Home & Garden

Local Author Spills the Tea on New Book

By Chapel Hill Mag Intern | July 24, 2020

The co-founder of Camellia Forest Tea Gardens in Chapel Hill has written a how-to guide for cultivating and harvesting tea at home

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10 Ways to Update Your Space

By Jessica Stringer | July 22, 2020

Our readers’ favorite interior designers give their top tips for transforming a room from hanging family photos to a kitchen refresh

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The Neat Freak’s Top Tips for Organizing Outdoor Spaces

By Perri Kersh | July 16, 2020

Perri Kersh shares her advice for storing everything from gardening tools and camping gear to seasonal yard decorations and bikes

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Five Pools to Dive For

By Jessica Stringer | June 26, 2020

Local families make a splash in these backyard pools from a rooftop oasis with a view in Durham to a remote watering hole in Chatham Photography by Beth Mann Forces of Nature  The backyard pool is one of the most cherished parts of the Willauer family’s home in The Preserve […]

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This Custom-Built Home Feels Like It’s Part of the Forest

By Morgan Cartier Weston | June 12, 2020

This custom-built home by Bold Construction, designed in partnership with modernist architect Phil Szostak, seamlessly blends in with the landscape

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Interior designer Craven Miller and landscape architect John Hykes purchased their Georgian Revival home on University Drive in 2017.

Five Porches We Love

By Chapel Hill Mag Intern | May 21, 2020

Find design inspiration for your outdoor oasis in the plant-filled porches of our neighbors in Durham, Chatham and Chapel Hill

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Five Gardens We Love

By Jessica Stringer | April 24, 2020

Find inspiration in the backyards of our neighbors By Jessica Stringer First-Rate Florals Master gardener and “tree collector” Carol McNeel – owner of the McNeel Garden on Archdale Drive – relishes pairing eclectic plants and artwork around her estate, which she believes is home to close to 100 different tree […]

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Genovese basil from Fifth Season Gardening Co.

Seven Herbs & Vegetables To Grow Now

By Jessica Stringer | April 24, 2020

We asked local garden centers and experts for their produce picks and how to enjoy them By Jessica Stringer “Genovese basil is an easy-to-grow herb that does well in the garden and in containers. Plant where it will get sun for at least 6 hours a day. Fresh basil is […]

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Kindergartners Aaliyah, Errol, Leo and Nanami stretch before heading into the garden.

Students Learn and Grow in the Estes Hills Elementary School Garden

By Chapel Hill Magazine | April 13, 2020

The Estes Hills Elementary School garden has grown into much more than dirt and plants. Read more about this incredible community project.

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The Neat Freak talks the power of chunking

The Benefits of Chunking Things Down

By Jessica Stringer | January 14, 2020

The Neat Freak on the advantages of baby steps in accomplishing goals

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