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Weston woman gets bedroom redo by former HGTV star

Angie’s List recently ran a Sleep Sanctuary contest. Kansas City fan favorite and HGTV “Design Star” winner Jennifer Bertrand was pitted against two other celebrity designers and received the most online votes. As the winner, she was given $15,000 to spend on a makeover for Maggie Sweeden of Weston.

House & Home

Vintage dinnerware lends unique style to wedding, parties

Jennifer Wood’s special event decoration rental business is about stories. She wants people to be able to create stories and have the right decor to tell their own story when they are planning for a wedding or other celebration. Wood explains why she started Brossie Bell and gives advice for people trying to help tell their own story with decorations.

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Artist creates space, opportunities for other artists

When Nicole Emanuel moved from the Crossroads to the suburbs, she couldn’t find a community of artists, so she built one herself: InterUrban ArtHouse, in Overland Park. The nonprofit operates public art programs, as well as grants artists the space and support they need to be part of the economy.

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Landscaper lends Japanese style to local gardens

Koji Morimoto grew up in a peaceful village living “a classic Japanese lifestyle.” Only after immigrating to the United States in 1992 did he fully appreciate what he had and became serious about Japanese gardening. Now as the owner of Japanese Landscaping, he designs and maintains gardens for clients throughout Kansas City.

House & Home

Modern meets vintage at Coveted Home housewares boutique

Coveted Home on the Country Club Plaza carries American-made, fair-trade, ethically produced and — as of two months ago — vintage goods. Owner Jaclyn Joslin turned a storage space downstairs into a retro haven. She also has an interior design business, catering to clients with a modern edge.

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Transform countertops in a day with no tear out

The Kansas City franchise of Granite Transformations offers a quarter-inch engineered, quartzlike stone that goes on top of existing countertops, is maintenance-free and costs the same as midrange granite. Owner Paul Whitaker explains why the product helps people get what they want in their kitchens.

Videos

A Christmas tree tradition expands in Parkville

Parkville residents rallied together last week to secure MoDot permits to continue a community tradition - the decoration of 9 Highway trees. On Friday, a group gathered to bring holiday cheer to the highway.
Katy Bergen The Kansas City Star
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A Christmas tree tradition expands in Parkville

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