February 2020

February 2020 Issue
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Voices of Garver Feed Mill

Garver Feed Mill building
Photograph by © The Kubala Washatko Architects

The Garver Feed Mill, off of Fair Oaks by Olbrich Botanical Gardens, recently underwent a rebirth after being slated for worm condos. Restoring a significant dilapidated structure is rarely a cost-effective measure, but in the eyes of those privy to history, it can sometimes be worth it. This leaves the design team with a challenge: find a way to preserve the historical integrity of the building while telling its story and making the space functional outside its original design.

Add a Little Edge to Your Home

items from Pieces Unimagined
Photograph provided by Pieces Unimagined

Don't be afraid of furniture with an edge! The genre Industrial Modern (I.M.) may lead you first to think cold urban loft, but there are degrees of warmth that you can control by changing the amount you bring into a space. The key is how you incorporate, and the result can be spectacular.

Entryways

entryway cabinets
Photograph provided by Cabinet City

Going outside in Wisconsin weather can feel a bit like suiting up. Hat, gloves, scarf, mittens, boots, jacket, and that’s if it’s just you. Maybe you have a toddler or infant. You’ll want to grab their diaper bag, and then there’s the whole fight to get them to stop taking off their mittens. After hunting down your child’s missing shoe, you reach for your car keys and…car keys…car keys…where are the—

Madison Lighting 2020 Trends: Light Changes Everything

Lights
Photograph provided by Madison Lighting

It’s easy to think of lighting as simply décor, but lighting is an important facet in the design of your home. There are areas of your home that simply crave light: task areas, dining room, and entryway. In fact, one source of light is never enough in a kitchen, they’re that complex!

Don't Rush Your Spring Cleanup!

Eryngium (rattlesnake master) does double duty in the gardenit has a great seed head and hollow stems.
Photograph provided by Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Spring is right around the corner. Do you feel like somehow your garden chores are already stacking up? With so much to do, you may be tempted to get a jump-start on your spring garden cleanup, but be patient. There are many benefits to delaying your cleanup process and some environmentally friendly factors to keep in mind.

Taliesin

Taliesin building
Photograph by TS Long

Taliesin is a nonprofit laboratory for living in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin conceived over a century ago by Frank Lloyd Wright as a destination for collaboration, innovation, and experimentation in culture, nature, and architecture. Rich in history, Taliesin, Wright’s personal home and studio for almost 50 years, is often referred to as his autobiography in wood and stone.

DIY–It Costs Time to Save Money

New flooring
Photograph by Kyle Jacobson

We all want to make our homes something that feels like, well, home. When I first moved into my half duplex, it felt like I was taking over a place that belonged to someone else—probably because I was. The flooring, the walls, the layout, this was all the previous owner’s vision. I wanted to redo every room, but after dropping a huge chunk of change on getting the half duplex in the first place, it was difficult to see past the price tag on every modification.

Historical Integrity Meets Contemporary Design

Bathroom remodel
Photograph by Eric Tadsen

Not every house has a story to tell, and not everyone wants to own a house that tells a story. But for those who own a house with historic charm, there inevitably comes a point where you have to ask yourself about incorporating a degree of modernity in an update—a decision never taken lightly. Oftentimes, it’s a matter of value: is the voice of the old space truly worth more than the convenience of a new one?

Paint on Point

Color of the year 2020 - Lioness 0864
Photograph provided by Hallman Lindsay

Brave, expansive, and openly outspoken, Lioness 0864—Color of the Year 2020—exudes independence, confident resolve, and generosity within ever-changing times. Empowered to continue breaking boundaries and defy definition, COTY ’20 encourages open interaction, strengthening existing and fostering future ties within the community.

Transforming a Family Home into an Empty Nester

AFTER: Living room looking into the kitchen area.
Photograph by S.Photography/Shanna Wolf

Originally built 20 years ago, the home had been sufficient for a young couple with five children. Like most young parents, they built the home for volume and necessity. But now that the children were in high school, college, and beyond, the clients’ wish was to transform the home into a finely detailed retreat where they could not only relax in warm cozy spaces, but also entertain an expanded family or group of friends.

Sustainable Living–Heat Smart. Cool Smart. Save Money.

Smart living room
Photograph provided by MGE

With our four distinct seasons come hot and humid summers, frigid winters, and everything in between. It's perhaps not surprising that heating and cooling are the largest energy users in our homes. By making smart choices and implementing simple strategies, you can save energy and control your heating and cooling costs.

Issues

August 2021

Business Design
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Design Services for Every Budget
Kitchen Storage
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Landscape/Gardening
Trees: What's Going on Down There? A Glimpse at the Soil Layer and Below
Remodel/Renovation
Hardwood Floors
Modern Mountain Industrial
Technology
Sustainable Living: Plan Now to Get Energy Efficiency Upgrades Done Before Winter

May 2021

Business Design
International Crane Foundation: Cranes of the World
Financial
Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Bathroom Renovations
Furnishings & Accessories
Organizing with Silver Track
Right Upholstery for Everyone
Landscape/Gardening
Trees: The Canopies of Our World
Remodel/Renovation
Back Porch Oasis
Paint on Point: Hope Comfort, and Possibility
Some Reassembly Required
Technology
Sustainable Living: What Contributes to the Energy Bill in Your Home?

February 2021

Online
Sketchworks Architecture LLC
Business Design
Hop Haus Brewpub: A Sequel with Merit
Financial
Maximize Your Home's Return on Investment: Entryway Updates
Furnishings & Accessories
Large Storage
Personalized Furniture for Every Budget!
Landscape
Creating a Backyard Oasis
Homegrown
Remodel/Renovation
Building a House to Make a Home
Coordinated Appeal
Technology
Sustainable Living: Save Energy with Smart Planting and External Shading Devices

November 2020

Business Design
Dugnadsånd Bygger Livsreise
Financial
Five Experts to Consult When Buying A Rental Property
Furnishings & Accessories
Accessorizing Your Accessorizer
Home Repairs
Impact-Resistant Shingles
Landscape
Mental Health Benefits of Gardening
Prairies In and Outside Town
Legacy
Taliesin Forever Relevant
Remodel/Renovation
A Minimalist Kitchen: Enhanced Function and Efficiency
Technology
Sustainable Living: Make Your Home Comfortable and Energy Efficient this Winter

August 2020

Business Design
Ochsner Zoo: Naturally
Financial
Reasons to Consider New Construction When Shopping for a Home
Furnishings & Accessories
For the Apple of Your Eye
Room to Grow
Landscape
Butterfly Gardens
Perennial Food: What and How to Keep It
Legacy
Education at Taliesin
Remodel/Renovation
Fixed Transition
Technology
Sustainable Living: Seal Air Leaks to Save Energy This Winter

May 2020

Online
Read the Room
Business Design
Contemporary Problems Require Historical Solutions
Financial
Rising Salaries and Rental Costs Mean More Homebuying Among Single Females
Furnishings & Accessories
Custom Furniture is for Everyone
Garages: Get Off the Floor
Landscape
Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Rain Gardens: Practical and Beautiful
Legacy
Beyond Tours: Experiential Tourism
Remodel/Renovation
Inspiring Nirvana
You Get What You Pay For
Technology
Sustainable Living: Windows of Opportunity

February 2020

Business Design
Voices of Garver Feed Mill
Furnishings & Accessories
Add a Little Edge to Your Home
Entryways
Madison Lighting–2020 Trends: Light Changes Everything
Landscape
Don't Rush Your Spring Cleanup!
Legacy
Taliesin
Remodel/Renovation
DIY–It Costs Time to Save Money
Historical Integrity Meets Contemporary Design
Paint on Point
Transforming a Family Home into an Empty Nester
Technology
Sustainable Living–Heat Smart. Cool Smart. Save Money.

November 2019

Online
Linda Snyder–Designing the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
Business Design
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace–A Reflection of Wisconsin Culture
Community Initiatives
Northside Planning Council–Fostering a Stronger Northside Community
Financial
Dispelling First-Time Homebuying Myths
Furnishings & Accessories
Bakeware Trends
Holiday Lighting
Home Entertainment Experience
Kid's Closets
Sleep Allergy Free
Landscape
Houseplants–Natural Air Purifiers
Remodel/Renovation
Current Design Trends Help Reclaim a Kitchen
No Space Ignored–Basement Rec Rooms Featuring Dream House Dream Kitchens
Technology
Sustainable Living–Smart Homes Save Energy and Money



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