Louie’s is Open | Restaurant in Demun, Clayton

In the early 2000’s, King Louie’s (Chouteau & 39th Street in Tower Grove) seemed to be our go-to place for friend’s birthdays and general gatherings. It always was a treat.

I was excited to see that Matt McGuire was opening Louie’s in the old Jimmy’s spot in Demun.

Last week I popped in at the last minute & was happy to see there was space at the bar.  The appetizer of Polenta, Roast Mushrooms, Grana Padano was hearty & full of flavor.  I had the Grilled Flank Steak with a Salsa Verde on the side, which I had to lap up every morsel.  My guest had the Pork Chop with Shishito Peppers & Chermoula.

A lovely atmosphere, an attentive waiter/bartender & great food made this a new destination on my “restaurant circle” (restaurants that a person frequents on a regular basis.)

Now Offered: Fashionable Central West End Condo | 4440 Lindell Blvd #1004

Live well right in the heart of the fashionable Central West End. With 1,406 sq. feet of living space, this chic condo will be your ideal flat in the city. Walk to restaurants, Metro-Link, BJC Medical campus, Whole Foods & more. Gracious Living Room and formal Dining Room with hardwood floors. Spacious eat-in kitchen. 1 reserved indoor parking space. Additional parking spots may be rented if available. Rooftop patio. 24-hr doorman. Just pay electric. Heating included.

Address: 4440 Lindell Blvd #1004 
Price: $174,900
Website: 4440Lindell.com
2 Beds, 1 Baths
Living Area: 1,406 sq.ft.
Pr/Sqft: $124.39
Listed by: Ted Wight | (314)607-5555

What’s In & What’s Out for 2018 Interior Design

Trulia Design Panel gave their predictions for 2018’s big design trends. Find out below what’s in for 2018 and what needs to stay in 2017.

What’s Out
1. Exposed lighting
The ubiquitous, proudly displayed filaments of Edison bulbs and exposed track lighting have been a topic of debate among designers for years, but Hannah Crowell of Crowell & Co. says 2018 is time for them to go.

“I am a lover of all things vintage and appreciate a nod to the past, but it just became too overly saturated,” Crowell says. David Charette of Britto Charette adds, “there is no reason to have exposed track lighting; it can be recessed in drywall for a much cleaner and aesthetically pleasing look.”

2. Granite countertops
Granite has long been the countertop king, but it’s begun to fall out of vogue in recent years in favor of more versatile, low-maintenance materials like quartz.

“Granite is durable, I will give it that, but it lacks the beauty of marble or the sleekness of quartz,” Crowell says. Continue reading “What’s In & What’s Out for 2018 Interior Design”

Stunning Client’s Home is Featured in St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Magazine

My fabulous designer client, Barbara Slavkin (website here), and her husband’s new home is featured in this article in St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.  What a pleasure it was to help these dear clients sell their home off of Mason and find this special home in Creve Coeur. The house was sleek and special when they bought it….though they added on and made it just that much better!