Caite White

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the next six years, she held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, she oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, C-VILLE Kids, and C-VILLE Weddings).

A concrete studio space with low ceilings and little natural light posed significant design challenges, but the project became a testing ground for material experiments, sustainable technologies, and spatial flexibility. Photo: Courtesy Kate Snider Tabony

Two for one: Architect Kate Snider Tabony on merging arts and science

“For me, architecture is like a state of active meditation—like yoga for the brain.” That’s Alloy Workshop architect Kate Snider Tabony on practicing her craft—one that’s taken her, since attending UVA’s architecture school, to California’s East Bay, Santa Fe, Princeton, New York City, and finally, Charlottesville, where she works with her brother, Zach Snider, at […]

A ring design that merges the past and present often has a deeper meaning for its wearer. "It actually tells their own story," said Charlottesville metalsmith Martha Keith. Photo: Natalie Bell Photography

This old ring: How to decide between vintage and custom

When it comes to your wedding band, when you know, you know. Unless you’re still stuck at the first step: deciding on a “look.” Assuming you’re searching for bands with a bit more personality than you might find at a chain retailer, there are, essentially, two options: vintage or custom. We asked local metalsmith Martha […]

Patricia "Treekie" Kavanagh averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a Golden Doodle (pictured here). Photo: Robert Radifera

Puppy love

Patricia “Treekie” Kavanagh has always been an animal lover. But until she gets pets of her own, she’s been making do with those around the neighborhood. “Everyone gets plenty of exercise with Treekie at the helm,” said her mom, Jill. The 7-year-old averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a […]

Victoria Pouncey and Beth Ann Kallen own Folly, a home goods store and design studio. Photo: Christian Hommel

It takes two: Folly owners balance each other out

We asked Victoria Pouncey and Beth Ann Kallen, who own West Main Street home furnishings shop and interior design studio, Folly, to tell us a few things about themselves and their design philosophies. Here’s what they had to say. Antique or modern?  Beth Ann: Antique with modern mixed in, to keep things interesting. City or […]

Architect David Day stands in front of Broom Hollow outside of Charlottesville. Photo: Christian Hommel

A line to design: David Day stresses attention to setting

We asked the Charlottesville-based architect about his influences while at NC State College of Design, how his childhood informed his career, and what he’s working on now. Why architecture? For as much as I love visual arts and music, this profession can have that subjective, artistic life, but at its heart is shelter, a necessity. I […]

Bright dresses: Go bold or go home! Photo: Dominique Attaway

It’s in the details: 10 wedding ideas we love

Take a cue from these brides to inject even more personality into your big day. Ring passing ceremony: One couple passed their rings around to each guest and asked for a blessing. What a lovely sentiment. Personalized present: One bride had custom handkerchiefs made for her parents. Sheet music flowers: We love that they’ll last […]

Photo: Jen Fariello

She loves me…: Three bouquets worth recreating

The easiest way to set the tone on your big day? Flowers can take your décor from shabby to chic quicker than you can say, “I do!” Here are three bouquets we’re currently crushing on. We’d tell you which we like best, but it’s a toss-up. (See what we did there?) White’s in This monochromatic […]

Dream date: When one couple’s wedding wishes come true

Dream date: When one couple’s wedding wishes come true

Some of the greatest love stories take place on the stage. Or, like with Edward Warwick and Gary White, just beside it. The couple met at the first read-through for The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical at Live Arts in which they’d both been cast. “There was an open seat next to Gary,” Edward said. “I […]

Making marry: To Italy, with love

Making marry: To Italy, with love

Shortly after Tracey Love and Bridge Cox met almost five years ago, Tracey was offered a harvest internship at Brooks Winery in Oregon. Bridge took a chance and moved there with her. Then, when it came time to make their next move, the couple settled on Charlottesville. They bought an old farm house in Greenwood […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

A room of one’s own: Outfitting baby’s first bedroom

We love the nursery of local photographer Andrea Hubbell’s son, Clyde. With an eye for design, she’s kept the room awash in soothing neutrals with vibrant accents and plenty of mid-century modern inspiration throughout. “The foundation of the room is white, gray, and wood,” Hubbell said. “That allows the bright colors that pop every now […]

Photo: Joel Codiamat

Family style: Local photographer takes a fashion edge to portraiture

Joel Codiamat has always had an interest in fashion (“It’s the reason I got into photography,” he said), but his take on family portraiture is giving him another opportunity to do what he loves: styling. Codiamat started doing fashion photography when he first moved to Charlottesville four years ago, but this past year, he began […]

Photo: Elli Williams

Kid’s best friend: Flocks of love

Having worked toward becoming a veterinarian since she was 3, when she started pulling lambs, 10-year-old Sadie Wentz already has a head start on some of her less-industrious peers. She’s the proud owner of 13 Suffolk-Hampshire Cross sheep, a 900-pound steer, and two dogs, and is responsible for everything from delivering baby lambs to treating […]

Chalk it up: Studio Eleven stocks Annie Sloan

Chalk it up: Studio Eleven stocks Annie Sloan

Type “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint” into Pinterest and you’re faced with pages of shabby chic eye candy. Of course, the low-VOC, odorless paint from England isn’t just for dressed-down DIY projects, and thanks to new décor store Studio Eleven, you can see for yourself. The Downtown Mall store is an exclusive chalk paint stockist (the […]

Photo: Beyond the Flavor

Recipe for success: PB&J Fund gets an upgrade

The idea that eating right is key to healthy, happy kids is not a new one. But cooking right? That’s a different story, and it’s where the PB&J Fund comes in. The local nonprofit gives kids and families access to kitchens where they can learn to plan and prepare nutritious meals and develop a healthy […]

Rachel Bishop. Photo: Adam Mohr

Inspired design: 20 questions with interior designer Rachel Bishop

Resides in: Charlottesville Best known for: Trawling local antique malls, refinishing furniture, and obsessing over design 24/7. 1. Antique or modern? 25 percent antique, 75 percent modern. 2. City or country? Country. 3. Which colors do you use most? Gray, white, and blue. 4. Which materials or textures do you frequently use? Bold patterned fabrics, […]

Cover me: When it comes to reupholstery, where do you begin?

Cover me: When it comes to reupholstery, where do you begin?

When C-VILLE’s Art Director found a 1940s-era chair in storage at his parents’ house, he wondered if its good bones and solid structure didn’t warrant a recovering. So he went to local designer Kelly Witt, who helped focus the project (nail head or braided trim? Stripes or solids?) and place an order for the fabric. […]