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February 23, 2018
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History buff, me, spent some time, late Fall, tracking down one of the former occupants of the BAB, at the Missouri History Museum Library. A few days after my fruitful visit, the Librarian e-mailed me. He heard from a local design magazine looking for ‘historic homes’ to feature in an upcoming issue. He asked if it was OK to share our contact info. Sure! After some back and forth, the editor said she didn’t see how our place would fit in that issue. Not surprising. But she wanted to do an article about our project. Surprise!

We still weren’t sure how our project would work for the magazine- usually design magazines want to highlight the products of their advertisers. We don’t buy much stuff from places that advertise.

Right before Christmas, we heard that they had assigned a writer. She came for a tour, listened to our stories and asked a bunch of questions. Of course, she asked when are we going to be finished.

After the holidays, the photographer came to visit. Tom spent a few hours showing her around. She had read the article but didn’t spill any details. We wouldn’t see it until it was in print, just like everybody else. Tom enjoyed the time with the photographer, she loved the space and especially the vast amount of daylight. She didn’t do any ‘styling’ and didn’t bring any props. She pretty much walked around a took a ton of photos. She recommended another blog, which we really enjoy.

The article came out today and it is terrific! The photos are great and the article is spot on. (One correction, we don’t have a loan yet, but we are talking to a bank that isn’t laughing at us.) It was an all around enjoyable experience with interesting people!

Here’s the on-line version on the article, with a bunch more photos.

This is my favorite photo. When we were working on the design, we were going for a color-blocking look. The photographer picked up on that.

Thank you! St. Louis At Home magazine, Carmen Troesser, photographer, and Jen Roberts, writer.

Somehow, Carmen managed to get a photo with Lily in it. Lily’s favorite game is to play tag in the building. She taps us with her paw and runs away expecting us to chase her. We chase her and try to tag her and then, she chases us. Repeat, until we’re exhausted.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittain, Linnea permalink
    February 25, 2018 5:58 pm

    Wow. It’s great to see the building Tom & Sue. Good work to both.
    Aunt Linnea and Uncle Don

  2. Chris Hammer permalink
    February 24, 2018 3:22 pm

    Exciting Sue. I’m glad At Home found you. Is your phone ringing off the wall?

  3. February 24, 2018 11:53 am

    What wonderful reading on a cold, rainy, night! See, I knew you would be in “print”,someday. So proud of your perseverance and talent, as you both should be also. Tom, your young boy projects have brought you far.
    Beautiful. Thanks again to both of you for sharing. 😍

  4. Lake Rat permalink
    February 24, 2018 6:40 am

    Wonderful article. I think they captured the essence of your vision. Wow almost 10 years in. Can’t wait for the anniversary party.

    • Sue permalink*
      February 24, 2018 11:03 am

      Good idea- a party is always a good idea!

  5. Brigitte Steinmann permalink
    February 23, 2018 7:32 pm

    Love your space and the article. Congratulations! Brigitte

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