Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

“We think of fire as something that’s out of control generally, but my art form — pyrography — translates to ‘drawing with fire,’ and…

Someday is Now

Someday is Now

Even if you’re not a Julia Child wannabe, you still deserve a “tremendously interesting” kitchen, to paraphrase the late culinary icon. Today’s open layouts…

Sourcing the Secret Ingredient

Sourcing the Secret Ingredient

The sturdy rural road that leads to Rayburn Farm in Barnardsville is like the purposeful, if serendipitous, path that led to Lauren and Michael…

Pushing Past Luck

Pushing Past Luck

Tile artisan Jay Reese is accustomed to clients’ quizzical looks over his preferred mode of transportation: the bicycle. They wonder, reasonably, how he’ll transport…

Old Homes Made New (and Vice Versa)

Old Homes Made New (and Vice Versa)

  Tamara Gavin’s website, The Made Home, is endlessly engaging: equal parts design candy store, juicy tutorial, and reverent repository of architectural history. The…

Using All the Crayons in the Box

Using All the Crayons in the Box

Valerie Berlage crafts jewelry and functional items for the home, but it’s her joyful wooden boxes and mirrors — both meant for wall display…

Little Luxe Schoolhouse

Little Luxe Schoolhouse

Oil and water. Bulls and red. Stripes and dots. A tiny house bedecked in maximalism. All of these sound like dangerous pairings, but Erin…

Nice Guy (Faux) Finishes First

Nice Guy (Faux) Finishes First

The ’80s and ’90s saw a domestic-painting craze. Walls were sponged, ragged, and stenciled in abundance. Initially a way to beautify the domains of…

Working Behind the Columns

Working Behind the Columns

Once a summer playground for wealthy South Carolina Low Country families, the Village of Flat Rock evolved into a charming place defined by a…