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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 season that honors your past, celebrates today and looks ahead with renewed possibility.

    Tip: Write a brief story about your piece and hide it underneath or tie it in place with satin ribbon for guests to read.


    Keep It Simple


    The Hillin household is a lively one. Parents Andy and Nikki, four children ranging in age from 10 to 19, their friends, two dogs and a bevy of out-of-town family from Texas make the home a beehive of activity.


        Frannie and Paul Erker are igniting the Christmas spirit this season in their newly built family room addition. Warm and welcoming, the new space is ready to host family and friends. The addition was part of a larger overall home renovation spearheaded by their daughter, interior designer Mary Signorelli of Le Coeur Design. Working in conjunction with Mainline Architecture and Barron Construction, Mary says the addition was built to be the family space. “We wanted to create a space that is both entertaining and comfortable.



    Wow, non-traditional Christmas colors are just fun. Who’s to say what color the holiday should be? The Christmas police? Not happening in my life. While I love to decorate for clients with traditional red and green, it’s fun to break away and do an all-white Christmas, a purple Christmas or a black and white Christmas. Make it your own. Holidays are about fun, memories and spending time with family and friends. Whatever color your Holiday is we want you to enjoy it. CJ Knapp, Yours by Design.

  • Island of Comfort + Joy

    Island of Comfort + Joy

    November Bright Idea

    Islands are both helpful + functional, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be stylish! A kitchen island can be a great...

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    Last year’s holiday season was especially celebratory for Jenna and Jason Siebert and their teenage daughter. They’d spent two years extensively renovating their new home, a 1926 bungalow in Webster Groves, and Christmas Eve of 2018 was the first time they’d hosted Jenna’s entire family in what felt like forever. On top of that, they’d accommodated 1,300 visitors during the Webster Groves Holiday House Tour earlier in the season. “During the renovation, the house was a mess,” says Jenna.