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2216 hawkins st 28203
704.375.0082
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201 w worthington ave 28203
704.332.3731
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227 east blvd 28203
704.370.2644
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1009 east blvd 28203
704.342.6655
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1001 e. morehead st 28204
704.376.8900
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923 providence rd 28207
704.377.6226
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102 middleton dr #b 28207 
704.375.1779
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715 providence rd 28207
704.333.0094
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715 providence rd 28207
704.334.2478
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715 providence rd 28207
704.377.4919
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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.

   

     As fall approaches and the weather starts to cool, it won’t be long before entertaining makes its move indoors. But for one Charlotte family, they cherish the crisp autumn air and hold on to every possible last bit of being outdoors. For them, fall is all about entertaining on a manageable scale with close friends.

    “For me, spring and fall are the best times to entertain in the South,” said Robin Branstrom. “But I’m especially fond of fall entertaining because the weather is so beautiful and it is such a wonderful time to get back together with friends who you have not seen over the summer.”

    And the Branstrom’s know how to throw a party! Robin and her husband, Bill, are part owners of the fabulously successful fine dining group, Harpers Restaurant Group. This includes such dining establishments as Zink, Upstream, Harpers and Mimosa Grill.

    First, a little history about the setting for this wonderful get-together.

    The Normandy Tudor style home was originally built in 1927 and came close to being a local historical landmark. A home that old in one of Charlotte’s original neighborhoods, understandably was in need of some updating.

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

As the trend continues toward turning your current house into your custom home, more Charlotte-area residents are looking for options that make a space truly unique. “There are a variety of trends and innovative products which incorporate technology that were not available in the past,” says Suzanne Pizio, manager of showrooms at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, a local supplier of plumbing fixtures, lighting and appliances.

However all those choices can be overwhelming. “The majority of consumers have begun their own research on products and styles, but they are full of unanswered questions,” Suzanne says. “An expert can help guide your decision-making process and bring solutions.” M aking the right choices can mean all the difference. David McGuire, chief operating officer of Andrew Roby, Inc., a local custom residential contractor, works with homeowners on projects large and small. “It’s about building a relationship,” says David. “We send homeowners to Ferguson because getting personalized attention from an expert consultant is something you probably won’t get at big-box retailer.”

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more about Ferguson Kitchen and Bath.

To find out how to incorporate the latest trends into your new home or remodeling project, call Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery at 704-370-2020. Make an appointment to see an expert consultant at the showroom located at 2000 South Blvd., Suite 510 in Charlotte.


As sure as there are more joggers on your street with the (finally)–warmer weather, it won’t be long before you’ll want to venture outdoors to relax and dine with family and friends. Savvy homeowners are planning ahead to get their homes transformed for full enjoyment this season, before the rush.

“We urge homeowners to get started for the spring and summer seasons of outdoor living now. When spring arrives, they are set for many enjoyable days and evenings relaxing in their outdoor sanctuaries, while the plants are in full bloom,” says Mark Morgan, owner of The Morgan Landscape Group – one of Charlotte’s premier outdoorliving contractors. “Many of our newer customers are surprised to learn with the proper planning including fireplaces and firepits, they can enjoy their outdoor living spaces year-round with beautiful plants and features that provide visual and aromatic interest.”

When it comes to landscaping, “edible ornamentals” are a popular design trend. Besides the enticing fragrances permeating throughout  your outdoor areas, the bonus of edible plants is a fun and practical part of landscaping. Think blueberries or strawberries planted in a container, fig trees, blackberries on a trellis, grapes on an arbor, or tomatoes in an eco-friendly container…

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more about The Morgan Landscape Group.

For more information on The Morgan Landscape Group, call 704-588-2292 or visit their web site at www.morganlandscapegroup.com.


Many of us feel less energetic when the cold, dark days of winter arrive. For some, the darkness of winter can lead to something more serious than a case of the blahs; they suffer from a seasonal form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, SAD affects an estimated 6% of Americans, causing depression, lethargy, irritability, and a desire to avoid social situations. Incidences of the disorder are higher in Canada and the UK, and can be as high as 20% in Scandinavian countries.

Light therapy is the most common treatment for SAD, from a full-spectrum light using beams more intense than normal light. These special lights mimic natural sunlight and have been shown to improve mood, energy, and overall well-being.

If you’re interested in light therapy, it’s important to note that not all lightboxes are created equal. Verilux has been manufacturing light therapy since 1956. Their HappyLight line of therapy lamps is the number one light therapy product in the world, using fullspectrum lighting to effectively address seasonal depression associated with long winters, rainy weather or lifestyles that dictate too much time indoors…

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more about Lighting and Bulbs Unlimited.

For information visit the Lighting & Bulbs Showroom in Matthews at 1730 Matthews Township Parkway (704-845-8844) or South End at 1300 S. Tryon Street (704-602-0150)or online at www.LBUonline.com.

The recovering economy may be encouraging us to make changes that enhance the appearance and functionality of our homes. But in these realistic times, we are re-defining luxury. The spending patterns that have emerged reveal our new emphasis on quality, affordability and long-term value.

Design trends have followed suit, as interiors now reflect a “less is more” philosophy that uses every inch of space wisely, conserves energy, and strikes a balance between substance and style.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced the winners of its annual design competition, along with the top 10 design trends, many of which mirror our new

mindset. From practical to the purely aesthetic, we compared the results from NKBA with feedback from Charlotte design professionals to bring you the most significant kitchen and bath trends in our market.

Visit our website  to view the entire article.
 

 

1.  Tole Waste Paper Baskets in bright colors with fresh geometric patterns. Abode. 704-332-3731.

 2.  With the Zikmu, you can stream music from your wireless device or phone, or from your PC using Wi-Fi or Mac using Bluetooth. Designed by Philippe Starck. Design Within Reach. dwr.com.  704-365-6514

 3.  Alula wallpaper is a layered, organic, modern take on florals. The pattern appears to be composed of jellyfish, but it is actually the movement, depth and the composition of the pattern which creates this sort of oceanic feel. Lucy & Company. lucyandcompany. com. 704-342-6655.

 4.  Nolte Home Studio offers this more modern and elegant alternative to traditional backsplashes with six impressive motifs – measuring 600 to1800 mm in width. Nolte Home Studio. noltehomestudio-usa.com. 704-542-4640.

 5.  Cool comfort! The Rothko chair features a swivel base, comes standard with down cushions, and is available in hundreds of fabrics. City Supply Co. citysupplycharlotte.com. 704-347-2489.

 6.  This beautiful, hand-blown glass pendant is made of translucent glass with a crackle texture. The pendant is available in a variety of vibrant colors that will compliment both modern and traditional interiors. Modern Lighting Design Showroom. modernlightingdesign.com. 704-332-0109.

7.  Bracelet by Dori Csengeri. Fresh and exciting pieces that are hand crafted using materials such as fine stones, swarovski crystals, bohemian beads, shell, wood, metal and leather-backed for comfort. Sedona Boutique. sedonaboutique.com. 704-362-5507.

 Special thanks to Kathleen Hands for research.

1. Sconce lighting on both sides of the mirror is the best way to provide even illumination for a vanity. See the ‘echo’ sconce, featured here in its simple elegance, and many other options at the Modern Lighting Design Showroom in Historic Southend District. modernlightingdesign.com. Modern Lighting Design Showroom. 704-332-0109.

 2. SmartTouch® Technology by Brizo does nothing less than change the way you interact with water. Simply touch anywhere on the faucet body or handle to turn on or off the water. brizo.com. HD Kitchen and Bath Collection. Huntersville: 704-892-6466, Charlotte: 704-845-5970.

 3. An oven that listens to you? Precisely. Introducing the industry’s best performing wall oven featuring the intuitive new Culinary Center, expertly calibrated for a whole new level of precision. Simply tell it what you’re making, your desired doneness and cookware type for superior results every time. Experience it in action, and explore the next generation of Jenn-Air® appliances. jennair.com.

 4. 3D Aluminum mosaic tiles provide the look of stainless steel metal mosaic tiles but with added texture and durability. The circular brushed aluminum finish gives a unique modern aesthetic while the extruded structure of the tiles provides superior durability and support once installed. tilecollection.com. The Tile Collection. 704-541-8453.

 5. The new Sub-Zero 36” built-in overlay refrigerator model BI-36R/O shown in flush inset application with wood panels and with glass door. subzero.com. Queen City TV and Appliances. 704-391-6000. 

6. Be environmentally friendly and stylish with ECO countertops by Cosentino. This non-porous countertop is made from recycled materials, does not require sealers, is available in 10 designer colors and two textures (Leather™ and polished) and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty. ecobycosentino.com. Stone Systems of North Carolina. 704-238-1659.

 7. The Kallos glass undercounter lavatory offers a distinctive architectural pattern reminiscent of fine crystal. The lavatory’s design creates stunning visual depth, while appropriately obstructing the view of toiletries stored inside the vanity. kohler.com. Ferguson Kitchen and Bath. 704-370-2020.

 8. The most useful kitchens use every inch of space. Storage solutions integrated into the Custom Cabinetry of Old River Cabinets allows you to utilize every inch of space within your kitchen. Let no corner be left untouched. oldrivercabinets.com. Old River Cabinets. 704-831-6267.

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