Design

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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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PICTURE PERFECT

The home on Stratford Avenue appears to have been lifted from the French Riviera and dropped in the middle of Highland Park. With its three-story cast stone facade, Juliet balconies, slate roof and formal entry, it’s a picture-perfect fulfillment of the owner’s vision and the builder’s craft.
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DESIGN OVATION

On May 10 ASID designers, industry partners and guests came together at f.i.g. (Fashion Industry Gallery) for the 2018 Design Ovation: A Fashionable Celebration of the Art of Interior Design. 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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MODERN MODE

“The beauty of this house is strikingly evident through the modern mix of materials—inside and out,” says interior designer Traci Connell about a recent lakeside home project in the well-established, affluent Willow Bend neighborhood. “We started at ground level with every build specification and dressed it down to the last accessory.”
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WINNING GAMBLE

While standing in the lobby of the mid-century-era Sahara hotel and casino in Las Vegas—a formerly thriving hotspot where Sonny & Cher packed the showroom and where the Beatles once stayed—Rockwall, Texasbased interior designer Barbara Owens found inspiration for her latest project.
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MEANINGFUL TRANSITION

Debra Stewart believes good things come from life’s transitions. In fact, an opportunity to live in Great Britain had a far-reaching effect.
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HACIENDA CULTURE

Natividad Rios never expected to stumble across another perfect location for Rios Interiors, his bustling furniture and interior design studio, when he did. In fact, as with all things that are truly meant to be, the story of how Rios moved into his Fort Worth showroom was purely and perfectly coincidental.
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THE HUNT FOR TREASURES

Today’s world of fast speed, immediate gratification and on-demand shopping is seriously at odds with the bygone era of elegance and opulence. In this world of gadgets and information, we continue to long for the sense of romantic nostalgia and tasteful richness that comes from lavish objets d’art and distinctive accessories of the past. Inside Park + Eighth, a unique designer boutique in Fort Worth, you will find this exact atmosphere of lavish sophistication created by layers upon layers of unique treasures and fabulous finds.
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A FRESH START

When Tracey Smith first applied at HK Sales six years ago, she thought it would be a part-time job. She had previously been in the design and decorating world for years.
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TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Brothers Daniel and Manuel Padilla have been doing just about everything together their entire lives. They were born a year and a half apart, raised in the small town of Santa Rosa near McAllen, Texas, and went to the same college, too, even becoming roommates.
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DECADES OF DESIGN

Dallas Market Center (DMC) is the go-to location for the design trade to locate top-of-theline furniture, décor, lighting, art and more. Dozens of showrooms, open only to the trade, showcase the latest trends and designs.
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LUXURY WITHIN REACH

Giving a home or commercial space an updated look can be as easy as upgrading interior or exterior doors and accessory fixtures.
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DRIVING CREATION

Husband and wife James and Debra Ferrari have been curating their paintings and sculptures since 2004. It was New Year’s Day in 2017 that they decided to move their gallery and studios to one of the coolest art hubs in the United States.
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CREATIVITY AND MATH

While many designers thrive on words like classic, transitional or contemporary, award-winning Dallas interior designer Nicole Arnold instead emphasizes professionalism and the overall design experience.
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UNCONVENTIONAL GALLERY STYLE

Just a few minutes west of the Park Cities in Dallas near Love Field Airport, is a charming artisan and design community teeming with showrooms, studios and offices in warehouse spaces where creativity thrives.
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ALL IN THE DETAILS

Walk into TKO Associates in the Dallas Design District, and you’ll find everything, including the kitchen sink, to bring functional luxury to a home, hotel or spa. From the bathtub and faucet right down to the hinges on the cabinets, the experts at TKO know where to find the right style and finish to fit seamlessly in any space.
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MORE THAN ELEGANCE AND BEAUTY

When you buy an antique piece of furniture, fine art or collectable from Rockwell Antiques in the Dallas Design District, you get more than elegance and beauty to display and use in your home.
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CURATED

There are a handful of historic hotels in Uptown Dallas, but only one just completed a $30-million re-imagination, which took nearly a year to complete.
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OLD WORLD ANTIQUES PROLIFERATE

Carol Weller’s love affair with houses began as a child. Growing up in a small town in East Texas in old homes filled with antiques and history, she began storing away the knowledge she learned from her mom and friends. Many discussions were about various types of antiques, fine china, crystal and collectibles.
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STRAIGHT TO YOU

The quest for the finest building materials available often involves a middleman—which is great if you’re the middleman, but not always so desirable if you’re a customer who simply wants high-quality stone and doesn’t want to spend a lot of time working with a go-between.
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STRAIGHT OUTTA TEHRAN

Arsin Rug Gallery brought its 100-plus years of fine rug experience to the Dallas Design District when the three-generation- old company moved there years ago. It recently relocated to the Dallas Design Center, rebranding from its former moniker, Slocum Rug Gallery.
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ILLUMINATING THE POSSIBILITIES

When lighting entrepreneur Robert Owens set out to name his new company there was good reason not to put the word “light” in it. Yes, he delivers lighting solutions to homes and businesses alike, but that is just what the customer sees. As the name 2C Custom Lighting suggests, there is more to illumination than just creating light.
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INSPIRING ENVY

David Mitchell and Darin Kraetsch have been friends and business partners for more than a decade. The idea for Closet Envy sparked while at dinner reminiscing about how they first met, which coincidentally happened to be when Kraetsch was referred to Mitchell by a mutual contact to build him a custom master closet.
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IMPROVING WITH AGE

Interior designers have found their Mecca in the Dallas Market Center. The world’s most complete wholesale marketplace offers floor upon floor of tantalizing home furnishings, including lighting and floor coverings.
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ELEVATING DESKS

Sitting is so bad for us it’s amazing that anyone continues to do it for long. And yet, the average American office worker spends five hours and 41 minutes daily at their desk. As The Huffington Post has noted: “sitting is the new smoking.”
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THE MOTION OF EMOTION

Every so often an artist comes onto the scene so passionate and adept that they command attention from both avid art enthusiasts and designers alike. In this era of female empowerment, one such artist has emerged. Emilie Mae is a brilliant young woman who is making a name for herself while also forging an undeniable connection with her collectors and ardent admirers.
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BRINGING FABRIC TO FORT WORTH

The next time you visit The Fabric Shoppe in Fort Worth, keep an eye out for a small scrap of red fabric. It’s sitting, suspended, in a jar of bleach and has been ever since the Sunbrella-brand-only store opened in September 2017. And, that red is still just as bright and vibrant as day one.
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FIND IT ALL AT FRISCO FINE ART

After only operating for two months in its Main Street location, Frisco Fine Art has already hit the ground running with its four-pronged business model.
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LONE STAR STYLE

The dilapidated two-story building on the north side of Fort Worth hardly looked like the ideal spot for a boutique furniture store when Megan McDonald first drove by. The metal awning was falling down, the floors had been ripped up and the ceiling was rotted. “It was a dump,” admits McDonald, whose parents, Natalie and Jack, own Into the West Design.
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THE BRIDGE OF ART

In a world gone a little bit crazy, buffeted by anger, hatred, distrust and despair, painter Tanner Lawley’s art offers love and hope.
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A CONTRACTOR YOU CAN TRUST

When you call Morrell Construction to build your family a new home or do a renovation, or handle a kitchen or bath, you will sit down with Michael Morrell and have extensive communication about your needs and how his company can build it for you. Once you have chosen your design and made all of your selections, you will be provided with something better than an estimate.
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A LANGUAGE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

There are few things in this world that transcend the cultural barriers that separate us and instead unite us as one people. Art is one of them. It holds the power to connect individuals through common language, to communicate feelings that the written word cannot. Art has the ability to comfort and provoke, to evoke feelings of great joy and great sorrow. It provides shelter to those looking to escape the material world, if only just for a minute.
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PRIMORDIAL APPEAL

There is a simple beauty in taking something old and transforming it into something new. This is the foundation on which William Hall develops each of his unique and intricate art pieces. To some, cement is nothing but the material that paves our sidewalks and builds our homes, but to Hall, cement is an art medium that has the potential to become something beautiful.
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A STANDARD SET IN STONE

In custom homes, nothing is more elegant or adds more character than natural stone. In recent years, the number of stone distributors in DFW has doubled. Among all the masses, finding that perfect slab proves more and more difficult. Rising above all the confusion, a true gem has emerged: Zodiac Stone.
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TRANSITION SPACE

Sometimes relationships can be as meaningful to great design as experience, skill and taste. Such is the case with interior designer Paige Locke and her longtime clients Melissa and Joel Eastman.
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URBAN FARM STYLE

On the rolling green pastures of North Texas a premier thoroughbred horse farm is entering a new era with a new, winning look. Valor Farm, Legacy of Alysheba—winner of the 1987 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Super Derby— tapped Boudreaux Associates to transform its main office and guest center.
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A TWIST ON CLASSIC

For designers Fran DeLeo and Mark Fletcher, partners at DeLeo & Fletcher Design, the residence in Westlake was an intriguing project. The architect’s traditional French design was a nod to classic heritage, yet casual elements provided a provincial air. It was clear that a variety of influences were at work.
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LOFTY LIVING

Downsizing is rarely easy. When the transition requires combining two residences into a single high-rise condo, challenges are to be expected. Such was the situation that presented itself to Dona Rosene, owner of Dona Rosene Interiors.
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A TOUCH OF GREECE

In the midst of building a 10,000-square-foot transitional home on the edge of Lake Lewisville, alongside Hoffmann Homes, a retired father of two found he needed design assistance.
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SOFT LANDINGS

Susan Smith has designed home interiors for clients in Lake Tahoe, Sun Valley, Vail and Santa Fe, but ironically, her most challenging long-distance project was right here in Dallas.
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Fabulous Finds

Make a dramatic statement with the Deville sofa by Marge Carson.
Available in a variety of different fabrics, leathers and finishes.
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ROYAL TREATMENT

The vast universe of contemporary art is pulsing with talent, vibrancy and expression. It is, therefore, much harder to find a way to stand out in a field known for its colorful exuberance, but LaToya Jones does. Her fabulous works do not simply speak to a viewer, they spark conversations.
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A COLLECTION FOR ART COLLECTORS

April will mark the 10th anniversary of the Dallas Art Fair. Nearly 100 prominent national and international art dealers, representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video and installation by modern and contemporary artists, will descend on the Fashion Industry Gallery from April 12 – 15 to showcase an amazing array of art.
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GOOD SLEEP IS FOR EVERY BODY

A good night’s sleep is key for a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. Your mattress dictates whether you have a good day or a bad one. It is important to have proper bedding that caters to our specific needs.
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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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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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