Designer uses color and artwork to brighten homes

Amy Lienhart believes modern decorating calls for softer, more neutral paint colors, non-matching furniture, and fewer items of ornamentation but using those that command attention.

2015 Showcase of Homes

The planning for this year’s Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois (HBAECI) Showcase of Homes started right after last year’s Showcase ended.

Family Friendly

Carrie Barker is not the type to leave any details overlooked. Especially when it came to the new home she and husband Brad were building.

A new life for architectural treasures

Long before they built their Danville home, Dave and Susan Warner were collecting materials they’d use in the home. The couple loves architecture, and they like to see old architectural materials repurposed.

“We’d been salvaging for probably 10 years before we built,” Dave said. “I’d see something and say, ‘We’ve got to have that. I don’t know where we’re going to put it, but we’ve got to have it.’”

The two wanted a bigger home, and they thought they wanted an older home. But most older homes they saw needed a lot of updating, “or they have little bitty rooms,” Susan said.