No one would blame you if you mistook this Charleston home for a chic pied-a-terre in Paris or New York. Owner Janet Gregg is a world-traveler with a sophisticated design eye. She has transformed every nook and cranny of her stylish Charleston, South Carolina apartment into a feast for the eyes like this hallway lined with art and featuring two chairs for a pop of color and place to perch during one of her frequent cocktail parties.
Carefully curated with contemporary sculptures and fine outdoor furniture, this serene garden-style terrace offers an escape from the chaos of city living. Hydrangeas and European boxwood bring natural life and color to the space.
Justin knew he wanted his proposal to Nathan to involve musical theatre, as that was how they met. After several emails and phone calls, he got the producers of An "American In Paris: The Musical" to agree to let him propose on stage after one of their Broadway performances in New York City. The cast even stayed for a group photo. It never hurts to ask.
Explore this city of trees with a walk or bike ride through Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway. Tote along a gourmet picnic lunch from Wildflour Cafe and gem-like pastries from Collet French Pastry Cafe or rent an electric bike from Pedego Alpharetta, a great way to keep older and younger riders on an even keel. The beauty of an electric bike, beyond the thrill factor, is you can go further and last longer, tackle hills with ease and then reward yourself with a stop at a local brewery along the way.
This 4,336-square-foot home is located in Dallas' Urban Reserve neighborhood, an enclave of sustainably designed modern homes that embrace their natural surroundings -- an unexpected oasis in the heart of the big city.
For this big city bachelor pad in Dallas, the designers wanted the feel to be open, airy and masculine. In the kitchen, sandy brown cabinets are livened up with the addition of a boldly patterned purple rug.
This open plan living and dining area takes full advantage of its big city views, courtesy of a floor-to-ceiling window along one wall. The clean, simple lines of the furnishings and art echo the skyscrapers.
Just a short drive away from downtown Atlanta, this spectacular single family home enjoys the best of the suburbs and big city living. Inside, guests will find an open floor plan and chef's kitchen, as well as a second level with newly renovated living spaces.
With the Adirondack Mountains on one side and Lake George on the other, the town of Hague, N.Y., is an idyllic escape from big city living. Here, a three-story lake house with large porches and a private dock encourages its owners to slow down and soak up the natural beauty.
Of course, there are certain limitation to renovating in a big city and/or shared building. Whether it's a condo, loft or town home- parking rules, load-in limitations and noise ordinances will present designers, contractors and delivery people with a few extra challenges during your remodel. It's smart to budget a little extra money and time with this in mind.
All interior designers have the same dream. They dream of a space that is completely their own where they can express their unique style free from the constraints of client expectations or even the needs of their own daily lives. Not only has New York designer Megan Pflug (http://meganpflugdesigns.com/) realized that dream, but she’s sharing it with all of us. The Woodhouse Lodge (https://www.thewoodhouselodge.com/), Pflug’s new 10-room bed and breakfast in the heart of the Catskills in New York State is the perfect blend of rustic ambiance and big-city style.
A radical break from the rustic mountain cabin with a design motif of pinecones, bears and rainbow trout, this stunning Cashiers, North Carolina home was the site of the 2018 Cashiers Designers Showhouse sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and the Cashiers Historical Society. Rooms instead featured big city flair considering most designers hailed from Atlanta, but also from New Orleans, and the Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina region. Inspired by chateaux in France and Italy, this 42-acre estate overlooking Lake Glenville was decorated with some au courant trends including lots of assertive, stylish wallpaper, a preponderance of soft pastels, plenty of Chinoiserie and subtle nods to the beautiful local surroundings in botanicals and floral motifs.