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The Dallas Designer Showhouse

Big and bold attitude flows through inspiring rooms at the Dallas Decorators Showhouse

Written by Emily Benda
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    Traditional Home made its Dallas showhouse debut in a way that Texas knows best—big. Featuring the work of 27 designers with Texas-size creativity, the modern Mediterranean-style home was built by Paul Moss of Marina Bay Development Corp, produced by Tasker Agency, and hosted by Donna Moss to benefit the Alzheimer’s Associations of Dallas and Houston. “During the process of this showhouse, both of my parents succumbed to the disease, so it was personal,” Paul Moss says. “Raising funds and awareness through this project will hopefully bring an end to this dreadful disease.” With those positive thoughts in mind, we invite you to saddle up and join us for a tour.

    Photography: Nathan Schroder  
    Produced by Krissa rossbund

    Executive Producer for Dallas Decorators Showhouse: Christi Tasker, www.ChristiTasker.com; Tasker Agency, www.TaskerAgency.com a division of PuTTin’ OuT, www.PuTTinOuT.com.

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    Entry by Carolina V Gentry & Beth Dotolo

    The foyer designed by Carolina V Gentry and Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios offers a big, bold Texas welcome. Walls wear a graphic black-and-white grass cloth that kicks off an energetic visual show. The pattern complements the strong vertical architecture of the space and creates cohesiveness between the foyer’s two levels. Gentry and Dotolo note that balance and movement are key when scheming grand spaces. They applied the design principle in gallery-like form, layering the adventurous wallcovering with modern paintings. A shimmering pendant from Circa Lighting, an artful rug, and a curvy chaise complete the dramatic scene. 

    Interior designers: Beth Dotolo and Carolina V Gentry, Pulp Design Studios, Dallas and Seattle; pulpdesignstudios.com.

    Wall paint “White Pepper”: Behr; behr.com.
    Flooring “Moonstruck” in Juno 18×36-inch tiles: Crossville Tile; crossvilleinc.com.
    Rug “Zap” by Fiona Curran: The Rug Company; therugcompany.com.
    Chaise longue in the style of Kagan, top artwork on white wall Modern Linear Abstract Painting, bottom artwork on white wall Being Solitude by Jack Hammack: Again & Again; againandagain.com.
    Fabric for chaise “Brushstroke Velvet” in Pink Sky: S. Harris; sharris.com.
    Artwork on landing painting of Tina Turner: Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art; carnealsimmons.com.
    Black-and-white wallpaper on stair wall and entryway “Buscemi Grasscloth” by Nobu: Bridget Beari Designs; bridgetbearidesigns.com.
    Table by chaise “Wila Tripod Stool”: Made Goods; madegoods.com.
    Sculpture on side table “Revolution Sculpture” in Antique Brass, box on side table “Crimped Gold Box”: Pulp Design Studios; pulpdesignstudios.com.
    Chandelier “Hatton Large Chandelier” in Gild by Barry Goralnick for Visual Comfort: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.

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    Family room and front Hall by Clair Tompkins & Julie Lloyd

    Clair Tompkins and Julie Lloyd let texture take the lead in their soaring two-story family room, which they accented with glam metallics and geometric patterns. A chandelier with ceramic shades from Circa Lighting hovers above an arrangement of channel-tufted velvet sofas, chrome-frame chairs wearing contemporary fabric, and tables with gold accents. A linear geometric paper lines the niches on both sides of the fireplace clad in Cosentino quartz. A vintage Louis Schanker abstract painting interjects a note of softness. “There should always be a balance of feminine and masculine,” Tompkins says. 

    Interior designers: Clair Tompkins and Julie Lloyd, Tompkins Lloyd Interiors, Dallas; info@tompkinslloyd.com; tompkinslloyd.com.

    Flooring “Moonstruck” in Juno 18×36-inch tiles: Crossville Tile; crossvilleinc.com.
    Wall paint “White Pepper”: Behr; behr.com.
    Fireplace surround “Dekton” in Trillium: Cosentino; cosentino.com.
    Rug, hummingbird pillows “Hummingbird Ivory Cushion” by Alexander McQueen: The Rug Company; therugcompany.com.
    Sofas: ModShop; modshop1.com.
    Side table flanked by chairs, table lamp on white chest “Woodville Table Lamp” by Vaughan Lighting: George Cameron Nash; georgecameronnash.com.
    Chandelier “Cleo Three-Tier Chandelier” by Kelly Wearstler: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.
    White chests “Conrad”: Made Goods; madegoods.com.
    White-with-gold print pillow near fireplace “Talitha Graffiti,” white-with-gold print pillow next to furry pillow “Talitha Sunburst,” sculpture on coffee table “Horn Brass Sculpture,” sculpture in fireplace “Giant Brass Orb,” similar items available: Jonathan Adler; jonathanadler.com.
    Coffee table vintage: Scout Design Studio; scoutdesignstudio.com.
    Pair of tubular chrome chairs, circa 1970, framed art by Louis Schanker: designer’s collection.
    Wallpaper in niches “Newlon”: David Sutherland Showroom; davidsutherlandshowroom.com.
    Mineral sculpture in niche: Connie Chantilis; CAC Mosaic Designs; cacmosaicdesigns.com.

  • Exterior by Paul Moss

    Built by Paul Moss, owner of Marina Bay Development Corp., the Mediterranean-style home boasts stucco exteriors and a concrete tile roof from Boral. “What struck me most about the exterior were the recessed windows and the cast-stone entry that set the tone for the open, airy vibe you feel as you step inside,” Moss says. He also loves sliding exterior doors that disappear into walls and let indoor and outdoor spaces connect seamlessly—perfect for entertaining. Lanterns from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights flank the entryway.

    Builder: Paul Moss, Marina Bay Development Corp., 8821 Davis Blvd., Suite 220, Keller, TX 76248; 817/431-5626; marinabayhomes.net.
    Home plans and design of the house: Grand Home,  9516 Camp Bowie West, Suite E, Fort Worth, Texas 76116; 817/696-0520; grandhomedsigns.com

    Roofing Boral: boral.com.
    Garage doors: Wayne Dalton, wayne-dalton.com.

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    Front Courtyard by Tiffany McKinzie

    Tiffany McKinzie wanted to create a space that encourages homeowners and guests to relax with a glass of wine. “Because this courtyard is a smaller outdoor area, it naturally lent itself to being a cozy, informal gathering spot,” the designer says. The low-scale armless chairs by Woodard are centered on a fire table that is both functional and good-looking. Set against the streamlined furniture, woven chairs add a vintage twist. Colorful applications of contrasting piping on cushions and oversize pillows bring
    in lively and playful spirit. 

    Interior designer: Tiffany McKinzie, Tiffany McKinzie Interior Design, Dallas-Fort Worth; 214/883-5473; tiffanymckinzie.com.

    Teak root balls in fireplace, vintage bowls on wall above fireplace: Brendan Bass; brendanbass.com.
    Rug under white chairs, small lantern at fireplace: HomeGoods; homegoods.com.
    Greenery and containers: Home Depot; homedepot.com.
    Green chairs with bolsters “Jax Armless Sectional Unit,” fire table in Black Granite: Woodard; woodard-furniture.com.
    White woven chairs near fireplace “Aurora Arm Chairs” in White, stools at chairs “Bernt Stools” in Dark Gray concrete: Made Goods; madegoods.com.

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    Dining Room by Kara Cox

    Kara Cox’s vision for the dining room offers a modern-day palette—and a bit of 1980s throwback. With two walls of windows, the light-flooded space begged for a light and soft coloration. Enter blush pink. Leather chairs outlined in nailhead trim from CR Laine and an antique Oushak rug set the barely-there pastel palette. An artful display of flowers, grounded by asparagus greens, pumps up the pink. “The house is contemporary, current, and built for a modern lifestyle, but I wanted to bring in a touch of traditional Dallas style, too,” Cox says. The table skirt, made of a Romo fabric that drips lush bullion fringe from Samuel & Sons, pays tribute to Dallas heritage. So does a swanky tablescape from Replacements that calls out names from the Ewing family of Dallas, the famed 1980s TV drama, on its placecards. 

    Interior designer: Kara Cox, Kara Cox Interiors, 1008 Dover Road, Greensboro, NC 27408; 336/465-1448; karacoxinteriors.com.

    Wall paint “White Moderne”: Behr; behr.com.
    Dining chairs “Rhea Dining Chair” in Winchester Blush Leather with Bronze Nailheads: CR Laine; crlaine.com.
    Rug “Antique Oushak”: Nashville Rug Gallery; nashvilleruggallery.com.
    Tablecloth fabric “Paloma Cotton Satin” in Pearl: Romo; romofabrics.com.
    Tablecloth trim “Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe” in Moleskin: Samuel & Sons; samuelandsons.com.
    Chandelier “Cubist Large Gilt Pendant Ceiling Light” by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.
    Vase: Darnell and Company; darnellcompany.com.
    Floral arrangement: The Botanical Mix; thebotanicalmix.com.
    Chargers “Palladio Gold” by Vietri, dinner and bread plates “Basalt Black” by Wedgwood, gold bread plates “Gouttes Gold” by Bernardaud, crystal stemware “Apollo Gold” and knife rests “Thistle,” both by Saint-Louis Crystal, sterling flatware “Acorn” by Georg Jensen: Replacements, Ltd.; replacements.com.

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    Kitchen by Donna Moss

    Donna Moss had one goal in creating the kitchen and wine room: “a glamorous yet functional space with a touch of Art Deco.” 

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    Kitchen by Donna Moss

    Handsome Clive Christian cabinetry makes a statement with its black finish and substantial brass hardware from Lisa Jarvis. The cabinetry houses a cooktop from Jenn-Air. An amethyst slab from Cosentino illuminates the front of the sleek white island. 

    Wall paint “White Moderne”: Behr; behr.com.
    Flooring “Moonstruck” in Juno 18×36-inch tiles: Crossville Tile; crossvilleinc.com.
    Cabinetry, cabinet hardware: Clive Christian; clivechristianinteriors.com.
    Pendant lighting custom, bar stools custom: Donna Moss; donnamossdesigns.com.
    White artwork above range Fragment Art by Abby Price: Nancy Price Interior Design; nancypriceinteriors.com.
    White dishware on island “Julianna,” glasses “Lucia Highballs and Tumblers” in Pale Gray: Blue Pheasant; bluepheasant.com.
    Arrangements flanking range: The Botanical Mix; thebotanicalmix.com.
    Material on wall of island backlit “Amethyst” from the Prexury collection, countertop “Dekton XGloss” in Halo: Cosentino; cosentino.com.
    Gold beads surrounding the cooktop: Maya Romanoff, Beadaddled Leaf Flexible Glass Beads Wallcovering in Scotch N’ Soda; mayaromanoff.com.
    Barstool fabric: Cosimo in Cream by  Clarke & Clarke distributed exclusively by Duralee; duralee.com.

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    Prep Kitchen by Donna Moss

    Around the corner sits the greatest secret weapon of entertaining—a prep kitchen. Contrasting the countertop, gold faceted glass tile by Crossville Tile lends pizzazz, repeated in a bolder application on the back wall of the wine room. 

    Wall paint “White Moderne”: Behr; behr.com.
    Flooring “Moonstruck” in Juno 18×36-inch tiles: Crossville Tile; crossvilleinc.com.
    Countertop “Pulsar Silestone”: Cosentino; cosentino.com.
    Tile backsplash “Sideview Glass” in Gold Matte: Crossville Tile; crossvilleinc.com.
    Cabinetry: Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets; twinoakscabinets.com.
    Cabinet hardware “Iris Pull” in Solid Brass: Lisa Jarvis; lisa-jarvis.com.
    Elongated floral rock garden on counter: The Botanical Mix; thebotanicalmix.com.
    Cutting board, marble container with brass band, similar items available: Anthropologie; anthropologie.com.
    Gold-black-gray-white abstract artwork at end of prep kitchen: Anabel Heredia, Anabel Heredia Art & Design, Facebook: Anabel Heredia Art & Design.

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    Wine Room by Donna Moss

    The wine room—conveniently accessed from both the kitchen and the dining room—gets a glamorous upgrade thanks to gold Crossville tiles. 

    Interior designer: Donna Moss, Donna Moss Designs, 8821 Davis Blvd., Suite 310, Keller, TX 76248; 817/966-3607; donnamossdesigns.com.

    Countertop “Rosslyn” from the Jewel collection: Cambria; cambriausa.com.
    Wall tile “Sideview Glass” in Gold Gloss: Crossville Tile; crossvilleinc.com.
    Wine racks: Vineyard Wine Cellars; vineyardwinecellars.com.
    Wine by Möet Hennessy USA: Clos19; clos19.com.

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    Gallery Hall by Dann Foley

    A Japanese wood-block-print wallpaper influenced Dann Foley’s gallery hall. “I wanted guests to say, ‘Wow, this is what a hallway can look like!’” Foley says. The space—a lesson in the mix of different periods, styles, elements, and art—delights with surprises. Foley’s own Broken Egg wall art gives a three-dimensional kick to the flat surface. Next to a classic bench, two French-style chairs with orange velvet fabric make a splash as they tie the hall’s formal and casual elements.

    Interior designer: Dann Foley, 1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Suite 110-236; Palm Springs, CA 92264; 760/322-2268; danninc.com.

    Bench #43194 and fauteuil chairs #FD41269, both by Florence De Dampierre: AB Home; abhomeinc.com.
    Wall mural “The Great Wave Of Kanagawa” mural: Murals Your Way; muralsyourway.com.
    White wall sculptures Broken Egg by Dann Foley Lifestyle for Phillips Collection: Dann Foley Lifestyle; dannfoleylifestyle.com.
    Carpet runner vintage, similar available: Dallas Rugs; dallasrugs.com.

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    Study by Amy Berry

    The modern way of design drives creatives to surprise with a bit of the unexpected. Amy Berry did just that in her garden-inspired study that pulls its direction from a sunny spring day. “There’s nothing like a beautiful fabric to bring a room together,” Berry says. In this case, that fabric is a Scalamandré foliage-print linen used for curtains and a pair of chairs. 

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    Study by Amy Berry

    Its hues are pleasingly amplified by a lettuce-green Thibaut weave on the walls. Metrie crown molding highlights the Behr “Ash Blue” ceiling, reminiscent of a clear blue sky. The treillage on the fireplace adds to the room’s feminine flair but skillfully diverges with a piece of modern artwork. For more shape and interest, Berry installed a painted blue-and-white center table from Highland House. 

    Interior designer: Amy Berry, Amy Berry Design, Dallas; amyberrydesign.com.

    Wallpaper “Wicker Weave” in Green: Thibaut; thibautdesign.com.
    Ceiling paint “Ash Blue”: Behr; behr.com.
    Area rug “Pinehurst” in Ivory, similar available: Stark; starkcarpet.com.
    Fabric for daybed “Lila Stripe” in Aqua on White Linen: Quadrille; quadrillefabrics.com.
    Daybed trim, drapery trim: Samuel & Sons; samuelandsons.com.
    Drapery and chair fabric “Ascot Linen Print” in Verdure: Scalamandre; scalamandre.com.
    Drapery hardware: Gaby’s Shoppe; gabys.com.
    Light fixture “Marina Chandelier”: Paul Ferrante; paulferrante.com.
    Coffee table “Doheny Cocktail Table”: Henredon; henredon.com.
    Lounge chairs “Azure Chair”: Bunny Williams Home; bunnywilliamshome.com.
    Ottoman fabric and trim “Autun Mohair Velvet” in Eucalyptus, desk chair fabric “Monterey Woven Texture” in Sand: Brunschwig & Fils; brunschwig.com.
    Basket at desk: Mainly Baskets; mainlybaskets.com.
    Desk: Coco & Dash; cocoanddash.com.
    Desk lamp: Christopher Spitzmiller; christopherspitzmiller.com.
    Desk chair “Gibby Chair” by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture: Mrs. Howard; mrshoward.com.
    White table with light blue shelf “Beaufort Center Hall Table”: Highland House; highlandhousefurniture.com.
    Table exterior paint “Cloud White,” table interior paint “Blue Macaw”: Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
    Floor lamps “Sargent Swing-Arm Lamp” by Ralph Lauren: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.
    Artwork at fireplace: Catherine Booker Jones; catherinejonesstudio.com.

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    Study Courtyard by Elle Cole

    “Whether you want to relax with a glass of wine or cuddle in a blanket, a fire pit is the perfect element to make this space inviting,” Elle Cole says of her study courtyard. Cole’s vision for the cocoon-like outdoor space was informed by her curiosity about Moroccan culture. Seating by Woodard is cushioned in an abstract black-and-white fabric that resembles Moroccan Caidal tents. As she would in an interior space, Cole constructed architectural elements, but here she used natural plantings including leafy black bamboo.

    Interior designer: Elle Cole, Elle Cole Interiors, 3617 Fairmount St., Suite 105, Dallas, TX 75219; 469/904-8486; ellecoleinteriors.com.

    Chairs “Van Dyke Lounge Chair” in Hammered Pewter, kidney pillows in chairs, fire table “Chat-Height Rectangular Fire Table in Hammered Pewter,” fire table top “Rectangular Fire Table Top” in Rainforest, glass fire guard “Rectangular Glass Fire Guard”: Woodard; woodard-furniture.com.
    Fabric for chairs “Ink Blot,” fabric for kidney pillows “Sultan Swing” in Ebony: Perennials Fabrics; perennialsfabrics.com.
    Console table, similar available: Elegant Earth; elegantearth.com.

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    Guest Suite Bedroom by Julie Dodson

    A hand-painted Gracie wallcovering in chocolate and silver wraps the guest bedroom with feminine presence. “I wanted a Parisian fairy tale in the middle of Dallas,” Julie Dodson says. “To me, bedrooms are romantic and welcoming, and that’s what this color palette is.” A sweeping canopy draws eyes to the simple pink upholstered bed that is dressed in linen finery. 

    Wall paint “White Moderne”: Behr; behr.com.
    Hand-painted wallpaper from the Chinese Scenics collection: Gracie; graciestudio.com.
    Bed upholstery custom: The Joseph Company; josephcompany.com.
    Duvet cover and Euroshams Hamburg House collection, coverlet by Yves Delorme, tray on bath vanity “Shagreen Tray” by Aerin, glass dish, sponge: Longoria Collection; longoriacollection.com.
    Throw blanket: Peacock Alley; peacockalley.com.
    Decorative pillow by Rebecca Vizard, antique Italian iron and crystal chandelier: Skelton Culver; skeltonculver.com.
    Antique metal-and-wood flamingos in corner: Back Row Home; backrowhome.com.
    Stool at painting vintage “McKenzie,” gilt table on far side of bed “Naturalist Giltwood Table,” table lamp “Cosford” alabaster stone with linen drum shade by Vaughan: George Cameron Nash; georgecameronnash.com.
    Oil painting: Jeff Muhs; jeffmuhsstudio.com.

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    Guest Bath by Julie Dodson

    In the adjoining bath, Cambria quartz lines the shower and forms a waterfall vanity that is fitted with mirror-faced drawers. Metallic hardware on the drawers is balanced by gold-tone plumbing fixtures from Kohler. 

    Interior designer: Julie Dodson, Dodson Interiors, Houston; 713/780-9200; dodsoninteriors.com.

    Antique rugs in bedroom and bath: Creative Flooring; 713/522-1181.
    Bath vanity knobs: Fixtures & Fittings; fixturesfittings.com.
    Marble table lamp on vanity, similar available: Interlude Home; interludehome.com.
    Shower plumbing fixtures, toilet: Kohler; us.kohler.com.

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    Loggia by Sherry Hayslip

    Dubbed “a place to staycation,” the loggia designed by Sherry Hayslip is a place where guests can experience destinations beyond Dallas. Artifacts from various cultures, such as Buddha statues and African masks, pull vivid colors into the space. 

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    Loggia by Sherry Hayslip

    The splashes of color contrast nicely with the neutral backdrop that Hayslip first set in place. A fanciful aura comes courtesy of drapery panels embroidered in a whimsical insect pattern and leaf-like light fixtures that imbue a soft glow after dark. 

    Interior designer: Sherry Hayslip, Hayslip Design Associates, 2604 Fairmount St., Dallas, TX 75201; 214/871-9106; hayslipdesign.com.

    Wall paint “White Moderne”: Behr; behr.com.
    Sofa “Montecito Sofa” in Coffee Weave Rattan, dining chairs “Bali Small Dining Chair” in Coffee Weave: Woodard; woodard-furniture.com.
    Fabric for orange pillow “Tangerine Canvas,” fabric for pink pillow “Hot Pink Canvas”: Sunbrella; sunbrella.com.
    Pillow between orange and pink pillows “Colorful York Pillow”: McGannon Showrooms; mcgs.com.
    Floral arrangement: Urban Flower/Grange Hall; ufgrangehall.com.
    Container for floral arrangement, coffee table “Vinya,” ceiling light fixtures designed by Sherry Hayslip, fabricated by Whitesmith & Co., reclaimed glass Buddha head from the Phillips Collection, drapery hardware “Plexiglass Cast Acrylic Rods” by Ridout Plastics: ePlastics; eplastics.com.
    Table holding Buddha “Marble Fret Pedestal”: Global Views; globalviews.com.
    Fabric for drapery “Bugskins” in Multi Color by S. Harris: Fabricut; fabricut.com.
    Electronic Shades: Rainier, rainiershade.com.

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    Pool Area by Troy Rhone

    When designing the pool area, Troy Rhone focused on making the vast space more intimate. “I wanted to make the area feel like an inviting room,” Rhone says. To achieve this, he created ceiling effects using a curved arbor over a row of chaise longues and umbrellas above four-piece seating units, all from Woodard. 

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    Pool Area by Troy Rhone

    The orange cushions on the Woodard four-piece seating units brighten the creamy complexion of the home. 

    Interior designer: Troy Rhone, Troy Rhone Garden Design, 2839 Culver Road, #208, Mountain Brook, AL 35223; 205/249-1030; troyrhone.com.

    Furniture “Sedona” in Tuscan fabric, umbrella “Fiberbuilt Teak Umbrella” in Tuscan fabric: Woodard; woodard-furniture.com.
    Containers: Elegant Earth; elegantearth.com.
    Plants: Outdoor Aesthetics; outdooraesthetics.org.

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    Master Bedroom by Shay Geyer

    When Shay Geyer designed the master bedroom, she intended to put people at ease with a luxurious touch that isn’t too stuffy. Her color palette of black and white gives the bedroom depth, while accents of marigold add rich flair. A dynamic fabric from the Robert Allen Duralee Group sets the tone on drapery panels hanging from brass rods. The combination continues with brass caps on a cerused-wood canopy bed. 

    Bed custom: Century Furniture; centuryfurniture.com.

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    Master Bedroom by Shay Geyer

    Geyer designed an ikat stripe rug that weaves a layer of intense movement on the floor. A Gavin Rain artwork is displayed above the fireplace and includes a hidden image that can only be seen through a smartphone camera. Two black-and-brass chairs and a matching ottoman offer an intimate spot to read and warm up in front of the fireplace. A Circa Lighting chandelier dangles rock crystals into the room.

    Interior designer: Shay Geyer, IBB Design, 5798 Genesis Ct., Frisco, TX 75034; 214/618-6609; ibbdesign.com.

    Chairs “Lounge Chair” #989-103 by Milo Baughman: Thayer Coggin; thayercoggin.com.
    Chandelier “Halcyon Large Three-Tier Chandelier” by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.
    Fabrics: Robert Allen Duralee Group; robertallendesign.com.
    Rug SG001 in Blue/Grey by Shay Geyer, from the Portfolio collection: Nourison; nourison.com.
    Drapery hardware: Design Elements; designelementsgroup.com.
    Artwork above fireplace Neopointillist art by Gavin Rain: Laura Rathe Fine Art; laurarathe.com.
    Floral arrangement: The Botanical Mix; thebotanicalmix.com.

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    Master Bath by Krissa Rossbund

    The best way to tackle modern architecture? Give it a dose of traditional. That’s what Traditional Home’s Krissa Rossbund says about the master suite bath, which she bathed in an elegant floral grass cloth from the Nicolette Mayer Collection. It contrasts the room’s sleek elements, including the striking Cambria quartz that clads the shower. “The balance between linear and floral patterns allows each piece to have its own star power,” Rossbund says. Matching waste cans from Made Goods go wild with a faux-crocodile veneer. Beautiful floral arrangments are from Natural Decorations, Inc.

    Rug “Twilight Area Rug”: Nourison; nourison.com.
    Wallpaper “Blossom Fantasia” in Gold: Nicolette Mayer; nicolettemayer.com.
    Globe light “Mill Large Globe Lantern” by Aerin, ceiling pendant shade light through doorway: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.
    White leather chair, white furry chair, white sphere with gold lines, gold sculpture on tray, silver tree-stump table, hammered metal container with greens: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; mgbwhome.com. Shower surround “Brittanicca” from the Luxury series: Cambria; cambriausa.com.
    Vessel sink: Kohler; us.kohler.com.
    Framed artwork on wall near entry, framed artwork by mirror: Daniel Dugan, One Continuous Line; danielduganart.com.
    White towels: Matouk; matouk.com.
    Waste-baskets, soap dispenser: Pigeon &Poodle; pigeonandpoodle.com.

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    Master Bath by Krissa Rossbund

    Appointments supporting the modern theme include an orb chandelier from Circa Lighting, a tonal rug from Nourison, and sculptural furniture—an armless chair in white leather, a silver tree-stump table, and a gold armchair covered in Tibetan fur, all from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. 

    Bathtub, faucets: Kohler; us.kohler.com.

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    Master Closet by Michele Roberts for California Closets

    Dallas is a town of glamour and flash. And in the master closet, designed by Michele Roberts for California Closets, plenty of spots were ready to not only house several years’ worth of fashion assets, but also artfully display them. “A closet is a space you are guaranteed to visit at least two times a day,” Roberts says. “To have a highly functional space helps life feel more peaceful. Plus, the organization allows you to ‘go shopping’ in your closet every time you dress.” 

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    Master Closet by Michele Roberts for California Closets

    Backed with textured wood, shoe shelving is efficiently interrupted by pullout hooks that make it easy to plan the next day’s outfit. Etched-glass doors cloak garments that require extra protection, while drawers and cabinets bring on the bling with Swarovski crystal-studded hardware. 

    Closet designer: Michele Roberts, California Closets; californiaclosets.com.

    Closets “Tesoro” in Tuscan Moon, flip-up doors, drawers “Soho Bright White High Gloss,” accent doors “Boreas Embossed Mirror,” hardware “Elements Polished Chrome with Crystals,” lighted shelves “Soft Etch Back-Lit Frosted Glass Shelves”: California Closets; californiaclosets.com.
    Framed lips artwork: Daniel Dugan, One Continuous Line; danielduganart.com.
    Stacking tables gold-and-black, custom: Donna Moss Designs; donnamossdesigns.com.
    Clothes, shoes, and handbags: Worth; worthnewyork.com.

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    Master Courtyard by Elle Cole

    Every house needs that secret spot, a private sanctuary for moments of repose. Styled by Elle Cole, a small courtyard outside the master bedroom tackles rest and relaxation with comfortable ease. Screened by low walls, the space features a dynamic geometric pattern of Belgard pavers set so grass can grow between them. Two benches—one with curvy lines, another with a simple, no-frills silhouette—are cushioned with pillows in patterns and colors that enhance the palette of the nearby pool area. Exterior lighting is by Circa.

    Interior designer: Elle Cole, Elle Cole Interiors, 3617 Fairmount St., Suite 105, Dallas, TX 75219; 469/904-8486; ellecoleinteriors.com.

    Patio pavers: Belgard; belgard.com.
    Sconce: Circa Lighting, circalighting.com

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    Mudroom and Vestibule by Scot Meacham Wood

    For Scot Meacham Wood, it was all about drama in his small spaces. A bright floral fabric of his own design pushes light into the narrow vestibule area and contrasts the dark tartan wallcovering in the mudroom. It’s embellished with tartan ribbon to give a layered, three-dimensional effect.

    Wallcoverings “Blackhall Tartan Wallpaper,” tent fabric “Victoria Botanical” in Marigold: Scot Meacham Wood Home; scotmeachamwoodhome.com.
    Lacquered table, console, ottomans: Theodore Alexander; theodorealexander.com.
    Framed artwork on tented wall: Lindsay Cowles; lindsaycowles.com.

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     Mudroom and Vestibule by Scot Meacham Wood

    “It helps to have something that challenges your eye and something to relieve your eye for balance,” Meacham Wood says. “I wanted the rooms to be an expression of pattern, color, and gracious European design.” 

    Interior designer: Scot Meacham Wood, Scot Meacham Wood Home, 101 Henry Adams St., Suite 429, San Francisco, CA 94013; 415/757-0900; scotmeachamwoodhome.com.

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    Laundry Room by Krissa Rossbund

     “The laundry room is so important,” Krissa Rossbund says. “It’s where you care for your investment of garments.” Wrapped in a shimmery geometric grass cloth in silver, blue, and aqua, the space is kept clean in its design—with an occasional moment of razzle-dazzle. A flower-shape pendant by Circa Lighting in a luminescent silver finish softens the strong lines of the cabinetry painted in Behr’s “Classic Silver.” Crossville Tile—soft gray gloss on the floor and matte charcoal gray on the backsplash—is juxtaposed against the feminine flair of an etched farm sink from Kohler. The washer and dryer, both by Maytag through Ferguson, offer space above for baskets to organize fresh laundry. A piece of artwork by Daniel Dugan depicts the state of Texas using one continuous line. Cabinetry hardware is from Emtek.

    Wallpaper “Trion”: Nicolette Mayer; nicolettemayer.com.
    Cabinet pulls: Emtek; emtek.com. Dishwasher, sink, faucet: Kohler; us.kohler.com.
    Ceiling pendant “Arabelle Hanging Shade” in Gild by Aerin: Circa Lighting; circalighting.com.
    Washer and dryer: Maytag; maytag.com.
    Framed artwork: Daniel Dugan, One Continuous Line; danielduganart.com.
    Glass canisters, baskets: The Container Store; containerstore.com.
    Rug: Target; target.com.
    Plants and pots: Lowe’s; lowes.com.

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    Upper-Level Landing and Hallway by Blue Print Design Team

    It’s a mix of old, new, and outdoor views on the upstairs landing and hallway by the Blue Print design team. The wall sconce in the hallway is from Circa Lighting. 

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    Upper-Level Landing and Hallway by Blue Print Design Team

    An antique Biedermeier chest rests between matching chairs covered in a soft celadon aviary fabric. “Mixing old with new is key,” Carrie Jane Pogoloff of Blue Print says. “Placing the one-of-a-kind vintage lamp near contemporary furniture enhances the look and lets each piece shine individually.” 

    Interior designers: Blue Print Design Team, Blue Print Interiors, 2707 Fairmont St., Dallas, TX 75201; 214/954-9511; blueprintstore.com.

    Wall paint “White Pepper”: Behr; behr.com.
    Chairs, rug, dresser vintage Biedermeier, lamp custom creation, bowl on dresser: Blue Print Interiors; blueprintstore.com.
    Gilt-framed artwork: Don Bodine; donbodine.com.

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    Upper-Level Sitting Room by Nancy Price

    The elegant upper-level sitting room is “designed to envelop guests and be a luxurious place to spend time,” Nancy Price says. “I wanted it to feel like a jewel box.” An opulent spot to unwind, the room is filled with striking art pieces, including a silver labyrinth structure on the traditional burled desk. Deep folds in the lavish drapery lining the back wall cast texture into the nook and match the intensity of the grand mirror, crystal chandelier, and velvet console displaying Serge Roche plaster lamps.

    Interior designer: Nancy Price, Nancy Price Interior Design, 3110 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS 39216; 601/982-4181; nancypriceinteriors.com.

    Chandelier antique “French Moderne Chandelier,” mirror antique “Carved Gilt Mirror,” acrylic-encased staffs flanking entry antique “Processionals” mounted on Gray Velvet, plaster sconces in the style of Serge Roche, chairs antique “French Empire Chairs” in Muslin, plaster sculpture of woman’s head original work, console upholstered in velvet with nailhead trim custom, silver facetado sculpture on console: Nancy Price Interior design; nancypriceinteriors.com.
    Desk “Lindsey”: Made Goods; madegoods.com.
    Rug “Reuyl”: Truett Rugs; truettfinecarpetsandrugsdallas.com.
    Drapery fabric, pillow fabric: Kravet; kravet.com.

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    Upstairs Hallway by Ruthie Staalsen

    Ruthie Staalsen’s upstairs hallway draws attention with swaths of black, statement patterns, and exotic accessories. A Turkish runner in saturated magenta, olive, and red leads the way through a corridor of finds that Staalsen describes as “soulful.” “Hallways are oftentimes lost because nobody knows how to decorate them,” she says. “But they can captivate and continue to tell a story about the people who live there.” 

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    Upstairs Hallway by Ruthie Staalsen

    Statuesque floor lamps from Made Goods stand tall on either side of a console table. On the floor, stacks of books provide interest, color, and a platform for other accessories. A stately gold mirror implies a regal and international presence. 

    Interior designer: Ruthie Staalsen, Ruthie Staalsen Interiors, Dallas-Fort Worth; 817/706-8000; ruthiestaalsen.com.

    Lamps “Kingston Floor Lamp,” white faux coral sculpture: Made Goods; madegoods.com.
    Barn beam console table: Stål Timber; staltimber.com.
    Wallpaper custom: Benson-Cobb; bensoncobb.com.
    Zebra-print stools: Stacy Coulter; stacycoulter.com.

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    Bedroom Three by Michelle Workman

    “The sun was rising as my plane touched down on my first trip to Dallas,” Michelle Workman says. “It was an incredible combination of peaches and aquas.” That sunrise influenced her bedroom’s palette, launched by “Streetwise” wall paint from Behr. 

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    Bedroom Three by Michelle Workman

    Continuing the theme, sunray tufting of the headboard that Workman designed for French Heritage is given an extra dash of femininity with a scalloped canopy in a sugary shade of pink. A modern blue-and-white fabric covers the bench, and the diamond-pattern rug highlights gold accents throughout the room. 

    Interior designer: Michelle Workman, Michelle Workman Interiors, 633 Chestnut St., Suite 600, Chattanooga, TN 37450; 423/437-9000; michelleworkman.com.

    Wall paint “Streetwise”: Behr; behr.com.
    Bed “Between the Sheets Bed,” bedside table at left “Martini Nightstand,” bedside table at right “Tuxedo Nightstand,” mirrors flanking bed “The Last Word Mirror,” bench “Manhattan Bench,” all from the Facet collection by Michelle Workman: French Heritage; frenchheritage.com.
    Headboard fabric “Donya” in Cognac, body pillow fabric “Bellatrix” in Red-Coral, standard pillow fabric “Brookhaven” in Azalea, square pillow fabric “Velvet” in Pastel, bench fabric “Aztec Velvet” in Aegean, drapery fabric “Savoy Silk” in Versailles Blue, bed curtain “Isabella” in Blush: Duralee; duralee.com.
    Rug: Patterson Flynn Martin; pattersonflynnmartin.com.
    Sheets “Stanza Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set”: Peacock Alley; peacockalley.com.
    Chandelier “Drake 4-Light Polished Nickel Chandelier” by Crystorama: Candelabra; shopcandelabra.com.
    Bedside lamps vintage: Michelle Workman Interiors; michelleworkman.com.

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    Bedroom Five by Traci Zeller

    French couture guided the guest bedroom by Traci Zeller. The curvy bed from Wesley Hall takes a walk down the furniture runway with its gutsy black-floral upholstery. To offer visual reprieve, bed linens from Tribute Goods are crisp and tailored, but embellished with dressmaker-like trim. Plaster mirrors decorate the textured wall above the bed, drawing eyes up to the ceiling, where a tone-on-tone herringbone wood-veneer wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries nods to Parisian-inspired detail. 

    Ceiling paper “Against the Grain” in Grey Clogs, wallpaper “Bijou Knits” in Gris: Phillip Jeffries; phillipjeffries.com.
    Crown molding paint “Carbon”: Behr; behr.com.
    Bed “NYX Queen Bed,” fabric for headboard piping and green bolster pillow “C-Banks Velvet” in Ivy, desk chair “Maxis Side Chair” in Rubbed Black: Wesley Hall Furniture; wesleyhall.com.
    Fabric for bed upholstery “Bermuda Blossoms,” fabric for desk chair “A Maze Embroidery,” fabric for Euroshams “Paloma Embroidery” in Ebony, trim for bolster pillow “Sunnyvale Tape” in Black, window treatment fabric “Queen of Spain” in Black: Schumacher; fschumacher.com.
    Desk: “Emma Desk” with concave front, bedside table “Emma Commode” with concave front: Tritter Feefer; tritterfeefer.com.
    Bedding from the Savile Row collection: Tribute Goods; tributegoods.com.
    Framed lace samplers vintage, plaster mirrors: Traci Zeller Interiors; tracizeller.com.
    Lamps: Liz Marsh Designs; lizmarshdesigns.com.
    Rug: Nashville Rug Gallery; nashvilleruggallery.com.
    Chandelier “Branches B,” similar available: Canopy Designs; canopydesigns.com.

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    Bedroom Five by Traci Zeller

    A fabric in contemporary abstract dots hangs as window panels. “I create depth and interest by using multiple patterns and textures,” Zeller says. “But I limit my palette to fewer hues.”

    Interior designer: Traci Zeller, Traci Zeller Interiors, 2935 Providence Road, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28211; 980/272-0234; tracizeller.com.

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    Covered Balcony by Meg Caswell

    The balcony by Meg Caswell embraces vivid versions of blue and green to complement the open view of the sky and trees. “I wanted the balcony to flow seamlessly with the view instead of competing with it,” she says. The Woodard furniture bears two finishes—gunmetal and white—to break the space into multiple areas. Geode-inspired artwork hangs above the fireplace, and outdoor throws drape the chaises for warm late-night gatherings. A blue faux-shagreen tray from Made Goods rests on the cocktail table, ready to serve drinks. 

    Interior designer: Meg Caswell, Fifth & Castle; meg@fifthandcastle.com; fifthandcastle.com.

    Furniture from the Jax collection: Woodard; woodard-furniture.com.
    Lamp “Meg Caswell Style”: Couture; couturelamps.com.
    Botanical artwork: The Botanical Mix; thebotanicalmix.com.
    Rug: Loloi; loloirugs.com.
    Fabrics for throw pillows from the Indoor/Outdoor collection: Thibaut; thibautdesign.com.

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    Game Room And Wet Bar by Denise McGaha

    Think Texas, think rustic. Or at least a rustic palette. Denise McGaha teamed pale blue with a hide-like camel in her game room and wet bar space. The genesis? Kelly O’Neal’s photos of dried sago palms. “I loved the warm camel tone of those leaves, and balancing it with ice blue resonated with me,” McGaha says. A comfy sofa from Highland House is a perfect perch for taking in movies, while a fuzzy side chair feels like shearling on the inside of a cowboy’s coat. A pair of side tables with gold nail head trim, also from Highland House, pop glam into the rustic design equation. Simple in design, but complex in coloration, a Rug Company carpet features varying values of camel-color and aqua squares. Unlike many current chandeliers that are specified to stun and dazzle, an orb-style lighting fixture from Currey & Co. adds design that is complementary without stealing the show. Acrylic bar stools and blue floating shelves provide the wet bar with a sleek profile. 

    Rug “Hue Pale”: The Rug Company; therugcompany.com.
    Small round side table vintage: The Mews; themews.net.
    Tan throw on chair “Mora Throw” in Camel: Kufri Life; kufrilifefabrics.com.
    Chair “Morehead Chair,” sofa “Walker Sofa,” side table with nailhead trim “Kinston Lamp Table”: Highland House; highlandhousefurniture.com.
    Coffee table, gemsbok taxidermy, bar stools “Atlanta Bar Stools”: Scout Design Studio; scoutdesignstudio.com.
    Lamp “Ultimo Table Lamp,” chandelier “Moondance Orb Chandelier”: Currey & Co.; curreycodealers.com.
    Lampshade custom: Cele Johnson Custom Lamps & Shades; 214/651-1645.
    Fabric for shades and matching pillow “Judd Small Scale” in Camel, fabric for drapery “Judd Large Scale” in Camel, both by Denise McGaha: Design Legacy; design-legacy.com.
    Fabric for brown pillows “Windsor Mohair” in Caramel: Kravet; kravet.com.
    Pillow trim “La Terre Cut Fringe” in Canvas: Samuel & Sons; samuelandsons.com.

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    Game Room And Wet Bar by Denise McGaha

    Denise tackled the adjoining wet bar with a hushed but effective impact. Cabinetry and floating shelves painted a powder blue pastel from Behr add the softest hint of color to a wall of light gray mini tiles from Crossville. Emerald green glassware pop intense jewel tones to the otherwise quiet nook. Time for a drink!

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    Powder Room by Denise McGaha

    Just because a powder room is small, and just because its color palette is reserved with coloring of light blue and white, doesn’t mean that it’s not high in style. The sculptural form of a mirror from Made Goods frames whoever looks into it like a modern-day old master painting. A contemporary print from Design Legacy adds organic pattern to the walls.

    Interior designer: Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors, 3005 Maple Ave., #204, Dallas, TX 75201; 972/869-4914; denisemcgaha.com.

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