Design

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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IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL COME

Like the whispers heard by Ray Kinsella in the now iconic baseball movie Field of Dreams, Ben Shabahang of Empire Rugs in Southlake also heard that call. But unlike Kinsella, Shabahang didn’t plow over corn fields. Instead he set his sight on Texas and built Empire Rugs.
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A PARTNERSHIP MENTALITY

“I didn’t know you were here,” is the phrase Tav Walraven of Lucas Street Antiques hears all the time. His antiques mall, located at 2023 Lucas Drive, showcases an eclectic collection of booths from local vendors and artists with an array of regularly changing products.
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FUNCTIONAL ART

A Milo Baughman pink, red and orange sunset-printed sofa sat in the warehouse-looking showroom at circa20c. In pristine condition, its unique and eyecatching design owned the room.
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UNVEILING LOCAL TALENT

Winter weather can be fickle in Dallas, and locals are notoriously averse to going out when temperatures are near freezing. So, as the mercury dipped into the 20s on January 7, interior designer Jen Mauldin was understandably concerned that turnout for the opening of her namesake art gallery would be low.
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QUALITY MOVES FAST

Walk into Dulce Interior Consignment Showplace today, return a week later, and you may find yourself in an entirely different shop. That’s because the selection is never quite the same.
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LIFESTYLE EXPERT EXTRAORDINAIRE

When people ask Kathy Fielder what she does, she doesn’t quite know what to say. “I’ve starting telling people I’m a lifestyle expert,” she says, seated comfortably on a textured couch in the back of her boutique on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. That doesn’t quite give the full picture of her vibrant career though.
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GLAMOROUS AND DURABLE INTERIORS

There are few things more powerful than someone who knows what they want and will do whatever it takes to get it. Traci Connell proves that greatness can come from following your dream.
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AN EASY ANSWER TO DESIGNER DOORS

If there’s one thing you can count on from the design team at Solara Iron Doors & Lighting, it’s this: They know how to make a perfect entrance. That’s because, for the last two decades, the Dallas manufacturer has pushed the boundaries of contemporary design to deliver one-of-a-kind metal doors that transform any home’s entryway from lackluster to luxurious.
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FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

Stitch by stitch, Oriental rugs are delicately fabricated to tell a story of culture and tradition. As these rugs are purchased and traded, they begin to display the value and importance that only comes from passing time. Nazaret Sirinoglu, owner of Nomads Loom, is a true Oriental rug expert, with a keen eye for quality rugs and what makes them so special.
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HIGH STYLE FLYING

Tray Crow, director, interior design, Gulfstream Aerospace, once served as the department chair for interior design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and was involved with the interior design of both residential and health care facilities when an opportunity arose that changed his career path.
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CURATED

Architects, builders, designers and owners all must communicate and share information when they are working on a project as important as a new home or commercial building. Complex information is passed between these multiple parties and there is no room for misunderstanding or error.
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Fabulous Finds

The goods that make up a home
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ALL IN THE FAMILY

When Mackie McCauley, founder of J. Mackie & Associates, retired at the end of 2015, his business partners wanted to keep the brand alive while putting their own stamp on the showroom.
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INSIDE A DESIGNER’S OWN HOME

Interior designer Cheryl Van Duyne skillfully works in any style, from contemporary to traditional, and unflappably takes on any challenge, from new construction to renovations.
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MUSEUM QUALITY

The Mediterranean-style modern home in Fort Worth stands like a sentinel, its smooth white walls and large expanses of glass reflecting the sun. Wide gallerystyle porches offer a view of surrounding acreage as well as a pool and waterfall. With a lowpitched roof and stucco exterior, the home transitions smoothly to the clean, modern interior.
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REPURPOSED WITH PURPOSE

While there are plenty of advantages to the blank slate of an entirely new home construction project, there’s something to be said for a hybrid project that preserves the best of a historical structure and brings a taste of modern design and living space to the mix.
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MEGA PRINTS BEYOND MEGAPIXELS

Apple would have you believe that the 12-megapixel camera—that sometimes substitutes as a phone—in your pocket makes everyone a professional photographer.
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INTO THE WOODS

It’s easy to understand how the modern home would go unnoticed by many. Tucked into a 2-acre wooded lot, the house blends seamlessly with its surroundings.
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A SECOND HOME IN THE SKY

From the high-rise balconies of the Omni Residences in downtown Fort Worth, residents enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding city. And for the price they pay for those views, they want the inside to be just as beautiful, as well as comfortable and livable.
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NO GRIT, ALL GLAMOUR

Much like the city it calls home, Dallas’ J. Douglas Furniture & Interior Design has done nothing but grow since 1989. Sure, the showroom has always been tucked away in Turtle Creek, but even such an elusive address couldn’t save J. Douglas from the sprawl often associated with the Metroplex.
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THE FAMILY TABLE

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then The Kitchen Source is the heart of the Dallas Design District—with a warm and welcoming space that invites visitors to make themselves comfortable and enjoy uplifting conversation with its team.
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NO EXPLANATION NECESSARY

“Art you can live with and enjoy”—that’s the hallmark of Laura Rathe Fine Art, according to Laura Rathe herself. The gallery is decidedly friendly and unpretentious, with personable staff who want to make the process of viewing and collecting art “not only interesting but fun,” says Rathe.
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HEART OF GLASS

To honor the untimely passing of her mother, Brooke Weidenbaker moved the family business to Dallas, leaving her career in digital marketing and advertising to reinvent the LMB Art Glass gallery, which opened in the Design District in November.
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LEARN FROM A LEGEND

Nestled within a nondescript business park due north of downtown Dallas is Loyd-Paxton, an antiques showroom unlike anything else in the city, as announced by a sign on the easel at the main gallery entry: “…what do you see? Things, Wonderful Things!”
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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

In the words of famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, “Fashion fades, style is eternal.” These words were spoken in reference to clothing but they hold true in home décor as well. The owners of Heritage Antiques and Interiors in Dallas believe that a fine home cannot be filled with rooms torn directly from the pages of a catalog.
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MAIN ATTRACTION

The 5-year-old Holder Dane Gallery & Art Studios in Grapevine, Texas, is more than just a retail space where proprietor Patricia Dane Bodnyk represents the fine art of a select group of talented artists.
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INSTANT GRATIFICATION

Visitors to IBB Design Fine Furnishings in Frisco are immediately enveloped in a sensory experience. A montage of color and texture, the 40,000-squarefoot showroom is a homeowner’s dream. Vignettes of vibrant home furnishings beckon, tempting them to take the décor home.
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STEPPING INTO THE PAST

Unlike most businesses where the owners have bought into an existing rug or carpet shop, Reza Seif, owner of Reza’s Rug N More, earned his place in the industry through more than 28 years of education, training and devotion to the art form. During that time, he has traveled the world searching for the right pieces to add to his store’s collection and has become a sought after consultant to many families looking to invest in fine rugs.
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LIVABLE LUXE

Casual elegance defines this residence located in a Dallas gated community. With a traditional exterior and transitional interior, the 8,500-square-foot home blends modern elements and original artwork to create a simple yet classic aesthetic.
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SLEEK PENTHOUSE IN THE SKY

Robin Bond has always been partial to modern—even edgy— design. So when the Austin-based interior designer was offered a project to completely update a 30th-floor penthouse, she jumped at the chance.
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FAR EAST DOWN SOUTH

Dallas interior designer Tiffany McKinzie is no stranger to a challenge, even when said challenge means coordinating a six-figure renovation of a University Park home in the face of a 13-hour time difference.
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IRON-WILLED

In just 15 years’ time, Elegante Iron has become a leader in the hand-forged wrought iron industry, creating custom doors, spiral staircases, balconies, railings and more. Asked why this happened, owner Jenny Sandlin is quick to explain that it is a combination of things. “The quality, craftsmanship, functionality and durability of our products, as well as our customer service and impeccable reputation, set us apart,” she says.
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A LEGEND COMES HOME

Designing a home for a legendary designer is a joy when the legend is your mentor and friend.
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Fabulous Finds

Timeless Design The Stressless View recliner, made in Norway, has ample cushioning while retaining a timeless and modern pillow design with sleek contours. The unmatched comfort of a Stressless goes beyond the seating itself to cultivate a climate of serenity …
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THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM IN THE HOUSE

A man entertains friends, serving food over a long kitchen island while the game plays on a large screen television overhanging the vent hood above his professional-style stainless steel cooking range. The kitchen and dining area have the feel of a sports bar with the comfort of a home.
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ELEGANCE FROM THE GROUND UP

While browsing at Farzin Rugs, you are surrounded by a hand-selected collection, more than 25 years in the making, consisting of over 5,000 Oriental and decorative rugs, some centuries old. This Design District outpost is where luxury and history collide.
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CURATED

Inspiration comes in many forms. For Margaret Elizabeth Hulse, the owner and designer of Charlotte St. Charles and Mpulse Studio, inspiration came in the form of a direct and honest text that brought her to tears.
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THE ART IS AT THE WALL

It is rare in life that we are introduced to something unique, something special that welcomes and improves us. Found in these rarities are the experiences that we never forget—like visiting Wall Gallery.
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LUXURY INTERIORS

Verona Martinez wasn’t looking to acquire an onyx mine when she purchased property in Mexico, but that’s exactly what she did. It was a happy accident for her and her luxury furniture and design company, Verona Prive Maison.
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HANDPICKED HAPPINESS

The raven is a bird often associated with darkness and mystery. Movies, books and stories carried through time are responsible for, and perpetuate, the reputation of this animal. In actuality, the raven is extremely intelligent and the only bird that flies for pleasure. Likewise, the skull is commonly known as a symbol of death and is viewed by many as scary. However, the true meaning behind the skull is a reminder to live life to the fullest, as the alternative is death. These are just a couple of the interesting facts that contributed to the inception of a new luxury boutique located in Lakewood Village.
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CONTINENTAL LOOKS

If you think you know what to expect when reading the name Touch of France on the directory of the Dallas World Trade Center, you’ll have a pleasant surprise awaiting you when you finally enter the showroom.
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A DYNAMIC DUO

When you enter the Mary Tomás Gallery in the Design District, your senses are immediately heightened by the high-ceilinged 2,500-square-foot space that invites you in to explore the many works of art.
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AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE

While it might seem like no cost is spared in the construction of large high-end homes, budgets are a real consideration for projects of any scale. When custom-fabricated staircase or balcony railings turn out to be costly, many designers and builders start to weigh their options.
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DOING THE RIGHT THING WITH DESIGN

Lisa Robison, founder and president of Dwell with Dignity (DwD), launched the designcentric philanthropic venture when her youngest child was going into kindergarten and the professional interior designer was contemplating her next career option.
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ON FULL CHARGE

Perhaps one of the most magical aspects about the art world is its constant need to transform, transcend and ever challenge the known. The ultimate goal is to cultivate intrigue into the exploration of art and, more importantly, to successfully capture the message of the work itself from the artist’s standpoint.
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MODERN LOVE

In the current home furnishings climate modern and cleanlined styles are gaining ground very rapidly. However, in the post-2008 economy, consumers are looking for great design, quality and excellent service all at a reasonable price point.
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SELF-MADE MAGIC

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Those who have a desire to learn a specific skill spend time studying the methods and habits of the masters. Ginger Fox is no exception to this practice. She fine-tuned and perfected her skills as an artist early in her career doing just that. Fox painted replica murals, trompe l’oeils and grisaille and grew into great success.
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RUSTIC HOME COUTURE

Ethan Gotcher, owner of Ethan and Associates, makes things happen, specifically, made-to order luxury items.
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THE ARTISTRY OF FLORAL DESIGN

Whether it’s “Thank you,” “I’m sorry” or “I love you,” flowers have the power to speak much louder than words. They have long been a symbol of expression and are often used to bring life and ambience to any room or occasion.
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A GLASS ACT

To be able to take glass and delicately craft it into a work of art is a skill mastered by a talented few. Glassblowing is the practice of heating glass to liquidity and shaping it into something new and beautiful.
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INTIMATE STYLE

In a city full of big-box furniture warehouses and do-it-yourself design marts, Charles Canon is staying focused and intimate in his new interior design studio near Dallas Love Field.
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THE ART OF HISTORY

If history teaches us anything it is that everything old is eventually new again. One only needs to look at fashion to see the cyclical nature of styles. Furniture design follows similar trends.
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THE BRIDGE BETWEEN NATURE AND ART

Like a modern day Indiana Jones, Dr. Robert Lavinsky travels the globe in search of rare treasures made by nature. His trips to China, Brazil and everywhere in between, take him to remote villages where miners have unearthed rare crystals, millions of years old or more, that were created by nature.
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TURKISH DELIGHT

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. They have an insatiable appetite for discovery and a certain joie de vivre that drives their work. Such is the case with Mustafa Caglak, who, at age 15, left the sleepy Turkish village where he was raised and struck out for the big city of Istanbul to make his way in the world.
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ATYPICAL ART

Gone are the bleach-white walls and minimal presentation that we’ve come to expect from most operations. Instead, CINQ Gallery feels like stepping into the home of one of your most fabulous friends.
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HANDPICKED

What impresses you when you first step foot into Le Louvre French Antiques’ showroom are the towering 18th-century columns and the 17th-century monastery door that is imposing yet captivating in its design. It might also be the antique marble-top buffet that spans an entire wall that grabs your attention. Unlike other antiques stores, owners Annick McNally and her son, Patrick, have a certain fondness for architectural objects.
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TEACHING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN

Founded in 1962 with only 10 students by Sue Wade, a fashion model, buyer and merchandiser for Neiman Marcus, Wade College was originally called Miss Wade’s Fashion Merchandising College. The opening day course offerings included fashion merchandising and professional modeling. As the institution grew a move was necessary from the Turtle Creek location to its home at Dallas Market Center. In 1971 the curriculum shifted to full-time programs in merchandising and design.
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