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Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: A Beautiful Sink

Move over stainless. There’s a new sink in town! The heart and soul of the kitchen belongs to the kitchen sink and I’m drawn to the beautiful, granite-like composite sinks that come in many neutral colors. They are rock-hard durable and heat, scratch, and stain-resistant. Being made of porous natural stone, they do require a little regular maintenance: cleaning with a mild cleanser and protecting them with mineral oil keeps them looking like new. Whether you’re preparing food, cleaning up […]

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Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: Kitchen Drawers Designs are Making Life Easier!

Kitchens often function better with drawers instead of doors. Making decisions about kitchen cabinetry is one of the biggest investments a homeowner makes when it comes to designing or renovating their kitchen. The “drawers versus door” debate continues. But I’m sold on drawers; here’s why! 1. Ease of use: Access to your kitchen supplies is one of the great benefits of designing with drawers. No more items hidden in the very back. Drawers make everything easily accessible without reaching, stretching, […]

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Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: Barrier Free Showers with No Threshold

Luxury Universal Design showers are the trend! Luxury design walk-in showers with NO cumbersome curbs to step over are becoming popular because they are safe and easy to use. Sometimes the shower doors can be eliminated too. Beautiful additions like boutique tiles, versatile shower sprays, glamorous grab bars, and benches for reclining are touches that everyone loves. The movement is catching on! The latest Universal Design bathrooms work for everyone, regardless of age, size, and ability. Your new shower will […]

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Must-Have When Building or Remodeling a Home: Decorative Ceiling Molding and Trim

Design decorative ceiling details for maximum impact! When building or remodeling a home, interior designers will tell you to remember to look up! Ceilings are reaching new heights. I designed these stunning overhead canopies for a new home using standard 1-inch-by-6-inch lumber. It’s a great money-saving alternative to coffered ceilings. These details can be added aloft to any home and even used on walls. So start gazing upward! The possibilities are as endless as the sky. See more photos from […]

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Questions for Your Kitchen and Bath Remodeler

Now that we’ve designed your dream kitchen and bath, you need answers from the contractor before you remodel. This interior designer wants you to ask these questions before the construction starts. Is the contractor licensed to complete a project of your scope? Ask for the license number and confirm it is in good standing with the NC Licensing Board of General Contractors. Does that contractor carry general liability insurance? Request that a certificate of insurance be issued for your address […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Ideas to Decorate with the Color of the Year! PANTONE Color of the Year is 15-0343 Greenery, a life-affirming shade that emblemizes the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens awaken again. The tangy yellow-green speaks to our desire to renew on a regular basis. Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature. It pairs nicely with all the colors in the rainbow! […]

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Plans for Underground Chapel in Raleigh

TED Fellow and world-renowned Spanish architect Xavier Vilalta has created plans for an underground chapel on Ebenezer Church Road adjacent to Umstead Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. The idea came to my friend Mark Boone 10 years ago while sitting there next to the natural spring. The initial concept was simple: create a place for people to come and find peace, hope, and healing. The vision is to carve a chapel from the underground granite that will last for centuries […]

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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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Homes of Hospitality

Stress-free entertaining tips. Do you love to entertain and host cozy dinner parties? Do you have the gift of hospitality that allows family and friends to relax, linger, and laugh in your home? Or does the thought of entertaining stress you out? Have you given up trying to host the perfect party? If so, here are a few pointers to get you moving again. Clean just enough. Remember your guests are coming to see YOU, not your home. Relax and […]

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The Baker Furniture Showroom Experience

Design dreams come to life with the Baker signature style. For three generations Baker has set the standard for fine furniture with superb design and workmanship. The individually handcrafted pieces have come to define quality. They’re designed to be passed from one generation to the next because true elegance spans across centuries. The collections are created by the world’s most prominent and talented designers, including Michael S. Smith, Thomas Pheasant, Barbara Barry and Jean-Louis Denoit, to name a few. Each […]

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