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From the Editors

Welcome to the spring 2015 edition of Design Oklahoma, from the ladies who led the efforts to put it together.

Fresh … the perfect word to use to describe spring, and it definitely captures the spirit with which this issue of Design Oklahoma was formed. With a refined layout, fresh content and new twists on favorite features, we hope this issue inspires you.

Nancy Muenzler’s garden is more than lovely; it’s revitalizing. One can’t help but want to linger just a little longer and soak up all the beauty.

The fabulous Lamb home is the same. Interiors that exuberantly depict a life lived in pristine color. And the Lewis abode? A toss-up between which is more inviting – the incredible contemporary interior or the relaxed lakeside vibe outdoors.

If you are going to start anew, why not begin with the little ones’ rooms? We have stages from baby to middle school represented and all are equally well done – any kid would love to scatter toys in these spaces.

For a fresh take on our “Setting the Table” entertaining feature, we decided to peek in on some actual events: a spring dinner party and a summer baby shower. This time, we’ve got a little more than just the plates and silverware. We’ve also posted the recipes we used during our parties on our website at

Our editor’s picks pages are a new addition, too. Finding some personal favorites was easy, and we hope our inspiration pieces push you out there to see what’s around the metro, and to shake off the cobwebs of winter and ring in the new season.

We’ve also included some helpful hints for your spring garden. A timeline on when to plant is made a little bit easier with this primer on seed planting for our area, so now all you have to do is turn the pages and read before you get your hands a little bit dirty.

Inspiration is a bit like a seed … you’ve got to nurture it. We hope this issue provides the nourishment and encouragement to inspire you this spring!