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With over 5,000 pieces in stock and an emphasis on personalized customer service, Sophia offers rugs in every shape and size imaginable. Intricate, handmade designs in both traditional and contemporary styles. No matter your budget, you will find something in your price range to make your home come alive and that you will treasure for years to come. You can even trade-in your rugs for something new. For beauty beyond compare at a price you will love, Sophia's Rugs is your destination.

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Features Features

APRIL 2022 8 Historic coldeway house 19 gardening goods 22 Spring Sprouts 25 special advertising section: Ask the experts



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At Home

Historic Coldeway House


Garden Goods


Spring Sprouts


Ask the Expert

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e s u o H y a w e d l Co HISTORIC

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Tucked back off an Anchorage road sits an eclectic home built in 1894, renovated to belong to its residents of the 21st Century. The 7,991-squarefoot Coldeway House is a designated Kentucky landmark and named on the National Register of Historic Houses.

Coldeway, located on East Osage Road, features a Queen Anne frame, shingle-style and weatherboard, constructed by William B. Wood for Mary Buckner Coldeway. A few years later, it was sold to Percival Moore, the developer of the Louisville, Anchorage and Pewee Valley Electric Railway (Interurban), which operated from 1902 to 1934. The home has an unusual side elevation with two curved, recessed balconies with ornate details. The large neo-colonial porch was added by the owner Creel Brown, a whiskey distiller, in 1912. The house was restored

in the 1980s by Creel’s granddaughter, Joann Brown Schuler. A 3,000-square-foot addition was added by its current owners in 2019. Currently, Coldeway sits on 7.85 acres and is surrounded by a four-board fence with a 2,400-square-foot barn. The entryway includes marble flooring, updated fixtures, dramatic trim detail and high ceilings, bringing in natural light from the rear windows and staircase. A drop zone is included by the side door off the porte cochère, a covered area off the outside of

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the home. The dining room contains expansive windows, refinished hardwood flooring and original detailed trim work with updated wallcoverings and fixtures. Guests can also enjoy a working fireplace with gas logs. Entering the study, one will see refinished hardwood flooring, an additional working fireplace with gas logs, custom-built bookcases and original detailed molding with modern paint and fixtures. The living room’s floors have also been redone to accompany the working fireplace with gas logs, original detailed trim work and large windows. A first-floor powder room has two hidden coat closets at the entry, a new vanity, fixtures, plumbing, hardware and hardwood floor. louisville homes & gardens | April 2022 11

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The breakfast room begins the addition, surrounded by windows, a coffee bar with sink and dishwasher and built-in cabinetry. Entering the kitchen there are two islands with double-honed Danby marble tops with seating for four underneath white custom cabinetry with brushed gold hardware. The kitchen is equipped with Wolf and Subzero appliances including a gas cooktop, refrigerator column, two freezer drawers, double ovens, microwave, warming drawer, dishwasher and farm sink. Also featured in the room is an exposed brick wine storage wall and a hidden pantry with pull-out shelving. The home also includes a butler’s pantry with custom bar cabinetry and shelving with designer glass tile backsplash; a wet bar is equipped with wine and beverage refrigerators, hidden cabinetry with bar storage pull-out shelving and an ice maker. Custom cabinetry lines the laundry room walls with pull-out drying racks, a large 14 louisville homes & gardens | April 2022

island for folding or wrapping, a farm sink, built-in pet crates with a door leading to a small, fenced-in outdoor space and tile flooring. An additional powder room is adorned with leather-detailed wallpaper, modern fixtures and hardwood flooring. Also on the bottom floor is an office tucked behind built-in shelving and folding wood doors for privacy. Lastly, on the bottom floor, the primary suite can be closed off with sliding, stained glass doors from the original part of the home. The primary bedroom has vaulted ceilings with wood beam details, a fireplace plumbed for gas logs and hardwood flooring. The suite contains two walk-in closets with custom wood closet systems and a large island with drawers and plenty of hanging and shelf space. The primary bath holds a freestanding, polished chrome-finish tub, as well as a large tiled shower with frameless glass and dual entry. One can keep warm and

private with heated flooring and separate vanities and lavatories. The lower level addition includes a two-car tandem garage, additional laundry room, storage room, full bath and access to the rear patio. Up the stairs, a sitting room greets visitors with hardwood flooring, double closets and access to the second floor covered porch. Bedroom 1 has hardwood flooring, a decorative fireplace, built-in bench seating, a fully remodeled en suite bath and a dressing room with a walk-in closet and private laundry room. Upstairs bedrooms 2 and 3 have hardwood flooring, a decorative fireplace and a closet with wood shelving. The full guest bath was completely remodeled with a paneled glass shower door, tile flooring and custom cabinetry. A third floor is a bonus space for the home with three extra bedrooms, a family room, a game room and a full bath, as well as access to the rooftop and exterior balconies.

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The 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom Coldeway House was purchased by its current owners in 2018. “This is an iconic home in the heart of Anchorage with so much history,” says Lynette Masterson, friend of the family and real estate agent with Lenihan Sotheby’s Realty. “It has been beautifully restored and renovated offering a unique mix of original details and current design trends.” For more information on available listings, call Lynette Masterson at 502-643-4445 or email at lmasterson@lsir.com. 18 louisville homes & gardens | April 2022

Spring fever has officially hit, and we are ready to start tending to our gardens. Though it may still be a tad chilly to actually start planting, it’s never too early to start planning for your beautiful spring bounty. A little early preparation goes a long way when getting your yard ready for the growing season, and having a checklist is a great way to keep yourself on track.

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In early spring, start cleaning up around the yard and plant any hardy veggies so they can be ready to harvest by early summer. Annuals can go in the ground after Derby Day and halfway through the season, start planting your perennials, trees and shrubs, while adding a fresh layer of mulch to your garden. By late spring, you’ll be appreciating your hard work and planting summer-blooming bulbs like gladiolus and dahlias. (Better Homes & Gardens) Before you can start your work, make sure you have all the tools and supplies you need to create a blossoming garden. We’ve compiled a few of the products, books, and stylish accessories you need, or may simply just want, so you can get your gardening on this spring!

Garden Reads If you’re new to gardening or want to nurture your green thumb, it can be difficult to know how to begin or where to look for useful information. Though you can find many of your answers online, it’s nice to have a book that provides focused content and can answer your questions when the answer isn’t readily available on the web. Plus, most gardening books have gorgeous covers that you can display for your fellow gardener friends! No one starts off as an expert in all things gardening, and these how-to books can assist you on your journey to creating your own personal Biltmore oasis.

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Garden Digs If you want to be stylish, functional, and cool in your garden this season, we’ve got you covered. Of course, you can wear whatever you please when planting and pruning, as long as you’re fine with your clothes getting down and dirty, but there is some gardening gear that can make your work feel a little less like work. Whether you’re looking for protection from the sun or shoes that will allow you to stomp through the mud, you may want to consider investing in some of our picks that can make gardening easier and more comfortable.

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Protect your face and feel stylish in the perfect sun hat.

Women’s Short Gardening Boots by Smith & Hawken, $30 | Target

Women’s Heirloom Gardening Bib Overalls, $94.50 | Duluth Trading

Blue Jalore Apron, $42 | Pomegranate, Inc.

Carrot Gardening Gloves, $26 | Terrain

Sunday Afternoons Sun Guardian Hat, $28 | REI

Watercolor Florals Bandana, $18 | Terrain

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Carry it all. One of the struggles of gardening is what to do with your harvest. This tote has pockets perfect for separating herbs, flowers and veggies. It’s also plenty stylish to take to the farmers market, grocery store or a family picnic! Canvas Market Tote, $68 | Terrain

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Gardening is a delight… sometimes. There’s nothing worse than falling for Kentucky’s infamous spring bait-and-switch: the perfect day for planting presents itself only to be followed by a surprise cold snap that ruins all your hard work. Timing is crucial for would-be green thumbs. Setting your plants out at the correct time ensures a long growing or blooming season while still avoiding the dreaded wilt and burn of a tricky frost. Old timers say that you should wait to plant tender seedlings and delicate annuals until either after Derby day or Mother’s Day (with the latter being the safe bet). While that’s absolutely good advice, there is still much to be done in the garden before that magic date...

Early April ◊ Transplant large trees and shrubs ◊ Prune evergreens ◊ Plant fruit trees and shrubs ◊ If you fertilize your lawn, use a spring-type ◊ Rotate indoor plants

Mid-April ◊ Spread high nitrogen fertilizer around evergreens ◊ Plant summer flowering bulbs ◊ Plant annual seeds ◊ Plant root crops ◊ Plant peas, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, carrots, etc.

Late April/Early May ◊ Deadhead spring flowering bulbs ◊ Prune forsythia once it has finished flowering ◊ Divide perennials ◊ Fertilize roses ◊ Set aquatic plants ◊ Plant beans and corn

Once the Danger of Frost Has Passed (Second week or so of May) ◊ Transplant your seedlings! ◊ Plant summer flowering bulbs (Cannas must wait until now) ◊ Plant summer flowering perennials ◊ Plant hearty annuals ◊ Stake tall flowers ◊ Control slugs and snails ◊ Get weeding! ◊ Most summer vegetables can be planted now. Wait another week for tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and peppers.

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Ask The Expert

Are you thinking of building a home or making home improvements? TOPS writers asked some of Louisville’s home experts to answer their most frequently asked questions to help you get started. PROFILES BY ROCKO JEROME AND DAWN ANDERSON PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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Working with clients to create custom spaces through a simple process that puts them in control, CLOSET FACTORY is your source for top-rate home customization... and not just for closets. They can also provide custom Murphy beds, offices, garages, pantries, laundry rooms, you name it. The Closet Factory experts have grown accustomed to receiving hugs and seeing tears of happiness when they leave clients with their new personalized happy places.


T HE E XPE R T Laura and Bill Weldon, Closet Factory Experts in Whole Home Organization 502-489-3901 Bill.Weldon@closetfactory.com


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Q: I’ve seen a few really elaborate closets, I’m thinking of trying to create something myself. What would you suggest? A: Getting a consultation is completely complimentary. We’ll send an expert designer to look at your space and work closely with you to clearly understand your style goals. We will take all the necessary measurements and inventories to help determine a potential design. We will then create detailed designs and even 3D renderings to share how we can personalize your space and invite you to take a tour of our factory and showroom. You can see, touch, and feel the materials and accessories for your final selections and formalize the transformation of your space. Q: What are some of the current trends? A: We’ve noticed that people are moving from dressers and other clutter in their homes and going for ways to really make their rooms more spacious and airy with lounge chairs and coffee tables while maximizing organizational efficiencies of all kinds of rooms. Some are even turning spare bedrooms into their closet oasis - well-lit areas where they can easily see and enjoy their clothes, even adding things like floor to ceiling mirrors, TVs, chandeliers, and coffee stations. It’s great for stress relief!

Decks, porches, patios, hardscapes, outdoor kitchens, you name it- Brendan Kelly of ARCHADECK OF LOUISVILLE has the know-how to make your outdoor living space into what you’ve always wanted. With over 30 years of experience and over 100,000 structures built throughout his network, Archadeck is your local deck builder of choice for your next home enhancement project.


T HE E XPE R T Brendan Kelly, Archadeck of Louisville Expert in Decks

Q: I’ve seen many decks that look pretty, but how can I be sure that it’s structurally sound? A: That’s easy- hire a true expert! We carefully create very intricately considered structural plans for all of our new builds. It’s careful planning by a team with a lot of experience and knowledge of what it takes, and we are very cautious in what we create. I can guarantee that our decks are made very well, and can withstand all the challenges of weather and normal use. Q: Are there many options for deck design? A: There are a great many, and we can work together to create a space that fits both your needs and budget. hether it s free standing or connected to a house makes a big difference. Materials are important, and there are always ways that we can create shade or add portions. All you need to get started is to give me a call.

Louisville@Archadeck.com Office: 502-309-9891


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A second-generation family-owned business, the team at LOUISVILLE BLINDS works hard every day to earn your business and your trust. Theirs is the name to know for a wide array of quality interior window fashions. Offering blinds, shades, and shutters, a majority of which are manufactured in their own facility in Middletown, they offer wonderful products with high quality, straight to you. Their design staff is ready to assist you from the ground up, whether you’re building or remodeling.


T HE E XPE R T Holly Ford, Louisville Blinds Expert in Blinds and Drapery 502-245-8680 Holly@LouisvilleBlinds.com


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Q: What are some of the advantages of your business over a big box store? A: We’re dedicated to making your custom home perfect for you, and you get what you pay for when you come to see us. Our dedicated staff really excels at customer service and active listening, and the products that we offer are of exceptional quality and design. When you work with us, we will be the ones handling your job from start to finish. o subcontractors. e re a proud local family business, and our selections are modern and fresh. Q: What are your most popular items? A: Without a doubt, that would be our interior shutters. They’re elegant and versatile but equally durable and designed to last for generations. They’re like furniture for your windows. The shutters create an upscale sensibility in any room. The up and coming residential fashion is atural oven shades, and we have a large selection. Also very popular for both residential and business purposes are our roller shades and screened shades. They block the sun while not disrupting your view, reduce heat very easily, and can even be motorized for your convenience!

Phil Chaney is CEO at AUTOMATED LIFESTYLES, a custom electronics design and installation company that integrates state-of-the-art audio/ visual environments managed by seamlessly easy-to-use control systems into ne and e isting structures. Whether residential, commercial, or hospitality, Automated Lifestyles can design a custom solution specific to any environment. Working closely with architects, builders, interior designers, and owners, their focus is to ensure the finished project ill meet all their clients’ needs and e pectations.


T HE E XPE R T Phil Chaney, Automated Lifestyles Expert in Smart Homes phil@automatedlifestyles.com 502-376-2061

Q: I would like to automate my home, but I’m wondering - is it affordable? A: It’s very affordable. Our systems start at about $600 and are scalable from there. It’s not just a smart system, but an intelligent platform. Controlling your home or business is all possible from one easy-to-use interface. Whether it is a touch screen, remote control, keypad, smartphone, or tablet, managing everything from lights, shades, thermostats, door locks, security, and surveillance, the sky is the limit. Since these systems are scalable, you can add new features and control as desired over time. Q: Can I combine the systems that I already have into what you offer? A: We offer two platforms - Clare and Control 4, depending on needs and budget. These systems integrate with virtually all “smart products” so that you can control everything easily. The challenge with most smart products you can easily purchase at a retailer is with inter-compatibility. Users end up with an app for their lights, another app for their door lock, and on and on. Our systems allow everything to be controlled through one app and offer added features and control that you simply can t find at a big bo store or thru a DYI solution.


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BURDORF INTERIORS has the selection and style you want, from sofas to dining, beds to recliners, with a stellar selection set apart by high style and low price. This is the place to turn your home interior dreams into reality. You ill find a vast selection of ready and available furniture to fit your taste and options for customization f you find the perfect sofa style you want in the showroom but would like it in a different fabric, they can make that happen.


T HE E XPE R T Jess Jordan, Burdorf Interiors Expert in Furniture 502-719-9700


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Q: After the last couple of years, I’m ready to change up my furniture! Where do I begin? A: We can give you a free consultation in your home or in-store. The people on our staff all have a great eye. We also deliver to anywhere within 50 miles of Louisville. We will have you loving your space again in no time! Q: What piece of furniture do you like to start with when decorating a home or a room? A: I typically like to start with an accent chair, rug or piece of artwork and build from there. My advice would be to know your intentions for the room from the start. Establish a general scheme, measure your space, and start with a focal point. Q: Can you help me keep my home makeover on a budget? A: bsolutely You ill find everything here to be both very customizable and also affordable. e have a ide array of brands and fle ible payment plans. Whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something for you that you will enjoy having for years to come.

ounded in by o ner en almer all, DIGS HOME AND GARDEN is ouisville s local destination for uality furniture and accessories both inside and outside your home, ith an emphasis on variety. ith products from vendors like Summer lassics, ro n ordan, ane enture, and ingsley ate, igs has styles and price points to appeal to a ide range of customers.


T HE E XPE R T Ben Palmer-Ball, Digs Home and Garden Expert in Outdoor Entertaining & Furnishings

Q: I really want to revitalize the overall look of my space. How do I begin? A: ith our ide inventory, e very ell might be able to find a match or something that might complement or refresh an e isting setting. Maybe ne cushions or outdoor pillo s ill bring some ne energy to a space. al ays stress the comfort factor. ome into the sho room and sit on the furniture t s got to be functional and comfortable to be enjoyed. e re fortunate to have arehousing capability nearby, so you can select anything from our sho room and take it home or have it uickly delivered. Q: What should I look for when selecting outdoor furniture? A: major consideration is maintenance and durability. Most of the metal furniture these days is po der coated aluminium, so rust is no longer a major consideration. ushions and fabrics have evolved to be fully eather resistant and can handle outdoor conditions year round. e can source furniture covers to protect furniture and cushions hen not in use to help keep them clean, but e also sell cleaning products tailored to the materials involved. f you are averse to outdoor cushions, there are ne options for padded and oven furniture that don t re uire any cushions, or teak furniture hich eathers to a silvery grey over time.

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Since 1926, MILLER’S FANCY BATH & KITCHEN has carried on a tradition of integrity, personal service, and quality projects. Their experienced designers can take your vision for your kitchen or master bath and make it a reality. The talented staff orks ith you from start to finish and is professional, enthusiastic, and accommodating to all your needs and expectations.


T HE E XPE R T Miller’s Fancy Bath & Kitchen Experts in Kitchen and Bath Remodeling 502-893-9330 rickm@fancybath.com


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Q: How do I get started? A: You are welcome to walk in, but it is best to call and schedule an appointment with one of our designers. We ask you to bring multiple photos of the space you are considering remodeling, including approximate overall dimensions. Also, bring along pictures of kitchens or bathrooms you have seen that you like. Q: What if I don’t know anything about design? A: We will tour the showroom and show you various examples of what could be utilized in your home, and we can offer you photos of jobs we have completed. Along with the manufacturer’s brochures, you will come away with many new ideas. We will provide you with a detailed and itemized estimate and likely budget for your project. Our allowances comprise moderate to low-high product allowances and a “guestimate” price range for a contractor. Q: How do we determine a budget for our project? A: If you call us back to assist you, we will come to your house with one of our contractors to get the exact dimensions. From here, we’ll determine a more focused scope of work, then begin working on the right design and theme for you.


T HE E XP E R T Steve Nelson, Ever-Seal Expert in Deck and Concrete Sealing 502-427-7041

everseal.com EVER-SEAL was founded by homeowners, just like you, that were frustrated with products in the stores that never seem to live up to their promises all in an effort to simply maintain your home. While better solutions were available to manufacturing and municipal vendors, these were not things that the average homeowner could afford. Ever-Seal painstakingly developed systems to provide these solutions on a smaller scale, at a reasonable cost that homeowners could actually afford so they could spend more time enjoying their home instead of just working on it.

Q; How long does Ever-Sealing work? A: In short, our proprietary cleaning system is able to clean thoroughly through the exterior wood or concrete. Then, our patented penetrating sealant becomes a permanent part of the wood or concrete providing lifelong protection. EverSealing of wood, concrete or masonry can last over half a century and is guaranteed for at least 25 years. Q; Is Ever-Seal expensive? A: While the materials and equipment needed for our service make the cost a bit higher than a typical power wash and topcoat initially, being a permanent solution will save our customers thousands year after year for decades to come. Q; What should I expect during my Free Estimate? A: We offer pressure-free guaranteed estimates. We’re not a fan of those pushy sales guys either. We will test and measure the project, show you how our system works, show you our rates and go over the quotes with you. Only sign up if it makes sense and fits your budget.

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Featuring lavish showrooms in both Louisville and Lexington, MEES TILE & MARBLE offers a wide variety of tile, granite, marble, and other natural stone. You can choose from their wide assortment of slabs for your project and only pay for the part of the stone that you need. Expert advice from in-house assistants is always available. Their fabrication department offers a selection of stone in over 100 beautiful colors. These stone crafters hone in on every precise detail using state-of-the-art equipment, creating exquisitely crafted custom work for you.


T HE E XPE R T Todd Meyer, Mees Tile & Marble Expert in Stone Craftsmanship 502-969-5858


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Q: Can you use marble on countertops and have no worry of etching and scratching? A: Marble as a countertop surface offers exceptional beauty and a timeless and classic look. While marble can be delicate and potentially show scratching or etching, the great news is that it can be buffed and polished out and brought back to new. Mees Tile & Marble has the tools to keep your countertops looking like the day they were installed for the length of time you have them. Q: How expensive is it to heat my kitchen or bathroom floor? A: Many clients think that adding a heating system to their home s flooring costs an arm and a leg. This isn’t always the case. Sure, the size of the space determines ho much material you ould need to heat your floor, and there will be an investment on the front end with material and a thermostat, but the actual cost of heating the floor is fairly ine pensive. t is a low voltage system, so the energy that it requires to operate is hardly noticeable.

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Specializing in building unique custom homes, TRACEE DORE BUILDERS brings over 25 years of experience and a hands-on approach. Tracee’s team can fla lessly craft your new home to the exact design specifications you ant, working with you to build your stunning dream home. She knows custom home building inside and out, starting in the business learning under her father as a teenager and she’s committed to being one of the very best custom home builders in the region.


T HE E XPE R T Tracee Dore, Tracee Dore Builders Expert in Custom Home Building Cell: 502-639-1944 tracee@dorebuilders.com


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Q: With everything going on in the world, is now a good time to build? A: Emphatically, yes. I’m busier than ever. With the high demand created by people coming to live in this area, available land is getting sparse, and competent, involved builders who plan ahead can still get your project done uickly. The uality of hat you can still find here in ouisville is fantastic, and while prices won’t be coming down, you can still get great locations for your dollar. Q: What’s the most important thing about picking a builder? A: You want to choose your builder very carefully. It’s a relationship that will go on for over a year, so you want to make sure that they are responsive and attentive. There’s no such thing as too many questions. You want someone who is right there with you every step of the way- goes over the initial designs ith you, covers all the specifications, then is there through the entire building process and physically there on the job site. You need a hands on builder. f you don t feel all that right a ay, find someone else.

More than just a design studio, REFLECTIONS OF YOU, BY AMY is a one-stop-shop for residential and commercial interior design. Owner and founder Amy Wagner also holds a General Contractor’s License, overseeing all aspects of clients’ projects, ensuring quality control of the services provided. With the support of family and friends who appreciate her work ethic and dedication, Amy and her team are inspired to higher levels of creativity and productivity.


T HE E XPE R T Amy Wagner, Reflections of You, By Amy Expert in Interior Design 502-384-3660 @amywagnerdesigns @amywagnerrealtor


Q: What makes you unique to the design industry? A: We are more than designers! We also have deep expertise in remodeling, staging, and real estate. We guide our clients through the process, helping as much or as little as they choose. Q: How do you manage the many layers of Reflections of You, by Amy? A: Thankfully, most projects overlap very naturally. Our clients often want guidance to create timeless changes. With our expertise in Real Estate, we can advise them of the smartest updates that will maximize their property’s value. Our Design Studio in Chenoweth Square provides us with resources for all projects, and we are connected with vendors from markets around the country. Q: How do you present design ideas to clients without overwhelming them? A: Once we have completed the initial consult and understand their “wants,” we create a plan, then dedicate time to search for the perfect pieces. We usually pull three recommendations for each item so as not to overwhelm them. We make sure all components are cohesive and complement the overall design scheme. Nine out of ten times, the client loves at least one of the three selections. From that point, we handle the purchasing and white glove delivery to their home!

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The Estates of L’Esprit



Build the custom home of your dreams in the serene and private “Estates of L’Esprit” - a sixteen lot sub-development in the L’Esprit Community. THE ESTATES OF L’ESPRIT are exclusively marketed by Jonathan Klunk and Morgan Hancock, Realtors at Six Degrees Real Estate. Call them today to discuss your future at the Estates of L’Esprit.

JONATHAN KLUNK jonathan@sixdegreesre.com 502-410-8181 MORGAN HANCOCK morgan@sixdegreesre.com 502-544-7765

FEATURES Distinctive open spaces Lakes, fields, and mature wooded areas Award-winning school district Access to 18-miles of community bridle trails Underground utilities High-speed internet and cable No construction deadlines Only 25 minutes from downtown Louisville and 10 minutes from downtown LaGrange All lots over 5 acres Lots can be combined

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