Design

THAT OLD MODERN FEELING

In the past two decades Dallas’ art and design scene has exploded with new talents and destinations. Old became new again; historic communities, such as Cedars near downtown, are bustling with life, vibrancy and businesses.
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FORGING ELEGANCE

The sound of a hammer pounding creations out of iron and the crackling of the fire from the blacksmith’s forge summon the feel of an Old West movie, but spending just a few minutes in the Crow Chandelier showroom, you realize this art is alive and well today. Located in the Dallas Design District, Crow Chandelier has become a staple among Dallas’ elite.
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SHOWING HIS METAL

Are you in the market for custom furniture, lighting, drapery hardware and other metal specialty items that are functional works of art? Would you like to work with someone who understands how these items integrate with the architecture and history of your home?
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WITH FEELING

A first anniversary. A milestone achievement. A declaration of love. As far back in recorded history as you can search, humans have used the gift of jewelry to express passionate emotions and celebrate monumental occasions.
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HOME IMPROVEMENT’S LAST FRONTIER

Close your eyes. Now imagine pulling your car into a completely customized garage of your dreams. What does that look like for you?
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FROM DELIVERING TO DESIGNING

British writer Katharine Whitehorn urges, “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”
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WORLDLY WONDERS

There’s an unassuming shopping center skirting the edge of the Design District on Irving Boulevard; it’s a lot like the other nondescript shopping centers across the metroplex, but this plain gray exterior is deceiving—it belies the massive inventory of stunning overseas finds behind Loyd-Paxton’s front door.
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Fabulous Finds

Dallas interior designer Fran DeLeo, principal designer and partner of DeLeo & Fletcher, selected the Walden Jazz Club tile from Artistic Tile as our Designer Trends selection.
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PRESERVING THE PAST

In a world of spec-built contemporary homes and slightly amorphous modern design, a countermovement that celebrates the use of rugged and authentic salvaged materials has taken root in the heart of historycrazy Old Town McKinney.
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CONTEMPORARY FOR ALL

Clean lines and bold statements were once the primary appeal of contemporary furniture, but today, comfort, functionality and transitional style have joined the mix. Zuri Furniture adds value to the equation and that is reaping rewards for both the business and its customers.
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SOUTHERN MEETS MODERN

Los Angeles interior designer Sarah Chavez laughs when she recalls the first time she and her design partner, Marina Mizruh, laid eyes on the house they’d been enlisted to renovate for clients relocating from the chic Hollywood Hills to Dallas’ upscale Williamsburg neighborhood.
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A WELCOMING TOUCH

When planning the interior of a newly constructed home, designers often start with a blank slate. They can orchestrate every detail, from backsplashes to light fixtures, to create a cohesive vision from baseboards to ceiling.
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A HOME IN THE HILLS

Within the rolling hills of Frisco, Texas, is a 7,000-square-foot modern masterpiece from Ron Davis Custom Homes, located on Lilac Lane in the Hills of Kingswood. Potential buyers seeking high-end luxury and comfort in one of Dallas’ premier communities are encouraged to view the exciting features this home offers.
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CREATIVE LIBERTY

Douglas Bradford, owner of J. Douglas Design in Turtle Creek, sums up the concept behind the 5,900-square-foot four-bedroom home he designed in Frisco’s exclusive Hills of Kingswood neighborhood. “The design was soft country French outside, but the owner wanted the interior to be more contemporary,” he explains. “There’s nothing traditional inside at all.”
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FRIENDS IN THE RIGHT PLACES

Among interior designers, clients are king. And a client who provides steady opportunities for an artist to show off his decorating work—and is also comfortable enough to let a designer call the shots—is an even more valuable partner.
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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Stormy and Rick Skogg had only been to Texas twice when they purchased a 6,000-square-foot ’90s contemporary in a gated Frisco neighborhood—they knew they would be staying awhile after their first visit.
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THE ART OF THE MIX

Coincidences abound in designer Stacy Coulter’s life. Years before purchasing his home in North Dallas, he had considered buying a house just across the street. Established in the mid- 1900s, the neighborhood had quiet, tree-lined streets and an assortment of ranch-style homes.
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WITH ALL DUE RESPECT

For almost 100 years the two houses have faced each other on Potomac Avenue, fraternal twins designed by noted Dallas architect Hal Thomson. Both houses have survived changing styles and trends over the years, and with help from owners and designers who care they will stand for years to come.
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NAME CHANGER

Change is part of life. We are constantly faced with the changing times, changes in our body, and changes in fashion and trends. Change is a good thing. AOI Home, formerly known as Art of Old India, is going through a change, and the result is beautiful and amazing.
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WALL TO WALL

Most of Hassan Kholboosh’s customers at Atlas Rug Gallery in Fort Worth have bought handmade rugs from him before. Repeat business is the result of above-and-beyond customer service, a wide selection to choose from, and fair prices for beautiful works of art that transform the rooms in which they reside.
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ON FULL DISPLAY

Most art galleries in Dallas are found in two areas, the Design District near downtown and in Deep Ellum. So, Jen Mauldin knew she was making a bold move opening her namesake Jen Mauldin Gallery in the Bishop Arts District.
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THE CRAFT OF CABINETRY

The skill of a master carpenter, like other old-world art forms, is still passed down from generation to generation. This brings the craft forward from the past and allows future carpenters to add their own unique touch.
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UNIQUELY RETRO

The mid-century modern furniture shop known as Retrospektiv was started on a whim, almost accidentally, by cofounders Craig MacFarlane and Brian Eckelhoff. They were redecorating their home—a renovated cottage on the shores of Lake Grapevine and were swapping out some of their furniture.
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A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE

“I had the biggest crush on him when I was 12 years old; you couldn’t believe it,” says Sandra Catlett of her cousin Robert “Bobby” Turner, the most recognized name in wall coverings in Dallas, if not nationwide.
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PUTTING THE CRAFT IN CABINETS

When you meet Patti Allen of Cabinet Savie, the first thing you notice is that there’s something wrong with her. After all, she wants to make buying cabinets easy and fun.
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LIMITLESS

They say, when one door closes another opens. For Donna Fadal of D. Fadal Designs that is truly the case. When her days as a radio station general manager were waning, due to corporate buyouts and downsizing, Fadal, who had collected stacks of fabrics she loved, realized that she would enjoy making the same type of designer pillows she saw in showrooms.
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AUTHENTIC AND ACCESSIBLE

There’s something new happening at In-Detail on the fifth floor of the Dallas World Trade Center, and designers can’t get enough of it.
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Most Dallasites have probably seen Tony Collins’ work, whether they know it or not. It can be found scattered across the city, and around the world, in popular restaurant chains like Chili’s, On the Border and Dickey’s Barbeque, to name a few.
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FINDING THE WAY

It’s easy to disappear for hours inside the aptly named Lost … Again Antiques & Décor. The original Lost—and its sister store, Found—held court on Riverfront Boulevard for a little over a decade before moving to a new Dallas Design District spot at 148 Riveredge Drive.
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BEHIND THE MYSTERIOUS VEIL OF RUST

There’s much to be said for furniture or décor items that come with their own rich history, especially those distinctive pieces in the once-neglected but now much in-demand classic modern category.
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HISTORY RICH

Bourgeois Antique Building Materials has been a leader in providing unique building materials for over 30 years.
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CURATED

In Texas the saying is: “Go big or go home.” The Dallas Cowboys are undoubtedly the biggest football team in the world, as proven by the franchise’s notoriety worldwide.
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EUROPEAN FLAIR

Once best known for oil barons and longhorn steer, Dallas has morphed into a cosmopolitan mecca that boasts world-class restaurants and a thriving arts scene. Luxury high-rises and residential lofts pepper the urban landscape, attracting young professionals who are embracing big-city living in the heart of Texas.
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LIVING IN COLOR

The world of art is always a world of adventure and discovery. The experience of art can be as exciting and all-consuming as falling in love. Such is the case for artist Cherie Giddens, whose lifelong artistic involvement encompasses many creative facets, from teaching to exhibiting to running a fine art gallery.
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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

The World Wide Web was vast, undiscovered territory 20 years ago, when Jim Hines bought the domain name guggenhome .com.
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MAKING YOUR FLOOR A MASTERPIECE

The second generation owners of Interior Resources, Evan Green and Paige Sowden, work to make the floor beneath your feet a masterpiece through the beautiful rugs and carpets they offer. Since 1975, Interior Resources has supplied the design trade with quality rugs and carpets for homes and commercial buildings within the Dallas area.
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THE REAL THING

Meghan Bartos has spent the last decade traveling the African continent, falling in love with the design, art and culture. She now plans to share that love with Dallas and the world.
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A DESTINATION DISTRICT

The position of senior real estate manager for Dunhill Partners in the Dallas Design District was “birthed” for Pam Dawson, ironically, when a close friend who had opened a maternity retail business in one of Dunhill Partners’ prize properties encountered many challenges and reported them to Dunhill.
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Reflections unearth indisputable truths and realities. In the mirror, against water or lost in the depths of nostalgic thought, they invite you to see things for what they really are. True to name, Texas-based company Reflection Mirror & Glass operates with the same basic principle—what you see is surely what you will get.
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LET THERE BE LIGHT

When Malena Gutierrez of Solara Iron Doors & Lighting recalls the first lighting order the Dallas manufacturer fulfilled, she can only help but laugh.
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THEY DON’T WANT BLAH

You could hire a large or midsize architectural firm to complete your next commercial project, which will require the work of a civil engineer, a landscape architect, a structural engineer, a mechanical and plumbing engineer, and of course an architect and interior designer.
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Fabulous Finds

The goods that make up a home
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VERY IMPORTANT ORIENT

There’s a reason VIP Oriental Rugs has earned five-star reviews on both Yelp and Google. The proprietor of the BBBaccredited company, Francisco Muñoz, knows pretty much everything there is to know about cleaning, restoring and selling Oriental rugs, having been in the business for 20 years.
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BUILT TO LAST

Those proud Texans looking for the romance, charm and strength of traditional ranch lifestyle furniture have long cherished the work of W.R. Dallas Furniture and continue to pass down those pieces from generation to generation.
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DESIGN IN THE SKY

Kelly Trahan knows the challenges of renovation. As interior design director for Milan Design & Build, LLC, of Dallas, which Trahan owns with her husband, Scott, and their business partner, Eric Mistretta, she has updated and restored a variety of singlefamily homes and high-rise residences. A favorite location is New York City, where Milan has refurbished and sold condominiums on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
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EASY LIVING

It’s rare that homeowners get to design a home for all their needs both today and into the future, but that was Cristie Schlosser’s goal for her new family residence in North Dallas.
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I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES

When considering the attributes of a prestigious home—a spacious and comfortable dwelling designed to showcase peerless design and demonstrate one’s station in life—formal principles and plan arrangements are always a key factor, as is the careful use of window fenestration.
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RING OF HONOR

“There’s nothing ‘Hill Country’ about the Dallas Cowboys,” Beth Thiel, principal of awardwinning Thiel & Thiel Inc., says, laughing. She was called upon to remodel and expand Cowboys Golf Club, the first and only National Football Leaguethemed golf club in the world.
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BALANCING ACT

The traditional two-story home in North Dallas presented an interesting challenge. At just 15 years old, it had an appealing floor plan and solid construction. Many buyers would have found it move-in ready.
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SOUTHERN COMFORT

When Danyelle and Brian Sanders set foot in their pristine 4,200-square-foot, five-bedroom home in Mansfield, Texas, for the first time post-closing, every vase, towel, candlestick and mirror was already in place—and they had never seen a single piece.
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CUSTOM BLEND

Set within Mayflower Estates of North Dallas, an area marked by small lakes, creeks and meandering tree-lined streets, architect Lloyd Lumpkins designed an elegant 8,800-square-foot residence that’s a statement in its own right.
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HIDDEN GEM

Driving past one oversize house after another in a crowded subdivision on Lake Lewisville, you come upon a paved driveway that disappears behind a hill covered with scrubby trees. Unknown to passersby, the drive leads to a hidden gem of a home and the latest creation of Patricia Magadini.
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CUTTING EDGE

The slab of emerald-hued granite that the client loves is gorgeous, but there’s just not enough for their big kitchen remodel. Or that blue-veined marble would really pop in the bathroom, but the material isn’t right for the client’s lifestyle. …
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WHEN BEAUTY SURROUNDS US

Have you ever walked into a room for the first time and been immediately captivated by one object? Was your eye instantly drawn to a red sofa or vibrant painting? When that happens, something is off, according to Gary Riggs, owner of Gary Riggs Home.
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FROM ART TO TREASURE

“Creativity takes courage.”
—Henri Matisse
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MODERN RENAISSANCE

While designing interiors, Whitney Walker developed a passion for sourcing and buying historical Italian drapery hardware, which fit the design aesthetics of the homes of her high-end clientele.
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RUGS TO RICHES

Elegance, selection and history-steeped designs convene at Park Cities Oriental Rugs.
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THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT

Natural gifts come in many forms. Some children are naturally athletic and bring home trophies by the dozen. Others have a gift for music, mathematics or cooking, with talents surpassing their adult peers before they even reach puberty.
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EMERGING TALENT

After 37 years in the framing and art dealing business, and with nearly 5,000 pieces of art in its collection, including works by Miró, Chagall and Dalí, Beaudry Gallery & Framing has shifted focus in recent months.
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FOR THE LOVE OF ART

Mention Craighead Green Gallery in the Dallas area and you’ll be met with smiles and knowing nods. The gallery, on Dragon Street in the Dallas Design District, is an institution in the Dallas art world and is recognized throughout the Southwest as a premier dealer of contemporary art.
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IMPROVING WITH AGE

When you reach 60, thoughts begin to turn to slowing down, taking it easy. For the folks who operate Dallas Market Center, the anniversary of 60 years in operation is a time for redevelopment, renovation and expansion.
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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

In a climate as temperate as Texas’, not a month goes by without some sort of opportunity to escape to the outdoors. From catching sun in the hot summer months to defrosting by a fire pit in February, outdoors is always the place to be.
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LOCKED AND SEALED

There is a growing sentiment that suggests professionals are first and foremost in the “people business.” That is, a successful company first prioritizes its customers and their needs before other interests and motives. It looks after consumers even past the sale, including post-purchase service and life-long care that ultimately cultivates a satisfied customer base.
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Fabulous Finds

Registered Interior Designer Glen Boudreaux, RID, ASID, IDS, selected the Sutton dining table by Universal To The Trade as our Designer Trends selection.
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ART THAT FITS THE BILL

Every emerging artist dreams of having their work on display in a gallery: The long awaited break into the industry and the moment of sheer excitement when they feel they have made it.
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DESIGN OVATION

On May 4 members of ASID gathered at the Frontier of Flight Museum to honor and celebrate the winners of the 2017 Design Ovation Awards. The event recognizes the finest achievements in interior design, architecture and special contributions to the community.
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IN PERFECT HARMONY

The stately, classic home in University Park offered an enticing opportunity. Newly constructed, it was a blank canvas for interior designer Traci Connell to create her art.
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EMBRACING PAST AND PRESENT

Viewed from the curb the house at 902 Stewart in Dallas’ historic Kessler Park neighborhood looks as compact and charming as it did when it was built in 1926. But hiding just behind a pair of glass doors is an open, expansive, modern home more than twice its original size.
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FARMHOUSE RULES

Edward Carel, owner-builderdesigner of Integrity Custom, couldn’t have asked for a better situation when he was enlisted to turn a historic 1925 bungalow into a contemporary guesthouse with a farmhouse feel.
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LAKESIDE LIVING

On a chilly winter day two years ago, Dallas-based interior designer Faye Nielsen stood on the back patio of a 6,000-square-foot Highland Village home and admired panoramic views of Lake Lewisville.
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THE PAST IS THE FUTURE

In today’s eco-obsessed design world, there are plenty of green flooring options to choose from. Cork, bamboo, glass tile—the list is endless. However, what if you were to learn that one of the most natural flooring options on the market isn’t something produced in some cutting-edge fashion, but is instead derived from centuries-old techniques that have stood the test of time?
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DESIGNING THE WORLD OF TODAY

Interior design is not unlike any other creative endeavor. In addition to producing a functional and pleasing environment, it uncovers a lot about the personalities of both the client and the designer involved in the process. Joseph Aparicio, an energetic talent who has recently emerged in Dallas, is a perfect example of how inner qualities can show themselves in creative work.
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COUNTER CULTURE

Whether it’s popcorn and candy bars, cowhide, metal machine- shop shavings, bamboo, glitter, or literally any material you can think of, Kathy Runkel has found a way to customize her patented process of using epoxy resin in a plethora of applications and specifications.
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SCULPTING WITH PAINT

It’s 2 p.m. on a Tuesday in Preston Hollow and artist Tom Hoitsma is soaked with sweat. A damp towel sits nearby on a messy counter covered with acrylic paints and brushes. He grabs for it to wipe his neck in between the sweeping brushstrokes he makes on a giant canvas.
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CURATED

June 8, 1867, may not be remembered as a day when much took place historically, unless you are a fan of architecture. If you are, then this day goes down in the chronicles of time as the day that America’s bestknown architect was born.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS

Open the door to Empressive GeoDesigns and you are immediately immersed in Mother Nature’s most exquisite wonders. A wide spectrum of colors and textures glitters from one end of the showroom to the other—there are deep purple amethysts towering 10 feet tall, vivid green apophyllite and iridescent labradorite. Some minerals measure a pocketsized few inches while others weigh thousands of pounds.
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THE WORLD IS YOUR CANVAS

As philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
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LUXURIOUS LANDSCAPING

When Glenn Bonick, founder of Bonick Landscaping, was a teenager, he had a part-time job painting homes and mowing lawns. From his good group of clients, one inquired if Bonick could install a hot tub and build a gazebo, so the story began.
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LOVE AND APPRECIATION

An appreciation for all styles of art easily describes the Art on the Boulevard gallery. Located on historical Camp Bowie Boulevard, Art on the Boulevard first opened in June 2001 when an artists’ cooperative that had been housed there was faced with closing due to the owner’s health issue.
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A SOLID FOUNDATION

Caesar Augustus said: “I found a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.”
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BRAVE DEBUT

Cameron Smith is style and creativity personified. The charismatic former ad agency principal and media personality brings vision and passion to everything he does, from selecting superstar talent for global jazz festivals to crafting innovative ad campaigns for top-tier clients, like the Dallas Cowboys and Dream Lending.
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THE PROCESS OF DESIGN

After consistently being voted one of the best interior designers in Dallas, it is no wonder Debra Stewart was also elected to be the chair of ASID’s Dallas chapter, for the second time.
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BOLD MOVE

“I did not want a cookie-cutter house at all,” says Dallas transplant Allison Rosario. After seven years spent living in a small, modern Tokyo apartment, the accountant was ready for a change. When Rosario found the ideal home in Frisco—a pristine two-story under construction— she could hardly wait to make it hers.
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CURATED

Meredith Diers is a freelance writer and editor. Contact her at meredith .diers@gmail.com.When artist Kat LiBretto noticed the destructive force that real estate development was having on natural landscapes around her, she was inspired to create prints that, she says, “aim to provide my audience with a broad range of topics, offering personal interpretations of environmental themes.”
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MAKING A HOUSE A HOME

A visit to downtown Carrollton, with its gazebo in the center of the square, the old theater on one end, and the soda fountain across the street, will practically transport you to another era.
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THE DESIGN INDUSTRY’S NEXT BIG THING

It’s no secret that the interior design industry is a tight-knit community. From trade shows to social media, interior design professionals are constantly seeking ways not only to showcase their portfolios and exchange new ideas, but to find the right type of client who is willing to pay for their expertise.
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LIVE INSPIRED, GIVE THE UNEXPECTED

Main Street. Its expectation is the same regardless of location: vintage charm and a way of stepping back in time. Street parking, antiques shops, and perhaps a soda fountain or full-service gas station; they all play a role in perfectly blending old and new.
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FROM FLORENCE TO FORT WORTH

If there ever were a gallery holding down the fort—Fort Worth as it were—Milan Gallery in Sundance Square would be at the top of the list. Occupying prime real estate in the square for nearly 24 years, its Fort Worth roots go back even further, to 1979, when it was opened by the Milan family (pronounced MILE-an).
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VISUAL LITERACY

The Dallas Design District is home to many incredible art galleries and showrooms that include fine art in their offerings. The District is also home to an art treasure: Dallas Contemporary.
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Fabulous Finds

1. Verona Prive The pale brassy-yellow cubic formations of this pyrite from Peru display a striking metallic luster. Mounted on an acrylic base. veronaprive.com 214-790-6303 DESIGNER SELECTION Designer Barbara Daseke selected the Savoy sofa by Allan Knight & Associates as …
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AN ARCHAIC ART, ELEVATED

Carl Trimble knew he wasn’t going to sell life insurance forever. Despite being quite good at his profession, Trimble would often catch himself thumbing through spreads of Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Architectural Digest and others, always stopping to marvel at the mesmerizing stained glass that occasionally graced those pages.
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IMAGINATIVE AND UNEXPECTED

Tucked away in the Dallas Design District is a showroom that belies its modest entrance. Inside the unassuming 4,500-square-foot space is a collection of bespoke hardware, powder room and bath vanities, lighting and accessories. A haven for interior designers with discriminating clients, Vivian Watson Associates offers singular accents.
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A MODERN TWIST ON MEDITERRANEAN

The daughter of a homebuilder and an interior designer, Tracy Rasor spent her early childhood visiting building sites and learning the fine points of residential architecture and interiors—it’s in her DNA.
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ON THE FAST TRACK

Cristie Schlosser, owner of Schlosser Design Group (SDG), is used to working with clients on deadline. After all, who tells a designer they would prefer to wait for a beautifully put together home? But then she met young parents, and her ability to work quickly met its match.
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LESSONS IN CHARM

“I was born in LA—give me Hollywood,” Monica Wilcox says, and laughs. It’s a statement that encapsulates both the interior designer’s instantly endearing personality and her no-holds-barred style. “I love things that are a little extravagant, not gaudy, but glam. I want my clients to feel as though they are walking into a presidential suite—chic, classy and confident.”
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CONTEMPORARY WESTERN

For Mary Anne Smiley, designing the interior of a contemporary 22,000-square-foot ranch about an hour north of Dallas in Gunter began before the walls were even up. “I’d known the owners for years and worked with them on numerous projects,” she shares. “For this project, I was involved with everything from selecting architect Vernon Berry to orienting the home on the site so that it captured views to making sure there was lots of space to display artwork.”
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GROUP EFFORT IN GRAPEVINE

The six galleries on South Main Street that comprise the Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA) run the gamut in style and content but their variety is what makes them work so well as a group.
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THE SPACE WE OCCUPY

We live, work, entertain and relax very differently than we did even five to 10 years ago. Technology continues to enhance the spaces we inhabit, whether at home or at work. As some familiar objects have become transitory, and spaces have become more multifunctional, we are faced with an increasing number of choices, designs, materials, costs, timelines and contractors. These factors alone can make design decisions and projects nerve-racking.
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UPPING THEIR GAME

A year after opening its doors on Oak Lawn Avenue, Living Modern Furnishings & Design is raising the bar on quality and design in Dallas’ home furnishings market.
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MAN IN THE MIRROR

JD Miller thinks a lot about the way life bounces around. Perhaps that’s expected for an artist who founded a discipline called Reflectionism. “It’s based on the law of attraction,” he says to describe the movement. “We put out the best energy possible and capture what’s reflected back from the universe.”
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