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Bloom and grow!

Bloom and grow!

When Sharon Shelley talked about the purchase of their 30-year-old Champaign home, she laughed. Her husband, Clarence Shelley, known as ‘Shelley’, was surprised when she suggested that they remodel their ranch home.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Heather Coit

A spring look

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.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Heather Coit

2015 Showcase of Homes

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.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Artistry and artifice in new tiles

Artistry and artifice in new tiles

Story:Associated Press

The art of the lure

The art of the lure

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Phil Gioja/do good Consulting

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Sakanaya

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Sakanaya

Turquoise on Display

Turquoise on Display

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

Family Friendly

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.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Rick Danzl

Bring on the glam

Bring on the glam

When Theresa and Thomas Kohl bought their St. Joseph home in 2004, it was very beige. The walls were beige. The carpet was beige.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

A new life for architectural treasures

A new life for architectural treasures

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Rick Danzl