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…