Getaway Color Ways: NC Black Bear Festival

bear color

Things are about to get beary festive in the coastal town of Plymouth, NC this weekend when the annual NC Black Bear Festival rolls around! Plymouth is located near the Outer Banks and it offers a little bit of everything for visitors. At any given time, you can find folks taking in the beautiful … [Read more...]

A Valuable Kitchen Design


Today, we're looking at some good basics to consider when designing or remodeling a kitchen. These simple ideas will make your kitchen more functional, and will stretch your budget a little bit more. Drawers or pull out shelves in nearly all bottom cabinets. They're good for multiple … [Read more...]

The Key To Kitchen Harmony

Kitchen showing a variety of Counter Top Materials

The kitchen work  triangle. There's been debate in recent years that it might be a thing of the past. That with such huge kitchens and massive islands, the math pounded into kitchen designers years ago is no longer the same. With multiple sinks in different areas, with faucets at the ready at the … [Read more...]

1,440 Minutes


"In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact." - Les Brown … [Read more...]

Glass Kitchen Countertop Possibilities

Dreamwalls Color Glass Countertop - Mars Red

Glass is one of the most beautiful materials to use for countertops. The pure, saturated color of back-painted glass adds a special accent to any room. In addition, it's easy to clean and hygienic, impervious to moisture and stain resistant. Kitchens, imparticular can benefit from glass countertops … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Roanoke Island & The Lost Colony

The cast from the outdoor drama The Lost Colony

Roanoke Island is one of the best summertime getaways along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The island contains the town of Manteo and a small fishing village called Wanchese, and  makes a great day trip for anyone visiting the Outer Banks. You can park and spend the day strolling along the … [Read more...]

Glass and Mirror at Kips Bay 2015 – Part II

KipsBay2015_gentlemansStudy_Alan Tanksley

As we stated in the first part of this series yesterday, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse is a NYC institution that inspires awe and helps so many NYC children. As a company that specializes in mirror and glass, we are focusing on the very easily accessible ways that those products were used within this … [Read more...]

Glass and Mirror at Kips Bay 2015 – Part I

Pavarini Design "Midnight Manhattan" master lounge space in Kips Bay 2015

The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse is a NYC institution. Now in its 43rd year, this showplace of the who's-who of interior design raises money for the Kips Bay Boy & Girls Club, for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Since 1972, it has raised over $18 … [Read more...]

Every Moment is Golden


"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such." - Henry Miller … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Emerald Village

You'll see lots of vibrant colors on the Black Light Mine tours!

This weekend I'm heading out on a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN. While we won't be staying in North Carolina for this trip, it got me to thinking about a lot of our state's mountain getaways & the hidden gems that our western region has to offer, like Emerald Village. Since it's Memorial … [Read more...]