T&S Home Features

Design of the Month: October

c.j. knapp, yours by design

house location & type »
A traditional story-and-a-half in Ladue

goals of the homeowner »
The homeowners wanted a martini room where they could relax and socialize. When they purchased the house, the room was filled with formal furniture and yellow-and-blue striped traditional draperies, which didn’t reflect their relaxed lifestyle.

favorite part of the project »
The homeowner was open to all of my suggestions and had great ideas of her own. I love that we incorporated her art collection into the room.

favorite item »
I love everything, but the black faux-finish crocodile ceiling created by Fleur de Lis is like the cherry on top of the cake. The black velvet draperies add a feeling of sophistication to an otherwise casually decorated room, and the furnishings are oversized yet the perfect scale for the space. I also love the silver sculpted tree trunk cocktail table, which is great for serving martinis and hors d’oeuvres.

Photo: Anne Matheis