Kathy Corrigan finally convinced her husband, Mark Corrigan, to buy a dilapidated house in foreclosure so they could renovate it to their hearts’ content. The result is a modern ode to midcentury design.
Kansas City art historian Patricia Glenn and her husband, Michael Pronko, a psychiatrist, started an online gallery that would highlight international artists they found while traveling, as well as Kansas City artists they encountered through their periodic presentations of pop-up shows at local venues. Their Mission Hills home is a showcase for both and a lot more.
She just finished a One Room Challenge of her master bedroom in November. Home Depot sponsored a closet renovation in her daughter’s room. And One Kings Lane tapped her for one of their group tastemaker sales.
The Merriam home of artist Christopher Leitch and librarian Stuart Hinds is filled with books, art, pottery, treasured family heirlooms and other objects that reflect their love of amateur American craft. And thanks to a previous handyman owner, the house itself boasts quirky built-ins and other surprises.
The challenge of being a commercial artist is that he has to compromise what he does because it’s on somebody else’s dime. So he does type design, posters and re-bots in his spare time as a way to express his own aesthetic and messaging.
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Swartzman, an immigrant to Kansas City from the Soviet Union, has turned her Scottish Tudor into a domestic art gallery of sorts. Her collection includes works by Kansas City artists, craftsmen and artisans, including James Lane, Oliver Bertucci, Carolynn Fischel, Barb Wishnow Jacobs, furniture craftsman Dave Polivka and woodsmith Brian Holland.
For the last year, Eric von Robertson, a 1999 Kansas City Art Institute alumnus, has been collecting, showing and selling Berber carpets as a representative of Foreign Objects, a company founded in Helsinki, Finland, that specializes in Berber carpets from the Riff and Atlas mountains of Morocco. In early September, von Robertson returned to Kansas City for a showing of the carpets at el dorado architects.
Carter Buschardt and his wife, Sheila, have spent the last few years carefully restoring a midcentury modern gem that graced the cover of Better Homes and Gardens in 1959, four years before it was built. On a warm October afternoon, Carter Buschardt talked about his prized car, the couple’s restoration efforts, and the conversation piece that they live in.
Spanish teacher and Mattie Rhodes Art Center board member Christine Yannitelli travels frequently to Mexico, where she indulges her passion for Mexican folk art. Her multilevel Gladstone house is like a small museum of the treasures she has collected, including carved and painted wood animals and tin ornaments, dolls, textiles, baskets and contemporary paintings.
We spent some time at Newcom’s 1,600-square-foot Fairway home, discussing art, home design and the joy of being surrounded by loving friends and family. Newcom is a photo stylist at Hallmark Cards Inc.
The house in De Soto where artist Dan Dakotas has his studio is filled with objects that inspire him. The place is a treasury of folk art, photographs, prints, and former students’ work that he has acquired through trades, found at flea markets and picked up on his travels.
Now based in New York, where he is studying at Parsons the New School for Design, Kansas City native Brady Legler has launched a line of rugs based on his abstract paintings. They are woven using traditional methods in a village in Nepal and are available through the Rug Studio in Overland Park.
This can happen when the installer is in a hurry. Each nail, and there are four per shingle, must be placed on the asphalt adhesive tab just above the watermark and the nail has to be straight, not installed at an angle.
The group Gardeners Connect is hosting the Garden Faire on Saturday at Loose Park. The event will offer an opportunity to talk with some of the individual garden clubs under the organization’s umbrella.
Elizabeth Wilson’s Asiatica, a shop known for one-of-a-kind garments made from vintage kimonos and other unusual fabrics, also carries elegant housewares and unique gifts. Wilson is particularly proud of the shop’s role over the years as an incubator of new talent, as well as its unrivaled archive of antique kimono fabrics.
Ian Byrne is lead singer of popular Irish band the Elders. But he is also an accomplished woodworker who does commercial and residential custom millwork and woodwork at Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa. Earlier this year Byrne opened a retail shop, Off the Floor Woodwork, in Waldo, where he sells furniture, shutters and unique items of home decor made from scrap wood.