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Creating A Refuge

Home Eco-Consciousness Saving the earth and a few bucks can coexist with eco-friendly adjustments to your home. Brian L. Freese, principal of Freese Architecture, suggests several ways to make your home green. Install continuous insulation in walls, ceilings and the roof. This includes properly sealing the many openings in a home – windows, doors, light switches, power outlets and ceiling light fixtures. Replace...

Time to Winterize

It’s the season where we don our gloves, hats and heavy coats. It’s also the time to prepare your home and lawn for freezing weather. Before winter arrives, follow these tips to keep the cold out and safeguard your property. Lawn and garden Among the many chores to prepare outside for winter are some basics, like cleaning out gutters, trimming trees...

Finding the Right Ambiance

Equipment is essential to a kitchen’s success. At the center island, loved ones watch the cook craft a party or a simple supper. The cramped, shoebox kitchen is history. Homeowners want open, fluid spaces from the living and formal dining areas into the kitchen, often designed with an outdoor view to start or end the day. The master bath, on...

Worth the Wait

It took time for architect Brian Jaggers and his clients to find just the right location in Oklahoma City to build a dream home. What the couple found in Cobblestone Park, the city’s upscale northwest district, is perfect for their lifestyle. “It took a year to find the property and a year to complete the design process,” Jaggers says. With a...

The Best of the Best 2019

For 20 years, we at Oklahoma Magazine have compiled The Best of the Best in our July issue to help you, our readers, find the finest in everything the state has to offer. The best part? These are your choices, your votes and your voices telling us who you think are the best of the best at what they do. Perhaps...

Invitation to Sophistication

The exterior of a new Edmond residence has an upscale, sophisticated design, which is “exactly what the homeowners wanted,” says Andrew French, owner of French Construction Co. That’s definitely the first impression the homeowners wanted to make … but step across the threshold into the large entry and there’s a warm, comfortable, inviting aura. The entry sets the stage for...

Modern Appeal

Working Smarter, Not Harder Advances have brought home technology into the mainstream. Here are some tips and devices to help streamline your home automation process. Welcome to the home of the future. As the IoT, or Internet of Things, continues to proliferate this year, smart home technology has become better streamlined for, and more accessible to, the average consumer than ever before. With...

Updated Vintage

Sometimes the biggest challenge for an interior designer is living up to client expectations. That was the mission for Tracy Huntington when a couple moved from Texas to Tulsa and wanted to work with her based upon her references, website and design portfolio. The home, in a historic neighborhood near Utica Square, needed an updated, fresh look. The homeowners “favored a...