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CELEBRATING THE SEASON IN SOULARD

Simple holiday décor lets a historic Soulard home shine.

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A SLEIGHFUL OF SANTAS A wonderland at Christmastime, this fashionable Ladue residence refle ts its owners’ delight in the season.

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DESIGNING A VIEW

Blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors, Carol and Steve Higgins create a stunning garden with significantly different views.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

The ornaments simulate the browns and golds of the room’s color scheme, and the tree topper is a stylish spray of gold fronds.

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All of us at St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles wishing you good tidings and holiday cheer. Penny, my favorite reindeer of all.

Interior designers and home-design magazines always stress the importance of layering the spaces in your home. Not only does layering give your home that extra little something that pulls it together, it also provides interest through the use of textures, shapes and contrast. Without the guidance of a design professional, layering can be challenging. However decorating your home for the holidays is THE perfect exercise in layering. Once the holiday boxes are brought out of hibernation, the fun begins. Our mind races...where to begin? What needs to stay in storage, and what new items could I possibly add to the mix? Many of us are layering and didn't even know it! Ever notice how bare your home feels after you take down the holiday decor? If you're not replacing at least some of the holiday pieces with non-holiday decor, the layering elements are gone. Some people collect Santas, while others collect trees, candleholders, plates and stars. The list is endless. I wouldn't say I'm a collector of reindeer, but I’d bet I have at least a dozen reindeer that populate our home during the holidays. Back in the day when fund raising and child raising were my sole occupations, I became an avid seamstress whipping out all kinds of items to be sold at a holiday bazaar. What started my modest reindeer love affair was a reindeer wall hanging that I labored to construct for the bazaar and then proceeded to stand in a line on opening day to purchase it! Now, glittery reindeer on my dining-room table posed as if they were foraging through snow-covered evergreens, two three-foot-tall reindeer that reside on each side of the fi eplace and few other reindeer in the foyer join the reindeer wall hanging. Did I mention I love bells, too? Bells are music to my ears. When our landlord recently installed church bells in a tower outside the magazine offi , I thought how did he know? I hope to see you at the SLHL Holiday Table Top Tour on Saturday, November 7. You don’t want to miss the chance to get decorating tips and tricks from the best while picking up a new item or two to add to your collection.

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17th C. French upholstered wing chair, available at Restoration Hardware.

Accentuate Elevate the style and seating availability in a room with an accent chair. Meant to complement the existing furnishings, accent chairs come in a variety of designs. BY MELISSA MAUZY

Phidias chair, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.

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Becket chair, available at Dau Neu.

Singular armchair in terracotta, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.

Grace chair, available at Ethan Allen.

Athens lounge chair, by Baker, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

Windsor chair, available at Thomasville.

Larkin chair, available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

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F144 chair, by Swaim, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

Anja chair, available at Thomasville.

Corrine chair, available at Ethan Allen.

Hide nor hair accent chair, available at Wilson Lighting.

Fretback dining chair, available at Imogene’s.

Spool chair with a fabric/leather combination and decorative hand-finish, available at Expressions.

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Both functional and decorative, floor lamps illuminate a space while finishing the look of a room. Tall and narrow, they can be tucked behind a sofa or hidden in a corner. BY MELISSA MAUZY

Above: Parsons bone tile floor lam , available at West Elm. Tripod floor lam , by E. F. Chapman for Visual Comfort & Co., available at KDR Designer Showrooms.Â

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Chandelier floor lamp, available at Wilson Lighting. Counter weight floor lamp, available at Holt Lighting Depot.

Mina floor lamp, available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Hand-forged floor lamp, by Hubbardton Forge, available at Metro Lighting.

Savoy floor lamp, available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Chandler floor lamp, available at Ethan Allen.

Lulu floor lamp, by Niermann Weeks, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

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Local design professionals offer tips on creating fabulous holiday tablescapes from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.

November 7, 2015 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

❉ Enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages at each shop ❉ Purchase 10 raffle tickets for only $10! ❉ 100% of proceeds to benefit Whole Kids Outreach ❉ Informational presentations on the hour, every hour

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Include: East of 270: Savvy Surrounding Style, 9753 Clayton Rd. ~ Incorporating worldly travels into your holiday décor.

The Great Cover-Up, 9708 Clayton Rd. ~ Formal, but fun, holiday tables!

The Jeweled Cottage, 421 Sappington Rd.

Ribbons, strings and holiday accessories!

Marketplace at The Abbey, 10090 Manchester Rd. (East of 270) Fabulous florals can take your table to the next level.

~ Taking your table from fall to winter.

The White Rabbit, 9030 Manchester Rd.

~ Making holiday traditions with vintage-inspired table top decor.

B. Davis, 10502 Manchester Rd. ~ Make entertaining fun…the B. Davis way!

West of 270: The Porch by Nettie White, 16957 Manchester Rd. ~ Turkey Traditions, Rustic Lodge, and Hark the Harold Angels.

The Gifted Gardner, 8935 Manchester Rd. (East of 270) “Ho-Down,” a Party to welcome the Man in Red!

Imogene’s, 16962 Manchester Rd. ~ Home for the holidays: from vintage to modern.

House in Style, 108 Holloway Rd. ~ Score big with the Ultimate Tailgate.

Three French Hens, 16935 Manchester Rd.

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Hand-Decorated Dinnerware Sasha Nicholas designs dinnerware that can turn a classic white-porcelain plate into a statement-making centerpiece.

BY SHANNON CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

Offering the finest European gold-rimmed porcelain, custom or in-house designed hand lettering and a fresh take on sustainable commodities, Sasha Nicholas isn’t your grandmama’s china shop. Surprisingly, Sasha Nicholas isn’t just your straight-out-of-college-firs apartment or newlyweds-only china shop, either. It seems, however, owner and lead designer Cynthia Nouri, who launched the highly successful dinnerware line this past January, is comfortable serving up surprises. “I was a practicing dentist for 27 years,” Cynthia explains on a rainy afternoon sitting in the Sasha Nicholas showroom. A dining room table – hosting six complete, beautifully styled place settings – is scattered with pencils and sketches of in-progress font work. For a show space designed to look and feel like home, Cynthia’s scattered “homework” sets a scene familiar enough to be any home in America.

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“This is the thing I always wanted to do,” she says. Her enthusiasm is charming and contagious. “It’s interesting because so much of what I loved about dentistry is what I love about this. I’m working with my hands, I’m solving problems, I’m designing – because when you’re a dentist, every time you sit down to fix a tooth you’re making something. And a lot of time you’re working with porcelain and gold, which is exactly what I’m working with now. It’s crazy.” Cynthia fell in love with dinnerware while studying at Oxford University in England. Her fascination with surface design, typography and hand lettering, paired with her lifelong passion to create functional products, inspired her to source, design and hand-paint platters and champagne buckets; she made her first sales in Texas in 2012. Today, Cynthia’s Sasha Nicholas line offers an heirloom piece for every course: casual, formal and everything in between. “I love to make things that are useful and

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that elevate the ‘every day’ to a higher level. I had looked at different materials, but through my knowledge of dental materials I found out that porcelain and bone china are the strongest materials made for dinnerware. I wanted the best, and the best is porcelain,” she says. Cynthia sources all of her porcelain and gold from Europe, but every design begins and ends onsite. “I’m not one of those people who’s a ‘monogram-monogram, everything has to be monogrammed’ type of person, but I do love the beauty of font work and the beauty of monograms,” Cynthia explains. “And there are so many different styles out there; the opportunities are endless!” The custom, semi-custom and in-house monogram design options make endless opportunities all the more accessible. Any customer, any price point and any idea is open for exploration. And their newest service, copying a handwritten note onto the back of a customized

piece, turns a classic white-porcelain plate into a statement-making centerpiece. It is Cynthia’s design concepts – her radical interpretations of time-honored, traditional pieces – that ultimately embody what Sasha Nicholas brings to the table: one-of-a-kind, functional, beautiful dinnerware made for life outside the china cabinet. “I think that high-quality dinnerware is a great way for anyone to express themselves and their style,” Cynthia says. “Why buy something anyone can buy at a department store, that will last for only a few years, when you could have as much style in your dishes as you do your food and have it last a lifetime? ” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more photos and resources.

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Patti Porter designs custom floral arrangements that refle t your personality and style for any space in your home. With the holidays around the corner, floral arrangements add an extra touch of something special for your holiday guests. SLHL: What spaces in a home work best for an arrangement? Patti: Start with the front door and foyer table, and then move to the dining-room table, mantel and kitchen table. A small piece in a powder room is nice, but it could also be a single stem in a small mercury glass container on the nightstand. SLHL: What information does a homeowner need to provide you for a flo al arrangement? Patti: A good description of the space where you want it to be — the depth of a mantel, the size of the table and the distance between the tabletop and the chandelier, etc. Then, consider the height you want the arrangement. A picture of the space on your phone is always a good idea, too. SLHL: Do I need to bring my own container? Patti: You can certainly bring your own container if it works well in the space. I love to re-work and re-use stems and freshen up an arrangement. When you buy good stems, they can last for years. You can also choose from the many containers I have in the shop if you want something fresh and new. SLHL: When choosing a container, how do you determine the size? Patti: It depends on the space you want to put the arrangement in. For a rectangular table, for example, you need to have an oval or rectangular container - something that makes a statement. The mistake people make is they go too small, and the arrangement looks like something for a coffee table instead.

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PATTI PORTER, OWNER OF PATTIPORTER DESIGNS AND CO-OWNER OF THE RUSTED CHANDELIER, EXPLAINS THE ART OF A CUSTOM FLORAL ARRANGEMENT.

SLHL: What makes the biggest impact? Patti: I find that if you use less variety, say lush pines and magnolia leaves with just a touch of colorful berries and fabulous ribbon, it makes an elegant look.

SLHL: I loved an arrangement I saw at a friend's home. Can you copy that arrangement for my own home? Patti: I can't make a copy of the custom arrangement because I want it to be special for SLHL: When hosting or entertaining for the that customer. However, we can certainly come holidays, what is the best idea for a dining-table up with your own special look by changing a few items to make it yours. display? Patti: First, it's important to make it low so folks See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. can see one another and aren't trying to talk around the arrangement. Second, I encourage you to use a container that can be used throughout the year and add arrangements that can be changed throughout the year. Adding ribbons for the holiday is essential. 

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John Perkins’ path to becoming a chef and restaurateur was as winding as it was unconventional. “I was late to the game,” taking his first restaurant job at age 30, says Perkins, chef-owner of Juniper in the Central West End. He also considered a number of other careers, including photography, writing and graphic design, and he earned a master’s degree in divinity. That first restaurant job was Harvest, the fin -dining restaurant owned by Steve Gontram. “I was there maybe fi e days,” Perkins says, before he was fi ed over a misunderstanding about a day off. “I didn’t work in another restaurant for fi e years after that.” He later spent short stints working for Jim Fiala at Acero and Gerard Craft at Niche.“I was just a sponge. I asked a lot of questions,” Perkins says. He put his experience to the test in 2008, when he began staging monthly underground dinners. Guests requested reservations online without knowing the menu or the venue until the day of the event. Originally, even Perkins’ name was a mystery – he called himself the Clandestine Chef.

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As his success grew, Perkins unmasked himself and opened an event space. In 2013, he decided to use the space for a series of short-term restaurants, each with a distinct name and menu. Barely six months later, he opened Juniper, featuring the Southern cuisine that was a hit at his first temporary restaurant, called “A Good Man is Hard to Find” in a nod to the short story by Flannery O’Connor. He describes the fare at Juniper as modern Southern food. “Lots is recognizable,” he says, “and lots comes out of left fiel .” The latter category includes his chicken and dumplings, roulade of chicken served with gnocchi, sweet potato puree and smoked chicken consommé. The former encompasses both types of biscuits included in the bread basket – feather-light angel biscuits, made with yeast and allowed to rise twice, and buttermilk biscuits, heartier but still tender and delicious. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for more information.

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FRIED CHICKEN. Perkins’ fried chicken has a Thai twist – he brines the bird for two days in a savory blend that includes lemongrass, ginger, citrus zest and palm sugar. “The crust is light, and the best word I could use to describe it is crackly,” he says. “From the beginning, it was the most popular dish we served. People love it.” While fried chicken is always on the menu, it’s all-you-can eat and family style on Mondays, with seasonal sides like macaroni and cheese and tomato-cucumber salad. BREAD BASKET. Saving room for the rest of your dinner is no easy task when you order Juniper’s bread basket, which includes cheese sticks, angel biscuits, cornbread, buttermilk biscuits and Sally Lunn bread. Perkins will demonstrate one or two recipes. SHRIMP AND GRITS. Shrimp stock, house-made bacon and andouille sausage and classic Cajun fl vors blend in the sauce that is ladled along with shrimp over yellow grits. “It’s a little spicy; it’s really savory,” Perkins says. “That’s one of those dishes that will probably never go off the men . STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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Favoring traditional decor on the main floo , the couple trims their real tree with classic red and silver ornaments.

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eal Thompson and John Wallace love to entertain during the holidays. Each year, the couple hosts a party for more than 100 family and friends. Taking in the festive décor that cheerfully fills their three-story Soulard home, firs -time guests would never guess that Neal and John tore the place down to the studs and have spent more than 24 years renovating the home from the ground up. Built around 1870 by St. Louis architect Nathan D. Allen for stone-quarry owner Henry Brunelle, the home was originally three lots with the home built on an upper corner. The property served as a boarding house from 1910 until the late 1960s when it was damaged by a fi e. It was purchased in 1978 for $1,500. A good price considering Henry Brunelle paid $4,000 for it to be built! Neal and John added their name to the list of owners when they purchased the home in 1994. “It had such good bones,” Neal recalls about what drew them to the property. At the time they moved in, only the first two floors were livable. Neal and John assessed all that needed to be done and started getting their hands dirty. They began with the kitchen and firs -floor bathroom and then moved to the mother-in-law suite bath on the second floo . Taking things slower than others might, the couple wanted to ensure they were doing things right. “We learned quickly what we thought we needed to do was

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not right,” John says. “There were lots of surprises along the way as we opened up walls and began really getting into things.” With the goal of retaining the character of the original home but bringing it up to modern living, Neal and John transformed the home from its previous 1970s Spanish motif to a comfortable, contemporary mix of old and new, a theme in which they carry over into their holiday décor. Unique to the area, the grand entrance boasts an expansive 24-foot ceiling. While the couple loved the natural light the extra height brought in, the windows were awkwardly broken into four separate panels. To draw the eye up and play up the height, Neal made two floo -to-ceiling curtains to make the wall appear to be two long windows. The same effect is achieved with the fi eplace where brick extends to the ceiling and is framed by white molding to set it off. Holiday décor in the main living space is kept simple yet elegant. A real tree is trimmed with traditional décor such as shimmering gold ribbon, faux floral leaves and classic red and silver ornaments. On the coffee table, an ornament arrangement plays off the tree. “On the main floo , we like more traditional holiday décor,” Neal explains. Included in the main living area, the dining room continues the subtle approach to the seasonal décor. The table is exquisitely set for two with fine china topped with a single red star, which is a nod to the Soulard

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star found on the exterior of all the buildings in the area. On the piano, botanical balls set in clear glass vases are positioned next to shimmering trees. The display brings a modern approach to the otherwise traditional décor, which is a prime example of how the homeowners mix old with new. Other juxtapositions of styles in the main living space include the old: antique prints of family and St. Louis, the dining room hutch and china which belonged to Neal’s grandmother, hurricane lamps from both of the men’s families and an antique crystal chandelier all which honor the age of the house paired with the new: modern cable lighting that virtually disappears and contemporary furnishings. By mixing the two styles, the couple respects the history of the home while keeping the space liveable. “We always want to make sure our home is comfortable for people visiting,” John says. “We want people to sit and not be afraid they will ruin something.” A fun contrast to the traditional décor on the first floo , the second-level loft, which overlooks the main-floor living room, is modern and playful. A white tree is swagged in sparkling blue ribbon and dotted with blue,

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silver and white ornaments. The colorful tree brings a whimsical feeling to the space. Neal and John transformed the third floor into their own private, master retreat. With no running water and horse hair-and-lath plaster walls, the space was quite the challenge. Previously three rooms, the couple turned the space into a master bedroom, walk-in closet and bath. Using experience in the travel industry, the inspiration behind the design of the master suite is modeled after a luxury hotel suite. Soft-gray tones, plush fabrics and prints of iconic architectural buildings combine for a contemporary calm space. Understated holiday decorations add just the right amount of jolly to the master suite. A metal train set filled with silver and green ornaments chugs across a console table, while in the sitting area a white tree decked in feathers, masks and glitz and glam pays homage to the holiday Soulard is best known for… Mardi Gras. An equally as daunting task as the master renovations, repair and restoration of the underground grotto one level below the basement proved to be a hefty undertaking. “The back wall of the

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Opposite page: Inspired by luxury hotel suites, the master bedroom incorporates soft touches of gray, plush fabrics and prints of iconic architectural buildings. Below: With a nod to Soulard, the master-bedroom tree is trimmed in black-and-white decor with feathers, ribbon and Mardi Gras masks.

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grotto had caved in and only part of the basement was accessible,” John explains. “We tuckpointed the brick, added electrical and stamp-dyed the concrete floo . We also had to add the staircase to access the grotto from the basement.” Used in the 1900s to store ice, today the grotto serves as a bonus entertainment space that is always a conversation starter. The intimate gathering place is a quaint spot for small dinner or cocktail parties. The architectural interest of the curved brick ceiling provides enough interest that holiday décor in the space didn’t need to be over the top. In the back left corner, a snowy setting with friendly-lighted penguins and trees represents the ice that used to be stored in the space. While Neal and John take ownership of most of the renovation and design decisions, they called in reinforcements to help take their holiday décor to the next level. Four of John’s aunts and one of his cousins came down over three separate weekends to plan and execute their vision. And what a spectacular job they did. Last year the couple's home was featured on the Soulard Parlour Tour, which Neal and John serve on the committee. Looking back over the past 20 years, Neal and John are proud of the time and attention to detail that went into transforming their home to its present day condition, but they don’t take all of the credit. “We have found good people to do the work, and we stick with them,” Neal says. “The consistency is key.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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The underground grotto was used to store ice. Neal and John use the space for entertaining. The beautiful, curved brick ceiling and concrete floors are enhanced by the black-and-white tabletop decor.

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A WONDERLAND AT CHRISTMASTIME, THIS FASHIONABLE LADUE RESIDENCE REFLECTS ITS OWNERS’ DELIGHT IN THE SEASON. BY BARB WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

Opposite page: Complementing the music room’s gold-and-brown décor, the tree shimmers with an eye-catching variety of ornaments, tassels, leaves, fronds and lacy ribbon. Above: In the music room, a Yamaha piano renders Christmas carols, and a dramatically framed mirror refle ts the tree and a violin-playing Santa.

Jim and Ashley Souers collect Santas. Not the traditional variety immortalized by Clement Clarke Moore. Instead, one-of-a-kind figu es of all sizes, each hand-crafted and uniquely portrayed by artisans the couple has discovered during their extensive travels. For this engaging duo, the winter holidays are a highpoint of the year, and decorating their magnificent residence in Ladue for the season is an art form that takes weeks of preparation. “We wanted the décor to be tastefully festive,” Ashley explains. “It’s designed to accent, rather than intrude on, the beauty of the house.” That same attention to detail is evident throughout the 12,000-square-foot home, which is perfectly adapted to the couple’s sophisticated-yet-relaxed lifestyle, busy professional lives and jam-packed social calendar. Jim purchased the stately, 1940s-vintage Georgian in 1997, adding stone to the exterior and wing walls for a more Italianate look. The

interior renovation and design was undertaken in 2010 and overseen by Jane Ganz, ASID of Directions in Design. Except for the travertine floo ing in the foyer and hallways, all of the main-level floors were redone. The elaborate trim work was meticulously refinishe , and the all-white walls became a blank canvas for a fabulous array of trompe l’oeils by Claude Breckwoldt and faux finishes by Koch Bros. Decorating. Decked out for the holidays, each space emanates the spirit of the season without detracting from the elegant architectural features and furnishings. The mood is quickly established in the foyer, where fresh poinsettias and a richly robed Santa greet arriving guests, and a lighted garland festoons the banister of the grand staircase. In the adjacent music room, poinsettias accentuate the majestic marble fi eplace, which was imported from Italy. A Yamaha baby grand plays Christmas carols in STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Gleaming travertine marble blankets the foyer and hallway floor , and a lighted garland wreathes the bannister of the grand staircase. Right: Displayed in the hearth room, the “main” tree is decorated in classic holiday colors and guarded by one of the couple’s many Santas and a life-sized coyote.

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Opposite page: Complementing the music room’s gold-and-brown décor, the tree shimmers with an eye-catching variety of ornaments, tassels, leaves, fronds and lacy ribbon. Left: Fresh poinsettias highlight the majestic fi eplace in the gentlemen’s room, and the deer head above the mantel sports a jaunty red scarf.

one corner, calling attention to two open arches, fitted with ornate, wrought-iron and gold-leaf gates that were designed by the owners and hand-made. A musical Santa, playing a violin, provides the “accompaniment.” Three towering Christmas trees are situated in the home’s primary entertainment spaces, each decorated to emphasize the room’s appointments. Ashley’s creative flair is evident in the selection of ornaments, most of which she personally chose from Three French Hens. Describing the music-room tree, Ashley says, “I was going for ‘jazzy’ here.” Draping the base is a pastel-blue velvet tree skirt, trimmed with artificial gems. The ornaments simulate the browns and golds of the room’s color scheme, and the tree topper is a stylish spray of gold fronds. Designed by Ganz, the gentlemen’s room is unequivocally masculine, with Brazilian acacia floor , tobacco-toned leather chairs and a genuine bearskin rug. Architectural windows light the turret-style space, and the dramatic dome was embellished by Breckwoldt, who also added metallic accents to the imposing fireplace mantel. Illustrating the owners’ delightful sense of humor, the deer head above the fi eplace

sports a bright red scarf, and this room’s distinctive Santa, made by their favorite artisan in Colorado, is cloaked in animal hides. The adjacent barroom is similarly bold, with a hand-scraped hickory floo , cowhide rug and the original fi eplace, its mantel refinished by Breckwoldt and set against a wood-paneled wall. The showpiece, however, is the bar itself, topped with granite from Stone Fabricators and inset with carved panels depicting the fi e steps of winemaking. Equally intriguing are two massive chairs, ornately hand-carved circa 1860, prompting Jim to remark, “It’s extremely rare to find an identically matched set of these chairs.” For the barroom’s floc ed Christmas tree, Ashley chose a “masculine, woodsy” motif – a loose-woven burlap skirt and an assortment of ornaments that includes cardinals, pinecones, antlers, burlap-covered balls and a large multi-colored bow at the top. Another of the owners’ subtle touches of whimsy, perched on a wine barrel against one wall is a small, mistletoe-bedecked Santa riding a bear. The “main” tree is located in the hearth room, which is dominated STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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Left: Holiday arrangements of greens and berries accent the breakfast room’s hand-crafted buffet and Italian urn. Above: Characterized by a “masculine, woodsy” motif, the barroom showcases a burlap-trimmed tree and a Santa astride a bear flan ing the rare 1860s-vintage chair. Bottom right: The patio planting area is filled with seasonal greenery, birch logs and oversize ornaments.

by a spectacular fields one fi eplace that extends to the soffi of the octagonal ceiling vault. The floo ing in this space is particularly interesting and was hand-burned, scraped and beaten to give it a more historic appearance. Here, Ashley went for “elegance,” designing the tree with a classic silver/white/gold/red palette. Holly berries and pearl sprays are tucked among the branches; a faux-fur tree skirt surrounds the base; and silver ferns serve as the topper. Standing guard over the arrangement are a pixyish Santa and, yes, a life-sized coyote! The breakfast room is another example of the Souers’ desire for personalized living. Flooded with natural light, it’s a full-sized dining room, which they preferred to give a luxurious “morning feel.” The Global Granite floor is a masterpiece of limestone, granite and marble, with an inset mosaic border. The walls are delicately faux-finished and accented with wrought-iron sconces, and the buffet – hand-crafted by V3 Studios – is a tour de force in antique hickory, wrought iron and gold leaf. Readily visible from the home’s many rear windows, the outdoor living space is fully decorated for the season, as well. Defined by a huge brick-and-fields one fi eplace, the expansive patio is stone tiled and elevated above the pool area. An herb garden in warm weather, the patio’s brick-walled planting area is filled with a bed of pine boughs, birch logs and oversized ornaments and pinecones – a theme repeated by Rand Rosenthal Landscaping and Design in the urns, baskets suspended above the second-floor balcony rail, and around the fi eplace. With so much to see and enjoy, an invitation to join the holiday festivities chez Souers must be irresistible. And before the season is out, it’s likely another Santa will be added to their collection, too. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources and additional photos. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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There should be no mystery as to what inspires the stunning garden that surrounds Carol and Steve Higgins's Ladue home. The clues are everywhere. Travel down a long driveway and cross a small bridge. Arrive at gently curved brick walls flan ing a beckoning brick walk. Containers and garden beds filled with seasonal mums and the last of summer’s butterfly weed soften the wall and walk. They also hint that there is much more to come. Start down the walk to the contemporary, split-level home and hear the sound of bubbling water on your right. The murmur emanates from a small pond almost totally obscured by a variety of tassel-topped grasses and scarlet burning bush. The natural, woodsy setting opens to a lush green vista provided by over an acre of sloping lawn ending at a small creek. Topping the slope are the house and a three-tiered waterfall that seems to spill from the house itself. Japanese maples and dwarf conifers tie the rocks and glistening water to the landscape. Once inside the Higgins’s front door, the key to their landscape design is obvious. Just to the left is the dining room, lined with floo -to-ceiling windows that provide full view of that broad waterfall. Sit down at the table and be almost certain that if you moved your toes just slightly you could dip them in that cool, splashing water. The front waterfall, designed by Chris Graham of Conroy Lawn and Landscaping and one of the most recent additions to the Higgins’s garden, is something the couple treasures all year long. “When it is snowing in January, the view is just beautiful,” Carol notes. “The whole idea of the landscaping is to confuse what is inside and what is outside.” “The most important thing outdoors,” Steve adds, expanding the couple’s gardening philosophy, “is that there are places to sit, and each place has a significantly di erent view.” Some garden spots, such as the one on the north side of the house with multiple tables and chairs and a view of a grotto-like stone waterfall cut into a hillside, is meant as an area to visit with family and friends. Others places, such as a spot near the top of the waterfall by the front door, there is only a small bench for two. It is a destination meant for Steve and Carol when they pour a glass of wine in the late afternoon or early evening and “move from chair to chair” taking stock of what they have created and what needs to be done next. For Carol, who has a background in computer technology, and Steve, who is a lawyer, the garden is very much a joint project. Their love of gardening began with their first home in the Central West End and a 75x50-foot courtyard. The couple worked with landscape architect Matt Moynihan to “pack a lot into a little space.” The project was so successful the Higgins’s garden was featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. “Matt taught us so much,” Steve recalls. “We learned about plant selection, design and perspective.” After 25 years, the couple moved to a condo with a 20x12-foot garden plot. Within three years “we decided we weren’t going to make it” with only that small space in which to plant, Steve says with a laugh. While their new one-plus-acre landscape might seem STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM

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like a bit of over reaction, their actual planting area is limited by the fact that the huge, sloping lawn ending at Deer Creek is jointly owned with a next-door neighbor and restricted to its current use. When the couple moved in 12 years ago, they inherited established walkways but not much else. Euonymus dominated what few garden beds existed, and there were significant stands of bush honeysuckle. They also discovered that during rainy periods, water from nearby, uphill properties drained into their yard. Once they cleared the area and created a gravel-filled French drain along the back of the property, Steve and Carol began designing garden beds. They did research and made sure to plant only shrubs and trees that didn’t mind wet feet in

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the area of the French drain. Overall, they paid careful attention to not only how the beds would look from the walkways, but also how they would be viewed through the home’s numerous windows. Dwarf conifers for their year-round interest and Japanese maples for their multiple foliage colors and architectural beauty became favorite plants. So did hydrangeas, due to their impact-producing fl wers that change color as the seasons progress. Red twig dogwoods, with their vibrant color even in winter, are also high on their list. Favorite nurseries to search for impact-producing plants include Bowood Farms in the Central West End, owned by family friends the McPheeters, and SummerWinds in Ellisville, where nursery head Mike Curran makes a

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two-week trip to the Pacific No thwest every year to search for interesting trees and shrubs. Containers, 45 of them by current count, also play an important part in the couple’s landscaping. Carol turns the planting of them over to Steve, who she says, has a much better sense of color. To save labor and protect their backs, Steve and Carol work with inexpensive, lightweight plastic pots that can be inserted into large ceramic and stone containers in the garden. Each fall, the plastic pots go inside to over-winter in a moderately heated, multi-shelved garden shed and portable greenhouse next to the shed. Their current garden, Carol and Steve have discovered, offers

advantages their two previous gardens never could. Due to the nearby creek and groundcover, wildlife abounds. So far the couple has sighted foxes, coyotes, muskrats, groundhogs and a barred owl. Fortunately, they have viewed no garden-munching deer. Due to the constantly fl wing water and many bird feeders, the different species of birds are too numerous to count. Just by sitting in their glass-enclosed breakfast room, “our three grandchildren can recognize and name several different birds,” Carol says with just a hint of pride in her voice. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Cool Cacti BY MELISSA MAUZY

In the colder, winter months indoor cacti bring a fresh breath of air to your home. The spiny plants require little care making them ideal for a sunny window space. We asked local landscapers to share their favorite cacti.

OPUNTIA CACTUS “The Opuntia cactus grows inside as well as outside and will surprise you with flowers once per year!  Some varieties, like prickly pear, are edible.” David Sherwood, Sherwood’s Forest.

EASTER LILY CACTUS “For months of colorful blossoms try the Easter Lily cactus. Large pink flowers burst out from the white spine-jeweled ribs of this cylinder-shaped cactus. It brings year-round beauty for containers indoors and out.” Ann Lapides, Sugar Creek Gardens.

“I think the best way to feature cacti in the home is to display a couple different varieties together in individual containers. Most cacti have very static forms and playing with different shapes can create the illusion of movement within the arrangement. The use of separate containers (like an old coffee mug) provides another opportunity to add a dynamic colors and/or forms to complement the cacti.” Katy Molaskey, Green Guys.

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GOLDEN BARREL "​ The Christmas cactus is a beautiful succulent with green foliage and rosy red blooms. Known to live up to 100 years, the Christmas cactus is a great holiday gift that can be passed down from generation to generation. Plus, it is low maintenance and can double as holiday decor." Jim Oldani, SummerWinds Nursery.

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Creating beautiful rooms with cohesive styles is the key to making your home comfortable, fashionable and inviting.

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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.

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YOURS BY DESIGN CJ KNAPP- ASID 314-283-1760 cjknappinteriors@hotmail.com cjknappinteriors.com

Through every step of the process, we create interiors that are truly “Yours by Design”. We believe that your home should refle t your lifestyle. We create extraordinary original concepts for our clientele. By taking the time to get to know your likes and dislikes and by involving you in the design process, we are able to create comfortable, stylish interiors that refle t who you are. Whether you are downsizing, building from scratch, updating one room, or an entire home, let us help you reach your goals with less stress so you can enjoy the design experience. We have been creating beautiful rooms and outstanding commercial spaces for over 25 years and we would love to help you with yours!

B. DAVIS DESIGN Barb Davis of B. Davis Design has created quite the buzz in St. Louis. From her design consulting services to her cozy shop in Kirkwood, Barb is an invaluable resource for your design needs. Her impeccable taste is as authentic as her candor and down to earth style. Barb welcomes projects of all sizes with an expertise and enthusiasm that will have you coming back for more. Her store, B. Davis Design, is unlike any other and refle ts Barb's passion for creating a lifestyle. The moment you step inside you know you're somewhere special. Clients and customers feel happy and right at home as they explore an amazing selection of floral , interiors and gifts. Whether in need of a designer or looking for a fabulous fin , you can accomplish both with Barb Davis at B. Davis Design. (Located at the corner of Manchester and Bernice Avenue just east of Lindbergh.)

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THREE FRENCH HENS

Jeanie Hood, Owner, & J.R. Zachary, Lead Designer                                           16935 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040 www.threefrenchhensstl.com 636-458-8033

Opened in 2003, Three French Hens’ owner, Jeanie Hood, turned her dream to offer customers beautiful décor into a 10,000-sq.-ft. destination that delights customers everyday with one-of-a-kind furniture, inspired décor and custom designs that can’t be found anywhere in St. Louis. It’s the first place you should visit, and the last place you’ll go for all your home décor and designs. For the holidays, Three French Hens specializes in custom holiday design that turns any room or home into a festive wonderland. Whether you’re looking for furniture, room design, mantle décor, holiday tree design or unique holiday accessories, Three French Hens has everything to get your home ready for enjoying with family, guests and entertaining. Three French Hens will make you love your home at the holidays. Schedule an appointment with a designer today. “There’s a holiday 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.    STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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DIRECTIONS IN DESIGN, INC. 1849 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 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 40 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.

MARCIA MOORE DESIGN

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Marcia Moore Design is your destination for extraordinary home interiors. Author of some of St. Louis’ most interestingly designed spaces, Marcia Moore believes that the best interiors express personality, yet offer comfort and calm. Known for her perfected sense of color, eye for the unique, practical approach, and an ability to marry her design instincts with her clients’ tastes, Marcia creates inviting, delightful and livable spaces. Marcia is comfortable working in many different design styles, and brings her own fresh, unique and intuitive perspective into each job. Services include space planning, layout and design, furnishings, renovations, kitchen and bath remodeling, project management, additions, loft living, aging in place and upscale downsizing. Marcia recently received the Best of Houzz 2015 Award for Design and 3 ASID Design Excellence Awards. Her work is frequently featured in local home magazines. Marcia Moore Design is located in The Offic Suites at The Interior Design Center of St. Louis. This convenient access to many items that are frequently sourced for clients is one more edge in Marcia’s ability to create your extraordinary interior.

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530 Flanders Drive, St. Louis, MO 63122 314-965-1221 We are a full service, custom design company celebrating over 50 years in business. Our custom workrooms are amazing at producing trims, rugs, carpet, lighting, mirrors, fabric, furniture and upholstery. We are experienced in all areas of design including new construction, additions, kitchen and bath design and space planning. Our creative interpretation of the client's vision results in the happy fulfillment of another successful project!

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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!

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

Tom Manche Interiors is a full service design practice, which means that clients do not have to be in constant contact with the various contractors to complete their projects. Tom Manche has an entire group of sub-contractors he oversees to do whatever work is needed for your project. Whether your style is traditional, classic contemporary, or anything in between, Tom Manche will work with you to make your home exactly as you dreamed it could be!

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636-244-1623 SwatDesignTeam.com Like SWAT Design Team for Decorating Den on Facebook Heidi Sowatsky started her interior design business on the idea that interior design is a fun, collaborative process between her and her client. Having a background in finance has given her a great respect for her client’s budgets and she knows she is the link between them and amazing, affordable design. Heidi’s business is expanding and she is excited to be adding new decorators to her team! Everything about her business emphasizes teamwork; whether it’s adding new decorators to her team or her collaborative approach to design. Everything is fun, relaxed and seems to say, “Let’s Decorate!”

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SHOENBERG TEMPERATE HOUSE BY HOLLY BERTHOLD PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

A walk through the Shoenberg Temperate House is a lovely respite from the blustery St. Louis weather. Dedicated in March 1990, the building replaced the 1913 Mediterranean House on a site just north of the Climatron® geodesic dome conservatory. Boasting 8,900 square feet of space, it displays warm temperate-zone species requiring special protection from our St. Louis winters. The largest portion of the house features species from fi e widely separated regions of the world known for their “Mediterranean” climate, chiefly characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, moist winters. Features include a Moorish walled garden refle ting major elements in the history of formal design, important economic plants, such as olives,

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fig , carob, grapes and cork oak, a “Plants of the Bible” area and a large bog display of carnivorous plants from the southeastern U.S., including pitcher plants, flytraps, butterworts and sundews. An additional element of interest is an antique portico overlooking the Moorish garden, once the facade of St. Leo’s School in St. Louis. This portico was the work of the sons of George I. Barnett, a local 19th century architect who designed several historical buildings on the Garden's grounds. During this holiday season, why not plan a visit with out of town guests to visit this little slice of the Mediterranean? See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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FELIZ NAVIDAD... FROM MEXICO BY LORRAINE RAGUSEO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF QUINTESSENTIAL WINES

My mother always announced the officia start of the Christmas season while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. “Look,” she would shout with childlike glee, “there’s Santa...it’s officially C istmas-time!” Mom would have been right at home in Mexico, where the largely Catholic country starts celebrating the holidays in earnest with the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe (the Virgin Mary) on December 12 – and doesn’t stop until January 6, or the Feast of the Three Kings. One of the most interesting (and delicious) of the festivities is Posadas, which begins on December 16, and continues for the next nine days (until Christmas Eve). The traditional ritual of Posadas includes holding parties every night in a different home, with elaborate call-and-response singing between groups inside the home and those outside on patios, in gardens and even in the street in front of the home. Much of that has fallen away, with only the food-and-drink tradition remaining. The modern celebration of Posadas is more like a potluck dinner, where guests are assigned a dish to make. These tend to run to the

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typical Mexican winter foods like tamales, bunuelos (fried dough), atole (corn and masa-based beverage) and bean casseroles. It is from Posadas that the piñata, filled with small gifts, was born. The traditional piñata must be a circle with seven points attached to them, which represents the seven deadly sins. Hitting the piñata represents the fight of good versus evil, and breaking it is an allegory of the good winning and dropping all its gifts to the good-hearted people. In Mexico, it is Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day, that is considered the pinnacle of the holiday season. The most common way to celebrate this night is to gather with family and loved ones. Every family has their own food traditions, but they usually include tamales, chicken, spaghetti, pork legs or loin, beef loin, creamy soups, green and fruit salads, cooked leafy green vegetables and desserts that run the gamut from the aforementioned bunuelos to sweet tamales, flan, fruit cakes and the more common chocolate cake with Christmas-themed icing. In Jalisco (just outside Guadalajara), considered “the land of tequila”

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The family gathers around the dining table. From left to right: Laura Villaseñor Camarena, José Luis Nuño Ayala, Laura Mendoza Villaseñor, Guillermo Mendoza Tarré, José Luis Nuño Castro and Guadalupe Ayala Martínez. Below: José Luis Nuño Ayala pours Espanta Suergras for the table.

where most of the country’s Agave is cultivated, the Mendoza Tarre family presides over a Christmas Eve feast that brings many family members together to enjoy the food, drink and good company. While many of the traditional foods are served, it is the desserts that stand out with this family, well known for making artisanal tequilas and tequila-based liqueurs. Guillermo Mendoza Tarre, whose grandfather Ramon immigrated to Mexico from Barcelona, Spain in the early 1900s, heads this multi-generational family. Ramon started making alcoholic beverages in his new home in Central Mexico, and today his grandson and great-grandchildren run the company he founded. From one of Ramon’s family recipes, adapted from the European-style liqueurs that Ramon enjoyed in his youth, comes a handmade herbal tequila liqueur called Espanta Suergras, literally translated the mother-in-law chasers and named after noise-makers commonly used during New Year’s Eve festivities in Mexico. It is this liqueur, enjoyably sweet with hints of mint, that is the key ingredient of the roasted apples (manzanas asada) that are among the Mendoza Tarre special holiday desserts. It is a simple recipe where fi m apples like granny smith, pink lady or gala are cored and peeled, with the Espanta Suergras poured into hole where the core once was. The apples are then sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, and baked for approximately 20 minutes. These roasted apples, Mexican rice pudding (arroz con leche) and other treats are made by Guillermo’s wife Laura Villasenor Camarena and her daughter Maria Laura Mendoza Villasenor, who also works with her father and brother in the family distilling business. On Christmas Eve, they all gather in the family’s antique-fille living room, with heirloom holiday decorations, like simple Nativity crèches with Hummel-like figu ines, and around the dining room table, where candles flic er in centerpieces festooned with pine branches, red and gold ribbons and Christmas balls. Holiday festivities continue through New Year’s Eve and into January, with parties almost every weekend until January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. Up until the 1970s, most Mexican children did not receive gifts at Christmas, but on Epiphany (also called the Feast of the Three Kings, who brought the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to the Baby Jesus). Today, most youngsters like Laura’s young son Jose Luis receive presents on both Christmas and on Epiphany, when both the adults and children enjoy the famous “Rosca de Reyes” or King’s Cake, which is baked with a small Baby Jesus figu e inside. Tradition holds that whoever is served the piece of cake with the Baby Jesus figu e has to buy the tamales for everyone the next day. In the Mendoza Tarre family, they then toast the lucky winner with a glass of Espanta Suergras! See www.stlouishomesmag.com for recipes. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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A Holiday in History When local garden clubs come together to adorn the historic Tower Grove Home with handmade holiday decorations, the resulting Victorian motif is so stunning and inviting it’ll have even the most zealous modernists rethinking their seasonal décor.

BY JAMIE SIEBRASE PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

ENGLISHMAN HENRY SHAW came to St. Louis in 1819 when he was 19 years old and sold hardware along the riverfront before moving into property management and lending, too. “He made a massive amount of money,” says Missouri Botanical Garden Historical Interpretation Specialist Tyler Nowell. Shaw used some of it to travel — mostly through Europe, where the Kew gardens in London inspired him to grow something similarly striking back home. Shaw already owned a chunk of farmland on what was once St. Louis’s countryside, and shortly after building his Tower Grove house in 1849 – a personal reprise from hurried, downtown living – Shaw developed the surrounding Missouri Botanical Garden. “We’ve been open since 1859,” Nowell says. “And,” he adds, “the property was always open to the public and intended for people to enjoy.” When

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Shaw passed away in 1889, his will stipulated that the garden director should live on Garden grounds. Shaw’s house, then, became the director’s residence, and William Trelease lived there with his family for about two decades. “During that time, the house saw some pretty big changes,” Nowell says. An east wing erected as servants’ quarters was torn down and reconstructed to bring in water and gas; developers also added square footage to accommodate Trelease’s family. Near the end of Trelease’s tenure, a new director’s residence was built, and the Tower Grove Home was briefly used for educational classes before being converted into administrative office in the 1930s. “Finally,” says Nowell, “in the 1950s the idea came to restore the home, and reopen it as a historic house.” Today, the Tower Grove House has found new life as a public museum, and the space –included with

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the cost of admission – is open to visitors April through December, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The holidays are certainly the home’s most bustling time; guests come in flocks to ogle traditional furnishings and décor, November 18 through January 3, after local garden clubs have divvied up the rooms and adorned them with their own interpretations of an annual theme honoring the house’s Victorian roots. “This year’s theme is Victorian homemade Christmas,” says Nowell. He’s always excited to see what the garden clubs come up with. This year, he says, “Many are using high-quality faux plants and food from local garden shops.” (Real plants and food are off limits.) The decorators are encouraged to draw from the Garden’s extensive collection of Henry Shaw furnishings, too. “About 80 percent of what is on view

in the house are Shaw pieces; the rest would be period appropriate objects that have been donated to the Garden over the years,” says Nowell, citing everything from antique furniture to authentic plates, serving trays and silverware. In-house staff and volunteers - Nowell included - lend a hand, finishing the space with evergreen wreaths, and lighting up exterior trees for the third annual Garden Glow, which features more than a million lights amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MATHEIS

Just Be Claus! JOLLY OLD ST. NICK IS THE STAR IN JIM HEETER’S CWE PARLOR ROOM. Sliding open the original pocket doors leading into the parlor of his 1894 Central West End home, Jim Heeter, owner of the Gifted Gardener, unveils his spectacular homage to the man in the red suit, Santa Claus. Heeter’s love affair with St. Nick goes all the way back to his college days in Springfiel , MO, when he was called to fill in for Santa at Sears. What was supposed to be a one-night thing turned into a two-year gig, but it taught Heeter so much about the spirit of the holiday season, which he incorporates into his decorating. “I will never forget one little girl who came in with her grandmother,” he recalls. “She came up to get her picture taken, and when I asked what Santa could bring her, she handed me a note that said, ‘Just get my mommy well.’ Santa was speechless! I still have the note, and it showed me the power of Santa.” Scanning the room, there are sweet and sentimental traces of Santa everywhere. A nine-foot tree resides in an old garden planter box that Heeter painted with three coats of glossy red paint that complements his impressive collection of ornaments glimmering in classic red, white and silver. Three plush Santa figu ines wired together hold court at the top of the tree. “Some of the pieces are family heirlooms, but the majority are items I’ve collected over the past 22 years when I go on buying trips for my store,” Heeter explains of his décor. “Remember, a tree decked out with your favorite things is sure to shine.” Other favorite items in the space include his great aunt’s silk striped settee adorned with clever-worded pillows, a bronze bust of Santa checking his list with a feather quill and Heeter’s favorite, a large Bethany Lowe Santa carrying a tree with miniature candles. And, of course, Heeter always proudly displays his Santa hat from his years of helping out St. Nick at Sears. So how does Heeter determine which decorations make the cut and what goes where? “Start first with some of the things you truly love, things you treasure, and then build from there,” he explains. “The holidays are the one time of year you can really be over the top with drama and scale.” He keeps the décor fresh by rotating pieces each year, and he only adds a new item if it truly catches his eye. What impressive restraint for the shop owner who sees thousands of new items each year at market! Equipped with memories of his father, who taught him to invite imagination into the home at Christmas, as well as visions of the magical displays in the old department store windows, Jim Heeter’s parlor room not only celebrates the man in the red suit but also the true spirit of the holiday season. “I find that with our memories we make traditions, and with inspiration those memories can last forever,” he says. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Imaginative ISLANDS SET UP A FESTIVE DISPLAY ON YOUR KITCHEN ISLAND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

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BY MELISSA MAUZY PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN MILLER/STRAUSS PEYTON

When bringing out the boxes of decorations and working like an elf to deck your halls for the holidays, don't forget to bring a touch of the season to your kitchen. Setting up a display on the kitchen island is an easy way to continue the holiday cheer in a simple, subtle way. Add flo als, ribbons, ornaments and more, but don't forget to leave room for holiday food prep or serving. Three local design shops show off their take on a orking kitchen-island display in a beautiful kitchen located in the Fischer & Frichtel display home in Enclave Bellerive.

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Fall Harvest BY B. DAVIS DESIGN You don’t have to limit yourself to the traditional holiday décor when setting up an island display. Barb Davis of B. Davis Design created a casual buffet with a fall-harvest theme that would be festive all winter long. Davis mixes fresh kale and berries with faux stems of rosemary, basil and raspberries to bring texture to the island. “Fresh is always best, but you can add in faux if necessary,” Davis explains. “Gather fresh produce from your garden or the grocery store. It makes it easy and natural.” The designer also prefers to mix new and old pieces, like the 18th C. wine caddy from Paris that holds the herb arrangement and the old pots from Provence she uses for vases and silverware paired with beautiful everyday dishes such as the new Juliska “forest walk” dinnerware and Ralph Lauren horn candlesticks. Linen napkins embroidered with pinecones add a soft touch.

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Touches of Sparkle and Color

BY MARKETPLACE AT THE ABBEY Shimmering trees and punches of red bring holiday cheer to the gray tones of the kitchen. Designer Marie Gelineau of Marketplace at The Abbey layered the island with a burlap runner edged in a red ruffle. Three shagged trees made of preserved lemon leaves dipped at the ends in gold glitter add a touch of holiday sparkle. The stars of the display are two rustic wood-carved penguins. “I love the juxtaposition of the red ruffl of the runner with the rustic penguins,” Marie says. She created height in the display by utilizing a wood cutting board with feet. Glittering, snow-frosted berries and a red metal lantern pick up the touches of red in the runner and a vintage wood sign creating an overall merry holiday look with hints of sparkle.

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Natural Elegance BY THE JEWELED COTTAGE Keeping the display casual yet elegant, Robin and Ellen Bretz of The Jeweled Cottage mixed rustic greenery with touches of silver. “We took a rustic approach, but incorporated silver pieces to give a sense of elegance and shine,” says Robin. A silver tray serves as the base for an elaborate floral centerpiece complete with greenery, branches and fluff white owls. The designers used tin trays as placemats for their dinnerware. The nature theme continues with touches of deer décor like the deer butter cloches set atop the white porcelain place setting and the glimmering white reindeer laying in a bed of pine leaves and berries set to the side of the island. The shine continues in the mercury glass candleholders that illuminate the display in a soft glow.

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Pied-à-Terre Pad A CLAYTON HIGH-RISE GET A HEARTH-Y HELPING OF FRENCH CHARM

Short on functionality and lacking warmth, Susie Knopf’s Clayton high-rise was overdue for a reboot in late 2014. The 2,500-square-foot space now pops with charm from a rustic floor-to-ceiling renovation that includes two fi eplaces. “The unit was very dated,” says Susie, “and, being an interior designer, I wanted a different style and needed to have more storage and open up the space.” So she teamed with Chris Berry, design director at brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths, to redesign the home with a French country feel. “She described the style that she wanted for this entire new home as a rustic Parisian pied-à-terre (small, secondary home),” Chris says. “I pictured Josephine in exile.” Having worked with Chris on a number of projects over the last 20 years, including her past homes, Susie knew she could trust Chris’ strong architectural skills to bring her vision to life. That vision included a new natural-gas fi eplace in the great room, where family and friends can bask in the glow. "I like having the warmth, literally, of a fi eplace and the feeling of coziness it provides. We also added an electric fi eplace in the master bedroom.” “It had to look old and real to anchor the large room and big enough to have actually heated it,” Chris adds. “The biggest obstacle was dealing with its weight and meeting the code requirements to install it in a Clayton high-rise. We spent hours working through minute details with the gas log and fi ebox manufacturer and the cast stone supplier to pull it all together.” After the essential components were gathered, it fell to Tony Russo of Russo Stone and Tile Design to maneuver and anchor sections of manufactured stone that weighed several hundred pounds each. Each section had to be mortared, joined with the next section and dried before the next section could be stacked atop it. Built with the top of the mantel near eye level, the stately fireplace mimics the European style and texture. “Although made of a man-made cast limestone with high-efficie y vent-free gas logs, it looks and feels authentic, like a real old wood-burning fi eplace. … Everyone touches it to see if its real and it fools everyone! That’s the best compliment,” Chris says. The construction process was lengthy but worth the wait. When Susie’s children and grandchildren can’t join her around the hearth, she’s content to kick back with a glass of wine and a juicy read – or an evening of entertainment in front of the television that’s mounted just above the crackling, fuss-free fi e. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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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 LAUREN ST. JOHN

Citygarden, St. Louis, MO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CITYGARDEN.

Located on two blocks of downtown’s historic Gateway Mall is a stunning urban oasis designed to provide a versatile gathering space for the growing community. Citygarden, a once unused plot of land, has been reimagined into a unique combination of a city park and lush garden. Its colorful, indigenous flora, grand sculptures and breathtaking views of the city are the perfect backdrop for an outdoor video wall, interactive fountains and eco-friendly rain gardens.

The garden’s beauty is magnified as it transforms into a seasonal spectacle in the winter months, beginning with Thanksgiving homage to a fall favorite, the pumpkin. Soon after, the holidays are marked as thousands of glistening, white lights are strung through the garden’s trees and luminous globes ornament the spray plaza where children play in the summer. It all makes for a magical effect, exactly what you would expect from a space with such knockout beauty and innovative design.

Archery Hall & Boxing Club, Tokyo, Japan PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIGEO OGAWA.

Nestled on the grounds of Kogakuin University in West Tokyo are two beautifully crafted buildings with a shared architectural vision. A serene archery hall and bold boxing club may seem unrelated, but by using locally sourced timber and traditional Japanese design aesthetic, the magnificent, column-f ee structures connect impeccably. Each building showcases an elegant ceiling structure designed to fit the needs of each sporting facility. A delicate lattice frame composed of slender beams and posts was used for the simple, yet meticulously

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executed framework of the archery hall. The bold, stepped timber framework of the boxing club exudes power and strength, and helps to highlight the open concept of the space. The low-cost, low-tech masterful creation of these structures helps to preserve the purity of customary Japanese timber composition, while still producing unique buildings easily accessible to the university’s students. Through simplicity and sensibility, FT Architects created two inspirational and unified space .

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Medgar Evers College Library, New York, NY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFFREY TOTARO.

Set within the Bedford building of the City University of New York, the Medgar Evers College Library transforms an existing traditional library into a modern information commons. The extensive renovation, designed by ikon.5 architects, concentrated on creating a bright, open learning space, while still highlighting the building’s architectural beauty. An eye-catching, glassy welcome center was added on to create curb appeal and serve as the new entryway into the redesigned masterpiece. Natural light enters the three-story space from surrounding windows

and an overhead skylight to illuminate the sculptural staircase, countless computer workstations and state-of-the-art media center. Its remarkable interior makeover helped to reinvent the program of the library, as collaborative, interactive learning is now supported and encouraged through group study spaces and technology-driven classrooms. Sustainable features to reduce energy consumption completed the contemporary, stunning transformation.

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40th Anniversary Holiday House Tour 2015 The Lindbergh High School Parent Group presents our 40th annual Holiday House Tour and Craft Boutique, featuring five stunning homes adorned for the holidays.

Sunday, December 6th Crafters and artisans will offer everything from holiday décor and jewelry to gourmet food and fine art. Shopping at Concord Elementary School, 10305 Concord School Road, is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and does not require a ticket.

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IS IT A CLASSIC OR IS IT A CRAZE For our November/December holiday issue, we asked local designers if CANOPY BEDS are a classic or a craze. Here’s what they had to say.

CLASSIC “Canopy beds have been around since Scrooge tried to hide from his ghosts! They can be graceful, stately, cozy and elegant. Personally, I feel that they are timeless. They may fall in and out of favor as a trend, but like a good toile fabric or classic damask wallpaper, they will always be around. “ Teddy Karl, The Great Cover-Up. “Any item that can be found in every home furnishings style is without a doubt a classic. The canopy bed is the classic icon that is as comfortable in rich traditional mahogany as it is in contemporary stainless steel born in the metal studio. Drape it in fabric, paint it and even temporarily remove the canopy frame for a refreshing warm weather feel, the canopy bed beckons creativity. Be aware of the overall volume the canopy bed can consume of your room's space. Rooms with 8-foot ceilings can feel tight, while ceiling lights and fans must be perfectly aligned with the center of the bed. Many canopy beds become family treasures that transcend generations, fulfilling the creative desires of each owner. Whether for a master bedroom, guest room or a child’s room, every home deserves one of these classics.” Jane Ganz, Directions In Design Inc. “Canopy beds will remain as a classic design. Although they originated in medieval times as a necessity to prevent cold drafts and retain privacy, today their benefit is to create an elegant statement.  A classy fabric draped around a bed or just attached to the posts can create a warm, stylish and dreamy feel to any bedroom.” Laureen Wilder, Laureen Wilder Designs, LLC.

“Canopy beds are a classic. The original use for a canopy bed was so that heavy drapes could be pulled to keep out the cold in a drafty castle. Since most of us don’t live in drafty castles, a canopy bed is now only for people who like the look. And let’s not forget those little girls who want to be princesses and decorate their rooms accordingly! I think the popularity of canopy beds is now a select group of people, but I think that market segment has staying power.” Marcia Moore, Marcia Moore Design. “Classic! Canopy beds have been around for centuries.  Fabric canopies make you feel engulfed in luxury, safe and cozy. They are currently less structured and more free flowing. You can create lines and character in the bedroom by leaving the frame exposed and wrapping silk panels around and through the open frame. Or leave the top open and add fabric side panels to soften the lines of the frame.” CJ Knapp, Yours By Design. “I believe that canopy beds will always be an interior design  classic. Canopy beds are available in any size and finish, in both contemporary and traditional designs, and there will always be people who desire the more formal look of such beds. Whether draped or not, they add a touch of sophistication to the bedroom.” Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors.

 Tell us your opinion by voting online at www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/classiccrazeOctober or on our Facebook page on or after November 1.

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November/December issue. Holiday issue. Sparkling Spaces for the holidays.

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November/December issue. Holiday issue. Sparkling Spaces for the holidays.

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