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

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

August 2019

Business Design
Karen & Co. Undefined
Community Initiatives
Bringing Sustainable Homeownership to Dane County
Furnishings & Accessories
For the Apple of Your Eye
Let Us Entertain You!
Simplifying Rug Shopping
Remodel/Renovation
Basement Remodels
Don't Fear the Wallpaper
Fall Tree Planting Tips
Innovative Design Solutions
Long-Distance Home, Local Interior Designer
Paint on Point
Technology
Plug In, Drive Green, and Save

May 2019

Business Design
Assorted Relevance
Community Initiatives
Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development
Furnishings & Accessories
Midcentury Modern Appeal
Shipshape!
Those Summer Nights
Landscape
Phase One Makeovers
Remodel/Renovation
Bella Domicile Bathroom Makeover
Living On Your Own Water
Modern Improv: Making a Downtown Condo Feel Spacious
Siding
Technology
Go Green: Support Clean Energy in Our Community

February 2019

Business Design
Open Symmetry
Furnishings & Accessories
Eclectic Mix
Shipshape!
Thinking Outside the Bonbon Box
What a Comfort
Landscape
Understory
Pets
Stress-Free Cats
Remodel/Renovation
Maximizing the Hidden Gem of a Diamond in the Rough
Paint on Point
Technology
Digital Design Renderings
Sustainable Living

November 2018

Business Design
Stoughton Hospital Practices Intuitive Design
Community Initiatives
Planning Your Garden to Make a World of Difference
Financial
Using the Equity in Your Home
Furnishings & Accessories
Brass is Back
Decorating Your Holiday Table
Shop Like a Chef
Landscape
After: An Exterior Makeover
Remodel/Renovation
Bathroom Trends The Spa Feel in a Smaller Space
Cook Residence
Love Your Fireplace

August 2018

Art
Becoming an Art Collector Can Sneak Up on You
Business Design
Foundation in Aesthetics—Pasquals Cantina
Community Initiatives
Common Wealth Development
Home Repairs
Is Your Home Breathing or Suffocating?
Landscape
Moving to the Country
Remodel/Renovation
A Home that Works!
Middleton Hills
Technology
Electric Vehicles

May 2018

Art
Mixing the Highs and Lows
Community Initiatives
Road Home
Home Furnishings & Accessories
Chicken Coop: Movin on Up
Landscape
Before: An Exterior Makeover
Remodel/Renovation
Changing the Game in the Kitchen
Cooking Out: Modern Wisconsin Style
Foundation of Quality
It's Not Just Where You Park Your Car



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