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Dallas Designer Margaret Chambers Strives for Classical, Timeless Interiors

By Leah Shafer / August 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Interior designer Margaret Chambers is a pillar in the Dallas design community. She formed Chambers Interiors & Associates, Inc. 23 years ago after dreaming of having her own business, becoming known for her ability to confidently mix different styles, techniques, and cultures for her clients. In those years, she’s come to regard Dallas as the ideal place for […]

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5 Tips for Outdoor Living in North Texas

By Leah Shafer / July 3, 2015 / 2 Comments

Transforming backyards into additional living spaces is a growing trend in North Texas. Even the hottest summer day turns into a pleasant evening, and the other three seasons are mild. Upgrading outdoor living spaces can range in investment. A higher-end renovation and finish-out could include utilizing a professional designer and contractor to implement adding structures […]

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Mary Anne Smiley Designs Colorful, Inspired Interiors With Avant-Garde Mix of Materials

By Leah Shafer / June 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

Mary Anne Smiley had big plans for herself as a young woman. During childhood, she began drawing house plans and dreamed of a career in architecture. Several years later, she tried to begin architecture studies at Oklahoma State University. But it was the 1960s, and the dean informed her, “Women do not enroll in architecture.” […]

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Thursday Three Hundred: Stephan Sardone Selling Stunning L-Streets Reno

By Leah Shafer / May 28, 2015 / 1 Comment

Parting is such sweet sorrow. At least it is for us at CandysDirt when one of our favorite homebuilders puts his sensational reno on the market. Stephan Sardone, owner of Sardone Construction, took the L-Streets house at 10229 Linkwood Dr. in Lake Highlands to the studs and reimagined the space entirely. What emerged is extraordinary—we’ve written about […]

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Kevin Twitty Creates Beautifully Planned, Sexy Interiors With Modern Refinement

By Leah Shafer / March 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

In January, I wrote a post called 5 Dallas Interior Designers to Watch in 2015 and Kevin Twitty of Frisco’s IBB Design Fine Furnishings made that list. Twitty creates original, inspired interiors and shows tremendous ambition and attention to detail in his work. He seems to have an intuitive nature that helps translate a client’s wants […]

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Smart Designs by Stephan Sardone Make for Efficient, Handsome Home Renovations

By Leah Shafer / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Stephan Sardone did not arrive at his career in home renovation by direct route. The Flower Mound native headed to graduate school with the intention of earning his masters, then traveling to Papua, New Guinea, to work with indigenous tribes and translate their native languages, as well as aid with microfinance projects and community development. […]

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