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WHEN IT COMES TO DIY TASKS, YOU’D be hard-pressed to find a duo more skilled than my parents. A recent retiree, my father spends much of his time in their basement, planning and building a detailed train layout modeled after the railroad activity in his Wisconsin hometown. My mother is a talented seamstress who can hem, mend, and make just about anything out of fabric and thread. Sadly, most of their talents weren’t passed on to me. (Embarrassing confession: I don’t even know how to sew a button onto a shirt, let alone create a garment from scratch.) But I did inherit my mom’s penchant for home-cooked meals. You’ll often find me in the kitchen, chopping, mixing, sauteing, and baking my way through new recipes, usually with a Golden Retriever eagerly awaiting fallen scraps. There’s a certain sense of satisfaction that comes from making something or finishing a project on your own. Just ask Adam Graef, whose residence we feature on page 78. A furniture-maker, Graef takes old or unwanted parts and pieces and revamps them into something cool yet useful. Evidence of his handiwork is peppered throughout the home, which has that popular industrial look down pat. If Graef ’s inventiveness inspires you to tap into your creativity, turn to page 42 for a rundown of classes and workshops hosted around town. You’ll leave them smarter, and you’ll have newly discovered skills that will come in handy should you feel compelled to overhaul your landscaping, throw a dinner party, or give an old item a new look with a coat of paint. I’m especially intrigued by the food-related sessions, where no doubt taste-testing is half the draw. Another feature in this issue takes you inside a guest home whose interior was influenced by a ritzy East Coast vacation spot (p. 62). Who needs a beach getaway when this beauty beckons? We also show you a lush Carmel garden shaped by the homeowners’ trips to Europe (p. 70). After some initial help, the wife now handles the majority of the maintenance herself, and with nearly three acres to tend, that’s no small feat. But I imagine that as she and her husband relax on their patio this summer, she’ll look out over her carefully planned and wonderfully executed space and experience a feeling familiar to so many other do-it-yourselfers—that of a job well done.


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70 Even at dusk, this northside landscape is a feast for the eyes.


62 Home Away From Home While the owners were out of the country, they gave interior designer Julie Boutilier free rein to outfit their guest digs. The result? A casual yet polished space that provides the utmost in comfort— with a dash of fun. by lori d. roberts

70 Secret Garden Trips to Europe inspired this Carmel yard, where various styles blend together to create a unique and harmonious experience. by shari held

78 Repurposed and Reimagined Adam Graef’s funky home in Fall Creek Place is the perfect mix of the new and the nostalgic. by julie young

[ON THE COVER] A Carmel garden that evokes serious backyard envy. Photography by Tony Valainis.


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You never know what you’ll find among the vintage oddities at The Inventorialist.

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Enter taining

At your ser vice

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88 Helping Hands

hot buys

Professional chefs aren’t the only ones to whom restaurant supplier Zesco opens its doors. by laura kruty

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94 Finishing Touches

A marble tile whose arches are reminiscent of those in a grand cathedral.

Dressing up a sofa or chair is simple with graphic accessories in a rainbow of shades.

32 Feather Their Nest

Birds will appreciate being taken under your wing when they settle into one of these cute abodes.

34 Putting on the Glitz

Whether a subtle shine or full-out sparkle, these products give any room a glamorous look.

36 Working in Pairs

Spice up your dinner table with a set of whimsical salt-and-pepper shakers.


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42 The More You Know

Classes and workshops that prove you’re never too old to learn something new. by summer daily


48 Lost & Found

A roundup of our favorite under-the-radar retail gems. by amy lynch and jennifer uhl Gardening

54 Root Awakening

Seasoned green thumbs dish dirt on what they’ve learned while tending to some of Indy’s most visible gardens. by zina kumok

Experts who can draw up home plans, build your dream residence, create a photo-worthy landscape, and more. Visit these showrooms to find products that make a room, like cabinetry, flooring, countertops, and windows and doors.

107 Home Accents

Where to shop for furniture, accessories, area rugs, and other indoor and outdoor decor. object of desire

112 Rising Star

An unusually shaped vase makes for a unique vessel in which to display the bounty from your flower beds.


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On the Surface When designing the Talya collection for Marble Systems, Sara Baldwin found inspiration in her travels to Turkey and the Middle East. So it comes as no coincidence that the pointed arches seen here in the Sophia tile mimic those you might find gracing a grand, centuries-old mosque. Made from polished Pallisandra and honed Allure marbles, the tile’s neutral tones make it versatile—and pretty—enough to use just about anywhere in the home. $321 per square foot. Architectural Brick & Tile, see listing, page 104.

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Dressing up a sofa or chair is simple with graphic accessories in a rainbow of shades.

1 Metallic-gold fish-scale pillow from the Orient collection. $293. KBD Home, see listing, page 108


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2 Metallic-gold-andyellow square pillow. $95. KBD Home

3 Metallic-gold-andyellow rectangle pillow. $72. KBD Home

4 Jenna pillow. $39.95. Crate & Barrel, see listing, page 110

5 Suzani pillow by Surya. $69. Kittle’s, see listing, page 110








6 Felt Garden pillow by Surya. $99.50. Kittle’s

7 Pink square pillow by Trina Turk Residential. $119. Surroundings, see listing, page 107

8 Sheep pillow. $32. Boomerang BTQ, 845 Massachusetts Ave., 9667373, boomerangbtq .com

9 Calypso pillow. $79.95. Z Gallerie, see listing, page 111

10 Dara pillow. $59.95. Crate & Barrel

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Feather Their Nest


Birds will appreciate being taken under your wing when they settle into one of these cute abodes.

1 Prairie Home bird-

house by Heartwood. $120. Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater, 4040 E. 82nd St., 578-0770, wbu.com


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2 Wooden green-roof birdhouse. $25 (succulents not included). Indianapolis Museum of Art Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse Shop, see listing, page 111

3 Painted gourd birdhouse. $27. Global Gifts, 1300 E. 86th St., 569-0670; 446 Massachusetts Ave., 423-3148; globalgiftsft.com

4 Wooden birdhouse.

$24. Sullivan Hardware & Garden, 6955 N. Keystone Ave., 255-9230, sullivanhardware.com

5 Recyled plastic bag birdhouse. $18. Global Gifts



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5 1 Chrome and Swarovski crystal pull by Richelieu. $144. Home Details of Savvy Decor, see listing, page 108


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2 Chandelier from the Amelie collection by Elegant Lighting. $533. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, see listing, page 102

3 Chrome and Swarovski crystal square knob by Topex. $99. Home Details of Savvy Decor

4 “Taupe Fizzle” from

the Symphony Bubble collection by Glazzio Tiles. $38 per square foot. Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs, see listing, page 96

5 “Minera” quartz from the Jewel collection by Cambria. $97 per square foot installed. Chateau Kitchens & Home Remodeling, see listing, page 98

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Spice up your dinner table with a set of whimsical salt-and-pepper shakers.

1 Bird and cloud by Daniel Jo for the Museum of Modern Art. $39. Houseworks, see listing, page 110


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2 Cupcake set. $10. Pier 1 Imports, pier1.com for locations


3 Cheeseburger set by Tag. $11.25. The Accent Shop, see listing, page 108

4 Mr. and Mrs. Fox by

Jonathan Adler. $49. Addendum Gallery, see listing, page 108

5 Dog and hydrant set by Tag. $9.75. The Accent Shop

Enter taining

Trade Secret Professional chefs aren’t the only ones to whom restaurant supplier Zesco opens its doors. by Laura Kruty

When local restaurants and bars serve up their appetizers, entrees, and cocktails, many do so using equipment and tools from Zesco, an Indianapolis-based restaurant supplier, now in its 43rd year. Though its core business may be supporting eateries and watering holes, as well as hotels, schools, and healthcare facilities, Zesco welcomes all chefs—even those whose culinary prowess is displayed only in their home kitchens. Annie Zoll, Zesco tabletop design specialist, says storage containers, pizza stones, cutlery, mixing bowls, and measuring spoons are among the most popular items homeowners snatch up from the Capitol Avenue headquarters. Here’s a sneak peek at what else you’ll find among Zesco’s giant inventory, which numbers about 7,000 products in the showroom with far more online. n


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More and more places seem to emphasize a meal’s appearance, giving diners a feast for the eyes before they even pick up a fork. This nine-piece garnishing kit ($49) contains tools for the home chef or bartender for whom the way a dish or cocktail looks is just as important as how it tastes. When used on cold butter or chocolate, the butter curler creates soft curlicues that lend a fancy look to entrees and desserts. The zester/citrus peeler is a must for garnishing mixed drinks with skinny strips of lemon or lime. Gadgets for convenience, like the apple corer, are represented, too. And who couldn’t use another paring knife in their collection?


The Soleado, which means “sunny” in Italian, guaranteed to be the brightest addition to any living room. The inviting modern lines of the Soleado are accented by the adjustable headrests, tufted seats and back cushions and wide armrests. There are several customizable options for this exquisite sofa as well as three elegant leg options. The Soleado comes as sofa loveseat and chair, as well as an optional ottoman. Covered in the finest top grain Italian leather, the Soleado is guaranteed not to bend or squeak. The Soleado is an Italian masterpiece that is guaranteed to have no stitch out of place. ASK ABOUT OUR NO INTEREST FINANCING. MODERN FURNITURE. LIGHTING. ACCESSORIES



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Enter taining Expertly crafted tacos only stay that way until they’re set on a plate and tumble over, sending toppings scattering. That’s when this brushed stainless-steel slotted taco holder ($11) comes in handy. It keeps your skillfully prepared shells ready for their Instagram close-up.

Your home theater, complete with a big screen, booming sound, and cushy seating, is ready to go. All that’s missing is the intoxicating scent of popcorn—which, let’s be real, is half the draw of the movie-going experience. This countertop machine ($356) cranks out up to 92 1-ounce servings per hour. Zoll recommends using pre-measured portion packs, which take the guesswork out of how much oil, kernels, and seasoning to use. The result is a batch of popcorn that mirrors what you’d order at the megaplex. Now where’s the butter?

For those who want more than their fair share of the pie, this tool isn’t for them. But for everyone else, this pie cutter ($6) segments desserts into six equally sized wedges. For smaller slices, simply rotate the tool slightly after the first cut. Piece of cake! Or pie.

Crispy fries sometimes meet a soggy demise in a sea of ketchup. Enter the wrought-iron conical fry basket ($14), a restaurant-like side-saving solution. Tater tots, potato wedges, or even carrot sticks are safe in the center, flanked by two 2-ounce ramekins that keep sauces and dips where they should be.


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The More You Know Classes and workshops that prove you’re never too old to learn something new. by Summer Daily

As the maxim goes, if you want something done right, do it yourself. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. What you need is an expert to guide you along the way or, at the very least, set the foundation for a successful result. So whether you want to impress guests at your next dinner party or you’re finally ready to reupholster that antique chair you bought last year, the following 12 places around town stand prepared to impart their wisdom. Because knowledge is power!

GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Cool Ponds will send you home with a kit and all the knowledge you need to install your own water feature after the six-hour Build a Pond class on June 13. (Don’t worry—lunch is provided.) After learning about the design process, participants get to work by installing an 8-foot by 12-foot pond with a waterfall and filling it with water and rocks. Come prepared to get down and dirty. $75, which will be deducted from kit price if purchased. Pre-register by June 10.

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Agrarian’s classes and supplies can help break down the basics of composting.

For a less hands-on experience, the September 19 Building a Wildlife Habitat in Your Own Backyard lecture teaches the importance of using native plants and how to make your lawn more habitable for birds, mammals, and even insects. Free. More info and to register: 901 E. Hanna Ave., 786-3670, coolponds.net dammann’s lawn, garden & Landscape Centers’ Landscape Design Workshops allow you time with one of five designers and horticulturists. Bring a rough map of your property (both house and lot, with measurements) and photos, and the experts will help you camouflage eyesores, make color-palette decisions, and offer guidance and ideas so you can get the yard you’ve always wanted. The next one takes place September 19 at the westside


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location. $30, which includes a $20 gift card. You can also spice up your existing decor with Dottie Wright’s Basics of Terrarium Gardening Workshop. Browse the containers and plants at the southside location, and learn the fundamentals of design and maintenance and how to choose the best greenery. You’ll head home with a cute and creative decoration. Mark your calendars for the next session on September 12. Free. More info and to register: Westside: 4914 Rockville Rd., 381-9787; southside: 5129 S. Emerson Ave., 786-0799; dammanns.com if you’d like to add some pizzazz to your garden but don’t know where to start, Karen Thacker’s hands-on tutorials at Altum’s Horticultural Center and Landscape are just what you need. You’ll leave one of the many Make and Take Workshops with a quaint fairy garden, a creative terrarium, an herb garden for your patio, or a beautiful flower-filled planter. $10 plus materials. There are also informational classes throughout the year on topics like butterfly gardens, basics of pruning, the best perennials for Indiana, solutions for clay soil, and caring for hydrangeas. Free.

Chalk paint refreshes a dresser at ReStyled, while a number of colorful fabrics at Crimson Tate await your next sewing project.

three two-hour classes. The end result? A colorful bubble ideal for extra seating. Students do need to bring their own supplies, including a sewing machine. $60 plus materials. More info and to register: 845 Massachusetts Ave., 426-3300, crimsontate.com

11335 N. Michigan Rd., 733-4769, altums.com

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CRAFTING, SEWING & PAINTING to try your hand at upholstery while wearing pajamas in the comfort of your home or by attending a six-week course at Mod Home Ec’s SoBro studio, instructor Shelly Leer’s variety of upholstery classes have you—and your furniture—covered. Beginners can learn how to strip down, repair, and reupholster an open-arm side chair in a weekly session. $265. For experienced upholsterers, Leer provides the frames and legs for ottomans that you’ll learn to pad and cover in a whether you want


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two-day workshop. Bring your own foam and fabric, and she’ll take care of the rest. $225. 1101 E. 54th St., Studio D, 319-7164, modhomeec.com

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sometimes sewing can be a solitary hob-

by, so join Heather Givans, owner of Crimson Tate, and other crafters at Givans’s Honey Bun Pouf class. Students follow fabric designer Amy Butler’s pattern, and learn skills like reinforcing hems, sewing zippers, and tufting over the course of

chalk paint’s unique qualities eliminate the need for stripping or priming, so you can update your furniture with minimal effort. Learn several techniques and how to apply clear and dark wax, along with other tips, tricks, and troubleshooting solutions at ReStyled’s Chalk Paint Essentials class, featuring Annie Sloan products. $99. If you’ve inherited Grandpa’s favorite old end table, but it doesn’t mesh with your current decor, haul it to one of ReStyled’s Refunk Your Junk sessions. Under the tutelage of trained instructors who offer color and technique guidance, you’ll use chalk paint and gilding waxes to refresh your item and give its hardware a metallic makeover. $99.

21 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 564-8001; 98 S. Main St., Zionsville, 973-5722; restyledfurniture.com

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Resort lake front living in gated Diamond Pointe Home is on a private peninsula with three homes surrounded by Geist Reservoir! Step in and see gorgeous lake views and newly installed hand-scraped hardwoods. Enjoy beautiful amenities such as a two-story stacked stone fireplace, custom wrought iron railings, new high carpet, and a complete interior paint color change.There are three levels of luxurious living space such as a main floor master suite, open and airy kitchen, sun room, screen porch, swimming pool, hot tub, and new boat dock.




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Historic Alverna Mansion built in 1933 by Millionaire Hugh Landon. He named the estate the Four Winds. He loved the continuous breeze that would come in over Williams Creek. Later, this was purchased by the Franciscans as a spiritual retreat until 1992 when the current owners made it their home. From the beautiful garden walking trail along the creek, to the original marble stairway, to the fabulous views off the terrace, there is nothing like this in Indy. Six acres of pure elegance and beauty!



be used to enhance food’s flavor and texture. $35. Sign up for classes—which can fill quickly—via the Eventbrite links on Artisano’s Facebook page. More info and to register:

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St., Ste. 200, 251-4100 dinnertime inspiration is growing stale, sign up for one of WilliamsSonoma’s weekly technique classes. A flavorful Southwestern-inspired meal is the focus on May 17; the May 24 session covers grilling basics and side dishes for a casual summer barbecue; and on May 31, discover how beer-based sauces can transform any savory item. Free. Even fledgling chefs can get in on the act with classes that go over making salsa and guacamole, creating ice cream flavors, and fun ways to serve vegetables. Junior Chef lessons take place weekly and are aimed at kids 5–13. Free. The Fashion Mall location also hosts cooking sessions, where you can get behind one of the in-store cooktops, prepare a meal (recipes for the May 13 lesson will come from April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Greens), and enjoy the fruits of your labor before heading home. $45 without cookbook, $75 with.


Sessions at Artisano’s Oils and Spices liven up cooks’ recipe repertoires.

for city slickers looking to get in touch

with their rural sides, Agrarian holds both beginner and intermediate classes in beeand chicken-keeping, soap-making, and composting. In the monthly Keeping Chickens sessions, Andrew Brake, founder of Naptown Chickens, dishes on everything you need to know about caring for your roost and maintaining a coop. You can even purchase chicks and supplies right in the store. $10. During the soap-making class, learn both the hot and cold processes for crafting luxurious bars filled with herbs and oils. Agrarian’s soap-making kits make it easy to take your newfound skills home. $10. 661 E. 49th St., 493-1166, agrarianindy.com

St., 255-2464, indplsartcenter.org/popups milk paint contains actual milk protein, comes in powder form, and can be used as either paint or a stain. In FiveThirty Home’s monthly Milk Paint 101 classes, you’ll learn how to mix it and apply eight different finishes. Participants go home with a picture frame painted in the technique they like best. All materials (including aprons for the messy painter) are provided. Upcoming sessions take place May 22, June 19, and July 17. $65.

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sculpting, woodworking, ceramics, or glassblowing, the Indianapolis Art Center offers a variety of pop-up classes each week for the Michelangelo in everyone. The two-hour sessions, taught by Art Center instructors, are designed for art novices or existing artists of all ages who want to explore a new medium. This spring, students can try their hands at a glass garden globe, a Georgia O’Keeffe–inspired painting, and seasonal felt decorations. $15–$100.

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FOOD, COOKING & ENTERTAINING artisano’s oils and spices

hosts several hands-on classes each month. On May 7, learn how to shop for and cook with olive oils and balsamic vinegars. You’ll sample different varieties, too. $35. Those who want to start cooking with fish can get their feet wet during the May 20 class. Chef Gordon Gomila will share how to identify quality fish, cooking fundamentals, and several methods of preparation. $65. On June 3, see how gourmet salts can

your menu is set. Now it’s time to whip your table into shape. Get inspired by the different concepts laid out during the Summer Entertaining class at Butler’s Pantry on June 16, which covers picnics, Fourth of July, and an outdoor garden party, including tips on creating a visually interesting buffet. Owner Sandy Rogers and florist Jim Holland will offer creative ideas for centerpieces, napkin folding, placecards, party favors, and ways to present food and drink. Plus, they use products sold at the store, making it easy to leave with the looks you love. Free. More info and to register: 213 S. Main St., Zionsville, 733-8003, facebook.com/ n butlerspantryzionsville

shopping this sleek irvington home store is a tad off the beaten path (Siri swore it was on the left heading north on Ritter Avenue; it’s actually on the right), but we forgave the U-turn upon seeing Inhabit’s gorgeous showroom. The longtime supplier of pretty-to-quirky throw pillows has worked out of the same building for eight years, but the bright and airy retail space filled with

Lost & Found A roundup of our favorite under-the-radar retail gems.

Graphic prints and clean lines are hallmarks of Inhabit’s trendy contemporary pieces.

by Amy Lynch and Jennifer Uhl

You may have passed one of these storefronts dozens of times without even realizing it was a shop. Or maybe the sign—if there is a sign—caught your eye, and you wondered what you’d find inside. Ponder no more. Despite their somewhat hidden locations, these boutiques are among the city’s best-kept home-decor secrets. The question becomes: Do you share these discoveries with friends or keep them all to yourself?


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modern home furnishings, 3-D wall panels, accessories, and bedding is only eight months old. It’s a smart addition, as it aids in imagining how that shell rocking chair ($176) will look in your office. Be prepared to make some tough decisions, though: The polished piece is available in 13 colors, which is on the low end of the size/color/ fabric options for pretty much everything else you’re eyeing. 211 S. Ritter Ave., 6361699, inhabitliving.com —J.U.

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you might not realize there’s anything behind the Nora Corners Chipotle, other than a parking lot. But for a couple of years now, this clandestine spot at 86th Street and Westfield Boulevard has housed KBD Home, an offshoot of the full-service, 5,000-squarefoot Kitchens by Design studio two doors down. While KBD Home highlights accent pieces (think bold silk-floral arrangements, sassy tabletop accessories, wall art, and dishware like trays and wineglass sets), the two showrooms work collaboratively, inspiring customers to put a new face on their spaces with professional consultations and a dizzying list of product lines from craftsmen from Indiana, throughout the U.S., and abroad. Custom Drapery Service joined forces with KBD in 2012; through this partnership, KBD Home fabricates all of its own pillows, bedding, and window treatments. 1540 E. Ruff Life 86th St., 815-8880, mykbdhome.com —A.L.

Kitchens by Design recently introduced a collection of 13 plush dog beds in three sizes, or you can order a customized perch for your pampered canine.

by Chatham Home without even knowing it. This behemoth of a shop is only one street north of Mass Ave—you can even spot the back of the sage-green building just east of Pizzology. Once you’re in, the only problem is deciding where to look first in the store run by mother-and-daughter award-winning interior designers Faith Felder and Hope Harsin. Throughout the two floors, classic furniture, accessories, and gifts are blended with the unique, like slumpedglass bowls atop teak wood (one serves as a fish tank for the shop betta, Lucky); vintage instruments repurposed as cellphone speakers, created by a local retiree; Indiana maple tables; and personalized lazy susans ($125). Offbeat finds, like instruments-turned-speakers, mix Fell in love with a sofa with practical pieces, such but not the pattern? as wooden lazy susans, at Chatham Home. Harsin can customize it with one of some 800 fabrics. 517 E. Walnut St., 917-8550, chatham homeindy.com —J.U. shoppers may often pass


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shopping it ’s only about a half-mile east

of Mass Ave, but the Cottage Home neighborhood where you’ll find The Inventorialist feels worlds away from downtown. Look for a hand-painted sign and wooden steps with the industrial pipe railing and flower-filled window boxes on the 139-year-old Ruskaup building, a red-brick stunner that used to be a grocery store. Just coming off a winter hiatus, owner Kris Bowman keeps the cozy shop filled with an ever-changing mix of unique vintage finds (art-history slides, carnival signage) and a few local items, like wooden “Wow-ler” growler carriers ($30) crafted by two guys from the neighborhood. (Before you head out, hop on Facebook to see Bowman’s latest picks in a collection of beautiful photos.) A Minnesota native, Bowman also stocks screen prints made in Minneapolis; a gold-and-navy map ($25) plotting Indiana’s leading crops and products was created just for the shop. 715 Dorman St., 513-7802, facebook.com/theinventorialist —J.U.

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if it’s time to trade up your tatty old placemats and threadbare sheets, seek out Parkside Linen, a cozy, upscale shop tucked into the east side of the boxy Northview Mall shopping center across from North Central High School. Boasting a selection of exquisite textiles and textures that you just have to feel for yourself, Parkside Linen stocks American-made and European-style luxury bedding (lines include Matouk, Ann Gish, Libeco, and Sferra) and cuddleworthy blankets and towels. Tableware includes colorful cloth napkins and lovely napkin rings, along with a few pewter pieces from Arte Italica and Match. There’s also a smattering of whimsical wedding gifts, like decorative heart-shaped “Mr. and Mrs.” plates ($12.50). The store carries a full selection of fabric-care products from The Laundress to help customers keep their purchases crisp and clean. 1762 E. 86th St., 844-6320 —A.L.

Parkside Linen was first in Indy to carry Claridge + King, a line of ultra-comfy menswear-inspired tunics, tees, and button-downs for ladies.

Dry Diva gives a showertime basic a fun floral upgrade.


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Good to Know! Each Friday, single-stem fresh flowers at Rusted Window are half off, making them about $1.50 to $5 each.

a new northside addition as of last October, Rusted Window Decor & Gifts nestles into a snug corner location on Carmel Drive just east of Range Line Road. The home-decor inventory, a mix of old and new, gives off a rustic-chic vibe with chandeliers, metal buckets, and chests of drawers, all with an appealing wornin look. Treats from Just Pop In!, Newfangled Confections, and Best Chocolate in Town lend a local slant. The bestsellers, though, are the Ella B. neighborhood soy candles ($26.95), intoxicatingly scented tributes to Zionsville, Broad Ripple, Meridian-Kessler, and other Central Indiana localities—ideal for housewarming or hostess gifts. Seats for in-store workshops that coach attendees on wedding trends, DIY decor, and how to create and care for floral centerpieces frequently sell out. 99 E. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 205-1716, rusted window.com —A.L. n


Gardener’s paradise: Susan Micks tends to plants inside Garfield Park Conservatory.

Root Awakening Seasoned green thumbs dish dirt on what they’ve learned while tending to some of Indy’s most visible gardens. by Zina Kumok


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Gardening can be one of life’s most rewarding pastimes. How fulfilling is it to see a plant blossom or carrots peeking through the dirt after hours of toil? But even with the best intentions, sometimes our efforts can wilt faster than a bouquet of flowers on a humid day. To help sow some seeds of inspiration, we sought out pros who maintain five popular spots around the city.

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if it falls under the umbrella of “vegetable,” it’s probably growing among Matthew Jose’s two acres, one downtown and one on the northwest side. He tends to 100-plus varieties of veggies, including more than a dozen types of tomatoes, and lots of fresh herbs. “Basically, a wide enough variety of vegetables to keep things interesting for my customers throughout my growing season,” Jose says. That stretch lasts from April through December and fulfills Big City’s CSA (community supported agriculture) clients; its farm stand downtown, open Saturdays May through October; and orders from local restaurants, like Bluebeard, Milktooth, R Bistro, and Recess.

What he plants at home

“My son loves cherry tomatoes, so I try to have a couple of those plants growing at our house. And it’s always nice to have flowers nearby to pick—zinnias and poppies are a couple of my favorites.” What he’s learned on the job

Matthew Jose | Founder and owner of Big City Farms

Jose cautions against taking on too big of a project, which can set you up for frustration, he says. Also, “focus on tending things you get excited about, whether it’s flowers, vegetables, or fruit trees. The work of home gardening is most enjoyable when you’re able to walk out your door and admire something that makes you feel good.”

even if the weather outside is frightful , it’s always the perfect temperature inside the Garfield Park Conservatory, where Susan Micks cares for hundreds of tropical plants, including the popular Theobroma cacao, or chocolate tree. “We have one of the nicest ones I’ve seen,” she says. “It’s by far the tree we receive the most comments or questions about.” Micks also chooses which insects to release into the conservatory to keep pests at bay—essentially, good bugs to eat the bad ones, she explains—and pitches in to help keep the 3½-acre Sunken Gardens in tiptop shape.

What she plants at home

Micks keeps it simple. “I have one African violet and some orchids on a windowsill.” What she’s learned on the job

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Editing is important. “That may mean pruning a tree to allow more light to the plants under it, or finally pulling a plant that doesn’t perform well in your garden,” she says. She credits her former boss, Duane Martin at White River Gardens, for teaching her to have a critical approach, looking out for plants, leaves, and flowers that are more eyesore than eye candy. “When I walk through the conservatory, my mind is always thinking, what needs to go so that this will look better?”

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before gazing over the ima’s

framed portraits and landscapes inside, take time to check out Irvin Etienne’s exterior works of art. He designs and maintains several areas in front of the main museum building, such as the Sutphin Fountain and parts of the Sutphin Mall, the William and Lucy Wick Cutting Garden, and Nonie’s Garden, a circular bed just off the entry pavilion. In the latter, Etienne adds seasonal color throughout the year, such as tulips and pansies for spring, cannas and lantana for summer, and ornamental kale and cabbage for fall. This year, he’s introducing Croton ‘Zanzibar’ and Aglaonema ‘Pink Valentine’ to the IMA grounds, two colorful plants that Etienne first test-drove in his personal garden.

What he plants at home

“Tropicals. Lots of tropicals. But they’re combined with hardy perennials, trees and shrubs, and vegetables— everything from cannas to eggplants to magnolias co-exist in a lush jungle. I like lots of intense color and fabulous foliage. Life without cannas is pointless.” What he’s learned on the job

Irvin Etienne | Horticultural display coordinator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Life without cannas is pointless.


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Try one new plant every year— minimum. “Even if it’s simply a different version of what you usually plant,” Etienne says. “You learn something every time that makes you a better gardener.” New in his garden this year are three colors of double-flowered Brugmansia with large, downward-hanging, trumpetshaped blooms. “Everybody I know loves the fragrance of Brugmansias,” he says. As for edibles, he’s trying out lemon drop hot peppers, whose bright-yellow color hints at their citrusy heat, and he’s revisiting an amethyst-hued sweet potato called Molokai Purple. “My first attempt was not overly successful, but that should never stop one from trying again. They’ll make very colorful fries.” For tools, he suggests a weeding knife. “Once you use one, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to garden before.”

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rachel white tends the eskenazi health sky farm, a 5,000-square-foot garden on the roof of the Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center. Its bounty of various vegetables, fruits, and herbs, which includes a lengthy list of the usual suspects, plus fennel, kohlrabi, and tomatillos, is used by the hospital to create healthy meals to patients. Seating areas allow employees, patients, and even the public to soak up fresh air, sunshine, and views of downtown from seven stories up—scenery that you’d be hard-pressed to find from a traditional garden. The Sky Farm is starting its second season.

What she plants at home

“I only grow edible plants [vegetables, herbs, and some fruit] that feed me and a number of my neighbors.” What she’s learned on the job

Rachel White | Eskenazi Health Sky Farmer and farmer for Growing Places Indy

When your initial idea starts wilting, there’s no shame in conceding defeat and changing courses. “Planning your garden is good, but it won’t ever go as planned, so be okay with that,” she says. “Plant something else and keep going.” If you have a small space, like the Sky Farm, which is just over one-tenth of an acre, grow produce that you know you’ll enjoy. “Plant what you like to eat, and learn to share it,” White says.

mike stockman’s focus is tropical gardening in the Hilbert Conservatory, home of Butterfly Kaleidoscope. He also maintains the Wedding and Sun gardens, the Indianapolis Garden Club Heritage Garden, and a small pollinator garden. He started the latter a few years ago with mostly native plants that provide nectar for bees and butterflies, as well as host plants for food and reproduction. “It’s an example of what you can do in your backyard to attract wildlife, but more importantly, help endangered and threatened species,” Stockman says. “This garden serves the institution well in our efforts to promote conservation for wild things all over the world.”

What he plants at home

The list is long, but common milkweed is probably the most important. “It’s a critical host plant for the monarch butterfly, and because Indianapolis is in the middle of the monarchs’ annual migration route, planting it makes a huge difference.” What he’s learned on the job

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Most everything has a story to tell, Stockman says. “Try to do a little research and plant something with an amazing history. Add a few fragrant plants into the mix. If you can find a plant that is beautiful and has two or three other qualities, you n can talk your friends’ ears off all day about it.”


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Home Away From Home While the owners were out of the country, they gave interior designer Julie Boutilier free rein to outfit their guest digs. The result? A casual yet polished space that provides the utmost in comfort—with a dash of fun. 62

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The vacation vibe starts in the front entry (opposite page) and naturally extends to the pool.

an indianapolis family

doesn’t have to go far for a taste of a posh East Coast vacation destination. They don’t even need to board a plane. The owners of this Williams Creek home re-created a taste of the Hamptons in their attached guest house, where lucky visitors can pamper themselves with simple luxuries and an open-air feel. Outfitted in white, the home also features rustic textures and clean lines that give company a sense of a seaside vacation, even when they’re miles from the ocean.

Julie Boutilier, interior designer and owner of Cornerstone Interiors in Greenwood, was tasked with furnishing the home from the ground up. The homeowners had visited the Hamptons, a popular summer getaway spot, and fell in love with the house they rented there. As luck would have it, that vacation home was featured on a local TV program. The couple sat down with Boutilier, turned on a recording of the show, and asked her to replicate the feeling.

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A soaring ceiling adds to the great room’s airy ambience. Opposite: The fourseasons space invites lounging and dining.


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Then they left town for six months on a mission trip, with no intentions of checking up on her while the home was under construction. “They spent a long time trying to convey the idea, but then they let me loose,” says Boutilier, who had done previous design work for the owners and was familiar with their tastes.

off to a good start Boutilier took the main home’s traditional design, starring warm woods and rich colors, and worked to transition that environment to the guest space’s coastal tones and vacation vibe. She started the journey with the original home’s screened-in porch, which became a four-seasons room complete with a sitting area and kitchen amenities. Two-tone brick walls reflect the exterior, while mahogany cabinets, soapstone countertops, and heated travertine floors ensure indoor comfort. Just beyond the updated fourseasons room, Boutilier installed an arched opening to the guest home. Like Dorothy’s threshold to the Land of Oz, the doorway’s simple shape frames an entirely new world. “The arched doorway became a fantasy portal to the vacation home away from home,” Boutilier says. The trip from Indy to the Hamptons begins quietly, with light-gray wooden planks on the walls and porcelain wood-grain tiles on the floor, suggesting a fresh-air feel. Light fixtures lead guests past a changing room where they can stash pool supplies or grab a fresh towel before heading outdoors. The pool area includes a spacious guest bath with an elaborate tiled mural and a walk-in shower lined with matching tiles, as well as a convenient laundry space that allows for efficient upkeep. Beyond that, the home takes on an enchanted feel within its walls, thanks to several small touches that add up to a study in elegance. Boutilier carried the water theme throughIM HOME | 2015


out the home, installing porthole windows and circular cutouts in the wood trim in the kitchen/living-room space and lining the staircase with wire rails. She underscored the homeowners’ faith by quietly integrating the Christian fish symbol into the home’s design. Look closely, and the familiar shape shows up along the wet bar, the kitchen cabinetry, and the living-room chairs.

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The relaxed look shines through in neutral and blue tones seen in the kitchen, eat-in dining space, and back porch.


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Old meets new as the home’s style juxtaposes shiny surfaces with antique accessories. A rustic bench sits across from an elegant wet bar. Simple light fixtures hang above a state-of-the-art kitchen. “[The husband] wanted a comfortable, not fussy, space,” Boutilier says. “[The wife] loves glamour and excitement. My challenge was to incorporate these two distinct personalities into one space. Therefore, the idea of mixing old and new was a constant mantra throughout the design process.” The home is designed with comfort in mind, especially when it comes to visiting friends or colleagues. Where appropriate, Boutilier incorporated glass surfaces and open arrangements so there would be no need to search the kitch-

The idea of mixing old and new was a constant mantra throughout the design process. en for a certain serving utensil or clean drinking glasses. Glass shelves line the interior of the wet bar, while the dining area’s coffee station features gleaming white plates on an open shelf above. Even the refrigerator has a see-through door, inviting guests to peek at what’s available before they help themselves. The main dining table is large enough to seat 12 comfortably. Smaller parties may prefer to have breakfast at one of the bar stools along the kitchen island, which is covered in a honed white Calcutta Gold marble. A custom-made stainless-steel range hood throws out a little bling with its mirrored edges. The home’s heart is its sitting area, and its soul is the custom-designed fireplace at the center. Boutilier used gauzy white curtains, which are automated, to offer a little privacy while still allowing natural light to flood in. She chose simple furnishings, like the white slipcovered sofa facing the TV and leather recliners, which were on the homeowners’ must-have list. Above the fireplace and flat-screen television is an elegant cross, also a homeowner request. A trio of artwork above one sofa pays homage to one of the family’s mission destinations, and a bold-colored pillow on that same sofa is embroidered with a New York theme, reflecting another favorite spot. Despite the home’s traditional setting and accessories, Boutilier opted for a modern fireplace that sits underneath the huge TV and adds unique character to the room. “I designed [the mantel] to curve in on the sides and also going toward the back,” Boutilier says. “It was an engineering marvel to create, but the finished product is marvelous.”

creature comforts The guest bedroom, appropriately referred to as the “white room,” takes the neutral theme and runs with it, with an elegant four-poster bed, white curtains framing the windows, and a loveseat and chair that form a sitting area. Boutilier chose each piece both for its color and texture, which give depth to the white and create an artistic setting. The guest-suite bath continues the old and new themes. A glass-and-Carrara-marble shower complements the vintage-style floor tiles and a modern freestanding bathtub. The vanity features a trough sink with mirrors set above the countertops and along the walls up to and even on the ceiling. In another guest bath, the vanity, custom made by Cornerstone Interiors, is outfitted with LED lights that change colors.

Tile work in the pool bath and shower mimics the color and nature of water.

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A variety of textures keeps the guest bedroom comfortable, while a marble shower contributes to the sophisticated feel of the adjoining bathroom.

“It was a project to create, but we wanted the guest bathroom to be a truly unique and memorable experience,” Boutilier says. Extra visitors can lay their heads in the home’s office. Boutilier set it up with built-in desks and plenty of white cabinetry and bookshelves for storage. When the occasion calls for it, a Murphy bed can be opened as needed.

having a ball The guest experience evolves as visitors venture to the lower level. Boutilier topped the staircase with a beautiful piece of art that at first glance looks like a seashell. It’s actually a satellite picture of an alluvial fan formation in China, another example of nature taking top billing in the home. “It looks like an abstract painting, but when one finds out it’s a picture of Earth from space, it becomes all the more 68

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magical,” Boutilier says. The lower level is all fun and games, with framed jerseys, a foosball table, and arcade games creating a sporty atmosphere. Visitors can perch upon the barstools and peer below to a subterranean basketball court. With the colors and logos of the Indiana Pacers, Butler University, and Indiana University, it’s a true ode to Hoosier sports. “The basketball court was important because the couple has teenagers, and they wanted the kids’ friends to be drawn to their home,” Boutilier says. This Hamptons home story has a happy ending. When the owners returned from their trip, Boutilier eagerly waited for their response. She received it in a late-night text from the wife, who was dealing with jet lag and couldn’t sleep. Instead, she was roaming through the home, marveling at the details. “She said, ‘You made my life beautiful,’” Boutilier says. ■

RESOURCES builder: Jones Building Group interior design: Julie Boutilier, Cornerstone Interiors pool installation: Terry Pool Co. great-room light fixture: Cornerstone Interiors great-room furniture: Cornerstone Interiors Sports fans will feel right at home in the lower level.

great-room fireplace tile: ICC Floors kitchen flooring: Louisville Tile cabinetry: Corsi Cabinetry eat-in kitchen table: Hickory Chair Furniture Co.; chairs by Stanley Furniture with custom slipcovers eat-in kitchen light fixture: Currey and Company pool bath shower tile: Stone Design of Indiana outdoor patio furniture: Wicker Works & Patio Too four-seasons room flooring: Louisville Tile white room furniture: Cornerstone Interiors white room shower marble: Louisville Tile bathtub: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery bathroom flooring: ICC Floors fixture above bathtub: Cornerstone Interiors trough sink: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

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trips to europe inspired this carmel yard, where various styles blend together to create a unique and harmonious experience.

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few people are privy to this, but Carmel is home to one of the most spectacular gardens in the area. The backyard, which spans close to three acres, is a compilation of several different garden types—structured French, traditional English Country, Italian Renaissance, and naturalistic. Each style has its own distinct charm. The owner’s vision for her dream yard gradually took shape over the years, gaining momentum with every trip she took to Italy and the English countryside—she’s been to each country at least five times. In between visits, she pored over European gardening magazines. “I love the gardens in England and Italy,” she says. “And that’s what I wanted to accomplish here. My garden’s probably more English than Italian, but the statues and columns give it more of an Italian flair.” Twelve years ago, after she retired and she and her husband moved to their current home, the owner was finally able to orchestrate the space that reflected her unique vision and passion for European-style gardens. Within a year, most of the pieces of this amazing yard were in place. “You won’t see a garden like this anywhere in Indiana,” says Lowell Rolsky, president of Pro Care Horticultural Services, who consulted on the project, designed the landscape, and performed some of the installation. “It has views that are individual spaces in and of themselves, and they all flow together to become a very interesting and very welcoming backyard.”


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Various pathways welcome those with wanderlust.

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Uniting the landscape & hardscape This garden has something for everyone wrapped into one pleasing package. Boxwood hedges and an impressive custom-built brick-andlimestone fountain define the quadrants in the structured rose garden. Formal areas give way to more-casual kitchen gardens where rosemary, basil, tomatoes, and strawberries intermingle with a variety of sun-loving perennials. An extensive wisteria arbor, with an ornate Haddonstone bench tucked into it, leads into a shade garden. The far edge drops off into a wooded ravine and features pines, shade plants, and a double pond that ends in a waterfall. The owner’s must-haves included walkways; multiple fountains, so the soothing sound of water can be heard throughout; and Haddonstone urns and benches imported from England. Well-defined paths make it easy to meander from one area to another, and statues of Roman gods and goddesses and limestone Doric columns are sprinkled throughout. Other hardscape items— such as an iron gazebo supported by Corinthian columns and centered above a Haddonstone cherub fountain and an 18th-century twig-patterned concrete bridge, imported from a garden in London—dot the landscape and delight the eyes. “All the ornamental pieces in the yard give you something else to look at— something else to say ‘wow’ to,” Rolsky says. When it came to plantings, the homeowner’s goal was to have something blooming at all times. Crabtrees, irises, and peonies are among the harbingers of spring. In the summer, roses, black-eyed Susans, and verbena take center stage. Anemones, asters, Rose of Sharon, and late-blooming hydrangeas add color to the fall landscape. “In the winter, the boxwoods and the urns provide structure, and it’s actually quite beautiful,” the owner says. Being surrounded by such striking beauty makes visitors hard-pressed to name their most-admired spot. That’s not a problem for the homeowner, though. “My favorite is the formal area with 74

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the fountain and the roses,” she says. “I love to sit out there on the patio in the evening, just relaxing and reading the newspaper. Nobody knows I have this back here. It’s my secret garden.”

Back to her roots Growing up on a farm in Northern Indiana made the homeowner no stranger to hard work. And to accomplish something of this magnitude took more than just a little TLC. She threw herself into the work, even clearing out the ravine, digging out the creek, and placing the large rocks in the bottom of it herself. Now she devotes three “really hard weeks” each spring and fall to whip it into shape. “After that, I work at my own pace,” she says, spending an entire day or just a few hours, depending on her schedule. Most days, when the weather accommodates, she’s out in the garden. “People don’t understand how peaceful and fulfilling gardening is,” she says, adding that she’s not a master gardener, although many people assume she is. Rolsky understands the allure of the soil. “Her willingness and desire to be out there on a daily basis to make sure she maintains the garden she wants is what’s always been special about that garden,” he says. “She has a passion for making something that is unique—that inspires us and challenges us to be on top of our game.” The homeowner inherited her love of gardening from her grandmother, an accomplished horticulturist known for her beautiful roses. The garden contains red-and-yellow daylilies and pinkishpurple perennial verbena that once bloomed in her grandmother’s garden. “Those are near and dear to my heart because they were hers, and they’re about 80 years old,” she says. “Whenever we moved, I took them with me. It’s like I transplanted my grandma everywhere.” While the homeowner does virtually all of the garden work herself, Rolsky helps with special projects, such as converting a bronze statue she purchased at R. Beauchamp Antiques into a fountain that is the centerpiece of the front yard. The pond of the water feature is auto-

The property’s creek is one of several water elements. A bridge with twig-patterned sides is easily imagined in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Opposite page: Statuary and sculptures punctuate the grounds, adding European flavor.

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The dining area offers a prime view of the grounds.


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matically refilled as needed through the irrigation system that Pro Care maintains. Two years ago, Rolsky converted the backyard patio area into an outdoor kitchen. “We also like to bring something to the table that she’s never seen or experienced and that she and her guests can appreciate,” he says. Some of the more unusual plantings Rolsky has introduced are variegated cypresses and leucodermis pines, which add unusual textures to the garden, and roses such as Oh So Easy, a dwarf variety with paprikacolored blooms.

A feast for the eyes and the palate From May through October, the homeowners enjoy sharing their fantastic backyard setting with friends and family, hosting everything from casual cookouts to formal sit-down dinners. For more elaborate meals, guests are seated at tables in the garden areas, and if they’re lucky, they’ll catch a glimpse of statues decked out with a whimsical touch—Athena is often adorned with a string of pearls or a tiara. On these occasions, the outdoor kitchen can be used as a prep area or a space to serve appetizers or desserts. For smaller, more laidback gatherings, guests can dine on the patio. Rolsky added onto the original brick patio, matching the existing brick of the English Country Tudor home. He also supplied new limestone along the patio to ensure that everything flowed together and looked like it had always been there. The homeowners wanted a full slate of high-quality amenities to maximize the use of the space—a grill, side burners, warming and storage drawers, a refrigerator, a sink, an ice chest, and bins for condiments. All are by Twin Eagles and purchased through Pro Care. “The outdoor-kitchen area is one of her husband’s favorite spots because he enjoys cooking out,” Rolsky says. “It’s his dream come true.” But her dream space is the entire backyard. “When we had it basically all done, I was amazed that I had done this and that it was really mine,” she says. “I still think that some days.” n

The home’s outdoor-living spaces provide all the conveniences of the indoors: comfy seating, shade, and kitchen equipment.

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adam graef’s funky home in fall creek place is the perfect mix of the new and the nostalgic.

repurposed by julie young


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photography by tony valainis

and reimagined This page: Bricks—both real and stitched—figure prominently in the great room. Opposite page: A crowned cow-head sculpture hangs outside the mudroom.

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adam graef has a knack for taking an object no one wants and transforming it into something that not only looks good but is functional, too. His new home in the revitalized neighborhood of Fall Creek Place is a 2,200-squarefoot eclectic mix of both new and old materials, conversation pieces, and the odd vintage cast-off. Everywhere you look, there’s something interesting to see, whether it’s a collection of ice cream scoops artfully arranged in wire baskets on the wall, a giant scoreboard that used to hang in the gymnasium of Brownsburg High School, or an old wooden door that reads “Indpls. Asylum for the Insane.” “The door was salvaged, but I mirrored it and did the lettering myself, so it’s not really from an insane asylum,” Graef says. As a furniture-builder who specializes in reclaimed materials, Graef often travels the country looking for unique items to add to his stockpile of salvaged goods. Some of the items around his house came from his shop (Graef owned Rogue Decor), while others he traded for with friends who are in the antique business. He often buys things that he thinks are cool even if he doesn’t know how to use them yet. “I see the possibilities in the parts and pieces rather than focusing on the finished product,” he says. 80

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Food-related accents in the kitchen and dining area include baskets of ice cream scoops, a KFC bucket light, and Burger King–spatula door handles.

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rife with resourcefulness

Quirky wall art adds interest to the downstairs bathroom, while a furry welcome committee greets guests in the foyer.


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Graef comes by his passion for reinvention and restoration naturally. As the son of an architect, growing up meant never living in a finished house. Whenever his father would complete a remodel, he would put the house on the market and move the family onto the next project. It was a pattern Graef continued as an adult. However, after renovating three homes in the Irvington area, Graef decided his current abode would be built from the ground up. He and his girlfriend longed to live closer to downtown amenities and were drawn to the charm of Fall Creek Place. Using a blueprint created by his father, Kurt Graef, he contacted the team at Carley Custom Builders to see if they could help turn his concept into a reality. “We broke ground in February of 2014, and we had very definite ideas about what we wanted to do,” Graef says. “The builders were really great about working with us on all that we wanted to do ourselves. I sat with them and showed them pictures of my other houses, and they said they would give me a chance. By doing a lot of the flooring, lighting, and tile work ourselves, we were able to save some money and put it toward upgrades.” The result is a light-infused industrial space with elements of warmth, a few whimsical items, and fun pops of color here and there. A five-foot-tall stuffed bear greets guests in the entryway, along with street signs bearing the names of the places Graef has lived before. Adorning the metal diamond-plate steps leading to the second floor is a banister Graef found at Midland Arts & Antiques Market and discovered fit perfectly in the space. Across from Gentle Ben is the couple’s office and a powder room that features a toilet-

In lieu of a typical portal to the outside, Graef opted for a garage door.

paper holder made from a fire-hose cabinet, as well as a head-to-head Pac-Man table screen that has been refashioned into a vanity mirror. “All you have to do is find the game and then get some mirror finish from the craft store,” Graef explains. The main level also includes an open great room with a brick-stitched sofa found in a shop in Michigan and a coffee table from a furniture factory in High Point, North Carolina. Vintage factory stools provide seating at the kitchen island. Various items in the space have some local significance. The large industrial light fixtures overhead were originally used in the old RCA plant on Sherman Drive, while the brickwork was sourced from the former Irvington post office that was toppled by strong winds, which serves as a tribute to Graef ’s old neighborhood. His pantry doors came from a large neon sign that once graced a restaurant in Elwood. Graef cut the sign in half and outfitted the pieces with two Burger King spatulas that serve as handles. Though he’s willing to modify some items, others—like the 1800s workbench that serves as the couple’s sideboard—are off limits. “The history on that thing is amazing,” he says. “It’s written on the back who built it and how it was passed down. I thought it was a very cool piece when I put it in my shop, but then it didn’t sell, so I brought it home. At one time, a couple looked at it and said they could cut a sink into it, and I cringed. I mean, I’ll repurpose a lot of things, but some things should be left alone.” Another unique feature to the room is the insulated windowed garage door that functions as a gateway to the back patio. Graef considered installing a folding-glass system

Did someone say “treats”? Captain Pickles and Falkor peek out of the colorful mudroom.

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The master bathroom (top and right) features a wall-mounted fountain mixed with industrial pieces. An antique hardware display is used as a towel holder in the upstairs guest bath.


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The secret to repurposing the past is in seeing the possibility of what the item can be in the future.

in the space, but it proved to be too cost-prohibitive. French doors would have been comparable, but the more he thought about it, the more he realized that a garage door fit in perfectly with the home’s theme. In good weather, it could be raised to provide a nice extension of the living room for outdoor entertaining. “Eventually, I plan to screen in the porch, which will make that whole space even more functional,” Graef says. Behind the kitchen is the mudroom, which boasts a fun splash of fuchsia above horizontal white subway tiles; an old wood-topped storage cabinet; and a nozzle for rinsing the paws of Graef ’s two German Shepherds, Falkor and Captain Pickles, before they come inside.

resources kitchen countertops and terrazzo backsplash: Santarossa Mosaic & Tile

kitchen cabinetry: Drexel Interiors

kitchen sink: build.com

kitchen/livingroom flooring: Santarossa Mosaic & Tile

dining table: Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace; chairs are from a supplier for Rogue Decor

great-room fireplace: RT’s Fireplace Shop

subway tiles in mudroom and master bathroom: Menards

foyer/upstairs flooring: Custom Floors

master bathroom flooring: The Tile Shop

master bathroom sinks: build.com

His-and-her nightstands flank the bed in the master suite.

personal stamp Upstairs, the guest bathroom and master suite incorporate several recycled items. After they’ve been turned on their sides and fitted with wiring so they illuminate, vintage pay-phone boxes serve as nightstands. Another large workbench acts as a dresser/TV stand for the couple, and a sitting nook provides a respite from the day with a tall, graphic-patterned wing chair, a glass table with a driftwood base, and cabinetry that Graef acquired from his grandparents. Graef says that the secret to repurposing the past is in seeing the possibility of what the item can be in the future, not what it is at the moment or what it was in the past. So what does the future hold for him? Although the couple has only been in the house for a few months—and there’s still more work to do—Graef is his father’s son. “I don’t know yet. I might sell it,” he says with a smile. “We want acreage eventually.”■

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resources helping hands

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• outdoor living •

Solid as a Rock Is there anywhere better to spend time on gorgeous summer day than a relaxing backyard oasis? Achieve a photo-worthy design—like this one by Start to Finish Landscaping—with help from the landscape architects starting on page 92.

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Homebuilders with properties valued at $500,000+

Architects & Homebuilders

The Anderson Corporation

867-2880, theandersoncorporation.com Beazer Homes

523-1141, beazer.com


Bedrock Builders

770-3900, bedrockbuilders.com


Blue Door Builders

423-0718, a3studio.com

774-9975, bluedoorbuilders.com

Axis Architecture + Interiors

Boles Custom Homes

264-8162, axisarch.com


Blackline Studio for Architecture

Bontrager Homes

803-7900, blacklinestudio.net

845-5686, bontragerhomes.com

Constantine Design Group

Brad Hill Custom Builder

730-4045, constantinedesigngroup.com

590-5577, bradhillcustombuilder.com

David Rausch Studio

Brookshire Homes

873-4970, davidrausch.com

840-0779, brookshirehomesinc.com

Demerly Architects

Bruns Builder

847-0724, demerlyarchitects.com

862-3202, brunsbuilder.com

Design Build Solutions

Buckland Construction

765-482-6371, designbuildsolutionsllc .com

335-3135, bucklandconstruction.com

DSD Residential Architecture

336-8002, carringtonhomes.com

255-6526, dsdarchitecture.com Gary Nance Design

558-8759, garynancedesign.com Goldberg Design Group

582-1430, sbgdesigninc.net Haus

652-2828, haus-arch.com Inverde Design

774-8732, inverde.net

Carrington Homes Castalia Homes

706-6770, castaliahomes.com Christopher Scott Homes

408-4853, 590-7961, cshomes.com Coronado Custom Homes

867-4800, homesbycoronado.com Custom Homes by Cory

859-8309, customhomesbycory.com Dan Elliott Custom Homes

Mawr Design

765-453-1745, mawrdesign.com

849-9138, homebuildersremodeling indianapolis.com

Mitsch Design

Dave Sego Builders

573-2222, mitschdesign.com MW Harris

250-3921, mwharris.net One 10 Studio

501-6021, one10studio.com Palladian Home Designs

852-6483, palladianblueprints.com

462-8806, davesegobuilders.com Dave Thompson Group

485-6378, dtghomes.com David Weekley Homes

669-8500, davidweekleyhomes.com Davis Building Group

548-4663, davisbuildinggroup.com

Fischer Homes

G&G Custom Homes

418-7665, ggcustomhomes.com Gollner Homes

432-7364, gollnerhomes.com Gorman Homes

888-8088, gormanhomesinc.com Gradison Design Build

258-8348, gradisonbuilding.com Gregg H. Montgomery Builders

873-1730, gregghmontgomery builders.com GuyCo Homes

272-2236, guycohomes.com H.W. Gunn

281-0882, hwgunn.com Hamilton Homes

570-1331, builtbyhamilton.com Hansen Custom Homes

862-3488, hansencustomhomes.com Havencrest Homes

965-1968, havencresthomes.com Hearth & Stone Builders

714-0722, hearthandstonebuilders .houzz.com Heartwood Custom Homes

590-5324, heartwoodhomes.com Hiday Custom Builders

408-0611, hidaycustombuilders.com Homes by Design

228-0058, hbdbuilder.com Homes by Rex Brown

587-1388, homesbyrexbrown.com Hoss Homes

823-9788, hosshomes.com Howell Custom Homes

902-3358, howellbuilders.com J.A. Yancey & Associates

710-7074, jayanceyhomes.com J. Huston and Associates John Eaton Homes

Rottmann Collier Architects

Drees Homes

442-1269, jeatonhomes.com

721-2724, rottmanncollier.com

347-7300, dreeshomes.com

John J. Schneider & Co.

Rowland Design

Duke Homes

873-6227, jjschneider.com

422-9000, dukehomes.com

J.R. Lazaro Builders

Estridge homes

271-0331, jrlazarobuilders.com

Executive Homes

843-2740, executivehomes.bz


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Joe Garcia, president of G&G Custom Homes

Garcia recommends those with an extra $1,000 buy a Big Green Egg to add to their patio. It was what he chose when he needed a new grill. The emerald-green, oval-shaped appliance smokes, grills, roasts, and bakes, and comes in various sizes. It also adds a conversation piece to your backyard.

“People either know what it is, or if they don’t know what it is, they [ask] questions, because it’s got a weird look to it,” Garcia says.

846-4403, jhustonhomes.com

846-9992, dbklain.com

669-6200, estridge.com

You’re given $1,000 to spend on your home. What do you do with it? Local industry pros spill on how they’d use their newly found windfall.

557-8036, freemancustomhomes.net

633-4040, ratioarchitects.com

721-7184, tradedesignstudio.com


Freeman Custom Homes

DB Klain Construction

Trade Design Studio


348-2500, fischerhomes.com/indianapolis

Ratio Architects

636-3980, rowlanddesign.com


Kai Yu Home Builders

818-1071 or 694-4211, kaiyuhome builders.com

Kent Shaffer Builders

769-6722, kentshafferbuilders.com KNR Custom Homes

331-7312, knrsignaturehomes.com Lombardo Homes

537-7405, lombardohomesindy.com


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The Palladium Group

Langston Development

Heincker Design

570-5900, palladiumgroupusa.com

590-5687, langstondev.com

645-8015, heinckerdesign.com

Petty Custom Homes

The Marina Limited Partnership

578-4914, pettycustomhomes.com

845-0270, marinalimited.com

Hoskins Interior Design

Phil Myers Custom Homes

Oldfield on Hunt Club

849-5097, philmyerscustomhomes.com

752-5957, oldfieldsonhuntclub.com

Pulte Homes

Old Town Design Group

866-907-8583, pulte.com

753-5969, oldtowndesigngroup.com

Randy Shaffer Builders

The Re-Development Group

702-3467, randyshaffer.net

281-0482, redev.net

R.J. Klein & Associates

Republic Development

846-1666, rjkleinfinehomes.com

770-1818, republicdev.com

Renowned Builders

San Bel Development

861-8956, renownedbuilders.com

777-6372, thewillowsinzionsville.com

Richard Carriger Custom Homes

Silverthorne Homes

806-2190, silverthornehomes.com

Bryant would spend her $1,000 on paint and accessories, such as lamps, rugs, pillows, and small pieces of art. “Those would be the cheapest, easiest ways to accessorize a room and change a look,” she says. For a quick makeover, painting is the easiest.

“Right now, gray seems to be the new beige,” Bryant says. “Depending on how many kids and animals you have, you probably need to spruce up a little bit every three years.”

SLM Homes

846-7709, slmhomes.net Sobczak Construction Services

844-9576, scscustomhomes.com Sollenberger Partners

846-4876, sollenbergerpartners.com Staley Construction

718-7025, staleyhomebuilders.com Steven A. Wilson

846-2555, sawbuilder.com Thomas R. McHaffie and Company

848-7003, tommchaffie.com Tom Hession Custom Homes & Renovations

846-3393, tomhessionbuilder.com Ursula David Homes

913-9127, ursuladavidhomes.com Viewegh and Associates

834-6512, viewegh.com The Waire Group

863-5335, wairegroup.com Wampler Builder

882-1800, wamplerbuilder.com Wedgewood Building Company

669-6300, wedgewoodbc.com Westwind Construction

578-1168, wcindy.com Whicker Construction

839-8353, whickerconstruction.com Will Wright Building Corp.

844-5499, willwrightbuildingcorp.net Woodstock Custom Homes Madison Custom Homes

363-3242, madisoncustomhomesinc.com

506-3568, woodstockcustomhomes.com

535-7348, mattbeecherbuilders.com

A Lantz Design and Consulting

569-5972, alantzdesign.com Aesthete Designs

286-3521, aesthetedesigns.com Amethyst Interiors

753-3665, amethystinteriorsllc.com Bailey & Bailey Interior Design

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925-0693 Casual Elegance Designs by Tina


McKenzie Collection

J. Gauker Interiors

590-8627, jgaukerinteriors.com Jacobs Schneider Interior Design

251-0312, jacobs-schneider.com Jeff Sheats Designs

357-0155, jeffsheatsdesigns.com

580-9775, juliebrowningbova.com Julie O’Brien Design Group Kalleen & Company

987-4233, kalleenandcompany.com Kiefer Design Group

441-9247, kieferdesigngroup.com Kittle’s Design Studio

849-1163, studio.kittles.com Klinkose Interior Designs

313-3946, klinkosedesigns.com Kohl Interiors

457-6668, kohlinteriors.com Lehner Designs

888-7086, lehnerdesigns.com

713-1388, casualelegancebytina.com

Luxe Home Interiors

Cathy Chitwood Designs

663-3588, luxeofcarmel.com

566-6500, cathythedesigner.com

Marika Designs

Compass Design

733-9650, marikadesigns.com

865-1544, compassdesignservices.com

MB Designs

Cornerstone Interiors

442-8222, interiorsbymbdesigns.com

887-2778, cornerstoneinteriorsusa.com

Michael Arnold Interior Design

Courtney Casteel Home


817-9100, courtneycasteelhome.com D Ray Decor

300-1000, draydecorhome.com Dale Hughes Interior Design

698-3253, dalehughesinteriordesign.com DB Interiors

410-0085, dbinteriorsusa.com Deborah Parks Interior Design

545-4099 Design Studio Vriesman

519-1785, designstudiovriesman.com Design Works

815-8619 Diana Chastain Interiors

485-5504 Diane Hallquist Interior Design

257-9339 313-6940

590-3690, msabuildingcorp.com

569-1301, jbakerinteriors.com

706-0772, julieobriendesign.com

Elaborate Design

Mark S. Adams Building Corporation Matt Beecher Builders

Interior Designers

Scott Campbell Custom Homes

765-778-2738, scottcampbellcustomhomes.com

J. Baker Interiors

Julie Bova Interior Design

752-5469, rickcampbellbuilder.com

Diana Bryant, principal interior designer and owner of db interiors

452-3839, interiordesigntherapy.com


Rick Campbell Builder

284-1280, robincampbellbuilders.com

Interior Design Therapy

JSC Stylish Interiors

846-9221, richardcarriger.com

Robin Campbell Builders

253-8986, hoskinsinteriordesign.com

Elle Designs

Misch Bobrick Design

730-0028,430-1835,mischbobrick.com Rae Interiors

577-2800 Reed Design

572-1247, reeddesignpartners.com Rosalind Brinn Pope Interior Design

475-1906, popeinteriors.com Savvy Decor

848-0020, savvydecor.com Shannon Connor Design

252-5594, shannonconnordesign.com Shannon Roark Design

363-1205 Shine Design

507-3106, shinedesigninteriors.com Studio Design Gallery

571-3800, kristinalawson.com Susan Colvin Interiors

508-9260, elle-designs.com


Emma Reidy Interiors

Thomas & Jayne Interior Design

765-490-5398, emmareidyinteriors.com

582-2727, thomasjayne.com

M/I Homes

Asset Midwest

Everything Home by Wendy Langston

Ty Interiors

255-9900, mihomes.com

514-4175, assetmidwest.com

446-4300, everythinghomedesigns.com


Michael & Associates

Henke Development Group


Walker Designs

858-9644, michaelandassociatesinc.com

439-8803, henkedevelopment.com

681-2578, levineinteriors.com

431-6240, walkerdesignsonline.com

Mitford Homes

Land Development & Building

Hannah Ltd.

Whetstone & Associates

255-5350, landdevelopbuild.com

848-9716, hannahltd.com

852-7041, whetstoneandassociates.com

574-7616, mckenziecollection.com

861-9264, mitfordhomes.com


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— Ryan & Erin Mitchell

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For decades, Drees’ commitment to style, craftsmanship and quality has been reflected in every detail. From our customizable floor plans to the hundreds of choices at our Design Center, you’ll have the freedom to create a home to perfectly fit your life. And with DreeSmart Conservation Innovations, your Drees home will be as energy efficient as it is unique.

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BAM Outdoor

Pro Care Horticultural Services

Maxson Remodeling and Construction

Becker Landscape

Progressive Lawnscaping

Ooley’s Custom Remodeling

780-6619, progressivelawnscaping.com


Salsbery Brothers Landscaping

Pillar Homes & Remodeling

843-0100, salsberybros.com

557-3485, pillarhomesremodeling.com

Shane’s Outdoor Living & Landscapes


485-6514, shaneslandscape.com

937-2172, randallis.com

Spotts Garden Service

RL Hahn Residential Design

356-8808, spottsgardens.com

450-9445, rlhahnresidential.com

Surroundings by Natureworks

Ronald J. Frazee Designer & Builder

575-0482, carmelluxurylandscape.com

291-9833, rjfdb.com

Trent Companies

Spivey Construction

846-2284, trentcompanies.com

786-4337, spiveyconstruction.com

Vive Exterior Design

Steve Gray Renovations

773-9933, viveexterior.com

596-0928, stevegrayrenovations.com

Walton & Vetor Landscapes

Stilwell Design & Remodeling

545-4424, waltonvetor.com

254-9098, stilwellremodeling.com

William H. Brown Landscape

T. Morgan Construction

896-1414, bamoutdoorinc.com 542-5200, beckerlandscape.com BPI Outdoor Living

259-4062, brickpavingofindy.com Brower/Jacques Design

462-7557, browerjacques.com Brownsburg Landscape & Lawn Care

852-8440, brownsburglandscape.com Calvin Landscape

247-6316, calvinlandscape.com Carmel Turf Care

758-5722, carmelturfcare.com Carole Boleman

873-3474, caroleboleman.com Circle City Outdoors

257-7518, circlecityoutdoors.com Country Gardens Lawn & Landscape

339-7847, countrygardenslandscaping.com David Gorden, landscape architect with Mark M. Holeman

Gorden would plant a large tree like an oak. Its merits are numerous— it delivers shade, offers environmental and aesthetic benefits, provides food and shelter for wildlife, and improves your property value.

Gorden quotes a Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” Most people, he says, want to plant something “smaller and flowery,” but Gorden tells people to choose a tree that’s big, majestic, and has lots of character.

Thomas J. Pearson Builder/Remodeler

861-9778, thomasjpearson.com

Dave’s Lawn & Landscape

Tom Simmons

861-6160, daveslawn.com Eagleson Landscape

997-4803, eaglesonlandscape.com 575-1100, engledow.com Fiano Landscapes

318-1015, fianolandscapes.com Franco Landscaping

858-3858, 273-9195, francoland.com

881-4566, greenleaflandscapeinc.com Green Vista Landscaping

Green With Envy Lawn Care & Outdoor Maintenance

CK Design & Build

899-5282, ckdesignandbuild.com

Hittle Landscaping

CMH Builders

896-5697, hittlelandscape.com

714-6536, cmhbuilders.com


Corinthian Fine Homes

539-5429, indyscape.com

578-0237, corinthianinc.com

K.D. Landscaping

Designer Remodeling

896-9180, kdlandscapingllc.com

281-8128, designerremodelinginc.com

Kelley Green Lawn & Landscape


545-2967, kelleygreenlawn.com

472-9800, indianapolis.directbuy.com

Kenneth Watson Design

Dorfman Design Builders

429-0963, fisherslandscapedesigncompany.com

638-3717, dorfmandesign.com

Lawn Troops

600-8282, indyremodels.com

852-2647, natureschoicelandscaping.com 841-7559, nolllandscape.com

Aspen Outdoor Designs

774-0156, aspenoutdoordesigns.com


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The Other Side Lawn & Landscape

361-6311, theothersidecares.com

Dream Design of Indiana Dukate Fine Remodeling

736-9961, dukate.net

Emergent Investments

572-7227, emergentinvestments.com Finishing Touch Renovations

607-5154, finishingtouchrenovations.com Gettum Associates

542-3853, gettum.com Green Trade Contracting

413-6600, greentradecontracting.com The HomeWright

223-3070, thehomewright.com

Outdoor Environments Group

Kelley Construction

292-9776, oeggroup.com

244-8178, kelley-construction.net

Outdoor Oasis

The Lifestyle Group

933-2623, youroutdooroasis.net

352-9022, lifestylegroup.com

Primary Grounds Landscaping

Maple Road Construction

422-9755, primarygrounds.com

873-9494, vickreyremodeling.com Weiss & Company

844-5095, callweiss.com WrightWorks

925-7106, wrightworks.net

Real Estate Companies

213-6246, ccg-indy.com

495-3689, green-with-envy-lawncare.com

Nature’s Choice Landscaping

849-8453, tremaincorp.com

848-7634, centennialconstruction remodeling.com Central Construction Group

422-4200, lawntroops.com

Tremain Corporation

Case Design/Remodeling

773-7911, greenvistalandscaping.com

The Noll Landscape Group

370-5085, arkenaulandscaping.com

852-5546, booherbuilding.com

Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services

271-8957, mosierlawns.com

Arkenau Landscapes & Lighting

Booher Remodeling Company

Greenleaf Landscaping

Mosier Lawns & Landscaping

339-8536, allenandscottenterprises.com

862-9917, gobhigroup.com

846-2600, caseindy.com

251-4769, gardensofgrowth.com

873-3200, tomsimmonsinc.com

Vickrey Remodeling Specialist BHI Group

Gardens of Growth

849-3120, holemanlandscape.com

Allen & Scott Enterprises


Engledow Group

Mark M. Holeman

769-2020, accentlandscapes.com

955-8984, tmorganconstruction.com

586-1729, cocindy.com

626-7635, losarboleslandscape.com

Accent Landscapes

557-4221, brownlandscape.com

769-6696, maxsonbuild.com

Creative Outdoor Concepts

Los Arboles Landscape

Landscape Architects

872-4800, procarelandscapers.com

537-0957, mapleroadinc.com

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Indiana Realty

595-2100, berkshirehathawayhs.com Carpenter Realtors

800-630-1727, callcarpenter.com Century 21

866-732-6139, century21.com EasyStreet Realty

280-4663, easystreetrealty-indy.com Encore Sotheby’s International Realty

660-4444, encoresothebysrealty.com ERA Real Estate Links

805-7360, realestatelinks.com Everhart Studio

916-1052, everhartlistings.com F.C. Tucker Company

954-4768, talktotucker.com Flock Real Estate Group

634-6676, flockrealty.com Keller Williams


Landrigan & Co.

687-8888, landrigan.com Litz Real Estate

882-8600, litzrealestate.com MS Woods Real Estate

888-230-0255, mswoods.com Nottingham Realty Group

489-3441, nottinghamrealtygroup.com RE/MAX



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Finishing Touches carpeting, hardwood and laminate flooring, and bamboo and vinyl options. Area rugs complete the look.


1063 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 575-9967, adamsflooring.biz Albert Griffith & Sons

Best Buy

Looking for a stainless-steel warming drawer? Or a high-efficiency washer and dryer? Amid its aisles of smartphones and video games, Best Buy has homeowners covered when it comes to new appliances for kitchens, laundry rooms, or any other space.

This showroom is a go-to for those looking for quality unfinished, prefinished, and engineered hardwood floors. Numerous brands are available for the pros to install, but you can also find help if you’re a dedicated do-it-yourselfer. Services include sanding and finishing, as well as screening and recoating, ensuring your floors stay looking like new.

Multiple Central Indiana locations, 888237-8289, bestbuy.com

10080 E. 121st St., Fishers, 841-9365, griffithfloors.com

Fry’s Electronics

America’s Floor Source

Upgrade your kitchen or laundry room with the latest appliances that look good and are efficient, too. Whirlpool, Samsung, GE, LG, and more are here in this mega-store. 9820 Kincaid Dr., Fishers, 594-3101, frys.com H.H. Gregg

The right appliances can make all the difference. Find what you need in these showrooms stocked with Bosch, Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, LG, and more. At the company’s Fine Lines location, browse a variety of high-end brands, including Electrolux Icon, KitchenAid Architect, GE Monogram, and Sub-Zero. 3651 Commercial Dr., 293-4922; 10101 E. Washington St., 899-4070; 8921 S. U.S. Highway 31, 888-2192; 10101 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, 209-2030; 16680 Mercantile Blvd., Noblesville, 774-2290; hhgregg.com. Fine Lines: 4161 E. 96th St., 888-877-3463, hhgreggfinelines.com Sears

No matter the size of your renovation, Sears’s extensive inventory has myriad top brands from which to choose. Check out its Energy Star–qualified items that guarantee less energy and water usage than standard appliances. 5425 E. Thompson Rd., 791-0279; 10400 E. U.S. Highway 36, Ste. 600, Avon, 2719392; 11728 Fishers Crossing Dr., Fishers, 841-9173; searshardwarestores.com


All of the usual suspects are here, including tons of brands and styles of carpeting, hardwood and laminate flooring, and ceramic and stone tiles. You’ll also see more unique options, like rubber (perfect for those areas that need durability), cork, and bamboo. 9228 E. 33rd St., 474-6883, americas floorsource.com Blakley’s Flooring

With more than a century of experience, Blakley’s offers many different ways to obtain the ideal flooring for your home. Products include carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, cork, bamboo, and tile flooring. Stair runners and area rugs are available as well. 8765 Hague Rd., 576-8200; 2184 E. 116th St., Carmel, 575-0440; blakleysflooring.com Brewer Custom Floors and More

Its spacious showroom features flooring for all tastes: carpet, vinyl, hardwood, laminate, ceramic, marble, cork, bamboo, and stone. Versatile rock carpet can be used indoors and out, and epoxy floors and concrete stamping also are offered. 166 Vista Pkwy., Avon, 272-4010, brewercustomfloorsandmore.com

5352 N. Tacoma Ave., 251-0350, brothersfloorcovering.com Brown’s Flooring

Adam’s Flooring

The staff at Adam’s can help homeowners sift through a host of options of


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Owner Bob Workman specially selects the best flooring options to present in his showroom, with brands such as



Armstrong, Royalty Carpet, Konecto, ShawMark, Bruce, Torlys, and Kraus. Samples are available to take home before you make the final call. 8517 Westfield Blvd., 253-1942, browns flooring.net Burton’s Flooring Center

Burton’s has helped Johnson County homeowners with their flooring needs for 20-plus years. Product offerings include a range of carpeting, hardwood, tile, vinyl, laminate, bamboo, cork, and area rugs. Check out its radiant heating options to avoid cold floors. 565 Banta St., Franklin, 738-0001, burtonsflooringcenter.com Carpet Country

Carpet may be in its name, but this Greenwood business also sells solid and engineered hardwood; ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile; laminate wood, stone, and tile; vinyl; and rock carpeting. 280 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood, 888-3501, carpetcountry.net Carpet One Floor & Home

Five area locations make it easy for Central Indiana homeowners to replace their carpet and other flooring. Exclusive brands include Relax, It’s…Lee’s; Innovia; Invincible hardwood and luxury vinyl tile; Just Shorn; Laminate for Life; and Resista. 6851 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, 643-4613; 11230 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 644-1240; 894 N. State Rd. 135, Greenwood, 667-0771; 5410 Victory Dr., 870-1383; carpetone.com Claghorn Custom Flooring

Kent Claghorn brings three-plus decades of flooring experience to his Zionsville shop, which offers a variety of products for any need and budget—hardwood; laminate; porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and glass tile; and carpeting. The store also provides custom blinds, custom cabinetry, and floor-refinishing and bath-remodeling services. 100 N. 1st St., Zionsville, 873-6202, claghorncustomflooring.com

Brothers Floor Covering

Serving Central Indiana for more than 60 years, the Brothers staff is well-trained to help you choose the best option for your floors, be it Forest Stewardship Council–certified hardwood, carpeting, ceramic tile, laminate, or vinyl.


Clay’s Flooring of Indianapolis

Start from the floor and work your way up with Clay’s inventory that includes quality brands of carpet, stone, hardwood, and tile. Then, look through its selection of window treatments, wallpaper, and even custom furniture to bring the whole room together. 16525 Southpark Dr., Westfield, 804-2263, claysflooring.com Custom Floors

Custom Floors’ impressive showroom

Thomas Pearson, owner of Thomas J. Pearson Builder/Remodeler

Pearson’s focus would center on the first thing you probably notice in a home—its front door. He suggests jazzing up your door with new locks and seals and a fresh coat of paint. Why? He’s seen first hand what those can do.

“A few years ago, I painted my front door to make it very presentable and changed the locks,” he says. “The neighbors commented that they really liked the color.”

gathers countless options for your home, including carpet, hardwood, tile, and stone from major manufacturers. Cold feet? Consider installing radiant heating underneath. Find ideas for your countertops (fabricated in-house) and backsplashes, too, with a large selection of stone slabs. 11777 Exit 5 Pkwy., Fishers, 844-7740, customfloors.com Drexel Interiors

Set aside plenty of time to browse Drexel’s choices of carpeting, hardwoods, laminate, tile, and stone, as well as cabinets, windows, window coverings, and countertops. 3217 N. Shadeland Ave., 545-2174, drexelin.com


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EF Marburger Fine Flooring

Now in its 102nd year, this showroom brings to clients top manufacturers and brands of carpet, area rugs, hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate, natural stone, and tile in porcelain, glass, and ceramic. Finish off the look of your room with custom cabinetry, a new shower enclosure, window treatments, or drawer hardware. 9999 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 841-7250, efmarburger.com Flooring Expressions

Start by choosing from a selection of vinyl, laminate, tile, carpet, hardwood, or area rugs. Then, employees can measure the space in your home, install your chosen flooring, and even assist with interiordesign consultation. Flooring Expressions also provides floor and carpet cleaning. The showroom is by appointment only. 4529 E. Edgewood Ave., 979-0620, flooringexpressionsindy.com Floortech

Southsiders visit Floortech for its large selection of carpet, laminate, stone, tile, and hardwood flooring. Browse its website to see the variety of brands available. 1280 W. Southport Rd., 887-6825, floortechcorp.com Full Circle Hardwood Floors

Whether you want to replace or restore your current hardwood floors, Full Circle offers new flooring installation, sanding and refinishing, and hardwood maintenance so you can keep your surfaces as shiny as the day they were installed. 8481 Bash St., Ste. 600, 596-1777, fullcirclefloors.com Henry’s Flooring

A family business, Henry’s stocks major brands of hardwood and laminate flooring, carpeting, and vinyl. Check out its ceramic tiles to redo your backsplash, shower, tub, or floor. 1302 W. Main St., Greenfield, 467-1620, henrysflooring.com ICC Floors

An extensive selection of flooring, such as hardwood, cork, carpet, bamboo, and luxury vinyl, shares space at this Castleton-area showroom with other home accents, such as Benjamin Moore paint, Cambria countertops, and area rugs. 7226 E. 87th St., 813-0931, iccfloors.com Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs

For more than 60 years, Jack Laurie has provided quality flooring products and services. Its bright and spacious showroom in the Indiana Design Center displays ceramic and stone tile, hardwood flooring (wide planks, distressed woods, and exotic varieties), synthetic and wool carpeting, and area rugs from leading brands. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 124, Carmel, 569-2095, jacklaurieflooringamerica.com Just Floors

This family-owned store will help you find what you need in carpeting, hardwood, laminate, cork, bamboo, vinyl, tile, and stone. As an authorized Mohawk Color


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Center, it specializes in the brand. 3126 E. State Rd. 32, Westfield, 896-9900, justfloorshome.com Kermans Fine Flooring

Staff design consultants can help shoppers wade through the many brands and styles of carpeting; cork, bamboo, laminate, and hardwood floors; and tiles made from ceramic, glass, porcelain, marble, and even metal. Kermans also carries top brands of area rugs, and can design, produce, and clean rugs as well. 4505 E. 82nd St., 842-5700, kermans.com Kinsey’s Floor Covering

Owners Ron and Pam Kinsey pride themselves on educating homeowners about their choices in hardwood and laminate floors, ceramic tiles, carpeting, vinyl, and area rugs. Shoppers will find many top brands. 16222 Allisonville Rd., Noblesville, 7732929, kinseysfloorcovering.com Mainstyle Flooring

Two Central Indiana locations show an array of brands for carpeting, hardwood, laminate, tile, and area rugs. 5505 S. Meridian St., 782-1213; 1601 E. Main St., Plainfield, 839-2986; mainstyleflooring.com McCool’s Flooring Outlet

McCool’s presents a wide selection of flooring for anywhere in your home, whether you’re looking for new carpet for your great room, hardwood or laminate floors in your kitchen, or porcelain or ceramic tiles in your master bathroom. Brands include Mohawk, Dal-Tile, Congoleum, Karastan, and more. 598 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 843-2655; 8105 Kingston St., Avon, 272-9435; mccoolsflooring.com Midwest Flooring

Midwest will cover all your flooring needs with 50-plus brands of carpet, hardwood, tile, stone, laminate, vinyl, bamboo, and cork floors. It also stocks area rugs, cabinetry, and countertops. Keep your investment looking good with its floorand carpet-cleaning services, deodorizers, and stain-resistant coatings. 1950 E. Conner St., Ste. A, Noblesville, 774-8028, midwestflooring.org Rite Rug

Providing flooring since 1934, Rite Rug unites fashion with function in various options of hardwood, laminate, carpeting, and all manner of tiles. It also proffers carpet and upholstery cleaning, hardwood refinishing, and window treatments.

Mirror & Glass Concepts

Glass & Mirrors Carmel Glass & Mirror

With 9,000 square feet, this showroom offers just about every product and service related to glass and mirrors. Window-glass replacement, custom-cut mirrors, custom mirror framing, and interior and furniture glass are just some of its services. Its ShowerGuard glass ensures that your shower door will be protected from hard water, humidity, and soap damage. 500 E. 106th St., 846-4864, carmelglass.com Cook’s Glass & Mirror

Upgrade the look of your bathroom with a custom shower door or enclosure featuring patterned, etched, or vented glass. Cook’s also provides custom mirrors and tabletops, heat-strength glass for fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, screen repair, and privacy and safety glass. 5703 W. Morris St., 241-9344, cooksglass.net Designer Glass Solutions

Reduce heat and glare, increase privacy, and soften or diffuse natural light with a creation by Designer Glass Solutions, which installs custom glass panels over your existing windows. Decorative iron art is also available to place on top of windows and doors and on ceilings. 301 E. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 223-7569, indyartglass.com Give your bathroom a much-needed upgrade with one of Dr. Shower’s customized shower doors. The possibilities are many: sliding, swinging, bifold, steam-tight, framed, and semi-framed. New door handles are available, too, as are custom-made mirrors in any shape or size. 7936 E. 46th St., 545-6767, drshowerdoor.com GRT Glass Design

GRT has created architectural-glass designs for restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and public spaces around Indianapolis and beyond, and they can design and install custom doors, water features, shower doors, and much more for your home, too. The company specializes in blown, etched, fused, and slumped glass. Homeowners can even take a lesson offered at GRT’s studio to try their own hand at fusing glass.

6851 Hillsdale Ct., 842-1145, riterug.com Tish Flooring

Kelly Glass & Mirror

4625 W. 86th St., Ste. 400, 879-8474, tishflooring.com

950 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel, 843-1204, mirrorglassconcepts.com Northside Glass

No matter your glass or mirror challenge, Northside Glass can handle it. The shop provides glass shower installation, custom mirrored walls, repair, glass shelves and tabletops, and even custom glass picture frames. 7206 N. Keystone Ave., 251-8244, northsideglass.com Tremain Corp.

Find an array of mirror and glass options that include obscure, clear, and sandblasted for your ideal shower door; framed and semi-frameless shower doors; shower-door glass replacement; and glass for kitchen cabinets and tabletops. No matter their size, mirrors can be cut here, too. 9337 Castlegate Dr., 849-8453, tremaincorp.com

Home Technology Systems

Dr. Shower Door and Mirrors

6400 Brookville Rd., 353-6369, grtglassdesign.com

What better way to choose your new flooring than to have samples of hardwood, carpeting, tile, or vinyl brought right to you? Select your favorites, and a consultant at Tish Flooring will bring them to your home so you can better see how they look.

Bring your glass or mirror idea, and Mirror & Glass Concepts can make it a reality. But if you’re not quite sure what you want, the staff can help create the ideal design that meets your needs. Custom mirror framing, safety glass, decorative mirrors, glass etching and tinting, and mirrored walls and doors are also among its products and services.

Advanced Residential & Commercial Electronics

Build the home theater or media room of your dreams, play music throughout your home, or dim the lights with a touch of a button thanks to the services provided by Advanced Residential & Commercial Electronics. The company has installed systems at various local restaurants, sports bars, and corporate offices. 8742 Robbins Rd., 876-3753, avdesigners.com Custom Audio Designs

Custom Audio Designs can help you binge-watch your favorite TV show or enjoy a movie in ultimate comfort and style by creating a personal theater. More into music? Its services take your jams to every corner of your home. To keep everything safe and clean, it also installs security and vacuum systems. 9943 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, 271-7940, customaudiodesigns.net Digital Sight & Sound

Custom shower doors, mirrors, patterned glass, custom tabletops—Kelly pretty much does it all. Its repertoire also includes window repair, glass shelves, handrails, and even glass boards on which you can write and then simply wipe off.

Turn your TV room into an entertainment center for the whole family. Digital Sight & Sound can help homeowners sort through their many options of TVs, receivers, and speakers, so they can get the best picture and sound. It also offers security systems, custom lighting, and home-networking services.

1740 Industry Dr., Ste. D, 356-0400, kelly-glass.com

1044 Summit Dr., Carmel, 848-0101, dssindy.com

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Exceptional Home Technologies

TRI Phase Technologies

Cabinetry Green

Reinvent the theater experience right in your own home. This company can create the perfect setting for your family movie nights, with the best seating, easy-to-use controls, optimal audio and video, and sound that doesn’t leave the room. Other services include home automation and lighting control.

TRI Phase knows how to make your game-watching experience unforgettable with its home theaters, lighting control, and audio and security systems. Its work can be seen (and heard) at the Indianapolis Colts practice facility and in the homes of several Colts players.

Cabinetry Green focuses on bringing you quality, durable, and eco-friendly cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, and home offices. Items are custom designed to meet your needs, whether it’s to store your extensive book collection, crafts, or audio/video equipment.

1041 W. Main St., Carmel, 845-0236, triphase-tech.com

842-1550, cabinetrygreen.com

1630 S. Green St., Ste. A, Brownsburg, 520-3268, exceptionalht.com Galaxy Home Theater

Chris Johnson turned his passion for electronics, movies, and music into a business when he opened Galaxy Home Theater. It provides in-home consultations to design the ideal home theater, whole-home audio system, and systems specifically for the outdoors. 2650 Fairview Pl., Ste. D, Greenwood, 885-9500, galaxyhometheater.com Chris Beehler, owner of Beehler Kitchens

Giving some TLC to your favorite pieces is a great way to change up your home without buying something completely new. That’s the route Beehler would take— she’d redo an antique dresser she purchased several years ago.

“It’s very charming and looks great, but it has a wood top that has gotten beat up with teenage girls over the last few years,” she says. “I’d replace that with granite or quartz and make it look good again.”

Millennium Sounds

Take your home theater to another level with seats that rock and rumble with the action in your movies. Millennium provides that and much more. Turn your iPhone into a home control with audio, video, lighting, and security all in one place, and check out lights that double as speakers, automated blinds, and home-networking services. 3949 E. 82nd St., 845-9484, millennium sounds.com One-Touch Automation

With so much technology in our lives, it’s good when we can simplify things. One-Touch can help control all of your home systems—security, lighting, audio/video, and temperature—in one device, even if you’re not at home. Consultations are by appointment only. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 207B, Carmel, 896-1393, one-touchautomation.com Ovation Audio-Video Solutions

Ovation employees meet with you in your home to help you choose the best products and systems. Their goal is for customers to be totally satisfied with their audio/video, home-integration, theater, and security systems. 6609 E. 82nd St., 849-7729, ovationav.com The Premier Group

The kitchen-and-bath designer also has a chair and ottoman she’s been waiting to recover.

This Indiana Design Center showroom is a go-to stop for tech-savvy homeowners. Here, you can gather information on home theaters, audio and security systems, lighting controls, and even racing simulators and virtual golf rooms. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 118, Carmel, 580-1032, premier-group.com

Digitech Custom Audio and Video

Controlling your home with the touch of a button is just one of many services the pros at Digitech can provide. Turn to them for design and installation of dedicated home theaters; media rooms; and home-automation, security, and multi-room audio systems. 612 Station Dr., Carmel, 580-1922, digitechcustom.net


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Technology Interiors

Create your dream home theater with Technology Interiors, which builds customized designs to fit your needs. They give the same attention to audio, security, lighting, network, and automation services for your home. Solar panels are offered, too. 10130 Brooks School Rd., Fishers, 284-1084, technologyinteriors.com

Kitchens, Baths, Cabinets & Closets Adam Gibson Design

Adam Gibson brings his experience as a general contractor into designing luxurious kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas with practicality and creativity in mind. You’re likely to see clean lines, an appreciation for natural light, and an efficient use of space. 255-5001, adamgibson.com The Affordable Companies

Whether it’s your kitchen or bathroom that needs a makeover, Affordable can help. Its experienced staff can design and install new cabinets, countertops, and flooring, or reface your current cabinetry for a fresh look. 1000 3rd Ave. SW, Ste. 120, Carmel, 5759540, theaffordablecompanies.com Associated Dealers Supply

Find a wide range of custom, semicustom, and stock cabinet options for your whole home, no matter your style. Finish off your space with one of its granite, quartz, and solid-surface countertops and decorative hardware. 221 E. Main St., Westfield, 867-0483, adscabinets.com Barber Cabinet

For more than 50 years, family-run Barber has been dedicated to crafting quality cabinets for Central Indiana kitchens. Its products are constructed, painted, and finished on site, and its showroom lets homeowners see their myriad options. 2957 S. Collier St., Ste. A, 247-4747, barbercabinet.com Beehler Kitchens

Cabinets for your kitchen, bathroom, or other spaces are designed and installed by Christine Beehler and her team. The pieces are built to order in Southern Indiana, ensuring quality without a giant price tag. 745 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville, 716-1851, beehlerkitchens.com

Cabinetry Ideas

Bring your plans for your kitchen, bathroom, entertainment room, laundry room, or home bar to fruition with Cabinetry Ideas’ lines of custom and semi-custom cabinetry and multiple styles of countertops, sinks, faucets, and hardware. It also offers nifty extras, such as pullout trash systems and builtin organizational tools. 6113 Allisonville Rd., 722-1300, cabinetryideas.com California Closets

If you’re tired of wasting time in the morning looking for your favorite sweater, California Closets can draw up a perfectly organized closet system that puts everything in its place. Consultants also help organize garages, entryways, playrooms, laundry rooms, and home offices. A second area location is scheduled to open this spring at Range Line Road and Main Street in Carmel. 4507 E. 82nd St., Ste. 9, 849-1000, californiaclosets.com Carmel Kitchen Specialists

Several lines of cabinetry, countertops in a range of materials, and a wide selection of decorative hardware give owners lots of choices to update their bathroom, kitchen, home bar, or other space. Services include design, plumbing, electrical work, and drywall and flooring installation. 606 Station Dr., Carmel, 844-3975, carmelkitchenspecialists.com Carter Cabinet Company

Quality craftsmanship is at the heart of Carter’s work. Its Southern Indiana– made cabinetry can be installed in your bathroom, kitchen, basement, closet, laundry room, or home office. Custom vanities are available as well. 5839 S. 600 W, New Palestine, 985-5782, cartercabinets.com Chapman Custom Baths

Owner Jon Chapman is an authorized dealer of The Onyx Collection of shower bases and wall panels, tub surrounds, vanities, and accessories, so you can turn your bathroom into the retreat you’ve always dreamed of. 1338 Blue Ridge Ln., Brownsburg, 456-4567, chapmancustombaths.com Chateau Kitchens & Home Remodeling

With more than 20 years of experience, Sandi Perlman designs and remodels kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of your home. She’s also a licensed general contractor.

Custom-designed and hand-carved cabinetry from Chateau can be installed in your kitchen, bathroom, home bar, laundry room, or game room. Its showroom features KraftMaid cabinetry, samples of Cambria stone countertops, and hardware by Top Knobs.

6031 N. Michigan Rd., 281-1184, indy kitchendesigner.com

301 E. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 818-0497, chateaukitchens.com

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Concepts has many favorite cabinetry brands, including KraftMaid, Aristokraft, and Merillat, on top of several countertop and hardware options. 7599 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, 272-7430; 508 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, 765653-1080; conceptsthecabinetshop.com Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork

Award-winning designer and owner Rob Klein is known for his completely customized and detailed kitchens, bars, bathrooms, and libraries. The showroom is the only place in Indiana where you’ll find the lines Wm Ohs Kitchen Cabinetry, Premier Custom-Built, and Neff Kitchens. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 116, Carmel, 846-2090, conceptualkitchens.com The Corsi Group

Nate Slabaugh, owner of Nathan Alan Design

Slabaugh would buy a piece of art that could be the focal point of a room. Seek out something from a local artist that could also serve as a conversation piece for when guests are over, he suggests.

“I think I could buy something fairly neat in the $100 range, and it would pretty impactful,” he says. “I don’t think enough people do that in their homes. I think art is lacking.”

Closet Concepts

Give yourself a more organized life, starting with your closet. Designers can plan, build, and install the best system for that space, as well as for your laundry room, kids’ play areas, home offices, pantries, and garages. 9402 Uptown Dr., Ste. 100, 849-8444, closetconceptsinc.com Closet Connection

Whip your closet into shape with Closet Connection’s wire or wood solutions. Keep the rest of your home under control as well with cabinets, wire shelving, and rails with attached hooks—especially great for the garage. 5619 Edgewood Trace Blvd., 440-8920, closetconnectionin.com


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The Corsi Group offers two product lines to match every homeowner’s needs and wants: custom-made Corsi Cabinetry and semi-custom Greenfield Cabinetry. Choose the style, finish, and materials, and Corsi will create cabinetry that goes perfectly in your home. Accessories like in-drawer knife storage and drawer dividers are available, too. 6111 Churchman Bypass, 800-999-7606, corsicabinets.com Distinctive Kitchen & Bath

If you’re considering a new look for your kitchen, bathroom, closet, or home office, bring your vision to the designers at Distinctive Kitchen & Bath, who can outfit your space with custom cabinetry and vanities. 1480 Olive Branch Park Ln., Ste. 500, Greenwood, 882-7100, distinctivekb.com Elizaville Cabinetry

Elizaville Cabinetry provides its customers with high-quality cabinets designed exclusively for each room in your home, whether you need them for your kitchen, bathroom, entertainment center, or home office. 716-7006, elizavillecabinetry.com Finish Alternatives

Give your cabinets a brand-new look without totally replacing them thanks to Finish Alternatives, which can update the appearance of your current cabinets with different colors and glazed or distressed finishes. Concealed hinges, decorative moldings, and sprucing up kitchen islands with panels, corbels, beadboard, and panel molding are additional services offered. 440-2899, finishalternatives.com Fremont Interiors

Fremont’s portfolio of architectural woodwork includes the Indiana Governor’s Mansion and Wheeler-Stokely Mansion at Marian University. Its work can be in your home, too, in the form of custom-made kitchen and bathroom cabinets or one-of-a-kind furniture, such as bedroom sets, entertainment centers, benches, and coffee and dining tables. 998 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel, 843-0237, fremontinteriors.com Hoosier Closets

Hoosier Closets aims to provide

organizational solutions for your laundry room, home office, closet, basement, or garage. Consultants can bring product samples to your abode and draw up a fitting design right then and there. 440-6964, hoosierclosets.com Indiana Kitchen Company

The experienced pros at Indiana Kitchen Company can help you choose the ideal cabinetry, whether it be stock, semi-custom, or a custom design, for any application. Designers can also help homeowners with selecting countertops, lighting, hardwood floors, and drawer hardware, all on display in the company’s Noblesville showroom. 925 Conner St., Noblesville, 773-4000, indianakitchencompany.com Innovative Cabinets and Closets

Find the cabinet solution you’re looking for in this Westfield showroom. See product displays, color options, finishes, and hardware available for custom cabinetry projects that can be installed in closets, home offices, media centers, bars, and more. 17401 Tiller Ct., Ste. H, Westfield, 846-2018, inncorp.com Kitchen Master

This company offers countertop and cabinetry brands known for quality, including KraftMaid, Fieldstone, and Cambria. Its designers can help select complementary countertops, flooring, and hardware for your kitchen or bathroom project. 2271 Pointe Pkwy., Carmel; 8100 E. U.S. Highway 36, Ste. J, Avon; 789 U.S. Highway 31, Greenwood; 843-1500; gokitchenmaster.com The Kitchen Wright

Browse kitchen vignettes of various styles, including Victorian, Arts and Crafts, and contemporary, in this Carmel showroom. Make an informed decision with the help of one of The Kitchen Wright’s designers, who can guide clients through choosing the right cabinetry, countertops, and hardware. 912 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 100, Carmel, 848-1111, thekitchenwright.com Kitchens by Design

Owner Kristin Okeley and her team understand that kitchens should be functional and pretty. They can put that idea into practice in your home, using their design expertise to draw up a kitchen, bathroom, or other space exactly how you want it. The showroom lets homeowners sift through hundreds of choices of cabinetry, countertops, hardware, tile, and flooring. KBD is a full-service design firm that can help with space planning, general contracting, and decorating, too. 1530 E. 86th St., 815-8880, mykbdhome.com Kitchens by Teipen

A Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Michael Teipen and his staff focus on creating that unique kitchen you’ve always wanted and can also help with choosing cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and even appliances. 2801 Fairview Pl., Ste. O, Greenwood, 886-7128, kitchensbyteipen.com

Kline Cabinetmakers

With more than 30 years of experience, Kline Cabinetmakers focuses on handcrafting quality products made from locally supplied woods. Choose from many different options to create your dream cabinetry for your kitchen or bathroom. 16 S. Main St., Maxwell, 326-3049, klinecabinetmakers.com Limpus Cabinet Sales

A complete overhaul of your kitchen in just one day? That’s the goal of Limpus, which aims to remove your current cabinetry and countertops and install brandnew styles by the time the sun sets. More than 20 kitchens are on display in its showroom, offering homeowners a glimpse of their choices in cabinetry; granite, marble, quartz, and recycledglass countertops; and vanities. 8606 E. Washington St., 897-0373, limpuscabinetsindianapolis.com Madison County Cabinets

Bathrooms, kitchens, home bars, entertainment centers: No space is too big or small for custom-designed cabinetry by this family-owned business. Special features like under-cabinet lighting and unique storage ideas are provided as well. 9592 W. 650 S, Pendleton, 765-7784646, madisoncountycabinets.com Miller Maid Cabinets

This company’s tradition of custommade kitchen cabinets dates back to the 1920s, when founder Paul Miller started transforming the kitchens of friends and neighbors. Today, family members carry on the legacy of providing quality cabinetry and hardware for homeowners’ kitchens, bathrooms, and home bars. 6815 S. Emerson Ave., Ste. D, 780-8280, millermaidcabinets.com Mince Kitchen & Bath Design

Nancy and Jennifer Mince can oversee all aspects of your kitchen or bathroom overhaul—including planning, material selection, and project management. 306-6160, mincekbd.com Myers Cabinets

President Roy Myers brings 30-plus years of focusing on quality and client satisfaction to his company, which creates custom cabinetry and millwork. 4954 Fieldstone Dr., Whitestown, 769-5323, myerscabinets.com Myers Design

Myers Design specializes in custom cabinetry and furniture design, ensuring that your kitchen, bathroom, armoire, coffee table, or dining-room table will feature work that’s uniquely yours. Other services include interior design, millwork, restoration and refinishing, and fine-art consultation and installation. Those with a modern aesthetic will want to check out Metric, Myers’s European-styled line of kitchen and bath cabinetry. 217 W. 10th St., Ste. 140, 513-6218, mdindy.com Nathan Alan Design

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design and room layout, Nate Slabaugh hand-draws each kitchen and bathroom renovation plan with a keen eye for detail and meeting a family’s needs. Installation of Amish-made custom cabinetry is performed by the company itself, and services are offered for libraries and home bars as well. 6856 N. Keystone Ave., 201-0049, design.nathan-alan.com

wet bars, basements, and more. 10830 Bennett Pkwy., Ste. E, Zionsville, 339-0380, zionsvillecustomcabinets.com

Outdoor Materials

Stone Center of Indiana


A two-story-high, 100-yard-long “great wall” of architectural stone and brick samples is on display to help you choose the perfect material for your home project. Numerous vignettes let you see various products in action, making it easy to find products for your patio, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, or stone wall.

It’s best to make an appointment to browse the products of HomeStyle, a company of Economy Plumbing Supply. Both showrooms offer a wide range of brands of plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, decorative hardware, and many other supplies for your homeimprovement project.

5272 E. 65th St., 849-9100, stonecenterofindiana.com

625 N. Capitol Ave., 264-2240; 9755 Hague Rd., Fishers, 841-6444; economyplumbingsupply.com

N-Hance Wood Renewal

If you love your cabinets but they’re looking worn down and shabby, perhaps it’s time for refacing. N-Hance can bring new life to your kitchen or bathroom woodwork with a deep cleaning and touch-up, a brand-new color, or a fresh finish. Renewal services are available for flooring, too. 1601 Country Club Rd., Ste. A, 273-8500, nhance.com Pioneer Kitchens

Transform your kitchen or bathroom with the help of this southside business that offers cabinetry by Haas and KraftMaid. Designers can help homeowners choose the right cabinetry, countertops, and hardware to create the best and most efficient space. 5755 S. Belmont Ave., 784-8006, pioneer-kitchens.com Reese Kitchens, a Ferguson Enterprise

A true one-stop shop, all three Reese Kitchens showrooms offer an array of options of cabinetry, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and decorative hardware. The seemingly endless choices can help create that perfect kitchen or bathroom. 1057 E. 54th St., 253-1569; 2801 Fairview Pl., Ste. A, Greenwood, 859-7574; Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 201, Carmel, 580-0179; reesekitchens.com Premier Garage, powered by Tailored Living

Premier offers so much more than Sika industrial flooring, steel cabinets, and adjustable shelving for garage organization. It also has organizational solutions for your closet, office, pantry and other spaces. Short on room but need more sleeping accommodations? Look into its Murphy beds, which easily fold up into a wall. 9856 North by Northeast Blvd., Fishers, 842-4272, premiergarage.com/indy Trillium Cabinet Company

Revamp your kitchen cabinets, island, or bathroom vanity with one of Trillium’s custom or semi-custom options. It can also provide wooden and butcher-block countertops; appliance garages; one-ofa-kind furniture or millwork pieces; and entertainment centers, libraries, or home bars that meet your specific needs. 4357 W. 96th St., 471-8870, trilliumcabinet.com Zionsville Custom Cabinets

Turn the kitchen into your family’s favorite room with the help of owner Ron Wagle, who designs, builds, and installs custom and semi-custom cabinets just the way you envisioned. He can also create ideal cabinetry for bathrooms,


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Make your outdoor area look like it belongs on the cover of a magazine with one of Cutting Edge Hardscapes’ many options of paving stones in different colors and patterns. The possibilities for your patio, deck, wall, walkway, or driveway are just about endless. 9532 Roseapple Dr., 577-1019, cuttingedgehardscapes.com Edgewood Building Supply

Fine detailing makes all the difference. Edgewood’s two area locations show homeowners their choices of brick, cut limestone, sandstone, granite, and “thin” brick and stone products that give the look of those materials but in a slim veneer. 430 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 846-6060; 1580 E. Epler Ave., 786-9208; edgewoodbuildingsupply.com General Shale

With more than 250 types of brick in many colors, textures, and shapes, you can find the right one for any brick-application idea. Materials for your outdoor-living space, thin brick and stone, and Arriscraft brand stone products are on display here as well. 105 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 846-2566, generalshale.com

Indiana Lighting Center

Plumbing & Lighting Fixtures The Elegant Bath

This subsidiary of Central Supply Company has dozens of manufacturers of sinks, bathtubs, faucets, and other kitchen and bathroom products to bring both design and functionality to a room, regardless of your style. 8748 E. 30th St., 898-3200, theelegantbath.com Exciting Liting

The extensive inventory in this Nora showroom includes more than 5,000 lampshades and floor and table lamps. The pros here can turn your favorite family heirloom, a musical instrument, or your beloved golf clubs into a light fixture; repair lamps and chandeliers; and offer hard-to-find lightbulbs. 1738 E. 86th St., 846-9516, excitingliting.com Fanimation

The perfect lighting makes any room come to life. Indiana Lighting Center’s showrooms carry a full complement of choices, from shimmering chandeliers and floor lamps to wall sconces and outdoor styles, from brands like George Kovacs, Hinkley, and Kichler. Additional home accessories include ceiling fans and mirrors. 3790 Lafayette Rd., 293-9333; 8060 N. Shadeland Ave., 915-7000; 645 N. U.S. Highway 31, Greenwood, 888-5025; indianalighting.com Indiana Outdoor Lighting

Designs by Ralph Redmond and his team can transform your outdoor area, enhancing the entrance of your home, bringing even more beauty to your garden, or creating the perfect atmosphere for your outdoor-living spaces. 253-7288, indy-lights.com Lee Supply

Whether you need one new faucet or an entire home’s worth of accessories, Lee Supply has a large selection that includes plumbing fixtures, appliances, shower doors, bath products, countertops, cabinets, hardware, mirrors, and even exhaust fans.

IBC has much more than just bricks in its showroom. The inventory also includes different types of natural and cast stone, architectural blocks, and ceramic-glazed masonry. They can even dye or stain bricks to match existing hues.

This Zionsville-based company’s roots date back to the late ’70s when founder and CEO Tom Frampton designed his first ceiling fan. Fanimation’s products are known for energy efficiency and an innovative, simplistic look. Fans can be used with or without lights, and various styles of lighting kits are available so that your fan is functional in more ways than one.

734 E. 169th St., Westfield, 896-1600, ibcbrick.com

Available in select stores in Central Indiana, 733-4113, fanimation.com

LP Building Products

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

357-3000, lite-4.com

Dozens of top names are represented in this Carmel showroom, where you can browse hundreds of plumbing and lighting fixtures (from glittery chandeliers to brushed-nickel wall sconces) to accent any room. Sinks, tubs, toilets, and appliances are on display, too, as are many styles of outdoor fixtures to brighten your home’s exterior.

Ollier Distributors

Indiana Brick Corporation

Protect your home with SmartSide trim and siding, two of the many offerings of LP Building Products. The engineeredwood siding is fortified to protect against fungal decay and termites and is lighter in weight than fiber-cement styles. It’s also durable, so you know it can stand up to Indiana’s harsh summers and winters. Additionally, LP offers flooring and roofing components. Available at big-box home-improvement stores and local lumberyards, 888-820-0325, lpcorp.com

Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 101, Carmel, 705-0794, ferguson.com

ReStone Recycled Products

Heinzman Lights at Night

If you’re looking for outdoor materials that are also eco-friendly, ReStone has a great option: decorative pavers made from leftover granite countertops in a range of colors that can be used inside and outside of your home.

Since 2001, owner Mark Heinzman has designed professional outdoor-lighting systems to fit all budgets. He’ll start with an onsite consultation to discuss your needs and wants and then draw up a plan that’ll highlight the finest features of your home and its landscape.

8059 Castleton Rd., 765-734-7173, restoneproducts.com

435-9444, heinzmanlights.com

3025 Madison Ave., 783-4161; 415 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 844-4434; leesupplycorp.com Lite-4 Outdoor Lighting

Accent your home and yard at nighttime with the services of Lite-4 Outdoor Lighting. The company specializes in landscape-lighting design, exterior-lighting installation, specialty garden and patio lighting, and repair and maintenance.

Rustic-chic defines the product lines of Italian designer Aldo Bernardi, exclusively distributed by Ollier. Both interior and exterior lights are available, showcasing Bernardi’s high-style combinations of porcelain, stone, brass, copper, and glass that complement a variety of tastes. 1125 Brookside Ave., Ste. 202, 634-5000, carolollier.com Plumbers Supply Co.

Some of the brands available here include Delta, Kohler, Danze, Brizo, and Moen, bringing the latest innovations and designs for your kitchen and bathroom. Displays of sinks, faucets, showerheads, and bath accessories showcase your many choices for a new look. 8761 E. 116th St., Fishers, 842-8787; 2785 N. Morton St., Franklin, 738-2777; plumbers-supply-co.com

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Century Marble

Cutting Edge Concepts

Indy Custom Stone

Browse more than 50 manufacturers of all kinds of lighting fixtures: chandeliers, pendant lights, wall sconces, table and floor lamps, ceiling fans, and styles for the outdoors. The showroom also includes mirrors, clocks, furniture, and works by local artists.

Century’s 8,000-square-foot showroom is filled with ideas on how to use marble to accent your kitchen, bathroom, or fireplace. It also offers a selection of sinks and whirlpools to turn your bathroom into a relaxing and luxurious oasis.

Improve any surface in your home with Cutting Edge Concepts’ variety of granite, concrete, quartz, marble, and butcher block. It also installs ceramic backsplashes.

Indy Custom Stone offers a wide range of colors of granite, marble, and quartz countertops, as well as fireplaces and furniture. Brands include Caesarstone, Silestone, and ColorQuartz. It also carries Oasis and Delta bath and kitchen fixtures.

3440 E. State Rd. 32, Westfield, 896-3033, westfieldlighting.com

3525 W. State Rd. 32, Westfield, 867-5555 Chance Brothers Marble & Tile

The Chance brothers are pros in creating your dream countertop, fireplace hearth, or vanity with their options of granite, ceramic tile, and marble.

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114 W. McCarty St., 635-7531, chancebrosmarbleandtile.com Circle City Copperworks

Architectural Brick & Tile

Though its roots are in the brick business, Architectural Brick & Tile has branched out over the course of its decades in business to sell glass, ceramic, metal, and porcelain tiles; natural-stone flooring; custom carved-stone items like fireplace surrounds and range hoods; and clay pavers. They’re all on display in the expansive showroom. 8610 E. 106th St., Fishers, 842-2888, archbricktile.com Artistic Marble and Granite

Give countertops, vanities, or fireplaces a new look with one of Artistic Marble and Granite’s 100-plus in-stock stone materials, which include travertine, slate, soapstone, granite, marble, limestone, and quartz. Services include stain removal, chip and crack repair, and surface refinishing. 1308 W. Troy Ave., 780-4422, artisticmarbleandgranite.net

In addition to durability, copper can bring a unique look to your kitchen, be it in a sink, a backsplash, a range hood, or a countertop. Circle City Copperworks offers smooth or hammered styles in different patinas for a one-of-akind look. Dress up the outside of your home with exterior architectural copper. 9325 Uptown Dr., Ste. 500, 284-0687, circlecitycopperworks.com Classic Kitchen & Granite

You’ll find various colors and styles of granite perfect for your home bar, kitchen, or vanity in this Carmel showroom. 9 E. 126th St., Carmel, 575-8883, classickitchenandgranite.com Classic Stone

As a custom stone-fabrication and installation company, Classic Stone has homeowners covered when it comes to granite, quartz, and marble. Schedule an appointment and check out your many options of colors and edge profiles in its expansive near-southeastside facility.

Caledonia Stone and Tile

Bring more design to your flooring and surfaces with Caledonia’s impressive variety of stone, porcelain, glass, and metal surfaces, from which you can create all manner of looks. 8481 Bash St., Ste. 800, 849-6815, caledoniastoneandtile.com Carmel Countertops

Owner Per Laigaard has 30-plus years of experience and oversees each project to make sure that you get the best finish and fit. The showroom displays numerous options of granite, quartz, marble, and tile for any application in your home.

1101 S. Emerson Ave., 225-5455, classicstonellc.com Concrete Tailors

Stenciled, stamped, colored, or stained, concrete has many applications. Concrete Tailors can customize the material for whatever area you choose, be it a patio, a kitchen countertop, a bathroom vanity, flooring, or a pool deck. They also can pour new concrete or resurface your existing concrete. 5000 E. Conner St., Noblesville, 773-1504, concretetailors.com Cornerstone Marble & Granite

904 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel, 843-0331, carmelcountertops.com Cathedral Marble & Granite

No matter the size of your project, be it residential or commercial, Cathedral Marble & Granite has a wide selection of marble, granite, and quartz from countries all around the world: Brazil, India, Angola, and Canada, just to name a few. An emphasis on premier craftsmanship means precise measurements and cuts for a seamless fit. Homeowners are welcome to visit Cathedral’s fabrication facility to see its many slabs and chat with sales consultants about their project. 208 Trout St., Whitestown, 769-5900, cathedralmarble.com


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Brothers Matthew and Mark Wadman deliver quality craftsmanship to transform marble, granite, and quartz into pieces that go beyond traditional countertops. They’ll work on outdoor kitchens, fireplace surrounds, walls, water fountains, or any other specialty project. 1327 Main St., Greenfield, 468-1327, cornerstonetops.com Crete Werk Designs

This artisan shop specializes in custom concrete surfaces, including bathroom vanities, kitchen countertops, tables, and fireplace surrounds. Whether your style leans traditional or modern, concrete can lend a space a unique look. 765-730-8819, cretewerkdesigns.com

3220 S. Arlington Ave., Ste. H, 352-1630, cuttingedgeconcepts.biz Emser Tile

Before you head to this Fishers showroom, visit its website and play around with the Envision Room and Envision Backsplash visualizers to help narrow down your many choices of ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass, and metal. Several eco-friendly collections are available as well. 8700 Roberts Dr., Ste. 100, Fishers, 576-4740, emser.com Global Granite & Marble

Find stone from countries around the world in this northwestside showroom. Global Granite & Marble provides options of granite, travertine, limestone, marble, onyx, and quartz for all kinds of surfaces. 8138 Woodland Dr., 228-9952, globalgranite.com Granite Transformations

Granite overlays go directly over your existing countertops, so you can get a new look without a lengthy time commitment. Granite, recycled glass, quartz, and mosaic tiles offer homeowners more than 50 colors and patterns from which to choose, as well as durability and little maintenance. Cabinet refacing and acrylic bath surfaces also are offered. 3880 Pendleton Way, Ste. 200, 855-4540454, granitetransformations.com Greenwood Marble & Tile

Update your kitchen countertops and backsplash, bathroom vanity, shower wall, fireplace, or floor with choices in marble and tile. Showroom displays can help with inspiration and ideas. 248 Market Plaza, Greenwood, 881-4180, greenwoodmarbletile.com Indianapolis Granite & Marble

If it’s time for a new look, Indianapolis Granite & Marble can help, with its large selection of granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, and onyx, in a variety of colors and types. 5360 Winthrop Ave., 259-4478, indianapolisgraniteandmarble.com Interior Design Surfaces

Stop by this near-eastside showroom to choose your next surface amid its options of granite, solid surfaces (like Corian, Avonite, and Staron), and engineered stone.

14660 Herriman Blvd., Ste. 550, Noblesville, 877-1000, indycustomstone.com Louisville Tile

Various styles of tile—traditional, modern, and in-between—fill this Fishers showroom, which features displays of porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, wood, and metal designs. 9906 North by Northeast Blvd., Fishers, 570-8453, louisville-tile.com Marble Uniques

The help here goes beyond selecting the perfect slab of onyx, quartz, soapstone, marble, or granite from its many options. Consultants can also guide you through your choices of sinks, faucets, and surface edges that are the perfect fit to your new countertops, table, bar top, or hearth. 815 W. Jefferson St., Building 4, Tipton, 596-9786, marbleuniques.com Miles Distributors

In-house interior designers can aid homeowners in making over their home’s surfaces, whether they choose ceramic or natural-stone tile or a more intricate decorative style. Eco-friendly lines are a focus as well. 8824 Corporation Dr., 579-2300, miles dist.com Mont Granite

Like options? More than 400 varieties of granite, marble, onyx, porcelain, marble, and recycled glass in a range of colors and patterns are on display in Mont Granite’s showroom. 5945 W. 84th St., Ste. A, 875-5800, montgranite.com Natural Stone Creations

Custom design and attention to detail are at the heart of Natural Stone Creations’ work. Its choices in granite, marble, recycled glass, and quartz can bring new life to your countertops, vanity, bar top, or fireplace surround. 500 International Dr., Franklin, 736-0021, naturalstoneindy.com Natural Stone & Tile

Find the latest stone trends and designs for your project, no matter if your style leans modern or traditional. Drawing on global inspiration, Natural Stone & Tile works with ceramic, glass, natural stone, and porcelain.

1670 Wales Ave., 829-3970

8875 Bash St., 863-5926, naturalstonetilegallery.com

Just for Granite

Natural Valley Recycled Granite

This company’s countertop possibilities surpass what it states in its name, and include marble, quartz, slate, travertine, limestone, soapstone, and Technistone. Experienced designers can assist with kitchens, bathrooms, bars, hearths, outdoor areas, and tabletops.

Natural Valley’s stone products help your home be both beautiful and eco-friendly. Its 100-percent recycled granite and marble split-stone tiles can be used for kitchen backsplashes, outdoor kitchens, waterfalls, firepits, and landscaping rock.

5277 Emco Dr., 842-8255, justforgranite.com

6310 E. 350 N, Brownsburg, 852-6615, naturalvalleyrecycledgranite.com

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Olympia Stone

Stone Artisans

Supreme Surface

Bee Window

Choose the natural stone that fits your project best at this northwestside showroom. Consultants can help you pick the right surface, as well as complementary sinks and faucets.

Using traditional stone, such as granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone, or modern options, like IceStone (made from recycled glass and concrete) and stainless steel, Stone Artisans can create the surface that suits your specific needs. Custom furniture is available as well.

Whether you want to replace your kitchen countertops or completely redo your bathroom, Supreme Surface offers many stone and tile options for your project, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

Beyond its great selection of window styles for all rooms, Bee also offers home-improvement products and services like entry doors, porch and tubto-shower conversions, attic insulation, gutter protection, and cabinet refacing.

1506 W. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood, 865-0000, supremesurface.com

115 Shadowlawn Dr., Fishers, 800-233-0169, beewindow.com

Surface Encounters

Blair Windows and Doors

If you’re not sure which stone looks best in your room, check Surface Encounters’ Virtual Kitchen Creator to experiment online before making a final decision. Or, stop in one of its showrooms to see a variety of granite, marble, quartz, Silestone, and Zodiaq.

With more than 50 years of service, Blair provides windows, doors, skylights, and specialty items to fit any home project—from a small room remodel to a complete home renovation.

4361 W. 96th St., 872-7625, olympiastoneindy.com Rabb and Howe Cabinet Top Co.

This company has provided custom solid-surface and laminate countertops and casework for more than 50 years. Get the look you want from brands that include Staron, Wilson Art, and Formica. 2571 Winthrop Ave., 926-6442 Santarossa Mosaic & Tile

What started as a terrazzo flooring and natural-stone mosaics company has expanded its product list and today offers a whopping 4,000-plus options of granite, limestone, slate, quartz, marble, and travertine. Santarossa still provides flooring, and services include concrete staining and floor restoration. 2707 Roosevelt Ave., 632-9494; Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 117, Carmel, 580-1924; santarossa .com

7952 Zionsville Rd., 874-8955, stone-artisans.com Stone Design of Indiana

Granite, quartz, and other natural stones are here, but you’ll find nontraditional offerings, too, such as the extra-large NeoLith porcelain tiles by The Size, recycled-glass Vetrazzo, and fully customizable J. Aaron wooden countertops. 2185 N. Sherman Dr., 546-2300, stone-design.com Stonesmiths

Stonesmiths offers marble, granite, and quartz designs to bring a fresh look to your home, whether you want a new kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity. Its recycled granite is a great—and ecofriendly—option for backsplashes and fireplace surrounds. 12244 E. State Rd. 32, Noblesville, 7701333, stonesmithsindy.com


Get inspired with Sims-Lohman’s numerous possibilities for your project, thanks to nearly 30 kitchens on display; more than 150 colors of granite, quartz, and marble; and several top brands in cabinetry. 7113 Mayflower Park Dr., Zionsville, 870-8011; 725 E. Main St., Greenfield, 467-0710; sims-lohman.com

Bathroom countertop by Santarossa Mosaic & Tile

Stone Spectrum

Stone can go anywhere, from countertops, flooring, and fireplaces to chair rails, fountains, and lawn-and-garden accents. Stone Spectrum can craft just about anything out of granite, marble, and quartz. 8585 E. 249th St., Arcadia, 984-1400, stonespectrum.com

7375 Company Dr., 888-8550; 14425 Bergen Blvd., Ste. C, Noblesville, 774-8888; surface-encounters.com The Tile Shop

Turn your house into your dream home with The Tile Shop’s kitchen and bathroom ideas displayed throughout its showrooms. You’ll be able to browse a large range of glass, ceramic, and natural-stone flooring options; backsplash and wall tiles; and countertops. Expand your know-how with free DIY classes each Saturday morning. 8014 S. U.S. Highway 31, Greenwood, 616-3925; 5531 E. 82nd St., 845-4241; tileshop.com Tremain Tile, Marble & Granite

Tremain has an array of different services, including marble and granite custom fabrication for flooring, countertops, and fireplaces; ceramic tiles; bathroom design and remodeling; and doors and mirrors. The showroom offers brands like Kohler and DuPont Corian to bring your bathroom and kitchen together. 4610 N. Franklin Rd., 549-1991, tre-main.com Unique Stone Concepts

Stop by this 22,000-square-foot showroom and browse the large collection of granite, marble, onyx, travertine, limestone, soapstone, slate, porcelain, and quartzite. By importing stone from countries around the world, Unique Stone Concepts is able to offer thousands of unique patterns and colors. 6025 W. 80th St., 644-1200, uscgranite.com

440 S. Ritter Ave., 356-4666, blairwindow.com Central Indiana Mouldings & Millwork

Set your home apart from your neighbors’ digs with a grand new front door, architectural molding and columns, new door hardware, wood beams and trusses, and more. 2721 N. Emerson Ave., 568-1639, cimtrim.com Champion

Replace your windows and doors, improve curb appeal with new siding, get ideas for that sunroom you’ve always wanted, and top it all off with a new roof. Ideas for those projects are more are available at Champion’s spacious showroom. 8461 Castlewood Dr., 579-6300, championwindow.com/indianapolis Clevernest

Energy efficiency is top of mind at custom-home builder Tom McHaffie’s Carmel showroom that highlights the full line of Andersen doors and windows, vinyl windows by Associated Materials, entry doors, and fiber-cement siding. 240 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 688-8100, clevernest.com Complete Window and Door

This company’s list of products, including vinyl windows, ProVia fiberglass and steel doors, Everlast siding, gutters, composite decking, sunrooms, and roofing, is just as comprehensive as its name suggests. 2721 N. Emerson Ave., 541-0600, completewindowanddoor.com Cox Interior

Windows & Doors Apex Energy Solutions

Keep your home at a comfortable temperature—and money in your wallet—with Apex’s Insignia windows, which come in a variety of colors and styles to suit any home. 11644 N. Michigan Rd., Zionsville, 733-2828, apexenergygroup.com

Fine craftsmanship is what stands out in Cox Interior’s wide variety of products: interior and exterior hardwood doors, crown moldings, mantels, stair parts and systems, and iron stair parts and stair systems. It can also provide homeowners with custom millwork and trim packages. 9333 Castlegate Dr., 896-2227, coxinterior.com Dealers Wholesale

The inventory at Dealers Wholesale includes doors by Perma-Door and Plastpro, hardware by Schlage, and window treatments by Levolor and Hunter Douglas. Its showroom includes mantels in a variety of materials and nearly 30 indoor and outdoor fireplaces. 7845 E. 89th St., 849-4336, dealerswholesale.com

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ment and stop by the remodeled showroom to educate yourself on the various types of windows, doors, and hardware available. Franklin offers brands like Marvin, Therma-Tru, Sun, ProVia, Hurd, and Emtek. A Carmel location is slated to open this spring.

Renewal has a broad range of styles available, including awning, bay, bow, casement, and picture windows, and hinged and sliding patio doors.

112 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, 739-0093, franklinwindowanddoor.com

Suburban Glass Service

The Glass Guru

Make your windows appear like new with The Glass Guru’s services that include moisture and scratch removal and wood-rot repair. Want to change the look altogether? It also offers windows, shower enclosures, mirrored walls and doors, glass tabletops, and decorativeglass inserts for doors. 886 N. State Rd. 135, Ste. B, Greenwood, 288-3737, theglassguruofindysouth.com; 10087 Allisonville Rd., Ste. E, 222-1592, theglassguruofindynorth.com

Cori Brown, owner of Franklin Window and Door

Brown’s $1,000 would be put toward upgrading the windows in her historic home, built in 1867. Storm windows preserve, protect, and improve energy efficiency, Brown notes. She matches her storm windows to the color of her house, includes arch tops, and mounts them within the trim.

“This preserves the historical accuracy of the home,” she says.

Legacy Window and Door

Indiana goes from hot, humid summers to extreme-cold winters, and Legacy can help ensure your windows are built to withstand all seasonal weather changes. Find them alongside patio and entry doors in this Westfield showroom. The company can also provide sunrooms, porch conversions, pergolas, and decks. 136 E. Main St., Westfield, 488-1464, legacywindowanddoor.com Madison Millwork

Madison Millwork sells many familiar brands, like Andersen, Masonite, Therma-Tru, Simpson, and Jeld-Wen, for windows and doors, along with moldings, door hardware, stair parts, and shelving systems. 707 Jackson St., Anderson, 765-6497883, madisonmillwork.com Mr. Window

Owner Mick Widmeyer’s strong family history in siding and remodeling shines through in Mr. Window, where doors and windows from Pella, Masonite, Okna, and Emtek are available. 902 E. 106th St., 848-7282, mrwindowco.com Pella Windows & Doors of Indianapolis

Like its name implies, this westside company provides energy-efficient Restorations by Sunrise windows in a variety of styles and options, as well as vinyl and cement siding.

Pella features a wide variety of wood, fiberglass, and vinyl windows and patio doors, as well as wood, fiberglass, and steel entry doors. Its showroom displays a range of styles and sizes, and no-cost consultations allow buyers to see options right in their homes.

1224 Indy Pl., 271-0200, replacementwindowsindy.com

5425 W. 74th St., Ste. 200, 872-9927, pellaindianapolis.com

Exterior Building Products


Energy Pro Windows & Siding

Time for a new look for your home? Exterior Building Products can deliver much of what you’ll need: windows, doors, vinyl and fiber-cement siding, porch rails and columns, and composite pavers and decking materials. 6212 W. Stoner Dr., Greenfield, 894-5300, extbp.com

With more than 140 years serving Indianapolis, ProBuild specializes in interior and exterior trims (such as baseboards and crown molding), windows, doors, and wood and composite decking. The showroom also features cabinets for your kitchen and bathroom.


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Stop in and see Suburban’s showroom full of energy-efficient windows and doors in a variety of materials and styles. Emergency-repair services are offered, as are glass shower doors and enclosures, framed mirrors, and glass for furniture. 5999 N. U.S. Highway 31, Whiteland, 535-5747, suburbanglass.net Unique Home Solutions

For more than 30 years, Unique has helped customers with various types of home improvements. Find energyefficient windows and doors, vinyl siding, steel roofing, tub-to-shower conversions, basement waterproofing, gutters, and attic insulation. 5550 Progress Rd., 337-9338, uniquehomesolutions.org Windows and Doors of Indianapolis

Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association

CEDIA members are on top of the latest in home-technology trends, design, and installation. Find a certified professional through its website, along with inspiration, tips, and tutorials. cedia.org Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors

Buying or selling? MIBOR has been the go-to place to find Realtors and for-sale properties in Central Indiana for more than 100 years. mibor.com National Association of Home Builders

Find out everything you should know before selling, buying, or remodeling your home in one place, and search for professionals who can guide you through the homebuilding journey. nahb.org National Association of Home Inspectors

5041 W. 96th St., 860-0806, doorstoday.com


Window Universe

Choosing your new window doesn’t have to be difficult. On Window Universe’s website, you can use its window-design program to see how various colors and styles will look before making a selection. Complementary entry, French, and sliding-patio doors also are offered. 5112 W. 79th St., 520-9820, windowuniverseindy.com Window World of Indianapolis

Find all you need to replace windows, with styles like double-hung, bay, bow, casement, slider, and garden, as well as patio, entry, and garage doors and vinyl siding. 1229 Country Club Rd., 209-0008, windowworldindianapolis.com

Learn about the home-inspection process and find a qualified NAHI member who can help detect unwanted issues before you move in.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Sometimes you realize that you hired an unqualified remodeler when it’s too late. NARI gives you a list of questions to ask a potential contractor and the ability to search for NARI-certified contractors in your area. nariindy.com National Kitchen and Bath Association

Want to change your kitchen or bathroom? NKBA’s website has dozens upon dozens of photos to browse for inspiration, tips on choosing products like cabinets and countertops, and the ability to find an NKBA-certified designer who can put your ideas into action. nkba.org World Floor Covering Association


WFCA offers information on buying, installing, and caring for various types of flooring and area rugs. Use its virtual room designer to get an idea of how different types of floor coverings will look before you commit to a product. wfca.org

American Society of Interior Designers

A good home design goes beyond having furniture and belongings in the right place—it has to fit your lifestyle and personality. The Indiana chapter of the ASID maintains a catalog of members so you can find the expertise you need. asidindiana.org

Renewal by Andersen

Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis

Dedicated to providing items that both look good and are energy-efficient,


A division of Garage Doors of Indianapolis, the windows and doors sector offers wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum styles from Marvin, Earthwise, and Masonite. Look here for garage doors and Gutter Flo gutters, too.

1717 W. Washington St., 639-5431, probuildindy.com

Franklin Window and Door

This southside business was named 2014 Dealer of the Year by Window & Door magazine. Schedule an appoint-

12262 Hancock St., Carmel, 708-7608, renewalbyandersenin.com

a dream home for you and your family.

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Antiques & Salvage Architectural Antiques of Indianapolis

Most pieces here date from the 1860s to 1940s, and several styles, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Mission, are represented. You’ll enjoy browsing the many salvaged pieces, including light fixtures (both chandeliers and wall sconces), backbars and cabinets, fireplace mantels, doors and doorknobs, and colorful stained-glass windows. 5000 W. 96th St., 873-2727, antiquearchitectural.com Brown’s Antiques & Gifts and The Lampshade Store

What’s better than one building filled with great finds? How about three, packed with 19th- and 20th-century antiques, collectibles, gifts, home decor, and other accessories, all surrounded by a lovely English-garden setting. This shop, nearly 70 years old, also offers antiques repair, restoration, and appraisals. At The Lampshade Store, which shares the space, sift through replacement shades in classic to contemporary styles, in all sizes, shapes, and colors. It’s among the largest selections of such items in Central Indiana. 315 N. Fifth St., Zionsville, 873-2284, brownsantiques.com; thelamp shadestore.com Doc’s Architectural Salvage & Reclamation Services

The crew at Doc’s travels the country salvaging antique items, so you’re sure to find a wide variety of vintage pieces. They keep history alive with a large collection of bathtubs, sinks, antique lighting, signs, floor registers, mantels, hardware, and other historical items. Need something specific? Doc’s can probably help you locate it. 1325 W. 30th St., 924-4000, docs architecturalsalvage.com Fivethirty Home

Erica and Jim Carpenter refurbish and repurpose furniture and other goods to give them a new lease on life, most often with a coat or two of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. It’s an all-natural, milk protein–based paint that is billed not to chip or peel. You’ll find vintage signs, home decor, nautical accents, artwork, and other knickknacks. 20 N. Main St., Zionsville, 567-7781, fivethirtyhome.com

Though Flux has a storefront in Fountain Square, the bulk of its vintage furniture, lighting, found objects, and art is housed in a nearby warehouse or in its booths at Midland Arts & Antiques Market. Pieces range from industrial to midcentury-modern to folk-art; visit its Facebook page to see the latest items. It’s recommended to schedule an appointment before heading in. 1046 Woodlawn Ave., 490-9437, fluxindy.com The Gentleman Soldier

Museum-quality pieces fill this gallery on the Noblesville square. Owner Duane Arnold has expertly curated a collection of naval artifacts, rare books and manuscripts, antique maps, swords, armor, uniforms, and firearms—all of which is carefully researched before going on display. Items date from the late medieval period to the end of World War I. Some of Arnold’s pieces have ended up in fine homes and exhibitions as far away as Paris and Tokyo. 876 Logan St., Noblesville, 776-8790, thegentlemansoldier.com H. Kogan Antiques and Lighting

Owner Drew Kogan and his loyal fourlegged sidekick Tugg will be happy to answer any questions and help you find what you’re looking for in this cozy Zionsville store, one of Main Street’s oldest. It’s filled with fixtures that are all handcrafted and made in the USA, as well as furniture, rugs, and throw pillows. 195 S. Main St., Zionsville, 873-4208 The Inventorialist

This creative destination inside a 19thcentury grocery store has become one of the city’s best places to buy unique home items. Owner Kristofer Bowman scours near and far for pottery, lighting, vintage furniture and accessories, wall art, and tabletop curiosities. New pieces come in all the time, so check the shop’s Facebook page for a peek at the latest. And know that hours are somewhat limited. 715 Dorman St., 513-7802, facebook .com/theinventorialist Logan Village Mall

An old-time general store filled with retro candies should be your first stop here. As you venture farther back, you’ll come across around 40 vendors proffering new, vintage, and refurbished goods, like furniture, kids’ items, pottery, paintings, party supplies, clothing and jewelry, chalk paint by Annie Sloan … you get the idea. There’s something for everyone. Pop in on one of Noblesville’s

First Friday events for special deals. 977 Logan St., Noblesville, 776-9999, loganvillagemall.com Midland Arts & Antiques Market

The downtown location has more than 200 vendors from around the Midwest, ensuring a wide variety of clothing, jewelry, furniture, glassware, metal signs, and lamps. Both locations are well loved by interior designers and homeowners alike. 907 E. Michigan St., 267-9005; 488 Gradle Dr., Carmel, 569-9105; midlandathome.com Noblesville Antique Mall

Vendor booths spread out among three floors are stocked with a range from dolls and jewelry to repainted furniture, ceramic collectibles, metal signs, and vintage memorabilia. 20 N. 9th St., Noblesville, 773-5095, facebook.com/noblesvilleantiquemall


specializes in restoring beautiful antique light fixtures, but he sells furniture, signs, and hardware as well. 1021 E. Michigan St., 964-0513, societyofsalvage.com; 512-9362, rewiredantiques.com Solomon Paris Antiques and Interior Design

Whether you’re buying or seeking an appraisal, you can trust the pros at Solomon Paris—Ben Solomon is a past curator of decorative arts for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and is well versed in European and art history. The store’s 6,000 square feet are dominated by 18th- and 19th-century furniture, art, and decorative accents. It offers a full slate of interior-design services as well. 1103 E. 52nd St., 475-0203, solomon paris.com Southport Antique Mall

Let the friendly staff help you find what you’re looking for, or independently browse the 200-plus booths at this 36,000-square-foot southside destination. Check out furniture, jewelry, lamps, collectibles, and clothing as found in the Gypsy Vintage boutique. The mall hosts the Southside Vintage Marketplace, an outdoor arts and antiques bazaar, the second Saturday of each month April through October. 2028 E. Southport Rd., 786-8246, south portantiquemall.net Surroundings

16405 Westfield Rd., Westfield, 8963717, beauchampantiques.com

You may have to take a moment to figure out where each lamp ends and each chandelier begins as you enter this deceptively large home-decor store. It’s packed with so many styles, colors, and designs of furniture, lighting, and accent pieces that your options are nearly endless. While one room might feature a more preppy, New England style with lots of blue-floral china, the next room could be packed with brighter pieces, like an embroidered orange throw pillow. We love the barware with midcentury-modern vibes, the interesting light fixtures scattered throughout, and the colorful cocktail napkins ideal for holiday parties.


1101 E. 54th St., Ste. B, 254-8883

R. Beauchamp Antiques

Beauchamp’s showroom features one of the area’s largest selections of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century antiques. You’ll find stately English, French, Italian, and Dutch pieces, more than 300 European chandeliers and wall sconces, and 50plus grandfather clocks to browse. For the outdoors, peruse its selection of urns, planters, statuary, fountains, and furniture just waiting to be placed in your backyard.

Three locations are stocked mostly with dressers, armoires, cabinets, and tables that have been refurbished and given a new look with Annie Sloan chalk paint ($38.95 per quart). The farmhouse-chic vibe extends to wall art and tabletop decor, too. Check out their classes on paint techniques. 21 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 564-8001; 98 S. Main St., Zionsville, 973-5722; 498 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, 346-0033; restyledfurniture.com Society of Salvage & Rewired Antiques

Filled with industrial-chic items, this downtown warehouse holds your home’s next conversation piece. Among the ever-changing inventory, look for vintage office and factory finds, such as drafting tables, stools, chairs, and desks—many of which bear authentic dings, dents, and scratches. The store has a fun selection of colorful letters, too. One corner holds a collection of medical oddities. Jeremiah Goss of Rewired Antiques

Tim & Julie’s Another Fine Mess

In the heart of 10th Street, salvage veteran Tim Harmon, business partner Julie Crow, and store greeter Smokey the cat sell bones and joints, such as doors, windows, decorative trim, doorknobs, and other odds and ends from soon-to-be-demolished homes sourced around Indiana. Look up for vintage light fixtures and chairs affixed to the ceiling, and keep tabs on new arrivals, such as flooring from a school gymnasium and colorful pull-down maps, via the store’s Facebook page. 2901 E. 10th St., 627-0498 Verdigris

The name of this new shop is a nod to the greenish-blue patina that copper takes on due to exposure to the elements. You’ll see that color on the walls, which are adorned with framed landscapes, portraits, and decorative hangings. Other classic antique finds include ornate wooden side and con-

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sole tables straight out of your chicest granny’s home and tabletop accents, such as ceramic vases and gilded candlesticks. Owner Hillary Steckler also stocks a small selection of gift items, such as scarves and stationery.

and framed wall art. More recently, it has started selling stationery by Rifle Paper Co. and Sugar Paper.

5208 N. College Ave., 737-1526, verdigrisindy.com

Butler’s Pantry

Appointments & Accessories The Accent Shop

6426 N. College Ave., 808-2999, facebook.com/bluedoorbroadripple Butler’s Pantry provides party-planners with everything they need to create a memorable, coordinated tablescape: dinnerware sets, serving platters, table linens, and napkin rings. Other finds include printed aprons, scented and unscented candles, food-themed gifts, and seasonal tabletop accents. Check out the store’s various classes to expand your decorating know-how. 213 S. Main St., Zionsville, 733-8003

Decorative and functional home decor, dinnerware, and kitchen goods fill this long-standing favorite. It has a huge display of seasonal decor. Of course, holidays mean entertaining, and to wow party guests, The Accent Shop offers a big selection of shiny silver Nambe and pearly Julia Knight serving pieces; a wall of glassware; plenty of printed placemats and oven mitts; and tons of cooking gadgets. Already have a gift? Check out its fun metallic wrapping paper and greeting cards.

Calico Corners

1480 E. 86th St., 844-4150, theaccent shopinc.com

Carmel Design

Addendum Gallery

A large selection of beautiful natureinspired tableware by Michael Aram anchors this Carmel boutique curated with interesting finds. It’s a source for funky kitchenware, candles and diffusers by Nest, Vietri dinnerware, bathand-body products by Ambre Blends, locally made jewelry by Jill Duzan, and olive oil from Grove 45 in Napa Valley. Carmel City Center, 564-5979, addendumgallery.com Agrarian

If you’ve been bitten by the homesteading bug, this, Indy’s first shop dedicated to the trend, should be your first stop. It has the products and supplies you need for chicken-, bee-, and goat-keeping; rain-water harvesting; canning; composting; and cheese- and soap-making. Homeowners can purchase one of three preassembled chicken coops, or they can design one of their own. 661 E. 49th St., 493-1166, agrarianindy.com Artichoke Designs

This store is known for its lamp selection, but other items are just as noteworthy—furniture, decorative pillows, chandeliers, paintings, and upholstery. A staff of interior designers can help you put it all together with space planning and color and art consultations. 240 W. Main St., Carmel, 587-7411, artichokedesignsathome.com The Blue Door

Yes, there is a bright-blue front door. Inside this bungalow, furniture, accent pieces, and hostess’s gifts are displayed in various rooms, making the shop look much like a photo-worthy home. Wander through to check out floor and table lamps, stuffed chairs, console tables, and finishing touches like vases, candlesticks,


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Calico Corners makes it simple to adorn your windows and furniture in the most fashionable fabrics, including those by designers Nate Berkus and Vern Yip. This shop specializes in custom bedding, upholstery, curtains, and rugs in all styles. And with such a big selection, homeowners are bound to find what they’re looking for. 5128 E. 82nd St., 595-7400, calico corners.com Keep your home decor up to date at this Nora store, full of bright colors, bold prints, and vintage furniture. If you’re looking for a patterned wallpaper or floral fabric, allow yourself ample time to peruse the giant selection. But if you’re just hunting for a rug, chandelier, framed art, or throw pillow, those are here, too. Interior-design services are offered as well. 1764 E. 86th St., 575-3600, carmel designhome.com CCHome

Courtney Casteel’s interior-design style is posh, sophisticated, and fresh. She’s got all the basics covered, but each piece is exquisite and high quality, ensuring that your purchase will brighten any room in the house. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 220, Carmel, 817-9100, courtneycasteelhome.com Charles Mayer & Co.

Tightly packed displays showcase high-end crystal, silver, and china from the likes of L’Objet, Mariposa, Juliska, William Yeoward, Hermes, Michael Aram, Waterford, and Christofle. This Butler-Tarkington spot also carries beautiful picture frames, luxury bath and home-fragrance products, supersoft baby blankets and gifts for the little ones, and gorgeous dinnerware to set an unforgettable table. It’s a favorite destination for bridal registries. 5629 N. Illinois St., 257-2900, charles mayer.com The Container Store

Organize your entire life at The Container Store. Its ultra-tidy shelves and displays offer baskets, bins, racks, and boxes to arrange just about any item in any room of the home. The Elfa line of closet organizers provides order for clothing, shoes, and accessories—no more digging

around to find your favorite pair of jeans. 4120 E. 82nd St., 348-2225, container store.com A Corner Cottage

This boutique features home items for both year-round and seasonal use. One side features antique pieces, while the other half of the stores houses supplies to create a fairy garden; springy floral arrangements and garden decor; agrarian accents; and scented soy candles housed in—what else?—mason jars. 895 Conner St., Noblesville, 770-7577; 4950 E. Stop 11 Rd., 360-6000; shop acornercottage.com CV Art and Frame

This is a one-stop shop for those looking to transform artwork and photography. There’s a varied selection of both custom and ready-made frames. The pros here can also convert photos into paintings; digitally replicate or restore original artwork; print out one of your images on canvas, paper, or acrylic; or find the best piece of art for your home. 110 S. Main St., Zionsville, 873-2976, cvartandframe.com details

For more than 20 years, this Keystone at the Crossing boutique has provided contemporary-minded clothing, jewelry, and home decor. It’s where you’ll find Sticks, a popular line of furniture and accessories that are crafted from wood and designed with hand-drawn imagery and colorful paint. 8663 River Crossing Blvd., 571-9977, detailsgifts.com Drapery Street

Owner Caryn O’Sullivan and her staff help add whimsy to your window treatments with a focus on beautiful fabrics, trim, and hardware. The boutique is stocked with ready-made pillows, but they can design pillows and bedding, too. Hunter-Douglas products are also sold here. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 109, Carmel, 816-9774, draperystreet.com Easter Conservation Services

Easter Conservation Services offers archival matting and framing, mirrors, and antique frames. Conservation of frames, paintings, and furniture are also offered, as are in-home assessments of objects and hanging of artwork. Your items are in good hands: Owner Jean Easter is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Haus Love

After you’ve browsed Haus Love’s racks of fashion-forward tops and bottoms, peruse its shelves of oversized throw pillows, framed artwork, large graphic rugs (including sheepskin styles), side tables, ornate chandeliers, floor lamps, and tabletop accents. We especially like the display filled with vintage-like dinnerware. Most everything is neutral, but a lack of color never looked so chic. 5901 N. College Ave., 601-6521, ilove haus.com Home Details of Savvy Decor

Just about every size and style of decorative knobs and pulls are represented here. The super-luxe Edgar Berebi line, sparkling with Swarovski crystals, adds a touch of glam. Simpler styles are sold here, too, such as those by Top Knobs, Topex, Schaub, Amerock, Richelieu, and Emtek. 41 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 848-3377, homedetailsofsavvydecor.com Home Revisions

This showroom in the Stutz Business Center includes about 350 brands of lighting, furniture, and accessories, including client faves Currey & Company, Arteriors, and Uttermost. 212 W. 10th St., Ste. B400, 865-1544, compassdesignservices.com Inhabit

With the opening of this Irvington showroom, Indy shoppers have access to the entire line of Inhabit items: furniture upholstered in the brand’s own textiles, tufted rugs, bedding, drinkware, and its popular 3-D wall tiles that create a sculptural look in any room. Bonus: They’re recyclable and can be painted. 211 S. Ritter Ave., 636-1699, inhabit living.com KBD Home

While its sister business, Kitchens by Design, focuses on the kitchen, KBD Home has most other living areas covered. This colorful boutique offers furniture, bedding, vases, mirrors, floral arrangements, and custom draperies. Check out the recently launched upscale decorative pillows and its line of plush dog beds. 1540 E. 86th St., 815-8880, mykbdhome .com M.G. Tates

1134 E. 54th St., Ste. J, 396-0885, easterconservation.com

It may have relocated within The Fashion Mall, but this boutique’s offerings are still the solid mix of pretty and practical that shoppers expect. It remains a go-to spot for invitations, from a formal occasion to your child’s first-birthday party, and thank-you notes.

Griffon Decorative Fabrics

The Fashion Mall, 846-4273

This fabric store has been providing pretty prints and accessories for more than 15 years. A large selection of styles ranges from classic to modern, so whether you’re in need of a new look for your windows, bedding, or indoor or outdoor furniture, you’ll find a bevy of ideas here. 598 W. Carmel Dr., Ste. E, Carmel, 8481864, griffonfabrics.com

Noblesville Clock Co.

Clocks are the main event at Noblesville Clock Co., where you can find grandfathers, cuckoos, and anything in between. If time is running out on a family heirloom, this decades-old shop also offers repairs. 996 Conner St., Noblesville, 776-9270, noblesvilleclock.com

home accents Piano Solutions

Fine Estate Rugs

Employees can walk you through the wide range of manufacturers, which includes Bechstein, Petrof, Schimmel, and Charles R. Walter, and help you select the best acoustic or digital piano, whether you’re looking for a new model or a used one that’s been completely serviced and restored. The showroom also includes organs, player pianos, keyboards, and related accessories. Technicians can bring pianos— no matter their age—back to their original condition.

Established in 2002, Fine Estate Rugs carries more than 500 floor coverings, ranging from large palace-size rugs to smaller scatter and runner styles. Owner Curt Churchman imports new rugs from Pakistan, Tibet, and Nepal, among other countries, while estate rugs can hail from Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan. You’ll also come across original works of art by Indiana artists.

575 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 582-1946, pianosolutions.net Rosalind Pope Interiors

Designer Rosalind Brinn Pope’s showroom includes classic pieces with an attention to detail for which her work is known. Schedule an appointment and be inspired by the furniture, lighting, bedding, and upholstery offered by this 20-year design veteran. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 221A, Carmel, 475-1906, popeinteriors.com Rusted Window decor & gifts

Experienced florist and interior designer Stacy Molander offers a mix of vintage, industrial, and traditional decor in her new Carmel shop—think plants in distressed pots, metal buckets ideal for a floral arrangement, wooden birdhouses, and nautical accents. In addition to home accoutrements, there’s a selection of baby and wedding items. Sniff out neighborhood candles by Ella B., specific scents for Indy and surrounding ’burbs. 99 E. Carmel Dr., Ste. 140, Carmel, 2051716, rustedwindow.com The Village Clock Shop & Home Furnishings

Clocks of all sizes and styles are on display at this Clay Terrace store, as are dining-room tables, mirrors, lamps, bedroom furniture, and other decorative pieces. Clay Terrace, 569-0035, villageclock shop.com The Yellow House at Sullivan’s

Tucked behind the main hardware store is a petite cottage full of home-andgarden accessories and gift items. You’ll find scented candles, tableware for both indoors and out, and a large selection of seasonal decor. 6955 N. Keystone Ave., 255-9230, sullivanhardware.com

4186 N. Broadway St., 253-5910, fine estaterugs.com Joseph’s Oriental Rug Imports

Variety and quality are at the forefront of Joseph’s, in business since 1949. This well-respected rug authority offers thousands of antique, semi-antique, and modern options in its spacious showroom. It also provides rug conservation and restoration, cleaning, padding, and appraisals. Not seeing exactly what you want? Joseph’s can make a rug to fit your specifications. 4230 E. Fall Creek Pkwy. N. Dr., 2554230, josephsimports.com Masterpiece Oriental Rugs

Covering both the floors and the walls are a plethora of hand-knotted rugs from all over the world. Choices abound, but experienced staff members can help homeowners sort through the many styles and textures. 8487 Union Chapel Rd., 253-8600

Outre, Bernhardt Interiors, and Butler Specialty Company. It’s also a surprisingly good spot for things like lamps, throw pillows, and accent pieces. Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 119, Carmel, 848-2939, holdermattress.com Parkside Linen

Dress your bed luxuriously with dreamy sheets and blankets by Matouk, Ann Gish, Bella Notte, Sferra, Pine Cone Hill, and Libeco from this northside spot located across from North Central High School. Your table can receive the same treatment with linens and accessories by Chilewich, Deborah Rhodes, and Dransfield & Ross. The store also features menswear-inspired women’s pieces by Claridge + King.

8665 River Crossing Blvd., 848-7847, rgrindy.com Rug Gallery Flooring

Formerly Zionsville Rug Gallery, this store’s rugs include information as to how and with what it’s made, taking the guesswork out of shopping. The petite spot boasts an impressive selection of a range from a small scatter rug to a large style ideal for living or dining rooms. Brands include Karastan, Endless Knot, Shaw, Capel, and Colonial Mills. Carpeting is offered as well. 130 S. Main St., Zionsville, 873-6139, carpetstoresindianapolis.com

theater ideas, lighting and bath fixtures, mattresses, and furniture. Vendors on the first floor are open to the public, while second-level businesses cater to trade professionals. The center’s handy Designer on Call service connects homeowners to experienced decor professionals, and frequent seminars dish out helpful advice on topics like window treatments and flooring. 200 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, 5695975, indianadesigncenter.com


1762 E. 86th St., 844-6320 Arhaus Scandia Down

This cozy store’s sumptuous down comforters and 100-percent Egyptian cotton sheets help ensure top-notch shut-eye, as do comfy mattress pads and pillows. Super-soft bath towels and robes also are sold. The store smells like lavender thanks to aromatic Thymes body lotions and scents sprinkled about. You’ll find higher-end linens here, like the Caldria Down and Yves Delorme brands. 8487 Union Chapel Rd., 205-9620, scandiahome.com

Royal Gallery of Rugs

This family-owned business has been providing high-quality, luxury rugs for generations. You’ll have thousands of options to peruse, but David Farahan and his staff can answer any questions about their selection of Oriental, modern, and transitional styles from around the world. Shoppers can borrow rugs for a sneak peek before purchasing or have pieces cleaned and repaired.


Billiards Family Leisure

Find a wide array of pool tables and accessories here, alongside high-end patio furniture, spas, saunas, and above-ground swimming pools. The expansive selection also includes bars, outdoor fireplaces and kitchens, and foosball and shuffleboard tables. 11811 Pendleton Pike, 823-4448, familyleisure.com Jay Orner & Sons Billiard Co.

This westside store has more than 500 pool tables in its warehouse and 60plus on display in its showroom. Browse the game and pub tables, poker accessories, jukeboxes, theater seating, ping-pong tables, and much more. 6333 Rockville Rd., 243-0046, orner billards.com

It’s tough to browse the numerous sophisticated-glam room vignettes here without wanting to re-create every detail in your own home. Rustic dining-room tables, shimmering chandeliers, salvagedwood coffee tables, comfy leather and upholstered sofas and sectionals, and interesting tabletop accessories showcase the brand’s focus on forward-looking design and eco-friendly materials. 4130 E. 82nd St., 913-9141, arhaus.com Backroom at West Clay

This secret ingredient of local designers combines a consignment shop of furniture and home accents plucked from show and estate homes and decorators’ private collections. There’s also a finishing studio that can give items a new look through painting, restoration, and trim installation. Owner Mark Roger’s inventory changes frequently, but brands you might come across include Thomasville, Thayer Coggin, Barbara Cosgrove, Kravet, and Ralph Lauren, all at majorly reduced prices. 12895 Grenville St., Carmel, 846-5433, backroomatwestclay.com Below Market by Kittle’s

An offshoot of Kittle’s, Below Market offers furniture, rugs, wall art, and other accessories procured as closeout items, odd lots, or special purchases, or from showroom buyouts. Merchandise changes frequently, and shoppers can expect to find below-retail prices. The store also features the Mattress Maxx lineup. Be aware that it’s only open Thursdays through Sundays. 9810 Carney Dr., Fishers, 915-1012, belowmarketfurniture.com Chatham Home

Area Rugs Capel Rugs

Capel has thousands of rug colors, patterns, sizes, and shapes for both indoor and outdoor use. Knowledgeable staffers can help you sift through traditional, contemporary, transitional, Oriental, and Persian styles, among others. 8603B Allisonville Rd., 813-7847, capel rugs.com

Bedding Design Center Holder Mattress Home Collection

Because each set is made by hand at Holder’s Kokomo factory, homeowners can custom-order unusually sized mattresses. A range of styles ensures a fit for every need. Additionally, the showroom features bed frames and furniture by Artistica, locally based

Indiana Design Center

Find the best of the best when it comes to home decoration at the Indiana Design Center. Various showrooms feature top-of-the-line flooring, kitchen displays, countertop materials, home-

Step inside this family-owned business and you’ll instantly feel cozy and at ease, as if you’ve just entered the home of a close friend with a sharp eye for pulling together a room. With wood floors and an open staircase, Chatham Home specializes in solid-wood furniture, upholstered sofas and chairs, and finishing touches, like lamps, rugs, throw pillows, and wall art. Numerous bedroom and living-room vignettes throughout the two floors offer ideas and inspiration. 517 E. Walnut St., 917-8550, chatham homeindy.com

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home accents La-Z-Boy Furniture

Practically synonymous with comfort and relaxation, La-Z-Boy sells plenty of its well-known recliners, but it also has a nice selection of sofas, ottomans, coffee tables, and more. Its myriad customizing options (some 900 fabrics and leathers) make it easy to take home the exact piece you have in mind. 3748 E. 82nd St., 255-7322; 5330 E. Southport Rd., 898-2209; la-z-boy.com LoveSac

There’s a couch, and then there’s a Sactional, whose versatile bases and sides can be configured into a number of shapes. Machine-washable covers are ideal for active families. If you want something a bit smaller, you may like the Sacs, which are large, round, pillowlike seats that come in a range of sizes. They might look similar, but repeat after us: They are not beanbag chairs.

Decorators’ Show House room co-designed by Luxe Home Interiors.

Consigning Women Fine Furnishings

Find furniture and decor for quite a bargain at this consignment shop. Inventory changes all the time, but you’ll always find a good mix of sofas, diningroom tables, bedroom sets, bar stools, benches, vases, lamps, and artwork. 7216 N. Keystone Ave., 735-2255, indy consigningwomen.com Copper Creek Canyon Interior Outfitters

This Western-inspired store is full of statement pieces like forged-iron chandeliers, cowhide floor throws, and rustic-elegant leather and solid-wood furniture. Its design studio displays fabric for bedding, drapes, and more. Custom window treatments are also available. 3953 E. 82nd St., 577-2990, copper creekcanyon.com Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel continues to be a go-to destination for chic home furnishings that won’t break the bank. The first floor has you covered in the kitchen and dining room with cool dinner, cook, and glassware; kitchen gadgets; and a selection of seasonal pieces. On the second level, check out bedroom and living-room sets, coffee and accent tables, wall decor, table and floor lamps, and area rugs to create timeless styles in any room. The Fashion Mall, 818-9900, crateand barrel.com Decor 4 Kids

Explore baby and children’s furniture at this fun store just for kids. Take a look around the large showroom at beds, cribs, gliders and recliners, dressers, lamps, and colorful artwork and accessories from brands like Baby’s Dream, Baby Appleseed, and Oopsy Daisy. Mattresses are sold here, too. 1708 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, 7707700, decor4kidsstore.com Deja Vu Designer Showroom

An Old World charisma comes through in a variety of styles (European, transitional, and modern) at this westside


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The Fashion Mall, 575-1795, lovesac.com Luxe Home Interiors

locale. The showroom is filled with all kinds of sofas, tables, and chairs, and there’s a selection of lighting, vases, and fireplaces, too. Custom-floral arrangements are also available. 1060 E. Main St., Brownsburg, 858-1961, dejavudesignershowroom.com Ethan Allen

Just about everything here has a timeless look, making it easy to outfit a room in pieces that won’t feel dated due to changing trends. Spaces can look effortlessly chic thanks to a range of sofas, diningroom and coffee tables, and accessories, such as floor and table lamps, artwork, vases, bedding, clocks, and mirrors. 4905 E. 82nd St., 842-8101, ethanallen.com Form + Function

This high-end destination specializes in contemporary furniture, lighting, and accessories. Browse brands like B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Pallucco, Poltrana Frau, Artemide, Ingo Maurer, and Knoll. It may focus on furnishings, but we also love browsing the shelves up front, filled with design-focused drinkware, jewelry, and kitchen goods. 1300 E. 86th St., 569-9999, formplus function.net Godby Home Furnishings

Since 1974, family-owned Godby has provided Central Indiana with furniture for the entire home. You’ll find plenty of choices in living-room, dining-room, and bedroom sets, as well as mattresses. Well-known brands include La-Z-Boy, Vaughan-Bassett, Bernhardt, Flexsteel, Ashley, Legacy Classic, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic. 8171 Weston Ave., Avon, 272-4581; 13610 N. Meridian St., Carmel, 5668720; 14550 Mundy Dr., Noblesville, 214-4321; godbyhomefurnishings.com Houseworks

Houseworks’s mix of modern furniture includes sofas (sectionals and sleepers, too), coffee and end tables, dining-room and bedroom sets, and home-office desks and chairs, all with a sleek, mini-

malist design. Its light fixtures and wall of clocks are not to be missed. We also like the section of cool kitchenware with brands like Joseph Joseph and Jonathan Adler. If you need help envisioning something, go online to see a gallery of Houseworks pieces in clients’ homes.

The furniture, upholstery, and accessories here can accentuate any style, whether you lean traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between. Luxe’s design consultants offer complementary interior-planning services, ensuring your vision and the store’s products come together to make a knockout room.

5252 E. 82nd St., 578-7000, houseworks.biz

Clay Terrace, 663-3588, luxeofcarmel.com

John Kirk Furniture

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids

Whether you want a stylish, chic living room or a cozy, relaxing study, John Kirk, family owned since 1952, can help you find the perfect pieces for your home. Its expansive showroom features dozens of brands, such as Henredon, Stickley, Thayer Coggin, Uttermost, Century, and Bernhardt. To outfit your rec room or patio accordingly, check out its game-room and outdoor furniture, too.

Certain items have that “Pottery Barn” look—slightly rustic yet modern at the same time. From bedrooms and kitchens to window treatments and outdoor spaces, the decorating possibilities and combinations here are numerous. While one store offers home goods for adults, Pottery Barn Kids has furniture and accessories to create adorable rooms for the little ones.

12345 Old Meridian St., Carmel, 8462535, kirkfurniture.com

The Fashion Mall, 815-3740 (Pottery Barn), potterybarn.com; 569-9144 (Kids), potterybarnkids.com


The size of the showroom is just as impressive as the great variety of home goods Kittle’s offers. Shoppers will find dozens of brands, offering items for bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms for every budget, from entry-level pieces to high-end selections in the Design Studio. Fun accessories are scattered throughout, including 700-plus styles in the Castleton Rug Gallery. For funkier picks, we like the Unique Finds section. 8600 Allisonville Rd., 849-5300; 665 U.S. 31 North, Greenwood, 888-1301; kittles.com

Restoration Hardware

You’ll feel as though you’ve entered a castle when you walk into this regal store. Furniture is fit for a king and queen—stately beds, salvaged-wood dining-room tables, soft leather sofas, large-scale accessories (think telescopes and desktop models of polishedaluminum Concorde jets), and gorgeous chandeliers ideal for a soaring foyer fill the two floors. It has outdoor furniture, decorative hardware, and rugs, too, as well as luxurious gift ideas. The Fashion Mall, 706-9670, restorationhardware.com

Kittle’s Rooms Express

Picking out furniture is easy here, where you can choose to buy a complete room package (check online for which stores have sets on display) or individual pieces to create your own look. Find items to outfit your bedroom (kids’ spaces, too), living room, or dining room by well-known brands. 8603 Allisonville Rd., 579- 0290; 7565 U.S. 31 South, 888-0129; 10695 U.S. Highway 36, Avon, 677-0277; kittlesrex.com

Simply Amish

Quality and durability are the hallmarks of these handcrafted pieces. Solid-wood construction and attention to detail are seen in every bedroom and dining set, entertainment center, and rocking chair—and there are myriad woods, finishes, and fabrics from which to choose. We like the new Live Edge line of cherry and walnut tables and benches that feature the raw side of the tree’s bark. 5612 Castleton Corner Ln., 579-9490, simplyamishindy.com

home accents Urban Styles Furniture

No matter where you look in this filledto-the-brim furniture and home-decor store, there’s a new idea or source of inspiration. The belief here is that every room should be a work of art, and to fulfill that, its eclectic inventory includes modern and vintage furnishings for living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, or truly any other space, paired with art and accessories with a global flair. Merchandise changes frequently. 8375 Castleton Corner Dr., 578-7770, shopurbanstyles.com Weekends Only

Slated to open Memorial Day weekend, St. Louis–based Weekends Only offers brand-name furniture closeouts, stock overruns, and truckload purchases at discounted prices. Expect to find everything you need to outfit a room, including mattresses. Like items are grouped together, so you can easily compare pieces. And, as its name suggests, hours are limited: The Castleton store is only open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 8315 Center Run Dr., weekendsonly.com West Elm

This hip store unites clean, modern lines, natural materials, and global inspiration in its sofas, tables, light fixtures, rugs, and throw pillows. We love its choices of unique tabletop decor, like glass-and-metal display boxes for terrariums and polished-aluminum whale bookends. Its furniture and accessories for the outdoors are just as chic as what’s offered for inside spaces. The Fashion Mall, 844-4970, westelm.com Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie is a go-to spot for that special something that completes a room. The furnishings, art, and accessories here are a perfect blend of fashionforward design and affordable prices. Candles and vases are gilded; picture frames are jeweled; mirrors are as tall as you are; throw pillows are covered in bold graphic prints; and bedroom sets, dining-room tables, and dinnerware are straight out of the most perfectly styled catalog. Clay Terrace, 818-0836, zgallerie.com

Outdoor Living Duncan’s Fireplace & Patio Center

For nearly 40 years, Duncan’s has boasted that “the expertise is always free,” so take advantage of staffers’ knowledge about all things fireplace and patio living. They’ll help you find everything you need to perfect your dream outdoor space: retractable awnings, firepits, gas grills, outdoor furniture, and more. 3837 N. High School Rd., 299-2229, duncansfireplaceandpatio.com The Empty Vase

Every memorable floral arrangement starts with a special vase. MeridianKessler’s Empty Vase has antique and


contemporary options, recycled glassware, and biodegradable pots to get your project going. After you choose the best one, the staff can fill it with the perfect arrangement to add life to your home. We like its selection of containers for gardens and patios, its seasonal decor, and gift choices.

create a terrarium or a miniature garden. It’s a surprisingly good spot for gift items and seasonal decor, such as scented candles, candle holders, and tabletop decor for indoor and outdoor use.

flowers, houseplants, bird feeders and seed, and architectural pieces. Accessories, garden gifts, and seasonal items are plentiful, too, especially in its tiny cottage in Nora.

11405 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 849-4490, allisonvillenursery.com

111 E. 49th St., 925-8273

Altum’s Horticultural Center & Landscape

Especially Wicker

If you’re ready to add some color to your yard, Altum’s has the flowers, shrubs, trees, mulch, soil, and all manner of items you need for a successful garden. Or you can leave things in the capable hands of its landscaping team, whose vision and implementation can transform your ho-hum space. Post up at the Potting Bar for everything you need to craft a beautiful container at your own pace, or browse the greenhouse for a big selection of succulents and houseplants.

1225 E. 86th St., 251-3708; 5201 N. College Ave., 283-5412; 1105 N. Arlington Ave., 356-5458; 15311 U.S. 31 North, Carmel, 896-2828; habiggardenshop .weebly.com

Though the store may specialize in wicker, you can also find wood, upholstered, rattan, and metal options for a stylish yet comfortable look for both indoor and outdoor areas. Finish off your room with a rug, lamp, throw pillow, framed artwork, or other accessory. 4025 E. 82nd St., 577-5755, especially wickerllc.com Godby Hearth & Home

The showroom is full of various fireplace styles—wood-burning, vent-free, and electric, to name a few, as well as hearth accessories, patio furniture, firepits, gas and charcoal grills, and fountains. Custom mirrors, shower doors, and glass enclosures also are offered. 7904 Rockville Rd., 271-8400, godby hearth.com Leland’s Patio, Home, and Hearth

Let Leland’s help you adorn your outsideentertaining area or your sunroom with its wide variety of outdoor furniture and patio umbrellas. Give your fireplace a new look with various styles of glass doors, gas logs, and related accessories. 5999 E. 86th St., 842-8384, lelands patiodirect.com O’Malia’s Fireplace and Outdoor Living

11335 N. Michigan Rd., Zionsville, 7334769, altums.com Dammann’s Lawn, Garden & Landscaping Centers

Planning a veggie or herb garden right outside your back door? Stop by Dammann’s for everything you need, like the prettiest flowers and the lushest shrubs and trees to welcome you home. Add the finishing touches with bird feeders or baths, arbors and trellises, wind chimes, fountains, and statues. Frequent classes dish on topics like landscape design, indoor gardening tips for winter, and low-maintenance ways to grow veggies.

Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse and Shop

The lush, well-maintained grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art serve as inspiration for shoppers here. Originally part of the Oldfields estate, the greenhouse lets gardeners explore and purchase live plants and gardening gifts, such as books and birdhouses. It also hosts classes and discussions on all things green and growing, as well as the Perennial Premiere, an annual event where gardeners can browse and purchase more than 600 varieties of trees, shrubs, and plants. 4000 N. Michigan Rd., 920-2652, ima museum.org/visit/gardens-greenhouse Rosie’s Gardens & Nursery

Explore more than 12 acres filled with annuals and perennials, fountains, and garden accessories, like outdoor lighting and rugs. In addition to great plants, also check out Rosie’s many options of statuary, benches, and birdbaths—its selection of pottery and containers is one of the most extensive around and includes numerous styles, shapes, and sizes.

4914 Rockville Rd., 381-9787; 8005 E. 30th St., 894-1867; 5129 S. Emerson Ave., 786-0799; dammanns.com

10402 N. College Ave., 844-6157, rosies gardens.com

Eagle Creek Nursery

Salsbery Brothers Landscaping

Suffering from backyard envy? Create your ideal space with O’Malia’s selection of outdoor furniture and umbrellas, grills (including smoker styles), and firepits. When fall and winter roll around, cozy up your home by installing a new fireplace, a fresh mantel or surround, or decorative glass doors.

Since 1925, this nursery has been a goto destination for a large selection of evergreens, ornamental and shade trees, annuals and perennials, and shrubs, as well as garden accessories, tools, and seasonal outdoor accents. Find help from its landscape pros, who can design, install, and maintain your project.

The nursery area spans 10 acres and is filled with annuals and perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs ready to take up root in your garden, yard, or flowerbed. Lawn-care experts are available to help with landscapedesign projects of all sizes, fertilization and weed control, irrigation, outdoor lighting, and overall maintenance.

115 Medical Dr., Carmel, 846-6812, omaliasliving.com

8160 Lafayette Rd., 291-7660, eagle creeknursery.com

4317 E. 146th St., Carmel, 843-0100, salsberybros.com

Wicker Works & Patio Too

The Garden Center

Sundown Gardens

Explore two showrooms of indoor and outdoor furniture, in which homeowners can browse numerous brands and styles of wicker, rattan, teak, vinyl, wrought-iron, and aluminum sets. Gas and wood firepits, umbrellas, outdoor lighting, and mirrors are also among Wicker Works’s extensive selection. 860 N. Green St., Brownsburg, 852-5180; 70 Mardale Dr., Ste. A, Brownsburg, 8521509; wickerworksofbrownsburg.com

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or barely have a green thumb, this small-but-mighty northwestside center has the flowers, plants, trees, and shrubs (and even organic herbs, peppers, and tomatoes) you need to put your landscape ideas into practice. Pick up garden accessories, tools, bird supplies, herbs, soil, and mulch, too. 3205 W. 71st St., 291-1441, the gardenctr.com Geist Nursery

Garden Shops Allisonville Nursery

No matter the size of your garden, Allisonville Nursery has wonderful plants and flowers—and helpful staff—to bring the area to life. You’ll also find bird feeders and seed, houseplants, and items to

Customers can beautify their yards with annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees along with extras like organic soils, pottery, fountains, and mulch. Landscape and hardscape design and installation services are also offered. 9890 N. Mollenkopf Rd., Fishers, 8427481, geistnursery.com Habig Garden Shops

Find the necessary supplies to design or upgrade your garden, including herbs,

This garden center’s many options of shade trees, shrubs, evergreens, and much more will get your outdoor spaces looking great in no time. Capable pros can help with design and installation of landscaping, hardscaping, water features, and decks; tree and turf care; and irrigation to keep your investment fully watered. Such a service is even offered for window boxes and planters. 13400 Old Meridian St., Carmel, 8460620, sundowngardens.com Wild River Nursery

The gift shop at this relatively new Fishers spot is stocked with seasonal decor and gift items, such as bird feeders and yard and Christmas tree ornaments, while the garden center offers trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, patio stones, pavers, mulch, and other musthaves to whip your lawn into shape. 13279 E. 126th St., Fishers, 770-3321, wild-river-nursery.com

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