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January 14

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital\u2019s A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. (rankenjordan.maestroweb.com)

Young Friends of Kids with Cancer\u2019s fourth annual VOODOO IN THE LOU MASQUERADE BALL at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. (friendsofkids.com)

January 20

World Pediatric Project\u2019s TREASURES IN PARADISE Caribbean cocktail party at Old Warson Country Club. (worldpediatricproject.org)

Annie\u2019s Hope \u2013 The Bereavement Center for Kids\u2019 fifth annual CHOCOLATE AFFAIR, a chocolate and wine tasting event at 560 Music Center in University City. (annieshope.org)

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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\u2019s court of honor is even more prestigious.

Following this long tradition, the 2016 court represents young women of various interests, but all with a desire to serve their community and succeed in attaining their goals.

\"Sarah

Sarah Boldt working with Beyond Housing last summer as part of her VP Community Service Initiative

Sarah Boldt

A graduate of Villa Duchesne in Frontenac, Sarah Boldt has always enjoyed sports, playing lacrosse and field hockey in high school. \u201cI may not have been the star athlete, but I always loved being on the team and doing something challenging,\u201d says the current sophomore at Auburn University, now studying political science and communications.

Boldt notes that community service has always been an important part of her life. Through the Veiled Prophet Community Service Initiative, she worked with Girls Inc., an organization that \u201cinspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold.\u201d

\u201cI remember working there one Saturday morning when I was a junior in high school, when their dance team came to rehearse for an upcoming performance,\u201d Boldt says. \u201cWe had the opportunity to watch them perform, and they were absolutely incredible \u2013 you could tell they loved being able to show off their talents.\u201d

Boldt also volunteered for U.S. Vets, which she describes as \u201canother wonderful organization that provides temporary housing for veterans and their families if they have nowhere else to go. I had the opportunity to work with them for a summer, tutoring some of the younger kids who lived there.\u201d In addition, Boldt has pitched in at a number of other organizations, including Beyond Housing and Habitat for Humanity.

\"Abby

Abby Kostecki performing with the Arch City Kids Theater Troupe's 11th annual musical review to benefit JDRF at John Burroughs School in 2015.

Abby Kostecki

A sophomore majoring in architectural studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Abby Kostecki attended St. Joseph\u2019s Academy in Frontenac, where she was involved in music and theater. \u201cAll throughout high school, I was involved with the Arch City Theatre Troupe, an organization run by kids that puts on shows to raise money for the JDRF (a global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research). It allowed me to get together with a group of kids who were also passionate about theater and create a show that would help a great cause.\u201d

When she moved to Massachusetts for college, Kostecki began working at a local soup kitchen each week and also began studying American Sign Language. She now spends part of her time communicating with people who have hearing disabilities, and her involvement in the deaf community has \u201ctaught me how to be open-minded and accepting to people from all different backgrounds,\u201d she says.

Kostecki is looking forward to a summer study-abroad program that will allow her to explore the history and architecture of Rome. And she won\u2019t be returning to the United States for a while, as she spends her junior year at the University of Melbourne in Australia. \u201cI hope to one day design functional spaces for people with all abilities and disabilities,\u201d she says.

\"Abby

Abby Mather (center) working at Rainbow Village.

Abby Mather

Abby Mather is a sophomore biology major at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and plans to attend medical school and specialize in pediatrics. Prior to college, Mather attended Lindbergh High School, where she captained the dance team, something she credits with helping her learn leadership skills.

\u201cI have danced my entire life, which has instilled in me a sense of discipline and dedication to everything I do,\u201d she says. \u201cI was also a member of student council, where I was in charge of our area\u2019s Special Olympics baseball tournament. Through my involvement in Special Olympics, I found my love for working with children.\u201d

At Texas Christian University, Mather has been working with KinderFrogs, an early childhood education program for children with disabilities. \u201cI volunteer weekly in the toddler room,\u201d she says. \u201cWe help the children learn various skills like eating, using their words to ask for something and kicking a soccer ball. I have never seen happier kids with such eagerness to learn.\u201d

Her involvement in the Veiled Prophet Community Service Initiative introduced her to work with U.S. Vets, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Great Circle, where she made bags for foster children to take along when moving to a new foster home.

\"Ellie

Ellie White reading to children at the Ladue Early Childhood Center.

Ellie White

A graduate of Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, Ellie White is a sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where she is in a five-year master\u2019s degree program in early childhood education. Her love for children was evident in her work as a teacher\u2019s assistant at the Ladue Early Childhood Center and University City Children\u2019s Center and as a Sunday school teacher for 3- and 4-year-olds at Greentree Community Church.

During high school, White participated in the City Friends program at Whitfield and was a leader during her senior year. \u201cWe matched students from Whitfield with students from City Academy and visited them each week to help them with homework, sports and other after-school activities,\u201d she says.

In college, White volunteers at A Child\u2019s Haven and Best Buddies. She explains that A Child\u2019s Haven provides early childhood education to students coming from backgrounds of poverty, neglect or abuse who may experience developmental delays as a result. Best Buddies pairs volunteers with people who have special needs.

\u201cI have had such a fulfilling experience and have witnessed incredible transformations,\u201d she says. \u201cThis experience has helped me become more passionate in the field of education, as I have seen firsthand how much one teacher can make a difference in a child\u2019s life.\u201d

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

Sydney Short

A: I\u2019ve learned a lot about the importance of teamwork. When you participate in the community service events, there are people who have never met before coming together to work toward a common goal. It makes it all the more fun.

Nina Ewing

A: I like telling my friends about the Veiled Prophet because it is a very unique thing we have here in St. Louis. The organization has taught me about the importance of community by encouraging women to volunteer and give back in as many ways as they can.

Mariah Nunn

A: Tradition is symbolic and has a special significance to me. Supporting, giving back and respect for my community \u2013 this is what the Veiled Prophet has taught me.

Emily Fusz

A: The Veiled Prophet Organization has taught me that in order to mature and grow as an individual, it is always going to be important to give back to a community, especially one like St. Louis.

Elise Gorman

A: The Veiled Prophet Organization is all about the tradition of making St. Louis a better place by lending a helping hand. I have done many service projects with VP that focus on my belief in housing, community and education. Giving back to the St. Louis community is a vital part of what makes our city flourish.

Kelly Boyce

A: It\u2019s special to be part of this legacy where we focus on giving back. I\u2019ve learned how close-knit the St. Louis community is, and it\u2019s heartwarming how giving back to the community can bring my dad and I \u2013 and others around us \u2013 so much closer.

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Arch City Kids Theater Troupe 11th annual musical review to benefit JDRF at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri on August 9, 2015.

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. \u201cThe Veiled Prophet Organization has a tremendous impact on St. Louis and its identity, with the fair and parade, by drawing national attention to the city,\u201d Troy Duncan, vice-chair of VP\u2019s Community Service Initiative [CSI], describes. \u201cAt home, we work in its communities. The amount of different people the organization has touched [keeps growing].\u201d

From serving meals to the homeless at St. Patrick Center to entertaining child patients at local hospitals as clowns through its Parade Outreach program, the VP has partnered with many charity organizations, donating time and money. \u201cThe Community Service Initiative started around 14 years ago with Habitat for Humanity as a way for fathers and daughters to give back,\u201d Jim Johnson, chair of the CSI, says. \u201cIt has since taken on a life of its own and grown in greater importance throughout the VP. It started with 100 girls and dads in the beginning and is now up to 600 volunteers. [Collectively,] we put in 3,000 hours of community service through 30 projects with 20 partners last year.\u201d

The CSI \u2013 while incorporating a wide range of projects, from building care packages for overseas military to beautifying parts of downtown \u2013 has taken on a focus in recent years to help area children. \u201cAs numbers increase, the board has gone out to find new charity partners,\u201d Duncan shares. \u201cPeople have come to us asking what they can do. We\u2019re trying to utilize [everyone] because we value their time and leadership. All these people want to do work, and there are so many charity services out there [for which] we can provide the manpower.\u201d

Those relationships have extended to other civic-minded groups, including the Royal Vagabonds, a nonprofit philanthropic organization. \u201cThe real icing on the cake is a [partnership] that happened organically between VP families and members of the Royal Vagabonds,\u201d Johnson says. \u201cAfter the events in Ferguson, the groups decided it would be wonderful to do something together. We, along with Emerson as a major supporter, came together to raise the funds with Zion Lutheran Church to build a playground.\u201d

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For the young women participating in the VP\u2019s annual ball, hands-on involvement through the CSI instills the program\u2019s mission in a younger generation and their families. \u201cSeeing what some people in our community are going through helps to open these young ladies\u2019 eyes, increasing their understanding and making them an effective part of their [city],\u201d Duncan claims.

Johnson believes the program has given definition to the civic organization. \u201cThe VP means to make St. Louis a better place, and we\u2019re adapting, figuring out ways to really give back to our community. Fourteen years ago, the CSI was a mere idea, and now, it\u2019s really taken on purpose, becoming a driver of what the VP stands for,\u201d he says.

As the next chapter begins for the historical organization, the VP looks forward to the future and the difference it can make for its beloved city. \u201cWe\u2019re always looking for charity partners. Our true mission is to make St. Louis a better place,\u201d Duncan shares. \u201cWe still have more work to do.\u201d

Veiled Prophet Organization, veiledprophet.org

See LN's photos from this year's ball by clicking here.

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Dec. 24 The Market Plaza in the Delmar Loop will host the SHOW ME CHANUKAH MENORAH LIGHTING, starting at 7:30 p.m. The event will have free live music, food and dancing. (visittheloop.com/holidays2016)

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Dec. 28 The St. Louis County Library will host the RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at 2 p.m. Potential donors must be a minimum of 16 years old with parental consent or 17 years old without. (stlouis.eventful.com)

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Melissa Baranay & Michael Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. David and Tara Lewis of Ladue are delighted to announce the engagement of their son, Michael, to Melissa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Nancy Baranay of South Bend, Indiana.

The bride-to-be earned her bachelor\u2019s degree from Yale University and her Master in Global Health degree from The University of Notre Dame. Melissa is in her final year of medical school at Rush University in Chicago, with plans to specialize in pediatrics.

The future groom earned his bachelor\u2019s degree from Bucknell University. He earned his J.D. and MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Michael works in Chicago at SAC Wireless, a developer of network infrastructure for telecommunications companies across the United States.

The couple plans to wed in May. The wedding will take place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Notre Dame campus.

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Jessica Henges & Brent Fierro

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. and Anne Henges of St. Louis are pleased to announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Jessica Elizabeth, daughter of the late Dr. Lawrence Neil Henges Sr. of St. Louis and the late Ms. Mary Limbaugh of Ottawa, Illinois, to Brent James, son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Mitzi Fierro of Westlake Village, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Cynthia Smith of Manhattan Beach, California. Jessica is the stepdaughter of Mrs. Vanessa Alles Rempala Henges of Burbank, Illinois.

The bride-to-be graduated from Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in 2006. In 2010, Jessica earned her bachelor\u2019s degree in child development and managerial studies from Vanderbilt University. She went on to earn her master\u2019s degree in fundraising management in 2013 from Columbia University. Jessica is an account manager at WeddingWire.

The future groom graduated with a bachelor\u2019s degree in both finance and management from Georgetown University in 2009. He is a senior associate at FTV Capital.

On a frigid night in March 2012, Brent met Jessica at a party in New York City through a mutual friend. A month later the two went on their first date and immediately were inseparable. The couple moved in together, and one year to the date, Brent surprised Jessica with a rooftop proposal in front of family and friends. The couple will wed July 1 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. They currently reside on the Upper West Side of New York City with their golden retriever, Georgia.

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Kaitlin Rhea & David Haenni

Dr. and Mrs. James W. and Tracey Rhea of Warson Woods are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlin Quinn, to David (Dave) Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Judy Haenni of St. Peter\u2019s. Grandparents of the bride-to-be include the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Patricia Quinn of Glendale, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lyle and Rosemary Rhea of Springfield, Illinois; and the future groom\u2019s grandparents include the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Mary Haenni of St. Louis, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Laverne Staebel of Ballwin.

The bride-to-be graduated from Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in 2007. In 2011, she earned her bachelor\u2019s degree in strategic communication from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri - Columbia. She works as a data analyst at Nestl\u00e9 Purina PetCare.

The future groom graduated from St. Louis University High School in 2003. In 2007, he earned his bachelor\u2019s degree in marketing from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Dave is a sales specialist for SHOCO Oil Inc.

The couple first met through mutual friends at a Fourth of July party in 2012. After their first date at Barrister\u2019s in Clayton, they knew they had something special, and as the story goes, \u201cthe rest was history.\u201d This past March, the couple, who reside in Denver, flew in to celebrate the baptism of their niece as godparents. Dave suggested an impromptu visit to Barrister\u2019s upon arrival. Once there, he popped the question, astonishing a delighted Kaitlin. Her mom continued the surprises with an engagement party that night for close friends and family. The couple will wed on May 27 in St. Louis, with plans to honeymoon in Maui and the Hawaiian islands.

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Dec. 17

Black Women Networking (BWN) MO/IL\u2019s WINTER WHITE FUNDRAISER at Infinite Occasions Banquet and Conference Center to benefit the organization\u2019s Kid Entrepreneurs program and to fund scholarships. (bwninternationalmoil.com)

Mathews-Dickey Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club SHEER ELEGANCE FASHION SHOW at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. (mathews-dickey.com)

Dec. 18

Liquid Assets\u2019 FEED THE FAMILIES HOLIDAY COMMUNITY AFFAIR at the Rustic Goat. (liquidassetsevents.com)

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Dec. 9

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri\u2019s annual\u00a0SNOW BALL GALA\u00a0at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. (mha-em.org)

Dec. 10

Mosby Building Arts\u2019\u00a0STUFF THE TRUCK TOY DRIVE\u00a0benefitting Friends of Kids with Cancer and Our Little Haven at Mosby Building Arts. (mosbybuildingarts.com)

Pujols Family Foundation\u2019s O\u2019 NIGHT DIVINE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. (pujolsfamilyfoundation.org)

Dec. 13

YWCA Metro St. Louis\u2019 LEADER LUNCH 36 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. (ywcastlouis.org)

Dec. 15

PALM Health\u2019s INAUGURAL HOLIDAY PARTY benefiting the Anthropedia Foundation at PALM. (palmhealth.com)

Dec. 17

Mathews-Dickey Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club SHEER ELEGANCE FASHION SHOW at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. (mathews-dickey.com)

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Dec. 2

Central West End Association\u2019s inaugural\u00a0GALA \u2013 CELEBRATING MUSIC\u00a0at Third Degree Glass Factory. (cwea.bazaarpass.com/products/cwe-gala)

Stray Rescue of St. Louis\u2019 HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GALA at The Chase Park Plaza. (strayrescue.org)

Dec. 3

Saint Louis Art Museum\u2019s MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS GALA at the museum. (members.slam.org/2016gala)

Third annual\u00a0COPE24 GALA\u00a0at River City Casino & Hotel. (cope24.com)

Dec. 7

Beyond Housing\u2019s HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BENEFIT CONCERT at The Sheldon Concert Hall. (beyondhousing.org)

Dec. 9

Mental Health Association of Eastern Missouri\u2019s annual SNOW BALL GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. (mha-em.org)

Dec. 10

Mosby Building Arts\u2019 STUFF THE TRUCK TOY DRIVE benefitting Friends of Kids with Cancer and Our Little Haven at Mosby Building Arts. (mosbybuildingarts.com)

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This holiday season, the\u00a0Ladue News\u00a0staff made wish lists (and checked them twice) divided into 11 categories to fit the needs of all the loved ones in your life.\u00a0Some of the categories are tailored to specific hobbies, including culinary tools and cookbooks for avid at-home chefs, locally made spirits and cocktail and wine books for home bartenders, and tech gadgets for early adopters, as well as presents for a happy and healthy New Year, such as beauty and wellness products, exercise gear and fashions handpicked for women, men, kids and teens. We hope that these gift lists inspire your own shopping this season and that no matter what presents you give or receive, you and your loved ones have a very special holiday.

To visit the gallery for each category, click below.

For the Fashionista

For the Dapper Man

For the Trendy Teen

For the Little Ones

For the Four-Legged Friends

For the Tech Enthusiast

For the Well-Groomed Guys and Glamour Girls

For the Kiddos

For the Home Cook

For the Home Bartenders

For the Sports Fan

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Nov. 30

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis\u2019 MEDIA PERSONS OF THE YEAR GALA at Edward Jones\u2019 headquarters, atrium and theater. (stlpressclub.org)

Dec. 1

VOYCE\u2019s CAREGIVER AWARDS LUNCHEON at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. (voycestl.org)

Dec. 2

Central West End Association\u2019s inaugural GALA \u2013 CELEBRATING MUSIC at Third Degree Glass Factory. (cwea.bazaarpass.com/products/cwe-gala)

Dec. 3

Third annual COPE24 GALA at River City Casino & Hotel. (cope24.com)

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November 19

The Covering House\u2019s second annual ROCK \u2019N\u2019 ROLL FOR REFUGE benefiting the organization\u2019s expansion of its services in 2017.

Inside Dharma\u2019s FUNDRAISING DINNER benefiting the organization, which supports incarcerated and recently released individuals in a manner consistent with Buddhist principles.

Happy to Give STL\u2019s TRIVIA NIGHT benefiting the charitable organization Blessings to Others.

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Welcome to the 2016 Ladue News Show House, a historic property at 4388 Westminster Place in the Central West End, completed in 1897. The Georgian-style home is located in the celebrated neighborhood of Fullerton\u2019s Westminster Place.

The home was originally designed by architects George D. Barnett, John I. Haynes and Thomas P. Barnett, who famously designed the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The home was first sold to Julia C. January on March 13, 1897, and its three stories feature seven bedrooms, two remodeled bathrooms and a remodeled kitchen. The yellow-brick exterior displays two-story Corinthian columns that flank either side of a projecting pavilion and Palladian window.

As was typical for homes built in the late 19th century, most rooms include a fireplace. The central hall leads to a staircase with a landing overlooking the front lawn. A spacious office or den on the second floor is lit by large bay windows, and the third floor boasts an expansive bonus room. Plans for this home are similar to the existing houses in the neighborhood, even if their fa\u00e7ades differ greatly.

The name of the neighborhood, Fullerton\u2019s Westminster Place, might sound familiar. According to Charles C. Savage\u2019s book Architecture of the Private Streets of St. Louis, it contains \u201cmore residences of architectural interest than any other comparable blocks in the city.\u201d The homes reflect a variety of architectural trends such as Romanesque, Italian Renaissance and Colonial Georgian.

The neighborhood, originally private, is named after Union Army veteran and attorney Joseph Scott Fullerton, who purchased the tract of land in 1882 from the Charter Oak Insurance Co. of Hartford, Connecticut. By 1895, 31 houses had been constructed. After Fullerton\u2019s death two years later, his daughter, Mary, completed the neighborhood\u2019s development, which includes the former home of famed poet T.S. Eliot. Eliot\u2019s parents and siblings resided at 4446 Westminster Place from 1905 to 1919, though Eliot lived there only a short time before leaving St. Louis for Harvard University.

Savage writes that \u201cnearly every important architect working at the turn of the century is represented\u201d in Fullerton\u2019s Westminster Place. Barnett, Haynes and Barnett headed a prominent architectural firm in the city that\u2019s credited for the design of many hotels throughout the country. Thomas Barnett even designed the Palace of the Liberal Arts for the St. Louis World\u2019s Fair.

From its inspired architects and vibrant fa\u00e7ade to its storied neighborhood, there is bountiful history connected to 4388 Westminster Place. Ever-evolving in the 119 years since it was built, the house will evolve once more as this year\u2019s Show House.

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Click the links below to learn more about each aspect of the Show House.

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Sponsor: Dielmann Sotheby's International Reality

Beneficiary: SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Preview Party

Entry Foyer/Staircase Landing and Second-Floor Landing

Dining Room

Living Room

Family Room

Breakfast Room and Kitchen

Office

Second Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Family Workroom

Music Room

Bonus Room

Third-Floor Landing

Landscaping

Powder Room

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November 12

Cancer Support Community Greater St. Louis\u2019 LAUGHING MATTERS fundraiser, featuring a night of improvisational comedy to benefit the organization. (cancersupportstl.org)

The American Cancer Society\u2019s inaugural CHAMPIONS OF HOPE GALA at St. Louis Union Station Hotel\u2019s Midway, benefiting the organization. (championshopegala.org)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis\u2019 annual GREAT FUTURES GALA, its largest fundraiser benefiting the organization. (bgcstl.org)

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Even with its large, dramatic windows and grand, high ceilings, the Show House\u2019s 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 dining room into an elegant, bright, inviting space.

The room features an Asian-inspired blue-and-white palette. \u201cWe wanted to see pattern-on-pattern in this space,\u201d Karl says. Window treatments and walls are in the same print from Thibaut, making the room feel larger. The room is anchored by a hand-knotted Afghan Sultanabad rug, with deep, rich tones and dashes of blue, adding splashes of color to the blue-hued space.

Shield-back chairs upholstered in a traditional cut-velvet leopard print flank a dark-mahogany table, while host-and-hostess parson-style chairs in a blue-and-white color block provide statement seating at the table\u2019s head and foot. The table is set with Mottahedeh\u2019s Blue Dragon place settings. The pair also gave the home\u2019s adjacent butler\u2019s pantry a face-lift, lining the small space with a bit of leopard-print wallpaper to tie it in with the reupholstered dining chairs.

Audubon-style original oil paintings fill the largest wall, and a large, gilded gold-leaf pagoda mirror over the mahogany sideboard creates openness in the space. Two large Chinese-export porcelain lamps on the sideboard provide additional lighting, as well as a large, multitiered chandelier. \u201cI think the finished product, although full of pattern, is much brighter and makes the room feel larger overall,\u201d Karl says. \u201cWe love using pattern and texture along with color \u2013 it is definitely a \u2018happy\u2019 space.\u201d

The Great Cover-Up, 314-995-5701, greatcoverupdesign.com

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