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THE DANCE

Interior designer David Kent Richardson combines antiques with contemporary design in a lively CWE condominium.

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KEEPING IT FRESH FOR 25 YEARS Continually refurbished by its designer-owner, this gracious family residence in West County will never go out of style.

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THE WOODLANDS

An eight-acre garden features beauty at every turn.

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Known as the Woodlands, the landscape dates back to 1927 when it was a 20-acre “country” estate used for hunting.

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Sometimes we get a little crazy, but most times we are just having fun! Seriously! Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

Yes, we can certainly get silly working alongside our clients. But isn’t that what life is all about?  Having a good time! In order to bring you the latest in design trends and securing gorgeous homes to feature in the magazine, we spend a lot of time on the phone and scouting local projects in addition to allocating time for research and networking with design professionals. That is our serious side.  And the STL antique crowd is no different. By mixing their sense of humor with their unique design sensibility, they truly create one-of-a-kind spaces. Always ready to share their latest fin , antique dealers quickly bubble over with excitement explaining the background of the pieces they have recently acquired. When was it made? How was it made? Who commissioned the piece? Who was the designer? Did someone really take his last breath in the chair you are thinking about purchasing? (page 20) The stories an antique could tell! We introduce you to a handful of antique dealers in this issue that do have the stories to share, and take my word for it, they are passionate

about their field and we are lucky to have their level of expertise in our hometown.   Not only does St. Louis overfl w with a colorful historical past, we overfl w with beautiful gardens and parks! Inspiration is everywhere we turn from Forest Park to Shaw's Garden to the Woodlands, a showcase garden on the 2015 Garden Conservancy Open Days tour. Imagine a greenhouse with an interior beautiful enough to host a tea party, and a rose garden that is a "mini-me" of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s rose garden (page 52). If you haven't already, grab your favorite beverage, feast your eyes on the pages of this issue and take away some great ideas to incorporate into your own home and garden.  Very soon, I have to teach our puppy River respect for my garden. At fi e months, he has enough energy to turn the soil several times in my vegetable garden if I don't watch him.  Enjoy!

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ST. LOUIS is fortunate to have a community of antique dealers with a passion for collecting beautiful, historic objects with a storied past. Each has his or her own niche showcasing unique American and European finds from different periods with an array of styles. Meet eight antique-enthusiasts whose knowledge is second to none.

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JAMES AFFLIXIO, Maplewood Galleries

SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? James: I have been surrounded with antiques most of my life. After college, I worked in New York City in the design and fashion world. I was exposed to some of the best interiors and finest art and antiques collections, which helped me develop a great appreciation for the beauty and uniqueness of the antique world.  I also had an opportunity to join a unique business in New York that created wonderful pieces of architectural hardware. What time period and style do you specialize in? James: I don't specialize in any one period, but my personal favorite is the Georgian period and interesting painted furniture. What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? James: One of my earliest acquisitions was a Georgian bench that I had admired in a shop in New York. To great excitement, when I had the seat reupholstered a couple of years ago; I found out that it is a signed piece by the famous Tiffa y Studios. Photographed with: An original, authenticated handmade terracotta piece from a Neopolitian creche scene (nativity set) from the 18th century.

RICK EGE,

R.Ege Antiques SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? Rick: 31 years…. it doesn’t seem possible. SLHL: What time period and style do you specialize in? Rick: I sell objects and furniture from 1770 to 1970 and pride myself on not having a specific style or period that I specialize in. The shop has everything from fine French furniture to industrial to European garden antiques.  I personally shop in Europe for pieces, and we have two container parties a year at the shop.   SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? Rick: One of my most favorite things I have sold was a pair of life-size, cast-iron hunting dogs made by Fiske in the late 19th century. The pair of cast-iron dogs was originally made to go outside but had lived in my house for many years. When I bought my shop building in Soulard, I decided they had to be sold to raise funds. Luckily the pair of dogs now resides in a beautiful home in Kansas City where I can visit them whenever I like.  Photographed with: A 19th century Moravian star from Pennsylvania.

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Mark O. Howald Antiques and Fine Art SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? Mark: After 30 years of working in the auction world, I feel I am a veteran in the antiques business. I worked at the original Selkirk’s through 2012 when I left to continue my work with buying, selling and appraising for previous and new clients. I am very new to the retail aspect of the antiques business having just opened my antiques and fine a ts shop at 9796 Clayton Road in June 2015. SLHL: What time period and style do you specialize in? Mark: My personal interest is 20th/21st century design. I like how contemporary furniture and design is often reinterpreted and reevaluated with a nod to history and earlier design while making it relevant for our time. SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? Mark: While filming an Antiques Roadshow segment many years ago, a woman brought an amazing Berlin porcelain coffee service to my table. Remarkably designed in what was the haute rigeur of the time, (circa 1810) Egyptian Revival style, I ended up offering this for her at auction at $49,000. I am now represented in the Antiques Roadshow board game with a playing card of me holding this very set. Photographed with: A sterling-silver cocktail shaker by noted female silversmith Maria Regnier.

JON HUNT,

Jon Paul Designs & Collectibles SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? Jon: I have been in business for 22 years. SLHL: What time period or style do you specialize in? Jon: I specialize in all types. There isn’t one particular period or style. SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? Jon: I handled a bronze ormolu six-arm light fi ture that was very ornate. It came from the home of the man who was in charge of the Exhibit for Electricity during the World’s Fair in 1904. Photographed with: A 1950s Waterford chandelier.

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KATHY MACK,

Kathleen Mack Antiques SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? Kathy: I have been in business since 1992 in various cities including Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati and St. Louis. SLHL: What time period and style do you specialize in? Kathy: I specialize in antique French and Continental to mid-century furniture as well as decorative accessories. SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? Kathy: It is so hard to pick just one because so many come to mind. I suppose it would be a Maison Bagues chandelier and a pair of sconces. The fi m has been located in the center of Paris since the middle of the 19th century and specializes in elegant French crystal lighting and furniture. They are renowned for the highest quality and are still in business to this day. It was an opportunity I'll probably never have again because they are so rare. Photographed with: A 19th century miniature painted Federal-style secretary.

ROBERT MORRISSEY,

Robert Morrissey Antiques and Fine Art SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? Robert: The gallery has been in Clayton since 1948. I’ve worked there since 1982 and changed the name to Robert Morrissey Antiques and Fine Art in 2014. SLHL: What time period and style do you specialize in? Robert: Historically, we’ve dealt in 18th and 19th century European furniture and objects. Over the past few years, I’ve expanded into 20th century art and design. It makes for an interesting and eclectic look! SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? Robert: One of the best objects of my career is an Italian chest of drawers. Exquisitely inlaid, it was made in Milan, c. 1790, by one of the premier makers of the day. The design is based on a watercolor illustration in an important set of books, “The Antiquities of Herculaneum Revealed,” published between 1757 and 1792. The set was distributed to the royal houses of Europe and became the inspiration for the Neo Classical period. Rarely does a single object embody so much history. Photographed with: A Biedermeier side chair upholstered in black horsehair fabric, German, circa 1820.

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Jules L. Pass Antiques, Ltd.

SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? Jules: We have been in business for 37 years. SLHL: What time period and style do you specialize in? Jules: I specialize in 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture and accessories. SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? Jules: I handled a George II mahogany Windsor armchair from England circa 1740. Sir Spencer Perceval staggered back and collapsed in the carved mahogany chair after being shot in the lobby of the old House of Commons in May of 1812. He is the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated. Photographed with: A Toby jug from England circa 1920.

DAVID KENT RICHARDSON, DKR Interiors

SLHL: How many years have you been in the business? David: 35 years‌ longer than I am old! SLHL: What time period and style do you specialize in? David: I have never been able to focus or specialize in any one period or style. I find myself attracted to many. Narrowing it down though, two stand out‌French Empire 1800-1820 because I love the architectural details, and American folk art because of its honesty (it started with whittling on the Mayfl wer). SLHL: What is your favorite piece you have ever handled? David: A defini e favorite was a set of stacking trunks that belonged to a Barnum & Bailey circus clown. They are painted red and yellow and from the 1920s. Photographed with: A French bronze bust from the late 19th century.

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It’s all Greek and Italian to the Brothers Scarato.

ANTHONINO’S TAVERNA ON MACKLIND AVENUE serves up a nod to a multinational, cuisine-centric upbringing and homage to the shared food experience. Since opening their first Greek-Italian fusion restaurant on The Hill in 2002, brothers and owners Anthony and Rosario Scarato have perfected their own twist on this fare, offering dishes peppered with recipes from both countries, and marrying sentimental favorites into their own thing. Greek on their mother’s side and Italian on their father’s, they meld Mediterranean fl vors onto one eclectic menu that still honors the classics. “Mom’s a great cook, but Dad’s mom is also great, and she showed her a lot of the Italian stuff,” says Anthony Scarato. Staples like rich pastas (tutto mare, carbonara), lemon-inspired cuisine (avgolemono chicken soup, chicken Polermo) and seafood (cioppino, shrimp scampi, lobster ravioli) were the food of their St. Louis childhood. Greek dolmathes sit right alongside Italian chicken marsala on the dinner menu, and appetizers range from artichokes to spanakopita. Customers flock to the Scaratos’ version of toasted rav, made famous after celeb chef Guy Fieri raved about them on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Also popular is the hand-tossed pizza, which features a chewy-crispy, bready crust favored by Mrs. Scarato, and her homey Greek avgolemono soup. “That is one of my favorite soups of all time. It’s creamy without cream, and very satisfying,” Anthony says.

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In a mid-continent state where the weather is often as different from the Med as a region can get, opportunism is a restaurateur’s best friend. The Scarato brothers’ sourcing is local and seasonal, but also culturally faithful. Authentic artisan cured meats come from St. Louis-based Volpi Foods, and other things like cheeses are imported from Italy. What ingredient can be made from scratch – dressings, sauces, pastas and

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breads, for example – are regularly produced in-house or by nearby fresh food purveyors. “We always want to have that depth in fl vor,” says Anthony. “We try to keep a close approximation to the food of our heritage as best we can in the middle of a different country.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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THE COOKING SCHOOL MENU GREEK AVGOLEMONO SOUP. This traditional Greek chicken soup gets its zing from fresh lemon juice and a bit of heft from the incorporation of beaten egg yolks. “It ends up thick and creamy,” says Scarato, “It’s not difficult but there’s important stuff ou’ve got to do so you don’t scramble the eggs.” Temper, temper… PUTTANESCA. Simple and fresh, this pasta dish features the classic stewed tomato-based puttanseca sauce fl vored with onions, anchovies, capers, kalamata olives and oregano. BEEF SPIEDINI. Scarato prepares his Spiedini with very thinly sliced beef shoulder, stuffed with Volpi genoa salami, provolone and cherry pepper relish. It’s charbroiled to juicy perfection and served atop parmesan polenta. ANTHONINO’S HOUSE SALAD. The red onion, red bell pepper, roma tomatoes and pepperoncini you love about Italian salads are combined with Greek staples kalamata olives, feta cheese atop romaine and finished with a d izzle of creamy Greek dressing.

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Pen-and-ink artist Carl Harris draws you into his artwork with a few simple lines.

Carl Harris moves you with a few strokes of his pen. Up-down, left-right, the layered lines in his ink drawings create tones that pull you right into the picture. It’s an unexpected sensation, particularly since his current subjects – massive stone churches, turn-of-the-century row houses, the Arch – don’t budge. But when you peer into a darkened window, or drift along with the clouds, you realize that you’re not just observing Harris’s work, you’re participating in it. Harris, age 71, started sketching at the age of 10, using art supplies handed down by his Air Force-bound older brother. Harris’s 8th grade homeroom teacher encouraged him to attend art school; instead, Harris followed in his brother’s military footsteps and joined the Navy Reserve. He met and married his wife and started a family and a career in advertising sales, but he was never without his sketchbook. “Everywhere I go, I people watch. I’ll draw someone in 30 or 40 seconds, and if it’s good I’ll give it to them. When I go to Vegas, I’ll get up early just to [sketch] people walking home. That’s a lot of fun,” Harris says. While Harris has captured many subjects in a variety of mediums over the years, one of his current passions is to draw buildings in pen and ink, using different pen nibs to make crisp,

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distinctive lines. He angles the lines using an etching technique called cross-hatching, adding more lines to create texture and tones. “I want the line to be seen. I don’t want something to be [solid] black. I want the lines to build up to black. I could use paint, but then I wouldn’t have the movement,” explains Harris. A native St. Louisan, Harris is intrigued by the cultural influ nces that have left their mark on our cityscape. “The French, the Irish, every one left a footprint,” he says. His current portfolio offers a visual tour of landmarks in Soulard, Downtown St. Louis, South City and Old Town St. Charles. While he approaches his work with an architect’s precise eye, he does take artistic license in what he doesn’t draw. “I leave out the visual clutter. There are no fi e hydrants or trash cans in my drawings.” What’s next? That’s hard for Harris to say, since “everything interests me.” But the gates in the Central West End and University City are calling to him. “It’s really fascinating. They were built at the turn of the century, to create privacy, but also to say, ‘watch where you’re going’. Gateways are demarcations of moving from one area to the next, and one class to the next.” He noted that, as a society, we still make distinctions between classes and cultures. Which very well may be why his drawings of ancient history feel so relevant today. Harris sells prints of his drawings on his website, and he is also available for custom projects. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources.

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The Dance Interior designer David Kent Richardson combines antiques with contemporary design in a lively CWE condominium. BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

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The living room functions as both a chic lounge and elegant dining space. At the suggestions of Richardson, the open room is edged by two custom-fabricated dining tables that each seats ten.

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A Regency piece from the homeowner's previous home sits along the windows in the living room.

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The stone wall is the perfect backdrop for the abstract artwork depicting Treasure Isle.

“It’s all about the dance,” says interior designer David Kent Richardson. But he’s not referring to a series of choreographed steps timed to music. Richardson’s dance is all about creating an interaction among objects in a home to achieve a liveliness and harmony... a design dance. For one Central West End homeowner, the “dance” he and Richardson, owner of DKR Interiors, choreographed combines modern design with antiques in a contemporary envelope. With a job that has him frequently traveling, the homeowner made a move from his former Ladue residence to a high rise on Lindell. “I was drawn to this building because it is an architect-designed building,” says the homeowner. Other amenities that appealed to him included elevator access directly to the unit, high-quality finishes and the CWE location. “When I decided to buy this unit, I really needed someone to help me personalize it and make it more entertainment friendly,” he says. He was familiar with Richardson from his past in the real estate

business, and he was naturally the first person he turned to for design assistance. “I got David’s input on 90 percent of the project,” the homeowner says. Even though he was moving to a relatively spacious condo, he still needed to pare down his belongings. David was key in deciding what to keep and what to get rid of because he could be objective, as many of the pieces held sentimental value. “We prioritized the pieces that were important and had the excitement of adding new,” Richardson explains. Family furnishings, the homeowner’s artwork and Grand Tour Souvenir collections were all kept with new pieces sprinkled in. By taking what they already had and adding to it David and the homeowner began creating a new dance. “I like to work with clients with a sense of style,” Richardson explains. “Throughout the process I like my clients to have a sense of discovery and come to love what they put in their home.” STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MAY 2016

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A set of Biedermeier-style chairs made in the 1930s mixes with a set of Italian chairs with bronze sun face and original crewel upholstery Richardson found.

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Stepping off the elevator into the unit, the dance begins. The homeowner’s personal collection comes alive against the exquisitely faux-finished wall. One of the most fun projects in the redesign, the entryway gallery was also the most challenging for the designer. “It was a lot like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, but we had to make each unique and stand out in its own right,” says Richardson. And with so many elements, balance was also important. A set of Empire tables, matching chairs and a bench sawed in half and placed next to one another for different effect bring an asymmetrical equilibrium and harmony to the entry. “People think this is all new stuff, but it is old stuff repurposed in a new setting,” says the homeowner. Since the unit was already built out when he purchased, the homeowner kept the lustrous white cabinets by Markus Cabinetry and gleaming granite countertops in the simple kitchen. In the adjoining hearth space, four Meis van de Rohe brno chairs recovered in a cinnamon

wool fabric offers additional seating around the 1960s Italian modern table sourced by Richardson. Richardson didn’t put a fi ture over the table to make the space more flexible for entertaining, but recessed fi tures give off plenty of light. One of many structural changes made in the unit, the recessed ceiling in the hearth was removed and the designer restructured the kitchen and hearth lighting into a grid pattern, which brings more balance and harmony. Adjacent to the table, a two-sided fi eplace, which separates the hearth from the living space, is inlaid into a stone wall. The homeowner loves the rawness of the stone against the polished wood floors and cabinetry in the room. Off to the side of the hearth and living room is a small alcove that the homeowner had built into a refrigerated bar perfect for frequent hosting duties. “I tried to fill up any empty wasted wall space with storage,” STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MAY 2016

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Built into an unused alcove space, the bar makes the homeowner's frequent entertaining a breeze.

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Top: The study was previously a third bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling built in bookcases display the homeowner's prized collection of 19th century Grand Tour souvenirs. Middle: An exquisite 1940s French painted linen depicting an oriental scene hangs behind the rich-blue bed frame. Bottom: The dressing room is a true gentleman's space with black-painted walls and custom-built cabinetry.

the homeowner explains. “But I still wanted to maintain a consistency in the look and style of the finishe , so I worked with Markus Cabinetry to ensure uniformity.” Looking as though it has always originally been in its place, the bar makes entertaining a breeze. The homeowner worked with architect Matt Wolfe and Markus Cabinetry to come up wtih a highly creative solution for serving guests. A pull-out bar is hidden in the wall only brought out when the extra space is needed. Richardson and the homeowner also spent a lot of time projecting how traffi would fl w through the unit and how the separate spaces would be used, which played a huge part in the positioning of the bar . The living room functions as both a chic lounge and elegant dining space. At the suggestion of Richardson, the open room is edged by two custom-fabricated dining tables that each seats ten. A set of Biedermeier-style chairs made in the 1930s mix with a set of Italian chairs with bronze sun face and original crewel upholstery Richardson found for the homeowner. In between the dining sets is a comfortable and stylish seating arrangement for guests to mingle before sitting for dinner. A Meis van de Rohe leather lounge pairs beautifully with two chairs covered in purple mohair. Above the fi eplace is an abstract painting by Roger DesRosiers, who was the dean of the School of Fine Arts at Washington University from 1977-1988. Sourced by Richardson and purchased at Robert Morrissey Antiques, the painting is atmospheric yet architectural and blends perfectly in the living space. Richardson is an advocate of supporting St. Louis businesses. "If I can buy locally, I always do," he says. The other public room in the unit the study was previously a third bedroom. The homeowner had visions of transforming it into a more functional, open space. Working with Wolfe and contractor Lindell McKinney, a hole was cut into the wall gaining access to the utility room that has since been converted to a catering kitchen. The bedroom doors were removed and the closet was torn out and replaced with floo -to-ceiling bookcases by Markus Cabinetry that display the homeowners unusual collection of 19th century Grand Tour Souvenirs purchased from local antique shops such as Jules Pass, Robert Morrissey and R.Ege Antiques as well as his childhood set of encyclopedias. Family and other childhood mementos adorn the walls in the cozy study. The master bedroom also houses special family pieces such as his grandmother’s quilts and great-grandmother’s sofa and accent chair. The showpiece of the master is the exquisite 1940s French painted linen depicting an oriental scene that hangs behind the rich-blue bed frame. “David really had to convince me on the blue bed frame, but it really makes the tapestry come alive,” the homeowner says. Richardson’s guidance coupled with the homeowner's beautiful and sentimental pieces have transformed a typical CWE unit into a luxury condo. With a deft hand and an eye for antiques, Richardson’s design dance brings a new, fresh look to items that refle t the candor of its owner. “Good design should reflect what you’ve studied, where you’ve traveled and what is important to you,” says the homeowner. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MAY 2016

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BY BARB WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON OTTIS

A rich blend of materials and furniture-like pieces give the octagonal kitchen addition its rustic ‘cucina’ ambience. Opposite page: Topped with bullnose ogee granite in a coffee suede finish, the itchen island complements the wrought-iron trimmed range hood.

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Keeping It Fresh for 25 Years Continually refurbished by its designer-owner, this gracious family residence in West County will never go out of style. “Please don’t use the word ‘updated.’ The owners are celebrating their 25th anniversary in this home, and there’s always some amazing project going on, keeping it fresh and new.” That’s designer Heidi Hartwig describing her clients’ spacious custom two-story in Chesterfiel . And, as if to punctuate her statement, the sound of hammering upstairs is explained as a “refreshing” of the master bath, currently in progress. Heidi’s company, Fabulous Finds, is one of several design firms operating as a consortium under the umbrella of The Porch by Nettie White Interiors. The homeowner is a former designer herself, and the house and grounds have been a continual source of inspiration, allowing her to express her creativity in a very personal way. This chapter of the story began eight years ago, when the owners decided to expand their kitchen. “I wanted a rustic ‘cucina’ look,” says

the wife, and her fondness for refine , yet relaxed, European styling is evident in the kitchen’s design. Constructed by the experts at Lakeside, whom the homeowners had a great working relationship, the octagonal turret-like addition is open to the casual dining area and hearth room, topped by an all-wood beamed ceiling, and surrounded by casement windows. The concrete floo ing is stamped to resemble paving stones, and textured plaster walls in a warm wheat tone reinforce the sunny atmosphere. Custom-designed by Cabinets Flooring & More and topped with ogee-edged granite from E&B Granite Inc., the center island and base cabinetry are all freestanding. “It gives the appearance of individual pieces of furniture, and the mix of materials adds warmth and interest,” the owner remarks. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Top: The custom china cabinet is one of the owner's favorite pieces. It is actually two separate pieces integrated by ornate wood brakcets. Bottom: The kitchen is fully open to the family dining area, with its massive farmhouse table, and the hearth room, defined y a distressed cedar beam

Heidi came into the picture three years ago, when the owner was searching for some new ideas. The basics were all in place but, she felt, in need of embellishment. The two designers had often crossed paths during their professional careers, and she turned to Heidi for creative direction, noting, “The finishing touches are so important, and Heidi puts it over the top.” The kitchen is a prime example of their collaboration. To make the island “more grand,” Heidi suggested adding a sizable corbel, new hardware and decorative panels, which she designed and Nettie White crafted. Their joint efforts were also applied to the kitchen’s English-styled entertainment hutch, which consists of four stacked units with wrought-iron hardware and hand-decorated door inlays. The rich blend of woods, textures and finishes continues into the working area of the kitchen, which is highlighted by a deep country sink set in mushroom-glazed

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Top: Accenting the farmhouse table are a wrought-iron chandelier and, serving as the centerpiece, a bread dough bowl that once belonged to the owner’s mother. Bottom: Hair-on-hide armchairs, Ralph Lauren floral upholstery, and Provençal sconces lend warmth to the hearth room and a Dutch door allows a tasteful view of the powder room’s elegant decor.

cabinets; vast expanses of mottled cream granite; stainless Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances; and a distressed crimson range hood trimmed with wrought-iron supports and detailing. One of the owner’s favorite pieces is a custom china cabinet in a weathered alder finish (actually two separate pieces integrated by ornate wood brackets), with a lighted display arch and a stained surface. The family dining area is centered by a massive farmhouse table with soapstone inlays and a mixture of seating that combines a wrought-iron bench with dining chairs upholstered in leather and a floral fabric, making a visual transition to the décor of the adjacent hearth room. The homeowner converted a huge bread dough bowl that her mother used to punch bread by hand into a floral centerpiece, which matches the scale of the table. A recent project, the wet bar on the side wall ties the spatial elements together with a stainless wine cooler and icemaker, harlequin backsplash

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Opposite page: Designed for a “casual French feel,” the dining room features a gleaming pecan table, painted and distressed French chairs, a crystal chandelier, and diaphanous silk draperies. This page: Lightening the dining room’s hand-painted walls are picture frame wainscoting, distressed by the owner and a multi-faceted mirror. Other accents include a hand-painted lamp, flower-and-fruit-filled urn and a pastoral oil painting.

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Top: Among the dining room’s unique informal touches, the glass panels of the china hutch were replaced with chicken wire, and a settee is situated in the window bay. Bottom: Raw silk drapes in a loose weave, antlers, and canvases painted by the owner enhance the living room’s provincial European décor. Opposite page: Referred to by the owner as her “botanical room,” the sun-filled 2-story entry foyer showcases 15 framed prints from an old botany book.

in multi-colored tiles, and custom beadboard finishes by Heidi and Nettie White. Beyond the dining area, the hearth room’s brick fi eplace is original to the home, but the soffi had been reconfigured with a distressed cedar beam and braces when the kitchen was expanded. For this space, Heidi chose a more masculine theme – nailhead-trimmed, hair-on-hide leather armchairs; a traditional sofa upholstered in a Ralph Lauren floral the owner has had for many years; and a variety of accent pieces ranging from deer antlers to hurricane candles. Visible from the hearth room is a charming powder room that demonstrates the owner’s innovative flai . By installing a Dutch door, the top half can be left open – showing off the wallpapered walls and ceiling, crystal-and-wrought-iron chandelier, and large antler-framed mirror – while the lower half remains closed, concealing the plumbing fixtures. Moving to the front of the home, the owner refers to the two-story entry foyer as her “botanical room.” Banks of windows fill the space with natural light, and the entry door is surrounded by 15 delicate, framed prints that that she found in an old botany book. Flanking the foyer are the formal living and dining rooms, and Heidi added a wicker bench with cowhide pillows, forecasting the décor of the hearth room, which is just visible beyond French doors. A palette of soft browns, greens and creams establishes the “casual French” ambience of the bayed dining room. Hand-distressed by the owner herself, picture frame wainscoting complements the hand-painted walls, gleaming pecan table, ornate French dining chairs, silk draperies and crystal chandelier. Unique appointments include a traditional china hutch with the glass removed and replaced with chicken wire and a small settee in the window bay. Virtually all of the draperies and soft pieces throughout the main floor were provided by Williams Upholstery, and the living room windows are lined with raw silk drapes in a loose weave. The sofa was recovered in a soft chenille tweed and the armchairs in a complementary variety of crewel tapestry and sculptured chenille. Subtle accents added by Heidi to maintain the home’s free-spirited European theme include a round cowhide ottoman, a pair of antlers displayed like sconces and a coffee table with the legs painted to resemble wrought-iron, but distressed to allow bits of the original gold to show through. The husband’s offic is the one space not subject to constant freshening. He likes the “rustic lodge” décor just the way it is, from the woven grass cloth covering the walls to the bearskin on the floo , his comfy club chair in a Ralph Lauren hound’s-tooth plaid, and the easel displaying one of his wife’s own paintings. Over time, Heidi and the owner have a developed a warm working relationship that refle ts their genuine appreciation of each other’s talent and creativity. And with 6,000 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, six baths and a fabulous outdoor living area, this elegant residence is likely to keep the two designers busy “refreshing” for years to come. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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The Woodlands AN EIGHT-ACRE GARDEN FEATURES BEAUTY AT EVERY TURN.

BY LUCYANN BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM DILLON

For Michelle, whose garden encompasses eight acres in the heart of St. Louis County, gardening is all about sharing. Whether it is three cuttings of special mint passed on to a fellow gardener, dinner in a succulent-filled greenhouse for family and friends or an invitation to the general public to view the garden as part of last year’s Nature Conservancy tour, she fi mly believes the historic garden, of which she now considers herself the caretaker, is meant to be enjoyed by others. Known as the Woodlands, the landscape dates back to 1927 when it was a 20-acre “country” estate used for hunting with a duck pond and a small creek running through the property. The previous owners of the property have all been avid gardeners, notes Michelle, who is a member of The Garden Club of St. Louis celebrating its 100th year in 2016. The first specialized in iris; the second added a rose garden and numerous specimen trees and shrubs. Now down to eight acres, the property still includes the pond and the creek. It continues to have a country feel complete with a vintage greenhouse, vegetable and herb garden, chicken coop, rose garden STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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and three dogs, two of which carry on the tradition of the Woodlands by being avid hunters. Growing up, her two children now 22 and 20 “have used every inch of this property,” she says with a smile. “It is teaming with life in spring, summer and fall. We have a very vital little eco-system including a great-horned owl, a den of red-tailed foxes, raccoons, ducks, a wide variety of birds and even a little goose family that comes back every year.” In the 14 years she has lived on the property, Michelle has cleared the pond and stream, renewed the rose garden and added the English kitchen-garden-style vegetable and herb garden, interspersed with

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cutting fl wers…plus the four-chicken coop. The rose garden has provided the most consternation. Modeled on the rose garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden with a concentric-circle design and installed by a previous owner, Michelle felt personally responsible when individual plants did not respond to her TLC. “The Missouri Botanical Garden is such an incredible resource,” she points out. “I finally called David Gunn (the garden’s rosarian) and set up an appointment. I learned so much from him; more than I could have ever learned from a book.” She also learned that roses could be tricky, temperamental and

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adversely affected by weather. “When my roses looked terrible, I would go to the garden, look at their roses and feel better when their roses didn’t look all that good either.” In 2014, Michelle renovated the rose garden, planting the more tricky hybrid tea roses (mostly English David Austin’s) at the center of the circle and easier-to-grow shrub roses in the wider circle. “You can’t grow all hybrid teas,” says Michelle laughing. “You would never be able to do anything else.” Eight years ago, Michelle called on Rand Rosenthal of Rand Rosenthal Design Group for some assistance with the garden and the two clicked

immediately. For the past 20 years, since visiting Lotusland, a historic estate and botanical garden near Santa Barbara, CA, Michelle has had a love affair with succulents and desert plants. Rand has a similar passion. “There are so many inherently wonderful things about succulents,” Michelle says. “They survive anything. You can forget to water them and they are fin . So many of them are unique; some of them actually look like they could be from outer space. They have their own little personalities. They fl wer beautifully and they all look good together in combination. They are great in containers.” Michelle estimates that the greenhouse currently contains 40 plus different varieties of succulents. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Rand concurs. “We have agaves in the majority of urns during the summer, and we don’t have to change them out all the time. We can put them in containers in April; they stay until November, and they always look great.” In addition, the two were in-sync in their interest in herbs and heirloom vegetables and fl wers. Michelle dreamed of creating a kind of kitchen garden adjacent to the existing greenhouse and Rand was just the person to take her thoughts and augment them. His stepson Michael

Gallina was a chef at the internationally acclaimed New York state restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located at an old dairy farm and specializing in farm-to-table meals. “Rand gathered a lot of ideas from there and brought them back to me,” Michelle says. “Rand and I are great collaborators,” she adds. “I can suggest something and he knows where I am headed with it.” (For St. Louis foodies, Gallina has returned to his hometown and will be working his magic here in the coming months.) The chickens have brought a particular delight to Michelle. “They

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have distinctive personalities,” she notes. “There is a real pecking order. One gal really rules the roost,” she says laughing. “It is funny how all those old sayings make sense when you have chickens.” She also loves the fresh eggs and being able to pick and eat vegetables directly from the garden. “I would never call myself a great cook,” she says. “But I find ways to incorporate everything we grow in the garden into food for the table.” When Michelle thinks of her love of the Woodlands acreage and gardening, she wonders if it might be in her genes. “I had a great

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grandfather who went to medical school in St. Louis and then went out to Fort Scott, KS, and became a country doctor and a farmer,” she notes with a smile. “Growing up we had a small vegetable garden. When I was out of college and on my own, I always grew herbs in pots on my kitchen windowsill.” The magic of gardening to her, she suggests, is in “watching something small that needs your help to mature and then see it be able to stand up on its own. It’s somewhat like raising children. It is very fulfilling to watch things grow and flou ish.” See www.stlouishomesmag. com for resources.

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“Prairie Dropseed is a very versatile native grass. It can be used singularly as an accent plant in a small garden or in large swaths to replace all or portions of a traditional lawn. The fine texture and annual show of small, fragrant pink fl wers provide great character to any landscape.” Katy Molaskey, Green Guys.

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“A Missouri native and the officia state tree, the Cornus Florida (Flowering Dogwood) offers a plethora of perks when it comes to landscaping. Because of their open branching and ever-changing motif, they are a visual showpiece in your landscape year round. Winter buds give way to beautiful blossoms and greenery in the spring. The leaves turn shades of crimson through fall.” Jim Graeler, Chesterfield alley Nursery.

In Missouri, a native plant is a specie that exsisted prior to European settlement more than 200 years ago. Over time, native species in Missouri have adapted to our climate and soil conditions. Choosing native plants in your landscape allows the plant to coexist in nature rather than compete against it. Check out local landscapers favorite Missouri Natives.

“Blue Fortune Agastache is one of my favorite native perennials. Abundant periwinkle-blue fl wer clusters dance along the top of happy green leaves. This graceful perennial offers showy, easy color through the summer. Plant in full sun.” Christine Knoernschild, Passiglia’s Nursery.

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“One of our favorite Missouri natives is Nyssa Sylvatica, better known as Blackgum or Black Tupelo. This is a beautiful, stately shade tree that can mature to 50’ tall by 30’ wide and provides an excellent source of food for bees in late spring. It tolerates our heat and will take many soil types. This resilient, long-lived tree is also one of the best natives for fall color displaying various hues of yellow, orange, red and purple.” Daniel Mee, Frisella Nursery.

“A cherished Missouri native with large, 12" long white, feathery blossoms, the Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus) is a ferny foliage that looks great all season. It is a valuable specimen plant for the back of the shade border. The enormous plumbes of creamy-white blossoms attract butterflies and other beneficial insects in vast numbers. Goat’s Beard is a long-lived perennial.” Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

“Lobellia cardinalis has beautiful foliage, brilliant red trumpet fl wers and blooms later in the season. The native wildfl wer draws in hummingbirds and butterflies with its nectar. It enjoys morning sun and afternoon shade. Keep it wet in the summer and dry in the winter. If cut back and given organic compost, it will re-bloom and you will be rewarded with lots of hummingbirds and flut ering butterflies.” M.A. Ward, SummerWinds Nursery.

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Chinese Garden EDITED BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

It is often said that a Chinese garden is built, not planted. Designed by Chinese-born architect Yong Pan, this garden is a showplace of extraordinary craftsmanship. The architectural elements were designed and built using the traditional colors indicative of a southern Chinese Garden: black, white, gray and reddish brown for the different elements such as the walls, pavilion, bridges, and blue stone pavings with their exquisite mosaic designs. The Chinese term for landscape is shan shui, literally “mountains and water.” Water is the yin, the calm, nurturing, yielding element; mountains are the complementary yang, vertical and powerful. The garden is completed with a body of water, its spiritual heart, and monumental T’ai Hu stones, from the Tai Hu region of China and other nearby regions. These fantastically shaped boulders of eroded limestone serve as nature’s statuary, evoking the awe of ancient mountains, seeming at once solid and transparent, suggesting faces, animals or spiritual forces. The designer carefully chose traditional plantings, many of which have spiritual significance or value in Chinese culture. Plantings include pines, bamboos, willows, plum trees, forsythia, hibiscus, wisteria, peonies, lotuses, rhododendrons and azaleas, with gardenias, citrus and pen-jing in containers. Many of these plants originated in China, which has the world’s largest temperate flora. A number of them were grown from seed collected in China. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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In bloom this month at the Garden: Fringe trees, Mountain bluets, Hellebores, St. John’s wort, lilies.

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MISSOURI GROWN Help the environment while beautifying your landscape. BY LUCYANN BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN PLANT FINDER

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Looking to add some perennials with “pop” to your garden? Go Native! That’s the advice of M.A. Ward, perennial plant manager at SummerWinds Nursery in Ellisville. Not only will you have plants with gorgeous fl wers, you will be helping the environment in more ways than one. First and most important, says M.A., is that natives will draw pollinators to your garden and without pollinators, fruits and vegetables will not find their way onto our tables. The plants are a part of the eco system that attracts local butterflie , bees and birds, particularly hummingbirds. Native plants also have adapted to local soils and the ups and downs of local weather patterns. They won’t succumb in tough conditions. In addition, their survival throughout the years means they have a built-in resistance to pests and disease. That means less pesticide use and less work for the gardener. With the concern over honeybee colony collapse, native plants attract native bees, such as mason bees, who can take over pollinating chores from the depleted ranks of the honeybees, M.A. explains.

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Here are some of the natives that M.A., suggests will bring pollinators, in addition to beauty, to your garden, with their vibrant colors and long bloom times: Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) 3 ft. tall x 1.5 ft. wide clumps of chandelier-like orange, red and yellow blossoms from April through June. Attracts hummingbirds. Full sun to part shade.

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Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) 2 ft. tall x 1.5 ft. wide bell-like blossoms in pink and blue in early April and May. Foliage will disappear in the heat of summer. Attracts butterflie . Part shade to full shade. Wild blue indigo (Baptisia australis) 3.5 ft. tall x 3.5 ft. wide gray-green foliage topped by spikes of sweet-pea-like blue fl wers in April and May. Attracts butterflie . Full sun to part shade. Butterfly weed (Asclepia tuberosa) 2 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide with clusters of yellow/orange blossoms atop wavy stems June through August. Attracts butterflie . Full sun. Purple conefl wer (Echinacea purpurea) 4 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide with pinkish purple, daisy-like blossoms on strong stems June through August. Attracts butterflies and birds. Full sun to part shade.

Photography courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder: John Smelser.

Prairie blazing star

Purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea) 1.5 ft. tall x 1.5 ft. wide with exotic looking, gray, cone-shaped blossoms with a layer of purple fringe at the bottom in July and August. Attracts bees, butterflies and bi ds. Full sun. Prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya) 5 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide feathery foliage topped by tall wands of deep rose/ purple fringed blossoms in July and August. Attracts butterflies and bi ds. Full sun. Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) 6 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide with large clumps of tall, dome-shaped, dusty pink fl wers July through September. Attracts butterflie , bees and birds. Full sun to part shade. Cardinal fl wer (Lobelia cardinalis) 4 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide spikes of brilliant red fl wers bloom in July through September. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Full sun to part shade. All the perennials listed above have received the Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Tried and Trouble-Free” designation. For additional information on the benefits of landscaping with native plants, check out Grow Native www.grownative.org, an educational and marketing program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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LIGHT WINE-ING AND DINING IN MAY Food and wine take a lighter approach as the weather warms. BY LORRAINE RAGUSEO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF QUINTESSENTIAL WINES

hile the calendar says that spring officiall begins in April, I’ve always looked to May as the heart of the season. Trees, bushes and fl wers are in riotous bloom, the sun goes down later and later, and warm days are becoming the norm not the exception. We’re starting to think lighter, feel lighter (after shedding tights, winter coats, sweaters – and maybe a few pounds) and many of us are eating lighter. The stews and roasts of February have morphed into grilled fish s and chicken. Summer fruits and vegetables such as local peaches, strawberries, melons, corn and summer squash are now in abundance at farm stands and in supermarkets. Dishes from sunny climes such as the South of France, Southern Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece, sometimes jumbled together as Mediterranean cuisine, are taking precedence on dinner tables that are now showing up more and more in outdoor settings like back patios, decks and even on sprouting lawns. So too are wines lightening up to match the dishes on the table – and many are from the same countries and regions closest to the

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Mediterranean Sea. Rosès from France’s Cote de Provence region, which is just north of the beaches and sun-bleached resort towns of the fabled French Riviera, are in high demand at this time of year. Not only is their light pink-to-salmon coloring appealing as temperatures rise, but the grape from which they largely derive, Grenache, is both light of body and taste. Some French Rosè labels, such as Ferry Lacombe’s Hadeus and Mira wines, blend Grenache with other native French grapes like Cinsault and Syrah, to add a little more weight and texture. Their white peach, pear and lemony fl vors are great companions for traditional Mediterranean salads that are loaded with chopped peppers, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables, as well as beans, olives and cheeses like Greek feta or crumbled Italian gorgonzola. And, like many Rosè wines, Ferry Lacombe comes in tall, sleek – one might say sexy – bottles. While white wines are consumed year round, there are some that really shine with lighter fare. Vinho Verde, the white wines from Portugal’s region of the same name, are also great accompaniments to salads, as

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well as seafood and fish dishes, particularly sushi. If you like your wine with a royal pedigree, the owner of Casa de Vila Nova Vinho Verde is a genuine Portuguese Baron, who is making a fine example of this easy-drinking wine that mixes crisp and clean mineral qualities with hints of orange and fresh peach. It is balanced and bracing...and a refreshing libation on its own or with any preparation of cod fish cod being the national fish of ortugal). Along Spain’s west coast, just north of its border with Portugal, sits the generally wet and wild Rias Baixas region, home to the country’s Albarino grape. The wines from this grape are an amazing match for shellfish such as briny raw oysters or clams, as well as cooked, chilled shrimp and crab. Pazo Cilleiro is one label you might seek out – it has an appealing citrus base, with white fruit and fl wers, and a bit of a saline quality from the vineyards’ close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. With a number of Mediterranean fish available in the United States (Branzino and Orata are the most popular), it’s easy and simple to grill a whole Mediterranean fish, based with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and its cavity filled with orange slices, tarragon and parsley. Serve with the aforementioned salad and one or two of the above lighter wines, and you have the perfect meal for springtime dining! See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MAY 2016

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GREEN GARDENING Professors and students tend the rooftop garden at McMillan Hall on Washington University’s Campus. BY SHANNON CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT MARCINKOWSKI

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seasonal trend for some, a lifestyle for many, the growing popularity of urban and rooftop gardens in the last decade has been significant. The development of the nouveau foodie persona, and the rise of the farm-to-table movement, have played a huge role in encouraging otherwise cement-treading, air-conditioned dwelling individuals to pick up a spade and bend from the waist for hours upon hours to tend a plot. The premise of the personal garden isn’t new, as many born-and-bred Midwesterners know. But the pique in interest has percolated deep enough to create a new breed of gardener, one that may eventually end up being studied by people like Washington University Professor of Ethnobotany, Gayle Fritz, who recently became a tender of a new rooftop garden herself. “We were building classrooms and laboratory teaching facilities, and

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they decided to turn it [the roof ] into a green roof. And when I heard that I thought ‘Oh! I wonder if there would be any space for an anthropology teaching garden of some sort,’” Fritz says. Long story short: “They sort of let us…just do it,” she says, walking the perimeter of a patch of African Rice, stepping delicately over rinds from decorative gourds. Since 2013, Fritz and her students have sowed the garden, planted just off of – and above – Old McMillan Hall at the Danforth Campus. The rooftop garden is part of a 9,000-square-foot addition to McMillan Hall, completed by Mackey Mitchell Architects in conjunction with landscape architect James Fetterman of JFLA, now Arboslope Studio. “The first year I planted some seeds that I got from an organization called ‘Native Seed Search’ in Tucson, and then the next Fall I was teaching my Southwestern Archaeology and Early Ethnography

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course so I planted tepary beans.” Grown since Pre-Columbian times, Phaseolus acutifolius is a drought-resistant, small multi-colored bean that typically matures in October. “We harvested them, I cooked them, and we ate them the next week.” The stalks of last season’s yield lay against the barrier, ready to be cleared to make room for next year’s teachable moment. Ethnobotanists study the relationship between plants and people. How plants were grown, what they were used for and how they were managed by the society who grew them are of primary importance. Professor Fritz got her start studying crops from Ozark rock shelters working with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey. “I wanted to get them dated because nobody knew. It turned out when I was able to get funding and could perform some radiocarbon dates, some of them were 3,000 years old.”

Using all true-to-type seeds the group studies the growth patterns, best practices, and yield nature of a variety of seeds, some donated by maintenance like passion fl wer, as well as “lost crops” pulled from the stacks of the archaeological survey and picked up on dissertation studies. New interest in heirloom varieties has brought some previously forgotten crops back to the community garden, rooftop, and eventually the table, adding a new frame of biodiversity to the mix that may very well have greater implications three millennia from now. But Fritz and her students are ready and willing to kick off that important research today. “If anyone has any heirloom seeds or plants, we’d love to grow them!” Fritz says excitedly. “If you can find a place to park, anyone is welcome to visit.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Purposefully crafted, this custom-designed home blends elements of old and new style. Nestled in the heart of the historic Benton Park Neighborhood, Jessi and Jamie Hatfiel ’s one-story rebuild effortlessly exudes the celebrated character of the home’s distinct locale. After taking one look inside, however, it’s obvious that the couple’s custom-designed standout is anything but expected. Tired of noisy, cramped apartment living, the homeowners started their search for a functionally fabulous home in the city but quickly realized that what they desired would have to be built from the ground up. “Anything accessible that we found lacked style, so we knew that the only way to have equal parts of both was to start from scratch,” explains Jessi. With a clear vision in mind, the pair teamed up with Mike Killeen of Killeen Studio Architects and Scott Vogel of Grand Home Solutions to transform four vacant lots into a stunning space that met their unique needs while still echoing the community’s local legacy. Focused on putting a stylish spin on universal design, a spacious, open concept provides ample room for entertaining and highlights the warehouse-inspired home’s modern architecture and eclectic details. A window-lined, grand sloping roof lets in natural light to brighten the adjoining kitchen and living room, further complementing the cozy, industrial décor. Rustic, pendant light fi tures hover over a large, three-tier granite island, and white subway tiles pop against the weathered wood cabinetry, which is tailored to a convenient custom height. Comfortable

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furniture and colorful, contemporary accessories adorn the living room, tastefully blending the two spaces. Durable concrete floor , which have been artfully stamped and stained to mimic tile, stand up to wear and tear while making a sophisticated statement in the bedrooms, bathrooms and lower level. A working elevator leads to a basement hang out for Jamie, while zero-step entryways and an attached garage make it just as simple to enter the trendy abode. Antique, sliding barn doors are perfectly hung in every widened doorway, another key component of the accessible plan. “Everything in our home needed to be functional, but we didn’t want it to scream universal design,” says Jessi. The master suite is complete with a massive walk-in closet, glittering chandelier and dark-wood vanity made from a floating stair tread. The roll-in shower, ornamented with tile placed in a fashionable herringbone pattern, becomes a focal point while serving an important purpose. “There was no reference point or guidebook for creating something so personalized, but we built a home that fits in with the area on the outside and fits perfectly with the homeowners on the inside,” says Mike. Not short on practicality or panache, Jessi and Jamie’s dream home is much more than what you see from the outside looking in. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MAY 2016

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HEIDI SOWATSKY OF DECORATING DEN ENCOURAGES clients to buy high-quality furniture and reupholster and refinish old furniture whenever possible. “If you’re consistent in your style, you can then move the furniture from room to room and home to home without difficu y,” Sowatsky says.

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Before Judy and Don Walter’s previous home was completely tailored to their personal preferences. To make the move easier, Walter says she flb ought over a lot of ideas from the old house to the new house, which has significantly mo e space and natural light. For the sunroom, Walter envisioned French casual, a style that reminded

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Before her of her travels through the South of France. Her three favorite countries are England, France and Italy. She pulls design inspiration from what she sees, experiences and purchases during her travels. Old wicker chairs covered in a tattered Native American pattern and hiding away in the basement were a French casual gold mine to Sowatsky. Her expert eye saw the tall backs and knew they would work beautifully with the sunroom’s brick fi eplace that stacks all the way up to the ceiling. To give the plain brick fireplace an interesting something extra, Sowatsky whitewashed it and then chose a chic white pattern with which to reupholster the wicker chairs. End tables can be found in the least likely places. The 110-year-old Louis Vuitton trunk used as an end table is another favorite of both Sowatsky and Walter. It doubles as a storage space for Walter’s purse collection. The master bedroom is centered around the couple’s gorgeous custom-designed bed. It is an elegantly dark Patina piece shipped from

Italy. To match the Italian beauty, Sowatsky updated the window treatments, reupholstered the sofa and painted and refinished an old desk she found hiding in another corner of the couple’s basement. When Sowatsky saw the desk, she immediately knew it belonged in the alcove of the master bedroom. The desk was badly damaged, but a little fixin , refinishing and a layer or two of black paint hid all former fl ws. The gold highlights on the legs were then added to match the brass fastenings and give the piece an updated look. Walking through the old home and basement, Sowatsky says she was constantly asking herself, “That piece is interesting; can we salvage that?” Whenever possible, Sowatsky says she believes in fixing and using what the client already owns. The Walter’s home is proof there can be true beauty in the forgotten and basement-dwelling pieces of our homes. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Situated in the heart of an eclectic, urban neighborhood, the Lofts of Washington University provide students with a front-row seat to the bustling nightlife and astounding amenities of the Delmar Loop. The mixed-use development also includes a full-service grocery store, a quaint coffee bar and a popular 24-hour diner. Chic retail shops, delicious restaurants, hip art galleries and thriving music venues are only a short walk away from the Lofts, strengthening the connection between the east and west Loop. The modern, fully furnished apartments feature cutting-edge design

by architect fi ms Tao + Lee Associates, Inc. and William Rawn Associates. The design complements the building’s architectural beauty while highlighting the project’s focus on sustainability. Refine , contemporary furniture and fixtures pair perfectly with the industrial vibe of the space, and let the building’s large windows take center stage as they showcase picture-perfect views of the vibrant neighborhood below. Solar panels, rain gardens, sun shades and photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into electricity help make the Lofts as innovative as they are beautiful.

St. Mark’s Bookshop, New York, NY PHOTOGRAPHY BY GION

Designed to stimulate the ocular experience and free up space for casual seating and neighborhood events, Clouds Architecture Office gave bright life to the new home of a historic hotspot through an imaginative redesign. Stark-white bookshelves gracefully snake around the perimeter of St. Mark’s Bookshop, each ornamented with a continuous series of brightly colored books that pop against the monochrome backdrop. The eye glides around the distinctive space with ease, as vertical supports have been pulled back to pronounce the horizontal bands of

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Drawing inspiration from the concept of an urban forest, the Italy Pavilion beautifully blends the indulgence of Italian architecture with the mystique of modern design. As visitors enter the six-story structure, they are greeted by an interplay of light and shadows created by the collection of tangled lines that make up the landmark’s exterior shell. A grand staircase crosses the area to establish balance between the fluid forms and visually connect the levels. The massive building, designed by Nemesi & Partners, provides ample space for events and meetings,

restaurants and a rooftop terrace. The Italy Pavilion’s avant-garde facade is surprisingly sustainable, as it is clad in concrete panels that capture pollution in the air to reduce smog levels. The roof, an abstract interpretation of a forest canopy, is covered in photovoltaic glass as another environmentally friendly feature. Encouraging a sense of community responsibility and togetherness, this architectural marvel puts a contemporary twist on classic craftsmanship.

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Fine Furnishings

THIBAUT

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Melange Marionette Floor Mirror Perfect for leaning up against a wall, this eye-catching floor mirror features a Baroque-inspired design and sleek silhouette. Available through Savvy Surrounding Style. 314-432-7289, savvyladue.com

LuLu Belles is a locally owned fabric store offering the best selection of fabrics, trims and wallpaper in the St. Louis area. Whether it’s a single piece of furniture or an entire room, pulling together the right look for your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Thibaut’s striated Damask wallpaper pairs well with the crispness of their geometric appliquéd fabric to freshen any bedroom in your home. Let your imagination run wild when contemplating your next decorating project. Our experienced sales staff is ready and willing to help you put your next room together! 314-991-0020, lulubellesinc.com

KDR DESIGNER SHOWROOMS

Like a custom-made suit, custom furniture is a perfect fit, expressing your individuality. KDR Designer Showrooms is proud to represent distinctive lines like Thayer Coggin, whose upholstered furniture is custom made to order by their master craftspeople. Let our team of experts guide you on your search for the right piece. Walk right in to discover the endless possibilities in luxury home furnishings, Monday through Saturday. 314- 993-5020, kdrshowrooms.com

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EXPRESSIONS FURNITURE Chair and a half chaise. Two can snuggle or one person can truly indulge!! It is like having an oversized chair with the ottoman built in. Available in hundreds of fabrics. 314-567-6200, expressionsfurniturestl.com

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AMINI'S

St. Louis Largest Selection of Patio Furniture and Outdoor Living The English Garden Collection from Castelle has majestic detailing rooted in time that is inspired by the elegance found in the most stately homes. Enjoy a sense of grandeur in our formal outdoor living collections. Designed with classic lines and crowning elements, the luxury of outdoor living is captured with care for lasting enjoyment. Our expert Design Consultants are ready to help you design the perfect outdoor oasis for you and your family to enjoy for years to come! Visit us in Chesterfield Valley. Amini's is family owned and operated since 1975. 636-537-9200, AMINIS.com

RUSTED CHANDELIER

These stunning chairs are tight back wingback, the new modern take on the traditional wingback. They fit in with all decor from traditional to contemporary. The grass green color with contrast piping and buttons gives a fresh look to any area. Special order in many fabrics available. 314-821-7881, rustedchandelier.com

THREE FRENCH HENS

THE PORCH, BY NETTIE WHITE A fabulous fin , a chic western bench that would great in a foyer, bedroom, kitchen, hearth room or just about anywhere. 636-273-3745, nettiewhiteinteriors.com

Three French Hens in Wildwood has virtually everything you would need to furnish a single room or an entire home. The store experience is unlike any other and has served as a source of inspiration for countless home transformations for 12 years. Their 10,000 square foot store is constantly evolving and is filled with the most unique fine furnishings you can find in and outside the St. Louis area. If it doesn’t possess captivating beauty or superior craftsmanship, changes are you won’t find it at Three French Hens. 636-458-8033, threefrenchhensstl.com STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM MAY 2016

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If you are the owner or designer of a brilliant bathroom, enter our Baths of the Year contest. Winning baths will be featured in the August 2016 issue of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles.

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For more info, e-mail mmauzy@stlouishomesmag.com. To download an entry form, go to www.stlouishomesmag.com.

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IS IT A CLASSIC OR IS IT A CRAZE? We asked local design professionals to share their opinions on CEILING MEDALLIONS. These decorative moldings have been gracing ceilings for hundreds of years, but are they still a widely used design element? Here’s what the professionals had to say.

Photos courtesy of www.renaissanceornamental.com

CLASSIC “I believe a ceiling medallion will always be a classic in the traditional home because it adds a touch of formality to the room. However, I don't believe that a ceiling medallion will ever be a classic in a contemporary home because it takes away from the clean, uncluttered lines of the space.” Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors. “Classic! Since ceiling medallions have been an ornamental item for the home since the 19th century, they are not about to go away any time soon! They add architectural interest and decorative detail to the ceiling, which is sometimes overlooked, and enhance the light fi ture installed below it. With an array or materials and styles from which to choose, ceiling medallions are at home within the traditional as well as contemporary home setting.” M. Joyce Mathis, MJM Design Company. “In a large ceiling, you almost need something to draw your eye in from the large vast space. However, ceiling medallions can look dated in white. If they are finished in the same finish as the light itself, it will feel like an extension of the light and architecturally dimensional.” Nettie White, Nettie White Interiors/The Porch.

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“Ceiling medallions first became popular for decoration in the 19th century. Ceiling medallions are a great way to draw the eye to a stunning chandelier, ceiling fan or other ceiling fi ture. Mixing ceiling medallions with modern lights creates a stunning look. Today's artisans are crafting a wide range of styles well beyond the traditional styles most people expect. While always a classic, the ceiling medallion is once again fashionable in modern-day home design.” Gigi Lombrano, Gigi Lombrano Interiors. “Ceiling medallions are classic! They were first seen in middle and upper class homes in the 19th century.  Today it is very common to see ceiling medallions used in many applications. The trend seems to be moving away from the traditional white finish to more exocentric faux finish s. We are using them as a focal point to enhance a space. In some homes, we adore the medallions with a large hanging tassel instead of a chandelier. Whether you want to enhance a light fi ture or create a dramatic ceiling finish, medallions will never go out of style.” Sandra Harms, House in Style.

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May 2016  

May issue. Shared visions. Remarkable Results.

May 2016  

May issue. Shared visions. Remarkable Results.