Vintage Spaces: 2016 Home Remedy Show House

Vintage Spaces: 2016 Home Remedy Show House

Home Remedy A year in the making, come inside and take a sneak peek at our 2016 Home Remedy show house … Photos: Jill DiMartino About the Designers: Deb Vogler has been creating her own brand of Comfort by Design for more than 15 years. She deals with all aspects...
Fashion - Heidi Hermann

Fashion – Heidi Hermann

Old & New Spring is the perfect time to add pops of color back into your wardrobe. When the season changes, we love adding hints of the new colors of the year. We’ve grabbed some of our favorite vintage fashion finds and teamed up with local designer Heidi Herrman to...
Outdoor Special: Glamping

Outdoor Special: Glamping

Glamping Kicks on 66 Words by Andrea K. Grist            Photos by Tiffany Marie Buckley My quest for the perfect vintage camper began with the idea of embarking on a project that my dad and I could do together. After a few months of searching ads and...
Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp            Photos by Sarah Terranova Change up the traditional warm weather activity of camping by adding an upscale vintage twist and start glamping! Elevate a regular spring menu while glamping or at home with these two vintage inspired recipes with modern twists!...
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Design Book: Living Room

Design Book: Living Room

Things I Learned from My Living Room By Jennifer Bertrand 1. Gnome Epiphany So there is never a sale that doesn’t peak my eyeballs. Often I am having whole dialogues in my head as to what I could do with whatever weird or bizarre or interesting object I come across. Recently, I came upon a sale...
Buying and Selling Vintage Crystal

Buying and Selling Vintage Crystal

Crystal Fundamentals A beginners guide to buying and selling crystal By Michael and James Fry, Brown Button Estate Sales When delving into a new category of buying and selling, the learning curve can often be a bit intimidating. Understanding the nuances of value for many categories can take months or even years to learn. However with...
DIY Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

Jar Appeal Mason jars are the darlings of the Pinterest/DIY world. Here are some new and tested ideas for this versatile trend. I have been saving baby food jars for a year now, thanks to my new baby nephew. I always think it’s a shame to fill the landfill with glass, and since my nephew...
DIY Glass Planters

DIY Glass Planters

Dustin’s DIY: Glass Planters This easy DIY refreshes old light fixtures as spring planters By Dustin Bates Glass light fixtures are an abundant renewable resource at Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Remodelers are usually looking to update lighting, which means great pieces like these are easy to find, and inexpensive! We paid from $1-$2 for each...
Local Maker: Tammy Smith Design

Local Maker: Tammy Smith Design

Maker Memo: Tammy Smith Design From tea towels to prints to pillows, Tammy Smith creates beautiful works of art for every home   VKC: What sparked your business? Tammy: I got started on this current line that I have in July 2014. A friend suggested that I do a print of Kansas City landmarks and I...
Amy Howard at Restoration Emporium

Amy Howard at Restoration Emporium

Amy Howard at Restoration Emporium The creator of the Amy Howard at Home line of paints offered painting and small business advice to start 2016 By Calli Green This past January, Restoration Emporium in Kansas City’s West Bottoms brought Amy Howard, creator of Amy Howard at Home to Kansas City for a business, paint and finish...

Design Book: Trending White Decor

4 Tips for Working White into your Decor By Jennifer Bertrand 2016 is looking brighter and whiter—at least in the design world. How can you work this trend into your spaces? Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year was “Simply White.” It came as no surprise, as most of you have already started the head...
DIY "LOVE" Shelf

DIY “LOVE” Shelf

Dustin’s DIY – LOVE Shelf Build this lovely letter shelf with scraps of wood for $5! By Dustin Bates Whenever we’re scouring the aisles of Habitat for Humanity Restore for items we can transform, we always look for scraps of wood. Buying wood new can be expensive, but we scored all the pieces in the...
Local Maker: Burgundy Circus

Local Maker: Burgundy Circus

Maker Memo: Burgundy Circus Simple, good design meets functionality and craftsmanship Mike: I got started after finding true appreciation for American made goods from the likes of Wood & Faulk, Strawfoot, and Ewing Dry Goods. I knew these guys sewed and hand stitched all of their canvas and leather goods and decided to give it a...
Buying and Selling Guide to Vintage Teddy Bears

Buying and Selling Guide to Vintage Teddy Bears

Vintage Teddy Bears If you know what you’re looking for, these treasures could bring more than just snuggles By Michael and James Fry, Brown Button Estate Sales With cooler weather upon us we decided to write about a topic that would inspire warm, fuzzy feelings in our readers: the teddy bear. First produced in the early...
Fashion - Vintage Whites

Fashion – Vintage Whites

Winter Whites Stay classy KC, with a palette of crisp, rich and bright whites. Photos Nicole Bissey Photography Hair Kat Collett, Ashley Nelson Studios Makeup and Nails on Lacey/Amber Ashley Nelson, Kathyrn Craig, Holly Hayes, Ashley Nelson Studios Models Lacey Lee, Amber Ross, Linda Yang, Voices& Jozzi Rainy Apparel Re-Runs; Vintage Vogue Apparel Concept and Styling Calli Green    ...
DIY Vintage Photos

DIY Vintage Photos

Photographic Memories Our creative people take on the trend of the season Give your black and white photos a modern makeover with a pop of color! Choose your favorite vintage photos and scan them into digital form and save them. Remember, the higher the resolution you choose to scan with, the better print quality you’ll...
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