DIY: Candy Crafts

DIY: Candy Crafts

Tricky Treats Our creative people take on the trend of the season My husband and I were inspired by our vintage plastic pumpkin collection and classic candy corn when making these easy and fun candy garlands. To make our wrapped candy garland, we used bath tissue and paper towel rolls...
Vintage Dining: Brown & Loe

Vintage Dining: Brown & Loe

Brown & Loe A new spot serves up classic comfort food in the River Market district Words: Kirsten Hudson It’s Friday night. The bell of the new Kansas City streetcar chimes as it whirs by the entrance to City Market. Tomorrow, the market will come to life as people flock in from all over the metro...
Fall Gourmet Glamping

Fall Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova Fall is the best time of the year because the air is cool and the sun is out creating a perfect weather for glamping! After a night of snuggling up in the glamper, wake up and take pleasure in the crisp mornings of fall—either glamping...
Vintage Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Tour

Vintage Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Tour

Embracing Original Vision Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic design is still alive and well in Kansas City Words: Rhiannon Ross Photos: Jill DiMartino   Jim Blair reclines on a vibrant orange, Southwestern-print sofa, circa 1980s. On the coffee table, a plastic, lime green tumbler stands among stacks of books and old issues of Architectural Digest....
Seventies Fashion

Seventies Fashion

Seventies For the past four-and-a-half decades, 1970s fashions like denim flares, platforms, floral prints, polyester bells and wrap dresses cycled in and out of style. This fall, we’ve paired our favorite saturated fall hues and prints with a 1970 Chevelle SS to add the perfect amount of badass to our...
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DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

Dustin’s DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over From outdated and drab to a handmade statement in your living room By Dustin Bates Habitat Kansas City ReStore recently had these decades-old coffee tables for sale. I snagged one because beneath all that honey stain, rounded edges and grime, I knew it still had some life left in it.  ...
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 of design, from budgeting, to...
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 showcase her new Spring Collection....
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...
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 online listings we found the perfect one. As an added...
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! Salmon with Thyme and Coconut Oil, and an Asparagus Tartlet...
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...
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