Home & Garden

Home & Garden

Managing the Day-to-Day During Times of Stress

I love to write about organizing. But for the past few months, I’ve had a hard time focusing. Writing about closets, pantries, garage shelving...

9 Nitty-Gritty Organizing Tasks You Can Do Right Now

If you’re looking for a quick organizing task on brisk winter days, here are a few ideas that might inspire you to get off...

Rockwood Home Offers Contemporary, Comfortable Spaces

Laura and Chad Quinn had all but given up on buying a home. A yearlong search for the right fit led the couple to...

Fresh & Festive Holiday Décor Ideas

Pick a Palette “My holiday decorating shortcuts are based on a simple, pre-set color palette and natural, seasonal elements. I usually go with various shades of...

Feeling Crafty in a Fully-Customized Colvard Farms Home

The Kohn home is sweeping and sunny, a vision of neutrals and space and architectural details. “The architect tried to tell me I was putting...

How to Host Your Own Giving Party

If the never-ending election and the devastation of Hurricane Matthew have taught us anything about this upcoming holiday season, it’s that we all need...

Confessions of a Neat(ish) Freak: My 5 Dirty Little Secrets

A comment I hear all of the time is, “Wow, I bet your house is super organized.” To which I always reply, “Well, it’s...

5 Uniquely Durham Goods from Local Makers

Wooden Bottle Openers, $40. John Parkinson Furniture → "Each bottle opener has a magnet, which allows it to be held securely on your refrigerator."       ← Framed...

A Young Family Finds Room to Grow

Nestled among the tree-lined streets of Duke Forest is a tall and narrow blue house with unmistakably modern architecture. It’s at once subtle and striking,...

The Season of Sign Ups

In many ways, September is a season of sign ups. This month inundates us with opportunities to volunteer at school, with sports and with...