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Make Your House Cozy With ‘A Well-Crafted Home’

By Morgan Cartier Weston | December 28, 2017

Hillsborough native Janet Crowther grew up in an environment that encouraged self-expression – especially through crafting. “My mom was always making things: clothes, cakes, furniture, cards and gifts, you name it. The entire upstairs of our house was my bedroom and then a gigantic craft room with designated stations for […]

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No More Cards

By Perri Kersh | December 18, 2017

Twelve years ago, sitting down to write my Christmas cards was one of my favorite pre-holiday traditions. I would pull out my lap board that my grandmother made for me while in high school, surround myself with cards, my favorite writing pen, my address book and a roll of stamps […]

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Why You Might Want to Rethink Buying in Bulk

By Perri Kersh | December 5, 2017

I’ve been on a pantry kick lately – tackling a number of client pantries around the area. Truly, this is one of my favorite spaces to organize. It’s usually a contained space, can be transformed in just a day, and there are some fabulous tools that aren’t crazy expensive that […]

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Control Cord Clutter for Good

By Perri Kersh | October 16, 2017

Do you have a box/drawer/cabinet/bin/closet that looks like the picture above? If you live in the United States and use any kind of technology, there’s a really good chance you do. While you may, on occasion, untangle one of those cords or cables and put it to good use, most […]

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Take a Look Inside This Westwood Retreat

By Morgan Cartier Weston | October 10, 2017

When Angela and Sam Eberts began searching for a home in Chapel Hill, they knew they needed something special. The pair had been living in a converted cookie factory in Chicago, and weren’t afraid of a renovation – but every home they saw seemed wrong. “We must have looked at […]

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The Things We Treasure Most

By Perri Kersh | September 13, 2017

Watching nonstop hurricane and wildfire coverage for the last several weeks, it’s hard not to ride a roller coaster of emotions – excruciating loss and grief, and hope and healing when we see how we care for each other. Over and over again, watching people wade through waist-high water with […]

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Explore This Green Modern Farmhouse

By Morgan Cartier Weston | August 14, 2017

At the end of a gravel road, past a vegetable garden and surrounded by trees where honeybees, a pair of dogs and almost 20 egg-laying chickens make their home, it’s easy to forget how close one is to downtown Chapel Hill. In fact, an old farmhouse would fit right in […]

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Swim Lessons

By Perri Kersh | June 21, 2017

I’m 47 years old, and I’m taking swim lessons. And no, I don’t mean that I’m taking a master’s class or perfecting my freestyle for speed. I’m literally starting in the shallow end and learning to blow bubbles. It’s not that I can’t swim at all. If you threw me […]

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3 Swoon-Worthy Chapel Hill Escapes

By Laura Zolman Kirk | May 27, 2017

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? When UNC professor of anthropology James Peacock (now retired after 45 years) and his wife, Florence, an accomplished professional singer of the baroque classical variety, bought this downtown lot in 1990, “the property had become a wild jungle,” daughter Natalie Peacock-Corral says. But the couple […]

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Explore This Spacious Morgan Creek Retreat

By Jessie Ammons | May 26, 2017

The drive to Botanical Way is lush, curving through tree-lined streets around Morgan Creek. Turn onto Botanical, and the houses are substantial in scale and distinct in style; each one is its own statement and verdant retreat. At the end of the cul-de-sac, Dale and Mary Carey’s home is no […]

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