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Add a Burst of Creativity to Unexpected Places

Inspiration is everywhere. Local designers know unexpected places to turn for a burst of creativity.

By Sharon Taylor

Sep 2018

two women in front of a fireplace
Photo by Brandon AlmsAnnie Donohue, the artist of the paintings seen here, and Rachel Owens, owner of RoHoCo. Design and Apparel, shot on location at Sean Turner’s Wolf Residential LLC. Purchase Photo

Sean Turner’s Wolf Residential LLC office is a mysterious, incognito alcove in the heart of downtown. The space speaks to creative minds and A-listers alike who are on the prowl seeking ambiance that is regal, cushy, transporting and a little rock n’ roll-ish. It has a renaissance-revival concept that incorporates vivid colors, bold hues, upholstery and furnishings from around the world. The soaring ceilings, warm woods and exposed studs offer the perfect backdrop for exquisite contemporary art and antiques. The office has a vibe that is historic, stylish, affluent and eclectic. See if for yourself at 328 South Street, by appointment only. 

ceramic plate with owl painted on it
Photos by Brandon AlmsThis miniature plate is smart and stylish. It’s perfect for holding jewelry or can be hung on the wall. Owl plate, $4.50 at Harrison House Market Purchase Photo
pile of rabbit fur with tassels on top
Photos by Brandon AlmsRabbit fur trade took off in the 1920s, when it was incorporated into items like hats, stoles and coats. These jewel tones make for great home decor today. Jewel-toned rabbit furs, $10 each, and jewel-toned tassels making kit, $14.95 (does not include materials), both at Springfield Leather Co. Honed black cheese plate, $39.99 at Brown Derby International Wine Center Purchase Photo
layered pillows
Photos by Brandon AlmsEveryone needs an eclectic assortment of around-the-world pillows. Here we have French, English and Navajo American Indian to name a few. Linen striped pillow, $43, and cheetah print pillow, $84, both at The Market Navajo blanket, $32.50 at Harrison House Market Purchase Photo
abstract painting
Photos by Brandon AlmsExquisite masterpieces by Midwest emerging artist Annie Donohue. Lay Lady (above), $500 Coupling (large scale Painting Over fireplace), $750 Both by artist Annie Donohue. Call 417-576-8495. Purchase Photo
patterned floor tile
Photos by Brandon AlmsBaroque style parquet floors evoke old world architecture and decorative arts. Loft multi color ceramic floor tile, $3.39 per square foot at Missouri Tile Purchase Photo
pyrite rock
Photos by Brandon AlmsPyrite can add a metallic flair and play off warm jewel tones in your home. Pyrite derives from the Greek word for fire. Also known as fools gold, it sparks instant ignition and warmth to a room. Pyrite fools gold, $3–200 based on size at Touchstone Beads located in Springfield Leather Co. Purchase Photo