Caite Hamilton

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the last 11 years, she's held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, Caite oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, Knife & Fork, C-VILLE Weddings, Unbound, C-BIZ, and Best of C-VILLE).

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

August ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The August issue of Abode is on stands now. Here’s what’s inside… A Q&A with landscape designer, author and lecturer Cole Burrell. A look inside interior designer Marta Tice’s favorite room in her home. The debate about dining rooms: Are formal spaces on their way out? A converted Batesville schoolhouse with plenty of possibilities. This […]

Marta says her favorite room in her home is the living room. “Although it appears to be formal, it is quite comfortable. The large chinoiserie mirror over the mantle reflects the light from the windows. I so enjoy having company for conversation while we can view a beautiful pasture with horses off the deck from the window. This space serves as a den, study and living room. My dog, which is one half Jack Russell and one half Cairn Terrier (like Toto from The Wizard of Oz) says, ‘There’s no place like home.’” Photo: Virginia Hamrick

At home with… Designer Marta Tice

Interior designer Marta Tice says she was fortunate to know what she wanted to do from an early age. “As a child,” she says, “I used to rearrange my room and charge 10 cent admission to view it!” She received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from American University and later considered pursuing a degree […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

July ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The July issue of Abode is on stands now! Here’s what you’ll find inside: A Q&A with architect Julie Dixon, whose firm Rosney Co. designed this year’s Southern Living Idea House at Bundoran Farm. The 250 interchange (better known as Meadow Creek Parkway) was not without opposition, but the finished project is a success thanks […]

Photo: Virginia Hamrick

June ABODE! In this month’s issue…

The June issue of ABODE is on stands now! Here’s what you’ll find inside: A Q&A with local architect Christopher Hays, whose global travels inspire his work in Charlottesville and beyond. An historic downtown property, the former Martha Jefferson Hospital goes residential—with 43 new places to live. The latest trend in countertops? Color! But not […]

Elfi says her favorite room in her home is the library. “I love the high ceiling, the proportion of the room, the tall windows, the light, the colors, the furniture. It is the room where we have our books and music,” she says. “It is full of wonderful friends.” Photo: Amanda Maglione

At home with… Elfi Frankfurt

A true renaissance woman. That’s the best way to describe Elfi Frankfurt, because, while she has been practicing interior design in Keswick for more than 25 years (and in London before that), she’s also designed in arenas from fashion and jewelry to fabrics and carpets—all over the world, including Austria, France and Switzerland. In fact, she […]

Photo: Amanda Maglione

Kid’s best friend: Squawk this way

Technically, 2-year-old Peanut belongs to Adam Hensley’s mom, Keri, but it’s Adam who has a special bond with the bird. Since the family found the sun conure on Craigslist last summer, the 15-year-old has taken it upon himself to help care for him. They get along so well that, “Whenever Adam comes home from school, […]

Photo: Jackson Smith

Play place: A yurt for all ages

A few years ago, Dave Berzonsky and Estela Knott, who run Blue Ridge Music Together, added a yurt to their backyard with dreams of opening a preschool. And they did—for a couple years while their girls, Luna and Mareana, were little, they used it as a homeschool cooperative. These days, the yurt has morphed into […]

Winifred says her favorite room is “Any room where the sun is shining in. I will migrate to the sunniest spot in the house to work or read whenever possible. Taking out the sun factor, I would have to choose the dining room, as I love table linens and an excuse to set a pretty table with French linens.” Photo: Emily Sacco

At home with… Winifred Wegmann

After working at Crème de la Crème for the past nine years, store manager Winifred Wegmann noticed something: “I came to realize how much pleasure I take from helping people find something new for their home that brings them joy.” In March, she set out on her own, opening pour la maison in Townside Shopping […]

Leslie’s favorite room in her home is the kitchen, which she renovated on her own. “It is a perfect blend
of old and new, sustainable and reused products,” she said. “I chose the Corian countertop as it contains 30 percent recycled material, and designed the color scheme of the kitchen around that product. I peeled the asbestos tiles off of the floor to reveal the heartwood pine sleeping many layers below, and after thoroughly sanding it, sealed it with Monocoat—a German product made from flaxseed oil. I set the brick wall free
of its many skins of paint and wallpaper, exposing its ruddy texture. I painted the rest of the kitchen walls in low-VOC paint, restored the old baseboard and reused some of the beadboard in a new laundry alcove
and freestanding cabinet. Photo: Amanda Maglione

At home with…Leslie Burns

Two of interior designer Leslie Burns’ passions put a personal stamp on her work: fine art and travel. Having visited more than 20 different countries and worked as a fine artist, Leslie’s designs often focus on bringing more color and texture to a room. We asked her to tell us what she’s been up to […]

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‘Tis the season: Two Charlottesville chefs share what’s coming up on their menus

We asked two of Charlottesville’s best chefs—Curtis Shaver of Hamiltons’ at First & Main and Angelo Vangelopoulos of Ivy Inn (a 2015 James Beard Award nominee!)—to tell us what they’ve spent all winter dreaming of cooking in spring and summer, respectively. Curtis Shaver, Hamiltons’ at First & Main Pickled Carolina shrimp with fried green tomatoes, […]

Summer staple: a filled-to-the-brim (and beyond!) cone from Kirt's. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Cold comforts: Four real ice cream spots

What’s a dessert lover gotta do to get some straight up, full-fat ice cream* when fro-yo is as ubiquitous as Starbucks? Head to one of these local spots for homemade creamy goodness, that’s what. Chap’s 223 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 977-4139 Take your pick from more than 20 flavors (recommended: classic butter pecan), then […]