style at home
KELLEY and JOHN BARR, former owners of K. Hall Designs, have plans for a whole new retail experience in Webster Groves. They’re opening Civil Alchemy, a lifestyle retail store, in late summer. The shop will offer functional, stylish products for the home that emphasize an appreciation of nature. Housewares, apparel, accessories, fresh flowers, books, stationery, and other local and international goods will fill the shelves
What could be more personal than the apparel you wear? Whimsy Rose Design Bar, a new women’s clothing boutique, lets shoppers choose fabrics and custom design their own fashions. The store is at 9757 Clayton Road in Ladue.
A tip of the hat to Mosby Building Arts, which earned a national CHRYSALIS AWARD in Residential Universal Design from Qualified Remodeler magazine and Kitchen & Bath Design News. Mosby designer Jake Spurgeon created the winning project, an accessible bathroom for a client who uses a wheelchair. The company also won two Home Builders Association of St. Louis marketing awards.
end of an era
MARYLYN SIMPSON of R&M Designs (grandmother of T&S beauty columnist Marylyn Simpson) has hung up her tape measure after nearly four decades in business. Her dress and tailoring shop was founded in 1980 and located on Manchester Road in Des Peres. Seamstress Connie Simpson and other staffers continue to serve customers from 417 Sundowner Ridge Court in Ballwin.
the grill next door
Feeling all fired up for your next neighborhood barbecue? Schnarr’s Do-It Best Hardware now carries the BIG GREEN EGG grill, which roasts, smokes and bakes as well.