Having great style isn’t just about trends and a shopping obsession—it’s about creativity, individualism and confidence. These five men and women embody all of those qualities—and then some—to make up LN’s first-ever Best-Dressed List.
Wondering which headpiece to don on derby day? Take a cue from these hat-clad ladies.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
Sometimes, updating the look and feel of a room is as easy as swapping out a few accessories. LN asked local interior designers to share their must-have pieces for spring.
Book vases from The Designing Block
Radiant orchid plant from Twigs and Moss, recommended by Carolyn Peterson Design
The Eastwood Spot Table at Dau Home Furnishings
Josie Robison loves these wall-mounted wine barrel bottoms for above a bar.
Tamsin Mascetti says "Gold is back with a vengeance."
Jay Eiler's clients are asking for texture in "unexpected ways."
It's the return of a Ladue News original: The Real Home Critique. This year, we take you to two area homes in need of some expert advice. Local realtors recently visited the properties to suggest ways to make the homes move-in ready.
9660 Clayton Road, 997-0124, viestlouis.com
If you can’t wait to get a taste of spring, then you’re in luck! Fantastic Finds, the upscale resale boutique staffed by volunteers for Assistance League St. Louis, has just done a little spring cleaning (and restocking) in preparation for the warm weather ahead.
Worried that all your spring cleaning will uncover an outdated home? Stay on top of the trends, and find out what these local interior design experts recommend for spring.
Brook and Amy Dubman were just barely more than kids when we started seeing them on TV commercials: They've practically grown up before our eyes. The brother-and-sister team are co-owners of Carol House Furniture—and because of those commercials, they’re two of the most recognizable business people in town.
A mix of metallic and natural elements makes for an on-trend accessory, as seen in the Savvy Surrounding Style showroom.
St. Louis natives have a strong connection to their city. So many a St. Louisan go off to college or accept a job elsewhere; but somehow, at some point in their lives, they return to their roots. Amy Lefton is one of those people.
Vincent Longo was born in Australia to Italian parents and later moved to the Italian Riviera and finally, to New York City. The makeup artist has worked with legendary models, including the likes of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum; and his work has graced the covers of both national and international beauty magazines. He has since launched his own eponymous makeup line. LN caught up with him recently when he visited St. Louis to debut the line at Soft Surroundings.
What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2014? Perhaps you’d like to up your design game by experimenting with a new color palette for a fresher and more youthful look. If your answer is yes, check out these furnishings and interiors with strategically placed touches of happy, vibrant pink set against a background of white. For those who prefer a more sophisticated look, try pairing saturated pink with soft gray. And don’t overlook the importance of variations in texture; velvet, unshorn lamb’s wool, and shag rugs all add interest to rooms done up in these simple color schemes.
You want your home’s curb appeal to make a great first impression. Here, local builders share ways to give your abode’s façade a facelift.
Ah, the days when a top-of-the-line kitchen was merely a few stainless steel appliances and a slab of granite away… From space-age cooking to jewelry-ready countertops, current upgrades for the heart of the home are convenient and unique.