Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Pickin’ & Carvin’ Fun!

Autumn has arrived which means it's finally time for one of my favorite fall activities....pumpkin picking and carving. I'll have to admit, though, that my carving skills aren't all that great, so this year instead of carving mine I think I'm going to try a little something different. I have been … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Barn Quilts of North Carolina

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is all about North Carolina's unique Barn Quilts and our Quilting Trails.....something many people have never even heard of! Barn quilts are not actual quilts, they are quilt patterns that are painted onto wooden boards and then displayed on barns around … [Read more...]

Glass at DesignDC 2017

Today is the final day of DesignDC, the annual show and expo of the Washington, DC chapter of the AIA. We always enjoy this show because the size and scope is so reasonable and we can have meaningful conversations with architects and address their project questions. DC is such an important … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: On The Railway

  The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City was named one of the Top 5 Fabulous Fall Foilage Train Rides by CNN Travel, and that's no surprise. There are two different fall foliage excursions to choose from and the scenery along the Nantahala Gorge  and the Tuckasegee River is … [Read more...]

Dreamwalls Allows Art To Shine

Art is important to interior design, and the trend towards BIG statement art has overtaken the gallery wall for style and sophistication. A duplex apartment in New York City's Central Park West showcases this trend perfectly. The owners purchased two spaces stacked one above the other and renovated … [Read more...]

Get Away to Grandfather Mountain

There are so many great ways to spend time outdoors here in NC, but one of the best and most popular attractions is Grandfather Mountain. Located near Linville, it borders the Grandfather Mountain State Park and it is one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an elevation of almost … [Read more...]

Milan Missoni: A Color Statement In Glass

Back-painted glass can be used to either calm or energize a retail space. Either way, it adds refinement and style that can become an extension of the store's brand. It's important to consider what the play of light, saturated color, and reflection of backpainted glass can achieve for your … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Bugfest at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Today we’re heading to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for a little bug fun! Located in Raleigh, the NCMNS is the state’s most visited attraction, as well as the largest museum of its kind in the entire southeastern US. Their goal is to educate the public about the natural world … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Reed Gold Mine

Today we're heading to Midland, located in Cabarrus County, to the site of the very first documented gold find in the United States which is now known as Reed Gold Mine. The mine is also one of 27 North Carolina Historic Sites.   The first bit of gold was discovered by a farmer named … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Flying High in Kitty Hawk

This past Wednesday, August 23rd, was National Ride the Wind Day, a day to celebrate the final few weeks of summer and our remaining beach time. When North Carolinians think of the beach and riding the wind, one thing comes to mind before anything else; Kitty Hawk and the Wright … [Read more...]