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The 2013 Design Awards

When it comes to interior design, these are the best of the best. Ready to be inspired? Read on, and enjoy.

Jun 2013

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Year after year, we invite all 417-land interior designers to show us their very best work for our annual 417 Home Design Awards contest. And year after year, we continue to be more and more impressed. This year was no exception. Southwest Missouri’s very best interior designers entered nearly 50 jaw-dropping projects, and we sent them all to the Missouri West/Kansas chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to be judged by two design professionals. Meet the judges below, then see the designers’ award-winning spaces on the following pages. When it comes to interior design, these are the best of the best. Ready to be inspired? Read on, and enjoy. —S.W.

Meet The Judges

Lisa M. Kress , ASID
Linda Kress is the current president of ASID Missouri West/Kansas. She is an award winning interior designer with more than 20 years experience in both commercial and residential design. A LEED-accredited professional, Kress
also serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Missouri Architectural Studies Department in Columbia.

Ann D . Egan , ASID
Ann Egan is currently the president elect of ASID Missouri West/Kansas. She has experience in both commercial and residential interior design projects in the Kansas City area, as well as vacation homes in Florida, Arizona and New York. In addition to her design work, she has served on many committees as an ASID member

Design Awards Reception

Meet the Winning designers of the 2013 417 HOME Design Awards, and discuss your ideas and possible projects with them.

When: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 4155 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield
R.S.V.P.: Email Melissa Turpin at melissa@uniquetile.com

 

2013 Winner

Remodel: Whole House


Dining Makeover — To continue with the wood flooring throughout the house, Nathan Taylor tore out the dining room carpet and installed rustic wood planks (above). “We wanted to unify the space to make it feel like one living area,”Taylor says. To add some elegance to the room, Taylor brought in two chandeliers and added molding around the ceiling.

Mission Statement
Tansform a classic suburban house into a traditional, Coloroado-style ranch home in the center of Springfield.

Winning Designer:
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps, Springfield
417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com
Residence: Anonymous

For this project, the homeowners wanted to turn their suburban home into a cozy cabin. With just a photo of the Colorado landscape to use as inspiration, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor and his team set to work transforming the suburban dwelling into a livable, modern cabin. To start, Taylor removed the white columns, red brick and metal garage doors on the outside of the house. To impart a cabin look, he used stone veneer, stucco and reclaimed wood beams on the home’s exterior. Inside, Taylor knocked out several walls, installed wood floors and large chandeliers, relocated a fireplace, raised doorways and refinished the kitchen, among other things, taking the house from a classic Colonial to an elegant mountain retreat. Ten months later, it’s hard to tell this is the same home. Without changing the overall structure of the home, Taylor used several creative techniques to highlight textures and materials that have helped create this family’s dream home.—E.B.


One

Don’t forget about doorways. You can raise doorways to
make a space appear larger, or add interesting details to
them, such as this arch treatment used in the kitchen.


Two

Use scrap wood to create an interesting design, then varnish it with a high sheen
and design it as a room’s focal point, like in this bathroom. “I designed a pattern
and had it blocked out, then I varnished it with a higher sheen,” Taylor says. Getting
creative with leftover material is a good way to create that one-of-a-kind look.


Three

Get creative. If you have limited resources, think of different ways to use
what you have. “In this master bathroom, we didn’t have enough tile to cover
the floor and the shower wall with the same pattern, so we broke the tiles up
to create a smaller pattern for the shower wall,” Taylor says.


Elegant and  Functional — In the master bathroom, Taylor vaulted the ceiling to give the space more room to breathe and installed wooden beams along the ceiling, which give the polished bathroom a touch of rustic charm. To help split the large space, Taylor had the tub deck built in the middle of the room with an enclosed standup shower on one side and vanity on the other.


Modern Meets Rustic — The doorway to the kitchen was moved and arched, and the massive island was installed with plenty of bar seating. To give the kitchen a cabin look, Taylor installed tongue-and-groove boards for the ceiling, giving them a distressed look. A custom copper hood was added to the stove, and a slate backsplash, done by Bearden Carpets, gives the room a modern and elegant touch. The backsplash is complemented with the distressed ceiling and cabinets, which were installed by Cabinet Concepts by Design. During the makeover, the room was also completely reconfigured to include a baking center with additional counter space and a granite countertop.


Long Division — Taylor added a wall to the home’s entryway after removing a pair of white columns that originally greeted guests. The floors were replaced with reclaimed wood. “There’s no stain on those boards,” Taylor says. “We just used sealer to enhance the look of the oak.” The hand-carved bench was brought in from Urban Market antique store in Springfield. The piece of art is an original work Taylor brought in from Obelisk Home’s private collection.


Masterfully Done — Taylor continued the wood flooring in the master bedroom and brought in plantation shutters to pull the look together (above). Obelisk Home brought in all new furniture with the exception of the wooden bed frame.

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

Stucco:
Clayman Plastering
417-861-9906

Trim Carpentry:
J&M Custom Carpentry
417-839-7148

Slate Backsplash:
Bearden Carpet
618 N. Stewart Ave.,  Springfield
417-883-7669, beardencarpet.com

 

2013 Winner

Remodel: Kitchen


Kitchen Creations — A natural stone backsplash constructed in shades of gray served as inspiration for this newly remodeled kitchen.


One
Change dated hardware to something modern.


Two
Add an interesting aspect. In this kitchen, the light
fixture is actually a customized Mason jar chandelier.


Three
Marry the old with the new. In the kitchen’s adjoining dining
room, old chairs were painted a modern gray shade, the same shade found in the kitchen’s backsplash, to help the space flow.

Resource Listing

Furniture
Interiors by Design
West Plains
417-293-0616

Wallcoverings
Sherwin Williams
2100 Independence Dr.,
West Plains, 417-257-1257,
sherwin-williams.com

Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops
Roger Beaucamp
West Plains
417-257-5534

Light Fixtures
Lowe’s
124 Charles Blackburn Dr.,
Mt. Home, Arkansas
870-492-1000, lowes.com

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

 

2013 Winner

Remodel: Addtions


Add Some Sun — Colorful furnishings help make this sunroom a bright and lively place for the Lynch family.


Add art with meaning. The Lynch home was practically destroyed by the May 11th, 2011 Ef5 tornado that came through Joplin. The artwork selected for their addition has a very special meaning.  A three-dimensional angel, by local artist Tricia Courtney, is made of  unique pieces of tornado debris, carefully collected and assembled, for each client. Proudly displayed, the angel watches over the family in their new home. 
 

Resource Listing

Furniture, Rug, Chair Fabric & Accessories
Joplin Decorating Center
2027 Roosevelt Ave., Joplin
417-781-8898, joplindecoratingcenter.com

Paint:
Benjamin Moore
5739 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-886-2883

Artwork
Tricia Courtney
417-627-4542

Photos by Margie Moss, Monica O’Flaherty

 

 

2013 Winner

Remodel: Basement


Base Hit — New carpet, tile, hardware and lighting helped transform this dated basement into a contemporary space.


Use metal and organic woods as accents.

Wall Coverings:
Vesta Precast
201 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield
417-447-5300, vestaprecast.com

Furniture, Hardware/Plumbing Fixtures, Light Fixtures, Wall Coverings and accessories:
FLEUR Interior Architecture
3107 E. Sunshine St., Springfield
417-833-4100

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

Stone/Tile
Unique Tile
1364 Kelly Ave., Nixa
417-725-5515, uniquetile.com

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

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

Home Theatre Equipment and Wiring
Jim Harvey
Interactive Home Services, Inc.
Springfield
417-830-8400
 

 

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

 

 

2013 Winner

Design: Whole House


Wide Open Spaces — The home’s great room consists of living, dining and kitchen spaces and features front and back window walls that are mirror images of each other, providing views of Table Rock Lake and a pine grove. The space boasts a rustic feel with a stone wall, pine tongue-and-groove ceilings and floors, Douglas fir beams and alder cabinetry. The living area features a plush sectional, a table made from a tree removed from the property and an oil painting of Table Rock Lake painted by Nancy Dahlberg and her daughter, Kathleen Dahlberg Fogler.


Master Escape — The master bedroom is given a luxurious-yet-comfortable touch with soft cotton bedding. Burlap on the end tables adds an eye-pleasing contrast. The bed is an antique, as it once belonged to Dahlberg’s mother, and repetition in the space is found in the ropes used on the tables at the foot of the bed and mirrors. Artwork featuring sailboats gives the room a nautical touch.


One

by using colors of nature and natural elements in your décor.


Two

Think outside the box for your décor, creating personalized pieces. In a downstairs bathroom, Dahlberg created a custom-built sink from an old barrel (above), and in the
game room, she created an art light from an old ski the entire family has used (below).
 


Three

Create an art wall to feature your family’s photographs, paintings or other works. Located in the game room, this wall currently displays a variety of Dahlberg’s photographs, but she plans to change the art out over time. “It’s meant to be an evolving place,” she says.


Dinner With A View — Situated near the wall of windows, the home’s dining table provides the family with a great view while they eat. “We even chose a table and chairs that sit a bit
higher, so you can see over the treetops onto the lake,” Dahlberg says.


Dinning Out — As a child, Dahlberg spent a lot of time at a lake house in Connecticut, and her favorite memory includes eating meals on its screened-in porch. “This is one of my favorite rooms in the house,” Dahlberg says of their home’s screened porch. “It reminds me of my childhood.” The family often eats dinner at the porch’s dining table, which is usually set for six, but another table can be added to seat as many as 16.


Hot In The Kitchen — The kitchen is home to a few hidden secrets, including built-in storage in the island and a pull-up food processor built into the countertop. “Every square inch of the island is usable space,” Dahlberg says. The room’s bar seating plays double duty as both a place to have a drink and a place to help chop veggies or prep a meal, and the hidden refrigerator and appliances ensure no attention is taken away from the room’s main focus: the lake view. “We wanted to make sure your eyes move right through the space and go out to the lake,” Dahlberg says. They succeeded at this by keeping the design fairly simple, yet elegant, using lots of repetition with candles, baskets and other textures.



A Perfect View — The great room (above) provides plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the lake home’s surrounding beauty. To help bring the outside in, Dahlberg added grasses, woods and other natural touches in the décor.

Cabinetry, Granite Countertop/Kitchen
Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets
11587 Gateway Dr., Neosho
417-451-6058, twinoakscabinets.com

Flooring, Tile/Bathrooms, Kitchen, Carpet
Stoneridge Carpet
16838 Business 13, Reeds Spring
417-272-8155, stoneridgecarpets.com

Wood-U
642 E. Battlefield, Springfield
417-882-2299, woodyouofspringfield.com

Outdoor Home
3107 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield
417-869-0174, outdoorhome.com

Window Treatments/woven shades
The Resource Room
1350 Kelly Ave., Nixa
417-725-4000, resourceroom.us
 

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

Hardware, Pine Flooring
Meek’s The Builder’s Choice
518 State Hwy. OO, Reeds Spring
417-739-4220, meeks.com

Lighting
Lighthouse Gallery
4113 S. National Ave., Springfield
417-889-1088, thelighthousegallery .com

Furnishings, Fabric & Accessories
The Resource Room
1350 Kelly Ave., NixA
417-725-4000, resourceroom.us

Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

 

 

2013 Winner

Design: Bathroom


Bright Bath — Moderlighting and a chic medicine cabinet give this bathroom a one-of-a-kind look, and orange walls give the space energy.


Paint and simplify hardware.

Resource Listing

Hardware
Southern Supply
3216 E. Division, Springfield
417-866-3551, southernsupply.com

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

Light and Plumbing Fixtures
Nesbitt Construction
1400 E. St. Louis St., Springfield
417-866-6199

Photo by Steve Pearcy

 

 

2013 Winner

Design: Living Room


Room to Relax — Thanks to  clean lines and neutral palette, this room has a cool and cozy atmosphere.


One

Mix texture and pattern. “We paired fabulous lamb’s wool pillows with wicker baskets and antique furniture,” Taylor says.


Two

Skip the drapes or blinds. Sometimes it’s best to leave back-facing windows bare.


Three

Layer in collected items, such as books, sculptures, picture frames and other odds and ends

Resource Listing

Furniture
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps St.,
Springfield, 417-616-6488,
obeliskhome.com

Decorative Paint
Brad Ball with Ball Painting
Nixa
417-880-4369

Photos by Randy Colwell

 

 

2013 Winner

Design: Dining Room


Dining Light — Three floor mirrors rest against this dining room's back wall reflecting light and balancing the size of the room.


Use repurposed wood to make mirror frames.

Resource Listing

Custom Dining Table
Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery
109 Park Central Square, Springfield
417-863-1993

Furniture
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps St., Springfield
417-616-6588, obeliskhome.com

Photos by Randy Colwell

 

 

2013 Winner

Design: Family Room


Have a Seat — Two massive crushed velvet couches help give this family room a classic, antique look.


Combine different styles of artwork-combining prints, framed art, contemporary pieces or sculptures can add depth to a room.

Resource Listing

Antique Chandelier
Refurbished by Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery
109 Park Central Square, Springfield
417-863-1993

Furniture
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps, Springfield
417-616-6588, obeliskhome.com

Photos by Randy Colwell

 

 

2013 Winner

Design: Master Suite


Spa-Like Retreat —  Dressed in shades of tan and off-white and accented with light blue, this master bedrood suite boasts a spa-like atmosphere.

Mission Statement
Create a shabby chic look with a little glitz and glam while flowing with the traditional look of the rest of the home.

Winning Designers:
Nola Shivers & Heather Landolt
Decorating Den Interiors
1310 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa
417-724-9400, decdens.com/nshivers
Residence: Anonymous

For this master bedroom, Interior Designers Nola Shivers and Heather Landolt took on the task of taking a boring brown and beige space and transforming it into a relaxing spa-like setting where the homeowners wanted to spend time. Landolt says there was a lot of empty space in the room before the remodel. The designers were able to take the space and create a suite, with the bedroom in one part and a living room-seating area in the other. The designers kept a spa-like atmosphere in mind when they chose to accent the tan and off-white colors with a light blue. Landolt says one of the most difficult aspects of the project was figuring out the lighting. Before, the room was very dark and the homeowner had trouble getting ready for the day. They overcame the darkness by accenting the room with light colors, mirrors and lamps.—B.H.


One
Choose off-white or cream furnishings.


Two

Use anything mirrored, from artistic mirrors to mirrored furniture.


Three

Surround one pop of color with neutral tones.

Resource Listings

Furniture, Bedding & Accoesories
Decorating Den Interiors
1310 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa
417-724-9400,
decdens.com/nshivers

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

Photos by Anne Matheis Photography, Milla Jane Photography

 

 

Winner 2013

Design: Children's Suite


Room For Fun — Sleek yet youthful, this room pairs masculine decor with a fun touch: sliding barn doors equipped with magnetic chalkboards.


Find a way to repurpose childhood treasures.

Resource Listings

Custom Track Doors
Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery
109 Park Central Square, Springfield
417-863-1993

Furniture and Light Fixtures
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps, Springfield
417-616-6588, obeliskhome.com

Photos by Randy Colwell

 

 

Winner 2013

Design: Home Office


Office Space — Filled with eye-pleasing contrast, this office features light-colored walls with black lamps and a dark brown desk.


One

Pick your area rug first, then base the rest of the room’s colors on it.


Two

Create a timeless look with distressed furniture, then pair it with contemporary accessories.


Three

Use a glamorous light fixture to create or enhance an eclectic feel.

Resource Listing

Furniture, Carpet
Decorating Den Interiors
1310 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa
417-724-9400,
decdens.com/nshivers

Paint
Benjamin Moore, from
Spectrum Paint
5739 S. Campbell Ave.,
Springfield
417-886-2883

Photos by Anne Matheis Photography, Milla Jane Photography

 

 

Winner 2013

Outdoor Space: Landscape Design


Natural Beauty — In this outdoor space, the large flower beds are filled with perennials, and room was reserved to plant annuals each spring.


One

Create focal points by building tree rings around your favorite trees or bushes.


Two

Define your edges, making sure beds and other blooming areas have pre-set stopping points and are contained.


Three

Pick flowers that fit your landscaping, being careful to plant flowers that require sun or shade in the appropriate spots.

Resource Listings

Flagstone and Soil
McMullen Landscape Center
3210 E. Evans Rd., Springfield
417-883-7138,
mcmullenlandscapecenter.com

Plants
John Deere Landscapes
5236 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-881-6675, 
johndeerelandscapes.com

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

Photos courtesy Westin Yancey, Brandi Yancey