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Refine Studios Sets Up Shop on C-Street

Refine Studios on historic Commercial Street is learning to embrace the local community one pillow at a time.

Magnolia Home Madness in 417-land

Local retailers are selling Magnolia Home, popularized by Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, right here in 417-land. We talked to some local vendors about the über-popular brand.

New Subdivisions on the rise in Springfield

We’ve rounded up the latest on three new residential developments in 417-land.

Inside Interior Designer Ginger Robinson's Home

After a few years at an East Coast architecture firm, designer Ginger Robinson and her husband, Michael, settled down in 417-land. Robinson spent years in freelance and took jobs in Dallas, London and other cities before joining Touché Design Group where she works on primarily commercial design projects. Peek inside the couple’s Nixa home, which speaks to Robinson’s modern classic style.

Meet the Engraver who Makes Custom Lake Maps

After making more than 120 custom lake maps, engraver Sam Horner is still perfecting the art of his craft.

Lakefront Living

The water is calling, and these lakefront beauties are the perfect answer. Fuel up your boat, inflate your inner tubes, pack up your boxes and move on in.

Summer Lawn Care

Help your lawn beat the heat with these tips from local landscaping pros.

Boost Your Bouquets for Maximum Fragrance

Add beauty and fragrance to your home with these flower pairings.

Why to go Solar Now

Budget-savvy homeowners take note: Solar energy is becoming more popular and more affordable.

On the Market: Making A Splash

With the sunny summer just around the corner, consider a home with a pool to dip into when you can’t beat the heat. These five show-stopping homes have pools with water as blue as the sky above. So, are you ready to take the dive?

Now It’s Personal

Gino and Dana Barbo have created a space completely their own with global influences anchored together with pieces telling their history.

Timeless Style

Thanks to a neutral palette and elegant touches, this master bathroom can age gracefully.

Restore Your Floor

Two local experts share their tips, tricks and trends for staining your own hardwood floors.

Make Your Garden Grow

Spring planting has never been easier with this month-by-month guide to successful gardening.

Bring Down Mosquitos With a Bat House

It looks like a plain, brown box, but inside holds the most all-natural mosquito repellent available: bats. Find out how to make a bat house and how to conquer any fears about the mysterious mammal.

Peek Inside: Gina McMurtrey's Home

Shannon and Gina McMurtrey moved to a customized cedar log clad home in Willard 11 years ago. Take a look inside the space, which she describes as livable contemporary.

Squeaky Clean

There’s no place like home, especially a home free of allergens. This spring when you’re taking care of other seasonal chores, use this list of tips to prevent dust and mold from becoming a problem.

Growing Tall

We talked with local nurseries about all things trees. Find out which types work best for your yard, and pick up some handy tips for growing healthy trees.

Roll Out the Carpet

There are a lot of household projects that homeowners can tackle themselves. Putting in new carpet is probably not one of them, which we discovered after following a team from Midwest Rug & Linoleum Co.

Turning Treasures

Jerry Crowe and Kim Kenney create one-of-a-kind wood turnings from their quaint little Cassville workshop.

2016 Homes of the Year

This year's homes of the year are more impressive than ever.

Going Green the Easy Way

Talking about your home being energy efficient and taking the steps to make it so are two totally different beasts. When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and doing good things for the earth, some of the best ways are the easiest ways. A local energy expert offers up some tips to help you go green.

Hot Tub Time-Savers

Experts from The Deck Company (thedeckcompany.net) and Springfield Pool & Spa (springfieldpoolandspa.com) share tips to help your hot tub retain its beauty and performance for years to come.

Merry and Bright

Don’t let the chore of untangling your outdoor Christmas lights steal your holiday joy. Hire a professional to give your home a seasonal glow without the fuss.

Guide to Winter Landscaping

Just because the weather is getting cold doesn’t mean your yard has to suffer.

Peek Inside: Haden Long’s Home

Peek inside interior designer Haden Long's picturesque Rountree home.

Get Lit

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up by a fire, so we met with Dave Newland of HMI Fireplace Shops to learn how he installs an electric stove.

Unbreakable Dreams

One local artist turned a new hobby into a career spanning 15-plus years.

Oh My Gourd

Go beyond the usual pumpkin this fall and use gourds to bring a seasonal splash to your home decor.

Dig Into Composting

Saving scraps is an easy first step to decrease trash and improve your plants.

2016 Tour of Kitchens

Find inspiration for your own lifestyle and preview some of 417-land’s most elegant kitchens, all while supporting Junior League of Springfield.

Peek Inside: Denise Wright's Home

With nearly 20 years of experience in residential and commercial interior design, Denise Wright of DKW Designs has perfected the art of transforming spaces from drab to fab. This month we take a look inside of her own east Springfield home, which she describes as modern art deco with a touch of glam.

The Patron Saint of Paint

Sometimes, it is what’s on the outside that counts. We followed Brent Brooks of B Precision Painting LLC to learn the secrets of a perfect exterior paint job.

A Modern Classic

In their formal living room, John and Lee Haik wanted a design that would be perfect for entertaining and remain classy for years to come.

Small But Mighty

Embracing the tiny-house movement, Justin and Ashton Luter built a mobile, micro-sized space perfect for new adventures.

DG Stewart Hard Goods

Dustin Stewart is a self-taught maker who produces wooden creations for innovative spaces.

Pike’s Place

Eclectic furnishings and a bit of original charm make the dining room in Christina Pike’s downtown Springfield loft a space to be admired.

House of Style

Bold paint colors, vibrant artwork and one-of-a-kind furnishings breathe life and personality into Debbie Sutliff’s Springfield home.

Everyday Art

Meet three local potters whose art is as functional as it is beautiful.

Setting the Scene

Want to wow your next dinner guests? Lori Guy is always hosting meals for friends and family, and she knows all about setting tables that impress.