The master bedroom was transformed from tasteful traditional to frankly fabulous by designer David Deatherage, who specializes in high-design vintage furnishings. “The house was built in the Mid-Century era, but instead of organic modern, it had formal aspirations,” Deatherage observes. “It's Champagne instead of a martini; Beverly Hills in the 1950s, as opposed to Palm Springs.”
Scale, design, age and special details: It takes a particular combination of each of these elements to make a truly exceptional real estate listing—something St. Louis, and the Central Corridor in particular, is flush with. Read on to see the most impressive listings from some of the area’s top agents.
This 5-bedroom, 5-full and 2-half bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.395 million.
Story: The third annual St. Lou Fringe Festival brought 35 different acts to mid-town St. Louis from throughout the metropolitan area and around the country. The festival began with a kick-off party on Wednesday, June 18 and a modest schedule of events on Thursday, June 19 before a full schedule of shows each day from Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22.
Story: Two one-act plays bridged by a common theme and title, Lovers takes place in small-town Ireland in the mid-1960s. The first vignette, Winners, pertains to a pair of 17-year-olds, Joseph Michael Brennan and Margaret Mary Enright. Joe has gotten Maggie into the family way, which necessitates a hasty marriage at the end of the school year three weeks hence.
All of a sudden it’s nearing the end of December and thoughts of New Year’s resolutions dance in our heads. Before we enter 2014, however, let’s reflect on what the past year has given us on local stages.
From the team behind the uber-successful Pi Pizzeria chain comes Gringo, entering the increasingly crowded arena of Mexican eateries in St. Louis with what it describes as "modern Mexican food with a twist."
Stored away in bins, at the back of racks or deep inside display cabinets are those hidden gems the most stylish of people always seem the find—that scarf no one else could pull off, those distinctive earrings, that lust-worthy bag. If it’s uniqueness you’re after, shopping at vintage, resale or consignment stores may be the missing piece of your shopping routine.
Trina Turk is to southern California what Lilly Pulitzer was to Palm Beach. Just as the late Florida socialite channeled the sunny optimism and low-key chic of Palm Beach through her brand, Turk’s design outlook and aesthetic is informed by the elan and outdoor lifestyle of the Golden State. Turk says she draws much of her inspiration from her restored Mid-Century homes in Los Angeles’ creative enclave of Silver Lake and in Palm Springs, as well as her travels up and down the California coast. Today, you can experience her unique brand of vintage modern style, not only in her signature fashion apparel, but also on bedding, decorative pillows, and durable indoor/outdoor fabric by the yard.
Parents make lots of sacrifices for their kids: soccer games, recitals, braces and the family truckster. Fortunately, family vehicles have progressed since Chevy Chase's Vacation in a Ford station wagon.
Just when it seems like the ethnic design trend has run its course, these out-of-the-ordinary patterns demonstrate their staying power. In fact, designers say ikat, susani, and batik-inspired patterns are so enduring, they’ve become staples in American design, just like traditional and modern.
The shopping experience of a Parisian flea market is a different sort of antique exploration than the thrill and individual service a fine, independent antique shop offers.
Mix It Up: The textures of the painted Parisian chest from Jules Pass Antiques and salvaged mirror from Twigs and Moss are a great contrast with the chrome Eero Aarnio mid-century modern chair.
In 1990, when JoAnne Levy was ready to buy her first home, she returned to Olivette, where she had lived for the first few years of her life. Levy, VP of ROi, found a home in Chevy Chase and fell back in love with the area. After marrying Jim Thomeczek, an attorney with Thomeczek and Brink, their growing family dictated a move in 2001 to a bigger house just a half-mile away, in order to keep their kids in Old Bonhomme Elementary. Parents to Samantha, 25; Jake, 21; Jerry, 19; Mari, 16; and Josh, 12, the couple loves the diversity of the people, architecture and neighborhoods that Olivette offers. We ask JoAnne and Jim to share more about the community.
The year 2012 was tumultuous in many respects, so perhaps fittingly Wicked is the title of the production that brings down the curtain on the last 12 months. A record drought plagued the St. Louis area, temperatures sweltered in an elongated summer and the area’s economy staggered toward a slow but steady recovery. All of this took place in the face of impending doom predicted centuries ago by the Mayan calendar.
If the number of new developments that have sprung up across the city is any indication, the residential loft trend is alive and well--not only among the urban 20-somethings, but also adventurous baby boomers, especially empty-nesters.
#14 A Deatherage-designed bedroom demonstrates his mastery of Mid-Century Modern design.
As you walk through the 2012 Ladue News Show House this weekend, don’t miss the wonderful details sprinkled throughout the Mid-Century Modern masterpiece. Here, we present a few of the designers' favorite things, which range from historically significant vintage furnishings by Mid-Century Modern masters to contemporary designs that give the house its au courant flair. In all cases, these are definite must-sees as you tour the Show House, which runs through Oct. 21. For tickets, call 269-8836 or visit laduenews.com.
Twenty of St. Louis’ top design firms are breathing new life into one of the area’s architectural gems. The results will be unveiled during the Ladue News 2012 William Bernoudy Show House tour, running Oct. 5 to 21 to benefit four local charities.
13428 Conway Road, Town & Country, MO 63141
What better place to showcase this year’s fall trends than at the 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House? The Mid-Century Modern design definitely provided retro inspiration—the perfect backdrop for featuring this season’s greatest hits.
St. Louis is all abuzz about the upcoming Ladue News Show House this fall—as well they should be, for this is the first Mid-Century Modern home to be featured as a show house locally! The home was designed by William Adair Bernoudy (1910-1988) for Mr. and Mrs. John J. Horan and their seven children. Perfectly positioned on 18 acres in Town & Country, there is much to explore inside and outside of this signifi cant architectural property.
One of the premier events of the fall season makes its return in October: the second annual LADUE NEWS SHOW HOUSE. This year’s selection is a William Bernoudy-designed home in Town & Country. The Mid- Century Modern property, situated on 18 acres, was built in 1961 for the Horan family. The LN Show House opens Oct. 6 and will run through Oct. 21, and will feature the work of St. Louis’ most elite interior designers and decorators. Proceeds from the Show House benefit local charities. A list of participating designers, as well as ticket information, will be announced in the coming weeks.