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Last winter, we asked all of southwest Missouri’s interior designers to show us their latest and greatest projects for our annual 417 Home Design Awards contest. As the deadline approached, our pile of entries grew higher and higher, eventually containing more than 50 first-class nominations for the annual contest. After sorting the projects, we sent them to the Missouri West/Kansas chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). President Ann D. Egan, ASID, judged each project based on aesthetics, design and a narrative explanation, then sent us a list containing the highest scoring projects in each category. Next, our team of editors toured the homes that scored the highest to see the top-notch work in person and confirm the winners. Take a look at the winning designers’ projects featured on the following pages, and be inspired to plan your own dream-worthy space.—S.W.

Design Awards Reception 

Join us in honoring the winning designers of the 2014 417 Home Design Awards.

WHEN: Happy hour at 5:30 p.m., ceremony at 6 p.m on Tuesday, June 10
WHERE: The Tower Club, 901 E. Saint Louis St., Springfield
SPONSORED BY: Unique Tile, National Wallcovering, Shaw Contract Group, Shaw Hospitality Group and 417 Home 
R.S.V.P.: Email Melissa Turpin at melissa@uniquetile.com

 

 

Meet the Designers

Get to know the winners of this year’s 2014 417 Home Design Awards. Each one has years of experience transforming houses into homes.

Nathan Taylor
Obelisk Home

Nathan Taylor, lead designer at and co-owner of  Obelisk Home, has been designing interiors for more than 20 years. In 2000, Taylor moved to Springfield with J Martin, and the two opened Obelisk Home in 2008. Taylor has had a passion for design his entire life, and his years of experience show with just one look at the warm and inviting interiors he creates. Taylor specializes in designing spaces that are functional, yet don’t compromise style, and he believes that a home should reflect who you are. He works hard to create one-of-a-kind spaces for each of his clients by incorporating important pieces regardless of their style, era or value.

 

Maggie Muller & Nola Shivers
Decorating Den Interiors

Nola Shivers (right), owner of Springfield’s Decorating Den Interiors, started her business in 1998. During her many years as an interior designer, she has been honored for her work in both regional and national design competitions, and she’s even had her work featured on HGTV and published in national magazines and hard-cover decorating books. Designer Maggie Muller (left) joined the Decorating Den Interiors team in January 2013, bringing along 10 years of commercial, residential and hospitality design experience. Muller provides complete in-home design services by bringing in samples of everything her clients need to create dream-worthy spaces. 

 

Jacque Pitts
Brashears Furniture

Jacque Pitts has been designing timeless interiors for clients throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States for nearly 20 years. Originally from Wisconsin, Pitts grew up in the furniture business and moved to Branson with her family during her college years. Soon after, she received her bachelor of science degree in Interior Design from Missouri State University. Pitts has been working as an interior designer at Brashears Furntiure for 14 years, accomplishing a great understanding of space planning and color and a special eye for detail. She works hand-in-hand with builders, architects, craftsmen and other skilled professionals to design one-of-a-kind interiors for every client. 

 

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Homeowners
Anonymous 

Project Goal
Create a home with an open floor plan and one large gathering space while still having separate functional rooms. 

Our Favorite Feature
Custom lighting made from ship lights and rope. This piece brings additional interest into the well-designed home.

Instead of redesigning an outdated home, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor worked with these homeowners to create a brand new home that suited their needs and style. The main goal in the project was creating a home that had an open floor plan as well as cozy enclaves. “How do you define space without walls?” Taylor asked. “That’s our job.” And with the use of furnishings and décor, Taylor created a floor plan that flows uninhibited through the main level. This four-bedroom home features three of those rooms on the main floor, and the entire upstairs level is a dedicated play room for the kids. On the main level, Taylor kept the atmosphere light and modern with a custom light gray wall color, bright white crown molding and plenty of windows that let in natural light. The dark-stained wood floors add a pop of contrast to the otherwise clean color palette and are continued throughout the home to unite each room. The end result is a home that is both timeless and comfortable.—E.B. Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw


The living room features a 22-foot ceiling that gives the space extra room to breathe. To balance that height, Nathan Taylor brought in a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a massive custom-made chandelier. “The brick in the fireplace accentuates the height of the room but doesn’t overpower the space,” he says. The whole room is actually designed around the wood coffee table and the plush sofa, which helped finalize the plan to mix textural elements like the stacked-stone fireplace, glass lamps, heavy moldings and distressed wood floors. 

 


The breakfast nook is tucked off of the living room near an expansive window that looks out over the backyard. Like the rest of the home, Taylor wanted to mix modern features with traditional elegance, so he brought in the large wooden table and paired it with more traditional-style chairs and the nickel-plated chandelier. The prints on the wall are a nod to the husband’s interest in architecture.  

 


Because the home was designed with an open floor plan, there are no walls or pillars separating the kitchen from the dining room. Instead, Taylor used textures and décor to separate the two spaces. While the dining room has more of an eclectic vibe, the kitchen is much cleaner with lots of bright white. The oval-cut marble backsplash helps attract the eye, and the tufted bar stools give the kitchen a softness that contrasts with the stark-white cabinets. The light fixture that hangs over the island was custom-made out of stainless steel and hand-blown glass pendants and unifies the stainless steel appliances and the antique ship lights that hang above the dining room table. 

 


When designing the master bedroom, Taylor repurposed the couple’s original bed and nightstands, but he added a faux finish to the sleigh bed to make the dark set look like separates. He brought in custom bedding including a lambswool throw pillow that adds a fun bit of texture to the room. The tufted bench was brought in for the couple’s young son and dog, who like to climb up on the bed and nap. As a finishing touch, Taylor added the crystal lamps and topped them off with square shades. “I like the height of the lamps,” he says. “They’re strong but still have a feminine edge.”

 


To unite the master suite, Taylor incorporated a natural color scheme that flows with the wood floors in the master bedroom. The tile is natural stone, and the countertops are granite accented with a listello strip for contrast. Taylor chose his-and-her sinks and a large walk-in shower and bathtub. The owners actually picked out the tub, which didn’t fit in the space. Taylor and his team had to get creative and find a way to make the expansive tub fit, which involved creating a recess in the wall for the edge of the tub.

Resource Listings

Wall Coverings, Furniture, Light Fixtures
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps St., Springfield, 417-616-6488 

Architect
Chris Ball 
Jack Ball Architects 
444 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-866-1904, jbapc.com 

Contractor
Marvin Vestal
Marvin Homes
Springfield, 417-861-7844

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

Kitchen and Bath Cabinets
Fritz Designs and Concepts
Springfield, 417-425-0922

Kitchen and Bath Countertops
US Granite
417-443-0195

Carpets, Wood Floors
Bearden Carpet
618 N. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-883-7669

Stone and Tile
Acme Brick
2325 W. Battlefield, Springfield, 417-883-0502

Bearden Carpet
618 N. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-883-7669

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

Architectural Moldings, Custom Woodwork 
Scott Campbell
Bengal Construction
Highlandville, 417-209-9022

Appliances
Metro Appliance & More
3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-833-1113

Home Theatre Equipment
Southwest Audio Visual
3058 E. Cairo St., Springfield, 417-887-4900

Landscaping
Nixa Lawn Service
4319 S. National Ave., Ste. 150, Springfield, 417-724-0318, nixalawnservice.com

Closets 
The Closet Company
2979 E. Chestnut Expy., Ste. K, Springfield, 417-849-5463

Hardware and Bath Accessories
National Home Products
2726 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-731-3220

 

 

Designer
Jacque Pitts, Brashears Furniture, Springfield and Branson, 870-423-4433

Homeowners
First Baptist Church Branson

Project Goal
Since this is a missionary home, the goal was to create a transitional-style home with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, yet also make sure it has low-maintenance features that are easy to take care of.

Our Favorite Feature
The easy-to-maintain tile flooring that looks like wood and flows throughout the home.

A little more than a year after an infamous tornado ripped apart much of the city of Branson, Interior Designer Jacque Pitts began designing The Lilley House. This house, a brand new house created for visiting international missionaries, was built on a property that sits adjacent to the First Baptist Church of Branson. The former home on the property was heavily damaged by the tornado, and when it was placed on the market, an anonymous donor family decided to purchase it, so that The Lilley House could be built. 

The interior design of The Lilley House did not need to be tailored to a particular homeowner. Instead, it needed to be warm and welcoming for all visiting missionaries and missionary families, and it also needed to be easy to maintain. “I worked with the contractor and anonymous donors to design the home,” Pitts says. 

In order to satisfy multiple tastes, Pitts chose to use mostly transitional-style furnishings throughout the space. She also made sure the furnishings fit with the home’s Craftsman style. “We started everything by choosing the color green, because it was the favorite color of Jerry Lilley,” Pitts says. Lilley, whom the house is also named after, was the founder of Lilley’s Landing and a major supporter of the many missions programs at the church. “We planned the rest of the furnishings and colors around this green color,” Pitts says. 

The bedrooms feature cut-and-loop carpet, and the rest of the home features easy-to-maintain porcelain tile flooring that looks like wood. Stone and quartz countertops were installed in the kitchen and bathrooms for easy care, and a large multi-level island was added to the kitchen to provide space for both food preparation and eating. One guest room is outfitted with twin beds for adults or children, and another features a queen bed equipped with storage. The master suite features furnishings plus extra space for a visiting family’s personal items, and the living room features a sleeper sofa for any additional guests. “It was a challenge to design the home without a particular owner in mind, but it has been well received,” Pitts says.—S.W. Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw


Jacque Pitts worked with the home’s builder, Mark Still of Columbia Construction, to design the home’s fireplace wall, which is also dressed with mission-style cabinetry and artwork. “The closed-door cabinetry allowed us to hide wires and other things without worrying about it being on display,” Pitts says. The room also features a sofa sleeper, perfect for providing extra sleeping space, and a brightly patterned floral rug.

 


The rich shades of the backsplash tile in the home’s kitchen add depth to the room, and the mission-style cabinetry helps complement the home’s Craftsman style. The space is equipped with granite countertops, which are easy to maintain, and the large multi-level island provides plenty of space for both food preparation and eating. 

 


The free-flowing kitchen features a dining area equipped with a solid oak expandable table. The space also flows with the living room, where a flip-top sofa table sits nearby and provides additional eating space if needed. The dining room window is one of the home’s many windows that is dressed with cordless Roman shades for easy use, light blockage and privacy.

 


The home’s master bedroom features traditional furnishings with extra storage space, including a bed with built-in drawers. A cozy chair by one of the room’s windows provides a comfortable spot to read or relax, and a painting featuring a scenic landscape helps bring the outside in.  

 


To accommodate a variety of families, one of the extra bedrooms was furnished with two twin beds. While the walls are a muted off-white tone, bold red bedding brings a touch of fun to the space. 

Resource Listings

Furniture, Window Treatments, Art, Rugs and Accessories
Brashears Furniture
500 West Trimble Berryville, Arkansas, 870-423-4433, brashears.com

Contractor
Mark Still
Columbia Construction
Branson, 417-294-0057

Hardware, Cabinetry and Countertops
SCI Millworks
Harrison, Arkansas, 870-741-1661, scimillwork.com

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

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

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488,obeliskhome.com

Homeowners
Stacy and Kyle Hicks 

Project Goal
Transform a kitchen with rustic country accents into a transitional space.

Our Favorite Feature
Treated wood on the ceiling (pictured right). The rough-sawn cedar boards that frame in the ceiling were painted and glazed to give the kitchen a rustic-yet-modern atmosphere.

Instead of totally scrapping this existing kitchen’s rustic design, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor worked to update the look with a few modern touches that round out the space and make it more inviting and conversational. To start, Taylor refurbished old yellow pine cabinets and installed granite countertops and an elegant black tile backsplash in a harlequin pattern. To give the Hicks family a gathering place in the kitchen, Taylor extended the island and brought in new wingback bar stools covered in a lighter fabric, perfect for  adding contrast to the dark grays and blacks in the granite. To continue that updated rustic look the owners wanted, the rough-sawn beams on the ceiling were painted and glazed along with the cabinets. The hood above the gas range was completely refinished and now features a hand-troweled cement that’s meant to look aged and historic.—E.B. Photos by Randy Colwell

Resource Listings

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

Architect/Contractor
David Harper & Associates
431 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, 417-883-7000 

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

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

Kitchen Countertops
Solid Surface Designs Inc., 233 Lambeth Rd., Billings, 417-258-2787, ssdionline.com

Stone and Tile
DALtile
2710 S. Austin Ave., Springfield
417-883-4600

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Homeowners 
Anonymous 

Project Goal
Transform a room that was filled with collectables and family heirlooms into a comfortable space where the couple could gather.

Our Favorite Feature
The rough wood beams on the ceiling (pictured above), which add a fun bit of texture to the room.

When Interior Designer Nathan Taylor came to help these homeowners redesign their hearth room, the space was so packed with the couple’s collections that there was only enough room for two people to sit comfortably. Sifting through years of travel memorabilia, collected items and books was a huge part of this room’s transformation. But that didn’t mean the couple’s mementoes were kicked to the curb. “The wife made us promise to keep 100 of her books on display,” Taylor says. So he did just that. With all the clutter removed, Taylor set to work bringing in clean lines with the glass-top coffee table and the smooth contour of the large lamps. “The mix of texture with the rough wood beams along the ceiling and the smoothness of the modern furnishings pulls this space together,” Taylor says. A marble fireplace, which was a gift from a family member, became the focal point of the room, and the exaggerated settee with two velvet pillows is the perfect place for the couple to unwind after a busy week. When picking out the room’s fabric and furniture, Taylor stuck with a simple-yet-classic color palette. Taupe, gray, black and metallic silver serve as root colors and help to accentuate the pops of yellow and chartreuse that are sprinkled throughout the décor.—E.B. Photos by Randy Colwell

Resource Listings

Furniture, Light Fixtures
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps St., Springfield, 417-616-6488

Wall Coverings, Carpet
Resource Room
1350 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa, 417-725-4000

Wood Floors
Wilson and Sons Hardwood Flooring
Verona, 417-844-1839

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

Decorative Paint Contractor
Paul Skidmore Painting
1404 S. Fort Ave., Springfield, 417-880-1132

Beams and Restored Wood Products
Stan Whipple
Springfield, 417-861-9314

Blinds
Budget Blinds
3060 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 100, Springfield, 417-823-3940, budgetblinds.com/sespringfield

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Homeowners
Anonymous 

Project Goal
Create a space that is young and modern like the family itself, while also making sure it is classic and timeless in style, so the family can enjoy the room for years to come.

Our Favorite Feature
The gold mirror. Its gold sunburst style helps reflect the light of the lamp to give the room a golden glow.

When remodeling this living room, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor tried to balance the size of the space with the furnishings. The room has tall ceilings, and it was important to match that height with pieces that served as focal points and added to the grandiose atmosphere. To start, Taylor had the existing fireplace removed and installed a hand-cut and carved stone fireplace. To add some contrast to the room, Taylor brought in a plush sofa that features durable fabric and patterns that hide wear. With two young kids in their growing family, the owners wanted something that would last. “They really wanted this room to be cozy,” Taylor says. “They didn’t want the room to feel like a formal living room.” To add some warmth to the room, Taylor stuck with a color palette of gold,  bronze and seafoam green. “The bronze gives that traditional feeling the owners wanted,” he says. “The gold adds some glam, and the seafoam green adds a fresh element.” The mix of classic elegance and modern pizazz is continued throughout the space with the use of antique flower vases contrasted with modern wall-hangings and light fixtures.—E.B. Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Resource Listings

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

Stone and Tile
Rox Stoneworks
Nixa, 417-872-5749

Encore Gallery
109 Park Central Square, Springfield, 417-818-5953

 

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Homeowners
Anonymous 

Project Goal
Transform a traditional dining room with antiques and Persian rugs into a simple and clean gathering space. 

Our Favorite Feature 
The white glass chandelier that was brought in to add a pop of contrast to the chartreuse walls.

When Interior Designer Nathan Taylor first approached this project, the dining room matched the rest of the 90-year-old home. Antiques were spread around the room, and the floors were yellow oak. To move the space through the decades and get a much more modern dining room while still hanging on to the classic look the owners were looking for, Taylor removed the antiques, stained the floor a dark espresso and painted the walls and ceiling a vibrant and high-gloss chartreuse. Since he was working with a smaller room, furniture was kept to a minimum with a focus on statement pieces. A large floor-to-ceiling mirror was brought in to create light and a continuation of space. To bring out the clean lines of the crown molding and the window treatment, Taylor used a high-gloss lacquer that was also used on the large round dining table. The bright white complements the white glass chandelier and gives the room a streamlined look. And that bright chartreuse color Taylor used throughout the room also happened to match a collection of chartreuse china the homeowner had stashed away.—E.B. Photos by Randy Colwell


The floor in this dining room was stained a dark espresso, which contrasts well with the bright white crown molding and chartreuse walls.

Resource Listings

Furniture, Light Fixtures
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps St., Springfield, 417-616-6488

Wood Floors
Wilson and Sons Hardwood Flooring
Verona, 417-844-1839

Paint Contractor
Paul Skidmore Painting
1404 S. Fort Ave., Springfield, 417-880-1132

Decorative Woodwork
Stan Whipple
Springfield, 417-861-9314

Blinds
Budget Blinds
3060 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 100, Springfield, 417-823-3940, budgetblinds.com/sespringfield

 

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 W. Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com 

Homeowners 
Stacy and Kyle Hicks

Project Goal
Create an entirely new master bathroom.

Our Favorite Feature
The listelle tile backsplash that combines the colors used in the room and adds interest.

Interior Designer Nathan Taylor and homeowners Stacy and Kyle Hicks spent four weeks planning this massive remodel before gutting the entire bathroom. “Everything moved except the tub,” Taylor says. In the original space, one side of the bathroom was his and one was hers, so Taylor unified the space by building one united vanity with a special seating area for Stacy to use her makeup and jewelry. The master closet was turned into a shower, and porcelain tile flooring was installed along with granite countertops and a listelle tile strip that serves as a backsplash. “That listelle strip adds a punch of interest to the room,” Taylor says. And since Kyle is an avid hunter, Taylor incorporated the cast aluminum deer mounts above the tub and even found a 24-karat gold deer bust to use as a jewelry holder for Stacy. To finish off the space, Taylor used a mix of textures including a seashell-framed circular mirror and a horse hair bench.—E.B.  Photos by Randy Colwell

Resource Listings

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

Architect/Contractor
David Harper & Associates
431 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, 417-883-7000

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

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

Kitchen Countertops
Solid Surface Designs
233 Lambeth Rd., Billings, 417-258-2787

Stone and Tile
DALtile
2710 S. Austin Ave., Springfield, 417-883-4600

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Homeowners
Anonymous 

Project Goal
Create a dramatic bathroom that feels like a unique space instead of an extension of the home.

Our Favorite Feature
The black crocodile wallpaper, which adds plenty of dramatic elegance to the simple space.

Instead of creating a run-of-the-mill powder bath, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor designed an elegant space that makes every visit an elevated experience. When Taylor set out to create something different from the rest of the house, he succeeded. Knowing that he wanted to make this small bathroom a dramatic enclave, he applied black crocodile wallpaper to the walls and even the ceiling. Its shiny black texture adds elegance while also helping to reflect the soft light from the sconces. “Sometimes small spaces can handle more dramatic touches,” Taylor says. The use of brushed-stainless steel around the mirror and on the light fixtures really makes the white sink pop for a modern look that is clean and welcoming. The worry that the space would be too dark was easily put to rest.—E.B. Photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Resource Listings

Wall Coverings, Light Fixtures
Obelisk Home
214 W. Phelps St., Springfield, 417-616-6488 

Architect
Chris Ball
Jack Ball Architects 
444 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-866-1904, jbapc.com 

Contractor
Marvin Vestal
Marvin Homes
Springfield, 417-861-7844

Hardware
National Home Products
2726 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-731-3220

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

Bath Cabinets
Fritz Designs and Concepts
Springfield, 417-425-0922

Stone and Tile
Bearden Carpet
618 N. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-883-7669

 

Designer
Jacque Pitts, Brashears Furniture, Springfield and Branson, 870-423-4433

Homeowners
First Baptist Church Branson

Project Goal
Create a transitional office space that boasts a clean look while being accommodating to a variety of guests. 

Our Favorite Feature
The custom trim work and crown molding,  which is bright white and provides dramatic contrast with the green walls.

Designing a home office usually involves interviewing homeowners and learning their needs, but that wasn’t the case in this particular project. Interior Designer Jacque Pitts worked to design this home office for The Lilley House, a brand new house created for international missionaries visiting the First Baptist Church of Branson. Since it is located in a missionary house, Pitts knew that the office wouldn’t be used by one particular individual, or even one particular family. Instead, it would be used by all missionaries who will call the house home at some point, and it needed to be accommodating to a variety of guests. “Since missionaries often travel light and mainly use a laptop and have small amounts of paperwork, we chose to put a writing desk in the space,” Pitts says. This also makes the space accommodating to children doing homework. A small built-in bookcase provides additional storage, and a couple of extra chairs provide additional seating. The room also features large windows, which are dressed with Roman shades that are great for privacy and light blockage but also cordless and easy to maintain. “The room has been very well-liked by the missionaries who have stayed there,” Pitts says.—S.W.  Photo by Jeremy Mason McGraw

 

Resource Listings

Furniture, Window Treatments, Art, Rugs and Accessories 
Brashears Furniture
500 West Trimble, Berryville, Arkansas, 870-423-4433, brashears.com

Contractor 
Mark Still
Columbia Construction
Branson, 417-294-0057

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

 

 

Winning Designers 
Nola Shivers and Maggie Muller, Decorating Den Interiors, 1310 Kelly Ave., Nixa, 417-724-9400, decoratingden.com

HOMEOWNERS 
Anonymous

Project Goal
Create a serene, peaceful bedroom from an outdated, uninviting space.

Our Favorite Feature
The flocked headboard and bedding that pull the colors in the room together and make the space inviting. 

When Nola Shivers and Maggie Muller started on this master bedroom project, the room was outdated and didn’t have much continuity. The homeowners were ready to create a space that was inviting instead of one they tried to avoid. 

Shivers says she and Muller started by talking with the homeowners about what they wanted from the space and deciding on colors and fabrics. Shivers presented the homeowners with three ideas, and the homeowners’ love of yoga inspired the subdued colors that ended up in the room. Gray paint on the walls creates a soothing backdrop for the fabrics used on the headboard and in the bedding. The traditional style of the furnishings and accessories helped bring continuity to the room and create a feeling of serenity. Now, the new bedroom exudes the spa-like, restful feel that the design duo was trying to achieve for the homeowners.—J.C. Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw

Resource Listing

Furniture, Bedding, Drapery, Art and Carpet
All available through Decorating Den Interiors
1310 Kelly Ave., Nixa, 417-724-9400

 

Designer
Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Ste. 101, Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Homeowners
Anonymous 

Project Goal
Give new life to an outdated master suite.

Our Favorite Feature
The wallpaper in the master bathroom (above right) and the headboard in the master bedroom. The textured wallpaper gives the bathroom a pop of elegance, and the large headboard acts as a base for the bedroom’s color palette.

Updating this family’s master bedroom wasn’t the only goal here. As collectors who had been accumulating antiques since moving into this home, the homeowners wanted to put their favorite antique finds on display. To start, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor used the covered headboard that couple already had as the foundation for the remodel. “The whole color palette is based on that headboard,” he says. Taylor kept the antique chest, which is a family heirloom, along with the wooden rocker, and tucked many of the couple’s favorite pieces into the room’s décor. The walls were repainted, and new patterned carpet was installed along with custom bedding and an elegant window treatment. In the master bath, Taylor gutted the space to add a new shower and lighten the room. Heated floors were also a must for the homeowners. The cabinets were refinished with crystal hardware, and granite countertops were added along the vanity and the tub. The textured wallpaper gives the space an elegant and classic atmosphere with hints of gold that flow into the bedroom. The end result is a space that highlights the couple’s years of collecting and that gives them a design that they can enjoy for many more years.—E.B. Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw


Bath Overhaul: During the master bathroom’s remodel, everything was ripped out so that the bathtub could be repositioned and heated floors could be installed. 


Working in Family Heirlooms: Taylor kept several of the couple’s antiques in this remodel, including an antique chest and a wooden rocker. 

Resource Listings

Architect/Contractor
Derek Wendt
Alltimate Home Improvement
Springfield, 417-459-6877

Wall Coverings
Covergirls Wallcoverings
Springfield, 417-830-2124

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

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

Carpets, Stone and Tile
Bearden Carpet
618 N. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-883-7669

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

Decorative Paint Contractor, Custom Woodwork
Morgan Kline
Springfield, 417-414-8424

Other Suppliers
At the Seams
417-894-3299

 

Designer
Jacque Pitts, Brashears Furniture, Springfield and Branson, 870-423-4433

Homeowners
Anonymous

Project Goal
Create a children’s suite that is beautiful, usable and easy to take care of. 

Our Favorite Feature
The striped ceiling. “We were originally going to install draperies to separate this area, but we decided on the painted ceiling instead,” Pitts says. 

While designing this children’s suite, Interior Designer Jacque Pitts worked to create a space that would make both the mother and her 9-year-old daughter happy. With an overall goal of making the space usable and easy to care for, Pitts turned to the little girl to help choose colors, fabrics and other details. “The young lady this room was designed for had many inspirations for the glamorous room, including the color pink, horses, zebras, fashion, entertaining friends and her love of reading,” Pitts says. Pitts worked with Dan Fritz of Fritz Design and Concepts to design a custom window seat area that would not only act as a spot to read but also provide storage for toys and books. The steps of the window seat are actually drawers centered between two cabinets topped with open shelving, and the seat portion contains an extra-long twin mattress that’s used during reading time or sleepover parties. A striped ceiling, crystal chandelier, mirrors, custom pillows and a window valance trimmed in faux fur add a touch of glamour to the room, and the wood floor provides easy maintenance. The bathroom’s design started with a pillowed diamond-shape tile, which they accented with glossy black, shiny chrome and glittery pink tiles. “The floor and ceiling tile in there is also accented by the glittery pink, which ties it all together,” Pitts says.—S.W. Photos by Jeremy Mason McGraw, Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic

Resource Listings

Window Treatments, Custom Bedding
Brashears Furniture
500 W. Trimble, Berryville, Arkansas, 870-423-4433, brashears.com

Builder
Doug Pitts
Doug Pitts Construction
1719 S. Farm Rd. 245, Rogersville, 417-840-5759, dougpittsconstruction.net

Hardware
National Home Products
2726 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-731-3220, nhp-spfd.com

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

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

Custom Woodwork, Bath Cabinets
Fritz Designs and Concepts
Springfield, 417-425-0922

Bath Countertops, Stone and Tile
Unique Tile
1364 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa, 417-725-5515, uniquetile.com

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

Paint 
Sherwin Williams
sherwin-williams.com

Decorative Paint Contractor
Prosser Painting
Springfield, 417-830-0894

Architectural Moldings
Done Right Construction
Springfield, 417-569-7016