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 […]

FUSED BY FIRE

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 […]

MORE THAN A VANITY ISSUE

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 […]

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FABRIC

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 […]

DOGS AND DESIGN

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 […]

FROM DRAB TO FAB

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 […]

NATURAL SPECIMENS AS VALUABLE ART

Alongside modified perceptions of the global market, high-end minerals, corals and fossils have experienced a significant increase in value and desirability over the past few decades and are no longer regarded as simple decorative accessories. Now viewed more as pieces of art, priceless collectibles and unique investments, the finest of these natural specimens are coveted […]

PITTET ARCHITECTURALS

Looking to bring a bit of old-world European charm to your next design project? Fancy a limestone mantel for your fireplace, a set of signed bronze door handles to welcome your guests or a pair of gold-plated gothic candlesticks to illuminate your dining room? No need to locate your passport, jump on a plane and travel […]

FROM DATED TO DRAMATIC

Terri Becker is not a novice to interior design, but she was blown away when readers voted her 2021’s best interior design firm in Dallas Morning News’ annual competition only three years after striking out on her own at Terri Becker Designs. It’s not the only award she has earned in her three years flying solo. […]

THE COLOR KING

Way back in sixth grade, Phillip Muldrow got to choose two elective classes for his middle school years. He chose shop and art. “Art class was where I got my peace,” artist Phillip Muldrow of Jimmy Rich Art Collection says. His teacher saw a natural penchant for creativity in his work and gave him a set […]