Business attorney Deana Labriola recently welcomed Durham Magazine into her home.

The lifestyle publication featured Deana and her family in its February/March 2020 issue for renovations that turned their Bull City house into a more connected home. From the article:

Renovating a kitchen often means that adjacent rooms will get a bit of a facelift, too. In the case of Deana Labriola and Jay Yockelson's midcentury Duke Park home, each room not only received a new look, but also a new purpose.

The couple moved into the home in 2014 with daughter Adriana, 10, a fourth-grader at Durham Academy, and rescue dogs Trixie (adopted from Carolina Boxer Rescue) and Allie (adopted from the Animal Protection Society of Durham). Yet they felt disconnected when they were in the home – a major challenge for the active family.  "You could not interact with someone in the living room if you were in the kitchen," Deana says. "It was too compartmentalized." She and Jay knew they needed to open the space so that everyone could be together even when engaging in separate activities.

The article mentions that Deana and Jay choose Alicia Hylton-Daniel to help with their home transformation. You can read more about how they achieved their dream home, and view pictures of the remodel right now online or pick up the latest issue on newsstands.