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Carolina Couture

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Custom, one-of-a-kind dresses are typically associated with haute couture – the glamorous reserve of New York and Paris fashion shows. That wasn’t always the case. There was a time when custom-made gowns weren’t just…

Worthy of preserving

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by  Catherine Nguyen When Raleigh builder Mark Kirby saw a timeless Tudor Revival house built in Raleigh in the late 1930s by developer Thomas Adickes, he knew it would be perfect for his family of six….

Assembly required

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Most people know the horror of the words “some assembly required”: the miniscule parts and pieces, the half-translated instructions, the ridiculous illustrations that somehow lead you to put the entire thing together backwards….

This Modern Home in Cameron Village is a Blank Canvas for Art

by Liza Roberts | photography by Catherine Nguyen When Frank Thompson bought two wide lots in Cameron Village in 1997, he knew what he wanted to build: A contemporary home with room for entertaining and art, and windows tall and wide enough…

Transcending light

by Katherine Connor photographs by Catherine Nguyen Ask Raleigh’s Louise Gaskill the secret to her artistry in lighting design, and you won’t get far. “Oh, I don’t know how I do it, I just sort of taught myself and I…

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…

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…

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…

Spotlight: If these walls could talk

by Anna Long photographs by Catherine Nguyen Even a 214-year-old house can be full of new surprises. Intriguing new details of the history of Haywood Hall – the oldest house in Raleigh that still stands on its original foundation –…

A little spot of her own

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen A Cameron Park homeowner with a gypsy spirit and eastern North Carolina roots lives an artful and enchanted bungalow life  If it’s true that the supreme art is the art of living, then Cameron Park is…

Picnic tapas

photographs by Catherine Nguyen Whether you’re headed to an outdoor concert, a garden party, or just the park, this is prime picnic time. Think beyond cheese plates and PB&Js with this tapas-style grazing menu of recipes from a few of our…

The world of vanCollier

The hospital’s second floor – which once housed patients, a delivery room, and a nurses’ station – became home. by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen It takes a visionary to dream up things that don’t exist and make them real. It…

Making dreams come true

The Kowalczyks open up their home to help make a difference in the lives of children in Wake County by Jesma Reynolds interior photographs by Catherine Nguyen event photographs by Jillian Clark When Gretchen and Phil Kowalczyk moved in to their new raleigh…

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…

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