Great Spaces: Eminent domain

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:30pm

Design District resource Lower Oak Lawn undergoes an identity makeover to serve both residents and businesses By Jonanna Widner For the past several years, the website known as has provided dynamic content about the burgeoning area southeast of Stemmons Freeway, near the nexus of Riverfront Boulevard and Oak Lawn Avenue —which is to say, [...]

Great Spaces: Woman’s work

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:20pm

Kimberly Campbell turned layoff into opportunity by starting a construction company and building a strong reputation within the community By Rich Lopez One thing continues to make Kimberly Campbell chuckle. A previous article written about her described her as a “petite blonde with delicate doll-like features” which she’s even put to memory quoting it verbatim. [...]

Great Spaces: Step on it

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:20pm

This design showroom proves that art isn’t only for the walls By Rich Lopez Sometimes it’s difficult to find that just-right piece of art to hang over the mantle or to grace your entryway, but who ever thinks of looking to the floor? The people at Antique Floors, Inc. have been doing it in Dallas [...]

Great Spaces: Color your world

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:15pm

Leave the trends to fashion, but learn how to be attuned to using color in your home By Jenny Block Nancy Howell believes in letting your true colors shine through – whatever those colors might be. Howell, co-owner and design principal of Solutions By Design, has more than 36 years of experience in both residential [...]

Great Spaces: The furniture reinvention tour

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:10pm

Unsightly furnishings gets a new life thanks to Leslie Pritchard By Rich Lopez With a staggeringly huge warehouse in the Design District, Again and Again has become a key resource for one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture — with a twist. Their selection of furniture and accessories isn’t by any means brand new. Which is where most [...]

Great Spaces: From hot mess to cool space

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:05pm

One professional organizer will help you conquer chaos and say bye-bye to that best little hoarder house in Texas By Jef Tingley Whether you are the type who organizes the underwear drawer in ascending order from boxer to bikini brief or the person who grabs the closest pair of undies from that yet-to-be-folded pile of [...]

Great Spaces: Renovation reality

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 5:00pm

Gay house flipper turned homebuilder Joel Greenwald scores with talent to find his way onto HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal: The Block’ By Steven Lindsey You are just as likely to turn on the television these days and see your neighbor as a plaintiff on a TV court show or as a contestant on a reality competition for [...]

Great Spaces: Kitchen possible

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 6:00pm

Mary Kathryn Reese, below, and her partner Jennifer Sherrill founded Snappy Kitchens which helps clients pick materials and looks for their kitchen including backsplash and countertops. (Photos courtesy Ruda Photography) One local couple can take the nightmare out of revitalizing your kitchen into a dream By Rich Lopez When you cook that extra special dinner for your [...]

Great Spaces Spring 2011: Table of Contents

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 5:45pm

There grows the neighborhood: Architect/TV host John Gidding offers tips for multiple-home improvement, or just a single room Conditioner love: Yes, you can have a cold house without the big bills — and that’s not hot air Cool it now: Now that it’s bearable outside, this would be an ideal time to get that air [...]

Great Spaces: Not-so-secret gardens

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 5:45pm

Partners Tom Lloyd-Boyd and Patrick Boyd-Lloyd, below, are putting Dallas on the map for impressive gardens like this green masterpiece at the Oak Cliff home of Ken Row and Sergio Remirez. Three gay gardens make elite 5 highlighted in this year’s Garden Conservancy Tour By Jef Tingley Some people travel the U.S. looking for historic [...]