The Luxury of Fresh Air

A home’s outdoor space used to consist of some grass to mow, a simple patio or deck, and a charcoal or gas grill for…

No Corner Unconsidered

No Corner Unconsidered

Commercial projects figured heavily in interior designer Shawn Merkel’s early career in Michigan. While studying at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand…

Snapdragon Decision

Snapdragon Decision

Loretta and Kurt Ball, along with Ledger, 10 and Quinn, 13, live on what she refers to as their “little slice of heaven,” an…

Getting Hygge With It

Getting Hygge With It

Owner’s Scandinavian pedigree informs local modern-furniture store  A spin around Ambiente Modern Furniture is a mini trip around the world. The Biltmore Village store…

A Palate for Palette

Artistic homeowner brings a love of color to the kitchen Mixed-media painter Julie Wilmot and her husband Phil, a semi-retired general contractor, visited no less…

The Hard Finish

The Hard Finish

AUGUST Interiors owner doesn’t do throw pillows Architectural interior designer Dina Gunn takes calls at 8pm — “I’m happy to,” says Gunn, founder/owner of…

Private Property

Private Property

How to create outdoor seclusion with the right shrubs and trees It became clear last spring that COVID-19 wasn’t going away anytime soon, so…

An Exercise in Boho Beauty

An Exercise in Boho Beauty

Treasure hunter animates his Biltmore Village furnishings store Dwellings is a global jewel box of a home store, known for furniture collections that strike…

Not Your Dad’s Swiss Army Knife

Not Your Dad’s Swiss Army Knife

Young bladesmith proves that even veggie prep can be visually inspired  Youthful inexperience doesn’t enter the picture for Jasper Herr. A newly minted 20-year-old,…