The simplest fountains include only a waterproof container and pump. Add water and power for instant effect. Go one step farther by adding a float valve, a device that tops up the water automatically by operating a valve on a garden hose. Last month’s column provided simple instructions for a small self-contained water feature.
Story: An article buried in the back pages of the New York Times on July 3, 1981 tells about an unknown disease that has taken the lives of several men in the New York City area who share the common trait of homosexuality. A physician named Dr. Emma Brookner has treated a number of them and believes that they may represent the tip of the iceberg of a horrible epidemic.
The St. Louis area is packed with historic dwellings and buildings. We recently spoke with Landmarks Association of St. Louis executive director Andrew Weil to find out more about some of the properties the organization protects.
Pull into the circle drive of 28 Twin Springs Lane and step into a two-story traditional-style mansion with soaring ceilings, an expansive terrace and a sparkling pool, all situated on 3 private acres in a coveted Ladue neighborhood. If this is your idea of a place to call home, it could be yours.
24 Oakleigh Lane
Bishop's Post heavily promotes itself as a purveyor of comfort fare, albeit elevated. Thankfully, while the marketing verbiage may be tired, the food at Bishop's Post most certainly isn't.
Over the summer, your yard served you well. With cold weather on the horizon, area experts have tips for preparing your yard for fall. After all, you’ll want it to look nice again next year.
Life-size sculptures. Historic paintings. Artwork in bloom. Get a taste of the eclectic array of exhibits hitting St. Louis’ art scene this fall.
A St. Louis first will be unveiled next month in the Grand Center Arts District: The Public Media Commons is being described as a 'playground for the mind and the senses.'
School is back in session, August is almost over and your neighbor swears she saw a brown leaf fall from the tree in her yard. But it’s not too late for one last shindig to commemorate the summer that was. Local party, catering and landscape experts spoke to LN about the best ways to throw an end-of-summer pool party, making memories that will last long after Labor Day.
Water Features in the Home Garden (Part 1 of 2)
How wonderful it is when a designer truly understands the needs of a client. Ellen Kurtz of Ellen Kurtz Interiors did just that for a Ladue couple whose three dogs figured prominently in their plans for a full-home renovation.
Story: Blanche DuBois travels from her native Mississippi to the Elysian Fields area of New Orleans and the home of her married sister, Stella Kowalski. Stella is surprised at Blanche’s arrival but makes her feel at home. Quickly, though, Stella learns that Blanche has lost the beloved family estate, Belle Reve, and has packed all of her worldly possessions into her suitcases.
Breathtaking views and beautiful landscaping at The Gardens at Malmaison and The Studio Inn at St. Albans provide a destination-wedding feel without leaving St. Louis. Renovations will be completed in September; the venue will include four luxury bed-and-breakfast cottages and a large pavilion.
This 4-bedroom, 3-full and 1-half bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.2985 million.
Santa Monica is a beachside city, bordered on three sides by the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles, and on the other side, the majestic sprawl of the Pacific Ocean—a marvelous mix of sophistication and kitsch.
Potted plants soften the edges of hardscape, mute street noise, and create a lush, colorful backdrop. One of the beauties of container gardening is that plants may be moved around to find the ‘best’ spot for their culture.
Story: A young man named Alfredo Germont is introduced to a popular, partying courtesan, Violetta Valery, and falls in love with her. Improbably, when Alfredo proposes that Violetta move from Paris to live with him in the countryside, she accepts. Fearful that she is dying from her fast living, she thinks that this might offer her a saving option.
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.
• KEEP IT CONSISTENT. Many times, we're asked to do outdoor areas where we get involved with everything—fireplace, hot tub, outdoor kitchen… It's nice to have one designer or company design the whole thing. That way, you can use all the same stone for the entire area.
This 7-bedroom, 6-full and 1-half bathroom home in Clayton is listed for $1,999,999.
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.
Eighty years ago, in southern Missouri, world-class artists like Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones and Oscar Thalinger set up their easels and began to paint. They taught at the Summer School of Art, an offshoot of the Ste. Genevieve Art Colony, which was formed by two women serving on the St. Louis Artists’ Guild board of governors. The women, who normally summered on the coast to paint, started the colony when the Great Depression hindered their ability to travel.
Amid the gently winding tree-lined lanes of Brentmoor Park, a charming Colonial century home sits on 1.5 acres, near all the conveniences of downtown Clayton.
Castle Hill, located in Ipswich, Mass., and originally situated on 2,000 acres, probably is one of the grandest of the grand homes built during the end of the Gilded Age. It has been beautifully preserved, thanks to The Trustees of Reservations.