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.
  • 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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  • Going Green: Incorporating Color into Your Cabinetry

    Have other people’s kitchen cabinets got you feeling green with envy? If your own cabinets are somewhat lacking and think they could use some freshening up, what better way to do it than with a touch of greenery? With colorful kitchens taking a front seat in 2020’s kitchen design trends, there’s no better time than…

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  • Summer in St. Louis: Patio Covers to Enhance Outdoor Living

    Looking to spend more time outside this season, but the blazing heat is keeping you indoors? There are plenty of ways to get some shade while enjoying the beautiful St. Louis summer weather. Don’t let the fear of sunburn stop you from enjoying your backyard.   Patio Covering Ideas: Freestanding  Freestanding structures like pergolas, pavilions,…

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  • St. Louis Outdoor Bar Ideas

    You don’t have to be a Michelin-starred chef or a professional bartender to reap the rewards of an outdoor bar and entertainment area. Whether you want a backyard bar to show off your mixology skills or just host a handful of your closest friends in high style, there’s a palate-pleasing outdoor bar design out there…

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  • Considerations for Building an Outdoor Kitchen in St. Louis

    An outdoor kitchen isn’t just a place to cook. It’s a place to entertain friends, spend quality time with family, soak up the sunshine, and bask in the beauty of nature, all from the comfort of your own backyard. As we move towards late summer, there is no better way to enjoy the beautiful weather…

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  • Decades of Design: 2000s to Now

    Each decade brings new trends to the table, whether it’s clothing fads, popular music, or interior design. Today, we’re talking about design trends from the 2000s to now. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last 20 years, but the truth is, almost everything new and cool to us now has evolved…

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  • Paint Colors: Choosing Colors for Your St. Louis Home

    Colors reflect our personality. They tell a story. So when you choose colors for your home, it’s not just about the way it looks. It’s also about what it communicates, both to you, as the resident, and for guests who come to visit.    The Psychology of Color In addition to its aesthetic appeal, color…

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  • Bedroom Flooring for Your St. Louis Home

    When you’re designing your bedroom, the floor is likely the last thing on your mind. There are so many other things to focus on, so it’s understandable that the question of flooring may slip through the cracks (so to speak).  Despite that, the feeling of the bedroom floor beneath your feet can have an unconscious…

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  • The Art of Zen: Bringing Feng Shui into Your Bathroom

    What comes to mind when you think of feng shui? Maybe it’s beige walls, a gently-trickling water feature, or a cross-legged yogi intoning a gentle “om.”  In truth, feng shui is an ancient interior design practice with roots in Chinese astronomy. Though it has certain mystical elements, there’s nothing frivolous about it when it comes…

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