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Smart technology lets users control multiple home systems from one device, at home or from across the world. Security and entertainment options continue to evolve, offering easier usability and more enjoyment.
You want your home’s curb appeal to make a great first impression. Here, local builders share ways to give your abode’s façade a facelift.
Home owners are turning to the outdoors for more living space, transforming plain, grassy yards into intricate sanctuaries.
Transform your bath into a personal oasis with these stunning makeover tips from local designers.
This backyard nook in a Frontenac home was a design challenge from the start, with a 10-plus-foot wall towering over the small space. Richard Poynter of Poynter Landscape tells us how he and his team turned a towering wall into the focal point of an intimate, comfortable space.
Designer Brian Hartsfield of Redwood Wine Cellars transformed the basement of this Ballwin home into any wine connoisseur’s dream. Located in a temperature-controlled room, this large wine cellar can comfortably store both bottles and cases.
While traveling in Italy, a Des Peres family fell in love with the Carrara marble that filled the bathroom in their luxury hotel. Kelly Layton, a designer with Mosby Building Arts, helped the couple capture the soothing tranquility of an Old World Italian bath with stunning touches of contemporary elegance.
This Chesterfield family without kids wanted a space to entertain adult visitors and business clients. Liquid Assets’ John Jacobsen tells us about the features they used to achieve it:
The laundry room of this Webster Groves century home did not lose the stylish aspects of its age during its update, and now features beautiful appliances, vintage-inspired details and storage galore. Designer Wendy Kuhn of Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath says she wanted to distract from the utilitarian washer and dryer, so she worked to give pieces in the room a furniture feel by focusing on details like the show-stopping sink, faucet and backsplash.
When a young family returned to the States after spending several years in Shanghai, China, they brought back authentic Asian pieces to incorporate into the design of their modern Des Peres home. Michael Wyrock, a senior design consultant for I. O. Metro, helped bring the home's Asian-inspired living room to life.
This Town & Country master suite is “high-quality, low-adrenaline,” says designer Tim Rohan, explaining that both homeowners work stressful jobs and requested a Zen, spa-like retreat. The easy-on-the-eyes color palate of off-white and turquoise is repeated throughout the room to keep the relaxation flowing.
A period of living abroad in France inspired the design of a kitchen in a Webster Groves family’s century home. Wendy Kuhn, a designer for Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath, detailed how the French Provincial-style kitchen came together, with the help of Tri-Square Construction.
With pattern and color peppered throughout, this très feminine bedroom suite was designed for an 8-year-old girl. “We wanted it to be youthful, fun and energetic,” says designer Jane Ganz of Directions In Design, Inc. This lounge is connected to the bedroom, which features similar prints and shades for cohesiveness.
To visit the Campbell House in the Lucas Place neighborhood downtown is to step back in time. The seven-level, 10,500-square-foot house offers a rare glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of the Campbells and families like them who lived in Lucas Place, which for a brief 40-year period, was St. Louis’ premier neighborhood before urban noise and pollution drove residents farther west.
Every last fixture, decorative panel and crown molding must be perfect for a remodel to look authentic, local contractors say. That’s why they go above and beyond—special-ordering pieces from around the country to be fit precisely into place by experienced local craftsmen. This attention to detail is what preserves each home’s architectural integrity, says Dave Dunlap, owner of Consolidated Design & Construction Group.
When David and Thuy Smith first were approached about the possibility of building an ‘active house’ for their new home in Webster Groves, the couple was turned off by their admitted misconceptions of what a green home would entail.
These lighting trends not only will illuminate your home, but make a statement on their own.
Greg Moss, Modern Home Technology
Make your bathroom a luxurious and relaxing oasis with these fresh, clean and airy accents.
Dave Dunlap, Consolidated Construction Group
Whether you’re looking for new carpeting or new finish for your marble floors, we asked local experts to offer some advice to assist in the decision-making.
A good kitchen design is in the details. Add these unique, elegant and tech-savvy accents for the ultimate upscale upgrade to one of the most important rooms in your home.
From cordless blinds and shades to luxurious layers of natural-colored curtains, window treatments friendly to kids, pets and the environment are on trend.