2018 ASID impactFULL Awards

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Every year, the Nebraska/Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers recognizes the best of regional design at its ASID impactFULL Awards.  Judged by an outside panel of designers, the 2018 impactFULL Awards recognized […]

Old World Meets Suburban Omaha

Posted In: Before & After, OmahaHome

Having worked closely with Matt and Laurie Willburn to design their beautiful West Omaha home a few years ago, I was delighted to be invited back to conceptualize their wine cellar.  Combining function with style […]

Custom-Made Paradise in the Woods

Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Tracy Zaiss never gets tired answering the inevitable question from first-time visitors to the family’s hilltop home. “They always ask me, ‘Are you sure we’re still in Omaha?’ And I always say, ‘Oh yes, this […]

Life By Design

Posted In: Art, Home, OmahaHome

In all built things, the real story lies in the space between intention and fruition. The place where design meets application is a point of contact. Across space and time, builder and user enter into […]

The Basement That Dreams Are Made Of

Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

After 19 years in the home where she and her husband raised three children, “It was time to do some updating,” Stacy Stenger says.  The house that had once been featured on Street of Dreams […]

Setting the Table

Posted In: DIY Project, Family, OmahaHome

Let’s face it, there isn’t much enthusiasm for Grandma’s china these days. Fine chinaware is a forgotten treasure for many families. Too many Generation Xers and baby boomers are content to treat their kitchen islands […]

Head shot of Sandy Matson

OmahaHome Entryway

Posted In: Family, Home, OmahaHome

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” —J.R.R. Tolkien With the holiday […]

After Lights Out, Gene Leahy Mall Demolition to Begin

Posted In: Downtown, Omaha Magazine

Downtown Omaha turns extra magical the evening of Nov. 22, thanks to the annual ceremony for the Holiday Lights Festival. Festive lights will illuminate the mall until New Year’s Day. The mall’s next transformation will follow […]

The Devil is in the Detail

October 13, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

When Jenny Gradowski drives up to her home each evening, she says the scene still gives her pause. “This is my home,” she says with awe.  Gradowski and Joe Pittack live in a spacious white […]

A Seasonal Step Up

October 3, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Central Omaha, OmahaHome

This fall, there will be plenty of time to cruise the streets and check out reddening leaves and autumnal lawn displays. But you might just want to stop, roll down your windows, and take a […]