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Baths of the Year Soothing color palettes, bold wallpaper patterns and exquisite tile selections are just some of the standout qualities of this year’s Baths of the Year winners.



Style, Luxury, Peace Downsizing might be the new luxury of stress-free, stylish living.


Grand Style, Getaway Vibes A St. Louis dream team collaborates to create a magnificent full-scale residence that emanates a laid-back, resort-style charm.

48. Garden Connoisseur Homeowner Jack Breier exemplifies the name of “plantsman.”





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The homeowner’s main request was more usable square footage, a freestanding tub and a larger, more functional shower. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography

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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.

Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton On location at Immerse.

Michael Cyr, Associate Principal at FORNEY + architecture

"The ultimate luxury is being able to relax and enjoy your home." — Jeff Lincoln Resort living at home has become a super hot priority for many homeowners these days. Most of us think we have to go out of town to find the serenity we seek. But, if we truly evaluate the many indulgences we admire at our favorite hotels, we discover we can create that same feeling of luxury at home. Garrison Salinas, designer and principal of Garrison LTD worked with a team of professionals, including Lori Fumagalli, principal of Fumagalli & Lamp Inc, builder Peter Hennessey, president of Hennessey Development and Keith Gegg of Gegg Design & Cabinetry, to produce a home that reflected style, luxury and peace. Not only did the homeowners want to live in their new home forever, but they yearned for the feeling that they were on vacation every day! Every selection the team made required low-maintenance materials and smart technology to simplify the homeowners' lives (pages 30-37). A newly designed and built 12,000-plus-square-foot French country chateau in one of St. Louis's most elegant neighborhoods is the perfect place for friends and family to drop by. The home couldn't be more ideal for entertaining, and the warmth it exudes is enthralling. Robert Srote, architect of Srote & Co, along with team Tegethoff of Tegethoff Homes, just raised the bar for resort living at home! (pages 38-47). Pools, spas, outdoor showers and Award-Winning Baths (pages 19-29) are spilling over the pages in this issue; they all bring about a feeling of peace in this otherwise crazy world we live in. Enjoy!

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As a graduate of University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design and Associate Principal of FORNEY + architecture, Michael combines his over 20 years of architectural experience with a family background in homebuilding, presenting a unique combination of a designer’s eye and skill for resolving the details.

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Jim Tegethoff, Owner of Tegethoff Homes Jim has been in the residential construction business for more than 25 years. He is responsible for all the daily operations of the company, and has continued to build an outstanding business reputation in the St. Louis community. He is a well-respected and trusted builder for many happy families.

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Upgrade Your Lifestyle Turn your main suite bath into a stay-at-home spa with these luxury bathroom upgrades.

Modeled after a crescent moon, the Luna spout won the prestigious Merit Award for Interior Design Best of Year in the Bath for its striking aesthetic and mirrorlike finish. Luna spout, by Graff, available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery and Immerse.

Aldrich stool, available at Pottery Barn.

Laney stool, available at Ballard Designs.

Bailey swivel vanity stool, available at Frontgate.



Avalon stool, available at Serena + Lily.

Place to Primp Pull up a stool or chair to your bathroom vanity and make prepping for the day a comfortably chic experience! By Melissa Mauzy

Designed to make your shower into an at-home spa retreat, this luxury upgrade makes it simple to alternate between a soothing spray and a more invigorating setting. Rainshower Aqua Body Spray, by GROHE, available at Crescent Plumbing Supply, Henry Kitchen & Bath, Immerse and RSI Kitchen & Bath.

X Bench, available at Ballard Designs.

Viviette hexagon ottoman, available at Ethan Allen.

contemporary collection of ◀◀ This faucets takes its style from classic motorcycles. The handle mimicking a car steering wheel offers a unique eclectic vibe and nostalgia. The Harley collection, by Graff, available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery and Immerse.

Steamist shower system, by Steamist, available at Henry Kitchen & Bath, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Immerse and RSI Kitchen & Bath.

La Cherie Bee vanity chair, available at Frontgate.

Scroll vine inlay stool, available at Anthropologie.

Thaddeus in forged pewter with white Belgian linen, available at RH.

Allister vanity stool, available at Ballard Designs.



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Drawing from Flora and Fauna An artist finds success while discovering nature. By Gina Parsons Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

While growing up, Manchester artist Laura Lebeda hiked for miles in the woods behind her house. “The exploration and freedom of that gave me a respect and love of the outdoors. I remember in our yard watching in awe at the large lilac bush covered with Monarch butterflies,” she says. Now, Laura hopes that seeing her award-winning artwork will encourage people to explore and think about the strength, fragility and beauty of the natural world. Laura has been an artist all her life, using a plethora of different art mediums through the years. She especially enjoyed drawing, but struggled with her own perceptions. “I kept thinking that drawing wasn’t a valid art form. It was like the prototype before you paint or create a sculpture,” she says. “It took me a while to realize drawing was very valid.”



That realization arose in a series of figure drawing classes taken during her final semester for her Master of Fine Arts degree. She used charcoal to create a large detailed drawing of a hosta bloom with a bumble bee getting nectar—drawn from a photo of her beloved late grandmother’s hosta. That led to the “Pollinator Series”—large-scale charcoal drawings of monarch butterflies, and next, she drew the “Migration Series,” focusing on hummingbirds. She followed with other series focusing on wildlife. Laura began submitting her drawings to some of the large St. Louis-area art fairs. “I was surprised and happy when I was accepted into them, and doing well with them, and it was drawing,” she says. “My first love ended up being what I could focus on.” She researches the animals she draws, and integrates educational text and journal writing into many of the drawings. For each drawing, she completes the animal’s eyes last—adding the iris, the pupil and the highlight. She wants to capture the impression of the eyes. On the rest of the drawing, she works to let go, “so it stays really loose and the mark making is very spontaneous,” she says. “I don’t want to get them too realistic. I like to show the motion, or the feeling of what the motion is—the energy of the little animal.” Through her artwork, Laura invites viewers to look closer and see the sacred in their everyday lives. She loves the idea of “giving back” and how nature is cyclical, and we are all parts of the “whole.” “I hope seeing my artwork alleviates any stress and gives viewers a moment of peace,” she says. “I do notice that when people walk in at a fair or at the gallery, they kind of take a breath and pause and sigh.” In addition to her drawings, Laura also has created 3D pieces inspired by nature. You may view and purchase Laura’s artwork at art fairs and galleries, mostly in the region, plus on her website. To see her exhibition/art fairs schedule, to learn more or to contact her, visit See for more photos and resources.





Louis Rybacki of Beck/Allen Cabinetry shares his 30 years of knowledge in the kitchen and bath industry.

Edited by Moe Godat Home Builder MC Modern Concepts Portrait photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton This page: Photography by Karen Palmer Photography



Personal Favorite Honestly, what I love most about my job is meeting people. I love being part of their life for a moment, learning about their families and designing spaces that reflect who they are and how they live. And there is nothing more rewarding than the honor of a referral. Elevating Design One way to elevate a vanity design is through selection of a higher-end wood species and making thoughtful cabinet construction choices. Homeowners often love the look of walnut but the grain on a walnut veneer lacks the dramatic character available in the solid walnut slab door style. Additionally, we can use a frameless cabinet for smaller reveals (openings between drawers) and within each drawer we can specify a U-shaped cut-out to accommodate plumbing and a tiered drawer system within. Keeping Current I’m currently doing more contemporary cabinet designs than ever in my career. Many of my clients are looking to simplify and are drawn to cleaner lines. I’m seeing a trend toward more floating vanities as well as a preference for drawers rather than doors—much as we see in kitchens.

White Everywhere While white undoubtedly is the most predominant bathroom color, and will likely remain so, it’s worth noting that our clients often opt to specify custom paint colors for their cabinets rather than the whites offered by our cabinet lines. Among the most popular are Chantilly Lace, Alabaster, Greek Villa and Bright White. Choosing Updates Bathrooms originally designed over 10 to 15 years ago may still have a 30-inch-tall vanity. A move to a higher 34.5 inch vanity, which some consider a comfortable height, will make a dramatic difference. Homeowners might also consider a change to a furniture-style vanity over a standard vanity. See for resources.



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Soothing color palettes, bold wallpaper patterns and exquisite tile selections are just some of the standout qualities of this year’s Baths of the Year winners. Edited by Melissa Mauzy




Under 100 square feet

Castle Design & Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry Why the judges love it: The tile work in this bathroom is spectacular! We like the built-in mirrors and the way the designers laid the trim and backsplash into the vanity. The textured wallpaper really stands out.

Castle Design and Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry worked together to take a 91-square-foot primary bathroom down to the studs. The goal was to create a fresh, open and restful space in the 80-year-old home. The intricate white marble mosaic floor serves as the foundation for the peaceful, classic retreat. Detailed custom white cabinetry, large wall mirrors and enhanced lighting make the space appear visually larger. A corner cabinet with classic mirrored mullions is a pretty place to store bathroom necessities. The original bathtub was removed and replaced with a large walk-in shower with aging in place considerations. Floral grasscloth wallpaper adds texture to the bath resulting in an overall soothing, spa-like ambiance. See for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.



PLATINUM WINNER 100-150 square feet

Castle Design & Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry

Why the judges love it: The contrast and delicate colors used really work in the space. The trim helps make everything feel more integrated. We love the different textures and the window treatment.

This newly renovated bath was designed to celebrate the classic architectural details of the home. Arched soffits in the original layout segmented the bath into three areas. Further challenging the design team, a hall door divided the vanity space and led to an adjoining bedroom, which made the primary bath feel less private. Castle Design and Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry reimagined the bath as one large open room highlighting the tall ceilings and making the space feel grand again. The team expanded the vanity area and created a larger adjoining closet space by moving the door location and closing off the hall entrance. A bulky built-in tub was removed and replaced with a freestanding tub placed on an angle. Traditional details such as the raised-panel doors and detailed


moldings blend with modern amenities like the oversized medicine cabinets and full-height glass shower surround. The tile, which is a mix of white marble with intricate polished blue stone mosaics, set the color palette for the bath. A calming color story is expertly incorporated throughout the project in the soft gray-blue vanity and window treatments. Polished nickel finishes give a time-honored appeal. The plumbing fixtures are a nod to the elegance and glamour of an earlier era. Finally, sconces from Waterworks feature crystal detailing, which is repeated in the cabinetry hardware. See for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.



PLATINUM WINNER 150-200 square feet WINNER


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Why the judges love it: The shower bench is spectacular. We love the towel holder and window treatments the designer chose for the space.

Acting as designers and contractors, Temple and Hentz remodeled this dated primary bathroom to make a more user-friendly layout. The old space included a large built-in Jacuzzi tub and shower enclosed with a glass block surround. The homeowner’s main request was more usable square footage, a freestanding tub and a larger, more functional shower. The client’s aesthetic is more modern, so the designers worked to incorporate clean and sleek materials that complemented their love of modern finishes. Custom wall-mounted vanities feature a mitered quartz waterfall panel. Polished nickel fixtures create a modern yet timeless feel to the space. Kelly Wearstler sconces mounted to custom glass keeps the room feeling open and airy. The focal point of the new shower is a layered backlit stone quartz. Large-format porcelain tiles create the clean, maintenance-friendly floor and shower surrounding the client requested. The custom floating shower bench in teak adds another special touch while incorporating natural materials to the modern space. A custom-made Roman shade and the smokey crystal chandelier above the bathtub create an oasis that the homeowners love walking into every morning. See stlouishomesmag. com for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.



GOLD WINNER Under 100 square feet

Castle Design & Wise Works Why the judges love it: The vanity is what sets this bathroom apart. We love how the designers updated it. The hardware and mirrors are visually interesting.

This 54-square-foot powder room was part of an extensive first floor renovation in Ladue. The original powder room was heavy in color and materials and needed updating. The existing vanity was a short black cabinet with a green marble top, and the room was painted red with a green ceiling. The client asked designers Castle Design and Wise Works to keep the powder room’s existing vanity and brass plumbing fixtures as elements in the new space. The designers selected large-scale elements to create a visually appealing, playful and bright room. An oversized floral wallpaper from Thibaut steals the show and provides a backdrop to stage the large design elements. A new Chinoiserie mirror gives the room an open feeling and radiates the natural light back into the front hall. Clean and understated bamboo-themed mirrored sconces provide additional light and style to the room. The vanity was redesigned to act as a showpiece by raising the height, painting it blue and adding oversized and layered cabinetry hardware. A square detail was added to the vanity top edges tying into the overall design. A complementary painted ceiling brings the eye up giving the powder room height. Simple and handsome window treatments finish the space. See stlouishomesmag. com for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.





GOLD WINNER 100-150 square feet

Chelsea Design Company Why the judges love it: Using different sizes of tile with the chevron pattern on the bathroom floor was a very effective design. We like the shower windows and the natural light they provide to the space.

Chelsea Design Company gave two hardworking business owners a spa-like bathroom to use as their escape with plenty of hidden storage. Double doors leading into the bathroom were removed to give space for a new vanity where a shower once was. The changes allowed for two separate vanity spaces with large matching wood-framed mirrors and a tall linen cabinet with hidden open shelving for easily accessible storage to keep the countertops clean. Simple, dark vertical grain walnut vanities are paired with neutral Cambria countertops and a small travertine mosaic backsplash. The designer kept the palette calming and neutral while playing with pattern and textures for some interest. A corner tub, soffit and columns were removed to create the large walk-in shower. An engineer was involved to have a seamless transition with no curb into the shower. After removing the tub soffit, the room was left with a dramatic angled ceiling. The designer installed 12” x 18” Carrara marble tile vertically with a rain shower head to accentuate it. Chevron travertine and marble mosaic floor tile is slip resistant and connects the bathroom with the shower space. The corner faux glass block windows were replaced with clear glass panels. The designer applied an opaque film at the same height as the knee wall to give just enough privacy without losing the view or sunlight. See for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.





150-200 square feet

Castle Design and R.G. Apel Development

Every design decision in this spectacular home was made with multigenerational living in mind. The goal was to create a beautiful, high-end residence that allowed for comfort, independence and accessibility for people of all ages and abilities. Designers Castle Design and R.G. Apel Development blended beauty with purpose in this 190-square-foot bathroom embracing a contemporary, yet warm, soothing aesthetic. The cabinetry features easy-open push control doors and finger pull drawers. A diamond-shaped tile in olive green with charcoal grout plays well with the wall color and adds interest on either side of the vanity mirrors and contemporary LED sconces. The designer dropped the mirrors all the way to the warm white quart countertop to accommodate the sight line of a wheelchair user or child. Dark gray porcelain tile with subtle white veining is not only striking but a practical choice



Why the judges love it: The designers created a more consistent style in the space. We love the accent wall!

to camouflage scuff marks from wheelchair tires. A freestanding tub features faucets at the front right corner instead of the back of the tub making it easy to manipulate. The designer chose a stunning wallcovering in shades of white, gray, blue and beige, which mimic the hues in the rest of the space and bring to mind soothing colors of the beach, sky and mountains. The designer for this project volunteers her time to make selections for the entire home with a portion of the sale’s proceeds going to DRAFT (Disablitiy Rights Advocates for Technology) and . See for resources. Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.

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Chelsea Design Company Why the judges love it: The designer was successful in keeping the renovation true to the history of the home. We love the shape of the backsplash and tub plus the walnut and gold accents.

The client’s only requirement for the remodel of their 232-square-foot bath was that it was clean and modern while staying true to the history of their home. The existing layout was confusing and dated. Designer Chelsea Design Company created a new functional layout to give the homeowners a walk-in closet, freestanding tub, two vanities, a spa-like shower and private water closet. A custom built-in natural walnut cabinet houses deep lower drawers for linens and smaller storage at the top for personal items such as watches and jewelry. The central location of the tub remained, but the tub was upgraded to a modern freestanding tub with a wall-mounted tub filler and hand shower that felt true to the home’s construction. The designer flanked the tub with two freestanding natural walnuts vanities with drawer storage, period-looking swivel mirrors and wall-mounted spouts for optimal counter space. Calacatta Monaco countertops were selected for easy maintenance and custom back and side swooped splashes were designed to reference the era of the home. To accent this wall of function, the designer chose a brick-laid faux marble porcelain tile wall. The shower was moved to an exterior wall. Moving the shower created a challenge of having to angle the entry to accommodate a window for natural light, but the design decision ultimately created an interesting feature. The shower includes a rain shower head and hand shower on a sliding bar for a luxurious shower experience. A shower seat in the same material as the countertop as the vanities and porcelain wall tiles paired with a Carrara marble hex floor tile to create cohesion within the spaces. See for resources. . Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.



Visible to the great room, the large presentation kitchen does not dominate the space. Mid-tone rift white oak on the island and range hood warm the crisp white cabinetry. In the great room, upholstered pieces from A. Rudin are dressed in gray indoor/outdoor fabric that will withstand the long haul, says designer Garrison Salinas. Artwork by Howard Hodgkin, botanical sculpture by Twigs & Moss.



STYLE, LUXURY, PEACE Downsizing might be the new luxury of stress-free, stylish living.

By Kim Hill Photography Anne Matheis Interior Design Garrison LTD Architect Fumagalli & Lampe, Inc. Builder Hennessey Development




s we move through new life challenges and protocalls, our wants and needs often change. So it was for the owners of this stunning yet quiet and elegant home in Ladue. The couple previously lived in a much larger, more traditionally styled home. “It was an incredible house,” says Garrison Salinas, designer and principal of Garrison LTD, who had managed a significant expansion and pool restoration at the previous home. At 15,000 square feet and sited on three acres, however, the property required significant maintenance, which could be tiresome for the couple, who are business owners and avid travelers. As they were starting the next phase of life, the couple became interested in simplifying their lifestyle while still feeling as if they were on vacation every day. “The husband in particular was interested in building a new house in a manner where they could live there forever,” says Garrison. “He also wanted to make it a Smart Home, not just in technology but also by selecting materials that would be less stress, like indoor/outdoor fabrics and low-maintenance, commercial-level materials where you can entertain at a moment’s notice.” A team of professionals that included architect Lori Fumagalli, principal of Fumagalli & Lampe, Inc., builder Peter Hennessey, president of Hennessey Development, Keith Gegg of Gegg Design & Cabinetry and Garrison set to work to design, build and appoint a modern home exuding warmth for comfortable, easy living. Fumagalli says the couple’s inspiration photos reminded

Left: The flooring throughout the main level is a French white oak with an opaque finish, chosen to withstand scratches from the homeowners’ large dog. Artwork by Ford Beckman. Above: Anchored by a Holly Hunt table, the dining room Andersen windows offer glorious views of the expansive outdoor living spaces, including a firepit positioned for maximum viewing from inside the home. “We intentionally didn’t do a chandelier over the table because we didn’t want to obstruct the view,” says Garrison. Opposite page: Larger versions of the wood panels utilized for the kitchen’s range hood were also used on the great room fireplace. Custom sconces of gold leaf and black pop against the warm wood. The statement chandelier is a custom size and detailed piece from Visual Comfort.



her of European, Old World styling. “Very simple lines, no frilly architectural details,” Fumagalli notes. They favored simple lines with fewer architectural details to create perfect scale. Their Colorado home, with considerable light flowing in and views of the outdoors spaces, also drove the design to include the exterior in almost every room. The team gave great attention to every detail. The kitchen space, for example, is visible from the great room. “They didn’t want the kitchen to feel dominate to the space,” says Gegg, who designed cabinetry with a clean white finish accented with a mid-tone rift white oak and horizontal grain center panels for a more contemporary feel. The island, hood and refrigerators were all constructed of the stained wood, while mirrored upper panels of the refrigerator fronts lighten the effect and help reflect some of the outdoor living spaces just steps away. The island, roughly 10 feet by 6 feet, seats six comfortably and is topped by a marble-like quartz, which was also utilized for the backsplash. An adjacent finished open pantry provides an additional sink, a second dishwasher, undercounter refrigerator, ample storage and in-wall water

This page: “This wall is an inspiration born of necessity,” says Garrison. The primary bathroom’s shower is located on the other side of the wall where the bed’s headboard would be placed. Salinas designed an upholstered wall with material more than four inches thick to deaden the sound of running water. He upped the drama by covering the wall in soft gray leather. Opposite page: Floating vanities add an air of modern sophistication to the primary bathroom. “All the surfaces in this home are uncomplicated,” says Garrison. “It avoids that ornate feel.”





Above: The covered, outdoor living room furnished by Amini's features a man-made limestone floor selected for its longevity and ease of maintenance. The large window at right is the dining area, which overlooks the outdoor firepit; Broadview Screens offer private, bug-free outdoor living year-round. Opposite page: A muted second floor sitting room gets a jolt of color from a vibrant Ted Collier painting.

dispenser for refilling reusable bottles. “They are active people who are in and out a lot, and they don’t like plastic water bottles,” says Gegg. “The coffee maker, toaster oven, all the stuff you use day-to-day can be kept out on the counter in the pantry,” says Gegg. “It’s hidden but still convenient.” In the great room, wood panels from the range hood are repeated on the top portion of the fireplace. Garrison selected and installed custom sconces of gold leaf and matte black on the mantel. Elsewhere in the great room, custom upholstered pieces from A. Rudin are dressed in “fabrics that are able to withstand daily use,” says Garrison. A neutral color palette of grays, creams and whites lets the homeowners’ collection of contemporary artworks pop. A wall of windows and black-framed French doors open to a covered, outdoor living room appointed with a large TV, commercial-grade heaters and a fireplace of the same limestone and white brick used for the home’s exterior. In summer, the covered room with screens by Broadview Screens lets guests who need shade still be part of the fun happening around the pool. “Erasing the line between indoor and outdoor living is part of the success of this house,” says Garrison. “We centered the firepit outside the dining room window so that even if you are inside, you can see the flames and it’s like you are at some resort in Aspen.” Flooring throughout the main level is French white oak with an opaque finish, which was chosen to withstand potential scratches from the couple’s large dog. The primary suite, located on the main



level, includes a sitting room and office. Garrison solved a potential annoyance with a beautifully creative solution. The primary bathroom’s shower is on the other side of the wall where the bed would be situated. To mitigate the sound of running water, Garrison designed a dramatic, upholstered wall and covered it in a buttery soft, gray leather. The shower is the height of luxury, containing zero-entry floors, trough drain and dimmable light all purchased through Immerse. Thoughtful design extended to a geothermal heating and cooling system, heated floors and air scrubbers. “All of these things you can’t see help with the economics of the house, which also contributes to less stress,” Garrison observes. Fumagalli was able to give the couple the space they desired by “pushing the square footage on the second floor under the roof." That floor holds bedrooms and en suite baths for visiting adult children and other guests, plus a second-floor laundry room. “The house has a real presence the way it sits on the lot, but it doesn’t look nearly as big as it actually is,” Fumagalli says of the more than 5,000 square feet of living space above ground. “It lives large.” Hennessey also notes the home’s setting adds to the cumulative effect of the “happy” home. “It’s a very positive year-round vacation home, with plenty of light, bright colors and a cheery atmosphere,” Hennessey says. Garrison adds, “The simplicity of the design of this home is what makes this house so powerful.” See for resources and additional photos.





Grand Style, Getaway Vibes A St. Louis dream team collaborates to create a magnificent full-scale residence that emanates a laid-back, resort-style charm. By Jeanne Delathouder Photography Anne Matheis Builder Tegethoff Homes Architect/Designer Srote & Co.




An eye-catching waterfall pool by Oasis Pools delivers a showstopping feature to the home’s exterior spaces. Opposite page: Sliding doors to the outdoor dining area provide an effortless flow from indoors to out and connect the interiors visually to the surrounding landscape. A soaring ceiling overhead lends dynamic impact and reiterates the grand proportions of this French country chateau.

It might seem impossible to construct a 12,000-plus square-foot French country chateau with an intimate feel, but this creative St. Louis design team did just that. Situated in a posh setting just minutes from the city, the elegant property needed to complement the neighborhood context while meeting the design parameters established by the homeowners. Through meticulous architectural planning by Robert Srote, AIA, NCARB, MBA, of Srote & Co., the finished home blends seamlessly with its environment via soft earth tones, natural materials and blurred transitions between indoors and out. “The homeowners were a delight to work with throughout the entire process,” says Robert. “They had a general idea of the style, exterior and interior they were after, so we listened and documented their wishes attentively. Aided by our cohesive approach to providing both architectural and interior design services, we worked in lockstep with them from project inception through the move-in date.” Srote & Co.’s exceptional programming process allows clients to convey their thoughts systematically so that no stone is left unturned during the schematic design phase. For this project, it was essential to have a formal dining space that could also accommodate a nearby, more informal after-dinner gathering. A wet bar/lounge area adjacent



to the dining room and separated by a floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed wine room accomplished that goal. Interior designer Kathleen Grim, also of Srote & Co., collaborated closely with Robert and the homeowners to create the extensive design scheme. “The home has a casually sophisticated style,” she explains. “There is a mixture of unlikely pairings—rustic timber beams, large stone pieces with clean lines and more modern silhouettes in the furniture and lighting selections.” The Srote & Co. team also collaborated with builder Jim Tegethoff and Matthew Cerreti of Tegethoff Homes, who both became involved with the project soon after the homeowners bought the property. Jim had built a house for one of the client’s family members years ago and had established a great working relationship with them prior to this project, while Matthew added ample creativity and style to the design. “This is one of the nicest, most well-maintained neighborhoods in St. Louis,” Jim says. “The community is full of newer builds with unique and attractive architecture. These homeowners were very receptive to ideas and challenged us along with Kathleen to come up with special applications in the home.” One of the team’s most exciting challenges was to ensure each






fireplace in the home embodies a unique look and feel yet appropriately relates to the overall design. They deftly addressed this concern by using similar materials throughout and calling on Patriot Masonry for the stonework. The great room, dining room and master bedroom fireplaces are composed of cast stone surrounds and mantels, each in different tones yet in keeping with a cool, neutral palette. The hearth room and lower-level fireplaces incorporate floor-to-ceiling stones that echo the exterior stacked-stone selection. The outdoor fireplace is a mix of stacked stone with a limestone mantel. By reiterating the materials and varying the shapes, sizes and finishes, each takes on a distinctive individuality while blending with the home’s aesthetic. The ceiling selection was another surprising design element that guided the interior style. Implementing beams in the dining room, hearth room and main level hall and applying an eye-catching ceiling color for the bar, breakfast room, lower-level rooms and several bedrooms created visual interest for each space. “I love every aspect of this home and all the finishes both inside and out,” says Jim. “The owners and Kathleen have excellent taste and worked very well together. These clients were decisive and made decisions when we needed them. But, they were also creative and really looked for creativity from us. It was a great team, and I think the home reflects that.”

Opposite page: "In the great room, a pair of bookcases flanking the fireplace were designed to create a focal point that complements the scale of the room,” says interior designer Kathleen Grim of Srote & Co. “The mirror above the fireplace draws your eye upward and allows for a gorgeous reflection of the chandelier.” This page: A broad arched doorway ensures a grand entrance to the foyer, along with a stunning chandelier that hangs over a lustrous marble-topped pedestal table. Elegant twin crystal chandeliers counterbalance the dining room’s rustic ceiling beams. The floor-to-ceiling glass design of a contemporary wine room by Lamp Wine Cellars lends a modern edge to this otherwise traditional space.




For the underlying interior color palette, Kathleen created a scheme featuring soft, cool neutrals intermixed with warmth and texture from the ceiling beams, flooring and fabrics. Dramatic splashes of color—an iron ore–hued ceiling in the bar/lounge area, charcoal gray built-ins in the great room, a navy-blue wallpaper on the breakfast room ceiling—appear throughout. The neutral backdrop allows these striking contrasts to feel soothing and calm. Because the homeowners are active people who love to entertain, they wanted their home to be inviting and able to accommodate guests and large groups while remaining approachable for everyday living. As a result, the dining room is one of the first spaces you see upon entering the home—it visually draws you into the formal entertaining zone. “Here, we set the stage for the rest of the house by starting with contrasting elements,” says Kathleen. “We paired the dining room’s rustic beams with traditional crystal chandeliers. The fireplace takes on a traditional shape and



A gracefully curved turret with its bank of windows captures glorious views outside and provides an inviting lounge space between the main level bar area and dining room. The breakfast room takes on a unique identity with its dramatic navy-blue wallpapered ceiling punctuated with a sparkling beaded chandelier. A paler shade of blue wraps the master bedroom in soft serenity.

Dramatic accents continue in the master bath, where an impressive white chandelier steals the show and beautifully balances the rusticity of the ceiling beams. A generous walk-in shower and soaking tub create a spa-like ambiance.



mass, but the charcoal hue adds contrast and a modern touch. An adjacent contemporary wine room features sleek racking, LED lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass. But here, we enhanced the trim and crown molding around it to balance with the home’s transitional touches.” The hearth room offers a comfy spot for the family to gather, and the doors to the outside fully open and disappear, merging indoor and outdoor areas to create one grand entertaining space. A stone fireplace and rustic ceiling beams that accentuate the soaring ceiling height bring a cozy, casual vibe to the room. A more formal great room unites the foyer with the kitchen and the outdoor living space. The ceiling is the inverse of the dining doom—intersecting beams but made of drywall with stained wood in between. The clean lines of the beams balanced by the texture and warmth of the wood are a prominent theme throughout this home. “For the kitchen design, we needed to find ways to balance out the massive size of the island,” recalls Kathleen. “One way we did that was by combining painted and stained cabinetry. We also incorporated features that emulate large hutches—one by the hearth room entrance, the freezer/refrigerator element and a third inside the pantry visible through a glass pantry door. Other innovative accents include a mirror-finish

metal hood, an oil/spice niche behind the range, sliding pass-through windows to the grill area and a full-height countertop.” Outside, an elaborate pool area meticulously designed by Oasis Pools undoubtedly gives the home its WOW factor, offering visual extravagance and a luxurious vacation-like feel. Tranquil waterfall sounds add to the getaway ambience, and the elevated ceiling height of the outdoor dining area makes a dramatic statement. Lantern sconces encompass the space, bringing an intimate glow to the otherwise majestic proportions. “The goal of our project was to provide the clients with a grand design yet an intimate feel for daily living,” says Robert. “We accomplished this by working closely with the homeowners throughout every phase of the project—seamless design services often provide astounding results,” he notes. “What I enjoy most about the home’s overall design is how inviting and relaxing it feels,” adds Kathleen. “The color palette is very soothing, and the soft textures give a satisfying balance to the contemporary clean lines and modern silhouettes. Walking through this house makes you want to take a deep exhale—and just settle in for a while.” See for resources and additional photos.

Kitchen: A study in scale and proportion, the massive kitchen offers an ideal hub for chefs to cook and guests to gather in one large space. The oversize island was key when conceptualizing the design and, in turn, thoughtfully balanced with hutch-like cabinetry that outlines the perimeter. Luminous accents, including the faucet, fixtures, and a shiny metal hood over the stove, create light and reflection. One of the most spectacular features of the home is the integration of a smart technology system from HD Media. The system provides the homeowners with peace of mind as they can control features in the house even when they are away. All operated by programmed keypads as well as a user-friendly app, the technology includes the main level lighting, a sound system, and a home security system. Even the pool lighting, fire bowls, and water features can be operated through the app, allowing a customized experience in each space.




GARDEN CONNOISSEUR Homeowner Jack Breier exemplifies the name of “plantsman.”



By Lucyann Boston Photography by Kim Dillon

In 1979, writing in the first edition of The Plantsman, a publication of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sandra Raphael, a senior editor in the dictionary department of the Oxford University Press, noted the term “plantsman” is intended to mean a connoisseur of plants or an expert gardener. She expanded on that theme by quoting Botanist David McClintock, featured in the Botanical Society of the British Isles News, who further refined the word by saying that “a plantsman is one who loves plants for their own sake and knows how to cherish them." McClintock went on to suggest that they “are the cream of those in the plant world; a fund of invaluable first-hand information.” By those definitions, Jack Breier is a true plantsman. His personal University City garden is a treasure trove of magnificent specimens gathered over the past 20 years and is a testimonial to his love of all things green and growing. His shady front yard with a canopy of a hornbeam, dogwood and redbud features layers of azaleas, rhododendrons, hostas, hydrangeas, boxwoods, campanulas, ferns, liriope and Japanese maples, with some elephant ears and caladium thrown in. Pulmonaria or lungwort provides an edging for much of the space. Trees are limbed up to provide high shade and let the structure of the trunks show forth. Travel into the back yard, guarded by a huge black gum, where patches of sun allow for groupings of shasta daisies and phlox to




provide flowers for the house. More shrub layers flow around the perimeter of the space and provide color even with nothing in bloom. Selections include purple tinted smoke bush (Cotinus), blue spruce, “Gold Thread” cypress (Chamaecyparis) and deep purple “Black Lace” elderberry (Sambucus), all edged by evergreen hellebores and “Mahogany Monster” heuchera. Espaliered apple and pear trees, with four different varieties grafted onto each trunk, provide a striking botanical and vertical accent. Adjacent to that an herb and vegetable garden offers wonderful selections for the kitchen. Just outside the back door, a private fenced space provides a backdrop for a vertical succulent garden created by Jack’s husband John Douglas, who used the arms of two ancient Adirondack chairs to frame the plants. Whimsical terracotta planters, with succulents spilling over the sides also blend the fence and garden. While Jack’s professional career includes a stint in the corporate world where he worked in customer service and finance and more recently as a successful real estate agent, his avocation has always been plant centric. Coming from parents and grandparents who were avid gardeners, he grew up around plants. But his interest and knowledge were expanded when, in the late 1990s, his mother sent him information on the Master Gardener program run by the University of Missouri Extension Service and he enrolled in what was then a telecommunication course, which took place during the evenings at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Then living in Dogtown, Jack decided to do the 50 hours of volunteer service the program required close to home by volunteering with the Flora Conservancy in Forest Park. The Conservancy has access to the Forest Park greenhouses and



oversees the plantings around the Jewel Box, Pagoda Circle by The Muny and several other areas when needed and also helps out with Lafayette Park. In addition the group propagates plants for a public sale the Saturday before Mother’s Day with the funds raised used to support gardening work in the park. Not long after that, while housesitting in University City, Jack fell in love with a nearby Spanish-style home with a good-sized private back yard. When the house came up for sale in 2001, he and John bought it. Fast forward to today, where Jack is officially the consultant/liaison for Flora Conservancy with the city of St. Louis, which owns the park; a long-time board member and president of U City in Bloom; and was a board member of the St. Louis branch of the University of Missouri Extension Service. He also volunteers as a docent and helps with the gardening at the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Kirkwood.

His knowledge is extensive, gleaned from years of talking with other gardeners, going on garden tours and watching a favorite BBC gardening show hosted by gardening expert Monty Don. "I have been exposed to so many different plants I didn’t know about,” he says. “Someone’s always giving me a start of something and then I have to find a place for it.” Some plants are treasured. There is the fig, purportedly brought from Italy by a previous owner of the Dogtown house, that has been reproduced in U City. Cuttings from that fig have gone to other volunteers at Flora Conservancy and been featured in the yearly sale. Seeds from the larkspur were grown by his grandmother and mother and now scattered in his current garden. He also is continually trying new things in his own garden and if successful, those plants are eventually propagated for the Flora Conservancy sale. “There is always room for




one more plant,” he states firmly. The beautiful blue spruce that now accents his back border was a leftover from the U City in Bloom sale. “I saw it and thought, ‘I can find a home for that,'" he recalls. When he finds a plant he loves and one that works well in his garden, “I just keep dividing them up and marching them up the border and through the beds,” he explains. “I like to repeat the colors, textures and shapes to bring harmony and draw the eye through the garden.” He also has become a big fan of using ground-up leaf mulch throughout his landscape because it is lightweight and easy to manage and he believes it increases soil fertility. While Jack is the mastermind behind the garden design and maintenance, John is quick to pitch in on big projects and with spraying and fertilizing.



Jack sees his garden as a stress reliever. “It is a quiet, serene place where things are green and growing,” he says. “Part of it is meditative. Life can be so stressful. I can go out in the garden, do physical work and see results.” His work with Flora Conservancy and U City in Bloom, he believes, enriches his life in ways beyond gardening. His fellow volunteers have become friends. “I’ve met a lot of interesting people,” he says “We talk about books and movies and restaurants. I learn more about other cultures." In addition, “it is just so nice to be able to contribute to places so many people enjoy. It is wonderful to see people taking their wedding pictures in front of plants you have planted.” See for resources and additional photos.





New Growth Missouri Botanical Garden opens the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center and Emerson Conservatory to show species diversity. By Kristina DeYong Photography by Mary Olson and Tom Incrocci

This August brings the opening of the transformative Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden, including the Emerson Conservatory. This brand-new Conservatory creates a space for visitors to experience plants from Mediterranean climates around the world, including California, South Africa, Western Australia, Chile and the Mediterranean itself. Permanent in-ground displays and hanging baskets will adorn the Emerson Conservatory. The building will be the setting for the annual Orchid Show and Holiday Show as well as other floral events and exhibits. Conservatories are an especially meaningful element of botanical gardens. They provide a window for the public to see species diversity that cannot necessarily grow and thrive in the natural outdoor conditions of the region. Extensive travel would be required to see such a wide variety of plants growing in their natural



habitats. Through conservatories, botanical gardens can simultaneously share the beauty of these plants with their visitors while protecting species with ex situ conservation. Isoplexis isabelliana is an excellent example of one such species. This show-stopping flowering shrub, also known as Canary Island foxglove, boasts beautiful, tall orange flowers and is listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. It is endemic to the Canary Islands, meaning that it occurs naturally there and nowhere else on Earth. This magnificent plant is just one of the many rare and unique species the Garden is excited to display in the new Emerson Conservatory. To learn more about the new gardens of the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center project, visit

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GOING MICRO Microgreens are the new, nutrient-packed trend gripping St. Louis. And for good reason! By Moe Godat

What is a microgreen? Microgreens are essentially baby vegetables! Typically picked once they are 10 to 14 days old, microgreens differ from sprouts (baby vegetables in their first two to five days after germination) in looks, taste and nutritional value. Microgreens are the second phase of a plant’s life cycle, and they provide many key nutrients, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Any type of salad green, herb and many garden vegetables can be grown as microgreens. How to Use Them You’ll typically see microgreens used as garnishes in high-end restaurants because they add beauty to a plate along with a burst of flavor. However, you can incorporate them into your everyday smoothies, sandwiches and salads for taste as well as a nutritious boost.

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Eat Healthy, Eat Local “At Fiddlehead, we are very passionate about the products we offer. We first learned about microgreens from a neighbor who ran City Farm STL right in our neighborhood— and from him, we grew to love them! We now source them from Good Life Growing, a local urban farming company in North City that uses aquaponic, hydroponic, aeroponic and other organic farming methods to grow these cuties all year around. Sometimes, we even get them from our neighborhood preschool, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning. The kids grow them at school and bring them to the café. We love that microgreens add high amounts of nutrients to our menu items, and how beautiful they are. But more than anything, we love the community aspect it brings to us. Collaborating early on with a neighbor really helped both of our businesses grow; seeing these kids in our neighborhood so excited to share with us something they made has been really special; and the opportunity to support a local farm doing good work." — Fiddlehead Fern Cafe



Here’s What You’ll Need: • A glass or ceramic container with a lid • A grow mat or pad (varieties include coconut, hemp and jute) • Sprouting seeds • A window • Water First, soak your chosen sprouting seeds for six to eight hours depending on the type of seed (the packaging will often give you the recommended soaking time). Then, soak your growing mat in water and place it in the bottom of your container. Spread out the seeds evenly and secure the lid before placing it in a sunny window. Once the seeds sprout, you can remove the lid and let them grow until small, vibrant leaves begin to appear, watering daily.

Watering Tip: Don’t keep the mat soaked! This can cause mold and disease in your microgreens. Instead, water the mat from the bottom and occasionally mist the tops. Your microgreens will be ready to harvest once they’ve begun to sprout their first leaves. For best results, wait until they are 1 to 2.5 inches tall before harvesting.

Broccoli Mild flavor

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Pea shoot Sweet and earthy

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The peppery taste and unique leaf structure of the curled cress microgreen make it a chef favorite, used in soups, salads and garnishes. For the home cook, cress is great for juicing, smoothies or as an addition to a salad mix to add some extra spice. David Sherwood, Sherwood’s Forest Nursery.

Popcorn Sweet

“Microgreens are full of nutrients and easy to add to your meals,” says Mary Densmore, co-owner of Bee Simple City Farm. “If you’re interested in finding the right flavor, each microgreen’s flavor is pretty true to the full-grown plant. You can use them as garnishes, in smoothies, to put on top of salads, wraps, sandwiches, tacos, eggs, soup, etc. They can really go on anything! ”

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Beating the Heat Poolside This St. Louis back yard got a refresh with furniture that won’t fade from sun exposure or wear out.

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Homeowners Erin and Ross Toohey had purchased their home for its location, not its style, and this included the back yard. “Pretty much everything had been redone,” Erin says. “We had taken the whole house and back yard down to studs over the last six years. The pool was already dug, but we refinished that, putting in new tile and reconfiguring the hardscape like the forever deck and concrete.” Finally, once all that was accomplished, something else was needed that many people might not give a second thought about—they needed some backyard furniture. But backyard furniture can be hard to get right. Conventional thinking, though, assumes the cheaper the backyard furniture, the better, since

the items will be outdoors and thus will wear away anyhow. However, the couple knew they wanted furniture that made a design impact and would be of high-quality enough to beat the sun’s rays. They turned to Amini’s for help. “They had reached out to us,” says Arash Amini, whose father had started the business in 1975. “We carry a lot of brands and options, but a lot of our clients want custom items, and so we have incredible vendors that we work with.” Erin and Ross had wanted modern looking furniture to fit thehome that itself had been redesigned to feel more contemporary, “We like a much more modern look than most St. Louis style homes have,” Erin says. The backyard furniture needed to feel modern

too. The pool beds or daybeds were a custom-made design, says Arash. “One of our vendors made the daybeds for the family, who got to select their preferred color, style, shape and size.” Plus, the custom features make the beds invulnerable to the sun and weather changes. “The actual frames of the beds are made from cast aluminum that does not rust,” says Arash. “The materials in the cushions doesn’t trap water inside, while the outside is made from a solution of dyed acrylic, the same material restaurant awnings are made from. They’re as durable as it gets.” It turns out, the vendor had also made the daybeds for a hotel in Costa Rica that the family had stayed at not long before. “Usually, we try to bring back something from our travels, and so in a way, the daybeds are reminders of this trip,” Erin says. Finding new ways to be poolside mattered to Erin and Ross, who had wanted the pool to spend more time with family. “Pools are an investment. To us, having a pool is an investment in quality family time, being in it with the kids, or sitting by it. So we wanted the back yard that people wanted to come over to,” Erin notes. Having the right furniture would transform the family’s back yard into the perfect hangout spot. They got the swing chairs for the kids to use. “Sometimes one of the kids will read a book in them or their friends will come over and spend time on the swings.” Yet the daybeds were something Erin especially could get use out of. “I run a travel agency from home, and those pool beds are my office in the summer. Plus, they just have this Vegas feel to them, adding a funky feel that you don’t usually see in other homes.” See for resources and additional photos.




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Designed for entertaining crowds of almost any size, the homeowners wanted a kitchen that would wow any chef while having an eclectic farmhouse feel. Using both retro and antique furniture components tastefully reimagined to interplay with the kitchen and formal butler’s pantry, every detail was poured over to get the look the homeowner (a very creative mind herself ) was after.

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A Family Affair Two homeowners call on their professional relatives for a complete bathroom addition. By Moe Godat Photography by Anne Matheis

Homeowners Charlie and Nina Harris wanted to honor the roots of their 1916 home in their extensive main suite bathroom addition. “I’d describe our style as traditional with a modern flair, and we wanted this bathroom to be classy and elegant,” says Charlie. To help their vision come to life, they called on their designer relatives, Mary Signorelli of Le Coeur Design and Peter McGauey of PJM Contracting. “This project was a family affair for all parties involved!” says Signorelli. “We were the obvious choices for this couple who were moving to University City from St. Charles.” Besides just adding the bathroom, the pair also wanted a relaxing space of their own to go to after a full day with their four children. To achieve this, the homeowners went into the project with a wishlist including an extra-large, custom shower with soap insert and seat and ample storage. They also wanted to reuse all of the original light fixtures and wall sconces. Retaining the home’s historic aesthetic was important to all parties involved. “Taking style cues from the house helped lead the aesthetic,” Signorelli notes. To do this, they coordinated their choices with the warmth of the original wood in the windows and doors and continued the detail of the baseboards and three-piece moldings. “I was skeptical about the unlacquered brass,” Charlie laughs, “but it turned out to be my favorite part of the project. It



was a cool surprise to find a style of brass that isn’t cheapened by mass production and rediscovering the way things used to be made.” “The second major component of the design was the black marble,” continues Signorelli. “That’s probably what really sets this bathroom apart.” The homeowners fell in love with the idea of a walnut vanity and Nero Marquina black slab on top. With the designer’s help, they decided to miter the vanity countertop 6 inches high to add drama. To fulfill the homeowner’s wishes for extra storage, they added a matching walnut linen cabinet to the left of the toilet. One of the biggest challenges for the team was creating the bathroom from scratch, as they sacrificed an entire bedroom in order to create the space, turning two bedrooms to create the primary suite as it is today, which was particularly challenging to do in a 100-year-old house according to Signorelli. “The homeowners were also pregnant with their fourth child as this project was finishing up, and they couldn’t have been easier to work with,” she says with admiration. “This may sound cliche, but a sign of a good marriage is being able to successfully get through a renovation, which makes these two meet the Gold Standard!” See for resources and additional photos.




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SOOTHING SHOWER SURROUNDINGS Bring the vacation vibe home with an outdoor shower, pool or beach not required! Creating a private outdoor shower oasis turns a normal every day task into an exhilarating experience the whole family can enjoy, from kids to pets to houseguests.

By Dewson Construction Company. The best of both worlds—a spacious tiled indoor shower with double doors that lead to and an outdoor shower surrounded by IPE wall panels and IPE decking. The double doors are glass with metal frames that allow for a seamless transition from the indoor space to the outdoor space. The wall panels offer the warm and cozy feeling of wood and provide privacy while natural light flows in from above the walls and through the pergola style structure above.



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By Peter McDonald Architect and Lisa Tharp Design. The designer used pool plaster for the inside of the “inside” shower instead of tile and commissioned Jeff Soderburg, the furniture designer, to install the wood decking, inside and out - which was milled from recycled Ice wood from the Coney Island boardwalk. A Nanawall door was used between the two showers.

By Andersson-Wise Architects. This outdoor shower is designed to take in views of the native pine forest and Flathead lake beyond. The north wall of the shower is made of Grand Fir cordwood that was harvested from the site. Low cast-in-place concrete walls form an outdoor, lakeside privacy screen that preserves the view to the lake while defining an edge to the shower space.

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client wanted to create an outdoor/indoor feel by combining an outdoor shower in the adjacent deck with the indoor bathroom area. The designer used large windows and glass doors to merge it seamlessly, and a natural color palette for a bright and modern look. All tiles are from the designer’s showroom Spazio LA Tile Gallery.

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By Matt Garcia Design. The designer wanted the outdoor shower to be private yet easily connected to the poolscape. The pool house is framed by two exposed concrete walls. The shower had to be warm and full of texture. The designer incorporated the concrete wall along with adding a dark hexagon tile as the main shower wall. The color plays off of the dark steel fascia. Opposite the concrete wall is a cedar wood siding that features a hidden door into the sink and toilet room. The decking material is ipe and the soffit above is cedar as well. Towel hooks on the concrete wall and a small teak bench complete the space.


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By Di Biase Filkoff Architects. This outdoor shower is as private and in-touch with nature as the picturesque landscape that surrounds it. Covered in stone and adorned with a rain shower head, its unique design omits a ceiling, allowing its guests to shower under the sky above.



These architectural firms are doing some of the best work in the Greater St. Louis area. We’re proud to call them our architect partners. Look to them first for your next project.

Dick Busch Architects

Schaub Projects Architecture + Design

Lauren Strutman Architects P.C.

Brendel Architects, LLC

Jeff Day & Associates

Christopher D. Marshall Architect, LLC

William D. Cover, Architect LLC

FORNEY + architecture, LLC

Jim Bulejski Architects

Srote & Co Architects

DL Design

Donna F. Boxx, Architect, P.C.

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7930 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-274-8717 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!


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.


17021 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-728-0455 636-728-0480 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.


Like us on Facebook 314-961-1985 8935 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144 Sowing seeds of Imagination for 29 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.




1010 Miralago Way, Cottleville, MO 63376 636-441-1111 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 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 127 years in business.

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10091 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 314-909-0123 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.


• 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 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.



11786 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-429-0972 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.


207 East Dwight Street, Albers, IL 62215 618-248-5687 / Fax 618-248-5687 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. 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 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. 5201 Pattison Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 314-664-7725 / Fax 314-664-8183 High-end custom residential design, new construction and additions, interior design, historic rehabilitations and historic tax credit services.

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

FUMAGALLI & LAMPE, INC. 329 Oaklawn Drive, Washington, MO 63090 314-629-7784 / A boutique architecture firm providing design innovations and high-caliber technical drawings for various project types. With a combined staff experience of over 100 years, spanning over 40 years, we have worked on a variety of urban and rural projects in a number of states. Our specialization is in the area of residential custom new home construction, addition and renovation, multi family, aging in place, assisted and skilled nursing facilities.

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16676 Old Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-537-0880 / Fax 636-537-1027 Award-winning firm specializing in custom homes, additions and renovation projects. 314-626-4555 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


2900 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144 314.822.7006 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.


1315 South Vandeventer Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 314-535-2022/ Fax 314-535-2030 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.

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William D Cover, Architect LLC William D Cover, AIA (314) 374-6767 Specializing in Residential Architecture, William D. Cover, became a Registered Architect in 1979 and established his own practice in 1998. Bill is known throughout the St. Louis Area for creatively employing a variety of Architectural Styles to suit the taste of his clients. He has an eye for designing Beautiful Homes, inside and outside, with appealing Elevations and Floor Plans that are interesting and logical. For his clients, Bill provides personalized visuals, including Sketches, Computer Renderings, 3D VIDEOS, and Autocad Construction Drawings. Bill works together well with any and all Contractors and Interior Designers. He encourages his clients to choose their own construction professionals. Bill will listen to your dreams, and design a home that is a reflection of you, his client.

7 Capper Drive, Pacific, MO 63069 636-271-3200 / Fax 636-271-9745 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.


200 Fabricator Drive Fenton, MO 63026 636-861-9600 Archway Cabinetry & Design is a small family-owned local business and your one-stop for everything cabinetry. We work with homeowners, designers, architects & home builders. Decorate your kitchen with traditional or modern countertops and cabinets from Archway Cabinetry & Design. We have what it takes to transform your space into something spectacular, working with you to bring your vision to life. Sourcing top-quality products, this business in Fenton, MO, is excited to share its unique product lines and innovative design ideas with you.



633 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-1611 11585 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 314-677-6713 Beck/Allen Cabinetry is an award-winning, BBB Accredited kitchen and bath design firm with showrooms in Chesterfield and Maryland Heights. We represent a carefully selected group of semicustom and custom cabinet manufacturers and pride ourselves in longtime relationships with the region’s top home builders, designers and architects. A division of RSI Kitchen & Bath, we work with members of the trade and homeowners alike on remodels and renovations, large and small, as well as new construction projects.

Chesterfield, MO 63005, 636-793-6868 Rock Hill, MO 63119, 636-720-0455 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 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.



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 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.



2505 Metro Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63043 314-567-1515 / 800-264-beam (2326) 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.


(636) 278-2218 CustomCrete, Inc. is a St. Louis-based, certified Increte trained concrete contractor backed by 50 years of industry experience. We specialize in all aspects of decorative concrete and floor coatings including stamping, staining, polishing, overlays, stenciling, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings. We design durable and beautiful concrete floors, fire pits, pool decks, patios, driveways, flake and quartz floors and more. All of our projects are customized to match the look and feel of their surrounding environments while adding beauty, sophistication and flair.


CUSTOM WOOD DOORS 137 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-530-7545 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!

Pitzman’s Co. of Surveyors & Engineers 2725 Sutton Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63143 314-781-5665 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.



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Frontenac Engineering Group, Inc. 2725 Sutton Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63143 314-644-2200 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 Forshaw is your go-to place for outdoor furniture, grills, heating, patio umbrellas, awnings, as well as for fireplaces and hearth products. We’ve been in business for 151 years, and we are known for high quality products at fair prices. Despite industry supply chain challenges, our stores in Frontenac and Ellisville are fully stocked and offer quick turnaround times. If you’d rather order online, our website has most of the same items on display in our stores with full checkout and scheduling capability. Our long tenure in the industry ensures you’ll be thrilled with your purchase of outdoor living, grills, and fireplace products for many years to come.




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14 N Gore Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119 314-918-9256 Ageless Rug Treasures has been providing the St. Louis area with unique, quality rugs since 1997. Located in the heart of Webster Groves, our showroom is stocked with both hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs at a variety of price points. We also offer a free, overnight home trial and free delivery to help ensure you find the perfect rug for your home.

9000 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126 314-730-3100 Boardwalk has great floors for every home and business—with better selection, better value, and the best service. In our 25th year, Boardwalk is your local, family-owned, quality-flooring provider! Four convenient showrooms to serve you in—West County, South County, St. Charles County, and check out our new store in Mid County. When you shop for new floors, consider our ratings on Google (more than 500, 5-star reviews!).



17377 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-537-9200 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.

49 Casssens Court, Fenton, MO 63026 636-680-2250 An experienced team with decades of global experience in natural stone and countertop products brings you an exquisite collection of granite, marble, quartzite, limestone, sandstone, etc. from around the world. Our natural stone collection is carried alongside the large collection of our high-quality and curated Quartz slab collection. The countertop slabs are complemented with an exhaustive range of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal and stone tiles, along with a huge range of sundry tools and chemicals from several domestic and international brands of high quality and repute for your selection and installation purposes. Visit our showroom to experience our range of products that offer complete decor/architectural inspirations.

825 S Lindbergh Blvd, Frontenac 15977 Manchester Road, Ellisville 13200 Corporate Exchange Drive, Bridgeton Forshaw is your go-to place for outdoor furniture, grills, heating, patio umbrellas, awnings, as well as for fireplaces and hearth products. We’ve been in business for 151 years, and we are known for high quality products at fair prices. Despite industry supply chain challenges, our stores in Frontenac and Ellisville are fully stocked and offer quick turnaround times. If you’d rather order online, our website has most of the same items on display in our stores with full checkout and scheduling capability. Our long tenure in the industry ensures you’ll be thrilled with your purchase of outdoor living, grills, and fireplace products for many years to come.

4160 Meramec Street, St. Louis, MO 63116 314-771-1234 / Fax: 314-771-1225 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.


598 North New Florissant Road, Florissant, MO 63031 314-831-1551 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. Celebrating 40 years in business!



Mid Rivers Plaza 5821 Suemandy Drive, St. Peters, MO 63370 636-329-6110 A family business 50+ years in the making with over 30+ furniture showrooms, we are a contemporary home furnishings destination rooted in our love for Nordic culture, modern design, and quality craftsmanship. Through each item hand-selected by our team, we strive to blend the timeless tradition of Scandinavian design with your individual style. Our product is made to complement the art of living well—because the Scandinavian design is a way of living, not just a design style. Stop by St. Peters, MO showroom and see the great selection of furniture, rugs, wall art and lamps.

9000 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126 314-729-1461 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, including 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.


314-293-4490 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.


314-842-2212 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.

4 Research Park Drive, Suite 130 St. Charles, MO 63304 636-265-2710 Email: At Lombardo Homes, we specialize in building custom, luxury homes tailored to any lifestyle. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and design a home that reflects who they are and what they love. With more than 20 communities in the St. Louis and Columbia areas, including Anywhere Lombardo, a build-on-your-lot company, we offer a price, homestyle and community for everyone.



2175 Welsch Industrial Court, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-872-8070 / Fax 314-567-6349 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 127 years in business.

636-489-4420 Fischer & Frichtel is a local, family-owned company that builds stunning homes and villas in masterplanned communities, intimate enclaves, and on private lots. Named Best Home Builder multiple times in St Louis and St. Charles Counties, Fischer & Frichtel was founded in 1945 and known for its legendary construction quality, on-staff carpentry team, outstanding customer service, and unique warranty program. Display homes are open daily from 11 am – 5 pm.



11612 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 (314) 627-0346 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.

314-486-0915 Langeneckert Homes has proudly served the St. Louis community with new home construction and remodeling since 1986. Brad Langeneckert, President, takes a hands-on approach to every detail: providing the care and craftsmanship that makes Langeneckert Homes a premier custom home builder and renovation expert in the St. Louis area. Together, we work with you to craft the style and sophistication you envision for your Dream Home or renovation project. The flow of your home, along with personalized nooks, niches, and built-ins, reflect what is important and interesting about you and your family. Whether casual elegance, aging-in-place or a sophisticated, loaded jewel box is the goal, your final results will be a tasteful statement of timeless beauty.

17415 N. Outer Forty Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-537-2000 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.

4079 Bayless Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125 314-638-9255 Since 1975, R.G. Ross Construction Company has maintained steady growth and is a premier general contractor in Missouri and Illinois. The key to our success is our reputation as a solid ethical organization. R.G. Ross Construction is committed to providing our clients with the best value and maintaining a corporate environment that attracts and keeps good employees. Whether the project is institutional, commercial, industrial, new construction, an addition, or renovation, we work with clients to provide the greatest possible value.





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429 Main Street, O'Fallon, MO 63366 636-240-0930 Schneider Building Group, where tradition is built-in, has been building and renovating homes in St. Louis since 1975. Quality craftsmanship combined with expert design and a love of luxury has led to a tradition of home building success. Our awardwinning team will work with you from start to finish to build the home of your dreams! We pride ourselves on creating an honest and transparent building process for all. Our experienced craftsmen are focused on building homes that are meant to last.

7 Westwood Country Club Drive 314-280-5550 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 cost-control policies.


1581 Fenpark Drive, Fenton, MO 63026 314-961-4300 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.



16668 Old Chesterfield Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-482-5590 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.


11861 Cresta Verde Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-660-4679 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. 314-374-3379 Isn’t it time that you had a beautiful space that complements both your lifestyle and your home? We think so too! Throughout the St. Louis metro, A la Carte Home Design creates meaningful, well-thought out rooms combining the best design and materials for your budget. It’s our privilege to understand and interpret our client wishes through all kinds of projects: kitchens, baths, laundries, pantries, offices, mudrooms and more. If it’s where you live—we’ll make it amazing! Contact us now for a design consultation or to schedule an appointment in our Edwardsville showroom.

1028 Red Arrow Drive, Sikeston, MO 63801 573-258-0508 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.

7707 Clayton Road Clayton, MO 63117 314-727-6622 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 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.


16227 Westwoods Business Park, Ellisville, MO 63021 (636) 220 - 8144 When you think of St. Louis luxury design and construction, you think of Ellie Redders. For over a decade, Ellie has earned a widespread reputation for her cutting-edge process, integrity in her partnerships and her innate ability to design elevated yet comfortable family spaces. Ellie has developed a highly organized process paired with the use of cutting-edge technology to support clients in visualizing their specific selections before making costly decisions. Clients consistently make note that Ellie and her team create a true turn-key experience. Each space is curated with thoughtful attention to detail based on a family's needs and wants.

COLUMBUS DESIGN MANAGEMENT 8001 Clayton Road, Suite B, St. Louis, MO 63117 314-721-0333 / Fax 314-725-0303 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. 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. St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine Hall of Fame recipient.

11622 Page Service Drive, Suite 103 St. Louis, MO 63146 314-706-2727 JCR Design Group emphasizes high-end custom interiors, including new construction, remodels, and kitchen and bath design. Led by owner and principal designer Jennifer Rapp, the team works closely with homeowners, architects, builders and skilled craftspeople to create distinctive, timeless interiors. JCR Design Group is known for its ability to understand clients' tastes and needs for their homes, and for delivering outstanding client service. Their work has been recognized consistently over the years and has received numerous awards.



314-984-0003 JE Design Group is a full service interior design firm "Where Style & Life Meet". We transform existing spaces or see your home from blueprint through to furnishings. Our extensive knowledge , trade working relationships, vast resource library and warehouse, expertise in material selections, and attention to detail make us a perfect choice for any custom remodel or new home build. We believe your home should be a reflection of you.

JML Interior Design KDR Design Center 11622 Page Service Drive, suite 111 St. Louis, MO 63146 314-435-4233 JML Interior Design, founded by Jeanne Lashmett in 2005, is an exceptional design firm based in St. Louis Missouri. Jeanne has been in the interior design industry for over 25 years and is a licensed designer along with being NCIDQ certified. Her ability and expertise have allowed her to create stunning interior design solutions from residential to commercial and more. She takes pride in her strong attention to detail and really listens to her clients to create exactly what they are looking for! 314-614-9080 After spending several years expanding her brand on the East Coast. Joni Spear is back home in St. Louis. Her hallmark is fresh, bold, timeless design that doesn’t sacrifice art or comfort. Spear embraces well calculated risks by adding a stirring pop of color, or extending the life of a family heirloom with an inspired bold print. Her accessible personality and infinite talents keep clients raving and coming back for more.

Krista Howard, Allied ASID 314-517-5502 KH Interiors, is an award winning design-remodel collaborative. We create interiors that are comfortably classic, rich and relaxed. Interiors that reflect your spirit and give you a place to call home. It begins with listening to our clients about their dreams of how they see themselves in their surroundings. We share how design can make their home flow more beautifully and give meaning to their space. Our team then gets to work instinctively to recreate the home they once knew into a haven that reflects their true essence. At KH Interiors, we ensure that every detail, every decision, and every moment is meaningful, intentional and gorgeous!

11622 Page Service Drive, Suite 109 St. Louis, MO 63146 314-610-7288 K Taylor Design Group believes each client has a unique life, story, and vision. Their role is to transform that vision into reality while elevating it to its fullest potential. They undertake design jobs of all shapes and sizes, managing everything from one-room makeovers to full scale renovations and new construction. They work diligently to make design approachable and real while also incorporating innovative ideas and solutions. The designers enjoy adding a unique twist to all of their residential and commercial projects.




Le Coeur Design 314-413-4029 instagram @lecoeurdesign Serving both St. Louis and New York City, Le Coeur Design is an independent design firm focused on creating custom high-end kitchens and baths. With a design style leaning towards contemporary and clean, the final products are guaranteed magazine quality. Mary Erker Signorelli, owner of Le Coeur Design, is a licensed Interior Designer with over 10 years of experience in the renovation industry. Mary and her team procure all the design work, drawings and finish materials for the job. Le Coeur Design works to ensure the homeowners dream is properly designed and carefully executed by the contractors. "Le Coeur" is French for "The Heart" and we promise that if you hire Le Coeur, you're going to LOVE it!

Joyce Mathis 4300 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108 636-288-1001 See MJM Design Company profile on From a one-hour consultation to whole home design, window treatments, furnishings, Kitchen and Bath renovation, remodeling, new construction. 25 years+ experience in the design industry, where exceptional design and customer service go hand in hand.

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.

3155 Sutton Blvd, Suite 103, St. Louis, MO 63143 314-282-0035 Tamsin Design Group is an award-winning interiordesign firm that creates both beautiful and functional spaces for our clients. We offer everything from custom interior design and remodeling construction, to space planning and specifications for residential and commercial projects. With 20 years of design experience and knowledge, we guide you through the design process to help you realize your vision. We believe in excellent customer service and strive to ensure that our clients are happy and satisfied from beginning to end. Let us help you achieve your dreams!

222 South Central Avenue, Suite 402 Clayton, MO 63105 314-974-7023 Wolff Interiors specializes in residential projects from small-scale renovations to new build custom homes across the St. Louis area. We see every job through to completion ensuring no detail is overlooked. Every step of the design process from conceptualization to install is taken care of to make our client’s transition into their new space as smooth as possible. We balance practical design and originality to curate a timeless and collected look.


2900 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144 314.822.7006 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



314-283-1760 636-271-8144 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 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.


2731 Sutton Blvd. Suite 100 Maplewood, MO 63143 314-781-3336 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.


16668 Old Chesterfield Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-482-5590 / 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.


9808 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 314-993-6644 / Fax 314-993-5138 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 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.

633 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-519-1611 11585 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 314-677-6713 Beck/Allen Cabinetry is an award-winning, BBB Accredited kitchen and bath design firm with showrooms in Chesterfield and Maryland Heights. We represent a carefully selected group of semicustom and custom cabinet manufacturers and pride ourselves in longtime relationships with the region’s top home builders, designers and architects. A division of RSI Kitchen & Bath, we work with members of the trade and homeowners alike on remodels and renovations, large and small, as well as new construction projects.

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 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 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.




314-809-4057 "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.


2366 Schuetz Road Saint Louis, MO 63146 314-994-7111 Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00 and by appointment 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.





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 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.


11618 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 Located in the Interior Design Center of St. Louis 314-872-9339 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.

Manchester, MO 63011, 636-230-6400 St. Peters, MO 63304, 636-926-2414 Rock Hill, MO 63119, 636-720-0451 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!


16825 North Outer 40 Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-532-9307 / Fax 636-532-0077 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.

13801 Marine Avenue Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (Off Hwy 141 & 70) 314-469-8900 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 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.



314-287-2566 Since 2006, Frisella Outdoor Lighting has specialized in designing outdoor lighting installations that provide aesthetic and practical benefits to any home through an unbeatable combination of thoughtful design, friendly, personal service and the finest lighting products available. We work with you to design a lighting plan that will achieve your objectives.


1005 Glenford Court, Kirkwood, MO 63122 314-821-8422 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.


17377 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-537-9200 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.


Pella Windows & Doors BRAND NEW SHOWROOM: 17702 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 314-714-0100 Pella Corporation doesn’t just create windows and doors, we innovate with purpose, design with passion, build with integrity, and deliver with pride. From testing beyond industry requirements to continuous innovation, Pella goes beyond what meets the eye. Pella’s goal is to perfect every detail and make beautifully designed windows and doors. The company is headquartered in Pella, Iowa and employs more than 7,000 people with 15 manufacturing locations and more than 200 showrooms across the country.


16668 Old Chesterfield Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 314-482-5590 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.



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 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.


Customers can call or TEXT 314-690-7155 for residential pricing, quotes for businesses, questions, etc. We are a locally owned Family business. At Mosquito Shield of West St. Louis, our goal is to deliver excellent service with a quality product, allowing our customers to enjoy their homes and time with family to the fullest. Our proprietary blend is primarily made from plant extracts and oils and is 99.97% all natural! We offer Mosquito as well as Tick & Flea control services. We believe that these services will enhance the lives of our neighbors and extend the use of their outdoor spaces.

A Design & Build Firm 435 East Clinton Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122 314-909-9050 Agape Construction specializes in beautiful remodels, additions, new home construction and smaller projects too! Call our award-winning Design and Build firm for a complimentary consultation!

10405 Baur Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 314-914-2840 Dana King Design Build Remodeling is an awardwinning design-build firm that brings cohesive design-driven home improvement solutions to our clients. We we provide one point of accountability to give you peace of mind that the remodel will be what you envision and done right. Full-service interior design services are available from design concept to completion including the finishing touches! We have the experience and capability to enhance the way you live in your home. If you can dream it, we can design and build it and that's why our clients make us their contractor for life.




314-324-1537 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.


Call or Text 636-489-0806 Milliken Home Solutions is a design-build and remodeling contractor located in the greater St. Louis area. We can do both interior and exterior residential construction projects. We start out by giving you a reasonable estimate and design plan that fits your budget. Your work will be done by skilled, licensed, reliable, and competent professionals. Our team strives for open communication with you every step of the way. The job won't be finished until you are completely satisfied. We promise to go above & beyond to exceed your expectations so you will want to tell your family and friends about us!


215 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd Chesterfield, MO 63005-1201 636-519-0022 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.


ROOFING 1106 First Capitol, St. Charles, MO 63301 636-940-9417 A third-generation family business, Liston Design Build makes it our mission to care for your family. With over 35 years under our belts, we provide innovative design and high-quality home remodeling services to the Greater St. Charles and St. Louis regions. Whether you want to renovate your kitchen and bath, or reimagine your entire home, you can rely on our award-winning local professionals to see your vision through to completion. 314-403-5018 We offer full renovation and remodeling services from concept to completion. We have the team, network and experience to take on the biggest projects.We’re challenging the status quo and minimizing the steps between great design and making it a reality. Our process begins with you working closely with a designer and a skilled construction manager to develop a plan that meets your needs and keeps your budget in mind. We will manage the project all the way through from design conception to project completion. Our process has streamlined home remodels and leaves the client much happier in the end.



2700 Brannon Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 (314) 664-4845 Old World Roofing Co. is an independent, family owned and operated business specializing in slate and tile roofing. Founded on the principles of quality and customer service, Old World has been serving St. Louis and its surroundings since 1986. Careful attention to detail, skilled craftsmanship and a determination to exceed customer expectations separates Old World Roofing from its competitors. Call us for a free estimate!

314-522-3394 (MO) 618-655-9510 (IL) Oasis Pools is a family owned and operated company serving the St. Louis and Metro East areas. We are experts in outdoor living, working closely with customers to ensure their vision of an Oasis becomes a reality. Our goal is to provide each customer with a personalized approach during each phase of their project. We take pride in researching products, industry trends and collaborating with some of the most talented craftsmen throughout the world to create a truly custom space that is user-friendly and fits your specific needs, style and budget. Please visit our website at for additional information about our services.

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The Great Gatsby The Gatsby Penthouse in Midtown, St. Louis, boasts rich history, stunning design and a consistently rated five-star experience. By Moe Godat Photography by Suzy Gorman, courtesy of Gould Holdings.

St. Louis has no shortage of historic architecture and design dating well into the Art Deco era. Noted for high-glam finishes and show-stopping drama, Art Deco interiors originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in the United States during the 1930s. This sense of grandeur can be experienced throughout the St. Louis area still today, but perhaps nowhere more than The Gatsby Penthouse, a short-term luxury rental in Midtown offered by Gould Holdings. “We wanted to elevate the Art Deco style already present in the building to accommodate modern customers,” says Joshua Gould, owner of Gould Holdings and resident of The Gatsby Penthouse when it’s not being rented. Consider the design elevated! An exquisite art collection featuring Ming Dynasty vases, private rooftop terraces and an original terrazzo staircase are just some of the features harkening back to the Roaring Twenties. At just over



4,000 square feet and situated at the tallest residential point in the city, the penthouse has hosted some of St. Louis’s most famous figures since the 1930s. Its location in the Midtown area is part of the draw for visitors. Located between Downtown and historic Central West End and next-door neighbor to attractions such as the Fox Theater, Powell Symphony Hall and The Angad Arts Hotel, the penthouse offers many of the city’s best attractions within walking distance. Visitors also have easy access to an abundance of St. Louis’s best restaurants. “We’re very proud of our attention to detail,” says Gould. “This isn’t your typical short-term stay, and we fill it with every luxury you can imagine. A lot of these updates

happened because I have such a passion for breathing life into historic properties. It lets our guests focus on the past and keep it relevant today.” The Gatsby Penthouse isn’t just for city visitors; it also hosts a plethora of events and special occasions including photo shoots and wedding day accommodations. In fact, The Gatsby Penthouse was recently named as one of St. Louis Bridal’s top bridal suites because of its beautiful view and luxurious amenities. More than just a short-term rental, The Gatsby Penthouse consistently earns the highest ratings in the area by guests. To book your bridal suite or set up a photo shoot, find availability at




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Losing Steam? Doorless, walk-in showers are perfect for ADA compliance and aging in place, but they can get drafty. Are they here to stay or will their popularity start losing steam?


Walk-in showers with no doors are definitely more of a craze and not for everyone. It’s a unique application meant to make a space feel larger, but since clear glass also makes the space open, plus holds heat and blocks water, it’s a more practical choice for a shower. Anne Marie Boedges, Anne Marie Design Studio. Curbless showers have long been used in hospital and nursing home facilities and now in high-end luxury bathroom remodels as well. To create the doorless shower, the floor needs to slope to one side so that the water can drain. While it is easy to incorporate into new construction, it can be very difficult in a remodel. CJ Knapp, Yours by Design.


The “doorless shower” is a craze. While the concept of not having the door is initially appealing, in function, this often can leave the shower feeling cold. The other element being “curbless” is classic. This used to be tricky from a construction standpoint, having to modify the floor framing to build the shower floor slope. The result – a very refined streamlined look that not only looks great, but functionally works great for people wanting to age in place. Michael Cyr, FORNEY + architecture. The question is how many people will like mopping up after a shower where there is no door? The important issue here is that there is not a threshold to step over. This should be how all showers are made in order to be accessible. I have installed showers without thresholds and still have a door to keep the water contained. Linda K. Kusmer, Interior Design Consultant.



Edited by Moe Godat Bathroom finishes and fixtures by Moen, photography provided by Henry Kitchen & Bath.


Doorless shower designs have one of the biggest benefits: you can style them with an endless array of looks, materials, colors and finishes. They give you an open, welcoming atmosphere. When combined with heated floors and a fan you will keep the space warm, giving you a luxurious spa-like experience. Jamison Boyd, Henry Kitchen & Bath. Personally, I feel that with an aging population and ADA adherence, walk-in-curb free showers are a great new classic. The look is cleaner and if flooring material is appropriate, it can create a seamless flooring detail. Robert Idol, Idol Design. The “open-concept” way of living is becoming popular in the shower area, too. Some really like the open-concept, spa-like feeling of a doorless shower entry. For others, especially those aging in place, doorless entries are ideal for mobility issues. A few things to consider while planning are shower size, location of the shower entry, drainage issues and the style of the shower head for splash control. Barbara Collins, Barbara Collins Interior Design. I think this idea will be around for a while. It's a lot easier to navigate into the shower and provides a necessary barrier-free entry. It's also a very attractive design concept. Bill Cover, William D. Cover, Architect LLC.

They have been normal in Europe for decades. Every noteworthy hotel in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, etc, has had this kind of door. But there is a difference: the door was on a deep soaking tub and the glass was only from top of tub to above the shower. But we Americans have an idea for improvement: a revolutionary idea that made the glass separate for a shower and made it stationary! Voila! That’s what I call American ingenuity. Joyce Cockrell, Joyce Cockrell Designs, LLC. Walk-in showers are perfect for those with mobility issues. Doorless showers don’t feature a threshold, allowing you to walk right into the shower with nothing to impede you. This makes them a safer option, especially if you plan on aging in place at your home or have any elderly or mobility impaired guests. With no door to trap in steam, doorless showers might have a tendency to feel drafty at times. The pros outweigh the cons. Rebekah Murphy, Stone Hall Cabinetry. A doorless shower is a luxurious addition to any bathroom. It offers an elegant custom look and can increase the value of your home when it's time to sell. From a design standpoint, a walk-in shower keeps the bathroom as open and spacious as possible. Steve Donovan, Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry.



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