Home & Garden

Take A Look Inside This Colorful Carrboro “Lego House”

By Laura Zolman Kirk | May 16, 2017

Kids in the neighborhood call Lisa Bobst and Scott Evangelista’s new home in Carrboro off North Greensboro Street “the Lego house.” It’s a label that Lisa says she is honored by. The metal-sided home’s whimsical, modern lines welcome passers-by with pops of blue, red and cedar complementing a base slate […]

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10 Dream Kitchens To Inspire Every Home Chef

By Chapel Hill Magazine | May 3, 2017

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite kitchens from previous issues to show you where your neighbors are cooking up and sharing their meals. Featured in our January/February 2017 issue, Sandra and Stephen Rich‘s home on East Franklin Street is recognizable by the rose garden out front and by the […]

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Making the Most of Those Odd Waiting Periods

By Perri Kersh | April 28, 2017

I’m writing this blog post from my “remote office” in the Subaru dealership while my car is being serviced. The waiting room is nice, and the coffee machine makes a half decent latte. I could do without the music, but otherwise, it’s not an unpleasant spot. However, given that I’ll […]

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Peek Inside This Iconic Franklin Street Home

By Laura Zolman Kirk | April 10, 2017

On a driving tour of Chapel Hill, you’ve likely passed Sandra and Stephen Rich’s home on East Franklin Street. Perhaps you’ve come to a stop at the traffic light at the Boundary Street intersection and noticed the Richs’ array of almost 50 rose bushes, which – like the many collections […]

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5 Tricks to Keep from Losing Your Stuff

By Perri Kersh | April 3, 2017

One of the primary reasons people want to get organized is because they feel they waste time looking for things they’ve lost. In fact, the average person spends 10 minutes per day looking for misplaced items. (You do the math … that’s a whole lot of hours per year!) And […]

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Managing the Day-to-Day During Times of Stress

By Perri Kersh | February 21, 2017

I love to write about organizing. But for the past few months, I’ve had a hard time focusing. Writing about closets, pantries, garage shelving and spring cleaning seems a bit trivial to me right now. And I don’t think I’m alone. Close to 30% of workers in the U.S. have […]

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Hillsborough Homeware with an Italian Accent

By Jessica Stringer | February 3, 2017

As part of our series “The Creatives,” we talk with Susan Gravely, the creative director and founder of Vietri. Growing up, were you creative? My favorite childhood memory was going with Momma to the Singer sewing store and picking out a pattern to make a yarn octopus, an apron or […]

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A Look Inside This Close-to-Campus Retreat

By Jessie Ammons | February 1, 2017

Among Chapel Hill’s archetypal stately historic homes, Jeremy Salemson’s on Country Club Road stands out. Rich caramel-colored stained wood shutters and doors accent the cream brick exterior, and gas lanterns offset a lawn studded with stones and natural paths. The effect is soothing and sophisticated with a laid-back flair. “I […]

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9 Nitty-Gritty Organizing Tasks You Can Do Right Now

By Perri Kersh | January 9, 2017

Got to love snow days in the South. As long as you stocked up on essentials, and work and school are closed, there is no need to leave the house. Admit it: We are not people who know how to drive in snow. These days are made for sleeping in, […]

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A Hospitable Home with Heart

By Jessie Ammons | November 28, 2016

Walk into the Woodfin household and you are apt to be greeted with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, no matter the time of day. “Would you like water – sparkling or still? Or I can make a cocktail, or open a bottle of wine. And I have cheese, or I can […]

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