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contents AUGUST 2021 — Baths of the Year

DEPARTMENTS

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Publisher’s letter 68 Fab Finds 73 Trends 86 Shaws Vision 90 Insider 96 Island Hopping Kitchen Tour

Before & After Sourcebook Bright Idea Snapshot Classic or Craze

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FEATURES

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BATHS OF THE YEAR

This year’s award-winning baths prove that design doesn’t have to compromise functionality to let personal style shine.

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THE THRILL OF THE HUNT

Maggie Jewell, owner of MKS Designs, will go to any length to find the one-of-a-kind piece or element that perfects a space.

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KIRKWOOD COASTAL

A talented team creates a modern farmhouse built for easy, California-style living.

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VACATION VISION

ADJ Interiors had 39 square feet of space to work with to make their client’s powder room full of glam. Photography by Alise O’Brien

Working alongside a team of top-rate professionals, these homeowners created their Colorado dream vacation in their own back yard. St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles (ISSN 1524-8755) Vol. 26, No. 6, AUGUST ©2021 by Distinctive Lifestyles, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles is published nine times a year, monthly in MARCH, APRIL, MAY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER, and bi-monthly in JANUARY/FEBRUARY, JUNE/JULY and NOVEMBER/DECEMBER by Distinctive Lifestyles, LLC, 255 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country, MO 63017, (636) 230-9700. Periodicals postage paid at Chesterfield, MO 63017 and additional mailing offices.


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Gold has been recognized as a noble material since ancient times! There's no getting around it; the color gold is timeless. Sometimes it is considered trendy, but nevertheless, it's always at the forefront of design. What other color can make the most ordinary space shine with luxury and glamour? Ken Stuckenschneider, owner of Stuckenschneider Decoration & Design, used lots of gold accents in his before-and-after project to completely transform an outdated bathroom into an "All that Glitters" showpiece (page 68 ). Several of this year’s Baths of the Year winners (pages 16-23) also turned to gold accessories to take their winning spaces up a notch through the use of gold tile, trim, plumbing and lighting (page 12). Utilizing a modern twist on gold, Maggie Jewell, owner of MKS Designs, brings touches of gold throughout an entire home project. My favorite piece is a gorgeous settee covered in leopard print velvet Jewel placed at the end of the bed instead of a bed bench (page 26-33). Calm and relaxing living space is the ultimate goal for many of the homeowners featured in this issue. After the past 16 months, who wouldn't reap the benefits of a harmonious and serene home setting? Join us at our annual Island Hopping Kitchen Tour on Saturday, August 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as we raise money for Wings of Hope (page 59-65). You'll see the latest and greatest in St. Louis kitchen design. Hope to see you there! Enjoy,

Suzie Osterloh Publisher/Owner

Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

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Meet our esteemed panel of Baths of the Year judges: This year’s award-winning baths prove that design doesn’t have to compromise functionally to let personal style shine.

Keith Gegg Founder, Owner of Gegg Design & Cabinetry Keith is the founder and owner of Gegg Design & Cabinetry. His interest in architecture combined with a degree in mechanical engineering creates a unique background for design. His approach to design centers on details, proportion, technical precision and common sense. The design process is collaborative and focused on understanding the clients’ objectives. In his 25th year of business, he still enjoys transforming spaces for clients.

Jamison Boyd Henry Kitchen & Bath Chesterfield Showroom Manager and Designer With over 20 years of experience in the interior design industry, Jamison has a diverse background ranging from residential design to commercial design to teaching bath design. Her true passion is in kitchen and bath designing. She loves being able to take a space and collaborate with her clients and make their vision a reality.

Joni Spear Owner of Joni Spear Interior Design After several years establishing and growing her brand on the east coast, Joni Spear is happily back home in St. Louis. Joni revels in developing clientcentric spaces where families' lives and memories unfold. She has an undeniable eye for transforming any space into her clients’ dream tableau. Her vast and varied body of work has been described as timeless, exuberant, elegant, playful and above all, unique.

Robert Srote Principal, Owner of Srote & Company Architects | Planners | Interiors Robert is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Institute of Architects. Srote & Company Architects | Planners | Interiors has decades of experience creating award-winning projects in residential and commercial markets. Srote & Co is licensed in 13 states with reciprocity across the country, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Mexico, Canada and Australia.


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FAB FINDS

Aria (PPG1001-2) by PPG: Aria is a light, true, icy white paint color with a gray-blue undertone. This cool white reflects light, making any small bathroom seem more spacious.

Swiss Coffee 12 by Behr: A warm white with neutral undertone which gives it the comfortable appeal of a well-loved wool sweater.

Shades of INSPIRATION

By Melissa Mauzy

Choosing the right paint color can be like finding a needle in a haystack. With the continued trend of white and bright bathrooms in 2021, SLHL went straight to the source asking the top paint brands to share their favorite shades of white for the bathroom. If your space is ready for a fresh coat, check out these suggestions.

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White paint can be a tricky endeavor for most people as there are so many different shades to choose from. In making a selection, you will notice blue, pink, yellow, gray and even green undertones that may not be noticeable in the paint store but will become more visible depending on the lighting in your room. Anne Marie Boedges, Anne Marie Design Studio.

Chantilly Lace OC-65 by Benjamin Moore: The always-popular Chantilly Lace OC-65 is a go-to for a bright, fresh, white bathroom paint color. As one of the cleanest white paint colors, it’s extremely versatile and pairs well with many different materials and flooring. Flip the script and go for a softer trim option like Dove Wing OC-18, instead of the classic bright white trim.

Horseradish (PPG1086-1) by PPG: Horseradish is a creamy off-white. Its warm undertone will bring comfort and happiness to the space. Pair it with other shades of white and natural wood tones.

Seapearl OC-19 Benjamin Moore: Seapearl OC-19 is a softer off-white paint color with the slightest wink of gray. It pairs well with warm wood finishes and a crisp white trim and ceiling. For a more modern look, try bringing in a deep, black accent or paint color like Black Satin 2131-10.

Pure White SW 7005 by Sherwin Williams: Pure White has no undertones. It creates a softness that keeps spaces feeling bright without being stark. It reflects light well, making a space seem lighter and brighter.

Whenever I am asked what my favorite white is I reply, “It depends on the project.” The same color will look different on a front porch ceiling than it does in a west facing room. It also will appear different in different paint products from different manufacturers. It looks different in an eggshell or semi-gloss finish than it does in flat. How fine the titanium dioxide has been ground (which is the base for all paint) will also affect how the colorant reacts. I would advise you to seek an interior design professional’s help. The cost of the paint is small relative to paying a painter to paint and then repaint. C.J. Knapp, Yours By Design. Choose the paint color last and be open-minded. What’s right for your friend’s house may not be what’s right for yours. When selecting any paint color, particularly in a bathroom, there are three important factors to consider: lighting, lifestyle and the surrounding elements. Lighting impacts these undertones significantly, so it’s really important to observe whether there is more natural or artificial light and to watch how the color changes throughout the day. Lifestyle can impact what sheen/finish to choose. If you have an active household, you may want to consider a satin/eggshell finish for easy cleaning. A matte/flat finish can provide a soft look in a household that is calm and tidy. Lastly, the materials used in the bathroom will reflect in the paint color as well. After taking these factors into consideration and choosing the paint color last, the result will be a seamless and beautiful space. Kristie H. Clinard, Walnut Lily Co.

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The powder room is the ideal place to add personality in your home. These small spaces can be standouts with statement wallpaper and fun fixtures. Lighting the powder room is a chance to let your style shine. An eye-catching chandelier will not only light up the room, but give a special ambience. By Melissa Mauzy

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1. Point Dume pendant, by Palecek, available at Design & Detail. 2. Melody one-light pendant in satin brass, by Craftmade, available at Metro Lighting. 3. 4-light mini chandelier in polished nickel, Turner Collection by Savoy House, available at Metro Lighting. 4. Loren, by Hinkley, available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. 5. Four-light honey gold chandelier with crystal accents, available at Wilson Lighting. 6. Sparta 12-light chandelier, by Hudson Valley Lighting, available at Amini’s. 7. Viaggio chandelier, by Tech Lighting, available at Holt Lighting.

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PLATINUM WINNER More than 200 square feet

Fratt & Bush Home The homeowners called on Fratt & Bush Home to create a master bath that would feel as if they had been transported on a vacation. The updated space includes a soaking tub, fireplace, double vanity, polished nickel fixtures and a rain shower head in an extra-wide shower that includes a marble bench. A separate water closet is covered in a whimsical wallpaper featuring Staffordshire dogs. The main bath area walls are covered in a beautiful yet smart vinyl wall covering that will withstand water and steam. A stunning mosaic in gorgeous shades of blue and white set the color scheme for the entire space. The mosaic has a center of mini bricks and is the piece de resistance of this luxurious master bath. Why the judges love it: The bench in the shower is so functional and beautiful. We love how the bathtub is placed in front of the fireplace. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Square One Real Estate Media.

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PLATINUM WINNER 140 – 190 square feet

C&M Interiors and Chouteau Building Group A constantly traveling professional wanted to transform his Clayton residence into a restful home. He worked with C&M Interiors and Chouteau Building Group to create an updated master bathroom to call his own. The main bathroom was originally laid out in an nonfunctional way with dated ‘90s décor. The designers were challenged by an unusually high ceiling and a wall of windows facing a busy street. By adding a charming barrel vault painted in Sherwin-Williams Black Fox, the space was transformed into a large, gallery style room with a stunning artistic chandelier to top it off. A custom high-lacquered vanity was specifically designed for the client and allows for light to bounce around the room. Neutral and textural tiles were selected to keep a masculine and tactile feel for this bachelor’s en suite. The main bathroom is now a comfortable inviting space that is both functional and high-end in appearance. Why the judges love it: The ceiling treatment is brilliant and enhances the height of the room. The colors were well chosen for a masculine feel. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Corey Hogrefe, CH Studios.

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PLATINUM WINNER 40 – 139 square feet

Wolff Interiors The homeowner’s residence is overflowing with a collection of art that is daring and bold, and she wanted her powder room to feel like a piece of art. Wolff Interiors worked with the homeowner to update the bathroom from its generic feel. The designers chose a faux snakeskin wallpaper in an inky teal to base the design scheme around. The powder room is larger than a typical powder room, so the designers had to find pieces to fit the scale of the space. A large, white chandelier and oversized white plaster mirror are the perfect contrast to the dark walls. Gold accents in the space include a wall-mounted console table, sconces and hardware. To fill the large room, a custom vanity was designed with the beautiful hardware in mind. The countertop on the vanity has a laminated edge so that it wouldn’t get lost in the space. A simple silk Roman shade matched to the color of the wallpaper with inset trim gives texture and definition to the powder room. A piece of artwork from the client’s collection was selected to finish off this one-of-a-kind powder room that harmonizes with the artwork that fills the home surrounding it. Why the judges love it: We love the gold finishes mixed with the dark elements. The pendant fixture is the perfect choice for the space. The stone the designer selected is simply stunning! See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Karen Palmer Photography. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM AUGUST 2021

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PLATINUM WINNER Under 40 square feet

ADJ Interiors ADJ Interiors had 39 square feet of space to work with to make their client’s powder room full of glam. The space was long and narrow which made it challenging to maximize storage and give the powder room a sense of flow. The designer added pops of gold in the leaves on the soft-gray wall treatment as well as in the faucet and fixtures, like the “rock candy” cabinet handles and gold-and-glass sconces. The nearly six-foot-long vanity was custom built to maximize the space, extending only 18” at its deepest. The vanity includes two large side drawers for built-in storage. Lighting under the vanity gives another layer of detail. The designer combined all elements in the space to create a showstopping powder room that is glamorous and full of function. Why the judges love it: This elegant bathroom has a good mix of materials. We love the under-vanity lighting. The backsplash material with the wallpaper is stunning. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien.

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GOLD WINNER 140 – 190 square feet WINNER

Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath A disastrous plumbing installation prompted a full master bathroom remodel. Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath led the renovation making the tub the star of the show. The homeowners fell in love with a matte black freestanding tub bedecked with strapping and rivets. Industrial-style fittings with matte black accents were selected for the faucets and tub filler to complement the cast-iron tub. The polished nickel finish on the fitting and sconces provide a punch of glam. The long vanity features double sinks with concealed medicine cabinets mounted flush inside framed mirrors. Two wall cabinet towers bookend the mirror frames to provide the owners with plenty of storage. Under-cabinet lighting beneath the vanity accentuates the extra tall toe space and tulip feet. The mosaic pattern of the tile floor resembles chain link, while the gray-and-white marble material amps up the luxury factor. White marble lines the walls in wainscot fashion contrasting with gray marble baseboard, chair rail and accent pencil trim. The marble wall continues into the shower, which is enclosed by a frameless low-iron glass door that has been coated to reduce water spotting. Industrial style and refined materials mix in this unique bath that is full of charm, luxury and comfort. Why the judges love it: This bathroom shows a good use of space. The medicine cabinets are nicely done, and we like the use of furniture legs on the vanity. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Anne Matheis.

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GOLD WINNER 40 – 139 square feet

Walnut Lily Designer Walnut Lily took on the challenge of creating a luxurious guest bath experience for their clients. The homeowners’ vision was to blend a moody, masculine vibe with a warm and welcoming feel in just under 100 square feet. The bathroom door is directly across from the lower-level entrance, so the bathroom needed to look like a work of art instead of a bathroom. The dramatic, rich blue tile on the shower wall is a show stopper. The frameless glass door and golden grout showcase the herringbone pattern of the tile and complement the brushed gold hardware. The designer continued the herringbone tile on the 9’ high wall behind the vanity, which features a matte gold framed mirror with a dimmable light and defogger. The handsome vanity is finished in an antique gray wood tone and has clean lines and brass trim. The vanity also features a built-in charging station, which is perfect for party guests. A privacy niche for the toilet area displays artwork from a local artist. Why the judges love it: The designers really took house guests into consideration with all of the added touches. The tile work is phenomenal, and the grout color really makes the blue pop. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Triple R Photography LLC.

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GOLD WINNER

TIE WINNER

Under 40 square feet

ADJ Interiors The homeowners were seeking a dramatic look for their small powder room but didn’t want to overwhelm the room’s 25-square-foot layout. ADJ Interiors struck the perfect balance between size and style by pairing beautifully bold faux finish marble walls with a simple walnut vanity. The contrast of the two helps to create depth and drama while maintaining a sense of calm and tranquility. The vanity features slabbed doors and a quartzite counter. The floating mirror flanked with crystal sconces have a minimalist feel to complement the statement walls. Daring and timeless, the bathroom now packs a visual punch. Why the judges love it: This bathroom has a beautiful, modern feel. We love the simplicity of the design. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.

GOLD WINNER

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Under 40 square feet

Youtopia Designs and Home Maintenance Solutions This 30-square-foot powder room was in need of a refresh, and the family’s lively and colorful personalities provided plenty of inspiration for Youtopia Designs and Home Maintenance Solutions. The designers chose a matte porcelain tile that simulates Calacatta marble for the flooring, which helped neutralize the matte black picket tile that lines the bottom half of the walls. A sumptuous floral print wall mural covers the top half of the walls brightening up the small space. The mural serves as the statement piece and is accentuated by the lacquered turquoise vanity. There was no mirror prior to the renovation, so the designer placed a ceiling mounted mirror in front of the window, which still allowed for natural light to flow into the room. Textured glass pendants illuminate the vanity and light up the colorful aspects of the space. Why the judges love it: The placement of the mirror in front of the window was a smart design decision. We love the unique color of the vanity. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources. Photography by Megan Lorenz.

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THE THRILL OF THE HUNT Maggie Jewell, owner of MKS Designs, will go to any length to find the one-of-a-kind piece or element that perfects a space.

By Barb Wilson Photography Anne Matheis Interior Design MKS Designs Builder Brokaw Renovation, LLC

When asked to describe what distinguishes her approach to interior design, the first word that comes to Maggie Jewell’s mind is “originality.” “Obviously, my job is to determine the clients’ personal needs and style, then help to create the beautiful, functional space they’re looking for,” she says. “But every project is unique. I never design the same space twice and will often encourage the client to consider new ideas and options.” Ensuring that her designs are fresh, distinctive and original is actually a passion for Jewell. An ASID Industry Partner, she admits to being an inveterate shopper—a “finder of things”—and will scour countless local sources, websites and estate sales for the exact fabric, pattern, paint color or furniture piece that will fulfill her vision. “It’s the thrill of the hunt,” she laughs. “Sometimes, I even lie awake at night thinking about it.” In fact, creative design is probably in Jewell’s DNA. She worked for several years with her mom, Mary Stieven, the founder of MKS Designs, acquiring the company six years ago when Stieven retired. Interestingly, the homeowner of

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this story had known Stieven long before meeting Maggie at a function in late 2018. Whether fate or karma, their encounter seems almost predestined. Both women are busy mothers—Maggie a well-known interior designer with four youngsters, including a set of triplets; the homeowner a mother of five, soon to be an empty-nester and in search of a designer to renovate the spacious residence in Town and County where her family had lived for 15 years. The two clicked immediately, and plans began for a complete refurbishment of the home’s main level. When purchased in 2003, the five-bedroom two-story had been professionally designed in the traditional décor of the time—rather ornate and featuring a warm gold/ green/brown palette. Over subsequent years, however, the homeowner had “restyled things” herself, adding new items and, at one point, “tons of large red pieces. It was making me anxious,” she confesses good-naturedly. “All I wanted now was calm—and no more red!” Working together to achieve a more serene ambience,


Opposite page: A bold abstract, commissioned specifically for its location above the updated fireplace, lends a modern touch to the great room’s traditional styling. Formerly a wet bar, the architectural alcove at the right was converted to a serving area with a vintage mahogany buffet. This page: To make the voluminous great room feel “cozy” and functional, Jewell chose a soothing palette of light neutrals with blue accents. The comfortable seating arrangement features the owners’ reupholstered sofas, new wingback chairs in a cut velvet pattern, floral ottomans and an antique coffee table in glass and gilded iron. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM AUGUST 2021

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Maggie and her client decided on a color scheme of creams, soft greiges and blues, with natural elements to reinforce the tranquil aesthetic. The basic styling would remain traditional, combining new pieces with existing furnishings and possibly considering a few modern or mid-century touches to reflect the owner’s personality. Major alterations included refinishing the oak floors in the kitchen and hearth room and replacing the rest of the main-level flooring with wide-plank wood. The great room fireplace was refaced with marble, the kitchen was completely renovated and beams were added to the hearth room ceiling. All surfaces were repainted, new rugs, wallcoverings, fabrics and light fixtures were selected and the window treatments were modified. “Maggie is a master at combining patterns and color, and nobody does lighting better than she does,” the owner remarks. Photos of the completed project illustrate Jewell’s remarkable ability to interpret her client’s objectives. The overall effect is harmonious, soothing and inviting— precisely what the owner had hoped for. But what makes this gracious residence so extraordinary is the designer’s creative ingenuity as she gave each space its own uniquely personalized character. For example, the office is open to the entry foyer and showcases a handsome antique partner’s desk. Although a favorite of the owners, it was never a good height for the husband, who is quite tall. Rather than eliminate the piece, Maggie called on Custom Furniture Works to raise it. Now a comfortable height, the desk is enhanced Top: The main staircase was repainted and the treads stained to match the new flooring. A distinctive leather strap chandelier and scenic antique prints contribute to the ambience of the adjoining office, where the vintage partner’s desk was raised to a comfortable height for the husband. Bottom: New host chairs and seat cushions in a Schumacher velvet print were added, complementing the owners’ refinished dining ensemble and antique English china cabinet.

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The formal dining room exemplifies Jewell’s creative approach to interior design. Elegantly subtle details include a ‘haint’ blue ceiling, wallpaper and draperies in Brunschwig & Fils’ “bird and thistle” pattern and a curved curtain rod emphasizing the arched windows.

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Opposite page: Completely renovated by Beck/Allen Cabinetry, the kitchen revolves around a 10-foot work island with honed Santorini quartzite top and navy base. The Scalamandré fabric covering the swivel bar stools set the color scheme for the entire home. Other singular features include a movable butcher block prep table at the end of the island and a pub-style lighting fixture. This page: Supersized, hand-painted reproductions of historical nature prints are hung against faux bois wallcovering that resembles paneling in the casual dining area. A gilded iron chandelier from Visual Comfort is suspended above the owners’ English trestle table and spindle-back chairs, which were refinished by Custom Furniture Works.

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by a masculine Ralph Lauren leather strap chandelier and six gold-framed antique prints of trees for a hint of nature. Across the foyer, the formal dining room is furnished with the owners’ antique English china cabinet and refinished dining ensemble, a 9-foot mahogany table with Chippendale-style chairs. Maggie added host chairs from Expressions, upholstered in a rich blue Schumacher velvet print, complemented by wallpaper and drapery fabric in Brunschwig & Fils’ “bird and thistle” pattern. Perhaps the room’s most intriguing element, however, is the ceiling, which is painted “haint” blue. Often used on porches in the South, this soft, water-like hue derives its name from folklore. Supposedly, haunts (or spirits) can’t cross water, and the color protects the occupants—in this case, the homeowners’ dinner guests—from misfortune. Dramatically lit by a bowed, floor-to-ceiling architectural window, the vast, box-beamed great room presented a challenge. “We wanted it to have a cozy feel,” Maggie explains, “a relaxing place for cocktails, conversation or just to read.” Reupholstered in creamy Jane Churchill fabrics, the owner’s traditional sofas are flanked by new wing back chairs in an elegant blue cut velvet pattern, with Schumacher floral ottomans and a vintage glass and gilded-iron coffee table completing the comfortable seating arrangement. Clearly a focal point, the wall above the newly refaced fireplace demanded special attention. Knowing her client was fond of a piece by St. Louis artist Mark Fetty, Maggie located the painter, who visited the house before creating the custom abstract now above the mantel. Formerly a bar area, the architectural alcove to the right of the fireplace was inset with a vintage Baker mahogany buffet and balanced on the left with a demilune cabinet and antique oil landscape. Fully remodeled by Beck/Allen Cabinetry, the kitchen revolves around a 10-foot work island with honed Santorini quartzite top, "Hague" navy cabinet base and a movable butcher block prep table at one end. The home’s overall décor theme was actually inspired by the Scalamandré fabric—an embroidered beige/ linen/navy/gold botanical print—on the swivel bar stools, and the pub-style lighting fixture was relocated from the lower-level pool table to the kitchen as another distinctive accent. The owners’ English trestle table and spindle-back chairs were refinished for the adjacent family dining area, which is backgrounded by textured faux bois wallcovering and two gold-framed reproductions of historical nature prints, supersized and hand-painted in navy, gold and silver. Serene in white and gold, the main-floor master bedroom was given classic French style by reupholstering the two Bergère chairs and ottoman in a soft blue, vintage silk and velvet damask. For a unique flourish, Maggie suggested embellishing the owner’s Empire four-poster with a traditional settee

in place of a bed bench, recovering the piece with a length of leopard print velvet her client had been saving for “just the right place” for years. Several Oriental foil landscapes emphasize the sense of calm, and a cloud-like John Richard ceiling fan encircled with gold ribbon is suspended from the deeply coffered ceiling. Thrilled with her home’s calming transformation, the homeowner enthuses, “Maggie is so much fun to work with! We really connected. And the only red left in my house is the dials on the kitchen range!” Resourceful, imaginative and attentive to every detail, Maggie Jewell definitely justifies her claim to “originality.” In her words, “When I revisit a home I’ve designed and it still feels wonderful, I know I’ve done the job right.” See stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

Opposite page: When the owner requested a “French look” for the main-floor master, Maggie proved that serenity can still be glamorous. In place of a bed bench, she positioned a traditional settee in leopard print velvet at the foot of the owners’ Empire four-poster, adding a modern vibe with mirrored nightstands, Visual Comfort lamps and a cloud-like John Richard ceiling fan. Above: Une chambre très français! A pair of Bergere chairs, recovered in a soft blue silk and velvet damask pattern, the owner’s French bombé chest and a gold foil Oriental landscape complete the bedroom décor.

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Architect Darryl Labruyere and builder Monte Herring brought the homeowners’ dreams to fruition in a modern farmhouse with coastal overtones.

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KIRKWOOD COASTAL A talented team creates a modern farmhouse built for easy, California-style living.

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The minimalist design of the rectangular pool is deliberate. Grass surrounding the understated pool is inspired by California-style poolscapes, bringing a coastal vibe to the Kirkwood backyard. A fireplace, TV and several seating and dining areas provide multiple spaces for relaxation.

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hen the Glynn family moved to the St. Louis area from Indiana nine years ago, they were drawn to the variety of design styles found in Kirkwood’s homes and neighborhoods. They purchased an existing two-story home, and the wife, Kim, set about making it their own. As the Glynns planned a dream home that would satisfy their desires for a fun, casual space where they and their teenage sons would enjoy entertaining friends, Kim “wanted to be super involved in everything,” she says. They found a lot within the Kirkwood city limits and engaged architect Darryl Labruyere, president of DL Design and builder Monte Herring of the Herring Design & Development team to bring their dreams to fruition.

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The homeowners like clean lines with a sense of fun, evidenced by the choice of a print of minimalist landscape photographer Paul Edmondson’s work “Thanks Come Again” in the home’s entry. The artwork hangs above a Bernhardt credenza bought from a friend.

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"The homeowner knew she wanted the home to be a modern farmhouse style, so we began thinking of ideas based on that," says Darryl Labruyere. "There are many shapes, angles and slopes that work with farmhouse design, especially vertical lines on the exterior. All these aspects came together in this project to create both beautiful curb appeal and functional spaces." The homeowners wanted a home that embodied easy living with a seamless flow between indoor/outdoor spaces. “I’ve got a fun, kind of an eclectic personality, and I wanted the house to reflect that,” Kim explains. “I like the clean lines of a modern farmhouse, but I didn’t want it too modern or too ‘farmsy.’ I like a lot of different design styles and overall, I wanted to be creative and have something

different than everybody else.” They were also mindful of universal design so they could remain in the new home for many years to come. She drew inspiration “by following really, really good designers on Instagram who are fun and a little edgy. I feel we ended up with a home that reflects that but that’s also cozy and welcoming.” In the kitchen, Kim loves white and believes it’s a timeless choice for kitchen cabinetry and tile. She didn’t, however, want an all-white kitchen. Inspired by Instagram photos, three selections for cabinetry were made—the moody black (Benjamin Moore’s Soot) for cabinets along the sink wall, crisp white for cabinets on the opposite wall and a rift, cerused oak for the base of the island and a beam above the stove alcove. Walls are finished

Above: Benjamin Moore Soot paint provides the moody black for the cabinets on the sink wall, crisp white cabinets line the opposite wall, and a rift, cerused oak provides the base for the imposing (6 feet x 8 feet) island. Shiplap walls, an oak accent beam over the stove alcove, and distressed wood barstools with tan leather seats bring a rustic vibe. A walk-through pantry is located behind the wall housing the Wolf range. Right: This custom black-and-glass piece is the only upper cabinet in the entire kitchen. The cabinet’s convenient location close to the Sub-Zero wine storage was a must-have for the new home.

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Shiplap walls continue in the dining area, outfitted with a Bernhardt table and modern leather side chairs from Williams-Sonoma Home. The Phillips Scott end chairs of natural seagrass were obtained from Rusted Chandelier/Pizazz 2 Interiors in Kirkwood.

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in white subway tile and white shiplap. "Windows and natural light were important to the homeowner and to this design," adds Darryl. "The windows in the kitchen as well as the dormer windows in the great room provide excellent lighting. And at night when the lights are on, the home is stunning from the street." The kitchen holds no upper cabinets except one, and that’s by design. “I really wanted to take advantage of the view outside, so almost 90 percent of the back of the house is windows and doors,” says Kim, noting windows compose almost the entire wall above the sink. On the opposite wall, she continued the airy, open feel by commissioning a custom blackmeatl and glass cabinet (the kitchen’s only upper) for the space near the Sub-Zero wine storage. Glassware for the bar area is stored on the lower shelf, and decorative pieces are displayed on upper shelves. A walk-through pantry is located behind the wall housing the Wolf range and provides substantial storage. One of the homeowners' favorite aspects of the home is the flow from the kitchen through the dining area into the great room, where they selected a porcelain tile to clad the 2-story fireplace. “I wanted hot rolled steel, but it was really hard to source,” says Kim. After considering several options, she stumbled upon the porcelain at The Tile Shop. A large area of the white shiplap wall underneath a steel railing proved to be a challenging space for choosing just the right artwork. “I wanted something unique here, because I like to be

Top: A walk-through pantry is behind the shiplap wall to the left. The black and glass door to the right leads outdoors to the patio. Countertop throughout the kitchen and most of the bathrooms is honed Danby marble in White Mountain. Right: The front foyer features brass sphere light fixtures from Restoration Hardware. Kim found the console table at Warson Woods Antique Mall; she paired it with a whimsical artwork from Sugarboo & Co. Flooring is 7-inch-wide European white oak. Bottom left: Color reigns in the first-floor office, where they selected Benjamin Moore Caribbean Teal for the walls, cabinetry and the ceiling.

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The two-story great room with its 20-foot ceilings called for materials and furnishings with heft and substance. The homeowner used rope and reclaimed wood to create a distinctive “frame” to highlight a reproduction of Leonard Nones’ iconic photo of a man underwater. Gray velvet barrel chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams surround the Bernhardt cocktail table, which features a weathered charcoal finish to the oak top and cast aluminum legs.

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different,” says Kim. Inspired again by Instagram, she used rope and reclaimed wood to create a distinctive 7-foot x 6.5-foot “frame” to highlight a reproduction of Leonard Nones’ iconic, early 1960s photo of a man underwater. Some of the same mix of natural and industrial elements carried into the primary bath, where they also wanted both masculine and feminine aesthetics. The sink wall is charcoal marble tile, which lends a masculine air, while the white and gray marble floor features “flowers” of black marble hexagons placed in a random pattern. Striking Restoration Hardware light fixtures flank custom mirrors made by Nathan Hudspeth of Alliance Home Solutions. Rift, quarter-sawn white oak lends a rustic vibe to the vanity, topped with the same honed Danby marble in White Mountain used in the kitchen. Kim also brings her eclectic sensibility to the first-floor office. She says green was a popular color during their 2018 building process, and she hit upon Benjamin Moore Caribbean Teal, painting the walls, built-in cabinetry and the ceiling in the coastal hue. The Lucite desk, while ultra-modern, is perfect in the space and allows both the painted walls and indoor/outdoor black and white rug from Target to command attention. Kim loves mixing high-end/budget-friendly pieces, noting the Devon & Claire Avery hot pink armchair came from a big-box store. The outdoor spaces embody easy living as well. Grass surrounding the minimalist hardscaping and rectangular pool is inspired by California-style poolscapes, bringing a coastal vibe to the Glynns’ backyard. A fireplace, TV and several seating and dining areas provide multiple spaces for relaxation and entertaining friends. Selecting each design element—from drawer pulls to downspouts—was a painstaking process. “It was a ton of work, but I had a lot of fun doing it,” Kim comments “I would do it all again in a heartbeat.” Architect Darryl Labruyere agrees that the work was worth the final product. "Every time I drive by this home, I smile," he says. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

Combining masculine and feminine touches in a minimalist, timeless primary bathroom was a priority. Charcoal marble wall tile provides visual substance to the room, while black marble hexagon “flowers” placed in a random pattern in the white and gray floor add a feminine touch. Striking Restoration Hardware light fixtures flank custom mirrors by Nathan Hudspeth of Alliance Home Solutions. Honed Danby marble tops the vanity constructed of rift white oak with a bit of cerusing, a wood finishing technique that adds contrast. Opposite page: In the primary bedroom, animal print pillows add fun and flair to the crisp white linens. A Wayfair leather bench sits at the foot of the canopy bed from One Kings Lane. Placing the primary bedroom on the first floor was a part of the homeowners’ long-term thinking of aging in place in this home, plus it provides extra privacy away from children and overnight guests.

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VACATION VISION

By Lucyann Boston Photography by Kim Dillon

Working alongside a team of top-rate professionals, these homeowners created their Colorado dream vacation in their own back yard.


Landscape Design / Poynter Landscape Architecture & Construction Home Architecture / RiverFront Design & Sales, LLC Poolhouse Architecture / Jeff Day & Associates, LLC Builder / M. Simeone Contracting and Rader Construction

It all began with the land; a five-acre tract in Hillsboro, where Mary and Rich Patterson loved living and raising their two daughters, Sydney and Stella. The property encompassed a field and surrounding woods. When they first viewed it, Mary saw potential. Rich worried that it was too flat. The setting was important. The couple planned to build a dream house that reflected their love of ski trips to Keystone in Colorado and multi-generational family gatherings at Branson’s Big Cedar Lodge. They were not thinking small. They had in mind a massive project. It was important that it settle into the land and look like it belonged. Mary’s vision and confidence won out over Rich’s skepticism. They purchased the land in 2011. In the years they owned the land and waited for the right time to build, they thought on the stone and timbers they hoped to incorporate, the ample space they


needed as they welcomed their growing daughters’ friends into their home and their love of entertaining large gatherings of family and friends, particularly from their church. They wanted space both indoors and out. As plans for the house got actively underway three years ago, Rich turned to the internet to look for the right landscaper to incorporate the house with the land. The couple envisioned an outdoor space surrounding the house that would be in harmony with the Arts and Crafts style of the dwelling and encourage interaction with the outdoors. From the beginning, they wanted to surround their house with the natural, outdoor, mountain ambience that they loved in Colorado. “We wanted to do the outside at the same time we did the inside,” sums up Mary. After considering several options and looking over suggested designs, the couple felt that Poynter Landscape Architecture & Construction and designer Bob Wilhelm understood what they

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wanted. It proved a choice with benefits well beyond a swimming pool and plants. First, Bob understood the scale and feel of the project. At the entrance to the home, he designed a mountain scene complete with an elevated hillside and rocky waterfall dotted with water-loving iris, black-eyed susans, orange butterflyweed and butterfly bushes. The pool he created is huge, holding a volume of water that triples that of most large backyard pools. “When I saw the preliminary drawing, the scale seemed all wrong,” recalls Drew McGrail, general manager at Poynter. “I was assured it was not. I actually went out and measured to make sure.” The scale was right. “We were building a resort,” Drew concluded. Yet, with undulating walls that look graceful rather than massive, it fits naturally into the landscape. Enhanced by plant-softened stone outcroppings that echo the curves of the pool and stone steps that alter elevations, it appears as a watery oasis in a woodland clearing. That feeling is augmented by the selection of plants that accent the garden beds surrounding the pool. In the spring cultivated red buds such as diminutive “Little Woody” and less familiar white blooming redbuds, accent the space and reflect the native redbuds dotting the woods. At Mary’s request, Bob created a design specifically incorporating a large dogwood that existed when the couple broke ground on the project. Golden black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia) “Goldsturm,” more disciplined cousins of the wild black-eyed susans that bloom naturally at the edge of the clearing, bring bright color to the summer landscape and tie the garden to the woods. Graceful grasses ripple in the wind from spring through fall and blend the pool area with the clearing. The Poynter landscape plan focused on plants that were reliable in St. Louis and having the garden surrounding the pool at its peak during the summer.

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A high tech fire pit came into the mix with gas logs that can be turned on and off with a signal from either Rich or Mary’s phones. The overflow infinity lip of the swimming pool provides a waterfall-like view for guests gathered around the firepit. While they were comfortable with the pool and the landscaping, Mary and Rich were wrestling with the finishes for the interior of the house that would turn the stone and timbers into home. Bob suggested they talk with Kim Taylor-West, who heads the K Taylor Design Group in Frontenac. He had worked with Kim on other projects and thought she might have the vision the couple was looking for. There was instant rapport. “We had designed everything the way we wanted it,” says Mary. “Kim made it all look beautiful.” One project remained: the outdoor kitchen and pool house. “We were stuck on the outdoor kitchen,” Mary says. “We didn’t know what we wanted, how big we wanted it and how to finish it. We knew we didn’t want it outside the lower-level door. Bob said, ‘Why don’t we talk with (architect) Jeff Day’ and it all went perfectly from there.”

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Jeff’s first step was to talk with the couple about how they wanted the backyard to function “and get those things designed in and from there make sure it was an attractive design with the timbering and stone to get the mountain home, Colorado resort feeling. The pool was large; the pool house had to be in balance.” The structure features three separate areas: a permanently roofed, open-air kitchen on one end and a living room-like space with a huge stone fireplace and large-screened TV on the other. The two are linked by an open-roofed dining room centered with a massive table created from beams left over from the pool house. Designed and constructed M. Simeone Contracting and Rader Construction, the table can easily seat 14 and handsomely reflects the Arts and Crafts detailing of the house. Walbrandt Technology added a sound system to allow music to flow through and unite all the outdoor spaces. Because the pool house is across the pool from the main house, it was important that the outdoor kitchen be self-sufficient. As well as a large grill, it includes a deep sink, dishwasher, refrigerator drawers and plenty of Beck Allen, all-weather cabinets well-stocked with everything needed to throw a dinner party. There is no need to make continual trips back and forth to the house. Kim suggested an island where Rich and Mary can pull up tall chairs “if it is just the two of them on a Wednesday night.” Constructed of Fantasy Brown Suede granite by SS Stone in Hillsboro, the stunning island includes a built-in trough sink that can be used for clean-up or food prep but also doubles as a place to ice-down drinks for large gatherings. While beautiful, “everything can be cleaned up with a hose,” Kim says. A lovely, large bathroom with detailed tile work that reminds the

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Pattersons of vacations in Turks and Caicos adds to the resort-like feeling of the structure as does the natural looking outdoor shower. The shower, Mary laughs, was added when she ended up with an unused shower pan originally meant to be part of a dog-washing area in the house. With all the incredible design features in the landscaping and pool house, a small suggestion from Kim is one Mary is happy for nearly every day in the summer. “She said, ‘Mary, we need to put in a washer and dryer. You don’t want to be lugging armloads of towels back and forth to the house every day,’” Mary recalls gratefully. “I am a very practical designer,” Kim quips. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.


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This beautiful Missouri native makes a statement at the Botanical Garden and your backyard.

Information and photography provided by Catherine Martin, The Missouri Botanical Garden.

Meadow phlox, Phlox maculata subsp. pyramidalis Where to find it in the Garden: Samuels Bulb Garden, from August to October.

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Leafy meadow phlox is imperiled in the state of Missouri, as Missouri serves as the eastern-most range for this subspecies. This subspecies exhibits pyramidal-shaped, pinkish-purple flower panicles and blooms from August to October. In the wild, it typically grows in moist meadows, low woods and riverbanks. This attractive native species may also appeal to home gardeners. Meadow phlox

is an excellent summer-blooming plant for the perennial border, cottage garden, wildflower meadow or native plant garden. It is attractive to butterflies, birds and hummingbirds. Meadow phlox can be easily grown in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. It prefers moist, organically rich soils in full sun.


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The Poolside EXPERIENCE With almost 30 years of industry experience, Ray Holt, President of Baker Pool Construction, gives us an insight into design both in and out of the water. Edited by Moe Godat Photography by PMP Images

Expert Consultations: We do our best to be a bit more of a consultative/educational sales process in lieu of trying to sell the benefits of any particular product, so clients can expect candor. This process is completely immersive. It takes time, effort, energy and money. It is our intent and purpose to best educate our clients so they may make the best decisions for the future use of their backyard. With marketing, advertising and a bit of spin, it can be difficult as a consumer to differentiate reality from painted reality. We do our very best to confront that. Shape and Size Considerations: The shape and size of a pool becomes a clear picture in time based on a plethora of inputs. Desired use will always carry the most weight, but beyond that there are a multitude of considerations. The architectural style of the

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home, the natural environment surrounding the home and the natural grades of land that exist in the yard all play a role in the ultimate shape and size. Fire and Water: Fire and water belong together, in the right circumstances. In a four-season environment, it can extend the enjoyment of an outdoor area by months. Adding a firepit near your pool area almost seems like a no-brainer. Soaking it Up: Hot tubs can be amazing, but the intricate understanding of all of the pros and cons is again highly important. Concrete hot tubs have become a main staple along with a concrete pool. Self-contained hot tubs have been in the industry for ages. This can be perhaps the singular hardest decision between form and function. Concrete hot

tubs are manufactured on site and can be stunning additions to a pool environment. They do give way slightly to the function of a self-contained hot tub, not only in its efficiency, but in its ergonomics. A self-contained hot tub, while slightly winning the race of efficiency and function, loses by a nose in the aesthetic environment. Dive In: In our own personal experience, a diving board was a great source of entertainment for our children and their friends with hours upon hours of use. However, a diving board requires certain elements of depth and dimension. It is important to remember the majority of the time most people spend in a pool is typically wading in the shallow end. As a result, in order to maintain an ample shallow area, diving pools by nature are considerably larger.


Adding Slides: There have been some newer options come to market over the last decade that lend themselves to a bit more appealing slide versus the traditional freestanding slides that were a staple for years. Most modern slides we install are to achieve a bit more of a built-in look. Outside Structures: Structures such as pool houses and pavilions can vary significantly in price. Some can be, perhaps, just a roof with a fireplace and television on one end with a seating area in the middle. Some can be versions of a small home with a kitchen, bathroom, living rooms, etc. Depending on the complexity of intended use, we provide the names of a few local architects. If/ when a second designer gets involved in the form of an architect, there can often be some back and forth between the architect and our company on final design. The single most important factor is the timing required to complete all of the initial design work. Setting the Landscape: I would certainly encourage homeowners to work with a professional landscape designer. Over the course of the last 15 years, we have developed our own landscape design and installation services in an attempt to keep the process as streamlined as possible. A landscape designer may have an amazing vision for an area of the pool decking that can completely enhance a project. Or vice versa, our design team may give some great insight into an area outside of the pool and deck that can be highly unique. Collaboration certainly achieves the very best results when the design professionals take pride in what they do. Taming Technology: I believe technology is a double-edged, very sharp sword. It has certainly had some positive influence in our industry. Automation, for instance, allows for calibrating the necessary run time to keep a pool clean and clear, saving a significant amount of energy if done appropriately, all while controlling your pool and features from your phone, which leads to the other side of the blade. The disposable psychology in which that device alone has influenced manufacturing in our culture is far from insignificant. I walked up on a 16-17-yearold pool just a couple of weeks back, and it was obvious to me the pool still had the original pump. Most appliances were built to last back then. Now, we consider ourselves quite lucky if we can get a seven year average for a pool pump. As a steward for our industry, our lives and our culture, I feel it would be remiss to avoid the truth of this. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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ST. LOUIS HOMES + LIFESTYLES

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Saturday, August 14, 2021 10am – 3pm

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Is your kitchen looking tired and in need of a facelift or a complete remodel? If so, get ready to island hop to several kitchens and get swept away by a tidal wave of inspiration so you can create your own kitchen oasis!

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Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry William D. Cover Architect

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Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry William D. Cover Architect 1116 Shepard Oaks Wildwood, MO 63038

SPONSORS The homeowners were looking for a designer kitchen and hearth room that would be comfortable for entertaining family and friends. They liked the warmth of old-world charm but still wanted it light and airy. The warmth of the natural reclaimed wood shows on the island and beverage center through countertops. We

included all the latest appliances from Sub-zero and Wolf including a tall wine center. All spaces were thought out and allowed for multiple cooks in the kitchen as well as family and friends to become a part of the experience.

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Anne Marie Design Studio 17715 Horse Creek Court, Chesterfield, MO 63005

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With a healthy budget and an open mind, the design team were able to remodel this space into a dream kitchen. It includes two large islands, a massive “L-shape” perimeter and a small desk. We incorporated Wolf and Sub-zero appliances, a hidden coffee station, two pantries

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and quartz countertops. The prep island boasts refrigerator drawers for kid’s snacks, a microwave drawer, ample storage and a beverage center. The second island is for gathering and entertaining!


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Gegg Design & Cabinetry 6 Huntleigh Downs Road, Frontenac, MO 63131

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This kitchen was to be bright, fresh and unique. Features include an island with green painted finish, hood with solid brass details and marble surround, black painted window sashes, round gable window and sloped beamed ceiling. The island seats four comfortably. The butler pantry

serves as an extension of the kitchen and provides concealed space for everyday items out on the counter but out of view. It features refrigerator drawers, pantry storage and a wall cabinet.

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With an open floor plan, this modern kitchen provides maximum viewing opportunities while connecting the dining space to the kitchen. It features frameless European cabinets with a mix in two finishes matte black and grey. The 14-foot quartz waterfall island and floating waterfall

wooden top fit perfectly in the space, pairing grandly with Krion backsplash, copper Porcelanosa tile niche and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Built to entertain, the space also boasts a dry bar and 12-foot pantry.

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Welcome to renowned modernist architect William Bernoudy’s home, a St. Louis native having studied under Frank Llyod Wright. The current owner wanted a kitchen design that would channel what Bernoundy would have created with today’s materials and modern features. The display cabinets are designed in

the original space and the suspended table is a refurbished original that mirrors the extended eaves. Come visit with designer Dana King to learn more details that will inspire the best in modernist, minimal kitchen design that makes for simple and inspired living.

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Eye-popping details and function! This kitchen inspires the best use of a variety of materials and designated functional spaces. The kitchen island invites you to see its sculptural detailing intersecting walnut wood and granite countertops. A designated baking area is highlighted by a custom built-in baker’s rack and is the perfect space for the homeowner to make his signature

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artisanal breads. At every turn, you will see thoughtful details such as a space for the pets, enviable refrigeration wall, art display, tiled hood with custom metal detail...the list goes on! Come visit with designer Renna Barnes who will share with you a vision of what a well considered kitchen can do to enhance life at home!


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BEFORE & AFTER

ALL THAT GLITTERS Byzantine influences and old Hollywood glamour fuse in this luxurious bathroom made of precious metals and antique glass.

By Michelle Mastro Photography by Alise O’Brien

BEFORE Interior Design: Stuckenschneider Decoration & Design Contractor: Markway Construction Co.

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Styles come and go, but gold will always captivate, albeit through different shades, cuts or intensities. The precious metal has been around for ages and has symbolized everything from the mighty wealth of countries to an individual’s cultural influence. Designer, Ken Stuckenschneider, and owner of Stuckenschneider Decoration & Design tapped into the Midas touch to create an element of interest. But he also created a touch of novelty, casting the shiny and glistening material as the leading star of this old Hollywood-inspired bathroom.

The bathroom’s sparkle offers an emotional impact. Guests may want to linger longer and relax a while in this essential room to the household. Here, elaborate custom mosaic tile patterns of polished white and yellow onyx, Giallo de Sienna, and brilliant white Thassos marble adorn the walls. There is a cast iron tub incorporating the materials, too, while hand-hammered pewter and gilt faucets bolster a Byzantine meets old Hollywood allure. Ken added a large oculus window that looks out onto gorgeous gardens surrounding the


abode. But the window also beckons the viewer to peer inward to the house’s interior. “Architecture leads and design follows is my design mantra,” says Ken, who explains that rooms should have robust architecture structures first and afterward a layering in of designs can follow. “One of my specialties is finding a pathway in the house to decorating, making design choices feel purposeful and not random decoration.” The purpose behind this glittering bathroom is to highlight the overall aesthetic of the home. Look at the vaguely rounded tops of the bathroom doors, says Ken, and visitors can spot the subtle gestures to West Coast living. “Built in the 1940s, this house has a quality that brings to mind a mini version of the Beverly Hillbillies’ mansion. Because it was built after World War II, the home has this American glamour look to it popularized by Hollywood films during the period.” This, plus the homeowner always wanted to live in California, and reaching back to classic Hollywood makes the most design sense. “I take the best from every period to create something timeless with my designs,” he says, “I wanted to help the bathroom withstand the test of time.” Hence, Ken also explored antiquity for his muse. The mosaics may give away the Mediterranean influences the most, yet vintage Italian hand-blown light sconces also point to the Classical periods captured. Nearby an onyx wall night-light recessed into the sides of the bath likewise enhances the glitter and glow of the bathroom. Centered in the vaulted mosaic-covered ceiling is a shower steam room interior with a cold-water plunge shower, a special feature rarely found in domestic bathrooms.

Balancing out the splendor of the surroundings, antique glass is layered among regular mirrors to cut done on the sheen, so the eye isn’t completely overwhelmed. Today, gold is highly prized for its ability to withstand the ravages of time—gold maintains its finish well. Nevertheless, perhaps the quiet grandeur, offset through moments of release and a relaxed kind of style, will make this St. Louis bathroom not only the most gorgeous but the most everlastingly beautiful. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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AIR CONDITIONING

ACCESSORIES & GIFTS

WELSCH HEATING & COOLING CO. 7930 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-274-8717 www.bluedahliadesigns.net Come visit us at Blue Dahlia Designs for a home away from home atmosphere where you can shop our beautiful and eclectic assortment of home decor, furniture, florals and gifts. Blue Dahlia Designs is the perfect destination to shop for your home decor needs as well as thoughtful gifts for any occasion. Receive skilled guidance in-store from our expert and friendly designers, or by using our at-home Interior Design services. We're here to help you create the home you've been dreaming of!

THE PORCH IN WILDWOOD 16957 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040 636-273-3745 "I want to live here" is the first thing people say when they come into the Porch. It is the most inviting, warm, charming, unique, cozy boutique nestled in Wildwood. The Porch offers timeless home decor, one-of-a-kind unique, rustic and elegant finds. Nettie White, the owner of Nettie White Interiors an artistic finishing company, owns The Porch and has put her heart and soul into this beautiful boutique and it's evident from the minute you walk in. Look at all the beautiful finishes, shop her unique boutique with its wide array of home decor, accessories, lighting, tableware, gifts, clothing and jewelr y. Please call or come in to book an appointment for your own personal custom project. The Porch and NWI also offer full kitchen design and remodeling, artistic finishes, furniture placement, color selection and accessorizing. Find us on FaceBook, The Porch in Wildwood.

MARY TUTTLE'S FLORAL & GIFTS AMELIA'S FINE LINENS 17021 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-728-0455 www.ameliaslinens.com 636-728-0480 www.marytuttlesflowers.com For your shopping convenience, Mary Tuttle's and Amelia's are under one roof! As a lifestyle store, Mary Tuttle's carries a wonderful selection of gifts including home accessories, fine crystal and glassware, tableware, baby gifts, jewelry and so much more. We offer delivery service, gift wrapping, bridal registry and, of course, fresh florals. Amelia’s Fine Linens provides its customers a beautiful selection of bedding, toweling, bath accessories, home fragrances and sleepwear. Amelia's shows the same attention to detail, quality and taste as its sister store Mary Tuttle's.

THE GIFTED GARDENER Like us on Facebook 314-961-1985 8935 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144 Sowing seeds of Imagination for 28 years.The Gifted Gardener is a relaxing retreat filled with wonderful gifts and accessories for home and garden. Conveniently located on Manchester Rd. The shop is loved for its Sunny Disposition, where customers linger taking in the sights, sounds and scents that are ever changing. Stop by for a visit, we are open everyday.

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THE WHITE HARE

1010 Miralago Way, Cottleville, MO 63376 636-441-1111 www.thewhitehare.com The White Hare offers 13,000 square feet of furniture, florals, decor and more! Shop more than once a week as the uniquely displayed vignettes are constantly changing. The mother-daughter duo opened the store in 2003 and it has grown quickly over the years moving three times to larger spaces. Just over a 3 years ago they moved into their "forever home" in Cottleville featuring two floors, a design center, a more expansive shopping space and a larger selection of furniture, both custom and ready to take home. You'll even find fun things to wear and give as gifts in the White Hare boutique! Just 12 minutes from Chesterfield! SHOP US ONLINE.

2175 Welsch Industrial Court, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-872-8070 / Fax 314-567-6349 bwelsch@welsch-heatcool.com www.welsch-heatcool.com Welsch Heating and Cooling was honored as the National Residential Contractor of the Year by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding service to our customers. In addition, we are celebrating 126 years in business.

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10091 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 314-909-0123 www.warsonwoodsantiques.com Warson Woods Antiques is a multi-dealer gallery offering authentic antique and vintage merchandise displayed in our 30,000 sq. ft. showroom. Our 150 dealers offer English, French, and American, mid-century, retro and repurposed furniture and accessories and an assortment of unique and unusual artifacts. We have an impressive selection of vintage and estate jewelry! Our staff is dedicated to customer satisfaction and a great shopping experience.

APPLIANCES

• 11610 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-373-2000 / Fax 314-429-3575 • 1694 Larkin Williams Road, Fenton, MO 63026 636-349-4946/ Fax 636-349-6844 • 1660 Bryan Rd. O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-244-3844 www.autcohome.com With three showrooms located strategically in the St. Louis area, we are the place to go for all your appliance needs. We can work within every budget, and we work with homeowners, builders, interior designers and architects. We call ourselves “The Appliance Experts” and we prove it everyday… Kitchens, bars, laundry rooms and outdoor kitchens.


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FORNEY + architecture, LLC 11786 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-429-0972 www.authorizedstl.com St. Louis’ newest, and largest, appliance store is open to the public! Rather than building multiple small stores — each crammed with the same limited selection of products — we partnered with the world’s leading brands to build a single, world-class appliance store centrally located here in St. Louis. We showcase a vast selection of products from every major appliance category. Come see why Authorized Appliance is the Greater St. Louis Metro Area’s premier destination for refrigeration, cooking, ventilation, dishwashers, laundry & outdoor kitchens. Locally owned. Locally Managed. Since 1993.

17895 Chesterfield Airport Rd Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-7299 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery’s state-of-the-art showroom is stocked with beautifully displayed products in a welcoming, hands-on environment where you can see, touch and experience the products. From lighting and appliances, to bath and kitchen faucets, fixtures and accessories, our knowledgeable product experts ensure your selections are perfect for your project. Our passion for customer service is easy to see after just one visit to our Chesterfield showroom.

ST. LOUIS APPLIANCE REPAIR GROUP 636-349-5588 St. Louis Appliance Repair offers quality work on all appliance repairs including washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers and microwaves. We are the only factory certified Sub-Zero, Wolf and ASKO appliance service center in the Bi-State area. While we are the Sub-Zero, Wolf and ASKO premier partner, we also are certified for other brands such as Thermador, Bosch, Gaggenau, Dacor, SpeedQueen, Jenn-Air, Kitchen-Aid, Maytag, Amana & Whirlpool. We offer award winning service at competitive prices. St. Louis Appliance Repair is celebrating 60 years of appliance service in the St. Louis area.

BRENDEL ARCHITECTS, INC 207 East Dwight Street, Albers, IL 62215 618-248-5687 / Fax 618-248-5687 brendelarchitect@hotmail.com www.brendelachitects.com Brendel Architects offers cutting-edge, energy-efficient designs for custom homes, additions and renovations. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, while making your dream a reality.

9920 Watson Road, Suite 115, St. Louis, MO 63126 314-640-4447 JANEANN@FORNEYPLUS.COM WWW.FORNEYPLUS.COM The Dream begins in the mind of the Client. The Vision takes form in the mind of the Architect. The Form strives for Beauty, Order, and Meaning Dream + Vision + Form = The Project Your Project, by FORNEY + architecture

Designing excellence with your ideas in mind.

www.dickbuscharchitects.com Dick Busch Architects, based in Chesterfield, has developed a reputation as being one of the premier architectural firms in the country. You will find, through our process, that we work closely with you to obtain an intimate understanding of your desires and thus are able to custom design a plan to completely fulfill your needs.

160 Marine Lane, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-434-2333 / Fax 314-434-2203 donna@boxxarchitect.com www.boxxarchitect.com We offer luxury and custom home design as well as renovations and additions to existing homes. Our focus is providing creative, cutting-edge architectural designs, while always remaining aware of budgetary constraints.

FENDLER & ASSOCIATES, INC.

16676 Old Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-537-0880 / Fax 636-537-1027 Laurens@Lsa-Stl.com www.laurenstrutmanarchitects.com Award-winning firm specializing in custom homes, additions and renovation projects.

info@schaubprojects.com 314-626-4555 SchaubProjects.com Schaub Projects Architecture+Design is a full-service firm that offers a boutique experience to our clients. With over three decades of experience, our firm focuses on high-end design and takes on each project with a personal approach. We’re committed to exceeding client expectations and leading the project team throughout the entire process of creating your dream space. From providing creative, sustainable and functional design solutions in the planning phases to working with builders throughout construction, we act as the owner’s advocate to ensure the finished project matches the intended design. Learn more and connect with us today at SchaubProjects.com.

5201 Pattison Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 314-664-7725 / Fax 314-664-8183 pf@fendlerworld.com www.fendlerworld.com High-end custom residential design, new construction and additions, interior design, historic rehabilitations and historic tax credit services.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

ART GALLERY CABINETS + FLOORING + DESIGN

2900 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144 314.822.7006 www.sroteco.com Srote & Co Architects | Planners | Interiors is a full service architectural, structural engineering and interior design firm believing that a successful project is not only artistic and beautiful, but also functional, comfortable, sustainable and must be within the client’s stated construction budget. Specialties include Custom Home Design, Interior Design, Home Additions & Renovations, Project Planning, Commercial Design and Structural Engineering. Licensed in AZ, CO, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, TN, TX, and WI.

21 N Gore Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-202-4071 www.greendoorartgallery.com Green Door Art Gallery exhibits and sells artwork from many of the St. Louis area's finest artists. From oil, pastel, mixed media and acrylic painting to photography, fiber and textile art, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, mosaics, watercolors, botanical art and more, you can always find just the right piece for your home or office. Many of our artists will work directly with you to create custom artwork to suit your needs.

CABINETRY

ARTISANS & BLACKSMITHS

1315 South Vandeventer Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 314-535-2022/ Fax 314-535-2030 susanz@classicmetalcraft.com www.classicmetalcraft.com This family-owned business has been serving the St. Louis area for over 30 years. Visit their extensive website galleries showcasing ornamental iron railings, gates, balconies, fencing and many unique custom fabricated projects. For beautiful ironwork made by skilled local craftsmen, from simple handrails to forged stair railings in upscale homes, please call Classic Metal Craft for a free estimate and consultation.

Artist & Architectural Blacksmiths

7 Capper Drive, Pacific, MO 63069 636-271-3200 / Fax 636-271-9745 mike@eurekaforge.com www.eurekaforge.com Founded in 1982, our team of designers and artisans is engaged in projects ranging from the creation of intricate wine-room doors to sweeping staircases of bronze and iron to historical restoration. St. Louis landmarks, such as the Old Courthouse, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Tower Grove House, have benefited from our careful research and skilled craftsmanship. From your imagination...we forge reality.

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17830 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-536-6301 www.homeelementsdesignstudio.com Bringing years of design and construction experience to your project, our designers will help create a room that fits your needs. With plans, perspectives and elevations, our team will put together a project budget, schedule, coordinate construction and manage customer experience until completion. Let our interior designers help you create that dream room or home. Come visit our extensive showroom for all your cabinet, flooring and design needs.

633 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-1611 11585 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 314-677-6713 www.beckallencabinetry.com With over 50 years of combined experience in the construction industry, Mike Beck and Lee Allen lead a dedicated team of over 20 employees at two locations in the St. Louis area. Providing personal service and working hand-in-hand with customers is their passion, one that fosters a creative, efficient and enjoyable design process. The team at Beck/Allen Cabinetry proudly serves homeowners, interior designers, remodelers and home builders and remains in constant pursuit of the superior service and craftsmanship that drove Mike and Lee to start their company over 20 years ago. Visit us in Chesterfield or at our newest location in Maryland Heights.

Chesterfield, MO 63005, 636-793-6868 Rock Hill, MO 63119, 636-720-0455 www.californiaclosets.com/st-louis We believe exceptional design transforms people’s lives. We see home as more than a place—it is a source of comfort and refuge, a space for connection and celebration. Everything we do at California Closets is rooted in our commitment to offer quality custom storage solutions that help people become better versions of themselves, with more time and space to focus on what matters most.

2366 Schuetz Road Saint Louis, MO 63146 314-994-7111 Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00 and by appointment www.MarcChristian.com This award-winning kitchen and bath firm provides exceptional products, designs and a personalized experience. The showroom is full of cabinetry options, displays and unique product lines to use in the entire home. Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry proudly manufactures custom cabinetry in St. Louis County. This firm caters to homeowners, architects, builders/contractors and interior designers.

CABINETRY

MARKUS CABINET MFG. CO., INC 599 South Clinton Street Aviston, IL 62216 618-228-7203 Showroom Location: Markus Cabinetry 11481 Page Service Road Maryland Heights, MO 63146 314-436-1494 www.MarkusCabinet.com The Markus brand is manufactured locally as eurostyle full access cabinetry and framed inset door design. Markus designers can help you pursue architectural dreams in traditional, transitional or contemporary styles. Make an appointment today to make your blueprints a reality for kitchens, vanities, closets and other room cabinetry. For 70 years, Markus has been helping families create unique interior spaces.


CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEMS

BEAM OF ST. LOUIS

2505 Metro Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63043 314-567-1515 / 800-264-beam (2326) kmoeller@beamstl.com www.beamstl.com BEAM BUILT-IN VACUUMS. Setting the standard for the cleanest, healthiest homes, for 40 years! A BEAM is 3-5 times more powerful than ordinary vacuums. BEAM cleans deeper, faster, & more easily. It removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust, pollen, and even bacteria from your living space. A BEAM installs easily in ANY home. Old or new. Big or small. Adds value to your home! Exceptionally appointed homes all have one thing in common: A BEAM Built-In Vacuum. Call today for a free phone estimate. NEW! We now offer BEAM HEPA AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS. The cleanest homes–can now be the HEALTHIEST homes. Reduce asthma & allergy symptoms without a prescription! Easily transform your existing HVAC system into a built-in, whole-house air filtration system. Removes 99.97% of particles down to .3 microns. Removes germs, bacteria, and even viruses. Every room. 24/7. Call today for a free phone estimate.

CONCRETE

DECORATIVE CONCRETE

aimtoamazestl@gmail.com 636-671-0429 aimtoamaze.com Aim to Amaze offers reliable, landscaping, tree & concrete services in the South County, West County, Jefferson County and St. Louis metro area. We work closely with our clients to ensure their outdoor dreams and ideas become a reality! With over 20 years of experience, we can offer quality outdoor services at an affordable price.

DOORS, WINDOWS & MILLWORK

EXTERIOR PAINTING CUSTOM WOOD DOORS 137 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-530-7545 mike@scobiscompany.com www.scobiscompany.com Nothing says elegance like custom-made wood doors. At The Scobis Company, we dedicate ourselves to creating handcrafted designs tailored specifically to your needs. The Scobis Company delivers unparalleled quality and superior service!

ENGINEERING 314-895-5000 5712 Fee Fee Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042 hoetteconcrete.com Hoette Concrete is a third generation family-owned business. We have the equipment and experienced manpower to handle anything from room additions, to tall structural walls with foundation crews; driveway replacement to large structural slabs with flatwork crews. We work with the area’s leading custom homebuilders, volume builders and several commercial general contractors. From replacing your driveway to the largest custom homes, you will see Hoette Concrete’s attention to detail.

Pitzman’s Co. of Surveyors & Engineers 2725 Sutton Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63143 314-781-5665 www.pitzmans.com Over the last 160 years, Pitzman's Company has been instrumental in the planning and development of the City of Saint Louis and surrounding region. We have established a reputation of being a superior land surveying company that provides its clients with high quality and professional workmanship. We are devoted to providing homeowners, architects and contractors with personal attention while providing them with an accurate and outstanding survey, delivered on time.

314-239-7947 Rhino Shield is a permanent revolutionary ceramic coating that provides beauty and instant curb appeal. It dries 8-10 times thicker than paint and is used on wood, stucco, brick/block, masonite/Color Loc, James Hardi, aluminum/steel and more. Call 877-257-4466 for your free inspection.

FIREPLACES

Civil + Structural Engineers Since 1980

Frontenac Engineering Group, Inc. 2725 Sutton Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63143 314-644-2200 www.fe-stl.com Frontenac Engineering works to empower architects, homeowners, interior designers and contractors by providing them with creative, durable and cost effective civil and structural engineering solutions to help them achieve their goals. We have developed a reputation as the premier engineering company for residential projects hat clients count on to get their interior renovation, addition or new homes built.

825 S Lindbergh Blvd, Frontenac 15977 Manchester Road, Ellisville 13200 Corporate Exchange Drive, Bridgeton forshaws.com Forshaw is your go-to place for durable and stylish outdoor furniture, fireplaces & hearth accessories, as well as outdoor kitchens, grills, and accessories. We’ve been in business for five generations, and we are known for high quality products at fair prices. With stores in Frontenac, Ellisville and open 24/7 on our web store, we are conveniently located to serve you. Let us help you turn your patio into the go-to place for outdoor entertaining! When winter temperatures force you inside, come see us to make your fireplace the beautiful, warm focal point of your home.

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FLOOR COVERINGS & AREA RUGS

9000 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126 314-730-3100 www.BoardwalkHardwood.com Boardwalk has great floors for every home and business—with better selection, better value, and the best service. As a local, family-owned, small business in our 24th year of operation, we are proud to be a part of the St. Louis community. We have 3 Showrooms conveniently located in Crestwood, Manchester and St. Peters. When you shop for quality floors, consider our ratings on Google (more than 500, 5-star reviews!).

CLASSIC CARPET & FLOORING

598 North New Florissant Road, Florissant, MO 63031 314-831-1551 / Fax 314-831-8790 sales@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, laminate and natural stone. Quality name-brand flooring at everyday low prices since 1980. A+ Better Business Bureau Rating. Angie’s List Super Service Award winner 10 years in a row. Winner 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award.

FURNITURE

17377 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-537-9200 www.aminis.com Amini’s is the nation's largest retailer of indoor and outdoor home entertainment furniture and products. Best known for an amazing selection of patio and game room furniture, Amini’s also has a remarkable showroom and profound selection of decorative lighting. Our branded, Amini’s Advantage, provides every customer with a five star experience before, during, and after their buying process. Whether you shop online, or visit us in person, you’ll be impressed by our expansive product selection and unequivocal customer care.

825 S Lindbergh Blvd, Frontenac 15977 Manchester Road, Ellisville 13200 Corporate Exchange Drive, Bridgeton www.forshaws.com Forshaw is your go-to place for durable and stylish outdoor furniture, fireplaces & hearth accessories, as well as outdoor kitchens, grills, and accessories. We’ve been in business for five generations, and we are known for high quality products at fair prices. With stores in Frontenac, Ellisville and open 24/7 on our web store, we are conveniently located to serve you. Let us help you turn your patio into the go-to place for outdoor entertaining! When winter temperatures force you inside, come see us to make your fireplace the beautiful, warm focal point of your home.

HARD SURFACES 8147 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144 314-644-3696 www.lk2kaimkisner.com Our studio represents the finest manufacturers of broadloom carpet, handmade area rugs, hardwoods and window coverings. Showcasing the major lines, along with several exclusive brands, we take pleasure in providing high-class customer service. Tailored to design professionals, visit our studio for your next residential, commercial or hospitality project.

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4160 Meramec Street, St. Louis, MO 63116 314-771-1234 / Fax: 314-771-1225 www.russostoneandtile.com Russo Stone and Tile design, LLC provides the highest quality granite, quartz and marble fabrication with true hands-on craftsmanship. We employ only professional and skilled craftsmen, which enables us to provide a detailed installation on every project. Contact us to learn more about how we can help provide beautiful and cost-effective solutions for your project, 314-771-1234. Imagine your next project from Design to Creation with Russo Stone and Tile.

We are Midwest America's oldest and trusted source for Tiles, Quartz, Natural Stones and Solid Surfaces. As a legacy brand in the Midwest, it has always been a vital responsibility for us to provide quality products to our customers. We want our customers to be well satisfied and so our dedicated team is always ready to assist you from conceptualization to the selection of products that suits best to your requirements. Visit our showrooms to experience our range of products that offer complete "decor/architectural inspirations".

9000 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126 314-729-1461 www.TilesOfDistinction.com Tiles of Distinction is a wholesale supplier of porcelain tile, natural stone, glass and mosaics. We work with architects, designers, specifiers and other industry professionals to specify our products in commercial, hospitality, and residential projects. We are distributors of Emil Group, which includes Emil America, Ergon and Viva brand products. We also distribute specialty items from Villiglass, Marble Systems, Bati Orient, Original Style and many other quality manufacturers. We would love to be a part of your project.

HEATING

314-293-4490 callsmarthouse.com info@callsmarthouse.com SmartHouse Heating and Cooling is the choice of discerning homeowners across St. Louis. SmartHouse repairs and maintains all brands of furnaces, air conditioners and boilers. SmartHouse is also a top-level authorized dealer for Carrier, Daikin and Mitsubishi equipment. To make your house more comfortable, also count on SmartHouse for Energy Audits and Insulation services. SmartHouse is honored to be a recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) 2020 Torch Award for Ethics and Integrity.


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WELSCH HEATING & COOLING CO.

2175 Welsch Industrial Court, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-872-8070 / Fax 314-567-6349 bwelsch@welsch-heatcool.com www.welsch-heatcool.com Welsch Heating and Cooling was honored as the National Residential Contractor of the Year by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding service to our customers. In addition we are celebrating 126 years in business.

HOME AUTOMATION

HOME & OFFICE ORGANIZATION 17415 N. Outer Forty Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-537-2000 ehardebeck@mcbridehomes.com www.mcbridehomes.com McBride Homes builds in 30+ communities in the metro St. Louis area and is the largest home builder in Missouri. With 75 years of homebuilding experience, McBride’s mission is to provide a wide range of home styles and price points, while offering the best locations and value in the St. Louis area. McBride Homes has neighborhoods in every part of town including St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and Washington. -

WALBRANDT TECHNOLOGIES

11612 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 (314) 627-0346 info@walbrandt.com www.walbrandt.com Our team of experts design, engineer, install, program and provide life-long service for the sophisticated technology solutions that meet our clients’ project requirements and goals. We help our valued clientele experience the ultimate luxury at home and unmatched efficiency at work through intuitive control of audio, video, lighting and shade control, networking and more. Regardless of the size of your project, we will provide a level of quality and service that exceeds your expectations.

HOME BUILDING

314-842-2212 www.ajborzillo.com Whether it’s starting from a new design build or having your home or business remodeled, we are here to help you every step of the way. AJ Borzillo has been around since 1966, and it has always been our mission to provide superior craftsmanship and top-notch customer service to our clients. When quality matters, choose AJ Borzillo for your residential and commercial project needs.

755 S. New Ballas Road, STE 210 St. Louis, MO 63141 314-997-2300 info@prestigech.com www.prestigech.com At Prestige Custom Homes, we adhere to the finest construction practices in the industry, delivering dream homes to each of our customers. From start to finish we work hand-in-hand with our customers to ensure that they receive everything they desire. We understand that building a new home is a complex process, which is why we work diligently to make it a positive and enjoyable experience. We offer numerous floor plans and styles to accommodate everyone's vision. We encourage our customers to add their own personal touches during the design process, in order to truly tailor the home to each owner's unique style. The Prestige Custom Homes team has decades of experience and in-depth knowledge ensuring every home is constructed by the most skilled craftsmen using the highest quality materials. Rest assured, we only work with contractors that share our vision to deliver the finest constructed homes in St. Louis.

1581 Fenpark Drive, Fenton, MO 63026 314-961-4300 Closetfactory.com Closet Factory has been designing and building closets, pantries, entertainment units and custom storage spaces to the satisfaction of our clients for 20 years. Our customers have the option to explore our new 12,000-square-foot showroom for inspiration or create their custom storage space from the comfort of their own home with one of our skillfully trained designers. We pride ourselves on our reputation to provide a space for our clients that meets both form and function.

INTERIOR DESIGN

16668 Old Chesterfield Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-482-5590 accentoncabinets.com Accent on Cabinets brings over 20+ years of nationally recognized award-winning experience, refined design insights, and sharp attention to detail to every project. We work closely with clients to transform ideas into design concepts, and then lead the transformation process into reality…for both new construction and complete renovations. Please call us to arrange for a free consultation or to visit our showroom.

7 Westwood Country Club Drive 314-280-5550 kvsanders@kvsanders.com www.kvsanders.com Custom homebuilder specializing in design-build construction. The company focuses on personal service and high-quality construction delivered at competitive prices by means of aggressive

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ANNA HOWARD, INTERIOR DESIGNER

11861 Cresta Verde Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-660-4679 anna1mail@yahoo.com With an MA in interior design from prestigious Stieglitz Academy of Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 20 years of experience, eye for quality and craftsmanship, superior sense of style and a client-centered approach to business, Anna is known as an innovative designer, skilled at creating stunning interiors under a variety of budgets and requirements. She will guide you through every phase of the design process, helping you to reach the best version of your vision each time, every time.

1028 Red Arrow Drive, Sikeston, MO 63801 573-258-0508 BarbaraCollinsInteriorDesign.com Barb.Collins@rocketmail.com Barbara Collins AKBD, Allied ASID is a full-service interior designer specializing in all areas of residential interior design; kitchen/bath remodeling, project management, accessories, antiques, art and home staging. Design begins with understanding the goals of the client and creatively designing a unique space that both functions beautifully and inspires the client to live their best life.

BAUMHOUSE DESIGN 636-225-9000 www.BaumHousedesign.com BaumHouse design offers comprehensive interior design services including furniture plans, fabrics and window treatments, furnishing recommendations, floor coverings, color consultations and more. Our degreed interior design professionals have a combined 40+ years of design experience and approach your project as a unified team. Everyone can have a beautiful home. We pride ourselves in creating comfortable spaces while keeping your budget in mind. We don’t just design spaces… We design lifestyles!

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7707 Clayton Road Clayton, MO 63117 314-727-6622 Emily@EmilyCastle.com www.EmilyCastle.com Castle Design is an award-winning interior design firm, specializing in high-end residential design. From chic urban condos to sprawling rustic residences, Castle Design’s team of expert designers work closely with clients to create unforgettable interior environments. Impeccable taste and a commitment to providing clients with an unmatched level of service are the foundations of the firm’s success.

937 Midland Blvd. St. Louis, MO, 63130 314-328-1923 channing@candmstudio.com maria@candmstudio.com www.candmstudio.com C&M Interiors is a St. Louis, Missouri based design studio led by principal designers Channing Krichevsky & Maria Hogrefe. The studio is known for a refined aesthetic specializing in luxury residential projects for private clients throughout the Midwest. Channing, Maria and their team work closely with clients, providing them with personal and thoughtfully arranged spaces. Interior architecture, bespoke furnishings and objects are considered through the team’s carefully trained eye and point-of-view in order to satisfy the client with buttoned-up solutions and a contemporary take on sophisticated living.

636-391-7640 www.thedesignsourceltd.com Deemed “The Color Whisperer” by her clients, Kris Keller, The Design Source LTD, designs extraordinary spaces that honor and uplift those who dwell there. A passion for interior design combined with an intuitive eye for creative expression form a long lived career foundation that embodies Kris’ mantra; ‘Design Changes Everything’. Our mission: That clients awaken every single day falling in love with their homes over and over again.

St. Louis, MO 314-540-9747 www.frattbushhome.com Fratt & Bush Home is the result of dedication to detail, client understanding, constant research, and industry connectivity. Our projects wonderfully meld the sensibility of clients with Dede’s East Coast influence with Lindsay’s West Coast style. Dede Fratt and Lindsay Bush help people fall in love with their homes again, via design coaching, remodeling, and some clever styling tricks. Known for their discerning eye in creating beautiful spaces that combine comfort with quiet sophistication, we thoughtfully layer modern elements alongside beloved treasures creating a seamless ambiance that flows from one room to the next. Fratt & Bush Home approaches each project with enthusiasm, professionalism, and a bit of whimsy! Our Goal is to help you fall in love with your home again!!!

COLUMBUS DESIGN MANAGEMENT 8001 Clayton Road, Suite B, St. Louis, MO 63117 314-721-0333 / Fax 314-725-0303 info@garrisonlimited.com We are a full-service residential and light-commercial design firm. With over 20 years of design experience, we collaborate with experts in the fields of exterior, interior, project coordinating and architectural design services. Our design projects excel in meeting our clients’ needs and budget. Timeless sophistication is our focus, as well as budget-sensitive design for any age or lifestyle.

stlinteriordesigner@yahoo.com 314-707-7291 Award-winning designer, Gigi Lombrano, ASID, NCIDQ loves taking a room and turning it into a functional space for clients to enjoy with their families. Professionally accredited, Gigi's projects have been featured in many local magazines. She knows how to listen to clients and works collaboratively with them, and their budgets, to accomplish their shared vision. Gigi has extensive experience doing luxury interiors for clients who are building their dream home or remodeling their current residences. She has participated in many Designer Show Houses and is an active volunteer in her community.


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THE GREAT COVER-UP 11622 Page Service Drive, Suite 103 St. Louis, MO 63146 314-706-2727 www.jcrdesigngroupstl.com JCR Design Group specializes in high-end custom interiors, renovations and kitchen and bath design. With over thirty years of cumulative industry experience, the team, led by owner and principal designer Jennifer Rapp, works closely with homeowners, architects and builders to create distinctive yet timeless interiors. Their designs have been recognized consistently over the years by ASID Missouri East Design Excellence Awards, At Home Magazine’s Architect and Designer Awards, and Best of Houzz.

JONI SPEAR INTERIOR DESIGN

314-614-9080 jonispear.com Be it modern or traditional interior design, interior designer Joni Spear has been practicing for more than 20 years with a mastery of color combined with a chic and compelling sense of style. Her versatile firm specializes in new construction, renovations, executive relocation projects, kitchen and bathroom remodels, vacation homes and rentals.

Joyce Mathis 4300 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108 636-288-1001 www.mjmdesignco.com mjmathis.design@gmail.com See MJM Design Company profile on Houzz.com. From a one-hour consultation to whole house design, remodeling, kitchen and bath renovation, room additions, and new construction. 25 years of experience in the design industrywhere exceptional design and customer service go hand in hand.

Teddy Karl, Principal Designer 9708 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124 314-995-5701 / Fax 314-872-9496 teddy@greatcoverupdesign.com www.greatcoverupdesign.com Full-service interior design firm: custom furniture, reupholstery, custom draperies, bedding, pillows, wall coverings, accessories, lamps, artwork & carpet. Stop in today, we can help transform your home!

7750 Maryland Avenue #11767, Clayton, MO 63105 314-993-2700 tommancheinteriors.com TOM MANCHE INTERIORS is a full-service interior design firm in the practice of residential design. Whatever your style, we are available to accommodate all of your desires! Great attention to detail is one of the most important factors when designing a room. It is the detail that makes a room come alive and project your style. It speaks about YOU! That is Tom Manche Interiors!

8835 Manchester Road Meg@megantempledesign.com www.megantempledesign.com Megan Temple Design is a full service design studio offering design, home styling and consulting services. We strive to take our client's style and vision and create something even better than they could have imagined. We do extensive research for each project to really hone-in on what our clients love, and then create designs that are custom tailored just for them. Every client is unique, and their home should reflect that.

2900 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144 314.822.7006 www.sroteco.com Srote & Co Architects | Planners | Interiors delivers award-winning luxury interior design expertise, catering to a variety of project scopes and requirements. Our interior design team works with homeowners, home builders and new home buyers to transform their interior environments into inviting, functional living spaces for day-to-day and specific lifestyles. We collaborate with architects and home builders to achieve harmony among living spaces in addition to leading individual or single room interior design projects from initiation through completion. Our interior design projects typically fall under three categories: Full-Service Design, Spec Home Selection, and Single Room Design.

CJ KNAPP ASID

314-283-1760 636-271-8144 www.yoursbydesign.net For more than 25 years, interior designer CJ Knapp has been partnering with her clients to help them personalize their own home within their own budget. Her services include, but are not limited to: color consultations, custom window treatments, luxury linens, bedding and reupholstery, design build, painting, staging, wallpaper and room transformation.

10864 Leebur Drive, St. Louis, MO 63128 314-556-9811 info@youtopiadesigns.com www.youtopiadesigns.com Fueled by passion, Youtopia Designs is a full-service, human-centered interior design firm that pioneers. We brought together smart, talented thinkers and unleashed their creativity on the world. We pride ourselves on our process, craft and attention to detail. We believe in the power of "What if?" by combining our expertise to help clients think beyond the ordinary. We're fully aware that we're rattling some cages but know the best work comes from it - and the people behind it.

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INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOMS BAUMHOUSE DESIGN 2731 Sutton Blvd. Suite 100 Maplewood, MO 63143 314-781-3336 designanddetailstl.com Since 2005 Design & Detail has been providing the design community with exclusive resources and superior service. Our showroom provides fresh, distinctive lines of furniture, fabric, wallcovering, lighting, carpet and much more. We represent the top vendors and offer the best design resources in the industry. We have grown in size and have the ability to offer designers guidance and individual assistance with their projects.

JUNK REMOVAL & RECYCLING

1-800-LUG-JUNK www.junkluggersofstlouis.com The Junkluggers of St. Louis offers an eco-conscious alternative to traditional junk removal companies by donating, recycling and upcycling your unwanted items. To reduce what goes into our landfills, we try to donate as much as possible and provide our customers with a tax-deductible receipt within 14 days. Schedule a same-day or next-day appointment and our friendly staff will show up on time, provide an estimate and haul away your junk stress-free.

KITCHEN & BATH

16668 Old Chesterfield Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-482-5590 / accentoncabinets.com Accent on Cabinets brings over 20+ years of nationally recognized award-winning experience, refined design insights, and sharp attention to detail to every project. We work closely with clients to transform ideas into design concepts, and then lead the transformation process into reality…for both new construction and complete renovations. Please call us to arrange for a free consultation or to visit our showroom.

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9808 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 314-993-6644 / Fax 314-993-5138 www.glenalspaughkitchens.com Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath has been dedicated to providing unsurpassed design, the best products in the industry, quality service and expert installation to exceed our customers’ expectations since 1951. Our designers excel at creating beautiful spaces that reflect your personal sense of style and accommodate your lifestyle. We can provide comprehensive service from design to installation, as well as work in collaboration with your contractor, builder, architect or interior designer. Our expertise is not limited to kitchens and baths, but extends to laundry rooms, offices, bars or any room involving custom cabinetry. Stop by our beautiful showroom in the heart of Ladue to discuss your next project and set up your complimentary in-home consultation.

17014 New College Avenue, Suite E Wildwood, MO 63040 636-821-3395 www.annemariestudio.com At Anne Marie Design Studio, our primary objective is to create the best customer experience! Anne Marie and her team have such a positive, enthusiastic approach, clients feel that anything is achievable. Our qualified design professionals are experienced in every aspect of the home. We are committed to listening closely to our clients so that each design is not only beautiful but also addresses the functional needs of each person who will be engaging the space. We represent a range of carefully selected manufacturers, so that we can comfortably recommend products and services that best suit your requirements and style. With an emphasis upon clear and ongoing communication, we strive to give you peace of mind, knowing that your project is being managed by experienced and committed professionals.

636-225-9000 www.BaumHousedesign.com BaumHouse design offers comprehensive interior design services including furniture plans, fabrics and window treatments, furnishing recommendations, floor coverings, color consultations and more. Our degreed interior design professionals have a combined 40+ years of design experience and approach your project as a unified team. Everyone can have a beautiful home. We pride ourselves in creating comfortable spaces while keeping your budget in mind. We don’t just design spaces… We design lifestyles!

633 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-1611 11585 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 314-677-6713 www.beckallencabinetry.com With over 50 years of combined experience in the construction industry, Mike Beck and Lee Allen lead a dedicated team of over 20 employees at two locations in the St. Louis area. Providing personal service and working hand-in-hand with customers is their passion, one that fosters a creative, efficient and enjoyable design process. The team at Beck/Allen Cabinetry proudly serves homeowners, interior designers, remodelers and home builders and remains in constant pursuit of the superior service and craftsmanship that drove Mike and Lee to start their company over 20 years ago. Visit us in Chesterfield or at our newest location in Maryland Heights.

KITCHEN & BATH

17895 Chesterfield Airport Rd Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-7299 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery’s state-of-the-art showroom is stocked with beautifully displayed products in a welcoming, hands-on environment where you can see, touch and experience the products. From lighting and appliances, to bath and kitchen faucets, fixtures and accessories, our knowledgeable product experts ensure your selections are perfect for your project. Our passion for customer service is easy to see after just one visit to our Chesterfield showroom.


317 Clarkson Road, Suite 201, Ellisville, MO 63011 636-394-4455 www.geggdesign.com At Gegg design and cabinetry, it is our goal to provide clients with design and products that reflect their living habits and personality. Through extensive interaction and collaborative efforts, we work toward achieving this goal in a unique process. We have selected quality suppliers so we can provide the best products and design in every category. Additionally, we offer many products that are value oriented. Our custom cabinetry offers broad capabilities that allow us to create and produce designs across the entire spectrum of styles and looks the cabinet industry has to offer.

12012 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63131 – 314-984-0005 17217 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 – 636-532-3303 1616 S. Kingshighway Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63110 – 314-773-3636 www.henrykitchenandbath.com Henry Kitchen & Bath – When Experience Matters! At Henry, we understand that "Where Home Matters" describes more than just a room in a house. It means that your home is an extension of you: your personality, your personal tastes, your persona and your family. Our team’s goal is to help you bring your visions to life through designing kitchens and bathrooms that meet your expectations. Our experienced team listens to you in order to understand what your goals are and will help guide you through the entire decision-making process from concept to completion. We invite you to visit one of our multiple showrooms to begin your room transformation with a complementary consultation. Our goal is to help you create an experience within your home where you can dine, socialize, escape and enjoy for many years.

LORRIEN

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A REMODELING COMPANY

314-809-4057 danadunbar@lorrienhomes.com www.lorrienhomes.com "Creating beautiful spaces at affordable prices!" We take a unique approach to remodeling — we meet our construction timelines and we meet our budgets! You'll see the owner of the company on your job site every day managing the construction process, and you receive the benefit of the builder's wholesale pricing on all finish material. We are transparent in all aspects of the remodeling process - always focused on client satisfaction. Your project will benefit from our exquisite craftsmenship, experienced project management, exceptional client service, and a team of highly awarded architects and designers. We specialize in kitchens, lower level build-outs, wine cellars, theaters, and complete redesign/rebuilds.

MARC CHRISTIAN FINE CABINETRY 2366 Schuetz Road Saint Louis, MO 63146 314-994-7111 Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00 and by appointment www.MarcChristian.com This award-winning kitchen and bath firm provides exceptional products, designs and a personalized experience. The showroom is full of cabinetry options, displays and unique product lines to use in the entire home. Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry proudly manufactures custom cabinetry in St Louis County. This firm caters to homeowners, architects, builders/contractors and interior designers.

PREMIER PLUMBING STUDIO 11618 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 Located in the Interior Design Center of St. Louis 314-872-9339 www.premierplumbingstudio.com Experience the finest kitchen and bath products at Premier Plumbing Studio, located in the Interior Design Center of St. Louis. Our 6,000 SF showroom displays the latest styles and finishes, working displays and accessories that will truly enhance your design. We offer products from top of the line manufacturers including Kallista, Kohler, Rohl, Hansgrohe, Robern, Moen, Delta and many more.

MARKUS CABINET MFG. CO., INC

599 South Clinton Street, Aviston, IL 62216 618-228-7203 Showroom Location: Markus Cabinetry 11481 Page Service Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146 314-436-1494 www.MarkusCabinet.com The Markus brand is manufactured locally as eurostyle full access cabinetry and framed inset door design. Markus designers can help you pursue architectural dreams in traditional, transitional or contemporary styles. Make an appointment today to make your blueprints a reality for kitchens, vanities, closets and other room cabinetry. For 70 years, Markus has been helping families create unique interior spaces.

618-978-7872 www.facebook.com/shabbybeginningsdesign Shabby Beginnings Design offers kitchen and bathroom design services, cabinetry, tile, backsplash and countertop options, and more! With 15+ years of experience, we can help you coordinate your selections in our beautiful showroom and interior design studio. We can work with budgets of all sizes and help you to coordinate the entire project seamlessly from start to finish. Call Shabby Beginnings today to arrange a personal consultation and prepare to be amazed!

KITCHEN & BATH

3122 S. Kingshighway Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63139 314-772-1611 14381 Manchester Road Manchester, MO 63011 636-394-3655 www.modernkitchensandbaths.com Established in 1950, Modern Kitchens and Baths is a full service premier Saint Louis showroom for kitchen and bathroom remodeling products. Browse one of three local showrooms and see an impressive selection of cabinets, countertops and flooring. We can design and install your project or buy products to install yourself.

Manchester, MO 63011, 636-230-6400 St. Peters, MO 63304, 636-926-2414 Rock Hill, MO 63119, 636-720-0451 www.signaturekb.com Signature Kitchen & Bath has been serving the St. Louis Metropolitan Area with beautiful bath and kitchen remodeling projects for over 35 years. We are honored that over 60,000 St. Louis homeowners have invited us into their homes and have trusted us to complete their bath and kitchen remodeling needs. Our mission is to make sure your kitchen or bathroom remodel is more beautiful, functional and valuable in the end. When you choose Signature Kitchen & Bath for your project, you will be choosing an experienced staff that is honest, friendly, and up-to-date with design trends and products! STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM AUGUST 2021

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LANDSCAPE LIGHTING LANDSCAPING & WATER GARDENS

16825 North Outer 40 Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-532-9307 / Fax 636-532-0077 info@chesterfieldvalleynursery.com www.chesterfieldvalleynursery.com At Chesterfield Valley Nursery beautiful landscapes are created when combining the art of design with the science of horticulture. Our designers take pride in creating extraordinary landscapes that complement your property’s unique needs and your distinctive tastes. Our experts will guide you in choosing high-quality plant materials that will thrive in your landscape. We provide you with a comprehensive landscape design that is uniquely yours. Our expert staff are with you start to finish through the construction of your project, and we are there to protect your landscaping and your investment with year-round maintenance services. Call Chesterfield Valley Nursery or visit our Garden Center today and let us bring your landscape to life.

LANDSCAPING & WATER GARDENS

Growing Visions Into Reality Landscape Design & Build Home & Garden Center 550 HWY F, Defiance, MO 63341 636-798-2555 frisellanursery.com Frisella has served the St. Louis area for nearly 70 years with its award-winning Home and Garden Center, landscape design and build and maintenance services. Our Home and Garden Center is known for its unique and quality trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals as well as for the high-quality tools, hard-to-find plant supplies, exquisite containers, and wide-variety of indoor plants that every DIYer needs. Check our website to browse our landscape project gallery, shop online or sign up for the many fun and educational classes offered throughout the year. Frisella Home and Garden Center is truly a destination and not to be missed!

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636-256-2600 LA@poynterlandscape.com For more than 25 years, our landscape architects and horticulture professionals have crafted innovative, timeless and functional outdoor spaces. Homeowners, architects, interior designers and pool contractors partner with us because of our time-tested experience in building beautiful, time-tested outdoor living environments.

SULLY’S LANDSCAPE LIGHTING, DESIGN & INSTALLATION

1005 Glenford Court, Kirkwood, MO 63122 314-821-8422 sullyslighting@earthlink.net www.sullyslandscapelighting.com Changing the way you see the night. Specializing in low voltage, 120 volt and LED landscape lighting. Our experience ensures a quality design, product specification and management of each project from start to finish. Holiday lighting available!

LIGHTING 13801 Marine Avenue Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (Off Hwy 141 & 70) 314-469-8900 www.schmittelsnursery.com For 25 years, Schmittel's Nursery has offered a wide selection of the highest quality trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials, in a beautiful 15-acre setting. We'll help design and install the perfect landscape solution for your location. Our customer service focus is second to none. Visit with our knowledgeable staff for a free consultation and to see our wide selection. Then relax in the serenity of our flower house with Koi pond and ever present humming birds.

1011 North Woodlawn, Kirkwood, MO 63122 314-965-3070 / Fax 314-965-2730 mailscg@aol.com www.sugarcreekgardens.com Here the discerning gardener finds exceptional plants, unmatched service and the largest selection of perennials anywhere. At Sugar Creek Gardens, you’ll experience quality and expertise that’s as rare and unusual as some of their 2,500 + plant varieties. Discover exceptional perennials, Missouri native plants, roses, annuals, vines, ornamental grasses, vegetables, herbs and houseplants. Landscape design, installation and free garden consultations are also available. Online shopping for curbside pickup now available.

17377 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-537-9200 www.aminis.com Amini’s is the nation's largest retailer of indoor and outdoor home entertainment furniture and products. Best known for an amazing selection of patio and game room furniture, Amini’s also has a remarkable showroom and profound selection of decorative lighting. Our branded, Amini’s Advantage, provides every customer with a five star experience before, during, and after their buying process. Whether you shop online, or visit us in person, you’ll be impressed by our expansive product selection and unequivocal customer care.

LIGHTING

METRO LIGHTING 314-645-5656 / Fax 314-645-8958 Brentwood Promenade, 314-963-8330 St. Louis, MO, 314-645-9100 Chesterfield, MO 636-449-1900 O’Fallon, MO, 636-379-0032 Arnold, MO, 636-464-7070 Ballwin, MO, 636-256-3600 www.metrolightingcenters.com Locally and family-owned lighting stores, serving St. Louis for over 50 years. The nationally-recognized lighting showrooms, staffed with certified lighting specialists, offer the latest in lighting technology and an unparalleled selection of lighting, lamps, furnishings, art, accessories and gifts.


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LIGHTING

909. S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105 314-222-6300 www.wilsonlighting.com Wilson Lighting’s showroom in Clayton offers an outstanding selection of lighting, ceiling fans, home furnishings and decor. Visit our showroom to find a curated collection of stylish products at very attractive prices and work with the friendliest team in the industry. Avoid long wait times and project delays by taking advantage of our enormous in-stock inventory. You'd never expect that a lighting showroom would have such an extensive offering of sofas, dining sets, accent chairs, framed art, mirrors, florals, decorative accessories, and more. Whether you are building your dream home or just need to freshen up your existing home, come by and see us. Wilson Lighting…so much more than a lighting store.

REMODELING CONTRACTORS

314-324-1537 www.laddsuydam.com We're a small general contracting company that strives for open communication, technology-based organization and hands-on management and collaboration with professionals. We believe in working hard to marry good aesthetics with quality workmanship. We do kitchens and baths, fine carpentry and trim, exteriors, decks, porches, additions and historic remodels.

WESTCO SECURITY & TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

215 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd Chesterfield, MO 63005-1201 636-519-0022 info@westcosecurity.com www.westcosecurity.com Burglar and fire alarm systems, integration with heating and cooling control, lighting control, whole-house audio and more. Underwriters Listed (UL) alarm monitoring. Call us for more details.

STAIRCASES

247 Lamp & Lantern Village, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-373-3790 www.morgancousa.com morganco@miecapital.com Morganco is an award-winning design and build contractor located in the Greater St. Louis area. With experience in skilled craftsmanship and a meticulous eye for design, Morganco will create a space that is not only stunning, but livable and functional. From the estimate phase through the design and build process, clients feel confident that the team at Morganco will be with them every step of the way with a very hands-on approach.

744 Hanley Industrial Court, St. Louis, MO 63144 Windows and Doors, 314-781-5151 50 Midwest Drive, Pacific, MO 63069 All other inquires, 636-271-4002 www.kstair.com Design, engineer, manufacture and install stairs, baluster replacements, doors, windows and millwork. Central showroom location in Brentwood, 744 Hanley Industrial Court.

SWIMMING POOLS 16668 Old Chesterfield Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-482-5590 accentoncabinets.com Accent on Cabinets brings over 20+ years of nationally recognized award-winning experience, refined design insights and sharp attention to detail to every project. We work closely with clients to transform ideas into design concepts, and then lead the transformation process into reality…for both new construction and complete renovations. Please call us to arrange for a free consultation or to visit our showroom.

301 Sante Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63122 314-822-0839 croeser@roeserconstruction.com www.roeserconstruction.com Roeser Home Remodeling is a design-build residential remodeling company. Our design-build process engages the homeowner, remodeler, design team, craftsmen and trade contractors to create a single shared vision for your project-one that is unique to you and your family, and will stand the test of time.

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Designing a bathroom space just for the kids will let your creativity shine. Bright colors and fun patterns combine with functional storage solutions to create a bath your kids will go crazy for! By Melissa Mauzy

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4. Nautical Style By D’Asign Source. Located adjacent to a bunk room, this nautical bath appeals to kids and adults alike. Beadboard wainscoting, a custom painted Kohler Brockway 36” trough sink, and rope mirror complement the Ralph Lauren sailboat wallpaper in the bunk bath. The floor is a timeless white porcelain hexagon tile, and the sconces are a nautical boat theme style. 5 Fun and Functional By Love Your Room. The homeowner has three young girls, and they all share this bathroom. The designer wanted to make it a fun whimsical room for them without being overly themed so they would not outgrow it quickly. The Brewster Buttercup Turquoise Flower wallpaper brought in a beautiful punch of color, coordinating well with the soft white touches and polished nickel finishes; a little playfulness to put the "fun"back in functional!

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6. Pretty in Pink By Delpino Custom Homes. This "pretty in pink" little girls bathroom was such a fun space to create for the homeowners daughters. The double vanity features brushed brass fixtures, Little Palms Wallpaper by The Blush Label, pink floral vanity mirrors and pink honeycomb vanity knobs. With plenty of storage and countertop space, this bathroom is the perfect area for the girls to primp and play. 7. Crazy for Color By Christie May, Rockwell Interiors. This space was created for brother and sister, who wanted a fun bathroom that was gender neutral. The client wasn’t afraid of color, so the designer painted the vanity a happy Kelly green, which pops off the black-and-white star patterned Japanese made floor tile. Details include modern fixtures and whimsical art as well as a recessed medicine cabinets for additional storage for each child. 8. Playful Design By Phillip Smith General Contractor. When the homeowners were building their vacation home, they wanted to create a space for everyone. Designed for the grandchildren, this playful bathroom has double, vintage-inspired wall-mounted sinks with a colorful red exterior. A tile border adds playfulness with a handpainted fish border.

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A Harmonious Home Balancing out the asymmetry in a master bedroom led to the creation of this jewel box of a sitting room.

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Apart perhaps from the carnival funhouse, homes should avoid lopsided surfaces, slanted walls and other oddities that throw off the equilibrium of any given space. Laura Lee, owner and lead designer of Laura Lee Home, found herself nurturing the design balance of a home whose master bedroom had needed an update. “We wanted to elevate the sophistication of the master bedroom, making it more sophisticated and a space that was ours,” recalls homeowner Susan Brown. But what started out as a simple refresh and renew project morphed into evening out the architectural features that threw off the room’s symmetry. Tending to this project became of utmost paramount. In fact, without proper balance, a room can make inhabitants

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feel unwelcomed. “The bedroom was so asymmetrical that you walked in and you just wanted to leave. The bed was crammed on one side of the room. It just didn’t feel right,” explains Laura. To usher in balance, they thought to add another window. Unfortunately, their room’s window had been discontinued. Undeterred, Laura turned to the sitting room when the husband, Roger, realized a copy of the window existed there. “It was a crime of opportunity,” she jokes. This space, however, was also asymmetrical. So, she and the homeowners had the bright idea of not only removing the window in the sitting room but allowing this new vacant space to afford an opportunity to insert additional evenness. Thus, Laura would work her magic to transform two uneven rooms into delicately balanced retreats.


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“The homeowners had the bookcases made in the sitting room so that we had two bookcases flanking the fireplace. This covered the absence of the window,” she says. The couple liked the idea of using navy blue paint and other dramatic touches. “The inspiration for the color palette— Susan has really good taste—were the fabrics used in the room.” The pillows are silk fabric with shades resembling watercolors. Laura added blue drapery and modern wing chairs upholstered in green velvet to add a dash of modern charm to the space’s rather traditional tone. “We layered the lighting by adding a trio of sparkling crystal sphere light fixtures and brass picture lights over the bookcases—all on dimmers. Upholstered ottomans tuck under the console turned bar. To add dimension, we suspended black and white framed birch trees from polished nickel chains.” Varieties of blues and greens intermingle here, while elsewhere in the house saturated oranges pair nicely with the cooler tones. The bathroom’s wallpaper is a vibrant orange with white floral details. “Orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel, so they balance each other really well.” But Laura’s quick to add that not everything in the home is perfectly even. Laura loves mixing different hardware finishes to offer a unique look. “I really like a mix of things. We kept the couple’s existing chrome faucet in the master bathroom, for example, and then we just did a little acrylic and chrome pull. The chrome vanity was warmed up with brass and glass pendant lights and the gold-leafed mirror. When you mix things like that, it just looks like the style is more evolved and feels collected.” Sometimes, building harmony in the home means understanding when to strike a balance and when to celebrate a contrast. See stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Are Bidets Better? Bidets have long been a staple overseas, but they’ve gained popularity in the States since the toilet paper shortage of 2020. As the pandemic (hopefully) draws to a close, will bidets remain or be flushed away? Edited by Moe Godat Photography courtesy of Henry Kitchen & Bath

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I believe that bidets are a classic in design. They have been a standard in Europe for many, many years and should be a standard in the United States as well. They are quite refreshing and so easy to use. Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors, LLC. While bidets have long been popular in other countries in the world, they never quite caught on here in the United States. That all changed with the great toilet paper shortage of 2020! A bidet seat is a great addition to any bathroom because they reduce the amount of toilet paper used, which is great for the environment and your wallet! We love bidets, and they are definitely not a craze! Julie Cullmann, Anne Marie Design Studio, LLC. Bidets are classic, but today it's not so much about the bidet as it is about the washlet. They are also easy to install and have many extra features that a standard bidet does not. Health-wise, they are great for reduced mobility individuals, pregnant women or others with health issues. Also, they take 1/8 gallon to clean you whereas it takes 37 gallons of water to make just one roll of toilet paper. Fun fact: bidet installations have been mandatory in Italy since 1975. Jamison Boyd, Henry Kitchen & Bath.

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Standalone bidets are not a new concept, but they have long been considered a luxury item as it's an extra expense and requires additional space. However, now that smart toilets and integrated bidets such as the Toto Washlet are being accepted as the norm, I can easily see them becoming a long term staple of even our more affordable bathrooms. Allison Dozier, Allison Dozier Interiors. They’re cleansing and comfortable for everyone at any age. Europe has been using the bidet for years, and it is a basic component to every bathroom. Go ahead and give it a try, I think you’ll agree that it’s cleansing, comfortable. Diane Rosen, Diane Rosen Interiors LLC. In new construction, I've had several clients incorporate integrated bidets into the main bathroom. A smart idea, whether new construction or a remodel, is to make sure you have an outlet installed by the toilet. That way, if you decide you want the features a bidet toilet offers, the outlet will make the installation much easier. An affordable option for the kids bathroom is to change the seat to a bidet seat. Gigi Lombrano, Gigi Lombrano Interiors.

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What’s not to love about being pampered? We are putting them in high-end bathrooms, but also adding a GFI outlet for a future bidet seat in most of our remodels at all price points. Do I think it's the next must-have for every bathroom? No, but it is a nice luxury upgrade for any bathroom. CJ Knapp, Yours by Design. With so much square footage being designated to bathrooms these days, it was inevitable that bidets would make a comeback! Today's homeowner is looking for every luxury available, and why not a bidet? Just like enormous garden tubs, some will love them and others will find they go unused. The bidet will be one more thing to maintain and repair or replace if something goes wrong with it. I will call it a craze! Teddy Karl, The Great Cover Up. In my opinion, this is a pandemic-induced craze for Americans. I think the uptick in bidet purchases is a response to both the scarcity of toiletry supplies as well as people's increased awareness of personal hygiene needs. I have supplied more bidet seats in the last year than I have in the last decade. Mary Signorelli, Le Coeur Design.


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