Keeping it real

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 6:15am

Building relationships  has helped Phillip Murrell rise quickly in the real estate profession. And he has a lot of insights into what you should know about the market Defining Homes Phillip Murrell has always been filled with what he calls “an entrepreneurial spirit.” That’s why he set out to build his own business and his [...]

Pillow talk

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 6:15am

‘Design Santa’ Nate Berkus discussed his new show, a disastrous elementary school home-ec project and his boring conversations with Oprah Home isn’t where the heart is on American Dream Builders — it’s where the drama is. And it’s where you’ll find Nate Berkus, who hosts the home-renovation show airing Sundays on NBC. As the bossman [...]

Good as old

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 6:00am

FW show gives vintage tchotchkes their just desserts Let’s be honest: For many members of the LGBTQ community, a weekend spent sipping cocktails, listening to music and perusing antiques is as dreamy as a reunion of The L Word cast with special guest Cher. At Fort Worth’s well-known weekend-long antiques affair — called, simply enough, [...]

Pure Gold (& Williams)

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 at 8:00am

Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams open second North Texas store, with an eye always focused on gay rights ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams live in North Carolina, so the Red State phenomenon they encounter when visiting Texas is nothing new to them. “I [love] how in North Carolina, they spent millions [...]

Modern man

Posted on 08 Mar 2013 at 9:30am

Gay antiques collector Max Tibbits had good taste before you did When Max Tibbits was growing up in the 1960s, his house was in “kind of isolated” part of Central Texas. “There were not a lot of kids in the neighborhood,” he says in a recent phone interview. Tibbits’ mother designed and built houses, so [...]

Hazard pays

Posted on 08 Feb 2013 at 8:15am

Bearish gay home guru Roger Hazard returns to Texas … in style, of course RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer For a while, it seemed home style guru Roger Hazard and his partner Chris were back in Texas for good. They proudly tweeted and posted from their Austin home, giving the public hints of their latest [...]

Showing his metal

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 at 8:30am

Anteks has always showcased rustic decor. Now owner Jason Lenox is taking a stab at design, too ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor In the 17 years that Jason Lenox has been running Anteks, his family’s 30-year-old business, the one rule has been this: “Provide people with uniquely American lifestyle furnishings.” One thing he does [...]

Yip, Yip, hooray!

Posted on 30 Jun 2011 at 6:01pm

TV designer Vern Yip has a new house plan: Being dad to 2 kids STICKY FINGERS | Having children has helped Yip embrace the value of chaos — something he never did on ‘Trading Spaces.’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor It’s a rainy late spring day, and Vern Yip is late for his [...]

‘Great furniture for sitting on naked’

Posted on 16 Sep 2010 at 6:12pm

Business partners (and ex couple) Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams open their first Dallas boutique, where gay rights are as important as creature comforts ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor HAVE A SEAT | Mitchell Gold, left, and business partner Bob Williams, just opened their 16th signature showroom on McKinney Avenue, facing page, featuring their S&M [...]

Mister clean

Posted on 09 Sep 2010 at 6:07pm

We get down and dirty about great gay uses of household items with home products guru Joey Green RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer TASK MASTER | Green is G-rated on TV, but offers us tips for gays armed with risque household items. HOME & GARDEN SHOW Dallas Market Hall 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway Sept. 11–12. [...]