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ANNE MATHEIS Sometimes you get a feeling and just know something is meant to be.

NATURAL LANDSCAPE

A Wildwood landscape embraces the natural surroundings for a unique, rustic retreat enjoyed by its owners.

St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles (ISSN 1524-8755) Vol. 21, No. 5, JUNE/JULY ©2016 by Distinctive Lifestyles, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles is published nine times a year, monthly in MARCH, APRIL, MAY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER, and bi-monthly in JANUARY/FEBRUARY, JUNE/ JULY and NOVEMBER/DECEMBER by Distinctive Lifestyles, LLC, 255 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country, MO 63017, (636) 230-9700. Periodicals postage paid at Chesterfield, MO 63017 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, 255 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country, MO 63017. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both zip codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription.

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We hear a deep woof right after we ring the doorbell. We are out on a scout, checking in with a prospective homeowner on the possibilities of featuring her home within the pages of this magazine. Sometimes the greeting is a crescendo of tiny or multiple woofs or even a woo woo woo. On this particular day, we have the pleasure of meeting Stanley and Otis. They must have known we were special guests because they brought us gifts - a ball and a chew toy. How do your pets greet visitors? Are your furry friends the first to lay out the welcome mat at your door when friends or guests stop by? I'm sure you're familiar with the cliche, "The heart of the home is the kitchen." Is the true heart of the home the kitchen? Or should we be asking, what brings heart to the home? We have layers of cherished items, memories and style personified throughout our homes yet the most important contributing element is love. The more love there is in the home, the more heart. And those hearts require a constant fine tuning in our homes to fit their ever-changing needs. Johnny needs a big boy bed now. Sally's bedroom needs a pretty oil painting. George's

offic could use better lighting. Let's not forget the furry children, Skippy and Rover, both need new beds. Whoever said "diamonds are a girl's best friend" didn't have a dog. All dog owners know that dogs as family members have the ability to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety levels, teach children responsibility, assist with disabilities and love you unconditionally. Can a diamond do all that? Our suburban homeowner would say "no way!" Her family's home is full of puppy dog love and memories, but it is also a home filled with ma y stories to share (page 42). Homeowners Dan and Melinda have created an 10-acre shangri-la for their family and dog! Gus, a yellow lab, goes for a dip at least six to seven times day in the many babbling creeks and water holes on their property! (page 52) This is our annual outdoor issue. Feast your eyes, get inspired and get outside. And cherish all the love your pets bring into your life! Suzie Osterloh Publisher/Owner

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Adorable animal accessories add a touch of whimsical cheer to any room in your home. Dogs, birds, horses and more become part of the family when mixed in with your furnishings and accents, and you can find a chic c eature to fit with a y design style.

one: Figurative animal planters, available at West Elm. two: Ceramic cow creamer, available at Three French Hens. three: Mouse cheese knives, available at The Rusted Chandelier. four: Bulldog, available at The Jeweled Cottage.

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BY KELLIE HYNES PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

Symbolic Sculptures The sculptures in Lisa Hilton’s sun-washed studio are classically designed pieces, interwoven with unexpected additions of fantasy. On one side, an elegant clay woman poses on a litter made from a copper leaf, carried by a giant ant. Along the wall, another female figu e cradles a metal nest, her limbs resembling the lichen-covered bark of a tree. And then there are the porcelain animals in the center of Hilton’s studio and at the heart of her current sculpture series. Each of these creatures is an amalgam of animal parts, representing the personality traits of her dearest family and friends. (Hilton’s husband, a commerical real estate broker and hobbyist carpenter, is portrayed as a tenacious wolverine with an industrious beaver’s tail and a persistent turtle’s shell.) In every piece, the literal is juxtaposed with the figurati e, as if an actuary embraced her artistic side. Which, as a matter of fact, is exactly what happened.

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With a twist of fantasy, Lisa Hilton’s classic pieces are sculpted in clay.

Hilton, a native St. Louisan, took studio and dance classes throughout her youth. “I always loved art,” Hilton says. “I just didn’t know how to make a living doing it.” She graduated college with a Bachelors of Science in Actuarial Science and a job that paid the bills, but wasn’t personally fulfilling. She changed companies, and then careers, becoming a preschool teacher at Lucky Lane Nursery School. Finally, in 2009, Hilton answered her calling, and pursued a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Maryville University. She participated in the St. Louis Art Fair Emerging Artist Program, and won the Emerging Artist Best in Show award at the 2013 art fair in Clayton. The award, and subsequent sales of her work, validated Hilton’s new path. Hilton’s creative process starts with a rough sketch of the figu e. Then she shapes the clay or porcelain into individual parts. Hilton studies her

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face in a mirror, and, for the animal sculptures, her Shih Tzu, Sparky, to work out the details of exactly how an ear joins the head, or an eye turns at the corners. She assembles the sculpture, piece by piece, slipping and scoring wet parts together over the course of a month. And then, when the design is finished and the clay is almost dry, Hilton cuts the sculpture in half and hollows it out. “That part always freaks people out,” Hilton laughs. By removing the inner clay, Hilton ensures no air bubbles will expand and crack the piece when it is kiln-fi ed. Hilton finishes her sculptures with a glaze, sometimes repeating the glaze-and-fi e process two or three times until her desired finish is achieved. Because the glaze only shows its true color after it has been fi ed, it’s an imperfect science. But science, as Hilton well knows, is the other side of art. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JUNE/JULY 2016

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Developing a discerning eye for fine art takes time. Gain an understanding and appreciation for exceptional works of art by studying the beautiful pieces in our newest department, Exhibit. Throughout the year, we will be highlighting native Missouri artists to showcase the many talents we have here in our own backyard.

Brother Mel, Warson Woods Gallery

Sheppard Morose (American/St. Louis 1962) Enzo Acrylic on Canvas, 27 x 36 inches Kodner Gallery

“Last Ride on Our Morgan” 15x10” Bryan Haynes

George Caleb Bingham, American, 1811–1879; Jolly Flatboatmen in Port, 1857; oil on canvas; 47 1/4 x 69 5/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase 123:1944

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BY BARBARA E. STEFÀNO PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM DILLON

Pùblico spices up Latin fare with creative use of local ingredients.

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If you go to Pùblico expecting Chef Mike Randolph to play it straight, check your expectations at the door. While the University City Latin food diner stays faithful to the spirit of Central American cuisine, it leans heavily enough on fresh, regional ingredients to keep diehard locavores happy and clean of conscience—and always pleasantly surprised. Randolph, the man behind Half & Half in Clayton and Randolfi’s in U City, rides the crest of the taqueria wave in St. Louis County, bringing hungry foodies all the splashy fl vors of limes, chilies and agave nectar they crave. But more important than cornerstone ingredients is cooking method. “I’m excited about the wood-fi e hearth! I can’t overestimate the importance of cooking with wood,” says Randolph. “It’s not a gimmick—it’s vital. We use Missouri oak; it’s more sustainable and we love the fl vor.” That fl vor is all over signature Pùblico dishes like duck encocado, grilled flank steak and pork ribs, as well as the from-scratch tacos. They’re all crafted to offer a genuine taste of Latin cuisine, and customers can’t get enough of them. But watch Chef Randolph’s shifting menu closely, and delicious deviations begin to emerge. “It’s not completely authentic. Conceptually, it’s pretty true, but I try to look at [Latin cooking] as a philosophy rather than a straight replication. I try as much as possible to use local ingredients and think, ‘How can we treat these philosophically the same as we would in Peru?’ Because that’s what

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Opposite page: Guacamole Arepas. Top: Grilled Sweetbreads, Scallops. Bottom: A raw scallop with a green chili water, lime, cilantro and radish served with a crispy tortilla.

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RESERVATIONS: $35 per person. FOR RESERVATIONS, call 636-230-9640, ext. 27, or email bosterloh@stlouishomesmag.com. *Seating is limited.

THE COOKING SCHOOL MENU GRILLED SWEETBREADS. One of Chef Randoph’s favorites, the sweetbreads (thymus) are brined in buttermilk and chargrilled. The meat is flavored with fermented habanero, tart lime and pineapple, sweetened with agave and garnished with cilantro.

GUACAMOLE AREPAS. Arepa flour is used o make the traditional hoecake-type pancake. The corn batter is topped with fresh guacamole, queso and tomato salsa.

BEEF TACO. Beef brisket is the protein in this taco. A corn tortilla is filled with bee , drizzled with queso sauce and topped with a dollop of poblano jam. humble cooking is about—elevating what’s available to you. So you take a philosophy of a region and replicate that here.” Gobble up perennially popular guacamole arepas or transport your taste buds with authentic tacos and barbacoa, but don’t rule out some creative uses of seasonal Missouri bounty. Randolph’s menu may revolve around morels in April, and then morph again in summer when strawberries are in their prime. Ceviche with lime and green strawberry? It may not be on everyone’s lips in Lima, but anything’s possible in The Lou. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more

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Creating beautiful rooms with cohesive styles is the key to making your home comfortable, fashionable and inviting. With fast-paced and ever-changing design trends to consider and an endless array of furnishings and accessories from which to choose, designing a stylish space might feel like a daunting task. However, enlisting the help of a talented design professional can make each project fun and exciting. Their knowledge of current trends and classic styles, knack for finding the best places to shop for décor and experience matching the perfect look with the right space gives design professionals an edge when creating stylish, functional and beautiful spaces that make a house a home. Our special Designers in Demand section introduces you to local designers and tastemakers who can help guide you through the exciting world of interior design. With their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not, they bring you the newest and greatest products, looks and designs for your home. To see more from these designers, visit www.stlouishomesmag.com.

ALSPAUGH KITCHEN & BATH

CHRISTINE POWERS, B.A. INTERIOR DESIGN 9808 Clayton Road Ladue, MO 63124 314-993-6644 www.glenalspaughkitchenscom For twelve years Chris has worked as a designer for Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath with the goal of creating highly functional, beautiful spaces based upon her clients' personal needs. She brings her educational background in interior design to the kitchen and bath industry, providing a valuable and comprehensive perspective. Chris' passion for design drives her to explore current trends, keeping abreast of the latest innovations to educate and inspire her. Chris builds relationships with her clients, providing excellent customer service from the initial design process through installation.

EDWIN PEPPER INTERIORS

Carol Lorenz Snyder, Senior Interior Designer 1573 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132 314-862-6330 www.edwinpepper.com Carol Lorenz Snyder, Senior Interior Designer, will help you achieve a home or offic that refle ts your character, your taste and your lifestyle. At Edwin Pepper, we are more than ideas and swatches. We have our own, in-house drapery workroom, providing window treatments, decorative pillows and much more. We represent the most complete furniture, fabric and wall paper you will find in the area, with 200+ of the finest resources available. From the perfect dream home to the perfect accent piece, Carol will work with you in all phases of your project and within your budget to design for your needs, your style and your goals. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JUNE/JULY 2016

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DESIGNERS in Designers in Demand DEMAND

YOURS BY DESIGN CJ KNAPP- ASID

314-283-1760 cjknappinteriors@hotmail.com www.cjknappinteriors.com When it comes to trusting someone with the design or renovation of your home, experience matters. For more than 25 years, CJ Knapp, ASID has been turning client's dreams into realities. By establishing relationships with quality electricians, general contractors, Kitchen/Bath suppliers, and painters we have created a one-stop remodeling experience. Clients enjoy a large selection of carpet, flooring, furniture and accessories, ensuring that their space is always unique. We design award-winning window treatments, and offer custom blinds, Plantation shutters and re-upholstery services creating rooms that are always "Yours by design." We would love to chat with you about your project, or call and book an appointment.

CASTLE DESIGN

Kimberly Kowalski, Allied ASID 7707 Clayton Road    Clayton, MO 63117 www.emilycastle.com Office:  314-727-6622 Castle Design, St. Louis’ premier interior design fi m, is pleased to welcome Kimberly Kowalski to the team of expert designers. With more than 10 years of experience, Kimberly specializes in high-end residential and hospitality design. Kimberly’s award-winning projects have been recognized by top home and lifestyle publications, and feature her uniquely fresh and polished aesthetic. With a special focus on client care, Kimberly is a great addition to this prestigious team and a designer in demand.

DC STRATEGIES, LLC

Treasa Dolan & Bryan Crawford 130 Clarkson Executive Park, Suite B Ellisville, MO 63011 314-581-6175 www.dc-strategies.info DC STRATEGIES, LLC combines expert interior design and general contracting services and specializes in residential kitchen and bath remodeling. Detailed renderings will help you make finish selections and visualize the complete plan. Give us a challenging space and we will find a beautiful solution. Specialty finishes and personal touches make your project burst with style that is unique to your home. Our standards for quality workmanship are set very high, and we accept nothing less. The support we have from our longstanding subcontractors and suppliers has helped to build a strong foundation for our dynamic team. Their work and efforts are an important part in the overall scheme and affect the total satisfaction of our clients. As a team, we deliver a well-thought-out job with beautiful results that will make you smile.

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DIANE BRECKENRIDGE INTERIORS 276 Lamp and Lantern Village Chesterfiel , MO 63017 314-727-2323 www.breckenridgeinteriors.com

Living a beautiful life begins the moment you wake up each morning. Our goal is to help our clients live beautiful lives by surrounding them with warm, timeless and elegant interiors. Our designers have impeccable taste and great style; they are able to fully understand your unique needs and transform your vision of beauty into an everyday reality. Working within your space, your taste and your lifestyle and being able to produce beautiful results that exceed your expectations is what we do.

DIRECTIONS IN DESIGN, INC. 1849 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 www.directionsindesign.com 314-205-2010 Jane Ganz ASID, President and Founder It is important to consider the advantages of hiring a full service interior design fi m for your next project: • DID has over 41 years of service to homeowners from coast to coast • DID has architects and computer aided draftsmen on staff • DID has an extensive resource gallery for every need and budget • DID can provide the design-build process from the ground up • DID provides one source cost savings through our buying power The goal of the Directions In Design staff is to create the extraordinary in large and small, simple and complex, in new construction and renovations of all types. Take advantage of Directions In Designs’ award winning guidance to maximize your budget and provide an incredible new lifestyle for your family and friends. For a free consultation visit our website or call 314-205-2010.

ELLEN KURTZ INTERIORS, INC. 10380 Page Industrial, St. Louis, MO 63132 www.ellenkurtzinteriors.com 314-426-6262

In today’s economic state, many families are staying in their homes longer. Adding an addition, remodeling a lower level, rearranging room space, or remodeling a kitchen / bath are changes that help families live better while saving money in the long run. Ellen Kurtz Interiors specializes in space planning that can make life easier.

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MARCIA MOORE DESIGN

PATTIPORTER DESIGNS: For more than 25 years, Patti Porter has been creating beautiful floral arrangements. She will make a custom floral for your home using different and unique, quality stems. Bring your own container or choose one from Patti's wonderful selection! Working within your price range, Patti will give you a look that will last.

11622 Page Service Dr., Suite 103 St. Louis, MO 63146 314-560-0830 marcia@marciamooredesign.com www.marciamooredesign.com Marcia Moore Design is your destination for extraordinary home interiors. Marcia’s work expresses the homeowners’ personality backed by her design instincts, conveying a sense of comfort and serenity. Allow Marcia to hold your hand as she takes you for a peek outside your comfort zone into a sublime new space. “Every home is unique. My creativity, knowledge and experience work hand-in-hand to refle t and enhance the clients’ wishes,” Marcia says. Marcia Moore is known for her perfected sense of color and eye for the one-of-a-kind. Her organized, prompt and professional manner makes for a great partner. Marcia recently won 3 ASID Design Excellence Awards and has been honored with numerous Best of Houzz awards.

PIZAZZ•2 INTERIORS: By adding a little bit of the

unexpected, Pizazz•2 Interiors helps bring personality and style to your home. Our studio features a design library open to the trade and to the public, and offers specialty furniture and accessories from artisans from around the country. Enjoying wonderful clients for over 15 years, we specialize in window treatments, custom area rugs, upholstered items, furniture placement and color consultation.

Rusted Chandelier 118 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 stlouishomesmag.com/pizazz2interiors.com caroltemple@charter.net 314-821-7881

TAMSIN DESIGN GROUP Tamsin Mascetti, Allied ASID, Owner / Interior Designer tamsin@tamsindesigngroup.com (cell) 314-540-5753 (office) 314-282-0035

Tamsin Design Group is an award-winning interior design fi m that creates both beautiful and functional spaces for their clients, from custom interior design and remodeling construction, to space planning and specifications for residential and commercial projects. We bring 20 years of experience and knowledge to guide you through the design process and help you realize your vision. Our passion for design is refle ted in the warm and inviting spaces we create for our clients. We believe in excellent customer service and strive to ensure that our clients are happy and satisfied from beginning to end. Let us help you achieve your dreams!

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JENNIFER UETRECHT INTERIOR DESIGN jennifer@jenniferuetrecht.com www.jenniferuetrecht.com 636-236-2537

Jennifer is an award winning interior designer who enjoys crafting inspiring spaces for each client that refle ts their own unique style. Jennifer's portfolio includes residential, commercial, and luxury vacation homes. She also specializes in new home construction selections and architectural design and consultation. Jennifer guides her clients through the home building or renovation selections process to ensure a beautiful and functional result. Bringing over 20 years of experience to your project, her passion is to design inspiring spaces to enrich the lives of her clients and enjoys building relationships along the way.

THREE FRENCH HENS

Jeanie Hood, Owner, & J.R. Zachary, Lead Designer                                           16935 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040 www.threefrenchhensstl.com 636-458-8033 In 2003, Three French Hens’ owner Jeanie Hood turned her dream of offering beautiful décor into a 10,000-sq.-ft. destination that delights customers with unique furniture, inspired décor and custom designs that can’t be found anywhere in St. Louis. Between new arrivals and the changing seasons, there’s always a fresh perspective on interior design at Three French Hens to inspire the designer in everyone. Three French Hens will make you love your home all year round. Schedule an appointment with a designer today. “There’s a look you get from us that you can’t get anywhere else, and we’ll help you design it. It’s the Three French Hens look,” says Hood.

TOM MANCHE INTERIORS ASID - Allied Member 7750 Maryland Ave. # 11767 Clayton, MO 63105 314-993-2700 tmanche@sbcglobal.net www.tommancheinteriors.com

Tom Manche Interiors is not limited to just one design discipline. "Whatever your style - Traditional, Modern Traditional, English, Country English, Country French, Transitional or Classic Contemporary - we make your dreams come true!" Please visit our web site at: www.tommancheinteriors.com.

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SLHL: Does decorative outdoor lighting require special voltage? Carla: Most decorative outdoor lighting such as portable lamps, chandeliers, pendants and fans with light kits are all line-voltage products. Line-voltage lighting can be hardwired to a junction box or can  plug right into your outdoor receptacle.  SLHL: Are certain finishes best suited for the outdoors? Carla: Absolutely. Choosing a finish for your outdoor space to complete the look you are going for is just as important for any finishes you choose for your indoor spaces.  The main aspect of selecting any  decorative lighting for the outdoors is to make sure that it has finishes rated for outdoor use.   This will ensure that the finish will last and not fade due to exposure to the elements. SLHL: Is there anything special you need to do to protect an outdoor chandelier? Carla: As long as your fi ture is outdoor rated, you should expect that there are no other special circumstances for its upkeep  unless noted by the manufacturer's owner's manual. If it is not outdoor rated, you risk malfunctions due to exposure to damp or wet weather and your warranty may be voided. SLHL: Do you need one or two lights surrounding your front door? How do you decide? Carla: In my book, scale and symmetry are paramount when it comes to coach or wall lights for the exterior facade of your home.  If you have a grand entryway with double doors, you should consider having two coach lights to greet your guests.   If you have a single door with sidelights, you may only need one light, however two coach lights on a smaller scale will add more drama.

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Carla Hunigan, MANAGER OF Holt Lighting Depot, GIVES YOU TIPS FOR ILLUMINATING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACES. SLHL: What are UL Listings for lights? Which rating is best suited for your outdoor application? Carla: A light that is UL listed is the first indication that the light meets U.S. safety standards. There are three main variations of UL listings for lighting including dry location for indoor fi tures, damp location and wet location. Wet location is best suited for outdoor fi tures behind damp location. Lighting with this rating requires a watertight construction preventing contact with electrical components. SLHL: What type of decorative lighting should you consider for an outdoor living/ kitchen space? Carla: Keeping your outdoor living space just as cozy and welcoming as the indoors has a lot to do with your lighting. Implementing

ambient lighting with outdoor portable lanterns and lamps are always practical. For task areas over an outdoor kitchen, you should use more direct lighting with shaded pendants or directional lighting for maximum surface illumination. Adding cove lighting to a covered area can bring indirect lighting to the space overall. SLHL: If you are having an outdoor party or event, what are some ideas to temporarily light the space with decorative lighting? Carla: Decorative LED string lights are an excellent way to not only bring a more festive ambience to your space, but it will also bring light to large areas where you wouldn't normally have light. LED string lights can come within a range of white light and colorful varieties to suit your taste.

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Rhythmic and gracefully contoured, the Herman Miller dining ensemble is accented by a zebra skin rug. Artwork includes flo al prints by Tom Baril and a Havel charcoal entitled, “Three sheets, two knots.” Opposite page: This classic Hans Wegner papa bear chair is representative of the owners’ vast Mid-century collection.

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reg Lukeman and Justin Scarbrough have a passion for chairs. At last count, there were 23 designer seating pieces – each acquired for its unique Mid-century styling – arranged throughout their 2,500-square-foot downtown loft. But let’s start at the beginning… A metro-area native, Greg consults with local nonprofit organizations. Intrigued by the energy and attractions of urban living, he moved from West County to a rental property in the city in 2009 to “test the waters.” Soon after, he met Justin, who is the VP of operations and sales for a marketing research fi m specializing in insurance and came to St. Louis from Kentucky 15 years ago. Among their many commonalities were “complementary art tastes,” including a preference for Mid-century modern design. Pleased with the city’s vibrant lifestyle, they made the decision to invest in a home in the downtown area, subject to four basic requirements. It had to be on the top floor, with personal outdoor space, private laundry facilities and indoor parking. Meeting all of their qualifications was a spacious two-bedroom loft occupying half the top floor of the historic Alexander Building. Built in 1906 and listed on the National Register in 2004, the fi e-story structure was renovated in 2005-07, together with the neighboring Spool Thread Building. Once a major national supplier, Spool Thread manufactured the cotton and silk thread used in the Washington Avenue garment district. The view-packed residence is characterized by the interior features often found in St. Louis’ trendy lofts, including vast banks of windows, exposed brick walls and HVAC ducts, sturdy support pillars and ceilings that soar to 16 feet at the beams and open to the superstructure beyond. “We call it our ‘ranch in the sky,’ ” Greg quips, remarking on the convenience of single-level living. Although most of the furnishings came from the owners’ previous residence, a few new additions have been made since moving in to accommodate the larger space. The loft’s primary activity areas – kitchen, dining, living and TV rooms (whimsically referred to as the “drawing” room) – are completely open, presenting a challenge for furniture arrangement. And this is where the owners’ prodigious collection of chairs becomes important. “We can move the furniture STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JUNE/JULY 2016

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This page: Defined y a hand-knotted Kasthall rug, the “drawing” room showcases a Saarinen womb chair, Wegner papa bear chair, Eames walnut stools by Herman Miller, and a fanciful “ottoman” made of shredded flip-flops. Opposite page: A harmonious blend of styles, the conversation nook combines Adrian Pearsall chairs with an antique traveling chest, sculptural Tom Dixon candelabrum, and faux fur area rug.

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Topped with dusky-hued granite, a 13-foot, bi-level work island defines the kitchen. Dark chocolate cabinetry and stainless appliances, including a 6-foot wine cooler, are set against eggshell-toned walls, and a semi-pendant light fi ture harmonizes with the pale blue backsplash. Suspended above the island, three black Moooi pendant lights add visual interest. The adjacent dining area is furnished with a sleek Herman Miller ensemble – streamlined chairs and a dynamic glass-and-stainless pedestal table, accented by a zebra-skin rug from Ken Meisner. In front of the windows, a cozy conversation grouping features two gray/blue Adrian Pearsall chairs and an 18th-century traveling chest from Jules L. Pass Antiques. Atop the chest is a Tom Dixon candelabrum that illustrates the owners’ design acumen. “We’ve let the candles drip to create movement,” Greg explains. In the “drawing” room area, the wall color transitions to a soft khaki tone, and a Herman Miller sofa, glass Barcelona coffee table, and hand-knotted Kasthall rug delineate the living

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room. It’s the skillful arrangement of the owners’ fabulous collection of designer chairs that separates this expansive open space into distinct living and TV rooms, however. A sampling includes a white Saarinen womb chair from MoModerne; a Wegner papa bear chair in soft green; two Le Corbusier leather chairs flanking a Milo Baughman table; a vintage plycraft Mr. chair; an airplane chair from Design Within Reach; a black Milo Baughman leather chair from TFA The Future Antiques; and the list goes on… Random floor orbs provide subtle lighting for both spaces and, illustrating the owners’ sense of humor, a colorful “ottoman” made of shredded fli -flops and a red Mezzadro stool by Archille Castiglioni lend a fanciful touch. “Justin grew up on a farm, and the stool reminds him of a tractor seat,” Greg laughs. Serious again, he mentions that one of the unique aspects of their collection is that many of the chairs include ottomans, something of a rarity with Mid-century designs. Conveniently positioned for entertaining, a walnut Russell Wright bedroom dresser STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JUNE/JULY 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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Opposite page: Contrasting textures become a unifying element in the TV area, with its brick wall, Barcelona glass coffee table, streamlined Herman Miller sofa, gleaming chrome, and deep-pile rug. This page: Converted from a walnut Russell Wright bedroom dresser, the dry bar is flanked y Philippe Stark ghost chairs and stylish sconces from TFA. Refle ted in the mirror is a Geoff S ory photograph the owners have self-titled “Grandma.�

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The master bedroom’s architectural features are complemented by wood paneling, a walnut bed and linens from West Elm, rustic chests repurposed as end tables, and a landscape by Ken Worley. Opposite page: Authentic Mid-century furnishings in the guest bedroom include a Hans Wegner wing chair with ottoman and a high-gloss dresser and bedside table topped with white Formica.

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has been separated from its mirror and converted to a credenza which the owners use as a dry bar, liberally stocked with Justin’s favorite Kentucky bourbon. Moving to the loft’s privacy areas, a long hall accesses the master suite. Dominating the hall’s side wall are huge enlargements of two pensive photographs by Geoff Story. One of the studies has a distinct oriental fl vor and is a particular favorite of the owners, which they’ve self-titled “Grandma.” The master bedroom’s open-beamed ceiling rises to approximately 18 feet and, reinforcing the loft’s industrial ambience, an exposed metal beam calls attention to the patio doors accessing the balcony. Wood panels line the wall behind the walnut bed from West Elm; rustic chests from Jules Pass have been repurposed as nightstands; and at the foot of the bed is a George Nelson bench. Throw rugs – one a woven Indian piece, the other freeform and plush – add color and texture to the gleaming wood floo .

In the opposite wing, sage green walls establish a tranquil atmosphere for the guest bedroom. West End linens cover the upholstered bed, and a Hans Wegner wing chair with ottoman fills one corner. Faithful to the home’s Mid-century styling, the high-gloss dresser and side table from Jules Pass are topped with white Formica, and a classic blond Thonet chair sits under the windows. When it comes to wall art, the owners’ tastes are eclectic, but lean toward the contemporary. Blending nicely with the loft’s décor, many of their acquisitions have come from the Contemporary Art Museum. Delighted with their chic “ranch in the sky,” Greg and Justin have become “big proponents” of downtown living. From the St. Louis art scene to the restaurants, ballgames, Peabody Opera House and City Garden, they are thoroughly enjoying everything the Gateway City has to offer. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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The grand entryway features the original black-and-white linoleum floor. Tossing in her bit of funk, the homeowner changed the staircase runner to a fun and unexpected cheetah print.

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BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

DESIGNING AROUND

the Details

Honoring the unique characteristics of their St. Louis County home, the homeowners added their own eclectic flair with t easured family pieces and dashes of new.

Sometimes you get a feeling and just know something is meant to be. That is exactly what happened when the homeowner of the classic stately Georgian Revival-style home in west St. Louis County drove up to her soon-to-be house for the first time. Ready for a move and always looking at real estate, she convinced her husband to walk through one Sunday after church. The minute the family stepped into the entryway she thought to herself, we are going to live here. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Wrapping the interior wall is a custom Zuber wallpaper put in place by the original owners. Crafted in the early 1800s, the mural is one of 15 designs still produced. Once she learned the history, the homeowner knew she couldn't take the paper down and instead worked with the colors and print.

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Built in 1963 for the Stupp family, founders of a local steel company, the home was one of the first constructed in the neighborhood. Designed as a personal favor to the owner by commercial builder Sverdrup & Parcel Engineering Co., the engineering components of the home meet commercial-grade standards. Footings rest on cement piers drilled to bedrock, and steel floor joists were used instead of wood. As the homeowners learned the history and details behind the two-story, they fell in love with the Old World charm and elegance. Set on two lots with three acres of land, the family is only the third owners of the property. Throughout the buying process and with the assistance of agent Anne Hizar, the current owners developed a close relationship with the second owners, who provided much of the information about the home’s history and significanc . “The details make this home so unique,” the homeowner says. “I was drawn to the history as well as the details like the trim, floo ing, French doors, etc.” Part of the charm was also that the homeowners didn’t have to make any structural

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The living room was designed around the 15'6" x 25'9" French area rug purchased from the previous owners. The homeowner worked with Anne to modernize the carpet with furnishings and accessories.

changes; just aesthetic updates to make the place their own. With the guidance of Anne Tipton, owner of Expressions Furniture, the couple added their own flai . “I call our style eclectic with traditional undertones,” the homeowner explains. “But on a whim, I like to throw in something funky.” She says Anne shares the same traditional style with a flair for funk, which is one of the reasons they worked so well together. Noting that Anne is very open and listens, the homeowner says they were able to bounce ideas off one another. The homeowner also says Anne knew where to find the products to match her ideas. "The homeowner really knew what she wanted," says Anne. "She was very involved in the design and after working together for more than a year, she is a customer that has become a great friend." Special family pieces blend with new furnishings from Expressions. "We love the marriage of old and new," says Anne. Plus, everything you see has a story. “It is not just ‘stuff’,” says the homeowner. Several key design elements existing in the home added to the design. One such item, the 15’6” x 25’9” French area rug in the living room, was purchased from

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In the hearth room, the homeowners loved the detailed woodwork of the built-in cases, coffered ceiling and floors.

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the previous owners. While not exactly the homeowner’s personal style, the rug had a historic past of its own. One of 93 carpets ordered by King Louis XIV for the Louvre, the carpet features two images of Ares, the Greek god of war, as well as two griffi . Never actually produced, the drawing of the rug was painted in oil and purchased by a wealthy French-Armenian man in 1979, who had the rug made. Instead of downplaying its vast size and dated colors, the homeowner worked with Anne to modernize the carpet with furnishings and accessories. Tones of browns and greens with punches of orange play well with the hues of the rug and existing pale sherbet walls. Two distinct seating areas separate the room. The area against the wall of windows, which open to the back patio, are all family pieces. A new grouping featuring a daybed and loveseat in neutrals, mohair bench and occasional table were purchased new from Expressions along with matching console tables in a soft brown. And for the touch of flair in the space, the homeowner painted the backs of the bookshelves with a cheery pop of orange. “Anne was unsure about using orange on the backs of the bookshelves, but I did it anyways,” the homeowner laughs. “Once she saw it, she loved it. It really adds color and depth.” In the adjoining dining room, the designer and homeowner faced another challenge pre-existing in the home. Wrapping the interior wall is a custom Zuber wallpaper put in place by the original owners. Crafted in the early 1800s by 20 artisans who engraved heavy wood blocks with specific details on the panorama and then painted and pressed the blocks to paper, the mural is one of only 15 of the designs still produced. “Once I learned of the history, I knew I couldn’t take it down and had to make it work in this room,” the homeowner says. Simple, white paneling was added below the mural by PK Construction to modernize the space. Other decorative touches include an antique chandelier in brass with a silver overlay and the painted ceiling and medallion hand painted by local artisan Charles Blood. The dining table and coordinating hutch were STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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the first purchase made by the homeowners after they were married. To punch up the room, two accent chairs head the table. The homeowner found the quirky printed velvet fabric at Expressions and knew it would work in harmony with the mural. The hearth room and adjoining kitchen had minimal changes. In the hearth room, the homeowners loved the detailed woodwork of the built-in cases, coffered ceiling and floor . The built-ins have a cream wash on a steel-blue frame. That same blue is carried throughout the room into the bar and kitchen and worked well with furnishings the homeowner already owned. Touches of blue are sprinkled throughout the hearth room in the area rug and leopard-print ottoman. Pleased that she could use furnishings from her old home the homeowner says,� If you buy what you love, your tastes never change, so it will always work.� A casual dining nook between the kitchen and hearth includes a glass-topped round dining table and rattan chairs. The homeowner already had the glass top, and Anne found the base and chairs. She chose glass because there is so much wood in the house the space needed to be more airy. Mixed in with the furnishings are eclectic pieces of art the homeowners have commissioned and collected through the years. In the workable kitchen, the homeowner added a tile backsplash in a shade of blue to coordinate with the hearth. On the back counter-island, the homeowner worked with Troy Duncan of PK Construction to design a custom backsplash featuring light-blue tile with cream and brass accents. Each tile was individually made, which made installation a challenge because not every tile was the same. Just off the kitchen, the grand entryway features the original black-and-white

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Opposite page: Soft shades of blues and greens create a serene space in the master bedroom. The vintage desk and chair belonged to the homeowner's grandmother and houses her bird collection. This page: Bright and cheery, the daughter's room is every tween girl's dream.

linoleum floo , which is made up of individually cut and laid tiles. The homeowner fell in love with the wallpaper as soon as she walked through the front door. She purchased the existing gilded mirrors from the previous owner, as she knew she could never replicate them herself. Tossing in her bit of funk, she changed the staircase runner to a fun and unexpected cheetah print. A unique detail, the molding of the entry foyer is Tuscan Order Architecture, the same used by Thomas Jefferson in the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. The second story includes a guest room as well as the family’s private bedrooms. The daughter’s room is every tween girl’s dream. Bright and cheery, the homeowner worked with the existing wallpaper and accessorized with a lime green area rug, aqua bedding and a hot pink chaise lounge that belonged to her grandmother. The paisley fabric on the windows perfectly ties together all of the colors in the space. She also created an art alcove that displays all of her daughter’s masterpieces. There is even a table – painted by artisan Charles Blood – for her to continue to create her works of art . Down the hall in the master suite the homeowner also worked with the existing wallpaper to create a serene space. Soft shades of blues and greens echo the colors seen out of the room’s windows. Noting how her grandmother’s desk fits perfectly into the color scheme, she remembers how she would place her purse and shoes on the chair in her bedroom each night. The desk is painted bright green and houses her grandmother’s collection of birds. A true believer in filling your home with pieces you love in addition to the people you love, the homeowners have turned their residence into a chic space that is also casual and cozy. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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A WILDWOOD LANDSCAPE EMBRACES THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS FOR A UNIQUE, RUSTIC RETREAT ENJOYED BY ITS OWNERS.

Over the river

(okay, what you ford is really a shallow stream) and through the woods…down a long gravel road that turns into a steep gravel driveway…but what you come to on top of a high hill in Wildwood is hardly your grandmother’s house. Granted, there’s a log residence and a small stream splashes right past the front door. But a huge, stone-paver parking pad that doubles as a mega patio complete with comfortable, outdoor living room-style furniture fronts the house. To even get into the house requires crossing a wooden bridge…think drawbridge and moat on a small scale. Past the bridge, a porch wraps around the house and provides views into the woods. The pillars supporting that porch arise from a pond tied into the stream.

The view is one of rustic, mountaintop luxury. And there are pathways luring you around the side of the house to explore what might be around the next bend of this astonishing landscape. The effect on a visitor is exactly what the creator Eric Ringhofer, lead landscape designer for Green Guys Landscape Design and Construction Company, was hoping for when homeowners Dan and Melinda asked him to take on the project eight years ago. “I wanted to draw people in and have them walk around and ask, “Where does this go?” he says. That such a stunning landscape would and could be created in this remote location is a surprise in itself. It began with a dream in the minds of Dan and Melinda, even before they were married. “I was looking for property everywhere,” says Dan. “When I found this, the log house, which was built in the STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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1980s, was here but it had been empty for a couple of years. Bats and raccoons lived inside. But I liked the outdoor space and the privacy” afforded by the 10-acre property. Once they evicted the four-legged residents, the couple re-oriented the interior of the house, added a master suite, created a sunroom/ screened porch using reclaimed barn wood and also got married. They addressed the hilltop surrounding the house by giving Eric some general directions. They knew they wanted space for large gatherings. “I grew up in Chesterfield with fi e brothers and sisters,” says Dan. “When we get together, there are a lot of people.” The couple also hoped to have a large family of their own. “I wanted space for several, active kids,” he

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adds. In addition they also wanted small, intimate spaces so they could enjoy the outdoors when only one other couple came for dinner. “I took those ideas and ran with them,” says Eric. Clear from the beginning was that this landscape, perched at the highest point in the surrounding area, was not going to look like a “typical suburban layout. With this piece of property, we were able to do things we couldn’t do anywhere else. It was all about creating a series of viewpoints ” to take in the natural surroundings. One of the first steps was simply to grade the area, erect a tall retaining wall to create some flat space and set off the landscaped property from the surrounding woods. The retaining wall also serves

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as a barrier to prevent deer from having access to the swimming pool that is now a part of the landscaping. Throughout the process, Eric’s goal was to create a series of gathering spots that, while separate, were all connected. “All the spaces are joined in some way,” he points out, and water is the constant. “You can always hear the water and see it running through the landscape. I also wanted to create a sense of mystery; an element of surprise. There are several views from the house where the pool area is hidden. “This is not a suburban yard or a residence you can stuff with annuals. You have to have a lot more structure to pull you through,” Eric continues. But in creating that structure, “there is a fine line between making it

look like something from an amusement park or like something that has been there forever” and is part of the natural landscape. To give Dan and Melinda’s landscape the “forever” look, Eric created three separate water-fl w systems that can work together or individually. In the winter, the pool can be shut down, and the other two systems that fl w around the house can be left on,” he explains. Eric, Dan and Melinda also strove for a natural, been-there-forever look in the landscaping surrounding the house. Because of the rustic look of the house we “went a bit Alpine” using Alaskan blue spruce and Blue Atlas cedars, Eric notes. While they added some hydrangeas and Japanese maples, they are always cognizant of the ever-present deer

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in the surrounding woods and have kept things natural by emphasizing dogwoods. Hordes of daffodils, poisonous to deer, greet spring rather than tulips, “which they eat like ice cream.” Dan and Melinda rely on lush green turf and mature trees to create dramatic lawn areas adjacent to the house. “You can’t make this too much of a perennial extravaganza because of the deer,” Eric notes. Dan’s love of the woods, the natural world and this particular piece of property comes, he suspects, from idyllic summer weekends spent with his grandparents, who retreated to a tiny cabin on 600 acres near Bourbon, MO. “There was no telephone and no TV. Life slowed down and we were surrounded by the natural world. We would sit outside at night with a spotlight and play cards and listen to the crickets and the whippoorwills. Every once in a while up here we hear a whippoorwill, and I always try to let my kids hear that sound.” Dan and Melinda also know that their children, who now number three with a fourth on the way, are growing up with their own sounds of nature. “Anywhere you are in the house,” Dan says with a great smile, “you can hear the sounds of the water, the woods and the crickets. Nature pulls you right in. This house is all about bringing the outside in no matter where you are.” See www.stlouishomesmag. com for resources and additional photos.

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Planting particular varieties of vegetables or fl wers together can be beneficial o both plants. Companion planting ensures your garden will thrive. Build a plant community with a happy garden that grows in harmony by selecting a few companion plants. Check out local landscapers' favorite combinations.

“Combining ‘Royal Purple’ Smoke Bush, dwarf Serbian Spruce and ‘Chollipo’ Euonymus is a great way to add dramatic, year-round, color and interest for any hot, full-sun landscape. Over the years, you will find these selections, a classic pairing of hot and cool colors, to truly thrive and inspire.” Steve Roesch, Garden Heights Nursery, Inc.

“Apricot Drift Roses and ‘Little Trudy’ Catmint make a striking, long-blooming color punch duet. The Apricot Drift Rose is a lovely 18-24” groundcover shrub rose, which blooms from June to frost. Shear twice a year for a tidier appearance. ‘Little Trudy’ Catmint blooms with clusters of periwinkle fl wers along stems of fuzzy mint-colored foliage. This lovely perennial blooms on and off throughout the summer and fall. Shear back once in the summer for maximum blooming beauty. Plant this duo in full sun for maximum blooms.”Christine Knoernschild, Passiglia’s Nursery.

“When thinking of companion planting our mind goes to the roots of the concept: edibles such as lavender, rosemary, sage and tomatoes along with other fruits, veggies and herbs, have been planted in close proximity to other fl wering plants to help protect from pests. We like the traditional use of marigolds, as they are known to deter aphids, nematodes, bean beetles, squash bugs and other pests. In more formal gardens lavender with certain marigold varieties can complement a boxwood hedge nicely.” Tom Mee, Retail and Wholesale Operations Director, Frisella Nursery.

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“Hydrangeas are available in a multitude of colors and varieties and are an absolute favorite of landscape lovers. They also happen to be a favorite of our native deer population. One way that we have learned to protect them is to plant clusters of boxwood varieties around Hydrangeas. The deer detest the boxwoods, and that is usually enough of a deterrent for the deer to steer clear of the luscious leaves and fluffy flowering tufts of our Hydrangeas.” Jim Graeler, Chesterfield alley Nursery.

“Nepeta + Black-eyed Susan – A little about me: Purple is my favorite color, and I love using complementary colors in the landscape. To refle t these personal preferences, I love using Nepeta and Black-eyed Susan in a full-sun perennial garden. Not only do the blooms complement each other, but also the texture of the plants has a nice contrast. The soft Nepeta in the foreground of the more structured Black-eyed Susan creates a wonderful composition in the garden.” Katy Molaskey, Green Guys.

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Milles Sculpture Garden EDITED BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Milles Sculpture Garden consists of three large refle ting pools that span the Missouri Botanical Garden's central axis from the Spink Pavilion to the Climatron. Built in 1913, the pools have been fully renovated and display seven works by the late Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. Bald cypress trees frame the majestic vista, further accented by seasonal borders including pansies, tulips and summer annual displays. The tropical water lilies and giant Victoria water lilies peak in August and September and have been a major Garden attraction since before the famed 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. From spring through fall, colorful glass Walla Wallas by artist Dale Chihuly float and bob in between the water lilies of the central pool.   See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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In bloom this month at the Garden: Astilbes, Yarrow, Bottlebrush buckeyes, Hardy geraniums, Hosta, Sweet bay magnolia.

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A growing trend among gardeners, kitchen gardens let you eat the fruits of your labor.

BY LUCYANN BOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF FRISELLA NURSERY

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hat old saying about there being nothing new under the sun may just be coming true under the sun in your back yard. Back in Medieval times monks combined flowers, vegetables and medicinal herbs in the gardens surrounding their monasteries. The French coined the term “portage” to describe formally laid out kitchen gardens that mixed flowers, vegetables and fruits in ways that were beautiful as well as useful. Dial up a few centuries and here we go again with gardeners wanting the flowers that make their landscapes colorful and beautiful but also with a yen to pick something from the garden they can serve up for dinner. It is all part of the “healthy is wealthy” trend that has people increasingly valuing diet and exercise as keys to a happy life, notes Tom Mee, retail manager for Frisella Nursery in Defiance. “For at least the past 10 years

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people have become more and more interested in where their food is coming from,” he adds, noting the popularity of local farmer’s markets and organic produce. “Growing your own produce is the next evolution of that idea.” With most homeowners having limited space and only so many sunny spots in their gardens, the only way to have flowers, fruits and vegetables is to put them in the same landscape plot. When doing this, the most important consideration, Tom points out, is to make sure the flowers, fruits and vegetables you are inter-planting have the same sun, soil and moisture requirements. Flowers can actually have a beneficial effect on edibles by attracting additional pollinators to garden and thereby increasing yield of fruits and vegetables. There are a myriad of ways to add attractive edibles to garden beds.

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Leaf lettuce in a variety of shapes and colors can make a fine edging; so can low-growing, creeping thyme. Multi-colored peppers can add beauty as well as provide a nice harvest. Beans can climb a trellis as easily as roses and mandevilla vines. While some combinations come easily to mind, Tom suggests also thinking outside the box. Here are some of his suggestions. While many gardeners consider boxwood a landscaping staple, blueberry bushes are slow growing and mature to a 3-foot by 3-foot size, the same as many boxwoods. While they are not evergreen, they do provide luscious berries and have beautiful fall color. Malabar spinach, while not a true spinach, thrives in the heat when regular spinach is out of season. With lush, dark-green, arrow-shaped leaves and reddish-purple stems, it climbs trellises and fences and also

works well in containers. The leaves have a mild, grassy taste and are wonderful in salads and also can be cooked. Flying Dragon Hardy Orange has beautiful fall color in addition to producing golf ball-sized, hard, bitter fruit that can be candied and made into marmalade. The peel also can be grated for orange zest, Tom notes. There are fruit trees perfect for small gardens and patio spaces. Colonnade apple grows 8 to 10 feet tall but only 2 feet wide and produces fruit. Apple, pear and cherry trees also can be espaliered (pruned to be two-dimensional and grow flat against a wall) and be decorative as well as fruit producing. This just may be the year to pick produce from your own beautiful garden. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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The Piedmont

IN SUMMER Home to the Nebbiolo grape, which is transformed into one of Italy’s most precious wines, Barolo. BY LORRAINE RAGUSEO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF QUINTESSENTIAL WINES

It’s a joy to drive through the Italian wine region in Italy’s Northeast, known as the Piedmont. Especially in early summer, when the landscape looks like an Impressionist painting – the poppy fields dotting the hillsides are an explosion of delicate, bright-red fl wers, interspersed with the many vineyards that are just starting to show what will become a green-leaf canopy sheltering the amazing, mostly deep purple grapes. Of course, for wine lovers the world over, the Piedmont is especially exciting because it is the home of the Nebbiolo grape, which, come harvest time in the fall, is transformed into one of Italy’s most precious wines – Barolo. Bel Colle, a well-known winery from the Verduno area in the Alba district, from where many of the best Barolos come means “wonderful

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hill” in Italian. It certainly is a wonderful place as the mansion, winery and wine cellars sit atop a hill from where – on a clear day – you can see many miles of vineyards and fields awakening and transforming through the seasons. Founded in the late 1970s, Bel Colle was recently bought by Luca Bosio, whose family has been growing grapes and making wines in the nearby Asti section of Piedmont since the mid-1960s. As a trained winemaker, Luca was thrilled to be able to make wines from a different part of the region, and especially from this particular area, where there is an unusual microclimate and geology that is especially congenial to the growing of Nebbiolo. Local growers, like Luca’s grandfather and father, known as men of the land for their expertise with the terroir of the Piedmont, can pick out Barolos from Verduno by the fragrant and

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delicate bouquet, body and fl vor. For them, wines like Bel Colle have such a unique personality among Barolos that it’s like the wine’s birthmark. As a winemaker, Luca also is very excited to be able to work with a grape that is native specifically to the Verduno area. Called Pelaverga, the red grape was brought to the region in the 17th century by a native son of the area who became a priest and cultivated it mostly for religious and medicinal purposes. It almost disappeared in the 19th and 20th centuries due to disease and pests like the well-known Phylloxera scourge that decimated grapevines all over Europe. Today, there are only around 37 acres of Pelaverga vineyards in Verduno. The scarcity of the grape has led to them being called the region’s precious pearls. The wine – younger, fruitier and spicier than Barolos – is personified as a young, adventurous knight, lively and

light-hearted, a little saint and a little devil, in the court of King Barolo. Luca Bosio suggests serving it with risotto dishes, particularly any that include earthy ingredients like Italian mushrooms (Portobello and Cremini are fairly easy to find in the United States) or seafood. Perfect fare for summertime dining. But, don’t discount serving the bigger, more robust Barolos over the summer. A porterhouse or T-bone, rubbed with garlic and marinated in a little extra-virgin Italian olive oil, that is waiting for the grill will be even more satisfying with a Barolo like Bel Colle’s Simposio in the glass next to it on the summer dinner table. Add a vase filled with a variety of early-blooming summer fl wers and your table, like the hillsides of the Piedmont, will be reminiscent of a Monet. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JUNE/JULY 2016

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pavers, as they come in so many different sizes, shapes and colors,” explains Erica. When dressing up your hardscape, take into consideration your home’s architectural motif to create balance between the hues and finishes. Irregular, textured pavers that mimic natural stone in shades of brown exude a rustic elegance that seamlessly suits a traditionally styled home. For a contemporary feel, Erica suggests choosing pavers with sleek lines and smooth surfaces in gray tones to echo the polished facade of cutting-edge residences. “Pavers not only add flair to lackluster walkways, driveways and patios, but can also make small spaces look bigger or large areas feel unified when arranged in particular patterns,” notes Erica. More versatile than cement, more affordable than stone and more sustainable than asphalt, these modular materials pave the way for exquisite curb appeal and lasting enjoyment. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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FAMILY FIRST Today’s disposable model for construction didn’t quite resonate with Kelly and Pat Judge. These homeowners eschewed contemporary norms in order to embellish a cherished family home — and it’s in the wraparound garden where their efforts have truly blossomed. BY JAMIE SIEBRASE PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM DILLON

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hen the Judges purchased their home in 2009, the turn-of-the-last-century Victorian didn’t need much work. That’s because Kelly’s grandparents – the previous homeowners, who’d purchased the place in the sixties – had already put in enough sweat equity to revive the once-tired stick style. “This house was their pride and joy,” Kelly says. It certainly shows: Kelly’s grandfather, Roy Fischer – a World War II veteran and hobby

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woodworker – installed the home’s gingerbread trim, and her grandmother, Abbie, was responsible for the stained glass that’s interspersed throughout. The garden, too, was already a lesson in mastery — one the Judges intended to perpetuate while adding their own flair, too. “We hadn’t planned on revamping the front yard,” Kelly begins. She and her husband wanted to incorporate a wraparound porch,

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however, an addition paying homage to the original structure, which was rumored to have had a veranda. In 2012, the Judges “brought that element back in,” Kelly says. “Building the front porch,” she continues, “forced us to start over.” Post-construction, the homeowners hired Jerry Pence of Basile Landscaping and Lawncare to redesign their front yard; they laid a curvaceous stone walk to add visual interest, then got to work on planting a dogwood and Siberian bugloss near the house, along with boxwood, pink azaleas and foxglove; closer to the curb, a magnolia tree blooms beside mariapas and hostas – the latter a nod to Kelly’s grandmother’s whims. Head east and, Kelly says, “It’s basically a hosta garden!” The hostas Abbie planted are easy to spy: “They’re huge and extremely mature,” says Kelly, who has added and transplanted a few more. Shade comes, in part, from a massive gumball tree, reaching out over wicker furniture welcoming afternoon loungers. And, Pat Judge recently added a wrought-iron fence to this space, with the goal of creating a green wall via climbing plants, including wisteria and climbing hydrangea. A stone walkway connects the eastern shade garden to the back yard, housing Kelly’s favorite detail. “Between the driveway and the grass,” she says, “there’s an old white picket fence, and there’s beautiful honeysuckle that’s entwined all around part of it.” Kelly remembers drinking its “honey” as a child, and Abbie remembers getting the plant from her mother. It wasn’t uncommon in those days to transplant flora from friends and neighbors; today, Kelly’s first stop is always Sugar Creek Gardens, a standout local nursery. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JUNE/JULY 2016

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“The garage is so old,” Kelly continues. Roy built its petite porch – complete with ornate railings and trim – and Kelly augmented the space, hanging colorful bird feeders. There’s one spot Kelly wouldn’t dare touch: That mossy old brick patio – the one just beyond a screened in sleeping porch where Kelly’s dad spent summer nights – is a family treasure. According to Kelly, “The story goes that Grandma wanted Grandpa to build a patio back there, but he didn’t want to. So she just did it herself!” Moving west, crabapple and cherry trees line the driveway, and are preceded by roses, lilac bushes and hydrangea. “There are also a lot of day lilies scattered here and there,” Kelly says, noting that Abbie likely planted those. “We definitely asked for my grandparents' opinions on remodeling, and Grandpa was an expert on knowing what will grow where.” As a child, Kelly spent ‘most every weekend at the family home, playing with cousins and visiting her grandparents. “I think in general they were very pleased to see us here, knowing that my kids get to grow up in this space where they had so many great memories,” says Kelly. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Eclectic Extravagance Combining bold colors, patterns and textures, designer Jerry Birkhead’s University City home shows off his si nature style. BY CHRISTINE SOUCY PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

Entering Jerry Birkhead’s home is an experience. The eye is attracted this way and that, attempting to zero in on one elaborate component or piece. When the realization hits that this is all but impossible, it’s necessary to relinquish control and revel in the extravagance. When asked to describe his style, Jerry ponders, “I’d say eclectic.” And eclectic, he is. Jerry's signatures are bright colors, antiques, crown molding and pillows. The entryway to the Birkhead home is the perfect precursor to everything a visitor will see afterward. The wallpaper is a realistic fabric print with a real fabric trim. Jerry says he originally had fabric covering the entire wall but that it was damaged in a fi e years ago. Antiques are Jerry's clear preference. He says he frequents antique shops and estate sales to supplement his extensive collection. Opting for the details, Jerry chooses pieces with Old World character and has them reupholstered to fit in o his bold design tastes. Because of the sheer volume of pieces he owns, Jerry is constantly switching out rugs, coffee tables and especially pillows. Just this week, he changed out the pillows in the sunroom. Jerry has over 100 colorful and patterned pillows, a number that is constantly growing. When it’s not being used, everything ends up in the basement. “My basement’s full of junk,” he says with a laugh. The living room takes Jerry's eclectic style one step further. On the

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ceiling is a beautiful circular crown molding piece. Molding embellishes the doorways as well. (Jerry says he added 10 pieces to the house’s existing crown molding.) The draperies are thick and multi-colored. Asian-inspired blue-and-white porcelain pieces dot the room, working surprisingly well with the zebra-skin rug under the antique coffee table. Jerry is not afraid to push the limits, a quality that has defini ely worked to his advantage. The home that everyone flocks to for the holidays, Jerry rolls out the red carpet, literally. He has a red carpet that he rolls down his front walk so that guests feel like movie stars when they arrive. He decorates for every holiday. This past Easter, there were elaborate rabbits everywhere. However, Christmas is a clear favorite. The sunroom used to be a screened-in porch but was converted to a sunroom three years ago. Since then, he’s turned it into a quaint and relaxing space. He uses the copious amounts of natural light to influence the interior design choices. Jerry has been running his own interior design business since 1975, and clearly he takes his work home. His bold design choices and expert eye match the extraordinary together. Colors, patterns, textures, details and antiques magically work in unison. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Check out our

NEW WEBSITE, NOW LIVE!

Saturday, June 4 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden www.mobot.org/greenhomesfest Included with Garden admission– free for members!

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Crisp clean contemporary look Easy to navigate Find an Expert Room & color inspiration Archived digital editions So much more!

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BELGARD

Lafitt™ Rustic Slab features the look and texture of cut slate combined with the lasting strength and staying power that are hallmarks of Belgard pavers. Three shapes allow for a wide variety of design options, giving homeowners the ability to create eye-catching patios, walkways and more, with a natural slate appearance.

CLASSIC METAL CRAFT

Dream big, get inspired, and enjoy a lifetime of memories with Belgard. Visit Belgard.com/SLHL for your FREE Idea Book.

Classic Metal Craft offers free estimates, so call now to have your rusty old step rails replaced. Get them in early before you need them for the first snowfall. Consider an ornamental iron handrail like this picture to compliment the beauty of your garden or front entrance. Also, see our website to learn about other iron products that we can make for your home, such as garden gates or fencing. www.classicmetalcraft.com or 314-535-2022.

AMINI’S

CALIFORNIA CUSTOM DECKS

St. Louis Largest Selection of Patio Furniture and Outdoor Living The Dreux Daybed captures elegance and design of modern outdoor furniture. The Dreux Day Bed has the highest standards of comfort, durability and low-maintenance. A perfect statement for any outdoor space - Now at Amini’s. Visit us in Chesterfield Valley. Amini’s is family owned and operated since 1975. 636-537-9200, AMINIS.com.

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A garage deck provides multiple levels of useful space, both for function and entertainment. Add in a sunroom on the deck level, and you can combine three different unique additions all at once. 314-968-3325, caldecks.com.

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PAPILLON PERENNIALS

If you are seeking unique selections of perennials to incorporate into your garden, we are the place for you. There is nothing here that you’ll see at the big box stores including these cool vintage plant containers. One of a kind and available in varying sizes, these plant figu ines sit perfectly on a window sill adorned with a miniature companion planting. 636-273-9688, papillonperennials.com.

C. BENNETT

The Marquee has a pub height base with faux stone and oil based stained Douglas Fir wood paneling.  It also has a Marbleized Mocha Supercast Top with 2 linear textured glass accents on either side of burner.  Stores 20 lb. LP tank in base.  Visit C. Bennett’s showroom to see on display. 636-379-9886, cbennett.net.

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY NURSERY THE GIFTED GARDENER

Looking to bring a new attitude to your garden? Meet “Tude” the Gargoyle. Weighing in at 40 lbs.and available with an optional perch, this great garden guardian has been known to stare down the nastiest of squirrels, and strike fear in many garden intruders. 314-961-1985, TheGiftedGardener.com.

Outdoor kitchens offer convenience and add value to your home. They create an entertainment hot spot in your backyard perfect for quality time with family and friends. Whether you entertain for large groups and require extra seating, would like to accommodate multiple cooking appliances for the master chef, or are looking for a modest grilling bar, Chesterfield Valley Nursery’s design team can create something extraordinary for your home. Give them a call to learn more and schedule your free onsite consultation. 636-532-9307,

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PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO AND SEE, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE LEAVING THEIR MARK ON THE WORLD OF STYLE. BY MELISSA MAUZY

Thomas Dunn Learning Center, St. Louis, MO PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT PETTUS

The Thomas Dunn Learning Center is a community institution that educates low-income adults free of charge. Designed by Bill Bowersox, FAIA, the 14,000-square-foot learning center contains offices for administration, a library, classrooms, media presentation rooms, storage and outdoor gardens. The exterior of the building uses masonry and clay tile to maintain architectural consistency with the park in which it is located. On the south side, a masonry garden runs the full length of the

building. The wall serves as an armature for climbing vines and creates a picturesque backdrop for the mature Pin Oaks. The AIA St. Louis awarded the Distinguished Building Award to the Thomas Dunn Learning Center in 2015. Though designed in the 1980s, the timeless qualities of good design and architecture still prove impactful today.

Chu Hall, Berkeley, CA PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUCE DAMONTE AND COURTESY OF SMITHGROUPJJR

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently completed a $59 million solar energy research center. Officiall renamed Chu Hall, the building was designed by SmithGroupJJR. The addition adds to a collection of buildings that create a hub of interactive and collaborative research. More than 100 researchers now call this 39,000-square-foot, three-story building home. Chu Hall has three architectural components situated on three

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different levels. Subsurface, the first Level “Plinth” takes up more than 50 percent of the overall square footage and houses laboratories sensitive to light and vibration. Level 2, located on the ground level, is the main entrance and has offic , conference rooms and cubicles. Level 3 is the “Corona,” a simple rectangular form that houses wet lab spaces. LEED Gold certification is the target, and the building has a vast amount of sustainable design elements.

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Casa Del Agua, Mexico City, Mexico PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAIME NAVARRO

Casa Del Agua was created with the intention on emphasizing the value and the different meanings of water. Water is collected and is treated through a high-standard purification process, which involves triple fil ering, evaporation and condensation making the water 100 percent pure. The water is then re-mineralized and ionized to increase its alkalinity. As a last step, the water is harmonized by a process that uses certain fl w shapes, light, music and messages of affection, gratitude

and respect. The design of the space was conceived as a response to the nature of the water purification process. Colors are neutral and materials are fin . The water is always given pride of place. In the center of the space is the harmonizer, whose sculptural appearance exemplifies the water-purification and bottling p ocesses.

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Marketplace 47th Annual

Explore Private Gardens in St. Louis!

Lafayette Square

Home & Garden Tour

The Jacobs Garden 2 Daryl Lane The Jamieson Garden: An Architectural Garden 45 Portland Place The Shangri-la Garden 9440 Old Bonhomme Road The David Sherman Woodland Garden 33 Glen Eagles Drive

Admission: $7 at each private garden Opendaysprogram.org Visit our website for details and driving directions to the gardens. No reservations required. Open Days proceed rain or shine.

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Thank you to our local sponsor:

Photo: The Shangri-La Garden, courtesy of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

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June 25-26

Two days, 47 private-residence gardens

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day Just $15 for both days!

Garden Club and group discounts are available. For ticket locations, call (314) 995-2988 or visit our website, www.slwgs.org Sponsored by:

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Marketplace Furniture, home dĂŠcor, gifts, candles, furniture paint and MORE!

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HAMPTON Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-8pm | Sunday 11a-5p Let the Goose sell it for you!

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Specializing in CABINETRY and DESIGN for any area of your home.

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We offer luxury and custom home design, renovations and additions to existing homes. 160 MARINE LANE • ST. LOUIS, MO 63146

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DRAPERIES • UPHOLSTERY • BEDDING & MORE! The Shoppes at Tallbrooke 11676 Manchester Road 314-991-0020 www.lulubellesinc.com

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IS IT A CLASSIC OR IS IT A CRAZE? For our June/July Outdoor issue, we asked local design professionals their opinion on

OUTDOOR WATER FOUNTAINS.

Jacques Kloppers | Dreamstime.com

Are they a classic or a craze? Here’s what the professionals had to say.

CLASSIC "It's a classic! No other landscape element has the intrigue that a fountain provides. Whether it is the lively movement of Carl Milles' "Meeting of the Waters" in front of Union Station, or the simple, soothing sound of fl wing water from a small backyard fountain, who can resist the temptation? We see it every day in our store; wherever we place a fountain, children young and old are drawn to the sight and sound like a magnet." Jim Heeter, The Gifted Gardener.

“Classic! Fountains have been delighting humans for years, from ancient Rome, to King Louis XIV's elaborate creations at the Gardens of Versailles, all the way to modern times. For the backyard gardener, a popular trend is water features that attract nature. Be it a large fountain or just a bubbler in a birdbath, the moving water creates soothing sounds and will guarantee visits from birds, butterflies and other pollinators.” Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

“Fountains are a classic, for sure! Fountains and manipulation of water have been around for thousands of years. The use of water has been a constant throughout history; from simple crop irrigation, to the Moorish minimalist use of water, to the extravagant fountains of Versailles. Fountains and their ability to bring a calming sound and energy to a garden will be around for years to come.” Eric Ringhofer, Green Guys.

“Water features have been around for hundreds of years, and though they may change styles from year to year, they all add a Zen and serenity factor to the landscape. Even a simple, single trickle of water can add a soothing sound while sitting in your garden area on a quiet evening. Water features also are a good source of nutrients for the wildlife in your landscape.” David Sherwood, Sherwood’s Forest Nursery.  

"One only has to examine history to attest the timelessness of water fountains. Fountains have existed for centuries, going as far back as the hanging gardens of Babylon and the Ancient Greeks. Although the fountain has changed in shape and form throughout the years, the purpose of the water fountain remains true. Adding a fountain to an outdoor space is not only architecturally pleasing, but the sound of the water has a very relaxing and soothing effect. I believe water fountains to be a classic piece that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.” Morgan McAdams, Chesterfield alley Nursery.

“Outdoor fountains are classic. Whether the design of the fountain is classical, natural or modern the idea of water in the garden will continue to be popular. Water provides movement and a calming effect in gardens, which adds to the overarching experience of the garden. When traveling to gardens around the world such as Kew, Kirstenbosch, Longwood, Butchart and our own Missouri Botanical Garden, you will find the use of water throughout these spaces. This is not happenstance. Fountains and the use of water are a design feature found in gardens around the world used to enhance the overall experience.” Daniel Mee, Frisella Nursery.

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June/July 2016  

June/July 2016. Outdoor Issue. Branching Outdoors.

June/July 2016  

June/July 2016. Outdoor Issue. Branching Outdoors.