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Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate
MARTA TANKERSLEY | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by “buying, fixing and selling” houses, said Austin...

Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate
Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by “buying, fixing and selling” houses, said Austin...

WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery
WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s like buying a car. You look for what appeals to you, the color and the style. Then you sit in it. Is it the comfort level you expect to feel?

But until you lift up the hood, kick the tires a little, and get ...

WV Design Team: Restoration Hardware look for less
WV Design Team: Restoration Hardware look for less

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you are like me and many of my friends and family, your mailbox is constantly stuffed with catalogs of beautiful furniture with a “Restoration” theme and a hefty price tag.

Do you ever wonder how to...

WV Design Team: There are no small decisions
WV Design Team: There are no small decisions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We were recently working with a client on furnishings for the new home they had built from the ground up. Their house was nearly complete and the discussion quickly went to the multitude of small details and decisions they...

WV Design Team: The creative journey
WV Design Team: The creative journey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It would be an understatement of the greatest proportions to make the announcement that I like to decorate.

As I have always said, I am one lucky girl because my avocation is my vocation. I am consumed by this interest....

WV Design Team: Plan space for how you live
WV Design Team: Plan space for how you live

We get comfortable in our own homes and overlook the arrangement of our stuff.

Oftentimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to help us see how a new or different way of arranging the items in our space can greatly affect how we use the rooms we live ...

Glass factory houses: Living big in small bungalows
Glass factory houses: Living big in small bungalows

Like a lot of people, Walmart greeter and retired meat processor John Alvin, 75, and his wife, Gail Whittaker Alvin, 80, have added on to their house over the years.

Unlike a lot of people, their living space is still well under 800 square feet....

WV Design Team: Bathroom — to redo or make do?
WV Design Team: Bathroom — to redo or make do?

There are certain aspects of every home that will forever stay on your “redo” list.

Even if you have built the home of your dreams, sometimes cuts have to be made in the budget.

Often the cut is made in a room that gets...

Lewisburg Home and Garden Tour is an invitation to enjoy the town’s way of life
Lewisburg Home and Garden Tour is an invitation to enjoy the town’s way of life

If touring historical and contemporary homes, viewing long-range vistas from a mountaintop, swinging on a gazebo porch swing and walking through garden arbors sounds like a pleasant way to spend a Saturday, the small town of Lewisburg may be your...

WV Design Team: Go-with-all gray decidedly not ‘dull’
WV Design Team: Go-with-all gray decidedly not ‘dull’

As I started this article, I knew I wanted to write about gray.

I love the color — it can be as flat as concrete or have different hues of green, blue, purple or brown floating up through it, depending on the time of day and light hitting ...

WV Design Team: W.Va.’s rich modernism
WV Design Team: W.Va.’s rich modernism

We are often asked what first drew us to mid-20th-century design. Our answer, while quite simple, often catches people off-guard.

“West Virginia,” we clearly and proudly tell them.

While modern design and art is not the first ...

WV Design Team: Creating a home is part art, part effort
WV Design Team: Creating a home is part art, part effort

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The art of home is a topic that has always consumed me, a driving force in both my private and professional lives.

The art of home is about an attitude, a way of seeing the ordinary and making it extraordinary....

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