Simplistic Beauty

The homeowners were able to combine textile inspiration from all over the world to create this cozy and eclectic space. Warm red kilim and Persian rugs ground the space and add warmth and texture while the traditional patterns impart a sense of familiarity and timelessness. Indigo-dyed throw pillows add a bohemian flair inspired by African mud clothes and indigo dying…

Ampersand Design Studio

Ampersand Design Studio is where color and pattern come to play. Morgan Georgie and Carrie Kiefer are not only founders of this fun Kansas City-based art and design partnership but are also best friends.

Accessorize your Gift

Leawood is home to Paper Source, a paperie and gift retailer offering a curated selection of fine papers. Their unique and exclusive artwork for their paper are masterfully designed by a team of five women. This year to commemorate their 35th anniversary, the brought back two prints from their archives, the Candy Cane and Polar Bear designs. They suggest topping…

Artful Design

 Article Natalie Fieleke  An Overland Park couple possessed gallery-worthy modern art pieces, but not yet the showcase for them. So they turned to Arlene Ladegaard, principal designer at Design Connection, Inc., to transform their newly-purchased contemporary home into an art-collector’s dream space.  Ladegaard drew design inspiration from their collection – settling on a color palette of corals, oranges, and blues…

Personalized Throw Pillows

All the rage in pillows these days seems to be trendy typography and personalization. Whether it be Pottery Barn, Anthropology or Crate & Barrel, everyone is selling these for a pretty penny. Often I find pillows with a quote I like however not a font that matches my style. I was determined these pillows could be custom designed with my…

Ask the Designer

Question: We have lived in our home for 30 years and the kitchen cabinets are worn and dated. I love the look of white cabinets that are popular now, but will they date my kitchen in a few years? Answer: We are asked this question frequently. White cabinets are like a breath of fresh air, but many older homes will…