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Organizing & Grief

By Perri Kersh | March 25, 2015

Clutter in our homes can be stressful. Piles of mail and paperwork, unworn clothes, too many toys, electronics, cords, cables and miscellaneous household goods can get us down even in the best of times. Add to this an additional major life stressor, and the clutter can be paralyzing. This month, […]

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SallyMack Life Furnishings

By Jessica Stringer | March 19, 2015

If you’re looking for Sally Stollmack and she’s not at home, she’s likely at Midtown Market, the shopping center bookended by Lucha Tigre and The Root Cellar. Sally lives less than a mile away from where she occasionally hostesses at Kitchen and once sold books at Flyleaf Books. “In a joking fashion, […]

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Into the Wood(lands)

By Jessie Ammons | March 12, 2015

Despite hailing from Michigan and Illinois, respectively, Steve and Joyce Winterbottom always knew where they’d end up. They spent three decades in Atlanta and raised their family there, but frequently visited North Carolina. “We thought we’d retire eventually in Asheville,” Joyce says. It took one trip to Chapel Hill to […]

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Palette & Parlor

By Jessica Stringer | March 9, 2015

Somewhere between strolling Copenhagen’s streets and dinner parties with Danish friends, Ivy Simon dreamed up a big idea. During a year working abroad, the Chapel Hill native and her husband John were exposed to great design in a country where Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen are household names. “The elegant […]

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Yellow Chair Market

By Jessica Stringer | March 2, 2015

Not all kids grow up using power tools, but Amy Caylor and her three siblings did. “Now when I think about it, I can’t believe we have all our fingers,” Amy says. With (supervised) encouragement from their contractor dad and furniture-refinishing mom, Amy and her siblings were given room to […]

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For the Love of Organizing

By Perri Kersh | February 25, 2015

February is a short, cold and snuggly month. We celebrate Valentine’s on the 14th but really, shouldn’t we celebrate our love every day? And what better place to start that celebration than in the bedroom? Keeping that room organized and tidy is just one more way to encourage relaxation and […]

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The ABCs of Organization

By Perri Kersh | January 26, 2015

[dropcap type=”2″]Y[/dropcap]ou can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper in January without seeing some article about getting organized … doing it In 10 Simple Steps or In 30 Days or In Just 10 Minutes a Day! Organization, like any other goal, might be popular to strive for in a new […]

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By Jessie Ammons | January 7, 2015

It was the quiet that brought Gardner Altman to downtown Chapel Hill. The UNC School of Law alum is used to living on a 400-acre farm in eastern North Carolina – a hop-skip from the actual town of Tarheel. “My driveway’s a mile long,” he says of his country home. “Nobody can see my house. […]

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Out With the Sad, In With the Glad!

By Perri Kersh | December 19, 2014

As we barrel along towards the end of 2014, overeating, overshopping, overdrinking and overdoing, I think it’s helpful to pause and think for a moment about what we can have less of in our lives. The things that surround us often serve a purpose. But some items also evoke emotions, […]

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Techie Transforms a Farm Into a Home

By Julia Baker | December 9, 2014

This was originally published in out September/October 2014 issue. Kimberly Jenkins must choose her words carefully. She methodically plans out what she’s going to say and then climbs the ladder with a fistful of letters and numbers. It takes two people about an hour to change the message on the […]

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