Design Extra is hosting reclaimed and upcycled hubcaps this week!
Stop by our studio at 1901 Park Avenue from 5-8pm for snacks, wine and art!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go! We’ve been plotting this for months, and we’re so pleased to finally announce the details of Oh the Places You’ll Go!, a Little Free Library design competition we’re hosting on May 1st. Why are we doing this? Like most St. Louisans, we’ve been profoundly affected by Ferguson and its aftershocks throughout the greater St. Louis community. We wondered: Is there anything architects and designers can do to build bridges in St. Louis? We’ve always wanted to host a Little Free Library design competition, and, after having a few conversations with the people at the Little Free Library organization, we learned that police departments in Los Angeles, Seattle, and now Ferguson are starting to use Little Free Libraries to give police officers a way to interact with those they serve and protect, especially…
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Design Extra was named Women-Owned Small Business of the Year by the US Small Business Administration of Eastern Missouri. The awards will be celebrated on May 7 at the Annual SBA Awards Dinner during Small Business Week May 4-8, 2015.
Design Extra is hosting Susan Green of Paint Imagery during the first Friday art walk this Friday.
We were excited to be a finalist and now we’re thrilled to be a winner of the St. Louis At Home Magazine Architect + Designer Awards!
Our residential fireplace design won first place. It is an honor to be mentioned among the best in St. Louis. We love working with clients to enhance their visions and create a space they’ll love!
A little more about the design….
After living with the builder grade finishes for ten years, the Martens decided it was time to give their living space a new image. Striving for a functional and inviting space, the Martens goal was to create a focal point with a dramatic fireplace upgrade. The asymmetrical design of the fireplace created the unique, custom feel that the Martens were hoping to achieve. The clean lines of the smooth shaker style cabinetry by Allen Graham anchored the room and created functional storage spaces. The fireplace surround, mantel, and hearth, crafted in concrete, added a strong modern element to the space. Lighted alcoves created the perfect backdrop for the owners to display some of their favorite accessories. Whether the Martens are spending an evening watching a movie or entertaining guest, the functionality and comfort in this space will not disappoint.
Our designer Chelsea is volunteering with her church, The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, to work on a “Makeover House” project.
The big reveal is coming this weekend to a single mom of three girls. The project has run off volunteers working hard, donors and donations! A big thank you to Graniterra for donating the granite counter tops!
Join Design Extra in December to view art by Mark Hurd with Dancing Moon Graphics.
The first Friday of each month showcases the art in Lafayette Square. From 5pm to 8pm, walk around the neighborhood to see original art, hear live music, and taste the delicious foods. Along with the art galleries opening their doors, stop in businesses hosting artists for the evening.
First Friday Art Walk is an event established by the art galleries, music venues and sponsoring businesses.