Double Eagle

Double Eagle

During the studs-up renovation of their Cliffs Valley home in Upstate South Carolina, owners Julie and Kris Atwood lived for five months in a…

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

“My background is in the performing arts, so I have an eye for space and aesthetics, thought I am not an interior designer by…

Crème de la Crème

Crème de la Crème

“In our Cajun heritage, the kitchen is the heart of the family,” says Donna Lemoine, who shares a warm, elegant retreat in Balsam Mountain…

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

As befits a retired sailor, she waxes poetic about the water: Mary Jane “MJ” Klug refers to the “gin-clear” rivers of Western North Carolina,…

Keep Calm & Simmer On

Keep Calm & Simmer On

A wide arched window trimmed in French Country blue signals the mood of this kitchen overlooking pristine Green River Gorge in Saluda. Here, formality…

Low-Key Luster

Low-Key Luster

The kitchen inside Cheryl and Aivars Vitols’ retirement home in Grand Highlands (Hendersonville) looks as smooth and refined as the process to create it…

To the Manor Made

To the Manor Made

A triptych of white cupboards brushes the ceiling in one key part of this courtly Waterford Lakes kitchen. “I worked the vision out with…

The Gallery Gourmet

The Gallery Gourmet

Ingenuity floats all through this great space in Sylva’s Balsam Mountain Preserve. The homeowner favored a fresh open plan over a formal dining room…

Forever Red

Forever Red

Linda Constable’s blood doesn’t run red — it runs ruby. Her grandmother’s vintage glassware in that shade has inspired more than one incarnation of…

Elevated Style

Elevated Style

A set of contemporary Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs surrounding the kitchen island may be merely auxiliary to the main event, but the choice of…