#STL365 – New Habitat ReStore DesPeres Location

The Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStore has expanded to Des Peres! IMG_20130620_150819_210

Similar to the ReStore Forest Park location in St. Louis City, ReStore Des Peres    specializes in new and gently used building materials and appliances, as well as some furniture and home decor. The ReStore receives donations from companies such as Lowe’s, Tree Court, and Mid-Am Building Supply, providing large quantities of certain items. However, the inventory is largely made up of donations from individuals, so you never know what sort of treasures you might find!

Josh Vaughn, ReStore General Manager, and Kimberly McKinney, Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Chief Executive Officer, at the ReStore Des Peres ribbon cutting.

Josh Vaughn, ReStore General Manager, and Kimberly McKinney, Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Chief Executive Officer, at the ReStore Des Peres ribbon cutting.


The ReStore also offers a deconstruction service. ReStore Associates and trained volunteers will come to your house to help take out cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances and more.

The proceeds from the ReStore go to helping build homes for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis partner families in the St. Louis area.
ReStore Des Peres is located behind Sam’s Club on Manchester Road.

ReStore Des Peres Address
2117 Sams Drive
Des Peres, MO 63131

Contact Information
Store Main Line: 314-678-4596
Donation: 314-678-4576
Deconstructions: 314-678-4596
ReStore Website

To Volunteer at the ReStore
Call: 314-371-0400
Visit HERE for more information

The ReStore boasts an expansive space, and is currently accepting donation items to add to the inventory.

The ReStore boasts an expansive space, and is currently accepting donation items to add to the inventory.

Junior League Kitchen Tours – Sneak Peek #2

Julie and Cliff Heggs have lived in the Central West End neighborhood for more than 30 years and were part of the neighborhood revival back in the 1970’s. They take pride in their 1890’s home and wanted their new kitchen to reflect their own eclectic sense of style.

Cliff Heggs, having a background in art, drew up initial floor plans for their kitchen. Once hiring Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath to help them with the design of their kitchen, they were lucky enough to find a designer, Anne Boedges, that took their plans, tweaked them, and added her own finishing touches to the space.

The result of this collaboration is lovely. New Zealand laminate wood flooring, reclaimed wood supports, knotty alder and painted maple cabinets, two differing suede granite countertops, and a stand-out hood design are just a few of the many beautifully designed choices to notice when touring this kitchen.

The Junior League hosts “A Gathering Place” on April 21st.  For more information about the Tour and to purchase tickets, please click here!



Kitchen tour exclusive sneak peek by Dana King

Watch our journey to remodel Ned and Hillary’s kitchen. This video is part one. It’s the people and the craftsmanship behind the scenes. Come see the final reveal at the Junior League of St. Louis’s First Annual Kitchen Tour — A Gathering Place — on April 2. For more information about the tour click here.

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Here is a teaser for the big reveal:

Ned and Hillary’s kitchen bridges the periods since the home was built in 1905. And for that reason I  call it eclectic vintage. Inspiration for our design came not only from the home’s character, but also from Hillary’s antique food tins she has collected for years. Here was the starting point from which it unfolded.

Art deco lighting, yet to be revealed, draws you in and sets the stage for the vintage charmer. John at “A Light Above” salvaged antique shades in three different shapes, for pendants over the peninsula. He strung them on cloth cord for a contemporary feel.

The decorations and the lights remind you of a time before. Yet a more permanent and original feature uncovered a poignant story — a story that, if walls could talk, would have so much to say.

It started with a shallow bump-out that perplexed us. We wondered what to do with it. Work around it, with it? What the heck is it?

Hillary stared at it during dinner one night and wondered if it was an old brick chimney that we could perhaps expose. We chipped at the old plaster and, sure enough, there was brick and a hole where the old stovepipe once was.

Coincidently, here was where we planned to put our new modern stove top. Joe, of Joe Bennett Construction, cleaned the bricks and then vented the new hood out of the same hole.

The once mysterious bump-out is now revealed to not only create a stunning focal point to the room, but also provides a striking historical contrast. In my mind I travel back in time to observe a woman in a long dress cooking before a wood-burning stovepipe stove. Then flash forward to Hillary who gathers her family while she cooks beside the modern cook top with its sleek hood.

Many things have changed over the years, but one thing remains the same: the human need to gather one’s family around the hearth.

And so I believe the Junior League kitchen tour is aptly named: A Gathering Place.

Kitchens speak to the core of why I do what I do. Its not about me or my design. Rather, it’s about family. And if I can help make a difference to a family, then that’s the spice in my cake, the ice in my soda and the butter on my bun!

I wish the Junior League a successful launch of the kitchen tours to celebrate hearth and home. And to Ned and Hillary, a special thank you for sharing with us. May you gather many and love much in your new kitchen!

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