Blog Archives: Architecture + Design
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.
Sarah’s Picks for Mid-Century Inspired Modern Clocks for your Home
The smartphone may diminish the need for a wristwatch, but I still want a clock in every room of my house. I love the retro style, so I went straight to Etsy and found this assortment of new and vintage clocks.
Design Watch: Vintage Aluminum Folding Lawn Chairs
Vintage aluminum folding lawn chairs are lightweight, convenient, and fun. Learn why I love them, view photos, and find out where to buy them.
Weekend Design Inspiration: A Transformed Split Level Home
Read about a modern transformation of a 1970’s split level home, learn more about split-level homes, and find out what I think of split-level homes.
Whitewashing Wood Paneling for a Natural Modern Look
Whitewashing is a popular trend in home design. Learn how the whitewashing process brightens and whitens wood paneling without hiding the grain.
Vintage Doorknob Styles of Historic Homes
One of the most important, but overlooked, design features of a home is its doorknobs and hardware. As a whole, house hardware becomes the jewelry of a house, and, while functional in purpose, it can also serve to beautify the property and impress visitors. Older, historic homes in Kansas City have some gorgeous vintage doorknobs.
What Is a Kansas City Shirtwaist House?
A Kansas City Shirtwaist House is a residential architecture style that was built from about 1900-1920. Learn more about their features and where to find them.
Design Watch: Gilded Mirrors
In the course of freshening up a few rooms in my house, I realized that I need a few new mirrors. For my bedroom, I need a full-length leaner mirror…