Advice from Designer Marcie Culpepper
Decorating a home for summer begins with letting the light and warmth from the outdoors inside.
Living in the mountains provides a scenic canvas on which to decorate your home. The soft, serene backdrop of nature inspires a one-of-a-kind space to showcase your home design. So make it count, because it is an expression of who you are!
Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Connecting with the Outdoors at Home
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a home must be worth even more. The architecture and design of a home says a lot about the people that reside in it, and for many architecture is an art that represents their tastes. In the Appalachian and mountainous regions, cottages and log cabins are a great option for those who want to incorporate designs that have character, style, and look natural.
When it comes to furnishing homes in mountains, there are plenty of homeowners looking for pieces that are rustic, hand crafted, and full of character. By preserving wood closely to its original state, it’s possible to attain that appeal. Instead of sanding away the surface to make it perfectly smooth, the natural knots, nicks, and roughness are left to give pieces a look reminiscent of a log cabin. Here are three rustic furniture shops to check out in Southern Appalachia.
Beautiful Home, Happy Planet
Many who choose to live in the mountains do so because they feel a connection with the environment. While having nature at your doorstep may sound enticing, first consider how interior design choices can affect animal habitats and our health. There are many ways we can decrease the impact a home’s interior design has on the ecosystem while still having a home that is appealing to those who enter.
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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is much history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Jenna breathed deeply, her nostrils filling with the sweet spring scents entering the open car windows. But her mood remained sour. “Still no service,” she said, gripping the steering wheel tighter and nodding to her phone.
Her aunt Margaret, a petite woman who wore her reddish-gold hair in a short bob, curved her lips up. “Try to relax, dear.”