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Inspired Design for Central Oklahoma

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL The Bridwells craft a warmly welcoming home, artfully guided by the whimsy of an eclectic eye and a sentimental heart.

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16 ONES TO WATCH | In the Limelight

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Three Oklahoma designers earn recognition for their craft on a much larger stage.

22 EDITORS’ PICKS | It’s Fall … Naturally

We’re shopping the metro and sharing our favorites.

26 ESSENTIALS | A Story to Tell

Entrepreneurial stylist and designer Sara Kate Little positively radiates bohemian chic and her legion of satisfied clients can attest to her discerning eye.

ACCENTS

50 AT HOME | The Calm Comfort of Home

Inside a design professional’s inviting and family- friendly Northwest Oklahoma City abode

57 GATHERINGS | Ladies Night Done Right

A relaxing evening at home with fabulous food, friends and flower arranging

62 DESIGN DIY | Sticking with Style

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80 FINISHING TOUCH | A Visual Feast

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Fall 2016 This issue of 405 Home certainly has a full share of courageous creatives. They have faced the risks inherent in pursuing their dreams, and have forged ahead in the face of adversity. Working in artistic or creative fields can be a difficult undertaking … recognition in a crowded marketplace where the emphasis is all too often on the lowest price and not the highest value can be a challenge. Our features “Ones to Watch” and “Essentials” spotlight four local talents who have embarked on their own distinct journeys in business and found great success. The homes we tour in these pages are also studies in risk and creativity in the best way possible. The Bridwell family home is brimming with color and vitality, just like the inhabitants. Much of mom Piper’s artwork is displayed throughout, and thoughtfully chosen touches unique to the family create an environment that is one-of-akind. We also go inside the Hudiburg home, where elegance and ease work in tandem for the next phase of life. With carefully chosen details from their travels and the work of the team at 30A Home, this inspired villa is a new chapter for the owners to relish. Inside a professional designer’s personal abode, the Browns’ home is a direct reflection of the impeccable taste and signature look of ME Home, the interior design firm Mindy Brown owns with her sister Elaine Price. Utilizing her onthe-job experience, Mindy has turned a traditional, older home into one that is updated, bright and comfortable inside and out. Following on the creative theme, the focus is originality for a ladies get-together in our Gatherings feature, where guests mingle and try their hand at arranging flowers for sweet take-home party favors. Who says ladies’ night has to be a raucous, Dionysian affair? This intimate soiree proves otherwise. While thriving business is the lifeblood of any city, the beating heart is the creative process that drives it all. It’s our pleasure to share a selection of the very best with you in this issue.

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In the Limelight Three Oklahoma designers earn recognition for their craft on a much larger stage. Writer Greg Horton Photographer Carli Wentworth

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When Target says they want your product in their stores, the “yes” is quickly followed by a shift in focus and a growing awareness of the scope of the demand. As one of America’s largest retailers, presence on Target’s shelves means wider awareness of your product along with increased sales. Whitney English designed her Day Designer because she could not find a planner that fit her hectic lifestyle, owning her own company and raising three small children. She looked at every planner she could find, but all of them lacked some component that she believed was crucial. English started working at a paper and stationery store when she was 15 years old, and she continued the job through college. Her experience with paper made part of the task of designing her own planner easier, but there were still substantial hurdles, including learning about the various aspects of the manufacturing process. English persevered, and the company sold 500 planners the first year. “I never expected it to become this collaboration with Target,” she said. “It was this small thing, under the radar.” The Day Designer, which features a hard cover and an absorbent bond that allows for quick drying of ink, has sections for hourly planning, a long to-do list, notes and even a box for “gratitude.” English chose a spiral construction because she likes to be able to fold the planner back on itself — space to work is often compact when working from home, after all. She also went with brass instead of nickel. “I’m over the nickel thing,” she said. “I’m into brass right now. It’s really chic, really polished.” While the revenue growth for Day Designer has topped triple digits in two of the past three years (320 and 232 percent), English said she now defines success differently than she did with her first company, which failed. “It used to be correlated with something like greed, and I think part of the reason it failed is because I held onto it too tightly. Now I hold it loosely, and I’m happy with where we are and with our growth.”

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When Better Homes and Gardens’ special publication Stylemakers comes out this fall, it will feature Rachel Shingleton’s home. Shingleton, the owner of Pencil Shavings Studio, has been writing for BHG’s “Style Spotters” blog for the past four years. She writes a design/ style piece twice a month, so when the publication was looking for tastemakers to feature in Stylemakers, her editor recommended her to the publication. “My understanding is the magazine is featuring the homes and offices of different designers and tastemakers,” she said. Shingleton offices out of her home in a room that was originally designed as a bonus room. Sometimes, she works from her kitchen, her laptop in front of her as she manages a household that includes two children, ages eight and not-quite-two. “My work hours are wherever I can grab them,” she said. She describes her home’s style as “colorful, preppy chic, a little dressy with vintage flair.” The primary neutral color is white, and her palette includes blue and aqua as the primary accent colors. “Color reflects a personality type,” Shingleton said. “People have a gut reaction to color, and I think for design it’s a matter of finding the best hue.” Being formally trained in graphic design provides a foundation for dabbling in all aspects of design, and while Pencil Shavings started out doing invitations and logos, Shingleton has now taken it into interior design and product styling. “An art background gave me a foundational education in color integration, scale and proportion, and I apply that to helping clients live the way they want to live, with interiors that reflect an understanding of their identity,” she said.

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Without question, more people outside of Oklahoma have heard of Kelly Caviness than people from his native state. Caviness designs pools, and his company has won international design awards every year since 2007, but when the phone rings, it is most likely to be someone from outside Oklahoma — outside the U.S., even — than a local. Caviness started a landscape company in 1983, and at a home and garden show in 1995, a gentleman approached him and asked if he could convert the display into a swimming pool. That was Caviness’ first pool, and it was a sign of what was to come. Caviness Landscape will build you a standard rectangular pool in your backyard if you want one, but what they really do is build remarkable designs that include swim-up bars, tunnels, hidden slides and grottos. And waterfalls. Caviness has always loved waterfalls. “I think people get on the website and they see what we do and think, ‘I can’t afford that!’ but we will build whatever the customer wants,” he said. Working with a customer wish list, Caviness consults with clients individually to make suggestions. Most of the elaborate components are the company’s recommendation, and their specialty is creating pools that fit within the landscape architecture and aesthetic of the property. “We’re still old school,” Caviness said. “We draw everything by hand. I hired a landscape architect three years ago — Marissa Linz — and we work together on the designs. My father-in-law is an architect, so he really helped me learn how to draw the designs, too.” Caviness’ designs are notable enough to have caught the attention of HGTV (“Cool Pools”) and the DIY Network (“Pool Kings”). With the kind of publicity he is getting outside the state and country, it really is a wonder he doesn’t get more local calls.

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SQUARE ONE | editors’ picks

IT’S FALL … NATURALLY

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SQUARE ONE | essentials A. Scout bag Sara Kate Studios B. Travel Almanac Sara Kate Studios: “One of my favorite publications that is centered around people’s travel experiences. They always interview really interesting people and it’s fascinating to hear how exploring has altered their everyday life and perspective. I’m all for broadening my horizons.” C. Parisian Chic City Guide Anthropologie: “An incredible guide by Ines de la Fressange has been tagging along with me this summer. I love the fantastic places that she recommends and the photos are such eye candy.” D. Turkish towel Sara Kate Studios: “I’ve been obsessing over these towels for some time. They are perfect for trying to beat the summer heat after splashing into a pool.” E. Postcards and stamps “I’m pretty nostalgic at heart and really love snail mail. I’ve tried to start a habit of sending notes weekly to people to acknowledge the small (and big) kindnesses that they’ve sent my way.” F. Vintage cigarette case for business cards flea market find: “I hate when someone asks me for a card and I don’t have any on me – this has been a fun and unusual item that I definitely want lingering in my purse.” G. Oyédo Eaux de Toilette Diptyque: “My schedule can be all over the map and can include packing up shipments, running to job sites, putting up paint samples, etc. Sometimes I don’t have time to run home before heading out to dinner and a little spritz of this stuff goes a long way. It’s exactly what I need to feel refreshed and put together.” H. Vintage tortoise sunglasses flea market find: “These sunglasses have been with me for eons and it’s a miracle that they’ve managed to survive that long. They are such a great shape – who doesn’t love a classic tortoise?” I. Vintage camera family heirloom: “This is my grandfather’s camera that sometimes travels around with me to document some little moments in the day.” J. Vintage ribbon from NYC’s Garment District “I love finding unusual trimming and details to use for projects with clients. This vintage ribbon was something I sourced a few months ago and am giddy to see it on some custom shades.”

A Story to Tell Entrepreneurial stylist and designer Sara Kate Little positively radiates bohemian chic and her legion of satisfied clients can attest to her discerning eye. Her dramatic sense of style has us wondering … what’s in her bag? Writer Jill Hardy Photographer Carli Wentworth

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K. Bon Bon tassel earrings Sara Kate Studios: “I am a sucker for bold and playful earrings – you never know when you need them and it’s nice to have them on hand. These tassel ones are handmade in Turkey for the shop and they’ve been my staple as of late.” L. Louise Dean fabric Sara Kate Studios: “I always have fabric samples stashed in my tote and these playful prints have been a favorite. Louise has such a great eye for texture and has been a joy to collaborate with over the past year.” M. Brass screws Home Depot: “Littering my pockets and the bottom of my bag you will always find screws. Lately I have been using these really lovely brass screws, because often times they are visible on hardware we have been using. It’s just a fun little detail that I have taken a lot of delight in.” N. Rose Quartz crystal Sara Kate Studios: “My grandmother collects crystals and is a firm believer in their healing and metaphysical properties. While I’m not a big collector myself, I find it doesn’t hurt to have all the bases covered. Rose Quartz is said to inspire the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word. I can get on board with that.”


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Sara Kate Little, designer, stylist and founder of Sara Kate Studios, believes that in addition to the things you carry around with you on a daily basis, the means by which you convey said items is also an important consideration. “We currently have a prototype for this bag in production,” Little says, “It’s modeled after a vintage tote I’ve had for years; it’s the perfect leather that only gets better with age and has the best lines — so simple and classic!” The creation of new classics based on timeless pieces is a hallmark of Sara Kate Studios — the company’s offerings in their brick and mortar store are chosen for their “story” and the potential that Sara Kate sees in them — and it’s easy to see when Little’s bag is spilled out where the genesis of that sentiment comes from. While some tools of her trade are with her out of necessity (like brass screws for last-minute client fixes), and other items are stashed in her tote for practical reasons (sunglasses, eau de toilette spray) some are there for both of those reasons and something else, as well … a touch of story. Smartphones are a valuable tool in the stylist’s trade, and while Sara Kate affirms that Instagram can be a designer’s best friend, she also carries a vintage twin lens camera that belonged to her grandfather, because, in her words, “Sometimes it’s nice to take snaps with the real thing.” A driving principle in Sara Kate’s design work is surrounding yourself with the things and people you love, and her bag is full of the evidence that she’s practicing what she preaches.

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FEATURE | a warm welcome

BOLD and Beautiful THE BRIDWELLS CRAFT A WARMLY WELCOMING HOME, ARTFULLY GUIDED BY THE WHIMSY OF AN ECLECTIC EYE AND A SENTIMENTAL HEART. Writer Jill Hardy Photographer David Cobb

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FEATURE | a warm welcome

Stepping into the house’s spacious entryway gives you a bird’s eye view of almost the whole of the Bridwells’ home, thanks to an open layout, and a wall of windows in the living room allows you to see what the family utilizes as their outdoor living area; a comfortable patio complete with heat and television. previous page: An homage to her grandfather’s design talent adorns the dining area wall, in the form of some of his framed hand-drawn prints. This is the first and most arresting instance of a pattern you see throughout the home; heirlooms displayed both for their family connection and for the visual contribution they make to the décor.

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An incredibly special framed Picasso scarf graces this comfortable corner.

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A penchant for design and artistry runs through Piper Bridwell’s family; her mother is an artist, her grandfather was a well-known architect, and Piper is an artist herself. This bent towards aesthetically pleasing lines and color — as well as an affection for sentimental family pieces — is readily evident in the home that she shares with her husband Cody and their children Judge, Legend and Temple. The home was built by Jim Greene, with Oak Leaf Custom Homes in Oklahoma City, but the Bridwells were involved in the mapping out of the design, suggesting “tweaks” to the original layout. “My grandfather [architect Tommy Roberts] also helped us with it, before he passed,” Piper says, “That was really meaningful.” The dining room’s massive table from Restoration Hardware embodies another of Piper’s décor characteristics; bold statement pieces.

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above and right: The master suite is one place where a cooler palette prevails; black and white and gray color choices add a relaxing vibe, promoting a sense of sanctuary. A large bay window visually brings the outdoors in, while a door leading directly to the patio allows for physical access. bottom: A sizable closet, individual sinks and separate shower, tub and toilet embody the best of all design choices for the marital bathroom … togetherness, with just the right amount of personal space. opposite: The nearly all-white kitchen is kicked up a notch by a navy range.

“We wanted old wood,” Piper says. “Rings, old stains … this is where we eat every night as a family, so we need a forgiving surface. But we built this home to entertain, too. We love hosting baby showers, birthday parties … we love it.” The table’s expanse means it can seat several, and the gray upholstered chairs that Piper paired with it (from Room & Board) are both comfortable and sleek. Shaker-style chairs provide both a design foil and extra seating, if needed. “I was going to paint them cobalt blue,” Piper says, “But I fell in love with the dual-toned wood, and ended up leaving them as is.” Lack of strict definition can sometimes be a design drawback for open floor plans, but use of dark wood beams on the ceiling and one wall help to set boundaries for the eye and keep the various areas distinct while still connected. In addition to the main living area, smaller retreats are tucked into the floor plan as well, giving the young family room to accommodate the needs of growing kids and bringing a little coziness to the open plan.

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When asked about incorporating children’s preferences into a décor scheme, Piper shares her way of acknowledging the kids’ individuality and still keeping a streamlined design and decorating theme: “I give them choices from things that I like,” she says.

A small area to the side of the kitchen houses a television and comfy seating, allowing children to be close to parents as meals are prepped, and providing overflow seating for gatherings that’s just as relaxed as the main living area. Colorful furnishings complement the eye-catching rose-and-butterfly-festooned wallpaper (ordered from KASA), and a (genuine) buck’s head acts as a conversation starter (or stopper) that also gives you a peek at another facet of the family’s fun personality. “My mom shot that!” Piper laughs. “His name is Steve … he’s just hanging out with the butterflies.” A mix of whimsy, sentiment and bold design ideas continues throughout the house, with the girls’ rooms having the additional features of age-appropriate furnishings that can transition well as they leave childhood. Upstairs, a secondary family room boasts a large television for movie nights, and a raised table with barstools — in addition to a refrigerator built into cabinetry in one corner

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“This was our guest room before we had Judge,” Piper says, by way of explaining the full bed in the room, in addition to his crib, “But I’ve always had beds in nurseries. It just makes sense, for whenever they’re sick, or need you.”

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— provides for snacking and seating. A wall devoted to OSU and other sports memorabilia keeps the atmosphere relaxed, and a large coffee table adds storage space for things like blankets. Son Judge’s room is off the upstairs hideaway, and has a special place in Piper’s heart as her first design project. “Designing his room was my first project in design school,” Piper says, “It’s been fun to see it come to life.” The artwork on the walls comes from three generations of the women in Judge’s life — his grandmother, his mom and his sister Legend — and a large rectangular mirror on the wall was a project delegated to his dad and grandfather by Piper, making the room a family-wide labor of love. In the end, Piper’s vision for a home that’s beautiful and comfortable — both to live and entertain in — seems to have found fruition. A perfect mix of open planning and cozy nooks, decorated with a hand that’s both bold and gentle, with items both pleasing to the eye and stirring to the heart. “I want it to feel inviting,” Piper says, “I want everyone to feel welcome.”

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The main wall in the dining room is 19 feet of natural stone with a built-in niche for the hot-service buffet. The scale is hard to reproduce in photographs, but the rooms are “voluminous,” to use Wilson’s word. The dining room table is more than six feet in diameter, and it accommodates eight chairs; it is also one of the few pieces the family had prior to building this home.

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Simply Stunning STEVE AND KAREN HUDIBURG WERE ON THE VERGE OF BECOMING EMPTY NESTERS WHEN THEY STARTED PLANNING THEIR NEW HOME NEAR LAKE ARCADIA. SEVERAL YEARS LATER, THE RESULT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT. Writer Greg Horton Photographer David Cobb

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The 6,900-square-foot “villa” backs up to Corps of Engineers land adjacent to the lake, so it was the perfect place to get out of the city and still be close to urban conveniences. “We wanted to be semi in the country,” Karen said. “We were ready for a new phase in our lives, and we wanted away from the busyness.” Steve designed the home with help from an old friend, a process that took two years, which turned out to be the same amount of time it took to build. “I wanted California romance and Oklahoma ‘Okie-ness,’” Steve said. “I’ve always loved the California style-Spanish Mission homes. I just mixed it with a little Okie flair.” Donna and Virgil Onan of Carillon Homes were the builders, and Virgil made the Hudiburgs a promise when the project started. “We were friends,” Steve said, “and he promised me we would be friends after. We are. That’s rare when building a house together.” To make the home part of the overall change in their new phase of life, the Hudiburgs broke with their previous design preferences and

opted to simplify their surroundings. Consequently, the color palette is full of neutral tones, and relies on accent pieces, including art, to provide color. Additionally, the goal of the interior design was to create a “stylish but comfortable home for family and friends.” That’s how Troy Wilson, partner with Lisa Penton in 30A Home Retail & Design, described the goal. 30A worked with the Hudiburgs on the interior design aspects of the home. “Much of how they use their home is centered around their grandchildren and guests,” Wilson said. “That means durable fabrics, and the size of the main living areas meant oversize furniture.” Karen said the granddaughters are three and five years old, and both are allowed in every room in the house. “I’m not even allowed in every room,” Steve quipped. “We wanted to keep the light colors on the fabrics, but we also wanted the house to feel welcoming, so we opted for beautiful but durable fabrics that allow the girls to play everywhere.”

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right: The kitchen banquette is tufted leather, and it’s a custom job by Pike Upholstery. Steve said he loves the diner feel, and it offers additional seating in the large room. below: The arched doorways have their most dramatic effect in the main hallways, one of which bisects the entryway and living room. The arches create a cloister feel as they move toward their vanishing point, which is a piece of original art by Dallas artist J.D. Miller. The hall tees at that point, and the arches continue in both directions. opposite: Steve worked with Renaissance Wood Company to purchase materials from barns in Wisconsin and Minnesota for the reclaimed ceiling beams in the main living areas. Combined with the arched doorways, the beams lend the house a Mission feel, just as the couple wanted.

The neutral palette also has one other notable advantage, as Wilson explains. “The Venetian plaster and reclaimed wood beams are striking, and the neutral tones allow those elements to stand out,” he said. The arch pattern of a Mission-style home is evident in the large windows in the main living room and they allow in tons of natural light. With a 24-foot — at the apex — vaulted ceiling, the windows also had to be large enough to blend into the room. The scale is daunting, which made the choice to simplify so much more sensible. “We had always used brighter colors as for walls and furniture before,” Karen said. “Simplifying meant being consistent with the neutrals.” That choice makes it easier to select so many components, but it also means more attention to texture, lighting and accents is required. Wilson said the couple also wanted to do eliminate clutter — an empty-nesters’ Nirvana, surely.

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Steve also designed the bar in the game room. The centerpiece of the room is a pool table, which the family actually uses. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a replica of a 1930s-era Brunswick table.

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Architectural choices like the repeated arches in the hallway and the dramatic use of natural stone and leather help create depth and texture, even with the neutral palette. In the game room, the back bar features overhead service with cubbies for storage, a very unusual design for a back bar. The wine storage area is fronted by one of the many doors the couple got from Seret and Sons in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They, too, echo the arch pattern that runs throughout the home.

above: In the master bath, a tile wall creates a basketweave effect behind the tub. A few of the stone tiles are offset, which allows them to function as decorative ledges for candles or objets d’art, yet another method of adding color. Karen said they saw the wall in a showroom in Dallas. left: In the master bedroom, the wall behind the headboard is composed of individual blocks wrapped in suede. That was Wilson’s idea, and it was one Steve was happy to give him credit for. “I feel like I keep saying so much of this was my idea,” Steve said. “But I’ve designed a few homes, and I feel like I got the last one right.”

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The other main recreational area is the backyard. A large cabana was inspired by a photograph in a magazine, and it helped to set the tone for the whole house. Steve said they started with three acres, and because the land backs up to Corps of Engineers land â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is mostly undeveloped â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wildlife is both a source of pleasure and concern. Deer are lovely, but they are also destructive. The team designed a mixed brick and stone retaining wall to surround the lower bowl, and then topped it with a fence. In the five years the couple have been in the home, deer have not come into the lower bowl.

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The kitchen banquette, which overlooks the covered patio, was also Steve’s idea. “If I could have built a whole booth, I would have,” he said. Above the banquette is a stunning chandelier composed of individual, hand-blown orbs of glass. Like much of the lighting in the house, the look is elegant, classic and dramatic without being gaudy. The chandelier relies on artisanship for its striking appearance, and thus it manages to further the “less is more” aesthetic while being breathtakingly beautiful. This exquisite home, designed for a new phase of life, perfectly demonstrates that even when the children have grown up, an empty nest can be full of love, character and comfort.

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“For me, it’s based on a feeling –

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The Calm Comfort of Home Inside a design professional’s inviting and family-friendly Northwest Oklahoma City abode Writer Greg Horton Photographer David Cobb

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First impressions are incredibly random events. When knocking on a door, it’s impossible to predict what you will first see when the door opens. At Mindy Balliet Brown’s northwest Oklahoma City home, the mystery is less profound, given that glass doors allow an unobstructed view of the foyer, but the first impression is often the family’s super-sized Goldendoodle, Hank. Hank is about three feet tall at his shoulders; he’s huge, but he is calm and gentle — outstanding qualities in a 100-pound beast. As first impressions go, he is near perfect; the calm he radiates is a function of the home in which he resides. Mindy designed her house around a feeling, (really, feelings,) and one of the most important to her is the calm comfort of home. That she has been successful in achieving this is remarkable when factoring in an active blended family that includes five kids and her husband Paul. Along with her sister Elaine Price, Mindy owns ME Home, an interior design firm and retail space that works with both residential and commercial clients. The two complement each other well: Mindy is intuitive and emotive, while Elaine is a structured planner with a creative bent. “I can plan for clients, too,” Mindy said, “but I still rely on feelings. My husband suggested I make a list of the projects I have to do here at home, but I just can’t. For me, it’s based on a feeling — I want it to feel good when people walk in.” Planning an interior often runs the risk of losing sight of the actual purpose of a home, but with five children around, it was nearly impossible for Mindy to lose sight of it. “We are a family of seven, so when I picked furniture, it was about comfort, durability, and size,” she said, gesturing at the large sectional in the living room. For Mindy, durability and size do not have to work against an overall aesthetic. For example, her color palette is pretty consistent. She likes pink and blue — always — and lately she’s leaning

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toward lavender. The grass cloth in the dining room testifies to that, and the effect is very soothing, even as it contrasts with the unique yet traditional dining room table. At first glance it appears to be a generally round table, and it’s large enough to seat the whole family plus a couple guests — a necessity in the world of teenagers. However, the table can be scaled down by removing the “slice” and “spoke” sections and reassembling it as a smaller version of itself. It’s a remarkable piece of engineering, and it’s utterly practical for a family of this size. “For years, we had Sunday night dinners around this table every week,” Mindy said. “We still do occasionally.” The boys are 21 and 18 now, and Hannah the artist (18) leaves for the University of Colorado in the fall. The consistency of Sunday dinners has yielded to the realities of children turning into adults. The youngest, Laura (14), will be the sole occupant of the second floor soon, as her siblings move on, and Mindy is helping work through design ideas for her own upstairs space. “I encourage clients to incorporate their kids’ art into their overall scheme,” Mindy said. “And I think kids should have a voice in how their personal space is developed.” She is very serious about this, even to the point of not forcing her children to design their spaces. “The boys just want it dark, with a good desk,” she said with a laugh. “Hannah’s room is chaos; art and albums are everywhere.” Hannah is a working artist, and has been for a few years. Mindy has some of Hannah’s first art pieces hanging in the breakfast nook — she was nine when she painted them. Her more mature pieces are in the dining room, foyer, club room and master suite. At 18, she is a talented artist who works in several media, including acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil. ME Home actually features her work at the retail location, because she is talented; it’s only incidental that she is the owners’ daughter and niece.

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ACCENTS | at home Mindy’s design philosophy is flexible enough to incorporate Hannah’s art because her strategy is to surround herself with things she likes, things that make her feel good. That leads to an eclectic scheme, of course, but eclectic is a great strategy for a place that must be lived in. “I love and admire contemporary design,” Mindy said, “but I would never have it for myself. I do things for my clients all the time that I would never have in my own home.” That’s largely because a home is a place where your feelings live alongside your family. Her paternal grandmother Gladys was a huge influence, both for design and for life. In fact, a pink cockatrice china set by Minton that once belonged to Gladys is now featured prominently in the dining room. “She had 80 settings,” Mindy said. “Eighty! All the granddaughters got some of them. Gladys was amazing. She lived to be 98, and she died when she suffered a stroke in the flowerbeds. She was planting begonias.” Gladys’ love of gardening rubbed off on Mindy. Her backyard is as much a sanctuary as the interior. “It’s a work in progress,” she said, “but I enjoy gardening and I love entertaining out here.” The house was the WKY Dream Home in 1970, and it was a house that Mindy played in as a child. The original owners, Dr. Galen and Bobbie Robbins, were thrilled when they learned Mindy’s family bought the home. Mindy loves the house, even as she struggles to overcome some of the challenges that came with it: not enough natural light, dark woods everywhere and a lack of cabinet space. She has solved most of the problems, and two important areas — kitchen and master suite — get a lot of natural light. Using white liberally

has helped draw in the light, as has carpet choice. A large bound carpet covers nearly the entire master bedroom floor. “We use bound carpet for our clients, too,” she said. “It’s way less expensive, and when you have kids, you can’t have anything that can’t get stained.” Mindy’s mix of pragmatism brought on by parenthood combined with her overall tendency toward intuitive design has helped create a space that is beautiful, comfortable and deeply personal, but mostly, it just makes you feel okay about grabbing a seat and having a conversation. It’s not a museum or design studio; it’s a home.

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The perfect party … is there such a thing? Probably not, but like most hostesses, I will still try! Combine a delicious menu with the right number of people and the most relaxed atmosphere and you come pretty close. I actually think if you’re trying to achieve absolute perfection that might get in the way of a good time, however, if your real goal is to be with people you enjoy and you care for them, the other things ultimately will fall into place. But let’s not fool ourselves, you still gotta have a plan. On this fall evening l decided to invite a small group of ladies to my house for a low key get-together. Some knew each other well, some not, but all knew of each other. The plan? Appetizers and wine, conversation and French music, candles and flower arranging, then dessert and rosé. I hesitate to say it was perfect, but it was pretty darn close. I kept it simple and that made it all the more enjoyable.

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PARTY PLANNING TIMELINE THE NIGHT BEFORE:

Arrange flowers for around the house (this is something I love to do and think it always helps with the atmosphere) Organize additional flowers by type and place in glass vases for the guests to cut for their small takehome flower arrangement Make the pesto ¼ c pine nuts 2 cloves garlic 1 c fresh spinach 1 c fresh basil ½ c fresh parsley ½ t salt ½ c olive oil ¾ c freshly grated parmesan cheese 3 T butter Continued on page 61

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Roast pine nuts for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Watch carefully to prevent burning. In a food processor with steel blade, puree nuts, garlic, spinach, basil, parsley and salt. Add olive oil and blend. Add cheese and butter and pulse briefly. Do not overblend. Refrigerate.

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Grill flank steak then wrap it in foil and put in oven on very low to keep warm

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Make Ricotta Corncake batter (it needs to stand for 1 hour) ½ c cornmeal ½ c flour 2 c ricotta cheese 1 c finely chopped green onions 2 T sugar 1 ½ t salt ½ t pepper 2 c frozen corn kernels, thawed 3 large eggs Combine flour and cornmeal in small bowl. Mix cheese, onions, sugar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Combine corn and eggs in food processor, blend to coarse puree. Stir puree into cheese mixture, then add in flour/cornmeal mixture. Important: let stand one hour.

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Make crostini: Cut baguette into thin slices. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush both sides of the bread with the oil. Bake until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Get yourself ready (of course this is important, and if you need more time factor it in)

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Fry corncakes (wear an apron as the oil can splatter!)

Heat ½ c vegetable oil in large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Drop 1 T batter for each corncake. Brown on both sides and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Note: These can be made ahead: just fry, cover and refrigerate, then place cakes in a single layer on a baking sheet and warm at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Plate the food, light candles and the fireplace, put on music and pour yourself a glass of wine!

The best thing you can do when hosting a party is to relax. If you are enjoying the time, your guests will as well. Eat in a living room or around the house somewhere else to keep up the relaxed atmosphere. After a while, gather at the dining room table where the flower arranging can begin. I provided small vases and a pair of floral shears for each guest, and we clipped blooms and worked on the arrangements together. In the end, each one was unique and beautiful and made the perfect take-home party favor. After the flower arranging session we returned to the fireside for dessert and rosé and the music changed to a little more of the upbeat type, but exactly what it was is a secret that must be kept. At the end of the evening the conversation turned to when we were all going to do this again. I’m taking that as a confirmation of a successful party and definitely one that I plan on duplicating!

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Sticking with Style Removable wallpaper is an innovative product merging high impact with low commitment.

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When looking for my next project to tackle for this installment of “Design DIY,” I came across an email about a product that really caught my eye - removable wallpaper. No messy glue, just peel and stick, and no commitment? Sold! With wallpaper’s popularity again on the rise, this seemed an opportune time to get in on the trend. I’ve been an avid DIYer for nearly two decades and have renovated a half dozen houses, but surprisingly have never installed wallpaper. I can now confidently cross this one off my reno bucket list. Tempaper is, in essence, a self-adhesive wallpaper with a backing that you peel off so you can stick it the wall without paste or water. It’s repositionable (for the inevitable oops! when installing), and it pulls off fairly easily. It should not damage the surface beneath, as long as it’s been primed and painted in a satin or semi-gloss finish. It may sound familiar, but this isn’t your grandma’s contact paper. Tempaper (tempaperdesigns.com) comes in a myriad of patterns and styles, from designs for kids’ rooms to sophisticated geometrics and traditional toiles and f lorals. Custom designs are even available for that extra-special project. I applied Tempaper in my small powder bath on the wall above the existing wainscoting. I will admit, I underestimated the challenge, thinking, “Hey, it’s a tiny room and I only have to paper the upper third!” but I quickly found out that there was still a substantial amount of work to be done even in that small area. Once I got into the groove, it went up pretty easily, albeit slower than I had estimated. Starting in a low-visibility area (for my room it was the corner behind the door) allowed me to get the goofs out of my system without worry I’d ruin the whole project. I had applied two or three strips before I realized I was overlapping the edges of the paper too far and the pattern looked choppy – the instructions specify 1/16" and I found that “just a hair” was the perfect amount. The beauty of Tempaper was revealed when I just peeled off those errant sheets and started over. I was even able to salvage most of the paper and reuse it; only one sheet did I pull too hard, too fast, and it stretched the vinyl paper out of shape so it would not smoothly re-adhere without bubbling, so that got tossed. Measuring and cutting the paper, pulling down the backing and sticking it up (use a level to make sure the first sheet is perfectly vertical and work from there, matching the pattern left to right and top to bottom), smoothing it with the squeegee, then

trimming the excess with an X-Acto knife was pretty much the whole process. Using a framing square to cut each sheet sped up the process tremendously and kept my edges square. Mathematically challenged as I am, it took a lot of my brain power to figure out what seemed to me to be a high amount of wasted product,

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Escape to Edmond Palm Springs inspires the renovation of an outdated backyard and earns it a well-deserved spot on the 2016 Oklahoma Garden Tour for Connoisseurs

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Any time a landscaping firm is contracted to create or renew a home’s yard, there’s a certain amount of dreaming involved, but David Hall’s particular vision might have been a little more in-depth — and difficult to achieve — than most. “I told (landscaper/designer) Mike Lindsey that I didn’t just want a backyard,” David recalls, “I wanted a Southern California resort.” Edmond homeowners David and Sheila Hall spend a lot of time in Palm Springs — in fact, they love it so much they even own a home there — and they wanted to translate that feeling to their Oklahoma digs as well. It was a tall order for any landscaping firm, but Mike Lindsey felt that his company was more than up to the challenge. “I have a certified landscape architect on staff,” Mike says, “And between the two of us we have over 70 years of experience doing this.” The outdoor surfaces and yard of the ’70s-era home were gutted and the construction of the current paradise that surrounds the domicile took over a year … an extensive investment of time and money that David Hall says was worth the result. “I spent more than I bargained for,” he admits, “But I got what I wanted.” Evoking an image of a California resort wouldn’t be possible without palm trees, and while they’re not an Oklahoma staple, Mike Lindsey says that it’s possible to integrate them into a yard here. “These are Mediterranean Fan Palms,” he says. “They’re a little more cold hardy than your average California palms, but someone using these in Oklahoma should be aware that every few years we do have a cold snap that can take them out … it’s not uncommon to have to replace them after one. But they’re reasonably priced; it’s not any more expensive than losing a sizable group of flowers.” Another hallmark of this outdoor haven is its waterfalls. The front and back yard both have multiple water features and the rocklined pool has three waterfalls filling it, adding both the feel of nature and the sound of it as well … not something you usually find in most constructed paradises, but an example of an element that can make all the difference in creating an atmosphere.

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“I love the sound of running water,” Sheila says. “It was important to me that we incorporate that, and it adds so much.” The cabana, outdoor kitchen and several fire bowls (as well as a stately rectangular fire pit) are also all examples of important components of the Halls’ retreat. When creating a place like this — more outdoor retreat than simple yard —Mike Lindsey stresses the importance of engaging professionals for guidance, even if you have a specific idea of what you want. “We provide a very detailed service to our clients,” Mike explains. “We design the hardscape — the things like outdoor kitchens, pools — and then set up meetings with contractors we know and trust, or agree to interview companies that the client wants to use for those details, so that we can see if their skill level matches what we need to happen.” “We also compose what we call an ‘A List,’ for the landscaping, either using the client’s preferences, or if they don’t have any, suggestions that we make, that they can then choose from, to use in the yard.” Mike says that visitors to Scapes, Inc. (his Mustang-based location for landscaping inventory) who are putting in their own yards or following a free plan often return … and need help in not only putting their initial plan into place, but repairing the attempt they made, themselves. “You may think you’re saving money by trying it yourself or following a free plan,” Mike cautions, “But something on a scale like the Halls’ home really isn’t possible without a landscape architect. You do, in the end, get what you pay for. We’re reasonable in our pricing, but we are professionals, and in most cases, we’re necessary.”

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OUTDOORS | an incredible retreat

The Halls’ landscaping earned them a spot on the Oklahoma Horticultural Society’s 2016 Garden Tour for Connoisseurs on October 1st (visit ok-hort.org for membership details, gardening info and watch for next year’s tour dates), but Sheila says that the most important recognition comes from a much smaller audience. “My grandkids are out here every weekend that I’m in town,” Sheila says. “They love it, and so do we.”

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FINISHING TOUCH | get social

A Visual Feast

Writer Sara Gae Waters

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With all the choices out there in the social media stratosphere, Instagram is at the top of my list. I’m a visual person and so Instagram appeals to me most. While captions can be as long as you want, usually they are short and to the point. It’s a great way to find ideas and inspiration for home design, floral design, cooking, gardening, fashion, entertaining, vacation spots … really just about anything. We’ve just joined Instagram, follow us @405home as we share some of our favorite sources, behind-the-scenes snaps and sneak peeks of upcoming issues! @405home

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It’s no surprise that we love the instagrams of people we feature in this issue of 405 Home. Here are just a few we think you should follow, too! Featured in this issue @sarakatestudios @whitneyenglish @cavinessldscp @pencilshavings @glosseddesigns @mehomeokc @wrightsfloralmarket @amycakes7 @tempaper_designs Styling @heatherbullard

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