Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL1ISS1 2017

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 37 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 1 — ISSUE 1 HOME DECOR HOME 11812 Carolina Place Parkway, A, Pineville, NC 28134 (704) 752-6476 Visit Vintage Home Charlotte for the area's best selection of transitional furniture, home decor, area rugs & lighting. across town to Bud's Plants, which also carries fresh-picked vegetables and Christmas trees when in-season. Greenery thrives both inside and out in Charlotte, which receives upward of 218 sunny days each calendar year, making it the perfect patio city. And since backyards and porches have transformed into "an extension of your indoor space," according to the team at Pier 1, moving furniture between the two has become easier than ever. Bring indoor pillows outside with the addition of waterproof, east-to-clean covers (also convenient for when trends change), as well as layered blankets and rugs. The wicker and rattan furniture of the 1970s has made a comeback, as have vibrant stone, glass and ceramic mosaic tables — and all are trending in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Find the real thing at one of Charlotte's many thrift stores, or buy it new at local bricks-and-mortar like Hearth & Patio, Oasis Pools Plus or Fire House Casual Living. Retro styles have also returned among lighting fixtures. Dining and living room lighting thrives as the colorful glass, large domes and geometric fixtures of the mid- century era make for eye-catching centerpieces. Don't miss a varied selection of furnishings and décor at Vintage Home in Charlotte. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the subtle design elements and energy- saving technology of minimalist lighting fixtures are also fashionable. Industrial lighting that repurposes steel grates, wood, chains and Edison bulbs will fit perfectly in Charlotte's urban apartment offerings. Modern Lighting Design Store on East Boulevard offers on-site consultations and the ability to order specific samples from more than 50 manufacturers without the obligation to buy. Carolina Lighting Gallery even reviews floor plans and verifies lighting needs for each room in your home. Whether you decide to reimagine your entire living space or just the closets and pantries, find relief in knowing that, today, it can be done with both form and function. []

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