In-depth interviews with local design talents.

    St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles is honoring six individuals who have had exceptional careers in St. Louis’s design industry. This special group of design professionals represents all facets of the...

    What is your design style/philosophy?

    Donna: Good architectural design enhances our daily lives in ways that we wouldn't necessarily predict or expect.  My goal is to provide the most cost-...

    What is your design style/philosophy?  

    Bob: I choose to listen to my clients’ desires and offer them assistance in making important and educated decisions on how to create their own...

    What is your design style/philosophy?

    William: A home should be inviting, comfortable, beautiful and logical. Rather than seeing the entire house from the front door, the curious explorer...

    What is your design style/philosophy?

    Gigi: I believe design should be timeless while being functional and comfortable, whether it's traditional, modern or something in between. Each client...

    What is your design style/philosophy?

    Mike: I always identify the client's taste and desire to provide a finished product that melds with the architecture of the home or building.

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    What does it take to deliver exceptional design?

    Robert: Surrounding yourself with a team that is smarter than you and shares your vision. This group dynamic encourages everyone to grow,...

    SLHL: What are the benefits of being the third generation of this company?

    Nathan and Matt: Since we grew up working for the company, we were able to work on every aspect and level of the...

     

    Michelle Jessup has more than 30 years experience in floral design, thanks to a creative grandmother who encouraged her eye for color and shape. 

     

    SLHL: Where did you get...

    SLHL: How do you add a home automation system to an older or existing home? 
    Aaron: This is very dependent on the state of the house. If there is an option to run low-voltage, we always try...

    Ashleigh Schroeder, designer at National Kitchen and Bath, defines good bathroom design. Ashleigh has worked at National Kitchen and Bath since 2005. She is a member of the National Kitchen &...

    SLHL: What is the best solution to expand your outdoor living space?
    Mike: Solutions vary based on the desired functions spaces need to accommodate, but often you’ll find objectives...

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