Hi guys. Sorry I’m late. I spent the day outside of Athens, Texas, at a superstar lake house that you will be seeing very soon in the pages of the magazine. But here are some wise words from my friend and yours, Jim Williamson. They say spring is almost here, but try telling that to my ivy, which really took a beating with this last freeze.Full Story
The first lady of real estate is celebrating her 103rd name day on Sunday. Ebby started her career at the age of 8, selling Cloverine salve door to door — a strong work ethic that eventually led to her founding Ebby Halliday Relators, one of America’s largest independent real estate firms. Our very own Jessica Jones […]Full Story
This week’s sales include Hess, Pottery Barn Kids, Anteks, and more.Full Story
The bad news: Antiques Roadshow won’t return your emails. The good news: There’s another option for appraising your antique finds and hand-me-downs. This weekend, the Dallas Woman’s Forum will host their third-annual Antiques at the Alexander event at the Alexander mansion on Ross Avenue.Full Story
The bedroom should be a place strictly for relaxation, rest, and romance, yet so often it becomes a disastrous, messy, and stressful “drop zone,” as The Couture Closet owner and pro organizer Kathleen Jacobson calls it. We walk in after a long day of running around and throw our purses, keys, phones, shoes, jackets, and the rest of our daily necessities into piles on the nearest surface.
Because we start and end the day in this space, we want to create as stress-free of an environment as possible. Jacobson curated some must-have ideas for eliminating the chaos and clutter:Full Story
EG Hamilton is to receive the AIA Dallas Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight’s Celebrate Architecture event at Klyde Warren Park. His friend and colleague Bill Booziotis has some nice things to say about Hamilton. So without further ado, here he is. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing EG Hamilton for more than 50 years. He started Harrell + Hamilton (which is now OMNIPLAN) 57 years ago, I joined the firm several years thereafter, and we have been friends since.Full Story
A few years ago, tired of throwing money away on rent, I bought my own place. I was a twenty-something single girl at the time, but I decided that I didn’t need or want to wait for a man to have a mortgage (let me hear you, Beyoncé). It was the best decision I’ve ever made.
I love having my own home to do with what I please. A place where I can host friends and family comfortably. I’m so glad I gave myself the experience of living alone. It’s something I think everyone should do, at least once in their life.
When Margaux asked us to share our personal favorite spaces, I considered a few different areas within my home, but I finally settled on my guest room/office. It might seem funny that my favorite room is the one that typically gets used least often. I’ll tell you the truth: A big reason for that is it’s simply the project I finished most recently, so we’re still in the honeymoon phase. But honestly, since I gave this room a makeover, I find myself spending more time in here—and not just when I’m working.Full Story
Maybe it’s the Texas in us, but we can’t resist a good cowhide rug. They look great in any room of the house, whether on their own or layered with other rugs. They’re just the right mix of rustic charm and modern sophistication. And they never go out of style.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go to Hereford to get one.Full Story
To say the weather as of late has been a bit confusing would be a gross understatement. I’ve resorted to leaving my flip flops, sunscreen (for the inevitable February sunburn) and winter boots at the back door. Just when we think spring is ready to make a full debut, we get smacked in the face with sleet and a record low temperature. As annoying as this is for us, imagine how your garden plants are feeling?Full Story
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from growing up here, it’s that Dallas ladies are very busy. Sometimes, it’s hard to get everything together when you’re entertaining: a great outfit, great space, and the perfect place setting. Cue The Interior Stylist. Co-conspirator Ryan Conner sent me their website with one request: find out more. And since I’m as good as my word, I did a Q & A with the Interior Stylist duo, Brooke Cariker Inabnett and Laura Wagner Hilton, who both hail from Oklahoma.
The Interior Stylist offers three services: home styling and consulting, wardrobe styling, and event styling. This means not only finding new pieces for your home and closet, but also working with your existing repertoire. They hope not only to simplify your life, but also make it a little (or a lot) more stylish.
Get the scoop here.Full Story