About The Great Cover-Up


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beautiful spaces

Designed Just For You

Your home is a haven and a place for personal expression. We are inspired by this notion and ready to help you create a space that is truly yours.

We are a client-focused team, partnering with you to create special spaces for you to enjoy for years to come. Our passion lies in providing thoughtful solutions and remarkable results. Each of our designer’s distinct personality and source of inspiration allows for a perfect system of checks and balances. We love working in a variety of decorating styles and strive to make each client experience both time-honored and unique.

Interior Design Services

We design with you in mind, driven to create interiors precisely suited to reflect your personality, passions and lifestyle.

Design Portfolio

Browse our beautifully designed, award-winning interiors and get inspired!

Home Furnishings Store

Meet our designers, and experience the textures, colors and possibilities that make a space — your home.

Our Design Team


Allied ASID, Principal Designer, The Great Cover-Up

Teddy Karl’s aesthetic is best described as a perfect union of modern and classical influences where spaces are enlivened with a beautiful mixture of color, pattern, and texture. His passion for detail is showcased in sophisticated spaces customized to enhance his clients’ lifestyles.

With more than 20 years of experience, Teddy’s award-winning designs have been featured in numerous publications including Cape Cod and Islands HomeCape Cod LifeSt. Louis Seasons, St. Louis Homes and LifestyleAt Home, and Elegant Homes. He has built a reputation for creating welcoming and luxurious interiors, showcasing both beauty and function.

Before joining The Great Cover-Up, Teddy had been with Sunshine Drapery for eight years. In 2001, he moved back to Massachusetts where he worked for Leonard’s New England, leading its design department. Teddy returned to St. Louis in 2007 as the lead designer for The Great Cover-Up, creating beautiful spaces for countless St. Louis residents.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Teddy studied textile design at Southeastern Massachusetts University (now University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth). Prior to interior design, he owned a custom-clothing boutique, designing exquisite bridal, evening and prom dresses.


Designer, The Great Cover-Up

Rebekah Paz, a St. Louis native, has a passion for interiors and is drawn to eye-catching colors, energizing prints and a variety of textures. As a design associate and buyer, she loves to work on new projects and is dedicated to helping clients create beautiful interiors.

Her design background and passion make her shine.  Rebekah has been with The Great Cover-Up for 12 years and previously worked for Corinne Jones Interiors as a design assistant.

With her broad knowledge of our fabric and wallcovering lines, Rebekah is an expert in helping to find the right style for clients. Her eye for detail also makes her a great resource when helping customers select the perfect home accessory or gift.

When not at The Great Cover-Up, Rebekah is busy with her two young children who inspire and motivate her every day.

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Designer, The Great Cover-Up

Katie Merkt has been with the company for 3 ½ years and has enjoyed helping with a variety of jobs, including ordering and commercial sales. She has a vast knowledge with shades, blinds and shutters as well as a keen eye when it comes to fabric. Her fun personality, and experience make her a valuable asset. Katie is a 2018, graduate of Missouri State University where she received a degree in Interior Design and Construction Management. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her dog Leo.

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We carry a complete line of Ballwin interior design, home furnishing products & services for all of your decorating needs in all styles from modern to traditional, Mediterranean to modern farmhouse, and everything in between.

custom pillows in Ballwin, MO

We can make your spaces pop with color in custom fabric items, such as custom throw pillows for your living room, den, and bedrooms. Fabric accessories tie in all the separate elements in your home for a finished and sparkling appearance.

Custom furniture in Ballwin, MO

Do you have a piece of furniture that is a family heirloom, but it isn't in style anymore? At Ballwin interior design & home furnishing services, we can re-upholster it to match with the other aesthetics in your home to make it look new again, but it will retain its sentimental value.

drapery hardware in Ballwin, MO

Intricate drapery hardware has a huge impact on your spaces, from different colors, textures, and sizes to over-the-top beautiful drapery rod finials.

Fabric and Trim in Ballwin, MO

Custom items made from fabric can be very intricate and gorgeous, or they may be understated and have some coordinating fabric trim to brighten your spaces.

home accessories in Ballwin, MO

Your home accessories can really dress up a room without remodeling the entire space. Consider adding some accessories on tables and your walls to add a focal point to your rooms with our interior design & home furnishing services in Ballwin.

wall coverings in Ballwin, MO

We carry a full line of wall coverings of all types, from wallpaper in dazzling colors and prints to wainscoting, metal ceiling tiles, and ceramic tiles.

window coverings in Ballwin, MO

Our designers can help you choose the best window coverings from custom draperies, blinds, shades, and shutters to satisfy your needs while not giving up the style you crave.

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What clients are saying...

Dear Teddy and Team:
Thank you so much for your help with our recent chair project. we are thrilled with how it turned out and always enjoy your insights and company. You are fantastic at what you do!

Carrie and Dan Mauch

We had such a great experience working with Teddy and The Great Cover-Up! Teddy listened to exactly what we wanted to achieve in every room of our house and exceeded our expectations. His eye for detail is unmatched, and we couldn’t be happier with he results.

Nancy and Joe Imbs