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.”

Ladue News' annual Show House invites the community to explore one of the city’s illustrious residences as it has been reimagined by top-class designers – all in the name of a worthy cause. The tradition is made possible by Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, the premium agency that loc…

The landscaping for the Show House was a gut rehab; outdated, overgrown landscaping that didn’t seem to echo the stately elegance of the home was cleared out so that Jim Graeler and the team at Chesterfield Valley Nursery could create a cohesive look that would give visitors a preview of the…

For the Show House’s family room, Ethan Allen Retail, Inc. design center project manager Amanda Matzke, designer Robert Van De Wiele and design consultant Jan Alred toned down the historic architecture with calming touches.

The home’s third-floor music room was designed by Liz McGovern and Anne Smith of June Roesslein Interiors as an airy respite from the everyday bustle of life. The pair was drawn to the room’s simple architectural features, such as a dormer window – which turned out to be the perfect spot for…

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The office in this year’s Show House has been redesigned into a freeing retreat. Dottie Eaton of Design Style was inspired by Led Zeppelin’s song “Going to California.” In it, Robert Plant sings of a girl with “love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.” That free spirit was translated into E…

The back staircase to the third floor of the Show House almost comes as a surprise – after beautiful, well-appointed bedrooms and an office space on the second floor, the home continues upward with an almost-hidden stair passage to even more rooms ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Before …