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Home Resources: Desai Home and LeRitz Apartment

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Architect: Susan Bower of Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design, Two the Pines Court, 314-576-5888,
Builder: Jim Minton of Minton Homes, LLC, 9900 Clayton Road, 314-332-1009,
Architectural and interior design consultant: Fifi Lugo, 314-267-6062,

BREAKFAST NOOK: Star pendant light fixtures: Vaughan Lighting, Design and Detail, 2731 Sutton, 314-781-3336,; dining table: Bausman & Company, Design and Detail; chairs: Bausman & Company,; upholstery: Schumacher fabric,; shades: custom by Nicky Berry at Fabricworks, 10424 Lackland, 314-426-4333,

KITCHEN: Bausman & Company Chairs at island: Design and Detail; Imperial Danby marble island top: Stone Fabricators, 4084 Bingham, 63116, 314-776-7776,; pendant light fixtures over island: Design and Detail; tile above stove: Walker Zanger at ISC Gallery, 9215 Dielman Industrial Drive 63132, 314.995.9900,; shades: custom by Nicky Berry at Fabricworks; clock: Pottery Barn, Plaza Frontenac, 314- 996-2630,

LIVING: Screen and chairs: George Smith,; sofas and light fixture: Design and Detail; table lamp and shades: Visual Comfort; rug: Kaim-Kisner; throw pillows: custom by Nicky Berry at Fabricworks

SITTING ROOM: Couch, light fixture, wallpaper: Design and Detail; square tables, tall lamps: Brody's Lamp & Shade Store, 2300 S. Big Bend, 314-647-3318,; brass lamp on bookshelves: Visual Comfort; drapes: custom by Nicky Berry at Fabricworks; black-and-white photographs: Peek Portraits,

MASTER BEDROOM: Bed, bed linens, drapes: custom by Nicky Berry at Fabricworks; settee and ottoman at end of bed: Hickory Chair Furniture Co.,; upholstery: Gomez Upholstery, 6487 Chippewa, 314-832-8331,; nightstands: Design and Detail; wall lamps and chandelier: Visual Comfort & Co.,; carpet: Kaim-Kisner,

MASTER BATH: Fixtures: Waterworks,; mirrored dressing table: Design and Detail; cabinets: Oliver Savage, 139 Papin Mill, St. Clair, 636-629-2735; towels: Restoration Hardware, Saint Louis Galleria, 314-863-7566,; tile: Waterworks and Stone Fabricators

BLAKE POPPY’S BEDROOM: Four-poster bed, nightstand, and turquoise lamp: Design and Detail; chaise: reupholstered by Gomez Upholstery

MOMMY EXECUTIVE CENTER: Chair: Bausman & Company; striped shade: custom by Nicky Berry at Fabricworks; light fixture: IKEA,


Something many of us can identify with, most of the items purchased for the Leritz home were found while perusing craigslist, strolling through antique malls, becoming a regular at resale shops, and frequenting estate sales. Please note that once home, Leritz reupholstered, repainted and rejiggered just about everything.

LIVING ROOM: Sofas: Craigslist,; owl lamps: Intaglia Home Collection,; chairs: estate sale; white table and coffee table: Pier 1 Imports, multiple locations,; stools: HomeGoods, muiltiple locations,; ottoman by library sofa: eBay,; bar, Craigslist; Penelope: Big Bend Antique Gallery, 2337 Big Bend, 314-645-3130; white chest: Mers Goodwill, multiple locations,; knobs: Anthropologie, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, 314-727-7419,; compass lamp: Big Bend Antique Gallery.

KITCHEN: Table: Miriam Switching Post, 2171 S. Big Bend, 314-646-7737,; mirror-tray occasional tables: Kmart, multiple locations,; base of island: Big Bend Antiques; pendant lights: Home Depot, multiple locations,, sisal rug:

PATIO: Fabric: Hip & Gable, 314-393-2131,; furniture: JC Penney, multiple locations,; elephant table: estate sale; small table: IKEA,; rug: Target, multiple locations,

BEDROOM: Bed and nightstand: estate sale; pouf: Warson Woods Antique Gallery, 10091 Manchester, 314-909-0123,; lamp: HomeGoods; curtains: Williams-Sonoma Home,; lamp: Warson Woods Antique Gallery; vanity and chair: estate sale; antlers: Big Bend Antiques; mirror with candle holders: estate sale; chevron rug:

OFFICE: Lamps: Home Depot; chairs: estate sale; white chairs and rug: Miriam Switching Post; table: IKEA.

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