At Home in Central Illinois

Downsizing with style, comfort

Byron Denhart comes from a background in real estate construction management and first began thinking of the idea for a tiny home business after being laid off.

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For everything, there is a season

As with many things around the house, spring is a good time to make a “clean, fresh start” with your landscaping, according to BrownWoods & Associates Maintenance Operations Manager Gwen Wilson.

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St. Joseph house updated for modern family life

David and Alyson Stephenson fell in love with their open-concept ranch home.

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Patio pointers

Kari Beckett grew up with an interest in interior design, watching her mother work her magic on their rural home between Tolono and Philo.

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Spring men’s fashion

Vivid colors and patterns will infuse some welcome energy to menswear this season, according to Jos. Kuhn & Co. manager Gordon Tracy.

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Making a difference

Diane Marlin loves Urbana.

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Farmhouse chic

Jim and Angie Walsh had a rough time when they first moved into their old farmhouse north of Potomac.

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Kitchen remodeling

Kathy Trotter enjoys helping people design their perfect kitchen, whether they’re contractors or homeowners.

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A bunch of hooey

Jill Miller is an Urbana-based batik fiber artist with a studio in her home at 905 S. Lynn St.

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Preserving nature

Venture just an hour south of Champaign-Urbana and you probably wouldn’t expect to see breathtaking views of rolling ravines that look like something you would might find in the hills of Tennessee.

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