Scene Setter Enormous windows hint at the building’s manufacturing past and lure visitors into the sun-drenched living room. John’s vintage tobacco tins fill a custom shelf.
A fiddle is one of John's family heirlooms.
A wine barrelhead adorns the central hall.
warm & modern In the kitchen, Peggy’s collection of vintage jadeite frames the sink and ties in with the colorful backsplash.
The dining area is vibrant with striped chairs by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and a modern glass-top table. Cher Shaffer’s piece, Mountain Fairy, brings color and whimsy to the space.
Antique china is showcased in a lawyer’s bookcase. A photograph of John’s father’s World War II military company is displayed atop the case.
Peggy Harwell “It was exciting to be part of saving the history of this area.”
Brilliant idea Colorfully patterned feedsacks from the 1930s and ’40s make a vivid headboard, pillows, and bedskirt in the guest bedroom.
Buttons in jugs and fabric are cleverly stored in a vintage milk carrier on Peggy’s sewing station.
Shot of art An abstract painting by Dan Smith of Hickory is the focal point of the living room. Top right, the colorful guest bath is punctuated with a mirror from Reflections at Hickory Furniture Market.