|
     
    |
     

     

    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 your start in floral designs?

    Michelle: My grandmother actually got me into it. I told her I wanted to be an interior designer and she said, “Oh, it’s too hard to get a job in interior design. You should do florals like me.” I started going to work with her when I was just a little girl and I’ve been doing it ever since. 

     

    |
     

    SLHL: Please share an experience that was a major influence on your career decision.

    |
     

    These five talented young professionals are the people to watch in St. Louis, producing some of the most innovative and exciting projects in town. 

    |
     

    Who says form has to follow function? While the maxim might guide modernist architecture or industrial design, designer Fifi Lugo needed a little more leeway to develop a design concept for a hardworking home office in Glendale. “We didn’t want it to feel like an office,” she explains. So often, the home office winds up being too much “office” and not enough “home.” The uninspired cure is to hide a cluttered study behind closed doors and call it a day. 

    |
     

    Before moving in August 2017 into their nearly 5,000-square-foot home on North Central, Leslie and Paul Lux occupied a larger home in Ladue. Leslie, an interior designer and owner of LPL Interiors, spearheaded that renovation in 2002 and filled the home with treasures old and new: china, tortoise-shell pieces, glassware and, most important mementos salvaged from her late mother's New Orleans home in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Pages