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Mid-Coast Modern deals in design-centric creations

Matt Bramlette hopes customers walk into his Mid-Coast Modern shop in Westport and find something unexpected. The Kansas City native who formerly worked in advertising was looking for a different career when he decided to open a retail store; it features home and personal items from makers, artists and other indie business owners.

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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.

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