Designer’s Corner

Margaret Chambers Says Chandeliers Are Beauty and Utility With a Long, Long History

By Joanna England / May 23, 2013 / 2 Comments

As Margaret Chambers put it, “Chandeliers have hung around for centuries.” These light sources were borne of necessity in the middle ages and have been molded by royalty and aristocracy throughout Europe and beyond.

With the dawn of electricity, chandeliers became more accessible, and also more diverse in design. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how or where to hang a chandelier, Chambers offers tips, along with a great history lesson, about these elegant light fixtures.

Read more from Margaret Chambers after the jump.

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Go Red: Why the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection is the Hottest New Design Showroom In Town

By Candy Evans / December 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

I only met her a few weeks ago, but already feel like she is one of my bestest friends. Bernadette Schaeffler, a beautiful, elegant, taste-laden blonde who moved to the United States from Cologne, Germany in 1995 and makes her home in Highland Park, is throwing open the doors of her 1616 Hi Line Drive […]

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Monday Morning Millionaire II: The Most Amazing Swimming Pool Deck in Dallas

By Candy Evans / October 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

This is Becky Frey’s GORGEOUS contemporary at 5343 Livingston with a pedigree of great design names that made it all possible: Joshua Rice Design, interiors by Gonzalo Bueno of TenPlusThree, and pool and that bestest ever patio by David Hocker Designs. Wanna see more? This was my House of the Week last week on CultureMap!

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Go To Design School With Carleton Varney… At The Greenbrier, How About at the Ritz?

By Candy Evans / January 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

This has to be the greatest thing since, well, designs by Dorothy Draper: Interior designer Carleton Varney, who designed several units here in Dallas, including The Residences at the Ritz Carlton and also at The Stoneleigh Hotel, has also designed furniture, lighting, dinnerware and linens; he has two lines of fabrics, as well as a CD (“Carleton Varney, Music With Style”).

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How To Sell Your Home Faster: Between the Sheets, Buy This Bed

By Candy Evans / December 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

Have you ever in your real estate life¬†had clients zero in on an item in a home that sold the home faster than you could think?¬†I am always looking for a unique real estate story, especially anything¬†about selling a home faster for the most in this market. (This vacation home advertises the Duxiana to pull […]

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HGTV In Dallas, Seeks Design Stars

By Candy Evans / December 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

Calling all home stagers, stylists, contractors and budding young designers. Have you always dreamed of being on TV or, at least, having your own TV show? Well, sistahs, now’s your big double dare lucky chance. HGTV is looking for their newest reality TV star from Big D.¬† All you have to do is show up […]

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