Author Archive: Becky Harris

10 Fresh Takes on Ombre (11 photos)

Less hippie than tie dye, more graduated than dip dye, ombre is a graduated-color technique that has swept home decor, fashion, hair, nails and even baking over the past few years. While one would think baked goods and nails would signal a tipping poin…

6 Easy Fall Centerpieces (9 photos)

Now that the ghosts, witches and jack-o’-lanterns are gone, it’s time to transition fall decor from Halloween spookiness to autumnal elegance. With just a few items from the grocery store, your yard or the craft store, you can easily fashion a stylish …

8 Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas (15 photos)

I don’t know about your neighborhood, but in mine people go all-out with their Halloween decorating. Houses and yards are covered in giant spiders, gravestones, skeletons and more. If that all sounds intimidating, don’t fret — Halloween can be fun and easy to decorate for without having to involve a…

A Contemporary Aerie in the Appalachians (9 photos)

Perched on the edge of a mountain ridge, this new contemporary home looks out over North Carolina’s Lake Fontana and the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountain ranges. The carefully crafted home creates as much energy as it takes in thanks to its tight envelope, thermal windows, small footprint, water