Home Design with Zing

Bright, bold color is making a comeback, and Lee’s Summit’s Melissa Rodgers is up-and-coming for her punchy, eclectic styling.

Introducing Gary Wilkes

Artist Gary Wilkes has his personal favorites. In his Lakewood home studio, an easel faces personal portraits of Bruce Springsteen and Keith Urban. But Lady Gaga holds a special place in his heart, too.

Deck the Mantel

 Cedar Garland  Frosted pinecones  Snowball ornaments

25 Years of Developing Potential

 Article Lisa Moyer  After 25 years of service, it’s time the unsung hero called Developing Potential, Inc. becomes a household name.  “DPI is a hidden gem,” says Amy Cox, director of Development, “but I LOVE LOVE LOVE sharing DPI’s story with the community.”

Major Painting Is Right on Track for Success

 Article Judy Goppert | Photography Janie Jones  Who hasn’t seen that red caboose in the center of Lee’s Summit? Downtown Lee’s Summit is home to dance parties, food, fun and community, and this red caboose, which is housed next to the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce office, is a staple.  Steve DeRousse and his company, Major Painting, painted it that…

For Sale or Staying Put?

Whether you are getting ready to put your home on the market or planning to stay where you are for another 10 years, when was the last time you stood across the street from your home and gave the front of your house an honest critique? So often we drive into our garage and don’t give the front of our…