Author: Blake Miller

Peek Inside This Myers Park Stunner—an Indiana Couple’s Second Home

For Gabriella and Gerald, moving to Charlotte was less about finding a place to retire and much more about the proximity to their two daughters, Kiri and Nicole, and—down the road—grandchildren. “Our daughters started a company, The Daily Details Beauty Bar, here in Charlotte so we knew at some point we wanted to make a move down South,” says Gabriella.…

Hidden Gem

A family of three designs their dream home on 4.5 acres in the heart of Ballantyne. When Tiffany and Mark Coppen moved to Charlotte from Atlanta 13 years ago, the couple knew they wanted exactly what their former city could not offer them: lots of land. So when they came across a circa-1983 home situated on nearly 4.5 acres of…

Work of Art

A look inside the Myers Park home of Foundation for the Carolinas President Michael Marsicano and his wife, Leslie. Long before Leslie and Michael Marsicano moved into their new two-story townhome in Myers Park, the couple knew that the vision for the design of the home would be different. “My husband cares about how it looks and feels. Not so…

Destination Charlotte

A Charlotte couple forgoes plans for a mountain home to create a vacation spot right in their own yard. For Peter and Mary Beth Hollet, it was all about finding a vacation home. The couple had toyed with the idea of buying a North Carolina mountain getaway for several years until it dawned on them: why not create their own…

Holy City How To

Spend a weekend getting reacquainted with Charleston. Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte for 10 years or just moved into town, Charleston should be top on your list of weekend getaway locales. It is, after all, consistently named the top city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure and is oft considered one of the best culinary destinations in the country.…

Escape to Charlotte

A Texas-based couple calls Charlotte a getaway. When Phoebe Howard got the call from her clients that they had found a potential home in Quail Hollow, the designer had just landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “They asked me if I could look at it at some point, and I said, ‘How about right now’?” the designer recalls. It was…

Easy Elegance

Style and comfort blend seamlessly in this inviting home. Katherine and Patrick Shaw knew what they wanted with their home—but had no idea where to begin. “Katherine has an amazing personal and sense of style and always looks polished and fantastic,” says Charlotte-based designer Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Designs. But when it came to the interiors of their home,…

Fresh Focus

A family home gets a bright, new look. Laura Casey knows her clients well. So well, in fact, that when a family with whom she’d previously worked purchased the lot that their Myers Park home would soon be built on, Casey was immediately enlisted to work directly with architect Christopher Phelps and builder Brian Gerrard of Gerrard Builders to help…

Trading Spaces

A Charlotte couple’s vacation home on Figure Eight Island offers a soothing escape. When Jan Foster envisioned what her beach house would look like she saw one thing: blue. “I just absolutely love the color blue,” she says. “But our home here in Charlotte doesn’t really have any blue in it at all.” The hue, it turns out, would play…

Blank Slate

Cindy and Heather Smith put their designing talents to work on this Eastover beauty. It was the type of phone call Cindy Smith, owner of Circa Interiors & Antiques, is used to fielding. After seeing one of her neighbor’s homes, which had been decorated by Smith, Jerri Webb knew immediately who she wanted to help design the interiors of her…