Category: Home + Garden

The Cape Fear region has a wonderful blend of historic and new homes. Cape Fear Living Magazine provides the latest tips and techniques on design, entertainment and remodeling. Join us as we dive into interior and exterior design, DIY projects and the history of some of our region’s most beautiful homes.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Riverlights: New Homes + Historic Sites

  Written by: Marimar McNaughton  |  Photography by: Kathy Spetrino Ten years after unearthing more than 25,000 artifacts left by the Cape Fear Indians who once occupied lands near Barnards Creek 9,000 years ago, Newland Communities came out of the…

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A Place by the Water

Written by:  Beth Rutledge  |  Photography provided by: RiverLights The allure of a scenic stretch on the banks of the Cape Fear River isn’t new. In fact, the water’s edge at RiverLights, one of this city’s newest planned communities, has…

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Garden of Curiosities

By Susan Buteau  In the heart of midtown Wilmington lies a patch of boggy soil that holds part of the town’s charm. Here, visitors can see Venus flytraps growing in the wild, a phenomenon unique to Wilmington and its seventy-mile surrounding area….

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Pattern’s Flowery Comeback

By Lynn Leake Floral, REALLY? Yes, it’s true. As you know, furnishings follow fashion, and as fashion has gone more colorful (and even Boho), the fabrics used for furniture were sure to follow. It’s like we try it out on a small scale…

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The Kitchen Door is Open

By Anne Rose Neighborly visits on a lazy afternoon are friendliest when the invitation is to come on ‘round to the kitchen door. Steve and Suda Tuggle are gracious and enthusiastic downtowners, having opened their home for garden and home…

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Controlled Burn: Smoke on the Road

By Paige Brown | White ash fell like snow and smoke filled the air as flames licked at the trunks of the trees. The sound was thunderous as the fire roared through the woodland at a frightening pace. As the…

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