Category: Home & Garden

Luxurious Living on Loggerhead

Written by Melissa Snowden | Photography by Fociis When you escape to Oak Island, life slows down a few paces. This quaint, seaside town is primarily situated on a barrier island in Brunswick County, NC, with a portion of the…

Living on Island Time

Written by Melissa Snowden | Photography by Anne Liles Just the experience of traveling to Bald Head Island creates a sense of serenity.  Leave your car and your worries behind as you jump aboard a passenger ferry at Deep Point Marina…

The Story of 314 S Front St

Written by Colleen Thompson | Photography by FOCIIS Opera House Theatre Company brought artist, designer and actress Jenny McKinnon Wright to Wilmington, NC. A friend insisted that she and her two young daughters stay in his house, which was perched…

The Switchyard Smithy

Written By: Marimar McNaughton Sunlight streams into The Switchyard, an active railroad interchange on one of Wilmington, North Carolina’s backstreets. This place where two rail lines converge has become the hub for a community of architects, builders, artisans and writers….

Bloomin’ Beautiful

Written By: Diana Matthews Azalea Garden Tour is April 13-15 “We didn’t have azaleas when I was growing up in Indiana,” said Barbara Downing. “We didn’t have camellias blooming in December and January, either. I so appreciate the things that grow…

Chez Barry

Written by: Marimar McNaughton | Frank Hart Photography courtesy of Big Sky Design   “He had to have it,” says interior designer Jo Howell of Big Sky Design, recalling the day Barry Alexander set foot inside the company’s Masonboro Loop atelier…

A Homegrown Christmas Starts With The Tree

Written by: Diana Matthews | Photography by: NC Christmas Tree Association   If you grew up in eastern North Carolina two generations ago, your choices for Christmas trees depended on what was growing on your family’s acreage. Or if you…

Christmas at Heart

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photography by: Mary Me Photography   As I listened to Dillon Mclamb tell his story, I could imagine the ten-year-old him waiting impatiently each day for Thanksgiving—the day he finally was able to set…

Show Time

  Writer:  Marimar McNaughton Photography: Cothran Harris   A classic, coastal Carolina cottage with all of the trimmings — from gabled window dormers and eave brackets, to bright white columns and cedar shingles — outwardly exudes early 20th century lifesaving…