Author: Megan Gerdes

Megan's passion for design extends beyond her workplace. In her free time, Megan enjoys all types of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, and rehabbing/reupholstering furniture.
  • Four Awesome Fall Trails Near Webster’s Grove

    Just because you’re close to the bustling metropolis of St. Louis doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the tranquility of nature! Here are four of our favorite spots to walk, hike, and bike while staying close to home in Webster’s Grove.   Our Favorite Trails Around Webster’s Grove 1. Centennial Greenway This flat…

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  • Organizing Your St. Louis Home Office

    A well-organized office can make working from home a breeze. But just how do you go about finding storage solutions that are both attractive and effective? Read on – it’s easier than you think!     The Psychology of Tidying If you find yourself stuck in a rut at your home office, organizing your space…

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  • Onwards and Outwards: Types of Additions For Your St. Louis Home

    Are you outgrowing your home? It happens to the best of us. Maybe your family is expanding, or your house is simply starting to feel a bit cramped. Whatever the reason, perhaps it’s time to shake things up a bit.  When the walls start to close in, you have two options.  Number one, you can…

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  • Residential Architects in St. Louis and the Surrounding Areas

    Is your home in need of something new? If you’re looking to expand your horizons and your living space, you may be in the market for a residential architect. If you are a resident of the St. Louis, MO, region, or anywhere in the surrounding area, J.T. McDermott Remodeling is your local stop for residential…

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  • The Colors of Autumn in St. Louis

    Fall has arrived, and with it, a whole new world of color. That’s right, autumn is officially here, which means that it is time to break out the knitted scarves, light a crackling fire in the hearth, and bask in the golden glow of the season’s last warmth.    The Reason for the Season As…

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  • A Question of Quality: How to Find a Great Sofa for Your St. Louis Home

    “You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”  William S. Burroughs Let’s face it: you know quality furniture when you feel it. Quality goes beyond what your furniture looks like. Sure, you can buy an inexpensive couch that fits the current trends. But in a year or two, you might…

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  • How to Choose the Best Deck Covering for Your St. Louis Home

    Even the best-dressed deck can feel a little bare without the appropriate coverings. Wouldn’t you?  Without a covering, in the heat of the summer with no escape from the glaring sun, your deck won’t be the top choice of places to hang out, regardless of how tricked-out it might be.  So how can you give…

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  • Twice as Nice: Double-Sided Fireplaces

    Nothing makes a house feel like home quite like a warm, crackling fireplace. Top that off with a  well-dressed mantlepiece, and you have a recipe for a beautiful, ultra-cozy home feature. Cuddle up with your partner, enjoy game night with the family, or entertain friends in front of your roaring fireplace. Is there a better…

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  • House of the Rising Succulent: Gardening with Succulents

    Succulents are currently having a moment in the sun. These plump little beauties are not only adorable, but they’re also extremely low-maintenance. Their popularity has been on the rise since 2007, first dominating Instagram, then the world. Honestly, we get the excitement. Planting a bed of succulents in your garden is something of an art…

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  • Outdoor Entertaining Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

    There is nothing better than a day spent out in the sun, barbecuing with friends, or a warm summer evening filled with drinks, laughter, and reminiscing. We love the hot weather and the good times that come with them, but planning an outdoor do is not always easy-breezy.  Sometimes, a backyard bash can go south….

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