A CLICK AWAY

Even as a fresh-faced start-up in the online fine art marketplace, Amparo Art Gallery already has attracted artistic talent in three U.S. regions—the mid-Atlantic, where the company launched earlier this year, New England and the Southern region, which includes artwork developed in the Dallas area. This e-commerce marketplace, which exhibits original fine art from selected […]

KEEPING FURNISHINGS FRESH

It’s no secret that life can get messy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t outfit your home with fabulous fabrics and furnishings that make your heart sing. Tidy queen Marie Kondo likes to say that “everyone needs a sanctuary.” What better way to create peace and tranquility than with a home that sparkles with spruceness? […]

REVISITING HISTORY

For two long years, the famous antiques markets and fairs across France were all but dormant. In the wake of worldwide travel restrictions and quarantines enacted at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, seasoned dealers had limited access to the historic treasures hidden away in galleries, showrooms and warehouses overseas. But 2022 has been different. […]

OUT OF THE BOX

“Why the hearts?” It was a question a New York City reporter asked Nita Patel during her first interview. In her collection of mixed-media work, swaths of acrylic are overlaid with a single heart. One is made from an outline of raw sapphires, another is filled with amazonite, and there are pink opals in another […]

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Working at her jeweler’s bench, Jill Sertsoz is pouring her anguish and hurt over the struggles of the Ukrainian people into a piece of hand-forged sterling silver. As she grinds at the distressed stripes of blue and yellow enamel, she’s unsure if it should look less blemished. After discussing it with her colleague, artist Randy […]

AGED WOODS

Imagine a business where a natural resource that has outlived one lifetime of usefulness is transformed into another, creating a beautiful environment for generations to come. Such is the mission of Reclaimed DesignWorks (RDW)—a family-owned business that has quickly become the nation’s leading provider of custom reclaimed building products, most notably antiqued reclaimed woodwork. With […]

TRUE COLORS

As we walk through the front door of this new home in Flower Mound, Texas, we’re greeted by a joyful 10-foot bronze statue of a woman against a warm stone wall. Her arms are stretched to the sky, and between her hands is a rainbow-colored array of origami cranes. This is the first hint that […]

BENT TREE BEAUTY UPROOTED

To say that Cheryl van Duyne, ASID, RID, is an interior designer would be a tremendous understatement. One would have to include descriptors like creative visionary, furniture designer, space planning and lighting designer, project manager and award-winning lifestyle specialist to fully capture the breadth of her talent. With 34 years of practical experience under her […]

CELEBRATING TEXAS DESIGN

Chuck Anastos Associates, LLC | Tina Anastos, ASID Category: Traditional/Transitional Living Space, 1st place & BEST IN SHOW Category Group: Residential

RISKY BUSINESS

Embarking on a new business venture during the height of a global pandemic might seem a bit high-risk—even for the savviest entrepreneurs. But it seemed the sweet spot for longtime art collectors and dealers Patrick Jones and Reyne Hirsch when they unveiled The Patrick Jones Gallery in June 2021. The veteran collectors, each with a sharp […]