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Preparing for Major Modifications 

Getting Started When it comes to remodeling projects – from the upgrades of the corner of one room to an entire house gutting – the experts agree that one thing is crucial: planning. Restoration projects, whether for a historical property or just a general tune up, are all about the details. Have a passion project on the horizon, like a...

A Restful Refuge

This Bixby home is surrounded by a wooded landscape; the acre lot, which backs up to a creek and green space, was the ideal setting for a new construction. Boulevard Interiors, owned by Gunta Sandmeyer, teamed up with Tulsa home builder Southern Homes to create this calming oasis. Boulevard Interiors has been serving residential and commercial clients since 2015. Southern...

Home and Garden 101

Trends In-Home   Holistic design as homage to nature, along with eco-conscious use of materials, are leading the current home trends. Examples include open atriums – bringing the flora, fauna and actual trees indoors.  Perhaps this is why the rich, natural hues of deep red, brown and green are trending. “I do like rich colors, either for a library or living...

Clean Home, Happy Home

Whether you’re ready to go through the fanfare of some summer cleaning or are noticing a slight decline in the normal radiance of your home, a few tips are in order to clean with maximum effectiveness.  Nationwide – which specializes in insurance but also offers general life planning – advises that the name of the game is efficiency.  Before the Clean If...

Getting that Cool Pool

When the temperature starts climbing during Oklahoma’s notable heat waves, a person’s thoughts turn to air conditioning, a vacation in cooler climates, and, of course, taking a dip in the pool. Kathy Caviness of OKC’s Caviness Landscape Design and Mike Woods of Tulsa’s Fiesta Pools and Spas offer advice on making the dream of a backyard plunge a reality. Getting Started “Prices...

The Best of the Best 2022

Each year, we ask and you respond – enthusiastically, we might add – letting us know with your votes who really is The Best of the Best. The following pages outline winners in an excitingly broad array of groups, ranging from physicians and architects to companies, casinos, fine dining restaurants, gift stores and weekend getaway locations. In short –...

The Legacy Continues

It seems only natural that brothers Corbin and Ross See would follow in their father’s footsteps to become successful interior designers in today’s contemporary lifestyle market. They grew up in a creative environment with their father, Carson See, a well-known and respected Oklahoma City designer and founder of Sees Design.  Corbin and Ross say they’ve learned everything they know about...

A Fresh Start for Spring

A Changing Industry Low interest rates and pandemic-related changes mean the public has put more emphasis on their homes, spending more there, thus creating pent-up demand.  “There have been price upticks for sure,” says Kent Hoffman, general contractor and owner of Kent Hoffman Construction in OKC. “Lumber skyrocketed in the summer of 2020, up six or seven times previous cost six...

Bringing Nature Inside

Photography by Nathan Harmon Every interior design project Kurt Barron of Barron and McClary General Contractors tackles proposes its own unique challenges. This home near Tulsa’s Edison High School was no different. “It was an older house, built in the 1970s in what was originally a vacant field,” says Barron.       To achieve the renovation the owners hoped for in this...

A Fresh Perspective

Savoring The Great Outdoors The idea of enjoying one’s home and garden to the fullest continues to drive trends this year. “After the long quarantine in 2020, clients have put a big emphasis on their homes,” says interior designer Jennifer Welch of OKC’s Jennifer Welch Designs. “Clients have added pools, remodeled pools, added and/or updated outdoor kitchens and living areas. Some,...