This month, Business of Home editors rifled through the pages of three books, all with their own take on blending history and heritage with cutting-edge style—a survey of timeless interiors from Sandra Lucas and Sarah Eilers, a warm Southern welcome from James T. Farmer III, and ultrachic California cool from Nicole Hollis.
In the 10th installment of the 50 States Project, BOH spoke with Atlanta-based Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Forbes + Masters about how they divide up the work of running a firm, the strong vendor relationships that allowed them to complete their first showhouse without breaking the bank, and why they’re going into 2020 with a renewed focus on midsize projects.
In the fourth installment of the 50 States Project, BOH spoke with Fayetteville, Arkansas–based Chris Goddard about why designers should never publish their own homes, how he sunk a client’s yacht (but was still tapped to furnish the next one), and why he’s never wanted a publicist.
In a bid to make the furniture hub a year-round destination, High Point’s chamber of commerce has unveiled plans for Congdon Yards, a $30 million campus that will include the mixed-use creative hub Plant Seven and its neighboring building.
After nearly four decades in a quiet residential nook of Charlotte, North Carolina, Circa’s recent move to a large commercial space in a shopping center may have turned a few heads. The adjacent bungalows that had housed the company’s selection of antiques and home decor had long been emblematic of the family-owned brand’s distinct approach. But as the family moves into its third generation, Circa is looking ahead.
Furniture brand Hellman-Chang is moving from hipster Brooklyn to rural Georgia. We checked in with co-founder Eric Chang to get a sense of what the move means for the company, and why keeping empty space empty will help them get bigger—and faster.