The Roanoker - July/August 2018 - 94

5 Outsideof-the-Box
Decorating/
Design Tips
FROM JESSICA DURHAM

If you want to decorate your home
like a pro, try these tips from
Jessica Durham of Magnolia.
*

If you collect art, use a neutral
color on your walls like white or
beige. This makes a backdrop
for artwork that doesn't
detract from the piece.

*

Use items in areas, or in ways,
you least expect to see them.
For example, Jessica uses a
hall tree she loves, but didn't
fit in the entryway, in the
bedroom to hang scarves on.
She also hung a horizontal
abstract painting vertically to
better fit the wall space. "I was
surprised to find I like it better
that way, too," she said.

*

In showers, take the tile all the
way to the ceiling for a more
dramatic effect.

*

Purchase large pieces in
neutral colors and save the
color for less-expensive
accessories that you will
change seasonally. "I almost
always go neutral with the
sofa," Jessica said.

*

Balance old with new. The
Durham's hardwood floors
are covered with sisal rugs on
which she layered vintage wool
rugs for color. -CA

WHO DID IT?
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:

Noah Construction
KITCHEN DESIGN:

ABOVE
Set up with a television
and game box, the space
at the top of the stairs
serves as a place for the
kids to entertain their
friends, or just themselves,
when mom and dad want
the big comfy couch in the
family room.
MIDDLE AND BOTTOM:
Quartz countertops,
Schumacher wallpaper,
sisal rugs, and local art
give a classic appeal to
every room in the home.

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STORY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 92

artists. Mary Boxley Bullington, Sandy Lear, Kim Bell,
Sherri Barrett, and Durham's own mother-in-law, Betty
Durham, are just a few of the local artists that vie for
wall space in this amazing home.
But this American Foursquare on Cornwallis Street
is not just an easel on which hangs other artists' work.
This home is a work of art. Everything from the shiplap
on a boy's bedroom wall to the penny tile in the showers
to the incredible choices in lighting speak taste and an
eye for the lovely.
"I learned my design skills from my mother," says
Durham, who holds a bachelor's degree in marketing
from Appalachian State. "While living in the D.C. area,
friends encouraged me to explore a career in design

Classical Design
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