At Home in Central Illinois

That big-city feel

Condo residents enjoy their downtown neighborhood

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz and John Dixon

Creative spaces

Surface 51 office emphasizes existing architectural elements

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Darrell Hoemann

Blue Line Station

Warehouse rehabbed into industrial loft apartments, commercial space

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

Family history

Holiday decorations reflect Harms family traditions

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

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Arranging a festive display

Judy Edmundson's flower arrangements grace her ever-changing decor.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

A taste of Germany in Central Illinois

Bayern Stube serves authentic German food.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

Explore decorating with maps

Maps are a great way to decorate, and remember a great trip or a childhood home.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Vanda Bidwell

A labor of love

A Bloomington couple builds their dream house, with help from friends

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

Grow your own garlic

The garden offers more flavorful varieties than the grocery store.

Story:Sarah Lohman

Photos:Robin Scholz

Let there be cake

Two sisters add their own touch to desserts

Story:Travis Bean

Photos:John Dixon