Surrounded by towering trees, some more than 200 years old, “Many Oaks” had been a Ladue landmark since 1907. The formal gardens once reflected the grandeur of the World’s Fair era and, in 1911, the imposing Bavarian Tudor residence was among the region’s first to convert from gas to electricity. Owned by a succession of prominent St. Louisans over the years, the historic home had been updated in the 1980s, but still retained its original character.


    1. Minimalistic geometric vase, available at The White Rabbit.

    2. Galvinized metal pitcher, available at The Porch.

    3. Foliage print vessel, available at Forshaw Inc.

    4. Decorative geometric vase, available at The White Hare.

    5. Distressed metal vase, available at Forshaw Inc.

    6. Hand-painted wooden vase, available at Rusted Chandelier.

    7. Petite minimalistic vessel, available at The White Rabbit.

    8. Gray-and-white glass pitcher, available at The White Rabbit.

    9. Decorative curved vessels, available at Dau Furniture.


    Purchasing a new home and moving isn’t typically a fast and simple process for most homebuyers. But for Brett and Jennifer Cecil, the move to St. Louis came quickly after Brett signed as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in late 2016. Soon after, the couple got to work finding a home for their family in the Lou before the season began.


    If mixing gray with beige makes minimalist and neutral greige, what does mixing an electric-teal pleather sofa with hints of citrusy yellow and orange make? For some the answer is, quite simply, “a raucous nightmare.” For Cure Design Group’s Cori Dyer, it’s home.  “My grandfather was an artist and he used to paint upstairs all day,” the interior designer explains. “Art — color — has always…I don’t know. Color is part of who I am. I’m just a color person.”


    Jeff and Gina Schindler’s Wildwood home may be less than two years old, but it has generations of history built into it. Not only did Jeff, a longtime builder, build the family home, but he personally gathered many of the reclaimed materials that now lend it so much charm. This is particularly true of the kitchen and hearth room, where interior designer Ellie Redders incorporated the wood and brick Jeff wanted to use in the design.


    ONE: By Janet Gridley design + decor.

    TWO:  By DAS Studio.

    THREE: By Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. FOUR: By Alison Kandler Interior Design.

    FIVE: By Jeannie Balsam Interiors.