• BOLD BRILLIANCE. Bring in color in a bold way, whether that be a turquoise sofa, or a bold green wall, then layer neutrals around that statement hue.
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.
Ooh la la! Check out these beautiful new takes on classic French style. We’re enamored of the easy going, perfectly imperfect look achieved with watercolor fabrics, soft paint finishes and authentic-looking aged metals.
1 Hooker Furniture Workwell desk set available through Ooh La La Home Furnishings
Designed to be a one-stop shopping experience, Ooh La La Home Furnishings, now in its 13th year, carries both furniture and home accessories. Additionally, interior design services and connecting shop Express Blinds and Draperies, which is owned by the same family, are available, which means this local business packs almost every item your home could need—sans the kitchen sink.
Basic Black: Bernhardt shelving unit, available through Ooh La La Home Furnishings.
Find out what local designers are telling us about what’s out of style and what’s on trend for home décor.
A recently redesigned room by Ooh La La Home Furnishings
The experienced team of designers at Ooh La La Home Furnishings is in the accommodation business. "We bend over backwards to make someone’s space look wonderful,” says owner Dee Hencken.
The hearth room is where both everyday living and weekend entertaining take place. Designers share how they transformed local hearth rooms to meet their clients’ needs.
Spring is definitely in the air—the perfect time to wash out those linens, open up the windows and bring in some gorgeous cuttings from your blooming garden! Local designers told us their favorite ways to spruce up for the season.
Evoking a long-vanished literary spirit, the intimate study, just off the grand foyer near the front doors, seems poised to welcome Papa Hemingway home.
Whether you live in a condo, townhome, or even a home with some smaller-thandesired rooms, small spaces present unique decorating challenges. Lucky for us, our experts had loads of ideas for making your tiny spaces shine!
When Kendra McMahan came home from work recently, a brand new sofa awaited her from Ooh La La Home Furnishings. She did not pick it out and had never seen it before it arrived, but she instantly fell in love.
A camelback sofa offers classic lines. photo courtesy of Ooh La La Home Furnishings
While fads fade and trends drop from sight, home finishes that feature classic design will last over time and create a timeless backdrop as your style transitions through the years.
A medley of textures and fabrics updates a traditional leather chair. photo courtesy of Ooh La La Home Furnishings
If winter is giving you cabin fever, why not give the cabin a whole new look? New furniture and accessories (or freshly painted walls) will brighten your home and your spirits. And ‘new’ doesn’t have to mean ‘trendy,’ according to local designers.
Dee Hencken, owner of Ooh La La Home Furnishings in Chesterfield
October 22, 2010 — Design Sourcebook
When Dee Hencken struggled to come up with the perfect name for her Chesterfield home furnishings store in 2000, nothing sounded quite right. “When I would sit down and try to think of a name, I just couldn’t!” the designer confesses. “But I had been taking French lessons for about eight years, and one day I was doing something else and said, ‘Ooh la la!’ And immediately I knew it was the perfect name for the store.”
Ooh La La owner Dee Hencken
New products are arriving daily at Ooh La La Home Furnishings. Located at 17701 Edison Ave. in Chesterfield, it offers quality, one-of-a-kind furnishings and accessories and comprehensive design services. For more information, call (636) 532-3353 or visit oohlalahomefurnishings.com. photo by Jason Mueller
The exclamation ‘ooh la la’ may have French origins, but it pretty much epitmizes the home furnishings and design store Dee Hencken opened in Chesterfield eight years ago. “Everything you see here has that wow factor,” she says, which is why she named it Ooh La La. An interior design veteran of more than 20 years, Hencken takes pride in selecting one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories for those looking for something beyond the ordinary. “The pieces are timeless—not trendy,” she says. “You’re still going to like them 20 years from now.”
Owner Dee Hencken