For the ultimate in home decor prowess, consult these industry experts.
A fashionable look at Jean Liu’s design of Koch House
1. The Fashion-Approved Designer
Art and fashion are synonymous when it comes to Jean Liu. With a keen eye for bold textiles and a love of vibrant colors, the interior designer adds a whimsical mix to each of her beloved projects.
2. The Industry-Approved Architect
Passion and time—thus is the mantra for SHM Architects. Led by David Stocker, Mark Hoesterey and Enrique Montenegro, the boutique design studio enlists these two key ingredients when approaching a project. The firm’s portfolio touts an incredible span of projects and a noteworthy roster of clients—including the home of Arteriors founder Mark Moussa.
3. The Altruistic Artist
Blazing a new trail in the glass-blowing biz, Carlyn Ray’s talents lend themselves to both her craft and her benevolence. With the mantra of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, the artist (and Episcopal School of Dallas alumna) is meticulous and fearless. Having recently collaborated with the Ronald McDonald House for a site-specific installation, Ray’s compassion shines through in both her work and her impact on the community.
A great room by Jean Liu with vaulted ceilings and the family’s impressive art collection
4. The Accessories Treasure Trove
Step foot into Allan Knight and Ben Goldfarb’s 40,000-square-foot showroom and let your decorating dreams run wild. This Design District hub features over 40 lines from some of the industry’s leading artists that have been carefully curated by the owners.
5. The Finishing Touches
Mastering the art of the perfect blend is interior designer Laura Lee Clark Falconer. Having a keen eye for rare finds and elevated taste, her showroom offers a whimsical mix for her loyal clientele.
6. The Lighting Mastermind
Creating one-of-a-kind pieces with each throw, Paul Schneider continues to rise to the top in his field and has become a true expert behind the wheel. The St. Mark’s School of Texas alumnus is lauded for his sleek chevron prints, dapple techniques and unique marbling process. Insider’s tip: He offers endless options for customization.
7. The One Taking Over
Architecture whiz Michael Hsu’s distinctive projects, often constructed in rich wood and steel, dot Texas’ capital city and are popping up in Dallas with luxury condos Terminal at Katy Trail.