Laura Dawson DiLeo and Andrew Steven Elliott were married on January 28, 2017, in a ceremony officiated by Deacon Philip Hengen and Father Gary Braun at the Catholic Student Center in Washington University. A reception followed at Moulin, where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing.

Since the Veiled Prophet Organization was established by prominent St. Louisans in 1878, the Veiled Prophet Ball has been an annual event celebrating generations of local debutantes. Being invited to participate is an honor, and being chosen for the Veiled Prophet’s court of honor is even mo…

What has the Veiled Prophet Organization taught you about tradition and community?

The Veiled Prophet Organization (VP) has a storied history in St. Louis, but one thing has not changed in its 139 years: The civic group still seeks to make its city better for its citizens.

Melissa Baranay & Michael Lewis

This holiday season, the Ladue News staff made wish lists (and checked them twice) divided into 11 categories to fit the needs of all the loved ones in your life.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Kim Bass are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lo’Real Chiffon, to Olubunmi (Bunmi) Babatunde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison and Margaret Akingbade. Ms. Eunice Bass, grandmother of Lo’Real, joins in sharing the celebratory news.

Welcome to the 2016 Ladue News Show House, a historic property at 4388 Westminster Place in the Central West End, completed in 1897. 

Even with its large, dramatic windows and grand, high ceilings, the Show House’s dining room, according to The Great Cover-Up principal designer Teddy Karl, felt dark and dreary. Known for designing rich, traditional interiors, Karl worked with senior designer Melissa Hummel to transform the…

Designing a room is a process that starts with a vision,” CJ Knapp of Yours by Design says. In the case of the Show House’s master bedroom, Knapp’s vision started with the bed. Its sleek lines and neutral leather upholstery set the space’s remaining tone, and the curved headboard allows for …

Victoria Dreste, owner and designer at the eponymous Victoria Dreste Designs, walked into the Show House with an idea in mind for the design aesthetic she wanted to pursue – her goal was to find the perfect room to bring her vision to life. “When I walked into the house and saw the living ro…

Designed by Channing Glover and Maria Lesko of C&M Interiors, the wide-entry foyer, grand staircase and second-floor sitting area bring the duo’s signature contemporary and minimal design aesthetic to uniquely freshen up heavy-handed built-in design elements. “We love how the home had su…

Originally submitting a design for a second-floor sitting room/den, Gigi Lombrano of Gigi Lombrano Interiors was instead given the Show House’s huge third-floor bonus room, a two-rooms-in-one scenario with an unusual layout. Even for Lombrano, a Show House veteran, the design challenge was d…

Step inside the second bedroom in this year’s Show House, and be bathed in “moodiness.” That’s how Suzanne Tullock of Suzanne Tullock Interiors describes the tone of her redesigned space. Deep chocolate-brown walls paired with bold splashes of color make the room an exciting yet classic oasi…

David Deatherage of David Deatherage Design might have two of the smallest spaces in this year’s Show House, but that doesn’t mean his redesign of both is any less impressive. Deatherage transformed the cozy kitchen and breakfast room into a space with rustic and modern touches. “I’m quite p…

For Tamsin Mascetti of Tamsin Design Group, the design process is fluid, with some fine-tuning usually involved. In the family workroom of the Show House, Mascetti says she “worked to create a room that would be beautiful, comfortable [and] unique and highlight the home’s interior architecture.”