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Welcome to the Club
Helen Thompson | January 17, 2014

If anything prepared designer Mark Ashby for the daunting task of redesigning Jeffrey’s, Austin’s beloved, 39-year-old fine dining institution that has hosted politicians and movie stars—the likes of George W...

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Inside Out
Ayesha Khan | January 17, 2014

Nestled in the royal Dusit District in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River, or “River of Kings,” The Siam is the first hotel venture for 43-year-old indie-rock star and actor Krissada...

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Perfect Harmony
Amanda Friedman | January 16, 2014

Situated high on the hillside on Belvedere Island overlooking the San Francisco Bay, with postcard-perfect vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge in one direction and Sausalito in the other, Gary Friedman—the innovative co-CEO and...

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Posh Pedigree
Carla Jordan | October 3, 2013

When designer Chandos Dodson and oil-and-gas businessman Ike Epley said “I do,” they moved into a home with a past, not all of which was immediately apparent. They knew their 2,800-square-foot townhome was part of 5000 Longmont...

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Opposites Attract
Helen Thompson | October 3, 2013

“This is the last house I’m going to build,” says the homeowner, a developer and third-generation Austinite. If his announcement is true, the long, concrete modernist residence caps off a series of homes that...

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Totally Rockin’ It
| October 3, 2013

Museum Quality: Just opened in July, Aria Stone Gallery in Dallas may remind you more of an art gallery than a place to buy big slabs of rock. But there’s reason behind owner Vinny Tavares’...

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Timely Twists
Melanie Warner | October 3, 2013

After a few thwacks of the iron knocker on the front door of Rusty Arena’s house in Houston’s artsy Montrose neighborhood, the textile designer known for sumptuous, hand painted fabrics appears with a smile. Arena, who is in...

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Designers on the Verge
Carla Jordan Melanie Warner | October 3, 2013

Sister Story: Buzzworthy sisters Saba and Sarah Jawda share more than striking good looks and an alma mater. This dynamo Houston duo also cohabitate, oversee a thriving business and, most...

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Petal Pusher
Rebecca Sherman | October 3, 2013

Artist Jeremy Cole’s long-term fascination with light and ceramics has produced a stunning array of chandeliers, sconces and lamps inspired by flowers. Exquisitely crafted by Cole and a small team of artisans in his New Zealand...

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Chic Sleeps
Jennifer Thornton | July 9, 2013

Boutique Streak in Big D
Tapping into Dallas’ buzzing art scene is the keeper of one of the most impressively curated hotel art collections, The Joule (...

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Great Rooms
Helen Thompson | July 9, 2013

Light Motif
A loft in the historic King William District of San Antonio is in a former glass factory renovated by San Antonio’s Poteet Architects and FAB Architecture in Austin....

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Artfully Avant
Shelly Rosenberg | July 9, 2013

Unconcerned with doctrine or pedigree, Dallas designer Mike Mousel frees himself to bend design rules. He delights in an artful mix of ready-made, custom, vintage and avant-garde furnishings, and while his spaces are serene and ordered...

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