful red jacquard fabric below inspired the Ambella showroom designed by […]

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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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