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Drawing A Blank—Refreshing Your Wall Decor

Posted on 09/24/2015 by Holly Clark

The phrase “drawing a blank” might have negative connotations if you can’t immediately think of a name or a topic, but it’s also a great place to start when you want to...

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Behind Biltmore’s Hidden Doors

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan Comments(5)

Biltmore House was designed both for aesthetics and hospitality. Concealed doors, such as the one pictured above in the Billiard Room, were designed to create a seamless appearance but provide...

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Moving Into Biltmore House, October 1895

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Have you ever moved into a custom-designed new home? If you have, you know that the punch list never seems quite buttoned-up on moving day. Little details seem to linger even after the last box is...

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An outdoor statue comes clean

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

From the iconic marble lions in front of Biltmore House to terra cotta figures, bronzes, and more, the estate features 37 pieces of outdoor sculpture and historic plaques. Each piece is carefully...

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A legacy of loving care

Posted on 09/16/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

When George Vanderbilt moved into Biltmore House in October 1895, he wasn’t alone—a stately pair of lions were already there, flanking the entrance to his new home. While the lions...

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