<![CDATA[Home Q & A News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/ en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT Home Q & A 60 Kori Crum’s busy life inspires Chaos Boutique in Parkville http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article30733584.html#storylink=rss Kori Crum’s life is a littlebit crazy — she lives in with a big house with and a combined family of household including five kids ages 8-19 — so it’s fitting she named her rustic retail shop Chaos Boutique. The downtown Parkville storefront brims with handmade decor, home goods, jewelry and gifts.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Window shutters help make homes stand out http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article29946447.html#storylink=rss Dave Eidson and Dave Searls, who co-own EnergyPro Windows & Siding, started Kansas City Shutter Co. after discovering that shutter options for homeowners were limited.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Landscape architect Kurt Kraisinger, owner of the Lorax Design Group, knows what’s cool in pools http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article28422739.html#storylink=rss Landscape architect Kurt Kraisinger, owner of the Lorax Design Group, specializes in high-end residential design, with an emphasis on quality and longevity. He also started two other companies that give him control over pool construction.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Patrick Corogenes is an insurance salesman turned artisan http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article26595946.html#storylink=rss Corogenes, who started his arts and crafts business just a year ago, cuts designs using high tech equipment. He silk screens images on wood. He designs dog bowls, comic storage boxes and tube amplifiers that can connect to iPads, iPhones and MP3 players.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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For designer Jill Tran, rooms should have conversation starters http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article25866427.html#storylink=rss Jill Tran and partner Carmen Thomas run Tran + Thomas Design Studio, which is opening an office in Lenexa. Tran discusses what design choices she’s making for the remodel of her own home.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Lee’s Summit artist Tina Garrett takes inspiration from the masters http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article25354612.html#storylink=rss Earlier this year, Tina Garrett received a $6,000 purchase prize from the Art Renewal Center, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to renewing the classical training and appreciation of traditional art. Most recently, the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona named her painting “String of Pearls” one of 40 finalists out of 2,000 submissions of figurative pieces of art from around the world.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Southmoreland on the Plaza offers urban hospitality in the heart of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article23588323.html#storylink=rss Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller have tended the bed-and-breakfast near the Plaza for 17 years, developing a brand of local hospitality that has allowed their business to thrive as the city’s destination credentials have steadily grown.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Cartographic coffee tables chart the history of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article22936245.html#storylink=rss What happens when an English-born furniture maker and a Kansas City attorney with an eye for design put their heads together? An artistic celebration of location that you can rest your coffee cup on.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Graphic artist Shelby Owen-Johnson turns fondness for fonts into a business http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article21400968.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Art Institute alum Shelby Owen-Johnson designs and handcrafts home decor and spare yet witty greeting cards for InkSauce Studio, her Etsy shop.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Houseguest: Inside puppet master Paul Mesner’s den of happiness http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article19146012.html#storylink=rss Paul Mesner and his partner, David Lucken, have transformed their 1895 Hyde Park home into a house with a giant personality and super productive gardens.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Owner of Outland Furnishings in KC turns whiskey barrels into furniture http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article16188626.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Sculpture major Desiree Warren finds her niche working as her own boss in retail http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article13188389.html#storylink=rss Desiree Warren, 32, bypassed the starving-artist stereotype and went straight to being her own boss. She has found success going the retail route, making clocks and art using scraps of vinyl on salvaged materials.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Houseguest: Couple take dwelling from foreclosure to midcentury marvel for less than $80,000 http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article11088257.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Musician, events producer and graphic artist Kristin Smith turns whimsical artwork into a business http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article10524959.html#storylink=rss Kristin Smith thought music was her calling. But her desire to doodle was so strong that she decided to produce events and meetings for Hallmark Cards Inc. by day and develop her creatures at night.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Kate Henrich of Overland Park binds and decorates handcrafted books http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article9090587.html#storylink=rss Working from her Overland Park home, Kate Henrich has spent the last year mastering the art of bookbinding, and launching her Woodland Road line of handbound books with custom-finished wood covers.

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Mission Hills couple turn their home into art showcase http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article8233800.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Handyman: How to gain storage in a limited space http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article13218020.html#storylink=rss We live in a small home with very limited storage. We have a garage but can never get the car inside because of all the junk we have in there. We don’t have the yard area for a storage barn. I have been told that storage in the attic ruins whatever is put up there. Is this true?

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Graphic designer and blogger Tobe Reed makes life look effortlessly pretty http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article6285216.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Houseguest: Christopher Leitch’s Merriam home, built in 1930, full of interesting details http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article4764492.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Cast-offs become art in Jim Dore’s re-bots http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article4531003.html#storylink=rss 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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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Evelina Swartzman turned her Scottish Tudor in Fairway into a domestic art gallery http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article4244965.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Joanne Quillec’s French Market offers home accents http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article4112025.html#storylink=rss At Patrick and Joanne Quillec’s French Market in Prairie Village, you can pick up dinner and also find all things French for the home.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Kansas City Art Institute alumnus Eric von Robertson sells Berber carpets in Finland http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article3776566.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Houseguest: Liberty couple make classic midcentury modern ranch home even classier http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article3555618.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Christine Yannitelli’s Gladstone house is like a small museum of treasures from Mexico http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article3420431.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Houseguest: Andy Newcom’s backyard outpost defies description http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article3197460.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Artist Dan Dakota’s De Soto house filled with objects that inspire him http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article2731315.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Houseguest: Christopher Filley and Rich Hoffman, owners of an antiques shop http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article2215019.html#storylink=rss Pick a spot, any spot, and stand for 10 minutes in their small garden in Crestwood. It’s like standing in your favorite gallery. You won’t run out of treasures to admire.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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KC native Brady Legler’s rugs are woven works of art http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article2125560.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Roofing warranties negated when shingles are improperly nailed http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article2213571.html#storylink=rss 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.

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