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                              friday february 11th from 10am – 5:30pm
                              saturday february 12th from 11am – 4pm 
                            monday february 14th from 10am – 5:30pm
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                      luxe home couture . post & gray . jenko’s . cinch . isabella .
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post & gray
2139 south tryon st 28203
various discounts
$150 gift card giveaway

ladonna antiques & interiors
2216 hawkins st 28203
20% off entire purchase

201 w worthington ave 28203
20% off entire purchase

luxe home couture
227 east blvd 28203
20% off entire purchase
$250 luxe bucks drawing
refreshments . wine . chocolates

lucy and company
1009 east blvd 28203
20% off new project of $2500+
*if booked feb. 11-14

mrs. howard
1001 e. morehead st 28204
20% off entire purchase

interiors marketplace
923 providence rd 28207
various discounts
$150 gift card giveaway

102 middleton dr #b 28207 
20% off, up to 50% off select items

715 providence rd 28207
20% off regular-priced merchandise
$100 gift card drawing
refreshments & treats

715 providence rd 28207
20% off accessories, lamps & mirrors
refreshments & hors d’oeuvres

715 providence rd 28207
20% off all candles, diffusers, soaps & sleepwear

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For one Charlotte family, their discovery of a former builder-owned Myers Park home, was the perfect mix of a recent remodel and manageable floor plan. The home simply needed the finishing touches. It is now decorated with a relaxed, ocean-influenced style that perfectly balances traditional tastes with the ease and
comfort often found in a beach home.

Like many older neighborhoods, the Smith family home was built right after the depression, in the early 1920s. A traditional Colonial style home, the home features one character filled room after the other.

You can tell the craftsmen that built this home took pride in their work. Plaster and lath walls and hardwood floors are throughout the home, as is most of the original windows, door hardware and millwork. As you enter the home, the formal living room is off to the left, a split level staircase is in the middle of the home and the dining room is off to the right.  A den lies just beyond the two French doors in the living room and a butler pantry and expanded kitchen area sit in the back right corner. A playroom and several bedrooms are upstairs.

To see all the pictures from this home, visit

It’s not your neighbor’s pool – that’s for sure. The uniqueness of each pool designed by Bryan O’Neal is just that – a stunner created for your specific lifestyle to deliver a one-of-a-kind, backyard pool enclave, resulting in a personalized home sanctuary like no other.

When Bryan, owner/president of Falling Water Custom Pools, Inc., designs and builds a swimming environment he incorporates your personal
preferences, home architecture, surrounding landscape, and topography. “We never build the same pool twice,” he says. “Every yard is unique with drainage, setback issues, and architecture, so there is a twist on every pool that is often unknown by the homeowner,” he says. “I pinpoint these issues and develop a pool that works to your advantage, such as assisting you in alleviating these issues.” Drainage issues are addressed first, then comes the design, all resulting in pools that look good and function properly.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.   

For more information on Falling Water Pools, call 704-723-4774 or email You may also visit them at or 4328 Republic Court NW in Concord.




This year, it’s all about getting real. Back to the basics. Simplifying in smart, new ways. So, why not consider taking that
home organization right into your closet!

While there are optimum times to purge items from your wardrobe (prior to the start of a new season), there is never a
wrong time organize your closet. In fact, organizing in phases can be equally liberating — spreading joy throughout the year.
How long do you stand in your closet, wondering what to wear? If you’re like most, the answer is “too long.” You know what that means — it’s time to take matters into your own hands. Trust me, it’s worth the time and effort. And it will drastically cut back dressing time in the morning, as well.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

As a personal stylist in Charlotte, Catherine Horgan works with clients to create signature looks and a fulfilling wardrobe. Learn how to tap into your personal style at or call 704-408-0055 to schedule a style session.

You might think that homeowners who go with a custom design for their kitchen cabinets do so primarily for aesthetic reasons.  But in my experience, improved efficiency is the main reason that prompts people to remodel a kitchen  and install new cabinetry. Then, after they discover you don’t have to choose between form and function, that’s when they come to a custom cabinet company.
The notion of “form versus function” is a false dilemma. If you think that buying custom cabinetry means that you’re putting form over function, think again. Custom-designed cabinets actually give you the best opportunity to combine form and function.

Most homeowners know that custom cabinetry is beautiful. Let me illustrate why a custom design offers superior function, as well. L et’s say you want to install a corner cabinet. You can use a Lazy Susan configuration or the newer Magic Corner design that allows shelves to tuck away when the door is closed. If you work with a company that uses standard “box” cabinets from a manufacturer, it has a ripple effect on the entire kitchen. That corner cabinet “box” is a standard size—a size which the “box” cabinets to the left and right must accommodate. And as those cabinets are shifted further away from the corner, they in turn affect how the next cabinets must be configured.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

Aaron Dumford is regional manager of Old River Cabinets. Call him at 704-831-6267 or visit 10235 Perimeter Parkway, one block west of I-77 off Harris Boulevard in Charlotte. You can also visit to learn more about their manufacturing facilities and preview their product lines.

Trent Haston

Just because a home is beautiful on the outside, doesn’t mean it’s functional on the inside. Recently, we had the opportunity to help a Myers Park family, with the renovation of their kitchen. Their home was a beautiful Cape Cod, but it needed a comfortable kitchen to match its classic curb appeal.

Confined and outdated, the space was overwhelmed by floor to ceiling cabinets. Set apart from the rest of the home, the cramped kitchen had a single entry from the hall with just enough floor space for a small breakfast table.

The first step to improving the feel of the kitchen came by expanding the space nearly 30 square feet into the backyard. Not only did the design allow for a large center island to be installed, custom windows and a complementing  Dutch door on the new exterior brought natural light and backyard views.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

As vice president for Andrew Roby, Trent Haston helps oversee a variety of a custom residential construction projects. To learn more about how Andrew Roby can turn your home into a personalized comfortable space, call them at 704-334-5477, or visit them on the web at

The kitchen is fast becoming the core of the home. As more homeowners opt to remodel rather than relocate, this room is often the first to receive a facelift.
A s long as Ashley Nydish has lived in her traditional Lake Norman area home, she knew the stark white laminate cabinets and countertops would have to go. “The kitchen was extremely outdated, and the cabinets were falling apart,” she says. “I needed to remodel for aesthetic reasons and to improve functionality.”
However, “Rearranging the layout wasn’t an option, so I needed to utilize the space that I had,” she relates. At Old River Cabinets, we see many homeowners who run into the same issue. Any cabinet can look good from 10 feet away, but how does it perform? Remodeling allows clients to gain functional space the original builder failed to design.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

To find out how Old River Cabinets can design beautiful cabinets with smart storage solutions for your home, call Aaron or his staff at 704-831-6267 or visit the showroom at 10235 Perimeter Parkway, in Charlotte or on the web at

Enjoying outdoor spaces in all seasons is one of the greatest benefits to living in Charlotte. “As society moves toward a focus in making memories at home, more people see the value in finishing their patio or deck to create an outdoor living area,” says Gregg Setzer, owner of Porches & Yards, a company who offers garden and patio furniture and accessories.

But how do you choose the right outdoor furniture for the space? There are three main types of furniture to consider: natural or synthetic wicker, aluminum or wrought iron, and teak or Brazilian cherry. In general, “Outdoor living rooms are usually close to the home, so wicker would be appropriate,” Gregg says. “The further from the house, swings and chaises are more popular, and on a deck, aluminum or wrought iron looks best.”

Placement of the furniture is key to preserving the look. “Though coated with outdoor primer, natural wicker is made from all organic material and should be under covered porches,” explains Gregg. If you want the look without the worry, “Synthetic wicker is made of vinyl and durable enough to take a beating from the elements.”

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

Call Porches & Yards at 704-987-3544 or visit the showroom at 20623-23A Torrence Chapel Rd. in Cornelius to see a variety of products from Laneventure, Lloyd/Flanders, Tropitone, O.W. Lee, and Kingsley Bate. Please visit our website at for further information.

1. Designed in the 1940’s and 50’s George Nelson’s clocks were highly
successful both as popular consumer products and icons of high design.
Design Within Reach.  704-365-6514.

2. Featuring a new super cute fit, the Bed Head pajama has a more
feminine fit than the traditional pajama. Cottage Chic.

3. Express yourself. Contemporary turned wood vessel in blues and turquoise,
Red Sky Gallery. 704-377-6400

4. This slim, retro-modern esspresso machine features automatic capsule ejection and
removable water tank and drip tray. A great addition to any stylish kitchen. Crate &
Barrel. 704-362-4003.

5. This modern pendant creates a layer of bright, downward illumination while
adding an element of sophistication to interior spaces. Available in various fabric colors
and a metal body. Modern Lighting Design. 704-332-     0901.

6. Hand-crafted by Anna Balkan. Featuring amethyst, fresh water pearls, ruby quartz,
citrine, garnet, blue topaz, lemon quartz with 18K gold plated chain. Sedona Boutique. 704-362-5507.

7. These glamorous pillows were inspired by “women and the love for their homes”.     Swarovski crystals, simple applique, designed to enhance the beauty of your home and    lifestyle. Lucy & Company. 704-342-6655.

Special thanks to Kathleen Hands for research.

One of the first things you notice when you enter the Myers Park home where Dick and Sallie Klingman live is the beautiful Tuscan-styled garden that lies just beyond the French doors in the solarium. Immediately in the foreground of the sun-baked patio, is a wall of Tea Olive trees that beautifully frame the view of a lawn sculpture and a sitting area that is off in the distance. There is a formality to the design of the patio that lies right outside the doors, yet on further inspection, when you look beyond the first outside room, you notice the informality of the sculpture that lies deeper in the yard. 
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