Author: bmiller

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…

Classic Cool

A traditional Myers Park home gets an airy, modern, and ravishing renovation. When Nicole Murch began interviewing builders to help renovate her new home in Myers Park back in 2014, the best way she could explain her vision was this: “I want to the home to look like it fits on the street, but be just that teeny bit different…

Modern Sensibility

Designer Charlotte Lucas boldly mixes old and new to transform her mid-century modern home in Eastover. Charlotte Lucas knew exactly what she wanted. “We’d been looking for over a year and I knew I wanted something not necessarily modern but not your standard floorplan,” says the designer, who had passed over many two-story Georgian homes, common throughout Myers Park and…

Chantilly Charmer

Sophisticated style meets casual comfort in this creative home. When Billy and Heidi Royal decided to build their new home just a few blocks from their previous one in the Chantilly neighborhood, the couple knew that they wanted it to be different from the traditional bungalows the area had become known for. “In this neighborhood, everyone has always built the…