Family Rooms

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Textile Tutorial: A Beginner’s Guide to Home Fabrics

For each new space we design, the element that really brings the design to life is the fabric selection.  From window treatments, to upholstery, to pillows, well-chosen fabrics give the room not only personality and color, but can elevate the quality of a space.  But there is so much...

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Small House, Big Look For The Living Room

Ever get stuck with what to do with a plain white room?  What about a living or family room?  This special home in Kansas City's Roeland Park area needed some attention to just that...a blank slate. The homeowners were short on ideas.  They wanted a comfy space with great...

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One Easy Way to Warm Up Your Home

This Sunday, we were featured in the House + Home section of the Kansas City Star, discussing a fabulous home accessory – throws! We love adding one to the end of a bed, over the back of a couch or piled into a basket. Throws are a great way to...

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Antlers In The Mountains And Your Living Room

I am an animal lover.  Love the deer...don’t shoot me.  They are gorgeous creatures.  I hope many of you agree with me. With them shedding their antlers naturally, it is wonderful to find them for your home and make them as striking as when they crown a buck. Some ideas?...

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We’re Showered With Design Awards

It was an amazing evening. I was shocked as my new business partner, Carmen Thomas and I, kept hearing my name over and over at the Design Excellence Awards by KC Magazine.  I am flattered beyond flattered and oh, so humbled. It is such a joy to have my work,...

Shawnee Magazine Feature, Our Client Is Thrilled!

As an interior designer in Kansas City, it is so wonderful to have our work in print.  Thank you, Shawnee Magazine. I have some details on the living room below...where we began and how the design became magazine ready. If you want to read more on this home, click here SEE THE...

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How A Design Came Together For KC Magazine, The Living Room

There is nothing better than wonderful, kind clients.  Those fabulous people that appreciate great design and want to surround themselves with it to make every day better for themselves.  This couple was no exception! Once frustrated, Kerry and Mike Helmuth turned to me for wonderful design solutions.  Their home needed...

Living Room Gold Award, Before and After

One of my favorite things to do after completing a space, is to walk around and remember what it used to be... You can almost do that now here as well.  Isn’t it amazing the difference? The photos here are from our gold award for the Living Room/Dining Room category for...