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 […]


It’s 5 a.m. in Shima Shanti’s studio. It feels as if she has the whole world to herself as she works in total silence on her latest painting. “It’s my open-eye meditation,” Shima says. “I let the spirit flow through me for three or four hours in the solitude of my studio. People say my finished impressionistic […]


Since moving to Dallas, Susan Krans and her team at Executive Image LLC have been an area leader for their expertise in bathroom remodeling, most notably in luxury bathroom design. Executive Image holds itself to a high standard of excellence; with every custom bathroom it creates and each project it begins, the company strives to […]


Don’t be fooled by the name curtain couture. Since owner Mary Ann Bauer celebrated the showroom’s recent grand reopening, it has become a go-to resource for interior designers. While this high-end workroom still provides full custom design and manufacturing of all types of luxury window treatments and bedding for designers and homeowners, a new focus […]


Imagine you are relaxing in your living room, surrounded by elegant furnishings and accessories, when you see the family dog sniffing at the new Indo-modern rug beneath the coffee table. You watch with curiosity as the dog turns in a tight circle once, twice, three times. Suddenly, you bolt from your seat in a panic […]


When the homeowners of this European-style home reached a stalemate in their DIY battle to redecorate, they reached out to interior designer Gary Riggs for professional assistance to lead them to victory. Their marching orders to Riggs: Take the home from so-so to finished and make all the rooms flow as a cohesive unit. Their one […]


  It was perhaps the most daring change in the design of the Guthrie’s’ home that turned out to be its greatest success. Doree and Roddy Guthrie, who have lived in their McKinney townhouse for a little over a year, had friends over after a day of golfing to give them a tour of their […]


In a moment fit for television, interior designer Monica Wilcox welcomed her client into his brand-new home after working tirelessly for four months. A first-time homeowner, he was accompanied by his large family to see the fruits of her labor. And it was a hit. “My mom just broke down and started crying,” the homeowner […]


Interior designer Esther Boivin believes your home should tell your story. When clients approached her to refresh their 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath home in Scottsdale, Arizona, she took one look around the dark, dated spaces and knew it was time to change the narrative. Located on a mountain with extraordinary views, the home had rooms that were […]

Stephanie Kratz Interiors

When you’re building or renovating a home with a partner, compromise is the key to ensuring one person doesn’t end up feeling like they live in someone else’s house. While it’s a challenge to combine two styles into a unique third, for interior designers, the magic is in creating a new style that can stand […]