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Hardware, Pine Flooring Meek’s The Builder’s Choice 518 State Hwy. OO, Reeds Spring 417-739-4220, meeks.com

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Three Layer in collected items, such as books, sculptures, picture frames and other odds and ends

Three Create an art wall to feature your family’s photographs, paintings or other works. Located in the game room, this wall currently displays a variety of Dahlberg’s photographs, but she plans to change the art out over time. “It’s meant to be an evolving place,” she says.

Combine different styles of artwork-combining prints, framed art, contemporary pieces or sculptures can add depth to a room.

Paint Benjamin Moore, from Spectrum Paint 5739 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield 417-886-2883

Mission Statement Turn an extra-large guest room into a gamin room and bedroom for a 13-year-old boy.

Working on a very tight deadline, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor had just one day to transform this large living room into a cozy, soothing space. He got to work swapping the European antiques and small-scaled items for plump couches and large-scale furnishings. The goal for this room was to create a comfortable living space where the owner could relax with a book or invite friends over without feeling boxed in or uncomfortable. To give the room that cool, cozy atmosphere, Taylor worked with clean lines and a neutral palette. Obelisk Home fitted the room with furnishings swathed in creams, grays and deep purples. “The client had a beige and white striped chair that we used as our inspiration,” says Taylor. Using the chair as a starting point, Obelisk Home brought in all new furnishings. Taylor left the windows bare to let in plenty of natural light, and he used natural elements, such as reclaimed wood table tops and wicker baskets, to give the room a calming atmosphere.—E.B.

Elegant and  Functional — In the master bathroom, Taylor vaulted the ceiling to give the space more room to breathe and installed wooden beams along the ceiling, which give the polished bathroom a touch of rustic charm. To help split the large space, Taylor had the tub deck built in the middle of the room with an enclosed standup shower on one side and vanity on the other.

To create a lounge look in this expansive dining room, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor first had to figure out how to fill the space without cluttering it. He had Jim Faulkner of Encore Gallery construct a custom-made glass-topped table as a means of creating an interesting focal point. Seven feet in diameter, the table is made from old metal wheels and foundry patterns. Three floor mirrors rest against the back wall and help reflect light and balance the size of the space. “The frames of the mirrors are actually made from repurposed wood taken from old railway cars,” Taylor says. To create a calming atmosphere, Taylor brought in a patchwork rug that has been overlaid in aubergine to create cascading plums, silvers and grays. Mixing modern with antique, Taylor incorporated Lynch and Michels’s antique table to serve as a buffet table.—E.B.

When Interior Designer Nathan Taylor fi rst took on redesigning Lynch and Michels’s living room, the space was shaded with dark-wood shadow box paneling, leaded windows and a large stone fi replace. Right away, Taylor knew he wanted to pay homage to the home’s history while lightening the room to make it more welcoming. “The owners wanted cleaner lines and a warmer look,” Taylor says. Sticking with a more classic, antique look, Taylor brought in two massive crushed velvet couches to meet Lynch and Michels’s request to have a space where they could enjoy Sunday afternoon naps. “Both Lynch and Michels are tall people, so it was important to have a couch they could be comfortable on,” says Taylor. He lightened the room and offset the gray-maroon couches by bringing in two seafoam green chairs.—E.B.

Winning Designers: Nola Shivers & Heather Landolt Decorating Den Interiors 1310 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa 417-724-9400, decdens.com/nshiversResidence: Anonymous

Furniture Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps, Springfield 417-616-6588, obeliskhome.com

Your closet shouldn’t be a space you’re embarrassed of. While it’s easy to close the door and forget about the mess on the other side, we believe in a more strategic approach. Our closet storage designs will make a drastic difference. 

Winning Designer: Andrea Deckard A. Deckard Interiors, LLC. 411 D. Northview Rd., Nixa 417-831-9300, adeckardinteriors.comResidence: Dr. and Mrs. R. Wade Mitchell

One Create focal points by building tree rings around your favorite trees or bushes.

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Custom Hardware Advanced Welding 651 S. Kansas Ave., Springfield 417-886-8032, metalworksdesign.com

Antique Chandelier Refurbished by Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery 109 Park Central Square, Springfield 417-863-1993

Paint: Benjamin Moore 5739 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield 417-886-2883

Winning Designer: Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps, Springfield 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.comResidence: Anonymous

Three Marry the old with the new. In the kitchen’s adjoining dining room, old chairs were painted a modern gray shade, the same shade found in the kitchen’s backsplash, to help the space flow.

Have a Seat — Two massive crushed velvet couches help give this family room a classic, antique look.

Winning Designers: Lisa Clary, Kim Wood and Britny Wilczewski, Kim Wood Designs 3170 E. Sunshine, Ste. B, Springfield, 417-883-4100, kimwooddesigns.comResidence: Dave & Cris Litherland

One Don’t forget about doorways. You can raise doorways to make a space appear larger, or add interesting details to them, such as this arch treatment used in the kitchen.

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Long Division — Taylor added a wall to the home’s entryway after removing a pair of white columns that originally greeted guests. The floors were replaced with reclaimed wood. “There’s no stain on those boards,” Taylor says. “We just used sealer to enhance the look of the oak.” The hand-carved bench was brought in from Urban Market antique store in Springfield. The piece of art is an original work Taylor brought in from Obelisk Home’s private collection.

Window Treatments/woven shades The Resource Room 1350 Kelly Ave., Nixa 417-725-4000, resourceroom.us  

Mission Statement Transform the bathroom to be lighter, more spacious and open.

When Interior Designer Margie Moss decided to take on the sunroom addition project for Linda and Craig Lynch’s house, she had a lofty task ahead of her: take a limited space and turn it into an bright and lively area that fi t into the Lynch family’s lifestyle. The room is situated in such a way that natural light beams through the six white-trimmed windows and spills into the adjoining rooms. The couch and two dill-colored seats fit snuggly in half of the room, and the white breakfast table and fl oral patterned chairs rest on a colorful striped rug. Moss says the most challenging part of working with a smaller-sized room was creating as much space as possible for family interactions. Moss succeeded in giving the room space and also provided an intimate feel.—B.H.

Winning Designer: Margie Moss, Joplin Decorating Center 2027 Roosevelt Ave., Joplin 417-781-8898, joplindecoratingcenter.comResidence: Linda & Craig Lynch

After Dave and Cris Litherland saw one of Designer Kim Wood’s previous projects, they knew she was exactly the one to fulfi ll their vision of their new basement. Using customized designer looks, the design duo of Kim Wood and Lisa Clary and their design assistant Britny Wilczewski transformed the basement from a stuck-in-the-past space to a sophisticated contemporary setting. Beginning with the fi replace, concrete tiles were incorporated to complement the handcrafted wall coverings that Wood and Clary suggested. The carpet and tile were replaced and updated, as well as the hardware and lighting. The existing cabinetry was then painted, and one wall was covered with complementing wallpaper. “[We] used a neutral color for most of the fi nishes, and then added pops of color in the art, fabrics and accessories,” Wood says.—R.B.

One Pick your area rug first, then base the rest of the room’s colors on it.

Furnishings, Fabric & Accessories The Resource Room 1350 Kelly Ave., NixA 417-725-4000, resourceroom.us

Light and Plumbing Fixtures Nesbitt Construction 1400 E. St. Louis St., Springfield 417-866-6199

Winning Designer: Nathan Taylor Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps, Springfield 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.comResidence: Stephanie Lynch and Jim Michels

Modern Meets Rustic — The doorway to the kitchen was moved and arched, and the massive island was installed with plenty of bar seating. To give the kitchen a cabin look, Taylor installed tongue-and-groove boards for the ceiling, giving them a distressed look. A custom copper hood was added to the stove, and a slate backsplash, done by Bearden Carpets, gives the room a modern and elegant touch. The backsplash is complemented with the distressed ceiling and cabinets, which were installed by Cabinet Concepts by Design. During the makeover, the room was also completely reconfigured to include a baking center with additional counter space and a granite countertop.

One by using colors of nature and natural elements in your décor.

Furniture, Bedding & Accoesories Decorating Den Interiors 1310 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa 417-724-9400, decdens.com/nshivers

Meet the Winning designers of the 2013 417 HOME Design Awards, and discuss your ideas and possible projects with them.

Mission Statement Create a monochromatic, collected, lved-in look in just one day.

Two Add an interesting aspect. In this kitchen, the light fixture is actually a customized Mason jar chandelier.

Wood-U 642 E. Battlefield, Springfield 417-882-2299, woodyouofspringfield.com

Bright Bath — Moderlighting and a chic medicine cabinet give this bathroom a one-of-a-kind look, and orange walls give the space energy.

The Nest, Thicket and Branches 1856 E. Cinderella St., Branson 417-889-6706

One Mix texture and pattern. “We paired fabulous lamb’s wool pillows with wicker baskets and antique furniture,” Taylor says.

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Natural Beauty — In this outdoor space, the large flower beds are filled with perennials, and room was reserved to plant annuals each spring.

Furniture and Light Fixtures Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps, Springfield 417-616-6588, obeliskhome.com

Add Some Sun — Colorful furnishings help make this sunroom a bright and lively place for the Lynch family.

Two Define your edges, making sure beds and other blooming areas have pre-set stopping points and are contained.

Winning Designer: Westin Yancey Vision Landscape Design Springfield, 417-350-2779 thelandcapingpros.comResidence: David Wells

Room to Relax — Thanks to  clean lines and neutral palette, this room has a cool and cozy atmosphere.

For this project, the homeowners wanted to turn their suburban home into a cozy cabin. With just a photo of the Colorado landscape to use as inspiration, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor and his team set to work transforming the suburban dwelling into a livable, modern cabin. To start, Taylor removed the white columns, red brick and metal garage doors on the outside of the house. To impart a cabin look, he used stone veneer, stucco and reclaimed wood beams on the home’s exterior. Inside, Taylor knocked out several walls, installed wood floors and large chandeliers, relocated a fireplace, raised doorways and refinished the kitchen, among other things, taking the house from a classic Colonial to an elegant mountain retreat. Ten months later, it’s hard to tell this is the same home. Without changing the overall structure of the home, Taylor used several creative techniques to highlight textures and materials that have helped create this family’s dream home.—E.B.

Mission Statement Turn the largest room in the house into the perfect spot for a midafternoon nap and good conversation.

Ann D . Egan , ASID Ann Egan is currently the president elect of ASID Missouri West/Kansas. She has experience in both commercial and residential interior design projects in the Kansas City area, as well as vacation homes in Florida, Arizona and New York. In addition to her design work, she has served on many committees as an ASID member

Two Use anything mirrored, from artistic mirrors to mirrored furniture.

Cabinetry, Granite Countertop/Kitchen Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets 11587 Gateway Dr., Neosho 417-451-6058, twinoakscabinets.com

In 2010, David Wells called on expert landscaper Westin Yancey to give his backyard a complete makeover. Wells was more than happy with the results, so he called Yancey back in Fall 2012 with a new project: rejuvenating and upgrading the landscaping in the front of his home. “He wanted fresh beds and new soil in some areas, and he wanted to refresh other spots,” Yancey says. “We wanted to tie all of the yard together, as well as help create some structure in the space.” This project including adding new flower beds in the front of the home, as well as adding landscaping on the side of the house to tie the front and back yards together. Since Wells likes a natural look, Yancey and his team chose to use gray Arkansas flagstone to build the new flower beds. “This flagstone is large and can weigh up to 200 pounds per piece,” Yancey says. And since they didn’t want to drive on the lawn, the team had to carry all the pieces in by hand. After using the flagstone to build multiple new beds, they fi lled the new beds with fresh compost, soil and lush new plants, including azaleas and a variety of perennials. “We left space for annuals so he can add them himself every year,” Yancey says.—S.W.

Furniture, Rug, Chair Fabric & Accessories Joplin Decorating Center 2027 Roosevelt Ave., Joplin 417-781-8898, joplindecoratingcenter.com

Misstion Statement Add a sunroom to enhance the current living area and provide more light and space.

Two Skip the drapes or blinds. Sometimes it’s best to leave back-facing windows bare.

Winning Designer: Nancy Dahlberg Dahlberg Design Studio Springfield, 417-860-1175Residence: Dahlberg Lake House

Two Create a timeless look with distressed furniture, then pair it with contemporary accessories.

We had our oak cabinets refinished this summer and we love them! Beverly and her team were quick and professional and fun to work with : ) All of my kitchen cabinets were finished in less than a week.

Lighting Lighthouse Gallery 4113 S. National Ave., Springfield 417-889-1088, thelighthousegallery .com

Mission Statement Turn the massive dining room in to a comfortable lounge area great for enjoying long discussions.

Master Escape — The master bedroom is given a luxurious-yet-comfortable touch with soft cotton bedding. Burlap on the end tables adds an eye-pleasing contrast. The bed is an antique, as it once belonged to Dahlberg’s mother, and repetition in the space is found in the ropes used on the tables at the foot of the bed and mirrors. Artwork featuring sailboats gives the room a nautical touch.

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Mission Statement Modernize the kitchen, and make it functional for how the homeowners live today.

Flagstone and Soil McMullen Landscape Center 3210 E. Evans Rd., Springfield 417-883-7138, mcmullenlandscapecenter.com

Spa-Like Retreat —  Dressed in shades of tan and off-white and accented with light blue, this master bedrood suite boasts a spa-like atmosphere.

Base Hit — New carpet, tile, hardware and lighting helped transform this dated basement into a contemporary space.

Interior Design Firm. We do full remodels, including interior and exterior design. We also do custom wood flooring, furniture, stair railings, beams, sliding doors etc…I am an award winning interior designer with over twelve years of experience.

Everyone has a budget and a dream! We do projects of all sizes and budgets with equal amount of enthusiasm. Let us help your dreams become a reality!

Paint Sherwin Williams 4116 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield 417-885-1300, Sherwin-williams.com

Decorative Paint Brad Ball with Ball Painting Nixa 417-880-4369

Appliances Metro Appliances & More 3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield 417-833-1113, metroappliancesandmore.com

Flooring, Tile/Bathrooms, Kitchen, Carpet Stoneridge Carpet 16838 Business 13, Reeds Spring 417-272-8155, stoneridgecarpets.com

Dining Light — Three floor mirrors rest against this dining room’s back wall reflecting light and balancing the size of the room.

Two Use scrap wood to create an interesting design, then varnish it with a high sheen and design it as a room’s focal point, like in this bathroom. “I designed a pattern and had it blocked out, then I varnished it with a higher sheen,” Taylor says. Getting creative with leftover material is a good way to create that one-of-a-kind look.

Furniture, Carpet Decorating Den Interiors 1310 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa 417-724-9400, decdens.com/nshivers

Plumbing Hardware and Fixtures Harry Cooper Supply 605 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield 417-865-8392, harrycooper.com

When designing her family’s lake house, Interior Designer Nancy Dahlberg played two very important roles: homeowner and interior designer. “Any time I approach an interior design project, I ask: ‘What do you want this space to do for you, and how do you want to feel when you’re here,’” Dahlberg says. She did the same with this project, this time asking the questions to herself and her family. That’s when the concept of the inside-outside lake house, which is what Dahlberg calls the home, was born. “We wanted to walk in and see the lake,” Dahlberg says. “We wanted it to feel like even when you’re inside, you’re outside.” Dahlberg’s oldest daughter, Kathleen Dahlberg Fogler, is an architect, and she and Dahlberg designed the space together. Dahlberg unified the look of the home by using a common color scheme and pulling in natural elements with fabrics, textures and artwork. Since they built the house in 2009, it has been the perfect retreat for Dahlberg, her husband, Tom, and their three grown children, who currently live in Denver and Boston. “No matter where everyone lives, we all love to come here and spend time together,” Dahlberg says.—S.W.

Lisa M. Kress , ASID Linda Kress is the current president of ASID Missouri West/Kansas. She is an award winning interior designer with more than 20 years experience in both commercial and residential design. A LEED-accredited professional, Kress also serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Missouri Architectural Studies Department in Columbia.

Three Get creative. If you have limited resources, think of different ways to use what you have. “In this master bathroom, we didn’t have enough tile to cover the floor and the shower wall with the same pattern, so we broke the tiles up to create a smaller pattern for the shower wall,” Taylor says.

Beverly did an amazing job on the project! You won’t go wrong by hiring her and her team! We especially loved the attention to details.

Hot In The Kitchen — The kitchen is home to a few hidden secrets, including built-in storage in the island and a pull-up food processor built into the countertop. “Every square inch of the island is usable space,” Dahlberg says. The room’s bar seating plays double duty as both a place to have a drink and a place to help chop veggies or prep a meal, and the hidden refrigerator and appliances ensure no attention is taken away from the room’s main focus: the lake view. “We wanted to make sure your eyes move right through the space and go out to the lake,” Dahlberg says. They succeeded at this by keeping the design fairly simple, yet elegant, using lots of repetition with candles, baskets and other textures.

Custom Dining Table Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery 109 Park Central Square, Springfield 417-863-1993Furniture Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps St., Springfield 417-616-6588, obeliskhome.com

Our services don’t just stop at closets and kitchens. We offer cabinet and storage designs for built-ins, furniture pieces,    and more. 

This office originally featured a large desk with leather chairs and brown color tones throughout. The homeowner grew out of that style and wanted something fresh, and Interior Designers Nola Shivers and Heather Landolt accomplished just that. The duo came in and completely changed everything. They removed carpet, repainted walls and added more furniture. Since the homeowner wanted a room that was light and bright yet still connected to the rest of the house, the designers put in lighter colored furniture and painted the walls a lighter color. They balanced the room out with darker pieces, such as black lamps and a dark brown desk. And in addition to boasting visual appeal, the office is functional with dual-purpose furniture—one of the desks opens up to allow more work space, and one of the tables is actually a file cabinet.—B.H.

Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops Roger Beaucamp West Plains 417-257-5534

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Custom Track Doors Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery 109 Park Central Square, Springfield 417-863-1993

Dillard’s 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. #400, Springfield 417-883-4550, dillards.com

Winning Designer: Nathan Taylor Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps, Springfield 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.comResidence: Anonymous

Barrels Independent Barrel Stave Co. 1078 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon 417-588-4151

Kitchen Creations — A natural stone backsplash constructed in shades of gray served as inspiration for this newly remodeled kitchen.

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Pergola Kit Maschino’s 1715 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield 417-869-1513, maschinos.com

The cabinets in your kitchen say everything about the room. We offer a wide variety of styles from elaborate to simple to suit your taste. 

Three Pick flowers that fit your landscaping, being careful to plant flowers that require sun or shade in the appropriate spots.

Two Think outside the box for your décor, creating personalized pieces. In a downstairs bathroom, Dahlberg created a custom-built sink from an old barrel (above), and in the game room, she created an art light from an old ski the entire family has used (below).  

Winning Designer: Nathan Taylor Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps, Springfield 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.comResidence: Keller Lake House

For this master bedroom, Interior Designers Nola Shivers and Heather Landolt took on the task of taking a boring brown and beige space and transforming it into a relaxing spa-like setting where the homeowners wanted to spend time. Landolt says there was a lot of empty space in the room before the remodel. The designers were able to take the space and create a suite, with the bedroom in one part and a living room-seating area in the other. The designers kept a spa-like atmosphere in mind when they chose to accent the tan and off-white colors with a light blue. Landolt says one of the most difficult aspects of the project was figuring out the lighting. Before, the room was very dark and the homeowner had trouble getting ready for the day. They overcame the darkness by accenting the room with light colors, mirrors and lamps.—B.H.

Slate Backsplash: Bearden Carpet 618 N. Stewart Ave.,  Springfield 417-883-7669, beardencarpet.com

Mission Statement Rejuvenate the home’s older landscape, and connect the front and back of the home with various landscaping features and natural touches.

Furniture Obelisk Home 214 W. Phelps St., Springfield, 417-616-6488, obeliskhome.com

Dining Makeover — To continue with the wood flooring throughout the house, Nathan Taylor tore out the dining room carpet and installed rustic wood planks (above). “We wanted to unify the space to make it feel like one living area,”Taylor says. To add some elegance to the room, Taylor brought in two chandeliers and added molding around the ceiling.

Mission Statement Tansform a classic suburban house into a traditional, Coloroado-style ranch home in the center of Springfield.

Outdoor Home 3107 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield 417-869-0174, outdoorhome.com

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Masterfully Done — Taylor continued the wood flooring in the master bedroom and brought in plantation shutters to pull the look together (above). Obelisk Home brought in all new furniture with the exception of the wooden bed frame.

Dinner With A View — Situated near the wall of windows, the home’s dining table provides the family with a great view while they eat. “We even chose a table and chairs that sit a bit higher, so you can see over the treetops onto the lake,” Dahlberg says.

Mission Statement Create a shabby chic look with a little glitz and glam while flowing with the traditional look of the rest of the home.

Retail Spaces · Master Bathrooms · Kitchens · staircase · Open concept living dining rooms · wood floors · Furniture · Exteriors · powder rooms · Fireplace mantels

When: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 4155 S. Nature Center Way, SpringfieldR.S.V.P.: Email Melissa Turpin at [email protected]

Hardware Southern Supply 3216 E. Division, Springfield 417-866-3551, southernsupply.com

Mission Statement Embrace the family’s love of nature, the lake and entertaining by using a combination of rustic, modern and vintage elements.

Add art with meaning. The Lynch home was practically destroyed by the May 11th, 2011 Ef5 tornado that came through Joplin. The artwork selected for their addition has a very special meaning.  A three-dimensional angel, by local artist Tricia Courtney, is made of  unique pieces of tornado debris, carefully collected and assembled, for each client. Proudly displayed, the angel watches over the family in their new home.   

Room For Fun — Sleek yet youthful, this room pairs masculine decor with a fun touch: sliding barn doors equipped with magnetic chalkboards.

Cabinets Cabinet Concepts by Design 1342 W. Schatz Ln., Nixa 417-725-3400 cabinetconceptsbydesign.comCountertops Custom Granite and Tile 1445 W. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, 417-864-0999 customgraniteandtile.comStone/Tile Acme Brick 2325 W. Battlefield, Springfield 417-883-0502, brick.comMussino Tile 3045 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield 417-889-8453, mussinotile.comRon Davis Tile Springfield 417-849-6196Beams & Wood Products Cross Creek Architectural Artifacts 1228 E. Guinevere St., Springfield 417-890-7966, crosscreekartifacts.com

Wide Open Spaces — The home’s great room consists of living, dining and kitchen spaces and features front and back window walls that are mirror images of each other, providing views of Table Rock Lake and a pine grove. The space boasts a rustic feel with a stone wall, pine tongue-and-groove ceilings and floors, Douglas fir beams and alder cabinetry. The living area features a plush sectional, a table made from a tree removed from the property and an oil painting of Table Rock Lake painted by Nancy Dahlberg and her daughter, Kathleen Dahlberg Fogler.

Appliances: Metro Appliances & More 3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield 417-833-1113, metroappliancesandmore.com

Changing the space from dark and drab to bright and edgy, Interior Designer Andrea Deckard transformed a hole-in-the wall bathroom to a room you can’t miss. The space began as a dark, cramped bathroom that was in desperate need of a creative mind and some flow. The renovation allowed a door to be added between the bedroom and outer vanity, as well as the creation of a new shower layout. This alone made the bathroom seem more open. To stick with the objective of a more spacious feel for the bathroom, lighter colored tiles replaced the original floor tiles and were added to the walls of the shower. “The shower even has glass elements in it to open up the space more,” Deckard says. “The orange paint was used to give the space energy.” These details added a more modern feel to the space and were carried through in the floating vanity, modern lighting and chic medicine cabinet. Storage was also added, as well as improved lighting and bright colors. “By the end, the space looked lighter, brighter and more attractive,” says Deckard.—R.B.

Light Fixtures Lowe’s 124 Charles Blackburn Dr., Mt. Home, Arkansas 870-492-1000, lowes.com

Year after year, we invite all 417-land interior designers to show us their very best work for our annual 417 Home Design Awards contest. And year after year, we continue to be more and more impressed. This year was no exception. Southwest Missouri’s very best interior designers entered nearly 50 jaw-dropping projects, and we sent them all to the Missouri West/Kansas chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to be judged by two design professionals. Meet the judges below, then see the designers’ award-winning spaces on the following pages. When it comes to interior design, these are the best of the best. Ready to be inspired? Read on, and enjoy. —S.W.

Office Space — Filled with eye-pleasing contrast, this office features light-colored walls with black lamps and a dark brown desk.

Beverly designed several rooms in our newly built home, including 2 living areas, dining room, master bedroom, guest room, and our toddler’s room. We were absolutely blown away by how great everything… More

A Perfect View — The great room (above) provides plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the lake home’s surrounding beauty. To help bring the outside in, Dahlberg added grasses, woods and other natural touches in the décor.

Built in the 1940s, the Davis home holds bucketloads of charm, but it had a dated feel. The rooms had no flow and needed updating, and the dining room was only accessible from a bedroom. After closing up a wall and tearing others down, Interior Designer Beverly Moore opened the space up and made it more functional. And the walls held an interesting secret. “We found a newspaper that had an article from the 1940s in which four Nazis were to be hung for war crimes,” says Moore. “We of course saved that and intend to frame it at some point.” After changing just about everything in the kitchen, Moore added an island and stairs. Modern gray colors were incorporated from a natural stone backsplash, the inspiration of the room. “You need to find something you love and let that be the starting point,” says Moore.—B.H.

Wallcoverings Sherwin Williams 2100 Independence Dr., West Plains, 417-257-1257, sherwin-williams.com

Wall Coverings: Vesta Precast 201 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield 417-447-5300, vestaprecast.comFurniture, Hardware/Plumbing Fixtures, Light Fixtures, Wall Coverings and accessories: FLEUR Interior Architecture 3107 E. Sunshine St., Springfield 417-833-4100Carpet: The Carpet Shoppe 1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield 417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.comStone/Tile Unique Tile 1364 Kelly Ave., Nixa 417-725-5515, uniquetile.comPaint Sherwin Williams 535 E. St. Louis St., Springfield 417-862-7483, sherwin-williams.comAppliances Metro Appliances and More 3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield 417-833-1113, metroappliancesandmore.comHome Theatre Equipment and Wiring Jim Harvey Interactive Home Services, Inc. Springfield 417-830-8400  

PlantsJohn Deere Landscapes5236 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield417-881-6675, johndeerelandscapes.com

Winning Designer: Beverly Moore, Interiors by Design West Plains, 417-257-0616 Residence: Joe & Ashton Davis

Dinning Out — As a child, Dahlberg spent a lot of time at a lake house in Connecticut, and her favorite memory includes eating meals on its screened-in porch. “This is one of my favorite rooms in the house,” Dahlberg says of their home’s screened porch. “It reminds me of my childhood.” The family often eats dinner at the porch’s dining table, which is usually set for six, but another table can be added to seat as many as 16.

Mission Statement Update the style of the basement with a custom designer look to match the resto of the home.

To transform this oversized guest room into a teenage boy’s teched-out game center and bedroom, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor decided to tie family and childhood mementos in with TVs and gaming stations. “As much as this is supposed to be a great place to hang with friends, this also needed to be a bedroom and study space,” says Taylor. To make the room cozy yet still masculine, Taylor brought in a steamer trunk that had been turned into a dresser. To keep the room looking youthful, he installed sliding barn doors equipped with magnetic chalkboards that are great for studying or writing notes and to-do lists. Going for a youthful but masculine and sleek look, Taylor decided to skip table lamps and instead put in rustic sconces that help brighten the room and double as wall décor. For a rustic touch, Taylor brought in an antique table that was retrofitted to serve as a night stand.—E.B

Three Use a glamorous light fixture to create or enhance an eclectic feel.

Paint Sherwin Williams 535 E. St. Louis St., Springfield 417-862-7483

Mission Statement Provide the homeowner, a photographer, with a functional office that wowed customers, yet still acted as a place to relax.

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