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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

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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. Louis—softly falling snowflakes, crackling fires and board games by the fire—it’s time to move on. I’m 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 family’s 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 that’s what I hope you do with the March issue of SLHL, savor each and every word, whether you’re 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 magnificent mid-century residence. Quintessential city living is what you’ll find 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, you’ll find 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 first 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. Here’s 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 Sue. The correct address is sincerelysue@sbcglobal.net.

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This dynamic color duo is simple yet stylish and can’t help but call to mind a certain undeniable elegance. With this timeless, polished palette, rooms designed in classic black and white remind us of tailored tuxedos 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 Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year, Honeysuckle Pink, black and white furnishings take on an extra eye-catching quality.

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one: Ann Sacks Mosaics Coco tile from the Beau Monde Collection, available through Classic Kitchens, Baths & Tile, A Division of Tallman Company. two: Ebony Lace Wallpaper from Anthropologie. three: Black Crystal Block Lamp from Williams-Sonoma Home. four: Opal Chair from Lexington’s Black Ice Collection, available through Dau Home Furnishings. five: Hickory Chair Carved Chest, available through Edwin Pepper Interiors. six: Black-and-white striped bowl from Savvy Surroundings. See page 68 for design resources.


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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 flair gave me the tools I needed to create just such a space for them. SLHL: How would you describe this design style? JK: It definitely has a British Colonial influence. Lighter khaki walls make the dark wood tones pop. A neutral grasscloth wallcovering fills niches above “floating” 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 first 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 jumpingoff 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 it’s reversible – another wonderful solution for an active family.

SLHL: The sectional sofa is wonderful! Just the right touch for a room that’s 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 find. My clients love them, and they really add personality. Choosing a coffee table to fit into this space was quite a challenge, however. We didn’t want the hard edges of a rectangle, and a circular style didn’t 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 refinement. The key to using them is to edit and let them shine against other pieces. I think that’s 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 finish, 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 finish, 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 family’s lifestyle. In other words, enjoy the hunt! You don’t need to travel the world to acquire global treasures. Wherever you find 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. It’s comfortable, fun and makes us smile. We’d say that’s success!”

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Not every piece of furniture is destined to become an heirloom. Heirlooms are special. These treasured pieces carry memories in their very grain. These are the tables we gather around to celebrate holidays and the chairs we linger in with another glass of wine. These are the pieces that we choose to be the centerpieces of our family traditions and pass on to our children. Stickley Furniture is the maker of many such heirlooms. Gaining international prominence in the early 20th century with its Mission Oak designs, Stickley was well-known for its solid construction, using only the highest quality woods, and for its beautiful forms. With a genius for design, brothers Gustav and Leopold Stickley were producing exceedingly strong and long-lasting furniture, perfect for the new way Americans wanted to live. According to Gustav, “In 50 or 100 years, good oak furniture will be worth many times its first cost. For the time is coming when it will be valuable on account of its permanent worth and its scarcity.” But what goes into the making of a Stickley heirloom? First, premium hardwood is selected and delivered to Stickley’s New York factory. It is

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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

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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 filled with loved ones enjoying a delicious meal, reveling in each other’s company and lingering over a final glass of wine. But this night was to be a bit different. This night was to be a special celebration — a celebration of their family’s 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 it’s wonderful to sit at a beautiful table and be served a delicious meal, it’s 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. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MARCH 2011

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0 M E N U for a RUSTIC ITALIA N FEAST 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 someone’s home. You really get to know the hosts and the guests. It’s not work anymore; it’s just having a party together.” The menu Charlie chose for this Italian feast was spectacular, yet simple. To begin, a glorious platter of antipasto overflowing 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 stuffed with fresh mozzarella curd and cream) imported directly from Italy. “Antipasto can be made with whatever you want,” says Charlie, “plus, it’s ‘userfriendly.’” You can see everything that’s on the plate.” Next, a classic Italian salad of mixed greens, sliced red onion, Above, left: A classic Italian salad looks inviting in Carm’s crystal bowl. Above, top center: A glorious platter of anitpasto is the ideal appetizer. “It’s ‘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 fluffed with freshness, not flat,” explains Charlie. “I want it to be alive, so I fluff a salad as high as I can.” For the main course, Charlie’s 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 don’t ‘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 grandmother’s 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 finale to the perfect Italian meal. Of course, no Italian dinner is truly


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complete without a fair share of cannoli and Italian cookies, as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People often ask me what my secret is,â&#x20AC;? says Charlie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell them that the key to making great food is understanding how ďŹ&#x201A;avors blend and react to one another. Delicious food is a perfect marriage of tastes and using the freshest ingredients.â&#x20AC;? 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, ďŹ&#x201A;oral dinner plates ďŹ&#x201A;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 ďŹ&#x201A;oral fantasy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always use ďŹ&#x201A;owers as my centerpiece,â&#x20AC;? says Carm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often, I ďŹ 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. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used Frankie so many times, and he never lets us down. His work is phenomenal.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Newell has been a client for many years,â&#x20AC;? says Frankie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her love of beautiful ďŹ&#x201A;owers and elegant entertaining make her a favorite customer. To complement the handpainted ďŹ&#x201A;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.â&#x20AC;? Needless to say, Carm and Jim love to entertain. They wanted a big house so they would always have room to have everyone over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a treat coming to their home,â&#x20AC;? says Carmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Tino. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes Carm and Jim the happiestâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;having people over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love having family and friends gathered in our home and around our table,â&#x20AC;? they say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of our most favorite things.â&#x20AC;? See page 68 for design resources.

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FRNK PATTON INTERIORS Casual elegance. That is the look in this master bedroom designed by Gigi Lombrano, ASID, and Laurie Hannigan. The combination of embroidered silk, painted woods and the gleam of brushed metallics transforms this bedroom into a welcome retreat. Whether you're looking to add a new piece to your décor or redecorating completely, let Frank Patton Interiors help you transform your bedroom. 314-965-4240, www.frankpatton.com

EXPRESSIONS This settee sofa from Expressions Furniture is the perfect scale for bedroom seating, especially when placed at the foot of the bed. This piece is custom ordered in your choice of size, fabric and detailing, which will makes it truly yours and personal, like a bedroom should be. 314-567-6200

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Visit St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles’ design blog at blog.stloushomesmag.com for fresh ideas and styles from the Gateway City’s design scene. Enjoy a variety of posts in categories, such as: Relish This Style Scoop Food & Wine Eco-Chic Q&A Around Town Be Our Guest Which is your favorite?

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Fine Furnishings ALU-CARLO REFINISHING CO., INC. Alu-Carlo has been dedicated to quality European craftsmanship since 1966. Carlo diligently provides the very best restoration techniques available with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Alu-Carlo Refinishing offers antique furniture restoration, fire and water damage repair, custom color matching, specialty and painted finishing and frame restoration. 636-332-0247 www.alucarlorefinishing.com

DAU HOME FURNISHINGS The Metropolitan sleigh bed and chest of drawers by Stickley is the perfect blend of style, simplicity and function. It offers the construction features that Stickley is famous for in a more contemporary look for those who prefer a sleeker style. Visit Dau Home Furnishings to see all that is available, including your choice of finish and hardware options. 636-394-3005, www.daufurniture.com

THE DESIGNING BLOCK The Williamsburg Highboy dresser from Somerset Bay Home is a unique and functional addition to any bedroom. Find this and other fabulous home furnishings and accessories at The Designing Block, a store filled to the brim with colors and textures to captivate any design taste. 314-721-4224, www.thedesigningblock.net

SAVVY SURROUNDINGS The master bedroom of this stunning lake house boasts a sumptuous palette of robin’s egg blue and chocolate. The grand wood frame bed anchors the room, complemented by pyramid front nightstands and a graceful floor lamp. Elegant but simple window treatments accent the beautiful bay window. This is a Savvy retreat! Savvy Surroundings offers all design services, so contact one of their designers for a new bedroom or any design project. 314-432-SAVY (7289), www.savvyladue.com

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Opposite page, top: Defined by colorful accents and unique pieces, such as a lime green chair made entirely of seatbelts and a vibrant orange “noodle bowl,” the loft’s 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 kitchen’s imaginative backsplash. Right: The dining room’s blue and green striped area rug is made with FLOR carpet tiles that can be arranged in an endless number of sizes and patterns.

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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; it’s a sincere reflection 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, Mike’s design style is what he calls “soft, clean contemporary.” So whether he’s looking for unique items by favorite designers to fill his loft or stock his store, Mike’s philosophy is the same. “I look for things with good design but that don’t take themselves too seriously,” he says. This artful and, at times, quirky style is a perfect match for Mike and Eric’s luxurious loft – and it’s confirmed by the family and friends who can’t 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 loft’s spacious, open floor plan creates a natural flow 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 defined distinct spaces within their home, creating separate “rooms” that are cozy and warm.

As in many homes, Mike and Eric’s kitchen is a favorite gathering spot for their guests. One of the kitchen’s most impressive features is the long island that doubles as a serving buffet. 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 café and side chairs by Context Furniture perfectly complements the dining room’s 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 effortlessly 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 that’s full of surprising design details, including a hand-layered, woven glass bowl from Just Imagine Glass Studio in Seattle. Overhead, a handcrafted mobile from STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MARCH 2011

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Above, left: The loft’s reading room, which is appointed with streamlined décor 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 damselflies in Mike and Eric’s 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 floors and a deep chocolate-colored accent wall. Bev Hisey, who customcreated the hand-felted and die cut pillows, as well as the room’s 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 d’art balances delicately on the Noguchi coffee table. An expansive wall of windows looks south onto the cityscape and floods 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 don’t 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 room’s 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 find something with clean lines that’s 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 fiber sculpture by Santa Monica artist Myra Burg, is one of the homeowners’ favorite pieces. Also gracing the loft’s walls are Mike’s own photographs. Artistically arranged in the guest bath and mounted on repurposed DKNY display boards, an inventive collection of Mike’s photography depicting Midtown St. Louis gives the room’s 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 Eric’s 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 can’t 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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Defined by its serene surroundings, this magnificent mid-century home combines eclectic design with a decidedly modern “tree house” feel BY KATIE UNDERHILL

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Opposite page: Whether enjoying a meal on the main terrace, gathering around the firepit 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 five outdoor living spaces, they can appreciate their wooded surroundings in blissful tranquility. Above: An inviting outdoor seating and dining area, located directly off the home’s great room and kitchen, offers picturesque glimpses of the lovely tree-lined landscape. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MARCH 2011

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And so goes the philosophy of two suburban homeowners, profoundly inspired by nature and what it offers 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 furnishings, the home’s most notable feature is undoubtedly what

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awaits outdoors. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows gaze out onto a woodland landscape, creating a seamless transition between indoors and out. “The windows make such a difference 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 floors and an earthy color palette of neutrals lend an organic quality to the eclectic décor.


Original to the home, rustic stone covers a stairway wall that spans two stories, the great room fireplace, and part of the home’s 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 they’d formulated their own plans, the ambitious homeowners redesigned the entire house by themselves, reconfiguring rooms to achieve the open floor plan and natural flow 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 reflection 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 home’s neutral walls. Above, right: “The focal fireplace wall in the great room called for a slightly deeper shade to set off the floor mirrors and stone wall,” says interior designer Barb Slavkin. Thoughtful pieces, such as the tall mirrors flanking the fireplace that were built by the homeowner, help the room achieve its comfortable, eclectic aesthetic. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MARCH 2011

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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. “We’re 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 home’s interior spaces, five outdoor living oases grace the home’s large yard. “Our outdoor spots are great for entertaining guests or simply relaxing,” says the homeowner. Whether it’s dining alfresco or engaging in quiet conversation in one of the intimate seating areas, the colorfully

Above, left: As part of the home’s total transformation, the owners replaced all existing windows to achieve a strong presence of nature in nearly every room. With a wall of floor-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 off the kitchen offers 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 firepit 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 affinity 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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SLHL IN THE GARDEN

Founded 19 years ago, Proven Winners is an organization of plant propagators that works with growers to creatively market perennials and annuals selected for flowering, growth habit, disease resistance and garden performance. Many credit Proven Winners with helping create the current craze for container gardening. More information on any of these plants can be found at www.provenwinners.com.

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one: Euphorbia Diamond Frost. Kerry considers this frothy white gem a “work horse” plant. “It’s 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 petunia spread over five feet during one growing season in Kerry’s garden. For those who want softer color, Kerry suggests Vista Silverberry. three: Lantana Luscious Citrus Blend. Hot red, orange and yellow petals mix it up in this sun-loving, trailing plant that “takes off fast” and keeps blooming until frost. four: Graceful Grasses King Tut. This form of Egyptian papyrus likes a lot of moisture and can grow quickly to between 4 and 6 feet tall. “I grow mine in a galvanized tub without a drainage hole. When it begins to turn a little yellow, I know it’s time for food,” Kerry explains.” five: Alyssum Snow Princess. Although most Alyssum “sigh and die” when 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 first aid.

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t’s that time of year when gardeners’ green thumbs start to get itchy. The weather’s softening, the earth is thawing, and last summer’s patio and deck containers stand empty and bereft. Actually, if truth be told, empty and bereft may be only one notch worse than my filled 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.” Luckily, a source for that coveted information lives in what could be considered our own backyard. Although she travels the world working with plant breeders and growers, Kerry Meyer, the program director of America’s number-one plant brand, Proven Winners, lives and gardens on a 10-acre farm between Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri. Recently, she gave me a list of her five “must-have” plants for her own garden, and we talked about some new introductions.

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SUPERTUNIA PRETTY MUCH PICASSO. Violet purple flowers are edged with lime green; this vigorous petunia should be planted with contrasting varieties that show off its unique coloration. SUPERBELLS BLACKBERRY PUNCH AND CORALBERRY PUNCH. These million bells (Calibrachoa) hybrids have dark throats and brightly colored outer blossoms. They’re best displayed by themselves or with plants that contrast with their variegation. SUPERTUNIA SANGRIA CHARM AND INDIGO CHARM. Between a petunia and million bells in size, these vigorous, trailing bright pink or purple plants are sturdy and dense and flow nicely through and over the edges of containers. MERCARDONIA GOLDDUST. This tiny, trailing annual blooms bright yellow from May through frost and puts down roots as it travels, making it a true ground cover. It’s good in both containers and the landscape; one plant can spread 18 inches.

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CALIFORNIA CUSTOM DECKS Entertaining is now a little bit easier and much more elegant. The new Hampton Pavilion is the perfect destination for every get-together. Let California Custom Decks help you create your own outdoor oasis. 314-968-3325, www.caldecks.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 Encoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 oďŹ&#x20AC;ers 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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TERR Tommy Bahama is a lifelong philosophy of leisure living and has grown to represent the good life in all its wonderful forms. Life is one long weekend with Tommy Bahama. Find your leisure at Terra. 314-966-0800 www.terrastl.com


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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

CHESTERFIELD FENCE & DECK CO. BELGARD HARDSCAPES Designer outdoor rooms are easily created with Belgard Elements modular units – such as fireplaces, 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 configure a personalized outdoor living space. www.belgard.biz

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. 636-532-4054 www.chesterfieldfence.com

SEASONAL CONCEPTS Latin for water and appropriately named, Aqua Deep Seating by Summer Classics is a perfect simulation of water Hyacinth, executed in exclusive N-dura polyethylene and our super-durable Water Hycinath wicker with Pecan finish. Custom order from Seasonal Concepts today for spring delivery. 636-227-4044 www.seasonalconceptsonline.com

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You asked and we listened We are proud to announce the opening of our new 70,000+-square-foot facility at 10800 Linpage Place, off Page, near Lindbergh, less than a mile from our previous location. Finally, you can browse row after row of pristine granite, marble, travertine, onyx and soapstone slabs, in an indoor environment with natural lighting, and all under one roof. Global is committed to investing in the progression of, not only our customers shopping experience, but the local economy that has supported us for more than 12 years as well.

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SLHL SMALL 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, offer maximum storage in a small amount of space. Below: Private, specialty wines are neatly concealed behind clever pullout storage doors.

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Great wines deserve a great home. But great homes don’t 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 don’t 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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SLHL BEFORE & AFTER

Beautiful upper glass cabinets lit from within showcase the homeowners’ charming collectibles.

Golden Oak granite countertops complement and enhance the room’s soft, natural color palette.

State-of-the-art SubZero and Wolf appliances beneath custom cabinet panels are a cook’s dream come true.

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

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 Sauerhoff, 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 kitchen’s perimeter stands out against bright apple green walls, while the beautiful cherry monolithic island adds a warm ambience to the space and satisfies the homeowners’ love of wood tones. Distinctive design details, such as the island’s 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 kitchen’s flow. 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.


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SLHL 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 floor. Wheeled storage beneath frees up floor space. Above, bottom: One solid piece of steel is crafted into sleek legs. A reclaimed glass top floats above a second work space. See page 68 for design resources.

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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

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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 wouldn’t 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 couldn’t find 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 finessed to integrate function and beauty.” Both visionaries, Rob’s and Hector’s 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. “That’s 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. It’s 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 fine dining, this is intelligent and sustainably designed furniture for today. Handmade with the emotion of artists and the skill of craftsmen, TORK Design offers 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 offer 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 off-gassing, and the absence of stains combined with Plyboo’s low VOCs and formaldehydefree materials means that indoor air quality is positively impacted.


SLHL 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 homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captivating appeal.

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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, kid’s 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.

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SLHL EVENTS

March Through March 27 2011 Orchid Show This grand exhibit of 800 blooming orchids from the Missouri Botanical Garden’s 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 Garden’s Ridgway Visitor Center. For more information, visit www .mobot.org.

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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.

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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 School’s Gardening in Deep Shade: Ferns and Other Shade Plants This informative gardening class is offered by Shaw Nature Reserve from 9 a.m. to noon at the Whitmire Wildflower 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.

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March 10 Meet the Curator: Dominic Molon Partake in lively conversation with the Contemporary Art Museum’s 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.

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March 12 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Elaborate floats, cartoon character balloons, marching bands and more will fill 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.

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The St. Louis Builders

Home & Garden Show With more than 500 exhibitors and 1,800 booths, this annual event fills nearly 400,00 square feet of the America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome. Provided by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, this event is actually five 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 won’t 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.

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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 different 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.

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March 19 Horticulture Therapy Awareness Day Learn about the physical and mental benefits 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 Garden’s Kemper Center for Home

Gardening. For more information, visit www.mobot.org.

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March 25-26 2011 Stout & Oyster Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room More than 25,000 fresh oysters are flown 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 Schlafly Stouts: Nitro Irish, Oatmeal and Kaldi’s Coffee. 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.schlafly.com.

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by St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles learn.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY GIESEKING

taste.

A RUSTIC ITALIAN

Feast

An authentic rustic Italian menu by Charlie Gittoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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

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SLHL 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.ambassadorfloor.com; Ageless Rug Treasures, 314-918-9256, www.agelessrugs.com; Amini’s 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 18–20)

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 Gitto’s, 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)

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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 Sotheby’s 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 Sauerhoff, 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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Asadorian Rug Company

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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 finest 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 O’Fallon, 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 different choices and companies. We install anything we sell. We also have many lamps, shades, fixtures, 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! Don’t gamble with your family’s health. World’s #1 built-in vacuum.

FLOOR COVERINGS & AREA RUGS Ambassador Floor Company 17770 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-728-1600 / Fax 636-728-1601 www.ambassadorfloor.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 difference.

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 flooring store offering 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 fine 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 office@jatcwoodfloors.com www.jatcwoodfloors.com In business since 1989, our passion is creating functional artwork using wood floors, tiles, carpet and leather. Our trained employees, our exceptional service and our creative abilities add up to satisfied customers.

offered a complete line of quality floor coverings installed by Union Master Craftsmen. The finest brand names in hardwood floors, sanding and refinishing, carpeting and ceramic tile can be found at their two locations in Brentwood and Chesterfield.

Volume Carpet 8994 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63144 314-963-7847 / Fax 314-963-0099 We offer 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 Angie’s 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 Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-391-6800 www.mid-westfloor.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 specifiers and end users to promote lighting

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

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