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17 EDITOR’S LETTER Celebrate the Season __ Whether you play the part of Santa or prefer the Grinch role instead, we all can agree that we love touring holiday homes. 20 THE GOODS Good Taste __ Table settings are the framework on which to build endless styles to suit every occasion. Here’s a selection to mix, match, adapt and adorn. 24 DESIGN DETAILS Neutral, Not Boring __ Time to change the way you think of neutrals.
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28 ORIGINAL ECLECTICISM A woman who knows what she likes creates spaces true to herself yet also true to her century-old home. 36 FAVORITE SPACES Culled from hundreds of entries in our nationwide contest launched at our Design Bloggers Conference in February, these are the winners of our 2012 Favorite Spaces contest.
41 HOMES OF NOTE A holiday homes tour presented by the Kansas City Symphony Guild, a fundraising event for the KC Symphony. 65 REDISCOVER THE HOLIDAYS A holiday homes tour benefiting the children and families served by ReDiscover, offering hope, help and healing from substance dependency and mental illness. 89 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Join Johnson County Young Matrons at the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Homes Tour and visit four festively decorated homes. 96 MARKETPLACE A reference guide to help you find our advertisers.
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Whether you play the part of Santa or prefer the Grinch role instead, we all can agree that we love touring holiday homes.
AS SOME OF YOU MIGHT ALREADY KNOW, I ABSOLUTELY
But, if you’re trying to steer clear of any red and green, you’ll
love Christmastime. I start shopping months in advance (I’m a
probably relish our story on the “new” neutrals — beige is not
planner!), have decorations for almost every room, and, sadly,
the only option! The color white, for instance, looks extremely
I’m one of those radio listeners who turns on the holiday music
good when paired with pops of color like in our home feature
on page 28. The well-designed spaces in this home are
If you’re anything like me (even just a little bit), you enjoy
something to be desired. But, the winning projects from our
touring homes decorated for the holidays. In this issue, you’ll
Favorite Spaces contest, chosen by our sister-publication
get a sneak peek of three prominent homes tours in the area:
editors among hundreds of entries submitted from our Design
Johnson County Young Matrons 21st Annual Home for the
Bloggers Conference this winter, show how any color palette
Holidays Tour, Kansas City Symphony Guild’s Homes of Note
can be fabulous.
Tour and ReDiscover the Holidays 9th Annual Homes Tour. In
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. You can
addition to the tours, you’ll find chef demonstrations and
embrace the chaos and enjoy the scene or bury yourself in this
holiday boutiques. We’ll even give you some ideas — page 20
issue at home. Either way, you can’t go wrong. LE THI YC
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holiday guests as well as for dinner parties year-round.
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Crisp and Clean In this home, beauty comes in the form of an all-white palette with pops of color found in paint and wallpaper, accessories and artwork. But another way to further jazz up your interiors is to design a tablescape that will leave guests lingering long after dessert. Turn the page for prime examples of well-decorated spaces.
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GOOD TASTE Welcoming guests to gather is not just about preparing and serving delicious food, it’s about the elements of the still life: cutlery, crockery, linens and accessories. Table settings are the framework on which to build endless styles to suit every occasion. Here’s a selection to mix, match, adapt and adorn.
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TIME TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK OF NEUTRALS. Neutral has become synonymous with white, but its original definition was a color that lets what’s around it stand out. Break out of your white rut with a new hue. Try these colors for a modern room update. PHOTO COURTESY OF VALSPAR
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WAYS TO ADD I NTE R E ST Stripes: Vertical, horizontal or chevron add interest without overwhelming a room. Alternate two colors one or two steps away from each other on the swatch card. Stencils: Add pattern to walls with a stencil. Choose the same color in different sheens for a subtle approach. Apply the stencil with semigloss or high-gloss paint for an unexpected touch of glamour. Ceiling and Trim: Forget white! Choose a color a few shades lighter than the wall color, a creamy white, rich taupe or even a complementary ceiling color for an unexpected surprise. NOVEMBER 2012 • 25
Gay recognizes that she took a risk painting wide horizontal stripes in a regal house such as this, but she loved the look enough to give it a second chance.
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ORIGINAL E C L E C T I C I S M A woman who knows what she likes creates spaces true to herself yet also true to her century-old home. STORY BY ANDREA DARR
The formal dining table is well-used during the holidays when the Nords’ families fly in from across the country, including Houston, Oklahoma, Montana and North Carolina. The brown walls are exactly the same color as in their previous home. Gay stumbled upon the ornate antique mirror at a lighting shop in downtown Houston, where it had previously been purchased in an estate sale, and the colorful side chairs are from Anthropologie.
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n the summer of 2009, Gay and Stan Nord moved to Kansas City from Houston. They walked through this 1907 Sunset Hill home three times and just couldn’t
get it out of their minds. “It had so much potential and character,” Gay says. “I knew taking on this much house was insane, but I could see where it needed to go.” They hired John Mackaman of Elswood Smith Carlson Architects to rework the exterior, which was Tudor in style, although not a true representation and not to the Nords’ taste. The interior architectural detail was much more appealing to them, although it, too, needed a refresher from the dark and faux-painted walls. Gay’s vision was a bright and eclectic style that still honored the original details of the house, namely gorgeous lead-glass windows and substantial woodwork. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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“I TRY NOT TO ‘OVERFURNITURE’ A ROOM SO THE SPACE IS OPEN AND AIRY, CREATING GREAT FLOW.” A few rooms benefited from an overhaul, such as
where it best fits the space.” One example is the set
the kitchen and master bath, otherwise most every
` chairs, an of four white faux patent leather bergere
wall received a paint job, and the hardwood floors
idea sparked by a set of chairs she saw in a hair
were refinished with a dark stain. The house had
salon in Houston and then researched for a year
no substantial lighting anywhere, so the Nords
before she found a similar chair that worked.
had lighting installed in more than 13 rooms to
The Nords brought many pieces with them from
modernize and brighten the spaces. When Gay
Houston and, in fact, recreated rooms in their former
started looking at paint colors, she chose from 40
home, including the sitting room, with its wide
variations of gray. “We had samples up all over the
horizontal stripes. This house afforded them space
entry,” she recalls. “The goal was to find one that
to spread out and fill in with some new furnishings
would lighten everything up.”
and accessories. Gay prefers it this way so the
Gay’s sense of style expands many genres and
overall aesthetic is collected, not contrived. “I try not
is very personal to her. “I know what I like,” she
to ‘overfurniture’ a room so the space is open and
explains. “I often have a design or a furniture piece
airy, creating great flow,” she says.
envisioned and then may spend months or years hunting it down. I buy pieces I like then figure out
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The couple spends most of their time in the great room, lounging on leather couches. The TV is hidden in a built-in hutch so the focus of the room, when it’s not in use, is the original art. Gay is an accomplished pianist and plays to relax from a hectic career in the health-care industry.
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Gay’s need to lighten up the house and love of gray-vein marble intersect in the kitchen, where the style is era-appropriate but not antique.
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Above... Grays continue usage upstairs in the master bedroom, although they’re darker to create a moodier atmosphere. Gay had custom radiator covers made and new marble installed on the fireplace. Right... Gay originally wanted a red and white woodblock print for this tiny bath under the stairs, but since the paper can’t get wet, she went the opposite direction and selected this reflective Art Deco paper. “I like the color and I didn’t want to use too much of it,” Gay says.
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That same feeling extended to the windows where Gay used half roman shades to expose the beauty of the glass but offer a modicum of privacy. They installed new storm windows over the old lead-glass windows to increase energy efficiency but keep the look. Once the interiors were complete, Gay set her focus on the outside ___ the garage, specifically, turning it from tandem-style to a three-car and adding a green roof above. “When you looked out the windows, you saw black tar paper,” Gay scoffs. After two years of remodeling and redecorating, Gay is satisfied with her surroundings. “I don’t settle when I have a vision in mind, which is a good thing and a bad thing,” she says. Of course, just as she and Stan are ready to fully enjoy their home, her job called on her to transfer again
Antonio. “I’m just sick about leaving this place,” she says. But going home to Texas, she has the chance to improve upon a perfected look, once again.
Warm ___ literally, with heated floors ___ and modern, the master bath appears very Zen in nature, with power in simplicity. The space is sectioned off with two custom onyx-topped vanities made of walnut with tiger wood inlay and a freestanding tub in the first section, a walk-in shower in the second and a former bedroom transformed into a closet at the end.
R E S O U R C E S Architect: Elswood Smith Carlson Architects Contractor for master bath, closet and garage with green roof: Mastin Remodeling Custom cabinets: Towncraft Wood Products Wallpaper install: Walls by Nancy Plumber: Exactoman Lighting: Arrow Circle Electric
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Visit www.JCYM.net to find other locations nearest you or purchase tickets online.
2-DAY HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE featuring many unique vendors and a new expanded venue
Boutique Location: RITZ CHARLES 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, Kansas Tuesday, Nov. 13th: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 14th: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
For the list of holiday boutique vendors, see our ad on page 34.
“PUTTIN’ ON THE GLITZ” DINNER & FASHION SHOW AT THE RITZ Nov. 13th 6-8 pm
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Culled from hundreds of entries in our nationwide contest launched at our Design Bloggers Conference in February, these are our
outdoor living room DESIGN BY CINDY RINFRET rinfretlt d.com Photo by Michael Partenio
Designer Cindy Rinfret is known for creating beautiful interiors, but itâ€™s her outdoor living room that has caught our attention at her personal residence, Laurel Hill. Set amid perfectly manicured gardens and a koi pond, the welcoming space blurs the line between inside and out, protected from the elements and adorned with fine yet durable furnishings. With its fireplace and warm blankets, it beckons any season.
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indoor/outdoor pool room
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With the design of this home, Atlanta-based Rabaut Design Associates successfully blended the Tudor Revival-style architecture of the home’s exterior with a fresher, more transitional interior aesthetic. In the living room, contemporary art complements traditional millwork detailing and light fixtures. Tailored furnishings give shape to a space befitting the young, family-oriented client. A fresh, spring-like palette lends energy to the room. The firm chose this room as one of its own favorite spaces for its easy gracefulness and sense of calm. The editors couldn’t agree more.
Mountain views were the inspiration for the look of this Vail residence, completed by interior designer Eddy Doumas of Worth Interiors. The rich yet neutral tones of the furnishings juxtapose perfectly with the rustic sandstone, iron chandelier and bold modern art. “Designed and ordered atmospheres can evoke an inviting sense of comfortable refinement on a mountain of chaos,” Doumas says.
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The Wheeler residence’s indoor/outdoor pool is the centerpiece of the Snowmass, Colo., property. A large operable door frames a dramatic view of the Elk Mountains and, when open, disappears into the ceiling. A luminous “sky” ceiling changes throughout the day, echoing the color of the real sky just outside and giving the room a magical glow.
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milkandhoneyhome.com When Nathan and Christy Nockels relocated to an Atlanta suburb from their Nashville farmhouse, they enlisted the help of Anisa Darnell and Julie Holloway of Milk and Honey Home to create a kitchen that merges rustic charm with modern amenities. Historic paint colors, wide-plank flooring and vintage accessories mimic a century-old farmhouse while incorporating the functionality of updated appliances.
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This serene bath is in a historic, Queen Anne–style home originally built in 1894 for Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the first president of the National Geographic Society. A recent renovation by Boston’s Meyer & Meyer Inc. transformed an unused office into a dream bathroom suite: gas fireplace, heated Carrara marble floor, custom window seat, steam shower and period-appropriate whirlpool tub, all pulled together with a soft palette of white and blue-gray for the perfect marriage of comfort and classic New England design. NOVEMBER 2012 • 37
Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! PHOTO BY ROY INMAN
Whether you decorate with Menorahs or the big man in a red suit with nine reindeer, youâ€™ll find every holiday represented in our three local holiday homes tours.
A HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR PRESENTED BY THE
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elcome to the annual Kansas City Symphony Guild Homes of Note Tour XXXVIII.
This year’s holiday tour is an “Encore” since we are returning to Shoal Creek Valley in Kansas City, Mo. This time, the tour will feature one home in The Preserve, the cornerstone of the Shoal Creek Valley development. Our holiday boutique will be in The Gate House at The Preserve. Stop by to start your Christmas shopping with our collection of unique area merchants. The other two homes on the tour are in The Village, a neighborhood built in classic Kansas City tradition, where quaint village streetscapes encourage neighborliness and evoke a strong sense of community. While at The Village, take a break at The Park House for Christmas cookies and a warm drink. Or, to enjoy our special boxed lunch and holiday fashion show featuring fashions from Chico’s, make reservations online at kcsymphonyguild.org. The Symphony Guild is one of five auxiliaries working in support of the Kansas City Symphony. After its exhilarating inaugural season at Helzberg Hall in the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Symphony is the envy of the classical music world. It is an exciting time to be a part of the arts in Kansas City. Dedicated Symphony Guild members have worked all year to prepare for our Homes of Note tour. We wish to thank the generous homeowners, the creative florists and designers, talented musicians, contributors and friends for all their support and help with this event. On behalf of the Kansas City Symphony Guild, thank you for participating in our holiday tour, “Encore.” We know you will enjoy it.
S i n c e r e l y,
Susan Newburger President, Kansas City Symphony Guild
Homes of Note TOUR COMMITTEE Madeline Johnson and Susan Newburger CO-CHAIRMEN
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The Kansas City Symphony Guild is one of five auxiliary organizations affiliated with the Symphony, and it is the only auxiliary with a base north of the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City. The Guild’s purpose is to support and promote awareness of the Symphony. The Guild was organized in 1971 as the Philharmonic Guild North. Its purpose was
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ohn and Keri Miller’s family will be spending their first Christmas in this house, having just moved into the home in June 2012. “Christmas is our favorite holiday,” John says.
The family looks forward to putting up a small village collection and the tree. “I love to hear all the family chatter, laughter and sometimes the argument on who moved an ornament,” John says. He adds that the children have become very competitive in the gingerbread-house decorating. John and Keri are not just the homeowners, they also are the homebuilders. John’s company, Distinctive Homes by J&K Properties, built the home, along with KC Architecture, in 2012 in
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Shoal Creek Valley. The company also has built several other homes in the development. Keri does all of the decorating and selects the interior finishes during construction. But John’s talents are on display inside the home as well. “We have several paintings throughout the home by John,” Keri says. “He enjoys painting when he gets the chance to use his art degree, a different avenue than building homes.” Several distinctive features personalize the home for the Millers. For the kids, it’s the trophy wall in the lower level. “We built this for them to be able to display all their medals, to be proud of themselves, and for us to cherish the memories,” John says. But the family has two other favorite areas. “We have really enjoyed the large, open great-room concept,” Keri says. “It allows our family to come together each evening, with the kids doing homework at the table, Mom cooking and Dad catching up on the latest football game. We get to stay connected this way.” The other favorite space for the men in the family is the lower-level theater area. “Watching movies on the big screen or playing a game of pool is a nice end to the weekends,” John says.
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he architecture and lifestyle of the South inspired Jeff Griffith and Deborah Whitebird-Griffith when they were building their home in July 2011. “I designed the home with a nod to the southern charm of the New
Orleans low-country homes,” Deborah says. “My husband and I make several trips during the year down to New Orleans. We very much enjoy the culture and architecture of the area.” The couple modified a Southern Living magazine plan, called the Eastover Cottage, maintaining only the exterior façade and interior staircase. “When beginning the design discussions with our architect, I had one requirement for my new home: a front porch where I could sit, drink sweet tea, watch my children play and visit with neighbors,” Deborah says. The family appreciates the traditional neighborhood concept of The Village development. “I love that the homes in the neighborhood are designed to encourage camaraderie and friendship,” she says. “The concept of community is very much alive in our neighborhood. Jeff and I believe that homes are to be lived in, using as much space as possible rather than overbuilding. I wanted to create a space that kept us together but still allowed some privacy.” Deborah loves to fill her space with repurposed or antique items. “With the exception of our long couch in the hearth room, all our furniture is either repurposed or antique. The chandelier in our dining room came from our old home dating back to the 1800s. Many of 14 • 2012 HOMES OF NOTE
the light fixtures on the walls also are repurposed lights as well as the chandeliers. I took beautiful antique candelabra pieces and had them wired for the hallway, master bedroom and entranceway,” she says. She also enjoys taking quality furniture pieces and having them torn down and reupholstered. “The construction of older furniture is often more solid than some of the newer pieces on the market. Just because they might need a little makeover does not deem them ready for the junkyard. Spending the money to reupholster and update a piece not only saves our landfills but also allows you to take ownership and personalize pieces of your furniture. Many people think that reupholstering is too expensive, but it actually isn’t considering the quality of furniture produced in the ’40s and ’50s. The two small settee sofas are Ethan Allen, dating back to the ’50s that I purchased for $40 each. They’re some of my favorite pieces.” Despite the love of her whole home, Deborah’s favorite room is the kitchen. “Its openness allows everyone to be together, especially by providing a dining room table right in the middle rather than segmenting it out into another part of the house,” she says. Continuing design motifs in the decor are small white birds. While on the tour, look for the Christmas tree decorated entirely of them. “My children and I are Whitebirds,” Deborah says. “We hyphenated their names to keep my family’s name going. We’re from the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma.”
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verything about Joe Smithâ€™s home shows how much he loves nature, from the lush yet organic landscaping
outside to the rich earthy colors inside. This home is truly a tribute to Mother Earth. When Joe started building his home in The Village in 2008, the concept for his house was to take advantage of the nearby woods and corner lot to bring his dream of a Craftsman-style home to The Village to influence the platting of the rest of the development. In order to make this dream become a reality, he had to find a builder who could see his vision. Doing his homework, he chose JoAnn Nero of Aristocrat Homes. When you walk around to the backyard, you can see the woods with the established trees. To make sure the trees stay healthy, Joe works with Bret Cleveland of Urban Tree to keep them properly nourished and pruned. Landscaping is also one of his passions, which makes sense because he is the owner of Embassy Lawn & Landscaping, a company he started when he was 10 and continued while getting his education at Park Hill and KU. So, who mows all that grass? Joe lives with his four sons; his oldest son is an accounting major at St. Louis University and his youngest is an elementary student at Liberty Oaks Elementary School located in The Village. The boys help out, but Joe insists that they pursue their own
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dreams. For example, the oldest son is a baseball pitcher who is considering entering the major league draft next summer. When you walk inside this home, you can see Joe’s love of nature reflected in other interior aspects. When Andy Homoly of Homoly Construction began remodeling the downstairs level of the home, Joe remembered a reclaimed walnut slab he had purchased in Colorado that they were able to turn into a Ushaped rustic bar top. He also rescued mantels from Canyon Café as they were headed to the dumpster when the Plaza restaurant closed years ago. Perhaps the most earth-friendly feature of the home is its geothermal heating and cooling system by ECS Geothermal. According to the EPA, geothermal systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, cost-effective systems in use. “I only use gas for cooking,” Joe says. The use of this system keeps his utility costs significantly lower. In addition to saving money, the process of installing the system provided an unexpected bonus. “When drilling for the geothermal system, we hit water,” he says. “Now I use that water to irrigate my landscaping for free.” He was able to keep his thirsty plants green and growing, even during this summer’s drought and 100-degree days.
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9th Annual ReDiscover the Holidays Homes Tour and Boutique Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Find your inspiration to deck the halls this holiday season! Kansas City’s most beloved designers will be imprinting their unique design signatures on six exquisite homes in eastern Lee’s Summit as well as historic Unity Village, which will host the Holiday Boutique and the popular chef and designer demonstrations. The Holiday Boutique will provide an opportunity to get an early start on holiday shopping with a wide assortment of stylish, eclectic products sold by a very special group of vendors. On Saturday, there will be demonstrations featuring florists, designers and celebrity chefs.
Tickets in advance: $20
Day of the tour: $25
Online tickets may be purchased at rediscovertheholidays.com Day-of-tour tickets will be available at the Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center
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ReDiscover the Holidays benefits the children and families served by ReDiscover, offering them help, hope and healing from substance dependency and mental illness. We regret that we are unable to provide handicapped access to the properties. No strollers allowed. Children under 10 are not permitted.
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D R O P ! Open during tour hours
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list! Visit the vendor booths of your favorite shops and designers — it’s a shopping extravaganza that will make you merry. Here is a small sample of what you will find at the Holiday Boutique: Trendy Jewelry Fabulous Housewares Home Decor and Accessories And Much More! Sought-After Hostess Gifts ●
HOLIDAY DEMONSTRATIONS Saturday, November 17
10 a.m.: Kelly Acock, designer
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Monarch Flower Company & reEvent
11 a.m.: Chef Jasper Mirabile Jr. from Jasper’s Restaurant 1 p.m.: Stephanie Bears, Popsicle Compfy
Jasper’s live radio broadcast and cooking demo
Whimsically repurposed riffraff
2 p.m.: Russ Lawrence, designer and event planner with Changing Seasons Florist & Cottage Gardens Creating magical wedding memories 3 p.m.: Chef Michael Willett from Unity Inn
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DORAN & KAREN
25807 E. 99th St. Lee’s Summit, MO
e built our traditional-style home 20 years ago
on three picturesque acres sprinkled with soaring
trees, a creek and a great deal of wildlife. Since our desire was for a comfortable home that felt warm and inviting, we designed the family room at the back of the house, incorporating windows overlooking the acreage and a stone fireplace with furniture you can relax and sink into. The decor we chose was to bring the outside ambiance in. That theme is carried throughout the house with warm colors that make it a place where people walk
add traditional red and green hues and decorations
reminiscent of our childhoods — some we have
Home Finishings/Pam Rosanbalm
purchased and fashioned to look old, others discovered
The country-like setting of this home is the inspiration for a
in and feel at home, particularly in the kitchen where we spend a great deal of time. For the holidays, we
in antique shops. On Christmas Day, after our immediate family sips coffee and opens gifts, we host a brunch for extended
holiday design that brings together a bevy of natural elements combined with a vintage flair and generous dusting of glitter. The overall effect will be a welcoming, cozy and comfortable setting, with many easy-to-replicate, unique ideas you can use in your own home.
family, which includes Doran’s great grandparents from Belgium. The night before, we mix up Great Grandma’s
Five Petals/Kevin Kelley
recipe for Belgium waffles to have at the ready, and
Step into a world of holiday fancy sure to arouse your imagination inside this
during brunch, Doran keeps two waffle irons hopping.
gorgeous home. The holiday theme includes mesmerizing details along the grand staircase, while the soaring ceilings will be graced with spectacular
We have so much food that we eat until it hurts!
chandeliers adorned with dramatic floral arrangements that seem to float in midair. In addition to fresh greenery and unique flowers flown in from around the globe, the home will be beautifully adorned with the homeowners’ personal Christmas collections as well as many contemporary surprise effects that combine for a “wow” experience you will not soon forget.
Village Gardens/Dana Nigro In order to create a truly inviting entryway into this beautiful home, Village Gardens will be using new, vibrant and decorative mesh that will withstand the outdoor elements. It will be as beautiful during the day as it is at night accented with lights. This product is user-friendly, lightweight, and easy to install and store.
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JOE & CARLA
26000 E. 99th St. Lee’s Summit, MO
e love Christmas and admittedly go overboard
with decorations, including Christmas trees in
every single room in various shapes and sizes. Our home has a sizeable entryway with stairs leading to a big, open “U” shape on the first floor, where there is a formal dining room and a roomy sunken living room with beautiful painted ceiling beams and gas fireplace. Our spacious kitchen has double granite countertops, a nice-size bar with a video gaming system that attracts a lot of attention and a breakfast nook. Large custom windows highlight the features in each of these areas. For the holidays, the first floor is usually decorated in
Designer/Florist Deep Woods & Rustic Décor/Diane Goode
chocolate, cream, bronze, gold and brown hues, with
Expertly combining unique aspects of the great outdoors with the
oodles of greenery, ribbon and lights — particularly
wonder and beauty of the holiday season, the ambiance will be warm
along the staircase banister — plus our beautiful ceramic
and inviting, incorporating natural touches from the woods along with
the refinement of silks throughout the entryway and dining room.
One of our favorite holiday traditions is placing a small
Come on in and join the fun!
tree in our master bedroom decorated with ornaments that are special to us, either from our travel adventures
Décor by Design/Kathy Weiss This home was a joy to decorate as it has many warm tones that make a
or that represent things from home. We also have three
wonderful backdrop for a gold and bronze theme with touches of red.
pugs, and in a closet in the utility room are clothes that
To augment the homeowners’ wonderful Christmas decorations, you’ll see
we dress them in during the fall and winter. (Yes, we are
a few natural elements such as twigs, greenery and fresh flowers to bring
those kinds of people!)
the feeling of the outdoors in.
All A’Bloom Creative inspiration is the theme in this magnificent home, where fresh greens and a cadre of distinctive items combine to create an environment reflecting the great outdoors. Get ready to be inspired to create fresh, breathtaking designs to highlight your own home this holiday season.
Laurel décor Even the family dogs love to cozy up on Christmas morning! For the holiday season, their room, featuring an extensive wardrobe of adorable and quirky fashions for the fall and winter seasons, will be transformed into a special holiday wonderland truly suitable for man’s best friend.
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JIM & CARMEN
24807 E. 101st St. Lee’s Summit, MO
rom the grand spiral staircase to the distinctive chandeliers to our 1,200-square-foot master
bedroom with a substantial living area, fireplace, wet bar and workout room, our home is unique in every way. The kitchen is equipped with all the extras: an indoor grill, pot filler, griddle and, our favorite, the butcher block prep island. The hearth room, although large, is still cozy and has a beautiful rock fireplace framed with bookshelves. For our holiday decor, the entry, formal dining room and living room will be adorned in gold, silver and other metals. A soaring 12-foot Christmas tree will take center stage in the formal living room, and in the kitchen/ hearth area, we’ve chosen a red and white candy-cane motif. Our idea is to have a more traditional theme for the formal areas and fun, casual elements in the kitchen/hearth area. In choosing our decorations, we prefer to incorporate items we have been collecting for years, with newer items and themes relevant to today’s contemporary styles. A special holiday tradition we enjoy is to leave our
shoes out on the porch on December 5 as part of the
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tradition of Saint Nicholas Day. If we have been good,
Combining organic elements such as sugar pine cones and fresh
Saint Nicholas leaves candies and small gifts in our shoes;
boughs of evergreen with sparkling silver, gold and mirrored
if we have been bad, we get sticks and coal and have 20
ornamentation and accents, the entryway, dining and living rooms of this
days to straighten up our act before Christmas!
spectacular home will surely catch your eye. The kitchen/hearth room — the center of family activity — will be decked out in traditional holiday hues of red and white, while the homeowners’ special collection of nutcrackers will grace the inviting sitting area of the master bedroom.
All A’Bloom See how to use colorful, fresh flowers and vibrant greenery to transform your everyday rooms into a Christmas wonderland! From dazzling floral arrangements and touches to odiferous foliage, you will be enveloped in holiday spirit.
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JEFF & MARY
2349 NE Lake Breeze Point Lee’s Summit, MO
e live in an active, family-friendly neighborhood
and want people to feel comfortable and “at
home” when they are in our home. Our living room, the first room you see when coming in the front door, is a transitional area with purple, cream, orange and red dancing around the room. As a natural and calm space, that augments our beautiful lake view. When we have guests, everyone gathers downstairs in the bar/living area. It is a spacious, sweeping design decorated in purple, red and light moss colors with several intimate places to sit and chat. There is also a pool table for those who like to play and an open area that can seat everyone if watching a game or movie. It is a casual space that we hope says, “Come in, relax and join the conversation.” For our holiday decorations, we don't have a set color theme, but like to go bold and rich, incorporating special ornaments that were given to us as children and those our kids have made. Nevertheless, we do have a special holiday tradition, which is to make a white cake to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Designer/Florist The Monarch Flower Co. & reEvent/Kelly Acock Artisan Innovations/Michelle Volkmer Interior Revolution/Carrie Siems Dumb Kid Designs/Susanne Brink This stunning lakefront home in Woodland Shores is bursting with personality that is as fun and vibrant as the family who lives there. Four local artisans lending their expert touches will highlight holiday decor that is not only in keeping with the character of the homeowners but that also transforms ordinary, everyday items into something truly extraordinary peppered with innovative holiday touches.
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Setting the Trends
DEEP WOODS & RUSTIC DÉCOR A Bit of Nature Brought Inside Come shop in the woods for Home Décor with a rustic flair, antiques and seasonal items to accent your home throughout the year! Hope you can join us for shopping and sharing!!! 34009 E. Hendricks Road | Lone Jack, MO 64070
816.697.8853 www.Lonejackrusticdecor.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Feather Your Nest for the Winter Designer of the
on the ReDiscover the Holiday Tour
Model Homes and Apartments
Basement Finishes Furniture and Accessories Home Staging
Event and Party Planning Photo by Beachner Photography
Kathy Weiss Overland Park, KS
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BOB & JILL
2355 NE Lake Breeze Point Lee’s Summit, MO
ur custom-designed home is rustic, open and rests on a cul-de-sac in a forest on the peninsula
of a lake. The people across the lake call it “Harry Potter’s house” because of the unusual and plentiful rooflines. In the summer, when people walk into the great room with its huge rough-cut columns and beams and take in the spectacular view of the tops of the trees, they call it our treehouse. Inside, tall ceilings with low eaves combine drama with coziness. Our formal dining room has a 10-footlong buffet, and a massive five-sided rock fireplace is all that separates the roomy kitchen and hearth room. This area of the home is anchored by a 15-foot-by-4-foot double-thick, rough-edged granite island. For the holidays, we always have a wood-burning fire, music and candles and decorate with ornaments and a couple of metal Santas — one suspended over a table, the other moving along it — and we open our gifts one at a time! Our home is a wonderful place to live, and we feel very fortunate to be here.
Designer/Florist KHL Design Studio/Kelly Lankford with design interns from University of Central Missouri The architecture and interior design of this stunning home possess a close kinship with the natural surroundings, therefore we will expand upon this ambiance to create a winter wonderland setting that is joyful yet sophisticated for the season. Think bold colors, eye-catching details and a few surprises for this holiday experience.
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CHRIS & SUSIE
2416 NE Lake Breeze Drive Lee’s Summit, MO
hen we bought our house, which has two
staircases, a large kitchen and hearth room, and
interesting ceiling lines, we knew this would be the perfect home for our busy and always-on-the-go family of five. Although we have a generous amount of square footage, our house always feels warm and comfortable, accentuated by loads of candles, sconces and lamps, which together create an inviting ambiance. For the holidays, we like to use warm, rustic colors — leopard prints, checks, burlap, twine — plus bottle brush trees and nontraditional items for our displays. We love finding and using vintage Christmas items like antique ornaments in a clear hurricane lamp, so we tend to buy things that are not necessarily “Christmas decorations” but something that can be easily “Christmas-fied”! True of most people’s homes, the kitchen is always the prime gathering spot. Ours is spacious and welcoming with a magnificent fireplace, a large farm table to accommodate a lot of friends and family, and a considerable granite island that can easily transform into a food buffet. No matter what we eat, each year we and our three girls are sure to make Grandma’s fool-proof sugar cookie recipe from the 1940s...delicious!
Designer/Florist Be Here Now/Meredith Martin Get ready for casual elegance with a touch of whimsical charm in this beautiful home, a place where family and friends can truly sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday season. Inside, you will find unique, one-of-a-kind decor and gift items from Be Here Now.
Gilbert, Whitney & Co./Meredith Martin From savory Christmas spices in boutique vials tied with baker’s twine to “delicious” gingerbread place-card holders, our designs will set the stage for a wonderful, intimate holiday party ambiance. But first, kick back and relax in the warm hearth room with a steaming hot cup of cocoa or coffee before the festivities begin.
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UNITY VILLAGE I
1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO
n 1919, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, founders of the Unity spiritual movement, bought 58 acres of land
about 15 miles from downtown Kansas City, Mo. Originally intended as a weekend and vacation getaway for Unity workers, the area grew into Unity Farm and became nationally known for its orchards and apple products. In 1953, the farm was incorporated as a Missouri municipality — Unity Village. In the 1920s, Rickert Fillmore, a son of the founders, designed the Village’s distinctive English Cotswold and Italian
Mediterranean-style campus continues to offer a distinctive, quiet refuge for nurturing the body, mind and spirit. Additionally, two of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Unity Tower and the original Silent Unity Building (now the Education Building). The iconic Unity Village Tower was designed to be
Designer/Florist Changing Seasons Florist & Cottage Gardens/ Russ Lawrence Picture this: It’s a brisk winter evening. You are walking through the woods, a thick sweater and scarf enveloping your body. Despite the chill in
practical as well as beautiful, as the structure holds a
the air, a smile lights up your face, and there is a feeling of warmth and comfort
100,000-gallon water tank. Restoration work on the
all around. Rounding the corner, you come upon a place gracefully nestled
tower began this spring, and when completed in 2013,
in a stand of towering trees. Peeking in the window, a delightful gasp
it will house a new Holistic Healing Center providing
escapes your lips as you encounter a magical holiday scene. The door beckons
complementary and alternative medical treatments, programs and services. At Unity Village, you also will find stunning formal gardens, magnificent fountains, walking trails, a beautiful “green” hotel and conference center, swimming pool,
you to come inside… Capturing the beauty, history and nature that is Unity Village, premier designer Russ Lawrence of Changing Seasons Florist & Cottage Gardens has created an unparalleled festive ambiance, incorporating unique design elements and intricate detailing that together offer creative glimpses of the past and present. Join us for one of most anticipated annual holiday celebrations in the Kansas City metropolitan
nine-hole golf course, extensive library archives, a
area. Revel in this mystical, enchanted, heart-warming
bookstore and coffee shop, and a variety of peaceful
setting peppered with a few surprises that are sure
indoor and outdoor chapels. The Unity Inn — the venue for both the Patrons’ Party
to delight and inspire. Come on in! The festivities are about to begin…
and the chef and vendor demonstrations — will be decorated by Russ Lawrence of Changing Seasons Florist & Cottage Gardens. 20 • 2012 REDISCOVER THE HOLIDAYS
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WHY SBISA HOMES? Sbisa Homes is a second-generation company with over 50+ years of experience in the home building industry. Our legacy had stood the test of time. Through competitive market shares and economical downturns, the company still stands strong. Many companies boast the number of homes they built. Typically, this involves reproduction housing with someone other than your builder on site. Volume building has never been a pursuit of this company. What is offered is personal involvement. This method provides direct on site management of the product, a necessity for a well built home. It defines quality over quantity within the home building process. Along with an Engineering background and hands-on trade experience, Sbisa Homes has additional training as a CGP (Certified Green Professional) and is involved with Energy Star Building methods. According to the NAHB website, Sbisa Homes
is only one of three Missouri builders to deliver a Certified Green home under the National Green Building Standards in the Kansas City metro area. Poor designs and methods of construction can remain unseen and unknown well beyond the warranty period, such as: Ice traps in roof lines, improper ground prep for concrete, and construction methods performed at the minimum criteria. At Sbisa Homes, the goal is to design and build a home both structurally and architecturally correct the first time. “We should have built with you” has been a phrase regretfully heard too many times over the years from potential customers. So consider your home as a true investment and build with an experienced, hands-on company that has stood the test of time and offers you a place you can happily call home!
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Roy Inman Exterior photos are of homes featured on the 2012 tour. Interior photos are from the 2011 tour. The designers from 2011 were Blue Home Design, Crate & Barrel, Décor by Design, KC Surroundings, My Party Planner, Pottery Barn, StickSisters, Twigs Interiors and Z Gallerie.
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“Women Serving and Supporting the Community” IT’S A BIG JOB EVERY YEAR TO COORDINATE THE MANY VOLUNTEERS, designers and homeowners involved with Johnson County Young Matrons’ (JCYM) holiday homes tour, but everyone participates with a big heart. The organization, celebrating its 51st anniversary, seeks to educate and serve those in need with fundraising efforts like the Home for the Holidays Tour. “My favorite thing about the Homes Tour and Boutique is watching the efforts of so many people come together for an event that is so much fun,” says Nancy Hirschman, JCYM president. “Basically, every member of JCYM does something to help with these events, and we also have the support
of the underwriters, homeowners, designers, local businesses and all the individuals who purchase tickets or shop at the Boutique __ everyone’s working together to help the members of our community served by our philanthropies.” Tour co-chairmen Revelyn Alpaugh, Judy Tremblay and Jayne Nash
Available November 1-14 $20 at most local Hen House, Hy-Vee and Price Chopper grocery stores, $25 at the door the day of the tour or purchase online at
exhausted every contact that the organization’s members had to find the four homes on this year’s tour. “Everyone has been so generous to step up and help make a difference,” Alpaugh says. “And we are so grateful to have these beautiful homes and homeowners so willing to open their homes to the entire community.” This year’s lineup includes four homes in different communities farther west than usual, including The Estates at Mills Farm, The Estates of GlenEagles and Heritage Hill West. “There’s a lot of building going on in the area,” Alpaugh notes. “The homes are all very different. One is a beautiful Arts & Crafts style, one is Southern Colonial, one is more contemporary, and one is very warm and inviting. Everyone on the tour will leave each home and say, “I loved that home.” Even when our own committee members visit the homes, they’ve been surprised at some of the architecture and interior design.” Each of the homes has been paired with a designer and tablescape
Holiday Boutique November 13, 1-10 p.m. November 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Ritz Charles Featuring many unique vendors and a new venue. Admission is free and open to the public.
designer for a professionally decorated look. “We have returning and new designers who will be bringing in new trends as well as some classics,” Alpaugh says. The one-day tour takes place November 14 from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information about the organization, visit jcym.net.
JCYM PHILANTHROPIES In 2011, JCYM members provided the following philanthropies with close to 20,000 hours of service and distributed more than $105,000, including $11,000 in scholarships. In keeping with JCYM’s strong belief in the importance of education, nine scholarships nominated by these philanthropies were awarded. These scholarships help others improve their lives, families and futures. ●
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KidsTLC Johnson County Christmas Bureau SAFEHOME Head Start of Shawnee Mission Evergreen Living Innovations Friends of the Shawnee Indian Mission
Sandra Joyce Molotsky SANDRA JOYCE MOLOTSKY INTERIORS
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“I’m excited about the opportunity to decorate this extraordinary home during the holiday season. Its classic and beautiful interior will transform into a colorful and festive experience for those who want to come in for a little holiday cheer. In addition, visitors will enjoy viewing the amazing lower level that any sports enthusiast would covet. With the warm and comfortable feeling that this home will portray, anyone leaving will be anticipating a very happy holiday season.”
THIS MISSION-STYLE HOME PERFECTLY POSITIONED ON A CORNER LOT in The Estates of GlenEagles is an impressive “surprise” package. From the beautiful appointments and materials to the artwork lining the walls, this home is captivating. A stone-glazed table in the dining room to the left of the entry is complemented by a uniquely textured oil painting brilliantly splashed with summer perennials by international artist Lau Chun. Across the hall is a den with honey and gray fauxpainted walls. A garden room and handsome living room with a slate-accented fireplace complete the circle. A generous hall lined with the owner’s collection of beautiful artwork connects the living areas with a view through windowed walls to a slice of Kansas prairie. The kitchen with Mission-inspired cabinetry, arched doorways, hearth room, dining area, and outdoor covered patio and grill with all the amenities is spacious and inviting. Nothing short of jaw-dropping, the lower level is a kid’s dream at any age. A generous mezzanine overlook adorned with colorful panels done by local artist Jeff Hanson is situated above a sunken multiuse “sport court” that’s accessible by a slide from above, if you are adventuresome, or down the stairs. The mezzanine also includes a caterer’s kitchen, an eating area and areas for viewing all the action.
D I N I N G R O O M TABLESCAPE DESIGNER:
Susan Seward POTTERY BARN “This holiday season we are inspired by the pairing of opposites: rustic textures and materials mixed with soft and luxurious surfaces, rustic wood, warm candlelight reflecting off mercury glass candlesticks, glistening crystal and the soft gleam of pewter. All are setting the mood for the delights of entertaining, whether it is a large dinner party or an intimate gathering of loved ones. Pottery Barn offers complimentary design and entertaining services to help you design the perfect holiday tablescape.”
Whatever your preference, you can play basketball on the court below or watch from above on a goalpost-inspired TV cabinet. A billiards table is steps from the large curved bar area, which anchors a large family gathering space with two sitting areas for those wanting a quiet retreat. A tiled fireplace repeats the design throughout the home. A trophy room and office with sports memorabilia conclude the lower level. This house is a fantasy for avid sports enthusiasts everywhere. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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Jayme Tomlin CELEBRATING HOME “Many of our most-cherished family memories are made around the table, so it is natural to focus on a beautiful table for the upcoming holidays. Choosing a theme provides a golden thread to tie your decorating together from room to room or table to table. Setting the table early with special attention to personal touches, such as place cards or themed table favors, adds to the anticipation.” NOVEMBER 2012 • 91
DESIGNER S :
Brenda Freebern PICTURE PERFECT INTERIORS
Rene’ Sandifer RAY HAY DESIGNS Designer Rene’ Sandifer’s strategy is to use an abundance of decorative layering done with colors, fabric, faux finishes, holiday greenery and fresh florals.
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NESTLED IN BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING, THIS SOUTHERN COUNTRYinspired home in the Heritage Hill West neighborhood is reminiscent of a more gracious, elegant era. The delightful front porch lined with hanging baskets sets the ambience. As you enter the foyer, the chandelier, lovingly packed and moved to its new home from Southern glory days, catches the light. Graciously prepared for a feast, jewel tones of blue and red beckon you into the dining room. The sitting room to the right of the entry features an antique fireplace surround from the owner’s former home in Kentucky. Reproductions and antique musical instruments are ideal for this cozy space. Rich floral wallpaper, birch cabinets and dark ebony granite counters make for an inviting kitchen and hearth room. Added later by the homeowners, a spacious garden room, steps from the kitchen, is the perfect place to share a cup of tea or an after-dinner drink and enjoy the view of the charming patio and antique fountain. A lower-level entertainment area features walls covered with handtumbled brick from North Carolina. The leather and nail back bar chairs, along with whiskey barrel wine storage, encourage afternoon watch parties on the large projection TV. Antique bourbon barrels are perfect as a hideout for sound equipment. Upstairs, the patterned carpet leads to a cornucopia of bedroom styles. A hunting cabin retreat is perfect for the young Southern gentleman; a scenic landscape mural on the wall and playhouse-style bed is the stuff of fantasy for this little girl’s room; and for the more grownup young lady, a Victorianenclosed bed nook awash in cabbage rose wallpaper and fabric is lovely. A reclaimed fireplace mantel, another “find” by the homeowners, resides in the stately master bedroom. Southern country charm has definitely found a home in the Midwest.
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D E S I G N E R / TA BLESCAPE DESIGNER:
Kathy Weiss DÉCOR BY DESIGN
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“I will be using some of the homeowner’s holiday decorations this year to incorporate into the dining room tablescape. Our color theme will be gold paired with white and touches of natural elements, such as wood, branches and fresh flowers. You can never go wrong with gold as it adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any area of your home during the holidays. It's a classic holiday color that never goes out of style.”
THIS DRAMATIC CRAFTSMAN-STYLE, TWO-STORY HOME SET ON A LOVELY corner lot in The Estates at Mills Farm says “welcome” in a glorious way. The elegant leaded glass-front doors and crystal accented copper chandelier light up the grand staircase in the entryway. The ultimate in adjoining work spaces is just to the left of the entry. “His” office is resplendent in cherry wood-paneled doors and wainscoting accented by a rich jewel-toned oriental carpet. The adjoining “hers” office is sleeping porchinspired in a lighter color palette that provides a perfect place to write or enjoy the garden view through crisp white plantation-shuttered windows. The homeowners’ collection of Red Skelton limited-edition clown paintings featuring “Freddie the Freeloader,” among others, seems to wink from the walls of the library/media room. The living and dining rooms that open to the front entry are connected by warm hues of green, red and gold accented with dark cherry wood floors. The heart of this home is the farmhouse provincial-style kitchen and hearth room designed by Kitchens by Kleweno. A yellow tile-edged alcove expertly houses a custom-made blue La Cornue CornuFé five-burner gas range with copper accents. A hand-painted tile wall of Capistrano-inspired characters complements the colors in the range. The plaster faux-finish walls are done in pale butterscotch and russet accents. Highlighting the ceiling are hand-scraped wood beams that blend comfortably with stained and glazed cabinets of contrasting colors. Freestanding and built-in cabinetry shows a fresh way to meld styles and colors. Not to be missed, the roomy lower-level entertainment area has a rustic stacked-stone fireplace that complements the textures of the tile bar surround. A large game and media area, including a nearby outdoor patio with fireplace, completes the tour of this grand home. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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DESIGNER S :
Phyllis Kogan PHYLLIS KOGAN INTERIOR DESIGN “By working with gray, blue and white throughout the house, the colors will be a perfect backdrop for the blues and whites symbolic of Israel and Judaica. A refined, more formal, yet festive approach will be used for the entry, dining room and great room. The kitchen and the remaining first-floor rooms will be more colorful and playful. Many different Menorahs will be on display, from pure whimsy to reproductions of beautiful Menorahs from past ages. Gifts, toys, dreidels (a game of chance using a spinning top), flowers, candles, plants and fruit typical of the Middle East will be part of the decor.”
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The Estates at Mills Farm IT’S LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT UPON ENTERING THIS HOME BUILT BY Tim Cunningham with Hamptons-style architecture in The Estates at Mills Farm. An entry wall of beveled glass doors and windows to an outside infinity pool with 12-foot cascading waterfall provides a view that leaves any guest standing in awe.
Craig Sole CRAIG SOLE DESIGNS
Above the entry, an octagonal skylight illuminates the home all the way to the lower level. Exquisite appointments in silver, stainless and crystal wrapped in a chic palette of gray brings on the glamour. Pre-engineered bamboo wide-
“New Year’s Eve is the epitome of new beginnings. After the holiday, it is time to de-clutter and start with a clean slate. In Kansas City, it may be 75 degrees on New Year’s Eve, but it is still winter, so that should be your design theme. For the “icy look,” go with white and silver with lots of sparkle. Using white hydrangeas is an easy way to make a huge impact. Since tulips are back in season at this time, white tulips are an unexpected statement. Remember a large bunch of one type of flower is really beautiful. Cheers!”
plank floors and bold wallpaper reflect a one-of-a-kind feel. The dining room, resplendent in crystal, silver and wood accessories, is ready for any formal event. A sleek engineered stone sink island welcomes you from the side entry porte cochere to the kitchen. Built-in Wolf appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator hidden behind a beautifully prefinished wall cabinet highlight the kitchen space. Custom chalkboard-faced cabinets, a craft/office room, pantry and oversize garage with built-in cabinetry are an organizer’s dream. The jewel of the left wing is an 800-square-foot year-round enclosed lanai situated just steps from the gleaming dark-surfaced infinity pool. Two walls of accordion-style doors fold back to bring the outdoors in or out, depending on the owner’s mood or seasonal whim. The right wing of the home, also with views of the waterfall, is home to a den and sumptuous master bedroom suite. The master bath has striking marble sinks, mirrored cabinetry and a freestanding spa
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soaking tub. The expansive closet and dressing room is roomy enough for anyone’s shoe collection. A generous curved bar, media and game room — all with access to the patio at the base of the infinity pool waterfall — add another dimension to this home. Here, the Hamptons meets the Midwest!
“This fall we will be using layers of texture, color and thematic interest as some of our focuses for holiday entertaining and dining. Incorporating grand-scaled table accessories like vases and candle accessories can help elevate a tablescape to the level of a celebrity event planner.”
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KDR Designer Showrooms .............................................................4
Accent Special Event Rental ......................................................R22
Kitchens & Baths by Briggs* ........................................................22
Acme Brass Custom Plating ......................................................H20
Knotty Rug* ...................................................................................3
Ambassador Homes ............................................Inside Front Cover
The Korner Shoppe ......................................................................34
Amini’s Galleria ...............................................................................2
L Marie Interior Design ...............................................................R15
Architectural Craftsmen* ...............................................................10
Lampworks Gallery* .....................................................................25
Armstrong Kitchens* ............................................Inside Back Cover
Leawood Fine Art ......................................................................R13
Atlas Concrete & Paving ............................................................H18
Locks & Pulls* ...........................................................................H18
Austin Iron Works* .......................................................................R7
LuLu & Mimi’s Cleaning .............................................................H22
Banks Blue Valley Pool & Spa* .....................................................14
Luminary Walk/Arts & Rec Foundation of OP ...............................40
Beautiful Outdoor Lawn and Landscape* ..................................H23
MacDermott Homes ..................................................................R15
Beaver Timber* ..............................................................................1
Meierotto Midwest Jewelers ..................................................7, H11
Bickford + Company* ...................................................................11
Missouri Organic* .........................................................................25
Big Splash Bath Giveaway .........................................................R11
MStreet Interiors ........................................................................H10
Bordner Installation* .....................................................................16
Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones* ................................................12
Brancato’s Catering/All Seasons Party Rental ............................R13
Nebraska Furniture Mart* .........................................Back Cover, 23
NHance Revolutionary Wood Renewal ......................................H18
Brown Restoration* ......................................................................R2
NiteLites of KC* ............................................................................10
Candlelight Homes Tour/Weston Chamber ..................................H7
Oak Park Mall ..............................................................................38
Cedar Hill Landscaping ................................................................H7
Phoenix Gallery ..........................................................................H10
Cockrell Mercantile Company ......................................................H8
Picture Perfect Interiors* ...............................................................11
Couches to Curios .......................................................................H7
Price Chopper .............................................................................H9
Deep Woods Rustic Design .......................................................R15
“Real Talk with Dave” .................................................................R19
Decor by Design ........................................................................R15
Realty Executives/Tom Johnson ................................................H22
Designer Consignment Furniture & Interiors* ................................21
Reine Construction ....................................................................H18
Diamond Contracting* .................................................................H8
Rodrock Homes* .........................................................................R7
Doolittle Distributing .......................................................................8
Sbisa Homes .............................................................................R24
Downtown Lawrence .................................................................H10
Schloegel Design/Remodel* ................................................12, R11
Edward Jones/Tim Carlin .............................................................H9
Schutte Lumber* .......................................................................H21
Epic Kitchen and Bath* ................................................................21
Shackelford Botanical Designs ....................................................H9
Factory Direct Appliance ..............................................................13
Sharon Aubuchon/Reece & Nichols ...............................................5
Free Energy* ..............................................................................H24
Shoal Creek Valley .......................................................................H2
Gaumats International ..................................................................H5
Stone Solutions ..............................................................................6
Holthaus Building .......................................................................H15
The Tile Shop ..............................................................................R5
Home, Design & Remodeling Expo .........................................26-27
Twigs Interiors ..............................................................................H3
Jewelry Arts ...............................................................................H13
United Mosquito and Fly Control .................................................H7
Johnson County Siding & Window Co.* .....................................R17
Unity Village .................................................................................R3
Johnson County Young Matrons ............................................34, 35
Van Liew’s Home & Garden .......................................................H22
Kansas City Building Supply* .........................................................9
Velvet Creme ...............................................................................R7
Kansas City Closet Company* .....................................................22
XS Lighting* ...............................................................................R17
Kansas City Millwork* ...................................................................18
The Yellow Barn .........................................................................H17
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