From Forest Park to the Saint Louis Galleria—all the way out past Plaza Frontenac, Town & Country Crossing and beyond—one road can take you all over the area. Stores are peppered across the 20 or so miles of Clayton Road, which winds through Brentwood, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Frontenac and other parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The strip between South McKnight Road and Highway 40 is particularly notable, as it features an abundance of locally owned boutiques, galleries, eateries and more.
Coastal Retreat: Mercana La Maison Sea Urchin salt cellar. Available through Savvy Surrounding Style.
When it comes to decorating with accessories, clear crystal is a no-brainer. Because it’s colorless, there’s no need to match a restrictive palette. And in terms of style, these accents fit in beautifully almost anywhere.
As the weather warms up, that itch to spend your time outdoors may only be scratched until it's time to head in and make supper—unless, of course, your outdoor kitchen features the latest modern upgrades. Area experts discuss how backyard kitchens these days can handle a lot more than hot dogs.
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!
Worried that all your spring cleaning will uncover an outdated home? Stay on top of the trends, and find out what these local interior design experts recommend for spring.
Story: The Wyeths share their surname with a family of famous artists who counted celebrities among their friends and admirers. So it is with Lyman Wyeth, a retired actor who gave up success on the silver screen for patronage roles with the Grand Old Party, which was led by his friend and fellow former actor Ronald Reagan. Lyman was good as a leading man in the pictures and just as polished as a genial Republican ambassador.
A mix of metallic and natural elements makes for an on-trend accessory, as seen in the Savvy Surrounding Style showroom.
2 Regina Andrew table available through Savvy Surrounding Style
Welcome to # 23 Lenox Place, a grand Edwardian-style home designed by renowned architect Guy Mariner. Built in 1904, the three-story house features restrained elements that were, at the time of construction, a major deviation from the over-opulent Beaux Arts period that was coming to an end. Along a private street in a coveted neighborhood, No. 23 is one of twenty-three homes that were built between the years of 1903 and 1906. Its most recent owners, Dr. Coy and Rachel Fitch, made this their home for the last quarter of a century, where entertained friends and family, as well as gathered with colleagues and community leaders to raise money for civic causes that were important to them. Now, take a deep breath and enjoy your step back in time, while each designer brings you aesthetically to the present.
C.J. Knapp / Kimberly Kowalski
Ladue News Show House Designers
Our second Show and Tell installment introduces you to four more design teams participating in the 2013 LN Show House. The third annual Show House, at #23 Lenox Place, is open to the public Oct. 5 through Oct. 20.
Kimberly Kowalski and CJ Knapp, Savvy Surrounding Style
It’s a trifecta of newness: new staff, new products and a new look. If it has been a bit since your last visit, owner Diane Fogerty says it is time to stop by local home store, design firm and interior resource, Savvy Surrounding Style.
Diane Fogerty, CJ Knapp, TJ Rinn and Kimberly Kowalski
Backyard Tips: Snowflake lights, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.
Outdoor Room: Decorative accent table/pedestal, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.
Backyard Tips: Climbing Man accent, available at Savvy Surrounding Style.
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
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.