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Omaha Home Magazine - June 2023

May 23, 2023 03:28PM ● By Sandy Matson

Photo by Bill Sitzmann.

You shouldn't have to look hard to find fun things to do this month in Omaha. The College World Series, the Summer Arts Festival, music nights in Stinson Park… the list goes on and on.

Personally, I love the simple things like strolling through a farmers market, which might have something to do with growing up on a farm. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was harvest fresh veggies right from our home garden. 

Another favorite summer activity was hanging out on our large porch that overlooked the garden and apple orchard. While I don't have a porch at my lakeside house, my husband and I did feel our home’s exterior needed a little refreshening, and the front door was a great place to start. We chose a deep, almost black, paint color for the door, which provides a moody backdrop for our entryway decor to shine. Then we accessorized with flower pots, an area rug, and door accents.

Aimee Struble, aka NOLA Paint Girl, understands the impact a little paint can make. She’s made a living painting historic homes. This issue we also visit the Bowmans, sharing how they made over their midcentury modern home’s front courtyard into a beautiful Zen garden. And then there’s George Kleine and Tom Knox’s front yard, which greets guests with a sea of tulips every April and May. Enjoy these stories and much more.

And remember, June 18th we pay tribute to our fathers. Mine was the first and most important man in my life. Happy Father’s Day, Dad! I'd also like to wish my husband, Richard, a very happy 10th anniversary!

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