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How to Tackle the Taxidermy Trend

Whether you want the real thing or prefer faux taxidermy, options abound. Local experts explain how to incorporate the trend into your home.

Turn Your Home into a Contemporary Art Gallery with these Local Finds

Living with contemporary art and incorporating sculptural decor isn’t only for gallery owners. These artful pairings make it easy for homeowners to reflect their inner artist.

5 Ways to Design with Black and White

From accent walls to finishes, black and white are the new darlings of home design.

Florals? In Winter? Groundbreaking

This doesn’t have to be the winter of your discontent. Bring the outdoors in for beautiful blooms all year long.

5 Ways to Decorate With Pumpkins

Bored of just sitting pumpkins and gourds on your front porch? Decorating with the produce in new and interesting ways is easier than you think.

The Avant Garde’n is 417-land’s own Magnolia Silos

The new location of The Avant Garde’n offers shoppers their favorite finds and the community a place to enjoy.

Go Boho Chic with These Local Finds

Create a curated space with fall’s trendy blue and green color palettes, lots of woven textiles and the season’s inventive geometric patterns that speak to a variety of cultures.

How to Set the Perfect Summer Table

Local shops have everything you need to set the most beautiful and theatrical table settings this summer. Whether it’s inspired by Palm Springs or created for your Fourth of July bash, your next gathering will impress guests if you use a little imagination and a whole lot of class.

Asian Inspired Decor

Asian decor pairs perfectly with modern design, so whether you want to add a splash of the Orient or theme an entire room, local experts offer these tips to help you pull it off.

Be Bold

Brighten up your spaces with graphic prints, vibrant hues and geometric-designed decor for a look that’s as fearless as you are.

Charming Accents

Add the finishing touch to any room’s decor with one of these accent pieces from Springfield’s local home furnishing line.

Home Grown

One of Springfield’s newest garden shops is helping indoor gardens take root.

Dimensional Decor

Local sculptors craft one-of-a-kind collectibles.

Inspirational Arts

The living room of Clint and Aviya Pace is centered on art that hits home.

A Collection of Memories

For Paula Adams, decorating for the holidays means so much more than putting up a tree. Adams is collecting a lifetime of memories with her family by her side.

Airbnb Offers a Quick Winter Getaway

Winter can be glum, so why not shake up the ho-hum life with a little escape? If you don’t want to plan a big vacation, take a mini one in your own backyard by using an Airbnb. Airbnb rentals are often affordable and range in personality from funky to fancy. We found four completely different options perfect for a quick jaunt. Note, prices do not include fees or deposits and may vary by day or month.

The New Rustic

If you’re looking to add a subtle vintage, country influence to your home, rustic accessories work well when blended into contemporary and eclectic designs. This trend provides a fresh interpretation with pairings of reclaimed woods, natural fabrics and weathered metals, bringing a wave of interest to utilitarian looks and pared-down decor.

Transform Your Space With Texture

Whether you want a major overhaul or just a subtle change to your living space, you can make it happen by changing texture around your home. Wood, faux fur, knit pillow shams and sleek black stainless steel are just a few examples of texture trends this season. Local interior designers share their tips for easy ways to use texture to enhance your space

Plaid Guys Pillow Company

What started as a casual art project turned into a thriving business, prompting two local businessmen to close their store and go on the road with nothing but pillows.

In With The Old

Vintage and modern items collide at Harrison House Market, a recent addition to Springfield’s home goods shopping scene.

Mid Century Mania

As the area housing market continues to boom, more and more brave souls are migrating to neighborhoods where midcentury diamonds in the rough are calling. In honor of those homes and homeowners, we bring you a little inspiration to help you go retro in your remodel.

Pillow Talk

Switching out pillows is the easiest way to transform a room, and we asked experts at local shops what throw pillow trends you should look for this fall.

Helton’s Home Furnishings

Three generations have made Helton’s Home Furnishings what it is today. Find a variety of furniture and a family touch at this Lebanon destination.

Serving up Summer

The sun is up, and outdoor party season has begun. Local boutiques are stocked with perfectly seasonal servingware trends that will make your display the talk of the table.

Defining Southern Style

Some define Southern style as a feeling. A certain charm that lies in spaces that seem both old and new. Where different patterns collide, and where grace takes place in every room. Whatever it is, we’re looking toward the past to make the most of our southern summer, and so should you.

Soaps with Style

Available in a variety of scents and styles, Gianna Rose Atelier soaps are perfect for adding a bit of luxury to your bathroom.

Pure & Simple Co.

A newer store on the Nixa shopping scene, Pure & Simple Co. offers everything from quality handmade furniture to top-notch accessories for every room in your house.

Green Gallery, Ozark

At Green Gallery in Ozark, a plethora of plants meet a wide world of quirky antiques, making it a fun spot to explore.

Seasonal Seats

Bring comfort and style to your outdoor space with the season’s hottest outdoor furniture from a handful of 417-land shops.

Go Coastal

Get ready for a heat wave, because flamboyant foliage, bamboo and rattan are all coming together to create bold spaces inspired by the tropics.

Peek Inside: Lee Haik’s Home

Interior Designer Lee Haik has owned James Décor for 38 years. She goes to multiple markets a year and gets her style inspiration from fashion and home magazines and fellow designers’ books. And while we all know her traditional, French country preferences are visible at James Décor, we wanted to give you a glimpse of her personal style with a look inside her Springfield home.

5908 Interiors

Patti Johnson recently opened 5908 Interiors, a new home décor shop that offers a tasteful variety of high-quality furniture and home décor accessories.

The Thrill of the Hunt

Ever get the feeling that your home is missing something? Like the perfect piece of art for that blank wall in the living room, or just the right table for that hole in the foyer? Browse some of southwest Missouri’s antique shops to find the perfect fit.

Holiday Home Décor

Bring some holiday spirit into your home this year with products from these local stores.

Holiday How-To

Katrina Appelquist is known as the Christmas queen among her friends and family. Get a glimpse inside her beautifully decorated home, and find easy ways to help dress up your own space for the season.

Old Furniture, New Life

Just because your favorite furniture doesn’t fit your current style doesn’t mean it has to go to the dumpster. There are folks in 417-land who can help transform your spaces with some fabric and a sewing machine.

Interior Trend Watch Winter 2015

We talked to some of southwest Missouri’s hottest home décor store owners and interior designers to see what trends are coming our way. From animal hide to chic metallic, learn what these local pros saw while at market, and read tips on how you can incorporate the trends into your own home.

Wallpaper’s Great Return

In homes around 417-land and all over the country, the recent resurgence of wallpaper has brought it to life in a whole new way. In homes around 417-land and all over the country, the recent resurgence of wallpaper has brought it to life in a whole new way. In homes around 417-land and all over the country, the recent resurgence of wallpaper has brought it to life in a whole new way. In homes around 417-land and all over the country, the recent resurgence of wallpaper has brought it to life in a whole new way. In homes around 417-land and all over the country, the recent resurgence of wallpaper has brought it to life in a whole new way. In homes around 417-land and all over the country, the recent resurgence of wallpaper has brought it to life in a whole new way.

Nature’s Calling

We scoured local shops for natural elements like marble, agate, wood and bone to help bring instant style to your tables, buffets and kitchens this winter.

7 Fall Refreshers

Some of 417-land’s interior designers share their favorite ways to add seasonal curb appeal to your home.