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.
Dormitory-Style Bedrooms: Century Furniture headboards, available through Joy Tribout Interior Design or Edwin Pepper Interiors
Tired of old-school dark wood? Can’t add another hue to your already color-laden rooms? Why not try some barely-there neutrals, which offer style, versatility and blend seamlessly into a variety of interiors? A few of our top choices right now: French-inspired desk set crafted from smoky antique mirror; transitional style mercury-glass pendants; smoky decorative room divider; and faux-shagreen and silver finish bedside table.
11 Joy Tribout and daughter Tammy Caruso
Basic Black: Century Furniture upholstered chair, available through Joy Tribout Interior Design
You wouldn’t trust a stranger with your money, but how much do you know about the person helping you make the biggest purchase of your life? LN asked six area real estate agents about local favorites and the like so you can see what makes these professionals tick. (Hint: The Cardinals might have been mentioned once or twice…)
From left: Glass Vase/Rooter, $52.50, available at Savvy Surrounding Style; Black Orchid Vase by Michael Aram, $129, available at Christopher’s; Large Glass Hurricane Vase, $100, available at I.O. Metro; Glass Etched Bulb Vase, $234, available at Savvy Surrounding Style; Silver Trophy Vase, $72, available at Joy Tribout's Joy on Clayton; 15” Tall Vase with Flower by Foxberry Lane, $58, available at Christopher’s.
Machalite: Century Furniture chest, available through Joy Tribout Interiors.
Joy Tribout’s Luxe Lodge
Joy Tribout’s Luxe Lodge
Hand-crafted iron crosses by Jan Barboglio, available through Joy Tribout Interiors.
Arteriors hair-on-hide stool. Available through Joy Tribout Interior Design.
St. Louis has its share of top-notch interior design talent, but it still is fairly rare that their work finds its way onto the pages of national publications. That’s why the showcase of interior designer Joy Tribout’s work in the July 2012 issue of Traditional Home is particularly noteworthy. It features the room that Tribout and daughter/design partner Tammy Caruso designed for the Traditional Home 2011 Bridgehampton Showhouse, which was chaired by designers Alexa Hampton and Mario Buatta. When all was said and done, the Tribout-designed room stood out as one of the very best—if not the best—in a very large house featuring the work of some great new design talent, as well as well-known names.
Joy Tribout with daughter and design partner, Tammy Caruso
Room with game table, designed by Joy Tribout
Room featuring equestrian accents by Joy Tribout
A CONDO IN CLAYTON WITH, 3 BEDROOMS AND 3.5 BATHS FOR $1,550,000
A once-in-a-lifetime event is coming ashore in St. Louis: A TITANIC CENTENNIAL WEEKEND takes place April 13, 14 and 15 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. The weekend will center around three noteworthy events, including a Missouri History Museum reception, exhibit and screening of the 1958 film, A Night of Remember; a Titanic Champagne brunch at Piper Palm House; and the pièce de résistance: ‘The Last Dinner on the Titanic’ at the Fox Theatre—a meticulously researched recreation of the ship’s first-class, 11-course menu that was served on that fateful night. Pro - ceeds from the April 14 Fox dinner will benefit the Fox Performing Arts Foundation. The foundation’s MARY STRAUSS, who has been planning the event along with JOAN QUICKSILVER and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, tells us that she has become quite the Titanic expert over the past few months. For more information on the Centennial, call 657-5033 or visit titanic2012stl.com.
From the garden: Mount Vernon tulip lamp offers botanical illumination with a black-shaded lamp. $322 from the Boutique at Diane Breckenridge Interiors.
Caroline Cole by Joy Tribout custom pillows in green hydrangea, $390, and green checked pattern, $240, Joy Tribout Interior Design
Jan Barboglio hand-cut, rose pattern iron hurricane lamp, $610, Joy Tribout Interior Design