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COTTAGE CHARM

Personal treasures abound in this quaint cottage.

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RECLAIMED, REFURBISHED - REVITALIZED!

Seasoned homeowners give new life to a century-old residence in Kirkwood.

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On the Cover

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ENTERTAINING ALFRESCO

Extend your holiday festivities outdoors into the evening.

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slhl HELLO

“Great times with family and friends this holiday season is not about the size of your house or the elaborate meals you may have planned. It’s about staying cool under pressure, thinking on your feet and adjusting as needed.” -- Kathy Bertone

Happy Holidays from the staff of SLHL Left to right, Amy, Lauren "Lucy", Carrie, Barney, Suzie, Kim and Melissa

hink about it…aren’t some of your fondest memories made at the dining table? They can be as silly as my son Tim flicking a green pea across the table and hitting me smack in the middle of my forehead to one of my holiday favorites, reenacting the first Thanksgiving. While dressed as a pilgrim or American Indian our experience was one of the present and past, sharing food with friends and family and creating a unique bond that is hard to match. We always talk about the kitchen being the heart of the home, but yet it is the table that is truly the memory maker. Rectangle, square, oblong or round, the dining table fits in perfectly with a sense of nurturing and welcome that makes mealtime so special. For many households, decorating the holiday table is a top priority. And lucky for us, eight STL design shops are sharing their secrets at the upcoming St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Holiday Tabletop Tour on Saturday, Nov. 3 (page 70). Learn how to add a little pizzazz to your table for the upcoming holidays, talk to the designers and view gorgeous tablescapes at each shop. Family gatherings can and do go smooth as silk for many…Kathy Bertone, author of The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host; Becoming the Perfect Guest, shares her top 10 list for outstanding holiday entertaining. Here is a sampling. Please visit our website stlouishomesmag.com for her complete list. A Great Host... Is gracious When your in-law says—again—that his grill, car or whatever is bigger or better than yours, handle his lack of grace with grace. Don’t defend yourself and don’t run him through with the meat skewer; just smile and change the subject.

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Is the picture of restraint Keep in mind that dinnertime is not the time to discuss politics, sex or religion or anything of a sensitive nature, especially with family. As host you should take the responsibility for ensuring pleasant conversation. Does not talk constantly about herself It’s just bad mannered and does not give you any opportunity to share with and learn from others. If you are a “talker” learn to zip it. Instead, get guests to open up by asking them questions about themselves and their lives. Is not overly proper or overly casual Be you, only you with your best foot forward. Just because your friend dresses like she’s the latest “It Girl” doesn’t mean you have to wear your pearls at dinner, but you may want to switch out your favorite sweat pants with some clean khakis. Honors their guests’ habits If you are a vegetarian, your guests might want meat. Know their diet and preferences and satisfy them, regardless of yours. Don’t compromise your standards or desires; just make sure theirs are being met.

Enjoy the holidays,

Suzie Osterloh Publisher/Owner

Kathy Bertone is the author of The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host; Becoming the Perfect Guest. For more on being a great guest visit stlouishomesmag.com.

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Trim your table with beautiful serving pieces this holiday season. From a sit-down dinner to a buffet spread, these serving pieces will make any festivity one to remember. By Melissa Mauzy 2

one: Antique scrolled round cheeseboard, from Sur La Table. two: Splendore deep serving bowl, by Arte Italica, available at Byron Cade. three: Pewter sauce boat, by Juliska, from Mary Tuttle’s Floral and Gifts four: Evoca cake stand and server, by L’Object, available from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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five: Leaf platter with bowls, available from Imogenes. six: Pearled Squared Casserole Caddy, by Mariposa, available at Mary Tuttle’s Floral and Gifts. seven: Pearled salad servers, by Mariposa, from Mary Tuttle’s Floral and Gifts. eight: Tiered server with covered top, available at Three French Hens. nine: 17th century bird rectangular serving tray, from Sur La Table.

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slhl FAB FINDS one: Linked candleholder, available at Imogenes two: Mandera pine pillar candle holders, by Williams-Sonoma three: Piperi Greek Isles candleholders, available at Crate and Barrel four: Scatched pillar holders, by Global Views, available at Savvy Surrounding Style five: Avocado candleholder, available at Three French Hens six: Vine candleholder, from MKS Designs seven: Bronze candlestick, from Mary Tuttle’s 7

Tip: Light your holiday dining table with candles, but be sure their height does not block your guests’ line of sight across the table.

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Sip in style in a custom built wine cellar edited BY Melissa Mauzy Photography BY colin miller/strauss peyton

Preserving a fine bottle of wine requires attention to temperature and humidity control. Cory Lamp constructs custom handcrafted cellars to complement your design wishes and bottle capacity needs. SLHL: So how did you get into creating fabulous wine cellars?

SLHL: Why do cellars require special construction? Cory: A cellar is basically a refrigerator. Some are small and basically closets while others are very large and can hold thousands of bottles. No matter the size, the construction requirements are the same. The room must be constructed to maintain a lower temperature, proper humidity and prevent condensation from forming on the insulation, thus preventing any mold issues. SLHL: What is the ideal temperature for storing wine, and how do cellars protect wine?

Cory: I was a pension actuary in corporate America, and I always told people that at some point in my life I would be involved with wine. Designing and building wine cellars allows me to use the creative side of my brain. Plus, there is a lot of satisfaction seeing a project from start to finish in a relatively short amount of time.

Cory: Properly prepared cellars maintain humidity and temperature levels that allow wine to age and integrate. Vibration and light can do damage as well. Most cellars are kept somewhere between 55 and 60 degrees with 50-70 percent relative humidity levels.

SLHL: Why would a homeowner need a wine cellar?

SLHL: What is the building process? Are there special materials used?

Cory: Many prime drinking windows for wine are years down the road. Also, vintage plays a big role in the quality of a wine, so one may stock up on a good year and would want those wines to last. Its fun to see how a wine evolves over time and having a temperature-controlled cellar provides that opportunity.

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Cory: The room construction basics are fairly simple: vapor barriers on the warm side of all walls and the ceiling, as much insulation as you can get in the walls and ceiling, moisture resistant drywall, insulated glass and an exterior grade door with weather stripping all around. There are quite a few options on cooling units, but its important to size the unit properly. Once this is done, there really are infinite choices on wood species for racking, flooring materials, lighting, etc. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Painting in Layers A St. Louis artist has been layering on the paint since kindergarten. BY CHRISTINE Soucy PhotographY by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

Eileen Gale Mitchell was the little girl that cried

when it wasn’t her turn to finger paint. She knew her dream from the moment her tiny hands smeared tempera on paper. These days, with a bit more experience under her belt, but still holding onto all the passion and heart, Eileen is president of her own fine arts and graphic design company, Gale Creations. She harnesses her artistic spirit that so loved to finger paint and creates customized works of art and graphic designs for residential and commercial settings. A woman that’s always conscious of her surroundings, Eileen employs a great deal of earthy tones and textures. She favors materials that are easily layered like oils, textured papers and chalks. Carrying a natural

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theme throughout much of her work, Eileen lets her abstract spirit flow. She manages to capture the beauty of nature and the details of facial expressions in the subtle yet intriguing way for which abstract art is known. “My graphic design background taught me to add layers and textures,” she says. “And I’ve carried that knowledge with me to my paintings.” When she was creating a drawing of horses, she decided to bring the actual horses into the mix. She added texture and depth with a horse shoe and other horse artifacts. As an artist, Eileen says all of her pieces are special and important to her. But as a mother, she loves painting her children’s portraits. Eileen has decorated her home with her paintings and portraits. “It’s kind of

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like an Eileen gallery in here,” she says. And she is constantly adding to and switching around the gallery. She says her family pokes fun at her when they catch her adding a new coat of paint to something she’s already “finished” and is hanging on the wall. Eileen takes the exact measurements, colors and feels that the homeowner wants to display and allows them to do just that. Once commissioned, Eileen will come to your home and have a look around to learn the exact measurements for the canvas and the ambience that her piece will need to complement. She’ll take a few pictures and keep them close by as she creates the perfect work of art for your space.

A custom work of art is special and particular to you. Eileen is able to send sketches and pictures of the piece’s progress as she works to ensure she gives her clients exactly what they want. “I have no problems with going back in and altering something,” Eileen says. In fact, she enjoys adding more layers to the paint because she says it lets in more details. “I’ve had clients cry tears of happiness when we put it on the wall,” Eileen says. But she just wants to create something that will make her client smile, day after day. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Ricotta gnudi with an oxtail ragu

Comfort Cuisine Chef Justin Haifley creates artfully reinvented dishes at The Tavern Kitchen & Bar By Judith Evans Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

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Name a restaurant The Tavern,

and you create certain expectations. “Initially, we had people coming in here wanting a Busch on draft,” says chef Justin Haifley, who opened The Tavern Kitchen & Bar two years ago at 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road in Valley Park. “We don’t do draft beers,” he says, “not because we don’t want to, because we don’t have the space.” Befitting its name, the Tavern does have a bar, which serves craft brews − and Budweiser. The most significant part of the restaurant’s name, however, refers to the kitchen, which sits in the middle of the dining room, open to view. Haifley describes his fare as “exquisite comfort food, artfully reinvented.” He sources the freshest ingredients and insists on impeccable technique, and he knows when enough is enough. “I don’t like to overcomplicate,” he says. He stuffs bite-size packets of puff pastry with foie gras and intensely flavored mushroom duxelles; he grinds his own beef sirloin, brisket and chuck for hamburgers, then tops them with bacon jam; and he offers to let diners mix and match five types of fish and five preparations, which are listed on chalk boards in the main dining room, above the bar and in a second dining room gained in a recent expansion. The Tavern’s menu changes with the seasons, but the Ahi Poke appetizer is a constant. The dish, a Hawaiian-style tuna tartar, is a reminder of the 12 years that Haifley was a chef at Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurants in Hawaii, San Diego, Chicago and New York. Haifley, a 1991 graduate of Parkway West, was lured back to St. Louis by restaurant owners and classmates Jon Fogarty and Brant Baldanza. “They said, ‘hey, we’ve got a space, do you want to come home and do this concept you’ve been talking about for 8 years?’” Haifley says. He accepted their offer, bringing along his senior yearbook, the Pawesehi. He tucked it into a stack of books on a window sill in the bar, ready to page through when a classmate he can’t quite recall comes into The Tavern. Chef Haifley will demonstrate these three dishes when St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Cooking School convenes on Nov. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. He will serve up: • Ricotta Gnudi, a small round dumpling made from sheep’s milk ricotta, Parmesan, flour and egg yolk and served with richly flavored oxtail ragu. • Potato-Crusted Grouper, a thick piece of griddle-cooked fish, set atop an herbed bell pepper vinaigrette, sauced lightly with a lemon beurre blanc, then carefully topped with a lacy crown of freshly grated and fried Kennebec potatoes. • Chocolate Soufflé, a rich lava cake made with 58 percent chocolate baked in individual cast-iron dishes, then topped while still hot with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, a swirl of whipped cream, a dusting of chopped peanuts and multicolored sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Designers in Demand

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

Marcia Moore Design PO Box 220036, St Louis MO 63122 marciamooredesign.com 314-560-0830 Traditional or contemporary, over-the-top or minimalist, whatever your style, Marcia Moore Design will create beautiful spaces that are unique to each homeowner. From kitchen remodels to children’s rooms, bathrooms to basements, Marcia Moore is known for her ability to work in any kind of room and any kind of style. No matter the area or idea, Marcia can conceptualize a creative solution. “I love creating that one-of-a-kind space for each of my clients,” says Marcia Moore, owner. Marcia Moore Design covers all aspects of design including: color selection, furniture selection, accessorizing, window treatments, flooring, wall murals, art, kitchen and bath remodeling, additions, loft living, organizing and custom work. Whether you are working on one room or an entire home remodel, Marcia Moore Design will help you plan and complete your project, relieve some of the stress, and create the unique look you want for your home. Call today to see how Marcia Moore Design can help with your next interior project. You’ll be glad you did.

Niche/Lawrence Group Jay Eiler, Interior designer 300 North Broadway (at Olive), St. Louis, MO 63102 jay.eiler@thelawrencegroup.com www.nichestl.com 314-242-1452 “Don’t be afraid to mix different styles or periods together; it adds charm and a little hint of the unexpected to a space,” says Jay Eiler, interior designer for Niche/Lawrence Group. Specializing in single-family, residential projects and working in multi-family and hospitality developments, he tackles every project with enthusiasm and creativity. For the 2010 Architect and Interior Designer Awards, Jay received two awards for the Living Room and Master Bedroom Suite categories. Jay was also selected as a judge for the St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles 2011 Kitchens of the Year contest.

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A BIT OF MODERN INTERIORS

Savvy Surrounding STYLE

3407 Jefferson Ave., Suite 236, St. Louis, MO 63118 www.abitofmoderninteriors.com 636-795-4997

9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124 www.savvyladue.com, pamela@savvyladue.com 314-432-SAVY (7289), Like Savvy Surrounding Style on Facebook!

“a bit of modern interiors” is a boutique urban design firm that provides interior design services to both residential and commercial clients. Our designs convey from preppy to mod, French Deco and Neo-classical.

Pamela Calvert is the creative director and lead designer at Savvy Surrounding Style in the Ladue Marketplace. She and partner Diane Fogerty quickly established their interior design business and showroom as a premier venue for fine home furnishings and unique interior design. Pamela’s high-end residential work has been featured on the covers and pages of numerous local and national publications. During her 20 years as a design industry leader, Pamela has not only designed in many neighborhoods in Missouri and Illinois but also has worked on both coasts of the U.S. as well as in China. Her vision, expertise and professionalism are as universal as her portfolio. Please take a look at the wide array of her designs at www.savvyladue.com. Stop by the showroom to meet Pamela and discuss your design needs. You might even find a unique hostess gift or beautiful bracelet while you are there.

Over 15 years of experience, Lauren Zarobinski, the principle designer, brings a unique talent to each and every project. With an artistic eye, sound education and well honed aesthetic, Lauren has all the skills needed to take a project from early beginning to final completion. Her ability to connect to her clients on a personal level and her responsiveness to their needs keeps clients coming back over and over for all their interior design needs, from the first meeting to the placement of the last accessory, “a bit of modern interiors” can provide the interior design expertise and service you need and desire.

Holly Blumeyer Interior Design 530 Flanders Drive, St. Louis, MO 63122 314-965-1221 We are a full service, custom design company celebrating 50 years in business. We are experienced in all areas of design including new construction, additions, kitchen and bath design and space planning. We work closely with our clients and custom workrooms to provide a finished project that fulfills our clients' dreams.

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Designers in Demand

Castle Design

Denise Fogarty Interior Design

7707 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117 www.emilycastle.com 314-727-6622

www.denisefogartyinteriors.com denisefogarty@aol.com 314.757.1112

Castle Design is a full-service interior design company creating functional, aesthetically pleasing family homes and offices under the direction of Emily Castle, ASID. Our firm was formed to bring clients an unmatched level of client service in the areas of architectural finish selection and interior design. Every project includes looking, listening and guiding you every step of the way through rethinking, reviving and remodeling your space.

Denise Fogarty Interiors will bring bright, fresh design to any room in your home. From the early stages of conceptualizing your home to the last picture hanging on the wall, Denise Fogarty Interiors is a full-service design company. With 27 years of experience in the industry, Denise takes pride in her ability to understand each client and instantly get a feel for his or her design needs. Her design stye is clean, crisp, and transitional, incorporating bright colors. Denise Fogarty Interiors specializes in coastal cottage styles, inspired by both California and New England; but she can tackle any project from one room to your entire home or even your second home.

Blondie's Coffee and Wine Bar, pictured above, is an example of work by Lori Olsen McElvain, Allied ASID. Photo by Alise O'Brien

Ellen kurtz interiors, Inc. 10380 Page Industrial, St. Louis, MO 63132 www.ellenkurtzinteriors.com 314-426-6262 In today’s economic state, many families are staying in their homes longer. Adding an addition, remodeling a lower level, rearranging room space, or remodeling a kitchen / bath are changes that help families live better while saving money in the long run. Ellen Kurtz Interiors specializes in space planning that can make life easier.

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PATTIPORTER DESIGNS: For more than 25 years, Patti

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

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

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

Ooh La La Home Furnishings 17701 Edison, Suite 101, Chesterfield, MO 63005 www.oohlalahomefurnishings.com 636-532-3353 Dee Hencken and Felicia Cox have been designing beautiful rooms together throughout St. Louis homes for over 25 years. Their talent for buying merchandise and displaying the showroom carries over to their clients’ homes with their personalized design services. Whether it is one room, or an entire home, their philosophy is to ensure the clients have a beautiful, comfortable and always functional space upon completion. We are happy to assist in any project, large or small. Please call to set an appointment.

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

The Great Cover-Up Teddy Karl, Allied ASID 9708 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124 www.greatcoverupdesign.com 314-995-5701 Teddy Karl’s classic New England style and over 15 years of design experience, both in St. Louis and on Cape Cod, reflect in his widely requested traditional designs. Teddy uses layers of rich, well-paired fabrics and wallcoverings. Window treatments with coordinating trims and classic furniture with just the right accessories will complete your space. Blending your old favorites with new pieces is his forte. Teddy brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to each project, no matter how big or small. The Great Cover-Up offers full-service interior design, including beautiful fabrics and wallcoverings, custom window treatments and furniture, as well as lighting, art, accessories and wonderful holiday gifts. Call or visit our shop to set up an appointment.

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GATEWAY INTERIOR DESIGN, INC. 621 Atalanta Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119 amy@GatewayInteriorDesign.com 314-787-9210 When you walk into a room, how should it make you feel? Beautiful rooms can evoke many emotions by the thoughtful use of color, lighting, pattern and textures. I believe good interior design is not a luxury but a necessity, as Frank Lloyd Wright once said "if you invest in beauty it will remain with you all the days of your life�. With 20+ years of experience, I have seen firsthand how welldesigned built surroundings can help protect the environment and positively impact the quality of people’s lives at home, work or any other interior space in which they find themselves. With a specialty in Residential, Hospitality and Commercial interiors, Gateway Interior Design is committed in working with each client to elevate their knowledge and style towards their surroundings. If you want to capture the benefits of a well-designed interior for your next project, contact Amy Herman at Gateway Interior Design today.

JONI SPEAR INTERIOR DESIGN jspearidesign@aol.com www.jonispear.com 314-614-9080 With more than 20 years' experience, Joni Spear is a degreed designer who demonstrates a mastery of color combined with a chic and compelling sense of style. Her versatile firm specializes in integrating customized design elements in new construction, renovations, executive relocations and remodels. Services include a comprehensive design plan that begins with a personal consultation and does not conclude until the last picture is hung and the final accessory is placed. Her ultimate goal is to fashion timeless and comfortable interiors, always reflecting the client's vision and personal sense of style.

Three French Hens J.R. Zachary, interior designer 16935 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040 www.threefrenchhensantiques.com 636-458-8033 J.R. Zachary has been a constant face at Three French Hens since the store opened in 2003. Whether you are redecorating one room or your whole house, or designing from the construction stage of your new home, J.R. creates beautiful, relaxed, elegant or rustic styles. He considers everything from wall finishes and furniture to accessories, fabric and lighting. With the ever-changing 10,000square-foot showroom, J.R. has many casual yet elegant choices to decorate any home.

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Directions in Design, Inc.

Krista Howard Interiors

1849 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 www.didstl.com 314-205-2010

Allied ASID interiorsbykh@gmail.com 314-517-5502

Our passion – for beautiful homes and creative commercial spaces that live extremely well – has guided our client relationships for over 35 years. To create the extraordinary applies to large and small, simple and complex, new construction and renovation of all types.

Krista Howard Interiors, where your ideas find their expression. We provide a complete design service to address every aspect of your residential project. Whether you want a single room update, an extensive remodeling project or are building a new home, Krista Howard Interiors creates individualized surroundings for clients who want personal reflection in their home. With more than 19 years in the industry, Krista has a close understanding of budget, unique design and all phases of construction. From plumbing to pillows, your expression is understood!

If you are planning on building a new home, renovating a kitchen or bath, adding an addition, or simply redecorating, the experienced designers at Directions In Design, Inc. will help you find your own individual style. Enjoy expert guidance to utilize your dollars well while achieving extraordinary spaces for you, your family, and your guests. Please call to talk about your project. WBE Certified

JCR DESIGN GROUP Jennifer Rapp, Associate ASID 12760 Conway Lake Ct, St. Louis, MO 63141 JCRDesignGroup@gmail.com

314-706-2727 JCR Design Group is a full-service design firm devoted to the creation of inviting and livable interiors. We offer extensive resources and workrooms for all design preferences. JCR Design Group strives for an interior that is not only beautifully designed and comfortable, but above all reflects YOUR personality, tastes and lifestyle. We believe your home should bring you happiness every time you open the door. JCR Design Group develops lasting relationships with clients by listening carefully to each homeowner's needs and working within a budget to make every project enjoyable and stress free. STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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This page: Scott's living room is filled with personal details, like a piece of driftwood found by his grandma on the Mississippi River in 1954. Opposite page: An eclectic vignette of pieces are situated above the couch. The treasures include his college diploma carved on a piece of wood, sea shells from California, a statue of the Chrysler building, his grandma’s Deluxe Pine jar and Mason jars, St. Louis bricks and his first rosary.

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PERSONAL TREASURES ABOUND IN THIS QUAINT COTTAGE By MELISSA MAUZY Photography by ANNE MATHEIS Floral Styling by Scott Hepper, from the design center at Walter knoll florist

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Left: Depression-era relics decorate Scott's kitchen. In 1890, the kitchen was added on to the original home, which was built in 1872 as a home for ship builders during the shipping boom. It is one of the oldest cottage-style homes in the area. Right: An avid entertainer, Scott loves to have his table set with seasonal floral arrangements, a bottle of wine and a jug of beer from Square One brewery in case he hosts a last minute dinner party.

riving though the streets of historic Soulard and Benton Park, the neighborhoods’ history and charm shine through. From the unique architecture to the numerous parks it’s no surprise why Scott Hepper chose the area as his home. Built in 1892, his enchanting single-family home is just 928 square feet. Many would find it simply impossible to reside in such a small space. “It’s not about the size of your home; it’s about the character of the home that truly inspires,” Scott says. Walking in the front door, you can see Scott’s inspiration tucked away in nearly every nook and cranny. Filled with original and personal treasures collected throughout his life, the cottage is an eclectic mix of old and new, which keeps with the integrity of the neighborhood. His unusual finds reflect his individuality and heritage giving each room – there are only 4—its own personality and voice.

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The living room articulates architecture by mixing pieces collected from area flea markets with family pieces. An antique window frame, found on Cherokee Street and situated above a chest from Pier 1, draws you into the room. Atop the chest is Scott’s most prized treasure – a piece of driftwood collected from the Mississippi River by his grandmother in 1954. As you will see throughout the house, his grandmother is one of the main sources of inspiration in his décor. Two muted herringbone gray chairs from Thomasville are seated on either side of an old-fashioned typewriter identical to one Scott’s dad had when he was growing up. Scott still uses it to type his annual Christmas letter to family and friends. An eclectic vignette of objects above the Bernhardt leather couch, each with a personal connection to Scott, is the focal point of the room. Every piece has a story and a reason for being included. There are his college diploma from Santa Rosa College carved on a piece of

wood, sea shells from California (a tribute to his childhood), a statue of the Chrysler building bought when visiting his sister in New York, his grandma’s Deluxe Pine jar and Mason jars, St. Louis bricks painted with scenes of the sunset and even his first rosary. Individually the objects don’t necessarily match, but the pieces complement the character and personality of the room. The mustard yellow walls exude the warmth and history of each treasure in the space. Continuing from the living room into the kitchen, Scott’s admiration for his grandmother is further felt in the Depression-era décor. From pots and pans to a plate collection, her presence is everywhere. “I wanted to recreate and resurrect a part of my grandma’s childhood because she was such a magnificent woman,” Scott says. Cast-iron skillets claim their place above cabinets and hang from the walls while a bread bowl used by grandma to make homemade bread STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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is also on full display. An old coffee grinder, lettuce chopper and butter churn add to the Depression-era charm. But, perhaps, the most important part of the kitchen is above the entryway door frame. Scott proudly displays a collection of historical plates by Royal Doulton that his grandparents received as a wedding gift. “It is a visual I have seen ever since I can remember,” he laughs. “If the kitchen would ever burn down, I’d take the plates.” Another room full of sentiment and importance is Scott’s bedroom. “Everything in here matters,” he says. As you look around the space, you can see his personality and ancestry shine through the vintage décor reminiscent of his family’s immigration from Germany. Collections of photos of his late relatives line the walls and shelves, including a portrait of his great grandparents when they first arrived on Ellis Island. Antique suitcases flank the bed draped in an Americana quilt from Old. St. Charles. Atop the bed frame sits a collection of apothecary bottles filled with vibrant flowers. Scott chose to place the bottles above his bed because they create “a magnificent focal point in any room.” The night stands next to his bed were finds from a flea market. Wooden figurines represent memories of Scott and his grandma drawing as a child. His interest and passion for art, particularly painting, came from his grandma, who painted her last picture at 97. Scott’s interest in art began when he was 7 years old. He became

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fascinated with storms when he visited Missouri, so his grandma put a paintbrush in his hands and encouraged him to record what he saw. By age 9 he had developed his skills and won several accolades. At just 13, Scott began selling his sketches. He still paints today and donates many of his paintings to local charity auctions. Across from his bed, Scott has set up his painting studio. Two easels proudly display his favorite scenes of the Meramec River, his grandmother's favorite. Scott takes regular drives through the Meramec River country and captures pictures of the breathtaking views. He then paints his memories onto canvas. A total of eight river scenes are on display in Scott’s bedroom, but he has a total of 44 of his own works on exhibit throughout the cottage. Scott’s outdoor space started with a blank canvas just like his paintings. “The outdoors is my second passion,” he says. Breathing in the smell of hops from the brewery, he loves to sit out back and enjoy a glass of sweet tea or wine in his shady, private space. Having created a home that is all about family and history, Scott starts and ends each day in his quiet and serene backyard with two important phone calls. Watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee, he makes his morning call to his mom, and as the sun is setting in the evening, Scott catches up with his Dad. While quaint, he truly has transformed this cottage into his home, filled with mementoes from St. Louis, his travels and his childhood. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Left: Right: Below: not 100% sure I will put him in.

Opposite page: A collection of apothecary bottles filled with vibrant flowers frame the bed, which is draped in an Americana quilt from Old St. Charles;. This page, top: Scott's painting studio proudly displays his favorite works, scenes of the Meramec River. This page, bottom: An old table decorated with seasonal blooms makes for the perfect wine serving place when relaxing outdoors after a day of work or with friends.

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RECLAIMED, REFURBISHED Seasoned homeowners give new life to a century-old residence in Kirkwood By Barb Wilson Photography by Anne Matheis

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Revitalized!

An antique poster for the French opera, Les Pêcheurs de St. Jean, crowns the living room fireplace; downlights cast a glow on matching alabaster urns in the glass-fronted parquetry showcase; and the sideboard displays a varied collection of ceramics.

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ooking at the “before” photos, it’s hard to fathom what Sharon and David Raich envisioned when they chose the two-story house, situated on a quiet residential street in Kirkwood. The exterior was uninspired and dated, and the home had been rather haphazardly expanded by a succession of previous owners since its original construction in 1905. The couple readily admit that they were exhausted after six months of unsuccessful house hunting, and David was becoming “impatient” when he happened to drive through the neighborhood. “We like older homes, and it was a great lot in a great location,” he remembers. “Inside, the rooms were nicely arranged and had a ‘happy’ feel.” Then, with waggish smile, he adds, “Okay, the house was a mess, but I knew

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Sharon could fix it.” David’s confidence in his wife’s talent stemmed from the fact that the couple had already owned numerous homes during their 17 years of marriage in Minneapolis and Fort Worth. After retirement, however, David promised Sharon they could settle in St. Louis, where she’d been raised. The first step involved redesigning the home’s elevation, simultaneously trying to incorporate the various “add-ons” that had been made over the years. Mitchell Wall & Associates, Architects, Inc. was assigned the task of giving the home a distinctive style and unifying the 2,800 square feet of living space. Problem number one: The home’s façade was essentially flat, and

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Opposite page: Pierre Frey French fabric was chosen for the upholstered headboard and drapery in one guest bedroom. The bedding is Peacock Alley. Above left: Another auxiliary bedroom is furnished with twin beds, French Posters, an antique English bamboo-and-cane side table, and a “comfy” chair upholstered in duck cloth. Right: L&B Custom Interiors crafted the magnificent mahogany entry door, and the marble-floored foyer was a favorite nap site for Pepper, the Raiches’ late black Labrador.

the front entrance wasn’t centered. The solution was to add a columned entry porch, balancing the architectural elements, then creating a charming foyer that disguises the off-center access to the formal living and dining rooms. The end result is a true classic – the exterior softly hued in a traditional blue, with crisp white columns, trim and faux balconies lending character to the front, side and rear elevations. Equally daunting, an earlier side addition with a slanted roof (which the Raiches humorously refer to as the “smokehouse shed”) had to be integrated into the overall plan. This entailed raising the living room ceiling to a uniform height while maintaining structural support for the upper story. Various spaces were also reconfigured, all of the

square room entries were converted to soft arches, and certain doorways were repositioned to improve traffic flow and the lines of sight. As with most rehab projects, countless other problems surfaced as time progressed, and the couple credits McMillan Construction Group, Inc. for handling every unexpected complication with technical skill and expert craftsmanship. Amazingly, the entire transformation was completed in less than a year. Both owners were active participants in the renovation and share a laugh when describing themselves as “laborers” and their “yard sale” of the home’s original components, including the pink bricks discarded from the driveway – even the zoysia sod from the front yard! Their salvage efforts didn’t end there, either. While Sharon focused on the STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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Above: Sharon worked with Baygents Company to design the kitchen, which features Wood-Mode white-finished maple cabinets and bi-level dishwasher drawers, a paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, crackled French tile backsplashes set on a diagonal, and David’s prerequisite – the stainless, dual-fuel Viking range and double oven.

interior décor, David was busy painting the 302 corbels a carpenter had crafted from the rough-sawn timbers removed from the family room ceiling. Unfortunately, the original wood floors could not be saved, prompting David to make one of his only two interior demands: the replacement flooring would be Brazilian cherry; his other stipulation was a Viking 6-burner range and double oven to replace the kitchen’s archaic cooktop. Sharon’s penchant for tout le francaise de choses [all things French] is evident throughout the home, but her styling is far from pretentious. The ambience is one of relaxed elegance – chic yet wonderfully comfortable. Fresh and bright, the living room has a country French aesthetic,

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tastefully blending antiques, favorite furnishings from the owners’ previous homes, and found items. A French opera poster hangs above the fireplace, which has a limestone surround, and the handsome showcase, with glass doors and parquetry cabinets, dominating one wall was acquired from Southall Antiques, a San Francisco establishment owned by David’s sister-in-law. Linen drapes frame the French doors that lead to the home’s side patio and exquisitely landscaped yard (featured in SLHL’s April 2012 issue). The formal dining room continues the theme with an antique French wall tapestry, bronze-finished Schonbek chandelier, round Baker mahogany table that can be extended to seat ten and a mixture of dining chairs that combines 19th-century beech, Italian walnut

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Above right: An antique French tapestry, bronze-finished crystal chandelier, and eye-pleasing assortment of dining chairs reflect the home’s relaxed yet elegant ambience.

and leather, and two cushioned chairs formerly belonging to David’s parents. The remainder of the main floor is “entertainment central,” the hub of countless social gatherings hosted by this convivial couple, and the free-flowing arrangement of kitchen, casual dining area and family room merges seamlessly with the outdoor activity spaces. Shivakashi granite blankets the kitchen countertops and custom oak island; the paneled refrigerator and cabinetry are white-finished maple with replicated antique glass fronts; and a stucco ceiling and ceramic tile floor, resembling tumbled limestone, link the kitchen and casual dining area. Labeled the “San Francisco turnaround” due to its existing floor,

uniquely laid in a circular brick pattern, the step-down family room is where the Raiches spend much of their time and enjoy gorgeous views of the yard through full-length windows and patio doors. The original pot-bellied stove was replaced with a handsome corner fireplace, and what had been a screened porch off this space was converted to a covered patio with columns. Once located on an exterior wall, the home’s central staircase is totally original, has a see-through window, and is lit by a chandelier from a downtown St. Louis mansion. The pattern for the leaded glass window insert, as well as numerous other leaded glass motifs throughout the home, was designed by Sharon and fabricated by Art Glass Unlimited. Most of the upper-level spaces are arranged as they were prior STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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to renovation, including the den, raised master suite and two guest bedrooms. Among the significant modifications, a closet was removed to enlarge the guest bath, and a small bedroom was converted to a spacious walk-in closet for the master suite. Based on a French antique design, the fireplace mantel in the master bedroom was crafted by L&B Custom Interiors Inc. The arched mahogany door allows the owners’ retreat to be closed off from the rest of the

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upper floor. Asked if they had any regrets about their venture, the Raiches’ response was an emphatic, “No! We’d do it again.” And rightfully so! Their revitalized home is a gem – worthy of their efforts and of Kirkwood’s long-held reputation for classic architecture. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Opposite page, top left: A closet was removed to enlarge the guest bath, gleaming with white marble. Bottom left: "David’s space,” the den is part of the owners’ retreat, which can be closed off for privacy. Steps lead to the raised master bedroom. This page: A focal point of the master bedroom, the fireplace mantel is a copy of a French antique, reproduced by L&B Custom Interiors.

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A built-in stone buffet linked to the grill makes multi-season entertaining easy and appealing. Bright branches added to containers provide a colorful accent throughout fall and winter. Cold hardy rainbow swiss chard and kale enhance the fall decor. The outdoor fireplace is the perfect place for a marshmallow roast.

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Entertaining

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Extend your holiday festivities outdoors into the evening

By Lucyann Boston Photography by Kim Dillon Styling by Carol Temple and Patti Porter, Pizazz 2 Interiors & PattiPorter Designs

utdoor entertaining doesn’t have an expiration date. It can work as well when the weather is cool as when temperatures are warm. If fact, given this past summer’s heat, cool sounds downright delightful. This past year, a Des Peres couple added three elements to their already striking home and landscape to make outdoor entertaining an almost year-round possibility. To begin with, their home, built just nine years ago, already focused on the outdoors. The contemporary design of the residence, with its strong horizontal lines, over-hanging eves and open floor plan, echoed elements espoused by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Prairie School of architecture. As Wright championed, natural wood and stone figured

strongly in the décor of the interior. Walls of windows made the surrounding landscape a part of each room and blurred the lines between the indoors and outdoors. It is a testimony to the homeowners’ love of the outdoors that the heated saltwater pool was finished before the house. Designed and built by Poynter Landscape Architecture and Construction, the pool features a weathered limestone waterfall with strong horizontal lines that “run the bulk of the width of the pool” and replicate the horizontal lines of the residence, according to Richard Poynter, who worked on the project along with Bob Wilhelm and Ross Richardson at his firm. Three layers of stone were engineered to allow water to spill over the stones and into the pool in differing amounts and velocities “emulating STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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Above: The broad waterfall echoes the horizontal, Prairie-style architecture of the house. Great care was taken to have water flow over the stones in a way that mimics nature. Opposite page: Contemporary in design, the louvered pergola not only provides shade but protection from rain and a gathering space around the outdoor fireplace as well.

how water actually flows in nature. We spent a couple of days getting water to come off the stones in a way that looked right,” Richard adds. Directly behind the waterfall, a line of seasonal annuals gives way to a towering wall of feathery, deep green, Norway spruce. The spruce separate the pool area from the rest of the 2.5 acre property and block out a tennis court at the back of the yard. The evergreen trees also provide a soft textural contrast to the weathered stone of the pool and waterfall. The waterfall, flowers and trees are the focal point of a series of windows that make up one wall of the couple’s dining room. The sound of the splashing water, which blocks out the subtle but noticeable highway noise, can be heard not only in the dining room but in the kitchen, hearth room and master bedroom as well. Those rooms look out onto different verandas and courtyards. Richard’s plant choices outside those rooms include evergreen boxwood and lirope, low-maintenance sedum ground covers as well as trees with sculptural interest including hornbeams, multi-trunked magnolias and arborvitae to provide year-round natural interest. While the pool and garden were already lovely, to have an effective area for multi-season entertaining, there are five necessary elements, according to Richard. With the pool and surrounding deck, the couple had two of them: water and sun. To make the package complete, they needed shade, fire and additional lighting to make the entire area come alive late into the night. The solution came in the form of a spectacular, louvered pergola that includes not only a seating area but an open, rectangular gas

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fireplace that allows friends to gather in cool weather and on warm nights is the perfect place to nestle a series of candles. Not only does the open framework of the pergola ceiling provide shade from the summer sun, the engineering of the louvers allows rain to drip from one board to the next until it finally splashes to the ground just outside the covered area. In addition, a series of spotlights in the pergola angle toward the sky to emphasize the dramatic architecture of the structure. To augment the possibilities for entertaining, Ross designed a natural stone buffet that runs along the side of the house just outside the kitchen. The weight of the buffet is supported by pedestals turned from the same stone as the surface. A large grill frames one end of the buffet and a huge, built-in ice chest anchors the other. While it isn’t a showy detail, Richard emphasizes that even in relatively level yards, good patio and walkway designs have to incorporate proper water drainage not only for rain, but also for things as simple as watering plants and splashing from the pool. “No one wants to be out there barbecuing with their feet in a puddle,” he points out. The design of the pergola has more than delighted the homeowners. “We definitely use the pool more during the day now that we have a shady area,” they agree. The louvered design, while contemporary in feeling to reflect the architecture of their home, has produced an unexpected benefit for these nature lovers. “We wanted something to provide shade,” he explains, “but with this pergola we can be under a roof but look up and still see the sky.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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The quintessential hostess knows how to use the magic of fresh botanical materials to enhance both their home as well as their guest’s experience. Discovering fresh flowers or blooming plants in their sleeping quarters upon arrival is truly one of the most important ingredients for welcoming overnight guests into your home during the holidays. The sweet luxury of having a vase of fresh flowers on the night stand in your guest’s bedroom not only adds style, character, and class to your home, but also makes your guests feel especially welcome and comfortable. The charm of a single bloom in a small bud vase on a bathroom vanity, the aromatherapy of a large bowl filled with scented pinecones and fresh winter greenery in the foyer, or a pouch of lavender carefully placed on a bed pillow will automatically make your visitors feel special. Above all, houseguests want to feel that you are happy to see them. Placing fresh flowers and blooming plants strategically throughout your home is undeniably the best way to say, “we’re really glad you’re here." See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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The Art of Ambiance Capturing the feeling of “welcome”

BY SYLVIA FORBES PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW HARRER PHOTOGRAPHY

Guests who visit Tina and Terry Crouppen are greeted by their cheerful welcomes and the open, airy entrance seems to echo their sentiments. The two-story room, with tall windows topped by fanlights along one wall, adds to the feeling of spaciousness. Doors leading outside to the pool area provide options to expand the entertaining area for large parties. The yellow walls trimmed in white add a sunny atmosphere to the space, where people instantly feel at home. “The entryway is what sold us on the house,” says Tina. “We bought it five years ago, and loved this room. However, the room was arranged into a formal dining room and living room. We do a lot of entertaining, and my husband wanted a less formal area where people could sit and relax and enjoy each other.” The Crouppens chose S&K Interiors to help them achieve a new look for their entranceway. S&K Interiors, a mother-daughter team of Shirley Strom and Katie Marvin, specializes in residential interiors, though they have also done everything from law offices to cafés.

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S&K began by painting the walls, which had been a neutral ivory, in a golden yellow, immediately brightening the room. They created two comfortable seating areas, using a blue-green sofa with cream leather backing that Tina had recently bought and adding accent pillows in matching blue greens, reds and yellows. Several red pillows feature a pineapple design, a traditional symbol of hospitality. An additional red accent was added by painting the back wall of a built-in bookcase. The wall provides a dramatic backdrop for the art objects displayed in front of it. Two chandeliers already hung from the ceiling, but up so high they were mostly unnoticed. Shirley lowered them, making a statement of elegance. She added shades for each of the lights on the chandelier, coordinating them with the rest of the room by their red color. “The biggest challenge of this project was lowering the chandeliers,” says Shirley. “The ceilings were so tall, the workmen had to use scaffolding to reach them. I felt like I was in Italy, watching them.”

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A Hint of the Orient “Several years ago we traveled to China,” says Tina. “Terry likes Oriental art, and we wanted to incorporate some of it into this setting.” At one end of the room, a beautifully carved, life-sized Oriental statue stands in front of a mirror, and several Oriental busts sit atop a credenza. At the opposite end, two smaller Oriental statuettes decorate the fireplace mantel. Tying both areas together are five Chinese-style prints placed on the soffits at then ends of the room. Two of them, both black-and-white, were included with the house. Shirley commissioned a local artist to create three more in the same style and to colorize the original two. The revitalized room expresses a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, with a hint of the exotic. In China, the color red is a symbol of happiness and good fortune, so the red accents are not only appropriate, but also auspicious. “I just love it,” says Tina. “I wouldn't change anything.” See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Women

in Wine The ladies of Henry’s Drive entertain with Aussie flair BY Lorraine Raguseo PhotographY COURTESY OF Quintessential Wines

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During Australia’s winter months, the vines owned by Henry’s Drive Vignerons, not far from the ocean on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, are not usually snow-covered but definitely convey a sense of peaceful slumber as they await the first budding of spring. However, inside the winery’s spacious tasting and entertaining pavilion, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sleeping vineyards, there’s activity a plenty as Henry’s Drive owner Kim Longbottom, ably assisted by her teenage daughter Margo and Senior Winemaker Renae Hirsch, put together a meal to entertain some good friends. They are the “ladies of Henry’s Drive,” one of the very few Australian wineries owned solely by a woman, and the only sizeable one owned by a woman with a woman winemaker at the helm. From the subtle sophistication of their wines to the somewhat cheeky whimsy of their various labels, all linked to the history and heritage of rural Australia’s postal service and communications, you can tell that a woman’s hand guides this enterprise. As Kim learned when she first came to the region, Henry was a stagecoach driver in the late 1800s whose route, or “drive,” ran right through what is now the Henry’s Drive vineyards. He was immortalized in a 1950s Australian postage stamp that adorns the winery’s flagship Shirazes. Morse Code; Pillar Box, the name for Australian mail boxes; The Postmistress and Dead Letter Office are all labels that Kim has created with clever copy on the back of the bottles that gives each wine a unique personality and a sense of place. Tradition and a sense of place are evident in the meal Kim is preparing for her guests. Australians love their lamb almost as much as they love

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Postmistress

Henry's Drive

Opposite page, top left: View of Henry's Drive cellar door from the vineyards Opposite page, bottom left: Chocolate and brown sugar pavlova Opposite page, right: Senior winemaker Renae Hirsch, Margo Longbottom and Henry's Drive owner Kim Longbottom This page: Henry's Drive vineyards

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their Shiraz; both are considered the signature meat and red wine of the country. It is fortuitous that they complement each other so well, especially when the lamb is prepared with a crust of herbs from the winery’s garden and served with a platter of seasonal roasted vegetables, including pumpkin, eggplant and zucchini. Any of the five Shiraz that Renae makes for the winery are terrific matches for this repast. Tonight she chose Henry’s Drive Shiraz, a rich, full and brooding wine with fresh dark blackberry fruit, mocha and dark toasted spice flavors. However, it’s Kim’s Chocolate and Brown Sugar Pavlova that’s shining bright on this winter night. Australians adore sweet deserts and pavlova, the meringue-based dessert named after the famous Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. Kim’s version includes vin cotto, a sweet, dense condiment made from the slow cooking and reduction of non-fermented grapes, instead of the more usual balsamic vinegar, and is topped with melted dark chocolate folded into whipped cream with fresh raspberries liberally strewn on top. This Australian favorite is best-served with another Aussie favorite, sparkling Shiraz. The winery’s Scarlet Letter Sparkling Shiraz, named after the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, has a classic “Kim Longbottom” back label: “How many couplings found their start, and end, via an impassioned letter? …The first sip will make you lust for a second. The second bubbles forth feelings of guilt. The third—a warm embrace. From there, redemption is assured.” Given the food, wine, ambiance and overall tone, an invitation to a dinner party from the ladies of Henry’s Drive is never refused. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Deck the Dining Halls Create distinct dining spaces for your holiday gatherings By Katie O’Connor Photography by Ashley Gieseking

Hosting the holidays this year? Take a cue from Pamela Calvert and Diane Fogerty, co-owners of Savvy Surrounding Design, and deck multiple halls this season. The duo, whose Ladue shop offers seasonal décor services, worked together to not only extend the holiday cheer to three different dining areas in Diane’s home, but also to set the appropriate celebratory tone for each space. The formal dining room has an elegant feel, with natural touches in red and gold; the casual eating space’s playful decorations, including an overstuffed tree with oversized ornaments, creates a whimsical air; and stylized trees of varying heights and a bit of sparkle keeps the vibe fun and contemporary in the bar area. The color scheme, which features red predominately, unites the spaces while retaining the different feel of each. Keep in mind, Pamela notes, that if the spaces are visible to each other, continuity is important; if they aren’t, it’s possible to go with completely different décor schemes – traditional red and hunter green in one room, funky pink and chartreuse in another, for example. But there’s no need to start from scratch with your holiday decorations; start with what you have and add a few new items each year. “Pamela will keep certain staples that I love and then add a new twist,” says Diane. “You can build your holiday décor over time,” agrees Pamela. Whatever schemes you choose don’t hold back. “Usually, less is more,” says Pamela. “But at the holidays, more is more. A tree with more on it looks more elegant and has more power. So absolutely, overdo it!”

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the season for shimmer and shine, and with a bit of know-how, almost any piece in the home can be a vehicle for holiday cheer. The secret to transforming a piece into a holiday showstopper? “Vary the height, use different textures, play with scale,” says Pamela Calvert, who co-owns Savvy Surrounding Design with Diane Fogerty. And most importantly, “add light and sparkle.” Pamela did just that when she transformed a console in Diane’s formal living room into a beautiful holiday display that’s a perfect backdrop to the season’s glittering parties. She started with what was already there: a dramatic mirror and a pair of lamps—all with a silvery metallic finish. Next, she added additional height with a pair of silver Christmas trees, the symmetry complementing the formality of the room, and balanced the scale by swapping out the console’s usual art-glass piece for a large mercury glass ball. On the console’s surface, Pamela wound sheer ribbon through an array of smaller silver ornaments, beading and seasonal greenery that fills in the surface and adds varying textures. Finally, Pamela added the touch that elevates the display from seasonal to spectacular: lighting. In this instance, she tucked a strand of white twinkle lights in among the items on the console’s surface, “but you could use candles,” she explains. The result is a sparkling holiday décor that’s both elegant and celebratory. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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Homeowners Sandy and Helen’s custom-made wine refrigerator from Vino Temp holds 480 bottles and keeps them all at the perfect temperature of 55 degrees. Sandy estimates she has about 300 bottles in the cabinet, along with a box of cigars and some champagne (a collector’s edition from the Golden Globes). The homeowners had a wine cabinet that was a stand-alone in their living room, but it was not the focal point of the room as it is now. The room was more cramped, and there was not much in the way of seating, aside from a big sofa in the window. Interior designer Amy Isringhaus, Accents and Designs by Amy, replaced the sofa with a custom-made bench that fits perfectly in the bay window that also created room for four comfy chairs to settle into and enjoy a fine glass of wine. Gateway Construction, under the careful guidance of Amy, knocked out the wall between what is now the wine room and the new living room. The two rooms opened up to flow seamlessly, giving guests extra space to move around. The television is even visible from the window seat a whole room over, which Helen calls the “bleacher seats.” A milky olive green paint set the color scheme for the room,

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lit up with a soft light from a cylindrical IO Metro chandelier. The olives, creams and rich woods with subtle décor pulse with a unique ambience. “I wanted the fabric on the chairs to add that pop of color,” says Amy. Sandy likes a wine with a story behind it, and her wine room is the perfect showcase for these stories. Collector bottles and specially made bottles from memorable occasions, like Helen’s 40th birthday and Sandy’s college softball days, line the shelves on either side of the wine refrigerator. The wine room contains lots of storage. Entertaining for as many as they do, the homeowners needed a place to keep glasses, platters and other essentials for a party or wine-tasting fundraiser. They also added crown molding and a more than appropriate grape design inlaid along the wall above the wine refrigerator to complete the look. Helen and Sandy loved being able to “just call Amy” when problems arose. “We had a very small vision of what we were going to do, and Amy went above and beyond that vision,” says Helen. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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three: Put a fork in it & mouse figurine Ensure your guests are getting their favorite bite with cheese identifiers for your holiday feast. The classic fork tines sit directly on the piece of cheese for a simple and elegant look. What mouse stays far from any block of cheese? This iron figurine will carefully watch over your cheese spread. Courtesy of MKS Designs

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