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The Kitchen Issue

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DEPARTMENTS 10 PUBLISHER’S LETTER 14 FAB FINDS 18 TRENDS 20 STYLEMAKER 22 ARTISAN 24 DELISH DISH 28 CHEERS 48 DIRT

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50 SHAW’S VISION 68 BEFORE & AFTER 74 SPOTLIGHT 76 SMALL SCALE 82 BRIGHT IDEA 84 EXHIBITS 86 CONNECT 96 CLASSIC OR CRAZE

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32 EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED At the Muellers’ Compton Heights home leave your design expectations at the door.

40 BRINGING COLORADO TO THE MISSOURI HEARTLAND

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Years in the making, the owners and their designer have created a spectacular lakeshore hideaway.

54 KITCHENS OF THE YEAR

These seven award-winning kitchens display originality, functionality and design details.

ON THE COVER PAGE 32 PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS The designer incorporated the homeowner’s favorite color, a soft mint green, into the prep-island base for a fun pop of color.

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THE KITCHEN -

an incubator of memories

Too many cooks in the kitchen doesn't apply to the staff of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles. We've been cooking up some great stories ideas for 2017. Pictured at The Arbors at Kehrs Mill/McBride Homes. Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

My mother loved bathing newborns in the kitchen sink! I was in high school when I first experienced my mom's newborn-bathing ritual when my older brother and his wife had their first child. That tiny tot was caressed with a grandmother's love that had no end and no doubt he was probably the squeakiest-clean baby in St. Louis! If you close your eyes and conjure up the fondest memories throughout your life, where did the majority of them seem to take place? For me, hands down it's the kitchen. I remember as a young girl spending time in the kitchen learning to cook, and one time preparing fried chicken for my family that looked tasty but was extremely undercooked. Or watching my Gramma Jody make homemade noodles and then gagging when she ate pickled pigs feet and chicken necks! I can picture myself sitting in a tiny kitchen and sharing special times with my paternal grandfather while eating buttered bread in the middle of the afternoon. Another favorite memory...realizing that baking homemade bread with my father not only tasted better than store bought, but it filled the house with the most amazing aroma. Coloring Easter eggs, dressing up as pilgrims and American Indians for Thanksgiving with my kids and watching my daughter dance with her refle tion in the kitchen doors are just a few more of my special kitchen memories. I asked the St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles staff if they would

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share a fond moment in the kitchen that was forever etched into their memory, and here's what I got: Melissa: Revealing we were having a baby boy around the kitchen island on Thanksgiving with a brown-paper bag stuffed turkey filled with blue tissu . Kim: Watching my mom and dad, who have been married 56 years, waltzing in the kitchen this past Thanksgiving. Marla: Jason proposing to me at the dinner table with all three of our boys (Luke, Nick and Jackson) present with the "waterworks" moment being when Jason looked at my 11-year-old son Luke asking his permission to marry me and be part of his family. Lauren: Finding out that my dad was cancer free took place in our kitchen! Barney: Playing the board game carroms at the kitchen table with my folks and kids and laughing for hours while flic ing the Carroms into the designated pockets. Colleen: My father surprising us with "Dad's Famous Fudge" every year right before Christmas. Welcome to our kitchen issue! May you all make many memories in your kitchens this new year to cherish forever! Happy New Year! Suzie Osterloh Publisher/Owner

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Vinci rectangle knob, by Schaub & Company, available at Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Beck/Allen, Henry, RSI, Locks & Pulls, Karr-Bick and Callier & Thompson.

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Changing your kitchen hardware is a small way to make a big impact on your space. There’s no better way to freshen your look than with a touch of brass in your knobs and pulls. By Melissa Mauzy

Eclectic pull, by Alno, available at Gegg Design & Cabinetry and Locks & Pulls.

Solid brass, symphony collection knob, by Schaub & Company, available at Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Beck/Allen, Henry, RSI, Locks & Pulls, Karr-Bick and Callier & Thompson.

Mandalay square knob, by Atlas, available at Henry, Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Ferguson, Thompson-Price, Beck/Allen, Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, Mosby, Locks & Pulls, Karr-Bick, Perspective Cabinetry and Crescent Plumbing Supply.

Solid brass, symphony collection, crescendo, by Schaub & Company, available at Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Beck/Allen, Henry, RSI, Locks & Pulls, Karr-Bick and Callier & Thompson.

Cobblestone pull, by Top Knobs, available at Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Henry, Callier and Thompson, Ferguson, Beck/Allen, Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, Locks & Pulls, RSI, Karr-Bick, Perspective Cabinetry, Modern Kitchen & Bath and Crescent Supply.

Oval knob, cantata, by Schaub & Company, available at Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Beck/Allen, Henry, RSI, Locks & Pulls, Karr-Bick and Callier & Thompson.

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Creating Your DREAM KITCHEN CHRIS POWERS, designer at ALSPAUGH KITCHEN & BATH, tells you all you need to know about KITCHEN DESIGN.

Edited by Melissa Mauzy Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

SLHL: What selections do you make first in doing a kitchen remodel? Chris: An appliance wish list is essential to determine the overall layout of a kitchen. Cabinetry typically comes next.  As the most dominant feature of the room, it can drive the design.   SLHL: What is currently the most desired kitchen feature? Chris: An island continues to be a desired feature of most kitchens because it can create flexibili y and openness within the space. Another popular request is customization of cabinet interiors to maximize storage and usage within a kitchen.   SLHL: What type of sink is most practical? Chris: For heavily used sinks, such as a cleanup sink, a heavy gauge stainless steel is most often the stain-resistant choice.  Another preferred option is a stain- and scratch-resistant quartz material.   SLHL: Is a second sink in an island necessary? Chris: It depends on the situation. A second sink can create another work zone, which may be necessary in a larger kitchen with multiple cooks.

of that countertop.  A more dense and scratch-resistant material will work well for heavily used working areas while a beautiful wood may be preferred for more decorative elevations or eating surfaces.   SLHL: What cabinet finish is most popular Chris: The infini e shades of “classic” white, especially in transitional design. In addition to white cabinetry, walnut and grays are often used.   SLHL: What features make a kitchen timeless/classic? Chris: Classic elements within a kitchen include simple details and natural materials. Timeless design is about moderation and proportion. A neutral palette can also help you avoid the pitfall of a color trend. Above all, focus on creating a highly functional space that will stand the test of time.   SLHL: What are kitchen trends for 2017? Chris: In 2017, we will continue to hear requests for clean lines and transitional styling. Customers want brighter spaces with accent-colored cabinetry; mixed metal finishes and lacquered finishe ...anything that will add a glamorous touch. Thoughtful design and creative storage solutions will always be in demand.

SLHL: Do all countertops in a kitchen need to match? Chris: No, a countertop selection should be made according to the use

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CUTTING EDGE Nate Bonner crafts beautiful — and useable — knives in Maplewood.

By Kellie Hynes Portrait photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton Product photography by Jonathan S. Pollack

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hen he was six years old, Nate Bonner ate every meal using a replica Imperial Swiss Army Knife that was a gift from his grandfather, Phil. Twenty eight years later, the beautiful hand-made kitchen knives that Bonner designs, machines and sells in his Maplewood store, KnifeWorks, refle t his passion for a household item that many of us mistakenly take for granted. “If you want to learn about people, study their tools,” Bonner says. “The most basic tool is the knife. It’s the one tool that binds all of humanity.” KnifeWorks customers can choose from an array of knives that Bonner has already crafted, or they can customize their own, by determining the size and style, metal (either stainless or carbon), and handle. And while the first thing you may notice about a Bonner knife is the exquisitely marbled wooden handle, the true beauty of Bonner’s work is how eminently usable his knives are. As a classically trained chef and a graduate from the New England Culinary Institute, Bonner understands how kitchen knives should be wielded. And, as a home-cook instructor for more than a decade, he knows how people actually use them. Bonner observed that some cooks delicately slice; others whack their way through meal prep. Consequently, the KnifeWorks chef knife comes in two different styles: a delicate blade for finesse work, and a sturdier blade for vigorous chopping. “90 percent of what I think about is design,” Bonner says. “Design is what makes the knife cut the way you want it to.” While many of our city’s renowned chefs own Bonner’s knives, enthusiastic hobby cooks find them essential as well. “When you have a good knife, you want to cook at home more,” Bonner explains. “You don’t think, ‘aw, I have to make dinner.' Instead it’s ‘sweet, I get to use my knife.’ ” And, Bonner explains that his knives improve the overall quality of your cooking, because the super-sharp blades don’t smash the cells, or bruise the integrity, of your food. In addition to chef knives, Bonner currently offers utility knives, as well as paring knives, which start at $120. In the very near future, Bonner will release his newest designs, including Santoku-style and boning knives. Bonner is also creating a “BBQ sword,” complete with a wearable sheath, that functions as a giant slicer for larger meat cuts like brisket and whole tuna. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources.

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By Barbara E. Stefàno Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

Southern brings spicy chicken to the Midwest, and diners are flocking to it in droves.

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FRIED CHICKEN—the omnipresent American bird of choice—may well be the most difficult simple food to prepare. Many a restaurateur has tried and failed, but it’s Chef Rick Lewis whose Southern chicken restaurant is causing the latest fla . “I feel like nobody was trying to be true to the chicken,” says Lewis, who made his culinary start in bar fare and comfort food. “It was either too flou ed, too complicated, too breaded or too dry.” After eating his way through every dive and fine diner in Nashville, the epicenter of fried chicken, he picked up tips from the experts to nail down his own version of the specialty. Lewis opened his hot

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chicken joint in Grand Center last year, and St. Louis hasn’t stopped clucking about it since. While Southern’s chicken has a robust kick, Lewis prefers to let the fl vor of the meat do the heavy lifting. The bird is first marinated in a lemon-beer marinade and spices (Lewis blends them in-house), which provides the same acidity as buttermilk without the thick coating. He spices the chicken and flour with habanero and cayenne peppers and lots of garlic, and fries in spicy oil when he needs to amp up the heat; everything gets a final dusting of spices after cooking, just for good measure. “I cook it at a lower temperature, too. Most cook it at 350 (degrees Fahrenheit),” he says. “I

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lowered the temp to 325 so the skin can render and get crunchy, but (stay) tender and juicy inside.” And by buying hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken in high volume and keeping the Southern menu simple, Lewis can serve a packed house quickly day after day, while prices stay at a modest $1.75-$3.25 per piece. Even his entrees max out at $15. Aside from outstanding bird at accessible prices, the success of Southern also hinges on faithfully replicating that hospitality for which the South is so famous. “I’m big on customer service and killing people with kindness is important to me,” Lewis says. “People work hard for their money, and you never know when they come in what they might be going through. It’s important to be gracious and thankful.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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Chef/Owner Rick Lewis of Southern will offer some of the eatery’s signature flavors in these four dishes at the January Cooking School on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

THE COOKING SCHOOL MENU WELCOME DRINK: Tropical Hurricane. FRIED CHICKEN: Chicken is marinated in lemon juice, beer and spices, rubbed with a spice blend, dredged in spiced flour and fried in spicy oil for extra kick. Sense a theme here? Wine pairing: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015. COLLARD GREENS: Chef Rick Lewis’ greens get rich fl vor from pork belly he cures over cherry wood, and smoked chicken stock from his neighbor and partner, Mike Emerson of Pappy’s Smokehouse. Wine pairing: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015. FRIED PICKLES: A double dose of dill sends Southern’s fried pickle chips over the top. “We use dill seed that gives them a tasty, dilly fl vor,” Lewis says. “In the world of fried pickles, they’re up there.” Wine pairing: Two Angels Sauv Blanc 2015. BUTTERMILK BISCUITS: Dry mix is cut with lots of butter, drawn butter and plenty of buttermilk. “The dough is really almost halfway between a dough and a batter,” says Lewis. Biscuits are cut large and baked until the crust is browned and crispy, and the inside is fluff and tender. He serves them with sorghum molasses or local seasonal jam. Wine pairing: Pascual Toso Brut NV. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JAN/FEB 2017

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Toso Vineyard

By Lorraine Raguseo Photography courtesy of Quintessential Wines

Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

BRINGING INTERNATIONAL FLARE TO SOUTHERN FARE Southern fried dishes are compatible with wines from around the world.

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ine may not spring to mind when the menu features such dishes as fried green tomatoes, fla y Southern biscuits and a mouth-watering version of Southern fried chicken, with mashed potatoes, pan gravy and collard greens. Still, the many fl vors in each dish, not to mention the acidic, savory, salty and buttery notes that one tastes with each bite, are actually quite compatible with a number of wines from around the world. To prep the palate for this gastronomic tour of the South, we’re starting in New Orleans. It is one of the country’s preeminent cities for fabulous food and drink that has a spotlight focused on it every February with the annual Mardi Gras festivities (the now month-long bacchanalia held just before the start of Christian season of Lent — a more somber period of refle tion and self-denial that culminates with Easter). A number of cocktails were invented in NOLA, including the Hurricane, which has become the signature drink of the citiy’s fabled Bourbon Street. A mix of rum, fruit juice and a sweet syrup like grenadine, its color is often described as passion fruit.

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This wine-based version keeps the rum and adds both an Italian and Brazilian accent with the inclusion of a fruit-infused Moscato (tropical passion fruit moscato with fresh passion fruit pulp from Brazil and a slight effervescence to give this drink a little spritz, is a brand worth seeking out). Moscato is the Italian version of the Muscat grape, considered by some vinologists to be the oldest domesticated grape variety served as table grapes and used over the centuries to make raisins and a number of wines. Its colors vary from white to nearly black and it almost always has a flora , sweet aroma and taste…and works perfectly for this tropical version of the Hurricane. The high acid content of tomatoes can make this fruit a difficul pairing with wine. You really need a variety that will cut through the acid – defini ely a white grape, like Sauvignon Blanc. Almost every major wine-producing country lists Sauvignon Blanc among its varietals. Native to France, Sauvignon Blanc almost universally delivers citrus flavors that are necessary to stand up to, but not overwhelm, acidic foods. When you add some citrus to a tomato-based recipe such as the

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buttermilk lime dressing for fried green tomatoes, a Sauvignon Blanc that also has tropical fruit notes, like guava, and even some herbal essences, will provide a great accompaniment to the food. Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand may be too minerally and citrus-y for this dish; better to try a fine Californian Sauv Blanc such as the Two Angels label, with grapes from vineyards in High Valley, which are the highest-elevation white grape vineyards in the state. Normally, sparkling wine is served either at the beginning or end of a meal. For our Southern dinner, to drink with the buttermilk biscuits with seasonal jams and honey butter, a little bubbly is in order. Once only produced in France’s Champagne region, there are sparkling wines made today (in the same way that Champagne is produced and with the same grapes and similar quality, usually at much lower prices) from nearly every wine-producing region in the world. The yeast-y quality of many of them, especially those produced with the Chardonnay grape, brings up the same yeast-like fl vor of the biscuits. And, if the bubbly is not bone dry, your taste buds will pick up the honey and fruit fl vors of the butter and jam. Finally, serving a dry sparkling wine in the middle of a meal is a great palate cleanser for what will follow. Argentina is making some terrific Brut Sparkling Wines, with Pascual Toso one of the finest. You might not think of French wine when the dish is fried chicken, mashed potatoes, pan gravy and collard greens, and you’d be correct if you’re considering the complex red wines from France’s famous Bordeaux or Burgundy vineyards. However, there are many other wine regions of France that are less well-known, with red wines on the lighter, fruiter side that have the right fl vor profile for the dispirit fl vors of this staple of Southern cuisine. The southern part of Burgundy is known as the Beaujolais region. It’s become world famous for Beaujolais-Nouveau, also known as the first wine of the harvest, which is exactly what it is: the very first wine to come from the Beaujolais vineyards each year taking approximately six weeks for the Gamay grape to go from vine to bottle. The next step up from Nouveau is Beaujolais-Villages, the grapes of which come from 38 villages in the northern part of Beaujolais. The wine is not released for six to eight months after harvest, which is in late September or early October, depending on the weather during the year. The Gamay grape is light bodied and fruit-forward (mostly what is called black fruit like blackberries and black cherries), low in tannins and somewhat high in acidity, which makes it perfect for foods (especially those a little on the salty side) that may need the lift of a wine where the fruit is prominent. The man who brought Beaujolais to world-wide attention with his tireless promotional efforts and high-quality wines is Georges Duboeuf, and his 2015 Beaujolais-Villages is probably going to the easiest (and best) to find on etail shelves in the St. Louis area. So give French – and Argentine, Italian, California – or any other wine from around the world a try with your next Southern meal. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JAN/FEB 2017

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The seating island is crafted from several separate wood pieces Jenny found at an antique shop. “She saw the individual planks in one spot and the two bannisters somewhere else in the store and grabbed them all telling the craftsman exactly how to put them togethe for the island,� Ron says.

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What the homeowners thought to be a boarded up fireplace turned out to be fake, so they built out the wall to place a gas stove insert. The mantel was found at an antique shop and custom finished to fit the space.

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rom the historic, tree-lined streets of their Compton Heights neighborhood, Ron and Jessie Mueller’s 1905 three-story sits comfortably among its neighbors. But just beyond the front door of the 112-year-old residence reveals the couple’s fresh and quirky design that showcases their individual style, which Jessie thoroughly describes as indie folk with a mid-century vibe; comfortable yet eclectic; clean lines but quirky; even a bit bohemian. “It’s plant hoarder meets chickens and eggs meets babies,” she says with a laugh. Beyond having an aesthetically pleasing style, it was important that their home also take into consideration family-friendly living for their son. With the goal to fuse high quality design with comfortable living space, the Mueller’s turned to trusted interior designer and friend Jenny B with JIPSI Reclaim & Dwell, whom they worked with on a previous home and the couple’s business, to blend the diverse range of styles. Affectionately declaring Jenny their creative art director, Jessie says, ”she has an incredible style, but what takes her to a different level is how she thinks outside the box.” Evidence of her expertise include the mix of vintage and new cabinets in the kitchen, free-spirited bird wallpaper in the entry and stair risers and the whitewashed floors in the mas er bedroom. Jessie stumbled upon Jenny’s store on The Hill several years ago, and the two became instant friends after a brief conversation. Jenny, Ron and Jessie collaborated on their previous home in Lafayette Square. When they decided to move to Compton Heights three years ago, Jenny was one of the first calls they made.

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White shiplap walls, a distressed white-washed floor and the unexpected purple painted sofa combine in the eclectic yet tranquil master bedroom. Opposite page: A treasure brought from their previous home, the nightstands were custom created by designer Jenny from old doors.

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Chosen not only for its Compton Heights location, which boasts beautiful homes in addition to larger lots, the house had a pool in the back yard and the natural light was beautiful! “We loved the exterior style with the stone and Mediterranean clay roof,” Ron explains. “The bones were incredible, but the layout needed to be changed to accommodate our family.” With most of the original character and charm already removed, the couple felt comfortable making some minor tweaks to the floor plan with the help of contractor Ned Jakupovic of Euro Construction. Upstairs, part of the laundry room became the master bath, and the master bedroom was sectioned off to create two closets and the master bath. On the main level, the original dining room was converted to the kitchen and the old kitchen became the new family room. Ron and Jessie say the kitchen’s unexpected design is 100 percent Jenny. It was her vision to create cabinetry from vintage cabinets. Mixed with beautiful custom wood cabinetry sourced through Henry Plumbing Supply and created by Amish cabinetmaker J&M Custom Cabinets, the vintage cabinets create a storage area next to the refrigerator and

built-in cabinetry along one wall. Another unique Jenny B creation, the seating island is crafted from several separate wood pieces Jenny found at Reagen’s shop at the Old Lemp Brewery to make a cohesive island. “She saw the individual planks in one spot and the two bannisters somewhere else in the store and grabbed them, all telling the craftsman exactly how to put them together for the island,” Ron says. Jessie knew they needed to have two islands in the kitchen. One for seating since they eliminated a formal dining room, and the other is for prep. Jenny incorporated Jessie’s favorite color, a soft mint green, into the prep-island base for a fun pop of color. Above the island is a custom-created light fixture. One day Jenny showed up with a bag of vintage silverware and coffee mugs and just started assembling. The result is a quirky nod to Rise, the coffee house the Muellers co-own. Just off the kitchen is a walk-through bar with a custom-created wood top by RL Johnson & Sons. It was important to Ron and Jessie to have as much of the living space they use on a daily basis on one floo . So it makes perfect design sense that the kitchen opens to the STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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living room. Advocates of shopping local, the living room is full of finds from antique stores, hometown artists and décor shops around the city. A few favorites include The Future Antiques, where they found the matching green armchairs; Rocket Century and Union Studio. The mantel was cut down and refinished after Jenny found it in a local shop. The gas stove is built into an alcove in the wall. The couple also acquires items when they travel, like the hand-woven area rug in the living room that they found in Jackson Hole, WY. Across the entry foyer, the offic also showcases unique local find . To house their large collection of books, Jenny took old doors found on Cherokee and mounted shelving to create bookshelves. “It was an idea I never would have thought to do,” says Jessie.

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A soaring flock of birds on the wallpaper of the stair risers leads you to the second story, which includes the master suite and two additional bedrooms. Widening the entry to the master bedroom creates a grand entrance. Another Jenny B. treasure, an old door with added textured glass for privacy leads the way into the refreshing and unexpected design in the master bedroom. A white, shiplap accent wall frames the space for the gray bedframe from Anthropologie. In front of the bed is a vintage couch found at Goodwill. When Jessie first saw it, she never could have imagined the way Jenny would transform it by painting the fabric purple and trimming the frame in a cheery yellow. The cushion was recovered in old white sweaters. A quirky pop of color in the otherwise neutral space, the couch

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Opposite page: Soaring bird wallpaper adorns the stair risers leading to the second floor. The door frame to the master suite was widened creating a grand entrance. This page: The classic and timeless elements of the master bathroom like the white-and-gray tile and clawfoot tub, are brought to life by the pops of brass accents.

is a prime example of Jenny’s incredibly creative mind that the Muellers so appreciate. “Jenny has been able to draw out a creative side of me I never knew I had,” Jessie says. “She has given me confidence in yself as an artist.” The master bedroom floor proved to be a true test of both Jessie and Jenny’s confidence when their vision started to fall apart. Going for a whitewashed look, an error in communication left the floor looking like a glossy gym floo . But have no fear, Jenny came to the rescue when she showed up with a sander and started randomly distressing spots. The end result is even better than the designer and homeowners could have imagined. The master bedroom fl ws effortlessly into the master bath, with classic white tile and a clawfoot tub. The metal-wrapped vanity from Restoration Hardware was given an unexpected upgrade with wood knobs. Brass fi tures add an eclectic feel to the more traditional elements of the space. The bathroom is accessorized with unique treasures like the deer head on the shiplap wall, brass oval frame and teal light fi tures with subtle copper distressing. Now delighting in the hard work of their third home renovation as a couple, Jessie and Ron have gained a great appreciation for the process. “We’ve learned we love to take something you can’t see the beauty in and make it beautiful,” Jessie says. “It has been one the main parts of our relationship,” adds Ron. And it’s the special synergy among the design trio that has made their Compton Heights home such a special collaboration. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Reclaimed barn wood and natural fieldstone, coupled with easy-maintenance James Hardie siding and fiberglass shake shingles, give the lake house its authentic “Colorado lodge� styling.

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Years in the making, the owners and their designer have created a spectacular lakeshore hideaway.

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Opposite page: Overlooking the lake, the great room’s focal point is a massive, dry-stacked fields one fi eplace. To keep the voluminous space “cozy,” Boedges blended curves with straight lines for the larger elements. This page: Consistent in every detail, the designer emphasized natural textures – stone and wood, with metal accents and an occasional touch of greenery.

For most of us, it would be hard to even imagine a “vision” of this magnitude, but not for the owners of this extraordinary retreat in the Missouri countryside. Remote and well hidden, yet within easy driving distance of the metro area, the project has taken years to complete, and the end result almost defies description. In 2005, the owners acquired 220 acres of farmland, a vast expanse of rolling hills and glorious woods located near Hermann. Initially a weekend getaway for the family, they built a “ranch house” in a lovely meadow to provide temporary living quarters while the master plan was put into effect. A few existing structures were transplanted or removed, and the weathered oak barn wood was carefully salvaged for future use. The owners’ long-term vision for the property was to build

a magnificent lakeside lodge, reminiscent of their several visits to Colorado, which would eventually become their “forever home.” The only thing missing was the lake. Construction of the dam and spillway began immediately, and the pristine, creek-fed lake now encompasses 30 acres and integrates beautifully with its natural surroundings. Preliminary design of the 10,000-square-foot, tri-level lodge began in 2012. Plans had been drawn, the foundation was in, and the “sticks were up” when the owners called on designer Anne Boedges, president of the Wildwood-based Anne Marie Design Studio. Anne was the logical choice, since she had previously handled a major renovation for the owners’ in-town residence, and a warm, collaborative working relationship had developed. With a BFA in interior design from Maryville University, STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Amish-crafted columns create an archway from the great room to the kitchen, and a freestanding fieldstone wall defines the view-packed hearth room. Opposite page: Surrounded by custom knotty alder cabinetry, the kitchen’s work island is topped with suede-finished stone from Metro Marble & Granite, the seating island with distressed black walnut by Craft-Art.

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Anne had gained 14 years of experience with local design fi ms before founding her own studio. “I’d always wanted to have my own business, but the lodge was our first huge project,” she remembers. “I put my whole heart into everything I do and knew it would totally consume me.” Months of planning and near-daily discussions ensued, as she assessed the objectives of her “very detail-oriented” clients. “They wanted the lodge to be an inviting place for family, friends and business associates – elegant, rustic, luxurious, with nothing ‘standard’ and everything ‘perfect.’” Faced with that challenge, Anne’s personal goal was “to make this the most amazing space ever.” The original architectural layout was adjusted for better traffi fl w and a more convenient use of space. Exterior/interior color schematics were established, the custom craftsmen selected, and for the next 2-1/2 years, every single material and component was specified and scrutini ed by both Anne and her clients. A classic recreation of Colorado styling, the exterior is a rustic blend of natural field tone and brick, with James Hardie board-and-batten siding and DaVinci fibe glass shake shingles for easy maintenance. To ensure authenticity, Anne hand-drew the garage doors, shutters and doors to simulate the reclaimed wood from the site’s former buildings. Inside, banks of windows capitalize on the lodge’s breathtaking views, and the rustic theme – elemental woods, dry-stacked fields one and wrought-iron accents – is totally consistent throughout the 18 rooms, nine baths and fi e fi eplaces. Subtle variations, however, give each space its own unique character. Virtually all of the cabinetry and floo ing is knotty alder, chosen for its ability to accept a stain of almost any color, in this case a “nutmeg” hue. The cabinets, columns and additional woodwork refle t the meticulous custom craftsmanship of Das Holz Haus, and the floors were selected at Boardwalk Hardwood. The owners also wanted “no shiny finishe ,” so all of the solid surfaces – from countertops to hardware and the travertine tiles in the baths and laundry – are textured, suede-finished or brushed for a muted, matte quality. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Soaring to 22 feet, the great room ceiling is sheathed in reclaimed oak planks and supported by massive architectural trusses. Centered between two trusses is an imposing fields one fi eplace with a raised hearth and arched keystone header. Calling attention to the similarly arched window wall, Anne explained her technique for designing voluminous spaces: “By mixing curves with clean straight lines for the larger elements, it keeps the space more cozy.” Chosen for comfort and quality, all of the furnishings (many in rich leather) were selected to complement, rather than distract from, the lodge’s dramatic architecture. Expansive enough to hold both a seating island and a work island, the immense kitchen presented the same

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spatial issue. To give the room “weight,” Anne designed all of the wall arrangements symmetrically, creating separate, balanced zones for the various culinary functions. A custom stone hood by Francois & Co. tops the range; Amish cabinetry hides the two dishwashers, refrigerator, freezer, and large-screen TV; and the islands house a number of secondary appliances, including a refrigerator/icemaker, warming drawer, microwave, and steam oven – all Sub-Zero/ Wolf and Asko from Authorized Appliances. A free-standing, dry-stacked fields one wall separates the great room from the hearth room, which offers stunning views from three sides. Set into the wall, the hearth room fi eplace was custom-designed by Anne and fit ed with an

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Left: Rustic yet elegant, the spa-like master bath features an air bath hydrotherapy tub, custom Amish cabinetry, Hansgrohe fi tures, Listello border tiles and a sophisticated chandelier from Jaffe Lighting by Amini’s. Below: Wood-lined accent walls, leather furnishings and bedding fabrics by a Dallas textile designer reinforce the décor in the master bedroom and its adjacent sitting room with fi eplace and TV.

Amish-crafted surround. Adjoined by a sitting room with fi eplace and TV, the main-floor master suite showcases a bath that would easily rival the spa in any mountain resort. A wood plank wall backgrounds the free-standing air bath hydrotherapy tub; an arched glass door accesses the rain head shower; and furniture-quality cabinetry, Hansgrohe fi tures, and an embossed Listello backsplash add still more glamor. It would take pages to adequately describe this residential masterpiece in its entirety – not to mention the outdoor amenities which include a shimmering waterfall, “spa” patio with heated pool, huge multi-level main patio, and outdoor kitchen. A long, graveled slope stretches from the

lodge to a covered and elegantly furnished entertainment pavilion that overlooks the swimming/fishing dock, and around a bend in the lake is a fully enclosed boat dock. As for the original ranch, it now serves as a wonderfully private guest house. Suffic it to say that the owners and their designer have achieved an amazing feat. Sensitive to the environment and respectful of the natural beauty and heritage of the terrain, they’ve created an immaculately groomed, exquisitely perfected wonderland – a touch of Colorado in the heart of Missouri. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Gardeners get ready to embrace a more toned-down palette in your landscape. Shades of white from crisp to snowy and ivory to dirty white bring a sense of calm and harmony.

“One of my favorite white-fl wering plants is the Oak Leaf Hydrangea. It has distinct textures, with fl wers in late spring and early summer, and a bonus of great dark-green to glowing-red fall foliage. The Oak Leaf Hydrangea, with its large hand-size leaves, is an awesome plant to use in berm or screening plantings because of its large mature size.” Bob Graeler, Chesterfield Valley Nursery.

“The 'Toki Clematis' is a vining spring blooming perennial. Its large white fl wers can be over 6 inches wide with complementary delicate yellow stamens.” David Sherwood, Sherwood’s Forest.

“Wild Swan Anemone stands out over others due to its exceptionally beautiful fl wers and prolific fl wering. Its spectacular fl wer stems are adorned from June through October with nodding fl wers of icy white with violet-blue undersides, and large yellow centers. A shade-loving perennial.” Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

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“Our favorite white fl wer is Veronica `Magic Show White Wands'. This is a beautiful prolific perennial blooming late spring through fall and has one of the most pure white fl wers we have ever seen. The common name is Speedwell. This plant grows in full sun, needs average well drained soil and gets 14-16" high.” Cathy Pauley, Papillon Perennials.

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Clockwise: Japanese Garden. Temperate House. Linnean House. Chinese Garden.

Winter fun at the garden Although there isn’t much in bloom outside, there is still plenty to do and see at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Japanese Garden, where snow is considered a fl wer. In the winter, shapes and contrasts become the visual pleasures of the garden and you can even sometimes see colorful koi fish in the la e. The Chinese Garden is a tranquil place in the winter, provoking self-refle tion and peaceful thought. It is often said that Chinese gardens are built and not planted, since little plants are used. Be sure to check out the trickling water, authentic pavilion and ancient Chinese limestone formations under a layer of snow.  Head over to the Linnean House, home to the Garden’s camellia collection. Camellias have been cultivated for at least two thousand years for their enormous economic value. They are native to Southeast Asia, primarily southern China and Japan. February is peak season for camellias, but they start

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Kitchens of the Year

THESE SEVEN AWARD-WINNING KITCHENS DISPLAY ORIGINALITY, FUNCTIONALITY AND DESIGN DETAILS. Edited by Melissa Mauzy

Anne Marie Design Studio MORE THAN 415 SQUARE FEET

Heart of the Home

Reminiscent of Aspen, CO, the rustic lodge kitchen was designed to be the center of the home. Designed by Anne Marie Design Studio, the kitchen is open to the oversized dining room, great room and overlooks a breathtaking view of the lake. The kitchen needed to be able to accommodate large company parties, family gatherings and simple family meals with the couple and their grown children. Custom Amish cabinets were used, and lots of door samples were made until they found just the right one for the space. The floo ing is a rustic knotty alder to match the other wood in the home. The walls on the left and right of the sink window are finished with reclaimed barn wood from the homeowners’ own barn on the property. The biggest challenge in designing the space was accommodating and hiding all the appliances. There are two islands. The red seating island houses a warming drawer, microwave drawers and steam oven. The prep island holds a copper prep sink with garbage disposal and trash can, Sub-Zero built-in icemaker and two sets of Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers. The range wall is detailed with stacked stone instead of a backsplash tile and supports a massive, smooth custom stone hood. Every single cabinet was designed with a uniquely blended detail so this kitchen is unlike any other you will ever see.

Why the judges love it: You defini ely don’t feel like you are in Missouri with this kitchen. We love how they brought in their own barn wood to accent the back wall. The amazing quality of the Amish cabinetry really shines. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICOLE MIGET, MIGET PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry MORE THAN 415 SQUARE FEET

Clean Lines, Sparkling Finishes

This 425-square-foot kitchen designed by Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry was designed for entertaining, gourmet cooking and everyday family meals. An oversized stainless-steel hood is the focal point of the space with its sleek curves and striking design. A wall of marble incorporates the Wolf microwave, warming drawer and steam oven. Custom European frameless cabinetry in a semi-gloss sheen offers ample storage space and emphasizes the beautifully clean lines. The perimeter cabinets are painted white, while the island is a cerused ebony stained red grandis. The wall cabinets contrast all other cabinetry with white-painted frames and red grandis inset doors with opaque glass inserts. The island is designed with a curving bead-board back for the seating area. Pure white Caesarstone countertops finish off the cabinetry and emphasize the unique winding shape of the island. The clean lines and sparkling finishes of the kitchen create a visual masterpiece for the hub of this custom home.

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Why the judges love it: The shape of the island is really beautiful, and the bar stools pair perfectly. We love the wallpaper under the soffit It is such a subtle and beautiful detail. The transitional and traditional mix is cool. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS.

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Gegg Design & Cabinetry 250-415 SQUARE FEET

Kitchen for All Occasions

This new cottage-style home features a kitchen designed to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing to accommodate large family-and-friend gatherings. The adjacent butler pantry played a key to the function of the design by Gegg Design & Cabinetry. It was important to keep the main kitchen area feeling in scale with the other rooms. The butler pantry helped to achieve this, and the entry is directly adjacent to the main work area. A pair of 30� refrigerators with freezer drawers flank the pantry entrance. They are recessed into what looks like a thick wall between the kitchen and butler pantry. The remaining space on the wall features tall, glass upper cabinets in a white-painted finish with lighted interiors. Flanking the hood are two large wall cabinets with horizontal doors at the top to break up the tall height. The trim detail was designed to be integral to the beams of the kitchen. The butler’s pantry features a counter landing area. The T-shaped pantry design has a full-size sink, dishwasher, trash/recycling, refrigerator drawers and ice maker. The unique feature of the pantry is a pair of retractable doors above a decorative mullion-glass front-lighted display cabinet that opens to the formal dining room. For larger events it can be used to serve drinks, but it can also be closed up preserving the formal dining room environment when not in use.

Why the judges love it: Creating the butler pantry as a separate room is a brilliant design decision. This kitchen is comfortable, yet rich and timeless. The subtle island color is a nice contrast to the white cabinetry. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEGG DESIGN & CABINETRY.

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Contrasting Old and New

This shotgun-style house on The Hill had an L-shaped kitchen that was divided into two sections by the refrigerator. In need of modern conveniences, such as a dishwasher and good lighting, the goal of the renovation project was to respect the history of the home while making the kitchen functional and aesthetically pleasing. The new design by Ginger Interiors LLC relocated the refrigerator under the stairs with a storage pantry featuring a custom-made sliding door. The original 1903 built-in cabinetry was retained and houses dishes, a microwave and small appliances. The new cabinetry is quarter-sawn oak in a java stain with a flat front as to not compete with the original cabinetry. A stainless-steel island with drawers adds additional storage space. To create an open, airy and spacious kitchen, the walls were tiled up to the ceiling, and a reclaimed shelf was placed between two wall sconces. The decorative metal linear tile is a unique, modern detail. As with any older home, the subfloors had high and low spots, so a Coretec LVT floo ing was used to overcome floo ing imperfections and provide an unexpected wood-floor desi n in this century old home.

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Why the judges love it: There was a great deal of ingenuity used in designing the layout of this kitchen remodel. We love how the designer mixed the original cabinetry with new. Unique and warm, this kitchen is a total WOW! See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE WARFIELD.

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Meet the esteemed panel of 2017 Kitchens of the Year Judges Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

David DuPree,  Modern Kitchens & Baths

David DuPree is co-owner of Modern Kitchens and Baths with his brother Michael DuPree. Their family is the original owners, and they are celebrating 62 years in business. Both DuPrees have been designing kitchens and baths for over 35 years. David has been partnered in Education with the Rockwood School District for the past 20 years.

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Paul Fendler, Fendler + Associates, Inc.

Paul Fendler is the owner of Fendler + Associates, Inc., an award-winning and published architectural design fi m. Founded in 1989, Fendler + Associates, Inc. specializes in custom residential additions, new construction, interior design and historic tax credit consultation. Offering a diversified array of services and an expert client-centric design process, Fendler + Associates, Inc. has developed an outstanding reputation.

Kris Keller, The Design Source LTD

For 30 plus years, Kris has invented and re-invented her experience of life and business along with the vision for her future and that of her firm, The Design Source Limited, celebrating 23 years of service to its clients. Kris intuits the client’s dream list, goals and budget considerations ensuring that each project is a celebration of the homeowner’s essence. “Our intention is that our client’s fall in love with their homes over and over every single day”.

Carol Temple, Pizazz 2 Interiors

As a designer, Carol Temple’s goal is to bring a client’s dream home to life by incorporating their prized possessions with a little of the unexpected for pizazz! As one of the proprietors of the Rusted Chandelier, she is passionate about bringing unique accessories to St. Louis, as well as designing custom furniture. No matter what your style or project size…stop by, we’d love to meet you!

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Gegg Design & Cabinetry MORE THAN 415 SQUARE FEET

From 1980 to 2016

It was time to bring this 1980s contemporary kitchen up to current times. Gegg Design & Cabinetry worked with the homeowners to improve the functional fl ws of their previous space. While no walls or windows were moved, this was a major transformation of the kitchen. Gone are the curved corners, mirror backsplashes and gold accent channel doors. One great feature that stayed is the large skylight in the open beam section of the ceiling. This feature helped the room feel taller and was enhanced with LED lighting to illuminate the space at night. The biggest challenge in the kitchen was making use of the large space. This was done by breaking up the functions and rethinking the space. The pantry is located along the back wall using full-height cabinetry. A separate refrigerator and freezer in different areas give easy access to the refrigerator, which needed to be centrally located for access to the kitchen and breakfast room. The sink remained at the window and became

the cleanup area. The kitchen features a two-island design. One island includes the range top with the prep sink on the other island. The prep island is T-shaped to allow for seating and interaction with the cook. The cabinetry is frameless with recessed panel doors in a white-painted finish. Stainless steel appliances and a glass tile backsplash provide a fresh new look that will carry the kitchen forward for many years.

Why the judges love it:

This is an amazing transformation. Clean, and bright, this kitchen is well thought out. We love how the designer took an architectural element that is 30 years old and updated it to stand out in today’s design. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEGG DESIGN & CABINETRY.

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The designers of this kitchen were tasked with taking a tired ‘90s traditional-style Colonial to a cozy, elegant rustic design. To achieve the rustic look, designer DC Strategies, LLC incorporated faux-wood beams on the ceiling with custom cabinetry made of knotty alder honey with a black glaze. A custom-built rustic wood hood stands over the 48” Wolf professional gas range. The 48” Sub-Zero refrigerator is built-in with custom overlay wood panels to blend with the wall of pantry cabinets. A hammered copper farm-style sink enhances the feel of the space. The island is painted a shade of blue called Star Spangled and picks up the rustic detail in the wood top. One of the unique features of the space is the bar connected to the kitchen. The dining room was repurposed into a bar with a countertop that overhangs for stools and wraps around the corner connecting to the kitchen. It is a great place for guests to congregate when entertaining.

Why the judges love it: The way the bar wraps around is a cool concept. The designer carefully thought out all of the rustic details to make the space unique. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELAINE RAHOY.

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Center of Attention

A 1918 home undergoing renovations to bring it into present time called for the new kitchen to be the center of the plan. The new kitchen space was previously a bedroom, and a closet with a low ceiling was to be removed. Unfortunately, the closet was under the main stair landing, so the ceiling height could not be altered. To combat this design restriction, kitchen designer Gegg Design & Cabinetry used the space to build a double oven into the wall. A wide soffi was added over the cooktop wall to fully conceal the structural obstacle. The soffi ended up becoming a featured detail because two other structural beams were required and all positioned at the same height, thus creating a soffited or coffered ceiling detail on all four sides of the room. The double height of the ceiling is layered in lighting. The only wall cabinets in the room are at the desk area and store the homeowners’ dishes and glasses in drawers of multiple heights finishe in stained walnut on a flat center-panel door. In the hall just beyond the ovens, floo -to-ceiling cookbook storage was created in dead space. The countertops are light quartz with a dramatic black-and-gold granite island.

Why the judges love it: The designer achieved a creative use of space, and the thoughtful details complete the look. We love the built-in bookshelves and stainless farm sink. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEGG DESIGN & CABINETRY. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JAN/FEB 2017

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HISTORIC HIDDEN GEM Clayton sweethearts renovate their dream home in their hometown. By Tyler Bierman Photography by Anne Matheis

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It took four years of searching — yes, four whole years — but after watching and waiting for the right property to come on the market, Dana Jones, owner of Flavor Dance Studio and professional home renovator, finally found her dream kitchen hiding away in a historic Clayton duplex. And all she had to do to make it perfect was figu e out how to navigate the red tape that comes with remodeling a historic home and complete a total conversion of said duplex into one, big cozy home. With the help of interior designer Joni Spear of Joni Spear Interior Design, it was a piece of cake.

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The black-and-white painting by Ted Collier blends perfectly into the kitchen remodel with the white marble island and black soapstone countertop.

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The major hurdle to jump in this remodel was certainly the city code on historic homes. Jones had to play quite a bit of back-and-forth with the city and the architect to come to a conclusion on what she could and couldn't do with her new, old home. This ultimately meant that instead of taking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, she would instead have to widen the opening in the existing wall. In the end, this was only a minor setback and one that Jones and Spear were happy to comply with. Another challenge in the remodeling process was a pesky second

window that made the already smaller space feel awkward and didn't leave enough room for all of the much-needed cabinets. Fortunately, this problem had a rather simple solution: just brick it in and get rid of it. The end result of their combined efforts is a galley kitchen that is simple and modern. It is furnished with light-gray cabinets, dark wooden floor , a two-tiered, white marble island and contrasting black soapstone countertops. However, Jones' favorite part of her new kitchen has to be her new, extra deep sink. She gushes, “I love, love, love my new sink. It's a black STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JAN/FEB 2017

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The homeowner loves her renovated kitchen, especially the sink placement. While washing dishes or prepping, she is able to talk to her kids in the family room, which includes a dramatic painting by Darcy Campbell, or have conversations with someone sitting in the dining room.

composite, and it's so incredibly deep. I remember one of the gentlemen putting it in joked, 'Is this the sink or is this the tub?' But the best part of my sink is the placement. It's right off from the family room and the dining room. So, I can be in the kitchen and still be able to talk with my kids in the family room or have conversations with someone sitting in the dining room.” Jones, who grew up and found the love of her life in this St. Louis County neighborhood, always saw herself returning here to raise her children and give back to her hometown. Today, she is doing just that by renovating homes and rejuvenating the neighborhoods they are in, and she hopes to pass on that passion to her children. You can hear how proud she is of her family and her work when she says, “We like to show our kids that there's always something you can do to be a part of the community and make it better. And we want to be able to show our kids how we are a part of that and how they can use their talents to be a part of it, too.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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TOP THAT!

Here’s what you need to know before selecting your kitchen countertop material.

By Jamie Siebrase

Photography courtesy of Cambria.

Whether you’re building a new kitchen or remodeling the one you’ve got, choosing a countertop is a big – and expensive – decision. National Kitchen & Bath designer Ashleigh Schroeder weighs in on the pros and cons of fi e popular surface materials for your home’s busiest space.

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Granite is popular for a reason: You’d be hard pressed to cut, burn or scratch it, and polished and matte finishes are typically stain resistant, too, when properly sealed. While annual upkeep is a downside for some homeowners, Schroeder says, “Don’t let this be the thing that deters you.” Spray-on sealers are available, and some fabricators offer a 10-year seal. On a budget? Schroeder recommends category “A” colors. “With granite categories,” she says, “It’s not about quality.” Pricing is based on whether a rock specimen is readily available in nature; rare colors and veining cost more, and exotic slabs might be fragile, with naturally occurring fissu es that could rupture during installation.

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consumers a lot of bang for their buck. The manmade substance mimics the stunning look of natural stone and requires minimal maintenance. “It’s easy to clean, and it won’t cut, stain or scratch,” says Schroeder, noting that, technically, homeowners can chop directly on quartz counters. (Schroeder recommends a cutting board.) “There aren’t really any cons to quartz,” she continues, lauding the material as design-friendly, too, because it’s available in a range of colors and patterns that jive with most schemes. Quartz companies, Schroeder adds, are skilled at replicating the white marble look that’s trending. But, she adds, “If you want that big, sweeping look of natural granite, you’ll need to go with granite.”

MARBLE

There’s no denying that designer darlings such as Carrara and Calacatta are aesthetically pleasing, with the elegant, gray-toned veining modern consumers covet. “Marble is fine for the bathroom,” Schroeder says, adding, “But it’s not a good idea in the kitchen.” The expensive material is soft, leaving it vulnerable to stains, etches, and chips – the

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latter of which can be problematic during installation. Marble requires special cleaning products, too, and yearly sealing. “After a relatively short time, marble can look like it is a hundred years old,” Schroeder adds, counseling clients who want the grand look of marble to consider quartz, with one small caveat: “Marble is good for baking because it’s cold and nice for rolling dough,” says Schroeder. Can’t live without marble in your kitchen? Use it on an island, or a section of an island.

SOAPSTONE

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This natural stone is beautiful and superb at resisting heat damage and bacteria. Homeowners, though, should be prepared for upfront maintenance. Soapstone is delivered in its natural state; if you don’t oil it regularly, every splash and touch will leave its mark; over time – especially around countertop edges. Oily buildup can permanently alter soapstone counters. “Oiling darkens the soapstone, and eventually it will become seasoned so you’ll only have to oil it once a year to maintain the rich color,” Schroeder explains. Homeowners who are after that “vintage, Old English look,” as Schroeder puts it, often find that few materials compete with soapstone.

WOOD

Decorative, functional and easy to install, wood surfaces are gaining traction in contemporary kitchens. “It’s a beautiful look,” Schroeder says, noting that wood offers “something different for the eye.” Keep in mind, though, that wood is going to scratch. “You have to be okay with that,” Schroeder says. Wood counters make cooking a breeze. Properly sealed, they’re sanitary, even for chopping meat. “Cut directly on wood, clean it with soap and water, and remember to oil your prep areas,” Schroeder advises. Similar to marble, Schroeder often recommends wood counters in small doses: “Use quartz for your main counter spaces, and incorporate a small raised section that’s wood,” Schroeder recommends. With all the beautiful styles and options at your finge tips, it can be hard to decide on just one. Mixing and matching surfaces is an option to get the best of both worlds. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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simplified sanctuary Two empty nesters built a comfortably modern farmhouse perfect for their laid-back lifestyle.

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After the last of their three children flew the coop, Kathleen and Jack Davis decided it was time to scale back and build the cozy forever home they dreamed of. The pair found an empty lot in Kirkwood three blocks from the lively downtown scene and immediately started envisioning a beautiful bungalow and weekly trips to the Farmer’s Market. When the Davis duo

met the owner of the lot, Monte Herring of Herring Design and Development, their dream quickly changed from a bungalow to a modern farmhouse. Why the sudden change of heart? “Monte had such a strong vision for the home he wanted to build on this property and we just fell in love with his concept of a farmhouse with a modern twist,” explains Kathleen.

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“ When people drive down the street I think they are shocked to see a little farmhouse in the midst of all of the urban homes and buildings.”

Inspired by the nostalgia of the historic neighborhood and two existing barn-like structures, the homeowners worked with Monte to put together a laundry list of must-haves for their new mainstay. A tin roof, low-maintenance courtyard, vertical siding, open concept and simple style were all important pieces of the proposed plan. “When people drive down the street I think they are shocked to see a little farmhouse in the midst of all of the urban homes and buildings. It’s hard to miss,” laughs Monte. Metal window awnings, stone steps and raised planter beds give the quaint one-story curb appeal, but the white vertical planks that are carried from the outside in is what really turns on the country charm. The white-hot interior walls complement the open floor plan of the main living space, keeping it welcoming and bright. A custom farm table from Reclaim Renew, stained to pair with the deep mocha bamboo floo ing that covers the entire home, separates the living and dining areas. Mix-and-match chairs and a wood bench around the table provide more seating options when the couple entertains. The kitchen stays true to the trends of the moment, but wouldn’t be complete without a few rustic touches like an oversized wood island with quartz countertops and a hood made from reclaimed wood by Reclaim Renew. The living area’s fluffy white couches and nature-inspired green accent chairs basically beg for you to “kick up your feet and flop down,” especially in front of the stone-tile fi eplace with gas fi estrip. “We want people to be wowed by the simplicity and of ease our home, so we used soothing colors and kept accessories natural and to a minimum,” Kathleen notes. The master suite, reading room and offic above the garage are all just as comfortable and chic as the rest of the home. Each space is outfit ed in a different neutral hue and features touches of farmhouse elegance like sliding barn wood doors, tile posing as wood in the master bath and a built-in bookshelf spanning the width of an entire wall in the reading room. A quaint courtyard with synthetic turf, bamboo decking and additional room for entertaining echoes the same easy-going atmosphere as the interior of the home and is yet another spot for relaxation at the couple’s farmhouse hideaway. “Together we blended the comfort of country living with contemporary beauty and created not only a one-of-a-kind farmhouse, but a place that truly feels like home to Kathleen and Jack,” says Monte. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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OPEN & ORGANIZED By Melissa Mauzy

Ditch the upper cabinets in favor of sleek, open kitchen shelves that will display your dinnerware, pots, pans and more. Open shelving keeps your kitchen feeling light and airy.

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"Sculpted to honor the artist's wife and their third child, this sculpture was selected by designers at Spellman Brady & Co, and is now a stunning focal point in Mercy Hospital’s new birthing center.” By Abraham Mohler

Bicentennial Shopper, 1976. 39 1/4 x 4. By Dhimitri Zonia, St. Louis (1921-2016), Warson Woods Gallery.

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Places to go, things to do and see and people who are By Melissa Mauzy leaving their mark on the world of style.

Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVERGREENE ARCHITECTURAL ARTS

Built in 1934, the Kiel Opera House was originally split into two with the front of the building housing the Opera House and the back housing the Auditorium. After being closed for nearly two decades, the Auditorium was torn down and the historic Opera House was restored and renamed the Peabody Opera House. The restoration, performed by EverGreene Architectural Arts, included full-depth plaster patching, decorative painting, acoustical plaster installation and gilding. The Kiel Opera House now shines as it did in its heyday.

Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, WA PHOTOGRAPHY BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER

Federal Center South Building 1202 is the 209,000-square-foot regional headquarters of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Seattle, WA. Designed by ZGF Architects LLP, the project is one of the most sustainable buildings in the United States, performing in the top 1% of energy efficien buildings. It received LEED Platinum certification and exceeded guaranteed energy and water performance requirements. Among its notable features are the innovative daylighting designs, heavy use of reclaimed timber, and waste elimination strategies, such as the use of harvested rainwater in the atrium gardens. In addition to the aggressive energy goals met, the building’s design also creates an optimal space for its inhabitants. The building’s U-shaped form, also known as the “oxbow,” provides

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a flexible workplace environment while simultaneously meeting GSA’s security requirements for progressive collapse, which is when a primary structural element fails, resulting in the failure of adjoining structural elements causing further structural failure. The oxbow design optimizes daylight penetration, provides occupants direct visual access to nature, and fosters a sense of community among employees.

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Zürich Zoo Foyer, Zürich, Switzerland PHOTOGRAPHY BY SABRINA SCHEJA, CH-9435 HEERBRUGG

As one of the most visited sights in Zurich, the Zurich Zoo has had a continual growth in the number of visitors. To accommodate the influx of visitors the entrance foyer was reworked and adapted to fit the current needs. Architecture fi m L3P Architects designed the new complex, merged facility embracing diverse areas such as the forecourt, counters, visitors’ center, Zoo shop, Zoo café, volunteers’ center and station for the new Zoo tram. Curved walls, display windows and roves combine in spectacular rolling lines. The fl wing forms and a selective light design quickly and intuitively guides arriving visitors. As especially developed acoustic panel made from packaging plywood was put to use in the counter and visitors’ center area. The natural grain reminiscent of animal fur is superimposed with animalistic textures derived from irregularly drilled holes. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JAN/FEB 2017

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A petite armless chair with a whimsical branch-like frame in an antique gold metal finish. Customizable with your own fabric. Perfect for any space. 314-781-3336, designanddetailstl.com

EXPRESSIONS FURNITURE

Expressions is a one-of-a-kind furniture store that has provided St. Louis with custom upholstery and furniture for 29 years. Offering a unique variety of furniture and home decor, there is something for every taste at Expressions. 314-567-6200, expressionsfurniturestl.com.

AMINI'S

St. Louis' Most Sophisticated Furniture and Lighting Gallery Amini’s has fi e locations in the Midwest with our largest 55,000square-foot show room located right here in St. Louis. For over 40 years, Amini’s has been known for our game room furniture and Persian rugs. Although we also have the largest selection of made in America outdoor patio furniture, and theater seating, the new talk of the town is our sophisticated furniture and lighting gallery. Our show room is unlike anything in St. Louis! If you haven’t been in for a while you have to see all that’s new. Visit us in Chesterfield Valley. 636-537-9200, AMINIS.com

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The natural beauty of the matched European walnut burrs are showcased in this three-door sideboard with tapered Aztec gold legs. 314-222-6300, wilsonlighting.com

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CLASSIC OR CRAZE

WOOD PANELING Everyone surely remembers the terrible wood paneled walls of the '60s. Brown, brown and brown. Homeowners couldn’t wait to rip it down or paint over it. But gone are the days of dark, dreary wood. Today, homeowners are incorporating rustic, retro vibes into their modern spaces by reviving a trend that has been deemed outdated for several decades. So is it a classic or is it a craze? Here’s what local design professionals had to say.

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“With the ongoing desire for more contemporary spaces, I believe the use of wood walls as accent walls will continue." Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors LLC.

“Wood paneling in today's home is a craze, notwithstanding the recent popularity of shiplap in southern climates. In the  late 18th century, wood paneling was popular to create a three-dimensional surface. Chair rails were used to protect walls from the backs of chairs rubbing against the plaster walls. In Victorian times, formal rooms called for  it in the  homes of the wealthy. But today we find rooms with paneling a nuisance.  It's not easy to paint, and if the surface is rough or uneven, it's very difficult o clean.” Joni Spear, Joni Spear Interior Design.

“The paneling we use today has little resemblance to the paneling of the 1960s other than it still comes in 4’ by 8’ sheets. We use bead-board paneling as an accent for walls, backsplashes, kitchen islands, ceilings and back panels for bookcases and open cabinets. Bead-board paneling is defini ely a classic as well as paneling in a natural state like unstained cedar. These sheets are smooth and refined unlike rough sawn cedar of latter days. Cedar paneling works beautifully between beams on a slanted ceiling. Turn the cedar paneling on its side and the grain runs horizontal for a great spa look in your master bath. Order a little extra and you can line your closet in cedar.” Jane Ganz, Directions In Design Inc.

“Craze! This fad will be replaced with a new one so manufacturers can continue to sell new products.” Jeannie Brendel, Brendel Architects.

“Classic! Wood has always given dimension, richness, texture and depth to a room, whether it is used on a wall, floor or ceiling. There will always be new techniques that keep it fresh and stylish.” Pamela Calvert.

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