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.

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

 

 

 



Turn on any television lately, and there are a myriad of programs to inspire homeowners. Whether the program is a total home makeover, a celebrity kitchen makeover or an educational program that objectively weighs the pros and cons of surface materials, one product has received more air time than any other—Silestone by Cosentino.
Made from quartz, Silestone has obtained rock star status for good reason, having been featured on over two dozen Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, five recent HGTV Dream Homes, highlighted on the Discovery Channel, selected for the Dream Kitchen Makeover by Rachel Ray and most recently featured on Good Morning America.


This award-winning countertop has garnered the attention of celebrities and design professionals alike, for its durability, beauty and affordability. For HGTV, Silestone, was a proud sponsor of the 2010 Dream Home Giveaway in New Mexico. There they collaborated with the HGTV house planners and designers to incorporate Silestone throughout different areas of the home. This year’s HGTV Dream Home featured stunning handpicked Silestone products for the kitchen countertops, master bath vanities and walls; as well as Eco by Cosentino recycled surfaces for the secondary bathrooms.

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For more information, call Stone System of North Carolina at 704-238-1659 or visit them on line at www.stone-systems.com or www.cosentinonorthamerica.com. Silestone quartz is available nationally in over 65 colors and offers a 15-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Just as a frame complements its picture, so does the landscape of a house. Getting it right means a carefully planned design and the perfect products to complete the look. Since every home is unique, more people are turning to specialty stores to get items not offered by big box retailers.

Bill Zemak, owner of Overstream Poolscapes in Charlotte, specializes in constructing pools as part of building outdoor living environments. “Many of my clients come in with complex projects that need specialty products,” he says. Hardscapes that incorporate a pool can be particularly challenging.

To get homeowners the latest on the market, Zemak turned to Hil Hamer who owns and operates American Brickstone with his wife, Dawn. A local provider of brick, hardscape, masonry, grills and lighting products, the company is able to supply homeowners and their contractors
with a variety of traditional and newer product lines.

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To find out how American Brickstone can integrate the right products into your outdoor living design, call them at 888-688-6240 or 704-283-9065.

Visit the showroom at 1703 Morgan Mill Road in Monroe or on the web at www.americanbrickstone.com.

Now that we’ve decked – and undecked – the halls for the holidays, this is the ideal time to design your home in a look all your own that delivers timeless functionality every day of 2011.
Have you often wished for a way to express your lifestyle and personal tastes in a home unique in every way, unlike furniture sets you see in
retail catalogs? Savvy Charlotte homeowners have known the secret for a while – 10 years to be exact – of shopping at The Furniture Connector for fabulous furniture at affordable prices.


When you cross the shop’s South End threshold, be prepared to be awed – and to enjoy your time within, often not something associated with furniture shopping. The beautiful display of designer market samples and closeouts comprise a broad range of styles for furniture, lighting, accessories, and art. For an advance glance at the newest items, peruse the Web site’s “Off the Truck” section.

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Stop in The Furniture Connector at 2905 Griffith Street, located in South End, Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 1-5; call 704-507-9023, or visit http://www.thefurnitureconnector.com to see the new site that beautifully captures the culmination of a decade of change. You can also find the store on Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t Miss our Next Educational Seminar on

Planning Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel

This is the perfect place to start if you have been putting off that kitchen or bath remodel.  Our experienced team and the experts at Ferguson will be on hand to answer all of your questions about budgeting, faucets, countertops, cabinetry, tile, appliances, lighting, flooring, design, colors, construction and much more!

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Kitchen and bath design trends
  • Remodeling options to fit all budgets
  • Timeframes for project completions
  • Living through a remodeling project
  • The best process for a predictable remodeling experience

Sat., Jan 15th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

at

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Gallery
located in Historic SouthEnd,
2000 South Boulevard

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Seating is limited!

Call 704-759-3920 or e-mail logan@casecharlotte.com to RSVP

Educate yourself before spending a dime on your kitchen or bath remodel!

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Incorporating tile into the design of your kitchen or bath is a design trend that has been around for thousands of years. Because tile comes in all colors, sizes and materials it is possible to truly personalize your home with tile.

Like the right accessories to match an outfit, the perfect tile can influence the look of the entire space. Whether you’re wrapping the whole bath or kitchen in glass or using colored ceramic to spice things up, tile can bring texture, style, and pizzazz to any space. Tile is being  used throughout the home as a design element on walls, as a backsplash, on fireplaces, as decorative accents, in showers and even in outdoor living areas.

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There’s nothing quite like a sculpted rug. Their designs catch your attention due to the shadows that are created from the tufted areas of the rug. Then, kicking off your shoes rewards you with three dimensional comfort as your feet hug the contours and shapes of the carpet.
Nothing makes you want to kick off your shoes more, than these chic and sensual additions to your home.

José Antonio Gandía-Blasco is a world-renowned designer. Here, like a new strand of pearls, his
Codigo area rug made from 100 percent new wool, is sure to bring a smile on your face and your
feet. Available in 5 x 7, 6 x 8, and 7 x 11. Gan Rugs available through Switch Kitchens, Baths and
Interiors. 404-605-0196. http://www.gan-rugs.com.

 

Hooked and tufted circles and squares add textural interest to the rich colorations with the Spectrum rug. Colors: Berry, Poppy, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Moss, Clover, Pewter, Lake, Cerulean
Blue or Amethyst. Company C available through Hickory Park Furniture Galleries. 828-322-4440.
http://www.companyc.com.

 

 

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It’s January, and if one of your resolutions was to become more organized, you’re not alone. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the promise to get organized is one of the top five New Year’s resolutions we make, which is why the organization is sponsoring January as national Get Organized Month.

A recent survey conducted by NAPO showed that 65 percent  of people surveyed described their home as at least moderately disorganized, while 71 percent said their quality of life would improve if they were better organized. If you find yourself agreeing with the results of this survey, it’s time to take action and make this the year you finally get organized.  The freshness of an uncluttered, well organized home
can give you the positive energy you need to tackle the other resolutions on your list.

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1. The Bangle is a spherical fixture made of smaller hand-crafted iron circles. Featuring either a modern bronze finish with cream ice diffuser or silver leaf finish
with antique mist diffuser, this fixture is available as a four-, three- and one-light pendant. Also shown is the companion Kyoto fixture, featuring handmade Japanese
paper. www.corbettlighting.com.
2. If you are looking for a beautiful alternative to wood flooring, walls or countertops, consider Wood Expressions. An ideal solution for everything from
outdoor decks to kitchen floors. Available in a variety of sizes for design versatility. It’s virtually maintenance-free with a lifetime of beauty.  www.crossvilletileandstone.com. Crossville Tile and Stone. 704-927-8453.

3. The Modern Square cabinet knob mixes the classic concave face common to Mid-Century Modern hardware with a modified square outline. What you get
out of the equation is a unique retro design for your cabinet doors and drawers. Available in bronze, brushed chrome and polished chrome. www.rejuvenation.com.  Rejuvenation. 888-401-1900.
4. Free-standing bathtubs are all the rage, they present a dilemma–how do you get water into the tub? GRAFF has introduced seven floor-mounted tub filters that
solve this problem. Shown here is the Immersion. The floor-mounted exposed tub filter with hand shower, has a spout height between 31 1/2”- 34 5/8”.
http://www.graff-faucets.com. HD Kitchen and Bath. Huntersville: 704-892-6466, Charlotte: 704-845-5970.
5. Wolf dual-fuel ranges offer a wide variety of top configurations and standard dual-stacked sealed surface burners. The optional infrared char broiler, infrared
griddle and French top allow you to customize your range. The large oven features the Wolf exclusive dual convection system. http://www.queencityonline.com.
Queen City TV and Appliances. 704-391-6000.

6. The Eileen fixture series is part of the casual transitions. Kichlers Casual Transtions styles unite traditional and contemporary, equating to a classic,
timeless design. http://www.kichler.com. Unique Lighting Showplace. 704-553-1341.

7. Inspired by nature and winner of Interior Design Magazine’s Best of the Year award, Ziva is a sculptural,
three-dimensional stone tile designed with an undulating pattern. Each tile is hand carved and uses
a combination of a polished and a honed finish. Ziva is available for indoor use. http://www.artistictile.com.
InStyle Charlotte. 704-665-8880.
8. This 12×18 Solid bronze mural is created using the highest quality materials, each piece is made by skilled
artisans. Available in bronze, bluminum, and pewter. There are hundreds of designs to choose from, giving
you a chance to add your personal touch and sense ‘of style to your home. http://www.tilecollection.com.
Tile Collection, Inc. 704-541-8453.

1. For a dramatic statement in any room, the Sausalito Collection is a powerful and elegant addition. The hand-worked wrought iron construction and linen shade give the collection an Old-World feel with contemporary updating. Finished in deep bronze or silver gold, the fixtures are available in chandeliers, sconces
and pendants. http://www.troy-lighting.com.

2. Sleep like royalty in the new Harlow queensized platform bed from renowned designer Michael Weiss. Featuring a sculpted headboard, leather upholstery and brass nail heads. Available in dozens of different wood finishes. Vanguard
Furniture. http://www.vanguardfurniture.com. The Furniture Connector. 704-507-9023.

3. Add a little bling to your home with thisbeautiful floor lamp. A vibrant sparkler with a three-diamond stem and kaleidoscope base, it features antiqued mirrors and recyclable tin. This floor lamp is a sophisticated lighting solution for even the most casual of rooms. Lucy and Company. 704-342-6655.

4. Inspired by the shapes of birds’ nests, the  sleek and lightweight Rin chair by Hiromichi Konno is an ideal complement to a desk or dining table. Made of molded plastic with a powder-coated aluminum frame, it measures 30.3”h. x 22.4” w. x 21.6” d., comes in six colors. Republic of Fritz Hansen. www.fritzhansen.com. 212-219-3226.

5. Robert Allen’s Hollywood collection features rich, shimmering fabrics mixed with tailored patterns to evoke memories of old Hollywood grandeur while maintaining modern sensibility for a versatile selection of designs. Robert Allen
Fabrics. http://www.robertallendesign.com. Front Door Fabrics. 704-844-6330.

6. Fresh and futuristic, these mid century fixtures are handcrafted from aluminum. They are an elegant update for period and modern homes. Rejuvenation. www.rejuvination.com. 888-401-1900.

7. Serve up some style with Jonathan Adler’s new Porcelain Dinnerware. Greek Key – a modern twist on classic China, platinum details and bold graphic patterns make any occasion special. Platinum Stripe – with clean stripes and platinum details, this China is an heirloom in the making. http://www.jonathanadler.com.

8. The exuberance, glamour and lush coloring of Lelievre’s latest collection frames Stark’s newest carpet: the elegant Samora. This hand-loomed wool carpet is  available in four colors but can be created in a custom color if desired. http://www.starkcarpet.com. Stark Carpet. 704-588-8842.

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