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Home & Garden

5 Tips for Staying Organized

Reaching an organizing goal is exciting. Whether it’s culling and scanning a lifetime of photos or finally parking your car in the garage or...

How One Couple Turned Their Traditional Brick Ranch Into a Striking Modern Home

When Stacy and Jeff Glass moved into their red brick ranch in Duke Forest in 2003, they meant it to be temporary until they...

What We Love About Living in Watts-Hillandale

BOUNDARIES Englewood Avenue and Hillsborough Road to the south; 15-501 to the west; I-85 to the north; and Broad Street to the east. POPULATION Approx. 2,500 HOMESTYLES Craftsman, bungalows,...

Our Favorite Rooms From 10 Years of Photographing Durham Homes

One of the most popular features of Durham Magazine since we started in April 2008 has been our monthly “How We Live” feature –...

Too Much of a Good Thing

In some ways, we’re all collectors. Some of us collect fine things – silver, china, coins, or art. While others collect (ahem) strange things....

5 Steps for Overcoming Procrastination

‘Tis the season to gather our W-2s, fire up the calculator, sharpen our pencils and prepare our taxes. This late winter ritual comes back...

The Case for No More Christmas Cards

Twelve years ago, sitting down to write my Christmas cards was one of my favorite pre-holiday traditions. I would pull out my lap board...

Why You Might Want to Rethink Buying in Bulk

I’ve been on a pantry kick lately – tackling a number of client pantries around the area. Truly, this is one of my favorite...

Control Cord Clutter for Good

Do you have a box/drawer/cabinet/bin/closet that looks like the picture above? If you live in the United States and use any kind of technology,...

The Cool Intentions Behind This Cleveland-Holloway Home

A Durham native, Alison Trott grew up primarily in the Watts Hospital and then Trinity Park neighborhoods, and attended North Carolina School of Science...