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Father’s Day Series: Top 4 Grills of the Summer



I hope you enjoyed some meat cooked by dear old dad this past weekend.  There’s been a lot of buzz about  grills and with the heat of the summer arriving, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to share with you what we think are the best grills.


1. The Mac Daddy of AllViking. Made for the grill master of the house. Each grill has plenty of storage and all the necessary gadgets to turn you into “America’s Top Chef.” Viking Outdoor



2. Country Time – This steel fire bowl grill from Toast in the UK is for those men who loath the outdoors and enjoy making smores. Great for a camping trip or an early evening country cookout. grill 3 from Toast

3. The Renaissance Man– This classic dome grill is suitable for cooking vegetables and roasting corn on the grill. The circular shape creates a continuous flow of heat so the juices stay inside the food.


4. Fashionista – A list wouldn’t be the same, if we didn’t have an option for the ladies. For all the women who like to grill, here is Ms. Piggy decked out in her pink ensemble, and ready for any outdoor party.

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If you think your grill is the best let us know! In fact reply via twitter with a picture.

Father’s Day Series: Colors Men Love

In preparation for this series, this edition inspired by House Beautiful’s feature,  I polled a few of my male friends; “what are your favorite colors? What interior colors do you feel most comfortable in?” I asked.

My Daddy’s favorite has always been a deep green- hunter green. However, Neutral colors were the resounding answer, browns, & warm greys especially.  Think the colors you may find in an old map or portrait- like Picasso’s Portrait of Dora Maar


 CML-White & Black

We have found that men feel comfortable in interiors with schemes featuring the following hues:

Charcoal mixed with Classic Black (even better with stripes)

Design Lines, Ltd. Colors Men Love

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Cowboy Boot Brown

Design Lines Game Room

Burnt Orange- this also translates into Copper tones & marries well with medium to dark green tones

CML-Orange & Green

CML-Green & Orange 


Slate Blue


CML-Slate Blue



The other colors men love could happen to do with their local sports team loyalties, as we’ve seen our fair share of requests for NC State/Carolina Hurricanes Red (shown in the “man cave” below)  

 Design Lines, Ltd. Men Media Room

or Carolina Blue

Design Lines Raleigh interior design Boys Bedroom 

What colors do the men in your life, love?


Get Hooked: June Forecast

Living In Morocco. By A Creative Mint

 We can’t believe it is June already!! Holy Macaroni. For June we have some exciting news to share with you. Wait…I feel like this is every month?! Right! First off expect to see some totally amazing updates on some recent projects. The biggest update we will have is the grand opening of North Carolina State University University’s Club on June 25th.

There will be some holiday fun for Flag Day on June 14th and Father’s Day on June 20th.

I am currently working on a post for Molly’s Finds, which is ocean water photography. If you have never heard of this before, it’s time you check it out. These photographs are incredible!! It is high definition photography at its best. Look for this post tomorrow.

We will also bring you our excerpts from the My Carolina Today Show for you to see. How did Judy do? Please let us know, we welcome feedback.

Sycamore Street Press. Eva Jorgensen

Lauren is one of the final two team members who are left to be interviewed for the designer profiles. Be on the lookout for her post on June 17th.

Also, in June we will be highlighting the employee who receives the “Living the Mission” award. In early 2010 this award was started to recognize employees who have have exemplified the values of living and working by the Design Lines mission. This award each month is passed on by the previous winner.

 (Pictures are from A Creative Mint.)

Award Winning Interior Design | Raleigh, NC