Home & Garden

Home & Garden

Contemporary and Comfortable Oasis in Duke Forest

Sally and Mike Morgan decided to make a clean break from most of their old furniture when they moved from Ohio just two years...

A Tranquil Hideaway in South Durham

The Rostamis' home near Jordan High School in south Durham is shaded by pines along a winding suburban street. Walking through the front door...

Swim Lessons

I’m 47 years old, and I’m taking swim lessons. And no, I don’t mean that I’m taking a master's class or perfecting my freestyle...

Making the Most of Those Odd Waiting Periods

I’m writing this blog post from my “remote office” in the Subaru dealership while my car is being serviced. The waiting room is nice,...

5 Tricks to Keep from Losing Your Stuff

One of the primary reasons people want to get organized is because they feel they waste time looking for things they’ve lost. In fact,...

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...