Author: bmiller

Fashionable refresh: Inside a cozy update for 4,400-square-foot contemporary home

With the right eye, a Gastonia home is transformed into a casual and comfortable place to entertain and unwind. It was an unseasonably hot April day and Leigh Falkner was loading up a truck with furniture, artwork, and accessories for her next day’s installation in rural Virginia when her coworkers pulled her into the Circa Interiors and Antiques showroom. A…

This SouthPark couple embraced bold, bright (even fuchsia!) hues in their home

Traci Zeller was taken by surprise. In all her years as a designer, she could count on one hand the times a client has asked for more fuchsia. “I think it’s happened once!” Zeller says, laughing. “It’s rare that you find empty nesters requesting not only more color, but more raspberry pink.” But for Wanda and Craig Steinke, the bolder…

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…