Notes from Home: The Simplicity of Success

A letter from the editor


“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple.

Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing.

And believe in what you are doing.”

Will Rogers

We have a plethora of examples in this issue of folks who have had successes by following Will’s words of wisdom.

The Rubios have built a successful business by paying attention to their client’s needs and wishes, lovingly paying attention to detail in the building of their residences and believing in their ability to produce quality structures.

There is no better example of this than in their own home/office/showroom at The Cliffs at Mountain Park, one of our featured homes.

The Barth family also followed Will’s advice to find their perfect family home in Greenville. Even though they didn’t know much about mid-century design, they trusted their instincts and their contractor/builder and could not be happier with their choice.

Trey and Jenny Cole stepped outside the norm of their usual Craftsman style homes and ventured into a more urban style of building: city homes. On the corner of Academy and Markely St., on the southwest edge of downtown Greenville, sits a three-story home that bears some touches of Craftsman mixed with a more contemporary vibe.

Within The Collection segment of this issue, you’ll meet a nationally known NYC-based floral stylist who has returned to his Greenville roots, an artist who incorporates a lot of love and joy into her work, and a wood craftsman who certainly knows what he is doing and creates furniture pieces that his clients love for generations.

Visit a downtown guest house that has a multitude of creative features that utilize the space beautifully; pick up some great gardening book tips in Off the Shelf; take a detour to Cashiers, NC, and brighten up your home for spring in Style Spotter.

That’s just a sample of what’s between our pages. Have fun discovering all the rest, and enjoy spring.

Lynn Greenlaw

Feel free to contact me at or call 864.679.1200 and leave me a message. I always welcome your comments and suggestions.



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