12 Scents of the Season

Candles are an excellent gift for a friend, family member, or hostess. From floral scents that set the mood, to festive favorites to fill their home with Christmas cheer, we've rounded up candles for everyone on your list. 12 Scents of the Season Gingerbread Brulee Diffuser Set in the Ornament Collection by Aromatique; Notes of ginger, marshmallow, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla...

Michael Winn Celebrates the Holidays at Home

Text: Lydia Somerville Photos: Stacy Zarin Goldberg As head of a design-build firm, Michael Winn was in the unique position to realize the vision he and his wife Melinda had of tearing down their 1950s Cape Cod home and building their dream. With architects, designers, and craftsmen under one roof, he had a team at the ready to create the formal...

The Refreshing History of Punch Bowls

Silver punch bowl filled with punch and citrus
It was the poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., who perhaps most eloquently described the pleasure associated with a silver punch bowl: “This ancient silver bowl of mine—it tells of good old times, of joyous days, and jolly nights, and merry Christmas chimes.” Indeed, few types of silver are as symbolic of conviviality as the punch bowl, not least because of the festive beverage for which...

Debi Davis Delivers Merry and Light Holiday Style

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Julie Wage Ross “Most clients come to us with the same request—lighten up my house,” says designer Debi Davis. As the owner of Debi Davis Interiors, she has become known for creating open, light-filled spaces with refined accents; and it was her signature style that attracted the owners of this Little Rock home. Built in 2004, their...

Holiday Shopping in Baton Rouge

The holiday season is around the corner, and your friends and family deserve the best! Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for the holiday party hostess or stocking stuffers for your loved ones, we’ve curated a list of local Baton Rouge shops and showrooms with something for everyone. Shopping small is in this holiday season, and you can support...

Designer Mark Phelps and Architect Matt Benson collaborate on Linville Mountain Home

Text: Lydia Somerville Photos: Michael Blevins When clients asked designer Mark Phelps and architect Matt Benson to build them a house in the mountains of Linville, North Carolina, they sought a contrast to their house in Charlotte, which Phelps had also designed. “Their house in town is dressy and formal, with lots of DeGournay wallpaper,” says Phelps. “For this house, the...

Choosing the Right Outdoor Fire Pit 

Nothing says cozy and comfortable like flames flickering in a backyard firepit. A glowing fire warms up chilly winter days and extends summer gatherings long after the sun goes down. If you are looking to create a stay-at-home oasis that you can enjoy with family and friends all year long, a firepit might be the solution you’re looking for. Castelle by Tropitone offers a selection...

Marie Flanigan Creates a Legacy on the Lake

Text: Tiffany Adams Photos: Julie Soefer Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (or Lake LBJ, as it is commonly known) in Marble Falls, Texas, has long been a special place for Tina and Tom Shults. “This is an area our family has traveled to for more than 50 years,” says Tina Shults, noting Tom’s grandfather had a home here, and later in life,...

Rebecca Penno Designs a Casually Refined Space in Virginia

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photos: Angela Newton Roy For homeowners looking to create a custom home ideal for the next chapter of their lives, interior designer Rebecca Penno of Penno Interiors employed an intentional color palette, organic and natural materials, and classic yet casual furnishings. Nestled in McLean, Virginia, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, Phil and Cathy Horvitz’s new...

Bethany O’Neil Redefines Coastal

Text: Lauren Gentry Walker Photos: Lori Hamilton When a couple living in the Midwest purchased a home within a highly sought-after neighborhood in Naples, Florida, they knew they would need the help of an interior designer to give it the look and feel they dreamed of. Bethany O’Neil was recommended to them by their realtor, and the project began before the...

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