JA The Future Antiques—and informed by her time abroad. “I became very enchanted with e old black-and-white mansions in Singapore, so when I moved back, everything sort of ged,” she says. “I’m inspired by everywhere I’ve lived. That room really is an amalgam of that.”
As in a museum, nearly everything in Tania Beasley-Jolly’s Tower Grove house is thoughtfully curated. More than beautiful, her collection is deliberate. Beasley-Jolly, who describes her style as “Jackie O in biker boots,” boasts an eclectic assortment of clothing, furnishings, and accessories that has an air both classic and contemporary, both elegant and flamboyant, offering a glimpse into her life, travels, and passions.
“I’m a little bit of a magpie in that I do like to collect things, but everything is intentional,” Beasley-Jolly says. “[These items] make me happy. They make me smile. They make me remember certain points in my life. That’s why I like to surround myself with these things; it’s not just because they’re pretty.”
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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
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
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.