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September
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26

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66

<< 50

garden of
the year:

Take in the wonder of


natures beauty.

48
Departments

12 Editors Letter
14 publishers letter
18 fab finds
20 Stylemaker
22 HOT HUE
24 ARTISan
26 small scale
32 DELISH dish
34 TABLESCAPE
62 IN SEASON
66 Spotlight
70 cheers
72 Before + after
74 events
80 just for you

Features

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42
50

A painterly approach

Joy Grdnic, owner of the fabulous Fountain


on Locust, adds her creative touch to a home
steeped in history

A simple twist of fate

A sprawling mid-century ranch designed


by famed architect William Adair Bernoudy
undergoes a sleek, urbane transformation

Field of dreams

Spectacular vistas and explosions of color define


our 2011 Garden of the Year

On the Cover

Designed by architect William Adair


Bernoudy, this home is a stunning
mid-century marvel.
See page

42

cover Photography
by Ashley Gieseking

St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles (ISSN 1524-8755) Vol. 16, No. 7, September 2011 by Distinctive Lifestyles, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request
only. St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles is published nine times a year, monthly in MARCH, APRIL, MAY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER, and bi-monthly in JANUARY/FEBRUARY, JUNE/JULY and
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER by Distinctive Lifestyles, LLC, 255 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country, MO 63017, (636) 230-9700. Periodicals postage paid at Chesterfield, MO 63017 and additional
mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, 255 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country, MO 63017. For change of address include old address as well as
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Meet the

Past
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judges
(Story on page 50)

Gratefully,
Judy Uelk
Editor-in-Chief

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Lucyann Boston

Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

In 2005, my family, along with grandparents Dearie


and PopPop, were lucky to be able to take a trip to
London, England. My kids were little then, only 7, 10
and 11, but even today, they still say it was the best
trip of their lives.
Of course, the kiddos loved riding the London
Eye, had fun having their pictures taken with James
Bond, Queen Victoria and Simon Cowell at Madame
Tussauds wax museum and couldnt believe that the
colorfully dressed Beefeaters guarding the Tower of London didnt blink ever!
I, on the other hand, felt extremely humbled by the history that surrounded me everywhere
I went. Theres just something quite prodigious about walking on the same floor that King
Henry VIII did, visiting the Tower where Anne Boleyn awaited her awful fate, or spending time
in the home where William Shakespeare might have penned Romeo and Juliet. Its hard to get
your head wrapped around it, really.
Upon our return, it struck me that even though St. Louis is a baby compared to London,
we should be so proud of the history that makes our city great. From Pierre Laclede and
Auguste Chouteau selecting St. Louis as a fur trading post in 1764, to the famed Lewis and
Clark Expedition in 1803, to the Worlds Fair in 1904, and on and on and on. We definitely have
roots here.
We are also lucky to have many historic homes still standing that reflect our citys past.
And in the September issue, we are offering you a glimpse into some of our favorites. The
Urban Feature (page 36) this month takes us inside a magnificent Beaux-Arts mansion on
Westmoreland in the Central West End. Owner Joy Grdnic, who also owns The Fountain on
Locust, has given new life to this iconic residence with her exquisite painting.
A classic William Adair Bernoudy home in Ladue is the focus of our Suburban Feature
(page 42). It was a twist of fate that brought the homes owners to its doorstep, and they have
lovingly transformed their marvelous residence into a showstopping beauty, while not losing
the integrity of its classic mid-century beginnings.
Small Scale (page 26) takes us to Town and Country, where we visit a small storybook Cape
Cod that has been reinvented for today, but still remains a window to the past.
And of course, you wont want to miss our Garden of the Year (page 50). Owner Tom Csengody
and his wife, Susan, have created truly spectacular vistas that will leave you speechless.
It is my hope that, as you read this new issue, you will also take a few minutes to ponder
the old. We are so lucky to live in a city that is rich in history and to be able to say, Im proud of
where I come from. I know I am.

is an Advanced
Master Gardener
and journalist,
with experience
writing for a variety
of publications.
She combines her interests through
her work as a garden writer for St.
Louis Homes & Lifestyles. She also has
a background in real estate writing
and is a sales associate with Laura
McCarthy Real Estate.

Judy Moskoff is
a member of the
National Garden
Writers Association
and has been a
Master Gardener
since 1996. A
former radio show host, Judy is now
the owner of A Gardener's Home, an
exterior staging company. She is also
a speaker and publishes a blog, www.
agardenershome.blogspot.com, with
gardening advice.
Jennifer
Shamber is the
general manager
of Greenscape
Gardens, a familyowned garden
center. She is a
Master Gardener and serves on the
boards of Landscape and Nursery
Association of Greater St. Louis and
the Horticulture Co-Op of Metro St.
Louis. Her efforts in encouraging
sustainable gardening helped
Greenscape earn national recognition
in Today's Garden Center magazine.

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Happy

Bi>tha
I cant believe its been 15 years since St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles first opened
its doors in September of 1996. And what an amazing 15 years! How lucky we
have been to be able to offer our readers glimpses into the spectacular homes
and lives of the countless wonderful families who choose to embrace our city
and call it home.
As a design and lifestyle magazine, it is our goal to inspire and educate with
each issue. We hope you have enjoyed the stunning photographs and have
found each story engaging. We hope you have learned some new things about
design and have picked up many great ideas to make your home the best it can
be. But most of all, we hope you have found SLHL to be the magazine you grab
for that ahhh moment at the end of your day.
As I look back fondly at how our magazine has evolved over the years, I
have to smile. In just 15 years, design styles have certainly changed, too, and
we have strived to capture those changes beautifully. From traditional to
contemporary, rustic to modern, cottage to French Country, we want to ensure
that you always find something that catches your eye and makes you want to
know more.
SLHL is 15 years old. How the time has flown. But really, its only just the
beginning. There will always be new houses to visit, new designs to savor, new
restaurants to try and new people to meet. In the very first issue of SLHL, then
Editor, Susan Fadem, referred to the quote Life is a journey, not a destination,
and asked readers to please join us for the exhilarating ride. I hope youll
continue this wonderful journey with us for the next 15 years. After all, the fun
has just begun.
Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

Warmest wishes,
Suzie Osterloh
Publisher/Owner

Visit stlouishomesmag.com to subscribe to the


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If youre looking to add a historical presence to your home, consider the enduring appeal
of an antique clock. These timepieces of the past are the ideal accessories for traditional
spaces, as well as creative, eclectic rooms that bridge several styles and eras of dcor.

one: Seth Thomas mantel clock, c. 1890s, from Brents Antiques & Collectibles on Cherokee Antique Row. two:
Grandmother clock from Jon Paul Designs & Collectibles in Richmond Heights. three: Silas Hoadley 30-hour
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Consign & Design in Glendale. five: Late 19th-century German clock from Elders Ltd. on Cherokee Antique Row.

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For tips from Nancy and Kim


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and for resources, visit
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Kim kelce
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Places of the Heart

create gardens that


inspire, calm, heal
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edited BY Judy Uelk Photography BY colin miller/strauss peyton

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How do you approach
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take dedication, passion and hard work,
but it is truly a labor of love for us. We
love what we do! By working closely with
each client from the start, we are able to
design the highest quality garden space
that provides an escape from the stresses
of everyday life.
KK: Making a garden is an expression of
one's personality and an extension of one's
interior space. We work with a client to try
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SLHL: Where do you find your


inspiration?

SLHL: What is your definition of an


ideal garden?

NP: Our inspiration comes from nature. Our


travels have taken us to gardens in Italy,
France and England. That experience has
given us an appreciation of the principles
of good design.

NP: The perfect garden means different


things to different people. We feel that a
garden should reflect your personality and
lifestyle. It should evolve over time and
serve to calm, heal and enrich.

SLHL: Do you take a job from infancy


to maturity?

SLHL: Do you have a gardening


philosophy?

KK: Yes. Thats the best way. We strive to


build personal relationships with our clients
and pride ourselves on attention to detail.

NP and KK: Perhaps we need to concentrate


on downsizing our structural footprint and
pay more attention to the development of
the land surrounding our properties. Green
space definitely enhances the well-being of
the human race. We must create a legacy for
future generations as the ancient gardens of
the world have done for us. Gardens are gifts
that have stood the test of time and continue
to inspire.

SLHL: What other services do you offer


your clients?
NP: We have the resources to offer outdoor
furniture, containers, sculpture and more.
We also offer holiday decorating services.

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Alicia Christopher of Garden Girls creates outdoor storage


solutions to help you stash your garden gear in style
BY Katie Underhill PhotographY by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

It all began in Alicia Christophers own backyard. An avid gardener,


she found herself time and time again starting an outdoor project
only to have forgotten some of her supplies in the house or garage.
She needed a storage unit in the garden that could hold all of her
tools, but nothing she found quite caught her eye.
I said to myself, I know I can make something cuter than that!
says Alicia, and just one year later, shes proved herself right.
Alicia builds charming miniature cottages that provide stylish
storage solutions for homeowners looking to conveniently stow
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swimming pool accessories and towels.


Every bit as useful as they are adorable, these pint-sized houses
function as outdoor dcor, too. After Alicia constructs each one
using exterior-grade half-inch-thick plywood, she double seals it,
making it waterproof and weatherproof to withstand the harsh
Missouri elements. They are then painted with top-quality house
paint, which has a 25-year warranty, and, finally, sent to an artist
who adds the finishing touches daintily painted flowers, birds,
beach scenes and more.
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Sentimental Journey
Left: The
charming Cape
Cod home as it
is today. Below:
In the late 1930s,
a horse-drawn
slip was used
to dig the hole
that became
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for the Martins'
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With generations of memories as the mortar and love flowing freely from
its very foundation, an old farmhouse in Town and Country is so much
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BY Judy Uelk PhotographY BY Ashley Gieseking

ethodist Reverend William R. Bouknight III once said, A house


is so much more than timber, cement and mortar. It is a love-structure
which stores up memories. It is security, shelter, healing, and peace. It is
the shared joys, tears, dreams, and heartbreaks of several generations.
Take a drive along Clayton Road in Town and Country, just east of
Weidman, and youll come across just such a house. The small white
storybook cottage is nestled amongst the trees with a soft blue door
and matching shutters, charming dormers and a candy land of pink
and purple impatiens that dress the home in sweet color, spilling from
window boxes and popping up between classic red pavers that lead
to the welcoming entry.
Originally built in the late 1930s by Henry and Emilie Hensick and
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two bedrooms, one bath,


a living room, kitchen with
adjoining dining area and a
screened-in porch.
As a child, I recall my
grandma cutting and drying
noodles on a table down in the basement, reminisces the Hensicks
granddaughter, Marilyn. My grandparents built this house after they
could no longer farm the land they owned across from Clayton Road,
she adds. They had to sell their acreage along with the large farmhouse
they owned at the end of Ruhl Lane [a right-of-way trail which led into
400-acre Queeny Park, which was then farmland]. Social security was
not in effect in those days for farmers, so they had to sell to survive.

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Today, this little house that could still stands


and has become a dream come true for current
owners Marcia and Peter Martin. Peter, a teacher
at Principia School, and Marcia, an art instructor
who teaches from her basement studio, have
taken this home that was so lovingly built and that
echoes the happy memories of past generations
and have made it their own.
I loved this home the minute we saw it, says
Marcia. Peter loved the bones of the home but
thought that the wood trim and deep colors were
a bit too dark. "I saw a a lot of promise, however,"
says Marcia. "There's a lot you can do with just a
little bit of paint."
Trusting in his wifes creative ingenuity, Peter
agreed that it was right for them. "I knew this
home could work for us," he says, "and we really
love the coziness of a smaller home."
The fact that the home itself is so steeped in
family history also made it truly right for the
Martins. "We love that our home was loved so
much by the families who lived here before us,"
explains Marcia. Each family, except one, that
has lived in the home has come back to visit the
Martins and share with them fond memories of
their time spent here.
Surrounding themselves with happy memories
and family heirlooms is important to the Martins,
who enjoy blending special pieces that have
been handed down to them over the years with
antiques theyve collected, as well as finding new
pieces that define their lives today.
With East Coast roots, the Martins loved the
fact that the old farmhouse had Cape Cod-style
architecture and were anxious to enhance that
Nantucket feel. Peter spent his childhood in a
beautiful 19th-century farmhouse just outside
Philadelphia, explains Marcia, and I grew up in
New Canaan, Connecticut, where lots of property
and gardens surrounded the homes and there
was a nice sense of community. We were looking
for a small house with character, promise and
some land for gardens and views.
Now the red brick house is awash in white
clapboard and painted brick, with a generous
amount of Cape Cod accoutrements. Raising
the roof and adding dormers and skylights also
flooded the second-floor bedrooms with more
light. Using a New England-inspired color palette

Top: A cozy dining area in the kitchen is perfect


for two and is one of Marcia's favorite "rooms"
in the house. The "Nantucket blue" walls are the
ideal backdrop for the white built-in shelves that
artistically display her collection of white dinnerware
and serving pieces. One of Marcia's original paintings
of a Nantucket scene hangs above the table.
Bottom: Completely renovated, the cheery white
kitchen works perfectly in the smaller space. Carrera
marble countertops are a classic touch and a nice
counterpoint to the island's hard maple top.
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Opposite page: The sunroom just off the kitchen is light, bright and the ideal spot for Marcia to paint. French doors open to
a colorful garden that the Martins created and maintain themselves. This page, left: A sun-filled oasis, this special space just
off the master bedroom provides tranquility and a place to rejuvenate. Right: Paneled in whitewashed wood from an old
barn, the charming original family room is filled with family heirlooms, antiques and Cape Cod accents.

of blue, white and a touch of yellow, artist Marcia has transformed the
original darker interior into a cheerful sunburst of happy hues.
We wanted to keep the cottage feel, says Marcia, just brighten it
up a bit and add our love of the East Coast. Its really about making the
best of what you have, she adds. Our goal was not to have the perfect
house. It was about having a house that was right for us.
Adding a sunroom wrapped in windows to the back of the house
really opened up the Martins' living space, connected the home to the
outdoors, and provided a light and bright place for Marcia to paint.
Upstairs and just off the master bedroom is a brand new oasis
that the Martins recently completed. This space used to be outside,
explains Marcia. We had French doors here that opened up to a hot
tub. It was very nice, but, honestly, a lot of work to maintain. We finally
decided to forgo the hot tub, enclose the space and make it part of our
bedroom, and we couldnt be happier." With its vaulted ceiling, white
walls and furniture and French doors that lead onto a small sundeck
overlooking their beautiful backyard, this room is the perfect retreat.
Good space planning is important in small homes, says Marcia.

And its so nice to have a place to go that you can kind of get away.
This room is relaxing, peaceful and rejuvenating. Its a happy place to
be where we can think, ponder and be grateful.
Filled with furniture pieces from her past, such as her great-aunt's
cherry dresser and pine armoire that she painted white, along with
new finds, including a white four-poster bed with clean lines and
geometric blue and white linens, Marcia is talented at mixing the old
with the new to create her own sensibility one that is rooted in the
past, but with a nod to the present and an eye to the future.
And that, in fact, is why this darling house on Clayton Road, one
that was built so long ago, has a soul that lives on today in such
a beautiful way. What Henry Hensick didnt know when he first dug
his shovel into the soil was that the home that would grace this land
would have staying power. That the love of family would find its way
into the foundation and seep into walls, becoming the mortar that
would surpass generations.
So many people have poured their hearts and souls into this house,"
says Marcia. "You can actually feel that love here every day."

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See page 73 for menu and details.

Make this refreshing salad at home using


Chef Wes simple, straightforward recipe.

Signature Pear Salad


Serves four

4 pears (Jullienned)
1 cup Schuberts jowl bacon (medium diced)
1 sprig chocolate mint (tear leaves into mediumsized pieces)
1 cupblueberries
4 to 6 ouncespork fat and chili vinaigrette

Simply Scrumptious
Salts signature pear salad is a farm-to-table triumph
BY Katie Underhill Photography BY Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

A mouthwatering symphony of sweet and savory, the blueberry, pear and


smoked jowl bacon salad is a prime example of Salts straightforward motto:
simple and essential. This farm-fresh creation is just one of chef/owner Wes
Johnsons culinary masterpieces on a menu that is dictated by whats in
season and whats grown and raised locally. Were just trying to bring together
good product and good flavors, says Wes of his farm-to-table philosophy.
In addition to fabulous food, Salt offers diners an incredible ambience. Its
located in a turn-of-the-century mansion on Lindell Boulevard in the eclectic
Central West End neighborhood.
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice jowl bacon into long


strips about -inch thick. Place on sheet tray with rack
and roast in oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until crisp on
the outside and still tender on the inside.After cooked
and slightly cooled, dice bacon and place in mixing
bowl.Add pears, mint leaves and blueberries to bacon.
Add pork fat and chili vinaigrette and toss together,
starting with 4 ounces and adding up to 6 ounces
depending on preference.

The Pork Fat and Chili


Vinaigrette
1/2 cupjowl bacon fat
1/2 cupblended olive oil
1.5 tbsp.honey
1 tbsp.Dijon mustard
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tbsp.red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Place honey, Dijon mustard and cider vinegar in
a blender.Blend on low speed to combine until
smooth.Increase speed to medium, and slowly add oil
and bacon fat to emulsify. Add red pepper flakes and
blend for a few seconds to combine.

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an ode to the splendor of the season, this fresh fall


tablescape is brimming with colorful plants and produce

Fall table dcor is not just


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fiery orange, cobalt
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As September ushers in the autumn season,


the leaves change, the weather starts to cool,
and festivities move indoors. Designing a
nature-inspired table for your guests brings
the beauty of the season into your home.
Autumn is the biggest season for
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weather is usually good.


To create a harvest natural tablescape fit
for an early fall feast, Scott trades traditional
pumpkins and cornucopias for a more
unique approach, basing his table around
bold centerpieces of green and black kale.
He uses fresh produce, including artichokes,
grapes, peppers, green hydrangeas, garlic and
onions, to create a warm color palette that
reflects the vibrancy of fall foliage. Creamcolored concrete and clay garden pots, as

well as Italian olive jars, provide contrast


against the colorful produce. To embellish
each place setting with earthy elegance,
Scott pairs classic white plates with round,
natural twig chargers.
Embracing the natural elements of the fall
season will give your autumn tablescape an
abundant feel rich in color and texture
and help you welcome the harvest in organic
style.
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Urban

aPainterly approach

Joy Grdnic, owner of the fabulous Fountain on Locust, adds


her creative touch to a home steeped in history
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Opposite page: Joy has recreated her front parlor


in the same Victorian style that was popular at
the turn of the century. Old photos of the homes
interior helped her stay very close to the original.
This page: A glimpse from the ornate foyer into
the front parlor. Joys hand-painted mural wraps
the walls in her original art.

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f youve been lucky


enough to savor some of the sweet treats at the
hugely successful restaurant and ice cream shop,
The Fountain on Locust in Midtown Alley, then
youve already had a chance to glimpse into
the creative soul of its owner, Joy Grdnic. Handpainted by Joy, the art deco interior has made
the eatery the most photographed restaurant in
St. Louis.
In addition to owning The Fountain on Locust,
Joy is also a syndicated radio comedienne. So
where does this restaurateur, artist and media
personality go to relax at the end of a busy day?
To a magnificent turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts
residence perfectly placed on one of St. Louis
premier streets, Westmoreland.
Joys home, which she shares with her
husband and son, is a Central West End jewel
designed by architect John L. Wees in 1895
for bakery owner Lewis Dozier, also president
of Dozier-Weyl Cracker Company, the largest
maker of soda crackers in the United States.
Doziers Cracker Company was purchased by
the American Biscuit Company, which was
eventually purchased by the National Biscuit
Company (Nabisco).
With homes like these, explains Joy, you
never feel like youre really an owner, but more
of a caregiver who gets to live here for a time.
Indeed, all of the homes along Westmoreland
and Portland Places are steeped in history and
are representative of a time long gone.
When Joy and her husband bought the
home 15 years ago, they were determined to
respect the integrity of the interior as much as
possible. The house was relatively untouched
by modernism, she says. We wanted to stay
true to the historical integrity and keep things as
they were at the turn of the century. But the ugly
foyer wallpaper had to go, she laughs. And as an
accomplished fine artist, Joy set about dressing

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Joy prepares for a dinner party in her regally beautiful dining


room. The chandelier glistening above the stunning table,
handmade by Joys brother, originally hung in the Chase Park
Plaza hotel. The fireplace, with its gorgeous green alabaster
surround, is truly a focal point. French doors open to the solarium
and were once the exterior doors to an open porch. Italian actor
and sex symbol of the 1920s, Rudolph Valentino, might actually
have dined in this room. Valentino, a friend of the homes owners
at the time, would stay at the Chase during trips to St. Louis and
use this home as an escape when fans hassled him.

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This page: The staircase is hand carved cherry and


oak and is signed by the Italian woodcarving artists.
It was featured, along with other areas of the home,
in the 1998 TV miniseries, A Will of Their Own, a turnof-the-century tale starring Ellen Burstyn and Faye
Dunaway. Joy removed the wallpaper originally inset
in the staircase panels and replaced it with her own
painted murals. Opposite page: A fish scale stained
glass hemidome is a dazzling focal point at the top of
the grand staircase. This arched niche is acoustically
perfect, allowing musicians to carry their sound evenly
throughout the home. The hemidome was also the
spot where Victorian families laid out their dead.

her new old home with exquisite murals and paint


treatments.
In the welcoming foyer, Joy created a stunning
mural that depicts a formal vista of landscape and
architectural elements indigenous to neighboring
Forest Park.
The commodious dining room has an almost
regal feel to it. With comfortable seating for 12,
the table is beautifully set with Joys own handpainted fine china. I always wanted to paint my
own china service, she says, but none of the
pottery shops taught you how to paint the good
stuff. I finally found a group of ladies, the Missouri
State Federation of Porcelain Artists, who painted
fine china. I would spend one or two nights a week
painting with them. It was a wonderful opportunity.
All of the oil paintings in her home are Joy originals,
as well.
Joys handiwork extends to the walls and ceiling
in the dining room, too. The intricate hand-painted, stenciled border
surrounds a gorgeous gold-leafed coffered ceiling. Marvelous mahogany
graces the walls and trim, and a magnificent built-in china cabinet, also
mahogany, houses more of Joys hand-painted porcelain china pieces.
One of the crowning glories of the mansion is the exquisite millwork.
In the front parlor, hand-tooled wood, festooned with ornate trim, offsets
intricate beribboned floral plaster work. We kept the parlor almost
exactly as it was in the late 1800s, notes Joy. After finding some old
photos of our homes interior, we were able to replicate much of the look,
including the feminine Victorian style. Even the fashion of the drapery is
similar. Joys handmade period lampshades add the final touch.
Across the foyer from the parlor is the classically elegant library, which
Joy also kept as close to the original in dcor as possible with many of
the same style furnishings. This house is set up like the Titanic, explains

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Joy. The men would disappear from dinner to sip brandy and smoke
cigars in the card or billiard rooms of the basement ballroom.
Original owner Lewis Dozier, a member of the steering committee for
the 1904 Worlds Fair, had his house built with the Exposition in mind,
placing the ballroom in the basement to make room for extra bedrooms
upstairs for Fair guests. Joy has transformed this basement ballroom
space into a medieval masterpiece. The Victorians loved medieval!
says Joy. Dark wood trim frames Joys stenciled walls, featuring medieval
artistry mixed with designs found in a hand-painted European Byzantine
church. The floor is stained concrete in a pattern Joy adapted from an
antique tabletop over an in-floor radiant heat system.
Restaurateur, artist, comedienne and guardian angel to a home
that celebrates and embraces the wonder and beauty of what was. Joy
Grdnic is happily and wholeheartedly all of these things.

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A neutral, monochromatic medley of beautiful, bold finishes, furniture and accessories,


the Franks' living room is brimming with eye-catching elegance. Iconic Barcelona chairs,
upholstered in cream-colored leather, blend with warm wood tones and a glossy black glass
fireplace to create tone-on-tone texture and ultra-chic contrast.

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A sprawling mid-century ranch designed by famed


architect William Adair Bernoudy undergoes a sleek,
urbane transformation
By katie underhill Photography by Ashley Gieseking

egan and Chris Frank have a knack for reimagining


spaces. So, when a mid-century marvel in Ladue was in need of an
extensive update, a twist of fate united this innovative couple with
their new home, setting in motion a 3 -year-long project.
First and foremost, the Franks admit that they thrive on chaos. Four
years ago, on the day before they moved the office of their company,
Cfx, into a historic church, Megan and Chris decided to go house
hunting. It was on this day that they first set eyes on the sprawling
ranch that would become their own but they walked away. Months
later, however, Chris awoke from sleep one night to realize that had
been the house they were destined to own.

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Opposite page: An expansive terrace, which stretches the length of the home and can be
accessed from the master suite, living room, dining room and bar, offers a seamless transition
from interior to exterior, as well as generous views of the home's lush landscape. This page:
Awash in a soothing palette of sophisticated neutrals, the master bedroom mixes clean lines
with touches of glam, such as a pair of hanging crystal pendants that take the place of more
traditional bedside table lamps.

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This page, above: Sleek stainless steel Italian Poliform cabinetry lends the
kitchen an avant-garde aesthetic, while the cove ceiling a classic element
of Bernoudy design offers a warm and inviting glow. Left: Flowing from
the living room, a bowed bar with a stunning onyx top mimics the curvature
of the circular staircase, which is constructed of glass and stainless steel.
The colorful painting that graces the bar area was a first anniversary gift
from Megan to Chris that she found in Kauai, Hawaii, on their honeymoon.
Opposite page: The living room and dining room are papered in a lustrous
platinum leaf wallcovering. To achieve an eclectic look in the dining room,
they paired antique chairs and an ornate crystal chandelier with a more
modern metallic color palette.

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Sleek stainless steel Italian Poliform cabinetry lends the


kitchen an avant-garde aesthetic, while the cove ceiling
a classic element of Bernoudy design offers a
warm and inviting glow.

There wasnt time to revisit the home, so, relying on nothing


more than months-old memories, the Franks put in an offer. To their
disappointment, the house went under contract without them and
was eventually sold to another couple. Megan and Chris kept shopping
but couldnt find anything else that felt right; they knew that the home
in Ladue was the one.
We hadnt given up on the house, even though it was sold to
someone else, says Megan, so we left a note in the mailbox.
The note detailed the Franks dilemma and offered the new owners
a buyer in case they were looking to flip the house quickly. As it turns
out, they werent, but they did believe in karma.

According to Chris, The next day, we got a call from the new
homeowner saying, My wifes in tears. She feels horrible that we stole
your house.
Amazingly, the new owners offered to sell the house immediately;
so, the very next night, Megan and Chris went over to sign the contract.
While they were there, the conversation turned to the Franks beloved
Kirkwood home that they would soon be selling, and their new friends
sounded interested. After a visit that same night, they purchased it
from Megan and Chris within a week and became a client of Cfx.
It was meant to be, says Megan of the remarkable swap. Since that
fortunate week four years ago, the two couples have remained friends,

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Large floor-to-ceiling windows


define the chic family room, where
the Franks enjoy meals together.

each entirely happy with their new residence.


From day one in their new home, the Franks have been hard at work,
facing the many challenges of updating a 50-year-old home while
perpetually dreaming up ways to modernize the brilliant Bernoudy
masterpiece. But the process was a lengthy and, at times, an arduous
one. In the beginning, the family, including Megan and Chris two
young daughters, lived with a ladder connecting the main and lower
levels for nearly nine months.
It needed everything, says Chris, explaining that they replaced every
window, door, hinge and handle in the house. He and Megan also
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create one large, open family room space off of the expanded kitchen.
However, with all the modifications taking place, it was important to
the homeowners that they maintain the original footprint.
Commissioned by the Symington family in 1961, the house was
designed by architect William Adair Bernoudy, whose apprenticeship
with world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright inspired its organic,
Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, punctuated with archetypal hints of
Japanese influence. Bernoudy's unique design is also evident in the
lattice motif on the balcony railings, as well as in the detailed trim
surrounding the home's windows and doors.
We really wanted to respect the architectural integrity," says Chris,

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adding that the home's historical significance is equally important to


them, and for good reason.
In addition to having been built by such a distinguished architect,
the house was used as a retreat for former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
during a trip to St. Louis.
While staying true to its most extraordinary features, these talented
owners revitalized the home as a whole, breathing new life into every
room with a mix of classic style and contemporary edge.
We like to reinvent spaces," explains Chris, and reinvent they did.
We didnt want the red brick colonial," adds Megan. "Our houses are
our life-size palettes for our design talents. We work for clients all day

For more photos of this MidCentury Modern masterpiece,


visit stlouishomesmag.com.

long; here, were allowed to express our own personalities.


As with all of the Franks' creative endeavors, the end result is nothing
shy of a splendid work of art. However, an artist's work is never quite
complete.
Even without a big project going on, we fine-tune what weve
already created. Its never set, never done, says Chris.
In fact, there usually comes a point in time when their creativity can
no longer be confined to the same space. We've never lived in a house
long enough to redo," admits Chris. "We end up moving when were
ready for a change or a challenge."
See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.
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Fiel

of Dreams

In early spring, chartreuse willow branches dip toward the water as the
branch of a Japanese flowering cherry frames a picture-perfect view of the
half-acre lake.
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This page: The Csengodys'


lovely Tudor-style home,
gazebo and Japaneseinspired arched bridge are
all part of the magnificent
and artfully planned vista
visible from the far side of
the lake. Opposite page: A
glimpse from the gazebo
across the lake. A shock
of hot pink Knock Out
roses are stunning in the
foreground.

"My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.


The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers and the dreams as beautiful." Abram L. Urban

By Lucyann Boston Photography by Greg Rannells

om and Susan Csengody have a garden of vistas.


Whether youre looking from their Tudor-style home
across their half-acre lake, from the far side of the lake
to the house, or anywhere in between, the 2-acre
property is truly spectacular.
Treats for the eye begin at the front of the Creve
Coeur residence, where a bubbling, tiered fountain
is tucked into a hosta- and hydrangea-filled shady corner. The magic
continues along a sweeping lawn, lined with the snowy white blossoms
of oakleaf hydrangeas, intense red fall hues and sensational wintertime
branching and bark. The grassy path leads gently downhill and curves
to the back of the property, where the gardening eye candy gets even
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the waters edge, and a Japanese-style bridge arches from the lakeshore
to a water-encircled gazebo. Crystal-winged dragonflies hover over the
pale yellow water lilies at the structures rim.
That all this paradise could have been created in the seven years since
the Csengodys moved into their home would seem almost impossible
until you learn a little bit about the man who designed and planted it
all Tom Csengody a man with gardening in his genes. In the mid1940s, Toms father, who had managed a Hungarian vineyard before
World War II, immigrated to the United States to escape communism.
He found his way to St. Louis where he used his knowledge of plants and
the earth to found a landscaping business. I grew up helping my dad
with his business, Tom explains.
After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a

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This page: A nymph-like lead ribbon dancer steps gracefully


amidst flowers and grasses at the side of the lake, against the
backdrop of the fountain that explodes in a white shower at
the lake's center. Opposite page, left: Containers abundant
with bright pink New Guinea impatiens flank a rustic bench
Tom's favorite spot to sit and gaze across the lake to the
gazebo and house. Top right: A granite Buddha keeping
watch over the impatiens at his feet is just of one of several
Asian accents. Middle right: Yellow lantana adds continual
color to the garden and attracts beautiful butterflies. Bottom
right: Water cascades from a fountain in a shady nook near
the front door of Tom and Susan's Tudor-style home.

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degree in horticulture, Tom tried a stint at sales until the constant travel became tiresome. Following in his
fathers footsteps, Tom decided to take root himself, forming his own landscaping company and designing
gardens for 20 years. That career morphed into rehabbing homes and landscaping them to create a wow
factor. When the housing bubble burst, Tom left his rehabbing career to become a residential real estate
broker. His landscaping talents are now focused on his own backyard his field of dreams.
When Tom and Susan purchased their property, there were two trees on the lot and a 2.5-footdeep, algae-covered pond. Both trees died during the construction of the house, which gave Tom the
opportunity to build his landscape literally from the ground up. The project began with dredging the pond
and transforming it into a 10-foot-deep, half-acre lake. The mountains of muck removed from the pond,
though discouraging at first, became garden loam after resting and drying out.
Tom began by planting the perimeter of the property with trees and large shrubs, focusing on
privacy and an ever-changing, seasonal color palette. Early spring pear trees and magnolias give way to
dogwoods, redbuds and crabapples. The green of summer moves on to fiery red and orange Japanese
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maples, October Glory maples, serviceberries and lindens. He also chose shrubs
with multi-season interest. Knock Out and carpet roses, hydrangeas, spirea and
then crepe myrtle follow azaleas, rhododendrons, viburnums, lilacs and weigelas.
Fall pops with flame-red burning bush and Itea. Perennials and annuals provide
additional color. For textural and winter interest, evergreens weave in and out of
the landscape.
Sculpture and benches attract the eye and offer places to take in the vista. A
trip to Japan several years ago prompted the addition of weeping and Kwazan
cherry trees, weeping spruces, a Buddha and stone snow lantern. At night, garden
lighting allows the trees and shrubs to reflect off the surface of the water.
Tom estimates that he personally sited and planted more than 900 permanent
plants in his landscape. Height and texture work in wonderful combinations;
color repetition draws the eye through the garden; views are framed to be
picture-perfect. Im really particular about placement, he notes. Just a foot can
make a big difference. He also loves prowling nurseries and finding new things
to try. Hes like a kid in a candy store when he wanders around a place filled with
plants, Susan teases.
New projects include a waterfall that will cascade from a terrace wall in the
back of the house down to the lake. Plumbing and a few of the plants are in
place. I need to get the rocks and boulders, he explains.
While the landscape demands constant attention and is always in flux, a
2-acre garden takes on a life of its own, Tom notes. He and Susan also take time
to view and enjoy their masterpiece. One of Toms favorite places to survey the
landscape is from a bench at the back of the lake looking toward the gazebo
and house.
Our previous house backed up to the woods. It was beautiful, but the garden
was 90 percent shade. We were surrounded by trees. Here, we have 90 percent
sun, and we can actually see the sky and the moon at night. I love being able to
see the sky. I like to call this place big sky country,' he says.

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Clockwise from top left: Annabelle hydrangea and purple flowering clematis bring life and color to a nook along one of the home's brick walls. Longblooming Carpet and Knock Out roses flourish throughout the garden. A glimpse of the Japanese-inspired arched bridge that takes visitors over a pond
rife with lily pads to a charming gazebo encircled with hot pink Knock Out roses, "Gold Thread" cypress, Japanese lacewing maples and weeping Norway
spruce. Clusters of perennial yellow, pink and white water lilies dot the lake and attract darting dragonflies.

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Love where
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By Ann Lapides, owner of Sugar Creek Gardens

Who says autumn gardens are boring? With


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Lewis Contracting, Inc. is a full service general contractor


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This blissful backyard oasis in Town and Country is an idyllic


setting for entertaining friends or relaxing with the family

hen these lucky homeowners need a quiet moment of


relaxation after a long day, they don't have to travel very
far to "get away from it all." One step outside the back
door instantly transports them to an out-of-doors wonderland, full of
resort-like amenities and natural beauty.
On cool September evenings during the transition from summer to
fall, this outdoor living space offers a perfect place to curl up with a
good book by the fire or watch a late-season baseball game.
But their 25-year-old home didn't always boast such incredible
alfresco appeal. The remarkable renovation began just a year ago
when the owners decided it was time for a new deck.
"We wanted something that would be updated and maintenance-

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free," says the homeowner. "When we started looking at different


options, we decided to add a fireplace, too."
The next logical step was to create a chic yet cozy seating area
surrounding the inviting Isokern fireplace. To achieve a timeless look,
the homeowners chose a neutral palette of classic black and khaki.
Stylish furniture and accessories made to withstand the weather make
this space live more like an outdoor "room." Curtains, a rug and snappy
throw pillows tie the space together with casual elegance. Above the
fireplace is an outdoor TV, which allows this family of Cardinals fans to
watch their favorite team play while relaxing outside.
"Families want outdoor living spaces they can enjoy in all types
of weather," says Tom Lewis, contractor and president of Lewis

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Opposite page: The family's yellow Labrador retriever, Lucy, enjoys spending time outdoors on the new flagstone patio. Gold-painted wrought iron
lanterns from MKS Designs, A John-Richard Boutique, embellish the natural stone fireplace. Above, left: Perfect for hosting casual get-togethers and
dinner parties, the dining area seats eight and continues the neutral color scheme of the adjacent outdoor living room. Above, right: This outdoor living
room is situated just outside the home's kitchen and bar area, which makes serving wine and hors d'oeuvres a breeze when entertaining guests. Murphy,
the family's friendly Lhasa apso-Maltese mix, rests on a comfy chair by the fire.

Contracting, Inc. "A covered structure is a great option since it offers


protection from the sun and rain. Outdoor fireplaces are also popular."
Tom worked closely with Robert Ruyle of Robert J. Ruyle Architects to
create this outdoor oasis.
Adjacent to the covered outdoor living room, the dining table, which
seats eight and looks onto the home's beautiful backyard, is a perfect
place for hosting dinner parties when the weather is nice.
On the opposite side of the outdoor living room is a sophisticated
grilling station, complete with a stainless steel, heavy gauge PGS gas
grill and double side burner, finished with a stunning stone veneer that
matches that of the impressive Isokern fireplaces, which are known for
being both cost-effective and easier to install than their stick-built,

masonry counterparts.
"There are lots of materials today that mimic the look of more costly
alternatives," says Steve DuBois of C. Bennett Building Supply. "For this
project, choosing the Isokern modular masonry fireplace and using
cast stone instead of natural stone made all the difference."
At the bottom of the stairs below the deck, a second sitting area
faces a towering wood burning fireplace, where the family's two
children enjoy roasting marshmallows on chilly nights in the fall.
"We used to spend more time fixing and maintaining the deck
than using it," says the homeowner. "This project has turned our
maintenance nightmare into a wonderful outdoor living space." See
www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.
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was just a basement, explains the homeowner. When we


bought the house eight years ago, we had two small boys
who loved to roughhouse and run around. We didnt need much
more than a basement. Then those boys started to grow up, and the
homeowners decided that maybe it was time to take their lower level
to the next level and make it more of a grown-up space that mom and
dad could enjoy, but was still fun for the kids. Time spent together is
so important to us, agree the homeowners.
And after spending time in their friends' fabulous lower level, the

homeowners had a good idea of what they wanted. Kris Keller and
her team from The Design Source had done a phenomenal job on our
friends basement, says the homeowner. We knew immediately that
was the look we wanted, too.
The look that had so enamored Kris new clients is one that embraces
a style rooted in the traditional, yet maintains a spirited classic feeling
embodying a timely point of view. My clients needed a family-friendly
space but didnt want to sacrifice a sense of sophistication, explains
Kris. By choosing our fabrics and finishes thoughtfully, we designed

Opposite page: A compilation of textured surfaces blends with a richly organic color palette to create a warm and welcoming yet sophisticated family
gathering area. Top left: A custom-built niche houses a banquette upholstered in copper-hued chenille, perfect for curling up with a good book. The
dramatic, sweeping curved staircase is unexpected and atypical for a lower level. Top right: Display shelves are cleverly tucked into the niche surrounding
the banquette, and drawers below offer great storage. The glamorous mirrored wall sconce is interestingly juxtaposed against the stacked stone wall.
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Top: A glimpse into the bar/kitchen from the cozy seating area. Stacked stone surrounds a fireplace flanked by two
columns accented with wooden basket weave inlays. Above A bar-height counter allows family and guests to relax
while playing a game of pool and still sneak a peek into the living area. Right: A well-equipped gym is an integral part
of these homeowners' lives.

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a series of upscale environments that connect


seamlessly and beautifully and still allow life to
happen.
Dressed in a rich, earthy palette of chocolate
brown, shimmering copper and radiant russet,
with pops of animal print, this lower level
sanctuary has an organic appeal, enveloping
family and friends in cozy warmth. It feels like a
wonderful cocoon, says Kris.
Exceptional details, such as stacked stone
walls, wooden basket weave inlays on the
columns and bar back, and a hand-scraped
hickory wide-plank floor, lend an almost threedimensional quality to the space. Rich textures
combined with layers of exotic materials feel
young, bold and classically elegant. Thoughtful
and architecturally stunning, the ceiling was
designed to creatively "hide" a series of stationary
beams and pipes. "My philosophy," explains Kris,
"embodies a passion for creating something
unexpected and remarkable from what could be
an eyesore." Multiple layers of millwork meet in a
spectacular diamond shape and are accented in
a striking distressed ebony finish.
Classic oil paintings in ornate frames grace
the walls and add a timeless touch to this new
traditional space. "Oils are a living and breathing
presence in an environment and become dear
and cherished friends during one's lifetime," says
Kris.
"In this space," Kris explains, "Twenty-firstcentury traditional fuses the integrity of the past
with an eclectic predisposition that encourages
youthful, bold style. We have blended cultural
influences, establishing a global feel." From the
Moroccan, almost Gothic, pendants above the
bar and pool table to the aged European pottery
scattered throughout to the Indian character of a
woven leather accent chest, the space represents
an authentic collection of unique design
elements that give this newly crafted living
area a touch of history.
This lower level has a classic sensibility," says
Kris," but it is a new classic one that we created
especially for our clients. It is its own style and
character elegant and ageless, yet relaxed
and timely. It is extremely detailed yet easy in its
approach to everyday life.
Kris really did hit a home run, says the
homeowner. Theres not one thing we would
change.

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For more photos of this new classic


space and for resources, visit
stlouishomesmag.com.
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Autumns chill may not be nipping the air yet, but the return of football games, soccer
tournaments and lacrosse matches means fall is knocking on the door. And with all those
sporting events comes the ritual of tailgating, as die-hard fans load their cars with picnic
baskets, portable grills and coolers.
Its the gourmet tailgater, though, who knows what a great bottle of wine does to the
level of tailgating sophistication. Forget the hot wings and ham sandwiches. Wine at a
tailgate calls for a more sophisticated culinary experience that youll remember long after
the final score.
For a real touchdown moment, look no further than Australian Shiraz. South
Australian wines have a bit more lan and are better food matches than some of their
more mainstream counterparts from other parts of the country. Look for Shiraz from the
Padthaway wine region (labels like Morse Code or Pillar Box Reserve) or the Riverland
region. The well-known Paringa Winery hails from this region.
Another red that will lend an upscale feel to your tailgating adventure is Garnacha (the
Spanish version of French Grenache). Garnacha is grown all over Spain, but wines from
the arid terroir of La Mancha (a vast region across the middle of Spain where Don Quixote
roamed) offer a version that leaves behind intense wild red and blackberry aromas and
flavors in every sip. Navarro Lopez GranRojo Garnacha is a great value under $10.
Your taste buds will be shouting goal! if you bring a bottle of Chilean Syrah, such as
Vina Koyle Reserva from the countrys famed Colchagua Valley. Or try the same labels
Reserva Carmenere, a grape variety that disappeared from Europe in the late 19th
century, only to turn up among Chiles Merlot vines and become the signature red
grape of Chile.
With the right wines in your basket and a few extra-delectable goodies, any tailgate
can be raised up a notch. Perhaps a French linen tablecloth, too? Okay, maybe not. See
www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

Photography provided by Navarro Lopez

Tailgate
Koyle Reserva Syrah

Gourmet

Navarro Lopez GranRojo Garnacha

The

Photography provided by Vina Koyle Family Vineyards

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@age t~ ell
A living room gets a refreshing colorful redo,
making it a star player in todays housing market

before

BY HEATHER RISKE Photography BY MARYANN MANION

After an unsuccessful year on the market, a concerned homeowner decided her place just
might need a little sprucing up to make it a more viable commodity. Enlisting the help
of Liz Connolly of INhance IT! Home Staging and her talented team, her home went from
tired to terrific with jolts of color and an updated, more contemporary edge.
Working with the homeowners existing furnishings as much as possible and
supplementing with rental pieces and accessories, Lizs staging team reinvented several
of the homes rooms, including the living room, to appeal to a younger, move-up buyer.
With sparse and somewhat dated furniture, as well as heavy window treatments, the
blank canvas that was the living room presented a challenge.
Everything in there wasnt really working for the demographic of that property, says
Liz. She and her team moved some of the furnishings to other areas of the house and
brought in a more updated collection of furniture and accessories, including a neutral
beige sofa and chairs, dressing them with bright throw pillows in pops of red, orange and
green to complement the hues in the floral area rug and art.
Our vision was to create an environment that would appeal to a first-time move-up
buyer, explains Liz. We wanted the rooms to feel very fresh. Luckily, the living room walls
were pretty neutral, so we just brought in orange to use as an accent color and brighten
everything up.
With jolts of happy color on a renewed palette of furnishings, this home just might
become one of the hottest properties on the real estate block.
See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Staging Tips from


Liz Connolly
A property needs to be staged before it goes on
the market you only get one chance to make a
first impression.
Use neutral walls paint over murals and
theme rooms and remove wallpaper.
Remove all clutter collections, religious
artifacts, personal photos, floral arrangements,
trophies and awards. Depersonalizing the space
is key!
Make sure the property is meticulously clean
inside and out including the garage and
basement.
Once the property is staged, hire a professional
photographer to document your space. More and
more buyers are home searching online first.
Great photos could determine whether or not a
potential buyer wants to visit your property.

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EVENTS

September
September 3-4
Big Muddy Blues Festival
Enjoy two full days of local
and national Blues, soul and
R&B performers playing in the
historic streets of Lacledes
Landing. The regions longestrunning and most popular
Blues event hosts more than 30
performances on three stages.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to
11 p.m. For more information,
call 314-241-5875 or visit www.
bigmuddybluesfestival.com.
September 3-5
35th Annual Japanese Festival
This annual Labor Day weekend
festival at the Missouri Botanical
Garden includes taiko drumming,
bon odori festival dancing,
martial arts, candlelight walks in
the Japanese Garden and more.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to
8 p.m, Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets are
$15 for adults (ages 13 to 64),
$10 for seniors (ages 65+) and
$5 for children (ages 3 to 12) and
members. Buy tickets in advance
online at www.mobot.org.
September 3-5
St. Nicholas Greek Festival
The Labor Day weekend festival
at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Church boasts authentic Greek
food, live music and dancing.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to
9 p.m., Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, visit www.
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September 9-11
Art Outside
This juried alternative art fair at
Schlafly Bottleworks features
affordable art from local artists as
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p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.,


Sunday noon to 4 p.m. No tickets
required. For more information,
call 314-241-BEER or visit www.
schlafly.com.
September 9-11
18th Annual St. Louis Art Fair
Browse artwork by visual
artists from across the nation.
Entertainment, educational
hands-on activities for children,
food from St. Louis finest
restaurants and much more. For
more information, visit www.
culturalfestivals.com.
September 16
Great Forest Park Balloon Glow
Get a breathtaking, up-close
view of this years balloons
inflated and lighted at the
Balloon Glow from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Refreshments and food are
available, and a fireworks finale at
9 concludes the event. Visit www.
greatforestparkballoonrace.com
for more information.
September 16-18
Meet Me in St. Louis Antiques
and Garden Show
Browse items from more than 50
nationally recognized antique
dealers including furniture, art,
books, clocks, linens and jewelry,
a classic car display and garden
boutiques at the Greensfielder
Recreation Center in Queeny
Park. Friday preview 7 to 10
p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more
information, call 618-635-2895.
September 17
Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Watch the Energizer Bunny
Balloon race 70 hound balloons
across Forest Park at the 39th

annual Balloon Race. The Purina


Childrens Entertainment area
has tons of fun activities for
kids including pony rides and
games, and the Entertainment
Stage showcases local talent.
Noon to 6:30 p.m. Visit www.
greatforestparkballoonrace.com
for more information.
September 17
13th Annual HOP in the City
The biggest Schlafly party of the
year boasts live music, great food
and samples of more than 40
kinds of beer. Noon to 5 p.m at
the Schlafly Tap Room. For more
information, call 314-241-BEER or
visit www.schlafly.com.
September 23-25
Taste of St. Louis
This award-winning event in
Soldiers Memorial celebrates the
best food, art, music and culture
in St. Louis. Sample dishes from
45 restaurants, watch celebrity
chefs perform and taste wines
from more than 20 brands. Friday
4 to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to
11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free to the public and open to all
ages. For more information, visit
www.tastestl.com.

September 24
Green Homes and Great Health
Festival
Enjoy local foods, yoga and Tai
Chi, live music and solar car races
while learning how to help your
family live green and healthy.
More than 100 green product and
service exhibitors will be on hand
to talk about ways to sustain
homes, health and the Earth. 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. $8 for adults and $4
for St. Louis City/County residents.
Free for children (12 and under)
and Missouri Botanical Garden
members. For more information,
call 314-577-9473 ext. 6308 or
visit www.greenhomesstlouis.org.
September 30
Best of Missouri Market First
Look Friday
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of
this signature Missouri Botanical
Garden event with a kick-off
preview on Friday. More than
120 Missouri food producers
and crafters will share their
fresh produce, baked goods,
handcrafted items and more.
Outdoors, rain or shine. 6 to 9 p.m.
Visit www.mobot.org for more
information.

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Golf Serving Platter

After a perfect day on the green, serve


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