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417 Home Design Awards 2012

Meet the winning designers of the 2012 417 Home Design Awards.

BY LAUREN HEALEY, KIM SWAIN, SAVANNAH WASZCZUK, AND JAMIE YORK

Jun 2012

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There truly is no place like home.

Within your home, the kitchen is much more than a place to eat. Your bedroom is more than a spot to sleep, and your living room is far more than a spot to watch TV. That’s not what makes them home.

Houses become homes when they’re brought to life. They’re made comfortable with furniture, and they’re warmed up with textured walls and window treatments. They’re given a personality with art. With a little imagination and some good taste, they’re taken from bare, empty shells to spots where we comfortably enjoy living much of our lives. And when it’s time to pump some life into that empty box, no one can do a better job than an interior designer.

Our corner of the state is overflowing with top-notch interior design professionals, and they’re creating dream-worthy homes all over 417-land. That’s why we are excited to share this year’s 417 Home Design Awards. Area design professionals entered more than 70 home remodel projects, interior design projects and well-designed outdoor spaces, and we sent them to the Missouri West/Kansas Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) to be judged by a group of professionals. The selections chosen are truly the cream of the home design crop, and you can see them on the following pages. —SW

417 Home Design Awards
Meet the winning designers of the 2012 417 Home Design Awards, and talk to them about your own upcoming projects.

What: 417 Home Design Awards
When: Tuesday, June 12, 5:30–8 p.m.
Where: Remington Place Event Center, 1645 W. Republic Rd., Springfield, 417-818-8417, remingtonplaceeventcenter.com
More Info: springfielddesignassociation.org
RSVP: email springfielddesignassociation@hotmail.com

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw; Yancey photo by Amy Pennington

“The most challenging thing about Clark and Collene Rand’s home was the natural, eclectic features,” says Brandi Yancey, interior designer with Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative. “They have soaring ceilings, flagstone floors and, because the home is built into the side of a hill, all the windows face toward the front of the house,” she says.

The home is nestled among trees, a creek and a variety of wildlife, and Yancey embraced the natural interior and exterior to create an urban-meets-rustic living space that fit the Rands’ easygoing lifestyle.

“The home had great architecture to build from, and I tried to embrace and build on the features,” says Yancey. The kitchen, living room and bedroom all contain huge windows that practically bring the outdoors into the home. Because the scenery outside is constantly changing, there is no need for a lot of artwork or patterns. The multi-tonal flagstone flooring that runs throughout the house, along with the wood plank ceilings, gave Yancey a colorful palette to work with. She integrated the natural character of the home to create a comfortable, warm interior that delighted the homeowners. She also used the Rands’ love of all things wine to incorporate unique furniture and décor items that also serve as conversation pieces when they entertain.

Lighting was its own challenge. There is no attic to conceal wiring, so throughout the house, lights are suspended from cables, brought through walls, battery operated or plugged into existing outlets to produce the perfect ambiance for the Rands’ updated home.—K.S.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the functional living room, not arranged around a TV, where the family can entertain friends and also enjoy corner-to-corner, floor-to-ceiling views to the outside.

Master Bedroom/Bathroom

The bedroom’s new stone feature wall has a concave/convex pattern with cable and suspended lighting. A custom-designed cabinet runs the length of the opposite wall for the TV and storage. In the spa-like bathroom, there is a 3-inch difference in the floating L-shaped counters that accommodates the owners’ heights. Stone texture was added to coordinate with the bedroom, and they added storage, a soaking tub and a monochromatic tile floor.

Living Room

The living room has a TV but is not electronically focused. The TV wall is given a natural look with a reclaimed wood piece, and it’s offset with accessory shelves. The electronics are hidden in the credenza. The couches can seat eight, and the end tables are reclaimed vineyard carts from a winery. The beams and exposed catwalk are a whitewashed wood. And in addition to the natural light, a swoop-arm light adds depth and dimension and glass lantern candle holders provide ambiance.

Kitchen

The wood stain, counter tops and island tops match colors in the flagstone floor and ceiling. The green faux-finished island and tile inserts in the recessed stone wall are the only contrasting colors. Sleek stainless-steel appliances and drawer handles add contrast, and adding additional cabinets above the oven, refrigerator and pantry expanded storage.

Dining Room

The dining room is a small alcove on the back side of the house with no natural daylight. It is dramatic with a deliberate lounge-like, mysterious feel. The oversized mirror reflects the light fixture along with the rock wall in the entryway. A hammered steel credenza acts as a skinny buffet for wine tastings. The table seats six with fully upholstered wingback chairs at the head and foot.

Resource Listing

General Contractor
Rhoads Design & Construction
1435 S. Enterprise, Springfield
417-889-6000, rhoadsrenovation.com
 
Custom  Millwork/Woodwork
Buchholz Custom Woodworks
1410 Taylor St., Aurora
417-846-5189
 
Tile
Unique Tile
1364 N. Kelly Ave.,  Nixa
417-725-5515, uniquetile.com

Countertops
Ozark Mountain Granite
6001 N. 21st St.,  Ozark
417-581-7283
 
Permanent Botanicals
The Thicket
1856 E. Cinderella Rd., Springfield
417-823-8600
 
Plumbing Fixtures
Harry Cooper Supply
605 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield
417-865-8392, harrycooper.com
 
Appliances
Metro Appliances and More
3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-833-1113, metroappliancesandmore.com

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw; Young photo by Kevin O’Riley

The Youngs’ home has historical value. The house is a Carl Bisman—built Cape Cod—style house from 1936. It remained uninhabited for a couple of years, leaving it in desperate need of an update, especially the kitchen. The kitchen did not have a dishwasher, the cabinets did not match, and the floors and cabinets were dated. “The main objective was to make the kitchen blend as seamlessly with the existing home as possible,” says interior designer Clarissa Young. To begin this renovation, the kitchen was gutted, allowing for new electrical, plumbing, and cabinets. Young used the old cabinet profile as inspiration for the new cabinets, wanting to keep as close to the original possible. Young then used subway tile and apron-front sinks to keep with the Cape Cod style. By using a pinwheel mosaic for the floor, Young was able to give the kitchen a historical feel, and she gave the kitchen an updated vibe by using stainless steel appliances.—J.Y.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the kitchen’s custom cabinets. “The lighting in the top cabinets creates an ambiance,” says Young.

Resource Listing

Hardware and Paint
Westlake Ace Hardware
2350 S. Campbell, Springfield
417-887-8926

Plumbing Fixtures
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1850 E. Primrose, Springfield
417-889-1980

Cabinets
Custom Cabinetry
2341 E. Shady Glen, Springfield
417-830-4954

Tile
Mussino Tile
3045 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield
417-889-8453

Appliances
Metro Appliances and More
3252 N. Glenstone, Springfield
417-833-1113

Window Treatments
Sewin’ Love
Pat Crawford
11A Cottage Hill Rd., Kimberling City
417-739-2216

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Rick and Jane McElvaine always wanted a screened-in porch off the back of their home. They wanted to be able to accommodate a large party, so they began working with designer Ron Hill to create a 20-by-40-foot entertaining space.  “I do a lot of Old World designs, so I suggested using the beam structure with rock walls and multiple arches all around,” Hill says.

To create the beam work and trusses, Hill worked with an Amish factory that used four horses and a turnstile to run machinery. The inside of the screened windows use a roll-down vinyl Velcro system to prolong the warm season, and when it gets chilly, the McElvaines warm up by their Rumford English fireplace. An antique piece from Hungary is used for wood storage (below), and Hill customized it so it could be loaded with wood from outside.—L.H.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the beam work. It is just incredible, Hill says. “You can sit in the room and look up through the trusses and see all the neat ways it came together,” Hill says.

Resource Listing

Light Fixtures
Metro Appliances and More
3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-833-1113, metroappliancesandmore.com

Beams/Restored Wood Products
Schwartz Post and Beam, LLC
12425 South 425 Rd., El Dorado Springs
417-278-3320

Furniture
Outdoor Rooms by Design
11966 Missouri 13, Kimberling City
417-739-1019, outdoorrooms.net

Gatehouse Antiques
1720 James River Rd., Ozark
417-582-2420

Stone/Tile
Fraley Masonry
2726 N. Biagio, Ozark
417-582-1715, fraleymasonryonline.com

GR Tracy Masonry
1423 E. Buena Vista St., Springfield
417-883-2059

Stone Effects
1420 W. College St., Springfield
417-840-3606, caststoneeffects.com

Tile Installation
Terry Bradshaw, Done Right Construction
417-569-7016, donerightconstructionllc.com

Other
Vesta Precast Accents
201 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield
417-447-5300, vestaprecast.com

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

When Frank and Pat Dodd’s kitchen and breakfast room were remodeled, opening up the cramped space was the main goal. With a wood-framed drop ceiling holding harsh fluorescent lighting and a soffit dividing the kitchen from the breakfast area, the room felt a bit like a cave, Gina McMurtrey says. Removing the drop ceiling and soffit and adding a variety of new lights created extra height that made the room seem instantly larger, even though it added no extra square footage. “It wasn’t in the budget to get new cabinetry, so we freshened up what they had by glazing them a rich chocolate color and adding frosted glass on the upper panels,” she says. Because money was saved on cabinets, they were able to splurge on special backsplash tile and granite counter tops.—L.H.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… The wow factor. The room didn’t have any kind of “wow factor” before, and it definitely does now. “It’s a lot lighter and airier, and the custom range hood and how it coordinates with the island really stands out,” McMurtrey says.

Resource Listing

Wall Coverings, Hardware
and Light Fixtures Available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors, LLC
7865 N. Shady River Ln., Willard
417-343-6058
ginamcmurtreyinteriors.com

Furniture
Haverty’s
1212 N. Eastgate Ave., Springfield
417-864-5300, havertys.com

Maschino’s
1715 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-869-1513, maschinos.com

Plumbing Fixtures
Southern Materials
3358 E. Division St., Springfield
417-865-2822, southernmaterials.com

Range Hood and Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Concepts by Design
1342 W. Schatz Ln., Nixa
417-725-3400
cabinetconceptsbydesign.com

Kitchen Countertops and Stone/Tile
KPC Tile & Stone
5311 N. 23rd St., Ozark
417-581-8775
kpctileandstone.com

Carpet
Carpet Shoppe
1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com

Decorative Paint Contractor
Elliot Painting LLC
2403 W. Richwood Rd., Ozark
417-880-6139

Home Theatre Equipment: Fold-down TV
RAVE Design Services
1539 N. Commercial Rd., Nixa
417-447-3344, ravedesignservices.com

Custom Woodwork
Craig Sloan, CAS Builders
417-425-8923, casbuilders.com

Photography
Julie Austin Photography
417-631-9584, julieaustinphotography.com

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

This renovation transformed a dated 1970s master suite with a small bathroom, closet and spare bedroom across the hall into one colossal space for the lady of the house. The rooms were gutted to enlarge the master bedroom, transform the spare bedroom into a bathroom and add a closet off the barrel-vaulted hallway connecting the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom features a claw foot tub and large walk-in shower, as well as heated tile floors that look like wood and a heated towel bar that makes your towel feel like it just came out of the dryer, says Bekebrede. And he says he likes many things about the space, including the gorgeous white tiles around the lower half of the walls. “The whole bathroom came together so well,” says Bekebrede. Homeowner Cindy Cook worked with designer Kim Woods to dress and accessorize the space.—L.H.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the custom wood shower bench, so the homeowner has a place to sit down.

Resource Listing

Wall Coverings and Paint
Sherwin-Williams
Various locations in 417-land, including
4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-885-1300, Sherwin-williams.com

Hardware
Meek’s Lumber and Hardware
3250 E. Sunshine St., Springfield
417-883-3636, meeks.com

Plumbing Fixtures
Queen City Winnelson
1926 E. Phelps St., Springfield
417-864-4524, queencitywinnelson.com

Towel Bar
National Home Products
1605 West Skyline Ave., Ozark
417-581-1260, nhp-springfield.com

Light Fixtures
Light House Gallery
4113 S. National Ave., Springfield
417-889-1088, thelighthousegallery.com

Bath Cabinets
Apple Cabinets
623 W. Clinton Ave., Seymour
417-935-4444

Bath Countertops
Custom Tile and Granite
1445 W. Chestnut Expwy., Springfield
417-864-0999, customgraniteandtile.com

Stone/Tile
Mussino Tile
3045 S. Scenic Ave. # 100, Springfield
417-889-8453, mussinotileonline.com

Lowe’s Home Improvement
1850 E. Primrose St., Springfield
417-889-1980, lowes.com

Architectural Moldings
Meek’s Lumber and Hardware
3250 E. Sunshine St., Springfield
417-883-3636, meeks.com

Shower Door and Mirror
All Glass
2755 W. Chestnut Expy., # I, Springfield
417-849-2548, allglassspringfield.com

Windows and Window Installation
All American Windows and Doors
417-353-0865, allamericanwindowsanddoors.net

 

Photos by Mark Schiefelbein; Love photo by Edward Biamonte

Dr. Scott and Julie Kutz came home from a vacation to a completely flooded basement. They had seen Cindy Love featured in 417 Magazine and contacted her about a remodel. The renovation took about a year and included completely refurbishing the bathroom. Moisture tests were conducted to make sure it was okay to use pre-fabricated wood flooring, and then Love changed the wall colors. “The uniqueness in the color palette was very refreshing to work with,” Love says. “They’re a young family with small children, so fun patterns, colors and textures were welcome.” Love also replaced some of the homeowners’ flood-damaged furniture with a caramel leather sofa and a green crocodile leather chair. —L.H.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the color palette, based on the fabric the homeowners had used to reupholster old game chairs. “That fabric created all the colors and accent wall colors and everything else we did,” Love says.

Resource Listing

Furniture
The Resource Room (available through Cindy Love Interiors)
1350 N. Kelly Ave., Ste. 5, Nixa,
417-725-4000, resourceroom.us

Plumbing Fixtures
Harry Cooper Supply
605 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield
417-865-8392, harrycooper.com

Light Fixtures
Light House Gallery
4113 S. National Ave., Springfield
417-889-1088, thelighthousegallery.com

Hank’s Fine Furniture
1645 E. Independence St., Springfield
417-889-6660, hanksfurniture.com

Area Rugs
Carpet Shoppe
1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com

Tile/ Wood Floors
Carpet Shoppe
1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com

Mussino Tile
3045 S. Scenic Ave. # 100, Springfield
417-889-8453, mussinotileonline.com

Paint
Sherwin-Williams
Various locations in 417-land, including
4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-885-1300, Sherwin-williams.com

Custom Woodwork
Donnie Curran, General Contractor
Curran Construction LLC
1613 N. State Highway CC, Nixa
417-724-1018, curranconstructionco.com

Custom Florals
Kim Hardin

Florals and Accessories
The Thicket
1856 E. Cinderella Rd., Springfield
417-823-8600

Custom Painting
Kat Allie

Photo Journalist
Mark Schiefelbein
417-619-6608, degreefive.com

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

In 2010, Stan and Sandy Coffman decided to move from a family farm in Lebanon to a courtyard villa in Millwood. Originally designed by custom home designer Ron Hill of EuroWorld Design, the villa had a very European feel, and while the Coffmans found some of the rustic Euro accents appealing, it wasn’t ideal. “The Coffmans are not ‘techy contemporary,’ but they really like clean lines,” Summers says. The couple worked with interior designer Joan Summers to strip away the European country details of the space and replace them with simple organic textures, pops of color and transitional furniture.

Summers worked to help the couple remodel the entire home. “We didn’t do anything structurally, the shell in and of itself was there,” Summers says. In fact, the Coffmans even decided to keep things such as existing cabinets; they just changed the finishing. And they also used pearlized paint to create different looks. “We added to and enhanced what was there, and we got rid of the weathered, distressed European look wherever we could,” Summers says. The result is a well-designed villa that boasts both contemporary and transitional design. “Our whole idea was to take a traditional space and add some funky to it,” Summers says. “It ends up landing just where they like to be as far as the degree of contemporary. Every room has unexpected aspects, but the whole place has a consistent feel.”—S.W.

Kitchen and Living Room

“The living room, dining room, kitchen and hearth are really all one big L-shaped room,” Summers says of the space. “They are connected through archways, which is what makes it so cool architecturally.” Before the remodel, the kitchen featured a dated butcher block island and distressed, whitewashed cabinets. Rather than replacing this cabinetry, Summers had it painted a crisp white, and she added high-gloss white subway tile to the backsplash. The island was finished in black with pewter details, and it was topped with a white granite that is marbled with charcoal. “Gray was a base neutral for the whole place,” Summers says. In the living room, they kept the original stone fireplace but painted the walls and added new furniture. “We kept a lot of the Euro look but kind of changed the personality,” Summers says.

Outdoor Space

The courtyard provides a charming pathway to the detached guest quarters. With the exception of mowing, Sandy and Stan do most of the landscaping themselves, creating a beautiful area that’s great for the couple to enjoy alone or with guests.

Master Bedroom

Walls in the master bedroom were painted, helping tone down the space. “We yanked out the carpet and put in a Sisal-looking carpet,” Summers says. But what changed the look the most was adding new furniture. “It has super-clean lines and an upholstered headboard, plus super-strong pops of orange,” Summers says. All of the art in the room is reminiscent of the family farm, where the couple moved from. “They’re really pretty landscape originals,” Summers says.

Dining Room

In the formal dining area, a French toile wallpaper was replaced with a rich charcoal gray grasscloth. To add interest, the dining chairs were finished with a combination of linen embroidery and solid gray velvet, and to ground the space, a striated gray rug, made from natural bamboo, was placed on the floor.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… how she designed the space with the use of color, contrast and texture rather than multiple layers of pattern and detail.

Resource Listing

Furniture and Wall Coverings
James Décor
1324 E. Republic Rd., Springfield
417-883-2616, jameshomedecor.com

Plumbing fixtures and Bath Cabinets
Harry Cooper Supply
605 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield
417-865-8392, harrycooper.com

Kitchen and Bath Countertops, Stone and Tile
Custom Granite & Tile
1445 W. Chestnut Expy., Springfield
417-864-0999,
customgraniteandtile.com

Carpet
The Carpet Shoppe
1827 E. Seminole, Springfield
417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com

Paint
Seminole Décor
1815 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-881-5559,
seminoledecorcenter.com

Sherwin Williams
Multiple 417-land locations, including
4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield,
417-885-1300, sherwinwilliams.com

Appliances
Jacobsen’s Appliances
713 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon
417-532-7152, jacobsenappliances.com

Home Theatre Equipment
Bailey’s Radio Shack
430 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon
417-532-9290, baileystv.com

Decorative Paint Contractor
Judith Riley
Springfield, 417-331-0333

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Architectural designer Kim Wood, interior designer Lisa Clary and design assistant Britny Neal created a custom living space in this Hickory Hills home. The homeowners had big personalities and were unusually fun and easy to work with, they say. The oversized island is the focal point of the kitchen. A single slab of 10-by-8 granite was used with cutouts for a stove top and trough-style prep sink with maple cutting board. Two salvaged antique boat ends are the decorative corbels under the raised, attached bar and add to the European-casual feel of the room. Wood’s brother-in-law, a metal artist, fabricated the zinc hood vent and treated it with acid to give it an old appearance. A leftover piece of the zinc was used in the alder armoire-style cabinet that houses the refrigerator. The team chose greenish soapstone for the other cabinet and sink area counter top. They used Cyan lighting over the porcelain apron farm sink to coordinate with the Currey and Company lighting used in the breakfast area, which is separated from the kitchen by treated oak Amish beams. “We enjoy re-purposing by using old things in a new way,” says Wood.—L.H.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the use of the antique boat ends.

Resource Listing

Contractor
Weber Home and Land, LLC
1090 W. Woodhill Ct., Springfield
417-830-2424

Granite
Custom Granite and Tile
1445 W. Chestnut Expy, Springfield
417-864-0999, customgraniteandtile.com

Cabinets
Alpine Wood Products
614 W. Jonathon Dr., Marionville
417-258-2584, alpinewoodproducts.com

Plumbing
Southern Materials
3358 E. Division St., Springfield
417-865-2822, southernmaterials.com

Appliances
Metro Appliances and More
3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-833-1113, metroappliancesandmore.com

Custom Metal Work
Wood Metal, LLC
Jay Wood
417-576-4552

Painting
PHD painting
724 N. Hillside Ave, Republic
417-732-7296

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Interior Designer Erica Miller took on the challenge of transforming Steve and Angela Kuehn’s living room into a space that was simultaneously elegant and casual for the winter holidays. This was a challenge, because Miller was given a short amount of time to make a masterpiece. Miller, however, rose to the challenge and created a living room worth showing off. She began with patterns for the furniture that focused on texture. Because of the client’s anxiety toward color, Miller selected small patterns that read as solids. She used accent pillows and a rug to add touches of color to the room. Next, Miller chose pre-made draperies that she installed near the ceiling to add visual height to the room. And to add more lighting, Miller chose a unique chandelier, which she placed above the stairwell and then used a large mirror in the living room to reflect light. —J.Y.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… a tie between the starburst frames, the Kingston chairs and the orb chandelier.

Resource Listing

Furniture and Fixtures
The Resource Room (available through Erica Miller)
1350 N. Kelly Ave., Suite 5, Nixa
417-725-4000

Installation
Eric Davis Construction
1428 E. McClernon, Springfield
417-848-0382

Accessories
The Market
2628 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-889-1145

Draperies And Wall Art
Restoration Hardware
restorationhardware.com

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Interior Designer Kim Goss began this renovation using recycled wood from Billings for the ceiling and recycled wood from St. Louis for the beams. The wood used in the flooring came from Suzanne and Ted Lennard’s farm. It’s a very natural space, and Goss wanted to keep that essence in the room. Through the large window in the dining room, guests can see the two-story water feature, adding its own natural vibe to the space. For lighting, a hand-crafted crystal chandelier and wall sconces were added to the ceiling and walls to create a warm and reflective ambiance, says Goss. For dining and entertaining, Goss procured the square-shaped dining table, leaving plenty of room for socializing in big groups. For the final touches, Goss added an Asian wine locker, original oil paintings and simple drapery treatment, which set the stage for this casual, yet elegant dining room, she says.—J.Y.

Resource Listing

Paint
Seminole Décor Center
1815 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-881-5559

Furniture
Brashears Furniture
2750 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson
800-557-4302 or 417-337-5028
brashears.com

Lighting
Fine Art Lighting,
available through Kim Goss

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw; Love photo by Edward Biamonte

Homeowners Steven and Elena Brady were already on-board with Cindy Love as a designer because she directed the remodel that won them Living Room of the Year in 417 Home in 2009. In the hearth room, Love decided to completely remodel the fireplace and add a wall of windows for natural light and to open up the room, making it seem bigger. She also added custom drapery, wrapping the space and giving it a calming, luxurious feel. It’s a Zen space with a few Asian accents. The Bradys enjoy entertaining, so the sectional seating that comfortably fits eight was very important. Steven particularly loves the way the TV works with the fireplace area. “The surround sound makes it feel like you’re in a theater,” Love says.—L.H.

Resource Listing

Furniture
The Resource Room (available through Cindy Love Interiors)
1350 N. Kelly Ave., Ste. 5, Nixa
417-725-4000, resourceroom.us

Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps, Suite 101, Springfield
417- 616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Pier 1 Imports
3110 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-886-6848

Pottery Barn
1-888-779-5176, potterybarn.com

Area Rug
Carpet Shoppe
1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com

Fireplace
Fraley Stone and Masonry
2726 N. Biagio, Ozark
417-582-1715, fraleymasonryonline.com

Fireplace Demo and Fireplace Reconstruction
Brett Godfrey
Built By Brett, Inc.
1739 W. Nottingham St., Springfield
417-886-5024, builtbybrett.com

Paint
Sherwin-Williams
Various locations in 417-land, including
4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-885-1300, Sherwin-williams.com

Home Theatre Equipment and Wiring
Best Buy
3450 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-886-5118, bestbuy.com

Custom Woodwork Sliding Doors
Cardwell Lumber Inc.
660-739-4313, cardwelllumberinc.com

Custom Florals
Kim Hardin

Custom Drapery
Available through Cindy Love Interiors

 

Photos by Kevin White; Taylor and Rice photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Before Interior Designers Nathan Taylor and Bobbi Rice got their hands on this room, it seemed, simply put, too simple. The designers decided they needed to spice up this space. They used earth tones that played on texture, but they also used orange around the room to give the look a “pop.” To create a natural look, the designers used the soft down duvet, the weave of the nightstands, the exposed beams, a hide rug and wooden picture frames. The homeowners love flying and both have grandparents who had ties to aviation. In order to express that, Taylor and Rice used old aviator family photos displayed in wooden frames and aviator side chairs. Dustin Burgertt custom painted his art piece, Amelia’s Flight, for this room without knowing the owners’ background. The style of this room was meant to be.—J.Y.

The designers’ favorite aspect is… the bed. It’s big, it makes a statement and it adds weight to the room without being overbearing, says Taylor.

Resource Listing

Furniture
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield
417-616-6488

Restoration Hardware
restorationhardware.com

Paint
Sherwin Williams
535 E. St. Louis St., Springfield
417-862-7483

Paint Contractor
Brad Ball
Ball Painting
Nixa
417-80-4369

 

Photos by Jeremy Jason McGraw

This children’s suite was custom designed for two little girls, Evie and Dorie, who love the woods and animals. “They wanted a mystical forest feel,” says interior designer Kimberlee Stockwell-Braasch. She helped achieve this feel with custom faux painting. The calico coverlets were actually used as inspiration for the room’s color scheme, and they’re complemented with custom-made bed skirts and headboards. To add a one-of-a-kind touch, Stockwell-Braasch added iron outdoor canopies weaved with chocolate-brown silk fabric over the beds. Overall, the room is a bright, colorful space that the girls enjoy spending time in.—S.W.

Resource Listing

Custom Upholstered Headboards and Window Treatments
Kimberlee Designs, Springfield,
417-693-3259, kimberleedesigns.com

Paint
Seminole Décor Center
1815 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-881-5559
seminoledecorcenter.com

Sherwin-Williams
Various 417-land locations, including
4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-885-1300, Sherwin-williams.com

Decorative Paint Contractor
Sara Huffman, Work of Art
Clever, 417-425-6958

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Converting this bonus room into a home office for two was particularly challenging because the room is long and skinny and needed a lot of storage space. “We wanted the whole length of the wall in bottom cabinets and upper shelving,” says McMurtrey. After the storage was in place, there was even less space, and she had to figure out how to make the room work for two people. McMurtrey decided a long dining room table should be used in place of a traditional desk in order to comfortably fit two work spaces on the surface. A seating area was added next. “We really wanted it to be modern but not too out there,” she says. “It’s easily flexible and can turn into a guest bedroom with room for a twin bed.”–J.Y.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the space’s great energy. “The colors are vibrant but not distracting, and it’s organized and balanced,” she says.

Resource Listing

Window Coverings, Carpet, Furniture, Lighting and Accessories
Available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors, LLC, 7865 N. Shady River Ln., Willard, 417-343-6058,
ginamcmurtreyinteriors.com

Stone/Tile
Ozark Mountain Granite & Tile Co.
6001 N. 21st St., Ozark,
417-581-7283

Paint
Sherwin-Williams
Various locations in 417-land, including 4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-885-1300,
Sherwin-williams.com

Benjamin Moore, Seminole Décor Center Inc.
1815 E. Seminole St., Springfield
417-881-5559, seminoledecorcenter.com

Custom Woodwork
Craig Sloan, CAS Builders
417-425-8923, casbuilders.com

Custom Commissioned Artwork
Gavyn Sky
417-380-6151, gavynskystudios.com

Photography
Julie Austin Photography
417-631-9584, julieaustinphotography.com

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

This bathroom was in need of some assistance. “The existing bathroom at the Ross residence was vintage, but in a bad way,” says Taylor. To begin the renovation, Taylor had heated floors with new travertine tile installed. The tile around the bathtub was changed to a tumbled mosaic limestone tile, adding texture. New black cabinets with a granite surface were installed to hold the space together. On top of the cabinets, Taylor installed a pair of white vessel sinks that give a “contemporary vibe to the space.” To bring back the vintage nature of the home, Taylor used antique pendant lighting above the sink area. The walls received a special hand painted treatment that created a unique design. Finally, the red rug and other accessories, such as the décor on top of the cabinet, gave the bathroom a bit of a classic historical vibe.—J.Y.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the custom-made vanity. “We designed it to fit the needs of the customer,” says Taylor.

Resource Listing

Cabinets
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps, Ste. 101
417-616-6488

Plumbing
Edge Supply Co.
1920 E. Trafficway St., Springfield
417-862-7082

 

Photos by Delve Photography & Design: Young photo by Kevin O’Riley

The house, a Carl Bisman—built Cape Cod—style house from 1936, was in need of some updating. One of the rooms that needed a new look the most was the powder bath. The lighting gave off a harsh light, and the fixture was cracked. The vanity was crudely installed and took up most of the space. As for the water faucets, extremely hot and extremely cold were the only settings. The entire bathroom felt uncomfortable. To give this bathroom a better feel, interior designer Clarissa Young began by removing the existing vanity and replacing it with a pedestal sink. The electrical was rewired in order to put sconces on both sides of the new taller mirror. Young even had new floors installed. The most dramatic change, however, was the black and white wallpaper. “This was to add the most visual interest to the small space and to provide a statement,” says Young.—J.Y.

The designer’s favorite aspect is… the wallpaper. “It adds a little bit of drama,” says Young. “It’s unexpected.”

Resource Listing

Wall Coverings
James Décor
1324 E. Republic Rd., Springfield
417-883-2616

Plumbing Fixtures
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1850 E. Primrose, Springfield
417-889-1980

Tile
Mussino Tile
3045 S. Scenic, Springfield
417-889-8453

Paint
Sherwin Williams
4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-885-1300

Decorative Paint Contractor
Randy Macomber

 

Photos by Adie Gateley of Twin Town Studios; Lampe & Taylor photo by Kevin O’Riley

Designing an English courtyard for the house he grew up in was a personal challenge for Will Lampe and partner Sharon Taylor of Pickwick House. “I am so thankful that my mom was willing to trust me to take the reins of a project like this,” says Will, the son of Missouri State Representative Sara Lampe. “I wanted to create an outdoor living room where she could entertain guests, and we could have weekly family gatherings,” he says.

Will did the landscaping for the project, and Sharon was the designer. The 30-by-30 courtyard joins the University Heights house and a newly built detached garage. Sharon designed multiple seating venues to comfortably seat 30 people on coordinating cushions, and the seats are stored in the two-story garage on a mobile baker’s rack. Will and Sharon spent a year searching everywhere, including an auction in Kansas City, for old, unique outdoor tables to create separate sitting areas where the different facets of the patio could be enjoyed. They even refinished an old art table, salvaged from Rountree Elementary, just for the grandkids. With the use of commercial patio heaters and large reach-over umbrellas, the family uses their outdoor space in both summer and winter.

A variety of low-maintenance foliage surrounds the courtyard, and all flowering plants bloom white, including the snowball hydrangeas, peonies, crepe myrtle, roses, lilacs and difficult-to-find white dianthus. The beautiful country garden setting recently served as a wedding venue for Representative Lampe’s younger son, and it will play host to one of the Tent Theatre Alumni Gatherings in June.—K.S.

The Fountain

The focal point of the courtyard is a custom-designed concrete fountain featuring a large urn that coordinates with similarly styled planters used throughout the stamped concrete patio area. The fountain is surrounded by a manicured Boxwood hedge and accented with white dianthus. Hidden in the plants is the pump, which continuously pushes the recycled water through the system, and a waterproof outlet allowing for the option of decorating the area with Christmas or twinkle lights.

The Tablesetting

Depending on the occasion, one of three sets of chairs is used at the oversized teak dining table. Up to 10 adults can sit around the table, which was salvaged from an old railroad bridge. The same dishes and décor that are used for entertaining indoors are used outside. The table is treated and weatherized yearly but stays out year-round. Ambiance is created by the dimmable mounted and landscape lights.

The Entryway

The cedar door at the courtyard egress is the primary entrance for friends and family. Designed to mimic the formal front door, the arched window and gable complement the home’s architecture. Flanked by custom-notched lattice fencing, individually placed elephant ears and climbing plants create a boundary between the courtyard and side yard.   There are five lights on the entryway, and the lattice theme is continued with a trellis positioned near the house and by the garage.

The designers’ favorite aspects are… the plant selection and the overall attention to detail and design. “I also love the option of changing the various seating venues depending on my mood,” Will Lampe says.

Resource Listing

Contractor
Nesbitt Construction Company
1400 E. St. Louis St., Springfield
417-866-6199
nesbittconstruction.com

Water Feature
Sandstone Gardens
2826 Douglas Fir Rd., Joplin
417-206-6305, sandstonegardens.com