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The little black book of all things new and fabulous in the local community.

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74 FIRST PERSON

Stephanie Stokes’ new book is an ode to collected tabletop treasures from near and far.

76 INSPIRATION

Luxe traverses the globe to nd modern makers putting their spin on traditional craft.

84 LEGACY

At a bustling French mill, the centuries-old method of weaving horsehair still produces some of the nest textiles.

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Four companies tapping talents around the world—from Ireland and Colombia to India and Massachusetts—to fashion exceptional rugs.

116 TREND

Meet three oral designers creating beautiful arrangements in unconventional ways.

124 SPOTLIGHT

The newly reimagined Hispanic Society Museum & Library opens its doors to talented Latin American furniture and lighting makers.

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Culture of Design

Analyze the most enduring and interesting spaces, and you’ll discover that they are often composed of a layering of cultural influences and ideas...design that preserves heritage while also pushing it to be experimental and fresh. In this issue, we report on, and praise, the people, objects and spaces that revere craft and cultural artisanship as something to be respected and lived with; rooms that offer a conversation about what came before and where things are headed. May they have everlasting appeal.

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THE SELBY HOUSE

Cat Carothers recently relocated to Dallas and opened The Selby House after living and working in the Big Apple, where she earned an MFA from the New York School of Interior Design. “I took time to think about what motivates and inspires me and kept coming back to my love of decor and 20th-century design,” she explains. Read on to learn more about what Carothers hopes to bring to Texas. theselbyhouse.com

What is The Selby House? A design studio focused on sourcing and restoring collectable vintage pieces for the home with a modern-day touch. We take a

INSIDE LOOK

TRACI CONNELL INTERIORS

Designer Traci Connell of Traci Connell Interiors enjoys integrating antiques and heirlooms in fresh and current ways. Recently, a Dallas couple came to her with a settee and two cabinets that once belonged to the wife’s grandparents. They escaped the Holocaust and had buried these beloved pieces underground in France before fleeing the country, eventually returning after the war to unearth and ship them back to the United States. To complement her clients’ desire for a moody aesthetic with jewel tones, Connell re-covered the settee in an exquisite blush velvet for the formal living room (right). Meanwhile, the two cabinets—one of which the designer lacquered in black and fitted with a new stone top and the other, a chinoiserie curio style, she left untouched—now sit in the dining and living room, respectively. “I loved being able to incorporate family history into this couple’s 1930s home,” Connell shares. traciconnellinteriors.com

fresh and forward-thinking approach by combining designs from different styles, periods and origins. We love historic objects and believe every item has a story; we give new life to the old.

What inspired this venture? Bringing the culture, energy and uniqueness of New York to Dallas. New York is a creative mecca at the forefront of change and collaboration. It taught me to push boundaries, question normalcy and embrace individuality. I want to modernize the outlook and feelings people have when buying and collecting furniture.

Describe your aesthetic. It’s a mindful mix. I’m not drawn to a particular style but like combining various objects. I believe less is more and letting the design of a piece in its purest form speak for itself. I gravitate toward a more neutral, earthy and textural palette with pops of color in art, sculpture and accessories.

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PARADISE FOUND

URBANOLOGY PROPERTIES

When designer Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs set out to book a getaway, what she found was a void. “I would scroll for hours looking for a place to stay that was thoughtfully designed,” she recalls. In response, she founded Urbanology Properties to create intentionally designed vacation rentals conceived by her Dallas-area firm. Dubbed “The Cottage,” the inaugural property west of Fort Worth was renovated in 2022 in collaboration with Nuevo, Four Hands, Ann Sacks and more. The best part? Guests can visit the website to shop the space by room or category. “We plan to scale this nationally to destinations all over the country and partner with our favorite vendors and manufacturers to bring them to life,” she notes. “My goal is to elevate the world of short-term rentals to something luxurious and experiential.” urbanologyproperties.com/shop-the-cottage

OPEN HOUSE PALOMA & CO

Houston designer Paloma Contreras founded Paloma & Co in 2019 after years of dreaming about opening a storefront. She settled on a charming cottage as her first location, which quickly became a hotspot for acquiring original art, French antiques, one-of-a-kind finds, decor and tabletop items. Paloma & Co became so popular, in fact, that it outgrew that space and recently unveiled a larger showroom in River Oaks. Divided from its back offices by a wall clad in a beautiful Iksel wallpaper, the 2,100-square-foot shop showcases everything from fine antiques and large paintings to hostess gifts, all in a series of impeccably styled vignettes. “Our new space is ideal for gathering local customers and design friends,” Contreras says. “We are so excited to host more events this year.” shoppalomaandco.com

HAPPY HOUR TILLIE’S

Stepping through the doors at Tillie’s, an American Nouveau restaurant located on the grounds of Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, feels like entering another time and place. It’s housed in a 200-year-old town hall structure from the Ninh Bình region of North Vietnam, which was purchased and transported to its current spot by owners Whit and Kim Hanks. “Finding pieces from so many different cultures and mixing them together is what gives the space soul,” Kim explains. Brought to life by Camp Lucy facilities designer Paul Smith, Deborah Kirk Interiors and Kimmell Builders, Inc., the restaurant and bar nod to their Southeast Asia roots while embracing the Hill Country locale. Notable acquisitions sourced from Vietnam include both tile flooring and marble on the front-facing side of the bar, which Smith had cut on a diagonal and accented with brass buttons. tilliesdrippingsprings.com

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IN GOOD TASTE

MALA SICHUAN BISTRO

For their new Mala Sichuan Bistro in Houston Heights, restaurateurs Cori Xiong and Heng Chen tasked designer Gin Braverman of gin design group with creating an environment that reflects their home province of Sichuan, China. “Having lived in Asia, I was eager to introduce the more subtle, organic side of Chinese design rather than what I felt has been the stereotype of a Chinese restaurant for so long,” Braverman explains. With that in mind, the designer—with Course Construction, LH2 Architecture, LLC and KPK Lighting Design—aimed to celebrate the countryside’s natural beauty through various art installations and finish applications. A handmade, scaled-down replica of a traditional Chinese pagoda roof crowns the central seating area. In the rear, dozens of linen wish lanterns float against an illuminated deep-blue background as if just released into the night sky. Guests will also find wall plaster and decorative details by Republic Finishes, a custom screen depicting moon phases fabricated by Objektfab, and oversize architectural elements including the backdrop behind the bar made by Gunnells Concrete Inc. malasichuan.com

ONE TO WATCH

ERICA VOLKMER, EVENSEN DESIGN

Erica Volkmer, principal and founder of Evensen Design, is a mover and shaker on the Austin design scene. With experience both in hospitality design and at a design-build firm, she ventured out on her own in 2015. Now, she says, “We specialize in high-end residential and hospitality projects, working closely with clients and investors throughout the process, from programming to design to implementation.” Here, Volkmer shares more with Luxe evensendesign.com

How would you describe your style? We love interiors that are collected and not contrived. Our work is layered with texture and interest, fusing high and low. We embrace fun moments and juxtapositions and aim to bring out our clients’ inner styles.

Tell us about your charming new office space. Culture is important to our boutique firm, so the main goal was for it to be inviting, warm and a bit idiosyncratic. We always have music on and collaborate over coffee. This is our happy place and a creative vortex to flesh out ideas and pull projects together. So the space is bright, engaging and a clean backdrop for our creativity. Our storage solutions are simple, versatile and useful. We also love the downtown location. It’s nice to escape midday and enjoy the energy of the city.

What sparked your vision for the space? There is a rotating inventory of antiques and art we love. I wanted a blend of styles. I was inspired by the idea of old bungalows receiving a bright refresh. It is curated and layered, yet edited and clean.

What’s on the horizon for your firm?

We look forward to several hospitality projects and working with new-to-us architects and builders. Travel is also on the docket, and we are excited to work on projects across the country. one to

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IN HER SUMPTUOUS NEW BOOK, DECORATOR AND PHOTOJOURNALIST STEPHANIE STOKES MAKES THE CASE FOR SOUVENIRS.

I am a self-confessed tabletop junkie and consummate hostess. On my travels through 86 countries, I have assembled a collection of things that have caught my eye so long as they’re useful for entertaining. These “toys for my table” are for special occasions, special friends or simply because it’s Saturday, and why not have a party.

In the words of Carl Jung, “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” And I love each of my treasures. My parties usually start with a verbal table tour instead of grace. I describe how the dishes are from Bali, the wine coasters are from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the tagine salt cellars are from Marrakesh, and so on.

Many of my favorite pieces come from Japan: contemporary sake cups, sonorous Bizen bowls and Oribe kitchenware, all of which are versatile. In France, I fell for Aptware pottery, simple cotton tablecloths from Provence’s outdoor markets and gray porcelain partridges from Nîmes. While exploring Budapest’s antiques district, I couldn’t resist traditional bright-red flowered plates and cross-stitched tablecloths. When I use them at home in New York City, they evoke the folk art quality of Hungarian craft in the same way the pink Fortuny tablecloth I bought in Venice recalls light reflecting off the city’s brick walls, turning its canals the soft-edged pink of Paolo Veronese’s murals.

My book, The World at Your Table, is a call to action. When something inspires you, whether across the globe or at a local consignment store, buy it. Then, set the table with your finds to transport guests into a magical atmosphere. rizzoliusa.com

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Klove Studio

Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth, co-founders of New Delhi’s Klove Studio, are upending the way modern lighting is produced in India with their larger than life pieces. While the dynamic duo are experimenting with size, scale and materials, their designs continue to pay homage to the artistic customs and practices that surround them at home.

What was the vision for your latest collection? Our Totems Over Time series celebrates an older way of living and, specifically, how civilizations have left their mark on society with references to ancient symbols and motifs. We wanted to achieve a harmonious balance between geometry and symmetry with bright totems devoted to abundance, vision, beauty and protection. Talk to us about the materials. These nearly 10-foot-tall pieces incorporate metal and handblown glass, a centuries-old technique that supports local artisans in India. We believe in slow design, conscious craftsmanship and dreaming up fantastical ideas that take shape by working with dedicated makers. Where do you find inspiration? From different cultures around the world, but especially in New Delhi where there is such a rich craft legacy. Good design makes life better on every level. klovestudio.com

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Hamza Kadiri

Casablanca-based master woodworker Hamza Kadiri hails from a long line of makers who share a deep reverence for their materials, and he is no exception. Each piece of wood sourced for his new sculptural furniture collection was chosen for its singularity, essence and inherent beauty. Kadiri’s expertise of rare, precious varietals of wood honors natural grains and unique patterns for a one-of-a-kind result.

When did you begin working with wood? I’ll never forget the moment I entered my uncle’s workshop at the age of seven. He was one of the most respected woodworkers in the Medina of Fez. I still remember the smell, the dry air and watching each artisans’ slow movements. It was love at fir st sight. Tell us about your latest collection. As an artist, I listen to the wood—sometimes for months at a stretch. The unique forms of a plank and veins in the wood give o a particular emotion. These inspire me with original ideas, although some may be a little crazy. My six new pieces—side tables, credenzas, a bench and an armoire— are a testament to this, including the Royal Ebony credenza (shown). What’s next? Adding exciting new lighting designs to my collection with Les Ateliers Courbet. ateliercourbet.com

LagunaB

The iconic Venetian glassware company founded by the late Marie Brandolini is heralding in a second chapter under the leadership of her son, Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda. As ceo and creative director, his vision includes investing in projects that support a range of initiatives, like the design community at large, the environment and the city of Venice.

community at large, the environment and the city of Venice.

How are you di at from Paris to was a way of her

Today, we are releasing more limited-edition pieces but still honoring her vision. is also top of mind for us with a new production that allows for more energy e cient in addition to a longstanding with Green Future to o set our emissions.

with the Pilchuck Glass School in to establish Autonoma, an international artist program in Murano. Face-to-face interaction is also important to me, so we have a multifunctional brick and mortar space in the works. recently introduced Vital, which aims to enhance the natural capital of the Venetian Without this our company and

How are you thinking di erently at LagunaB? When my mother moved from Paris to Venice, glassmaking was a way of expressing her creativity. Today, we are releasing more limited-edition pieces but still honoring her vision. Sustainability is also top of mind for us with a new high-energy production facility that allows for more energy e cient manufacturing, in addition to a longstanding partnership w ith Green Future Project to o set our CO2 emissions. What about the next generation? We have teamed up with the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington to establish Autonoma, an international glass artist exchange program in Murano. Face-to-face interaction is also important to me, so we have a multifunctional brick and mortar space in the works. Anything else? Alongside We Are Venice, we recently introduced Vital, which aims to enhance the natural capital of the Venetian Lagoon. Without this important waterway, our company and city would not exist. lagunab.com

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Established in a Wales farmhouse more than 25 years ago, the clothing company Toast has grown its o ering to include exquisite homewares produced by artisans, weavers and mills around the world. Despite its evolution, the brand’s values remain steadfast: champion a slower pace and more thoughtful way of life. CEO Suzie de Rohan Willner elaborates on the brand’s mission.

What makers do you work with? We search around the world for artisans who demonstrate specialist skills and techniques. Our hope is to provide a platform for their work to be celebrated and their story to be told in an authentic way. We want to help preserve traditional techniques that otherwise may be in danger of dying out, like this glazed terra-cotta waterpot handmade in Bristol (shown) that is based on a 16th century design. Why does craft have an enduring appeal? There is a growing audience who wants a more emotional connection to the objects in their home and to the person behind their creation. An increased awareness of our environment and a rejection of “mass” has meant we are choosing to buy less and selecting long lasting and meaningful objects. The recently launched Toast Renewed provides an iteration of this idea. It’s a unique collection of creatively repaired, one-of-a-kind pieces that have been given a new lease on life, increasing their longevity and progressing our circular approach to reducing waste. Where do you find inspiration? In stillness. It’s abou t being with people and things that bring joy and make you slow down. us.toa.st

Ecru

Founded by three childhood friends raised in Kuwait, lifestyle brand Ecru draws upon the ethos and cultures of Arab and Indian hospitality for inspiration. With a dazzling shopfront in Jaipur, Ecru collaborates with craftspeople in India, Syria, Lebanon and Sri Lanka who specialize in textiles, woodworking, glass, ceramics and metalwork. Creative Director Nur Kaouji discusses the company’s roots.

How did Ecru start? Growing up (with co-founders

Noor Al-Sabah and Hussah Al Tamimi) in Kuwait, we were surrounded by expats, particularly Arab and South Asian families. We were raised with an emphasis on the importance of hospitality and tradition, including sharing meals with loved ones. Our desire to carry on these rituals led us to launch Ecru, a br and that comprises beautiful handmade objects that elevate these interactions. Talk to us about your homewares. What excites us is the incredible legacy of craft around the world. We get to work with artists who keep traditions like block printing and metalwork alive. At Ecru, we are always looking to expand our artisan directory and I’m constantly on the hunt for inspiring people. How can design make a positive impact on our lives? Life has a way of throwing things at you, sometimes turning things upside down. One of our greatest salvages is nature and through nature, design. ecruonline.in

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Brothers Enis and Amir Karavil helm the interdisciplinary design brand Sanayi313 in Istanbul, where they have their hands in a number of exciting initiatives: a retail store, design studio, canteen, bi-annual magazine, atelier for unique projects and a newly launched furniture line that promotes their mantra, “move forward to the future with respect to the past.”

Why is it important to champion craft today? I prefer working with local craftsmen because what they create is always unique, and in the era of non-stop production this is a di erentiator. That human touch is essential because it gives a soul and special language to the work. Talk to us about your new furniture pieces. The Oblong Collection consists of so lid

maple burl and burned oak wood designs defi ned by massive, bulky forms and rounded corners, which echoes our “maximalist expressions in minimalist details” approach. Comprising stools, consoles, low co ee tables, side tables, and a dining table, the collection is made by hand in Istanbul, adhering to the city’s artisanal traditions where woodworking dates back thousands of years. It must be inspiring to be surrounded by so much history. Turkey’s location is at the crossroads of East and West, the vast lands once dominated by the Ottomans and home to many di erent civilizations with a rich legacy of craft since ancient times. These age-old traditions and techniques are still being practiced and lauded in many areas, but I believe new ideas come from studying the past. The solutions are there, you just need to reinvent them to create something inspiring. sanayi313.com

Jomo Tariku

Jomo Tariku, African culture has

for and the contemporary of American craft.

For Virginia-based, Ethiopian American industrial designer Jomo Tariku, African culture has always played a role in what he creates. As an advocate for change, Tariku co-founded BADG (Black Artists and Designers Guild) and continues to help move the needle forward for global design and the contemporary interpretation of American craft. The trailblazing talent’s work has even landed in major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Where did you learn to love design? Our home in Ethiopia was fi lled with beautiful objects. My dad was an avid collector of interesting pieces from Africa and around the world. During summer break, I would sketch these objects not knowing it would eventually lead to a career in design. How do African traditions play into your work? I did my undergraduate thesis on creating a modern line of African furniture and I have never wavered from that even though it has not been easy. Design is supposed to be a global language but until recently you would be hard pressed to fi nd a contemporary African design by a Black designer. I am always referencing my heritage. Even the inspiration for my Nyala chair (shown) are the horns of shy, an elusive mountain antelope from the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. jomofurniture.com

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The Last Craft

AT THE LE CRIN WORKSHOP IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE, MÉTAPHORES IS KEEPING THE SACRED ART OF HANDWEAVING HORSEHAIR ALIVE.

It seems as if a heartbeat courses through the Le Crin workshop in Challes, a village in Northwestern France. The rhythmic whooshing sound filling the space comes from the movement of looms that have been weaving horsehair into lustrous fabrics since 1814. Although this is the last outfit of its kind, the pulse isn’t slowing.

Inside, artisans sit at the looms creating textiles. Wearing earplugs to muffle the sound, their focus is total as their hands thread hairs one by one into a shuttle with seeming superhuman rapidity, turning out roughly eight feet of fabric per loom each day. After the raw material arrives from Mongolia, it undergoes a series of meticulous steps including brushing, dying and pressing. The job calls for fast-moving minds as well as dexterous fingers, since

counting and tracking the number and color of strands is essential to creating such complex patterns.

The result is a product with glossy texture and depth— qualities Le Crin executives say attracts designers worldwide. “Horsehair is as soft as silk, but extremely resistant, showing little wear after decades of use,” explains workshop manager Nicolas Pioger.

Métaphores, the fabric company producing Le Crin under Hermès’ textile division, sees new horizons for this traditional craft. “We are working with designers to create modern furniture and accessories—anything is possible,” Pioger notes. “What doesn’t change is the expertise and unique savoir faire that goes into producing the material.” metaphores.com

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“The driving force was to tell a story of authentic Irish craftsmanship with an international, contemporary twist,” shares Claire McGovern of her studio. For the New Yorker by way of Dublin, the spark that led to her foray into the rug industry was hiding in plain sight: wool—a material indelibly linked with her home country—was a dying trade, accounting for just two percent of fibers sold or traded in the synthetics-dominated market. “Wool is extraordinary. It’s nature’s miracle fiber,” McGovern says. “Here is a material t hat you can bring into your home and it will literally purify the air and last you a lifetime.” With heritage and sustainability as founding principles, Rhyme Studio was born. Today, the atelier collaborates with historic Irish mills

to process native wool before it’s tufted by hand at their farmhouse workshop near Avoca in Wicklow. Ireland’s rich cultural tapestry imbues the brand in motif as well as material, with most designs offering modern riffs on tradition. Om, a collection defined by linear patterns, was inspired by a 1,600-year-old tree alphabet found on standing stones in the countryside. Works from the Báinín line feature pure Galway wool bedecked with motifs that evoke the stitching of an Aran sweater. And in M odernity, a series of minimalist geometrics in primary colors pays tribute to artist Kazimir Malevich and prolific Irish designer Eileen Gray. “I’ve always bemoaned the idea that a rug must be beige,” McGovern says. “Art should not be limited to any one media.” rhymestudio.com

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Tomás Vera grew up idolizing his father Carlos Vera Dieppa, who wore his hair long, rode a motorcycle, enjoyed recreational aerobatics and didn’t start a traditional nineto-five until the age of 42 when inspiration struck to create a Japanese tatami-style mat from fibers found in his native Colombia. In time, the designs progressed to include latex backing, a leather border and later, pigments, patterns and ribbon-thin strands of metal. “It was the first rug of its kind and a revolutionary concept at the time,” shares Vera, who moved home to launch Verdi, a new business built upon his father’s vision after his passing. Verdi now employs an in-house team of 75 in addition to 30 families who harvest their marquee material, fique: a soft yet resilient vegetable fiber from

the Andean region. “We have a huge natural fiber catalogue because of the Amazon,” Vera says. “We’re always discovering new materials and exploring how to weave them for a contemporary ambiance.” Recent experiments at the Bogotá headquarters have seen Colombian fibers like plantain, cumare and worm silk woven with copper, stainless steel and silver-plated metals to mesmeric effect. “We consider our rugs to be art in their uniqueness and in the way they reflect light,” he adds. That the fastexpanding studio’s moniker pays homage to Vera Dieppa’s nickname underscores the next generation’s commitment to celebrating cultural and familial le gacies alike. “Verdi is not a brand, it is a story,” Vera says. “And this is just the beginning.” intl.verdi.com.co

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No rug brand has its tentacles so deeply spread, linking master craftspeople all over the world with top designers and consumers alike. From artisans in Nepal trained in Tibetan knots to weavers in India working on looms, rug seekers have access to products made by mills specializing in authentic techniques unique to their region. “We have a handful of key vendors who each have their own flavor and aesthetic,” says Stephanie Muller, Stark’s vice president of product development and strategy. “They’re artists in their own right.” Not married to one look, Stark rather does it all: from their material inventory (silk, sisal, wool, and a new proprietary performance fiber, among others) to techniques both hand-crafted and mac hine-woven, to endless styles, like striking geometrics, painterly pastels, stripes, animal prints and traditional motifs.

“It’s always exciting to see their new technical developments and creativity,” Muller says. While the third-generation family-run operation recently marked 85 years in business, their commitment to artisanship remains at its core. Take the rug shown here: a recent collaboration with German company Rug Star is inspired by desert and urban landscapes and crafted in India using hand-knotted techniques. Think of them like a great connector—a connector of craftsman to consumer, a connector of inspiration to trends, and a connector of the past to the present. starkcarpet.com

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AMERICANA ETHOS MERIDA RUGS

In the mid-19 th century, Fall River, Massachusetts, was the Silicon Valley of America’s textile manufacturing industry. Fastforward through decades of shifting global economies, and few active mills remain today. But one self-described counterculture company decided to put down roots in the storied area as some of the last big mills were shuttering. “We’re not going to survive in the United States unless we’re doing something extraordinary,” admits Merida Rugs CEO Catherine Connolly. That something extraordinary, for starters, is that each of the company’s rugs is made of all-natural materials sans chemicals. Another revolutionary idea? Empower local craftsmen by creating a workplace where weavers find joy and pride in their craft. Merida R ugs HQ is part production lab and part innovation hub, where skills are honed and techniques tested. The goal is to create an environment where weavers push the bounds of their creativity in hopes it carries through to the finished product. Leading the charge is artistic director Sylvie Johnson who approaches design with the curiosity of an art student (she has been known to study out-of-print books on pigments to find fresh hues). The brand releases one new collection a year, each marking a new chapter in the Merida Rugs’ story. Their latest collection, Arte Povera, is inspired by the Postwar 1960s Italian arts movement, the story of which is as rich as the rugs themselves. “They have presence,” says Connolly. “The rugs contribute to the conversation in a sophisticated way.” meridastudio.com

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As durable as it is beautiful, the Westport swivel chair by Weatherend is constructed for the outdoors and finished with Weatherend’s Yacht finish. Generouslyproportioned and topped with plush cushions for extra comfort, it is available in any color or natural woods.

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Founded in 1904, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library has emerged from a yearslong renovation at the hands of Selldorf Architects. The storied institution houses an extensive collection of art and artifacts from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries. The museum aims to amplify and uplift Hispanic heritage and creativity, including Latin American artists forging their own multicultural identities.

Nestled under an ornate terra-cotta archway in the Main Court, Juliana Lima Vasconcellos’ eucalyptus wood Giraffe chairs flaunt their angular silhouettes. The Brazilian architect and designer cites her home country’s rich cultural mix— specifically African and Portuguese colonial influences—as sources of inspiration. hispanicsociety.org, theinvisiblecollection.com

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GEOLOGICAL GEMS

José Miguel Schnaider considers himself part designer and part explorer of the mineral world. As the founder of Mexico City’s Sten Studio, he leans into local lapidary traditions when conceiving his designs. “I am proud to be Mexican and Latino, but I do not necessarily need to follow a specific aesthetic,” Schnaider remarks. Rather, he offers

fresh interpretations of cultural heritage. His VSII.I and VSV.III stools—placed on a stairway adorned with 3rd-century Roman mosaics from Spain—are composed of dark lava stone and red travertine and blue calcite, respectively, acting as a visual metaphor for volcanos and a tribute to Mexico’s volcanic belt region. stenstudio.com

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STITCHED TOGETHER

Rhode Island School of Design alumna Alexis Tingey spent her childhood summers in Mexico where she learned embroidery from her grandmother. Tingey’s Don’t Remind Me hammock—showcased in front of Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla’s Vision of Spain (1912-1919) in the Sorolla Gallery—speaks to the physicality of memory. The hand-welded

patinated steel base supports a hand-pleated linen fabric collage depicting “personal items intended to be forgotten.” Tingey, whose first studio collection launches this year, is eager to see more women of Latin American origin represented in design to usher in rich storytelling, new ideas and unheard voices. alexistingeydesign.com

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Since founding Studio Galeón in 2017, Lula Galeano has watched the design landscape evolve to include more awareness around non-Eurocentric craft. A multidisciplinary designer who splits time between New York, London and her home country of Argentina, Galeano frequently collaborates with skilled artisans to enhance the beauty of natural materials used in her work. For Lampara 1 and Lampara 2, shown

here, Galeano joined forces with millworker Christopher Gatton to achieve the lamps’ perfectly unrefined shape. The bases are remnants of stone boulders sourced from Mexico which retain their jagged forms, save for polished edges. Each one-of-a-kind piece is outfitted with sleek brass hardware and a smooth blown glass opal bulb. studiogaleon.com

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BOTANICAL BEAUTY

Artist Lufti Janania’s childhood growing up on a rural bioreserve between the mountains and rainforests in Honduras continues to inform his eye today. Working out of a Brooklyn studio, he creates fantastical objects, sculptures and installations from botanicals and flora. His latest collection, a series of mirrors fitted on custom wood frames draped in woven

palm fiber, like the Tela, seen here, features hand-sewn, delicately pleated curled rosettes. Janania counts Latin America’s indigenous heritage and colonial history—specifically in Honduras where Mayan ruins and Baroque architecture meet—as additional sources of inspiration, taking in the visual romance and ornate decoration to inform his work. rosalila.co

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CURVY CHARACTER

“I adapt and take from wherever I go,” explains artist Giovanni Valdeavellano of where he pulls inspiration. For the New York–based talent, and founder of Studio Poa, that includes fashion street style, his childhood in Guatemala and the ways in which information is readily shared and consumed. The Santiago Chair 1 and Santiago Chair 2, shown here,

are made of solid ash, stained and then finished in hard wax oil. The design explores how a seat can make one feel transformed into a different character—like how a king feels on a throne or a defendant feels in a courtroom. This particular pair are shaped like guitars, intended to make the sitter feel like a rockstar. lovehouseny.com

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4 | Should I plan more money than the contract price?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only independent national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. Austin NARI’s goal is to help homeowners find the right professional partners to execute their remodel project. Austin NARI wants each homeowner to get the maximum value and enjoyment for the dollars they invest in their remodel and to avoid the pitfalls so many make when hiring ill-equipped contractors. Ask your remodeling contractor if their company is a member of Austin NARI.

2 | Should I get multiple estimates for a remodeling project?

While conventional wisdom dictates getting three estimates for anything involving labor, this doesn’t necessarily hold true when it comes to comprehensive remodeling projects such as a kitchen, bathroom, addition, or whole house remodel. The real comparison is in the team you will be working with. Chemistry and trust are key! NARI recommends that you interview at least three remodelers and then select the one you feel most comfortable with to bid out your project. This is because there are multiple ways of tackling a project and, unless you know exactly which methods and/or the subs the contractor will be using, there is no way to get an apples-to-apples comparison.

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Most importantly, keep the lines of communication open between you and your contractor. Ask questions. Let them know what your family schedule is and whether you have pets confined somewhere. It’s important to keep the work areas off limits to children and pets for their safety; however, you may have a little extra dust and dirt in your house, so keeping the work area off limits will avoid them tracking the dust to other parts of the house.

Additional work or a change in the project requested by the remodeling homeowner usually requires a contract price change. Planning for the unforeseen is wise, though, so putting aside an extra 10% over the contract price makes for a less stressful remodel.

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For a Georgian-style home in Maryland, Winsome Interior Design outfitted the kitchen with cabinetry from their line with Unique Kitchens & Baths and a custom cherrywood island. The pendant light is by Il Fanale.

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The homeowners of this Churchville, Maryland, residence couldn’t resist its Georgian-style architecture, but the dated 1980s kitchen was in need of a refresh. They called on Arianna Pannoni and Kasey Bedford of Baltimore-based firm Winsome Interior Design to reimagine the space. The result is strikingly elegant and in harmony with the structure’s traditional bones.

What were the project mandates?

Our clients wanted the kitchen to feel lived in, cozy and historic. They are casual people, but they also like a bit of formality.

Tell us about the major design elements. We kept the existing brick range niche but limewashed it and added more grout to give an ol der appearance. The cabinets are a simple, elevated shaker style that has been around for hundreds of years. We designed the island to look like a piece of furniture since kitchen islands weren’t a thing back in the day, and we also incorporated hand-distressed ceiling beams. The open shelving acts as a display area for the client’s collection of vintage china.

What other details lend to the charming feel? Hanging wood and copper pots adds warmth, while a new milk-glass fixture exudes a vintage ambiance. We also used finishes that will only get more beautiful with time: the unlacquered brass will develop a patina and the marble will gain character as it stains.

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Arabescato Corchia marble countertops make a dramatic statement. The faucet is from Newport Brass and the sconces are from Visual Comfort & Co. photo: stacy zarin goldberg.
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In keeping with the revamped kitchen, Pannoni and Bedford also turned their attention to the home’s mudroom and powder room, replacing dated elements to highlight the abode’s historic feel. “We wanted to have some fun in these spaces and bring out the drama,” Bedford says. They enveloped the mudroom—

including the walls, trim and ceiling—in a deep oxblood shade from Farrow & Ball and carried it through to the adjacent powder room trim. Meanwhile, a whimsical wallpaper from Osborne & Little featuring birds and lush foliage enhance the striking red tone. “The vintage-inspired console sink harkens back to

Georgian style, the classic floret penny tile is also a nod to old-world design, and the antiqued brass touches tie to the kitchen finishes,” Pannoni notes. “Our client allowed us the creativity to think outside the box,” Bedford adds. “Every space is dramatic in its own way.” winsomeinteriordesign.com

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A Rejuvenation sconce illuminates the powder room, which is swathed in Osborne & Little’s Netherfield wallpaper and accented with Farrow & Ball’s Preference Red. The Vintage Tub & Bath sink console is fitted with a House of Rohl faucet.
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Part Art Deco and part 1970s Milanese glam, the Lapidary collection from clé incorporates three di erent styles: rough-cut mosaics, smooth-cut ovals and sculpted curves (shown). Perfect for wall treatments, these concave and convex designs come in two sizes and a variety of stones, including travertine, Carrara, Calacatta and Verde marbles. cletile.com

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House of Hackney teamed up with British tile manufacturer Craven Dunnill Jackfield to introduce a line of handmade ceramic tiles that evoke Victorian-era drama. The collection features 19 th -century reproductions of two Jacobeaninspired fl orals—in both monochromatic relief and vivid screen-printed versions—as well as an a rray of solid-colored square and brick tiles in addition to flat and raised dados. houseo ackney.com

GOING WITH THE GRAIN

The Helene porcelain tile collection from Ann Sacks—o ered in three oak-inspired shades and both three-inch-wide planks and 24-inch-square parquetry forms—can be used everywhere from floors and fireplace surrounds to walls and backsplashes (and even outdoors in certain climates). Better yet, this revival style synonymous with European allure is made of 40 percent recycled material. annsacks.com

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When Dallas clients tapped local firm Maestri Studio | Gallery to rework the kitchen in their Tudor-style home, the design team kept the structure’s existing architecture top of mind. “The residence was built during the 1970s to look older than it is,” notes architect Eddie Maestri. “It’s inspired by old English estates, and there were already some nice details including arches, moldings and leaded-glass windows.” In addition to relocating the space from the back of the house to the front, Maestri’s team also added a dining nook that separates the main kitchen from a pantry and storage area. “The nook serves as a statement at that end of the room,” continues Maestri, whose team designed a custom banquette with a dramatic arch that mimics the nearby doorways. “We wanted to play up the original architecture and make the space feel cohesive. It’s like it has always been there.” maestristudio.com

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For the breakfast nook, interior designer Katie Paulsen of Maestri Studio | Gallery selected a custom oak banquette stained in walnut and topped with an upholstered cushion of performance velvet and vinyl by Wolf-Gordon. The light fixture overhead is Visual Comfort & Co.

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TRENDS IN BUILDING, DESIGN + RENOVATION

It takes a special expertise and vision to understand the wants, needs and desires of today’s homeowners and their families, and then make them reality. Whether it’s a “from-the-ground-up” custom build, a blank-slate renovation or the simple redesign of a space or environment in an existing home, the keys to success are the talented architects, interior designers, builders, artisans, craftspeople and innovators who bring beauty, form and function to the work they do and projects they inspire. Luxe Interiors + Design is pleased to unveil Trends in Building, Design + Renovation, a unique special section that introduces the most gifted minds and creative spirits in design, construction and renewal to those looking to reinvigorate their homes, elevate their daily lives and enhance their lifestyles.

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While every type of home project has its challenges, renovation is uniquely demanding. For Debbie Adams and her team at Adams Company, this is the ultimate thrill. So much so that they don’t do new builds or even additions; it’s all about the reno. As the firm celebrates its 10th year in business, Adams’ strategy of building relationships first has paid off. “We like to have strong connections to our clients, trades and vendors,” she says. “Then, we can move forward together on that new space.”

As for what that update tends to entail, Adams points to a few key trends. “A lot of our clients have the goal of remaining in their homes long-term, so we have been widening doors for ADA accessibility and adding things like extra lighting and walk-in showers with grab bars,” she says. She notes that while Texans don’t need fireplaces for heat as often, they too are an increasing focus—for the ambience.

STORAGE SKILLS

The Adams Company team is beloved by its clients for many reasons, but chief among them is a storage-centric approach.

“We create bathroom vanity cabinets with the doors at the sink space going all the way up to the countertop and a functioning drawer below the doors,” Adams says. “Then in kitchens, we like to add the bells and whistles, like pull-out spice drawers and pop-up stands that allow a mixer to remain plugged in and ready to go at all times.”

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“Recessed cabinet mirrors with integrated lighting in bathrooms is a trend that has become a must for many,” Adams says. “They can store a lot of items that otherwise clutter the countertops, with some even having electrical outlets inside so that the toothbrush and razor can still charge. And, the lighting on some can change to reflect the different types of daylight, like the old makeup mirrors used to do!”

Top Custom cabinets, including floating shelves and a custom wood hood vent, pair beautifully with Dekton countertops and a baroque sequin elongated hexagon tile backsplash. Far left These custom oak cabinets and drawers create tons of storage and countertop space. Left An island with legs makes this kitchen more functional for entertaining.

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“Most often, interior doors are painted white, but sometimes a brave soul has us paint them black, and what an impact this has!”
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ETCH DESIGN GROUP

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For many people, the act of renovation is one of personalization. It’s an endeavor centered on more than making a place beautiful; it’s about making a place one’s own. This is the mindset behind Etch Design Group’s philosophy. “We work closely with clients, and their builders and architects, to create lively spaces that match tastes and aesthetics unique to them,” says Stephanie Lindsey, who acts as principal designer of Etch alongside Jessica Nelson. “We envision a home as a place that inspires us every day, and because we’re inspired, we move through the world with more joy!” That is indeed the experience their clients have, as they explore new environments that invite them to fully be themselves. As Nelson puts it, “We give life to spaces, filling them with color and texture, layers and patterns, with the goal of expressing who our clients are.”

TIP: IT’S ABOUT THE TEAM

“Take time selecting your team and go with your gut instinct,” Lindsey says. “Working with an architect, builder and designer are longterm relationships, so during the ‘dating’ phase make sure you truly find the right fit for you. When it comes to living through the renovation, you will likely be more at ease because you know you made the best choice.”

PRACTICAL, BUT PRETTY TOO

When asked to share the design elements every client seems to desire, Lindsey reveals a theme: function, function, function—and a little bit of flair.

• Ki tchens: We’re receiving requests for features that enhance convenience, like inserts for spices, roll-out shelves behind cabinet doors, designated small appliance storage, etc.

• Textures: Wallpaper, brick and stone accents on walls and furnishings, furs and velvets are all on many a client’s list.

• Open floor plans: Yes, the open floor plan is still sought. It welcomes natural light and creates connectedness between the people in various spaces.

• Mudrooms: Families continue to focus on this as an organizational mecca.

“A pro designer has already experienced those ‘wish we would have done this’ moments many times over, so you don’t have to. That is valuable, especially when renovating.”
Above The powder room features a statement wallpaper and groin vault. Top The owner of this home moved from California and wanted to incorporate the cool Cali style of soft colors, natural elements and comfortable pieces. Left In the primary suite, a neutral palette evokes a sense of calm and rest. Photography Avery Nicole Photography
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MARTHA O’HARA INTERIORS

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Great design and renovation are all about transformation, and that is just how Martha O’Hara got her start in the field. After finding success in the business world, she turned her back on the boardroom and transformed her innate design sense into a career. Today, she runs her firm, Martha O’Hara Interiors, alongside her daughter Kate O’Hara, out of a studio in Austin—with a secondary office in Minneapolis. Known for fullservice design on luxury builds and remodels, Martha O’Hara Interiors is sought-after for its classically-beautiful spaces and modern sensibility. “We are incredibly clientfocused,” Kate shares. “For us, every project begins by getting to know our clients, their lifestyle, their aesthetic and their priorities. Once we know that, we can design a truly personal home.”

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Martha talks popular requests.

• Outdoor living is a must for most clients, who want to extend their interior square footage to the open air.

• Entertaining versus personal space is a conversation many are having. As our clients return to welcoming people in their homes, they want to define private spaces too.

• High-end finishes and furnishings are making their return. We’ve noticed that homeowners are prioritizing this while taking a “less is more” overall approach.

THE CASE FOR A PRO

With social media often espousing the merits of “doing it yourself,” one might wonder if they need an expert for a renovation. Kate shares the perspective of the firm’s clients on the matter: “They can avoid any headaches when it comes to making knowledgeable decisions on a home remodel, but also with many furniture retailers not living up to expectations. Even our most creative and capable clients choose to work with us to achieve a fully-realized design.”

Above A grand entry is warm and welcoming, with a custom Fay + Belle rug and modern spindle bench. Top This sophisticated den is the family’s favorite gathering spot, with its dramatic aesthetic and streamlined furnishings. Far left Located in the heart of Rollingwood, this inviting kitchen exudes a calm and dreamy aesthetic, with an airy, coastal palette. Left A sprawling outdoor kitchen, dining and living space offers scenic views of Westlake, Austin.

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SCHEER & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN

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In the mission to create spaces that truly balance luxury with livability, many disciplines are needed. Enter, Scheer & Co. Interior Design. “From development to documentation, custom fabrications and beyond, we are known for our turnkey design services with a client-driven approach and emphasis on personalization and collaboration,” says Killy Scheer, who founded the firm in 2013. Scheer and her team believe in the power of a person’s story, origin and history to shape design. “We work to gain a deep understanding of our clients, in order to weave that background into each space,” she says. “No two projects are the same.” The consistent elements, however, are Scheer & Co’s dedication, passion and proactive communication. “Our team ensures every client has a highlyengaged liaison with a robust skillset while also understanding that creativity isn’t linear, construction can be messy and the process should be honest.”

TRENDS TURNED MUST-HAVES

Scheer fills in the blanks on a few trends that have turned into must-haves.

• Minimizing the appearance of basic painted drywall by using plaster, lime washes, papers, even upholstery— anything to add depth and texture—is popular.

• Painted floors are making a comeback, which is a fun way to save and use old floors that don’t have another round of finishing in them but shouldn’t be covered.

• Colorful plumbing fixtures, from sinks and faucets to toilets are getting bigger. The popularity of midcentury modern design continues with this addition in the mix.

FAMILY IN FOCUS

“With multigenerational living becoming more popular, adding amenities to suit all ages is on the rise,” Scheer shares. “Older folks are integrating their grandchildren’s interests into their homes with recreation spaces and playrooms. A step further is adding cooking stations, juice and smoothie bars, pickleball courts and treehouses.”

Top A study in contrasts, this bar and lounge in Williamson County is dark and light, traditional and contemporary. Photography Julie Soefer
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Art Imitates Life

Layers of tactile warmth envelop the interiors of a sleek yet welcoming Houston abode.

Interior Design: Julie Dodson Webster, Dodson Interiors
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ome homes introduce themselves with a sense of grandeur, engulfing guests in architectural awe as soon as they enter. This young couple’s new Houston residence could easily command such presence, with its tall windows and vast swaths of light. But when interior designer Julie Dodson Webster first stepped inside the abode, she was struck the most not by its structural scope but by her clients’ cheery Bernese mountain dog, Cabo. “She met us at the door on each and every one of our visits, wanting to show off her toys,” the designer recalls with a laugh.

That endearing greeting prefaced what these homeowners wanted most of all: spaces that encapsulate a welcoming and intimate atmosphere, with a dose of sophistication. As recent California transplants, they navigate hectic careers by day. So, for their next chapter of life in Texas, “This house needed to be a laid-back respite,” the designer explains. “The couple didn’t want anything over the top. They cared more about spending quality time together.”

With that in mind, Webster and her design assistant, Patty Henriquez, pivoted the home toward a warm, human-centered design. They introduced lounge-worthy gathering areas for visiting family and friends, serene corners of solitude and, of course, various plush surfaces where the couple’s beloved four-legged family member can sunbathe. Cultivating such comfort called for an aesthetic that feels as good as it looks. To that end, notes Webster, “It was all about creating a textural experience.”

The clients only brought a few pieces from their life on the West Coast, so Webster essentially had free rein to start from scratch— and she began by diffusing the home’s expansive envelope with layers of tactility. Wool rugs in every room carve out close-knit seating areas within the larger footprint, fostering conversation while adding softness underfoot. Custom pleated draperies adorned with a matching valance or patterned trim help to bring movement and color to the walls and windows. Finishes on wood furniture remain rich and varied in tone, from the ebonized dining table to the unvarnished natural grain of handmade accent stools.

New pieces overall lean transitional, featuring “clean, simple lines that mix in well with various textures,” Webster explains. “I wanted furnishings that have an ease about them.”

Think deep-set sectionals dotted with cushions, oversize armchairs covered in buttery leathers and plush upholstered headboards ready-made for reading in bed. The study’s languid chaise lounge is a particularly dreamy find covered in blue velvet. And because Cabo “is allowed on everything, choosing textiles that are petfriendly was also very important,” adds Webster, who incorporated hardy performance fabrics for stress-free lounging.

At first, the color scheme trended subdued. A procession of cream walls runs throughout the main living areas, taking advantage of the home’s light. In turn, deeper shades of gray conjure a cocoon-like atmosphere in the more private realms. Webster reserved the darkest gray for the wife’s study, creating “a little spot where she can read and relax,” the designer notes. This reserved palette continues through to the main furnishings with delicate stripes and windowpane patterns adding subtle dimension. However, as the couple’s personal art collection grew during the design process, “We began bringing in fabrics and pillows that pull shades from the pieces,” Webster says. A classic Hunt Slonem bird painting, for example, inspired the dining room’s notes of blue, while the signature abstract swirls of Texas artist Sydney Yeager spurred the guest bedroom’s eclectic blues and yellows.

Among the plethora of new art and furniture, the designer preserved personal touches to imbue cozy familiarity. The study is perhaps home to the owners’ most sentimental items, one being a framed blueprint of their first residence together in California. Enjoying pride of place, another is a portrait by artist Anke Schofield of their dear pup. The couple “fell in love with her whimsical animal paintings,” Webster says. “She custom made this piece incorporating their own dog.” With a squirrel perched on her back, the painted version proves as playful as her real-life counterpart.

In similar fashion, the designer sees her own creative process as a form of portraiture. Rooms should do more than impress; they should radiate with life, embodying the distinct character of their occupants. “When you truly capture the client in a space, that is design to me,” Webster explains. “We are the artists, and our clients are the muse.”

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The media room windows are accented with Harlequin draperies and a shade by Hartmann&Forbes. Art by Hunt Slonem from Laura Rathe Fine Art overlooks a vintage trunk from Joyce Horn Antiques, Ltd. and floor covering from Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries.
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The couple’s Bernese mountain dog relaxes on the family room sofa, fabricated by The Joseph Company and upholstered in a Holly Hunt fabric. A side table from Found joins Palecek stools and a coffee table from M.Naeve. The lamp is from Design Within Reach. Left: Holland & Sherry draperies allow streams of light into the dining room. Gilded mirrors from Area complete a corner vignette. Opposite: Gatherings gravitate toward the Palecek dining room table. Jada leather chairs from Interlude Home partner with upholstered head chairs found at Dixon Rye. The rug is from Creative Flooring.
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Above: Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal coats the study’s built-in shelving. In the adjacent entry, a Tony Magar painting is from Laura Rathe Fine Art. Left: Anke Schofield’s portrait of the resident dog presides over a CB2 desk and Herman Miller chair from Sunset Settings in the study. The floor lamp from Area lights a chaise from Found, both atop a Stark rug. Above: In the main bedroom, a custom bed crafted by The Joseph Company wears Holland & Sherry fabric and is dressed in Signoria Firenze linens from Kuhl-Linscomb. Seating includes a bench from Interlude Home and CB2 armchair. A Stark rug grounds the space. Opposite: Carlisle & Co.’s Shangri-La wallpaper from Holly Hunt enlivens a main bedroom wall behind a CB2 mirror. The dresser from Jayson Home is topped with lamps from Dixon Rye.
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MADE FOR EACH OTHER

Southern traditions and English style naturally meld in a family’s Austin residence.

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Interior Design: Sara Malek Barney, BANDD/Design

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or Kim and Tom Chappell, a West Coast couple who relocated to Austin just weeks after welcoming their third child, finding a designer to feather their new nest was a critical need. “I wanted it to be finished and decorated by the time we moved in,” Kim recalls. To their rescue came designer Sara Malek Barney, whose local firm first caught the couple’s attention online. Together, they all set their sights on a house by architect Adam Steiner and Nalle Custom Homes. For this abode, which features ample square footage and a large yard for the young family, Barney instinctively knew the way forward: finding common ground in the couple’s stylistic tastes.

“My clients have different opinions, but they can see eye to eye,” Barney explains. Kim grew up in Georgia and favors traditional design, namely “monograms, pinstripes and tufted pieces,” the designer notes. On the other hand, British-born Tom, a former designer, skews more modern. With Venn diagram-like precision, Barney identified their area of overlap as a simplified spin on English-cottage style. It speaks to the husband’s roots in Northwest England and reminds the wife of her childhood in Atlanta. “My aesthetic and Southern really go hand in hand,” Tom says, “so we were able to make it work nicely.”

What none of them wanted, however, was anything that felt themed. Nary a chintz nor a ruffle is to be found in these contemporary rooms, and yet, they all have a decidedly charming feel. Barney and her project manager, Meghan Kardow, enhanced and added to already existing elements such as the ceiling beams and wood paneling while creating continuity between each room through the palette. “I always use color, but softer hues as opposed to a Crayola box,” Barney explains of her chosen buffs, blues, grays, greens and pinks. “The house initially featured a lot of white, which we updated with a more muted scheme,” she continues. “This involved adding layers of color for depth, and incorporating pattern through textiles, wallpapers and herringbone floors.”

The couple, meanwhile, focused on practiciality for the furnishings. “We wanted a balance of pieces that are polished but not precious,” Kim says. To that end, Barney imbued the rooms with a comfortable, walk-in-the-countryside spirit. Woven catch-all baskets tucked under the entryway’s ebonized-oak table create an immediate sense of ease, while repurposing the existing dining room table and chairs honors the owners’ past. In the kitchen (where an expanse of open floor space often doubles as a dance floor), the designer intensified the palette by painting the lower cabinets a light blue. “It worked well with the white oak; it’s English cottage, but not at all frilly,” she describes. That palette returns in the formal yet inviting living room, where new upholstered seating pairs with meaningful pieces. These include both an antique chest of drawers from the clients’ previous residence and a landscape painting of Spanish oaks in Sea Island, Georgia, by artist Ken Wallin—a sweet reminder of where the couple wed.

This home also provided the family a chance to truly personalize their spaces. “We wanted a real Mom-and-Dad area,” Tom explains, noting they had not prioritized their bedroom in previous homes. Now, however, these parents have the retreat they always envisioned, made all the more inviting by a fireplace. The children also had a say in their rooms, with the daughter helping select her own wallpaper. “They’re at an age where they have a lot of opinions, so we wanted them to be involved,” Tom says. And along with a polished office for Kim and an upstairs family hangout (complete with a big sectional and projector screen for cozy family gatherings), you’ll find a guest suite nicknamed “The Cottage” situated above the garage. “It gave us the opportunity to have some fun with the design,” says the husband, referencing the double queen-size beds and wallpapered ceiling. Adds the wife: “Tom’s family visits from England for long stretches, so we wanted them to have an escape, and it feels like their very own little bedand-breakfast.”

It’s safe to say this home came together with everyone in mind. “They live a real life here,” says Barney of her clients. “We put a lot of love and care into this house, and we all won.”

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Southern luxury blends with European charm in this home designed for a young family. Hanging above the iron entry door by Olympus Doors is a Charleston yoke-mount light from French Market Lanterns. Left: In the entry, a custom wall-mounted console from Mockingbird Made mingles with a Cleo lamp from Visual Comfort & Co. and vintage mirror found on 1stdibs. The ceiling light is from Rejuvenation. Opposite: A CB2 table and Pierre Jeanneret chairs ground the dining room. Palmer Hargrave’s Mallory ceiling fixture is from George Cameron Nash. Sheer Kravet draperies lend a luminescent feel.
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Above: Kitchen cabinetry painted Farrow & Ball’s De Nimes complements a vintage rug found on Etsy. Brass accents include a Waterworks faucet from Alexander Marchant, Savoy House Glenn wall sconces from Hinkley, Inc. and pulls from Rejuvenation. Opposite: The clients’ barstools sit below Gale pendants from Visual Comfort & Co. in the kitchen. A backsplash of white quartzite with gray veining joins a window shade in Schumacher’s Sierra print.
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Right: William Morris’ Pimpernel wallpaper from Culp Associates partners with moody subway tile in the powder bath. Geneva sconces from Visual Comfort & Co. flank Arteriors’ Edmund mirror. The Waterworks faucet is from Alexander Marchant. Opposite: The office features an Uplift Desk design and Serena & Lily chair. Spoonflower’s wallpaper meets paneling painted Benjamin Moore’s Rushing River. Currey & Company’s Eduardo chandelier illuminates a Jaipur Living rug. Left: An existing desk and RH chair appear in a child’s bedroom. The Anthropologie mirror reflects walls covered in Wallpaperie’s Avignon pattern in Blush. Opposite: Worlds Away side tables and Crate & Barrel lamps frame an Anthropologie rattan bed, which rests on a Jaipur Living rug. A Patricia Round chandelier from Made Goods lights the space.
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hallmark of this Austin artist’s work.

Unconventional techniques and materials are the

Organic Abstraction

When abstract artist Tyler Guinn picks up a paintbrush (or, more likely, a palette knife), he’s never faced with the proverbial blank canvas. Before he begins painting, Guinn imbues his canvas with character by staining it with coffee, wine or Hill Country soil. In some cases, he even treats it with river water. “You can’t quite tell what it’s been through,” says Guinn of the washed, distressed quality. “It makes you wonder, ‘Is it old?’ or ‘Did it get rained on?’ You can see my fingerprints, too, so there are very human elements also at play.” It’s this organic underpainting that lends the artist’s abstracts their beguiling authenticity.

While Guinn didn’t formally study art, his mother was an artist, which helped make his leap five years ago into painting professionally feel more natural. The medium came to him easily, and one of his signature styles emerged early: Canvases featuring a broad, clean border with chaotic slash marks and heavy impasto at the center. Soon, the artist was fielding commission requests. “A friend would see one of my pieces and say, ‘I love that. Are you going to do anything that’s squarer or in these colors?’ ” recalls Guinn, who was always happy to accommodate. Accustomed to working with creative directors in his former professional life, Guinn enjoys the collaboration. “I want clients to feel as though they’re part of the work—not that they simply bought it,” he explains.

A visit to the artist’s Austin studio reveals his unique process. Brimming with furniture, ceramics and houseplants, the space feels like a home, with Guinn constantly rearranging its contents. “I like to shift things around and create in different spaces, different lights,” the artist notes. You’ll find materials he’s gathered from the natural world, including dried plants and gritty dirt that end up incorporated into his fine art pieces. In turn, his paintings—with their rich texture, subtle color and organic elements—are very much at home in interior environments.

Guinn is represented by several galleries— Tappan, Commerce Gallery and Mont Art House—but also, tellingly, by Rath, a home decor showroom. The artist believes the objects in our spaces influence how we feel, act and even think. “Art can completely affect your mood and response to your surroundings,” he says. “I want to create paintings that people want to live with for years to come.”

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Austin abstract artist Tyler Guinn (opposite) uses a palette knife and impasto to create a geometric arrangement (previous pages). Other works comprise leather paint and soil on linen soaked in river water (left) as well as acrylic paint and soil on canvas treated with house paint (below).

Let the Sun Shine

Natural light, vibrant colors and lively patterns fill one Dallas home with feelings of cheer.

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Architecture: David Stocker, SHM Architects Interior Design: Kristen Woolery, Woolery Associates Home Builder: Robby Skinner, Sleepy Hollow Homes

any of the houses in this new home’s Dallas neighborhood follow a scheme that situates a square dwelling in between front and rear yards of roughly equal size. But more than anything, these owners wanted to let in the light—which meant a side-yard design with more perimeter was in order. Years spent in a residence decorated in tones of gray and khaki had left the pair yearning for surroundings that felt “bright, cheerful and happy,” explains interior designer Kristen Woolery, a friend of the wife’s since grade school. And so, when the couple began working with Woolery, architect David Stocker and builder Robby Skinner on a custom home for themselves and their children, the first consideration was windows.

Rather than forming a traditional centerhall floor plan, Stocker worked with his project manager, Scott Nunn, to create a rectangular footprint with one short end facing the street and the long sides lined with tall windows. These overlook outdoor areas devised in collaboration with landscape designer Matthew Murrey, which include a courtyard and covered terrace. “Using a rectangle gave us the ability to pick up a ton of light and bring it deeper into the house, which helped us achieve bright and airy spaces,” Stocker explains.

A long gallery with handcrafted concrete paver floors and a high ceiling spanned by pecky cypress beams functions as the home’s main artery. Beginning in the two-story foyer, it passes a game room and adjacent lounge, and then a large family area, on its way to a formal dining room that awaits, like a perfectly framed picture, at the end of the passageway. Displaying traditional millwork alongside contemporary windows, the gallery offers a first glimpse of this abode’s unique mix of old and new elements— a signature for both Stocker and Woolery.

“I imagine I have a gauge with an extremely traditional house on one side and an extremely modern house on the other,” Stocker says. “Here, the traditional forms pull the needle to one side, but the number of windows and light patterns

bring it back to the middle; it’s always a matter of finding the right balance.”

Woolery also searched for a middle ground when marrying the traditional furniture style the homeowners love with lively bursts of color and pattern. “My passion is finding things that will stand the test of time without appearing dated,” she says. “I’m also not afraid to go for it with color. I grew up when chintz was popular and prints were bright and vibrant, and I still gravitate toward that.” The designer’s penchant for decorative motifs is evident in the dining room, which features a glossy white ceiling and custom, hand-painted wallpaper panels shimmering with tints of rose gold. These selections provide a fresh context for the 19th-century sideboard, mirror and chandelier, as well as a vintage pedestal table “that could have been in your grandmother’s house,” Woolery notes with a laugh.

From there, the combinations grow bolder. Turquoise millwork pairs with a tête-à-tête upholstered in an energetic orange Art Deco print in the game room. Spirited, red-striped swivel chairs and Technicolor embroidered stools appear in the family room. And, perhaps most daring of all, a classic bird-and-thistleprint wallpaper pairs with Jolly Rancher-green millwork in the wife’s office. “That move took some convincing,” Woolery recalls of the latter. “But I’ve found that pushing my clients beyond their comfort zones often leads to the most successful rooms.”

A few memorable design moments came from the couple’s short wish list, including the blue-lacquered walls and coffered ceiling of the Peacock Lounge, a room inspired by their visit to The Spectator Hotel’s bar in Charleston, South Carolina. However, most additions are a product of the faith they have in their friend and designer. “They didn’t come to me with a ton of inspiration photos,” Woolery shares, “but they trusted me enough to let me loose. I wanted the house to reflect them, and by knowing their personalities, I was able to achieve that without a lot of input on finishes, fabrics and furnishings.” The wife agrees: “It feels just as I imagined—but with brighter colors. And I love them. They make me happy, which is exactly what I wanted.”

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Custom-scaled flooring from Peacock Pavers, laid in a herringbone pattern, and reclaimed pecky cypress ceiling beams define the gallery, which spans the length of the house. Rossi lanterns by Julie Neill for Visual Comfort & Co. emphasize the passageway’s grand scale. Emyo art is from Blue Print Gallery. A tête-à-tête in Jim Thompson Fabrics’ Catteau linen divides the game room. Custom armchairs feature a Glant Textiles tweed; neoclassical Maison Jansen chairs encircle the table. A rug from The Loom and Company complements draperies in Romo material.
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Above: Gracie wallpaper establishes the dining room’s blue-and-blush palette. Bespoke chairs from Sedersi, Inc.—with Rose Tarlow Melrose House glazed linen on the front and Holland & Sherry cashmere wool on the back—surround a vintage Baker table. The chandelier is from Legacy Antiques. Opposite: Caddo lanterns by Julie Neill for Visual Comfort & Co. illuminate the kitchen and breakfast area. The polished marble counters from DFW Granite top custom cabinets fabricated by Douglas Cabinetry and painted Farrow & Ball’s James White. A runner from Farzin Rugs, Inc. infuses color.
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Above: Schumacher’s Citrus Garden wallpaper, The Lamp Shoppe’s shade on a Visual Comfort & Co. sconce and Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room Blue coordinate in a bathroom. Villa & House’s mirror and a Newport Brass faucet pop against leathered Absolute Black granite counters from DFW Granite. Opposite: Fine Paints of Europe created a custom high-gloss peacock-blue hue for the lounge’s bar, paneled walls and coffered ceiling; the Visual Comfort & Co. lantern is from Lights Fantastic Pro. Swivel chairs in Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric rest atop a custom Kyle Bunting rug. Above: In the couple’s bedroom, Cowtan & Tout wallpaper from Culp Associates forms a textural backdrop for the custom headboard in Quadrille’s Lyford print. A Schumacher velvet and Samuel & Sons trim cover the sofa. Opposite: Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue colors the main bathroom’s cabinetry, punctuated by Athos marble counters from DFW Granite. A sconce from Visual Comfort & Co. in a custom shade by The Lamp Shoppe joins the Quadrille window valance and vanity chair in an Anna Spiro Textiles print from James Showroom.
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