Iron Age Studios, owned and operated by Deborah Nesbit and David Brown, creates custom metalwork in steel, bronze, brass & copper using the Old World techniques of hand-forging and repousse. The studio specializes in design, fabrication, custom finish and installation of stair railings, doors, gates, gas & electric lanterns, chandeliers, firescreens, furniture and much more. Iron Age Studios is refreshing proof that American handcraftsmanship and artistry can survive and prosper in the age of machines.
Aquaterra Outdoor Environments is known for their breathtaking pools and landscape, but their broad capabilities are highlighted in this addition of a one-of-a-kind outdoor veranda structure. The company both designs and constructs these custom-made additions, working within the client’s budget and staying true to the architectural integrity of the pre-existing home. Whether your family is growing, more grandkids are on the way, or you’re looking to entertain on a grander scale, Aquaterra is here to meet your needs.
The Aquaterra Outdoor Environments experts designed this 855-square-foot, outdoor living addition, for a residence in McKinney, Texas. The design focus was to cohesively create an entire outdoor living environment that would define multiple outdoor living spaces with minimal barriers. Catering to every possibility of entertainment in an outdoor setting, as it would an indoor setting, the living addition includes a top-of-the-line luxury kitchen, dining terrace, granite bar and a dry stack stone fireplace. Although this arrangement is exposed to the outdoor climate, this space is guaranteed to feel like home! Not only was this entire area designed to accommodate space for entertainment in a covered setting, it also includes a custom designed pool, sufficient space for sun bathing and a beautiful landscape that cohesively integrates the entire backyard.
The pristine, unframed window creates a fluidity and unites interior to exterior like a breath of fresh air.
Fashion Glass & Mirror will forever revolutionize your concept of glass and mirror decor. What do they do? Question is, what do they not do?! One visit to their showroom in the Dallas Design District and you’ll be hooked.
“If you can imagine it in glass or mirror, we can produce it,” said Greg Jaynes, president of Fashion Glass & Mirror, LLC. “From heavy glass showers to custom leaded glass works of art, our expertise and ability to get the job done correctly is why more Texas homebuilders and interior designers call us to handle their job.”
Royale "Coggin" Wiggin
She is the daughter and COO of Thayer Coggin
(Photo: Donna Moss, interior designer, owner of That's Haute; and Dan Foley, lifestyle expert, principal of DANN INC.)
Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), the trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, announced the winners of the 23rd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held the evening of Saturday, January 21 at the ARTS Awards’ new location, the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Tired of spending seemingly endless hours of time and energy, going from store to store, hunting for the “perfect” sofa?
An architect from California, Barry Berkus, used to say, “humans love arches.” It’s true, we do. But, we love all special places. We love attic rooms with slanted ceilings, we love window seats, bay windows and clever niches. No one ever walked into a rectangular room with a flat ceiling and gushed, “Oh, I LOVE this space!” (unless it had a special feature like a window wall or something). So, remember to ask your architect or building designer to give you some special places, some special touches. Don’t just build a home that flows well and is attractive from the street. Those things are important, but create something that surprises you and makes your home feel distinctive once you get inside or when you encounter the backyard.
Now that the show has aired, Design Guide can finally say how proud they are of one of its partners: Archadeck of Austin! Last year, Archadeck was offered a chance to be featured in a HGTV special and jumped at the opportunity. Archadeck was featured for their work on a complete backyard remodel in the Circle C area in south Austin. The complete remodel added a 1,000-square-foot deck with seating, eating area, fire pit, shade structure, children’s play area, hot tub and grilling equipment. It was an incredibly impressive remodel and we could not be any prouder than to share the wonderful news with you all!
“Green living.” It’s a popular movement these days in design circles. And depending on whom you’re talking to, it has multiple connotations. Whether the context is furnishings or flooring, windows or water features, everyone in residential or commercial design has had to define and interpret how that phrase plays out in their little slice of it. Design Guide expert Richard Lentz, of Lentz Landscape Lighting, elaborates on the lighting trend in landscape design through Victoria Larroca- Lentz Landscape Lighting's copywriter.
While it is not the typical time of year to think about outdoor furnishings, it is always the time to consider the use of outdoor fabrics indoors. Thanks to textile industry advances in the last few years, fabrics manufactured to withstand the exterior elements are now stylish enough to withstand the indoor family and entertaining “elements”, such as kids, pets, and the occasional less-than-fastidious dinner guest.