Blog Archives: decor
1960’s Retro Elegance in Leawood South is My Home of the Week
For this Pick of the Week, Sarah shares a suburban Leawood home full of elegance, personality, and mid-century flair. Read about the one feature that made her love it, and see photos of the elegant exterior, the retro wallpaper, and stylish fixtures.
Winter Wreaths for your Kansas City Home
If you know Sarah, you know she loves a great wreath. In this article, she shares tips for winter decorating, and a few great winter wreaths for sale around the web.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
HOME STYLE WATCH: Painting Cabinets in our Retro or Historic Homes ~ Beware of Cheap Paint!
Using the right product is key to a professional, smooth finish, especially when you are painting cabinets or trim. I can’t tell you how many homes I have seen where…
My Secondhand 60’s Floral Mad Men Chair
While catching up on this season’s Mad Men shows, I realized that I share the same upholstery fabric as Trudy Campbell (Pete Campbell’s wife for you Mad Men watchers). The…