Smith Mountain Lake | Charity Home Tour

Now in its 29th year, the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour showcases eight spectacular lakeside homes in Franklin and Bedford counties—and it’s all for a great cause. The three-day tour, October 11-13, 2019, is a truly collaborative community effort…

Velvet | Posh, Plush and A La Mode

For accessible luxury, it’s hard to beat velvet. Today’s fabric bears little resemblance to the stiff, fussy velvet that graced the formal parlors of previous eras. Thanks to modern technology, this traditional textile has been updated with a soft sleekness…