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From timeless styles to the latest designs, Bedside Manor offers just the thing to inspire you.  They combine their selection of exquisite, handcrafted linens and accessories with Southern grace and charm.  You’ll find their lovely shop at Phillips Place here in Charlotte or shop online.

Tips from the experts at Better Homes & Gardens: The fastest way to revive an outdated brick fireplace is with a coat of paint.  It’s an easy, inexpensive project that won’t take much time either.  Another option is slate, a durable and low-maintenance stone that resists cracking and fading.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery’s 2nd Annual Art & Fine Crafts Christmas Show & Sale opens Friday, December 4, 2009, from 5 – 9 p.m., and continues on Saturday, December 5, 2009, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Twelve artists will be offering unique, small works of art and fine crafts that are perfect for affordable gift-giving.  For more information visit

from House Beautiful :: Craftsman was the modern of its time, and it goes surprisingly well with modernist furniture like the Le Corbusier LC5 daybed in stylist Aaron Hom’s living room. He mixed midcentury classics with contemporary pieces and painted all the walls white to make his California Craftsman bungalow feel current.

Creative by Nature is located at Blakeney Town Center here in Charlotte.  They have a selection of home accessories, preserved floral arrangements, distressed furniture, and unique rugs.  The designers at Creative by Nature will help you put together a great look for a bookshelf, niche or mantle.  They also have an in-store floral design studio.

Make any corner of your home a little more interesting with a little something special from our selection of sky blue touches.

  1. Nicola Bedding Ensemble from Garnet Hill
  2. Spot Napkins from Cath Kidston
  3. Flower Throw Pillow from Layla Grayce
  4. Atticus Rug from Angela Adams
  5. Sateen Shower Curtain from Restoration Hardware
  6. Flying Bird Plate from John Derian
  7. Archival Print from Swallowfield

Published at the end of September, Dark Nostalgia presents twenty-six projects that exemplify the smooth incorporation of evocative historic detail into current interiors.  Among them is Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch’s amazing loft (pictured above).

Source: Fast Company

“Most of the furnishings we chose are by architects who understood the technology of their time. Their design philosophies are present in the furniture,” Peter L. Shelton says.

Above, a Jean Prouvé cabinet is pictured in the entrance hall of this Manhattan loft.
Below, a Poul Kjaerholm armchair and sofa in the living room is pictured along with a Charlotte Perriand wood bench.

Source: Architectural Digest

from dwell :: In the lofty Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, mid-century modern mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century.  A George Nelson daybed takes center stage at gallery level. Part of the couple’s collection of American mid-century design, it harmonizes with the newer Dutch pieces and with the apartment’s 17th-century architecture.

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