Here comes summer! Vacation time, right? You may not be leaving town, but that shouldn't stop you from having a 'staycation' right here in St. Louis.
To start planning your St. Louis Staycation, let's check into the Moonrise Hotel on the Delmar Loop. The building theme is out of this world (literally), with every room boasting a space-theme and bright colors. The hotel even has a rooftop bar and patio for those perfect summer nights under the stars.
Right off Washington Blvd., you can check out the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's latest exhibit "Terra Infirma" by Mona Hatoum. Designed to make you somewhat uncomfortable, the artist has created a series of work that will change the way you look at various household objects. for example, she has created an over-sized grinder, title "Mouli Julienne," as seen below.
We must check out everything Forest Park has to offer, with highlights like the Grand Basin and the St Louis Art Museum. One of the last remaining exhibits of the 1904 World's Fair, the Grand Basin is a beautiful piece of local history to experience. Visitors are able to take paddle boats out among the fountains to cool down in the St Louis heat.
This summer, SLAM is hosting several exhibits, including "Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost World," and "Sun Xun: Time Spy."
Next, where should we get dinner? Let's hit the world-famous Blueberry Hill, where The Father of Rock & Roll and first person inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Chuck Berry, inaugurated the Duck Room. A popular music spot, people flock from all over to pay their respects, have some food and listen to great live music.
As our day fades to evening, we would recommend some time at Billy Jean's for a cocktail and dinner. or, swing by Jazz at the Bistro for some smooth late-night entertainment.
Design: David Richardson Interiors / Art: Robert Motherwell.
Charles Eames once said "The details are not details. They make the design." Whether you agree with Eames or not, one thing we can all agree on is that great art can tie a space together.
Design: David Richardson Interiors / Art: Richard Serra
Design: Ken Stückenschnieder / Art: Kim Keever (foyer) and Donald Baechler (bedroom).
Whether the room is extravagant or simple and elegant, an abstract piece can add a pop of color or create a bold statement.
Design: ADJ Interiors / Art: Ted Collier.
Design: Jamieson Design / Art: Julian Schnabel.
We love showcasing the fusion of great art and great design. While style varies, each client has a great eye for matching art to the spirit of the homes they create.
Design: Castle Design (Lauren Sweet Schuler) / Art: Kelly O'Neal.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we decided to revisit some of our most romantic rooms. We love these stunning spaces and bold red interiors from David Kent Richardson, Mitchell Wall, Jamieson Design, and Stückenschneider Decoration and Design.
Vivid reds were imperative in the creation of Bar Les Freres, selected as the most romantic restaurant in Missouri by Elle Decor.
Which of these tables are you reserving for Valentine's Day?
We can't forget the subtle Details. What are your plans for the Holiday?
Building upon the Brado culture included providing multiple work settings to allow end users to pursue various destinations within the work place.
Classic furniture in bold colors, textures and patterns help define the destinations (or rooms) within the exposed St Louis brick open office setting. Enclosed spaces are surrounded with a transparent demountable wall solution and one that allows embedded audio visual technologies.
The latest technology was incorporated throughout every part of the project to provide efficient meeting spaces, work spaces and as artwork.
Positioned on the 4th floor of the Cupples 9 building, it provids panorama views of Busch Stadium and the surrounding downtown business district
When is comes to senior living having a stylish setting always makes residing in a new home more enjoyable. These spaces keep things light and bright with plenty of fun color. Spaces that offer plenty of activities to do and opportunities to socialize are always welcomed!
Here are a couple rooms from our most recently photographed projects that inspire great senior living!
September’s Feature Project plays up modern elegance created by the Lawrence Group.
Their recent project for Cushman Wakefield is a beautiful combination of a sleek, modern work space and fun colors that bring life to the cafe, training spaces and conference rooms.
Lisa Morrison, From the Lawrence Group, describes the space as having a "modern color scheme" that fulfills Cushman Wakefield's "work, live, play" mindset as a company.
The space serves as a Portfolio Services Center, and offers "a wide variety of a wide variety of work space options including sit-to-stand desks, laptop bars, co-working lounge booths and hearth tables, duck-in rooms for quick phone calls, meet-ups for small meetings and a library for quiet, focused work efforts", says Morrison.
No office is complete without a killer coffee bar. The silver wall is set off by black and stainless, and finished with staggered pendant lights, adding flare to the minimalist design.
The space is stunning and functional. It offers the newest technology and many amenities to employees while maintaining refined elements of design throughout.
To learn more about the Lawrence Group and the Cushman Wakefield project, visit Lisa Morrison's blog on the project here.
Our latest features showcase our clients and their winning style.
Left: Dawn Sturmon Right: Dawn Sturmon | Mitchell Wall
Above: Stückenschneider Decoration & Design
Above: Ryan Street & Associates and Studio Seiders
Above: Amy Studebaker
Whether you are traveling near or far one thing is for certain, you need a comfy place to rest. We've got a couple recommendations just for you and your tired head!
This Courtyard Marriott Convention Center Hotel in St. Louis has a whole new look. Originally opened in 1929 as The Lennox Hotel, this space offers a little history and a whole lot of comfort.
Interior Architecture and Design: Lawerence Group
Headed south? We had the joy of photographing The Q&C Hotel in New Orleans, and it is definitely a recommended stay. Close to the French Quarter, it offers a nod to traditional NOLA with a trendy twist. you will never be far from a good time or a great sleep.
St. Louis staple and statement, The Moonrise, is a boutique Hotel in the heart of the
Delmar Loop With a fresh and fun atmosphere. your head will rest
with the stars before you take off for your adventures!
Here is to happy traveling and a great nights sleep!
We are so happy to congratulate Trivers Architecture on winning the 2017 AIA/HUD Secretary's Award for Flance Learning Center in St. Louis, MO. The project was one that brought together community leaders, volunteers, and private partners to bring a bright new future to a lower income community.
Through innovative and LEED centered design Trivers' has created a wonderful new space. To read more about the design process and this award you can visit AIA.org or https://www.aia.org/showcases/83706-flance-early-learning-center
what better way to celebrate spring weather than to spend some time outdoors!? We've had the pleasure of capturing some great outdoor living spaces. here are a few to inspire your outdoor space this spring.
Who wouldn't love being able to wake up in the morning to breakfast on this sun light patio, or have evening drinks beside a warm fire.
This lake side veranda is the perfect spot to soak up the sun or relax with your closest friends!
Outdoor dining at its finest! A grand setting for hosting family and friends.
Ken Stuckenschneider Decoration and Design & Ryan Street and Associates
When summer days turn into summer nights what better way to spend
them than pool side with a good movie and all your best friends!
Ken Stuckenschneider Decoration and Design with Walbrandt Technologies
We hope your spring and summer and filled with all the joys of being able to live outdoors
The Saint Louis Fashion Fund is an Incubator SPace for growing designers in an elegant urban loft. The bright and modern space gives a clean slate for emerging designers to nurture their creative talents and the residents of St. Louis to experience new and innovative work. the new fund will bring valuable projects
and education to the St. Louis area.
We had the pleasure of photographing the new space designed by Arcturis this past February. Here are a few words from them on design challenges they faced for this project.
"Arcturis’s design was heavily influenced by the passions and fashions of the designers inhabiting the space. Designing a space that is conducive to a diverse group of creatives is no easy task. We opened
the space to take advantage of as much natural light as possible and to create an engaging and comfortable working environment for the designers. The solution, ingenious in its simplicity,
proved to be the use of neutral colors and finishes to create an environment that does not overwhelm
the designers' work and allows their creations to be the focal point."