In-depth interviews with local design talents.

    Outdoor Comforts Your outdoor space should have all the comforts and amenities of your indoor space; it should flow effortlessly from inside to out. The idea is to create a second living room, and...

    Tell us a bit about your background and how it relates to reclaimed materials. My background is in architecture. I moved back to St. Louis in 2009 after spending several years abroad and fell in...

    Goals: Master bedrooms are among my favorite rooms to create for clients. Often, people wait to work on their bedroom until every other space in the house is completed. People spend so much time...

    Keep it Consistent: Regardless of the style home, maintaining some degree of architectural constancy between the interior and exterior is important to me. Interior details like beam ceilings, wood...

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    It is time to set aside anything “holiday” that does not feel just right anymore. Begin this cleansing by thinking carefully and staying connected to your heart. Create a...

    SLHL: How do each of your personal strengths complement one another?

    Both: With our jobs, we spend a lot of time out in the field on job sites or visiting with customers; this means we...

    SLHL: In recent years, bathrooms have evolved from being purely functional to zen-like getaways. What bathroom features do you believe make one bathroom more relaxing than another?

    Betsy:...

    SLHL: How did you get into the landscaping business?

    Jim: I pursued a degree in horticulture. During the summer, I worked odd jobs doing landscaping. Then I started a business right out of...

    SLHL: What is your professional background?

    Jane Ann: In 1987 I started my first company, focusing on high-end single family and multi-family residential. My husband and I eventually felt...

    Tell us a bit about yourself:

        The first day of my nearly 21-year career at Missouri Botanical Garden began on January 2, 1996. Within a few months, I also took on the bulb gardens, my...

    SLHL: How did you get into interior design?

    Candice: I have always enjoyed interior design from a young age. I remember as a kid constantly switching rooms with my brother and transforming...

    SLHL: Tell us a bit about your background in the cabinetry business.

    Keith: I started as a young man as a second-generation kitchen cabinet manufacturer. My first assignment was in sales...

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