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Old World Meets Suburban Omaha

October 24, 2018 by
Photography by Thomas Grady

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 was an important aspect of my interior design philosophy during construction of the Willburn home. My design of the wine cellar employed the same approach to create an inviting space for storing and displaying the family’s extensive wine collection. 

First, we had to find enough space for a wine cellar within the oddly shaped storage room to accommodate the vast collection (with plenty of room for friends and family to mingle). 

The existing soffit couldn’t be moved or modified in any way, so the space needed to be reconfigured in such a way that the available structure allowed bottle storage without diminishing the overall design aesthetic.

Additional design requirements included lighting and display considerations (without sacrificing storage space for the large collection). We wanted the display to be functional but also be the focal point of the room. We wanted to create something with a dynamic visual element.

Our solution was to create a design resembling a wine barrel. The fundamental simplicity and modern functionality simultaneously showcased their wine in a unique way. The circular design of the room—with LED-lit wood panels—further provides a sophisticated environment for appreciating the extensive bottle collection. The display also hides the existing soffit, so it was the perfect solution to the challenge of the existing space.

The scale of the room balances the weight of the massive wine collection, which is also displayed on circular wood panels covering the side walls and backlit by radiant LED light. The lighting configuration gives the illusion that bottles are floating in the air, a stark contrast to the brick veneer in between the circular wood panels. 

The circular space presented additional design challenges when it came to choosing materials that could be manipulated on a curved surface. The solution was to apply a thin brick veneer and wood panels made of imported hardwood veneer layers, allowing the panels to bend and fit the curved wall. ​

We added finishes to infuse Old World charm into the modern wine cellar, forming the perfect union of domestic utility and alluring elegance. The resulting space inspires drinking wine with good food in good company. 

A repurposed door from a grandparent’s family home in Colorado adorns the entry from the basement, adding deep sentimental value to the balance of personal expression and purposeful glamour. 

Like a glass of fine wine, the Willburns’ wine cellar leaves a lasting impression. The room is truly a space to be enjoyed.


MEET THE DESIGNER

Stacie Muhle 
Allied ASID, Artistico

​Muhle received her Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She applies her stylistic vision and attention to detail to commercial, corporate, and residential projects. Innovative design skills allow Muhle to transform clients’ design wishes into unique and practical spaces in reality.


Visit artisticodesign.net for more information.

This article was printed in the November/December 2018 edition of OmahaHome Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

ASID Project Awards 2015

March 3, 2016 by
Photography by Contributed by ASID photography by Thomas Grady, Tom Kessler, and Mark Kresl

Environments, spaces, rooms…doesn’t matter how you refer to them…the vibe of your business can have a profound impact on the bottom line. Professional designers are an integral partner when it comes to conceptualizing, coordinating, and executing a vision on how your brand will be perceived.

The ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Nebraska/Iowa Chapter Designers’ Project Awards 2015 showcase the very best in commercial property work.

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Design Impact Award Winner
Kris Patton, ASID, and Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID Interiors Joan and Associates
Legacy Eyecare
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

This showroom and patient area was designed to enhance the customer experience, giving clients an open, comfortable, yet very functional healthcare space. Custom-designed shelving was incorporated to highlight the various lines of high-end frames carried here. This new office space was designed not only to accommodate the patients’ needs, but also those of the optician’s growing business. Areas for enhanced technology use, marketing activity, and
staff comfort were all carefully considered
and executed.

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Lisa McCoid, ASID, and Alexis Trout, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
Tuscany Apartments Clubhouse
Category: Hospitality
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

To give this clubhouse the feeling of an upscale hotel lobby, clean, crisp lines were integrated into the space with the use of a herringbone, wood-look tile on the floor that draws you into the main gathering and entertaining space. Those clean lines are continued throughout the space with the use of solid fabrics applied to the furniture along with patterned accent pieces that bring character into the space.

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Gold
Julie Odermatt, ASID
D3 Interiors
Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

The ultimate goal for this pediatric dental office was to keep the atmosphere fun and welcoming for all kids while achieving the most efficient flow between the various stations. To define various elements throughout the office space, brightly hued accents of lime green, blue, and red were used.

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Ellen Turnage, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan and Associates
Strasburger Orthopaedics
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

A modern, energized, yet soothing environment was created to appeal to both the patients’ desire for an upscale, professional healthcare facility and their need for a calming atmosphere that would aid in the overall healing process. Increased and improved lighting schematics, a new lunchroom retreat, and performance materials that hold up to the necessary code requirements of a commercial environment all enhance the workplace for clients and professional staff members alike.

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Pam Stanek, ASID
The Interior Design Firm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Category: Corporate
Photography by Thomas Grady
idfomaha.com

The interior finishes of this church were updated to a timeless neutral palette to accommodate the different colors displayed during the services and celebrations throughout the year. The acoustics were enhanced for speech intelligibility and musical enjoyment.

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Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico Interiors
TEAM Software
Category: Corporate
Photography by Mark Kresl
artisticodesign.net

This office was designed to allow functionality within an innovative space. Advanced technology such as a custom conference table with a pop-up data console, a state-of-the-art projection screen, and electronic Lutron shades are incorporated to enhance staff performance and flexibility. The end result is an atmosphere that promotes creative collaboration in a fun, fresh space for TEAM Software.

Basement Block Party

May 29, 2014 by
Photography by Mark Kresl

“What in the name of all that is black velvet?” exclaimed host Josh Temple during a recent episode of HGTV’s House Crashers that featured an Omaha couple’s basement renovation. Complete with shag carpeting, ugly arches and mirrored tiles, one could only imagine the epic parties that went down in that basement in the late ’70s.


Temple and his redo crew had help from locals Stacie Muhle of Artistico Interiors and Chris Oldenhuis of Oldenhuis Contracting. The two were contacted by producers from HGTV, who found them thanks to the popular home remodeling and design site, Houzz. After completing an interview, the designer and contractor were put on call and told to be ready on a Sunday morning, if needed. Luckily for them, the phone rang.

“We had a one-shot deal to get in there and measure and take pictures to get whatever information we needed,” Muhle says. From there, she had five weeks to draft her design plans with a few crazy stipulations; any last-minute items needed would have to be in stock, the use of preexisting art was not allowed because of trademark concerns, and the use of tile was forbidden because the setting materials wouldn’t set fast enough in the allotted time.

If that doesn’t seem like a designer’s biggest pickle of a challenge, how about the fact that Muhle was creating a personal space for a couple that she wasn’t even allowed to talk to? “All we had to go off of was a video of what the client said they wanted and we had a budget from the producer and we had to stay within that,” Muhle says.

“The client said she wanted teal, she loved barn wood, and she wanted a slider door. He was super into baseball and they love craft beer,” Muhle says. From those simple tidbits, Muhle and Oldenhuis were able to put together an inviting space complete with a DJ table, two TVs for the maximumsports-fan experience and a Kegerator.

Red Solo cups sold separately.

Muhle began Artistico Interiors a little over a year ago. “Artistico is Italian for ‘artistic spaces.’ We specialize in what our clients like. I don’t like to be tied to anything or any style,” she says.

After contemplating the clients’ wish list, Muhle then submitted her drawings to the producers for approval. “We had three days from the start of demo to the completion,” she says.


Then it was time for Oldenhuis Contracting to get to work. But Chris Oldenhuis’ Nebraska work ethic was so efficient, he at times needed to be reined in by producers. “We were flying right along doing what we were supposed to be doing. We had several points where they told me to stop because I was getting too far ahead of the cameraman,” Oldenhuis says.

“Three days was pretty extreme,” he says. “At one point, I think we had close to 20 people working in the basement at the same time, from carpet layers, to people painting and doing drywall patches, and the carpets going in. There was a lot of activity.”

The project was made complete with a lighted Onyx table, a bubinga wood-finish coffee table, a corkwall backsplash, and vinyl flooring. Original paintings that fit the modern, cozy feel of the room were painted by Omaha artist Kelly Zaugg.

The homeowners were discovered by the host in his trademark style of attack: scouting while shopping at Lowe’s for their kitchen remodel. “It’s kind of like winning the remodel lottery. They got a
fabulous basement,” Muhle says.

“It’s so surreal. It’s almost hard to believe that it even happened,” says Muhle. “I am very proud of what we did. All in all, with the amount of time we had and the budget and everything, I feel like it turned out good.”

The producers agree. After the show, Oldenhuis and his wife Lynn were taken out to dinner by Temple and the HGTV producer. “Both of them kind of pulled me aside and said, ‘You know what, out of over 100 shows, in our book, you were in the top five.’ It made me feel really good.”

NE/IA Chapter of ASID Project Awards 2013

November 2, 2013 by

Environments, spaces, rooms…It doesn’t matter how you refer to them, interior designers are an integral part of the very best examples. Professional designers conceptualize, coordinate, and execute their visions to create projects that are stunning, exciting, and functional. The NE/IA Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) recently submitted design projects to be judged by the ASID Florida South Chapter. These amazing projects are a sampling of the award-winning work produced in the past year by designers of the NE/IA Chapter of ASID.

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Lori M Krejci, AIA, Allied ASID
Avant Architects
3337 N. 107th St., Omaha
402-981-4055

Family, friends, and food are at the core of this progressive home of a young family that enjoys modern art and entertaining.

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Photo by Joseph Vavak

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Lori M Krejci, AIA, Allied ASID
Avant Architects
3337 N. 107th St., Omaha
402-981-4055

Mid-Century Modern provided inspiration. Ample built-in storage  allows the owners to easily maintain a clean and uncluttered home.

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Photo by Lisa Louise Photography

Residential under 2,500 sg. ft.
Marian Holden, ASID
Erin Svoboda, ASID
Designer’s Touch
2085 N. 120th St., Omaha
402-932-5040

The goal of this project was to turn this unfinished basement into a space for entertaining, fitness and children’s activities.  The color palette remained neutral and sophisticated with rich shades of gray accompanied by cream trim, dark alder doors, and a variety of textures. All of the client’s wish list was achieved in this project, and they were elated with the outcome.

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Photo by Jeffrey Bebee

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Michele Hybner, Allied ASID
Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St., Omaha
402-502-7309

Falcone Homes
402-861-0180

Spaces of this home evoke a comfortable and approachable feeling while still looking stylish, sophisticated, and classically modern.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Nancy Pesavento, ASID
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
13130 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha
402-330-0685

Love of French architecture and a sophisticated European look is the core inspiration of this home, reflecting the clients’ appreciation for the balance of refined elements with accents of a rustic nature.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential Singular Space
Diane Luxford, ASID
D-Lux Interiors
402-496-3233

This outdoor area becomes very cozy and semiprivate with the ability to close off the space with outdoor draperies and motorized screen shades. All furniture and fabrics are rated for outdoor use. Heaters tucked under the eaves and a gas fireplace warm the space on cool fall nights.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential under 2,500 sq. ft.
Lisa B. McCoid, AIA, ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St,. Omaha
402-502-7309

The objective of this project was to create a functioning man-cave for watching football games and entertaining.  A glass transom creates a light and airy feeling in two spaces. No man-cave would be complete without a bar, so cabinetry was added to match the TV projection canopy.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residence over 4,000 sq. ft.
Beth Settles, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
13130 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha
402-330-0685

The design concept for this project stemmed from the 
client’s desire to transform their home with traditional elements into a more modern 
transitional design.

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Photo by Long-Shots Video Creations

Residential Singular Space
Victoria Pierce, ASID
Paul Daniels Interiors
4333 S 70th St., Lincoln
402-474-5015

Aesthetically pleasing in a timeless and sophisticated style. Sufficient storage and display from custom- designed furniture of clean lines and smooth surfaces, a combination of color, textures, and patterns provide a rich and elegant feeling to a room that is now functional 
and beautiful.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential Singular Space
Julie Odermatt, ASID
Kayla McClure, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St,. Omaha
402-502-7309

Designed to make the ranch home appealing to all ages. The juxtaposition of the creamy white and rich chocolate cabinetry inspired the use of neutral warm colors with pops of bright white.  The layout of the space creates a room that could be used for entertaining and also day-to-day living.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential under 4,000 sq. ft.
Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico
402-650-6526

Contemporary spaces that are warm and inviting. Custom-made items were used to achieve a unique style.