F/A Home: Meg + Julia Rigano

One of our favorite parts of having a shop is seeing how people take our finds and translate them into their own style. If there's one thing we promote at F/A, it's to only buy what you love. Taking different eras, trends, styles and mixing them up to be uniquely your own is the key to creating a space that makes you happy. One that you can look at and feel surrounded by things you truly treasure and admire. 

Meg and Julia Rigano have hit the perfect balance of modern and traditional, masculine and feminine, livable and inspiring. We love their mix of vintage and contemporary, something we advocate to all of our customers.

And now, your dose of interior inspiration:

Photos courtesy of Courtney Lee Photography

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How would you describe your home style?

Urban minimalism with midcentury modern flavor.

What's your favorite feature of your home?

Our front living room. It’s so well lived in. In the short year we’ve lived here, this room has seen more connection, conversation, belly laughs, tears, and rest than any other room in our home. It’s well decorated, but even more, it’s highly sentimental. 

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What are some of your favorite keepsakes? Do you display them or store them away?

Our burnt orange chaise lounge is an heirloom from Julia’s family. It adds so much style to our living room, it’s comfortable, and it’s our cat June’s favorite spot to nap.

Where do you like to shop for home goods?

We try to keep our decor shopping as close to home as possible. Future Ancestor, obvi. Bowood Farms, Urban Matter, and the side-by-side Maplewood antique gems: Big Bend Antiques & Treasure Aisles Antique Mall. Our home is also sprinkled with IKEA subtleties. Last but not least, West Elm. We hit up the flea section at least every other week. 

What is a design pet peeve of yours?

It would probably be a standoff between decorative excess and poorly executed gallery walls. 

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What's your favorite neighborhood in St Louis? Where do you like to hang?  

Our favorite? What a toughie! We’d probably say Tower Grove East and Fox Park. Meg stumbled across this neighborhood when she moved here just under six years ago. Together, we have fallen in love with its commitment to Saint Louis’ historical architecture, while it holds onto its diversity pretty well despite its recent gentrifying years, and we have met many people who are zealous about its prosperity and growth. 

Where do we hang? Where don’t we? We both work in the hospitality industry, so when we’re not at work, we love play! Although we could probably name a favorite in most Saint Louis neighborhoods, our staples are certainly Planter’s House (and their newly opened step child in Benton Park, Small Change), Mission Taco’s late night happy hour, The Royale, Tower Grove Park, and anywhere in The Grove- ‘cause we’re queer and in our twenties.  

What's does your dream living space look like?

Bright, monochromatic, and well curated to our lifestyle. We have big crushes on @ro.birkey, @ourcityhouse, and @leenighouse

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Thank you so much for sharing your space, Meg & Julia! To see current updates and constant inspiration, make sure to follow them on instagram. Even better? You can book a stay at their space through Airbnb. 

Stay tuned for more F/A home tours, but in the meantime be sure to tag and follow #myFAhome on instagram

Julia Leenig