Loose Reins in  a Tight Space

Loose Reins in a Tight Space

The smaller a space is, the greater the level of obsessive attention to its design must be. Amy Conner-Murphy, architect, designer, and principal at…

Every Which Way

Every Which Way

Over a 33-year career in interior design, there’s not much Traci English hasn’t done, and done thoroughly. The Hendersonville native has busied herself for…

Meadows Over Mowing

Meadows Over Mowing

In Midcentury America, a manicured lawn was a suburban homeowner’s biggest point of pride. And according to HGTV.com, more than 75 percent of the…

Earth Tones Overturned

Earth Tones Overturned

Leonid Siveriver’s Weaverville studio is more like a gallery. Jazz wafts through the air, and the sheer diversity of shapes, colors, and objects —…

From the Old World to Our Own World

From the Old World to Our Own World

Hendersonville maker’s prolific Santas are favored by local collectors “No two Santas are the same,” promises Joan Mastny. Joan Mastny, 84, grew up loving…

Why Stuff is More Than Stuff

Why Stuff is More Than Stuff

Professional organizer demystifies the KonMari Method The “KonMari” craze hit this country when Marie Kondo’s international bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, arrived in…

Crowning Achievement

Crowning Achievement

Breast-cancer survivor uses homegrown design skills to create a much-needed sanctuary Geni McKee’s “Little Jewel” doesn’t adorn her wrist, neck, or finger. Her self-described…