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19 EDITOR’S LETTER And Baby Makes Three __ How adding one tiny little extra person multiples frustrations and joy.

83 GOING GREEN Going Back to Before __ Preserving fresh fruits and vegetables is making a comeback __ and for good reasons.

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88 EASY, BREEZY CARTE DU JOUR Despite the 100-degree weather, we packed a full house into Kitchen Studio: Kansas City for KCH&G’s July Cooking School. Executive Chef/General Manager Laurie Haney prepared a fresh four-course menu.

HOME 25 THE GOODS Show Business __ Antiquing requires intention with a healthy dose of stamina. Discover your treasure amid this imaginative inventory __ if you can get there before it’s gone. 29 DESIGN TRENDS Terrific Toile __ The centuries-old pattern works just as well in modern home decorating. 34 A PUSH FROM A PROFESSIONAL A Leawood couple realizes the best thing for their master suite comes from someone with a new perspective. 38 EARTHLY DELIGHTS Beckoning the outside in, one landscape designer infused her interior with a touch of the wild. 49 THE 2011 REMODEL OF THE YEAR AWARDS Our 8th annual remodel competition rounds up the city’s best, most recent remodels. 63 SMART HOUSE Built-Ins Make Homes Better __ Homeowners consider unique design features for added convenience and organization.

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And Baby Makes Three How adding one tiny little extra person multiplies frustrations and joys.

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Life looks a little different to me these days. When

life to the room were just another thing I had to take

people say having a baby changes everything, it doesn’t

care of. I even adopted a beautiful beta fish, whose

just refer to your schedule, which it most certainly

gently flittering movements kept me in a peaceful

pinches, but it also alters attitude. I am baffled by my

state during those 2 a.m. feedings. He gets to stay, as

newfound ability to ignore the things that do not matter

those late nights continue, but everything else has

and focus on this person in my life who needs me so

been rearranged.

much, and as I’ve discovered, whom I need just as

Yes, aesthetics and functionality must go hand in

much in return. The bathroom goes uncleaned while I

hand. We can all learn that much from the winners of

watch Sophia ponder the window treatments. The

our Remodel of the Year competition. Turn to page 49

weeds grow in the garden while I am distracted by

to peruse local remodeling projects, where space-

her adorable coos and gurgles. My body retains its

planning, design ideas and materials selection were

lackluster shape while I cuddle with my bundle

noticed, appreciated and thus awarded. You might

instead of going to the gym. All of the upkeep was a

also appreciate a few other unique features we’ve

priority just five months ago, yet those duties pale in

discovered, such as built-in dog kennels in kitchen

comparison to my job as a new mom. Life is more

cabinetry, and laundry and grocery pass-throughs, on

precious than I previously knew.

page 63. I’m already thinking about my own storage and organization needs as my daughter grows into

What looked cute before the baby came was not

and out of a never-ending parade of clothes, coats,

necessarily the most functional place after she got here.

shoes, hats, mittens, backpacks and whatever else I

It’s one of those live-and-learn lessons. The crib was

have yet to find out about. Guess those days of the

across from the vent. The glider interrupted easy access

hardworking homeowner will return soon enough,

to the drawers. The shades didn’t block out enough light

but for now I’m going to snuggle with my baby while

for naps. And the plants that I thought would add

I still have the chance.

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A: Basement remodels continue to be a popular home

A: For me, there’s no better place at home than in the backyard

improvement because in many cases they represent a less

spending time with family and friends. There are just fewer

formal area of the house where a home theater room can be

distractions, allowing quality time. Start with a deck, perhaps

incorporated for family nights at home with popcorn and ice

with built-in benches or a patio with a fire pit to gather

cream. Basement finish areas are also popular as they provide a

around. Monetarily, outdoor projects are averaging a 57 to 72

retreat for older kids and their friends to hang out, giving parents

percent return on investment, but with some creativity and

peace of mind that the kids are home! Younger children enjoy

perspective, you can do better than average.

Q&A

Q: What rooms of the house are the most valuable to homeowners in terms of family enjoyment and financial value?

these spaces as well, and it gives them a place to store and use a lot of the toys that simply won’t fit in their rooms.

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A: Today, trends lean more to the kitchen/gathering room

A: While the kitchen and bathroom areas of your home should

concept. In essence, a gathering room is where the family living

always yield your greatest value, I am a strong believer that the

area is joined together with the kitchen space. This concept

spaces in your home where the most time is spent always makes

provides great use and enjoyment of space in every price point

the greatest impact for yourself and others. These spaces will

of home values. Throughout the years and in the future, I feel

bring out your true feeling and provide you with wonderful

the kitchen/gathering concept is the best financial and most

enjoyment. Personally, your master suite and kitchen are not

enjoyable investment one can make in a home.

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Antiquing requires intention with a healthy dose of stamina. Discover your treasure amid this imaginative inventory — if you can get there before it’s gone. 1. Applause Applause Can you imagine what a showstopper this fellow was, dangling with playful animation? This 19th-century Sicilian marionette probably danced his way into many hearts. His ornamentation: tin and hand-carved wood with elaborate brocade, velvet and silk accoutrements. 40" h. $1,200. Nufangle Fine Antiques and Whimsy, 1707 W. 45th St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.931.0021 2. Pause for Reflection Take a peek when you walk by this lovely convex mirror. Federal style with two candle arms known as girandoles, this French bull’s-eye mirror hails from the 18th century. $5,900. Mission Road Antique Mall, 4101 W. 83rd St., Prairie Village, Kan. 913.341.7577 or missionroadantiquemall.com 3. Seated with Perfection Barbara Farmer is head over heels with her pair of handsome Louis XIV chairs. They’ll look positively princely pulled up to a table or surrounding the hearth. High-backed, covered in greenish-brown velvet. Late 19th century. $2,600 for the pair. Parrin & Co., 1717 W. 44th St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.753.7959 4. The Hunt This petite Viennese bronze, aptly named The Cheyenne by Bergmann Studio, is powerfully interpreted with fine detail — little wonder it’s one of owner Sally Hilkene’s favorites. Bronze on stone base, c. 1890. 12.5." $9,000. Churchill, 340 W. 47th St., Fairway, Kan. 816.561.5240 or shopatchurchill.com 5. Ticked Once upon a time there was a towering time piece in the medieval perch village of Gordes. Carol Dickey discovered it on one of her excursions to Provence. It’s waiting for you in her Crestwood shop. Grayish green, c. 1800. 91" h x 18 ½ PLEASE TURN THE PAGE w. $4,000. Pear Tree Antiques, 303 E. 55th St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.333.2100

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Comfy Slumber What a day for a daydream in this almost twin-sized, scrolled-iron daybed — and a seriously fun piece to cozy upon. French campaign, c. 1870.

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in the Cotswold, this distinctive English

lullaby to your new babe in this elegant

will only be enhanced with this pair of

chimney pot with a unique pagoda topper

one-of-a-kind cradle, c. 1850. Solid,

exquisitely crafted George III harewood

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hand-carved walnut crowned with a

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or out. Strikingly tall (6'), early 19th century,

carved canopy — think heirloom for your

¼" h x 15 ¼" w x 6 ½" d. English, c. 1795.

it will jumpstart your conversations.

little prince or princess. 6'6" h x 5' w.

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Terrific Toile The centuries-old pattern works just as well in modern home decorating.

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Searching for a fresh wallpaper idea? Try an old

benefits and ease-of-use. Wallpaper manufacturers

one: toile. Dating back to the late 17th century,

are further enhancing the trend by offering more color

French toile patterns — typically one- or two-color

options and styles that appeal to a variety of tastes and

fine-line illustrations or etchings of romanticized

work in newer as well as older homes.

landscapes and lyrical pastoral scenes — once served

For example, “Toile Resource,” a collection from

as record for historical events and mythological stories.

Thibaut, offers a traditional color palette including

They grace the walls of historic estates throughout

basics like blue on white and red on cream, but

Europe and the U.S. Over the years, toile has

also inspires homeowners with fun combinations

remained fashionable among those seeking an antique

like raspberry and ivory on French blue, and crisp

or country look, and has been a favorite of interior

green on yellow. Some designs have interesting

designers. Today, toile has become increasingly

backgrounds that are illustrated to resemble cloth,

popular as more consumers are turned on to its

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neutrals and earthy colors like sage and olive green, charcoal, bronze, wheat, dark gold and burgundy, which coordinate with popular cabinetry, flooring and countertop materials found in newer homes. Fabrics accompany the designs in this collection and can be used for window treatments, table linens, pillows, slipcovers and bedspreads.

“Homeowners can be fearful of bold colors and strong patterns. Since toile is drawn with fine lines and consists of only one or two colors, it adds color and pattern without taking center stage in the room.” According to Thibaut, one of the oldest operating wallpaper firms in the U.S. and a leader in the production of toile designs and historic patterns, the growing interest in toile is not surprising. “It’s a great problem-solver for hard-to-decorate areas,” says Stacy Senior, marketing manager. Thibaut design experts, in fact, use toile readily in their own homes. They point out the following features and benefits:

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Toile adds fine detail and color in a very subtle way. “Homeowners can be fearful

of bold colors and strong patterns,” Senior comments. “Since toile is drawn with fine lines and consists of only one or two colors, it adds color and pattern without taking center stage in the room. It

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“Many couples have a hard time deciding on a pattern, especially when it comes to shared areas like the master bedroom or bathroom,” Senior says. “Men can have a ‘fear of floral,’ and women often shy away from masculine plaids or paisleys. Toile is a compromising solution as it adds texture and a type of architectural detail that is comfortable for both parties.” Toile works well in large spaces.

“Today’s new and remodeled homes feature a lot of wide, open space — big rooms with high ceilings and lots of wall to decorate,” Senior comments. “Homeowners can be unsure of how to use all this space.

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spacious areas that might otherwise appear empty and ‘under decorated.’” Toile instantly adds “aged charm” to a new home. “Because the designs are based

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mature, elegant look in a bedroom or bring old farmhouse charm to a kitchen, thus giving rooms character and personality,” Senior says. Toile suits either casual or formal environments and works with many styles of decor — traditional, country, Victorian, etc. “The designs create a

refined appearance that always looks fantastic, and there are numerous motifs to choose from,” Senior says. “Although many depict countryside life, some tell stories about travel through Asian or African lands. Scenes typically show people at rest or play, doing chores or journeying through villages. The scenery is usually embellished with provincial animals and birds — sheep, pheasants or more exotic animals like elephants and giraffes. Designs also can capture a more dreamy, fanciful look, featuring cherubs, muses, scrolling vines and ornate pillars and fountains, or

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ometimes our job as a designer is to push people toward something they might not necessarily want but something that works for them,” says Kathleen Ramsey, Allied Member ASID and owner of

Ramsey Interiors. That was the case during a recent master suite renovation she spearheaded for a Leawood couple who were hesitant to go beyond their comfort level. But Ramsey showed them how new colors and patterns could re-energize their outdated space. Formerly decorated in yellows and blues, the room’s palette deviated from the rest of the house, and the bathroom needed a more functional floor plan and new fixtures. Renovating the bathroom was the main priority for the homeowners, who wanted it to feel cozy yet have the biggest soaking tub Ramsey could find. “They had a budget, so I did some space planning and gave them a few different designs,” Ramsey says. Because of the layout and spacing of the walls, figuring the right layout for the bathroom while considering their budget proved to be the hardest part about this renovation. Ramsey solved it by aligning the tub and shower on one wall, and the vanity and wall separating the commode on the other. Keeping neutral colors, Ramsey selected stone-colored tiles but added shiny medallions to the design in the shower. As the process progressed, the homeowners realized that by spending a little less money on the bathroom, they could make some updates to their bedroom. “They wanted it to go a little better with the rest of their house,” Ramsey notes. The duvet became the main inspiration for the room’s decor, leading Ramsey to select a palette that included rich, rusty accent colors mixed with

“the bedroom is a place to re-energize and inspire. it’s the most personal space.”

browns for an earthy environment. To keep the room light, she painted the walls and trim complementary but different light, creamy tones and added can lighting to the ceiling where there was none before. For texture, she installed a tightly woven grass cloth behind the bed. Storage was another issue for the clients, who had considered taking down a wall to expand into another room. Instead, Ramsey talked to them about how to use the existing space in a functional way and commissioned two built-in wardrobes facing the bed. To maximize their dollar’s value, Ramsey reused much of the furniture already in the room. The original sleigh bed, end tables and dresser were faux-finished to look aged and help mesh with the new color scheme. “The bedroom is a place to re-energize and inspire,” she says. “It’s the most personal space.”

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E A R T H LY Beckoning the outside in, one landscape designer infuses her interior with a touch of the wild.

By Gloria Gale

Photos by Bill Mathews

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very day, whether shrouded in mist or brightly blooming,

has a special place in Sara Antin’s heart. “I’m drawn to the outdoors,” says this earthy romantic who is passionate

about her lifestyle as a landscape designer. Comfortably settling into the suburban home that captured her attention eight years ago was “serendipity,” she says. “I’ve always been drawn to the Tudors and cottages on this very street. Luckily one became available and I jumped and bought it.” Right... The outdoors is filled with creature comforts:

Now, the lush foliage surrounding the mature three-quarter acre

soft places to sit, potted plants from the garden,

lot is ablaze with her magical touch, transforming this 1940s cottage

old wrought iron accessories and a table made from the property’s old tree limbs.

into a cozy sanctuary both inside and out. Former homeowners, who happened to be skillful stonemasons,

Below... To increase the visual size of the compact ranch,

made Antin’s task a bit easier. “I loved the brick and flagstone

Antin added two brick wing walls topped

accents throughout the house,” she admits. “My job was to enhance

with carriage lights to either side of the house. She also incorporated a small patio on the front exterior as a point of interest.

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these existing elements into my design style, which is an eclectic blend of rustic, romantic cottage.”

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All of the brick and stone impart a unique character in the sitting room, which is filled with seemingly disparate styles that merge into a graceful whole. Installing bigger windows help filter more daylight into what was once a small, dark bedroom.

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But you won’t catch her using any chintz. Instead, she blends a variety of natural surfaces that are reoccurring elements within Antin’s design repertoire.

Top inset... Visual interest is very important to Antin, who had a seven-foot star stained into the sitting room floor. “The more I could style this room away from being a bedroom, the better,” she says.

“I like to add touches of iron, rough timber beams, stone __ materials that are very organic with a lot of earthy presence,” she explains. That’s apparent in the existing foyer with original flagstone floor and subtle botanical

Bottom inset... Though the polished staircase

print wallpaper. “I added French doors

that curves into the loft/office previously

and a beadboard ceiling accented with an

existed, the homeowner found and installed the unique octagonal window with a granite surround to add more light to this area.

elegant crystal chandelier,” she describes. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE SEPTEMBER 2011 • 41


In contrast to the cozy foyer, Antin wanted to brighten and lighten the living room, raising the ceiling 15 feet and painting the walls a creamy shade of ivory. She enjoys the neutrality and sparse nature of her living room, where nothing matches. “Give me a bunch of mismatched pieces, like the oriental tables, French ladder back chairs, a jute rug covered with a cowhide and, finally, an elegant baby grand piano __ I’ll make them all fit,” she says. In addition to also raising the ceiling and adding a skylight that’s trimmed in oak timbers in the kitchen, she installed unhoned slate countertops and a sealed concrete sink, both of which are incredibly durable, Antin says. She acknowledges the extensive use of architectural salvage in her decorating. “In my world, the hunt to repurpose is always in motion. Many cabinet fronts and drawers are from an old French armoire that fell apart in shipping,” she notes. Attention to detail dominates in the adjacent sitting room, a whimsical space that’s part library, part game room. After doubling the size of the room that was once a bedroom, Antin installed oversized windows and had a seven-foot faux-finished star stained into the floor. She also capitalized on the unique winding staircase with treads made from brick and Brazilian mahogany that leads to her office upstairs.

Left... The entryway is a snapshot of different, mostly natural elements merging in a small space. A stone floor, wood console table and wood door blend naturally with the more formal crystal chandelier, the one note of elegance.

Top right... Unhoned slate covers the countertops and island in the 17’ by 9’ kitchen. Boxed timbers along the ceiling line highlight the vault and skylight. Squares of Brazilian mahogany frame polished granite insets in the oak floor in both the kitchen and dining room.

Bottom right... Antin acknowledges, “Every room in my house mixes style and texture. I like to take something that typically belongs outdoors and blend it with my interior furnishings. In this room, I’ve used a hide rug layering it over a sea grass area rug. Another element I routinely use is the contrast between textures: leather sofa; nubby, calfskin rug; polished wooden tables; and wooden blinds. All the mismatched pieces blended into one space heightens the interest.”

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There, Antin’s master bathroom is a study in contrast. Though now the space is serene, she says it was once dreadfully dark. She installed a wood floor and fashioned a stone wall backing the tub with Lucite tubing to allow spots of light to peek in. The formally black-tiled shower was replaced with tumbled marble that also appears on her vanity countertop. Except for a subtle tapestry or kilim accessory, pattern and bright color is nearly nonexistent in Antin’s home. In her master bedroom, the stained beadboard wall trimmed in rough cedar timbers behind the bed and neutral bed coverings demonstrate her preference for texture over color.

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Initially, the grotto was just a flagstone floor until Antin built the brick archways and added a vaulted ceiling. “This is the space everyone who visits is drawn to,” she says.

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This is in total contrast to the riot of vibrant color found in her surrounding gardens. Though she admits the yard was once “a total mess,” her talent for designing and coaxing bountiful plantings is on display throughout the seasons. Antin’s creative spirit abounds in her woodland sanctuary. Both inside and out, her house is filled with earthly delights.

Left...The entire master bathroom was gutted and redesigned. A vessel sink tops a tumbled marble vanity that is supported by two decorative wood brackets. But the eye-catching focal point is Antin’s sunken tub.

Below...Nothing fussy is the mood in the serene master bedroom, employing cotton and linen bed coverings. A deep-pile white area rug warms up the blue slate floor designed with Mexican beach pebble inserts. A reupholstered chair and simple side table finish the look in this spare but cozy space.

Elements of Style OOD ENHANCERS:  Mcandles, table lamps, windows and skylights. O L O R WAY S :  Ccreamy whites, deep brown, forest green and slate gray. EY ACCENTS:  Krepurposed wood, flagstone or native-cut stone, brick, wood floors, terra cotta and salvaged architectural items.

ABRICS:  Fnubby cotton, flokati, cut velvet, leather, kilim, tapestry and unbleached linen.

UILDING BASICS:  Braised or vaulted ceilings trimmed with beams, natural materials such as stone or brick for texture, and unconventional materials inside, like flagstone on the walls, tile-trimmed floors and unhoned slate on countertops.

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2011 REMODEL OF THE YEAR

A W A R D S PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES MAIDHOF

With a talented contractor, architect and designer on board, any space — no matter how bad you think it is — can be transformed into something sensational. Removing walls, relocating doorways, and changing split levels into second-floor additions barely touch on the amount of work that went on behind the scenes of our 2011 Remodel of the Year competition. What we see is

the end product, showcasing everything from glass mosaic tile, wallpaper and chandeliers to built-in storage and seating (and doggie kennels!), custom-made cabinetry and outdoor living that’s second to none. Exteriors are transposed, bathrooms are reinvented and whole houses look almost like new. You’ll just have to see to believe, which you can when you turn the page.

MEET THE JUDGES THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO OUR QUALIFIED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE JUDGES, WHO HAIL FROM THE NKBA-ACCREDITED INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM AT JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND THEIR EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSORS, TOO.

Left to right: Diana Allison, ASID, residential design instructor; Kristeen Armstrong-Scott, CKD, kitchen and bath design instructor;

Front row, left to right: Suzanne Baus, Alex Lindsey, Shawna Hampton, Abby Giersch, Jessica Wyatt, Barb Cook, Lisa Otterness

Jan Cummings, Interior Design program facilitator

Middle row, left to right: Jaskiran Sandhu, Mary McAninch, Kristy Nguyen, Krista Votruba, Sandy Wadella, Allison Deardeuff, Chelsey Richert Back row, left to right: Nicole Czerw, Matt Watson, Karie Kneller, Jennifer Irwin, Allison Landram, Catherine Kirkland, Carolina Beason

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Not pictured: Janelle Woelk and Brooke Thompson

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remodel of the year GRAND AWARD

2011 REMODEL OF THE YEAR Architect:

Treanor Architects

General Contractor:

Huston Homes

Interior Design:

Lisa Schmitz Interior Design

The Anderson family wanted a little something

and renovation talent from the design team,

more from their current living quarters, so they

the

decided to build. However, in the process of

house into one that everyone needs to see,

designing and finalizing plans, they came

incorporating modern architecture and design

across their current location in Lawrence’s

and custom-built elements, while reusing and

Lake Alvamar community. With a lot of love

donating as much as possible.

Andersons

remodeled

this

split-level

TOTAL TRANSFORMATION

RICH INGREDIENTS

The significant exterior makeover features texture, definition, elevations

As you turn the corner from the entryway into the kitchen, the current

and details (even more so when compared to the before photo).

layout, design, functionality and color of the culinary center will blow

Exposed timbers and stone pillars substantiate the outside of the

you away. The enlarged space houses full-height, custom-made

home, with the timber repeated in details along the eaves and gables.

cabinetry by Royal Fixtures; refrigerator; hidden TV; built-in coffee

The existing stucco walls were refinished, and a natural stone veneer

station; and a pullout pantry unit, leaving the custom-designed hood

was added to the lower half. A covered front porch defines the main

with range and blue glass wall tiles — three colors, two finishes, all

entrance; the back showcases new canopies that shelter an outdoor

sizes — to be the focal point. The large island with quartz countertop

living space, with kitchen, TV, fireplace and heaters as well as

provides a prep sink, tons of countertop space and seating for four.

immediate access to the new pool, hot tub, shower and carriage house,

A custom-designed 10-foot-long buffet cabinet divides the kitchen

featuring salvaged items from the remodel.

from the great room, highlighting the step between the spaces and eliminating the need for a railing. It’s made of solid walnut planks wrapped with Corian and offers more storage and countertop space for entertaining.

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THAT’S QUITE AN ENTRANCE

REAPPLY HERE

LUXURIOUS SUDS

The original split level was eliminated,

The brilliant blue powder bath, off the main

The renovated master bathroom features

while a second story was added. The

entrance, sports a concrete countertop made

travertine stone and glass mosaic tiles on

updated floor plan allows the elegant dining

by Atlas Archimedes, a company based in

custom his-and-her walnut vanities separated

room and home office to flank the entrance,

Lawrence. It’s topped with a bamboo sink,

by a deep whirlpool tub. A walk-in shower

where the quarter-sawn white oak flooring

which coordinates with the color of the new

with body sprays incorporates glass corners

leads arriving guests into the home with

hardwood floors.

for natural light. Other hot topics in this

immediate attention drawn to the clean-lined

space include a walk-in closet, radiant

stair tower and cast glass ball chandelier, an

heat floors, Kansas Plaza gray limestone

extraordinary pairing.

countertops and vessel sinks.

FAMILY TIME

ON TASK

LOUNGE IN STYLE

While the kitchen might be the most

Floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in walnut

The Anderson boys spend lots of time in

impressive space in the home, the great

shelving units highlight the home office.

their stylish upstairs loft, playing video

room is where the family hangs out the

With desks overlooking the landscaping and

games and basketball and watching TV. Each

most, especially with its direct access to the

a comfy couch for brainstorming sessions,

boy has his own desk for homework, too. The

terrace and pool. “We use it the most to

this user-friendly and well-designed space

space is padded with numerous shades of

watch movies, and it’s a great open space

is just the place to get the creative juices

blue InterfaceFLOR tiles, the main accent

that flows well between the inside and

flowing.

color in the home. Each boy also has his

out,” one homeowner says. “It’s great for

own bedroom suite upstairs, including

entertaining.” The concrete hearth with

individually decorated bathrooms — one

custom walnut mantel provides a focal point

features green glass tiles, the other blue.

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Best Bath Remodel

Contractor: Rhino

Builders Architect (Retired): Donald Osbourn

The Goal: To design every detail, from color to

convenience. The Challenge: Maximizing the space by building a

small addition to fit a floor-to-ceiling shower spa and jetted tub. The Result: A symmetrical focal wall of soft white

and aqua tiles makes a stunning backdrop in this contemporary space. The custom vanity fits into the bump out and features a one-of-a-kind glass top and edge. Matching glass inlays cover the electrically powered cabinet doors and drawers. Other special features include radiant heat marble floors, towel heaters, waterfall



fixtures and a hidden glass-front medicine cabinet. The Judges Liked: How functional the space is and how

well it suits the client’s particular tastes.

Best Kitchen Remodel $40,000-$70,000

Contractor: Quality

Home Concepts

The Goal: To increase accessibility in an open yet

dysfunctional space. The Challenge: Beginning with the removal of a wall

and the relocation of the refrigerator, every step of the project had to be calculated within inches. The Result: A new opening where the oven was

improves traffic flow, while an expanded pantry and new fridge location is much more user-friendly. Removing the high top and lengthening the countertop made room for a larger breakfast nook. The kitchen itself was updated with under-cabinet lighting, stainless steelframed cabinets with frosted glass and refinished floors. The adjacent hearth area received a stack stone finish to the fireplace, lighted glass cabinet tops and floating glass display shelves. The Judges Liked: The smart use of space, creative

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Contractor: Woodward

Construction Kitchen Designer: Kitchen Studio: Kansas City

Best Kitchen Remodel $70,000-$120,000

The Goal: To totally reinvent a poorly designed, crowded

and dark space into one that is light, open and welcoming. The Challenge: Improving traffic flow, lightening the

space and outfitting cabinetry with storage aids. The Result: Removing soffits and walls to the back

hallway and family room, tripling the existing lighting and finishing the cabinets in frosty white enamel give the space the airy feeling it was lacking. Several glass door cabinets have a contrasting interior of lyptus wood and lighting to show off decorative items, and wine refrigerator displays the wine collection prominently. The enlarged opening to the family room now



encompasses a small seating bar and bookcases. The Judges Liked: The spacing of the area, curved

cabinetry, and the finish on the carpentry and trim.

Contractor: Andrews Architect: McHenry

Construction

Shaffer Mitchell Architects

Interior Designer: Becky

Best Kitchen Remodel over $120,000

Berg Design

The Goal: To condense a sequence of small spaces into

one large hearth room/kitchen/dining area. The Challenge: Removing support beams and walls,

identifying water problems, eliminating termites and incorporating materials from the client. The Result: The reconfigured spaces include a half

bath and three entrances to the kitchen. The dining room wall was partially retained to hold a large stone hearth piece, columns and an arched header over the cook top. A cypress wood-topped island, seating area and storage space increase the value and use of the space. New walnut floors, wood beams, limestone countertops and salvaged Belgian glass tile give it life. The Judges Liked: The use of the window and the stone

hearth over the cook top. SEPTEMBER 2011 • 53


Best Basement Finish UNDER $250,000

Contractor: CHC

Creative Remodeling

The Goal: To instate Western authenticity into a boring

basement. The Challenge: Capturing the spirit of the mountains

and minding the interplay of a future three-season room. The Result: The finishes were directly shipped from the

West, using cut timbers, stripped-bark vigas and trim latillas imported from New Mexico. Log straircase treads, mantel and custom cabinetry, as well as a drystacked stone fireplace and heavy timber columns and beams, helped reach the desired effect. Half of the basement sports a game room, living area and bar, with access to the future addition and patio; the other half features a kids’ study and soundproof theater.



The Judges Liked: The excellent representation of the

client’s wishes for Colorado-inspired lodge elements.

PHOTO BY BOB GREENSPAN

Best Basement Finish over $250,000

Contractor: Borger

Construction Architect: Dan Wessel Design Interior Designer: Alan Karlin Design

The Goal: To naturally extend the home in an elegant,

comfortable manner. The Challenge: Camouflaging support columns, duct

work and pipes with trim details. The Result: This entire basement includes a full kitchen,

drawing room, gym, private office, full bath and game parlor. Inspired by trips to Europe, the homeowners modeled it after underground lairs of the elite. Details include exquisite ceiling trim, a hidden television behind a Monet replica, a player piano at the bottom of the stairs wired for surround sound, custom niche for an inherited mahogany desk and art gallery hallway. The Judges Liked: The attention to detail in the

millwork, built-ins and custom design work.

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Contractor: CHC

Creative Remodeling

Best Project: hearth room

The Goal: To give an “earthy but crisp” personality to a

“shell” of a space that is the activity center of the home. The Challenge: Fulfilling entertaining needs in a room

that was too bland and cavernous. The Result: Heavy, hand-hewn beam trusses celebrate

the room’s height while bringing it down to a more intimate level. A new stacked-stone fireplace divides the longest wall, and a complementary U-shaped wet bar with custom-made glass stones backlit with colorchanging fiber-optics gives the room the crisp design feature it desperately needed. At the gabled end of the room, patio windows and a door preserve views of the yard and access to a three-season deck.



The Judges Liked: The detail in the finishes, such as the

faux walls, stone work and added lighting.

Contractor/Designer: HarenLaughlin Construction Architect: Wendlandt

& Stallbaumer

Best Exterior Finish

The Goal: To create functional outdoor living spaces,

add a barn for storage and livestock needs, and create a link to the detached three-car garage, all while keeping exterior materials and millwork details pure and simple. The Challenge: Ensuring that the series of additions

would mesh with the existing home and utilizing all available space properly. The Result: Stone courtyard walls decorate the north

entrance, considered the formal grand entryway, as a new enclosed passageway (the east utility wing addition) connects the three-car garage with the rest of the home. Cozy, well-protected porticos make it easy to watch the horses, shelter arriving guests and enjoy the outdoors. The Judges Liked: The multidimensional footprint of

the weathered wood exterior and how it provides intimate spaces. SEPTEMBER 2011 • 55


Best Whole House Remodel $200,000-$500,000

Contractor/Designer: HarenLaughlin Construction Architect: Wendlandt

& Stallbaumer

The Goal: To include more desired, functional living

space, especially on the first floor. The Challenge: Creating views from within to the

outdoors and maintaining daylight. The Result: After being completed within phases, the

end result offers rustic elegance in a cozy, functional rural farmhouse. A new alcove hall, butler’s pantry, and renovated kitchen, den and master bedroom all enjoy views out to an exterior courtyard, featuring an outdoor shower and water fountain. Expanding the first floor created a larger living space, along with a utility wing, doggie room and sunroom.



The Judges Liked: The daylighting, attention to

indoor/outdoor living and the room-to-room transitions.

Best Whole House Remodel $500,000-$750,000

Contractor: Huston

Homes Architect: Treanor Architects Interior Designer: Lisa Schmitz Interior Design

The Goal: To meet the family’s growing needs in a

contemporary fashion. The Challenge: Adding a second story to the split-level

home and incorporating already-purchased materials. The Result: This whole-home remodel included a new

front porch and canopies with exposed timber and stone pillars as well as a raised roof, a second-floor addition with two children’s bedrooms and loft, a stair tower for access to the new floor and all new windows. The raised kitchen area was enlarged and easily flows into the dining room and adjoining hearth room, while the new backyard includes a pool, hot tub, shower, kitchen, TV, heaters and fireplace. The Judges Liked: The well-executed and simple

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Contractor: Lyon

Construction + Design Interior Designer: Jill Tran Interior Design

Best Bath Remodel

The Goal: To update and open up the space to better suit

the owners’ contemporary taste. The Challenge: Working long-distance with a San

Francisco-based architect and expanding the master suite by sacrificing the hall guest bath. The Result: A new skylight and glass elements invite

natural sunlight into this space. Plumbing was reworked and holes were drilled into both the floor and ceiling to accommodate the skylight and new jet tub, while an elevated vanity allows views of the continuous tile border along the floor. The new bathroom is topped off with a crystal glass light fixture, glass-beaded wallpaper,



and his-and-her sinks.

The Judges Liked: The glamorous finishes as well as the

repeated design elements.

Contractor: ALH

Home Renovations

Best Kitchen Remodel $40,000-$70,000

The Goal: To bring the tropical charm of the Virgin Islands

to this outdated and boxy Midwestern kitchen. The Challenge: Ridding the kitchen of areas confined by

doorways and walls, which were supporting a significant percentage of the roof’s weight. The Result: A new structural beam not only opened

up the floor plan but also enabled the removal of walls that secluded each space. Skylights were installed, allowing natural light to flood the kitchen, and backsplash tiles resemble the blue waters of the Caribbean. To match, aqua blue pendants and Volga blue granite counters decorate the island. Brazilian flooring was installed in the kitchen, stairwell and loft as well as a custom-built bench seat that overlooks the living room. The Judges Liked: The tile backsplash with hidden

outlets incorporated.

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Best Kitchen Remodel $70,000-$120,000

Kitchen Designer: Kitchen

Design Gallery

The Goal: To modernize this farmhouse kitchen while

incorporating accessible elements that will assist the owners in the future when they retire. The Challenge: Solving the structural errors and tailoring

the new kitchen design to meet the family’s needs. The Result: With the culinary-loving homeowner in

mind, the kitchen was remodeled to accommodate two chefs and is equipped with full-extension drawers, a pullout trashcan, sufficient work surfaces and accessible storage. A counter was installed with an elevated bar top, allowing for extra prep and dining space on the island. The wooden hood over the range is a focal point of the new kitchen, especially with an iron fireplace cover



uniquely incorporated into the backsplash. The Judges Liked: The cabinetry finishes, granite and

wood countertops, and the abundance of storage space.

Best Kitchen Remodel over $120,000

Kitchen Designer: Regarding

Kitchens

The Goal: To maximize the amount of natural light and

improve traffic flow. The Challenge: Transforming unused rooms to create

well-defined spaces and relocate the powder room door to a less-visible location. The Result: The homeowners requested that the

traditional style of the home be maintained, so column details were added to cabinets and door trim, and a builtin refrigerator armoire was subtly tucked between the sandwich prep area and wine bar. In addition to the fridge, an antique armoire was transformed into a coffee bar. Vaulted ceilings add visual appeal, and expanded doorways open up the floor plan. The Judges Liked: The openness of the new space and

the surface finishes.

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Contractor: Heinen

Construction Architect: Architeam Interior Design: Creative Consulting for Outdoor Spaces

Best Project: main-floor renovation

The Goal: To incorporate a 21st-century kitchen/living/

dining area into the total restoration of a 1950s ranch. The Challenge: Transforming a confined main level into

one that boasts modern luxuries and an efficient layout. The Result: The previously cramped kitchen was opened

up after removing a wall that separated the kitchen and dining room. There, a bar doubles as a service platform. An entry foyer was created, and a soft, colorful stone backsplash ties together the remodeled living and kitchen spaces, while cabinetry and countertops were



expanded for storage and tabletop space.

The Judges Liked: The functionality of the new kitchen

and the maximization of space.

Contractor: Architectural

Craftsmen

Best Exterior FINISH

The Goal: To repair water damage caused by the home’s

inadequate watershed system and take advantage of the existing screened-in porch space. The Challenge: Fixing outdoor structural problems and

wood rot on the enclosed porch. The Result: To solve the water drainage problems, a

custom tapered roofing insulation and copper guttering around the porch enclosure was installed. A new tintedconcrete curb with decorative stamps replaced all damaged material, and a revamped stairway leads to the pool area. The enlarged screened-in porch now contains a grill and seating area. Cedar pergolas frame the south exposure doors and windows, blending together all of the elements that are found on the home’s exterior. The Judges Liked: How the porch gives dimension to

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Best Whole House Remodel $200,000-$500,000

Contractor: DeVores

General Contracting Architect: Bickford + Co. Interior Designer: Julie Miles

The Goal: To take advantage of views of the lake and to

increase space that’s more outstanding without being pretentious. The Challenge: Renovating the home within a

reasonable budget, which meant weighing the cost and value of every decision. The Result: The new living room with vaulted ceiling

extends beyond the exterior of the house, creating a canopy for the wrap-around deck. A new first-floor recreation room with a bar gives the family additional living space. Bringing full circle the cozy, livable atmosphere in the home, wood and stone materials were



used in a simple yet contemporary manner. The Judges Liked: The visionary transformation and use

of windows to maximize views.

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Built-Ins Make Homes Better Homeowners consider unique design features for added convenience and organization.

M

Most of the time we love our homes, but there are

designed. In each of their homes, a large walk-in

times when we wish it were easier to maneuver

pantry shares one wall with the garage. A 2’ x 2’ door

around them. So what’s a homeowner to do? A few

connects the two spaces and has its own doorknob,

local architects, builders and designers have created

deadbolt and sometimes even a dog door. “It’s all

solutions to a number of unique and common

about the convenience of getting in and out of the

issues. By incorporating smart built-ins, they are

house and the ergonomics of not having to bend and

adding convenience — and a wow factor — to their

navigate through two or three sets of doors or flights

clients’ homes.

of stairs with large packages,” Buck says.

Groceries That Nearly Put Themselves Away

Taking It to the Next Level

Chad Buck, owner of C&M Builders, was inspired

longer, they’re finding that simple design elements

after watching his mother struggle to get groceries

such as stairs can be a challenge. “Residential

from her car to the pantry. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be

elevators make it easier,” explains Bruce Wendlandt,

cool to have an opening from the garage right into the

principal architect at Wendlandt & Stallbaumer

house?’” Buck says. So that’s what C&M Builders

Architecture. “They make it easier for people who’ve

As more homeowners opt to stay in their homes

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HOME

built-ins

found themselves in a wheelchair, or sometimes it’s simply for people who like to rotate their wardrobes each season and want to make it easier to move from floor to floor.” Homeowners can customize them to fit their needs by choosing the number of stops, exit-door location, width of the cab and interior decor. “We do three types of elevator designs,” Wendlandt explains. “Sometimes it’s an immediate requirement, so we design it into a new home from the beginning. With other newconstruction homes, the homeowners are anticipating installing an elevator at a

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future date, so we do floor-to-floor space planning. And sometimes the elevators are retrofit to go into existing homes.” Elevators require a vertical space that

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turned unused space in the cabinetry into a kennel. “It’s made out of the same cabinetry material as the other kitchen cabinets, features a crossbar design similar to a wine rack, and we designed a latch so the homeowners could shut the door when they wanted,” she describes. One thing that both pets and children have in common is their need for storage space. Toys, bags and paperwork take up a lot of space, especially by the door. In an effort to make getting out of the house easier, Summit Custom Homes adds a bench to each home it designs. Between the garage door and the kitchen, the bench offers a place to sit, storage in the form of shelves or open cabinets, and hooks to hang coats, bags and other essentials. “Most of our homes are for growing families,” says Lizzi Hartzell, director of marketing and homeowner care. “Everyone loves the mud bench. It’s great for families who need a place to put things — they want to be able to hang that book bag right by the door.”

Convenience Counts Other popular built-in ideas include C&M’s modern take on a laundry chute. For homes with the laundry room and master bedroom on the same level, C&M includes a laundry pass-through, which saves homeowners from carrying dirty clothes down the hallway. Schloegel Design Remodel has designed a built-in desk under stairs that serves as a mini home office and a banquette bench seat that opens for out-of-sight storage. Summit

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Indoors/Outdoors The biggest trend in home design is not what’s in your home but out your back door. We cover the gamut from high-end outdoor living rooms to old-school style vegetable patches (plus how to preserve your homegrown goods). Find out what you'll need for both in this section.


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Sun or shade, water or fire, relaxed or ready to party, outdoor living spaces bridge the gap between indoors and out.

KCH&G’s Fine Outdoor Living Space shows how it’s done. P H O T O S

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utdoor living is a trend

their soft clean lines, ample seating and

that shows no sign of

cool, sophisticated colors. Accessories

fading any time soon.

in punchy colors such as lime green and

That’s why, for the third

orange from Z Gallerie helped us further

year in a row, KCH&G has coordinated

define the room’s contemporary edge.

a vignette at the Overland Park

While an outdoor living space should

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be an extension of a home’s interior,

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it also should have plantings to blend

With the help of our local business

with the natural environment. Rosehill

partners, we created a contemporary

Gardens took our color and style cues

version of this popular “room” that’s

by bringing in palms (Adonidia and

being added to many homes on a grassy

Areca) as well as Cordyline ‘Xerox’ and

knoll of the Arboretum’s grounds for

Hibiscus ‘Snow Queen.’

the one-night event. Although our

Another of nature’s elements __ fire

contribution was only temporary, the

__ plays an important role in the

event overall has raised hundreds of

Midwest, where temperatures often

thousands

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of

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community sites like the Arboretum

its

need.

Maverick

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and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.

firetable at the center of our vignette

Forging the “walls” of our outdoor

using stone, a natural fit for an outdoor

living room was a cedar pergola built

setting, from Sturgis Materials. Easily

by Douglas Homes Construction with

ignited by gas, this particular piece’s

materials donated by Schutte Lumber.

flames dance in a straight line for a

Cedar is a natural, durable wood species perfect for a classy setting __ and it

mesmerizing effect.

doesn’t require any maintenance. Just

more great gardening ideas and the

let it weather into a grayish tone, or

Farmstead for a taste of the country

you could stain it to seal its rich terra

life. And don’t forget to get your tickets

cotta color.

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| Soil rich in nutrients and plants light on pesticides out your back door make eating healthily fast and easy. |

Soil and Soul Instead of maintaining grass that doesn’t do more than look nice, reap more than you sow with your own vegetable patch.

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Far from being a primitive idea, growing food is a

crowds flock to farmers markets on weekends and

contemporary concept that is catching on with

a number of restaurants tout “farm-to-table” food,

people who recognize that food is intrinsically tied

your trek for tonight’s dinner could be just outside

to their health, wealth and pursuit of happiness.

your door. While there are both environmental and

Proponents of the fresh-food movement point to how

economic reasons behind the organic movement,

growing your own food can cultivate new ideas about

debunking myths has been critical to educating

how we are, in fact, what we eat.

people about the benefits of growing their own food.

With more than 30 farmers markets in the area __

One misconception is that “organic” is synonymous

a third of them forming in just the last couple of years __ the organic movement is not just a fickle trend

with “expensive.” A packet of seeds and some water

that’s starting to gain traction but a conscious lifestyle

is all it takes to get started. Since you control how big __ or modest __ your garden grows, many growers

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waste in order to control costs. Another misconception is the notion that gardening is labor-intensive and time-consuming. “Edible landscaping is vast, from lowmaintenance,

inexpensive

perennial

plantings including berries and culinary or medicinal herbs to intensive annual vegetable production,” says Troy Karlin, owner of All-N-1 Landscape, which provides

edible

and

permaculture

landscaping services. For those who want the best of both worlds, Karlin recommends a small perennial plant guild with fruit trees, berries, herbs and a keyhole vegetable garden with plenty of mulch and drip irrigation. For those who

“For greens, kale or Swiss chard grow all season and don’t take up too much space.” want a modest approach, planting an herb garden in a container on your windowsill or using hanging baskets to grow food are easy ways to get started. Like many things, it’s all about location and ensuring you select a spot with optimal sun exposure. If you’re not sure which fruits and vegetables to plant, experts say tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, sweet potatoes and strawberries are all good options to grow locally. “For greens, kale or Swiss chard grow all season and don’t take up too much space,” says Katherine Kelly, executive director of Cultivate Kansas City. Kelly supports a trial-and-error

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approach and encourages people to simply grow what they like. “Grow what’s fun, what you like to eat, and if it doesn’t work this year, try again next year. That’s part of what is so fun about growing your own food.” Those new to the green movement have plenty of local resources to get started. Cultivate Kansas City (formerly the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture), Food Not Lawns Kansas

“Grow what’s fun, what you like to eat, and if it doesn’t work this year, try again next year. That’s part of what is so fun about growing your own food.” City and Growing Growers are among a number of local organizations educating the public on ecological responsibility and innovative ways to recognize the prolific potential in their backyard. One prominent event is the Urban Farms and Gardens Tour, a biennial affair that celebrates growing and eating fresh food. This year’s event featured 38 stops and was expected to attract more than 3,500 people to the various workshops and sessions on how to

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grow food. “The goal is to get people excited and educated to ‘get their grow on,’ and apply what they learn to their lives,” says Ami Freeberg, program assistant with Cultivate Kansas City. “Growing your own food is [about] adjusting your thinking about eating, and everyone can participate in this movement.” The health benefits of growing your own food are also well-documented. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that

preschool

children

who

were

frequently served homegrown produce were

twice

as

likely

to

eat

the

recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day than kids who rarely or

never

ate

homegrown

produce.

Homegrown fruits and vegetables have essential vitamins for a healthy diet because they’re pesticide-free and have no artificial preservatives or other harmful chemicals that are often used on foods from larger commercial farms. That can make a big difference for your taste buds. “People are realizing [food] just tastes better,” says Freeberg, who is among many who point to the enhanced flavor, color and texture of fresh food. Additionally, organic proponents say not to discount the personally rewarding and therapeutic effects of gardening. “It’s a way to connect with people around us, get our hands dirty, grow good food and give something back,” Freeberg says. In addition to reconnecting with nature and enjoying fresh air and some exercise, gardening can provide a sense of accomplishment. Whether you make tending to your home garden a family routine or a specific activity you enjoy on your own, the simple satisfaction for providing food for your family in the most literal way possible is enough reason for some to cultivate both soil and soul …one seed at a time. 80 • KCHANDG.COM


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Going Back to Before Preserving fresh fruits and vegetables is making a comeback __ and for good reasons.

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Why buy a can of run-of-the-mill pasta sauce at the store when you can make your own and have a taste

Economic woes also have played a role in boosting the practice.

fresh from the garden any time of the year? Many

“People are cooking more at home to save money

homeowners are choosing to grow their own fruits

and are turning to comfort foods, what they grew up

and vegetables or purchase them at a local farmers

with or what their grandma used to make,” says Matt

market to preserve them as sauces, salsas, jams,

Chatfield, executive chef at the Culinary Center of

jellies and other delicious foods for enjoyment in any

Kansas City.

season. Food preservation techniques such as canning have increased in popularity in recent years.

Whether done for nostalgic reasons, to save money or just for the fun of it, canning is a skill that requires

“Canning is a great way to enjoy the best of

training and practice. In canning, the jars and their

your garden during the winter months, and it is

contents are processed, or preserved, by controlling

a way to control the nutrition and quality of food,”

time and temperature in order to kill bacteria and

says Nichole Burnett, Family and Consumer Sciences

create a pressurized seal.

agent at K-State Research and Extension.

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“You need to follow guidelines and have the right equipment, and know what you can __ and can’t __ can,”

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for example) and how and when to use salts and acids. Both Chatfield and Burnett recommend taking a hands-on class to learn the basic terminology, equipment and techniques. “The first few times that you try canning, it can be challenging and frustrating. When you watch an instructor do it and they watch you, you will build confidence to do it on your own,” Burnett says. “I’ve only been canning for seven years, and it’s a continuous learning experience.” When it comes to equipment, you’ll need special tools. “For water canning, you will need a canning pot __ it is metal, large in diameter and comes with a wire jar rack to lower jars into the water. Also, a magnetic lid lifter is good to have to lift lids into place,” Chatfield recommends. Once you’ve got the knowledge, canning can be fun, experimental and different each year. “Using our garden, we can make things that taste better than what I can buy at the store,” Burnett says. “We’ve made ketchup, sweet pickle relish and orange marmalade. It might be a long process, but it is well worth it and much healthier, and my kids enjoy it.” Homemade canned foods also make great gifts.

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canning should be recent and come from a credible source, Burnett says. “I don’t recommend recipes that were written or published before 1990, unless it is a pickling recipe because that process hasn’t changed. Processing times have changed for jellies, jams, salsas and spaghetti sauces, so use a newer recipe. If you have an old family recipe, find a similar new

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about what you like.” Tomatoes: Tomatoes are used in many

canning recipes, and the best kinds for canning are a good Roma or plum-style tomato, Chatfield says. “Slicing tomatoes are great for eating but not the best for canning. Tomatoes that don’t have as many seeds and as much juice in the center are better because they have less water and will make heartier sauces.”

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Despite the 100-degree weather, we packed a full house into Kitchen Studio: Kansas City for KCH&G’s July Cooking School. Executive Chef/General Manager Laurie Haney prepared a fresh four-course menu — with farmers market finds — and shared some of her best foodie tips. In between courses, Somerset Ridge tastefully described wine pairings for the night — there’s nothing better than a few refreshing glasses of wine to beat the heat.

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Combine watermelon, mint, onion, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix all ingredients well. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and top with feta cheese.

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Watermelon Salad

8-oz. portions lime lemon orange Squeeze the juice of 1 of each: lime, lemon and orange. Season fish with salt and white pepper. Sear skin-side down in a hot sauté pan with melted butter and olive oil. Depending on the thickness of the fish, 2-3 minutes on each side.

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CHAMPAGNE SAUCE: (drizzled over spinach and sea bass) serves 6-8 2 cups champagne 3 cups heavy cream 1 large shallot, roughly chopped ½ cup cold butter, cubed 1.

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2. 3. 4.

Reduce the champagne and shallot to half. Add heavy cream and reduce to half. Pour the cream champagne mixture in a food processor. (Be careful!) Set the processor to puree and add the cubed butter one at a time. This will thicken the sauce. After the butter is well-blended, strain through a fine mesh strainer or chinoise. Season sauce with salt and pepper and serve with sea bass.

WHOLE-ROASTED BEEF TENDERLOIN: (Tip: This marinade works great with pork, too.) 1 whole tenderloin, cleaned of chain and silver skin 1 8-oz. container whole-grain mustard 1 cup brown sugar 1. Combine sugar and mustard in a bowl, mix well. 2. Pour mixture over tenderloin and marinate for 4-6 hours or overnight. 3. In a large sauté pan with butter/olive oil, sear tenderloin on all sides. After it has caramelized, transfer to a roasting pan and roast for approximately 15 minutes at 400 degrees. 4. Remove tenderloin and let rest for at least 10-15 minutes. Slice thinly and serve.

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100-percent estate-grown Riesling grapes from Kansas. Pair with watermelon salad 2. Chardonel __ Rich like its parent grape, Chardonnay, but with terrific upfront fruit and a crisp, tangy finish of pears and green apples. Pair with sea bass

1. Clean and trim beans. Blanch beans for 1 minute and shock in an ice bath. 2. In a large pan with butter and olive oil, sauté beans. 3. Once beans are al dente, add a fresh diced summer tomato. Add walnuts and season with salt and pepper. 4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve!

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bread pudding 5. Ruby Port __ A traditional Port-style red dessert wine fortified with brandy. Bold and fabulous. Gold medal winner and Jefferson Cup “Great Wine” award winner. Pair with bread pudding

1. Toast the cubed croissants in the oven for 10 minutes to dry. 2. In a large stainless steel bowl, add egg yolks and set aside. 3. In a large stainless steel sauce pan, add half and half, sugar and vanilla. Add chocolate to the mixture and melt. Do not boil! Bring it just up to a boil and remove from heat. Make sure the chocolate is melted and smooth. 4. Temper the cream and eggs. With a ladle, slowly puree the cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking vigorously. Add about 8 oz. of cream and then pour back into the sauce pan. 5. Add the custard to the croissants in two 9x13 pans. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees in a water bath, covered for 40-45 minutes.

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Art therapists believe that creative expression can

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help unlock self-awareness, resolve conflicts, lead to

major life changes, and the need to help the brain

personal insight and reduce stress. “Art-making

cope becomes even more essential. The answer for

bypasses the verbal processes of the brain, which

an increasing number of Americans? Therapy, and

sometimes filter what we are really thinking and

sometimes in nontraditional formats.

feeling,” says Libby Schmanke, a licensed art

Four local and national experts gave their opinions on how different types of outlets __ ranging from

therapist at Art & Insight in Lawrence. “Clients are

art to music to shopping __ can affect those facing

sometimes deeply moving yet feels safer than talking.”

difficult times. Their consensus: we can all benefit

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For those uncomfortable with talking, Schmanke says clients can opt for a process that’s almost entirely nonverbal. Some keep “visual journals” between sessions and discuss them later. But whatever type of arrangement works best for clients, artistic talent doesn’t matter. “Some art therapists believe it can be more difficult to work with a ‘good artist’ who’s caught up in creating the perfect piece,” she says. “In art therapy, the process of creating and reflecting on the art is usually more important than the product.”

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Joan Phillips, Oklahoma-based president of the American Art Therapy Association, sees art therapy help grieving families, abused children and many other types of clients. “I see some veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan situation who use art to depict the depression or anxiety that their deployment has created in them,” she explains. “Some think art therapy is just for children because they have not lost their faith in art yet, but most adults can be brought back to an understanding of how expression heals.”

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Music Therapy Everything from songwriting to instrument experimentation to relaxation training can be part of music therapy, explains Liesel Stephens, a music therapist for Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. At Children’s Mercy, three full-time boardcertified therapists log more than 800 client interactions each month. Stephens notes benefits of pain management, improved mood and increased self• Conservation & Specialty Framing using a Wide Selection of Beautiful Frames (Needlework, Shadowboxes, Diplomas, Children’s Artwork, Memorabilia)

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perform rehabilitation exercises longer or more precisely because of the rhythmic cue the music provides.” Music therapy can be exceptionally helpful for those dealing with medical procedures or treatment, Stephens notes. “During procedures, a patient might report feeling less pain because he or she is listening to or playing music,” she says. “Recently, a patient claimed he was so relaxed that he ‘could just fall asleep’ as an invasive procedure was about to start, after listening to preferred music played by the music therapist.”

Retail Therapy Casual shoppers might be quick to toss around the term “retail therapy” when it comes to snapping up deals after a bad day. But it seems possible to receive tangible health benefits from shopping, according to researchers who published a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health this spring. The findings suggest that elderly people who shop on a

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That’s how it is at the Lake, especially when your outdoor living area looks like this one.

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t’s definitely party central at this Porto Cima residence,

with three full floors totaling 3,710 square feet of outdoor living space.

Built by Premier Lake Properties with renovation

design from Sid Stanton Design, the remodel of this 5,360-square-foot home is a project that began oneand-a-half years ago and continuously evolves per the owner’s request. “The homeowner wanted something unique, something that hasn’t been seen at the Lake yet,” says Dennis Hansen, broker/agent for Premier Lake Properties. “The biggest change we see in the real estate market is the request for outdoor living space.” Here’s what this home has to offer: The upper deck houses a hot tub, bar and grill with granite countertops, ice maker and seating area; the middle-floor deck has covered outdoor seating areas with a quiet conversation zone; the lower level features a full gourmet outdoor kitchen — completely independent from the home with

Opposite... It’s quite a remarkable view for boaters when they pass by Parsons’ Party Cove.

its own HVAC and electrical systems — soon to be enclosed by a bi-parting glass door system, keeping it insulated and temperature-controlled when desired. It features stainless steel cabinets, a commercial ice maker, ceramic grill and smoker. Just steps from this

Top... Overlooking the pool’s infinity edge, you see the arched bridge, with sturdy decorative rod iron railings, which leads to a gazebo with teak wood bench seating, kitchen and boats. Left... The soon-to-be enclosed kitchen on the lower level features vibrant colors, top-of-the-line appliances and an old-school popcorn machine.

gourmet space, everyone finds enjoyment in the walk-up bar and heated sports pool with a 23-foot infinity-edge

Right... The covered deck on the middle floor houses comfy wicker furniture with pops of color, which are conversation pieces on their own.

waterfall, LED lighting, three fire fly fountains and sun deck. A jetted spa features a natural stone waterfall that cascades into the pool. And then there’s the boat dock. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE SEPTEMBER 2011 • 107


A lighted, arched bridge leads to a covered gazebo landing on the spacious dock, with another kitchen, bar seating for 12, planned upper-roof sun deck, waterslide and room for all the toys: a 40-foot pontoon boat, jet boat, bass boat, performance boat and four personal watercrafts, all sheltered by a stylish copper roof. Each slip has its own service zone for cleaning, provided by a large commercial central wet/dry vacuum system, along with a commercial central power-washer system. Controlling everything from the kitchen to the landscape lighting is a complete home automation package that incorporates a night mode. Looking back from the dock at the arched waterfall is an Arizona sandstone image of a rising sun. “When the stone is wet, it’s the most vibrant and bright stonework I’ve ever seen,” Hansen adds. The homeowner, and Illinois resident, originally picked the lot because of its “million-dollar view,” but it’s safe to say the view isn’t the only eye-catching aspect of this waterfront property anymore. “The homeowner wanted an outdoor living space for entertaining all age groups; it comfortably housed more than 100 guests at a recent holiday party,” Hansen notes. “This is like a resort.” And that’s exactly how the homeowner refers to it.

Above... The home is wrapped in Rio de Janeirostyle colors (all custom-made) and concrete floors with stamped decorative overlay. A spiral staircase provides access to all levels. Right... The waterfall connects the hot tub with the pool, featuring submerged benches and a wading deck shown here. Opposite... The house at night, with its automation package and owner-designated operational modes, is something neighbors can see and hear for miles around. Opposite Insets... The attention to detail in furnishings, design and landscape is what makes this project so distinctive.

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Bringing Back the Strip

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“The Strip was busy, the hub of activity,” Carroll says about his early years at the Lake. He notes that many of the same types of businesses remain, but the number of people simply doesn’t. He’s hoping that new road changes will bring a reversal of fortune. Photo by Kyle Wayne Stewart

Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation are at work on a Horseshoe Bend Parkway extension (to be named Route 242) that will stretch two miles and provide

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Shoot Out on the Strip Street Party

two new access points to the Strip. “It’ll open up 1,200 to 1,500 acres of

he metallic ringing of bells at the arcade.

that it was time to relax. Roll the windows

land for future development in that area,”

The thud and roll of the wooden ball trying

down, and the sights and sounds and crowds on

Carroll says.

to find a honey groove on skee-ball. The

the sidewalk let you know you had arrived.

The highway expansion leaves BDSA

sweet taste of homemade fudge. Tart and

But once the river bridge opened up to

optimistic about the potential, but the current

cool fresh-squeezed lemonade. Multicolored

allow Highway 54 to bypass the Strip, things

economic climate and recent economic

changed.

history leaves the group cautious in touting

T-shirts plastered on windows of souvenir shops. A massive excursion boat floating by

Jeff Carroll moved to the Lake of the

the hoped-for impact. About five years

on the calm, glistening water, passengers

Ozarks 28 years ago. At that time, he owned

ago, the BDSA was a vocal group at the

waving in the sunshine.

and operated Edgewater Beach Resort on the

Lake, excited about letters of intent from

Once upon a time, a trip to the Lake of the

Strip. Today, as president of the Bagnell Dam

developers and showing off plans.

Ozarks wasn’t complete without visiting the

Strip Association (BDSA) and a board

“The association was good for the first

historic Bagnell Dam Strip. The tourist

member for the Lake of the Ozarks Chamber

couple of years,” Carroll says. But, like other

epicenter was a slow entrance to the Lake as

of Commerce, Carroll is one of many local

areas across the country, development came

car after car crawled across the Strip, although

business people ready for the area to make a

to a standstill when the economy faltered.

it was fitting vacation opener: official notice

comeback.

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by now,” Carroll says. “We’ve switched our focus to smaller, individual properties.” Jeff Segin, director of client relations for McClure Engineering Company, the firm who conducted preliminary work for the Strip redevelopment four years ago, says that interest is on hold but still alive. “We talk on a regular basis to key investors who still have a great interest in redevelopment of the Strip,” Segin says. Best-case scenario, according to Segin, is for a large-scale project to serve as a catalyst, warranting a TIF that would fund necessary infrastructure (water, sewer, street-scaping) throughout the corridor. Carroll says that future plans for the Strip include a public marina and boardwalk and

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more attractions to bring in more businesses

hether adding a full theater

and tourists.

or beautiful outdoor sound system to

“We can make (the Strip) the hub again,”

your main home or your lake home,

he says. While they wait for highway construction

let Elevated Electronics lead you along

to be completed (expected late 2011) and an

the way from design to completion.

economic turnaround that will support the

From a simple surround sound

needed, large-scale development, the BDSA

system to whole house automation,

is spurring momentum on its own with

Elevated Electronics can help you

special events on the Strip to bring in

reach a smart lifestyle. A smart home

crowds, most notably, the Hot Summer

knows what you want while you’re

Nights Cruise series, held once monthly

there, a smart lifestyle knows what

from May through September, and the Lake

you want wherever you are.

of the Ozarks Shootout on the Strip Street Party, in August. “I think the Strip is key to tourism,” Carroll says, voicing his support for the area’s classic draw of shops, restaurants and attractions. “We’ve still got 10-cent skee-ball. I don’t know anywhere else in the world where you can still find that.”

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hat we see and experience in our natural and built environment profoundly affects our physical and

psychological well-being. Spaces can make us feel boxed in or bored, or in the case of compelling, exciting and inspiring places, our lives are enriched in the moment and, in some ways, forever. Think about how you feel when you’re inside an historic inn, a quaint cottage by a lake, a beautifully designed

In this moment, we can begin to shift our collective thinking

contemporary home, an art gallery or even a high-rise office

and craft natural and built environments that truly inspire us,

tower. Interacting with these forms, spaces and textures not

and that live on for generations to come. It starts with one home,

only engages our senses, it is a reflection of who we are, and

one park, one hotel, one community at a time until inspiring

it is the very essence of architecture.

spaces surround us.

In my view, architecture is an art, not a science or a technology.

Ideally every building, in concert with its neighbors, would

Although it incorporates these and many other disciplines, it is

respect and respond to the natural environment by fitting

foremost an art … sculpture in human dimension.

carefully and quietly into the land without destroying it. The

After working for both small offices and large corporations,

space within would answer our needs and breathe more life

I opened my practice at Lake of the Ozarks more than 19 years

into the way we live, work and play. It’s why many successful

ago. What I find to be the most challenging, but also the

companies are rethinking and reinventing their space in the

most rewarding, aspect of architecture is the quest for creative

world, and why each of us should as well.



solutions that exceed my clients’ highest expectations. Doing this well is a time-consuming process, but I do believe that if we always expect perfection from ourselves in our work, we can come very close to achieving it. “Creation is a Patient Search” is as true today as it was over 50 years ago when famous French architect Le Corbusier penned the book. It takes patience to create architecture worthy of you, worthy of your investment and worthy of your time. In a sea of quickly built, cookie-cutter McMansions, garish strip malls and bloated big box retail stores, it’s easy to become accustomed to the lowest common denominator of public taste and settle for mundane, banal, disposable design. Void of craftsmanship, detail or thoughtful planning, these places never inspire or have lasting value. To produce anything worthwhile, we must reject the flawed “faster/cheaper” mentality that pervades every aspect of our culture and embrace an approach that values quality over quantity.

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Those interested in an authentic Lake-area experience head away from the hubbub of Osage Beach to a Mennonite community of small, locally owned shops and businesses. he walked through the swinging door of the

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spotless kitchen of Lehman’s Restaurant, her ankle-length print dress flowing as she sat

down at my table to speak. I had stopped by the establishment to enjoy a meal lovingly cooked and served by the assemblage of young girls and women employed there. My hostess and current owner, Ginny LehmanHoover, wore the familiar white head covering that also adorned each of the other Mennonite women. Ginny’s unassuming demeanor and friendly manner immediately conveyed, “Go ahead and ask me anything you want to know.” And there was much I didn’t know about the Mennonite community. Now residing in mid-Missouri, mainly centered around the Eldon, Latham and Versailles areas just north of the Lake of the Ozarks, this particular group initially came to the Heartland in 1975 from a Mennonite farming community in Virginia. Anna Lehman, Ginny’s mother-in-law, affectionately known by all simply as “Mom,” owned and operated the restaurant and bakery until just last fall and still comes in to wash dishes and help out wherever she can. Anna will turn 90 on October 23. A common misconception surrounding this particular Mennonite community suggests that the Amish also settled here. “In fact, to my knowledge, there are no Amish at all living in this part of Missouri,” Ginny says. One reason for that false impression may be the presence of the Old Order Mennonites who still adhere to the horse and buggy form of transportation generally associated with the Amish religion. Story by

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But unlike the Amish, the local Mennonite community members, with the exception of the Old Order, drive automobiles, utilize modern appliances and machinery in their work, and worship in churches. “There are many different groups or ‘conferences’ of Mennonites established here, and I would guess

that

there

are

roughly

5,000

individuals belonging to the many different Mennonite conferences,” Ginny speculates. “The members of our conference, the Weaverland Conference, also are known as the Horning Mennonites.” Other conferences include the Eastern, Mid-Atlantic, Pilgrim, Beulah, Bethel and Charity Mennonites. Taking a pacifist stance, most Mennonites do not vote or get involved in local or national political matters. They don’t wear jewelry, sew their own clothes and hold close bonds within their populace. Staunchly self-reliant and humble, the Mennonites reject such concepts as insurance and public education, instead depending upon each other when in need and either home-schooling their children or educating their

young

in

Mennonite

parochial

academies. Members of the Mennonite faith consider humility and community among their greatest virtues. Living simply in a complex world, their refreshing mutual responsibility for each other flows gracefully through every aspect of their lives. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE SEPTEMBER 2011 • 115


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There’s more to do at Grand Lake than laze around on a boat all day. From quirky shops and high-end boutiques to Grove’s quaint old downtown, there are some shopping gems. So put on your shoes (OK, they can be flip-flops) and head to the street for some retail therapy.


Millie’s

Story by

Diana Lambdin Meyer Photos by

Matt Kocourek

A shopping spree in northeastern Oklahoma takes a vacation from the norm. not often that someone confuses a trip to Oklahoma’s Grand Lake area with a trip to the Amazon, but you might understand the confusion if you were to walk into the tropical room at Hollytree Landscaping and Garden Decor in Grove (8705 Highway 59, 918.786.7080). Orchids, African tulips, Amazon lilies and Musas bloom as beautifully here as they do in the deepest of rainforests, thus one of the reasons a shopping trip to Grand Lake is such a pleasant surprise. The variety of independently owned shops and boutiques here is a refreshing alternative to the shopping experience that can’t be found in urban malls and big-box stores. This is what shopping is about — finding something new and unexpected, something that none of your friends will have in another size, shape or color, and having a good time while Hollytree Landscaping and Garden Decor

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Other shoppers come to this corner of Oklahoma specifically in search of Millie Herrelson, who, for more than 25 years, has sold Kentucky’s Colonial House Furniture in the region. Her shop is simply Millie’s (901 S. Main, 918.787.4252), which she shares with her husband’s pharmacy. In fact, look for the Rx Shoppe sign. You’ll see that before you see Millie’s. In addition to handcrafted furniture, Millie’s charming yet traditional shop is filled with wall art, chandeliers, cookbooks and candles from Mixture Vintage of Merriam. For those with babies in their lives, the section featuring Bunnies by the Bay will be especially inspiring. For grown-ups needing something special to Nuance Decor

wear, the Den of Uniquity (29975 S. 566 Road, Monkey Island, 918.257.5750) promises not

That’s how Terry Robinson describes her two

every other retail outlet in the country goes to,

only affordable clothes that won’t be out of date

shops, Nuance Decor (2203 S. Main;

but we don’t order what’s simply on the floor,”

next year, but shopping with a party atmosphere.

918.786.9300) and Nuance Too (311 W. Third,

she notes. “We choose a different fabric or add

It’s not uncommon for guests to arrive to a tray

918.786.7779). The first shop dresses your home,

a unique embellishment so that what you find

of appetizers and drinks to order from owner

the second your body. Robinson’s offering of

here is indeed something different.” That’s why

Joyce Duke’s adjacent restaurant and nightclub.

clothing and home decor appeals to any age,

Amber Benson, the interior designer at Nuance

Duke loves clothing with detail, so you’ll

Decor, flies around the country decorating

find labels from Lauren Vidal, Frank Lyman

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Nuance Too and Adore among the shoes, purses and accessories that fill the shelves and racks of her perky little shop. Customers come to her for something special to wear to a class reunion or wedding, or just a nice pair of jeans and top to wear to the grocery store. “I love it when my customers tell me they’ve been stopped on the streets in places like New York and Paris and asked where they bought their outfit,” she remarks. True one-of-a-kind artwork is offered by the 30 artists who contribute to the Brush & Palette Club (116 S. Main; 918.786.9698), a cooperative art gallery whose members have received inspiration from the Grand Lake region since 1965. In addition to two-dimensional fine art for your walls, the artists also create pottery, jewelry, paper, soaps and more. If you want to get your hands dirty, the members also lead workshops and seminars in their various art forms. The Brush & Palette Club is worthy of a visit if for no other reason than the structure that is home to all of this talent. The two-story red barn dates to somewhere in the 1880s, at least 25 years before Oklahoma was even a state. For more reasonably sized antiques, visit the other red barn just out the back door. Village Barn Antiques (918.786.6132) is a surprise every day with its ever-changing collection of primitives, kitchenware and old Nuance Too 124 • KCHANDG.COM

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| September 3-October 16 ❖ Visit Robin Hood, pirates and royalty at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival and join them in taking part in some traditional family fun. 913.721.2110 or kcrenfest.com |

Special Events September 1 ❖ Take your kids to L’il Legends at Auntie Anne’s,

September 7-11 ❖ See everything from acrobats to flame throwers

which features Radio Disney for hands-on activities and

and elephants to monkeys in the well-known Ringling Bros.

opportunities at many participating stores at The Legends. Time:

and Barnum Bailey Circus: Barnum 200. Time: 7 p.m.

10-11 a.m. 913.788.3700 or legendsshopping.com

816.949.7000 or sprintcenter.com

September 1-5 ❖ Help the city of Independence celebrate its

September 8 ❖ The Carousel Golf Tournament includes dinner

history as the starting point of the Santa Fe, California and

and a live auction after competing in a scramble-format golf

Oregon Trails at the Santa Cali Gon Days. 816.252.4745 or

competition at Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club. Time: 11

santacaligon.com

a.m. 816.363.2600 or meadowbrookcc.org

September 2-4 ❖ Join in on the fun at one of the largest Irish

September 9-11 ❖ More than 100 local Kansas City artists will

festivals in the nation at the Kansas City Irish Festival at Crown

put their work on display at the 30th Annual Art Westport Event.

Center, where you can experience more than 30 Celtic rock and

816.531.4370 or westportkcmo.com

traditional Irish bands, heritage workshops and exhibits. 816.561.7555 or kcirishfest.com

September 9-11 ❖ Eat all the gyros, dolmades and pastries you can stomach at the 50th Annual Greek Food Festival

September 5 ❖ See Kansas City’s own soccer team, Sporting

at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. 816.942.9100 or

Kansas City, take on the LA Galaxy and other teams at its four

annunciationkc.org

home games this month at the new Livestrong Sporting Park at The Legends at Village West. Time: 5 p.m. 913.387.3400 or

September 9-11 ❖ Be glad for today’s technological conveniences

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at the 17th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show at Forest Park in Ottawa. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $3. 785.242.2686 or powerofthepast.net

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September 9-18 ❖ Bring the whole family to enjoy carnival rides, games, shows and funnel cakes at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. 800.362.3247 or kansasstatefair.com September 10 ❖ Experience pre-Civil war adventures at Thunder on the Border in Fleming Park, where war re-enactments will let history repeat itself. Time: 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. 816.503.4860 or jacksongov.org September 10 ❖ Help support the fighters and survivors of pancreatic cancer at the Weston Pancreatic Cancer 5/10K Walk Run. 816.640.2909 or westonmo.com

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Check out our decorating contest on

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human-style fun at the Dippin’ Dogs Swim Party, where they can swim at Tiffany

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Hills Park Aquatic Center and eat yummy

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treats. Cost: $10 per dog. Time: noon-4

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p.m. 816.513.7527 or kcmo.org September 10 ❖ Join the veterans and avid flyers as warbirds take flight in the KCRC Warbird Fly-In at the RC Flying Field. Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 816.503.4860 or jacksongov.org September 10 ❖ Take a hike for the 2nd Annual Mike Johnson Memorial Walk for Recovery, which raises awareness and helps educate people on behavioral health during National Recovery Month. 816.235.6888 or kcrecoverywalk.org September 11 ❖ Enjoy the great outdoors with lunch or dinner at Picnic on the Prairie at Lakeside Nature Center. Cost: $10; $30 for a family of 4. 816.513.8960 or kcmo.org September 11 ❖ Please your eyes and ears at Music in the Garden, where beautiful music plays while you sit in an even more beautiful atmosphere. 816.803.3327 or kansascityrosesociety.org

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September 14 ❖ Enter in a two-woman scramble-style the

2011

Charity

golf

Annual Ladies

tournament Paradise

Golf

for

Pointe

Tournament,

benefiting Spelman Medical Foundation’s Alzheimer’s program. 816.880.6257 or spelmanfoundation.org September 16-17 ❖ Prepare your stomach for the Battle of the Brisket state championship,

where

eating

great

barbecue isn’t just for fun, it’s part of the challenge. 913.722.8210 or missioncvb.org September 16-17 ❖ Enjoy some food and art at the 8th Annual Mission Arts and Eats Festival. 913.722.8206 or missioncvb.org

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Annual Zona Rosa Arts Festival, featuring local, regional and national artists at the

(913) 451-9206 5950 Roe

September 16-18 ❖ Experience the 8th

Zona Rosa shopping center. 816.587.8180

Mission, KS 66205

or zonarosa.com September 17 ❖ Be part of a longstanding tradition at the 86th Annual American Royal Parade in downtown Kansas City. Time: 10 a.m. 816.221.9800 or americanroyal.com September 17 ❖ Join songwriters and musicians while they perform original songs and folk music at the 11th Annual Music Fest and Back Porch Jam at the Watkins family home. Time: noon-5 p.m. 816.580.3387 or watkinsmill.org September 17 ❖ Eat, bid on a silent auction and take a tour of the BinghamWaggoner Estate during the 30th Annual Pig Pickin’ Chicken Lickin’ Feast. 816.461.3491 or bwestate.org

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TO DESIGN YOUR CABINETS TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE.

September 17-18 ❖ Get your bike out for the Bike MS: Kansas City Ride, between

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Olathe and Lawrence in 37-, 72- and 100mile options, to raise money to rid the world of multiple sclerosis. 913.432.3926 or nationalmssociety.org

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September 22 ❖ Explore the nature trails around Lakeside Nature Center when you Hike with a Naturalist. Time: 10:30

a.m.-noon.

816.513.8960

or

lakesidenaturecenter.org September 22 ❖ Put on your golf gear for the Go with a Pro Golf Classic, including

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an awards presentation and dinner at the clubhouse following the tournament at the Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe. Time: 1 p.m. Cost $110. 913.362.8833 or remodelingkc.com September 23 ❖ Open your mind to the possibilities of the universe while Star Gazing in the Kansas City Sculpture Park. Time: 6:30 p.m. 816.751.1278 or nelson-atkins.org September 23 ❖ Help your little ones, ages three to four, get in touch with their creative sides at Youth Studio Class at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. 816.751.1278 or nelson-atkins.org September 23 ❖ Take part in the Light the Night Walk 2011 at Corporate Woods in Kansas City to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 913.451.4466 or lightthenight.org September 24 ❖ Learn the perfect way to plant, grow and maintain a beautiful rose garden at Shrub Roses with Dr. Allen Stevens from Kansas State University.

“Our kitchen was poorly designed and always seemed small, crowded, and dark. Sue met with us, listened to our preferences, and then presented different design options that would meet our needs. She was our guide every step of the way and made sure that things were correct and done according to plan. Everyone did an excellent job.The finished product is phenomenal! It seems so large and well-lit now – it doesn’t even look like the same room. It’s exactly what we wanted.” ~ Overland Park homeowners

Time: 10 a.m.-noon 816.803.3327 or kansascityrosesociety.org September 24-25 ❖ Watch demonstrations

Call Sue and Katie at 816.221.3111 to get the best experience remodeling YOUR space.

and re-enactments of European settlers at

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the Grand Festival of Chez Canses at Fort Osage. Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 816.503.4860 or jacksongov.org Best Kitchen Remodel $70,000 - $120,000

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September 24-25 ❖ The 20th Annual UNplaza Art Fair is an art show and

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benefit for PeaceWorks Kansas City at the Country Club Plaza. 816.561.1181 or peaceworkskc.org September 25 ❖ Help raise money for and support

the

cure

and

research

of

ovarian cancer at the Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer. 816.880.6257 or spelmanfoundation.org September 25 ❖ The organization Free to Breathe sponsors the 5K Run/Walk, 1/2 Mile Walk & Kids’ Dash, fundraising lung cancer research and awareness, starting at Zepi’s Pizza and Pub in Leawood. 608.316.3786 or freetobreathe.org September 27 ❖ See the NHL’s Penguins vs. Kings in a preseason game at the Sprint

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People employed as guides known for supporting trekkers and mountain climbers.

Center. Time: 7:30 p.m. 816.949.7000 or sprintcenter.com September 30-October 2 ❖ Take home some new art for your home at the

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4th Annual Longview Art and World Music Festival

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New

Longview.

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September 5 ❖ Get the family together to listen to some local and regional musicians play during Live at The Legends, a free experience at the fountain. Time: noon-3 p.m. 913.788.3700 or legendsshopping.com September 12 ❖ Experience an impromptu show of musical theater and drinks during Musical Monday at Crown Center. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $17. 816.842.9999 or musicaltheaterheritage.com September 16 ❖ Be one of the thousands to see the Foo Fighters at Sprint Center. Time: 7 p.m. 816.949.7000 or sprintcenter.com September 23-25 ❖ Enjoy classical music at the Grand Celebration! Ax Plays Beethoven concert at Helzberg Hall. 816.471.0400 or kcsymphony.org September 23-October 23 ❖ Two great stage personalities, Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, perform songs, sketches and scenes from their stage appearances

about

their

friendship.

816.421.1700 or qualityhillplayhouse.com September 24 ❖ See violinist Caroline Goulding perform classic and contemporary music at the Folly Theater. 816.415.5025 or hjseries.org September 28 ❖ Hear the classics from Journey with Foreigner and Night Ranger at Starlight Theatre. Time: 7 p.m. 816.363.7827 or kcstarlight.com September 30 ❖ Go back in time at The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 and listen to music once performed by a

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