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Designing Women

Charlotte Lucas and Liz Carroll draw inspiration from their Southern roots

Blake Miller

WHEN DESIGNER CHARLOTTE LUCAS purchased the website domain, her gut told her that one day she’d have the opportunity to use it, though she didn’t know that the site—and the name—would come to represent one of her favorite projects to date. Together with her designer sister, Liz Carroll, the duo created House of Harris, a line of fabrics and wall-coverings that debuted in the fall.

The partnership was a natural progression for the sisters, who often bounce ideas for their interior design projects off one another. “The line is such an organic extension of both of our businesses,” says Lucas, who is three years younger than Carroll.

House of Harris, which comes from the sisters’ maiden name, is a true coupling of both designers’ decidedly different aesthetics.

“Charlotte goes a lot bolder in pattern and design than I do, because my style on the coast has a lighter feeling,” explains Wilmington-based Carroll. To create the line’s first collection, the Avenue Collection, the sisters drew inspiration from what they know best: their Southern roots, including all the cities they have lived in across North Carolina. “It truly was about what was in our own backyards here in Charlotte and on the coast,” Lucas says. “We would pull images that inspired us, and when we sat down to look at them all before we sketched anything, we rea

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