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Completing the Circle

Anyone who likes mid-century modern homes in Kansas City knows the name Donald Drummond. He built more than 1,000 homes in the area from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, frequently collaborating with locally famed architect David Runnels.

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Place of Peace

The Kay McFarland Japanese Garden at the Topeka Zoo transports visitors to an authentic Japanese landscape for pleasure and meditation.

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Homes by Architects Tour

Brookside. The Plaza. Prairie Village. Lenexa.
Explore the Kansas City metro like never before during
KC Design Week’s Homes by Architects Tour. See four homes built or renovated by AIA Kansas City architects and learn about their unique details from the people who designed them.

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Get Grounded

To-the-trade designer showrooms indicate that the new neutrals are earthy—goodbye, gray!—and patterns may remind you vaguely of your granny’s house.

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An Elevated Update

Dark hues, jewel-toned fabrics, cool marble, warm wood—this redesign by Stephanie Stroud is a study in the art of contrasts.

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From Canvas to Carpet

Ten years ago, Scot Bullock (then owner of The Rug Studio, a to-the-trade showroom in Overland Park) visited Brady Legler’s family home.

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Mixed-Use Mecca

Come for a day or stay for a lifetime? Either scenario is possible at Meadowbrook Park, where you can take the kids to play and grab a bite, or where you can settle into the maintenance-provided living community.

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