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AN ARTISTIC APPROACH
Eye-catching creativity punches up the volume
in this modern-minded loft that exudes plenty
of personality and charm

On the Cover
A downtown loft is alive with modern
design and a touch of the unexpected.
See page

NATURAL WONDER
Dened by its serene surroundings, this
magnicent mid-century home combines
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S pring
FEVER

I have it bad, do you? Enough with the snow, bring on the sun! As much as I have enjoyed the
magic that is winter in St. Louissoftly falling snowakes, crackling res and board games by the reits time
to move on. Im anxious to get outside, see if my thumb is any greener than it was last year (probably not) and
bask in the enveloping warmth of springtime.
I am also looking forward to my familys annual trek to Florida to visit grandparents, play on the beach, ride
bikes and read as many books as is humanly possible in the span of one week, which is for me, a writer, usually
only one because I savor each and every word.
And thats what I hope you do with the March issue of SLHL, savor each and every word, whether youre
sitting under an umbrella on the beach or wrapped in a light blanket on your patio.
Our suburban feature (page 44) is sure to inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty that surrounds
you. With nature as their guide, the homeowners have created a serene and eclectic environment in their
magnicent mid-century residence.
Quintessential city living is what youll nd on page 38. Creative and modern, this remarkable downtown loft
celebrates a love for life with its sleek furnishings, artistic and unexpected touches and inviting ambience.
Heading back west, youll nd Charlie Gitto, Jr. serving up an Italian feast at a gorgeous Town and Country
home (page 28) and get tips on throwing your own Italian soiree.
Springtime is upon us, no doubt. In fact, I was excited to see that rst purple crocus poking its pretty head up
in my yard. We hope this issue of SLHL will get you excited about the season to come and give you lots of great
ideas to make your environment, inside and out, the best it can be.
Heres to spring!

Judy Uelk, Editor


NOTE: In the January/February 2011 Toss a Party article, Sugar and Spice
and Everything Nice, we incorrectly listed the e-mail address of Sincerely
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St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! I cant
believe it. Time really does y. And what a wonderful 15 years it has been. We have been so
privileged to bring you some of St. Louis most beautiful homes and gardens, introduce you to
amazing local artists and designers and give you hundreds of ideas to make your home the home
of your dreams.
To commemorate what the sta of SLHL has deemed the Year of Celebration, we will be
oering you, our readers, a chance to win a special gift each issue. The very last page, titled
Just for You, will feature several fantastic items from local interior dcor shops around town. Just
log on to our website for your chance to take home of these incredible prizes!
We will also be traveling down memory lane a bit as we share with you some of the outstanding
designs we have showcased in years past. Look for these impressive projects and great products
each issue on this page, along with a special hello from me.
Is your business celebrating a special milestone, birthday or anniversary this year, too? Please let
us know. We would love to share your good news with our readers!
And so, with a festive spirit and a hope for all things good in 2011, I wish you a most happy and
beautiful spring.
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mixing furniture, accessories
and artwork of different styles keeps
spaces interesting and full of life so why
should ooring be any different? Colorful area
rugs in bold patterns arent just for modern
and contemporary spaces anymore. In fact,
this dramatic design trend is an attentiongrabbing way to infuse energy and a fresh
sense of style and simplicity into a room. Best
of all, its an easy update with a dramatic
impact and theres no repainting necessary!

one: Implied Damask Golden Apricot area rug by Tufenkian,


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Marrakesh hand-tufted area rug by Capel Rugs, available
through Volume Carpet. three: Arrondelle Medallion area
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Contrast is a powerful
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design, and the play of
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This dynamic color duo is simple


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With this timeless, polished palette,
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and glamorous black tie affairs. But
the greatest thing about black and
white is that it can also be funky and
fun. Think retro 60s, Mod Squad. Big
geometric patterns were all the rage
and were often black and white. And,
when paired with a bright bold wall
color, such as Pantones 2011 Color
of the Year, Honeysuckle Pink, black
and white furnishings take on an
extra eye-catching quality.

Above: Castel Loveseat by Baker, available through Frank Patton Interiors.


Left: White Horse Statue from Neiman Marcus.

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OF FLAIR, BLACK AND
WHITE IS EVERYWHERE!

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one: Ann Sacks Mosaics Coco tile


from the Beau Monde Collection,
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Wallpaper from Anthropologie.
three: Black Crystal Block Lamp
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ve: Hickory Chair Carved Chest,
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See page 68 for design resources.

St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles'


annual

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Call of the Wild


JUDY KREWET, INTERIOR DESIGNER WITH HOLLY BLUMEYER
INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP, CREATES A FAMILYFRIENDLY SPACE
WITH ANIMAL ATTRACTION
EDITED BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

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Q
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SLHL: It looks like you


took a walk on the wild
side when you designed
this space. What was your
inspiration?

JK: My clients, Colleen


and Pat Kelley, wanted a
family space that was kidfriendly but not childlike.
Having fun with animal prints, cozy textures,
artwork and tumble-ready furniture infused
with exotic air gave me the tools I needed to
create just such a space for them.
SLHL: How would you describe
this design style?
JK: It denitely has a British Colonial inuence.
Lighter khaki walls make the dark wood tones
pop. A neutral grasscloth wallcovering lls
niches above oating black cabinets (perfect
for storing games), bringing a sophisticated,
somewhat contemporary edge to the room
and serving as an ideal canvas for the global
accents and cultural artifacts.
SLHL: What was the rst item
you chose for this space?
JK: The large Soumak rug by the sofa. It had
so many colors: pumpkin, taupe, black, sage
green and teal. It was truly the jumpingo point for all of our design decisions and
helped to dictate the way we were going to
go with accent colors. A neat thing about
this rug, too, is that its reversible another
wonderful solution for an active family.

SLHL: The sectional sofa is wonderful!


Just the right touch for a room thats all
about family and taking it easy. Tell me
about some of the other pieces you chose.

soft and cuddly sheepskin rug from Ireland.


Oh, and the leopard throw on the sofa is so soft
and warm and really adds a fun touch.

JK: The sofa is great. Its upholstery is a combination of chenille and a woven windowpane
fabric. It hides everything! The ostrich pillows
(yes, ostrich) were such a fun nd. My clients
love them, and they really add personality.
Choosing a coee table to t into this space
was quite a challenge, however. We didnt
want the hard edges of a rectangle, and a
circular style didnt work, either. When we
happened upon this dark brown leather
ellipse, we were over the moon. It was the
perfect shape, was easy to clean and had a
storage shelf beneath to boot!

SLHL: In the dining area, you bring a


decidedly Colonial table and chairs into
the global mix, and it works beautifully.
What was behind this design decision?

SLHL: Animal prints reign supreme


here. How did you incorporate this motif
without making the space seem trendy?

SLHL: What advice can you give to a family


that wants to embrace a global design style?

JK: Animal prints and textures are actually


very classic. They add a certain verve to a
room and give it a rustic renement. The
key to using them is to edit and let them
shine against other pieces. I think thats what
we accomplished here. Besides the ostrich
pillows, we found a very cute ottoman
upholstered in cowhide, a side table in the
shape of a Z that has a crocodile nish, a large,
somewhat abstract painting of a zebra and a

JK: I was designing for a family that was really


going to use this space, not just walk through
it. Keeping that in mind was at the base of all
of my decisions. The substantial dining table,
with its honey oak nish, is more American
Colonial, but its classic detailing blends easily
with the multicultural look we were going
with here. The black Windsor spindle chairs
will also stand the test of time.

JK: Have fun searching for just the right unique


pieces that will blend into and complement
your familys lifestyle. In other words, enjoy
the hunt! You dont need to travel the world
to acquire global treasures. Wherever you nd
them, these wonderful accessories are the
icing on the cake, adding color and textural
interest to your space. They can also be great
conversation starters! Colleen and Pat agree.
We love our lower level. Its comfortable, fun
and makes us smile. Wed say thats success!

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Not every piece of furniture is destined to become an heirloom. Heirlooms


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These are the tables we gather around to celebrate holidays and the
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choose to be the centerpieces of our family traditions and pass on to our
children. Stickley Furniture is the maker of many such heirlooms.
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for the new way Americans wanted to live. According to Gustav, In
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permanent worth and its scarcity.
But what goes into the making of a Stickley heirloom? First, premium
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sent to the Rough Mill where skilled craftsmen carefully sort through
the wood, selecting only the nest pieces to be made into furniture. The
excess wood is used to heat the Stickley factory in the winter.
The wood is then sent to the Fine Mill where it is shaped into one
of the exquisite forms for which Stickley is famous, and then on to the
Cabinet Shop where master craftsmen, not machines, expertly t the
pieces of wood together to create the nal product. In these craftsmens
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allowing the natural grain of the gorgeous woods to sparkle.
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In the tradition of enduring design, superior craftsmanship and the
highest measure of excellence, Stickley might very well be an heirloom
the minute you place it in your home.

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Above: Carm (standing) pours wine for her husband, Jim, and their guests,
while Charlie Gitto, Jr. oers his delicious roasted chicken. The elegant
dining room, its walls covered in an exquisite wallpaper mural of ancient
Rome, is the perfect setting for this Italian feast. Black damask upholstered
chairs perch on a beautiful needlepoint rug dressed in the colors of
Tuscany. Opposite: Charlie prepares a scrumptious risotto Milanese.

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Buon Appetito!
A Town and Country couple gather family
and friends for a rustic Italian feast
BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY GEISEKING

or Carm and Jim Newell, the evening was


perfect. With a slight chill still embracing early spring,
cherished family and dear friends clustered together in
the warmth of the Newells kitchen, eagerly anticipating
the special party their gracious hosts had planned. They
knew it would be special because it always was. You see,
for Carm and Jim nothing pleased them more than
evenings such as this their home lled with loved
ones enjoying a delicious meal, reveling in each others
company and lingering over a nal glass of wine. But
this night was to be a bit dierent. This night was to be
a special celebration a celebration of their familys
Italian heritage. A celebration of love for family, friends
and, yes, for food.

The ultimate host and hostess had invited Charlie


Gitto, Jr. to prepare a rustic Italian feast for their guests
right before their very eyes. We wanted this to be an
interactive party, says Carm. Although its wonderful to
sit at a beautiful table and be served a delicious meal, its
also a lot of fun to be a part of the preparations.
As Charlie and his assistant, Ryan, chopped and tossed,
mixed and marinated, the lucky onlookers were able to
get a sense of what really goes into creating the delectable
dishes available at the famed Italian restaurant. Charlie
made everyone feel so comfortable, says Carm. People
were asking questions and really learning, adds Jim. It
was a huge success.
Charlie thought so, too. I love to do parties, he says.
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Italian Antipasto
Assorted cheeses and cold
meats,
eggplant caponata served
with grilled
Italian toast and marina
ted olives
Insalata Mista
Mixed greens with tomato
es, onions,
and oil and vinegar dre
ssing
Risotto Milanese
Risotto made with fresh
chicken broth,
Arborio rice, saffron, por
cini mushrooms
and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Rustic Chicken
Bone-in breast of chicken
with Italian
seasoning, roasted in its
own juices with fresh
San Marzano tomatoes,
peas and onions
Italian Cookies
Served with fresh vanilla
bean gelato
and hot espresso

especially smaller, intimate ones in someones home. You really get to


know the hosts and the guests. Its not work anymore; its just having
a party together.
The menu Charlie chose for this Italian feast was spectacular,
yet simple. To begin, a glorious platter of antipasto overowing
on a bed of large Romaine lettuce leaves included an appetizing
array of cold meats, eggplant caponata (a Sicilian tapenade)
served with grilled Italian toast, marinated olives and assorted
cheeses, including burrata (a fresh mozzarella stued with fresh
mozzarella curd and cream) imported directly from Italy. Antipasto
can be made with whatever you want, says Charlie, plus, its userfriendly. You can see everything thats on the plate.
Next, a classic Italian salad of mixed greens, sliced red onion,
Above, left: A classic Italian salad looks inviting in Carms crystal bowl.
Above, top center: A glorious platter of anitpasto is the ideal appetizer. Its
fun food, says Charlie. Above, top right: Host and hostess Jim and Carm
Newell toast the evening with Charlie Gitto, Jr. Above, bottom center:
The main course features bone-in roasted breast of chicken, San Marzano
tomatoes, peas, onions and Italian seasoning. Creamy risotto Milanese is a
delicious side.

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tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese is lightly dressed in oil and vinegar.


I like salad to be ued with freshness, not at, explains Charlie. I want
it to be alive, so I u a salad as high as I can.
For the main course, Charlies bone-in roasted breast of chicken and
risotto Milanese were huge hits. The aromas emanating from the oven
were mouthwatering to say the least. I like to toss my chicken like I
would do a salad, explains Charlie, to make sure all of the seasonings
are evenly distributed. For this dish, Charlie tosses the chicken with olive
oil, onion, fresh garlic, basil, parsley, oregano, peas and tomatoes he
crushed by hand. I dont sprinkle seasonings, the chef emphasizes. On
top of it all go several generous pats of butter and a drizzle of olive oil.
This was my grandmothers recipe, reminisces Charlie. When I was
little, my grandmother shared a big home with us on The Hill. I think all
my grandmother did was cook, chuckles Charlie. I was the taster.
For dessert, Charlie pulled out all the stops. Wait til you see this,
he exclaims. I start with our homemade vanilla bean gelato, add
a shot of steaming hot espresso, a dollop of fresh whipped cream,
a chocolate cookie and a sprig of mint for garnish. You talk about a
tasty dessert; this is something simple, but great. It was the perfect
nale to the perfect Italian meal. Of course, no Italian dinner is truly

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Above, left: An arrangement of roses, peonies


and tulips with fresh pears, grapes and genestra
is a stunning centerpiece. Above, right: Charlie
pours a tasty Pinot Grigio to complement his
meal. Below, left: Homemade gelato with a shot
of espresso is the perfect nale.

complete without a fair share of cannoli and Italian cookies, as well.


People often ask me what my secret is, says Charlie. I tell them that
the key to making great food is understanding how avors blend and
react to one another. Delicious food is a perfect marriage of tastes and
using the freshest ingredients.
To complement this fantastic fare, Carm created an elegant, yet
warm and welcoming, tablescape that wowed her guests and let
them know just how special they were. Gold-rimmed, oral dinner
plates oating on ruby red chargers are paired with sparkling
clear and red crystal stemware. Stunning silver candelabras cast a
gentle glow, making the entire table glitter in the soft candlelight.
For a centerpiece, Carm asked Frankie Peltiere, AFID, CFD, of Festive
Atmospheres to design a oral fantasy. I dont always use owers as
my centerpiece, says Carm. Often, I nd things around my home that
will work well with a certain theme. But this time, I knew I wanted
something colorful and spring-like, so I called on Frankie to do his
magic. Weve used Frankie so many times, and he never lets us down.
His work is phenomenal.
Mrs. Newell has been a client for many years, says Frankie. Her
love of beautiful owers and elegant entertaining make her a favorite
customer. To complement the handpainted oral china pattern, I
chose peach roses and pink peonies. Red tulips accent the heirloom
red crystal stemware, while fresh pears, grapes and genestra blooms
add texture and movement to the spring arrangement.
Needless to say, Carm and Jim love to entertain. They wanted a big
house so they would always have room to have everyone over. Its
such a treat coming to their home, says Carms brother, Tino.
And thats what makes Carm and Jim the happiesthaving people
over. We love having family and friends gathered in our home and
around our table, they say. Its one of our most favorite things.
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Opposite page, top: Dened by colorful accents and unique pieces, such as
a lime green chair made entirely of seatbelts and a vibrant orange noodle
bowl, the lofts family room is modern yet comfortable. Opposite page,
bottom left: Large windows in the living room look out onto the hustle and
bustle of downtown St. Louis. Opposite page, bottom right: The clean lines
of the Mid-Century modern interpretation console and walnut Buttercup
Chair by Blu Dot provides contrast against a striking painting by Anthony
Z., entitled The Divorce/The Dance. Below: Colorful glass tiles stand out
against shiny black granite in the kitchens imaginative backsplash. Right:
The dining rooms blue and green striped area rug is made with FLOR carpet
tiles that can be arranged in an endless number of sizes and patterns.

arm, welcoming and alive with imaginative


design, the dynamic downtown loft that Mike Finan and Dr. Eric Nolan
call home abounds with artistic twists and unexpected turns. Located
in the historic Louderman Building, this incredible high-rise residence is
more than just a place to call home; its a sincere reection of the owners
personalities and joie de vivre.
As owner of the downtown store UMA, an acronym for urban
materials and accessories and the accompanying online store iloveuma
.com, Mikes design style is what he calls soft, clean contemporary. So
whether hes looking for unique items by favorite designers to ll his loft
or stock his store, Mikes philosophy is the same. I look for things with
good design but that dont take themselves too seriously, he says.
This artful and, at times, quirky style is a perfect match for Mike and
Erics luxurious loft and its conrmed by the family and friends who
cant seem to stay away. With a love for entertaining, the homeowners
enjoy hosting get-togethers, whether for annual holidays, such as
Thanksgiving and Christmas, their nieces and nephews birthday and
graduation parties, or the occasional dinner party every few weeks.
The lofts spacious, open oor plan creates a natural ow that makes
it easy to host parties of all sizes. When we have parties, all of the spaces
turn into one big room, says Mike. But for daily living, Mike and Eric have
thoughtfully dened distinct spaces within their home, creating separate
rooms that are cozy and warm.

As in many homes, Mike and Erics kitchen is a favorite gathering spot


for their guests. One of the kitchens most impressive features is the long
island that doubles as a serving buet. Recessed lights above the island
illuminate the kitchen and eliminate the need for hanging pendants,
keeping the space open and more conducive to casual conversation.
In keeping with the simple and clean aesthetic, light wood cabinetry
and stainless steel appliances give the kitchen a modern edge while
providing sleek contrast against black Fireslate countertops and a shiny
backsplash created with 4-by-4-inch squares of handcut black granite.
For an unexpected and artistic touch, colorful glass tiles arranged in a
lively free-form pattern are intermixed with the granite to add striking
visual interest.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a playful mixture of caf and side chairs
by Context Furniture perfectly complements the dining rooms large
Corbusier LC6 glass table. The Tech Lighting Symphony chandelier,
made with bendable rods that can be shaped and reshaped on a whim,
allows for easy updates when the impulse arises.
Flowing eortlessly from the dining room, the well-appointed living
room is a chic yet cozy compilation of artistic furnishings and accessories.
Classic Mid-Century-style chairs, an Eileen Gray side table and a George
Nelson bubble lamp create a stylish seating area thats full of surprising
design details, including a hand-layered, woven glass bowl from Just
Imagine Glass Studio in Seattle. Overhead, a handcrafted mobile from
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Above, left: The lofts reading room,


which is appointed with streamlined
dcor and contemporary lodge
accents, features a decorative deer
wall graphic and a chrome antler
candlestick. Above, right: An insect
shadowbox from Pheromone Studio
in Salem, Oregon, creatively displays
damselies in Mike and Erics guest
bathroom. Right: With its clean lines
and warm color scheme, the master
suite is an inviting and cozy escape.
The rich walnut headboard and
bedframe complement the light wood
oors and a deep chocolate-colored
accent wall. Bev Hisey, who customcreated the hand-felted and die cut
pillows, as well as the rooms area rug,
is based in Toronto and is a favorite
designer of the homeowners.

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Hsu Studios in West Virginia spins and swirls, while a crystal feather
objet dart balances delicately on the Noguchi coee table. An expansive
wall of windows looks south onto the cityscape and oods the space
with natural light.
Rich black walls envelop the reading room in sophisticated glamour.
I always wanted to try black walls, and this is an easy space to do it in
because there are so many windows, Mike says. True Black by Benjamin
Moore gives the walls saturated color and allows the neutral furnishings
to pop. Mike used an almost transparent 3Form paper wall to divide the
reading and family rooms without creating a barrier between the two. I
dont like walls or separation, says Mike. His ingenious solution splits the
spaces in an airy, organic way.
With its bright red accent wall and bold, dramatic pieces, such as a
chair made entirely of lime green seatbelts, the family rooms style is
emphatic and energetic. Embellished with colorful silk Armani Home
throw pillows that the homeowners found in SoHo on a memorable
trip to New York City, a neutral-colored sofa from Room & Board is a
particularly favorite piece that ties the room together. It can be really
hard to nd something with clean lines thats also comfortable, Mike
says. We use it every day.

A vibrant painting, entitled The Divorce/The Dance, by Anthony


Z. is a true focal point in the family room, exploding on the far wall in
a symphony of vivid colors and arresting design. Custom-created to
complement this glorious work of art, the Quiet Oboe, an eye-catching,
hand-wrapped ber sculpture by Santa Monica artist Myra Burg, is one
of the homeowners favorite pieces.
Also gracing the lofts walls are Mikes own photographs. Artistically
arranged in the guest bath and mounted on repurposed DKNY display
boards, an inventive collection of Mikes photography depicting Midtown
St. Louis gives the rooms graphite gray walls and ceiling an interesting
and unexpected central focus.
A modern design aesthetic artfully blended with warm, inviting style
is what makes Mike and Erics downtown loft so ideal. And with its hip,
urban vibe, breathtaking city views and close proximity to some of St.
Louis premier dining spots and attractions, these homeowners cant
imagine living anywhere else.
Living downtown is the ideal social situation, say Mike and Eric. Most
of our friends are within walking distance, and all of our favorite bars and
restaurants, such as Mosaic and Bridge, are, too.
See page 68 for Design Resources.

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Suburban

NATURALWonder

Dened by its serene surroundings, this magnicent mid-century home


combines eclectic design with a decidedly modern tree house feel
BY KATIE UNDERHILL

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL JACOB

Opposite page: Whether enjoying a meal on the main terrace, gathering around the repit on a chilly evening, or reading a book
in the backyard hammock, the owners of this stunning suburban home are frequently immersed in nature. And with ve outdoor living
spaces, they can appreciate their wooded surroundings in blissful tranquility. Above: An inviting outdoor seating and dining area,
located directly o the homes great room and kitchen, oers picturesque glimpses of the lovely tree-lined landscape.
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ook deep into nature, and then you will


understand everything better.

And so goes the philosophy of two suburban homeowners,


profoundly inspired by nature and what it oers to those who are
patient enough to listen to its genius. With a deep appreciation
for the 2-acre woods that envelop their home, the owners have
transformed their interior living spaces into cozy, eclectic works of
art that complement lush exterior vistas in every way imaginable.
And, even amid intriguing design and an abundance of fabulous
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Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

awaits outdoors. Expansive oor-to-ceiling windows gaze out onto a


woodland landscape, creating a seamless transition between indoors
and out.
The windows make such a dierence in the view, says the
homeowner. They make nature accessible.
Thoughtful design has also made it accessible, with a nod to
nature in nearly every room. Hardwood oors and an earthy color
palette of neutrals lend an organic quality to the eclectic dcor.

Original to the home, rustic stone covers a stairway wall that spans two
stories, the great room replace, and part of the homes exterior, which
helps maintain its character and mid-century aesthetic.
This house has been through an evolution, say the homeowners,
whose vision has resurrected an incredible house, once hidden by
dated design. We were looking for a home that we could put our
stamp on something that we could really make our own.
Enlisting the help of an architect for structural issues only after theyd
formulated their own plans, the ambitious homeowners redesigned the
entire house by themselves, reconguring rooms to achieve the open
oor plan and natural ow they imagined. By combining two smaller
bedrooms, they were able to make room for a spacious master suite.
Before we renovated, the house was full of little rooms it felt so
small. When we took the walls down, it really opened up, explains the
homeowner. We redesigned the home so that we would be able to
use every space.

With form and function in perfect balance, every room is now usable
and gorgeously appointed. Describing their style as a little bit of old and
a little bit of new with elements of modern and contemporary mixed in,
the homeowners have fashioned a beautiful blend. The casual, eclectic
design is a reection of our personalities, note the homeowners.
Rather than purchasing matching sets, they enjoy mixing pieces to give
their spaces more texture and life. Above all, however, the homeowners

Opposite page: Colorful fabrics and accessories, such as those that grace
the casually elegant dining room, pop against the homes neutral walls.
Above, right: The focal replace wall in the great room called for a slightly
deeper shade to set o the oor mirrors and stone wall, says interior
designer Barb Slavkin. Thoughtful pieces, such as the tall mirrors anking
the replace that were built by the homeowner, help the room achieve its
comfortable, eclectic aesthetic.
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admit, We want our guests to feel comfortable and relaxed in our home.
To enhance this sense of coziness, Barb Slavkin of Barbara Slavkin
Interiors, LLC, suggested a serene color palette that would easily marry
the unique, oversized furnishings and brightly colored accent pieces.
Were a little color shy, says the homeowner, but Barb helped us
overcome our fear.
According to Barb, A simple color and accessory consultation was all
that was necessary to turn this already beautiful home into something
extraordinary. Subtle changes in paint helped to distinguish and
complement each area.
Every bit as cozy and comfortable as the homes interior spaces, ve
outdoor living oases grace the homes large yard.
Our outdoor spots are great for entertaining guests or simply
relaxing, says the homeowner. Whether its dining alfresco or engaging
in quiet conversation in one of the intimate seating areas, the colorfully

Above, left: As part of the homes total transformation, the owners replaced
all existing windows to achieve a strong presence of nature in nearly every
room. With a wall of oor-to-ceiling windows, the master suite is no exception.
Above, right: Two bedrooms were combined to create an expansive master
suite, which includes a serene master bath, a dressing area and a beautiful
walk-in closet. Opposite page: The homeowners designed their new
kitchen in its entirety, even down to the cabinets, and expanded the space
so that they could access the terrace.

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decorated terrace directly o the kitchen oers a botanic paradise. In


the springtime, coleus, palms, geraniums, Mexican heather and assorted
tropicals add a resort-like ambience to the setting.
And when temperatures dip, guests can gather around the repit in
another enchanting seating area located below and beyond the main
terrace. But what is now a lush environment was once in desperate
need of TLC. To improve the setting, the homeowners leveled a
dangerous hill and cleared a wooded area for a better view, removing
only weeds and honeysuckle.
Fallen logs now frame the paths surrounding the house, dotted
with benches, hammocks and bridges they constructed themselves,
beckoning tranquil moments. The new and improved view provides
the homeowners, as well as their precious pug-tzu, Kirby, picturesque
glimpses of wildlife, such as turkeys, ducks and deer.
The homeowners are hands-on, to be sure, but their work is a
labor of love. An anity for gardening was, in fact, what spurred their
move from a condominium in the Central West End to this sprawling
suburban residence. I loved gardening in the city, says the homeowner,
but here I am able to reinvent it on a much larger scale.
With nature as their inspiration, these creative individuals have crafted
a home that not only pays homage to their love of design but serves
as a testament to their understanding of the balance and beauty in the
world that surrounds them.
See page 68 for Design Resources.

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one: Euphorbia Diamond Frost. Kerry considers this frothy white gem a work horse plant. Its heat and
drought tolerant and mixes with just about everything, she says. Although it likes sun, it will also do well
in part-shade. two: Supertunia Vista Bubblegum. One plant of this vigorous, medium-pink, self-cleaning
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it up in this sun-loving, trailing plant that takes o fast and keeps blooming until frost. four: Graceful Grasses
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tall. I grow mine in a galvanized tub without a drainage hole. When it begins to turn a little yellow, I know
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summer heat sets in, Snow Princess just gets bigger and better. It needs regular moisture but will bounce
back from a wilt if given some quick rst aid.

ts that time of year when gardeners green thumbs start to get itchy. The
weathers softening, the earth is thawing, and last summers patio and deck containers stand
empty and bereft.
Actually, if truth be told, empty and bereft may be only one notch worse than my lled
containers looked at the end of last summer. The 2010, high-90s heat that came early and lasted
long took its toll. At the end of the season, I vowed to make better choices in the annuals I
selected for my 2011 garden. I needed some help. I needed some inside information.
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backyard. Although she travels the world working with plant breeders and growers, Kerry Meyer,
the program director of Americas number-one plant brand, Proven Winners, lives and gardens
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SUPERBELLS BLACKBERRY
PUNCH AND CORALBERRY PUNCH.
These million bells (Calibrachoa) hybrids
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puts down roots as it travels, making it
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come. Visit Encores website for
retail locations, photos, planting
instructions and more.
www.encoreazalea.com

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

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cabinetry, sinks and appliances. Modular
units can be combined in a variety of ways
to congure a personalized outdoor living
space.
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Because your deck is an investment


toward your home, you should choose
Vekadeck vinyl decking. Vekadeck
is a low-maintenance vinyl deck board
with a lifetime warranty. The low water
absorption of Vekadeck makes it a
great decking material to use near
pools. Since Vekadeck boards are
reinforced cellular PVC, they are a great
alternative to wood and composite
decks.
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SCALE
Left: Crafted from Brazilian Lyptus wood, a hybrid of
two species of Eucalyptus tree and an environmentally
friendly alternative to oak, cherry and mahogany, this
wood is ideal for use with climate-controlled systems.
The darkened Missouri limestone surround used here
gives that cellar feel. We like to mix materials, too,
says Bob, and often intermingle breakaway stone with
rough-textured plaster. Solid wood racks, in addition
to individually locked wine crate cubbies behind mesh
doors, oer maximum storage in a small amount of
space. Below: Private, specialty wines are neatly
concealed behind clever pullout storage doors.

We take closets

transform them
into gorgeous wine
storage spaces.

and

Cozy Quarters

Bob Burmeister,
Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry

WHEN STORAGE SPACE FOR WINE IS AT A PREMIUM,


ITS TIME TO THINK OUTSIDE THE CELLAR
BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS, COURTESY OF MARC CHRISTIAN FINE CABINETRY

Great wines deserve a great home. But great homes dont have to be
big. Remember what they say about great things? Many times they
come in small packages.
Wine cellars are no exception. A lot of our clients want wine
cellars, says Bob Burmeister, co-owner/designer at Marc Christian
Fine Cabinetry, but they dont have the square footage for a large
walk-in cellar. We take 4- to 6-foot closets and transform them into
gorgeous climate-controlled storage spaces for their collections.

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Like large cellars, these wine niches can be as ornate or simple as the
homeowner desires. We like to add details such as moldings, intricate
carvings depicting grapes and vineyards, and corbels to add interest and
beauty to the space, explains Bob. We often use glass and iron doors so
the vintages are visible from the dining room or entertaining area.
Wine niches, available for a fraction of the cost of a traditional walk-in
cellar, really add an extra-special touch to a home without taking up too
much space, making them especially great for remodels.

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you, its more than just a room. Its a
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BEFORE
& AFTER

Beautiful upper glass cabinets lit from


within showcase the homeowners
charming collectibles.

Golden Oak granite countertops


complement and enhance the rooms
soft, natural color palette.

State-of-the-art SubZero and Wolf


appliances beneath custom cabinet
panels are a cooks dream come true.

Lighten Up
ELEGANT STYLING AND AN UPBEAT COLOR PALETTE
DEFINE THIS DELIGHTFULLY DESIGNED KITCHEN
BY KATIE UNDERHILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALISE OBRIEN

CHALLENGE: To transform a dark, dated kitchen into a light and bright


space for luxurious living.
SOLUTION: Desiring a lighter, brighter kitchen that would be both
functional and fabulous, the homeowners of this now-spectacular
space called on Nancy Sauerho, principal and owner of NLS Design,
LLC, to turn their dreams into a reality.
By removing dated wallpaper and excess brick, in addition to
selecting an upbeat color palette, Nancy infused the space with chic,
current style. Creamy white cabinetry along the kitchens perimeter
stands out against bright apple green walls, while the beautiful cherry
monolithic island adds a warm ambience to the space and satises the
homeowners love of wood tones.
Distinctive design details, such as the islands custom, sculpted
6-inch-thick granite countertop and specially made 15-inch-deep wall
cabinets with furniture style side panels and bun feet, give the kitchen

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before
an elegant, custom aesthetic that blends beautifully with its new
cheerful yet sophisticated look. The dramatic transformation from
dark to light in this kitchen is extraordinary, says Nancy. The detailing
is so sophisticated and classic that this kitchen will be timeless.
Expanding the window above the kitchen sink to brighten the
room with natural light, and removing the wall between the kitchen
and adjacent family room, as well as walls surrounding the ovens,
refrigerator, pantry and desk area, improves the kitchens ow.
The addition of a convenient beverage center better serves the
homeowners during gatherings and family celebrations, while new
seating around the island allows grandchildren and casual diners to
glimpse the picturesque pool area through the large kitchen window.
Now the homeowners can enjoy a bright, beautiful kitchen that is
also spacious and functional, says Nancy.
See page 68 for design resources.

The dramatic

transformation from dark to light in this kitchen

is extraordinary.

Nancy Sauerhoff

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ECO
LOGIC

Eco-Preneurs

TWO CREATIVE MINDS MEET TO DESIGN


ENVIRONMENTALLY SAVVY FURNITURE THAT TAKES
GREEN LIVING TO A WHOLE NEW STYLISH LEVEL

BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB GRIMM


Above, top: Ideal for a work space, these modern but
classic desks with white powder-coated legs (placed
back to back) are set on wheels for easy maneuverability.
The desktop is a repurposed gym oor. Wheeled storage
beneath frees up oor space. Above, bottom: One solid
piece of steel is crafted into sleek legs. A reclaimed glass
top oats above a second work space.
See page 68 for design resources.

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PHONE: 636.391.7640

BLOG: blog.TheDesignSourceLTD.com

WEB: www.TheDesignSourceLTD.com

FACEBOOK: The Design Source Limited

Discover. Create. Enhance.

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We listen to the way our clients live and work, and we design
pieces that make sense for them. Rob Grimm and Hector Caiazza

ou could say that it all began with a tangle of


cords. Rob Grimm, a commercial photographer and owner of
Robert G. Grimm Photography, Inc., a photography studio located
in a downtown loft that he renovated, was frustrated. You wouldnt
believe how many cords and wires I deal with on a daily basis,
explains Rob. My life as a photographer is packed with power
management. I couldnt nd furniture that worked for my business
and that looked good, too, so I decided to build it myself. Soon after,
everyone who visited the studio wanted the furniture, too.
So, together with Hector Caiazza, an industrial designer, who had
previously developed toys and theme park attractions, this pair of
visionaries created TORK Design, a company focused on creating
smart, ecological and multi-generational furniture. TORK Design was
born out of a passion for creation, they say. Our work is nessed to
integrate function and beauty.
Both visionaries, Robs and Hectors unique talents perfectly
complement each other. Hector draws what Rob envisions, and they
both work closely to make their dreams a reality. One of our strengths as
furniture designers is problem solving, they say. We listen to the way our
clients live and work, and we design pieces that make sense for them.
Sustainability being foremost in their designs, Rob and Hector
repurpose and reuse as many materials as they can. People have called
us scavengers, says Rob, and I take that as a very big compliment.
Hector agrees. Thats one of the things Rob and I have in common,
he says. We can look at something and see the potential there.

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We love to bring things back to life, adds Rob.


Its obvious the two have been bitten by the eco-bug and are
producing modern, classic pieces that are built to last. The materials
we use to create our furniture must be rapid renewable, recycled or
recyclable. As a result, all of our pieces are constructed from glass, steel
and Plyboo, an architectural plywood made from 100 percent rapidly
renewable bamboo, says Rob. As an environmentally smart company,
TORK Design also allows for only minimal waste by trying to construct
their pieces in a way that is directly proportionate to the source
materials whenever possible.
From desks with integrated lighting to credenzas with hidden
storage, towering bookshelves, tables for work, play or ne dining,
this is intelligent and sustainably designed furniture for today.
Handmade with the emotion of artists and the skill of craftsmen, TORK
Design oers sleek, timeless pieces that will look as great 30 years from
now as they do today. Rob and Hector have truly found a way to make
a big impact with a very small footprint; and the result is extraordinary.
Above left: Designed around the principles of creating clean, wire-free work
surfaces, TORK Design desks oer plenty of storage and a timeless look. The
Axium bookcase crafted of steel and bamboo is a modern and eco-friendly
take on a classic design. Above right: Plyboo, available in a variety of colors
and styles, allows custom designed pieces without a need to stain or change
the color of the material. Less chemistry into the wood means less o-gassing,
and the absence of stains combined with Plyboos low VOCs and formaldehydefree materials means that indoor air quality is positively impacted.

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CURB
APPEAL

Countryside Charm
A PICTURESQUE LADUE PROPERTY CALLS TO MIND
VISIONS OF AN ENCHANTING EUROPEAN ESTATE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN B. SMITH

Built in 1928, 8 Ridgewood is nestled on two sprawling acres of gorgeous green space.
Whitewashed brick and a red tile roof impart a sense of history and character, while
lush landscaping, mature trees and exquisite rear yard gardens add natural beauty to
the homes captivating appeal.

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8 RIDGEWOOD
IN LADUE, MISSOURI 63124

2,695,000

For more information,


contact Anne Ryan or John Ryan of
The Ryan Tradition, Coldwell Banker
Gundaker Ladue, 314-993-8000,
www.theryantradition.com

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
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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

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EVENTS

March
Through March 27
2011 Orchid Show
This grand exhibit of 800 blooming
orchids from the Missouri Botanical
Gardens historic collection is on
display for public viewing only
once a year. Infused with an eclectic
mix of Maya-themed accents,
the 2011 show is open Mondays
through Fridays from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. (last weekday entry is at
2 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
Orthwein Floral Display Hall,
located in the lower level of the
Gardens Ridgway Visitor Center.
For more information, visit www
.mobot.org.

March 5 The River City Casino


Grand Parade
One of the largest parades in the
Midwest, this annual celebration
of Mardi Gras starts at Busch
Stadium at 11 a.m. and ends at
the Anheuser-Busch brewery,
with a day of festivities taking
place throughout the streets of
Soulard, including culinary delights,
live music and other exciting
events. For more information,
visit www.mardigrasinc.com.

March 5 Food for Thought at


the Contemporary Art Museum
Try creative, art-inspired,
complimentary tastings by a
local chef, and participate in an
exhibition tour and hands-on
workshop with a local artist. This
cultural event is free and open
to the public, and no RSVP is
required. For more information,
visit www.camstl.org.

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March 10 Native Plant Schools


Gardening in Deep Shade: Ferns
and Other Shade Plants
This informative gardening class
is oered by Shaw Nature Reserve
from 9 a.m. to noon at the Whitmire
Wildower Garden, located at
Hwy. 100 and I-44. The cost is
$10 for members and $15 for
non-members, and registration is
required. To register, call 636-4513512 or visit www.shawnature.org.

March 10 Meet the Curator:


Dominic Molon
Partake in lively conversation
with the Contemporary Art
Museums new chief curator,
Dominic Molon. Visitors will hear
about his recent work at the
MCA Chicago, his plans for CAM
and more. This event takes place
at 7 p.m. and is free and open to
the public. For more information,
visit www.camstl.org.

March 12 42nd Annual St.


Patricks Day Parade
Elaborate oats, cartoon character
balloons, marching bands and
more will ll the streets of downtown St. Louis. The parade begins
at 18th and Market Streets at
noon, traveling east on Market to
Broadway and south on Broadway.
Food and drink will be sold at
several locations along the parade
route, as well as in the Irish Village,
which is located at Kiener Plaza
and features live entertainment. For
more information, call 314-2417287 or visit www.irishparade.org.

MARCH 2011 STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

The St. Louis Builders

Home & Garden Show


With more than 500 exhibitors and 1,800 booths, this annual event lls
nearly 400,00 square feet of the Americas Center and Edward Jones Dome.
Provided by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern
Missouri, this event is actually ve shows in one: Lawn & Garden, Kitchen
& Bath, Interior Design, Pool & Spas and Building Products. Be sure to
stop by Contempri Homes spectacular off-site stick built home, sponsored
by St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles with interior design by Frank Patton
Interiors. This rustic contemporary, one-and-a-half-story vacation
home, complete with a loft, is truly an attraction you wont want to miss.
Admission to the show is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 3-5 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
March 6. For more information, visit www.stlhomeshow.com.

March 18 Around the World


Wine Dinner
This four-course meal will take
diners on a culinary trip to the
Bordeaux region of France. Chefs
from Catering St. Louis will create
a regional menu, pairing each
course with a dierent wine from
the same region. Dinners begin
at 6:30 p.m. and are served at
various locations throughout the
Missouri Botanical Garden. The
cost is $55 per person, plus an 18%
service charge and tax. Advance
reservation is required; call 314577-0200. For more information,
visit www.mobot.org.

March 19 Horticulture Therapy


Awareness Day
Learn about the physical and
mental benets that plants and
gardening provide in addition to
a beautiful backyard. This event
takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Kemper Center for Home

Gardening. For more information,


visit www.mobot.org.

March 25-26 2011 Stout


& Oyster Festival at the Schlay
Tap Room
More than 25,000 fresh oysters
are own in from both coasts to
make a variety of delectable
dishes, including gumbo,
Rockefeller, fried, Po-Boy and
grilled oysters. Visitors can also
enjoy three delicious Schlay
Stouts: Nitro Irish, Oatmeal and
Kaldis Coee. Hours: Friday
5 to 9 p.m. in the Club Room Raw
Bar and until midnight in the
restaurant; Saturday noon to 8 p.m.
in the Club Room Raw Bar and
from 11 a.m. to midnight in the
restaurant. For more information,
visit www.schlay.com.

more upcoming
web For
events, visit stlouis
homesmag.com

watch.

by St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles


learn.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY GIESEKING

taste.

A RUSTIC ITALIAN

Feast

An authentic rustic Italian menu by Charlie Gittos is the perfect start to spring!
Sample a variety of delicious dishes and get fabulous tips from Charlie Gitto,
Jr. on how to make your next party a great success.

Join us

WHEN March 8, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

THE COOKING SCHOOL MENU


t Italian Antipasto
Assorted cheeses and cold meats, eggplant caponata served with grilled Italian
toast and marinated olives
t Insalata Mista
Mixed greens with tomatoes, onions, and oil and vinegar dressing

WHERE Construction Appliance Supply


1626 Headland Drive in Fenton
RESERVATIONS $35 per person, seating is limited,
RSVP to Jenna, 636-230-9700

t Risotto Milanese
Risotto made with fresh chicken broth, Arborio rice, saffron, porcini mushrooms
and Parmigiano-Reggiano
t Rustic Chicken
Bone-in breast of chicken with Italian seasoning, roasted in its own juices with
fresh San Marzano tomatoes, peas and onions
t Italian Cookies
Served with fresh vanilla bean gelato and hot espresso

a Network Communications publication


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

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SELECT
CREDITS

From our magazine to your home...


Featured products, shops and services

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Trends

Style Maker

Ambassador Floor Co., 636-7281600, www.ambassadoroor.com;


Ageless Rug Treasures, 314-918-9256,
www.agelessrugs.com; Aminis
Galleria, 636-537-9200, www
.aminis.com; Volume Carpet, 8994
Manchester Rd., 314-963-7847

Interior designer Judy Krewet, Holly


Blumeyer Interior Design Group,
Ltd., 314-965-2828

(pages 14-16)

Fab Finds

(pages 22-23)

Artisan

(page 26)

Stickley, www.stickley.com;
Dau Home Furnishings, 636-3943005, www.daufurniture.com

(pages 1820)

Classic Kitchens, Baths & Tile,


A Division of Tallman Co.,
314-843-4466, www.tallman
company.com; Anthropologie,
www.anthropologie.com;
Williams-Sonoma Home, www
.wshome.com; Neiman Marcus,
www.neimanmarcus.com; Frank
Patton Interiors, 314-965-4240,
www.frankpatton.com; Dau Home
Furnishings, 636-394-3005, www
.daufurniture.com; Savvy
Surroundings, 314-432-7289,
www.savvyladue.com; Metro
Lighting, www.metrolighting
centers.com; Edwin Pepper Interiors,
314-862-6330, www.edwin
pepper.com

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Toss A Party
(pages 28-30)

Charlie Gittos, three locations


throughout St. Louis, 314-7728898, www.charliegittos.com;
Frankie Peltiere, AIFD, CFD, Festive
Atmospheres, 314-481-1501, www.
festiveatmoshpheres.com

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www.benjaminmoore.com; Select
furnishings, Room & Board, www
.roomandboard.com; Select
furnishings, CB2, www.cb2.com

Suburban Feature
(pages 44-49)

19

Small Scale
(page 56)

Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry,


2366 Schuetz Rd., 314-994-7111,
www.marcchristian.com

Before & After

Color and accessory consulting,


interior designer Barb Slavkin,
Barbara Slavkin Interiors, LLC,
www.slavkin.net; Realtor, Deni
Ryckman, Dielmann Sothebys
International Realty, www.sothebys
realty.com; Kitchen design,
Helen Gregory

(pages 58-59)

In the Garden

TORK Design, Rob Grimm


and Hector Caiazza, 314-371-1559,
www.tork-design.com

(pages 50-51)

Kerry Meyer of Proven Winners,


www.provenwinners.com

Nancy Sauerho, principal and


owner of NLS Design, LLC, 314-5407909, www.nlsdesign.com;
General Contractor, Dan Durbin,
Durbin Carpentry, 314-280-5133

EcoLogic

(pages 60 & 62)

Urban Feature
(pages 38-43)

Louderman Lofts, 317 N. 11th St.,


www.loftworks-stl.com; Select
furnishings and accessories, UMA
(the homeowner is the owner of
UMA), 314-241-9990, www.ilove
uma.com; Select furnishings, Design
Within Reach, 314-361-1701, www
.dwr.com; Paint, Benjamin Moore,

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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
than 40 years. Complimentary lighting
design and layout. Unparalleled
selection of lighting, ceiling fans, home
accessories, furnishings and gifts.

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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.

CENTRAL VACUUM
SYSTEMS

Go to www.stlouishomesmag.com for details


and to download an entry form. Please submit
by May 15, 2011.
Fax your form to: 636-230-9689
Or mail your form to:
Kathy Brooks, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles
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
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

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

and energy controls in the residential/


hospitality/commercial markets.

Sourcebook 2010

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.

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Because Style Isnt Just About What You Wear!

Alu-Carlo

Renishing Co., Inc.


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
Specialty/Painted Finishes
Kitchen Cabinetry
Frame Restoration
Gold and Silver Leang

+ Piano Renishing

The Exchange
A Consignment/Resale Shop

Home Dcor Consignments


Unique Home Accessories
Awesome Jewelry & Gifts
New Items Arrive Daily

11437 Gravois Road


St. Louis, MO 63126
314-842-7300
Mon. Tues. & Fri. 10-6
Wed. & Thurs. 10-7
Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 12-5

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HAAS CABINETS: 40-65% OFF


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Another collaboration by
NLS Design, LLC and Durbin Carpentry, Inc.

A Division of J. Bathe Electric

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sMedia Room
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Cabinetry by Design

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JULISKA ISABELLA
SMALL ROUND PITCHER
Add a touch of timeless
European elegance to your
home with this classic glass
pitcher. Mouth-blown by
artisans in the hills outside
Prague, Juliska glassware is
romantic and eortlessly chic.
From Mary Tuttles,
17021 Baxter Rd., 636-728-0480,
www.marytuttles.com

FAITH, HOPE & LOVE CERAMIC JARS


These handcrafted canisters by Gracious Goods beautifully store
coee, tea or spices. Or place them on your bathroom vanity for
elegant storage there. Each tightly-tting lid is adorned with a
cross (faith), a heart (love) or a eur de lis (hope).
From Ooh La La, 17701 Edison Ave., 636-532-3353,
www.oohlalahomefurnishings.com

OTTOMAN WITH
BRANCH-STYLED IRON BASE
Just imagine this classic piece in your foyer or at
the end or your bed. Leopard print upholstery and a
stunning branch-styled base in a gold-toned nish
is sure to make a striking addition to your home.

Enter to Win!

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march-web-giveaways for your chance to take home
one of these fabulous items from a favorite
St. Louis home dcor shop.

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From John-Richard Boutique by MKS Designs,


272 Lamp & Lantern Village, 636-227-8777,
www.shopmks.com

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