Housetrends Cincinnati Idea Book November/December 2018

Pillows: They're worth fighting for; 7 stunning outdoor spaces; 7 sensational kitchens: Rooms that scream "Wow!"

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the spirit of

A welcoming home

sets a generous tone

for gifting & gathering.









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Even our most seasoned staff

members think these spaces are

worth a second look


Shams, throws and bolsters layer

on the charm on well-made beds


Festive holiday table settings

Publisher Callie Elkus

Associate Publisher

Linda Bacher

Editor Karen Bradner

Contributing Photographers

Daniel Feldkamp, Greg Grupenhof, Lucas Harris,

Mike Kaskel, Connie Kimsey, Brent Madison,

Jeff McCutcheon, Russell Missonis, Caroline

Morgan, Eric Ooten, Christian Phillips, Dawn M.

Smith, Hal Stata, Craig Thompson, Joe Traina,

Ross Van Pelt

Advertising and Marketing Team

Nance Bailo, Laura Hausman, Florence Murphy,

Pam Patter, Leslie Sawan, Evelyn Yaus






Homeowners think outside

the box and incorporate hints of

personality in their culinary centers


Kitchen remodel allows

family to go with the flow




Open-air entertaining areas

of all shapes and sizes crafted

for multiple purposes

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Great home design discoveries

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great ideas beginning on page 65.

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9350 Kenwood Rd. | Blue Ash | 513.793.9505




At Housetrends we are fortunate

to see a multitude of beautiful


amazing to a new level. These rooms can evoke a “wow” from even our most seasoned staff members.

What follows are some of our favorite “wow rooms” from Housetrends markets. ➻

homes in a variety of locations

– and that never gets old. However,

every once in a while some particular

spaces in these homes take

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A natural fit

BRIGHTidea: One for the books

Photos by Brent Madison

Perhaps the crown jewel of this home in the Pittsburgh area is the extraordinary library, a peaceful sanctuary that

pulls double duty as the homeowner’s private office. Like the rest of the home, the library has comfortable and

modern elements. The bookshelf concept was initiated by the architect’s interior renderings. A spiral staircase is

the only access point to the small loft, where a cozy chair is tucked into the corner, providing another reading nook

with spectacular views of the outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling shelves house a myriad of books, which are organized in

an elaborate system.


Architect and interior design Gaskill Architecture; Builder DJ Beam Construction; Recessed lighting Nora, Repco; Painting

Colorworks; Polished concrete flooring Wexford Contracting, LLC; Windows Marvin, Allegheny Millwork; Fireplace Heat & Glo

Mezzo, Fireplace and Patio Shop

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Use windows to connect with nature

Photo by Christian Phillips

Indoors or out, guests are sure to enjoy the gorgeous view of the surrounding

landscape of this home in Northeast Ohio. Characterized

by simple, clean lines the owners chose to spotlight their surroundings

with floor-to-ceiling windows and retracting doors that offer easy

access to a patio. Bright colored ottomans rival the natural colors of

the outdoors, while a sofa beckons friends and family to relax. Aside

from the playful ottomans, the owners opted to keep their furniture

selections simple and neutral colored, feeling that anything else

would overwhelm the contemporary home. ➻


Designer and architect Dimit Architects; Builder Payne and Payne Builders;

Flooring Marshall Carpet One; Lighting Cleveland Lighting; House of Lights;

Furniture West Elm; Blu Dot; Crate and Barrel

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of this contemporary

home, go to


and search: Windows

to the soul

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Changes in latitude

BRIGHTidea: Make an artistic statement

Photo by Lucas Harris

The human form has always been a popular subject in visual art. It evokes a variety of emotions and encourages

creative expression. The massive art piece positioned above the bathtub in this St. Petersburg, Florida home

elicits a powerful response, making it virtually impossible to shift your focus. The stunning piece is made of cut

glass mosaic tile from Sicis in Italy. The mosaic is held to the wall with five bolts, allowing it to be removed if the

homeowner chooses to move or redesign the space.

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BRIGHTidea: Preserve things of beauty

Photo by Dawn M. Smith

After gutting their 1990 Dayton, Ohio home down to the studs, the owners set out to bring it back to its former

glory. Despite years of neglect, the original solid mahogany front doors were completely restored. Inspired by the

arched front entry, the homeowners incorporated a series of arches and pillars throughout the house, including in

the entrance to the elegant great room. Decorated in soft cream and rich chocolate brown hues—and featuring

a beautiful area rug with plenty of visual movement—the great room is the perfect focal point to greet guests as

they enter the home. ➻


Contractor and interior design Kitchens By Design; Hardwood flooring Hallmark Floors; Lighting Southlite Fan City;

Furniture Bernhardt; Morris Home Furnishings; Painting Sherwin-Williams, A&E Painting, LLC

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of a transformation

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looking in

BRIGHTidea: Reimagine and repurpose

Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Wanting to create an outdoor entertaining area, a Cincinnati couple turned their attention to a carriage house that

they no longer needed for cars – thanks to a nearby three-car garage. The circa-1911 Spanish Revival structure

was ripe for new possibilities. They told architect Chris Kepes they wanted the renovated structure to include a

Parrilla grill, which is traditionally used in the wife’s home country of Argentina. When weather invites the crowd

outdoors, the motor court transforms into a sitting area. Hardware, cabinetry and woodwork all were selected

with a 100-plus-year-old home in mind. Existing doors were stripped, re-glazed and painted to add a warm

punch of color.


Architect Chris Kepes AIA, Kepes Architecture; Contractor Stegman Construction

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BRIGHTidea: Add a little brass

Photo by Russell Missonis

Brass accents are all the rage right now in kitchen design, and this culinary masterpiece in Clearwater, Florida takes

that trend and runs with it. The centerpiece of the kitchen is the massive Officine Gullo island made of solid steel

and brass, which was imported from Florence, Italy. The custom island, which has a price tag of roughly $134,000,

features a beautiful Ocean Blue finish and houses gas burners, a prep sink, counter space and a pasta maker. ➻


Contractor Nelson Construction & Renovations, Inc.; Kitchen island Officine Gullo

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Wave of nostalgia

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with marbles

BRIGHTidea: Play with marbles

Photo by Jeff McCutcheon

While planning to brighten a dated master bath, Columbus area homeowners knew they wanted to include white

cabinetry and marble in the renovation. They were set on a marble countertop, but didn’t think they could afford

to use marble on the rest of the project, which included the floor, entire shower and half of the walls. When

it came to their attention the porcelain they selected might actually be comparable to marble, they decided to

splurge a little and get what they really wanted. This would be the year the couple decided to do something solely

for themselves – create a luxurious, spa-like retreat in their master suite.


Designer and contractor Jim Deen, Kitchen Kraft; Cabinetry Holiday Kitchens, Kitchen Kraft; Fixtures Kohler shower, American

Standard bathtub and Craftmade lighting, Ferguson; Countertops Honed Carrara marble, Perrotta’s Marble Shop; Sinks and faucets

Kohler, Ferguson; Tile Honed Bianco Venatino Marble and zero-entry shower floor, Hamilton Parker Company; Custom frameless

shower door Buckeye Custom Glass

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BRIGHTidea: Establish a theme in

the lower level

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

As wine aficionados, the owners of this Dayton, Ohio home set out

to incorporate a taste of Napa Valley into the design of their finished

lower level. What originally started out as a functional and visually

appealing storage plan for their wine collection ultimately led to an

entertaining space that includes a sitting area and a full bar. Rich black

wine storage racks, tin ceiling panels and porcelain tile flooring mimicking

the look of hardwood all work together to create the elegant,

yet cozy, space.


Contractor Remodeling Designs, Inc.; Flooring Daltile Season Wood porcelain

tile in Orchard Grey; Ceiling Armstrong Metallaire Hammered Border

Tin in Lacquered Steel; Cabinetry Omega Dynasty; Wine racks Wine Racks

of America with Sherwin-Williams Black Magic paint; Backsplash Sonoma

Tilemakers Euphoria in Tres Chic; Countertops Langdon Cambria; Furniture

House Dressing Interior Design, Ltd.; Appliances Custom Distributors

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this lower level,

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in remodeling

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Homeowners aren’t just cooking meals—they’re also eating dinner, entertaining friends and

relaxing with family in their kitchens. And since the kitchen plays such an integral role in the

day-to-day operations, form and function are equally important. From exotic stones with bold

patterns and texture, to farmhouse and contemporary design, these seven kitchens prove that

homeowners are thinking outside the box and incorporating hints of their own personality into

their culinary spaces. ➻

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Sunny side

BRIGHTidea: Keep it classy with white

Photos by Caroline Morgan

The seamless blending of materials makes this Dayton, Ohio kitchen a sight to be seen. The homeowners

flip-flopped the original kitchen and formal dining room, allowing them to create a large gathering space to

accommodate their busy family. An 11-foot island anchors the kitchen, which also includes a cozy breakfast

nook and inviting window seats. Classic white cabinetry and white Macaubas quartzite countertops

complemented by a sleek subway tile backsplash help to set the cheerful tone. ➻


Contractor Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling; Interior designer Alison Davis Interiors; Appliances Ferguson

housetrends idea book 2018 35

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Character driven

BRIGHTidea: Embrace your farmhouse side

Photo by Joe Traina

Thanks to HGTV and television shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop, farmhouse design has hit the mainstream.

This Safety Harbor, Florida kitchen, near Clearwater, fully embraces the farmhouse aesthetic, featuring a beautiful

mix of rustic details and modern amenities. The tall white perimeter cabinetry and massive range hood serve as

the perfect backdrop to the rich warm wood tones seen in the flooring and oversized island that offers seating for

eight. A farm table that has been in the family for years provides additional dining space and includes six slipcover

chairs that bring a dose of casual softness to the room.


Architect Aude-Smith Architecture, Inc.; Builder Sterling Ridge Properties; Cabinetry Fine Wood Design; Hardwood flooring

Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Inc.; Appliances and plumbing fixtures Ferguson

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BRIGHTidea: Go big and go home

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

In the charming neighborhood of German Village, near downtown Columbus, Ohio, a circa 1895 brick cottage

was in need of a new floor plan. An addition, done in the 1950s, resulted in an awkward, outdated kitchen that

did not flow easily with the rest of the home. New owners expanded the space by removing an existing dining

room wall. Now various light fixtures are used to define the different areas within the space. But the showstopper

of this renovated kitchen is its massive, waterfall island. The granite-covered structure, which the owner calls her

“dream island,” offers functionality with ample storage on one side and plenty of seating on the other. ➻


Contractor and interior designer Collamore Built; Architect Behal Sampson Dietz

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Charming exposure

BRIGHTidea: Let the backsplash do the talking

Photo by Lucas Harris

It’s hard to decide where to look first in this modern penthouse perched 34 stories above St. Petersburg,

Florida. Gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows and you are greeted by the Gulf of Mexico, while inside is

a scenic wonderland filled with exotic finishes and materials. The kitchen takes on a life of its own thanks

to black lacquer and stainless steel convex cabinetry. But it’s the custom mosaic feature wall that steals the

show. Made of imported Sicis tile from Ravenna, Italy, the intricate black and white mosaic creates a truly

one-of-a-kind backsplash. ➻

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in latitude

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Life’s a breeze

BRIGHTidea: Become a master of illusion

Photo by Mike Kaskel

Designers considered how this kitchen would be viewed from every angle, and then created picture-perfect

compositions. As a result, many of the room’s handy appliances are hiding in plain sight—concealed or carefully

positioned. Sub-Zero freezer drawers are tucked behind cabinet fronts while the island discreetly houses an

icemaker and a microwave drawer.

But the home’s refrigerator proves the most difficult to detect. Its back half is recessed into the wall while its front

resembles a custom-made wood armoire, which extends about 15 inches into the kitchen. With French hinges

and hardware and a base with disguised ventilation, it mimics a freestanding furniture piece.


Kitchen designer Kimball Derrick; Interior designer Douglas Greiwe; Architect Architects Plus; Contractor Joe Stewart Builders

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BRIGHTidea: Establish a key focal point

Photo by Brent Madison

A focal point of this kitchen in a home in the Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh is the custom metal hood, something

that was paramount to the homeowners. The kitchen island serves as the centerpiece, featuring an asymmetrical

waterfall Dekton countertop offering plenty of space for food preparation. To offset the stillness of the white

Cambria quartz perimeter countertops, the designers added a black marble backsplash. Two-toned, custom oak

kitchen cabinetry, suspended over state-of-the-art modern appliances, provides ample storage space. ➻


Architect Gaskill Architecture; Builder DJ Beam Construction; Lighting Restoration Hardware; Painting Colorworks; Cabinetry

Trilogy Cabinets & Design; Polished concrete flooring Wexford Contracting, LLC; Windows Marvin, Allegheny Millwork; Quartz

countertops Cambria, fabricated by Top Advantage; Island countertop Dekton, fabricated by Ultimate Granite; Backsplash Black

Cashmere and Ballistic Pebble, Ceramiche Tile & Stone; Appliances Thermador; Jenn-Air; True, Don’s Appliances; Sink Kohler, Penstan

Supply; Range hood Ironhaus, Inc.

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A natural fit


Use light fixtures

to add personality

Photo by Hal Stata

Not a stranger to long, non-traditional

hours, this busy professional needed a

place close to work where he could

easily retire for the evening without

straying too far from the office. The

solution? A charming pied-à-terre just

above his place of business. The

kitchen is fully functional with a gorgeous

mosaic slate tile backsplash, a

commanding 18-square-foot island

and a combination of upper and

lower cabinetry for storage. A pair of

pendant lights dangles over the island,

adding a little glitz to the navy bluewalled



Designer Taylor Lavigna; Contractor

Calvetta Brothers; Cabinetry Showplace;

Flooring Summitt Floors Private Reserve

(custom); Countertops Blue Flower

granite, Bella Stone; Backsplash Puccini

slate mosaic; Sink Blanco granite composite,

Edelman Plumbing; Dishwasher

Custom Showplace Panel; Refrigerator

and oven GE Monogram; Paint Granite

Peak, Sherwin-Williams; Lighting Cleveland

Lighting; Microwave Sharp, Snow Brothers;

Hood Best from Edelman Plumbing

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fall day, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath of

fresh air and languishing in everything the outdoors has to

offer: relaxing breezes, fragrant blooms and plenty of greenery,

to name a few. The majority of homeowners, it seems, are

dedicated to appreciating these simple pleasures, showcasing

this by crafting outdoor living spaces of all shapes, sizes and

purposes. Whether you’re looking for outdoor entertaining

ideas for yourself, or are just a nature aficionado, you’re sure to

love this collection of stunning outdoor areas. ➻

Photo by Joe Traina

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of this outdoor living

space, go to

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search: Amarula sun

BRIGHTidea: Add multiple levels for visual interest

Photo by Joe Traina

This two-million-dollar plus outdoor masterpiece is

located north of Clearwater Beach, Florida. It's hard

to describe its splendor and unparalleled design.

Starting with the infinity edge hot tub on the second

floor balcony, a waterfall spills over into a 10-foot

deep plunge pool. Water then cascades over an acrylic

wall to a lounge pool that is adorned with 24-karat

gold tile that sparkles in the Florida sun. From there

a 40-foot lap pool leads to the sunken circular fire pit

and full outdoor kitchen. Fire bowls elevated on pillars

wrapped in beautiful mosaic glass tile, an abundance

of strategically-placed LED lighting, and a plethora of

other unbelievable features make this outdoor living

space unlike any other.

RESOURCES Pool Ryan Hughes Design/Build; Tile

Keystone Tile; Oceanside Glasstile; Pool tile and mosaics Ray

Corral, Mosaicist; Fire features Grand Effects; Artificial turf

Easy Turf; LED pool lighting PAL Lighting USA; LED landscape

lighting FX Lighting

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BRIGHTidea: Asian influences add character

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

Inspired by a photo of a Japanese gazebo from the National Arboretum in Washington

D.C., this Sidney, Ohio back yard offers several living spaces designed with an Asian

flair. The striking red gazebo is the showstopper in the space. Constructed of wood and

fiberglass posts, the gazebo features a penetrating solid color wood stain to give it the red

hue. Japanese architectural elements, such as the carved transoms and angled roofline,

complete the overall look. In addition to the gazebo, the back yard offers a pergola that is

perfect for outdoor dining, a meditation pavilion with Japanese influences, and a cozy fire

pit area. ➻

RESOURCES Contractor Paver Planet; Landscape and structure designer Dwight

Goodin; Paver Planet; Pavilion furniture Frontgate; Fire pit M Concrete Studios

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Balancing harmony

and nature

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Attract a crowd

Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Wanting to carve more usable space out of their sloping, tree-filled back yard, a Cincinnati couple called upon

the talents of landscape designer Adam Erbaugh. The designer created a living area and bar area under the

deck, stone steps leading from the driveway, and lush landscape beds. But a major focus of the project was

a large stone fire pit and seating area that would be placed on the edge of the woods. There’s room for at

least 16 people to gather around a glowing fire pit, which the homeowner (mother to Landon and Gavin

who are pictured) jokes is big enough to be seen from space.

RESOURCES Landscape design and installation TowneScapes; Stone mason Bill Canter

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Slam dunk

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BRIGHTidea: Take Minimalism to the Max

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

On a wooded lot off a country road in Granville, Ohio, east of Columbus, sits a 10,500 square foot contemporary

work of art. This geometric residence serves up minimalist style with a sophisticated modern appeal. Walls of continuous

10-foot windows in the central living space showcase the outdoor wooded setting. “We wanted to bring

the outside in, and the inside out,” explains Jim Ogden, the home’s owner and builder. The outdoor entertaining

area is a resort-like setting with a large, rectangular pool, outdoor kitchen and glass fire pit. “We do tons of entertaining,”

Ogden says. “We can have 50 people out here and not feel it.”

RESOURCES Builder Jim Ogden; Architect Shawn Bogenrife

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to the max

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level oasis

BRIGHTidea: Use the view to your advantage

Photo by Connie Kimsey

Taking advantage of the surrounding view of Cleveland’s Little Italy, these owners created a gorgeous upperlevel

patio. With 75 percent of the space covered under a roof, plans never have to change due to rainy

weather. A lengthy live-edge table offers plenty of seating options for dinner, while an out-of-sight bar boasts

stools and standing room for a casual cocktail hour. The one-of-a-kind grill was inspired from the owner’s

trip to Italy and sees regular usage as the owner is a frequent cook, making meals that he often garnishes

with herbs from his own garden—a quaint, yet effective space just on the other side of the patio. ➻

RESOURCES Interior designer Barrie Spang, Associate ASID, Sapphire Pear; Builder Payne & Payne Builders;

Lighting Hinkley Lighting; Furniture Bernhardt Furniture; Accessories Sapphire Pear

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photos of this outdoor

living space, go to

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search: Swimmer’s


BRIGHTidea: Customization is key

Photo by Joe Traina

Just steps from the Intracoastal Waterway in Largo, Florida, near Clearwater, resides this sunny outdoor

living space that offers a little something for everyone. Besides the spectacular view, the focal point of the

back yard is the swimming pool. Equipped with a 55-foot lap pool, a raised spa surrounded by a refreshing

sun shelf, and a family pool, there is no shortage of water activities. The pool even includes four

built-in lounge chairs that were contoured to the homeowne r’s body. An infinity edge and an array of

multi-colored LED lighting make this pool a scene-stealer, day or night.

RESOURCES Pool Curtis Pools; Landscape Booth Design Group; Homebuilder Bollenback Builders

BRIGHTidea: Create a

soothing focal point

Photo by Craig Thompson

A focal point of the design plan for this outdoor

space at a home in Pittsburgh is a contemporary

water feature that includes two pools of water

and a cascading, lighted waterfall. Designed to

simulate slate and match the existing upper patio,

the floor of the lower patio is a pre-cast Unilock

concrete paver called Richcliff. Another element

the homeowners love is the cedar fence that

now encloses the back yard. New gardens that

include hostas, a Japanese maple and mountain

laurels feature a drip irrigation system to maintain

the moisture level for each set of shrubs, plants

and trees.

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Landscape general contractor Roma Design-Build, Inc.;

Landscape subcontractor Eichenlaub; Paver patio Unilock Richcliff;

Water feature Sandstone veneer (exterior); glass mosaic tile and frostproof

porcelain tile (interior walls); Water feature floor SGM River

Rok; LED lighting Kichler

Vi si t the Worly

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Beautiful beds find their way into many Housetrends articles. Typically, it’s the master suite

that is all dressed up and ready to go for a photo shoot, but occasionally a guest room

or kid’s room lures us in with enough charm to warrant that same fluffy attention. ➻

Any pre-teen princess would be thrilled to claim this sparklingly sophisticated space.

RESOURCES Interior design Designs on Madison; Builder High Pointe Custom Homes Photo by Connie K msey

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Whether you’re getting ready for a photo shoot,

weekend company, or just wanting to start the day off on the right foot,

here’s an insider’s tip you can use to get your own bed ready for its close-up:

It’s mostly about the pillows.

If you’re going the full Monty, they should be layered in this order:

Sleeping pillows, European shams, regular shams, throw pillows—rectangular

or square—and finally a rounded bolster.

Add a throw, quilt or extra blanket across the foot of the bed for that

perfectly polished crowning touch.

Here’s a bit of inspiration we found at this year’s Homearama.

Photo courtesy of Romo Fabrics

Team up all kinds of textures, as shown

with this example that combines a beaded

accent piece along with shams covered in a

fun faux fur.


Interior designer Interior Design Consulting;

Builder Frazier Homes

Photo by Connie K msey

A clear conscience

is a soft pillow.

–Chinese Proverb

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One pop of accent color draws

the eye to the center of this

room just about as much as

the view out the window. ➻


Interior design Creative

Environments by Carol & Katie;

Builder The Leland Group

Photo by Greg Grupenhof

Layers of soft pinks and grays all work together in a subtle manner inviting a peaceful night of slumber.

RESOURCES Interior designer Designs on Madison; Builder Sterling Homes Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

Pillow talk is

the strongest


on the planet.

–Music producer, No I.D.

Orange you glad the designer chose this vibrant

color to add a positive punch to this master suite?


Interior designer Designs on Madison;

Builder Wieland Builders

Photo by Connie K msey

Even a teenage boy’s room can benefit from a few carefully chosen pillows that flaunt a bit of a masculine flair.

RESOURCES Interior designer Doni Flanigan Interior Design; Builder Justin Doyle Homes Photo by Connie K msey

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You’ll love the look of reclaimed and vintage

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they give any room a sense of history,

personality and warmth.

McCabe Lumber and Great American Spaces

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Our products let homeowners and contractors

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Kitchen remodel creates a taste of island living

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The layout of a Western Hills kitchen

just wasn’t working for its owners for

several reasons. First, the traffic flow

was awkward at best. A wall and angled

peninsula separated it from the family

room requiring several steps around

the peninsula to get to the kitchen.

The refrigerator was placed in a position

that, when its doors opened, cut

off access to the room. And instead of

a work triangle, the appliances were

positioned in more of a work “L.”

“The configuration created a pinch

point,” says kitchen designer Cyndi

Kohler of Neal’s Design-Remodel, the

firm that handled the renovation. “I

much prefer islands over peninsulas.

They encourage people to gather for a

casual meal or conversation.”

To create a better flow, the Neal’s

team removed a section of the wall that

separated the two rooms and replaced

the peninsula with an island. Now the

kitchen feels connected to the family

room, creating more of a great room

space. And those preparing meals are

part of the fun when family and guests

are gathered around a fire or the television

in the adjacent room. ➻



1 After In a space that was

formerly occupied by a corner

pantry, a new run of cabinets

houses ovens and provides

space for displaying glassware.

1 Before Fortunately, the wall

between the kitchen and family

room was not load bearing,

so reducing its size was not a

major issue.

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Function meets style

After deciding to replace the white cabinetry with a richer

color, the owners worked with Kohler to select mid-toned

wood cabinets in a Shaker style to create a warm and

casual vibe.

Granite was selected after the homeowner was drawn to a

particular slab for its movement and color. Kohler then used

that granite as the inspiration for creating a dark/light balance

in the room. The cabinets play up the granite’s darker

flecks, while the backsplash picks up the lighter tones. The

mosaic accent tile behind the cooktop pulls the two shades

together. The mid-tone wood flooring falls between these

light and dark points. Nothing in the color scheme competes

with anything else, allowing the kitchen to feel like a fresh

new backdrop to the family’s life.

2 After The new island allows for a much more inviting flow between the two rooms.

2 Before The original entry point into the kitchen was a bit of a bottleneck.


Contractor Neal’s Design-Remodel; Kitchen designer Cyndi Kohler; Project consultant Frank Kuhlmeier;

Granite Typhoon Bordeaux; Tile Desert Cream field tile, Sonoma Tile inset, Louisville Tile

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Outdoor renovation goes big in all directions




Photos by Eric Ooten

After completing a major renovation

of the interior of his home, a Union,

Kentucky homeowner was ready to create

an outdoor space in a fashion that

would be compatible with his indoor


His goal was to transform his fairly

typical deck area into an entertaining

oasis complete with an outdoor

kitchen, a screened-in sitting area and a

fireplace—or two.

As a frequent entertainer, who works

in the food industry, he wanted to have

enough room for larger gatherings, plus

an easy-to-access prep space for feeding

a crowd.


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“Our client wanted to incorporate all these things without being over the top,”

says Ryan Biehl of Biehl Brothers Contracting, the firm that was chosen to bring to

life the vision the owner had in mind.

“He didn’t want it to just look like a deck tacked on to the back of the house,”

Ryan says. “He wanted something a bit unique. Something that would stand out.”

Working alongside his brother Chase, Ryan says at first the project started with

a deck as the main emphasis but then began to grow.

“The owner had an outline of what he wanted, but as we worked together we all

added some cool ideas,” Ryan says. “It morphed into something a little bit bigger.”

One tall order

Measuring a generous 1,650 square feet, the deck is definitely big in terms of length

and width. But it’s also built to a larger scale vertically.

“The homeowner is 6’8” tall,” Ryan says. “I am 5’8”. “We had to look at everything

from his point of view. The height of the screen room, the height of the pergola, and

the scale of the furniture--a lot of this is due to how tall he is.”

Countertops were placed six inches higher than what is typical. The two-sided

fireplace was lifted up a bit higher. In fact, the Biehl team even excavated the clearance

area under the deck to add more height and make that a usable space for the

homeowner. The ceiling in that space—the underside of the deck—was waterproofed

to keep guests dry on rainy days.

“In fact, making guests feel comfortable was one of the owner’s biggest drivers,”

Ryan says. “This space is all about entertaining, and he is an incredible host.”


Architect Wright Design; Contractor and hardscaping Biehl Brothers Contracting;

Fireplace Reading Rock; Hot tub Watson’s; Appliances Lynx Professional;

Furniture Eastgate Pools and Spas; PatioLiving


1 Before Much of the original decking

material was repurposed on another of

the contractor’s projects.

1 After Multiple layers of outdoor

lighting make the space especially inviting

during an evening gathering.

2 The home’s master bedroom opens

to the screened-in sitting area.

3 A lower-level patio provides a quiet

place to relax in front of a roaring fire.

4 The outdoor kitchen was originally

planned to be much more basic. As the

team worked together, this area grew

in scope and size.

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“All you need is love.

But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

—Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate Cinnamon Filling

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70%)

3 ounces butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 egg white, whisked slightly

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon flake sea salt

Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double

boiler until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from

heat and stir in the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, egg

white, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside to cool.


Bread Dough

1/3 cup whole milk, room temperature

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons dry yeast

4 3/4 cups flour

1 cup water, room temperature

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoons flake sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 egg whisked with 1 teaspoon milk, for egg wash

Mix together the milk, sugar and yeast and allow to rest for

5 minutes. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook

attachment, combine the milk mixture, flour, water, sugar, orange juice,

orange zest, salt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon at low speed until the dough

just barely comes together. Add the butter in thirds, mixing well after each

addition. Continue mixing until a soft smooth dough forms and the dough

pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl, forming a smooth solid mass

of dough around the hook, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a

greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 45 minutes at room temperature

out of direct sunlight. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and

knead for 2 minutes. Divide it into three equal parts. Pat out each part into

a rough rectangle shape and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment

paper. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 90 minutes. Take

one of the rectangles of dough and roll it out into a roughly 24 x 8-inch

rectangle. Spread it with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture, then roll it up along

the longest edge as you would if you were making cinnamon rolls. Cover

the roll in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Repeat with the

remaining two rectangles of dough, and allow the rolled-up dough cylinders

to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Take one of the cylinders and roll

it on a flat clean working surface, lengthening it with your hands until the

cylinder reaches about 34 inches in length. Cut it in half lengthwise and

set the two long strips aside. Repeat with the other two cylinders.

Go to housetrends.com/blog and click on the Recipes tab to watch a video

tutorial detailing how to form the bread. Lightly brush the bread with the egg

wash and bake it in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove it, cover lightly with

foil, and bake another 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5 to 10

minutes more, uncovered, until the exterior of the bread is

deeply golden and a thermometer inserted into the bread reads

at least 190 degrees Fahrenheit.

Recipe courtesy of Adventures in Cooking, adventuresincooking.com

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Festive holiday table settings


Any other time of the year, decorating for a dinner party can consist of

things as simple as some pretty plates and colorful napkins, but all bets are

off when the holidays roll around. It seems we all want to step it up a notch

when it comes to entertaining family and friends during the holidays. As you

prepare to gather together, remember that the table you gather around

is an important part of the festivities. We’ve pulled together a few of our

favorite holiday tables to serve as inspiration. ➻

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Classic Colors

You can’t go wrong with traditional red and

green. Elegant greenery and a pair of large

red glass hurricanes serving as candle holders

establish the old-fashioned Christmas

vibe. Red chargers and poinsettia napkin

holders finish off the classic design. Photo by

Daniel Feldkamp

Festive Fruits

Don’t underestimate the power of fresh

fruit. Go for the unexpected—lemons,

limes and green apples, paired up with

a beautiful vase of fresh flowers, add a

refreshing twist to the traditional holiday

table centerpiece. Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

Dinner for Two

Looking to wine and dine that

someone special? Then a cozy

table for two tucked in a corner,

warmed by the fire, can set the

intimate tone. Simple white linens

and place settings, paired up with

crystal and gold stemware and

a single pillar candle finish the

romantic look. Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

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Think in Layers

Utilize objects of differing heights to create an eye-catching

table centerpiece. By hanging glistening snowflakes from

the chandelier and incorporating a mixture of pillar candles,

greenery and translucent trees, this round dining table is the

perfect accompaniment to the Christmas tree seen in the next

room. Photo by Connie K msey




Natural elements add charm

and character. Glass cylinders

filled with cranberries and

moss spheres create unique

candle holders in this table

centerpiece. With a nod to

nature, miniature bird nests

perched atop festive napkins

stand out against the white

plates and wrought iron and

gold chargers. Photo by Craig Thompson

World Traveler

Look overseas for inspiration. This eclectic

table pulls from the beauty of the Eiffel

Tower. The silver two-tiered serving tray

creates an eye-catching table centerpiece

and is brought to life thanks to colorful

French macarons. Photo by Connie K msey


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