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WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer
Photos courtesy of Pat Bibbee Designs
WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer

Steamy, hot summer days are often referred to as the Dogs Days of Summer.

It’s too hot and sticky to be very productive. The best advice is to follow your dog’s lead and “take it easy.” In the design world, pets are...

Former Shelton College has many stories
Former Shelton College has many stories

Up on College Hill in St. Albans sits a 5,200-square-foot home with 15-foot ceilings that holds a complicated past in its brick-overlaid bones.

Students once walked its halls and notes from a music conservatory once filled the air. Now it hosts ...

WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer
WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer

Steamy, hot summer days are often referred to as the Dogs Days of Summer.

It’s too hot and sticky to be very productive. The best advice is to follow your dog’s lead and “take it easy.” In the design world, pets are...

WV DIY Team: Shipping pallets carry project potential
WV DIY Team: Shipping pallets carry project potential

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many stores and businesses get their heavy shipments on them and often have stacks of them lying around, discarded for trash. All you have to do is ask and a business may sell you one for next to nothing, or happily give one ...

WV Design Team: Add square footage in your outdoor space
WV Design Team: Add square footage in your outdoor space

This week we turn to Dave Cooper, of Charleston, who, after years of work in the interiors and design field, recently launched his own business, COOPORRIS18: Dave Cooper — Space Planning & Interior Design.

By Dave Cooper

WV Design...

WV Design Team: How to Manage Picture-hanging with Ease!
WV Design Team: How to Manage Picture-hanging with Ease!

As a designer, I have found that once clients have made their major purchases of furnishings, and began to accessorize their rooms, they often have the most trouble determining how and where to hang their paintings, pictures and other wall décor....

WV Design Team: Mix classic and new to keep home updated
WV Design Team: Mix classic and new to keep home updated

ince I’ve started writing for the WV Design Team, I have gotten requests for certain topics to be covered. With pleasure, my fellow readers!

Most frequently, I am asked how to incorporate the old with some new in order to keep your home...

WV DIY Team: ReStore intern to lead mosaics workshop
WV DIY Team: ReStore intern to lead mosaics workshop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Everything looks better covered in mosaics! So says 2015 Habitat for Humanity ReStore ReDesign Intern Elexus Dennis.

During Dennis’ sophomore year at West Virginia State University, she discovered her love of...

WV Design Team: Home redesign is accomplished with patience, trust
WV Design Team: Home redesign is accomplished with patience, trust

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Redecorating and redesigning your home can be a daunting and stressful process. There is a multitude of decisions to make, it is time-consuming and, of course, then there is the budget.

One of our recent clients has...

WV Design Team: Goldilocks Syndrome — a room that’s ‘just right’
WV Design Team: Goldilocks Syndrome — a room that’s ‘just right’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Perfection is never the primary goal I have when creating interiors. I think functional, comfortable, sophisticated and beautiful as necessary elements — but perfection often seems like a far reach.

When looking ...

WV Design Team: Get away … while staying at home
WV Design Team: Get away … while staying at home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Summer is upon us!

After a relentless winter and a temperamental spring, it is finally time to kick off our shoes and take to the outdoors.

One of my favorite ways to embrace the season is to create beautiful...

Historic homes tour brings back Lewisburg’s past
Historic homes tour brings back Lewisburg’s past

GREENBRIER VALLEY, W.Va. — When Carol and Glen Jewell bought the historic Bowlin-Hock House in Lewisburg­, one of the requests that Carol had for her husband, a master craftsman, was to create a replica...

WV Design Team: Bring your dream home to life
WV Design Team: Bring your dream home to life

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Working on a new interior project is never easy. Tackling a whole house project with multiple rooms is even harder.

But do not despair or get overwhelmed. It is doable and actually can be a lot of fun.

In the...

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