Monday, April 30, 2012

ON THE MARKET >>> Sagee Manor

Sagee Manor | Highlands, NC

I spotted in the May/June issue of Veranda magazine and in yesterday's NY Times, an advertisement announcing a very special NC mountain estate is on the market. Sagee Manor is located on a 50 acre mountain top setting in Highlands, NC. Highlands is a charming & picturesque locale that serves as a tranquil retreat for many city dwellers. The town is within a 3 hour drive of Atlanta, making it a very doable weekend getaway destination.

The property offers just about every detail needed to enjoy a comfortable stay, perfect for entertaining family and friends. The main home & guest house have been designed with a total of 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and 5 1/2 baths; additional interior details include a wine cellar, 10 wood burning fireplaces, and top-of-the-line finishes. The exterior grounds consist of extensive lush gardening, detailed stone work, pool, & pond. I've included a handful of photos below, followed by a video with owner Bob Fisher and architect Keith Summerour talking about this truly unique residence.

Guest House -- Exterior (above) & Interior (below)

Images Sagee Manor

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Decor In The Details

Bettina Prentice

The NYC home shared by Bettina Prentice and her husband Jamie was recently featured in Vogue magazine. Prentice, the founder of Prentice Art Communications, takes to layering design details throughout the apartment's interiors, creating an overall personal & hand curated style...  Check out the images below. {Side-note, the photographer for this Vogue assignment is Claiborne Swanson Frank, whose own chicly appointed home was featured in Elle Decor magazine.}

Images Vogue

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The SHOPS At Target

Target is bringing a boutique shopping experience to its stores, with the launch of The Shops At Target on May 6. Target will partner with unique small storefronts from around the country and offer for purchase online & in Target stores a limited edition collection of products from each shop's signature style. To kick things off, Target will be featuring the following 5 businesses....  Plus watch the attached video to learn more.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chris Beck at the ATL Dogwood Festival

Once again, Piedmont Park plays host to the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, opening today at 12 noon through the weekend. The festival aims to showcase an abundant assortment of artisan & musical talent, alongside fabulous food & fare.

Our dear friend and participating artist Chris Beck with be featuring his metal sculptures in the Artist Market. Chris reworks scrap metal pieces into custom forms....  His "Clothing" series are my favorites, manipulating hard metal edges into what appear to be soft folds of fabric. Check out some of his pieces below and watch the attached video to learn more. Chris is located in Booth #85.

Images Chris Beck

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Modern Pre-Fab Living

Zoe Bissell & Bryan Buryk, with their daughter Shelby -- In the Kitchen of their Rocio Romero designed pre-fab home
Image NY Times

Today's NY Times Home & Garden section features an article on couple Zoe Bissell and Bryan Buryk (pictured above) and their ups (light filled space) & downs (contractor problems) of building their country home in the Catskills. Ms. Bissell had inherited some land and decided on building a pre-fab home, designed by architect Rocio Romero. The pair chose the LVL model, complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a wall of glass to take in the views.

Thinking about a pre-fab home of your own, but want to get a first hand experience of living in one? Well, you can....  It has been on my list to stay at the vacation rental, Luminhaus, located on 6 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. The owners of Luminhaus selected and built Rocio Romero's LV model pre-fab design plan. The home offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, with all the modern conveniences needed for a comfortable stay. Check out exterior & interior images below, followed by video of architect Rocio Romero. For more info, rates, and availability for Luminhaus contact


Images Luminhaus


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