IN GOOD TIME
With the help of interior designer Robert Idol, a Kirkwood couple creates a home that pays homage to the past, yet feels just right for their modern young family.
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
The Right Move
New shops and showrooms bring exciting opportunities for local designers, makers, and arts organizations to sell their wares to home enthusiasts here and everywhere.
Painter and gardener Lauren Knight branches out.
Chris Mower of White Stable Farms discovered the Japanese style of gardening in Italy. Now, he’s bringing it to St. Louis.
Letters, icons, and illustrations that speak in a hand-drawn language
AUDRA's New Digs
Audra Noyes, of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Incubator’s first class, opens an atelier in Ladue.
A background in sculpture trained artist Aly Ytterberg to see objects more fully.
A Modern Story
How a little log cabin went from being a home to a guest house
Cut from the Same Cloth
“Turkey Tracks” is a 19th-century quiltmaking pattern that has the appearance of little wandering feet. Patterns like the tracks, and their traditions and myths, have been passed down through the generations, from their frontier beginnings to today, where a generation of makers has embraced the material as a means of creating something new. Olivia Jondle is one such designer. Here, she’s taken an early turkey track-pattern quilt, cut it into various shapes, and stitched the pieces together, adding calico and other fabric remnants as needed. The result is a trench coat she calls the Pale Calico Coat. Her designs are for sale at The Rusty Bolt, Jondle’s small-batch fashion company based in St. Louis. —SAMANTHA STEVENSON
The Power of Neighbors
In a year that’s brought life-altering challenges at home and abroad, community is the bright spot in our everyday lives.
Small gestures make a big difference.
WHAT WE'RE WEARING NOW
The coronavirus pandemic has influenced how people think about getting dressed for the day. For many, relaxed comfortable clothes have taken on greater importance, whereas others have maintained preCOVID wardrobes in an effort to foster a sense of normalcy and hope. We photographed eight men and women from a variety of backgrounds and spoke to them about their style and shopping habits. For each, clothes provide a sense of continuity in unsettled times.
Tom Brackman, the unofficial mayor of Waterman, on beautifying his neighborhood
Why some who want an addition choose to lift and move their homes instead
How a St. Louis couple turned a stay-at-home summer into a thriving small business
Whitney Kenter finds Zen in a remodeled Midcentury ranch.
For the Record
The latest social media craze isn’t just for teens. It’s also an opportunity for design professionals.
A Painter of People and Places
Artist Anne Molasky is inspired by the outdoors and its many shades of light.
Welcome to Wonderlland
Page Pardo left a career in law to live the rustic life with 200 animals.
Nearly two decades ago, Anne and Brad Bishop searched for a family home. They found one that charms everyone.
If you can dream it, this husband-and-wife team will tweak it, build it, and lacquer it.
The 10 Most Beautiful Homes IN ST.LOUIS 2020
How do you define a beautiful home? Is it in the architecture or the setting? In the mix of building materials or the assemblage of stylistic influences? It wasn’t until our search for beautiful homes ended this past summer that writer Amy Burger and I recognized how our instincts drew us to properties with incredible landscaping and gardens, to places where homeowners place a premium on outdoor spaces and details: window boxes in bloom, statement-making walkways, a passion for the front porch, which, this year above all others, proved its hero status as the place to connect with neighbors and nature alike. –VERONICA THEODORO
Welcome to the Neighborhood
BETSY BLANCETT NACRELLI, owner of Collections by Joya, entered 2020 on a high note.
Whether she’s decorating her home or building a small business, Abbey Eilermann does it with joy.
Breaking the Mold
Before she could create her line of jewelry, designer Taylor Saleem had to forge a new path.
A Common Thread
Two women—one a baby boomer, the other a millennial—share more than just a love of design.
Home in 3-D
Tech tools are simplifying the sale and renovation of homes.
The Seduction of Slipcovers
Sick of that tired sofa? For an easy style upgrade, try slipcovers.
The Eye of a Designer
Homeowners take inspiration from the work of professional designers. Where do interior designers find theirs?