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greater miami valley | august 2009 | Vol. 10, no. 3 | | $4.95

2009 Designers’ Show House

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Greater Miami Valley Publisher Evelyn Yaus Editor Christina Kleiner Contributing Writers Danielle Krouse, Phyllis Gricus, Julie Thompson Contributing Photographers David M. Cobb, Jim Crotty, Peter DeMott, Daniel Feldkamp, Robert Giesler, John Magor

a letter from the publisher


Advertising Designer Kimberly Lindamood

I purposely placed

different chairs around the dining table. A different chair for a different personality. —John P. Stuart

Photo by Peter DeMott


If there is one thing I’ve learned about interior design, it is that there is a reason for everything. John was one of the more than 40 interior designers and landscapers to show off their talents at this year’s Designers’ Show House presented by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The extraordinary attention to detail seen throughout the house proves that every piece of furniture, paint color, and accessory has a purpose. The Miami Valley is known for its more traditional and transitional homes, so when we came across a Mediterranean villa in Oakwood, which coincidentally is right around the corner from the site of the Designers’ Show House, we couldn’t resist taking a peek inside. Not only is the house unique in design, it holds a lot of history for its family. This issue offers a sampling of the work from some of the best interior designers in the Miami Valley. We hope that you see something in this issue that sparks the start of your next home renovation project. Should you need any help or advice, please give the businesses within this magazine a call! Don’t forget to check out for even more home and garden projects and resources. Please feel free to shoot me an email with any questions or editorial projects we should know about. Sincerely,

Evelyn Yaus and the Housetrends staff

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features 16 A COMMON THREAD Rich family history combines with elegant European design to create an intriguing Oakwood home 27 HARMONY IN DESIGN 2009 Designers’ Show House strikes a colorful chord 40 TURQUOISE THRILL Make a statement with this bold shade



53 DECORATING TRENDS Bedtime Stories A look at some of the luxurious bedrooms from the Designers’ Show House 63 LANDSCAPE TRENDS Moss Matters Tips on how to add moss to your garden


10 HOUSETRENDS.COM Bonus articles, photos, projects, resources and inspiration! 12 FRESH FINDS Hot accessories for your home 72 HOUSETRENDS DIRECTORY 74 FINAL TOUCH Bring texture to a room with a unique wall treatment

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27 A taste of Paris awaits on the covered terrace of the 2009 Designers’ Show House. Photo by Jim Crotty

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The exterior resembles a Mediterranean-style villa with a terra cotta roof, elegant arches, and iron lanterns. OPPOSITE: The floor in the circular foyer features a custom ceramic tile design of a compass rose.

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Rich family history intertwines with European design to create an intriguing Oakwood home By Julie Thompson Photos by Daniel Feldkamp/Visual Edge Imaging

You can travel around the world, but there’s really no place like home. F Perhaps that is why when one Dayton home­ owner finally built the house of her dreams she went to great lengths to make sure a little piece of home was imbedded into it. F The home—10,000 square feet of grandeur nes­ tled in the heart of Oakwood’s west side—was designed after the homeowner’s love for Mediterranean style and European design. She picked up the taste as a child, when she traveled frequently overseas, following wherever her dad’s executive career would lead. F But while it was her childhood journeys that shaped how the house was designed and built, it was her family ties that provided the detail that would turn the estate into a home. continued >

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TOP: An inviting fountain and comfortable outdoor furniture adorn the front entry. BOTTOM: A loggia runs along each side of the front entry door. OPPOSITE: The wood inlays on the floor of the library perfectly match the dark poplar wood walls.

Crafted into the home’s 10-foot ceilings are 200-year-old beams that were originally part of her grandfather’s farm in Indiana. “Because she moved around a lot she wanted something in her home that had some meaning,” says Lori Sowder, the interior designer who helped bring the home­owner’s dream to life from conception. The farm where the beams were harvested was a place where the homeowner would spend summer after summer playing as a child. Great care was put into getting the beams and making them ready for the new home. An Amish carpenter was hired to take down each beam and split them by hand and then stain them for the new home. The hard work was worth it and the result is amazing. The heavy oak beams create a thread throughout the home’s first floor, adding the needed warm touch among the authentic plaster walls, imported ceramic flooring and wrought iron pieces. Beyond the beams, however, one sees a home meticulously and carefully planned. Each detail—fabric fibers to one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture—flows into a harmonious picture that comes to life in European flavor.

Setting the stage The home’s architecture is definitely not like the rest in its neighborhood. Even the next door estate, from which the land was sold to build the new home, fits the early 1900s home built in the era of the Wright Brothers. But this home introduces a new flavor into the Oakwood community. Its curves and arches are first seen from the road and are carried from that point forward to its porch, through its front door and all the way throughout every room. The front of the house is one of the primary outdoor living spaces since it faces the Dayton Country Club’s ninth tee. It also stays true to Mediterranean culture where features such as fountains are often placed in the front of the home. One of the home­ owner’s favorite details is the loggia which boasts handcrafted pillars, each carved from a singular piece of limestone. continued >

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The home’s circular foyer creates a dramatic entryway. Nearly everything in the space was designed and handcrafted to fit the unique shape. The homeowner worked closely with the designer to pick out the front door’s wood, window and even hardware. The entry’s flooring is what grabs the attention of visitors first. Custom made ceramic tile—shipped in seven different pieces from overseas—creates a true compass rose. The floor’s mosaic design includes nearly all the warm colors—gold, reds, browns and greens—that are carried throughout the home in fabrics and paintings.

European eatery The homeowner’s favorite part of her home is her kitchen. It’s the place where she spends a lot of her time entertaining or taking care of the everyday needs of her three children. Still, it’s no ordinary kitchen. Like the rest of the home, careful design has taken a room that is normally known for its function and made it known for its beauty. In fact, functionality isn’t really something that is visible to the ordinary eye.

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Except for the stove top, every other appliance is carefully hidden behind handcrafted doors that look more like armoires than mass-manufactured façades. The two hidden refrigerators are easily opened, however, by the hand-carved handles. The kitchen’s backsplash is a focal point because its mosaic marble design provides the color needed to connect the room with the adjoining living room and breakfast nook. The large light fixture hanging above the island is one of many throughout the home that were created in California and shipped into Dayton. The fixtures not only stay true to the Mediterranean use of iron, but also provide the right scale needed to fit the extraordinary high ceilings throughout the home.

A place of solitude The first floor offers a multitude of living spaces—including a living room, kitchen, breakfast nook, half bath, mudroom, laundry room and coat closet—but nothing is more beloved than the library. The room was designed quite different from the rest of the first floor where cream floors and walls lay a basic backdrop off which vibrant colors can easily pop. continued > OPPOSITE TOP: The 200-year-old wood ceiling beams are from the home­owner’s grandfather’s farm in Indiana. BOTTOM: The island and refrigerator cabinet panels feature a brown stain, setting them apart from the cream perimeter cabinetry. THIS PAGE TOP: A large table, surrounded by elegant upholstered chairs, serves as the centerpiece of the formal dining room. BELOW: An ornate rug creates visual separation between the breakfast nook and kitchen.

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TOP: The half-bath offers plenty of eye candy, including a decorative vanity and elaborate faux painting on the walls. BOTTOM: A perfect spot for entertaining, the lower level boasts a fully stocked bar area and pool table.

Resources Builder: Buerschen, Inc.; Architect: David E. Durham and Associates; Interior designer: Lori Sowder Interiors; Landscaping: Grunder Landscaping; Kitchen, bar and bathroom cabinets: Karen Kinsella, Kinsella Manufacturing; Tile: Bob Madden Carpet & Tile; Carpet: Bockrath Flooring; Venetian plaster walls and Fresco painting: Richard Mantia; Entry furniture: Recker & Company; Window treatments: Marilyn Dabe, Simple to Sophisticated; Rugs: Fazel Rug Gallery

The library, on the contrary, is a dark, rich setting that beckons the homeowners to break away from the hustle and bustle of normal life and all of its technological conveniences. The homeowner designed it that way and specifically wanted a space where the family could gather to read books, play games or just talk without having to worry about a television set blaring in the background. The library’s walls are decorated with poplar wood and its detail is handcrafted as well as nearly all the furniture that is placed inside it. The room’s rich fabrics include cut velvet and embossed leather. A large wood burning fireplace—equipped with one-of-a-kind hand forged screens and tools - makes it the perfect getaway on the cold winter nights. The room’s floor breaks the norm seen throughout the rest of the first floor. Dark wood, which matches that used on the walls, was inlaid among the slate to create a warmer feeling. It was a detail Lori suggested and the homeowner absolutely loved. The home was a designer’s dream, Lori says. Not only did she get to work from a blank canvas, but also had the opportunity to do everything from scratch including all the furniture that was chosen to fill the home. “A designer can only be as good as a homeowner will let them and (the home­ owner) was extremely open to my ideas,” Lori says. “She had an opinion of what she wanted and impeccable taste. It made for a great relationship and a beautiful result in the end.”

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and/or their guests. This area can be used for additional seating when entertaining. Descend three steps from the pool area and you will find a paved area with a natural stone fire pit and custom Brazilian hardwood seating. This space is perfect for entertaining guests or making s’mores with the kids. Big group plantings throughout the space provide lots of color with minimal maintenance for this on the go family. Rose gardens are located on either side of the patio in the lawn areas as well as in the bed near the house in the pool area. Herbs are planted near the house where they may be easily maintained. An area by the porch is dedicated to herbs on the edge of an ornamental bed so they blend seamlessly into the landscaping. The herbs are separated, however, by stone that matches the limestone outcroppings throughout the project to help keep the homeowner’s herbs in their place.

The overall goal of the client has been achieved with this design: An area perfect for entertaining requiring little maintenance. The beauty, functionality and seamless transition from indoors to out make this the ultimate in outdoor living.






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Harmony in Design 2009 Designers’ Show House strikes a colorful chord By Christina Kleiner

Photos by Jim Crotty

InterIor desIgn can be Interpreted In many dIfferent ways by dIfferent people. like art, great interior design speaks to you. It invokes an emotion that at times can touch your soul. the 2009 designers’ show House is not an exception. the show House is the dayton philharmonic Volunteer association’s largest fundraiser. funds raised during the biennial show, which was held in may, help support music education programs in the miami Valley and the dayton philharmonic orchestra. F this year over 7,000 people toured the 15,000-square-foot french eclectic home in oakwood, where more than 40 area interior designers and landscapers showcased their talents. designed in 1928, the house has transferred hands several times, until 2007, when it was purchased by Kevin and tiffany chambers. the home was in great disrepair, but instead of tearing it down, the chambers offered the home to the dpVa as the site of this year’s show House. F one of the big standouts this year was the use of paint colors. the chambers selected a palette of sherwin-williams paint colors for the designers to choose from. the end result is a seamless home that brings to life the grandeur of the 1920s with a touch of modern influences that flow perfectly from room to room. continued >

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Living room

SW 6213 Halcyon Green

SW 6211 Rainwashed

Cal Weigold and Kent ShaW, CloSSon’S Cal Weigold and Kent Shaw, Senior Interior Designers with Closson’s, successfully created three separate areas within the large living room. By strategically placing three different area rugs, they were able to create a natural division between the seating, entertaining and music areas. The room’s elegant furnishings perfectly complement the architectural design of the space as well as the soft teal-colored walls.


Furnishings: Baker furniture in Jim Thompson fabrics; Rugs: oushatz; accessories: William Yeoward crystal; vintage hotel silver; chinese porcelain; late 19th century antique baby grand piano

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Martha Mellon, Mellons InterIors Martha Mellon, owner of Mellons Interiors, set out to create an entry that brings back the French splendor of the house, with a touch of Asian influences. Soft colors highlight the elaborate molding, while the wrought iron railing highlights the curved staircase.


accessories: Mark Brueninghaus, The Flower shoppe; Bill Draper

SW 7030 Anew Gray


BoB BIshop, renee Beerck, paM Brown, charlene GarMan, BarBara J. waGar, centervIlle DesIGn assocIates Centerville Design Associates set out to create a library with subtle details and serene accessories. The library offers a masculine feel, with dark wood bookcases and molding, taupe-colored walls and a black fireplace. To brighten up the space’s dark detailing, the designers used off-white linen fabric for the upholstery and window treatments. A light colored sisal rug pops against the dark hardwood floor. The metallic gold silk and lurex pillows, greenery and a contemporary painting over the fireplace add bright splashes of color. continued >

SW 7501 Threshold Taupe

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SW 7621 Silvermist Jim France, Vues, LLc Jim France’s goal for the kitchen was to create a light and open space with clean lines and modern touches that complement the history of the house. The mixture of light and dark cabinetry, paired up with the bank of windows and pale gray-green walls works perfectly in the space. Interesting details such as the large furniture piece that houses the refrigerator and freezer and the sliding panels of marble which conceal spices and oils behind the range pick up the modern elements.


cabinetry: siematic; appliances: Thermador; Ge microwave; countertops and backsplashes: White carrara marble, White Kashmir granite

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Dining room

John P. Stuart, J. Stuart Parker InterIorS “A different chair for a different personality” is how John P. Stuart explains his decision to surround the dining table with a variety of chairs. Stuart says his goal was to create a decadent dining room with a dramatic touch worthy of the classic vintage home. Dark taupe walls and the white fireplace and trim set the tone for the formal space.

SW 7039 Virtual Taupe

Covered terrace

DIane konIckI, Dk InterIorS, LLc The romantic notions of Paris, France served as the inspiration behind Diane Konicki’s vision for the upper terrace. Accessible via French doors off the dining room and living room, Konicki’s goal was to make the porch feel like it was part of the home, a place where the homeowners would want to stay and relax. It’s not hard to imagine sitting on the porch, enjoying brunch in the morning or dessert as the sun goes down.


accessories: Morgan’s Fireplace & Patio continued >

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Mary Jane Shinkle, M.J. DeSignS Five windows serve as the main attraction in the sunroom, designed by Mary Jane Shinkle. Shinkle decorated the space around its spectacular views of the property. Bright cheerful colors, whimsical wall paintings and plenty of fresh green plantings give the room a breath of fresh air.


Furnishings: M.J. Designs; elder-Beerman; Custom painting: christi Bombatch

SW 6323 Romance

Laundry room

Winnie Cleavenger, WinteriorS Laundry might be one of the most-hated household chores, so Winnie Cleavenger set out to change that stigma. “I wanted to create a happy and cheerful space so that the mundane tasks would seem less boring,� she says. Colorful accessories including unique wall art and plenty of storage space turned the laundry room into a well-appointed space.


original art: Ann Luken; Poster art: Ken Bailey

SW 7727 Koi Pond

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SW 6192 Coastal Plain

Eco-friendly bathroom

Anne Rettig, ASiD, Anne Rettig DeSignS Inspired by Mother Nature, Anne Rettig set out to create an inviting eco-friendly bathroom that brings the great outdoors, indoors. Natural elements invade the space, from the bamboo floor and towels to the recycled polyester fabric covering the lower wall and low wattage compact fluorescent lighting.


Bamboo floor: Bockrath Flooring; Vanity, vessel sink, faucet and toilet: Dimensions Home Design center; Light fixture: Lyons Lighting; Fabrics: Lafayette Venetian Blind; Wall saying: uppercase Living; Donna Vinolus; Art: Deb Decurtins continued >

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gathering area

SW 7518 Beach House

Vicki Boggs, Linda Haines, katHy stanaford, Jan Wunder, drexeL Heritage There’s nothing quite like curling up on the sofa and watching your favorite movie. The designers at Drexel Heritage made sure to create a comfortable soothing atmosphere in the lower level gathering room. Luxurious furnishings in the seating area and an inviting dining area offers everything you would need for entertaining or a quiet evening with family.


furnishings: At Home in Belle Maison, Postobello, Accents Francais, Accents Provence and At Home in Tuscany collections from Drexel Heritage

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Lower level kitchen

Tracy KrafT, NesT DesigNs, LLc Taking a cue from nature, Tracy Kraft planted wheat grass in clear glass containers and botanical prints of leaves, butterflies, birds and mushrooms in shadow box frames to bring texture to the lower level kitchen. “I try to incorporate at least one natural element in all my designs. These add visual and textural interest to interior spaces,” Kraft says. Kraft took advantage of the natural color of the cabinets, which were already there, and the cool blue walls to create a memorable room that complements the nearby dining area.

SW 7601 Dockside Blue

Wine room

Lisa K. crouch, asiD, iDesigN It started with a chilled glass of chardonnay and led to a glamourous wine room. Lisa K. Crouch’s space oozes drama, from the rich dark walls to the elegant wine cabinets. Subtle elements, such as the curve of the tasting table base, the sparkle of the granite table top and the sleek barstools add just the right amount of shimmer.


Wine cabinets: Greg Felkley and Dave Thompson, Meixner Builders; Tasting table top: Juperana Gold granite, provided by Kemper Design center; Panel behind table: Gold spun Resin, 3-Form; artwork: Trish McKinney, on loan from Alley Fine Art and Frame continued >

SW 7020 Black Fox

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Servants’ Porch Debbie basnett, Dana Hookassian, Jean WinHam, Vintage scout interiors Who wouldn’t want to create their own private escape in their home? This was the goal of Vintage Scout Interiors when they sat down to come up with a design for the servants’ porch. The vintage chaise, reupholstered in smoke-colored velvet, rests atop a black and white zebra print rug. Winding down after a long day with a cup of tea or a glass of wine never sounded so good.

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By Danielle Krouse

Turquoise can make a statement, whether through paint or a funky accent pillow. Add the radiant glow to any space in the house for an instant burst of color. There is a certain quiet confidence to the vibrant, yet calming hue. Go as bright or as subdued as you feel, the outcome is sure to be an unexpected treat.


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“There’s something very opTimisTic and refreshing about the color Turquoise. We see it in the bright blue ocean, in tropical palettes and it’s a color everyone looks good in. i love mixing it with yellows and greens and layering various shades of the same color together.” —Angela Adams 2.




1. Studio Moderne Tiles, Imperial Ming Blue ✹ Walker Zanger ✹ 2. D.I.Y. Turquoise Chairs ✹ Thrift store purchase ✹ Custom reupholstered 3. Manfred Turquoise Pillows ✹ Angela Adams ✹ 4. Century Signature Chaise (11-1206) ✹ Century Furniture ✹ 5. Spa Pool, Eggshell ✹ Valspar ✹

photo courtesy of Walker Zanger

photo by Johan roetz

photo courtesy of Angela Adams photo courtesy of century furniture

photo courtesy of Valspar

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CUSTOM BUILDER SHOWCASE MILLENNIUM FINE HOMES IS ONE OF DAYTON’S FINEST CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS. Imagine walking into your brand new custom home where its fine quality is expressed throughout. Each moment you will be amazed as this place you call home continues to take your breath away. Built with such high standards, Millennium Fine Homes is one of Dayton’s finest custom home builders. When buying a home from Millennium Fine Homes you can relax in the knowledge that Douglas Pund, owner and inspiration behind Millennium Fine Homes, is personally overseeing every aspect of your new home construction. With an eye for detail, Doug’s high standards and demand for quality in any budget make every Millennium home unique. Doug builds every home as if he were moving in himself. True custom building does not come with a specific floor plan; we design the home with you and tailor each characteristic to suit your lifestyle. Although Doug’s taste includes a modern

contemporary European flair, we have built many traditional and transitional homes. Our architect will work directly with us until your home ideas are captured and developed. Remember, we design for YOU! Deciding what flooring, appliances, fixtures and all other options to have installed and built into your new home can be a daunting task. At Millennium Fine Homes, Doug or one of his employees will personally take you to meet the suppliers who will be working on your new home. The relationship between Millennium Fine Homes and its many vendors is very strong; the majority of them have been with Doug from the beginning. Doug only wants to work with the best, and because of the respect his vendors have for him he gets the best. The greatest reward for Millennium Fine Homes is the sense of accomplishment shared by all when we hand over the keys to your brand new custom

home. Your smile will say it all. We just sold our stunning model at Country Club of the North so Doug can implement his new innovations in a brand new model home. Construction on our brand new model home is slated to begin this summer and we are very excited to display, once again, another stunning model showcasing his uniqueness and creativity. For more information on Millennium Fine Homes, contact Shelley Parks, exclusive sales agent or Doug Pund, owner. Home prices starting at $350,000… don’t just dream about it! Shelley Parks 937.416.4161 Douglas Pund 937.620.7955


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CUSTOM BUILDER SHOWCASE DESIGN HOMES HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY IN THE SOUTH DAYTON COMMUNITY FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS For over twenty years, Design Homes & Development Company Inc. has been a mainstay in the South Dayton Community and regarded as one of the finest custom home builders in the industry. The company was founded by Shery Oakes in 1987 on the grounds of delivering clients high quality custom homes with expert craftsmanship, in a timely fashion, at a fair price . . . and Design Homes has delivered! “Design Homes feels that the custom homebuilding process should be an enjoyable experience. For many, custom building a home happens only once in a lifetime, and our goal is to make that once in a lifetime experience the best it can possibly be!” Each home offers a unique attention to detail and custom quality that abides to each client’s every discretion. Much of the company’s success can be attested to its customer service and the rest to its diversity. With a degree in business, Shery knew the importance of being well diversified. “We are a custom builder, but have carried those skills over into many aspects of the industry. Design Homes is

a full service real estate brokerage; we offer apartments, commercial business and medical space for sale and lease, land development services and have even recently introduced Soraya Farms to the South Dayton Market, which encompasses nearly all of our services.” Soraya Farms is a Lifestyle Community that boasts Country French Single Family, Patio Homes and Condo-style homes surrounded by fine amenities such as a clubhouse, walking trails, fully stocked ponds, a fitness facility, pool and much more. A light retail village is planned for a later phase of the project that will show off many of the same custom finishes that the Soraya home options include and for which the company has become known. Positioned in the South Dayton Region, Design Homes has added value through the location of their developments. Soraya Farms, Cypress Ridge, Chadwick’s Claim and Springboro Station call Springboro / Clearcreek Township home, while a couple of new communities, Yearling Farms and The Springs at Winding Creek, call Centerville / Wash-

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Imagine a lifestyle community for young adults and empty nesters with tastefully appointed patio homes where they do not have to compromise their standard of living, a home that allows them more time to enjoy leisure activities, shop, dine, socialize, and relax with friends, because the management company mows the grass, weeds the flower beds, and shovels the snow. According to Kerry Seitel, the Director of Sales and Marketing for Lifestyle Communities, the Miller Valentine Group imagined and designed Sugar Ridge, a Lifestyle Community on 43 beautiful acres that preserves scenic Little Sugar Creek. The community plan includes a private lake, a resort-like style clubhouse, has mature trees, and stunning views. Every home is carefully constructed to blend the

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Environmentally sound Admiration of moss in the garden doesn’t come easily to people who revere a lush lawn above all else. Moss that creeps into their turf is declared a “weed” and cause for chemical warfare. This often backfires though, as weed killers aid the spread of moss by way of clearing the soil of competing plants. Moss is an excellent, chemical-free, no-mow alternative ground cover that is ideal for shady conditions. Once established, moss takes less maintenance than turf and I say, “Where the grass wants out, let the moss come in!” Encourage what nature wants to do. You, your garden, and the environment, will all benefit. Promoting moss growth requires regular clearing of leaf litter and other debris—nothing more. Well, nothing more than patience and time, but the reward, aah…a forest floor voluptuously carpeted in a velvety green so compelling to bare feet that you must shuck off your shoes (and show off your pedicure!) for a tickly trip across the cushy swatch.

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Lifestyle Communities by Miller Valentine 937-542-9757 pages 48 & 49 Millennium Fine Homes 937-416-4161 pages 44 & 45 South Dayton Builders & Remodelers 937-433-1960 pages 50,51,52

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DOORS & GARAGE DOORS Dayton Door Sales 937-253-9181 page 75

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