Category: Home & Garden

Home & Garden: A house for sharing

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jeanette Galie Burkle A few years ago, Kristin and John Replogle came home to Raleigh after a stay at their Outer Banks beach house and realized they missed more than the ocean air. In their…

Talent magnet: The new Citrix building

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio “The way people work is changing,” says Citrix vice president Jesse Lipson. “Work and play used to be clear-cut. Those lines are blurring.” As a result, “The nature of an office has changed.”…

Home & Garden: Flora-bundance

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen When Bill and Judy Fitzgerald signed up six years ago for one of the cottages at The Cypress of Raleigh, an elegant North Raleigh senior living community, they were hoping to relieve themselves…

The designers of Boylan Heights

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Travis Long Maybe Boylan Heights owes its creative spirit to close quarters. Living there means knowing one’s neighbors, and those neighbors tend to be creative types with eclectic interests. The neighborhood, which spans just six…

Home & Garden: Mossology

by Liza Roberts David Spain is an artist whose medium is moss. Yes, moss. That spongy, green, felt-like plant that sprouts in humid nooks and wooded glens. A pioneer in the burgeoning world of moss landscaping – and heralded by…

Fanny and I go way back

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson Aster oblongifolius  – “Fanny” – and I go way back. Back to 1992, when I learned about it through Ruth Knopf, the antique rose expert at South Carolina’s Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston….

Living in harmony

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Catherine Nguyen Clarendon Hall, built in Caswell County in 1842, was described by historian Katherine Kendall as “a rich man’s house.” Today it could be described as a house rich in art. Ben and…

A fresh chapter for a storied house

by Ilina D. Ewen photographs by Catherine Nguyen They said it couldn’t be saved. From the sidewalk, the stately house at 304 E. Park Drive was proof of the adage that looks can be deceiving. Off came the rose-colored glasses once…

A fig to give

by Tony Avent When most folks decide to grow a fig, they opt for something like brown turkey fig, or at least something relatively edible. Me, I’m more interested in the ornamental figs – all members of the plant genus…

Pretty is as pretty does

  by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen A self-professed serial renovator, Carole Marcotte has breathed life into her family’s Spanish Colonial in Hayes Barton. Carole Marcotte gets a thrill out of solving design problems. With the precision of a mathematician…

Q&A with Local Design Personalities

Walter asked seven Triangle-area interior designers and architects with varied design sensibilities to share some of their favorite things. Your design philosophy? “My philosophy is to keep things classic, simple, and timeless.” –Rodolfo Gonzales of Rodolfo Gonzales Interior Design in…

Simple form, ample space…and art

photographs by Nick Pironio When North Carolina Museum of Art director Larry Wheeler told Walter last winter how excited he was about the latest renovation on his ’60s-era modernist house in Chapel Hill, the work had barely begun. A visit…

Pig butt arum

  by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson It’s not until you come face-to-face – or perhaps I should say nose-to-nose – with a pig butt arum that you realize it isn’t a grand horticultural April Fool’s prank. Indeed, I…

A lily for the ages

  by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson Since just before the war between the States, crinum lilies have been a popular staple in rural gardens throughout the deep Southeast – a far distance from their mostly native African origins….

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