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.
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
JAN/FEB 2017 STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM
12/7/16 4:35 PM
Killer Kitchens. 25 pages of kitchen inspiration.