Walter Gropius used traditional New England materials in fresh ways to demonstrate his core design philosophies. The house truly is an iconic example of ingenious design that had not been seen before.

Every estate garden has a need for great space fillers—lawns, big beds of ground covers, masses of shrubs—but every garden needs little gems, too. Fall is the best time to slip in some of those magical little plants that add dimension to even the smallest of garden spaces. The seasonal catal…

If you aren’t already familiar with the work of John Beck, the unassuming but confident talent behind John Beck Paper & Steel (tagline Rule Breaker, Hand Maker), you may be hearing about him in the near future. Beck is currently in talks with a St. Louis retailer to carry his line of han…

His style may be easygoing and laid-back—even undecorated, if you will, but Michael S. Smith is one of the hardest-working designers in the business. After all, it’s not just anyone who’s asked to design the First Family’s private residence or the Oval office. He’s done both, in addition to …

St. Louis husband-and-wife team John and Kelley Barr have opened a second store on Maryland Plaza in the Central West End. The store will operate in the Maryland Plaza location at least through December 2012.

The dapper and ever-charming Robert Morrissey is celebrating his 30th anniversary at Clark Graves Antiques, which bears the distinction of being the oldest antiques gallery in St. Louis. The shop was originally owned by Clark Graves, an interior designer who was born in 1917 and highly regar…

Our take on a gentleman’s hunt country retreat incorporates a few masculine must-haves, including game trophies, equestrian-inspired wallpaper, hand-painted drinks cabinet, and a horse-handled silverplate ice bucket for the evening bar service.

The 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House provides a rare look inside one of the more interesting and important modern residential structures in St. Louis.

We recently discussed the subject of preserving, modernizing and furnishing these homes with interior designer Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, whose latest book, The Life of the House: How Rooms Evolve, debuts this fall.

Grand architecture is at the core of every stately home, but so are the amenities, best rendered in the tradition of great English country homes from which the concept derives.