First impressions count. We raided the FD Luxe story archives for entry halls as divine as they are different
produced and styled by BRITTANY WINTER
written by CHRISTOPHER WYNN
“Queen Victoria said that red and green require much in between,” according to Derrill Osborn in 2006 when we visited his crammed and colorful Oak Lawn town house, below. We love how the former Neiman Marcus fashion exec layered on the luxury with fringe, fur, figurines, majolica, crystal and a veritable stampede of bovine art.
Plaster bovine head, $1,980; shop it in-store at Ceylon et Cie
Antique Turkish and Persian rugs, price on request; shop them in-store at Abrash Decorative Rug Gallery
Benjamin Franklin wax busts by Cire Trudon, $160 each; shop them here or in-store at Grange Hall
Mandarin II by Old World Weavers for Stark fabric; Jolanda by Soleil Bleu for JAB Anstoetz fabric, prices on request; shop them in-store at ID Collection
Yellow springbok hide pillow, $265; shop it at Nest Dallas
French majolica figural lamp, circa 1890, $695, shop it at Legacy Antiques; bell-shaped shade and trim, price on request; shop it in-store at Rutherford’s Design
Rick Owens cast-bronze antler lighter, $588; shop it in-store at Grange Hall
The grand walnut staircase of the Parks Estate, a landmark Lakewood manor, above, was restored as part of a full-house renovation in 2008. The home was built in the 1920s and once served as the East Dallas YMCA. With woodwork this gorgeous, the new owners wisely opted to keep the art and furnishing spare, choosing only pieces that reflected the home’s sense of solid craftsmanship.
Custom leaded, stained-glass panel, $1,100; shop it at Glasshouse
Martha Sturdy brass lanterns, $300 and $350; shop it at Forty Five Ten
Taylor King Pandros and Canogas fabrics; Pettigrew Associates private label and Novus fabrics; prices on request; shop them in-store at Pettigrew Associates
George Nakashima Bench with Back, in American black walnut, $6,300; shop it at George Nakashima Woodworker
Harcourt Octagon and Renzo rugs, price on request; shop them in-store at Patterson, Flynn & Martin
White-stained oak flooring, price on request; shop it in-store at French-Brown
Cire Chest mirror-paneled walnut buffet, $8,372; shop it at William Yeoward
A serious Georgian manor in Highland Park went playfully modern in 2007, above, in the hands of decorator James McInroe. He slathered the two-story entry – trim and all – in dark gray paint. The scheme makes the white-lacquered étagère and milky Murano glass lamp visually pop, as does a dramatic trio of silk-screened prints by Fort Worth artist J.C. Pace III that hangs above the stairs.
Clear and frosted acrylic mule and deer antlers, $170 to $225 each; shop them in-store at Laura Lee Clark
Lee Hale bronze Bird Feet candlesticks, $595; shop it here or in-store at Grange Hall
Albino zebra rug, $3,000; shop it in-store at Ceylon et Cie
Ceylon Portfolio straight-tip splendora sculpture, $975; shop it in-store at Ceylon et Cie
Rutger, Empire Stripe, New Orleans and Erving rugs, prices on request; shop them in-store at Patterson, Flynn & Martin
Astier de Villatte marble-powder-and-plaster Bust of Woman, Fragment, $1,568; shop it in-store at Grange Hall
A three-story Oak Lawn townhouse get a dose of jaw-dropping retro-chic with ‘Superstar,’ laminated paper wall covering. The alluring face on the wallpaper was first commissioned as an art piece by LA decorator Phyllis Morris in 1965. Her daughter discovered the work two years ago and it was reinterpreted as a repeating pattern wallpaper. “A lot of people think it looks like Edie Sedgwick,” says Dallas designer Rick Rozas, who chose the covering along with his design parter Alice Cottrell for the project.
Black-and-white striped wool rug, price on request; shop it in-store at Scott + Cooner
Octagon stingray mirror, $6,950; shop it in-store at Mecox
Connie sconce by Michelle Bradley, $1,790; shop it in-store at ID Collection
Large hand-blown Czech glass knot, $625; shop it at Mecox
Antique bronze feline statuette, $1,200; shop it at Legacy Antiques
19th-century French spelter statue with copper cowboy hat, $520; shop it in-store at Ceylon et Cie
product photographs by CHRIS PLAVIDAL
produced and styled by BRITTANY WINTER
styling assistant ELIZABETH FARRELL
photographer’s assistant DANIEL HUFFMAN, all Sisterbrother Mgmt.