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GARDEN FEATURE Interior designer Emily Castle creates a restful garden retreat.

FAVORITE SPACES Peek inside design professionals’ favorite spaces in their own homes.

60 On the Cover Autumn’s beauty is reflected in this exquisite centerpiece that captures the season’s bounty. See page

34 COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

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AUTUMN IN ST. LOUIS! Could it get any more glorious? The trees are rustling, busy dressing the ground below with their red and gold splendor. The air is cool and crisp, each breath filling my lungs with a freshness that makes me want to close my eyes and say “ah.” Fireplaces crackle, marshmallows drip, and hot cocoa has found its way back into my mug. Yes, fall is a favorite of mine. This issue is all about favorites. You’ll get a sneak peak into the homes of some of your favorite design professionals (page 47) and see what they love about the rooms they’ve created for themselves. Winners of our “Favorite Spaces” contest, these experts share tips on making a space your own and doing it beautifully. You’ll fall in love with the the oceaninspired living room, classically styled office and teenage girl’s dream room in the home of interior designer Denise Fogarty. You’ll delight in the contemporary renovation of kitchen and bath designer Jim Howard’s 1970s kitchen. You’ll marvel at the rustic elegance of architect Lauren Strutman’s master bath. You’ll smile at design/build remodeling contractor Fred Bueler’s architecturally beautiful screen porch. And you’ll savor the exotic ambience of interior designer Emily Castle’s dining room. Ecologic (page 64) spotlights architect Lauren Strutman’s winning kitchen, a gorgeous eco-friendly remodel. Small Scale (page 66) highlights the living/dining area of winner and interior designer Jilian Oxler’s cozy 600-square-foot home. Interior designer Marcia Moore creates a stunning budgetminded kitchen and is featured in Before and After (page 72). One of my personal favorite things has been to serve as Editorat-Large for SLHL for the past two years. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I have had writing about so many beautiful houses and the families who call them home. You can imagine what a great honor it is for me now to take on the post of Editor and get to know all of you, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line. With great anticipation, I am thrilled, excited, overwhelmed and ready to go!

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2. Lexington Savile Row Server from the Barclay Square Collection: “This timeless piece is perfect, whether your address is a chic brownstone in the city or a modern two-story in the suburbs. Its quiet luxury is inspired by traditional design with a new twist.” —Interior designer Cate Riebold of Lexington Design & Furniture, 13275 Manchester Rd., 314-821-9700, www.lexingtonstl.com 3. Baker Drinks Tray Table from the Barbara Barry Collection: “Sleek, sophisticated and sassy, this drinks table mixes beautifully with any contemporary or traditional décor for an uptown look. Its graceful, sinuous curves add class to any décor. A little glitz, a little glam – break out the martini shakers!” —Interior designer Gigi Lombrano of Frank Patton Interiors, 13133 Manchester Rd., 314-965-4240, www.frankpattoninteriors.com

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Niermann Weeks Danieli Chandelier “Handsome and graceful, the Danieli adds an unexpected twist to the typical crystal chandelier. The simplified crown adds a touch of whimsy atop the fixture, with just the right amount of bling or ‘wow’ to any setting.” Interior designer Gigi Lombrano of Frank Patton Interiors, 13133 Manchester Rd., 314-965-4240, www.frankpattoninteriors.com

Illuminating Ideas Local interior designers share a few of their favorite ways to light up a room and give it lasting appeal

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“Wall sconces are great anywhere in the home... we especially love using them in powder rooms, dining rooms, foyers, and corridors. This sconce mixes contemporary design with antique mirror detailing, making it a perfect fit in any setting.” Interior designers Kris Keller and Courtney Novak of The Design Source Ltd., 636-391-7640, www.thedesignsourceltd.com

“The Ramona Chandelier from Fuse Lighting is classic, modern sophistication. The white silk pongee shade is paired with large citrine nuggets and works great in a living or dining space.” Interior designer Jay Eiler of Niche/The Lawrence Group, 300 N. Broadway, 314-621-8131, www.nichestl.com


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SLHL TOSS A PARTY

An Evening to Remember

Stone Soup Cottage brings enchanting sophistication to a Chesterfield couple’s “silver” soiree BY KATIE UNDERHILL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB GRIMM

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Chef Carl McConnell honed his culinary talents as a chef for luxury cruise liners and the American Orient Express train. He and his wife, Nancy, who have traveled to more than 130 countries, modeled their restaurant after those found in Italy and the south of France.

Above (left to right): The evening’s menu, wine list and cocktails were all customized to David and Julie’s specifications. Whether setting the table at Stone Soup Cottage or in someone’s home, Nancy designs a sparking, formal tablescape to set the mood for an intimate gathering. The couple toasted with creative cocktails for their anniversary celebration: a Limoncello Martini with a lemon basil garnish and a Gooseberry Chambord Bellini. “We like to create drinks using herbs from our own garden,” says Nancy.

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Traditionally, the story of Stone Soup is centered around the philosophy that, by working together, a community can create something extraordinary if each of its members contributes a little. “We really believe in ‘farm to fork,’ so we like to use the hidden talents that our local farmers, merchants and purveyors can provide. Every time we do something special at the Cottage or in someone’s home, we call on them,� Nancy says of neighboring businesses, such as Wiese Nursery and The Flower Stop. And it’s the same fresh, forward-thinking mindset, as well as the thoughtful details, that set Stone Soup apart. “Carl and Nancy took the charm of the cottage and brought it to our home,� says Julie, who wanted to treat her guests to an evening of cozy elegance and enchantment, yet still be able to relax and enjoy the evening herself. “When we entertain, everyone tends to congregate in the kitchen, so it’s nice to have a chef who is comfortable carrying on conversations with our guests while he cooks,� she adds. According to Julie, the special considerations, such as the caterer’s beautiful, heirloom-quality linens, crystal, china and silver – not to mention Chef Carl’s congeniality and his scrumptious food, exceptionally prepared and served – are what made her get-together so memorable.

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A Wild West Fest

St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles was a proud sponsor of the CASAs for Kids Playhouse Celebration, an annual event that raises money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of St. Louis County. Local builders, architects, designers and other professionals created one-of-a-kind playhouses, which serve as tangible symbols of CASA’s commitment to finding safe and permanent homes for children. In July, three western-themed playhouses were auctioned at a Wild West Fest at Ambassador Floor Co. in Chesterfield, where everyone involved square-danced the night away in celebration of their hard work and dedication.

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The following individuals and firms gave freely of their time and talents to make the CASAs for KIDS Playhouse Celebration such a great success: General Store Kuhn Construction Co., Inc. Donna Boxx, Architect Barbara Slavkin Interiors St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles LakeSide Exteriors, Inc. James Hardie Building Products, Inc. Roofing Supply Group James Custom Sheet Metal, Inc. Beyers Lumber & Hardware 84 Lumber Earthworks, Inc. Eureka Forge Red Bird Crane Service Reineke Decorating Centers Donahue Painting & Refinishing Diane Hanson, Artist Kathy Otto, Artist HWP Rigging

Sheriff’s Office Hibbs Homes, LLC Jeff Day, Architect Diane Breckenridge Interiors, Inc. Bill Ball Construction Great Central Lumber Company Eureka Forge Earthworks, Inc. Dianne Burpee, Artist Susan Mathers, Artist HWP Rigging

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October 2-3, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 & 29-31

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1-31 Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center Fall Preview Sale Fall is the perfect time to plant trees. Stop by Sherwood’s Forest to select and tag a tree, or pick up fall necessities, such as pansies, mums and pumpkins. SLHL readers receive an additional 10% off throughout October. For more information, call 314-966-0028.

10 AALA Fall Historic House Tour in Alton, Illinois This annual, self-guided tour is sponsored by the Alton Area Landmarks Association and will feature historically rich homes, buildings and churches, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 618-463-5761.

2–3, 9–10, 16–17 & 23–24 Annual Hermann Octoberfest Situated along the banks of the Missouri River, the historic town of Hermann, Missouri, is full of Old World charm and German influence. During the first four weekends of October, enjoy traditional German music, food and dance. Various Hermann wineries will also host special celebrations. For more information, visit www.hermannmissouri.com.

14 Fantastic Flavors of Wine Class at Eckert’s Country Store Join Chris Eckert, president of Eckert’s, Inc., for this informative and interactive class. Smell and sip as you learn about flavors of wine and interesting food pairings. 6 to 8 p.m. at Eckert’s Country Store in Belleville, Illinois. The cost is $20 per person. For reservations, call 618-233-0513.

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5, 12 & 19 Twilight Tuesdays at the Missouri History Museum Enjoy free, outdoor concerts on the Missouri History Museum’s front lawn, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. For more information, visit www.mohistory .org or call 800-916-8212.

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15 Fest-of-Ale at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House Enjoy appetizers, beer and live music under the stars with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Young Friends of the Garden.” 6 to 10 p.m. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is located in Faust Park in Chesterfield. The cost is $30 per person or $15 for Garden members. Advance reservations

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16-17 EarthWays Center Open House Public Tour Weekend: “Energy Awareness” Celebrate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Awareness Month by visiting the EarthWays Center during the month of October. Visitors will learn about low-cost, sustainable living options, from repainting a room to rehabbing or building a new house. 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The cost is $3 for nonmembers and free for members. Reservations are not required, but larger groups will need to book in advance. For more information, visit www.earthwayscenter.org.

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24 Ghouls in the Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden Little ones in costumes will enjoy treats at themed stations throughout the Garden. They will also have the opportunity to visit the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, which is included with event admission.

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Find the perfect pumpkin throughout the month of October at Eckert’s Country Store & Farms in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton, Illinois. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend, complete with wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, make-your-own scarecrows and other children’s activities, festival foods and more. For more information call 618-233-0513 or visit www.eckerts.com.

1 to 4 p.m. The cost for children ages 3 to 12 is $5. Adults are included with Garden admission, and Garden members are free. Advance reservations are required by October 21. Call 314-577-9570 or visit www.mobot.org.

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30–31 2010 Apple Butter Festival in Kimmswick, MO The Kimmswick Historical Society will make and sell their famous apple butter at the Apple Butter Pavilion on Market Street. In addition, hundreds of vendors will line the streets of Kimmswick, selling a variety of crafts and food items. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. For more information, call 636-464-6464.

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This page: A small fountain with an Asian motif brings the soothing sound of splashing water to the ground-level deck where Emily and Bill Castle relax, dine and entertain alfresco.

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Serenity & Joy Interior Designer Emily Castle creates a restful garden retreat BY LUCYANN BOSTON

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rossing over the wooden bridge that leads to interior designer Emily Castle’s home is a journey into serenity. Evergreens and flowering shrubs enclose each side of the walkway and hint at the mood change to come. The house itself, which Emily describes as “rustic contemporary,” is filled with warm wood tones, interesting textures and Asian accents. But the home’s most important accessory is the garden that surrounds it. Visible through wide windows in every room, the garden pulls a visitor into the outdoors and blends seamlessly with the home’s woodsy, rustic interior. What seems so effortless is all by design. If her home and garden reflect serenity, Emily says, it is because both have been fashioned to be enjoyed with a minimum of maintenance. “You shouldn’t have to worry that everything is perfect and be chained to maintenance. I don’t like a lot of ‘stuff’ on the outside or the inside. A home and garden should be easy to enjoy,” she believes. “You should be able to come home and retreat.” When Emily and her husband, architect Bill Castle, bought their Ladue residence 10 years ago, it had all the makings of a retreat.

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Tucked away behind several other homes and down a long driveway, access to the property was through a wrought iron gate. What’s more, it came with both outdoor and indoor swimming pools and a lovely little Chinese garden, complete with a waterfall. What it didn’t have was ease of maintenance. The Chinese garden was totally overgrown. A decaying railroad tie retaining wall adjacent to a ground-level wooden deck on the east side of the home also was an eyesore. Working with Bill Minford, a landscape designer with Sherwood’s Forest, the Castles began to search for trees and shrubs that would thrive in their landscape and bring both architectural and design interest to their garden 12 months a year.

Above: Splashing water and contrasting textures, both in stone and vegetation, bring visual interest and a sense of calm to the Chinese garden. Opposite page: River birches with a multi-trunk shape, exfoliating bark and a lacy canopy are a favorite architectural element in the Castle’s landscape. Zebra grass tied into a tufted column and colorful, arrow-shaped caladium leaves add to the lush image.


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“They were looking for things that caught their eye and were a little bit different than the plants you would normally see in a St. Louis garden,” says Minford. “They wanted the landscape laid out in a different way – one that would create a little more punch. We used plantings like a ‘Blue Atlas’ cedar, a columnar spruce and different types of Japanese maples to come up with a good variety of colors and textures.” In less than 10 years, the Castles have achieved their low-maintenance goal. In fact, to prepare the garden for the St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles photo shoot, “We got up at 6:30 a.m. and by 8:30 everything was done,” Emily testifies. Here’s how they’ve made their garden a true retreat. The Castles rely on evergreens, architectural tree and shrub shapes and interesting textures to sustain the garden year-round. Once or

Above: Both indoor and outdoor pools make the Castle’s home a true year-round retreat. Opposite page: In the summer, Emily relies on masses of vividly colored everyday annuals, such as impatiens and caladiums to provide a visual punch while keeping gardening chores to a minimum.

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twice a year, they call upon the expertise of landscapers from Cass Bonsai Gardens in Edwardsville, Illinois, to prune their trees and shrubs in a way that creates maximum architectural interest. “You need someone professional to give things a beautiful shape and encourage height,” Emily suggests. “Otherwise, shrubs like a Japanese maple can end up looking like R2-D2. “In the summer, I punch the garden up with color. I use everyday plants – nothing more exotic than impatiens and caladiums. The mix of colors is so vibrant, you don’t need anything else.” Emily plants caladium tubers (ordered from a grower in Florida) “by the hundreds in June, when the soil is warm – around 70 degrees. They’re up by July. I order a large leaf mix. I have no idea what color I’m planting, but it always works. You also can cut them, put them in a vase, and they look fantastic indoors.” Rather than letting tall grasses sprawl into mounds, Emily creates an interesting architectural accent by bunching the stems into a tall column and binding the column two-thirds of the way up with green garden tape. The result is a fountain-like shape with a fluffy topknot. See design resources on page 70.


“A home and garden should be easy to enjoy. You should be able to

come home and retreat.”

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Haute Hearth

An outdoor fireplace gets a fall fashion makeover BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

With red and gold leaves blanketing the landscape and sweatshirts beckoning as temperatures turn crisp, nothing says autumn has arrived more than enjoying an evening in front of the fireplace. Outdoor hearths are more popular than ever these days, as they extend the calendar just a bit for living alfresco. Scott Hepper, master floral designer for Carriage House Florals at Diane Breckenridge Interiors, gives his take on dressing your outdoor fireplace with fall finesse. “Autumn in St. Louis is the perfect time to extend your living to the great outdoors,” he says. “I love to incorporate the natural beauty and abundance of fall into my outdoor designs. A fireplace is a wonderful place to showcase the rich floral hues and organic textures of this glorious time of year.” For this particular hearth, Scott chose seasonal items ideal for the fall centerpiece, which reflect “harvest” and gathering. “I used red, yellow and green apples, large artichokes, berries, Bittersweet vine, grapes, cherry brandy roses from Amsterdam, succulents as ‘filler’ and some other local Missouri berries and natural grasses,” he adds. Of course, style options abound when choosing décor to accent your fireplace. Transitional and contemporary designs can also be as dramatic or as understated as you would like, reflecting your home and lifestyle.

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CABINETRY BY DESIGN Atlantis Outdoor Kitchens bring the indoors out. Weatherproof and built to last, this cabinetry comes in a variety of colors and styles to fit every need and please every eye. Atlantis cabinetry is offered in base cabinets as well as wall cabinets and requires little maintenance. To enhance your outdoor living spaces, call Cabinetry by Design, where distinct design doesn’t have to mean expensive. 314-791-6155, Scott Mecey www.cabinetrybydesignstl.com


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This beautiful backyard oasis began as sketches by the owner’s son. Working with the boy and his father, the designers at Westport Pools were able to develop a residential pool with all the amenities found in water parks – but on a backyard scale. The project included a swim-up bar, a grotto with a waterfall, water basketball, a spa and an outdoor fire area with a twostory gazebo and viewing area. Get ready for winter: schedule your pool closing through Westport pools online today! 314-432-1801 x4827 www.westportpools.com

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CRFTMASTERS, LLC CraftMasters is a local, full-service, custom color veneer stone manufacturer that serves consumers, designers and building professionals. CraftMasters specializes in outdoor fireplaces and exterior and interior stone veneer projects for various applications, as well as installation. Set your dreams in stone today. 636-225-3165 www.craftmastersstl.com

ROBBEN CONTRCTING, INC. Our well-built reputation is founded upon our commitment to quality, professionalism and service. We specialize in additions, kitchens, baths, whole-house remodels and landscape design. No matter what the style or material of your home, our craftsmen create a seamless transition between the new and the existing. 314-849-6274 www.robbencontracting.biz

BRIGHT-MANN CONTRCTING, INC. Over the last 14 years, Bright-Mann Contracting has earned a reputation for quality, integrity, honesty and exceptional service. We have pioneered several decorative concrete techniques and services and continue our tradition of excellence with our brick and stone masonry installations. We offer 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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SIGNATURE LANDSCAPES & DESIGN Signature Landscapes & Design can create a landscape for you with four seasons of beauty. Fall is a great time for planting trees, shrubs and perennials. Plant roots continue to grow until the ground freezes, so get a jump on spring and plant in the fall. You can trust Signature Landscapes with over 20 years of horticultural and design experience to come up with a custom quality design made specifically for you. We specialize in landscape installation, water features, paver patios, exterior lighting, outdoor kitchens including the latest in outdoor entertaining “the wood burning pizza oven”. Tom Schreiber, 636-938-3716 www.signaturelandscape.net


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JUST AROUND THE CORNER Handscraped or distressed floors have earned a niche in our home décor designs. This style originated in Europe centuries ago and has evolved to fit into many of the different décors of today. They’ve also proven their functionality in that they can take the heavy wear we experience in our busy homes and even in commercial settings. Shown here is stranded bamboo, which is not only 3 times harder than oak but also earth-friendly. 314-487-9909, www.jatcwoodfloors.com

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Peek inside the

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SPACES Here’s a chance to get a glimpse into the homes of some of your favorite St. Louis design professionals. Inside their own personal spaces, these design-industry experts were free to explore their creativity, push the limits and do everything exactly the way they wanted. Their winning spaces were chosen from numerous entries by a panel of our sister editors from Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Mountain Living, New England Home and Kansas City Homes & Gardens. The following pages showcase a LIVING ROOM (page 48), a DINING ROOM (page 50), a KITCHEN (page 52), a CHILD’S ROOM (page 54), a MASTER BATH (page 56), a HOME OFFICE (page 58) and a SCREEN PORCH (page 60). Our departments are also devoted to our ‘Favorites” winners and feature an ECO-FRIENDLY KITCHEN (page 64), a “SMALL SCALE” LIVING ROOM (page 66) and a budget-minded KITCHEN REMODEL (page 72).

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INTERIOR DESIGNER DENISE FOGARTY’S

Favorite Space:

LIVING ROOM BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALISE O’BRIEN PORTRAIT BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Denise Fogarty, ASID Denise Fogarty Interiors 1044 Bristol Manor Dr., 314-757-1112 www.denisefogartyinteriors.com

Why she loves it: “I love this room because it reminds me of soft ocean breezes and sand between my toes,” says interior designer Denise Fogarty. “Its turquoise blue walls set the stage for the sea-inspired color palette that I adore.” Bold patterns on pillows add zest and personality. “Seagrass” chairs continue the coastal feel, as does the grasscloth covering the backs of the bookcases, creating a symmetrical balance within the room. “I knew I had accomplished the look I had set out to create,” Denise says with a smile, “when my son came home from school and said that the room looked too ‘beachy.’ It was perfect and truly is one of my favorite spaces.”

Why the judges love it: We love the beautiful, airy nature of this space and how it perfectly integrates the seaside theme through color, texture and art. The built-in bookshelves flanking the fireplace are substantial and complement the skillful transformation of what was probably a dated brick-surround fireplace. The designer has created a living room that is very soothing and serene!

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This page: Neutral upholstery pops against the colorful backdrop and eliminates the need to change fabrics if Denise decides to repaint – “another blue most likely,” she says. Crisp white plantation shutters, one of Denise’s favorite things, help to complement the room’s style.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Emily Castle, ASID Castle Design 7707 Clayton Rd., 314-727-6622 www.emilycastle.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER EMILY CASTLE’S

Favorite Space:

DINING ROOM BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL JACOB PORTRAIT BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

Why she loves it: “I love the indoor/outdoor feel of our home’s dining room,” says interior designer Emily Castle. An existing circular chandelier sets the tone for new furnishings and a new rug in this sun-filled space. A classic glass-topped table, upholstered chairs, and windows softened with knotted, unlined stationary panels provide a soft respite from the rustic character of the home’s reclaimed wood, while adding an exotic ambience. “We enjoy gathering with friends and family on the deck just outside the dining room for a casual drink before dinner,” says Emily. The geometric rug that anchors the space is striking atop the Mexican tile floor. “The intricately carved bar adjacent to the dining room was here when we bought the house,” Emily notes. “It provides plenty of storage, as does an antique Japanese step Tansu chest.” Truly, Emily’s dining room is a favorite gathering spot reflective of her exquisite design skills.

Why the judges love it: We love the interesting play of “round” versus “square” in this space. The room looks inviting and upscale, and the inclusion of the chest is a wonderful addition. The space seems to transition well from the rest of the house, and the design aesthetic is unique – not one you see every day.

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This page: Soaring windows ďŹ ll the Castlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dining room with light. A striking circular chandelier hovers beautifully above the glass-topped dining table and is a unique focal point. Asian accents contribute an exotic, global feel to the space.

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KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNER JIM HOWARD’S

Favorite Space:

KITCHEN

BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

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Left: The inspiration for Jim’s more contemporary color scheme of lighter wood tones, amber and black came from a cherry wood and stainless steel clock that he purchased several years prior to starting the kitchen remodel. “I knew immediately that this was the look I wanted,” Jim says.

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Jim Howard, CKD, CBD Glen Alspaugh Kitchens & Baths 9808 Clayton Rd., 314-993-6644 www.glenalspaughkitchens.com

Why he loves it: What was once a small, dated and secluded 1970s kitchen is now kitchen and bath designer Jim Howard’s favorite space in his home. “I waited a long time to redo that original room without having to compromise my wish list,” says Jim, “and I really wanted a kitchen that was reflective of my abilities as a designer.” Jim hired one of Glen Alspaugh’s carpenters to do the demolition and lay the tile. “With the exception of a licensed electrician, the rest of the work was done by me,” Jim stated. “Some of my favorite details are the large sink/drainboard, two tall display cabinets, the fold-down wire racks behind the range that I salvaged from an old stainless steel backsplash, the spice drawer and spice wall cabinet to the right of the range, the microwave drawer, the lighting and the in-kitchen dining area.“ Functionally, the kitchen works perfectly, with a place for everything and easy access to it all. Plus, there is plenty of room for up to four cooks and guests, too. “Designing my own space and seeing that creation come to life has been so rewarding,” says Jim.

Why the judges love it: We love this gorgeous amber-colored kitchen! The color palette is calming, and the backsplash tile is beautiful. The room is pleasantly scaled and is an efficient design in a tight space. We also love how the homeowner integrated the breakfast nook into the overall design.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER DENISE FOGARTY’S

Favorite Space:

CHILD’S ROOM BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALISE O’BRIEN

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Denise Fogarty, ASID Denise Fogarty Interiors 1044 Bristol Manor Dr., 314-757-1112 www.denisefogartyinteriors.com

Why she loves it: Pink and lime green – it’s a happy and classic combination that has made interior designer Denise Fogarty’s daughter’s room one of her favorites. “The challenges of keeping a girl’s room well-designed from toddler to teen are many,” says Denise. “Choose a classic color palette that will stand the test of time. You can’t miss with using pink for a little girl. Add lime green later on, and suddenly the room has a hip, new edge.” When choosing furniture, Denise again opted for a classic frame. “ The bronze wrought-iron bed will never look dated,” she says. “I also think it’s important to have children involved with the design of their own rooms,” Denise adds. “My daughter helped choose the canopy for her bed when she was very young, and she still loves it. And when she outgrew the more juvenile upholstery on her bench, she had a great idea for a new slipcover.” The cheerful colors help keep the space happy and casual, while the classic styling gives the room “staying power.” Nothing could be better for a young girl.

Why the judges love it: We love the fresh color palette and clean design of this very pretty room. The fabric canopy adds height and interest, and the space will easily transition from toddler to teen.

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This page: When Denise’s daughter became interested in fashion design after taking a summer art class, she had the framed line drawings above the bench shipped to her directly from Paris! The cherry-red frames add even more visual punch and really jump off the lime green walls.


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ARCHITECT LAUREN STRUTMAN’S

Favorite Space:

MASTER BATH BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE MARXER

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ARCHITECT

Lauren Strutman Lauren Strutman Architects, P.C. 16676 Old Chesterfield Rd. 636-537-0880, www.laurenstrutmanarchitects.com

Why she loves it: For architect Lauren Strutman and her husband, architect Dick Busch, the master bath of their historic home truly marries the old with the new. “We live in the oldest house in Chesterfield currently being used as an actual residence,” says Lauren. “In fact, our house used to be two separate two-story log cabins with a ‘dog trot’ in between.” It was later enclosed to create one house with a traditional center hall plan. One of their favorite spaces in their renovated circa 1836 home, the master bath was part of a 2005 addition. “We love how the plastered walls, wood ceiling and tumbled limestone floors make the space warm and cozy,” says Lauren. “We even chose to panel the adjoining closet areas in a horizontal pine ‘cabin’ style to add to the rustic ambience,” says Lauren. Tiling the shower walls, as well as using a curtain instead of a glass door, adds to the simple elegance of this timeless master bath.

Why the judges love it: Left and above: “We wanted to keep the rustic feel of our home, while adding the modern conveniences to make our master bath a comfortable and elegant oasis,” says Lauren. The cabinetry, designed by the homeowners and Ohio craftsman David T. Smith to resemble a collection of furniture pieces, adds historical character to the room.

We love the charm of mixing modern amenities with weathered textures. The homeowner was consistent with the rustic, historic theme, which gives the room a nice continuity and connects it so well to the existing bedroom. We also love the detail of the vanity backsplash, and the built-ins are wonderful. There is just the right amount of well-utilized space.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER DENISE FOGARTY’S

Favorite Space:

HOME OFFICE BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALISE O’BRIEN

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Left and above: Built-ins were constructed around a settee, which is the room’s focal point. “These bookcases,” says Denise, “accommodate all of my reference books, with ample space available for future additions, and the decorative black bombe chest is perfect for storing client materials.”

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Denise Fogarty, ASID Denise Fogarty Interiors 1044 Bristol Manor Dr., 314-757-1112 www.denisefogartyinteriors.com

Why she loves it: “Good design doesn’t come with a formula,” says interior designer Denise Fogarty, who designed her home office to reflect a classic style punctuated with pops of black, red and grey. Neatly tucked away in a former bedroom, Denise’s business space has every office amenity within a beautiful surrounding. “I needed a serene place to meet with clients, yet one that would also be functional for the creative process,” she says, adding, “It was also very important to me to incorporate the right lighting.” Strategically placed sconces flanking the settee create a symmetrical balance, while an attractive white ceramic lamp on Denise’s desk is perfect task lighting. A simple shaded pendant light also replaced a fan in the center of the room. “It’s wonderful to work in a space you love,” says Denise.

Why the judges love it: We love the calming nature of the neutral color palette, especially the wonderful wallcovering. It is a sophisticated and serene choice for a home office. The room is functional, with great organization and storage. The eclectic and well-used mix of small-scale furniture gives the space interest, and the addition of the beautiful settee as a focal point is unique to most office spaces. It is just beautiful!

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DESIGN/BUILD REMODELING CONTRACTOR

Fred Bueler, CKD, CGR, CAPS DESIGN/BUILD REMODELING CONTRACTOR FRED BUELER’S

Favorite Space:

SCREEN PORCH BY JUDY UELK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY GIESEKING

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Why he loves it: “This outdoor living space is one my family’s favorites for casual dining, entertaining and just hanging out on weekend afternoons,” says design/build remodeling contractor Fred Bueler. The spacious screen porch adjoins the family room and kitchen and boasts generous access between rooms. It features a custom wood beadboard ceiling with an elevated center, set in a box diagonal design. “It’s a truly unique architectural attribute,” says Fred. “The ceiling was designed to ensure that natural light and a sky view remain visible from the family room,” he adds. Rooflines and overhangs were designed to complement the architectural integrity of this 1961 traditional ranch home. “Comfortable furniture was a must-have,” Fred adds, “with a television for catching Cardinals’ games throughout the summer.”

Why the judges love it: We love how this screen porch flows so seamlessly from the interior of the home, and the architectural design is outstanding. This outdoor living space seems so pleasant, and the addition of the television and comfy furniture makes it a place you want to be.


This page: The porcelain floors, composite columns and cellular PVC wainscoted knee walls are easy to maintain and are long-lasting. “I love how the traditional moldings add a comfortable feel to this elegant space,” says Fred. A dining table for six looks out to a two-tier fountain just beyond the extra-wide screened windows, providing a relaxing environment. Floral arrangements by Ken Miesner’s Flowers.

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ARCHITECT LAUREN STRUTMAN’S

Favorite Space:

KITCHEN

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Left and below: In conjunction with Ohio craftsman David T. Smith, Lauren designed cabinetry to resemble collected furniture pieces. Curly maple countertops and cabinets add to the more primitive look, accented with Lauren’s antiques. Right: A soapstone sink and vintage-style faucet reflect Lauren’s love of a simpler time.

ARCHITECT

Lauren Strutman Lauren Strutman Architects, P.C. 16676 Old Chesterfield Rd. 636-537-0880 www.laurenstrutmanarchitects.com

Why she loves it: Originally built in 1836, the home that architect Lauren Strutman shares with her husband, architect Dick Busch, hails as the oldest house in Chesterfield, Missouri, currently being used as a residence. In fact, the home used to be two homes, both two-story log cabins, which were later combined to create one space. From a “green” perspective, nothing could be more eco-friendly than what Lauren and Dick have done by embracing the past and making it work for them today. “I designed the kitchen to complement the log cabin portion of our home immediately adjacent to it,” says Lauren. A museum-finish, water-based, low-VOC paint was also used. Appliances are hidden, except for the gorgeous AGA stove, which blends well with the historic design. “I love to cook,” says Lauren, “and this kitchen is state-of-the-art, but it looks like it’s been here forever and fits in so well with the rest of our home.”

Why the judges love it: We love how the rustic design and features, such as the flag rattail cabinet hinges, complement this historic home. The black and caramel color palette with accents of olive and deep red is nicely integrated. This room skillfully blends an older look with all of the modern conveniences and offers the cook a good amount of workspace.

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SLHL SMALL SCALE

INTERIOR DESIGNER JILIAN OXLER’S

Favorite Space:

LIVING/DINING SPACE BY JUDY UELK

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALISE O’BRIEN

PORTRAIT BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

Below: A futon provides sleeping space for guests. A 100-year-old trunk offers stylish storage and doubles as a coffee table. Blending earthy elements adds warmth to the dining area.

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Jilian Oxler Bond Wolfe Architects 200 S. Bemiston, 314-863-4994 www.bondwolfe.com

Why she loves it: As a 20-something designer, Jilian Oxler has indeed made the most of her cozy 600-square-foot, one-bedroom space. “I was able to highlight the beautiful architectural details inherent to my 1920s home with punches of color, pattern and texture,” she says. “The biggest challenges I faced were finding small enough pieces that would trick the eye, shifting the scale of the environment and staying within my budget. By mixing expensive items with IKEA and vintage store purchases, I was able to create an economical, yet fun, chic and functional space. “Being on a budget shouldn’t be about living small,” advises Jilian. “It’s about ‘making it work.’ I have a lot of Tim Gunn moments.”

Why the judges love it: We love how much thought went into the eclectic treatment of this compact space. The mix of old and new gives this living/dining area a more expensive look. It’s original, real and pleasant – a beautiful representation of what can be done in a small space on a small budget.


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Meet the Judges A special thank-you to our esteemed panel of “Favorite Spaces” judges (See story on page 47) Andrea Darr Editor-in-Chief, Kansas City Homes & Gardens

Andrea has presided over the publication of Kansas City Homes & Gardens for the last eight years. She enjoys traveling and nature – especially the gardens, chickens and bees she tends on the 9-acre farm she shares with her husband – and remodeling their 90-year-old farmhouse in Kansas City, Kansas. Christine DeOrio Editor-in-Chief, Mountain Living

Prior to being named editor-in-chief of Mountain Living, Christine was executive editor of Mountain Living, managing editor of Senior Market Advisor and Benefits Selling magazines, assistant editor of Delicious Living magazine, and the Denver restaurant critic for gayot.com. She is also a freelance book editor. Christine has a strong love of architecture and interior design and has studied the American decorative arts at the Winterthur Institute in Winterthur, Delaware. In her spare time, Christine enjoys collecting antique botanical prints and indulging her passion for food and wine by cooking, entertaining and tasting her way through the world’s great wine regions with her husband Doug, a master sommelier. Kyle Hoepner Editor-in-Chief, New England Home

Kyle has worked in magazine publishing for over 25 years, getting his start as a typesetter before moving into publication design and art direction. An invitation to join the founding team of New England Home provided a welcome opportunity to reconnect professionally with long-held passions for home and product design. For the past five years, he has helped guide the magazine as it rapidly became the preeminent home-design title in the Northeast. Giselle Smith Editor-in-Chief, Seattle Homes & Gardens

With SH&L since 2005, Giselle has spent more than 16 years editing magazines in the Seattle area and is a former writing and editing instructor through the University of Washington’s continuing education program. Giselle has participated as a judge for several design competitions, including the Northwest Design Awards and the Master Builders Association Remodeling Excellence Awards. During her tenure with SH&L, the magazine has presented more than 35 annual awards to local designers and architects.


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Marcia Moore Above: Marcia’s creative design plan afforded her a functional layout without the high price tag. Moving the refrigerator into the unfunctional breakfast nook and surrounding it with cabinets gave Marcia more counter and storage space.

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Why she loves it:

INTERIOR DESIGNER MARCIA MOORE’S

Favorite Space:

KITCHEN

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“Remodeling on a budget can indeed produce beautiful results,” says interior designer Marcia Moore. “When I bought my house, the kitchen was cramped, with very little counter space and only two drawers,” she says. “I needed to remodel on a tight budget, so I purchased stock cabinets, ‘scratch and dent’ appliances and less expensive, two-centimeter granite. Opening up a half wall, enlarging the two doorways and omitting upper cabinets on the long wall made Marcia’s small kitchen live large. “I even had room to add a wine refrigerator and a microwave drawer,” she says. The work triangle is now large enough to accommodate two cooks, and there is a place for everything. “My kitchen is so cheerful and pleasant.,” says Marcia. “It’s a great place to cook. I just love it!”

Why the judges love it: We love this dramatic transformation! The space planning and use of materials is great. By taking out the upper cabinets, the designer may have sacrificed some of her storage space, but she gave the room a much more open, inviting feel. We love the addition of artwork and the interesting storage alternatives, such as the fun display for kitchen gadgets and the hanging plate rack. This space is much-improved!


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