Blog Archives: Architecture + Design
Decorate Your Space with Kansas City Themed Art Prints
We all have some major hometown pride these days, so why not spruce up your decor with a Kansas City themed art print or poster? In this post, I share a couple of my favorite KC prints.
Creative Color for the Kitchen, a Brookside Neighborhood Video, and a Native Plant Sale
A few new discoveries to share – creative color options for kitchen appliances, a cool Brookside neighborhood video, and a native plant sale this weekend in Kansas City.
Friday Links: Designer Rugs, a Book on Native Plants, and the Upcoming KCMO Bond Vote
My Friday Links roundup features some cool new rugs by a famous tv personality, a book on gardening with native plants, and some thoughts on the upcoming KCMO bond initiative.
Friday Links: Dwell’s Modern Collection at Target, Wonderscope Gets a New Home, and a Master Gardener Spring Seminar
My attention is usually focused on home design, kid stuff, and gardening, so this week’s link roundup is right up my alley. I hope you enjoy it, too!
Friday Links – Kansas City Love, Colorful Decorating, and a New Appliance Color
This edition of my “Friday Links” post is heavy on design and decorating. We discovered a new appliance color, a world-famous blog features a local KC home, a fun design blog with local roots, and a home filled to the brim with color and pattern.
Shopping for Retro Mid-Century Furniture in Kansas City
After 12 years in our little white Brookside Cape Cottage, it is time to redecorate. Next on the list? Living room chairs. Fortunately, we found some great options at J’adore, one of my favorite neighborhood shops.
Five Best Houseplants to Express Your Personal Style
If someone asked me what my number one most important item in home staging/decorating, I would say houseplants. Houseplants play a crucial role in staging my real estate listings, and even decorating my own home. In this story, I thought I’d share some insights as to why I love to live and work amongst houseplants, and offer a few recommendations of trendy plants.
Are Your Shrubs Overgrown? Curing a Common Detriment to Curb Appeal
I have a secret: I am easily irritated by shrubbery. The master gardening, real-estate-selling homeowner in me just can’t believe how common it is for people to have overgrown shrubs and plants in their landscapes.
Turn Your Plain-Jane Post-War, Mid-Century Ranch into a Craftsman Bungalow
As I was browsing the internet today, I stumbled onto an incredible home design conversion. What started as a plain little post-war ranch house, was artfully transformed into an attractive Craftsman-style bungalow. Learn why I think this is the perfect renovation idea for homes in Kansas City’s older, inner-ring suburbs and neighborhoods.
This Landmark Civil War Era Home in Kansas City is My Pick of the Week
The Seth Ward Residence, as it is known, was originally built in the 1850’s and is on the historic registry. The home is currently for sale, and today I had the opportunity to view it in person. I have always noticed this home and its Antebellum, Southern Plantation style of architecture so it was especially fun to be able to see inside.