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September/October 2019

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Discove r Cit yV iewN m's fre s h up d ate d loo k ! | 45 Webb Carpet 2825 Raeford Rd (910) 485-5865 Company Some might find it challenging to settle into a home that's not your own and that's also frequently used to host university-related events. "We're camping here," Davis said. "We don't own it. It does change your approach." Nevertheless, she and Wearden have managed to make the 44-year-old home feel like their own space while keeping it welcoming for a constant stream of guests. ey did so by repainting most of the walls and changing out most of the previous university-owned furnishings for items of their own, including pieces of art in various forms, from prints to rugs to metal works to a huge quilt. e most remarkable artwork extends across a huge wall in the living room. ere, dozens of small enameled metal butterflies appear to be fluttering across the space. e display, created by a metal artist from Oklahoma, gives life and beauty to the large wall without overwhelming the room. e installation came about when Davis was pondering what to put on the wall. She figured a single piece of giant artwork would dwarf everything. Smaller pieces would get lost on the wall. "I thought, wouldn't it be pretty if it was just a flock of birds or butterflies?" she recalled. "en, as is my habit, I just went down the rabbit hole of the Internet." rough online searches, she found Oklahoma artist Christie Hackler, who has been interested in butterflies since 1996 when she and her son were briefly, magically, enveloped in a cloud of migrating monarchs. e butterfly installation on the wall of Davis and Wearden's home was created in consultation with Hackler. e artist came to Fayetteville and carefully placed each of the 105 butterflies on the wall. ree have since Would your family know what to do in the event of your death? One of the kindest gifts you could give your family is to make your own funeral arrangements before they are needed. To ensure that your wishes are fulfilled, schedule an appointment for a no- obligation consultation with one of our preneed specialists. Highland Funeral Service & Crematory Funeral Services ~ Cremation ~ Pre Need 610 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 910.484.8108 | SULLIVAN'S ALLEN STAPLETON EDWARD MERCER

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