Home & Garden

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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Having lovely containers affixed with clever labels may help you keep your pantry organized and tidy.

How to Achieve a Pinterest-Worthy Pantry

By Jessica Stringer | October 21, 2019

The pros and cons of putting pasta, oatmeal and more into plastic containers

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Pee Wee Lee at his new home on the grounds of The Episcopal Church of the Advocate

This Mason Finally Has A Home In The Town He Helped Build

By Hannah Lee | October 7, 2019

Nathaniel “Pee Wee” Lee had a full career in and around Chapel Hill for almost 27 years until his declining health forced him into homelessness

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What We Love About Living in Fearrington Village

By Julia Baker | June 26, 2019

Fearrington is both one of Chatham County’s most established neighborhoods and one of its fastest growing, with active building still underway in several corners.

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Tis the Season for Shredding

By Hannah Lee | April 15, 2019

Take these tips and safely dispose of sensitive papers now that your taxes are done

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A Q&A With Chapel Hill’s KonMari Consultant

By Hannah Lee | April 10, 2019

As one of more than 200 certified KonMari Consultants in the country, Holly Bourne has helped Orange County clients part with items that no longer spark joy. We asked her about the Netflix show, how to keep clutter at bay and meeting Marie Kondo.

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