Ballantyne Magazine

FALL 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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"Start with a single room and focus on a piece you really love. Once you find it, build around that piece and add as you go." Kelly Carroll Owner Vintage Home Charlotte "Trust your own sense of style and start with a piece you can't live without. Too often, I see rooms that don't reflect someone's personality. You don't want a space that looks like everyone else's house. The best place to begin is with a rug that is large enough. In a sea of neutrals, it can be an unexpected pop and a way to tie your space together." Shana Bretzius Store Manager Good's Home Furnishings "Select a color palette first. Decide what you definitely need and have to buy, and then what you would like to have and work around that. Staying organized will also keep you from getting confused, so get an interior designer to help you with the challenge." Ginger Goff Owner District 5 Interiors DÉCOR OVERLOAD? Ballantyne residents are getting their décor inspiration from Pinterest, Houzz and HGTV's hit series "Fixer Upper," often showing up at stores with hundreds of photos on their cellphone of items they like. But with so many ideas out there, people can get overwhelmed. Here are tips from Ballantyne's home- fashion experts on where to begin: Advice from Local Home Fashionistas Above: Creative by Nature HOME stocks pillows and locally made candles with local themes. Left, Right: Furnishings with Charlotte and regional messages are consumer favorites at Casual Elegance. BALLANTYNE FALL 2017 44 Feature

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