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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS Demonstrating her flair for design, the owner personally selected the interior furnishings.

Take a look outside every window in this Town & Country home and you will catch a picturesque view.

St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles (ISSN 1524-8755) Vol. 21, No. 8, OCTOBER ©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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DATE A TREND; MARRY A CLASSIC

From our launch party in 1996 with my mom and dad to magazine parties at Mike Shannon's and industry events, 20 years have fl wn by!

Where did the time go! Twenty years ago this month we were stepping out and introducing our new publication, St. Louis Home & Lifestyles to the local home/design industry and St. Louis homeowners. Being the ultimate optimist, I could hardly contain my excitement. We were the talk of the town, as far as I was concerned. It was a no brainer. Who wouldn't want to be in the know on where to shop or who to hire to turn your home-decorating dreams into reality? Who wouldn't love a magazine that could provide the inspiration to kick your dream project into the reality zone? Beginning with day one of our journey, our mission has been to guide the homeowner through the design process. Providing the coveted design inspiration, which we all need and love! Once we've caught that inspiration bug, look out because the functionality goals are set next. How are we going to use the room? What existing pieces do we already have that can be incorporated into the space? In the past 20 years, I've seen all the design rules shattered. Strictly adhering to a particular style is a thing of the past. So no worries if you think great-grandma's traditional area rug doesn't jive with your modern sensibility. If the color and/or textures work, then you have a winner. As your home becomes more and more personal, you will have no worries that your home may look like someone else's because you are designing a "feeling" that is uniquely yours.

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Traditional design was the marquee for most St. Louis homes when SLHL began our design journey. We had to search high and low to find a contemporary home to share with our readership. Eclectic was a new word for design laymen and mid-century modern wasn't even on the popular radar. How things have changed! Today, a single design style no longer dominates the STL design scene. We honesty have them all, and we are tooting our STL horn in this special anniversary issue to show off the diversity. Within the pages of this issue, we get personal and share the homeowners' dreams and design expectations from eclectic to historical styles – St. Louis style. Staying current is a priority in the design world, and while classic pieces and styles are instrumental in a polished interior space, we can't forget the importance of trends. A trending piece added here and there with your classic furnishings will keep your home looking effortlessly updated and beautiful for a long time. Thank you for welcoming us into your homes the past 20 years. We are grateful for your loyalty, and our dream is to keep you interested in the design scene forever! Enjoy! Suzie

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Empire camel leather bench, by John-Richard, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

ENHANCED ENTRYWAYS Adding a bench to your entryway creates additional comfort and storage as you enter your home.

Clinton bench, available at Ethan Allen.

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Auburn bench, available at Ethan Allen.

Winston bench, available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Leggett bench, by Uttermost, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.

Live edge dining bench, available at Amini's.

Benchwright bench, available at Pottery Barn.

Ashville leather bench, available at Wilson Lighting.

Caden leather bench, available at Pottery Barn.

Iron eye bench, by Baker, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

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FOREVER FURNITURE Investing in quality furnishings that you can use for years to come will pay off in the long run. SLHL asked local interior designers to share their favorite investment pieces. BY MELISSA MAUZY

“In my opinion, lighting can make or break a room. My latest obsession is the ‘Super Bubbles’ chandelier by Charles Paris. It has a modernistic vibe that adds a whimsical touch to any room.” Joni Spear, Joni Spear Interior Design.

“When it comes to investment pieces, I encourage my clients to invest in art. Whether it is the inspiration or the finishing touch, art is an important element in any room. Art is personal as it either generates a feeling or is filled with anecdotes as to how it was obtained. It becomes a true and unique reflection of the owner.” Lauren Sweet-Schuler, Castle Design.

Photography by Alise O’Brien.

“I love this entertainment console not only for the functional part, but also for the mix of materials. The darker wood blends well with other pieces in my home. The iron legs and detail on the doors works well with light fixtures, and the reflectiv quality adds elegance. This piece will function well in a dining space, bedroom as well as a media cabinet. Overall, I will be able to move it in various locations to change the look.” Ellen Kurtz, Ellen Kurtz Interiors.

Smoke and mirrors console, by Caracole.

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“Lighting is so important to the ambiance you create in your home. A chandelier in the dining room should be a versatile, timeless piece that serves as a point of interest. The size is key, whether it is one or two fixtures, based on the length and shape of your table. And don't underestimate the importance of a dimmer switch!" Carol Temple, Pizzazz 2 Interiors. Crystal Cube Round Flatline Chandelier By E.F. Chapman. Photography courtesy of Circa Lighting.

“Although not looking for a dining-room china cabinet, this piece was available in a favorite shop at a very good price point. After stripping away layers of uneven glaze and mottled base coat, what a surprise was revealed! Research shows this walnut piece is reminiscent of heirlooms from the 1920s. A find like this will remain in our family for generations!” Joyce Mathis, MJM Design Company.

Photography by Anne Matheis.

“Light fixtures provide function, but interesting light fixture can change the atmosphere of the space. Even better, crystal accents are like the jewelry of the room!” Nancy Barrett, Beautiful Rooms LLC.

Photography by Anne Matheis.

“I love a chest as an investment piece! It's supremely versatile, you may use it in any number of rooms and it provides a wonderful grounding element to any space as well as often needed storage. A classic chest adds character and personality to any design style, thus making it a terrific investment for years to come.” Gigi Lombrano, Gigi Lombrano Interiors. Artisan Curved Front Chest w/Drawer Overlay by Hickory Chair

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LEADING LADIES St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles honors six women who are pioneers in the industry.

For the first time ever, we are honoring female entrepreneurs of design. Local ladies who are at the top of their field paving the way for others within the design industry while also contributing to the greater St. Louis community in charitable ways. These fie ce females are respected for their innovative thinking, award-winning projects and mentorship they have provided throughout their distinguished years in the industry. Join us in celebrating our 2016 Leading Ladies. BY MELISSA MAUZY PORTRAITS BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

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LEADING LADY UP-AND-COMING AWARD

Anne Boedges, Anne Marie Design Studio Anne Boedges established Anne Marie Design Studio in 2013 after being in the kitchen and bath industry for 15 years. With a bachelor of fine arts in interior design from Maryville University, Anne has the talent to make every project efficien as well as beautiful. Anne was selected as the Midwest Region Designer for The Tile Shop where she was featured in their annual holiday design book. She was an NKBA Bath Certification instructor at Meramec for two years and is a member of the local NKBA chapter. When not designing innovative and functional spaces, Anne contributes to several local charities and organizations. She has volunteered as the decorator for a large charity auction, was a mentor for the Junior Robotics Club and serves on the Parent Teacher League at St. John’s Lutheran School. Anne is an up-and-coming leading lady for her ability to come up with beautiful design solutions for the most challenging spaces. SLHL: What gave you the inspiration to start your own business? Anne: When I was in Maryville University’s Business of Interior Design class, our teacher, Les Armontrout, asked for a raise of hands for who wants to own their own company; I think I was the only one who raised her hand! I was always inspired by small business owners, as well as large interior design fi ms such as HOK.

to each project, and having multiple eyes looking and helping with different aspects catches issues before there are any, and gives our client THE best design process possible! The outcome can be unimaginable for most clients without the strength of our team.

SLHL: What is your biggest challenge as a business owner? Anne: I have a tendency of wanting to do it all, and then some. So I work myself crazy busy to get there. I learned pretty quickly that I needed an assistant and an offic coordinator to achieve my goals successfully. A huge goal of mine is to prove that a female, eternal optimist doesn’t have to change her upbeat, cheerful personality to get what she wants in life. SLHL: What is most rewarding about owning your own business? Anne: The most rewarding feeling is the ability to build real relationships with my clients, to where they almost become family. SLHL: What advice would you give someone wanting to start a business? Anne: Follow your dreams! And get the best help to back you up! You can’t do anything completely by yourself. We here at Anne Marie Design Studio love doing projects as a team. There are so many facets

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LEADING LADY OF ARCHITECTURE

Lauren Strutman, Lauren Strutman Architects Lauren Strutman has specialized in the design of custom homes since graduating from Washington University in 1983. Lauren has a master of architecture and master of civil engineering in construction management and is a registered architect in both Missouri and Illinois. Lauren specializes in residential design as well as historic restoration, remodeling and additions. As a talented architect, Lauren has received the 2006 Excellence in Masonry Design for Private Residence from the Masonry Institute of St. Louis, Citizen of the Year for the city of Chesterfield for Historic Preservation work in 2000, Historic Preservation Award for excellent adaptive re-use by St. Louis County Historic Buildings Commission for the Hopenberg-Fick Store, plus many more awards and recognitions. In addition to her design work, Lauren belongs to the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation and is the vice chairman of the St. Louis County Historic Building Commission. Lauren is a leading lady because she has been instrumental in the establishment of National Register Historic districts in areas that contain some of Chesterfield's and Wildwood's oldest buildings. SLHL: What gave you the inspiration to start your own business? Lauren: I started as an employee, and then became a partner with another architect. Before too long I decided that I could do well on my own. My husband-to-be (Dick Busch) and I bought our current historic offic building 17 years ago, my business partner retired, and the entire staff joined me in the n w business.   SLHL: What is your biggest challenge as a business owner? Lauren: We design projects in many different municipalities in the St. Louis area. Each city has different codes, and their own amendments to the codes, as well as different planning and zoning codes, and zoning review processes. Some cities notify architects in advance of upcoming changes, others do not.   SLHL: What is most rewarding about owning your own business? Lauren: Helping my clients to achieve their dreams whether it is a large or small project. Designing a new home, or remodeling or adding on to an existing home, is a big event in most people's lives, and I really enjoy being a part of the process.   SLHL: What advice would you give someone wanting to start a business? Lauren: Hire some wonderful employees and be dedicated to your work.

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LEADING LADY OF KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN

Chris Berry, brooksBerry

Chris Berry co-founded brooksBerry Kitchens and Baths in 1994 and quickly established a reputation for designing and building award-winning projects. Since the retirement of co-founder Mike Brooks in 2012, Chris has continued to lead her staff in designing spectacular spaces. Chris has won numerous national and local design contests and has received fi e prestigious Sub-Zero International Kitchen Design awards. In 2011, Chris was given the Best Kitchen award by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. In addition to her design work, Chris has also served on the design councils for various manufacturers, including Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry, the local ASID board and more. She has served on the St. Charles City’s Historic Landmarks Preservation Board since 2008. Chris also was the featured kitchen designer for two seasons of the PBS TV show “Hometime.” Chris is a leading lady because she has shaped kitchen and bath design and shares her vast knowledge with those who have come after her in the St. Louis design community.

SLHL: What gave you the inspiration to start your own business? SLHL: What is most rewarding about owning your own business? Chris: My former boss, Mike Brooks, was downsized out of a job and he Chris: Being in control and accountable gives me great satisfaction and convinced me to take the leap, and we started brooksBerry a month later. doing things well is my greatest reward. SLHL: What is your biggest challenge as a business owner? SLHL: What advice would you give someone wanting to start a business? Chris: Managing the expectations of clients, employees, suppliers, Chris: It takes self-confidence and a st ong will to persevere – and craftsmen and tradespeople.  Happy people are the most productive, having a lot of equity in your house to tap also help! and happy clients drive our business with referrals. Photography by Alise O’Brien.

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LEADING LADY OF ARTISTIC FINISHES

Susan Greene, Paint Imagery Susan Greene graduated from Washington University School of Architecture and worked in the field for 11 years before honing her artistic skills and creating Paint Imagery in 1989. As one of the leading artistic painting companies in St. Louis, Greene specializes in faux, specialty and unique painted finishes on any surface, trompe l’oeile, wall murals, graphics and logos, hand-painted furniture, commissioned art on canvas and historic preservation. Susan collaborates with interior designers, architects and builders to provide the perfect design for all clients. She has been a part of many projects that have received awards through local magazines. Susan served as the only decorative artistic/historic preservationist of finishes at the Barnett on Washington venue, which received numerous awards for outstanding design and historic preservation awards. She belongs to BNI (Business Networking International). Susan donates her time locally at large playhouse fundraisers, decorative painting projects and other special interests. She donates hand-painted furniture and art on canvas for all types of auctions. Susan also started a fun event called “Hide the Art,” where she hides one of her original paintings around town for someone to find and keep. Susan is a leading lady for her dedication to her craft and love for her work.

SLHL: What gave you the inspiration to start your own business? Susan: After working in the architecture field for 11 years, I needed a more creative outlet so I honed my artistic skills and created Paint Imagery. By combining my passion to create beauty through the use of paint with my love of climbing ladders it became clear what I was meant to do. The inspiration came in believing I could be successful in a creative career that I love.

Photography by Marianne Manion. Interior design by Ellen Kurtz. Photography by Jonathon David. Interior design by Amy Herman, Gateway Interior Design.

SLHL: What is your biggest challenge as a business owner? Susan: My biggest challenge in the beginning was understanding and accommodating all the different personality types of my clients. Once I acquired the knowledge I needed it was much easier to collaborate with clients and interior designers to reach the desired design. Currently, because I believe in true prosperity, my biggest challenge is growing in all aspects of my life. SLHL: What is most rewarding about owning your own business? Susan: Being the owner and artist of Paint Imagery fulfills so many aspects of who I am as an artist, woman, business owner and person. I get to create beauty through art and make my client’s homes or office an environment they love to be in. I get to explore, create and transform on a daily basis. SLHL: What advice would you give someone wanting to start a business? Susan: If you are starting your own business you have to go in believing that you will be successful. Fear of failure will create failure. I believe artists wanting to start their own business believe that passion and creativity alone will bring them success but there also needs to be structure and a yearly strategic plan that is followed and implemented. But my motto is: Have a plan; work the plan; but then be flexibl .

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Emily Castle established Castle Design in 2003. In addition to an associate’s degree in art and interior design from St. Louis Community College, Castle has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University. Emily is NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Designer Qualification) certifie , a registered interior designer in the state of Missouri and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. At Castle Design, Emily leads a team of eight designers. Emily was the regional winner of a Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchen contest, took first place for Bath of the Year in National Kitchen+BB Magazine and has won Kitchen of the Year and Bath of the Year in SLHL. She is greatly involved with the local ASID chapter, serving as past president and membership director among other positions. Locally, she is a city of Clayton Chamber of Commerce member and past board member and involved with the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association and Central Presbyterian Church. Emily is a leading lady because she advocates to ensure St. Louis remains a hub for world-class design.

SLHL: What is most rewarding about owning your own business? Emily: I take pride and satisfaction knowing that I have developed a solid reputation as a top St. Louis design fi m through impeccable service, award-winning designs and the respect of our clients, as well as other members of the industry. We continuously earn repeat business SLHL: What is your biggest challenge as a business owner? and 65 percent of new business comes from referrals. I find it rewarding Emily: My biggest challenge as a business owner is keeping up with that my very first client is still an a tive client today. the demands of a rapidly growing business. It’s not just about my own work anymore, but mentoring and guiding those within my fi m. It’s SLHL: What advice would you give someone wanting to start a business? defini ely a balance between working on the business – mentoring, Emily: My advice for those wanting to start a business is to have mentors improving efficiencie – and working in the business – managing my and learn from those who have successfully paved the way. It’s also own client projects. I’m a morning person, so I begin my day early and important to have a vision and stick to it. Develop a brand and know have completed a lot of work before the rest of the staff arrives. This what it represents. Finally, always keep an open and honest dialogue allows me time to not only focus on my own clients, but to continue to with your clients, and stand behind everything you do. guide my staff with their . SLHL: What gave you the inspiration to start your own business? Emily: After working for some of the best architects and designers in St. Louis, I decided to start my own business to pursue my passion for design. My goal was to offer the highest level of expertise and service.

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LEADING LADY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jane Ganz, Directions in Design, Inc. Having founded her fi m in 1975, Jane Ganz was one of the first female business owners in St. Louis. As a high school freshman, Jane was assigned to write a term paper on a career. She interviewed the highly successful interior designer Don Pisoni and was so inspired she pledged to make interior design her career. Don became her mentor and many years later as he was slowing down, Jane offered him a place at Directions in Design to help mentor new staff members. Before starting her own business, Jane worked for a commercial design fi m and taught classes at Washington University. As a top interior design fi m for over 40 years, Jane has mentored countless designers and provided an environment for them to master their trade in many directions. With projects in almost all states, she has brought important recognition to our region. Her list of industry accolades is astounding and include:

• Missouri’s Leading Design Firm by Forbes • The Gatesworth at One McKnight Place recognized by Forbes as a top 10 luxury senior living community in the U.S. • University of Missouri Faculty Alumni Award for outstanding professional achievement • More than 60 Homer Awards for display homes for Missouri builders • Top Ten Interior Design Firms by St. Louis Business Journal for more than 20 years • Top Woman Business Owner for the last 20 years by St. Louis Business Monthly • Woman Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Ernst and Young • Recently selected to the Ernst and Young Woman Entrepreneur Hall of Fame • Outstanding Design Renovations by American School and University Magazine • Business Person of the Year by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

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SLHL: What gave you the inspiration to start your own business? Jane: Unfortunately many companies see the client as a path for the designers to express his or her creative talents. I’ve always viewed the projects “through the eyes” of our clients. This philosophy still drives DID after 41 years.

SLHL: What is most rewarding about owning your own business? Jane: It is a wonderful feeling knowing you are not only supporting yourself but also the many families of our employees. We have helped countless interns through the years determine the direction of their careers in interior design.

SLHL: What is your biggest challenge as a business owner? Jane: There are many good designers, but only a very few outstanding ones who share my vision. Our challenge has been to find and hire the outstanding ones who really care about their clients’ needs. A design fi m can only be as great as its leadership and its people.

SLHL: What advice would you give someone wanting to start a business? Jane: Follow your passion. Don’t compromise your values for a profit

In addition to her many contributions to the design community, Jane is also actively involved with her church, Bonhomme Presbyterian and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jane directs all corporate philanthropy to many organizations including: American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, Juvenille Diabetes Foundation, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, Our Little Haven, Toys for Tots, Cystic Fybrosis Foundation,

St. Patrick’s Center, Ronald McDonald House, The Haven of Grace, FCA, Backstoppers and many, many more. Jane is the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient because she is a pioneer in the design industry and she has paved the way for female designers in the St. Louis area.

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he luminous blue-gray squares on the rectangle canvas radiate light. They look like swaths of paint, but are, in fact, pieces of cut-up Hell Bank Notes, fake Chinese money that is ritually burned to give ancestors wealth in the afterlife. “I wanted the piece to be a refle tion of ourselves, so I gave it this mirror quality,” Albert Kuo, 31, explains. “At the moment, I’m not certain what I feel about it. I’ll put it away for a while and refle t on the experience [of creating the work.]” Kuo’s refle tion, his introspection, extends beyond this one piece. It defines his body of ork. While some artists create in order to connect with the viewer, Kuo’s paintings, sculptures and furniture are the result of a constant conversation with himself. “I have the need to do an idea,

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just to get it out of my head. It’s a fil ering process, a constant confli t ... just making a pretty picture isn’t enough for me to feel self-fulfillment“ Kuo explains. Kuo has been an artist his entire life, including a period of sketching cartoons for his friends on his grade school bus. He credits his parents for supporting his passion, and teaching him to approach his art with workman-like discipline. As a result, Kuo has a well-defined work schedule, one that includes time to read and study art theory, in addition to studio hours. Mr. Kuo is also an adjunct art professor at three local community colleges. He appreciates the steady paycheck, which he says, allows

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him “the financial freedom to play in the studio.” But his love of teaching stems from his deep desire to reach students that are under-served by traditional education methods. “I believe that social issues come from a lack of education, or a lack of a good education. I want my students to be aware there are other ways to learn,” Kuo says. Mr. Kuo’s work is currently on display at Ilune Salon in Clayton. He also creates private commissioned artwork, which gives him great satisfaction. “I’m against the idea that art should be unobtainable. I want people to be able to afford nice, good art, which fits in their home. I like to work with people, and I like that I’m able to provide art for them.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources.

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half-dozen or so entrees and a few new appetizers debut each week at Veritas Gateway to Food and Wine, along with a daily vegetable napoleon, each making the most of the latest fresh regional ingredients. The market was the brainchild of David and Stephanie Stitt, native Alabamians who founded their specialty market in Clayton in 2004. Since then, the business has moved to Ellisville and son Mathis has taken up his station in the kitchen, expanding Veritas from a store with limited dining to one with a fullfledged restaurant that debuts a whole new lineup of dishes every Thursday. It’s a concept that keeps things fresh for patrons who thrive

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Opposite page: Braised pork lettuce wraps. Charred mushroom soup.

on variety, yet not so jarring that creatures of habit can’t find something to love with each visit. “The idea of using what’s available and close and logical, seasonally, makes a lot of sense to me. It’s driven not only by what’s in season, but what my local farmers have available,” says Mathis. “I like to push boundaries with my customers, pull them out of their comfort zone a little bit. The menu might look a little scary when they read it, but you build trust.” The Veritas menu borrows as heavily from the hyperlocal philosophy of Vermont, where he attended the New England Culinary Institute, as

it does from his parent’s Southern roots. Elements of Southern cuisine pepper Mathis’ weekly menus, always tied to what’s available here and now. A lobster bisque on one of Stitt’s midsummer menus, for instance, incorporates seasonal squash, a combination that amps up the heartiness of the creamy soup with a Midwestern vegetable that’s just hitting its prime. Spring menus may lean heavily on spinach and tomatoes before a summer shift to peaches and berries. By fall, bumper crops of squash and root vegetables make their debut to warm up the chillier months. The shapeshifting lets Chef Mathis and his regular customers explore the latest harvests together. These changes, he

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says, will always stay anchored to a bit of the familiar.“ Proteins don’t change that much. We’re always going to have ribeye. Chicken is always going to have that crispy skin that people like. It’s ingredients that change with the season—and with what our farmers have available—that will come and go.” The formula works well for

Veritas, which is situated in an area where there isn’t as high a concentration of restaurants as other areas of the county. “It’s a nice bridge for people who really want something familiar. It’s the right place for this type of approach, and probably the right time.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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The homeowners found the vintage sideboard and hutch on Cherokee street and knew it needed to find a place in the home.

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A bold, dramatic shade of green dominates the walls and ceiling in the living room. The unexpected color choice turns the focus to the lighting, artwork and furnishings.

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Local design talents showcase their personal style in their eclectic city home.

The statement chandelier was an experiment the designers took a chance on. Originally from the '80s, they removed the glass and added rope detail to modernize the fixture.

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or local interior designers Michael Wyrock and Justin Maine of Nistenhaus Design, the design process is more than just picking paint colors, furniture and fabrics. Their main objective, whether in a client’s home or their own, is to create a comfortable environment that refle ts the homeowners’ personality. The question they constantly pose is what do you want to put in the space and how does it make you feel? So when it came time for the couple to make their mark on their newly purchased home in Tower Grove, they found themselves internally asking the same questions. “Our house is a very nested version of who we are as people and as designers,” Michael explains. “We want people to walk in the house and know this is our style yet still feel welcome and comfortable.” After renting in Old North in St. Louis, Michael and Justin were eager to find a home to own and rehab. Their search became frustrating, as the right property just wasn't turning up. After expanding their area, they walked into the front gate of an already rehabbed home right off Cherokee street and Mike instantly fell in love. After walking through the front door, Mike says he thought it was even cooler. “Most of the hard

The dining room tablescape shows the eclectic mix of styles the designers try to showcase in their home.

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Neutral furnishings, like the wall-to-wall upholstered headboard, and pops of red offset the navy blue saturated walls in the master bedroom. Opposite page: Hanging at the top of the stairwell, the funky light fixture creates a constellation effect on the walls creating a special moment that makes the designers stop and smile as they walk by.

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work was already done, and the development company did a great job creating an open concept layout,” Mike says. “Even though the home had been renovated, there were still a lot of historic elements that feel traditional in some ways, but modern in others,” Justin adds. The couple ultimately purchased the property because they spend a lot of time in the Cherokee area and love the eclectic, urban feel. “We saw ourselves in this neighborhood more than anywhere else we had seen so far, plus it was a cool house to boot,” Justin says. With the dirty work already done for them, Justin and Mike spent their first few months painting, changing out lighting and reworking the layout of the home to configu e it in a way that made most sense to the way they lived. After getting the layout set, the design duo layered their treasured pieces in each space to refle t their personal styles. "The style of our house really is an eclectic mix between traditional and modern,” Mike explains. He is more drawn to the modern end of the design spectrum, while Justin favors a more practical and traditional realm. To bridge the gap between the two styles, the designers brought in collected furnishings and accessories. Over the years, they have curated a collection from family and travels. “We like to visit showrooms and designer studios whenever we go to a new city,” Justin explains. “We try to find objects we love and work them into our house while still looking functional and usable.” Before purchasing a piece, they ask: Is this going to work for us in fi e, 10, 15 years? What can we bring to the house that

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A mix of mustard gold, oranges and reds, the abstract artwork, painted by Mike, is a very personal touch the designers worked into the family room.

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jives with our style but can also be incorporated into the next place? The synchronization of the design elements in each space drove the design decisions. Justin and Mike selected the palette of furniture, rugs, artwork and accessories for each room before deciding on a paint color. In the living room, a bold, dramatic shade of green dominates the walls and ceiling. An unexpected color choice when entering the home, matching the walls to the ceiling gives an interesting effect by turning the focus on lighting, artwork, etc. “The color becomes a really warm envelope for the other pieces to speak more than the walls and ceiling,” Mike explains. Each piece in the living room has a history to it. The leather sofa, for example, belonged to Mike’s great-grandparents and was in his grandfather’s den when he was growing up. The recliner was a find from Chicago that the designers fell in love with for the shape and brass detailing. “We are constantly thinking, ‘what does this next piece bring to the room'," Justin says. The statement chandelier hanging in the entry… that was a total experiment the designers admit. Originally from the '80s with glass prisms, it was the right shape and size, but the wrong style. They removed the glass, got rid of the shiny brass finish and added the rope detail, making the fi ture more modern. Another modern element, the black-and-white bold striped rug was necessary to balance the more traditional elements in the space. With a hide layered on top, the rug is perfect for an entry. The designers decided to use the same rug in the adjoining dining room to extend the living space making it feel larger. A vintage sideboard and hutch from Cherokee street was a find they knew needed to immediately find a place in their home, and it houses glassware and plates that Mike likes to collect. Mike and Justin were very careful in how they organized the dining room. None of the walls were centered, so it took a conscious effort to hang the three pendant lights over the dining table. Connected to the dining room through the kitchen, the family room is where Mike and Justin spend the majority of their time, yet they say it is the space they’ve given the least design attention to. “It’s a functional space,” Mike says. The sectional needed to fit as perfectly as it could to optimize seating. The low lines of the back of the sectional line up with the window framing. The designers chose a neutral color scheme for the furnishings to build a more subtle color scheme around the artwork, which is an abstract mix of mustard gold, oranges and reds. Painted by Mike, the artwork is a very personal touch in the space, and Justin says is a nice reminder of their time in the city. Another space in the home bursting with saturated color is the master bedroom. One of the smallest rooms in the home, Mike and Justin painted the walls and ceiling a navy blue to trick the eye while still having a cozy feel. To offset the deep color on the wall, neutral furnishings and accessories complete the look, including a wall-to-wall upholstered headboard and wood block light fi tures with dangling red cords. The peacock mirror introduces refle tions into the space and anchors the wall. “This is one of my favorite rooms in the home,” Mike says. “The color is so saturated during the day and moody at night.” Stepping into Mike and Justin’s eclectic abode, it is clear that each has a discerning eye for color, texture and space. When joined together, they are a dynamic design duo vested to make a home a nested version of its inhabitants, whether it is a client or themselves. “It’s all about getting the best version of design for your family,” Justin says with a satisfied smile. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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Opposite page: By combining two previously owned pieces – the family’s former dining table and an upholstered bench, the owner created an inviting space in the “functional” living room where the children often do their homework. Below: Rich with color, the living room is designed for comfort (to the delight of George, the family’s French bulldog). Much of the furniture is on casters for easy rearrangement, and a collection of heirloom artwork is displayed above the sofa.

ON HOME GROUND A lifelong resident of this U City neighborhood, the owner has transformed a historic home into a haven for her family. Once farmland, University City’s original 85 acres were purchased in 1902 by Edward Gardner Lewis for his publishing headquarters, with future plans to develop the area into a “high-class residential district” and a model “City Beautiful.” The city’s population quadrupled during the 1920s, and in 1927 Cyrus Walbridge Merrell, a former executive with the J.S. Merrell Drug Co., decided to build his home in a newly formed subdivision. The Colonial Revival-styled residence changed hands several times over the next eight decades and was purchased by its current owners in 2009. The wife had grown up in the immediate

neighborhood, and happy memories of this “urban oasis” had prompted the couple to start their family here several years before. They’d long admired the Merrell residence, with its detached carriage house, private setting and scenic views of the community park. And when a for-sale sign appeared in the front yard, they wasted no time acquiring the dignified 3,600-squa e-foot two-story. Exterior renovations began immediately. The steep front yard was regraded and terraced, and repairs were made to the pool area. Too narrow to allow for today’s vehicles, two of the carriage house’s arched entries were converted to garage doors, but the third was retained to preserve the STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Danby marble tops the kitchen counters and the peninsula, which has a built-in oven and microwave drawer. Traditional farmhouse dĂŠcor elements include wire-fronted upper cabinets, an apron sink with a lovely view of the pool area and the floor painted in a large checkerboard pattern.

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Opposite page: Open archways establish a continuous fl w from the formal dining room to the foyer, living room and den. Accenting the tobacco-stained dining ensemble are a bone lantern, an abstract by St. Louis artist Albert Kuo and the decorative ceiling, wallpapered in a metallic trellis pattern. This page top: Against the living room’s rear wall, pastel-plaid silk drapes and an Albert Kuo painting inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies complement a lushly cushioned settee in a botanical print. Bottom: Reflected in a mirror from the owner’s childhood home, leaded glass surrounds the entry door, and a handy bench was added to the foyer.

radiators were located in the corner where the owner wanted to place a banquette. The problem was cleverly solved by installing a custom banquette over the radiators, with decorative base grilles that allow the heat to circulate. To unify the space, the cabinetry, workstation and table were all custom-made in ebony-stained walnut. Now accessible from the foyer and kitchen, the formal dining room is centered by a tobacco-stained table and graceful, open-weave cane-backed chairs with comfy upholstered seats. Many of the new furnishings were sourced by designer Marci Marsh, of Frill, who also suggested the dining room’s unique ceiling treatment – wallpaper in a pewter metallic trellis pattern, framed by the original plaster bead and contoured to extend into the new bar alcove. Vibrant with color, the living room showcases a green velvet sofa facing the wood-burning limestone fi eplace, which is topped by an Andrew Millner ink artwork, and a large tufted ottoman in vivid raspberry that substitutes for a coffee table. Pastel plaid drapes flank the windows; a collection of family heirloom paintings is displayed above the sofa; and additional seating includes a botanical print settee and creamy beige barrel chairs that once belonged to the owner’s grandmother. “This seems like a ‘precious’ space, but it’s actually quite functional,” the owner remarks. She noted that all of the furniture is on casters, allowing for easy rearrangement, and indicated the fluted-leg farmhouse table and linen-upholstered bench positioned against one wall. “That’s where the kids often do their homework,” she explains. “It used to be our dining table, and we already had the bench, which happened to fit pe fectly.” An open archway leads to the adjacent den – a large, sunny multi-purpose space where the family gathers to watch TV and play board games. Plantation shutters deck the windows, and memory-filled appointments include a needlepoint desk chair (another family heirloom) and a painting of the owner and her sisters. Fresh air activities start from the screened porch, which offers enticing views of the pool area. Dominated by various shades of turquoise, the porch’s painted floor tiles and cushioned rattan furniture produce a tropical effect, with navy accessories for contrast. Arrayed with bright pink towers of mandevilla, one end of the pool deck was expanded to allow for a fabulous semicircular seating ensemble, sheltered by an oversize umbrella. At the opposing end, a historic dogwood tree provides shade, and the entertainment area continues around the side of the house. Refurbished with capped rock retaining wall, this inviting space features a grill, dining table, lounges and chairs, and a lovely shade garden planted with hosta and New Guinea impatiens. In today’s transient society, the opportunity to “put down roots” has become increasingly rare. With innovative planning and design, this fortunate owner has created a home well-adapted to modern living, yet thoroughly respectful of tradition. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Take a look outside every window in this Town & Country home and you will catch a picturesque view.

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Steve Schultz didn’t ask it in so many words, but landscape designer Jim Graeler knew what he was thinking. It was 21 years ago and Steve had just purchased a contemporary, window-filled home on a one-acre lot in Town & Country. He knew he wanted landscaping that refle ted the home’s sleek lines; an outdoors that would become an asset to the home’s interior. To acheive the look, he turned to Jim. The two had begun a working relationship four years earlier when Jim’s company, Chesterfield Valley Nursery, landscaped Steve’s business, Schultz Products, which manufactured horticultural products in the Riverport – Earth City area. Now, over two decades later, the two are still working together to make occasional landscaping tweaks, and “it’s almost as if (Jim) painted a picture outside of every window of the house,” Steve says with a note of awe in his voice. “I can look out the living room and see a beautiful individual design and look out of the dining room window and see something totally different.” When the two began the project, Jim’s palette was almost non-existent. He was working with a few old trees and lots of overgrown shrubbery, most of which needed to go. Knowing Steve’s taste Jim settled on a “contemporary Asian landscape with a bit of rustic flai .” He began with a backdrop of indigenous ornamental trees such as dogwoods and

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redbuds and a screen of evergreens. He then splashed in some textural and architectural interest with a variety of lacey Japanese maples and year-round architectural interest with various conifers such as hemlocks, spruce, pines and false cypress and broadleaf evergreens such as boxwood and holly. Also knowing that Steve did not have time for a lot of gardening on his own, he worked toward a low-maintenance landscape utilizing flows of grasses, groundcovers and shade-loving perennials with only a few annuals to add an occasional pop of bright color.

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Particularly important throughout the entire process was the importance of having a landscape that remained picturesque from the windows of the home 12 months a year. “The grasses are gorgeous in the winter when they glisten with ice and snow,” Steve notes. Before the work could truly begin, however, Jim needed to solve a drainage issue involving the property. “Steve used to get a lot of water through here,” says Jim, noting the high-to-low, east-to-west grade of the property. Following the natural contours of the land,

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Jim created a fairly elaborate, but natural looking, rock-lined drainage trench that he tweaked occasionally with boulders to keep the water fl wing through a main channel. While utilitarian in purpose, the drainage system appears to be simply a rocky pathway through the rustic landscape, Steve happily notes. Due to their long-standing association, the two have developed an easy working relationship that the two describe as a truly collaborative process. “I give Jim some general ideas of what I am thinking about,” explains Steve, “he will give me

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two or three concepts depending upon how big or small the project.” “When you’ve worked with someone as long as I have worked with Steve,” adds Jim, “you get to know what they like and don’t like. He likes different types of some of the amazing conifers and different types of Japanese maples and that resonates with me too. He loves beautiful plants; we connect in that regard.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos.

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“Topiary is not something I use often, but I like the concept they represent: using a unique evergreen as a focal point in the garden. A weeping atlas cedar is about as unique as it gets. These are one of my favorite evergreens to use amongst a garden of perennials or other evergreens because they will stand out no matter what. “ Katy Molaskey, Green Guys.

“I absolutely love the color and texture of the foliage on the Chamaecyparis. The bark shows a beautiful red hue and exfoliating bark. This specimen can be trimmed in a variety of ways. My favorite is the moon prune, which has multiple rounding flat tufts of foliage extending from the main trunk.” Jim Graeler, Chesterfield Valley Nursery.

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“Boxwoods are my favorite topiary evergreen because their dense foliage allows for maximum flexibili y with both shape and length of time between shearings. Most evergreens only have foliage the first few inches, but boxwoods typically have a much denser coat of foliage. Boxwoods grow at a medium, even rate, keeping the shape of the topiary better than most other options. This versatility makes boxwoods a great choice for an evergreen topiary under 5’ in height. Plant in sun or shade.” Christine Knoernschild, Passiglia’s Nursery

“Versatile and forgiving, Yews can be trained into any shape imaginable. Yews work well for topiaries as small as beach balls or as large as elephants. They are easy to grow in sun or shade.” Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER GARDEN Honoring the accomplishments of a renowned figure in agriculture. This inspirational garden honors the life and accomplishments of the extraordinary scientist and native Missourian who greatly influenced 19th and 20th century agriculture and education. Carver revolutionized farming in the South by introducing plant diversity, crop rotation, natural fertilizers and conservation methods. By the end of his life, Carver was an internationally renowned figu e, one of America’s greatest scientists, teachers, humanitarians and advocates for productive, sustainable agriculture. The Carver Garden was designed for peaceful contemplation and learning. The garden features a small amphitheater surrounding a life-size bronze statue of Dr. Carver, surrounded by a circular refle ting pool. Plantings of viburnums, hydrangeas and hollies provide a secluded, intimate feeling. The Carver Garden is intended to serve not only as a memorial, but also a learning laboratory for educators and students. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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THERE ARE CAVES…AND THEN THERE ARE “CAVES” BY LORRAINE RAGUSEO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF QUINTESSENTIAL WINES

IN THE WINE WORLD, THE WORD CAVE HAS TWO DIFFERENT AND EQUALLY TANTALIZING MEANINGS. In some quarters, especially among spelunkers, Missouri is known as “the cave state.” It has over 6,000 registered caves, and there are likely many more buried deep within the earth, primarily in the Ozark Mountains but even in Hannibal, Jefferson City, Springfield and a ound St. Louis. The natural ingredients needed to create a cave are in great abundance here – springs of various sizes caused by abundant rainfall fl wing downhill through uneven terrain and limestone, a mineral that can be dissolved by groundwater continually assaulting it. It’s the deterioration of the limestone that creates a cave, as well as the stalactites, stalagmites and other cave formations that make caves so fascinating. In the wine world, the word “cave” has two different and equally tantalizing meanings for wine afficionad . It’s most common use is to refer to a wine cellar, either in a restaurant or in one’s home, where bottles are stored or laid down, some for many years, until they are considered ready to be consumed. This is often determined by consultation of wine guides that list vintages of the world’s best wines and when they should be hitting their peaks. Some very old restaurants and estates have traditional caves, sometimes actually carved out of the stone and earth beneath the building, though today’s temperature-controlled state-of-the-art caves make them more accessible and not uncommon

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in high-rise apartments or even on larger sailboats or cabin cruisers. Caves other meaning really makes wine-lover’s pulses quicken, for it conjures images of underground warrens of connected rooms at wineries around the world, where their libraries (bottles of vintages usually going back to whenever – and sometime before – the winery was founded) are housed. Especially in France, Italy, Spain and Germany, where most of the world’s oldest wineries are found, remarkable caves snake underneath towns and cities where the wineries’ headquarters might have been or are beneath or nearby to the wineries themselves. Almost all of them were created, not by streams and limestone (though both are found in the composition of the terrior of many wine regions), but by the hard labor of digging with picks and shovels and, by the mid-19th century, with dynamite. As wine family fortunes rose and fell through the decades, many of these amazing caves have fallen into disrepair or totally collapsed. In Spain’s famed Rioja wine region, the legendary Conde de los Andes wine caves (“calados de los gallegos” in Spanish) is a perfect example. Dating back to the 15th century, it was built into the foothills of the Sierra de la Demanda mountain range near the small town of Ollauri. This impressive engineering feat by Galician quarrymen is considered

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Three generations of the Murua family gather for a traditional Riojan meal:  father, Julian Murua, son, Javier Murua and grandfather Sixto Gangutia.

both an early example of geological knowledge and a masterpiece of traditional architecture. During the 20th century, these caves, holding upward of 300,000 bottles dating back to 1892, were a showpiece of the region with visits from wine connoisseurs and celebrities such as Ernest Hemmingway. But, by the turn of the 21st century, the ravages of time and neglect were apparent, and heartbreaking for Javier Murua to see. With his family, Javier own Bodegas Muriel, Vina Eguia and other well-known wineries in Rioja. As it has become their mission to preserve the region’s rich wine history, the Murua family bought Conde de los Andes in 2014 and recently completed an ambitious two-year restoration project. Part of the project, cataloging and tasting through the historical vintages in the cave, would be the dream job of

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oenophiles the world over. The closest they will be able to get to this is to secure a bottle of the limited number that the Murua family is releasing from the cave to celebrate its reopening. Less scarce, and easier to fin , is a red Tempranillo wine under the Conde de los Andes label…the first release with this winery’s name in many, many years. Pairing the wine’s complex fruit fl vors with some slices of oven-roasted roast beef and Arroz de Verduras (a paella-style rice/vegetable mixture that can be served as a side dish or on its own) is a great way to help Javier and his family celebrate the rebirth of a remarkable Spanish cave, whether you enjoy exploring caves or sipping what comes out of them. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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TIMELESSLY TRANSITIONAL Layer and scale drive the design decisions in this elegant, comfortable condo.

A faceted mirror from Brody’s and two sparking glass obelisks shine above a simple wood chest with clean, contemporary lines. “The entry gives you an idea of what you’re in for,” says Colleen Ertl, Vice President of Design at Diane Breckenridge Interiors. She’s referring to a transitional interior distinguished by its elegance, simplicity and brazen nod to the past, too. “We had a very, very traditional home prior to purchasing our condo,” explains the homeowner. When she and her husband downsized to a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom space, they were looking for something fresh, clean and comfortable — a whole new look, essentially, that Ertl delivered with a scheme built on two enduring design principles: layer and scale. Take the living room, where Ertl established depth by rolling charcoal carpet over hardwood. “Lighter furniture sits on that,” she says, pointing to a solid Pearson chenille sofa, chairs with patterns of varying sizes and shapes and a modern leather recliner — because, Ertl says, “Everyone needs a recliner.” Dark throw pillows supply the next layer; petite additions, though, are overlain by sprawling built-ins that add personality while allowing the homeowners to showcase their accessories. Bookcases are tricky business. “With a large wall of shelving, it’s best to use a few big pieces, and break them up with books,” Ertl says, advising homeowners to resist the urge to shove everything on their shelves. “Design,” Ertl reiterates, “is all about finding the right scale.”

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In the dining room, proportionality meant swallowing up a large, blank wall with a massive piece of contemporary art from a local gallery. That, in turn, called for subtle furniture: a straightforward wood table and sand-colored velvet chairs upholstered in a six-sided geo fabric with topstitching. Those chairs continue the whole-house palette, a gray motif perpetuated by Benjamin Moore Indian River walls; nickel finish fi tures – a chandelier plus pendants in the kitchen and sconces in the master bathroom – complement a warm, livable hue. Transitional deviates from traditional, true, but the genre can still feel timeless. The master bathroom – a total renovation – is utterly classic, with Carrera tile bridging the gap between periods. In the adjacent bedroom you’ll notice a stunning secretary from the owners’ previous home. The couple found the desk in New York on a vacation with their daughter, and wouldn’t dream of discarding it. The armless chair, too, was a keeper. “And, we repurposed the headboard,” adds Ertl, explaining, “It’s fine to bring pieces with you that are sentimental, even when they don’t scream contemporary. I think it’s a shame to give up some of your history for a new design look.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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FIT FOR A KING Inspired by luxury, neo-classical Parisian hotels, this master suite was transformed into a space suited for Louis XV.

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If your aesthetic favors gleaming gold fili ree, intricate tapestries, richer-than-rich textiles, and how-did-anyone-even-think-of-this attention to detail, you might lose your head over Marc and Cindy Moon’s recent bedroom renovation: a perfectly executed study in Louis XV. After years of gathering inspiration from stays at luxurious, neo-classical Parisian hotels, the couple enlisted their longtime interior decorator, Tom Manche, to turn their drab bedroom into a master suited for the King himself. And it all began with a desk. “We found this desk and thought this is just what we’re looking for,” Cindy explains. For years, the couple had talked about and considered making the change, but the time was never quite right. “But when we found that desk,” at The Refined Room, “a few months later all of these pieces started popping up at this antique shop,” she says excitedly. They discovered matching marble-topped, solid-wood side tables in two unrelated booths at Warson

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Woods Antique Mall. “Then we found this incredible chest,” her favorite piece in the room. “And I said ‘Cindy…’” Tom recalls, “I know you don’t want to start this yet. But you don’t find this all the time.” Six weeks and a rainbow’s variety of fabric later, the years of dreaming became unbelievably real. With help from DeirDre Rohr of Crazy Walls — who hand-mixed and painted the teal interior finished with a wash of textured bronze — and his mysterious textile genius, known only as “Ruth,” who sewed, built, and pressed every fabric in the room, Tom transformed the space. “My work as a whole is very detailed,” he explains. “I think a room is defined by the detail, and everything I chose had to be just right,” from the garden statue in the entryway to the polished gold frontispiece of the bed canopy. “Many times, people will walk into a room and say ‘I

love this, but I’m not quite sure why.’ For me, I want it to be the paint, the fabric, the small pieces on the bookshelf… the more detail, the more exciting.” And as only a professional can, Tom tied the new, fresh details in with the tchotchkes Cindy and Marc already had. “He’s adaptable,” Marc says. “And he’s easy,” Cindy adds, “I just tell him what we want and he already knows exactly what we like… he never says no, but he’ll be very honest if he doesn’t think something is going to work.” Louis XV isn’t what works for everyone, as Tom will readily admit, “But I’m detail-oriented” he says, describing himself in one word. “You hire the best doctor, you hire the best lawyer; you hire the best designer. You hire me for my knowledge and professionalism, and that comes through in the detail.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM OCOTBER 2016

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Brennan’s, St. Louis, MO PHOTOGRAPHY BY RJ HARTBECK

Brennan’s Wine and Tobacco interior is an eclectic curation of premium leisure experience. Modern design classics are juxtaposed with raw materials, fashion and iconic objects of contemporary culture.  Natural surfaces and raw materials reminiscent of a Havana cigar lounge are paired with techni-color Warhol-esqe imagery seamlessly flowing through a turn-of-the-century Central West End building.  Signature monolithic pieces were commissioned by owner Kevin Brennan from Martin Goebel, Goebel & Co. Furniture, in order to fully elevate the unique experience.  The street seating is adorned with timber framed White oak tables. A single-plank Mexican Mahogany community table anchors the second-floor bar. Pedestal stools with hand-carved seats reminiscent of antique tractor seats encircle the mahogany slab. Co-working and private event space next door dubbed “The B-Hive” is furnished with nearly 30 of Goebel’s signature pieces as well as a custom bar top with wood sourced from local tornado-downed trees. 

The Forum, Lawrence, KS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES EWING/OTTO

The Forum was conceived in 2004 by John Gaunt, Dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning from 1995 to 2015. The addition to Marvin Hall would be the first since the building was built in 1907. Built to address the school’s need for a central commons space and auditorium within its own building, The Forum was completed in 2014, only one year after construction began. The university made a rare and unprecedented decision to grant permission to the students working for the Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 Design/Build program under the direction of J.L. Constant

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Distinguished Professor of Architecture Dan Rockhill to construct the Forum. An outdoor workshop was demolished to make room for the new structure, but an existing shed housing the electrical services for Marvin Hall had to remain in operation so the addition was carefully built above the mechanics. A new glass-enclosed 121-seat auditorium, separate breakout jury space for student reviews and presentations and a commons area make up the new Forum building. Sustainable features include solar panels, rain harvesting and a living wall.

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The Siam Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SIAM HOTEL

When their family property situated on prime riverfront land in the heart of Bangkok’s royal Dusit district became vacant in 2005, the Sukusol family was left to consider the future of their plot. In the family since 1973, the family matriarch asked her son Krissada for advice on what to do. Krissada conceived the idea for a luxury hotel to house his substantial collection of antiques. Working with globally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, Bensley Design Studio, the pair designed the 39-room hotel with art in mind.

A muted color scheme of black, white, gray, cream and neutrals is combined with natural textures such as wood, weave, leather and stone. The overall setting refle ts the period of Bangkok’s greatest grandeur under King Rama V with Art Deco accents. The neighborhood in which the hotel is built is surrounded by heritage buildings more than 100 years old, so the design duo also made sure the hotel design would fit in rather than stand out

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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. Whoever said “ a white sofa is boring” never imagined adding pillows from Anna French’s Meridian Collection. Sophistication at its finest! 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

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IS IT A CLASSIC OR IS IT A CRAZE? For our October design issue, we asked local design professionals their opinion on velvet furniture. Are homeowners pining for the glam look of VELVET in furnishings and soft goods? BY MELISSA MAUZY

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“In my opinion, velvet furniture is a classic because it is always a statement piece in a room. Velvet can be used on a very contemporary sofa, clean lined and simple, or on a very traditional chair with trimming. It is the balance of textures in a space that make it most interesting.” Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors. “Velvet is a classic, not a craze. Velvet is the fabric of choice by Royalty in most kingdoms for centuries! Velvet is also a workhorse when thinking of durability. It wears like iron.” Joyce Cockrell, Joyce Cockrell Designs LLC. “Although there has recently been a resurgence of velvet furniture, the fabric has been fashionable for home decor since Victorian times. It is a classic. Velvet is versatile; you can change its impact on a room by switching up accessories and rugs, yet its depth and richness remain constant despite other design changes. Applying it to a modern piece of furniture as opposed to a traditional sofa can dramatically change the image of velvet.  I think it's one of the most adaptable fabrics ever made.” Joni Spear, Joni Spear Interior Design. “There is no reason velvet furniture has to look opulent and dated. Consider cotton velvet in a muted shade on an updated clean-lined sofa or sectional. Perennials, a trade fabric line, has a wonderful 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic that looks like crushed cotton velvet in a rainbow of colors. It is so soft and comfortable to sit on and will hold up to kids and pets!” Lynn Eastin, Lynn Eastin Interiors. “What could be more luxurious than a beautiful velvet sofa? Velvet upholstery has been a staple in European and American design for over 200 years establishing itself as a timeless covering. Used on a modern sofa in a trendy saturated color or on a classic tufted Chesterfield sofa, velvet has made its place as a timeless classic.” Krista Howard, KH Interiors, LLC.

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“Velvet is defini ely a classic, its history dating back thousands of years throughout many cultures. This rich material is often seen as a symbol of wealth, power or royalty. In today’s design world, this elegant fabric has had a major comeback moment and can be seen dressing furniture, windows and even walls. Solid, neutral velvets are magnificent and timeless, while brightly colored and patterned velvets can add show-stopping style to any space. Absolutely a classic!” Lindsey Jungk, Savvy Surrounding Style. “Classic for sure! Developed centuries ago for aristocrats, velvet does indeed have a luxurious hand! In addition to use in glamorous rooms, you will find this fab ic completely comfortable in vintage and contemporary settings on upholstery, wallcoverings and window treatments too. ‘Velvet’ refers to the structure of the textile, in which both natural and/or synthetic fibers are used. It's amazing how adaptable velvet can be - in child-friendly areas as well as elegant spaces!” Joyce Mathis, MJM Design Company. “Classic! I remember my grandmother's mustard-hued tufted velvet sofa from the seventies and it was beautiful! While the popularity of velvet will undoubtedly rise and fall, I believe it is a material that will always have a presence. The versatility of velvet is just one selling point: One can use a silk velvet for a more formal and delicate application, or select a highly durable (i.e.: kid-, dog-, and eat-dinner-on-the-sofa proof!) version for a high-use item such as a headboard or living room sofa.  The only problem with velvet today stems from the hundreds of color options available: It's hard to chose just one!” Emily Koch, JCR Design Group.

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