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Kitchen° ~f the Yea‡ All about kitchens 25 pages of inspiration


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January & February 2013









6 Publisher’s letter 12 trends 16 fab finds 20 STYLEMAKER 22 DELISH DISH 26 ARTISAN 50 IN SEASON 52 CHEERS 56 SMALL SCALE 58 SPOTLIGHT 66 BRIGHT IDEA 72 BEFORE + AFTER 76 connect 80 just for you



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see? Or are you like me and have 2013 plans in the making? I’m talking ideas not quite etched in stone, nor out of reach but goals nonetheless. Yes, buying lottery tickets once a quarter is on the list. So is taking one fabulous vacation and a few days off here and there to ensure at least four-long weekend breaks. Quite simply, my 2013 focus is to enjoy, learn, and squeeze the most out of every experience while also providing design inspiration to you. On the inspiration front, we’re off to a great start. Our first issue of the year has 25 pages dedicated to updating kitchens from minor facelifts to complete makeovers. Prepare to be amazed by the 2013 SLHL Kitchens of the Year (page 30). Peruse the latest products and time-honored classics of gorgeous hardware (page 12), range hoods (page 16) and French door refrigerators (page 66) while expanding your knowledge of cabinet styles (page 58). Imagine being snowed in for days on end in a beautiful rustic lodge tucked away in the woods (page 40). With family and friends by your side and a breathtaking view of the peaceful lake, you will never want to leave. Well, back to reality… I had best start my quest for my kitchen cabinet hardware today! My 8-year-old cabinets need a facelift.

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Carolyn Beard Callier Thompson Carolyn Beard has been a kitchen and bath designer for Callier & Thompson since 2001. After managing a division of Callier & Thompson, she is back to her passion of design work and space planning. As a long-time member of the National Kitchen & Bath association, she enjoys keeping up with the latest design trends and product selections.

David DuPree Modern Kitchens & Baths David DuPree is co-owner of Modern Kitchens and Baths with his brother Michael DuPree. Their family is the original owners, and they are celebrating 62 years in business. Both DuPrees have been designing kitchens and baths for over 30 years. David has been partnered in Education with the Rockwood School District for the past 16 years.

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one: Crystal round in bronze, by Alno, Inc., available through Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry. two: Modern metro Z pull in Tuscan bronze from the Sanctuary II collection, by Top Knobs, available through Beck/Allen Cabinetry. three: Acanthus long pull, by Carpe Diem, from Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry. four: Leaf in antique bronze, available at Pottery Barn, www.potterybarn.com.




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five: Ring pull collection in antique brass, by Gado Gado International, available through Gegg Design & Cabinetry. six: Stonehenge in antique nickel, by Schaub & Company, from Locks & Pulls Design Elements. seven: Polished nickel with antique red/flat black leather, Symphony designs, by Schaub and Company, available through Gegg Design & Cabinetry. eight: Juliane grace pull, by Carpe Diem, available through Locks & Pulls Design Elements.


nine: French Court in monticello silver, by Schaub & Company, from Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry. ten: Newton ring pull in dark antique brass from the Tuscany collection, by Top Knobs, available at Callier Thompson.


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FABRICATIONS edited BY Liz Miller Photography BY colin miller/strauss peyton

Sarah Theiss,

Jewelry for Drawers & Doors Make your kitchen sparkle and shine with the right cabinet hardware.

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SLHL: How do you determine the correct size a knob or pull should be? Sarah: It is all about proportion when you are trying to decide what size hardware goes where. Originally, there were knobs on doors and pulls on drawers. Today, cabinets are made so much taller that it can look odd to have a standard 1 1/4" knob on a 42" cabinet door. I often recommend that people entertain the idea of placing a pull on the tall cabinet doors. This will look more proportionate to the size of the door. If a client is set on using knobs for their cabinet doors we offer knobs available in larger sizes. We recommend that you use different size pulls on different size cabinet drawers. If you have a drawer that is anywhere from 12" to 25" inches you should use a 3" pull up to a 5" pull. If you have a 26" to 30" drawer then you should use anywhere from a 5" to an 8" pull and so on. You also want to make sure that the hardware is substantial enough to pull the weight of the drawer and the weight of what is inside the drawer. SLHL: Are there certain styles to select based on the cabinetry style? Sarah: There are hundreds of options of hardware that can be used on any style of cabinet from rustic to traditional to contemporary. If a client comes in and has traditional cabinets but wants to make the room look more contemporary, we will help them find hardware that


will do just that. Simply replacing the hardware with a contemporary design will make a huge difference and can make the space look new and updated in a few hours! The days of people having to match their hardware style to the style of the cabinet have long since past. SLHL: Do you have to match your cabinet hardware to your stainless appliances? Sarah: You do not need to match your hardware to your appliances. You should select hardware that best complements the cabinet. The cabinets are often the focal point of your kitchen, so you want to make sure the hardware blends nicely . SLHL: What’s new in cabinet hardware? Sarah: Cabinet hardware is constantly changing just like all aspects of design. I see a lot of larger sizes coming out to make a more dramatic look on cabinetry. I also see a lot more fun designs, like some with glass, leather or even crystals. Instead of the traditional round knob, I see a lot of square or even octagon shaped knobs. There is also a new finish that is getting popular, polished nickel. Nickel is a beautiful, warm polished finish that just sparkles. I always tell people that cabinet hardware is the jewelry for your home. As women our jewelry is always changing; cabinet hardware is the same way and that is what makes See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources. it fun!


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Distinctive Dining Stone Soup Cottage serves up Old World recipes with a modern twist By Judith Evans Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

Restaurateurs Nancy and Carl

McConnell fell in love on a Russian icebreaker transiting the Arctic. It’s not your usual how-we-met story, but then, Stone Soup Cottage is no ordinary restaurant. The cottage is a pre-Civil War home in Cottleville, about 30 miles west of St. Louis. The McConnells’ offer one seating, Wednesday through Saturday, serving a six-course tasting menu that changes every three weeks. Reservations usually must be snagged six months in advance, longer for Saturday nights. Despite the fixed menu, Carl is happy to alter his dishes for vegans and others who require special diets. “We’ve become known as a trustworthy source for those with dietary needs,” Nancy says. The McConnells worked for years in the travel industry – she was the cruise director and he the executive chef on the ship where they met. Cottleville reminds them of Europe, Carl says, mentioning that

the town has a good butcher shop, flower shop and gourmet chocolate shop. “I lived my life traveling around the world, and now I live my life in a 10-square-mile area,” he says. “It’s been a life-changing experience.” Most of the restaurant’s produce comes from Wiese Nursery, about a mile down the road. “When we conceptualized the restaurant, I went to the farm stand,” Carl says. “The owners, Norman and Ruth, were growing a few things. I was very impressed with the quality.” This winter’s crops, grown in greenhouses, include lettuces, microgreens, herbs, leeks, baby beets, shallots and four types of carrots. “I draw inspiration, of course, from my friend Norman,” Carl says. He also draws inspiration from Old World cookery, perusing 18th–century English and French cookbooks. “I look for unique ingredients,” he says, then modernizes the recipes. He became intrigued by periwinkles, a type of sea snail, and decided to use them in a recipe inspired by Old English and Northern French recipes. Periwinkles are so small that nut picks


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Winter Eats Chef McConnell of Stone Soup Cottage will demonstrate these three dishes. A tAste of the cooking school Menu • fennel sausage garbure with Winter Vegetables: A hearty soup with a garden’s worth of vegetables and herbs. • oven-Roasted Pike with Bacon: The fish sits atop a mound of braised cabbage and under a Dijon mustard beurreblanc. A tangle of salty sea beans serves as the garnish. • White chocolate hot Pot with lemon sabayon: Melted white chocolate enriches the batter of these individual cakes, and a dollop of white chocolate ganacheis baked in the middle. Garnished with colorful, edible marigold petals.

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too large to release the meat from the shells, so he sterilized straight pins and distributed them to the diners. “We always like to have something off the beaten path,” Nancy says. Chef McConnell will demonstrate these three dishes when St. Louis Homes & Lifestyle Cooking School convenes Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Construction Appliance: • Fennel Sausage Garbure with Winter Vegetables, a hearty soup with a garden’s worth of vegetables and herbs. “Traditionally, everything but the kitchen sink goes in it,” Carl says. • Oven-Roasted Pike with Bacon. The fish sits atop a mound of braised cabbage and under a Dijon mustard beurre blanc. A tangle of salty sea beans serves as the garnish. “What a great partner that is to the pike,” he says. “And they taste like the sea.” • White Chocolate Hot Pot with Lemon Sabayon. Melted white chocolate enriches the batter of these individual cakes, and a dollop of white chocolate ganache is baked in the middle. McConnell uses a spoon to break the crust of the cake, ladles in the bright yellow sauce and garnishes with colorful, edible marigold petals. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.


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hack! Bzzzzzzz! Whish! Whirr! Are the sounds emanating behind the doors at V3 Studios due to Batman having it out with Penguin once again? No, in this case it’s Victor Hill, hard at work building a custom wooden lamp table, using a hammer, table saw, hand plane and various other pieces of equipment to make wooden furniture. Victor’s studio is his creative space, where ideas are realized and thoughts become a three-dimensional reality. Daily he creates something out of wood: one-of-a-kind tables, bookshelves, bathroom vanities, walk-in pantries, fireplace mantels, bedroom sets, desks, bars and many other custom furniture pieces, including kitchen cabinetry. He even designs whole home libraries. Everything he does is custom, built after consultation with the customer. “When I have a new customer, I like to come out and view their space, see their style of home, discuss the project and talk about the direction they’d like to take,” Victor says. V3 Studios, with a name that tells people he’s a third generation “Victor,” opened in 2003 after he received a BFA in design and illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. While in school, Victor worked weekends as a technician in the campus woodshop, acquiring the skills and experience to make high-end furniture. He added to his skills by working in other woodshops, learning new techniques from several noted woodworkers in the business. “I’ve always been the artist in the family,” says Victor. He credits his upbringing, which includes growing up in Saudi Arabia (due to his father’s aerospace industry job) and visiting a number of other countries at an early age, such as Thailand, Amsterdam, France and Italy, as the stimulus that taught him to see things from different perspectives. “It kept me open-minded, open to new ideas and places,” he explains. One open-minded aspect of woodworking that Victor embraces is that of environmental responsibility. He is excited that he is able to offer his customers a variety of sustainable options and newer technologies. “If customers are interested, I have water-based finishes I can use, and glues that emit less fumes,” Victor says. “We can choose from a variety of woods, some more sustainably grown. We can use reclaimed doors, or other house parts. There are a whole range of products and ways to build furniture more sustainably and healthier for the environment.” Victor enjoys the design process as much as the building of the piece. “As an artist, I’m still exploring styles,” he says. “When starting a project, there are endless possibilities. I like the continuous learning aspect of doing something different every time, of designing a unique piece and seeing my drawings come to reality.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.


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Kitchens of the Year 2013



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More than 400 square feet

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Edited by Melissa Mauzy Photography By Alise O’Brien

French Flair Walking into the 461-square-foot kitchen, you feel as though you’ve been transported to France. Reclaimed wood beams on the ceiling add a rustic element. By minimizing modern appliances as not to give a too “kitcheny” look, brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths was able to create an Old World French atmosphere. A monumental stone and hammered pewter hood top the French range. The island is styled to resemble a distressed flower shop workbench in a pewter matching the hood. Next to the cooktop, two recessed niches house spices and oils. A coffee bar off the breakfast area features a sink and iron étagère. A wide plank, distressed lime washed floor complements the Old World style. One challenge brooksBerry faced was designing the kitchen around four doorways and a wall of windows. Judges’ Comments: This simple, elegant and rustic kitchen is beautifully detailed. The wood beams are the perfect touch. The two-tone island and hood tie nicely with the rest of the space. Including a faucet by the coffee pot is smart and functional.


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250-400 square feet

Krista Howard Interiors

Edited by Melissa Mauzy Photography by Anne Matheis

Modern Masterpiece Designed to accommodate a multi-generational family, this modern, sleek kitchen is both clean and functional. Two large islands, a light rail above the island counters and a breakfast and snack wall add unique elements to the space designed by Krista Howard, Krista Howard Interiors. A square-shaped island was included for main food preparation, while an “L” shaped area is for casual dining at the counter. The “L” shaped counter is topped with beautiful waterfall granite that wraps along the vertical side of the cabinet. Contemporary wood cabinetry extends to 9’ 6” and warms the space. Along the cabinets in front of the bar stools is additional hidden storage, which has been quite an asset to the space. The drop-down light rail is suspended by sleek steel posts and mirrors the wood finish of the cabinets. The rail is a fabulous alternative to task lighting. Located along the right wall, a breakfast and snack area houses an additional microwave and drawers that store bowls for kid-friendly access. Judges’ Comments: This kitchen screams original. The drop lighting from the ceiling borders the kitchen and gives it a cozier feel. There is a nice variety of different finishes that keeps the space interesting.


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Less than 250 square feet

Herzog Kitchen & Bath Edited by Melissa Mauzy Photography by Bolla Photography

Sophisticated Show Stopper Herzog Kitchen & Bath was faced with the challenge of opening up this 152-square-foot galley kitchen. Lifting the ceiling to a vault and taking down the main wall separating the kitchen, dining and living rooms achieved the open feel the homeowners desired. A custom column entrance draws you into the kitchen and sets the space apart from all others. Crisp white cabinets with pewter accents not only make the kitchen feel larger, but also create a balanced contrast with the column entrance. By building in a French door refrigerator and covering the dishwasher with cabinetry, the appliances blend into the kitchen instead of overwhelming the space.

A Brazilian cherry floating countertop fits into the bay window allowing seating for two, and a movable cherry wood island was designed to be able to tuck away under the countertop if need be. From the chandelier to the half-round pot rack above the sink to the carefully chosen backsplash, this kitchen creates a dramatic effect. Judges’ Comments: Little touches, such as the gray sink, are very complementary with the tile, countertops and appliances. The moveable island is a functional addition. Even though the cabinetry is white, it is very transitional, and throwing in a little black in the custom entrance is a great contrast.


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More than 400 square feet

Gegg Design & Cabinetry Edited by Melissa MauzY Photography courtesy of Gegg Design & Cabinetry

Reflection of Gray Gegg Design & Cabinetry undertook this kitchen remodel with the goal of making gray look interesting. After altering the space structurally, the kitchen was laid out in a way that it could be designed symmetrically. Using dark gray as a base color, the cabinetry evolved into a gray with pearl essence glaze that gives it a reflective property that changes with different angles and lighting situations. Curved mullions were used with mirrored panels on the cabinet fronts to further enhance their look. The mirrored look was repeated on some of the drawer fronts, refrigerator front, butler pantry backsplash, island sides and corner post details. Frameless cabinetry with an applied molding door was used to keep a clean look with bold proportions. Other reflective properties include a white-ish granite with reflective elements, white glass pearl essence mosaic tile backsplash, chandeliers and polished nickel hardware. The end result is a kitchen that is gray as the homeowners requested, but it is far from gloomy. Judges’ Comments: This is truly a unique kitchen. The gray color was incorporated well. Carrying the crown molding into the window shows great attention to finish and detail.



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Airy and open best describes this sleek kitchen. Gegg Design & Cabinetry restructured and designed the space to better flow with the rest of the home. By removing walls and an old ceiling, a more desirable layout could be achieved. Keeping the kitchen feeling open, minimal wall cabinets were used. In their place dark finished walnut drawers store the homeowners’ dishes and glasses. Simple door style and linear lines evoke the sleek and uncluttered look. The dark finished cabinets make the honed quartz countertops stand out. The shape and size of the island

is replicated on the ceiling in the architectural sculpted panel. A floor-to-ceiling pantry mimics the style of the original home built-ins. Judges’ Comments: This kitchen feels very comfortable. It’s easy to see yourself cooking in the space. It is a bright space, even with dark-finished cabinets. The attention to detail on the ceiling completes the look. The contrast of the white countertops with the dark cabinets really pops.


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Elegantly Timeless Keeping with the luxury that prevails throughout the home, the traditionally styled kitchen is an elegant space designed to appear as fine furniture. A creamy paint on the maple cabinetry gives the kitchen a soft palette. Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry introduced interesting texture to the space through a mixture of materials including oak flooring, glazed tile, granite and a cherry wood butcher block. The textures complement the cabinetry while tastefully contrasting it. Elegant touches abound including polished brass fixtures, Monticello brass cabinet hardware and dual crystal chandeliers. Appliances are concealed in matching wood panels further lending to the fine furniture appeal. Set up to allow for entertaining without interfering with the cooking space, a beverage center is equipped with refrigerator drawers, a wine cooler and a single dishwasher drawer. Faux finishes by Corinne Jones Interiors add to the elegant and timeless look. Judges’ Comments: This elegant and traditional kitchen has nice proportions. The wood countertop/island is a terrific addition, and the double edge on the top is a well-designed detail. The inset refrigerator blends perfectly with the rest of the cabinetry.



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Lakeside Lodge Family and entertaining converge in this rustic getaway in the country

By Melissa Mauzy Photography by Anne Matheis



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The large, open space serves multiple purposes, including a bar/seating area, kitchen and family room with plenty of seating for regularly visiting family and friends.


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A stone surround fireplace is the ideal spot to cozy up on a cool evening. Antique details on the custom wood mantel add to the lodge feel.



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A conversational seating area off the kitchen is perfect for visitors waiting for dinner to be served. While country in location, the lodge's kitchen has all city conveniences for entertaining.


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Driving up a long, wooded path,

glimpses of a serene lake peek through the trees. Situated above the lake, a winsome wood lodge with an expansive outdoor patio draws you farther through the woods. At the end of the path, the lodge greets you with lush landscaping and solid wood double doors with black rivet detailing and custom black iron handles. Taking your first steps into Ray and Diane Barrett’s lodge, you are overcome with a feeling of warmth and welcome, plus a killer view. Built on 100 acres just 40 minutes from their home in St. Louis, the Barrett’s lodge was developed with family in mind. “Ray and I wanted a place where we could gather with all of our children and grandchildren,” says Diane. And with 24 grandchildren between them, the lodge had to be durable. “We don’t want anyone to worry about the kids breaking anything or making a mess while they are here,” says Ray. “The kids love that they are able to visit and fish, go out on the boat and hit golf balls.” With the goal to create a relaxing, stress-free environment for family and friends to escape and get away, the Barretts enlisted Diane’s brother, builder Ron Emmenegger, president of Ronald E. Emmenegger Enterprises, Inc., to custom build their second home. The lodge had to be positioned in the perfect location to produce the breathtaking views of the lake that Diane and Ray desired. “Determining where the site would be was the most important part of this project,” says Ron. “The view is what makes this place.” Also on the Barretts' list of must haves for the lodge was an open concept and plenty of room for visitors. Completed in just seven months, The Lodge at Barrett Farms, as they call it, is the epitome of rustic elegance. Entering the home, 25-foot-wood-beamed ceilings keeps the room feeling open, yet warm. Ray and Diane utilized various wood types and colors, but kept everything warm, not too dark. Working with Ron, they were able to hand select each board before it was stained the appropriate color. “Ron works with you to make your home completely custom,” says Diane. “The quality of his work is incredible, and he is so accommodating and flexible,” adds Ray. A cozy seating area across from a walk-up bar provides additional seating when entertaining, which the Barretts do often. White and brown houndstooth chairs with leather back and nailhead detail are arranged in a circle creating a conversation area. The bar does not have a typical bar look and was designed to invite guests to walk up and make or get a drink whenever they wanted. Open shelves custom built by Ron display glasses, and horseshoe details, found throughout the entire lodge, add charm. Diane worked with her staff at Diane Breckenridge Interiors to find the perfect pieces to complete the lodge look. “My staff pushed me when I needed the extra push,” she says. “As a designer in your own home you get too close to the project and often need someone else to help you.” Between the bar area and the family room hangs a custom antler chandelier by CDN Antler Designs, Inc. The chandelier ties all three rooms together. A stone fireplace surround by Craftmasters, LLC is the focal point of the family room. The family loves to cozy up around the fire on a cool fall evening or watch the snow fall during the winter months. A custom plaid ottoman from Diane Breckenridge Interiors sits atop an area rug from Rugs by Saga providing plenty of seating space in the central hub of the home. Antique details top the custom wood fireplace mantel.


Top: One of two outdoor porches, the peaceful porch provides astonishing views of the lake. Screened windows allow for multi-seasonal use. Bottom: The staff at Diane Breckenridge Interiors helped Diane find unique and rustic furnishings for the lodge. Opposite page: Pumpkin walls brighten the master bedroom. The woodsy bed by Flat Rock inspired the room's decor.


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Diane began collecting accessories and furniture from antique stores as soon as the project got underway. “We wanted the pieces found to look like they’ve been here a million years,” she says. For a home in the country, the kitchen is fully equipped for city entertaining, complete with two dishwashers, four trash bins, warming ovens and more. A large golden beach granite island by Stone Fabricators functions as both a serving platform for food and drinks as well as extra seating. Knotty alder cabinets by Archway tie in with the wood ceiling and trim. The custom copper range hood by James Custom Sheet Metal, Inc. is a warm contrast from all of the wood in the space. The open multi-purpose space of the main room allows for family and friends to sit and hang out, eat or enjoy one of two outdoor porches. Large windows allow visitors to see from the family room to the porch and vice versa integrating the spaces so that no one feels disconnected from the party. The all-season porches can be enjoyed in the summer or the winter thanks to screens installed by Broadview Screen. With a slew of visitors at any given time, it was important that the lodge have plenty of space for family and friends to spend the night. Three guest rooms down a side hallway each have their own unique personality as well as bathroom. Each room theme was inspired by a fabric found by Diane and her staff. Heading down the long hallway, the first guest room you come to is classified as the deer room or red room. Rich red walls are adorned with antlers varying in shape and size. A red and cream deer fabric frocks the bed that is topped with a red double-door headboard available through Diane Breckenridge Interiors. Behind the bed a cedar accent wall breaks up the red and matches the cedar trim on the doors and windows. The next room over is fondly known as the horse room or green room. Diane found a blanket resembling one you would find under a horse saddle to start the inspiration for the room. The Barretts have always had racehorses and Ray’s granddaughter Lauren is a rider, so they knew horses would be the theme for one of their rooms. Red accents pop against the serene green walls. The room also has a nice view of the porch and lake. At the end of the hall is the gray room. The room has a cool color scheme and a traditional iron bed. A red and black buffalo check spread brings in color. A window was added to let in natural light. Down the opposite hallway is the master bedroom. The room was inspired by the custom bed by Flat Rock and the unusual fabric for the bedspread, which is a bright blend of pumpkin, yellow and turquoise. Instead of building a walk-in closet, custom built-in wall cabinets were constructed by Cheltenham Construction Services, Inc. The cheery pumpkin walls lighten the space as well as natural light from a window that was added to extend their view of the lake. Despite all of the original details throughout the home, the true star is the outdoor space. A deck spanning the back of the home allows outdoor seating for eating or relaxing and also has access to the yard and lake on both sides. As the sun begins to set, staring out across the lake with a glass of wine in hand is truly the best way to finish up a day at the lodge. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.



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Fresh flowers add excitement, romance and magic to every "I do." They add personality to the ceremony and reception, no matter how big or small. When shopping for wedding flowers remember these simple tips: Determine your floral budget. Next, choose an experienced, professional florist that you are comfortable working with. Be open, honest and realistic with yourself and with your florist. Shopping for wedding flowers should be fun! A reputable floral professional can guide you wisely and happily through the entire process. Remember, your florist wants you to have beautiful wedding flowers even more than you do. Most classic wedding flowers such as roses, hydrangea, orchids, stephanotis and calla lilies are now available year round, so the age-old advice to choose flowers that are in season is not nearly as important as it used to be. Competent professional florists study for decades to learn about the availability, shelf life and performance characteristics of the flowers they use in wedding work, so seek professional guidance. Below is a breakdown of flowers by season to help you in creating your dream wedding. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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The Bianchi family intertwine heritage and wine at Valentin Bianchi. BY Lorraine Raguseo PhotographY COURTESY OF Quintessential Wines

Malbec has taken a wild ride from near obscurity to becoming one of the most popular red wine grapes of the past decade. One of the original six grapes allowed to be blended in the making of Bordeaux wines, it was largely cultivated in the Cahoors region of France. In the 1860s, a French agricultural engineer brought some malbec vines to Argentina, where they were cultivated to be blended in with Cabernet Sauvignon (in the Bordeaux model). When the Argentine wine industry was looking to upgrade the quality and image of its wines for international export in the 1980s, they found that Argentine malbec grapes produce a wine of intense color with a very pleasing combination of fruit and spice, and a velvety texture that falls right in line with the palate of most wine drinkers (especially in the US). It also is remarkably food-friendly – standing up to both the pungent flavors of garlic-based cuisines like Italian and to the richness of red meats,


especially steaks and chops (which are an integral part of Argentine meals). Therefore, it really comes as no surprise that the grandchildren of Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi, who founded a winery in the southernmost part of the country’s Mendoza region in 1928, are avid food lovers who greatly appreciate how their heritage and the wine they produce are intertwined. Raul Bianchi heads this still family-owned winery, one of the oldest in Argentina, and is an accomplished outdoorsman. He likes nothing better than to gather his large, extended family of siblings, children, cousins, aunts and uncles at the winery, which is surrounded by the Estate’s vineyards in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, for a traditional pit barbecue featuring game like wild boar. The meat is always accompanied by salad and vegetables grown on the property of over 725 acres, and


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The original home of Valentin and Elsa Bianchi now sits in the middle of the Elsa Bianchi vineyards.

heaping plates of pasta and rice (a nod to both Italian and Argentine traditions). Before cooking, the meat is trimmed of excess fat and covered with a dry rub of salt, pepper and wild herbs. Raul is not adamant on the kind of wood used for the barbecue. He says the real key to the proper outdoor cooking is to have command over the fire, closely regulating the temperature to make sure the meat is not under nor over done. The vegetables are sautéed in olive oil that comes from the fruits of the winery’s olive trees, accentuated with the garlic that sustained and fortified their Italian grandparents in their new homeland. Though it’s now summer in Argentina, barbecue isn’t restricted to this time of year. As the region’s winters are a bit milder than in St. Louis, Raul can be found tending to his pit year-round. And, he always has a glass of one of the many levels of Valentin Bianchi’s malbecs at the ready – value-priced


Raul Bianchi and his sister Sylvia Bianchi.

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After working together on the upper levels of their home, a young Des Peres family had found their collaboration with Ellen Wortham, ASID, of JE Design Group so successful that when it came time to finish the basement, she was their first call. The couple wanted the lower level to accommodate a play room for their three young daughters, storage for a wine collection, a full kitchen for entertaining, a game area and a home theater—a tall order for a space that’s just over 1,000 square feet. “Their wish list was within reason, but it was a lot to fit in that space,” agrees Wortham. Her solution was an open floor plan—a departure from the defined rooms upstairs—that allowed one section to flow into another, forcing “a lot of the areas to be dual-function,” she says. One end of the room, for example, houses both a stage for little girls’ dance performances and a drop-down projection screen for the home theater. The kitchen’s peninsula provides buffet space for parties and doubles as a surface for art projects.


With a palette of blacks, grays and metallics, the basement’s “edgier, almost industrial” look was another departure from the house’s first and second floors, which sport a traditional décor. One of the space’s most distinctive—and contemporary—features, a stepped ceiling with a serpentine edge whose taller sections were painted black, was the result of some creative problem-solving, a way to hide the heating and cooling elements that ran through the center of the basement ceiling. “It was a really creative work-around,” says the homeowner. “The black added drama and depth, and it enables us to have nine-foot ceilings in much of the space.” “People are afraid of dark ceilings, but that black ceiling is like an infinity—it disappears,” Wortham adds. But lighter walls, white cabinetry in the kitchen and other more traditional touches keep the industrial elements from being too hard-edged. The warm cedar of the wine room contrasts with the corrugated metal over the game counter, while the bright apple green accent wall at one end balances the dark-hued, formal wallpaper at the other. That combination of finishes makes the lower level “every bit as much a kids space as it is an adult space,” Wortham explains. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.


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relegated to a scullery or outbuilding, the kitchen has gradually evolved into one of the most important rooms of the home. Today’s open floor plans have transformed the kitchen into a space for entertaining, as well as preparing meals – a gathering place where style now rivals function. Whether remodeling or building a new home, cabinets are the most visible of a kitchen’s components and fundamental to its design. The choices are virtually endless – vintage or contemporary; stock, semi-custom, or custom; materials, hardware, and finishes; raised or recessed panels… the list goes on. While the decisions can seem overwhelming, ultimately it’s a matter of your personal taste and flair. Selecting cabinetry that reflects your home’s architectural styling and décor integrates a beautifully designed kitchen with its surrounding living spaces, clearly stating, “Good meals and great memories are made here.”

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Old World Cabinet Styles English/formal

Door Style


Drawer Style

Monroe (wrap)

Wood Specie

Cherry - Flat Cut


Characterized by design of the Elizabethan to Georgian periods (1558–1811): Ornate, rich, and elegant. Dark finishes and classic woods, predominately oak, walnut, satinwood, and mahogany. Retains certain motifs from the earlier Tudor period, such as Gothic and “tombstone” arches. Intricate carving, fanciful shapes and forms, restrained rococo elements. Inlays and veneers. Neo-classical styling of the Regency era (1811-1820) emulates Greek and Roman design. Photography courtesy of Wood-Mode, Premier and Crestwood, Inc.

Frame - 3/4 In. Beaded Inset

Framing Bead

Design Specific

Raise Profile


Edge Profile

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Door Note Finish Number

Madrona Burl Center Panel S-1624-40

Finish Name


Finish Family


Sand/Distressing System #1 Sanding Note Finish Note Finish Category

Monroe mlgd. painted black 15

Sample Door Number



Monroe, by Premier

Barcelona raised, by Wood-Mode

Prescott in Cherry wood with Amber finish, by Crestwood, Inc.

Reflective of the Renaissance to Empire periods (1610-1815): Highly decorative and ornamental. Flowing lines and curves. Carved reliefs, emblems, and brackets. Scrolls, half-heart motifs, gold leaf. Dental and egg-&-dart moldings, cove detailing. Lavish, exuberant ornamentation during the Baroque period (1643-1715). Neo-Classic era (1715-1792) revived classical lines, Roman arches, fluted columns, carved friezes. Empire period (1800-1815) continues clean, geometric lines with judicious use of antique forms and decoration and imperial symbols.

Photography courtesy of Wood-Mode


Esperanto raised, by Wood-Mode

Photography courtesy of Wood-Mode, Rutt and Crestwood, Inc.

Loire Valley, by Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry

European Country

Cedar Crest, by Crestwood, Inc.

Door Style

Duboise 5/4

Drawer Style

Slab-Duboise 1-3/8" (1" Frmless)

Wood Specie Application

Traditional or rustic, European Country kitchens are a delightfully eclectic blend of Old World elegance and homey comfort. Materials, period styles, and finishes – wood-stained, painted, distressed, or glazed – are often combined. English Country: Emphasizes patinas, “aged” look. Beaded and inset glass doors, wire or metal inserts, turned posts. Light and/or bright colors. Country French: Cabinetry typically very dark or very light. Painted finishes range from earth tones to ivory, French blue, warm gold, and red. Leaded glass and wire grille inserts, antique brass and copper accents, beadboard, and tongue-&-groove. Tuscan: Rich wood stains, antique and distressed finishes. Warm Mediterranean colors and wrought-iron accents.

Cherry - Flat Cut

Frameless - Maple Melamine Interior

Framing Bead

Design Specific

Raise Profile

Duboise Raise 5/4

Edge Profile

PRS-2 Edge

Door Note Finish Number

Type "V" Door Modification S-1997-10

Finish Name

Ant. Cherry/Bl

Finish Family

Colonial Rustic

Sand/Distressing System #4 Sanding Note Finish Note Finish Category


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Dubo!e 5/4

French Villa Arched, by Crystal

Duboise, by Premier

Freemont door in alder, special color, by Crestwood, Inc.

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AmericanTraditional Cabinet Styles EARLY AMERICAN (1620-1740) Early settlers relied on readily available woods – knotty pine, maple, cherry, walnut, oak, birch. Simple details and panels. Modest, utilitarian, little ornamentation. Cabinet doors suggested for early American home styles still popular today, Cape Cod, Southern Farmhouse, Dutch Colonial, Saltbox: Inset, recessed panels, maple or oak stains. Photography courtesy of Crystal, Crestwood, Inc. and Wood-Mode

Early American, by Crystal

Cranston in rustic hickory, harvest finish, by Crestwood, Inc.

Cathedral Manor in cherry, redbank finish, by Crestwood, Inc.

Villager, by Crystal

Regency wood raised, by Wood-Mode

EARLY AMERICAN/formal Although heavily influenced by Dutch, English, and European styles of the same periods, American furnishings tended to be more conservative and less ornate. Recommended cabinet doors for architectural styles from 1740 to 1860, including Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival: Lipped or full overlay, recessed and raised curved panels, pulvinated friezes, painted or cherry, oak, or maple finishes. Queen Anne (1830-1880): Lipped or full overlay doors, raised square panels, stain or paint, cherry, maple or oak. Gothic Revival (1830-1880): Inset doors, beaded square panels, stain or paint, cherry, maple, or oak. Victorian (1840-1910): Draws from Federal and rococo. Complex curves and shapes, arches. Diagonal beadboard, leaded glass, elaborate carving, bull’s-eye motifs. Dark woods and painted finishes.

Westbury raised, by Wood-Mode

Photography courtesy of Crystal, Crestwood, Inc. and Wood-Mode

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH (1720-1830) Also called Pennsylvania German. Simple, utilitarian. Often decorated with German folk designs.

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Montgomery Slab-7/8" (Inset/3/4 OL) Cherry - Paint Grade

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Garden Room/BLWA

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© 2010 Premier Custom-Built, Inc.

Berkley in cherry, natural finish, by Crestwood, Inc.


Blue Oxford, by Premier

Pine Arched Top Rail, by Premier


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AmericanTraditional Cabinet Styles SHAKER (1820-1860) “Beauty through utility.” Straight lines, bun feet, mushroom knobs. Predominately maple, sometimes cherry, birch, or walnut. Photography courtesy of Crestwood, Inc

Special Door #602 in Alder, moonstone finish, by Crestwood, Inc.

ARTS AND CRAFTS, PRAIRIE, MISSION (1880-1940) Sturdy, simple, utilitarian design. Flat panels, vertical and horizontal lines. Quarter-sawn oak preferred. Weathered and distressed finishes. Photography courtesy of Crestwood, Inc., Rutt and Premier

Heartland in Quarter Sawn Oak, cinnamon finish, by Crestwood, Inc.

Crafters, by Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry

White Oak Bowtie, by Premier

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Imogene's Tea Room, Botanicals & Home Decor

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Uncompromising quality ensures your satisfaction. Over 90% of our new clients come from satisfied customer referrals!

Kitchen & Bath Design service complete professional remoDeling for inspired elegance, visit our showroom

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True enjoyment of your new space begins with exceptional windows and doors. Choose style, colors, hardware and more with limitless design possibilities. And find an energy efficiency solution that’s right for your home. Discover the perfect windows for your space. See inspirational videos. Get design tips from the experts. All at myMarvin.com ©2011 Marvin Windows and Doors. All rights reserved. ®Registered trademark of Marvin Windows and Doors.



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New Homes ReNovatioNs additioNs CommeRCial

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COMMITMENT TO QUALITY & EXCELLENCE Variety of Glaze finishes Countertops: Granite • Corian • Tile • Laminate • Marble Woods: Cherry • Hickory • Maple • Alder

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Keeping it

Cool in the Kitchen

Maximize storage space and style with a French door refrigerator. BY MELISSA MAUZY

The French Door

refrigerator has two doors placed side by side with a freezer unit on the bottom giving it a sleek and industrial look. Frequently used items are at a convenient height when opening one of the fridge doors. Flexible storing options can allow for a party platter to safely be kept without rearranging the entire fridge, carefully stacking other items to make room. Not only does the fridge have a stylish look, but also it is energy efficient ,keeping more cold air inside because you only open one door at a time.

Bosch, 36" Standard Depth French Door Bottom Freezer, 800 Series - Stainless Steel » VitaFresh™ food preservation with automatic humidity and temperature control » All level LED lighting » Frameless exterior and water dispenser with LED Illumination » SteelTouch™ controls » Multi-Flow Shower Cooling System™ » QuickIce » SuperCool™ » SuperFreeze™ » Adjustable split glass shelving » Spill-proof glass shelves » Dispenser control lock » Door open alarm


Jenn-Air, 72"(h) Cabinet Depth French Door Refrigerator with Internal Dispenser » Tri-Sensor electronic climate control » Glide-out Drawer with SmoothClose™ » Drawer track system » 72-inch cabinet depth design » Automatic adaptive defrost » Gallon door storage » Automatic moisture control » Slide-out lower, middle and upper basket


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Holly Blumeyer InterIor DesIgn

HOLLy BLuMeyer InterIOr DeSIgn is a full service firm with successful projects across and outside the united States. Over the past 50 years, we have acquired custom workrooms and resources that produce above and beyond our clients' dreams. Our ability to not only listen to, but truly hear what our clients need and want enables us to deliver a successfully finished project that meets all their expectations. We realize each project is unique and differs in scope, budget and design but we also know there must always be that common thread of style, beauty and function in each and every project.

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A fresh look for the new yeAr www.k-bwoodworking.com Please call for an appointment 11460 Dorsett Road, Lower Level Maryland Heights, MO 63043 314-739-7888


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Sub-Zero, 36” Built-In French Door » Flip-up grille » Framed, overlay, flush inset and classic stainless steel design options » Air purification system » Water filtration system » Adjustable, spill-proof glass shelves » Crisper and deli drawers » Informational freshness cards inside unit » Dual refrigeration system – Refrigerator and freezer do not share the same air


Samsung, 28 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator » Twin cooling system » 28 cu ft capacity » Separate cooling zones » FlexZone drawer » Surround air flow » Power freeze and power cool options - feature » Humidity controlled crispers » Tempered glass spill proof shelves » EZ-Open Handle™ on FlexZone and freezer doors » Auto pull-out clear upper freezer drawer » 2-Minute door alarm » Cooltight door » Wine rack

Viking,36" French-Door Bottom-Mount Refrigerator/Freezer » Cabinet depth design » Adjustable shelves » Internal filtered water dispensing » Electronic temperature control » Temperature adjustable drawers » Tri-level slide-out baskets » Separate ice drawer with scoop


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Art & Antique


INTERIORS & ANTIQUES A Fine Example of our Unique Items this Old Bamboo Table is one of many Newly Arrived Antiques adding a Distinctive Novelty to your Home. Please visit SuttonWood Interiors and Antiques in our 16,000 sq. ft. Showroom in Soulard.

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7014 Clayton Road Richmond Heights, MO 63117 314.645.2722 www.jonpauldesigns.com All items shown subject to prior sale. May or may not be available.


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Art & Antique

Folk Art Birds  American made whimsical birds by Mullanium

hand carved by Clark Pearson

The Studio of Abraham Mohler

Old House in Hog Hollow

14319 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (one mile west of 141 & 4 miles east of Chesterfield Mall) Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5 (314) 469-1019 oldhouseinhoghollow.com

Is your home one of the 8 for the 2013 collectIon? First there was Tiffany, then Frank Lloyd Wright, now we have Ruth Elizabeth Green

www.abrahammohler.com | 314.920.1058

Renowned European Stained Glass Artist ruth elIzabeth Green is currently accepting applications from potential clients in the MidWest area for their homes to feature her original stained glass art. From conception, through design and completion, to installation, her team will consult with successful applicants to own a custom design piece of art in their home which will last for generations to come.

only 8 commIssIons wIll be accepted for the 2013 collectIon. cut off date for applications is march 31, no exceptions. If you would like more information or to be considered for one of the 8, contact William Rosado, 618-534-5460 or visit www.RuthElizabethGreen.com This event will not be advertised again in this area, nor will all applicants be accepted, so please save this information or contact Mr. Rosado immediately to secure your opportunity to own an original Ruth Elizabeth Green. Tree of Tears from the Ruth Elizabeth Green 2012 Collection


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Spaces Flipping their dining room and kitchen allowed the homeowners room for entertaining and a larger kitchen By Melissa Mauzy Photography by Alise O’Brien


It’s hard to imagine that the 415-square-foot Old World kitchen was once a dining room, but a few years ago it was where the family gathered to eat their meals, not cook them. After living with their dining room addition for several years, the homeowners decided a room swap was in order to better utilize their space. With the idea to flip the dining room and kitchen, they would create an open, connected space. “By tying the two rooms together, we have a more open area, which allows us to entertain more in this area,” say the homeowners. Enlisting the help of Jim Howard from Glen Alspaugh Kitchens & Baths, they set out to make the switch. To create the open space the homeowners desired, Jim took their wish list and appliance requirements and drafted several new designs. “Jim brought several ideas to us that we would never have thought of,” say the homeowners. “He also listened to what we wanted and was responsive to finding unique materials.” Once a design was agreed upon and further refined, construction could begin. A former exterior bearing wall needed to maintain structural integrity was removed to open up the space. “To maintain the support the wall previously provided, five columns were built on


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COMplEtE DEsign sErviCEs www.oohlalahomefurnishings.com 636.532.3353 17701 Edison Avenue • Chesterfield, MO 63005 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm • Sat 10am-5pm • Sun 11am-4pm

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Lobster Pasta: Poached lobster, Spanish chorizo, peppers, and lemon basil fettuccine served in a tomato onion madeira sauce.

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half walls, which defined the two spaces while preserving the open view,” says Jim. With a blank slate, the Old World kitchen came to life. A large island became the basis for the rest of the design decisions. Large in size to provide plenty of space for preparing, seating and entertaining, the island is grounded by a soffit mirroring its size. “With two L-shaped counters nested together, the island is a bit unusual in shape for a traditional kitchen,” says Jim. “It allowed for both a wrap-around prep counter and a seating area.” A round copper sink was installed at one corner of the island and provides easy access when working at the cooktop. Entertaining is a breeze in the remodeled kitchen. Equipped with six feet of Sub Zero refrigeration, three Wolf ovens, microwave and warming drawers and an additional beverage center in the island, the homeowners are outfitted to host any gathering from a dinner party to a holiday feast. Soft earth tones and antique finishes give the kitchen a traditional look, while a modern mosaic glass tile backsplash adds a bit of contemporary. Mixing the styles effectively was a challenge interior


designer Barbara Slavin faced. “It was challenging to combine the Old World look with the contemporary updated kitchen selections, such as the glass backsplash and the smooth concrete island countertop,” she says. With a larger and more efficient kitchen, the homeowners couldn’t be more pleased with their decision to swap the spaces. The open flow is perfect for entertaining. When walking in the front entry of the home after the completion of the project, Jim was surprised to have a diagonal view down the hall, into the new dining room, through the old kitchen, into the new kitchen and out the rear patio doors. “The view is the visitor’s first impression,” he says. “Being able to see the whole space so immediately upon entering the home was a nice exclamation point.” 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.

Architecturally Stunning in Morocco heights, flowing, open spaces and played up shadow and light. Two parallel concrete sails create a noise and visual barrier to the west. A steep stairway stands between two walls, rising to a rooftop terrace further enhancing the views. For a tour of the entire home, visit youtube.com/watch?v=2JLvzpZywuU

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French architect Gilhem Eustache conceptualized and created this beautiful home in the village of Tassoultante in Marrakech, Morocco. The 1,800-square-foot home occupies five acres of land with over 500 trees planted on the property. With a breathtaking view to the South of the Atlas Mountains, the house spans the landscape. Guilhem focused on large

Newest Exclusive Slab Showroom in the Midwest Unique Stone Concepts' has moved its headquarters to a newly renovated 20,000 sq.ft. temperature controlled and naturally lit showroom with over 200 slabs displayed for a truly Unique viewing experience. Design consultants are available to assist in the selection process to meet your specific application and style from their vast inventory of highest quality natural stone. Unique Stone Concepts has exclusive slab warehouses located in St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha along with their newest showroom opening soon in Indianapolis. Visit the St. Louis' new location at 1540 Fairview Ave., 63132.


Wall of Color Climbs to the Top Climb So iLL, located in St. Louis’ City Hospital development in the historic City Hospital Power Plant building, was recently awarded a 2012 AIA Design Award for interior. Architects Brent Crittenden and Sarah Gibson of UIC designed the project. Raw elements such as vast windows, weathered steel and exposed brick and concrete were preserved. BSI Constructors was the general contractor.


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customized gifts by local artists and all things fleur-de-lis. You’ll find an array of the eclectic to the classic including jewelry, soy candles and spa products, wine accessories, pillows, handbags, and an ever-changing selection of children’s clothes made in the boutique.


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a bit of modern interiors


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“a bit of modern interiors” is an urban boutique design firm that provides interior design services to both residential and commercial clients. Our designs range from sophisticated traditional to mod, French Deco and Neo-classical. With over 15 years of experience, Lauren Zarobinski, the principle designer, brings an artistic eye, sound education and well honed aesthetic. From the first meeting to the placement of the last accessory, “a bit OF mODerN iNteriOrs” can provide the interior design expertise, service you need and desire and make it an enjoyable journey.

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For the Table Outfit your kitchen with great giveaways from local retailers. For the Jan./Feb. Kitchen issue, we are giving away fantastic items that will dress up your table.

Sushi Platter

Sleek and sculptural, this contemporary glass sushi platter rocks cool blue hues. By artist Mark Salsbury. Courtesy of Third Degree Glass Factory

NewBoo Bowl

Serve up salads, chip and more in this 14" bamboo bowl. Bamboo is not only sustainable and ecologically responsible, but it is uniquely beautiful and durable. A must-have item for any kitchen. Courtesy of Cornucopia

Rooster Floral Arrangement

Make a statement on any table with this lush french country floral arrangement. Set atop a yellow oval tray, the 28�x 20� arrangement is centered around a cheery red rooster. Courtesy of Three French Hens

Enter to Win!

For your chance to take home one of these fantastic finds, visit www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/jan-feb-web-giveaways



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