Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

Refresh your palette this summer with this signature drink from Brandon of Cordial Craft. Enjoy a playful twist on an Italian classic.  Blood orange juice adds a nice touch of acidity and sweetness. 

Building a unique home experience

Over the last two decades, Matt Adam has earned a name for himself as a developer of quality upscale neighborhoods in Johnson County who looks to meet the needs of his customers. 

Fixer Upper

We moved into our 1972 Leawood fixer upper in 2015 and have spent the last few years remodeling and updating nearly every room in the house. It has character galore, which is what drew us to the house. Some unique features include a finished attic with an observatory and “secret passageway” bookshelf door, built-in Murphy beds, and more. If you’re…

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.

Holiday Decor Trends

Megan Mosier is the designer behind Megan Gensky Interiors. After working for Magnolia in Waco, Texas and winning awards while working for a local builder, she decided it was finally her time to start her own design company. She stays busy during the holiday months setting up clients’ homes and offices for the holiday season. Besides holiday decorating services, she…

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…

Life by Design

 Article Judy Goppert  Sometimes the elements of living merge together in harmonious design from all angles. Such is the case with the home of Bob Steer and Cindy Johnson. Each space is intricately planned with the goal of comfort, being one with nature and family.  Their home in Mission Farms Estates is a shining example. Situated on approximately two acres, this 11-year-old 7,700-square-foot…

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…