Living Artfully

Architectural designer Corey van Trease is explaining the concept behind the unique custom woodwork in the entryway of his latest project in Westlake, Texas. The magnificent foyer is lined from floor to ceiling on both sides with randomly shaped pieces of warm wood that fit together perfectly to make a beautiful puzzle. “The shapes are completely […]

Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers

ON August 13, 2021, the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) came together at the Dallas Market Center for the Celebrating Design Texas Awards, formerly known as the Legacy of Design Awards, and its annual meeting. The chapter consists of four design communities across the state (Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San […]


There are many places where extraordinary natural specimens can be found, such as exotic Colombian mines for emeralds or the Moroccan Sahara Desert for dinosaur bones. While countries all over the world can yield phenomenal discoveries, our own lands here in the United States are also teeming with natural treasures of extraordinary quality and history. I […]


Over the past few years, more and more focus has been given to outdoor living spaces and creating oases where people can spend just as much time outside as they do inside. It’s given rise to all manner of products for outdoor use—the most important of which, of course, is outdoor furniture that’s just as stylish […]

Avery Kelly’s Message to You

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. —Ralph Waldo Emerson A tour through avery kelly’s body of work illuminates the artist’s passion for animals, nature and vibrant expression. “My work centers on the beauty and energy of the natural world,” reads her artist statement. “I strive to convey a sense of joy and mystery and portray […]

History Meets High Tech

The web, as in world wide web, was not even a thing when Bruno de la Croix-Vaubois opened the doors to Country French Interiors in 1986. Customers came in person to the 9,000-square-foot Slocum Street showroom to peruse the vast selection of antique 18th- and 19th-century fine European furnishings, Aubusson tapestries and objets d’art in search of […]

Stone-Cold Stunner

Nothing sets the stage for a beautiful kitchen or bathroom quite like a stunning stone counter, backsplash and shower enclosure. Whether you’re in the market for quartz, granite, marble or porcelain to create that wow effect, people who are in the know rely on Irick’s StoneFab, a one-stop shop that sources, fabricates and installs gorgeous stone […]

Live in the Light

Zags founder jennifer horton knows all too well the old adage “Necessity is the mother of invention.” The mother of three had been searching for a specific product in vain for years, growing more and more frustrated when she couldn’t find it. “We are such an active family. We’re always on the boat or at the […]

Outdoor Living

Now more than ever we have learned the importance of outdoor living space. Whether you have a small terrace in a big city or a large outdoor living room at a beach house, there are plenty of ways to make your open-air space the best it can be. As the weather grows warmer, we turn to […]

Unforgettable Hue

Artistic transfer, a respected dallas company that serves the publishing and marketing needs of artists, found itself in the “right place at a tough time” during the pandemic year, says managing partner David Yangco. Artists had to shift gears quickly, no longer able to depend on the sales and contacts from in-person public events to keep their […]