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Planning a dream home is a lot of work and the most important step is to find the right architect.  Here are a few tips from Southern Accents:

  1. Create a wish list.
  2. Check the portfolio.
  3. Value chemistry.
  4. Be open and honest.
  5. Choose a listener.
  6. Communicate your vision.
  7. Take notes.
  8. Strive for collaboration.

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Broken Head, James Clark, Wood construction, 17.5″ x 6.5″

OPENING: Friday, April 2nd, 6-9 pm (in conjunction with the NoDa Gallery Crawl)

EXHIBITION: April 2nd – May 29th, 2010

For well over a decade, CTE has had the pleasure of representing the cubist sculpture of James Clark.  A legendary NoDa Arts District resident, James incorporates the emotions and experiences that bind humanity together in his wood constructions.  A selection of small table top studies to life size nudes from the past 30 years will be on exhibit.  James received his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Cranbrook. His work can be found in the collections of Dettra Flag Co., Annin & Co., Mele Manufacturing Co., and Russel Wright Associates.

In addition to Clark’s sculpture, CTE will be presenting a selection of works from the gallery collection.  CTE believed in the growth and promise of several artists and has acquired their works over the past 20 years.  The gallery is pleased to share this eclectic collection, which includes notables Jennifer Bartlett, Howard Finster, Robert Kushner, and Wolf Kahn.

Center of the Earth Gallery Inc.
3204 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Hours: Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat 12-7, Mon by appt

The chevron pattern is becoming increasingly popular.  Whether you’re repainting a piece of furniture or sprucing up a tired sofa, a little bit of chevron will brighten up any space!  Holly, from decor8, found some great pillows from Madeline Weinrib, fabric from Volksfaden, and a pattern how-to from Sunset.  For more chevron inspiration visit

A contemporary design that combines comfort with architectural presence, a timeless design that combines informality with comfort, and a 1950s classic. These are just three of the new designs from the Designers Guild.  To see more visit

 Ed Byers & Holden McCurry: Form & Figure: A Spiritual Journey

Exhibition Runs March 12 through May 4, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina – RedSky Gallery proudly presents “Form and Figure: A Spiritual Journey” collaborative and individual clay sculptures by Asheville, NC artists Ed Byers and Holden McCurry.  The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday evening March 12th 6:00-8:30 pm. at RedSky Gallery, 1244 East Blvd, in Dilworth.  The show runs through May 4th.

Ceramic artist Holden McCurry combines both terra-stone and white clays with custom-tinted glazes to create distinctive functional and sculptural forms.  The richly colored textural surfaces enhance their creations inspired by human and architectural forms.

Ed Byers has developed an intense interest in figurative sculpture.  He uses earthenware clay and strives to make narrative representations with a unique human story – usually a story of peace and hope – helping to connect to others.

RedSky Gallery features original works on paper and canvas, sculpture, ceramic, glass, studio furniture, art-to-wear, jewelry, and more. Over 500 regional and national artists are represented at three gallery locations in Dilworth, Blakeney Town Centre in South Charlotte and the EpiCentre in Uptown.  For more information about the gallery, please visit

 RedSky Gallery in Dilworth:  1244 East Blvd Charlotte, N.C.  704-377-6400

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home there are several questions you should ask before agreeing to work with a real estate agent.

  1. How long have been in the real estate business?
  2. Are you a member of the National Association of Realtors?
  3. Are you a member of MLS?
  4. Do you work on weekends?
  5. Can you outline how you would represent us?
  6. Will you show us houses listed by other companies?
  7. Are you familiar with our area?
  8. How many homes have you sold?
  9. What’s your business style?

For more tips from the editors at the nest visit

Front Door Fabrics, Charlotte, is hosting an evening in-store workshop-FREE- to learn how to re-fresh your home with the latest color and design trends, simple decorating tips, no-sew projects and easy DIY accesorizing ideas. Join the “Material Girls” Thursday, February 11th : 6:30-8:30pm for wine, light fare and new creative ideas to “Share the Love” in your home.
Front Door Farbics 704-844-6330  9517 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28270

Paul Massey has used various techniques to make his pale spaces more interesting. He has given salvaged household items a new purpose, displayed simple collections of characterful pieces, and created kitchen cabinets out of reclaimed floorboards.  To see more of Paul’s London home visit

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