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April
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STATELY
STYLE:
A history-lled home
exudes Victorian elegance.

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HELLO
PUBLISHERS LETTER
TRENDS
FAB FINDS
STYLE MAKER
HOT HUE
DELISH DISH
SPOTLIGHT
ECOLOGIC
IN SEASON
SMALL SCALE
BEFORE & AFTER
BRIGHT IDEA
CURB APPEAL
EVENTS
RESOURCES
JUST FOR YOU

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GRACIOUS GRANDEUR
A magnicent haven of high art and thoughtful
design, this elegant, turn-of-the-century home
shines with stately sophistication

MIDWESTERN BELLE
Friendly formality describes a classically elegant
and French-inspired home that blends European
lan with down-to-earth American style

DREAMSCAPES

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On the Cover
The living room of this
historic home is awash in a timeless
palette of creamy sophistication.
See page

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COVER PHOTOGRAPHY
BY ASHLEY GIESEKING

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HELLO

h, the joys of spring cleaning. Its one of those


tasks that I really do look forward to, if only for
the immense feeling of satisfaction I get at its
conclusion. The doing part is another story
altogether. If Im lucky, I can maybe get those
three people who insist on calling me Mom
and that one big guy who also lives in my house to help out.
So, as I dream about a squeaky clean kitchen, bathrooms that
sparkle, crumbless oors and closets so perfectly put together
that I cant nd anything anymore, I am also focusing my
attention on my other home the magazine and doing a
little spring cleaning here.
In the April issue, were introducing some brand-new
departments that I hope you will love. I know I do.
Hot Hue is all about color. This month, we highlight the
many shades of pink, truly a springtime favorite and a nod to
Pantones 2011 Color of the Year, Honeysuckle. Each month,
well showcase a dierent hue or palette and give you ideas on
how to bring that color into your home.
In Bright Idea, well share with you one terric new idea each issue that will hopefully inspire you
to think outside the box.
Spotlight is just that a place to bring attention to one masterfully designed room, architecture
that takes your breath away, a creative person that you have to meet, inspired outdoor spaces,
St. Louis neighborhoods and more. You never know what youll nd in Spotlight.
Toss a Party has been renamed Celebrate and will continue to oer you a glimpse into our
readers fabulous parties, catered by the best restaurants in town. As always, we will give you great
ideas on throwing your own soirees, from menus to invitations to dcor. Look for Celebrate three
or four times a year.
Delish Dish will feature one outstanding recipe from a well-known chef in town. (This month, its
Kevin Sthair, Executive Chef at Balabans). Tablescape will be a feast for the eyes as local interior and
oral designers create magical themed tabletops with plenty of ideas for you to take away.
April also features our last dedicated Ecologic story. We will still look for great green projects,
though, and share them with you as part of a regular home feature or in one of our new departments.
For more on eco-friendly living, look to our blog and our website.
Whew! This cleaning stu is hard, but oh so rewarding! I hope you will enjoy our new lineup and will
continue to look for your old favorites.
Happy Cleaning!

TIME FOR THE

BigClean

Judy Uelk, Editor

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HELLO

Looking back

COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

We thought it might be fun to take


a look at how our cover logo has changed
over the years. Our very rst logo in 1996
was hand-drawn by then Creative Director,
Abigail Twombly. Throughout the years,
our logo has evolved to become the bold,
dynamic and yes, maybe even a little bit
edgy face of SLHL that it is today.

15 YEARS
OF DESIGN
EXCELLENCE!
For the past 15 years, St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles has been honored to showcase
the outstanding work of our citys most talented design professionals. From interior, landscape and oral designers to architects, builders and ne artisans, our pages have been
lled with the best of the best, many whom have also been featured in our magazines
Designers in Demand and with whom we have partnered on numerous showhouses and
charity events.
Dedicated to excellence, these consummate professionals are constantly striving to
provide their clients with top-tier and original designs, making St. Louis a beautiful and
exciting place to live; and we are always so excited to share their outstanding work with
you, our readers.
So, as we make our way into the spring of our 16th year, we thank you for your continued
loyalty to SLHL. According to the Simmons Multi-Media Engagement Study, magazines are
the number-one medium of engagement, continually scoring higher than TV or the Internet, and are considered trustworthy and inspirational. Thats why we will continue working
hard to make SLHL the premier design and lifestyle magazine you look forward to reading
for its inspirational designs, engaging content and amazing photography.
Heres to another fantastic 15!

Happy Anniversary
Castle Design : 8 years
Ooh La Lah! Home Furnishings : 9 years
The Design Source, Ltd. : 19 years
The Lawrence Group : 28 years
Marcia Moore Design : 30 years
Directions in Design : 35 years

PREMIER ISSUE!
SEPTEMBER 1996

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2000

Suzie Osterloh
Publishing Director
JULY 2004

BALANCE

Beauty
AND

INSIDE & OUT

SIMPLY MODERN
  


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TRENDS

THINK

Pink

This enchanting, bold hue is popping up everywhere, especially since


world-renowned color authority Pantone named Honeysuckle, a vibrant and
energetic reddish pink, the 2011 Color of the Year. Captivating, condent and just
downright pretty, Honeysuckle will lift your mood and breathe new life into your home
this spring. Look for it in paint, fabric, accessories and furniture. Use it in big doses
or just a bit here and there. Honeysuckle is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Its a hue that just makes you feel, well, really happy.

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FORGET PAINTING THE


TOWN RED. THIS YEAR,
ITS ALL ABOUT PINK,
GLORIOUS PINK!
one: Pink Drum Pendant by Stray
Dog Designs. Handmade by artisans
in Mexico, with a handcrafted, handpainted tole shade and a mouthblown, recycled glass ball. Available
through MKS Designs.
two: Handmade Papier-Mch
Snail by Stray Dog Designs. Made
from recycled materials by artisans in
Haiti and painted with low-VOC pink
paint. Available through MKS Designs.

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three: Leopard Pink Wool Handhooked Rug by Dash & Albert Rug
Co., available through Mary Tuttles.
four: Flamenco Pink Decorative
Pillow by Pine Cone Hill, available
through Expressions Furniture.
ve: Helianthus Goblet, handmade
in Portugal, from Anthropologie.
six: Strut Square Coee Table in
Watermelon by Blu Dot, available
through UMA and iloveuma.com.
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opposite: MacKenzie-Childs Diva


Loveseat from Neiman Marcus.
Handcrafted of gemilina wood, this
bergere-style loveseat is handpainted
and upholstered in the U.S.A.

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FAB
FINDS

DRESSED
TO THE

Nines
Chic cases give todays
electronics a tech-savvy
sense of style.

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iPhone apps for home design,
visit stlouishomesmag.com.

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one: Studded goastskin leather


camera cases from Neiman Marcus.
two: Artisan leather iPhone 4
and iPad cases from Restoration
Hardware. three: Enchanted Woods
iPhone Dock from Anthropologie.
four: Vera Bradley E-Reader sleeve in
Lemon Parfait, available at Emilys on
Clayton. ve: MARC by Marc Jacobs
Silicone iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 and
iPad cases from Neiman Marcus..
See page 70 for design resources.

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A FRESH TAKE
ON CLASSIC

SLHL
STYLE
MAKER

MARY AND
MAGGIE STIEVEN
OF MKS DESIGNS
AND THE JOHNRICHARD
BOUTIQUE
TALK ABOUT MAKING
YOUR SPACE
come alive WITH A
TOUCH OF

the unexpected.

Q
+A
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above: Mary (standing) and Maggie Stieven have


created a comfortable, yet stylish hearth room for
family and friends to gather. Purposefully placed
accessories and jolts of crisp color add vibrancy and a
twist to the traditional dcor. Rustic touches, such as
the handmade twig chandelier, are unexpected and
fun additions to this space. Neutral sofas from Arhaus
provide a soft background for fun pillows from MKS.

EDITED BY JUDY UELK


PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

SLHL: Its so fun to be invited into someones own


home and see how they create spaces for themselves.
Your hearth room has such a fresh vibe. Its
traditional, but not quite. How would you describe
your design style?
MARY: I guess you would say that I like classic dcor but
enjoy adding pops of color and an element of surprise to a
room. When Maggie and I go to Market or to antique stores
or even when we travel we always try to nd items
that are unusual, things that not everyone would have. Its
these special pieces that hold a room and give it interest.

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SLHL: And yet, your basic palette is neutral.


MARY: Yes, if you go with neutrals on the wall, its easier to
interject color in other places. Our design actually started
with the wallpaper, which is a handpainted design by
Schumacher.
MAGGIE: If you notice the wallpaper, though, its neutral and
traditional, but the oversized pattern gives it an edge. We
wanted a background that would be interesting but that
would be quiet enough to allow us to be creative and let
our accessories, such as lamps, paintings and pillows, pop.

SLHL: You both have a great eye for color. Can you give us some
advice on how to use bright hues to give a traditional interior
some punch?

SLHL: Youve both done a great job at making your hearth room
both comfortable and chic. Its certainly a place where family
and friends would want to be. Do you spend a lot of time here?

MARY: I always gravitate to the crisper colors bold colors that pop
against neutrals. I love that look. One of my favorite colors these days
is orange. I see this really vibrant hue popping up all over in todays
interiors; it can replace that touch of red that everybody always says
you need. Orange is a happy color, and it blends so well with all design
styles. Two of my favorite pieces are my French reside chairs that I
picked up at The White Rabbit. Reupholstered in orange velvet, the
chairs have such presence.

MARY: Oh, my gosh, yes. This is truly a family home, and our kitchen/
hearth room is where we gather together.
MAGGIE: On a normal day, there are more than eight people in this
house dogs, too. We really live in our spaces, but that doesnt mean
they cant look put together. See page 70 for design resources.

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EASY,
BREEZY

Fine Furnishings
Get in the mood for warmer weather and outdoor entertaining by checking out these home furnishings for
your porch, veranda or sunroom. See something you like? Visit the featured shops and showrooms websites
and boutiques for more great products and services that will transform your space.

FRNK PATTON INTERIORS


Spring has sprung! And where better to relax and enjoy the sunshine than
in your sunroom? This versatile and unique upholstered ottoman from
Lane Venture is the perfect addition to your multipurpose spaces. With
the choice of nishes from dark to light, it transforms itself from sleek and
urban to a timeless sunroom classic. Stop by Frank Patton Interiors, and let
their talented, knowledgeable sta help you create your perfect sunroom.
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SEASONAL CONCEPTS
Let the clean European lines and rich, earthy tones take
you straight to the French Riviera. Recline like royalty while
enjoying a good glass of wine and the sunset. The subtlety of
European design is captured in the Monaco Collection from
Seasonal Concepts. The plush premium deep seating creates a
welcoming step away from any long, dicult day to treat and
relax you or your guests. Transform any outdoor living area with
hip European styling and simple elegance.
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EXPRESS BLINDS AND DRPERIES


By Ooh La La Home Furnishings

While designing your sunroom, consider Designer Screen


Shades by Hunter Douglas for your window treatments.
A combination of sheer beauty and functionality, screen
shades oer visibility of the outdoors while protecting
valuable furnishings from harmful UV rays indoors. Call Felicia
Cox at Express Blinds and Draperies to set an appointment.
636-532-3353

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For more information, e-mail Katie Underhill


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Fine Furnishings
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Exterior spaces have increasingly
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pillows that really pop on the neutral
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replace on a chilly fall evening.
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THE DESIGNING
BLOCK
With all the beauty and comfort of
an indoor rug, transitional indoor/
outdoor rugs from TransOcean are
the perfect addition to any sunroom.
Find this and other fabulous home
furnishings and accessories at The
Designing Block, a store lled to the
brim with colors and textures to
captivate any design taste.
314-721-4224
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THREE FRENCH HENS


What better than the comfort, versatility
and durability of White Craft Outdoor
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sunroom? Shown in Sunbrella fabric,
this line ranges from chairs to dining
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variety of colors. Whether your style
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SLHL
HOT
HUE

left: Julie Damask Wallpaper


in Raspberry from Gatehouse
by Thibaut, available through
Three French Hens. one: Deep
Carnation by Benjamin Moore.
two: Coming Up Roses by
Sherwin-Williams. three:
Cherries Jubilee by SherwinWilliams. below: Celia in Pink
Wallpaper from Dolce Vita by
Antonina Vella Designs, available
through Frank Patton Interiors.

Pretty in Pink

Fresh and attering, and even a little bit sexy, this rosy hue
isnt just for little girls rooms anymore. Were talking grown-up pink here.
Wrap a room in this luscious shade, and just wait for the oohs and ahhs.
Pink is an alluring color that comes in all different varieties soft
and romantic, vibrant and unexpected, classic and chic.
Its like putting springtime all over your walls!

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4 shanks, 8 to 10 oz. each


olive oil
salt, pepper
1 small yellow onion (medium dice)
1 medium carrot, peeled (medium dice)
4 ribs of celery (medium dice)
6 cloves garlic
6 Roma tomatoes
1 quart veal stock or beef broth
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups Madeira

Using a two-gallon Dutch oven, season


the shanks with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Sear the shanks on high heat until golden
brown. Remove from the pan. Add the
vegetables to the Dutch oven and
caramelize for about 10 minutes. Add the
beef stock, chicken stock and Madeira
and bring to a simmer. Add the remaining
ingredients and the seared shanks to the
Dutch oven. Place into a 300-degree oven
for three hours. The meat should fall o
the bone. Allow the meat to cool in the
pot out of the oven. Once cool, remove
shanks from the broth and remove the
meat from the bone. Strain the broth
through a ne strainer and reduce by half.
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Have Fun

BY KATIE UNDERHILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL MARXER

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.


And the same goes for her living spaces. Creative, colorful and
condent, the beautifully designed bedrooms of these three teenage
sisters are not only classy and fabulous, they are also in harmony with
each girls individual personality.
When this close-knit family rst moved into their suburban St. Louis
home, their daughters new bedrooms were neutral and a bit bland,
rather than the bright, dreamy spaces they envisioned for their personal
retreats. Desiring a total transformation, Brigette, the girls mother,
called on interior designer Pat ONeal, owner of Intuitions Designs, to
fashion her daughters bedrooms into style-savvy sanctuaries where
they could relax, do homework and entertain friends.
Its really fun to design for girls, says Pat, who has three sons. The

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rooms are reective of the girls personalities, and Brigette and her
daughters are so in tune with what works best for them. To take their
ideas to the next level and tie each space together, new bedding,
custom curtains and all-important accessories were carefully selected.
At 17, Molly is the oldest of the three sisters. Dreaming of a space
that would be vibrant and bold, she selected an upbeat palette of hot
pink, orange, aqua and lime green. Mollys room has an older, edgier
vibe, explains Pat, adding that while each room is beautiful, its also
livable. Molly likes to keep things simple, so we used a soft rug and
no-fuss bedding with only a few pillows, she says. According to Molly,
the end result is nothing short of perfect. I really love my bed now, she
says. The bedding is so cute and comfy.

Three colorful teenage girls


bedrooms radiate a playful mix
of fashion and fun

Just down the hall, 15-year-old Caitlins cozy bedroom is a classic


example of polished pink and green. The girls and Brigette love color,
says Pat. Theres so much that can grow out of that. And grow it did.
With Pats expertise, Caitlins bedroom was soon a well-dressed haven
of haute couture. Polka dots, bows, a chic chandelier and other
feminine nishing touches give the space a glamorous, girlie feel.
Caitlin is a fashionista, says Brigette. She loves the details.
Grace, who is 13 and the youngest of the three, was to have a room
with a hip, beachy vibe that would t her sunny disposition. A more
playful color palette and fun yet fashionable dcor are the perfect
complements. We decided to break up the color to give it some interest,
says Pat of the two-toned aqua and lime-green walls, adding that the
colorful oral drapery was the starting point in their design. Graces
room is energetic and happy, just like her personality, notes Brigette.

Each of the sisters now has a beautiful bedroom that teenage girls
everywhere dream about. And best of all, with their colorful yet classic
designs, the rooms can grow with the girls.
The girls love their rooms, says Brigette. Its nice to come home from
a long day at school to a relaxing space that welcomes you with all of
your favorites colors, textures and memories.
Opposite page, left: Bright, bold walls painted in vibrant blocks of hot
pink, orange, aqua and lime green create a happy, lively mood in Mollys
bedroom. Opposite page, right: Molly, Caitlin and Grace (pictured left
to right) gather in a cozy sitting niche of Mollys room. Above, left: A
sophisticated setting of pinks and greens, Caitlins room is full of feminine
style and personalized touches, such as a monogrammed throw pillow and
lamp shade. Above, right: Upbeat, fun and full of energy, Graces bedroom
provides a colorful, creative environment.
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Designers in Demand

NICHE/LAWRENCE GROUP

THREE FRENCH HENS

Jay Eiler, interior designer


300 North Broadway (at Olive), St. Louis, MO 63102
jay.eiler@thelawrencegroup.com
www.nichestl.com
314-242-1452

J.R. Zachary, interior designer


16935 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040
www.threefrenchhensantiques.com
636-458-8033

Dont be afraid to mix dierent styles or periods together; it adds


charm and a little hint of the unexpected to a space, says Jay
Eiler, Interior Designer for Niche/Lawrence Group. Specializing in
single-family, residential projects and working in multi-family and
hospitality developments, he tackles every project with enthusiasm
and creativity. For the 2010 Architect and Interior Designer Awards,
Jay received two awards for the Living Room and Master Bedroom
Suite categories. Jay was also selected as a judge for the St. Louis
Homes & Lifestyles 2011 Kitchens of the Year contest.

J.R. Zachary has been a constant face at Three French Hens since the
store opened in 2003. Whether you are redecorating one room or
your whole house, or designing from the construction stage of your
new home, J.R. creates beautiful, relaxed, elegant or rustic styles. He
considers everything from wall nishes and furniture to accessories, fabric and lighting. With the ever-changing 10,000-square-foot
showroom, J.R. has many casual yet elegant choices to decorate any
home.
I cant stop looking at my bedroom It is so gorgeous. I enjoyed
going through every detail with you. Just when I thought my home
couldnt get any more beautiful, you make it even lovelier than I
could possibly imagine. Helen Crist

MARCIA MOORE DESIGN LLC


blog.marciamooredesign.com
www.marciamooredesign.com
314-560-0830
This project included a new stone veneer and mantel over the existing
brick replace, a custom-built entertainment center featuring antique
iron furnace grates set into the drawer fronts to hide speakers, a new
round rug to dene the space and add interest by using another shape,
and a new leather sectional and art work.
Need a built-in custom piece or just a new chair? Buying all new furniture or just rearranging what you have? An all-new kitchen or just a new
table? Cant seem to get organized? Whether your needs are big or small,
Marcia Moore Design can help you create the perfect space for you and
your family. Your home deserves an extraordinary interior. You deserve
a little Moore.

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Designers in Demand

CASTLE DESIGN

EXPRESS BLINDS AND DRAPERIES

7707 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117


www.emilycastle.com
314-727-6622

Ooh La La Home Furnishings


17701 Edison, Suite 101, Chestereld, MO 63005
www.oohlalahomefurnishings.com
636-532-3353

Castle Design is a full-service interior design company creating


functional, aesthetically pleasing family homes and oces under the
direction of Emily Castle, ASID. Our rm was formed to bring clients
an unmatched level of client service in the areas of architectural
nish selection and interior design. Every project includes looking,
listening and guiding you through every step of the way through
rethinking, reviving and remodeling your space.

Whether building new or remodeling an existing home, furnishing a


lake house or simply wishing to update an existing room in your home,
consider Express Blinds and Draperies, the sister company to Ooh La
La Home Furnishings. Felicia Cox has been the Express Blinds and
Draperies sales consultant for more than 20 years. She specializes in
Hunter Douglas shutters, blinds and shades as well as custom draperies,
cornices and other specialty treatments for the most discriminating
buyer. American-made Hunter Douglas shutters, as well as most
premium drapery treatments, can be manufactured and installed
within a three weeks. During your free in-home consultation, Felicia
will be able to discuss every product. Please call for an appointment or
visit our expanded showroom and design studio adjacent to Ooh La
La Home Furnishings. We look forward to working with you.

SAVVY SURROUNDINGS
9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124
www.savvyladue.com, pamela@savvyladue.com
314-432-SAVY (7289)
Become a fan of Savvy Surroundings on Facebook
Pamela Calvert is the Creative Director and lead designer at Savvy
Surroundings in the Ladue Marketplace. Although she has been putting
a lot of time and energy into opening her new showroom, her passion is
interior design. Her high-end residential work has been featured on the
covers and pages of numerous local and national publications. During
her nineteen years of design experience, she has not only designed in
many neighborhoods in Missouri and Illinois, but she has also designed
homes on both U.S. coasts as well as in China. Her vision and expertise is
as universal as her portfolio. Please take a look at her wide array of designs
at www.savvyladue.com. Or, stop by the showroom to meet Pamela and
discuss your design needs. You may even nd a unique hostess gift or
accessory for your home while you are here.
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Designers in Demand

THE DESIGN SOURCE LTD

NICHE/LAWRENCE GROUP

www.thedesignsourceltd.com
blog.thedesignsourceltd.com
On Facebook: The Design Source Limited
636-391-7640

Meredith Wanamaker
300 North Broadway (at Olive), St. Louis, MO 63102
meredith.wanamaker@thelawrencegroup.com
www.nichestl.com
314-621-8131

Fall in love with your home over and over again. At The Design
Source Limited, our sincerest wish is for clients to love their home,
more today than yesterday. Let our award-winning design team
create stunning spaces that support well-being and lift the spirits.
Whether starting over in a new home or adding luxury, fun, romance
and excitement to your existing home, call us to schedule your
design consultation.
Dont forget to visit our online gallery of interior transformations on
the St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles website at www.stlouishomesmag.
com. Click on View Design Portfolios at the top of the page.

Certied interior designer Meredith Wanamaker enjoys the process


of helping individuals dene their personal style and strives to
create interiors that are tailored to showcase their tastes and lifestyle.
Interesting and meaningful spaces are created when personalities
are reected then the space is uniquely theirs, says Wanamaker.
Meredith has been designing residential, multi-family, hospitality and
commercial interiors for 13 years. She brings a wealth of experience
and creativity to each project.

DIRECTIONS IN DESIGN, INC.


1849 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
www.didstl.com
314-205-2010
Our passion for beautiful homes and creative commercial spaces
that live extremely well has guided our client relationships for
35 years. To create the extraordinary applies to large and small,
simple and complex, new construction and renovation projects
of all types.
If you are planning on building a new home, renovating a kitchen
or bath, or simply redecorating, the experienced designers at
Directions In Design will help you nd your own individual style.
Enjoy expert guidance to utilize your dollars well while achieving
extraordinary spaces for you, your family and your guests. Please
call to talk about your project.
Celebrating 35 years of Comprehensive Interior Design

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GRCIOUS

Grandeur

A MAGNIFICENT HAVEN OF HIGH ART AND THOUGHTFUL DESIGN, THIS ELEGANT,


TURNOFTHECENTURY HOME SHINES WITH STATELY SOPHISTICATION
BY KATIE UNDERHILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY GIESEKING

Homeowners Chris and


Tyler, a talented pianist,
enjoy spending time in their
luxurious yet welcoming
living room. A creamy,
polished palette and a
balanced blend of treasured
antiques and new favorites
impart a sophisticated
sense of style and grace
to the space.

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This page: A formal sitting room to the right of the entryway


leads to the homes dignied dining room and is an ideal
space for entertaining. Opposite page, top: The dining rooms
stately color palette and inviting ambience make it a dream
for hosting dinner parties. Opposite page, bottom: The classic
white kitchen blends traditional elegance with contemporary
accents, such as ornate crystal chandeliers and sleek stainless
steel appliances.

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estled along Russell Boulevard


in the historic neighborhood and close-knit community of Compton
Heights, a classic Victorian manor exudes the breathtaking beauty of a
bygone era. Tastemakers in their own right, the homes owners, Chris
Brenner and Tyler Olsen, have lled its rooms with a masterful mix of
stately style and chic sensibility. But aside from impeccable taste and a
penchant for interior design, these talented homeowners also possess
the most essential of traits a deep appreciation for the rich history
that ows throughout their remarkable residence.
Built in 1897 by prominent attorney Herman Haeussler, the homes
style is an authentic reection of St. Louis architecture during the
late Victorian period. Amazingly, Chris and Tyler are only the third
owners in 113 years. This home was state-of-the-art when it was built,
notes Tyler, who goes on to explain that its design even included such
modern conveniences as indoor plumbing, electricity and gas xtures
all rare luxuries at the turn of the 20th century.
Although Compton Heights is now just minutes from the hustle and
bustle of Downtown, according to Tyler, it was at one time a 20-minute
trolley or carriage ride, making it an elite escape from the more industrial,
soot-infested areas of St. Louis. Another point of historical interest
surrounding the home is its connection with the famous Col. Alonzo
William Slayback, who established the distinguished Veiled Prophet Ball
in 1878. As a partner in Haeusslers law practice, Slayback was a frequent

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Above, top left: Keeping the original oor plan intact, the
homeowners closed o only three doorways to create an
expansive master suite. Above, top right: The homeowners
adorable sheltie, Lucy, lounges on the exquisite main staircase,
which features intricate, hand-carved woodwork. Above,
bottom right: The master baths striking green onyx countertops were selected to match the living room replace.
Opposite page: A reproduction of the spectacular stained
glass window at the main staircase landing casts a colorful
glow in the master bath. See page 70 for design resources.

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houseguest throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Houses
in this neighborhood carry a lot of history, says Tyler.
To enhance their new home while respecting its architectural
integrity, Chris, a nurse, and Tyler, a real estate agent, embarked on a fullscale rehab. The house was still in its original condition, so we kept the
original oor plan, says Chris, adding, We were so fortunate. Thats not
to say, however, that there werent major changes to be made; the home
even had a room lled with more than two feet of coal. But only one
year later, having patiently uncovered a diamond in the rough, Tyler
and Chris were living in their dream home. Resplendent with gorgeous,
century-old architectural accents including the original wooden
molding, front door, pocket doors, second-oor transoms, windows and
a stunning stained glass work of art at the main staircase landing the
home radiates a sense of character that can only come with age.
Desiring dcor that would complement the homes genteel
personality, the homeowners have lled their interior spaces with
thoughtfully chosen pieces that exquisitely convey elegance and an
unsurpassed sense of style. Chic antiques, which, like the home, have
led long and interesting lives, as well as unbelievable estate sale nds,
exist in historic harmony within the walls of this Victorian residence.
Original artwork by notable painters dress the walls in nearly every room,
encompassing a range of styles from a lovely oil on canvas by 18thcentury American Impressionist Kathryn E. Cherry to the arresting, largerthan-life mid-century abstract works by Edward Boccia, now a professor
emeritus of ne arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
Buttery cream, soft sage, restful khaki and deep rust oer a polished
color palette that infuses each of the homes spaces with an ageless
beauty, blending brilliantly with the classically styled furnishings. Were
more traditional in style, says Chris. I want our home to be timeless. He
has, inarguably, achieved just that.
Sharing their labor of love with family and friends has been one
of Chris and Tylers greatest joys. Whether hosting an intimate dinner
party of eight or an enormous holiday extravaganza of more than 250,
Chris and Tyler enjoy making their guests feel at home. We have always
loved sharing our home with friends and neighbors, explains Tyler.
A superb masterpiece of ne design, modern practicality and
extraordinary history, this grand yet gracious home is a time-honored
tribute to the splendor of St. Louis architecture and style.

I want our

home to be

timeless.

Chris Brenner, homeowner

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Suburban

Midwestern

Belle

Friendly formality describes a classically elegant and French-inspired


home that blends European lan with down-to-earth American style
BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL JACOB

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This page: The spacious great room is dressed in a more formal, yet
not fussy, French Country style. Terra-cotta, mossy green and golden
yellow provide a soft and sophisticated color palette that continues
throughout the home. Glittering above, the chandelier draws attention to the architecturally stunning beamed ceiling and stained glass
clerestory windows. Opposite page: The spectacular stone replace
mantel was hand-carved in Italy by Chicago artisan Walter S. Arnold.
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Everything works so well.


The rooms are comfortable
yet pulled together.

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homeowner

ven with all of its exquisite accoutrements, gorgeous


antiques, rich fabrics and detailed architectural design, you just know
the minute you step foot into this beautiful home that family is what
its all about. The warmth that emanates from the walls very pores
immediately wraps itself around you, taking hold and making you
never want to leave.
For the homeowners, a couple with two young sons, the home they
wanted to build was to be a comfortable place to raise their family;
a place where Bryn, their beloved yellow lab, could be happy and free; a
place they could share with family and friends. Its not surprising
then that they admire the French Country style of interior decoration
and chose it for their home.
Springing forth from the hillsides of rural France, French Country
dcor evokes a cozy, intimate and somewhat old-world ambience.
The look is relaxed, inviting and fuss-free. The homeowners desired a
warm welcoming home that was family-friendly and, at the same time,
casually elegant to complement their new homes very detailed French
Country architecture, says their interior designer, Tom Manche, Allied
Member, ASID, of Tom Manche Interiors.
Tom came onboard from the start, as soon as the architectural
plans were complete, say the homeowners. He guided us from that
point on, every step of the way. They are also quick to point out

that their architect, Dick Busch of Dick Busch Architects, and their
custom builder, Kevin Sanders of The K.V. Sanders Company, did
an amazing job realizing their dream of a French Norman-inspired
residence. Dick and Kevin were instrumental in making our home
happen, on time and with every detail in place, they say.
This home was designed to resemble an 18th-century Country
French estate, says Dick.
The homeowners were committed to having their homes
architecture and nishes accurately represent the Country French
estates built during this time period, adds Kevin. They had denitely
done their research.
It was then up to Tom to build upon that research, envisioning and
executing a spectacular interior worthy of the stately faade, while
at the same time creating warm family spaces that were inviting

Opposite page: Flowing from the great room is the gracious and rened
dining room. A fresh oral centerpiece by Judy Teel of A Floral Gallery
features bright pink Boronia Heather, deep yellow lilies, palm fronds and
Canadian pheasant feathers. An arched doorway oers a glimpse into
the bar area just o the kitchen. Above, left: The great room is a beautiful
blend of rich woods and gorgeous fabrics and textures. Above, right: Stone
arches frame a gracious veranda just o the great room.
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and comfortable. In a large home such as this, explains Tom, it can be


challenging to create an ambience of intimacy. The selection of a rich
color palette of terra-cotta, moss green and golden yellow for the main
level helped us to achieve this goal. Weaving these lush hues throughout
the great room, library, hearth room, dining room and kitchen, Tom
was able to design rooms with layers of color that spoke quietly to one
another while maintaining their own unique perspectives.
When choosing furniture for their new home, the homeowners
opted for a comfortable yet gracious style that would be as timeless
as it was tasteful. With a nod to true French Country style, says Tom,
we combined family heirlooms and antiques with newer pieces. The
French use their treasures; they dont hide them away for safekeeping.
Yet, even the great room, with its stunning fabrics reminiscent of old
French tapestries, is kept down-to-earth by the soft colors and a style

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of French Country furniture that is much more casual than what the
average person considers typically French. The chandeliers, massive
in scale yet betting the high vaulted ceiling, are glorious overhead,
drawing the eye upward to the glittering stained glass clerestory
windows that encourage sunlight to dance across the room, creating
ribbons of color.
The magnicent dining room is actually an extension of the great
room. We did this on purpose, say the homeowners. We really wanted
our guests to be all together, whether they are relaxing on the sofas
or gathered around the dining table. And that philosophy doesnt
end with the interior spaces. Large French doors open from the
dining room onto a delightful veranda, where guests can linger in the
warmer months, taking in the impressive view of the pool and outdoor
entertaining area below.

web For more photos of this French Country


classic and to get tips from Tom Manche
on creating a cozy ambience in your
home, visit stlouishomesmag.com.

The spacious kitchen and adjoining hearth room are where this
young family really enjoys spending quality time together. Flowing
eortlessly into one another, these two warm gathering areas are truly
the heart of this home. The kitchen, with its French Country manor
house feel, immediately makes you want to stay awhile. Natural stone
oors are a neutral backdrop for the rich, warm, dark wood furniture
that suggests casual comfort. Custom cabinetry in a creamy custom
European nish is juxtaposed beautifully with stunning granite
that matches the homes soft color palette. A more rustic stone
replace in the hearth room begs family and friends to gather round and
relax on the comfy sofas. Tall window panels in a charming old French
print, a favorite of the homeowners, beautifully frame the outside views.
Everything works so well, say the couple. The rooms are comfortable
yet pulled together. All of the fabrics in the hearth room are beautiful

and sturdy. They stand up well to two boys and a dog.


And thats really what its all about here creating memories in
a family-friendly home that is at once completely comfortable and
casually elegant. We love to entertain for our family and friends, say
the homeowners. We wanted a place where everyone we love would
feel at home. See page 70 for Design Resources.
Opposite page, top left: A signed lithograph by Frank Sinatra is a
stunning and colorful focal point at the end of the hallway just o the
foyer. Opposite page, top right: Yellow lab Bryn rests in the homeowners
cozy study. With its wood coered ceiling, handsome bookcases and
comfortable club chairs, this is a relaxed space for the owners to read or
use the computer. Opposite page, below: A family-friendly hearth room
is perfect for casual gatherings and for the family to hang out in the
evenings and on the weekends.
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Outdoor

Dreamscapes

IS YOUR GARDEN THE BEST IT CAN BE?


Take a look at some of the glorious gardens
weve featured in past issues for some
blooming inspiration.

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PHOTOS 1., 4. & 6. BY GREG RANNELLS; PHOTOS 2., 3. & 5 BY MICHAEL JACOB

one: Flowers and vegetables mingle happily in this spectacular


garden from the former residence of Peter and Pat Raven. Dr. Peter
Raven is President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden
(A Garden Paradise, August, 2009). two: Colorful accessories,
as well as tabletop arrangements by orist Judy Teel, enhance
this Clayton gardens outdoor entertaining space. three: Vibrant
peonies take center stage (Perennial Stunner, August, 2010).
four: Iris insanta and Salvia nemorosa add lovely texture to the
Jewel Box bed of this English cottage-style garden. A circular
moon sculpture is a window to the gardens beauty (Drifts
of Color, September, 2009). ve: Periwinkle-toned hydrangeas
overow in this Clayton gardens fountain-like arrangements
(Perennial Stunner, August, 2010). six: Cooling o in the pond
of this family-friendly Wildwood water garden by West Winds
Earthscaping (Family Dream Garden, June/July, 2010).
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River
Runs Through It
BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL JACOB

This page: A glorious view of the Big River from the deck.
Opposite page, left: One of Jims creations, The Birdcage
was built using window framing from the now-defunct
National City Stockyards in East St. Louis. Opposite page,
right: Greenery spills over the decks wrought-iron railing
salvaged from the old McKinley Bridge, built in 1909.

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With the Big River as its muse, the Byrnesville Mill in House Springs is
paradise found for Jim and Jeannie Lalumondiere

heres something almost hypnotic about being there. The


tumbling water of the Big River, composing a peaceful cadence,
lifts you from the mundane and transports you to a place where
everything is good and right with the world. Towering trees keep
watch over proliferous, owering gardens and ponds rife with
colorful sh, drawing your eye upward to a remarkable three-story
home just o the rivers edge. For Jim and Jeannie Lalumondiere,
this idyllic paradise is home.
But paradise wasnt always perfect. What began its life in the
mid-1800s as a grist mill (a building in which grain is ground into
our), the Byrnesville Mill was suering from years of neglect.
In 1974, the Lalumondieres resurrected this former center of
commerce from its sorry state, breathing new life into its soul and
giving it renewed purpose as a home to raise their family.
Needless to say, Jim and Jeannie are visionaries. They saw the
pearl hidden deep within this shell of a building and were willing
to take the time to uncover its treasure.

I believe that our limited nancial resources at the time we


began the renovation of our Mill home proved an advantage in
the long run, says Jeannie. We were forced to use our ingenuity
and repurposed materials that lent themselves to the character
and age of the building and its surroundings, she adds.
Truly, preserving the past and respecting their natural
surroundings is one of the homeowners core beliefs. Recycling,
or repurposing as it is called now, is so popular today, says
Jim, but we were repurposing long before it was fashionable.
Their exquisite property is an eclectic creation that keeps
evolving as Jim and Jeannie stumble upon new nds. We
love the thrill of the hunt, beams Jeannie. Its wonderful to
nd something and say what can I do with this? It forces you
to be creative, and we love that.
Jim Lalumondiere has always found great joy in making
something out of nothing. He began his career as an apprentice,
living upstairs in the upholstery shop in which he worked. I told
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Left: A colorful cabana doubles as a guest room.


Overnight guests have been known to ght over
who gets to sleep in the cabana, says Jeannie.
For the homeowners, its all about making your
friends and family feel relaxed. If you create an
environment where your guests are completely
comfortable, says Jim, youve peaked. Below,
top: Stonework from various buildings in St.
Louis that were being torn down provides
ornamental detail. Below, bottom: A Mexicaninspired bar constructed of recycled lumber.

the owner that he didnt have to pay me until I started making him
money, says Jim. I loved to sew, and it showed in my work. I even
made Jeannies wedding dress!
It was that same creative passion that gave Jim the impetus he
needed to build a home and gardens that so clearly reect his and
Jeannies belief in the value of using what you have. Jim is a natural
born salvager, Jeannie says with a smile. He nds architectural pieces
from all over St. Louis as buildings are being torn down. We always
have an amazing amount of stu, but sooner or later, it all gets used,
and I always end up pleased with the results.
The outdoor oases that surround Jim and Jeannies home represent
some of their most signicant ecological achievements. Multi-level
patios and gathering areas are terraced throughout the 7-acre property,
oering unparalleled views of the Big River and the natural landscaping

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that surrounds it. We plant very little, except containers and


window boxes, says Jim. We just let nature be, and this is what
we got. What they got was an organic utopia that could never have
been planned had they tried.
Jim has enhanced his and Jeannies gardens with unbelievable
salvaged nds. The things I use have stories to tell, he says. One of their
favorite areas is what they call the ruins, which showcases stone pieces
Jim collected from some of St. Louis nest structures as they met their
demise. Theres something so intriguing about walking into a ruin, says
Jim. You cant help but imagine what used to be right there.
Luckily, Jim and Jeannie understand and value what is right
there, respecting their natural surroundings and giving new life to little
pieces of history. After all, isnt that what green living is really all about?
See page 70 for design resources.

Dogwoods,
Redbuds,
Weeping Cherry Trees,
Shade Trees,
Evergreens,
Azaleas,
Rhododendrons,
Over 10,000 Perennials

314 966.0028
"ARRETT3TATIONsSt. Louis, MO 63021
www.sherwoods-forest.com
On Facebook: Sherwoods Forest Nursery

MULTIPLE PATTERNS, COLORS, TEXTURES


OF DECORATIVE CONCRETE
BRICK AND STONE MASONRY
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FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

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CONTRACTING INC.
2579 Rock Hill Industrial Ct., Rock Hill, MO 63144

314.962.8100
Proud members of the American Concrete Institute
and the National Concrete Masonry Association
IDEAS & EXPERIENCE AT WWW.BRIGHTMANN.COM

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Check out these products from
featured outdoor specialists. Visit
their websites, shops and showrooms
for more great products and services
to make your outdoor space a
beautiful sanctuary.

INTEGRITY DESIGN & BUILD


Who says an outdoor living space cannot be a extension of your home? Integrity
Design & Build can help you design an exquisite space of impeccable quality that will
be forever treasured by family and friends. Whether it is an outdoor kitchen, replace
or swimming pool with a pool house, they can make your dream a reality.
314-260-9993, www.integritydesignandbuildstl.com

ENCORE AZALEA
Encore Azalea is the only
patented brand of azaleas
to bloom in spring, summer
and fall. Let us help you add
vibrant color to your garden
for seasons to come. Visit
Encores website for retail
locations, photos, planting
instructions and more.
www.encoreazalea.com

C. BENNETT
BUILDING SUPPLY
Why not use your patio all
year long? Let the C. Bennett team design and build a
beautiful outdoor living room
or kitchen on your existing
patio or deck. St. Louis single
source supplier for grills, appliances, stone veneer, roof
systems, pergolas, pizza ovens
and more! Their motto says
it all Easy to do business
with
636-542-9341
www.cbennett.net

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BRIGHT-MANN
CONTRCTING, INC.
Over the last 14 years, Bright-Mann Contracting
has earned a reputation for quality, integrity,
honesty and exceptional service. They have
pioneered several decorative concrete
techniques and services and continue their
tradition of excellence with brick and stone
masonry installations. Bright-Mann oers
full-service design and installation to enhance
your outdoor living space with quality
communication, realistic schedules and the
highest level of workmanship.
314-962-8100, www.bright-mann.com

We Guarantee Success!

VISIT OUR NEWLY REMODELED STORE:

54 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

636-227-0095
www.summerwindsmo.com
www.facebook.com/SummerWindsEllisville

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SUMMERWINDS
NURSERY

Outdoor Living

Bring the outdoors in with Woolly


Pockets. A twist on the typical
houseplant, these gardening
containers are the perfect way
to add a touch of green to your
sunroom. Whether creating a
vertical garden on your wall or a
fresh supplement for a tablescape, stop by SummerWinds
Nursery for all your Woolly Pocket
and gardening needs.
636-227-0095
www.summerwindsmo.com

SHERWOOD'S FOREST
BELGARD HARDSCAPES
Designer outdoor rooms are easily created
with Belgard Elements modular units
such as replaces, brick ovens or kitchen
units that can be ordered with or without
accessories like lighting, bar extensions,
cabinetry, sinks and appliances. Modular
units can be combined in a variety of ways
to congure a personalized outdoor living
space.
www.belgard.biz

For 32 years, David Sherwood has owned


Sherwoods Forest, which is located at
2651 Barrett Station Road with 10 acres
of specimen, shade, ornamental and
evergreen trees. Sherwoods is known for
stocking the unusual and hard-to-nd
Japanese maples, perennials, annuals and
the areas largest selection of Monrovia
grown plants. Sherwood's oers complete
landscape design and installation service
with a two-year warranty. Become a fan of
Sherwood's on Facebook.
636-532-4054
www.sherwoods-forest.com

WESTPORT POOLS
This beautiful backyard oasis began as
sketches by the owners son. Working
with the boy and his father, the designers
at Westport Pools were able to develop
a residential pool with all the amenities
found in water parks but on a backyard
scale. The project included a swim-up bar,
a grotto with a waterfall, water basketball,
a spa and an outdoor re area with a twostory gazebo and viewing area. Become
a fan of Westport Pools on Facebook and
watch for special pricing on all your pool
needs!
314-432-1801 x4827
www.westportpools.com

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For beginning gardeners or seasoned pros, heres a list of

Top 10 Best-Performing
Perennials & Shrubs
Question:

1-/"" -U,"" /" , "6/" -

By Kim Reiss, Senior Plant Fanatic,


for Sugar Creek Gardens and president
of the St. Louis Hydrangea Society.

I dont have the


Answer: Were seeing
time or energy to
this trend at the nursery
spend hours in my garden.
young homeowners who
Can you recommend some
work a lot and maybe
perennial plants that are
have small children and
low-maintenance and good
retirees who might not
bloomers and will also
have the stamina or the
take the St. Louis
knee health needed to do
heat?
heavy gardening.
Here are our top 10 favorite perennials and shrubs that require
no fussing I have eight out of 10 in my home garden (and will
probably nd room this summer for the other two!)

like SUNSHINE

Buddleia Lo and Behold


(Buttery bush). It blooms
constantly without deadheading.

like SHADE

Helleborus (Hellebore).
These bloom in many
colors AND
love the
shade.

Clematis Rooguchi. This


deep purple, bell-shaped
ower blooms all summer.

Geranium Rozanne
(Perennial geranium)
Purple owers bloom all summer.
No deadheading needed.

Our goal is to build projects and


relationships that embody our quality,
integrity and service.
Tom Zupon & Joe Lanasa, Owners
Jeanne Liston, Sales Coordinator

Echinacea Magnus
Superior (Coneower).
These striking pink blooms
have a uniform growth habit.

Heliopsis Tuscan Sun


(Ox-eye daisy). This yellow
stunner blooms all summer.

Phlox David (Tall


garden phlox). These
pure white blooms require little
maintenance to keep blooming.

Ceratostigma
plumbaginoides
(Perennial plumbago). Indigo
blue owers in the summer and
bronze-reddish foliage in the fall

Rudbeckia Indian
Summer (Black-eyed
Susan). This plant will wow you
with clear, large yellow petals.

St. Louis best selection of


exceptional and rare plants.

516 S. Hanley, Clayton, MO 63105


Oce (314) 260-9993
www.IntegrityDesignAndBuildSTL.com

10

Hydrangea Twist-nShout. Unusual lace


cap owers bloom all summer
and have red fall foliage

314-965-3070
1011 N. Woodlawn in Kirkwood
www.sugarcreekgardens.com

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CALIFORNIA
CUSTOM DECKS
Entertaining is now a little bit
easier and much more elegant.
The Artisan Pergola made
for entertaining and quiet
reections is a ne piece of art
that will enhance your home and
landscape. Let California Custom
Decks help you create your own
outdoor oasis.
314-968-3325
www.caldecks.com

SIGNATURE LANDSCAPES & DESIGN


Signature Landscapes & Design can create a landscape for you with four
seasons of beauty. April is a great time to start planning your landscape
improvements for the upcoming seasons. If you're looking to improve your
gardens or desire to upgrade your outdoor living area, they can help. You can
trust Signature Landscapes, with more than 20 years of horticulture and design
experience, to come up with a custom quality design made specically for you.
They specialize in landscape installation, water features, paver patios, exterior
lighting, outdoor kitchens including the latest in outdoor entertaining "the
wood-burning pizza oven."
Tom Schreiber 636 938-3716, www.signaturelandscape.net

SUGAR CREEK GARDENS


For tons of color try the 'Banana Cream' Daisy. Luscious
blossoms start lemon yellow, transform to butter
yellow, then pure white. They are especially eyepopping when all colors are displayed together. Visit
Sugar Creek Gardens for the nest selection of plants,
along with unmatched service. Today's special annual
ats of 36 plants are only $12.99.
314-965-3070, www.sugarcreekgardens.com

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A wet basement ruins your home.


Waterproof and protect your basement to
enjoy peace of mind.

A moldy, dirt crawl space rots your home


from the inside out. Stop wood rot and lower
your utility costs.

Wasting energy is wasting money. Get a free


home energy check-up and lower your
monthly utility billsguaranteed!

A settling foundation robs your home of its


value. Restore and secure your investment
with foundation piering.

A foundation crack leaks the bigger it gets.


Seal and repair a crack before it becomes a
problem.

A bowing wall indicates an unstable


foundation. Stabilize and secure the integrity
of your home with wall anchors.

Remodeling a basement often takes 6 weeks


or longer. Go from basement to beautiful in
as little as 6 days!

Radon gas is odorless, tasteless, and the


second leading cause of lung cancer in the
United States. Test for radon and mitigate it!

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800-203-8384
www.WoodsBasementSystems.com/STLhomes

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IN
SEASON

Spring
Cleaning
Theres never been a better time
to spruce up your spaces!
BY KATIE UNDERHILL
Teragren Strand Bamboo Wide Plank ooring
in Cognac, available through Just Around The
Corner, is stunning, sustainable and typically
twice as hard as red oak.
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<<
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
Does your spring cleaning to-do list include one or two home improvement projects this
year? If so, consider updating your homes oors with a stylish and sustainable option, such
as bamboo or cork. Not only will this enhance your homes beauty and increase its value,
it could even alleviate some of your familys allergy problems. According to the Asthma
and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 40 million Americans suer from indoor/
outdoor allergies.
Bamboo, like any hard surface, is always more hypoallergenic than carpeting, explains Rich
Olson, owner of Just Around The Corner. Dust particles and other allergens are impossible
to remove completely from the lower parts of carpet and, below that, at the pad level. And
because bamboo is nished with a special urethane coating, its remarkably easy to clean.
One of the worlds fastest growing plants, bamboo is a natural front-runner in the eld
of eco-friendly ooring. Bamboo plants grow to maturity in slightly more than ve years,
says Rich. If you compare that to the several decades required to grow average hardwoods,
bamboo reigns supreme in eco-friendly status.
And its durable, too. Although it is classied as a grass, bamboo is extremely durable, he
adds. In fact, stranded bamboo, the latest addition to our bamboo lines, is ranked two to
three times harder than ever-popular oak and adds texture to the traditional vertical and
horizontal grains that are characteristic of bamboo ooring. Even better, bamboo ooring
is available in a variety of colors that easily match any homes dcor.
According to David Fox, owner of DyeMasters Flooring Co., cork is another option in ecofriendly ooring on the market today, although it has been around for hundreds of years.
Cork is obtained from the bark of a tree every nine to 11 years, he explains, so the trees
are not actually cut down. In addition to being durable and easy to clean, cork oors are
mold- and mildew-resistant, which will denitely aid in allergy relief. Even more, cork oors
repel insects, which every homeowner likes to hear. Like bamboo oors, which DyeMasters
also oers, cork oors come in many dierent colors, so they can be easily incorporated into
both traditional and contemporary spaces.

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An estimated 40 million Americans


suffer from indoor/outdoor allergies.*
*Information provided by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

SETTING
STANDARDS
The all-too-familiar term spring cleaning often entails more than just organizing your
spaces in fact, it frequently calls for scrubbing, cleansing, wiping, dusting and polishing every
surface in your home until it shines like new. Unfortunately for many of us, this conjures
up unpleasant thoughts of harsh chemical fumes and residue but all of that is about to
change. Green Works, a line of eco-friendly cleaning products created by the experts at Clorox,
can help you achieve a spotless home naturally, with plant- and mineral-based ingredients.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) recently developed the Natural Standard for Home
Care Products, and ve Green Works products have already met the core criteria: Green Works
all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, bathroom cleaner, glass and surface cleaner, and glass
cleaner. To be certied, these products must be at least 95-percent natural (excluding water)
and meet the following criteria: manufactured in a certain manner, using biodegradable
ingredients with environmentally sustainable packaging whenever possible; use no animal
testing during the development process; and use no ingredients from the NPAs list of
prohibited ingredients. All Green Works products are 95- to 99-percent naturally derived,
including ltered water, coconut-based cleaning agents, essential oils, corn-based ethanol
and wood-based bers.
Green Works products are available at your local grocer or drugstore. For a list of retailers,
visit www.greenworkscleaners.com/where-to-buy.

SEALING YOUR
CRAWL SPACE
PROPERLY MAKES
YOUR HOME
MORE ENERGY
EFFICIENT BY
REDUCING
COSTLY BILLS IN
THE SUMMER
AND WINTER.
Sometimes spring cleaning needs to be
done below the surface, too. Its important
to remember to take care of all the spaces
in your home, even those that no one
sees your crawl space being a prime
example. According to Dave Thompson,
Marketing Director of Woods Basement
Systems, its essential that homeowners seal
their crawl spaces in a way that will keep
exterior air out. While this advice is especially pertinent in spring due to moisture in
the air that helps mold thrive, sealing your
crawl space properly will also make your
home more energy-ecient by reducing
costly air conditioning bills in the summer
and heating bills in the winter.
When mold spores enter a homes
crawl space, it can make for quite the
smelly situation, not to mention an allergy
suerers worst nightmare. Under the
right temperatures and conditions, the
mold will ourish, causing pungent air
to circulate throughout the entire house.
Mold can also attach to the exposed wood
structure of your home, causing what is
commonly referred to as wood rot.
To solve this problem, Woods Basement
Systems uses a double vapor barrier, which
covers the exposed earth within a crawl
space and air-seals any penetrations to
the outside and sub-oor. This prevents
the negative eects of a dirt crawl space
from rising up into the home. Even vertical
foundation walls made of concrete block,
brick or stone can be porous, Dave explains,
as moisture can be absorbed easily through
mortar. A two-step approach that includes
air sealing and encapsulating the crawl
space can help ensure that your crawl
space and home remain air-tight
and mold-free.
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Its our favorite room


.

Private
Paradise

A PERSONAL RETREAT SHOWERS A


YOUNG COUPLE WITH MEMORIES
OF THE CARIBBEAN

BY JUDY UELK
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL JACOB

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homeowners

Imagine blue skies above as the sun warms your back and a fresh stream of water
washes away all the stresses of the day. Sound dreamy? Its actually a dream come true
for a young couple who decided to bring a dose of the tropics back home. We have
taken several trips to the Caribbean, say the homeowners, and have always loved the
luxury of an outdoor shower.
So, when they decided to build a new home, they were sure that an open-air shower
would just have to be part of the plan. Located directly o their master bathroom,
the homeowners little bit of heaven is reminiscent of the showers found in some
of the nest Caribbean resorts. Enclosed in stone walls that are just high enough and
dripping with pink bougainvillea, this small but splendid space is indeed a peaceful
sanctuary. Its our favorite room, say the homeowners. No kids. No dog. Just total
relaxation. Now thats Paradise!

THESE MAGNIFICENT PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION

Innsbrook Resort consists of residential and


vacation homes, villas, condominiums, and
recreational A-framed chalets.
These properties are nestled among 7,400
wooded acres and lakes for a magnificient
countryside setting just 45 minutes West of
St. Louis.

Amenities include 18-hole public golf


course, restaurant, conference center, tennis
courts, swimming pool, stables, nature trails
& more than 125 miles of private roads.

The year-round activity schedule includes an


outdoor family style summer concert series,
outdoor movies, kids art and education
camp, and much more!
Hwy 70 West to Innsbrook/Wright City, then
South five miles on Hwy F. Entrance is on
your left.

AUCTIONS HELD ON SITE APRIL 2 - INNSBROOK, MO


HOMES
LOT
EXQUISITE LUXURY

1.65 ACRE HOME SITE


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2488 South Alpine Hills Dr.

2294 Alpine Lake Dr.

Overlooks golf course and lake. 4BR/4BA.


3,300 +- sq. ft. 0.75 Acres. 3-Car garage.
Custom everything!

On the 236 Acre Alpine Lake. 3+BR/3BA. 2,500 +sq. ft. 1.56 Acres. 3-Car garage. 2 - Fireplaces.
Has everything!

437 of shoreline. Lake Alpines premium lot!


Panoramic views. Gentle slope for perfect home.

10% DEPOSIT DUE THE DAY OF AUCTION 10% BUYERS PREMIUM WILL APPLY

Check our web site for our March 26 Homes, Condos and Land Auction
and our April 16 Premier Homes Auction - go to ProStarAuctions.com today!
Bus. Hwy. 54 & Crossings West Drive
P O Box 2651 Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Phone (573) 365-7272 | Fax (573) 365-7273

ProStarAuctions.com
RESIDENTIAL - CONDOS - LAND - RESORT - COMMERCIAL

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CUSTOM DESIGNED

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BEFORE
& AFTER

With roots in New Orleans, Dan and


Amy love the eur-de-lis, which Nettie has
included on their upper cabinets.

A warm granite replaces the white


laminate counters, blending beautifully
with the now rich and luxurious cabinetry.

Chic and unexpected, a crocodile nish


adds a special touch to the lower cabinetry,
giving it interest and personality.

Using only
paint techniques,
we completely
changed the look.
Nettie White

Extreme Makeover
A PLAINJANE KITCHEN GETS AN UPTOWN LOOK

BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDALL DUENKE

CHALLENGE: To transform and incorporate an uninspiring kitchen


mist into an integral part of a stunning great room.
SOLUTION: Sitting majestically on a blu overlooking the Meramec
River in Eureka is a gorgeous home that truly takes advantage of the
beautiful view. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture the wonder of
the natural vista and wrap the stunning great room in light. When
homeowners Amy and Dan Thompson rst walked through the doors
of this spectacular residence, they were awestruck. And then they saw
the kitchen.
Haphazardly attached to this glorious great room was a stark
white space that stuck out like a sore thumb. White laminate cabinets
and counters seemed to say why me? The disconnect between the
kitchen and the great room was so severe that the homeowners knew
something had to be done right away. We loved the house, but not
the kitchen, say Amy and Dan. It just wasnt us at all.

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before
Luckily, Nettie White of Nettie White Interiors and her talented team
knew just what to do. Nettie, who specializes in unbelievable paint
transformations, had a clear vision of what the kitchen could be.
We did not get rid of the original cabinets, says Nettie, however, using
only paint techniques, we completely changed the look. What was
once a glaring, misplaced beacon is now a polished gathering area,
with the panache of a grand hotel lobby bar, that ows eortlessly
from the great room.
Dressed in a warm espresso nish, the once nondescript white
laminate cabinets are now character-rich. A special crocodile paint
technique on the inset panels of the lower cabinets adds an unexpected and interesting touch to this club-like kitchen.
Nettie worked wonders on our kitchen says Dan. We love to
entertain, and now we have the perfect spot to do that. Amy and I have
always thought that you buy a house, and then you create a home.
Nettie helped us do just that. See page 70 for design resources.

CRAFTMASTERS

636.225.3165 602 8th Street St. Louis, MO 63088

www.craftmastersstl.com

MICHAEL JACOB

We specialize in Outdoor Living and Outdoor Stone Fireplaces,


Custom Veneer Stone Manufacturing and Interior/Exterior Installation



 

 

      
 

If you are the owner or designer of a


gorgeous garden, enter our Gardens of
the Year contest. Winning gardens will be
featured in the September 2011 issue
of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles.
Entry deadline is June 1.
To download an entry form, go to
www.stlouishomesmag.com.
For more information, e-mail Katie Underhill
at kunderhill@stlouishomesmag.com.

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IDEA

Classic white Limoges porcelain


takes on a playful quality with colorful,
hand-painted butteries and other garden
insects. Available through Tiany & Co.

The organic shape, soft putty color


and metallic interior of this unique little
vase give it an earthy yet elegant quality.
Available at Ahners Garden & Gifts.

Fresh-Cut Fashion

Rather than lling this charming,


cream-colored pitcher by Juliska with
iced tea, why not try a bouquet of colorful
spring owers? Available at Byron Cade.

A sure sign of spring, the large, beautiful blooms of hot pink peonies are a
delightful way to decorate your home this time of year. But why not take it
up a notch and think outside the plain glass vase? Arranging owers fresh
from the garden in an interesting or unexpected container can turn
a demure bouquet into a bold and condent centerpiece in no time.

Always in fashion, timeless sterling silver lends


a sophisticated sense of style to this orchidadorned vase. Available through Tiany & Co.

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CEILING FANS

Asadorian Rug Company

Metro Lighting

8466 Natural Bridge Road


St. Louis, MO 63121
314-382-6605 / Fax 314-382-6609
asadorianrug@aol.com
www.asarug.com
Since 1962, serving the area with the
nest quality handmade, new, semiantique and Oriental rugs, as well as
their care, cleaning and restoration.

6 area locations
314-645-5656 / Fax 314-645-8958
sarahking@metroelectricsupply.com
www.metrolightingcenters.com
Arnold, MO, 636-464-7070
Ballwin, MO, 636-256-3600
Brentwood Promenade, 314-963-8330
Florissant, MO, 314-831-0909
OFallon, MO, 636-379-0032
St. Louis, MO, 314-645-9100
Service-oriented, family-owned
business serving St. Louis for more
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design and layout. Unparalleled
selection of lighting, ceiling fans, home
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The Blodgett Lighthouse


1265 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-432-0086 / Fax 314-432-0845
2156 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303
636-949-2177
blodgettlighthouse@sbcglobal.net
www.theblodgettlighthouse.com
Design your own ceiling fan from our
many dierent choices and companies.
We install anything we sell. We also
have many lamps, shades, xtures,
replacement bulbs, parts, and glass.

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and to download an entry form. Please submit by
May 15, 2011.
Fax your form to: 636-230-9689
Or mail your form to:
Jenna Dunbar, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles
Attn: Sourcebook
255 Lamp & Lantern Village
Town & Country, MO 63017

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

BEAM of St. Louis


2505 Metro Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63043
314-567-1515 / 800-264-2326
ocassidy@beamstl.com
www.beamstl.com
BEAM/Electrolux Central Vacuums:
More Powerful! Deeper Cleaning!
Cleans ALL surfaces! Adds value to your
home! This dust-free system improves
indoor air quality by 52%, reduces
allergy symptoms by 61% and makes
your home healthier! Dont gamble
with your familys health. Worlds #1
built-in vacuum.

FLOOR COVERINGS
& AREA RUGS
Ambassador Floor Company
17770 Chestereld Airport Road
Chestereld, MO 63005
636-728-1600 / Fax 636-728-1601
www.ambassadoroor.com
Open to the public, Ambassador Floor
Company is state-of-the-art and
the largest of its kind in the St. Louis
Metro area. Ambassador Floor is a
unique, one-stop selection center for
all your home needs. See for yourself
why Ambassador Floor makes the
dierence.

Bendas Oriental Rug Co.


7505 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
314-862-4410 / Fax 314-862-4487
bendas@charter.net
We specialize in old and antique
Oriental rugs. Decorative carpets
comprise the core of our stock.
Restoration, repairs and appraisal
services. Appointments are
recommended.

Classic Carpet & Flooring


598 N. New Florissant Road
St. Louis, MO 63031
314-831-1551
mrose@classiccarpet.com
www.classiccarpet.com
We are a full-service, family run ooring
store oering free shop-at-home
service for hardwood, tile, carpet, vinyl,
bamboo, cork, laminates and natural
stone.

Hakimian Bros.
7911 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-725-3600 / Fax 314-725-2823
hakimianbrothers@yahoo.com
www.hjrrugs.com
We are nationally and internationally
known for making ne Oriental rugs
for outstanding institutions and wellknown families throughout the country.
St. Louis premier rug company.

Just Around the Corner, Inc


3526 Lemay Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
314-487-9909 / Fax 314-487-1744
oce@jatcwoodoors.com
www.jatcwoodoors.com
In business since 1989, our passion
is creating functional artwork using
wood oors, tiles, carpet and leather.
Our trained employees, our exceptional
service and our creative abilities add up
to satised customers.

oered a complete line of quality oor


coverings installed by Union Master
Craftsmen. The nest brand names
in hardwood oors, sanding and
renishing, carpeting and ceramic tile
can be found at their two locations in
Brentwood and Chestereld.

Volume Carpet

Sourcebook 2010

8994 Manchester Road


St. Louis, MO 63144
314-963-7847 / Fax 314-963-0099
We oer a huge selection of area rugs
(more than 8,400) and will custom
make anything you desire. We also
specialize in stair runners and wall-towall carpet. Come see us and our store
cat, Sophie.

GLASS BLOCKS
Glass Blocks of St. Louis
1253 East Road
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-371-5500 / Fax 314-371-5504
ron@glass-blocks.com
www.glass-blocks.com
A master distributor of Pittsburgh
Corning Glass Blocks, we design
and install windows, shower walls,
partitions, bars, etc. We also sell
Lightwise windows, shower kits and the
new design series glass blocks.

Masonry & Glass Systems


1503 S. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-535-6515 / Fax 314-535-6543
fdaues@masonryglass.com
www.masonryglass.com
Masonry & Glass Systems has earned
Angies List Super Service Award for
glass block service the last two years!
Please call us for professional glass
block installation and design for
windows, walls and showers.

GREEN & ENERGY


EFFICIENCY
Crescent Plumbing Supply
640 Rosedale Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63112
314-727-4200 / Fax 314-727-2800
info@crescentsupply.com
www.crescentsupply.com
A wholesale plumbing distributor, we
specialize in all products from rough
goods to beautiful kitchen and bath
products and water conservation
products.

Lighting Associates
Mid-West Floor Company
287 Lamp & Lantern Village
Chestereld, MO 63017
636-391-6800
www.mid-westoor.com
Since 1939, Mid-West Floor has

and energy controls in the residential/


hospitality/commercial markets.

3216 S. Brentwood Blvd.


Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-531-3500 / Fax 314-531-3737
djocken@laiweb.net / www.laiweb.net
Lighting Associates is a factory
representative who calls on speciers
and end users to promote lighting

a Network Communications publication


(636) 230-9700
255 Lamp & Lantern Village,
Town & Country, MO 63017
www.stouishomesmag.com

Sullys Landscape Lighting


Design & Installation

1005 Glenford Court


Kirkwood, MO 63122
314-821-8422
sullyslighting@earthlink.net
Changing the way you see the night.
Specializing in Low Voltage, 120
Volt and LED Landscape Lighting.
Our experience ensures a quality
design, product specication and
management of each project from
start to nish. NEW holiday lighting
available!

HARD SURFACES
Absolute Tile & Stone
10370 Page Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-733-0123 / Fax 314-733-1024
je@absolutetileandstone.com
www.absolutetileandstone.com
St. Louis premier source for quality
custom residential tile and stone
works. Oering artisan craftsmanship
in both tile and countertop installation
and sales.

Global Granite & Marble


10330 Page Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-426-1466 / Fax 314-426-1814
sales@globalgranite.com
www.globalgranite.com
Global Granite & Marble supplies
beautiful granite slabs, natural stone,
glass and now, porcelain tile. Visit our
new Web site or showroom to see the
selection.

Midwest Tile, Marble &


Granite, Inc.
1645 Manufacturers Drive
Fenton, MO 63026
636-326-7575 / Fax 636-326-9676
dharms@midwesttile.com
www.midwesttile.com
Located in Fenton, Midwest Tile,
Marble & Granite is one of the largest
distributors of Natural Stone. We
welcome designers, architects,
builders, remodelers, fabricators and
homeowners.

SLHL
CURB
APPEAL

Cottage Character
EUROPEANINSPIRED DESIGN DEFINES THIS
PICTURESQUE HOME IN THE HEART OF ST. ALBANS.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN B. SMITH

A rustic stone exterior and natural color palette gives this cottage-like residence a
sense of old-world style and all the charm of the Cotswolds. Lush landscaping,
including mature trees that provide privacy and shade, oers gorgeous greenery
year-round. Within walking distance of a lovely lake and convenient country store,
this homes location is one of its greatest features.

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3551 ST. ALBANS ROAD


IN ST. ALBANS,
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563,000

For more information,


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EVENTS

April
April 15-16

PAUL
BURRELL

visits
THREE FRENCH HENS
English lifestyles expert,
former butler and condante to Princess Diana and,
most recently, FOX News
Royal correspondent, Paul
Burrell will visit home dcor
shop Three French Hens
two weeks before the royal
wedding to speak about his
new collection for Highland
House Royal Manner II:
Casual English Style. For more
information including hours,
call Three French Hens at
636-458-8033.

April 13
Modernism, Medievalism and
the American Home: Gustav
Stickley and the American Arts
& Crafts Movement
Since the early 1900s, Stickley has
been synonymous with Arts &
Crafts and Mission furniture, and
Gustav Stickleys Craftsman home
designs fueled the swift development of bungalow suburbs across
the nation. Presented by Kevin W.
Tucker and Margot B. Perot, Curator
of Decorative Arts and Design at
the Dallas Museum of Art, this
free program examines Stickley
furnishings and architecture.
7 p.m. in the Missouri History
Museums Lee Auditorium.
Visit www.mohistory.org.
April 17
22nd Annual St. Louis
Earth Day Festival
Celebrate Earth Day on the Muny

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Grounds in Forest Park from 11 a.m.


to 6 p.m. Exciting opportunities
abound, such as demonstrations
and hands-on activities by
vendors and non-prot organizations, as well as nonstop entertainment. Fabulous food will also
be served by local restaurants.
Visit www.stlouisearthday.org.
April 29-May 1
Spring ArtWalk
This three-day art event takes
place along Main Street in St.
Charles and at The Foundry Art
Centre, 520 North Main Center.
Visitors can browse works by
local artists and enjoy other
activities, including wine tastings,
musical entertainment and other
unique art activities. Friday 5
to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to
8 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Visit www.saintcharles
riverfrontarts.com.

April 30-May 1
13th Annual
Downtown Living Tour
Tour unique homes and learn
about all that Downtown has
to oer. Plus, learn about events
specically geared to Downtown
residents, including loft building
events, dining specials, community networking opportunities
and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost
is $12 in advance and $15 the
day of the event. Registration
takes place at Old Post Oce
Plaza, 815 Locust St. (registration
closes at 4 p.m.) Parking is free in
the 9th St. Garage (with coupon
from registration). Visit www
.downtownstl.org.
April 30-May 1
TREEmendous Forest Festival,
presented by Macys. Learn about
the Missouri Botanical Gardens
historic, state champion and

other signicant trees with a


weekend full of expert-led tree
tours, demonstration clinics and
hands-on workshops to celebrate
National Arbor Day. Families can
learn how to transform their own
backyard or neighborhood trees
into fun forts. This event is part of
the Gardens TREEmendous year, a
celebration of the U.N. International Year of Forests. 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Visit www.mobot.org.
web For more upcoming events,

visit stlouishomesmag.com

Marketplace

Alu-Carlo

Renishing Co., Inc.

Cabinetry by Design
Where Distinct Design Doesnt Have to Mean Expensive

EUROPEAN CRAFTSMANSHIP SINCE 1966


Carlo brings European
craftsmanship to the
restoration process of your
furnishings. We specialize
in restoring treasures or
custom woodworking and
much more.

Antique Furniture Restoration


Fire and Water Damage
Custom Color Matching
Piano Renishing
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SELECT
CREDITS

From our magazine to your home...


Featured products, shops and services
Trends
(pages 1415)

Expressions Furniture, 314-5676200; Anthropologie, www


.anthropologie.com; UMA, www
.iloveuma.com; Mary Tuttles, www
.marytuttles.com; Neiman Marcus,
www.neimanmarcus.com; MKS
Designs, www.shopmks.com

Fab Finds
(page 16)

Anthropologie, www.anthropol
ogie.com; Restoration Hardware,
www.restorationhardware.com;
Emilys on Clayton, 636-391-8795;
Neiman Marcus, www.neiman
marcus.com

Villa Lighting Supply, www.villa


lighting.com; Reproduction stained
glass, Preston Art Glass Studio, www
.prestonartglass.com; Faucets and
xtures, Crescent Plumbing Supply
Co., www.crescentsupply.com; Select
antiques and chandeliers, Jon Paul
Designs and Collectibles, www
.jonpauldesigns.com; Brewington
Art & Interiors, www.brewington
interiors.com; Gomez Reupholstery,
www.gomezupholstery.com

Hot Hue

In Season

(page 24)

(pages 5859)

Benjamin Moore, www.benjamin


moore.com; Sherwin-Williams,
www.sherwin-williams.com; Three
French Hens, www.threefrench
hensantiques.com; Frank Patton
Interiors, www.frankpatton.com

Green Works, www.greenworks


cleaners.com; Just Around The
Corner, www.jatcwoodoors.com;
DyeMasters Flooring Co., www
.dyemasters.com; Woods Basement
Systems, www.woodsbasement
systems.com

Delish Dish

taste.

learn.

(pages 4045)

Mary Stieven and Maggie Stieven of


MKS Designs, www.shopmks.com

(pages 1819)

watch.

Suburban Feature
Builder, K.V. Sanders Company, www
.kvsanders.com; Architect, Dick
Busch Architects, www.dickbusch
architects.com; Interior designer,
Tom Manche of Tom Manche Interiors,
www.tommancheinteriors.com;
Floral designer, Judy Teel, A Floral
Gallery, www.aoralgallery.com

Style Maker

by St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

finesse

FLAVOR

Creative and innovative Balabans Executive Chef,


Kevin Shtair, serves up a mouthwatering menu
blending wonderful flavors of the season. Sample his
special cuisine and get fabulous tips on making your dishes
extra-special.
THE COOKING SCHOOL MENU
t Bruschetta with sundried tomato pesto, caponata relish
and a balsamic reduction

(page 26)

Small Scale

Balabans Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar,


www.balabanswine.com

(page 60)

t Braised Berkshire pork shanks, dressed in a pear and vanilla


chutney

K.V. Sanders Company,


www.kvsanders.com

t Sweet potato pancake

Spotlight

t Shaved raw Brussels sprouts and fennel salad

(pages 2829)

Before & After

Interior designer, Pat ONeal,


Intuitions Designs, 314-567-5299

(page 62)

t Panna Cotta

Nettie White Interiors, www


.nettiewhiteinteriors.com

Specially paired wine selection provided by Balabans.

Urban Feature
(pages 3439)

Bright Idea

Master bathroom onyx, Global


Granite & Marble, www.global
granite.com; Kitchen design,
Baygents Company, www.bay
gentscompany.com; Select lighting,

(page 64)

Tiany & Co., www.tiany.com;


Byron Cade, Inc., www.byroncade
gifts.com; Ahners Garden & Gifts,
www.ahners.com

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Enter to Win!

In celebration of our
15th anniversary,
SLHL offers you the
chance to win one of
these special gifts.

Visit www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/april-web
-giveaways for your chance to take home one of
these splendid items inspired by spring!

COLORFUL
FLOWERS BASKET
A petite pocket of faux
Gerber daisies and
greenery, this darling
basket is a wonderful way
to decorate your home
for spring.
From F.O.B. Saint Louis, Inc.,
157 Lamp & Lantern
Village, 636-207-7131

VERA BRADLEY LAPTOP SLEEVE


AND E-READER SLEEVE
From Vera Bradleys specialty signature
collection, these fabulous oral technology
cases will keep your electronics safe and
style-savvy. Watercolor and Viva la Vera are
bright, fun colors, perfect for this time of year.
From Vera Bradley, www.verabradley.com

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SPECTACULAR SPRING
GIFT BASKET
Filled to the brim with gorgeous
goodies, such as Colonial candles,
incense sticks, notepaper, lotions,
bath salts and more, this chic collection of springtime treats is the
perfect way to pamper yourself.
From Terra, 11769 Manchester Rd.,
314-966-0800, www.terrastl.com

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Spring Open House: April 15-23, 2011


20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE

& Paul Burrell

cordially invite you to a private


cocktail party!
4-8pm Friday, April 15, 2011
door
Tickets: $15 in advance $20 at the
Proceeds benet Whole Kids Outreach

APRIL 15-16: MEET PAUL BURRELL

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Listen to the Fox News correspondent for the Royal


Wedding give the latest details about the wedding on
April 29th. Plus, see his new furniture line!
Best known for his 21 years of
service to the British Royal Family
and as Princess Diana's butler, Paul
lived and worked in many of the
world's most beautifully furnished
homes. His knowledge and expertise
are evident in two casual, eclectic
English country furniture collections
by Highland House available at
Three French Hens.

ROYAL M ANNER II
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