Crisp air, roaring outdoor fire pits, and colorful, crunchy leaves—autumn has arrived! As we feel the fall season around us, our minds and tastes swing to red wines. And now, grenache has unmistakably drawn me in.
Thanks to busy plant breeders, black has arrived as the new 'in' color for landscape design. The range of horticultural offerings has grown so significantly in recent years that it now needs to be added to our garden wish lists.
A kid's bedroom these days is much more than a place to read them bedtime stories. It's also likely their preferred spot to do homework, play with friends and take it easy. Here, local designers share tips on transforming your child's room into a functional—and fun—personal space.
Many years ago, when I lived in Europe, I dined al fresco in a café in southern France. I ordered a bottle of Vouvray to pair with my seafood dish. To my surprise, the server brought a Champagne-shaped bottle to the table. However, my French was a bit rusty so I accepted the bottle.
Good taste means knowing what truly is elegant; also, what has genuine value. Good taste can be expensive, but it’s never extravagant. Knowing these things and trying to impart them to a client who truly trusts you can be a daunting task. What is tasteful may have little to do with what is popular.
With autumn comes a plethora of outdoor beauty; so, when decorating inside your home, drawing inspiration from the flora and fauna of the season is only natural. We asked the experts to share a few tips about incorporating blooms into your home.
The floral 1940s dress, Tracy Reese, $348, Ivy Hill
St. Louis' 250th birthday isn't the only milestone of the year: Plenty of area businesses are celebrating 25, 50, 100 or more years of service to local customers. We congratulate them on their decades of success!
Whether they're just a few miles from home or a few states over, a dorm room gives your coed a space to be themselves. Now, grab some extra-long twin bedding and no-damage hanging strips; it's time to decorate the dorm!
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here, local wedding experts share essential checklists to help couples prepare as early as possible—so that once the big day arrives, the bride and groom can cherish every moment.
The Sherwin-Williams residential Colormix 2015 forecast is filled with optimistic stories that reflect a brightened outlook and provide fresh color combinations to inspire creativity.
Most of us now know that the migratory monarchs are in danger. A December 2013 census confirms the smallest population ever in the overwintering forests of central Mexico. Only seven small colonies were located, with coverage of 0.67 hectares, compared to more than 18 hectares of wintering adults measured in 1996. This drop is precipitous and disastrous for the species. According to monarch specialist Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch in Kansas, the current rate of decline will result in monarchs losing genetic viability in only a year or two. Monarchs are symbolic of all pollinators, including honeybees and native moths, which also are suffering from environmental change and serious population decreases.
Beach Bags: (starting with floral going clockwise)
Tory Burch, $295, Neiman Marcus
Rachel Roy, $98, Nordstrom
Eric Javitz, $355, Neiman Marcus
Rebecca Minkoff, $245, Nordstrom
(navy with bow) $268, Kate Spade
(pink/orange striped) $120, Ivy Hill
Flower girl Vivianne Herich wears a floral crown created by Festive Atmospheres at the wedding of Becca Quinn and Phil Herich.
Sisters Floral created the white and pink bouquets for Kari Martin’s and Justin Gardner’s September 14 wedding.
As summer approaches, the desire to travel to exotic destinations takes over. This season, designers have capitalized on the ‘global wanderer’ spirit: ethnic prints and inspired accessories are everywhere. So whether you’re dreaming of the Arizona desert, an African safari or a journey to Mumbai, these pieces will give you a taste of a far-away land right here in the Midwest.
St. Louis interior designer Jay Eiler’s sleek navy study makes us want to clean up our act. All of this perfection begs the question: Does good design really encourage us to live and work more beautifully? We went to Eiler for answers.
Why not let your floral centerpiece echo the color of your china? These pink peonies and rubrim lilies in the arrangement look as if they hopped off the plate!
Armed with a degree in horticulture from Southeast Missouri State University, Jim Graeler started out as “a guy with a pickup truck and a shovel,” taking lawn-care odd jobs throughout the city. Today, he and his family are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their thriving full-service landscaping company: Chesterfield Valley Nursery.
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!
A new season is here—and soft colors, stripes and florals abound! Our looks blend feminine shapes punctuated with standout jewelry. To show it all off, we took full advantage of the sunshine through the window-paned nursery at Bowood Farms.
Joie blouse, $228, Cha Boutique
Floral jeans, $198, Cha Boutique
Necklace, $195, Laurie Solet
Halogen flats, $80, Nordstrom
For many, it’s just not spring without a fresh bouquet of fragrant bulbs or a vivid arrangement of bright flora. To celebrate the season, local florists show us their take on spring floral designs.
Just like blooms peeking through the soil and baby bunnies taking their first hops, parties and gatherings are a sure sign of spring. From simple baby and bridal showers to large weddings and bar mitzvahs, these tips and ideas from local party planners will make your spring soiree breezy and refreshing.