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, Knife & Fork and C-VILLE Weddings).

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Bright and beautiful: A custom fabric provides the perfect palette

When a fashion designer and an architect marry, it’s a safe bet the wedding will be high on style. Mollie and Evan’s big day was no exception. Mollie, who recently launched a fashion line called CROSBY by Mollie Burch, contributed mightily to each detail—from DIYing the save the dates to designing the one-of-a-kind bridesmaid dresses. […]

Photo: Katelyn James Photography

At long last: A free wedding win gives one couple a day to remember

Laura Kupke and Alex Field hadn’t gotten too far into the wedding planning process before they heard about A Wedding Collective, a collaborative wedding giveaway from Katelyn James Photography and Lexington venue Big Spring Farm. They beat out nine other couples by calling on friends, family, local companies and organizations to gather up votes. “People […]

Photo: Sera Petras

Look up! Blooms aren’t just for tables anymore

Here’s a trend we’re flipping for: hanging arrangements. Whether suspended above the altar, the sweetheart table or even a cocktail hour vignette, this new take on a floral display is fresh and inviting. Nature Composed’s Jenn Pineau agrees. “They create so much mood and atmosphere when well-executed,” she says. In a venue with high ceilings or […]

Photo: Tom Daly

In on a white horse: An Indian wedding tradition makes quite a spectacle

As an intercultural couple, Lindsey Wilson and Anoop Shah wanted to incorporate elements of both Christian and Indian weddings, without having two separate ceremonies. Their solution? A traditional baraat—a groom’s procession to meet his bride—leading to the Christian wedding ceremony. You might have seen pictures of it on Facebook: Shah rode a white horse from […]

Photo: Tom Daly

The in-crowd: How to dress a bridal party that stands out

Clothing for your bridesmaids and groomsmen is no place to cut corners or scrimp on style. Here are six ways local couples got it right. For the bridesmaids Printed (above) When one bride expressed an interest in floral patterns, her matron of honor suggested a dress she’d already purchased as an option. “Once she showed me the […]

Photo: The Pinwheel Collective

Take it from them: Five Charlottesville wedding ideas we love

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then we’d like to flatter the heck out of these couples, whose special wedding-day touches provide bushels of inspiration this season. Living jewelry (above) After bookmarking a few photos online showcasing flower garlands on animals, bride Karen Ryder discovered that one of the garlands in the images […]

Photo: Scott Smith

January ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is available now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Interior architect Jennifer Greenhalgh‘s definition of design. The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center goes the nautical mile. Why having stairs doesn’t mean treading lightly on style. Stedman House’s Nicole Fagerli on color, texture and Gone with the Wind. A ’70s rancher takes a […]

An outdoor space provides ample space to relax and entertain. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Full scale: Jennifer Greenhalgh works from big to small

As an interior architect, Jennifer Greenhalgh of local design firm Jackson + Park oversees multiple aspects of a home renovation project—from its structural design to its décor. Accordingly, the word “design” takes on a few different meanings as she approaches a new client; she and partner Kelly Carwile may be reinvisioning a room’s entire layout […]

Designer Nicole Fagerli says that, in general, her favorite room in a home is the kitchen, but in her own house, the living room takes top prize. "I have used my favorite colors, and it contains some of my most-treasured possessions," she says." Photo: Amy Jackson

On style: Nicole Fagerli’s favorite things

We asked Stedman House interior designer Nicole Fagerli to tell us about her design influences, her favorite room and growing up in the furniture business. Antique or modern? Antique for sure. I love the patina that antiques add to a room. City or country? Country. I just love the city life, but I am a […]

Photo: Andrea Hubbell

December ABODE: On stands now!

This month’s issue of Abode is available now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Patricia Kluge’s former Albemarle estate opens to overnighters. STOA’s Justin Heiser shares his influences. A check-in with designer (and shop owner) Laurie Holladay. Why your fireplace doesn’t have to be so plain. The oldest home in Albemarle (it’s not exactly livable). PLUS:  This […]

Photo: Amy Jackson

Checking in with: Designer Laurie Holladay

Having grown up in the family business—a furniture and lamp store founded by her father in Nassau, New Jersey, 70 years ago—Laurie Holladay comes by her talents naturally. She started Gordonsville-based Laurie Holladay Interiors in 2007 and sees it as a continuation of what her family built. “Beautiful lamps and lampshades have always been a […]

Business owner LaTrina Candia involves her 6-year-old son, Cyrus, in certain aspects of the businesses. "Cyrus loves inventing," she says. Photo: Amy Jackson

Winter 2015 C-VILLE Kids: On stands now!

This season’s issue of C-VILLE Kids is packed with great advice for parents on everything from when your kid should be going to bed to how to encourage a love of reading to keeping them entertained during holiday parties. Here’s what you’ll find inside. And, below, flip through a digital copy of the magazine! One […]

Photo: Brianna LaRocco

Kid’s best friend: All smiles

It sounds crazy, but when Eula, 9, and Lilah Tobias, 7, (pictured) get home from school each day, their dog, Mabel, actually smiles. “The girls are careful to time their entering of the house so that they can both see it,” says their mom, Lisa. The family got the beagle/basset hound mix (and their cat, […]

Recycled lath boards from the previous house show up in every room—from under the center kitchen counter to a wall in the living room. Photo: Isaac Miller

November ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The November issue of Abode is on stands now… Here’s what you’ll find inside this month. A Charlottesville native, Anne Gibson Mark took over her father’s business in 1985 and never left. Why colored cabinets still aren’t Charlottesville homeowners’ top pick. Violet Crown Cinema‘s layered look. This month’s featured designer, Kathy Donovan, shares her favorite things. […]

Photo: Brianna LaRocco

At home with…Designer Katherine Donovan

When Katherine Donovan returned home to Charleston, South Carolina, in her early 20s after a stint living on a ranch in Wyoming, she was searching for her next move. A friend suggested she contact Charleston-based designer Amelia Handegan to see about an assistant position, which led to working on the original River Course Clubhouse at […]

Photo: Katherine Kane

October ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The October issue of Abode is on stands now… Here’s what you’ll find inside this month. Architect Bob Moje’s design philosophy. A case for tiny houses in Charlottesville. Need an appliance upgrade? Consider this. A new beer garden drinks in the view. This month’s featured house: The low-key farmhouse Wanting to preserve the look of a […]

Photo: Amanda Maglione

Fall/winter 2015 Knife & Fork: On stands now!

The latest issue of Knife & Fork is on stands now and here’s what you’ll find inside. (Below, click through a digital copy of the magazine!) Mona Lisa Pasta’s guide to making pasta at home and seven perfect restaurant dishes. Caterer Gay Beery serves up ideas on sweet and savory dips. Hunter Smith’s fave VA […]