Zim Loy Should Be Famous

Zim Loy should be famous. Actually, here in Kansas City she is a bit of a local celebrity. Zim edits Kansas City Spaces magazine. But with a name like "Zim Loy" I think she's a perfect fit for a little national exposure.

Actually, she's getting a little. Zim's living room is one of the five finalist for Domino's Decorating Contest.

Her home was in the August/September issue of Spaces, a generous gesture to her readers. It's fresh and clear, but singularly her own.

If the green movement extends to homes and furnishings, Zim and her husband are at the top of the compost heap. They have renovated several houses in town and she admits to being an estate sale and flea market fanatic.

These beauties were estate sale finds, $50 each, in an unfortunate burgundy velvet. Zim could see straight to their souls.

She also found the gorgeous armoire at an estate sale. It was a bargain, but as a serial mover (seven!) she must have more than it cost her wrapped up in transport. That's what happens when you fall in love. And she must be madly in love; she said in her column in September that this was forever. Who could blame her?

The Holiday issue of Spaces arrived in my mailbox last week. She sort of sneaked it into the last paragraph of her column that she's moving again. I had to read it twice. Moving? Surely not! She said this was "the one."

My dismay was fleeting. I can't wait to see the next house.

Vote for Zim. She's a good egg. And she could use the prize money to move that armoire back across town.

(Hurry, votes must be submitted by the 15th.)