• Ho-Ho-Homey for the Holidays

    Ho-Ho-Homey for the Holidays

    “Homey” — a feeling synonymous with comfy, cozy, safe and warm. It’s a state of mind, an ambiance, even a movement (“hygge,” anyone?). As the...

  • MOTM: Unconventional Holiday Wreaths

    MOTM: Unconventional Holiday Wreaths

    It’s true – not all holiday wreaths are created equally. In the spirit of celebrating the season and your style, we’ve gathered five different types of...

  • Nothing to Hide

    Nothing to Hide

    Using cowhides in interior design are no longer just for the cowboys. More often we’re seeing hides used in modern and contemporary design, adding...

  • 6 Steps to Building Your Holiday Tablescape

    6 Steps to Building Your Holiday Tablescape

    The holidays are the best time to gather around the table and focus on family, friends and food. Whether you’re hosting for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas...

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    The art of decorating your home for the holidays may now be just another item on your to-do list. But beyond your indoor décor and outdoor lights, don’t forget about your front porch. A festive display draws in guests and sets the tone for the merriment that is about to come. St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles asked three local design shops to put their seasonal spin on a classic Clayton exterior recently rehabbed by Period Restoration. The expert elves from Mary Tuttle’s, Rusted Chandelier and The Jeweled Cottage had just 30 minutes to sprinkle their tinsel, ribbons and garland.


    Sliding open the original pocket doors leading into the parlor of his 1894 Central West End home, Jim Heeter, owner of the Gifted Gardener, unveils his spectacular homage to the man in the red suit, Santa Claus. Heeter’s love affair with St. Nick goes all the way back to his college days in Springfield, MO, when he was called to fill in for Santa at Sears. What was supposed to be a one-night thing turned into a two-year gig, but it taught Heeter so much about the spirit of the holiday season, which he incorporates into his decorating.