Creating spaces that catch the eye and make guests feel at home is no easy undertaking. From the lighting to the wallpaper, each piece needs to have a purpose. This year’s Commercial Design Awards feature local designers who have gone above and beyond to meet their clients’ goals. Designers from across southwest Missouri submitted their favorite spaces to be scored by two judges from the Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) based on how well their designs met the needs of the client. From tacking on an additional 6,000 square feet to a functioning practice to building a living complex in line with its deep historical roots, this year’s winners showcase the character and complexity of designing commercial spaces.