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t was the end of New York Fashion Week and the kick-off to the design season when I found myself in the spirited world of designer Johnson Hartig of fashion brand Libertine. We were jammed into BGs, celebrating the launch of his new textile collection for Schumacher, and I got to chatting with Johnson about our shared belief in the importance of beauty; how deeply it can move you and its power as a means of emotional connection. Walking back to my hotel later, I thought about what had first sparked my own appreciation for beauty. Coincidentally, it involved Schumacher and a room in my grandmother’s home. She referred to it as the “black-and-white room,” her guest room where I stayed on my many visits. The ceiling and walls were covered in Shengyou Toile and all of the bed linens were made from the same fabric. A large white basin set upon a chic French antique table held her artistic interior garden, overflowing with lush green plantings. The table was nested into a large bay window that overlooked one of her several outdoor gardens, dotted with color in the spring and summer. That room was magical to me; it was beauty and warmth and love. This season, I encourage you to seek out beauty and hold a memory of it close to you. As Johnson reminded me...it soothes the soul.


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rivolity, joie de vivre and kaleidoscopic colors are synonymous with the Christian Lacroix aesthetic. The same could be said of the brand’s creative director, Sacha Walckhoff, who stepped into the role in 2010 after Lacroix left the House. Over the last decade, Walckhoff has transformed the company from a fashion powerhouse to a leader in the lifestyle and home decor space. “We are one of the only fashion brands who truly succeeded in going into home decor since Versace and Ralph Lauren,” says the creative director. In his latest furnishings collection with Roche Bobois, Walckhoff has stayed true to the brand’s

theatrical roots, dreaming up a fantastical fairy tale world featuring prints of enchanted forests and exotic creatures living in harmony. “The House of Christian Lacroix is as much about contrast as it is about adding surprise and wonder to the narration in any collection,” says Walckhoff. Each piece in the Bois Paradis collection delights with contrasting textures, evocative shapes and geometric patterns, while paying homage to Christian Lacroix’s beginnings. “This collection is a return to the origins of the House and its founding principle: combining the raw with the sophisticated to create an unrivaled aesthetic style,” says Walckhoff. This is exemplified in furnishings like the sumptuous sofa, which features the botanical Cueillette print in a rich velvet. Other items, like the large sixpaneled screen in natural oak with glossy lacquer, serve as an ideal backdrop for the Bois Paradis motif: a silhouetted storybook scene of soaring birds, swinging apes, and lush flora and fauna. Similar dreamscapes appear in Christian Lacroix’s other home collaborations too, all helmed by Walckhoff, such as a fabric and wallpaper line with Designers Guild and, recently, a porcelain tableware

Sacha Walckhoff’s latest designs for Christian Lacroix Maison include the Bois Paradis Bleu Nigelle wallcovering for Designers Guild (shown on previous page), a porcelain tableware collection with Vista Alegre (top, right), and a furnishings line with Roche Bobois (left).

collection with Vista Alegre. Herbariae, inspired by five flowers—the poppy, narcissus, lotus, dahlia and thistle—and designed around two color themes—a graphic black-and-white palette, and a watercolor style that combines soft pinks and yellows with celadon green and peacock blue—brings a neoclassical freshness to the table. “Mixing geometric patterns and floral ones makes each of them much more interesting,” says Walckhoff. “It allows the eye to go from one point to the other when looking at the decor of the room. As Diana Vreeland said, ‘The eye has to travel.’ ” Enhancing the natural environment has been a trademark of the Christian Lacroix brand, and one that Walckhoff embraces. Iconic moments include the Butterfly Parade design created in 2012 that so embodied the frivolities and joie de vivre of Christian Lacroix that it was mistaken for an archival print. “The lesson was that if a design is close enough to the idea people have about the brand, then the design is Lacroix!” remarks Walckhoff. As a multifaceted company, Walckhoff welcomes, and uses to his advantage, a broader vision. “We are not stopped by ideas that an interior brand would not do or have. To be un-experimented, unexpected sometimes helps,” he says. Aspirations include designing a hotel or a restaurant, and with Walckhoff ’s provocative spirit, one can only imagine the mythical fairy-tale world he might dream up. “When your imagination is always on fire, you just have to move forward,” he says. “It is exciting but exhausting sometimes! It keeps me alive.”

WALCKHOFF HEADSHOT: ANTOINE TEMPÉ. TABLEWARE: COURTESY VISTA ALEGRE. FURNISHINGS: COURTESY ROCHE BOBOIS.

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TRAITS SCHUMACHER TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH JOHNSON HARTIG’S FASHION HOUSE, LIBERTINE. WRITTEN BY SHANNON SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL COSTELLO

Johnson Hartig, founder of the fashion label Libertine, believes clothing should showcase one’s personality and that the same goes for interior design. “The psychology of interiors fascinates me,” he observes. Hartig brings that passion to his new line with Schumacher—a 40-piece collection of wallpaper, fabric and trim showcasing a mix of bold colors and patterns, but with classical influences. “The collection encapsulates him perfectly,” remarks Dara Caponigro, Schumacher’s creative director. “If you were to use it all together, it makes quite the statement. But if you were to pick out separate pieces, they still translate individually.” Caponigro is a longtime fan of Hartig and she saw him as the perfect collaborator with Schumacher. The brand has a history of working with fashion designers, beginning with Paul Poiret in 1930 and later Elsa Schiaparelli and Karl Lagerfeld under the Waverly brand. The Libertine collection is an example of what Caponigro calls the “yin and yang” of the company. “We have beautiful classics,” she says. “But we’re always pushing forward in terms of fashion and fun.” Bringing his own personality to every detail, many of the pieces, like the Punk Rock Mix Tape trim, were inspired by Hartig’s childhood or his everyday life. “Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, I’ve always been inspired by punk culture,” he says. And the hand-drawn artwork of the Magical Ming Dragon fabric and wallcovering was influenced by Hartig’s own prized Tibetan rug. While his newest designs embody a sharp boldness, they maintain an underlying classic style. For example, the Modern Toile fabric and wallcovering features a contemporary twist on the traditional design using large-scale patterns, and the Java Seas fabric finds its inspiration in Indian batiks from the 16th and 17th centuries. “I can’t wait to see how people use them—even if they use a couple pillows or pieces throughout a room,” Hartig says. “It will be reflective of their personalities, as they are of mine.”

Johnson Hartig photographed in his Los Angeles home with his dog, Terrance. “The way Johnson understands home is the way he understands fashion,” says Dara Caponigro, Schumacher’s creative director. “He has an innate style, innate creativity.”


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he right rug is a springboard for a space— setting the tone, palette and texture for a room. As such, the floor coverings in RH’s latest Ultra Luxe collection set the bar high with rich textiles such as handspun silk, Mongolian cashmere, Peruvian Alpaca and pure New Zealand wool. Soft to the touch, these fabrics, along with premium linen, have long been synonymous with elevated apparel and home decor. The collection features pieces that are exquisitely hand-knotted from the most refined materials—ranging from 80- to 121-knot count per square inch—with a plushness that can be felt in the dense pile of each design. And just in time for the season, the cashmere collection is expanding with a shag addition, making this winter that much cozier.


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DESIGNER CRISTINA CELESTINO EMBRACES AN ICONIC FENDI PATTERN IN HER LATEST LAUNCH WITH THE ESTEEMED FASHION HOUSE. WRITTEN BY BRITTANY CHEVALIER MCINTYRE PHOTOGRAPHY BY OMAR SARTOR

Formally trained as an architect, Cristina Celestino’s design direction combines traditional elements connoting heritage with a contemporary aesthetic. As a fellow Italian interior and product designer with a passion for legacy, it was quite fitting that Fendi Casa tapped Celestino for its latest groundbreaking collection, Back Home. Here, Luxe gets the scoop on the inspiration behind the collaboration with the renowned fashion label. You first worked with Fendi designing one-ofa-kind furniture for the Design Miami booth in 2016. What came next? I worked with Fendi on the Omotesando store in Tokyo, where the Design Miami concept was adapted to a pop-up using everything from the furniture to wallcoverings. Some of those pieces—mostly low tables and sofas—were then chosen and produced exclusively for several Fendi boutiques worldwide. Silvia Venturini Fendi trusted in my

vision and thought that my collection represented the Fendi world, but also had strong potential commercially. After suggesting my work to Raffaella Vignatelli, the president of Fendi Casa, this collection, Back Home, was born.

company and an Italian family heritage brand run by women, both Fendi and Fendi Casa, who offered me complete freedom in the design process. We shared a common vision, so it was a very easy collaboration from start to finish.

And the influence? Silvia Venturini Fendi asked me to create a collection of furniture inspired by the Pequin—Fendi’s signature broad stripe pattern—created back in 1987, the same year Fendi Casa launched. As for the inspiration, the overall mood is from the ’70s—and, in particular, the interiors and furniture of Willy Rizzo, a decorator and photographer who worked in Rome in the mid-60s. He mixed refined luxury with a modern vision in a bold and distinct way using very rich material combinations and finishes.

Any favorites? That would be like asking a parent to name a favorite child—it’s impossible! I love different elements in each of the pieces, and I love that they work alone as either statement and iconic pieces, or equally well together.

This is a large collection—14 products! What was it like to work with the Fendi Casa team? It was an honor to collaborate with such an iconic

What were your aspirations for this collection? My hope, as it is with all of my designs, is to create pieces that express a message and a story beyond the aesthetic value. One that people remember. Fendi Casa’s quality is impeccable, so if people choose to pass this furniture down, they can certainly do so, but I never design with those preconceptions. I simply follow my heart and my imagination.


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VINTAGE VROOM What to do with a rare car collection that’s as beautiful as any conventional artwork? Hire a top-notch team to create a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-inspired garage and put it on display, of course. In the case of this Austin project, that team included Shiflet Group Architects, Mark Ashby Design and Dalgleish Construction Company. Builder David Dalgleish gave Luxe an inside look. dalgleish.net

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Describe your goal. A high-end building for a collection of rare cars. The vehicles are the centerpiece, but we dialed up the details to complement their exquisite quality. What’s the capacity? Approximately 20 automobiles. Share some unique details. The basement features a fully restored 1980 M1 BMW appearing to drive along the wall, grain-matched sound-absorbent wood walls and a glass particle-type sound-absorbing plaster ceiling. The main floor includes a detailed 1980 M1 BMW frame hanging from the ceiling of the two-story pavilion area. A three-story lift moves the cars between floors. 090 / LUXESOURCE.COM

Describe the materials. Pyrok StarSilent plaster made from 96 percent recycled glass and acoustical wall panels by Sound Seal for sound absorption. It has an exoskeleton steel structure, a cut stone exterior and interior, and a combination of Swiss Vitrocsa and Reynaers windows and doors. What makes it luxurious? The razorsharp level of exquisite construction finish; the artistic details of all elements, including the spiral AC ducts with screws installed according to a strict symmetrical alignment plan; the quality of the custom furnishings and interiors; the glass-plaster; the sound-absorbent wood walls; the secret door; the extralarge electric operated door systems from Vitrocsa; and more. WRITTEN BY PAULETTE PEARSON

OPEN HOUSE PHOTOS: MARK WILLIAMS. VINTAGE VROOM PHOTO: CLAY GRIER.

Kanju Interiors, purveyor of luxury African decor and accessories, will soon celebrate almost two years in its Dallas Design District showroom. However, it’s been more than a decade since founder and Dallas native Meghan Bartos—a Hockaday School and Southern Methodist University graduate who earned a dual MBA from Columbia University and the London Business School—began working and traveling extensively throughout Africa. Along the way, the burgeoning entrepreneur carefully cultivated the relationships needed to bring the galleries of Cape Town and the markets of Lilongwe to her hometown. With the help of showroom manager Maya Crawford, Bartos now offers the country’s largest and most diverse collection of African luxury decor and contemporary art, with a focus on artisan handmade processes. Recent new offerings include pieces from Wiid Design and the Bhaca planter collection, which showcases ceramicist Andile Dyalvane’s link to his South African Xhosa roots while highlighting his virtuosity with clay. kanjuinteriors.com


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LAUNCH INGENUITY IN TEXAS ABOUNDS WITH NEW COLLECTIONS FOR THE HOME BY TOP DESIGN PROS.

▲ ROTTET FURNITURE Internationally acclaimed, Houston-based architect Lauren Rottet has teamed up with global furniture brand Haworth, Inc., to introduce a new range of furniture. The Lyda sofa, the first piece to be produced, can be customized for both casual and formal office and hospitality settings and has a traditional-meets-modern aesthetic to complement various environments. Rottet designed the piece with steel arms that contrast smartly with a warm neutral mohair and gray leather upholstery by Poltrona Frau. She also equipped it with an adjustable marble tablet surface and hidden pocket arm drawer for USB connections and storage. Launched in Haworth’s showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart during Neocon this past summer, the Lyda sofa will be available in the coming year. haworth.com 092 / LUXESOURCE.COM

Drawing upon her experience working handin-hand with clients over the past 15 years, Austin-based designer Laura Burton has launched a new line of cabinetry hardware: Finery by Laura Burton, available exclusively through Alexander Marchant in Austin and San Antonio. The line first took root with the Round Slot Knob and Oblong Slot Pull, created with soft edges and rounded ends specifically for a client with fragile skin resulting from leukemia treatments. From there, Burton tackled the problem of clothing and cords catching on open-ended knobs and pulls: She designed the Slot Collection with closed ends and a flush-mount installation, while her Simple Collection is versatile enough to complement many styles. Each piece is machined locally with solid brass or pewter and mounted with multiple anchor points for stability. finerystudio.com

 HARMAN STUDIO One doesn’t often come across a furniture company with a product so good it becomes the brand’s singular focus. But that's the case with Harman Studio's Chair 7, available for custom order this fall. Founder Christopher Harman first imagined the chair four decades ago during a seventh-grade industrial design class. Recently, after deciding to bring the chair to market, Harman worked to fine tune its original profile before eventually landing on a clean, midcentury modern silhouette with tapered legs, designed to accommodate a variety of aesthetics and built environments. While grain-matched, quarter-sawn walnut is Harman’s primary material of choice currently, customers may choose from an impressive set of commercial-grade fabrics for the upholstery. harman.studio

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TWO BLASTS FROM THE PAST ▲ “Objects: Redux—How 50 Years Made Craft Contemporary” At the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) through January 5, 2020, “Objects: Redux—How 50 Years Made Craft Contemporary” commemorates the 50th anniversary of “Objects: USA,” a seminal exhibition of American crafts that debuted at the Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts. Fast-forward to today and this show features a selection of work by artists who participated in 1969—including Wendell Castle, Arline Fisch, Matthew Szosz (above) and more—plus many influential contemporary makers. This outing depicts the way craft became contemporary in the 1960s and ’70s as artists pushed boundaries and challenged American craft traditions, and how the field has evolved over the past half-century. Important works in materials like silver, wood, plastic and glass that have become classics of the American Studio Craft movement will be on display alongside pieces that may one day be held in similar esteem. crafthouston.org ▼ “Beatriz González: A Retrospective” While the name Beatriz González may not ring a bell for many American art lovers, fans of powerful contemporary pieces may enjoy familiarizing themselves with the Colombian artist’s bold oeuvre. Through January 20, 2020, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is hosting the first U.S. exhibition dedicated to her work. Born in 1938 and based in Bogotá, González is one of the few living examples of the “radical women” generation from Latin America, a band of 100-plus feminist creators of politically charged and socially conscious works from the 1960s through the ’80s. Her more than 130 pieces currently on view range from paintings, such as La pesca milagrosa (below), to 3D recycled furniture and everyday objects. Culled from her personal archive and from public and private collections in Colombia, Europe and the U.S., the art is sure to make a lasting impression. mfah.org

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Just when you thought Texas Hill Country couldn't be more enticing to visit, the East Austin Hotel jumps onto the scene. Austin designers Robin Kelley and Kathy Steele collaborated with architecture studio Rhode Partners to bring the fourstory boutique to life with an aesthetic hinting of both sleek midcentury and airy Scandinavian design. And representation of local artists and makers abounds, with work by Shay Spaniola, Tom O’Neill, Jason Eatherly and more. While the courtyard pool and a trio of new food and beverage concepts make the 75-room hotel a draw, its prime location at the corner of East Sixth and Waller Street provides easy access to many of East Austin’s hot spots. eastaustinhotel.com

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Repeat after us: There’s no place like San Antonio. And thanks to Ruby City, this statement rings truer than ever. Designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Alamo Architects, the contemporary art center debuted in October more than a decade after the late artist and collector Linda Pace first envisioned the project. The 14,000-square-foot structure's warm palette reflects the region’s native architecture and heritage sites, including the Spanish Missions. Rich red precast concrete glows across the façade; inside, the 10,000-square-foot gallery space houses the growing Linda Pace Foundation permanent collection and works by local and world-renowned artists. The campus also includes Chris Park, a oneacre public green space named in memory of Pace’s son, and Studio, an ancillary exhibition space presenting curated shows and programming. rubycity.org 094 / LUXESOURCE.COM

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It starts first thing in the morning, in the master suite. At 5 a.m., the blackout shades open, and lights begin to ramp up to 10% over 15 minutes. Don’t worry though, Crestron’s new brushless motor shades are so silent, we don’t hear it at all. I don’t want to have my iPhone by the bed, so instead, our music system turns on in the bedroom and master bath with something relaxing to wake us. My KOHLER® Konnect™ shower system comes on to the perfect temperature. My wife, Jaclyn, goes to our Panasonic NS700 intercom system and calls to each of our girls’ rooms to wake them for school. “Keely, are you up? Rylan? Camryn?” They should be up already because their lights are on, their shades are open, and their own music is already playing. We move to the kitchen and lights are already on with music playing. We disable our home security alarm system and let Bennie (our Boston terrier) out and then get started on breakfast. I wish I could say that the stove makes our eggs for us, but we’re not quite there yet! One of the girls isn’t down yet, so we go to the intercom in the kitchen and call her. It’s so nice not to have to yell up the stairs first thing in the morning! Jaclyn gets an alert from the Luma camera on the back patio, letting her know that Bennie is at the door and ready to come back inside.

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Once we’re all ready to go, I vent the car from the BMW app. When we’re leaving, I say to our voice assistant Josh.ai, “Ok Josh, we’re leaving.” Josh integrates with our Crestron system and locks all the doors in the house, lowers the shades, sets the thermostats to away mode, sets the alarm, turns off all the music and turns off every light in the house. We are on our way. Oh wait! Did I remember to shut the garage?

Thankfully, I can look on the Crestron app and see that it is shut, and I don’t have to go back to check. Before we even got up this morning, Rachio ran the sprinklers and sent me a notification to let me know. Today Bennie will have a great time following around “Rosie.” That’s what the girls call our Roomba® i7+ robot vacuum. If Bennie gets too rowdy, we’ll get an alert from our Furbo Dog

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3. Tweed Wallpaper in Pink / Price upon request / cole-and-son.com 4. Petra Towel Rack by Maison Valentina / $3,830 / covethouse.eu 5. Vintage Chanel Gold Earrings / $1,000 / 1stdibs.com 6. Circus Velour Ottoman by Simon Legald / from $620 / propertyfurniture.com 7. Sunburst Screen by Hutton Wilkinson for Tony Duquette / $3,888 / maitland-smith.com 8. Hupo Candle / $125 / trudon.com

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1. Beckett Semi-Ellipse Pull / Price upon request / matthewstudiosny.com 2. Acetate & Metal Aviator Sunglasses by Calvin Klein / $475 / neimanmarcus.com 3. Casale Oval / Price upon request / visionnaire-home.com 4. Chasm Side Table / $2,810 / blaineynorthcollection.com 5. Nº135 Supper Chair / $4,950 / avoirdupois.com 6. Bricka Rug by Hokanson for Scott Group Studio / Price upon request / scottgroupstudio.com 7. Pop Wall Sconce / $895 / blueprintlighting.com

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1. Avignon in Petal/Stone by Suzanne Kasler for Lee Jofa / Price upon request / leejofa.com

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2. Floral-print Satin Cushion by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi / $201 / matchesfashion.com

Oscar de la Renta garnered loyal devotees dressing first ladies, A-list celebrities and socialites around the world. Lately, younger generations have laid claim to their mother’s vintage pieces—a testament to the enduring beauty of his designs, and further proving that ladylike dressing will always be in vogue. The couturier king’s final runway show presented a parade of blooming florals and lovely details—a sweet note to end on, indeed.

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Marking the 50th anniversary of his namesake line in 2018, Ralph Lauren celebrated with a Central Park show featuring an astounding 100 runway looks. Reviving his famous collections—from collegiate prep to effortless black tie—viewers left wanting to dress for his perfectly curated worlds. A fan favorite: his refined, rustic interpretation of the American West where sumptuous textiles, references to nature, and rich colors came together to create an effortlessly chic aesthetic.

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1. Amethyst Bubbles Hock / $310 / saint-louis.com 2. Kantha Blanket in Indigo Plaid by Light-Years / $800 / communedesign.com 3. Garrett Ice Bucket and Tongs / $295 / ralphlauren.com

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ON DISPLAY The epitome of Americana style, Ralph Lauren Home has teamed up with storied English ceramics company Burleigh on an assortment of elegant dining and entertaining pieces. Romantic floral motifs Faded Peony and Garden Vine are shown in green, the newest colorway for the season. ralphlauren.com


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SLEEK SILHOUETTE Simple lines and superior quality are the hallmarks of the Tray-Tôt by Hermès, a multipurpose tray holder that also makes a chic side or drinks table. Bridle leather straps evoke a harness, part of the brand’s equestrian ethos, and contrast beautifully with the rich oak wood. hermes.com


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RIGHT ANGLE Made famous by iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, the classic chevron knitwear designs have been reworked and magnified on Jarris and Zig Zag, two new rug styles from Missoni Home. Each floor covering is hand-tufted and can be made in any shape or size. starkcarpet.com


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Today, the kitchen is the main hub of the house, so set the scene with an oversize vase brimming with greenery. For this space, Devin Kirk, vice president of merchandising for Jayson Home, chose olive tree branches, which can last for weeks. Previous page: A gorgeous floral arrangement is a must when entertaining in your dining room. “It anchors the space, sets the tone and can be a great conversation starter,� says Kirk, who styled the display with anemones, sedum, dahlias and magnolia branches in a generous white vase.

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For a row house renovation in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park, Rebekah Zaveloff’s clients requested one element straightaway: a woodburning fireplace in the kitchen. The family has a summer home in Vermont with an outdoor pizza oven and wanted to bring a similar vibe to this residence. Thankfully, Zaveloff, the designer and cofounder of KitchenLab Interiors, was completely on board. “It’s all about creating spaces that feel a certain way, evoke emotion or a sense of nostalgia,” Zaveloff explains. In this case, the homeowners desired a kitchen that would recall vacation all year long. kitchenlabinteriors.com The fireplace is such a defining feature. How did you decide on its placement within the kitchen? I know from working in old homes that adding fireplaces can be a very challenging undertaking. There is a lot to consider, including chimney size, structural issues, converting gas lines, ventilation and so on. Originally, we had designed the fireplace to go on the back wall between the windows but when we demolished the space, we found an old chimney in the corner and the location really ended up being a happy accident.


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Tell us about your approach to pattern. The patterned concrete floor tiles make the space here! In so many kitchens we incorporate wood floors, as people are nervous to commit to pattern, but the wood on wood can start to blend; it can be challenging to create contrast. Here, the tile adds a dose of drama but isn’t overwhelming. I did several versions of the design until we came up with something everyone loved with just the right balance of black and white. 152 / LUXESOURCE.COM

How is the dining room used? This space certainly changed once we opened it up to the kitchen. Before, the two rooms were separated by a large volume that housed a pantry and powder room; it felt choppy. Now, everything flows together nicely. So I decided to do away with dedicated dining, living and hall areas and instead put seating everywhere. I believe if you make spaces welcoming, people will use them!

Extra seating areas are always smart, and this cozy space in front of the fireplace houses Jayson Home’s Melrose Chair in spice velvet with a Siren Song pillow. Custom Villa Lagoon Tile, selected by designer Rebekah Zaveloff, decorates the floor.


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Think outside the box when it comes to the mantel. Fig branches provide an interesting pop of green while a marbleized teapot adds unexpected charm and a pretty silhouette. Few things are more important than good lighting and a scattering of candlesticks ensures the festivities will continue by candlelight, says Kirk.

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A good tray is the unsung hero of the bar: It instantly corrals bottles and glassware making the space look more put together. Fresh herbs in small vessels are a nice alternative to florals and allow guests to be creative while mixing their own cocktails. For more styling tips, turn to the recently launched JH Stylist by Jayson Home, which provides suggestions to perfectly curate your space. jaysonhome.com/stylist

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Stock up for the holidays with Signature Kitchen Suite’s Integrated Column Wine Refrigerator, which includes new technology that significantly reduces vibration and limits light exposure preserving the bottles longer. This cave-like environment keeps wine cool but also features separate temperature zones to provide the ideal conditions for any type of varietal. For the real connoisseurs, the newly launched True Sommelier app helps to manage wine collections, learns drinking preferences and suggests recommendations for those not as savvy. The storage unit is available in 24- and 18-inch sizes. signaturekitchensuite.com


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To lend a nostalgic feel to her clients’ Los Altos Hills, California, music room, interior designer Heather Hilliard selected Iksel’s Hindustan wallcovering for Schumacher, which portrays “an evocative fantasy landscape of pre-Raj India.” A diamond-stripe wool rug by Holland & Sherry dresses down the scene.


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LIGHTEN UP Silver polish, starched linens, seafood forks: Mercifully, such ceremony is no longer a must. As Luxe uncovers, it’s the entirely personal and surprising experiences that leave a lasting impression. Over the next few pages, designers and creatives weigh in on the conversation, encouraging us to pair heirloom dishware with bold linens and wild vines, to outfit guest rooms with raucous minibars, and by all means, to mingle beyond the bounds of the living and dining areas, as evidenced by this sumptuous yet laid-back music room by interior designer Heather Hilliard. Mind you, this “new” approach to fine entertaining isn’t so much new as a swinging of the pendulum: “Mrs. Astor was known for her infamous Midnight Suppers,” recalls event designer Rebecca Gardner. “These were intimate after-parties where she served ridiculously casual food like spaghetti and meatballs on her finest china. The beginning of high-low!” Take a page from the infamous socialite’s book, and toast to the season.


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HISTORY REPEATS In Victorian-era England, drawing rooms were a prerequisite for any fine home, providing an elegant hub to “withdraw” for post-dinner merriment. Fast-forward a century and change, and the room’s intentionality is enjoying a renaissance, thanks to reinvigorated demand for defined entertaining spaces. Here, Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners adapted the concept on the parlor floor of a historic 1856 Chelsea townhouse, deftly eschewing any stuffy connotations in the process. “We reinterpreted the home’s original Italianate revival moldings into a more streamlined and proportionate version that still held the intended gravitas of the room,” explains Kevin Blusewicz, senior associate at Steven Harris Architects. Joined by convivial seating arrangements, a “discrete yet assertive” color scheme and impressively scaled new windows that bathe the room in sunlight, the grand bones appear to soften and relax. reesroberts.com


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THREE A-LIST EVENT DESIGNERS SOUND OFF ON THE SIGNATURE PARTY TRICK THAT WILL KEEP GUESTS BUZZING.

REBECCA GARDNER

Founder and Creative Director, Houses & Parties Reimagine the classics. I like to set the table with my best pieces, most of which belonged to my grandmother, but I avoid being stuffy. The key is to be a little irreverent with anything fancy. One way to do this is to layer patterns on top of each other, like a floral Meissen dinner plate on top of a chintz fabric. I prefer big, luscious flowers that are just about to fall apart and unruly vines that twist around place settings. You can also repurpose: consider fingers bowls for ice cream sundaes and nut dishes for colorful candies. If you make the table a little wild and naughty, guests will behave accordingly. rebecca-gardner.com

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From industry galas to society weddings, a distinct pattern in floral design has emerged: single-bloom arrangements. Lush and unfussy, this shift is actualized by Poshan, a new Manhattan-based floral atelier. With Art Deco-inspired linen packaging and a mission of celebrating the singular beauty of rare varieties, Poshan has become a fast favorite of the fashion crowd. Here, founder Wu York shares his approach. poshanflowers.com Inspiration behind Poshan: I couldn’t find floral arrangements that I loved, so I created them. I use single flowers in powerfully simple arrangements, without any “filler” or greens. I base the overall sculptural shape on what’s available at the market each morning. Clients are asking for: English roses! And seasonal flowers, like tree peonies and fresh French lavender. Floral wisdom to live by: Less is more. Focus on quality flowers displayed in special, handmade vessels. People appreciate these two elements now more than ever.

HISTORY REPEATS: TY COLE/OTTO. EXPERT APPROACH HEADSHOTS: GARDNER PHOTO, CHIA CHONG; RAFANELLI PHOTO, JOEL BENJAMIN PHOTOGRAPHY; COHEN PHOTO, INNA KOSTUKOVSKY. SOLO SHOW: DAVID MALOSH. SHAPE SHIFTER: GIACOMO MAESTRI.

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Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Rafanelli Events; author of A Great Party (Rizzoli) Play with scale. I encourage my clients to think big, even in an intimate space. Of course, this means keeping things tasteful and proportionate, but larger design elements will act as conversation starters and add energy to your event. When a room fills with people, many traditional touches, like linens, florals and candlelight, are ultimately obscured by bodies. Size makes a statement and we talk often about “shoulders and above” at my company. You always want a larger visual element that will live above the crowd! rafanellievents.com

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Founder and Creative Director, Colleen Kennedy Cohen LLC Make it interactive. Guests like to participate in something, so I try to create an element that allows them to engage with the event design. Consider styling a fabulous dessert cart with various sweets, and allow guests to handselect their final course. My go-tos include chocolate mousse, almond nougat, beautiful holiday cookies, ribbon candies, mini pies, gumdrops (Lord Jones CBD gumdrops are always a hit) and roasted chestnuts for cracking. I love a tableside surprise, especially around the holidays. colleenkennedycohen.com

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SHAPE SHIFTER Lato x Lato, the design lab from architect couple Francesco Breganze de Capnist and Virginia Valentini, touts its debut collection as “inspired by Italian architectural heritage, reframed for a contemporary global aesthetic.” One look at the Vestalia candleholder and this ethos is rendered in clarity: What appears as a single slab of imperial green marble is actually a series of movable, hinged parts, a reference to 1930s Rationalist architecture. Candlelight turned conversation starter. latoxlato.com


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Where an objet d’art adds gravitas, an objet d’art-cum-accent stool adds a layer of practicality, seamlessly morphing into overflow guest seating as needed. New from Under the Influence, the latest line of furnishings by Benoist F. Drut for Maison Gerard, the Champignon Mignon stool (shown in green velvet) delivers on both quizzical charm and utility. A contemporary take on a mushroom stool, each seat is lightweight and mobile (handy for pulling in close for hushed conversations). Adding bespoke appeal, the height and upholstery are customizable. maisongerard.com


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POSH PERCH: ARIAN CAMILLERI. FAMILY AFFAIR: MARCO DABBICCO, COURTESY ARTEMEST.

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For a truly one-off tablescape, look to the Milanese Wunderkammer, Laboratorio Paravicini. Over 20 plus years, owner Costanza Paravicini has mastered the art of whimsical, painterly ceramics—recently, with her daughters, Benedetta and Margherita, co-helming design and production. While the company’s wildly popular annual collections are available for purchase on Artemest and other e-tailers, the studio also accepts custom projects on commission through its made-tomeasure program. Send an email, or better still, pay the ladies a visit at their central Milan studio, and they’ll adapt monograms, family crests, sketches or textile patterns onto their signature dishware. Since designs are hand-painted to the bisque base before their final glazing round, remarkably, pieces are not only suited for everyday use, but also dishwasher safe. paravicini.it


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Boutique establishments brimming with personal touches and memorable amenities have fast become the new wave of luxury hotels. So, where could be a more prescient well to draw inspiration from for our own guest quarters this season? We turned to the riotously beautiful NOLA hot spot Maison de la Luz, designed by Atelier Ace and Studio Shamshiri, for a lesson in idiosyncratic design and Southern hospitality. maisondelaluz.com

⊳ DOWN TIME Thrice daily meals together can test even the dearest of friends and family, which makes the integration of a private guest nook for morning coffees or solo meals a bonus for all. Let Maison de la Luz’s intimate window adjacent seating areas, each equipped with loungefriendly seating and copper-topped “séance tables” etched in astrological motifs, remind that this setup can nest happily in guest accommodations of all shapes and sizes.

IN GOOD SPIRITS ⊲ Throughout the hotel’s 36 king rooms, a festive tone is set by the trading of nightstands for decadent bedside minibars. A selection of top-shelf libations— amongst them, Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whiskey and Ruinart Brut Rosé—sit atop a bespoke bar cabinet, which in turn encloses an artful collection of highball and champagne glasses. Brass ice buckets in the shape of a pineapple cheekily harken back to the hotel’s overarching design goal: moments of rebellion within the envelope of traditional hospitality.

▲ DETAIL ORIENTED When it came to conceptualizing the en suites, Studio Shamshiri principal designer Pamela Shamshiri “leaned into classic hotel iconography: waffle robes, incredible towels and all-stone bathrooms.” But luxuriant amenities extend beyond these focal details to smaller nuances of the bathroom design. Note, for example, the patinaed silver vanity set by Pigeon and Poodle and the merchandized curation of Grown Alchemist toiletries; chic and considered final flourishes for any guest setup.


BE OUR GUEST: STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON. DOUBLE ACT: RACHEL ROBSHAW. PRECIOUS CARGO: COURTESY MRS. JOHN L. STRONG.

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DOUBLE ACT Litchfield, Connecticut-based architect and designer Julia Metcalf is not a fan of the phrase “she shed,” but admits it applies to this jewel box study, which moonlights as a chic cocktail lounge. “The client wanted a place to hide away, to work and to entertain in privacy,” says Metcalf. To welcome the addition of company, a traditional desk chair was replaced with a custom settee, and the Zuber wallpaper-clad bar area holds a rainbow of vintage glassware (sourced at the Brimfield Antique Show) set atop highgloss, piano-finish built-ins concealing a petite wine refrigerator. With the stashing of a laptop, the glamorous work space takes on the persona of an intimate speakeasy where only a chosen few gain admittance. juliametcalfdesigns.com

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Rendered in jewel tones and adorned with birds and butterflies, the newest installment of wrapping paper from heritage brand Mrs. John L. Strong stands as testament to the fact that a gift is only as chic (and memorable) as the package it arrives in. With a heavy weight, large scale and matte, tactile finish, each sheet is a present in itself: a little luxury worthy of crafting or framing, or simply unwrapping with affection. Save the remnants and give in style all year long. mrsstrong.com


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History drives architecture and design in New Orleans, with a smart mix of old and new adding to the area’s character and charm. Walking through its storied streets, one bears witness to the influence of its French founding, Spanish occupation and American architectural imprint. Throughout the French Quarter, Garden District, Uptown, the Arts District and beyond, an eclectic tapestry of designers, antique stores, galleries, auction houses, small merchants and multigenerational companies put their one-of-a-kind wares on display. Just a quick hour flight from Houston, NOLA has become a favored weekend getaway and sourcing destination for top area design pros. Whether to shop or simply be inspired, turn the pages and take in what New Orleans’ industry insiders have to tell.


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alking through the storied streets of New Orleans, the history of Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights comes to life, illuminating nearly every building listed on the area’s National Register of Historic Places, including The Cabildo, The Presbytère and Jackson Square. And every light lining its streets comes from Bevolo’s Vieux Carré Series, which has become an iconic symbol of New Orleans design. In business since 1945, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights was founded by Andrew Bevolo Sr., an Italian immigrant with an extensive aviation background. More than 75 years later,

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the company remains in the business of crafting light fixtures for a lifetime. “We take as much time and care on a single light for a home as we do on an estate, hotel or restaurant,” president Drew Bevolo says. “Small or large, traditional or contemporary, we review every project to ensure our fixtures will complement its unique architectural style.” While its fixtures grace residences in all 50 states and 47 countries, Bevolo prides itself on being a fourth-generation company with every one of its products and pieces still designed and sourced in the United States.

As the city of New Orleans celebrated its 300th anniversary, Bevolo reflects on the city’s French founding and roots; the Spanish occupation and influence on rebuilding after the fires; and the American influence on the Garden District, which was home to many prominent architects. Legendary Baton Rouge architect A. Hays Town also left an indelible imprint on New Orleans architecture with his trademark use of old brick, copper and antique wood. He, along with architects from the Garden District, greatly influenced the traditional architecture of Houston, which is why so many Bevolo gas lights grace the finest residences in and around the area. Since then, Bevolo has found a home in Houston, popping up in new builds along Memorial Parkway, River Oaks, Tanglewood and surrounding areas, with its traditional copper fixtures in nearly 500 scales and styles.


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“I am obsessed with all things design. Museums, films, fashion, architecture, travel … we are surrounded by so much beauty.”

ECLECTIC HOME’S MILESTONES + MOMENTS Milestones. Certainly, surviving Hurricane Katrina and returning to New Orleans was a great milestone. While rebuilding my home and business, I was fortunate to have amazing projects around the country that allowed me to continue my work. Moments. We have been voted ‘Best of Home’ by New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles magazine five years consecutively. Eclectic Home has been recognized by its industry peers as one of the Top 50 Retailers of 2019, and we are partners with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore business.

ECLECTIC HOME 1. Sarasota Formal Living Room: Green velvet sofas by Century; grass-cloth wallcoverings by Phillip Jeffries; Art Deco sideboard with gold-leaf sconces; original oil artwork. 2. Uptown Library: Custom wall cabinetry; wrought-iron rope chandelier; teal velvet sofa; vintage Eames lounge chair; gold-framed marble cube tables. 3. Warehouse District Dining Room: Silver circular motif on Thibaut’s geometric textured wallpaper; oak geometric dining table base with opaque glass top, and black leather dining chairs; abstract art. 1. Photography by Ryan Gamma 2. & 3. Photography by Sara Essex Bradley

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hen asked to describe New Orleans in three words, Penny Francis, president of Eclectic Home, replies apologetically. “One of a kind. Sorry, that’s four words.” With its diverse architecture and design, vibrant communities, eclectic cuisine and amazing galleries, her words speak to the area’s unique charm. And Eclectic Home is no exception. Established in 1999 as a design firm, it has since evolved into a 7,000-square-foot showroom of furnishings and accessories sourced locally and around the world. Her daughter Casi St. Julian joined the firm in 2012,

bringing the next generation to the design table. “We strive to create curated, highly evolved spaces that will stand the test of time,” she says. This ability to adapt has attracted clients from near and far, including California, Florida, Montana, Charleston and Texas. As New Orleans continues to be the nation’s top destination, opportunities for growth abound. But when planning a visit, Francis offers this advice. “Don’t come in August! Come in early spring for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to enjoy the incredible food, art and music.”


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ew Orleans has always been a haven for artists, making it the perfect backdrop for New Orleans Auction Galleries, one of the nation’s leading regional auction companies offering rare, noteworthy items since 1991. Located in the historic Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) in a 40,000-square-foot facility, it conducts 10 major auctions each year, selling everything from fine art, antique furniture, paintings and estate jewelry, to carpets, lighting and more. “We are pleased to offer items that appeal to a wide audience as well as more

1. New Orleans Auction Galleries offers everything from antique and modern furniture, to carpets and lighting. 2. Estate auctions include a selection of fine jewelry, and in November, there is a specialty Fine Jewelry, Furs & Accessories sale. 3. Le Bouquet d’Amour by Marc Chagall sold for $965,000 in March 2018. 4. New Orleans Auction Galleries is located in the historic Arts District of New Orleans in a newly renovated, 40,000-square-foot building.

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or first-time viewers and repeat cinema buffs alike, watching the opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz unfold in black and white before morphing into a mélange of yellow brick roads, ruby slippers and a glistening emerald city never fails to delight. It’s not unlike the sensation owners of a high-rise apartment in Houston experience each time they enter their urban piedà-terre. “We open the door and are instantly new people,” says the wife, referencing the panoply of colors covering every conceivable surface. Even the utility room sheathed in teal-toned palm leaf wallpaper brightens the thought of doing laundry. “We’ve always loved color,” she says, “but six years of living in Singapore and traveling Asia really reinforced that.” During the couple’s overseas tenure, the wife established a design business and quickly gained popularity among other expats “with either no furniture or things too large in scale for the houses there,” she explains. Upon returning to Texas— and eventually, a full-time residence in The Woodlands—she brought her colorful aesthetic to local clients before eventually phasing out of design in order to spend more time with family. So when it came time to furnish their new high-rise in the city, the couple decided to enlist designer Laura Umansky. “She does color, but with restraint—and I need to be restrained,” the wife notes with a chuckle. But rather than reining in the client’s Technicolor cravings, Umansky—with her principal designer Letecia Ellis Haywood and senior designer Blair Foster—embraced the chosen saturated jewel-tone palette, diving headlong into the initial request for chartreuse and cobalt with a side of fuchsia. “No

“MIXING ALL THESE PATTERNS AND COLORS WHILE GETTING EVERYTHING TO FLOW AND MAKE SENSE WAS OUR GOAL.” –LAURA UMANSKY

color was off limits,” Foster says. On the side of the living room designated for entertaining, for example, a chartreuse velvet sofa and bright blue wood cocktail table got things rolling, while pops of requisite pink appear on a bold multicolor patchwork swivel chair. A vintage daybed touting a black-and-white pattern completes the grouping. “Mixing all these patterns and colors while getting everything to flow and make sense was our goal,” Umansky says. Thanks to close attention to scale and proportion, along with following a suggestion from the design-savvy homeowner, there’s an undertone of order to everything. “We began with a lead-in fabric in an overarching pattern—like the patchwork material on the swivel chair—and then determined what would complement rather than compete,” Ellis Haywood says. As for the wife’s contribution, she requested every color have a “friend.” An example is the deep emerald on the entry table, which continues on the living room lamps before repeating on the bedroom doors, lacquered the same hue by builder Tres Shelton and his project manager, Steve Nicewarner. “There’s not a random pop of anything that doesn’t relate to something else,” notes Ellis Haywood. On the lounge side of the living room—a space made possible by removing an existing study—an otherwise impossibly pink chair with blue accents gains a sense of belonging thanks to similar tones in the accent pillows and nearby kitchen barstools wrapped in cobalt velvet. Pulling it all together is the kaleidoscope-like Lindsay Cowles wallpaper. Visible from everywhere, “It’s a great complement to the patchwork chair, references several other items, and has many, many friends,” Foster says. In that same space, the need to mask the HVAC spawned the solution of a series of vertical wood slats stained to match the floor color. “To make the slats a more intentional architectural element, we did both the ceiling and the wall,” explains Foster. And in the spirit of friendship, the wood slat element chats up the lasercut woodwork lined panels in a similar stain enhancing the lacquer master bedroom wallcovering in an equally sociable cobalt blue. If there’s a place to exhale, it’s the dining room, where blue and green are the sole hues. “It’s definitely a palette cleanser although the cobalt is still a grounding element,” says Umansky, who designed this space with the home’s opening sequence in mind. “In the entry with the wallcovering and emerald table, you are dipping in your toe,” she describes, “and then you continue wading into the dining room until becoming fully immersed in the residence.” It’s that sensation of almost drowning in a sea of hues that continues to enthrall the color-addicted homeowners and all who enter. “We are always discovering something new but watching guests react to the colors is also so much fun,” says the wife. “People just come to a complete stop in the entry to take it all in, and for us that is very fulfilling.”


The entry to this Houston highrise introduces the vivid color palette throughout. A Phillip Jeffries wallcovering frames a vintage black-and-white inlay mirror from Carl Moore Antiques over a custom table with a dual lacquered finish. Art visible in the reflection by Tony Magar was selected by art consultant Maura Parro from Laura Rathe Fine Art.


Patterns abound in the living room lounge, where a House + Town custom sofa wears a geometric Sahco fabric and holds throw pillows covered in pink Designers Guild fabric and a Clarence House print. Lamps are from Paul Schneider Ceramics; the Worlds Away coffee table is a grounding element.


Blues and greens saturate the dining room via the Gabriel Scott chandelier, a vintage cobalt-blue over-dyed kilim rug from Kilim Studio and art by Cookie Ashton. The Ambella Home Collection dining table pairs with chairs upholstered in a Rubelli textile from Donghia.


The kitchen barstools lead to a Jonathan Adler cabinet with a black lacquer frame, cream vellum wrapped doors and brass metal ball feet paired with a Bunny Williams Home mirror. The wallcovering pattern is created from sections of Lindsay Cowles’ original paintings.


In the kitchen, which was designed by Rottet Studio when the high-rise was built, punches of color punctuate the crisp, contemporary finishes. Polished Calacatta marble covers the island and backsplash, melding with upper and lower cabinetry by Poggenpohl. Near the vent hood by Gaggenau is a Mark Leary mobile.


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Left: The utility room features a Matthew Williamson stylized palm-print wallpaper for Osborne & Little from ID Collection and sculpture by Matt Devine from Laura Rathe Fine Art. Shelton Builders. fabricated the cabinetry, which is painted Sherwin-Williams Really Teal. Opposite: Laser-cut woodworklined panels by Post-Studio Projects enhance the master bedroom wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries. The bed upholstered in Lelièvre fabric is a foil for the Made Goods nightstand and Arteriors lamp.


Right: The guest bed is upholstered in a gray polished poplin from Schumacher with an inset panel of patterned velvet by Matthew Williamson from Osborne & Little. Zara Home bedding and throw pillows from Furbish Studio complete the cozy retreat. Opposite: A guest bedroom vignette features a John-Richard bench, a rope sculpture by the clients’ son, and art the client found at The Original Round Top Antiques Fair.


WIZARD of ART FAIRY TALES ARE MORE THAN WHAT MEETS THE EYE FOR THIS SAN ANTONIO ARTIST. WRITTEN BY PAULETTE PEARSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BUFF STRICKLAND


San Antonio artist Kelly O’Connor (right) creates her signature hypnotic collage pattern (below) using hexagonal shapes found naturally in her golden wasp nests (opposite). The artist’s collages often depict troubled star Judy Garland (previous pages, left).

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uring summers, my dad drove our family across the country in our van to visit the Disney theme parks,” says San Antonio artist Kelly O’Connor. “Those memories are such a source of joy for me.” While many children make the same pilgrimage, arguably fewer form an enduring fascination—but for O’Connor, the trips proved integral to her career. “I try to reveal the realities behind the façade,” says the artist, whose body of work spans more than a decade and includes both collages and site-specific installations. “My art explores the deeper meaning behind America’s utopian places and fairy tales, which I never questioned while growing up.” Her mother also played an early role in her eventual career, exposing O’Connor to hobbies— like quilting—that sparked her interest in collage. But it wasn’t until O’Connor became a visual arts student at San Antonio College and, later, The University of Texas at Austin that she found her creative voice. “Professors encouraged me to study the theory behind the narratives and landscapes I remembered and loved from those childhood vacations,” she says. So, her earliest works focused on Disney—including her “Worn by the Sun” installation featuring a larger-thanlife mural of Alice from Alice in Wonderland to question author Lewis Carroll’s fascination with the real-life girl who inspired his main character. Her focus eventually shifted to the duality of Hollywood glamour and stars like Judy Garland, whose fame masked a troubled personal life. In a collage entitled Died to Match, for instance, O’Connor depicts The Wizard of Oz scene in Emerald City when Dorothy asks if her eyes can be dyed to match her gown—a notion “both artificial and horrifying,” she notes. Surrounding Dorothy in this collage, disillusioning images of common household goods like Joy detergent clipped from vintage Life magazines allude to the façade.

As another metaphor for these dualities, O’Connor’s collages often employ hexagons arranged into “a hypnotic void-like pattern symbolizing being taken on a psychological ride,” the artist explains, “much like prescribed drugs that create an artificial sense of reality.” Appropriately, the geometric motif covers sunglasses worn by models in her “Valley of the Dolls” collage series. It also appears in the decaying wasp nests O’Connor painted gold for her “Oz/Odessa” installation, exhibited in a former 1800s jail cell and meant to juxtapose the idea of fantasy with the west Texas oil town her mom once called home. Paper harvested from vintage record covers also frequents O’Connor’s collage work, though vintage postcards and even glitter paper suffice as well. O’Connor forms her paper shapes with an X-Acto knife before collaging them using an inlay technique she developed during a post-college studio assistantship with the late renowned Texas artist and collector Linda Pace. “She gave me free rein to execute a mirrored igloo sculpture inspired by a dream she had,” says O’Connor, “which required cutting and assembling thousands of acrylic pieces.” Now the Linda Pace Foundation’s head of collections and communications—and with an upcoming solo show at David Shelton Gallery and work displayed in private and institutional collections nationwide—O’Connor is turning her own dreams into reality.

“MY ART EXPLORES THE DEEPER MEANING BEHIND AMERICA’S UTOPIAN PLACES AND FAIRY TALES.”


BRANCHING OUT STUNNING LIVE OAK TREES FORM THE BACKDROP FOR A YOUNG FAMILY’S NEW AUSTIN ABODE. WRITTEN BY KAMALA NAIR / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BUFF STRICKLAND


ARCHITECTURE / RANJIT GUPTA AND WILL WASHER, CORNERSTONE ARCHITECTS, LLP INTERIOR DESIGN / ANDREA GILES, ANDREA LEIGH INTERIORS HOME BUILDER / BRIAN FUCHS AND JEFF SAIKIN, BRF HOMES INC.


PHOTO: CHASE DANIEL.


Towering live oak trees create a sense of grandeur on the front lawn, leading toward the front door flanked by lighting from The Coppersmith. The homeowners and design team were determined to save the trees, working around them in order to conceptualize the layout of the house.

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et amidst a scattering of live oaks, Buck and Stacy Shapiro’s Austin home blends so seamlessly with its surroundings one might assume the majestic clusters had grown around it. But really, the house was designed to accommodate these trees, the land’s original occupants and a symbol of the local Texas landscape. The couple had needed more space for their growing family, and upon stumbling across this property in the vibrant Rollingwood area, they remained undeterred by its foliage. In fact, the oaks sealed the deal for the owners, who wanted to preserve as many as possible. Says Buck, “Having a lot with trees was really important to us.” “Working around those oaks was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle,” recalls Ranjit Gupta, the architect who was hired, along with his senior project manager Will Washer, to design the couple’s dream home on their ideal plot of land. “It was a challenge, but a fun one.” Gupta adjusted the carefully considered design along the way “in order to dance around the trees,” he says, working with rather than against the landscape and framing the leafy canopies and twisting silhouettes as dramatic vistas. The kitchen, for example, features an arched window overlooking the twin oaks in the south courtyard. And flanking the paved pathway leading up to the front door, two rows of towering mature oaks effect an immediate sense of grandeur upon arrival.


The light-filled living room contains matching Brownstone Hayden coffee tables from Objets, Ltd. Austin, surrounded by a brass-based Lillian August for Hickory White chair, a pair of Precedent Furniture Hunter chairs, and a Century Furniture Pas de Deux chaise, all from Stockton Hicks Laffey.

Drawing upon the Shapiros’ love of classic forms, Gupta’s design—constructed by builder Brian Fuchs with his project manager Jeff Saikin—also puts a modern twist on the simple elegance of traditional architecture. A classic stucco exterior pairs with a sleek flat tiled roof and metal accents, for instance, while the interior’s wood beams and wood ceilings juxtapose contemporary plaster walls devoid of trim and oversize picture windows throughout. “We were very particular about the size of the windows,” notes Buck, who collaborated with a local manufacturer to design the home’s show-stopping steel windows, which soar to a dramatic height of 12 feet. These windows also helped optimize the natural light, which was critical. “It’s tricky because you want enough light,” explains Gupta, “but at the same time, it’s Texas— so you don’t want too much direct sun.” Deep porches and patios at the back of the house work in conjunction with the trees to create the ideal filtration of sunlight, complementing the airy layout the owners desired. “We wanted open spaces for easy entertaining, but with subtle separation and a great flow between the outside and in,” Stacy notes. As a result, main public spaces, including the living room and kitchen, flow into one another, while the more private spaces toward the back of the house, such as the master bedroom and the game room, feel more intimate and contained.


Designer Andrea Giles brought the interiors to life with soft, floating window treatments that complement the connection between the indoors and outdoors. “Our goal was to maintain a clean aesthetic without it ever feeling cold,” says Giles, who used pattern and texture to enliven the neutral palette, from an exposed brick wall in the study to marble chevron floors in the master bath. Plenty of durable, textured upholstery fabrics—velvets, polyester and even vinyl in the case of a pair of chairs by the living room fireplace—also warm up the spaces, while providing much-needed durability. “We have three rambunctious little kids, so I was adamant all the fabrics be either wipeable or washable,” says Stacy. But while the home is kid-friendly, that doesn’t mean it lacks luxury. “Stacy definitely has a glam side,” says Giles, “so

while I made sure everything felt natural and comfortable, I also wanted a hint of classic glamour.” The designer infused many of the rooms with shiny elements, such as brass-based seating in the living room and gem-like geometric pendants dangling above the kitchen islands. Statement-making gestures also appear throughout, from a dramatic Arteriors chandelier in the study to a subtly shimmering gold-tile wall in the powder room. Just as the oaks have survived on the land for generations, this design team’s measured approach to the Shapiro residence has ensured its staying power. “We wanted a home that would allow us to go through various stages of life, with young kids, older kids and then an empty nest,” explains Buck, noting the timeless quality of the final result. “This house will still stand out decades from now.”


Opposite: An antique rug and Palecek’s Sabine Coco mirror bring texture to the bar area, which features custom white-oak wood cabinetry by Elegant Kitchen Cabinets. Below: Two Luce di Luna quartzite kitchen islands from AG&M Architectural Granite & Marble along with Gabby counter stools accommodate gatherings with family and friends. Hudson Valley’s Travis pendants and Visual Comfort & Co. wall lights from Taylors light the space.


In the study, a Loloi rug grounds Lee armchairs from Caffrey & Company and a Noir side table, along with a Vanguard Furniture cocktail table from Objets, Ltd. Austin. The Arteriors chandelier and mirror from Four Hands add a dose of sparkle.


Durability defines the breakfast room, where the indoor-outdoor Cyrus dining table from Four Hands pairs with RH Classic Klismos chairs upholstered in stain-repellant Thibaut material. The chandelier is Currey & Company. Windows and doors by Durango Doors open to the outdoor living area.

“WHILE I MADE SURE EVERYTHING FELT NATURAL AND COMFORTABLE, I ALSO WANTED A HINT OF GLAMOUR.” –ANDREA GILES


Gold-leaf Lux travertine tiles by Ann Sacks illuminate the powder room, which includes a custom vanity in Calacatta Lincoln marble from Levantina outfitted with a DXV wall-mount faucet. The pendant is by Hudson Valley.


Lee ottomans upholstered in Schumacher fabric add subtle pattern to the office, which features a CB2 desk topped with a lamp from Stockton Hicks Laffey. Visual Comfort & Co. sconces from Taylors frame an expansive window with views of the property’s live oak trees.


ARCHITECTURE / THOMAS R. STEWART AND C. DONOVAN STEWART, STEWART PARTNERSHIP, INC. INTERIOR DESIGN / JASON JAMES JONES AND PHILIP THOMAS VANDERFORD, STUDIO THOMAS JAMES, INC. HOME BUILDER / ROBBY SKINNER, SLEEPY HOLLOW HOMES


SOUTHERN SPIRIT CLASSICAL PROPORTIONS, ANTIQUES AND DEFT USE OF COLOR DEFINE A YOUNG FAMILY’S NEW HOME IN DALLAS. WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL / PHOTOGRAPHY BY COSTA CHRIST


Old and new collide in the family room—namely, an heirloom piano, a custom coffee table wrapped in ostrich leather and a Swaim sofa upholstered in Pindler velvet corduroy flanked by antique urns transformed into lamps. The rug is from Blackstone Carpets. Ralph Lauren Home sconces hang above the Nero Marquina marble mantel from Stone Carving Unlimited.

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t was wonderful incorporating this family’s meaningful pieces,” says designer Jason James Jones of a project he and co-designer Philip Thomas Vanderford completed for repeat Dallas clients. “There’s something reassuring about age, history and depth,” Vanderford adds. “With so much technology these days, seeing an 18th-century table is refreshing.” It was also a natural direction for the lady of the house, who met her husband at Ole Miss and grew up in a Nacogdoches home reminiscent of New Orleans, with wrought-iron details and an oak tree in the yard. True to their roots, the couple purchased a lot on the mature oak-lined streets of University Park, where they envisioned “a unique and distinctly Southern house with a bit of formality and fun,” the wife says. Joined by architect Thomas R. Stewart and managing partner C. Donovan Stewart, as well as builder Robby Skinner, Vanderford and Jones delivered just that. The entry’s black and white checkerboard flooring and grand staircase are the first signals something is special about this residence. “The pink wallpaper was an early decision,” adds Jones, referencing the chinoiserie print the duo selected for walls visible in the formal living and dining rooms, which flank the entry. While the pattern has roots in the 18th century, its lively color feels updated—and, for an edge, the designers only papered the dining room’s focal walls. A pair of custom chandeliers by Thomas Grant underscores the established classic yet fresh aesthetic while tying the two rooms together. “It’s really something special for our client—clean and current, but with a sense of history,” Jones says of the statement lighting.


Stepping away from the feminine spaces at the front of the residence, the designers set about carving out masculine areas for the husband. “Since we definitely created something for her,” Vanderford notes, “we also wanted to make places for him.” So in the family room, they shifted the color palette to blues and oranges, still incorporating chinoiserie elements, as in the table lamps, but anchoring the room with more generously scaled furniture, a classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and the wife’s family piano—a 1907 Mason & Hamlin her parents purchased in the 1970s. Above the black marble fireplace hangs a painting attributed to the circle of English portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence. “I thought it added formality,” says the wife, whose contributions throughout the home also include Gérard Isirdi prints from a birthday trip to Provence and a selection of geodes and rocks found on the couple’s honeymoon in South Africa and Zambia. “We encouraged

our client to pick things that spoke to her,” says Vanderford. “Choose things you love and that tell a story.” But perhaps one of the most memorable stories from this collaboration is that of the nursery design. While the wife, who was pregnant at the time the project began, chose not to learn in advance the gender of her third child, the designers were told early in the process in order to create the appropriate environment. While trusted with the secret, they did have a few weak moments, including one lunch with the wife during which Jones almost revealed the surprise. “He gave away the wrong gender somehow and she was convinced she was having a boy,” laughs Vanderford. However, a charming little girl’s room was stealthily prepared ahead of the baby’s arrival—and not only did the move-in date fall on the day after she was born, but the designers are also now her godparents.


Opposite: The dining room is rooted in classicism but thoroughly fresh and modern. The designers reupholstered the owners’ existing chairs in Stark fabric from ID Collection, where they also sourced the Jab Anstoetz drapery material. Below: The kitchen opens to the family room and features an island by Douglas Cabinetry painted SherwinWilliams French Moire, above which hang Ralph Lauren Home lanterns from Taylors. Herringbone-patterned backsplash tile by Ann Sacks and a custom range hood form a striking backdrop between the windows.


Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper from Lee Jofa and a Thomas Grant custom chandelier make for a spirited yet classic formal living room. Kravet fabric covers the custom sofa and twin ottomans, while matching antique chairs wear ScalamandrĂŠ. A center table from Legacy Antiques and 19th-century French clock from Pittet Architecturals contribute to an evolved-over-time feel.


In the master bedroom, a silver-leaf Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper from Lee Jofa adds both freshness and depth. Kelly Wearstler designed the chandelier for Circa Lighting, as well as the Groundworks fabric from Lee Jofa for the large accent pillow. The ottoman from Laura Lee Clark pairs with tufted chairs from Gorrod Gallery.

The new baby’s parents and siblings were provided with meaningful sanctuaries as well. Her brother sleeps in their maternal grandfather’s childhood bed while her sister’s space features a Chivasso butterfly textile brought from the family’s former home. “We repurposed a lot of good fabrics from the previous house,” notes Vanderford. Meanwhile, the luxurious master suite features separate sitting rooms, bathrooms and closets. “The wallpaper provides a dramatic backdrop adding richness to the couple’s space,” Vanderford says of the Brunschwig & Fils design, which creates a continuum with the formal rooms downstairs. Both upstairs and downstairs, the interiors truly showcase the best of then and now, as if the residence were built in the 1920s and evolved over time. “Guests don’t know if the home is old or new,” says Vanderford, “and that is the best compliment.” Jones is quick to agree: “This house is an example of how you can take classical elements and lots of family pieces and still end up with a fresh, current feel.”


Opposite: A Victoria & Albert tub with a California Faucets tub filler, both purchased from Westside Kitchen and Bath, forms a stately scene atop Ann Sacks marble tile flooring in the master bathroom. Below: The master bathroom vanity is clad in Venaperla marble atop cabinetry by Douglas Cabinetry. The Newport Brass faucet is from Westside Kitchen and Bath. The sconce is from Ralph Lauren Home.


THE COUPLE ENVISIONED A UNIQUE AND DISTINCTLY SOUTHERN HOUSE WITH A BIT OF FORMALITY AND FUN.


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