Design

MODERN FUNCTIONALITY

Creative conversions enhance livability in a traditional North Dallas home. Even the most incomparable of home designs can be enhanced with a few adjustments. New cabinets added here or walls removed there will improve livability and functionality. Such was the case …
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A PASSION TO SAVE THE PLANET

Meeting Trammell S. Crow is an experience you will not soon forget. He is a man who is leaving an indelible mark on this earth so that he will never be forgotten. Crow’s latest focus is on inspiring environmental leadership across all sectors and party lines.
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Curated

Douglas King’s editor’s picks include a new eat-in movie theater, Plano’s first luxury condo high-rise, the launch of an online design and lifestyle brand and more.
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DESIGNING FOR SMALL-SPACE LIVING

Atrend reversal in American lifestyle is making waves: The demand for smaller-size housing is at its highest point in decades.
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FABULOUS FINDS

The goods that make up a home
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SANCTUARY IN THE CITY

Clad in wood siding with white wood trim accents and operable shutters, this charming, historical farmhouse seems surprisingly at home right in the heart of Dallas. With a sprawling backyard and located only a minute from North Park Mall, where the family often pops over for shopping or a quick movie, the property seamlessly blends the beauty of rural living with the ease of city life.
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A VISION OF STONE AND STEEL

Nestled into a small hill in Westlake is a contemporary villa that reflects the vitality and culture of the Italian countryside. Classic yet unconventional, the home displays a mix of old and new elements to form a luxurious, contemporary feel.
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SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS

No architectural element adds drama quite like a soaring vaulted ceiling. With lofty walls and interesting angles, it opens up an array of design possibilities, creating the perfect setting for high-impact décor. Such was the case with a contemporary home in North Dallas.
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WELL CRAFTED

The idea that you only have one chance to make a first impression applies as much to homes as to people. Milan Design + Build was spot-on with the impressive exterior they created with architect Clay Nelson, of C.A. Nelson Architecture, for a 9,500-square-foot, five-bedroom home in Dallas’ prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood. “We refer to it as ‘country French with a modern deco edge,’” says interior designer Rebecca Kennedy of Dallas Design Group Interiors, who collaborated on the home with Milan project manager Richard Bragg.
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TEXAS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS

On May 23 ASID designers, industry partners and guests came together for the 2019 Design Ovation Award ceremony. Design Ovation celebrates and honors the winners of a juried design competition that includes residential interior design, commercial interior design, outdoor spaces, historical renovation/preservation, emerging designers, student designers, and much, much more.
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STANDOUT COUNTER SERVICE

Known for their strength and durability, quartz countertops withstand red wine, lemon juice and harsh household cleaners, but the popular counter surface has been nearly destroyed by the U.S. regulations on China, where most of the U.S. supply of quartz countertops comes from.
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STANDING ON TRADITION

As the largest retailer of fine quality rugs in Dallas, International Rugs keeps thousands of floor coverings in inventory and has become a go-to destination for interior designers from coast to coast.
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EYE ON STYLE: THE MODERN KITCHEN

Taking shape in a multitude of trending styles, the modern kitchen is, today, considered the activity hub of the home. From sleek and streamlined state-of-the-art appeal to traditional old-world elegance with refined classical detailing, this favorite gathering place is the perfect space for homeowners to express their individuality.
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SURPRISING FINDS

The most dazzling treasures are often hidden inside of inconspicuous surroundings. A dull gray oyster is home to a magnificent pearl. A mottled, round rock reveals sparkling crystals within. An unassuming warehouse entrance to the Loyd-Paxton Gallery in Dallas opens to a treasure trove of fine antiques from around the globe.
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A STORIED PAST

In the heart of the Dallas Design District lies a relatively new antiques store that houses some of the oldest relics around.
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EXQUISITE LUXURY

In the world of mass production and abundance, ideas of quality and luxury have transformed to convey uniqueness, handcraftsmanship and one-of-a-kind status. It is no longer enough for the most exquisite tastes to have top-quality items; the essence of luxury lies in the artistic and artisanal elements that set products apart from the mainstream.
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WHAT’S UP DOWN BELOW?

If there is one part of every home that is used every day, it is the floor. The floor is where the action is, and for that reason the options and trends are always changing. But designers and vendors agree that lifestyles, budgets and personal tastes still drive decisions.
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MAN CAVE 2.0

When men come home from work depleted and needing a place to unwind, or if they want a dedicated space to watch the game with buddies and indulge in male-centric hobbies, they often retire to their “man caves,” a term that came into existence in the 1990s, according to some sources.
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THOROUGHLY MODERN MAKEOVER

From the outside, the 4,600-square-foot property nestled in Dallas’ posh Preston Trail community looks much like others in the neighborhood. Inside, however, the two-story brick home has undergone a stunning renovation that captures a thoroughly modern style.
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FUNCTION MEETS FORM

Recent years have redoubled everyone’s focus on flooring. Where once hardwoods were considered out-of-trend to the extent that people were even covering them over with alternative materials (like ceramic or stone tile, linoleum or carpet), homeowners are once again turning to the look of hardwood planks as their preferred type of flooring.
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CROSSING NEW THRESHOLDS

The front door to a house represents many things. It creates a barrier and a threshold between the world at large and a place of refuge. It can be purely functional or a work of art and offers a first …
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PARADISE PROLONGED

The vacation in the islands was fabulous, and you came home refreshed and longing to extend the magic. But then you looked out your back door and your heart sank because that patio and pool just don’t have the sizzle …
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ART WITHIN REACH

Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, Carlyn Galerie sits in busy Preston Center, drawing people in with bright colors and beautiful works of art. The incredible glasswork immediately stands out and glimmers in the windows as the …
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MISSION OF INSPIRATION

Art is at its most powerful and potent when it carries a clear message. The combination of beautiful aesthetic and a call for social engagement creates the magic that impacts viewers on both emotional and intellectual levels. Such are the …
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Fabulous Finds

Dallas interior designer Monica Wilcox selected the Rosaleen accent chair by Uttermost as our Designer Trends selection.
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CUSTOM-CREATED LIVING

The comedian Steven Wright jokes that he has the world’s largest seashell collection, which he keeps on beaches all across the globe. It’s like that for Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill, but with furniture, art, lighting, fabric and so on. …
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FINE ART UNDERFOOT

For art lovers who’d just as soon cover their floors in works of art, as well as their walls, Interior Resources has made that possible. The rug dealer recently debuted a new collection of rugs created from large-scale abstract paintings …
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Every visit to Dulce Interior Consignment Showplace is a fresh experience because the selection is always changing. But quality and service never go out of style, and keeping those two ideals at the forefront ensures there is always something for …
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TRENDS IN LIGHTING

Mixed metals are in. Mixed colors and styles are in. Simplicity is in. Antiques and heavy chandeliers are out. Retro styles, like mid-century modern and art deco, are trending but with 21st-century twists. Pendant lighting is in because it frees …
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TRENDS FOR A DREAM MASTER BATH

There’s something uniquely special about a master bathroom. The ultimate safe place, it’s a room of reflection, rejuvenation and relaxation. “A bathroom is where you come home and unwind and find your peace,” says Cristie Schlosser of Schlosser Design Group …
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INTO THE WOOD

From the sturdy foundation of polished hardwood floors beneath one’s feet to the tall, courageous beams supporting the ceiling above one’s head, there is a certain quality of resilience and elegance required by the wood used to create shelter and …
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URBAN LUXURY

Luxury comes in all shapes and sizes, especially in the Turtle Creek area north of downtown Dallas. High-rise condominium buildings stand adjacent to historical, traditional homes and modern townhouses. Interior designer J. Douglas Bradford knows the area well. His high-style …
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TIMELESS TRADITIONAL

Uprooting her French country- style residence and relocating to Dallas, a Los Angeles homeowner set her sights on a brand-new look. With an eye for the traditional, she purchased a classic Georgian-style dwelling in University Park, an affluent neighborhood prized …
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HIGH STYLE

In the remodeling process, Wiltgen created an open space plan. No barriers exist between the living room, dining room, den and kitchen. Leather-clad coffee table from Interior Crafts. Sectional by Roche Bobois. Dining table is custom by JRWD. Dining chairs …
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URBAN ELEGANCE

The sky was indeed the limit for a pair of empty nesters ready to embrace the next chapter of their lives. With their children grown, the couple wanted a blissful shift in the ease of their lifestyle, and one that …
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CHANGING SPACES

The open floor plan flows from the dining space, which features a chic dining table, adjacent to dual gathering and entertaining area where a sofa and armchair grouping are organized around a four-section coffee table with a sculptural cut-steel base. …
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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

A gently sloping roof displays Tuscan red tile, offering a warm welcome to visitors arriving on the stone drive. The dramatic, arched entrance evokes Tuscan countryside charm. The Hamptons on New York’s Long Island are home to many notable residences. …
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MODERN HOME ON THE RANGE

Throughout the home materials were selected to complement the strong connection to the outdoors. Rift-cut white oak floors and wall panels combine with a limestone fireplace surround to create a modern, warm interior. Sitting on more than 5 acres and …
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MEDITERRANEAN MODERN

The elevation of the home is long and narrow and allows for light to enter the interior from multiple angles. Although the footprint is far from rectangular, efforts were made to compose the overall massing of the home around a …
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THE COLOR CONNECTION

In the family room, Locke and the client found a set of cream sofas and chairs from David W. Gilbert & Associates, which they used to create a sitting area anchored by a salmon-hued rug and a David W. Gilbert …
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FROM THE EARTH TO YOUR WALLS

You probably don’t think twice about the walls in your house, office or anywhere else you go. They’re drywall with tape, spackle and paint. Maybe they’re plaster and paint, if they’re really old. But your walls don’t have to be …
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EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Behnam Rugs has been a go-to design resource since 1978. Over the last four decades, proprietor Ben Tavakolian’s pioneering family business has become well known for its dynamic, ever-expanding inventory. It offers a broad but highly curated selection of exquisite …
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LET THE LIGHT SHINE THROUGH

Thomas Merton, a renowned monk, writer, theologian and social activist, once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” This is the philosophy by which CJ Cowden meticulously Photograph by Holger Obenaus and uniquely …
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CURATED

LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE Somewhere over the horizon, located in a destination with no deadlines or demands, lies an island mentality where you can breathe freely, live spontaneously and relax in style. Tommy Bahama style. Tommy Bahama is so much …
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LUXURY OUTDOORS

Texas is one of the few states where we are lucky to enjoy outdoor living year-round. Whether dining alfresco amidst spring blooms, lounging by a pool in the summer heat or cozying up to a fireplace on a chilly fall …
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IRON-WILLED

In just 17 years’ time, it’s easy to see why Elegante Iron has become such a reputed fixture in the world of wrought iron: The work speaks for itself. Elegante is the name, and the company’s dedication to elegance is …
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TAKING BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Collaboration and inspiration are the catchwords of today’s work environment. A leader in delivering that culture is Elevation Concepts. Defined by versatility and color, desks and tables from the Dallas company are designed to maximize flexibility and energy in the …
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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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STORIED CREATIONS IN GLASS

David Gappa is a storyteller. His tools aren’t paper and pen, or even a computer keyboard. Gappa tells stories through his artistic glass creations. “I love new, challenging projects where the client has a story line and brings me a …
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A VIBRANT DESTINATION

Ginger Fox Gallery is enjoying its seventh year in the Dallas area. The gallery originally opened in the Bishop Arts District in 2012 and provided the perfect foundation for Fox’s aspirations as both a gallery owner and an artist. Earlier …
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COLORFUL HEALING

Performing all over the world as a celebrated pianist is not typically what leads people into a second career as a visual artist. Yet, at the age of 33, Helen Lee’s life was upended with the onset of crippling hand …
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INTERESTING OBJECTS

Anyone who has visited Lost … Again or met Beth Callahan, one of the design community’s most cheerful, vivid voices, knows with certainty they will be greeted with a warm smile, positive energy and a passion for directing her customers …
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WHERE BEAUTY EMBRACES ELEGANCE

Nestled in an unassuming commercial development off Central Expressway in Allen, the glistening new showroom of Mirrella Tile feels like a calming sanctuary. Gleaming white porcelain floor tiles resemble slabs of the finest marble and reflect the natural light streaming …
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OLD WORLD AUTHENTICITY

It all started with a house. Specifically, Mike Power’s own home that he built with his wife on Lake Texoma. He has a penchant for unique building materials. When the couple built their first house in Dallas, in 2005, Power …
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FINE AND DECORATIVE

2019 will mark Ed Beardsley’s 10th year with Heritage Auctions (HA) as the vice president and managing director of fine and decorative arts. He was recommended to the company by a client of Butterfield & Butterfield, where he handled accounts …
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TRANSCENDENCE IN BRILLIANT COLOR

With broad and dramatic splashes of glowing color, the works of artist Rhona LK Schonwald turn into a magnificent and joyous celebration of life. They’re also testament to a charmingly eccentric personality who rediscovered art later in life and has …
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INTERIOR INVESTMENTS

In fashion and interior design, a common maxim applies: Invest in timeless staples, and update your look with accessories. Dallas-based interior designer Cristie Schlosser ASID, RID, recently shared this advice with a young couple who relocated to the metroplex and …
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QUALITY AND QUANTITY

Southwest Gallery, which opened in 1967, is one of the longest operating art galleries in Dallas. When you walk through its doors on Sigma Road, you immediately notice the incredible quality of art offered. Everywhere you look there are paintings …
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ELECTRIC CITY

Ask any artist to pinpoint the exact moment when they fell in love with their craft and they will happily oblige. Crinkles will 1 form in the corners of their eyes and their lips will turn upward ever so slightly, …
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Fabulous Finds

Dallas interior designer Traci Connell selected the Los Multi bench by Bradley as our Designer Trends selection.
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CURATED

A special guest arrived at the World Trade Center in Dallas during June Market. She arrived without a lot of fanfare, but her presence was most assuredly known and felt by the many people who wanted to meet one of the world’s most sought after designers, Clodagh.
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CORE CREATIVITY

Imagine using art as a teaching tool: inspiring young people not just to create, but to achieve things previously unimaginable in their worlds.
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THE ADVENTURE OF ART

Walking into Cinq Gallery, you’re immediately greeted by a familiar feeling and the friendly face of owner Scott Dawson. Moving from room to room, it is abundantly clear that the pieces and the gallery as a whole are one of a kind.
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FRENCH FLAIR FOR THE HOME

Americans have a funny perspective on history. We tear down “outmoded” shopping centers from the ’80s and consider mid-century modern furniture to be antiques. Of course, the outlook is understandable, given that our nation is just a couple centuries old, but our counterparts across the Atlantic think we’re a bit daft.
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THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON

You’re headed to work when— oh no! Did you lock the door and close the shades? Did you engage the security system?
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EXOTIC, CONTEMPORARY, TRADITIONAL

Entering the Esmaili Rugs and Antiques showroom is an experience where everyone, from the first-time homeowner to rug connoisseur, will be greeted by a peerless collection of antique, vintage and new rugs and guided by a helpful staff of experts only too glad to navigate your way to the perfect rug.
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NEW TO YOU

If you’re an enthusiast of highend furnishings, either looking to add new pieces or simply find a good home for your valuable treasures, the open market for buying and selling used items can be precarious at times.
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AESTHETIC ACROBATICS

John L. Humphreys has many plates spinning at all times. Since 2015, his abstract acrylic paintings have added yet another dimension to a career spanning more than 30 years in architecture, commercial and residential interior design, and general contracting. The vision of art and its incorporation throughout a project is a key consideration in his designs.
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PREMIUM PRODUCTS, QUALITY SERVICE

In an age of big box retailers, The Jarrell Company continues to stand out as a premium supplier of luxury home appliances, plumbing and decorative hardware. With knowledge collected over decades as an industry leader, it is easy to see why they have been a Dallas institution for years.
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MORE THAN EXCELLENT INVENTORY

The Living Modern showroom on Oak Lawn Avenue is, at first, unassuming: an uncluttered, welcoming space filled with hundreds of pieces, large and small, representing each of its five category lines (living, bedroom, dining, office and accents).
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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.
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ACCESSIBLE INTERIOR DESIGN

When she first launched her business, interior designer Barbara Owens worked almost exclusively with high-end clientele in Heath, an affluent lakeside community 25 miles east of Dallas. Then HGTV came along, and everything changed.
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BUNNIES AND BIRDS

Artists need to be different, don’t they?
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SIX DECADES OF DESIGN SERVICE

“Live, eat, sleep, Pettigrew” is the jocular tag on the venerable luxury purveyor’s website. A recent trip to the showroom (open to the trade and public) to meet with Matthew Wilson, its immensely personable showroom sales manager, amiable host and font of knowledge regarding Dallas design culture, provided context for the website’s assertion that Pettigrew is, indeed, a special state of mind.
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A WALK IN THE PARK

When real estate developer Craig Hall, founder of Hall Group, was 18, he purchased his first property to become a “Good Guy” landlord. He used $4,000 of his own money, which he had saved over approximately 10 years.
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GETTING LOST IN THE FLOWERS

“When I first saw Zhuang Hong Yi’s work four years ago, it absolutely captivated me,” says Laura Rathe. “I could not get it out of my mind. That’s the kind of art that I like to work with and represent—the kind that haunts you.”
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RENAISSANCE ART UNDER YOUR FEET

Have you ever thought of what it really means to live in luxury? After all, luxury doesn’t come simply from the price tag of a particular item. It is not a compilation of museum pieces under one roof. Exclusive and expensive doesn’t always translate into elegant and luxurious.
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Fabulous Finds

Dallas interior designer Dona Rosene of Dona Rosene Interiors selected tiles from Daltile as our Designer Trends selection.
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PRESTIGIOUS ALLURE

While most developers seek property for topography, location and appeal, prominent developer John Zouzelka also had sentimental reasons for purchasing a sprawling 333-acre swath of land situated on one of the highest points in Frisco: He raised his children just five miles down the road in the Enclave at Stonebriar Creek Estates.
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ORNATE ORIENTALISM

“It all started with an opium bed,” interior designer Larry Lott says with a laugh about a 5,000-square-foot remodel he took on for a client with very specific tastes. “She is attracted to ornate Orientalism. The bed was the first thing I found for her for the house.”
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BLENDING FORM AND FUNCTION

Visitors to this stunning Mediterranean-style home in North Texas are immediately intrigued. Its modern exterior only suggests the design within. Beyond the entry is a contemporary residence created for today’s family living. Designing homes that blend exceptional architecture with quality construction and modern amenities is the hallmark of C. Michael Jones Design-Build.
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INTERIOR MOTIVES

It was an unusual project to say the least: Remodel a just 10-year-old home and do the work with the first-time clients living on-site. Some designers would have said no for a variety of good reasons, but Cristie Schlosser understood the motivation.
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MEDITERRANEAN MARVEL

A legacy home: That’s what a prominent CEO and his wife wanted to create for their four sons and extended family. Three sons had left the nest; only one remained at home. So, the couple envisioned a place where they could return often with spouses and, someday, grandchildren. “They wanted to have a resort-style house they could enjoy,” says established luxury homebuilder Scott Simmons of Simmons Estate Homes. “A long-term, family legacy home.”
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RUSTIC, REFINED

Dallas interior designer Mary Anne Smiley gets straight to the point about the thinking behind the 6,000-square-foot home she designed for a young single woman on an expansive East Texas ranch.
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CONTEMPORARY COMFORT

Crisp white and sleek, this stylish home in North Texas gleams with sophistication and glamour. The owners sought a dramatic change from the traditional décor of their previous home.
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ART AFFAIR

The contemporary home in Highland Park stands like an exclamation point on the tree-lined street, as uniquely individual as its owner. An art enthusiast, the mid-30s bachelor required that the construction of the home meet two priorities: display a collection of modern paintings and entertain a wide range of guests.
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COLORS OF THE COSMOS

It starts with a simple stroke: across a clean surface, in the margins of a journal, on a scrap of loose paper. Strokes turn into shapes, shapes into objects, and so on. One drifts into a melodious dance of brush to canvas until suddenly, magically, all these little objects have translated into a masterpiece.
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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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CURATED

RICHNESS IN SIMPLICITY “Metal was an amazing discovery,” says Tom Faulkner. “I was seduced by its stylistic possibilities— the fact that you could bend it and twist it into almost any shape you liked. I was thrilled by its strength, …
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THE CULTURE OF COUTURE

When you first step through the door of Curtain Couture’s relaxed showroom, you realize immediately that this is no ordinary drapery store.
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BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

Boutique real estate groups are becoming the new standard as the industry evolves and the focus shifts to independent brokerages that offer a more customized, personal experience.
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EXCEPTIONAL ENTRYWAYS

In an era of cookie-cutter home designs and prefab floor plans, customization makes a bold statement. An arched double-entry with decorative wrought iron. A sunny home office with floor-to-ceiling glass. From Spanish Colonial designs to sleek contemporary styles, custom-made windows and doors add a dramatic touch and can turn a residential home into a showpiece. Such embellishments also require artistry and skill, which is where Durango Doors excels.
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IMPRESSIVE ARTIFACTS

The natural décor business owned by mother and son Empress and Micah Gilbert displays a breathtaking collection of earthly treasures, and their gallery is, literally, the most impressive in Dallas.
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WHERE DESIGN MEETS STYLE

With more retail space per capita than any other city in the country, Dallas has the market cornered when it comes to shopping. While shopping malls and retail stores are plentiful, savvy shoppers have discovered a treasure trove of unique, oneof- a-kind home décor finds at High Street Antiques & Design.
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A PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s great-granddaughter, artist Laura Roosevelt, wanted to move back to her hometown of Dallas and launch her art locally, she did it in a grand fashion.
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BURNING HOT

Don’t let the word “candles” fool you. Namdar Décor is more than just candles, and Brad Namdar is no slow burn. Namdar is on fire with ideas for what designers and their clients want and new ways to produce and market them.
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WINDOWS ARE THE SOUL OF A HOME

If our eyes are the windows to our soul, then what are windows? Perhaps they are the soul of our homes, where inside and outside meet, where sunlight flows and darkness is forestalled.
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SLOCUM STYLE

Every great city has its go-to locales for perfecting a remodel or new home design, whether it’s fixtures, flooring, textiles, lighting or whatever. Dallas certainly has those places, but when it comes to accessorizing with fine antiques, Slocum Street is the place to go.
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Fabulous Finds

Beautiful does not begin to describe this onyx cocktail table. Breathtaking? Yes. A dream? Sure! Chic, sleek and sexy? Definitely!
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A SLICE OF HEAVEN

Certain elements make a house feel like a home. Hand-scraped hardwood floors, dark wood ceiling beams and touches of shiplap, a working fireplace, and a long front porch perfect for rocking chairs. The custom model home at Legacy Estates, 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas, ticks all the boxes.
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