Cathy Kincaid’s enviable sense of color and intricate design detail has established her as one of the country’s top designers and an editorial favorite whose work is published internationally. For more than 30 years, Kincaid has designed houses for her clients that are as individual as they are. A recipient of the ICAA’s John Staub Award, Kincaid is highly respected for her commitment to restoring old houses and filling them with traditionally stylish antiques and furnishings. From a historic Beaux Arts Estate in Dallas and a 1750’s Ship Captain’s Cottage in Old Lyme, CT to a Mas de Baraquet in the South of France, Kincaid’s interiors evoke a sense of comfortable elegance that remains unmatched. Kincaid offers a diverse combination of old and new design elements, but her primary goal as a designer remains: to create inviting, livable spaces with her clients’ happiness the top priority.
Chad Dorsey creates refined interiors that balance tailored style with the spirit of modern living. Trained as an architect, his approach to every space is characterized by a fluid relationship to the architecture where proportion, light, and scale areas essential as taste and lifestyle. His aesthetic is best described as “relaxed luxury” which is defined by a quiet palette, custom furnishings with handcrafted details, meaningful objects, and a true sense of the people who live there. He believes furnishings should be impactful without being overwhelming, and rooms should flow and transition seamlessly.
For Mark, the power of design lies in how it helps us imagine that better is possible. Harnessing that power into welcoming, comfortable and luxurious interiors that weave clients’ story and history throughout their home, is fundamental to Mark’s work. Deciphering the DNA of his clients, and taking a deep dive to figure out who they are, lets Mark design homes that are truly custom fit. Beyond that, it’s also what drives Mark’s commitment to create environments that express his clients in ways feel right to them, and to all who enter their home.
Dina Bandman always knew she wanted to be an interior designer, but her path to design was anything but ordinary. While earning her J.D. degree in New York Dina decided she would rather pursue her passion for interior design and enrolled at the Art Institute to earn her simultaneous degree in Interior Design.
Known for her bold yet traditional aesthetic and exquisite collaborations with de Gournay, Dina’s style embraces all of the influences of the places she's been lucky to call home -- New York Traditional, California Cool, Southern Charm, and Miami Art Deco. With unparalleled attention to detail, scale and proportion, she prides herself on her ability to merge disparate styles and create designs with personalities as individual as her clients.
Doniphan Moore, principal of Doniphan Moore Interiors, is an American designer creating timeless and layered environments. In projects spanning the country, the Kentucky-born native intuitively mixes period furnishings with modern moments for spaces that are both elegant and functional. “My projects share a traditional sensibility enhanced by unexpected details,” says Moore. From intimate high-rises to gracious homes, his mix of masculine and feminine furniture, fabric, lighting and wallcoverings combine to create narratives reflective of his clients’ lifestyles. Based in Dallas, Texas, Moore, whose work is inspired by both the past and the present, has been featured in numerous shelter publications and recognized with multiple design awards.
Erin Sander Design was established in 2009 as a Dallas-based design firm operating on full-scale, residential interior design. After years of experience, Erin started ESD with one vision which has become the focus of the firm: Interiors structured in detail. This mission resounds in each project from the beginning phases of architectural design down to the intricate, finishing details of installation.
What sets Erin apart from others in her field is her innate capacity for visualizing the overall concept of the house in its entirety, including the creative details at the project’s architectural inception. Her keen ability to read the form of a house and breathe it to life through precise execution creates her edge. Over the past decade, Erin has assembled an extraordinary group of talented designers who, as a team, have earned many accolades to their name.
Dallas based designer Jan Showers believes, “Design should relate to the way we live—it also should be beautiful, glamorous, comfortable and luxurious, even when very casual.” Showers style has been described by one of her clients as, “The interiors of Jan Showers & Associates are chic and timeless. They exude glamour and grace with an approachable and at ease feeling, much like Jan herself.”
It’s fitting then that Jan has written two books on the subject: Glamorous Rooms and her follow-up, Glamorous Retreats, both published by Abrams. Glamorous Rooms is now in its twelfth printing. Together, her books display a cross section of the styles and decorative preferences that have made Jan and her firm one of the most prominent in the country. Jan’s third book, Glamorous Living, will also be published by Abrams in Fall 2020
Kevin Spearman is the Principal of the high-end residential design firm Kevin Spearman Design Group, Inc. which was established in Houston 25 years ago. The firm has completed projects spanning from across the country as well as Israel, Mexico, and The Netherlands.
Both the design process and final product of each of their projects reflect the company' s enduring pursuit of beauty through the creation of form and refinement, while always pursuing an attraction to collection. Each signature space evokes a sense of timeless sophistication and simplicity by mixing high and low, classic and contemporary, with tension and harmony.
Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford have been members of the design community for over twenty years. With offices in New York, Dallas, and Greenwich, Kirsten Kelli, LLC. has built, renovated and decorated many significant projects both nationally and internationally. Each turn key project bears the hallmark of their modern, classic aesthetic. The two are known for their sophisticated and approachable designs, identifiable by splashes of saturated color and significant pieces of art, creating a balanced environment, both luxurious and livable.
Lambert Landscape Company, since 1919, has been involved in the design, creation and care of beautiful gardens and landscapes whose forms are strongly influenced by traditional and classical design. Founded by Joe Lambert, Sr. in Shreveport, Louisiana, Joe sent his son and landscape architect, Joe Lambert, Jr., to open an office in Dallas in the mid-1930s. This studio became the city’s first landscape architecture firm. The firm has built a thriving legacy of design and major built works that continue to leave their mark in 38 states and foreign countries.
In 1985, Paul Fields began the first of three internships with the firm while obtaining his landscape architecture degree from Mississippi State University. He joined the firm full time upon graduation and quickly rose to the position of Director of Design. Paul has grown into managing partner but his true passion and primary focus is still working directly with clients creating gardens and landscapes.
Founded by Melissa Morgan in 2004, M Interiors is a San Antonio-based firm offering luxury residential interior design services. Interiors range from elegantly traditional to freshly contemporary, infusing classic American style with cosmopolitan flair. Morgan incorporates a love of textiles, custom design and decorative arts into her work. A devoted Francophile, she sources mid-century and antique pieces from Paris, New York and throughout Europe for clients. She also draws inspiration from the Southwest, and the culture of San Antonio, where she resides with her family.
With an approach that explores the unexpected through texture and muted color, Margaret Naeve Parker's projects reference timeless sophistication with a modern edge. She designs spaces that convey an ethereal atmosphere, combining elements of contemporary design and rare antiquities found in her travels with a focus on Belgium, France and Sweden. Each project tells a story through exquisitely edited rarities using quiet restraint. Margaret offers full-service interior design for both new and existing projects.
Marcus Mohon and his wife, Autumn, founded Marcus Mohon Interiors in 2001. Over the past two decades, the firm assembled a broad portfolio of work acclaimed for its distinctive fluency in architecture and harmonious application of form and function. With offices in both Austin and Houston, and projects from coast to coast, Marcus’ unique perspective allows him to deftly unite urban with rural, majestic with humble, and refined with rough-hewn. He weaves warmth and an approachable sense of comfort into every residence, from high-rise apartments and genuine haciendas to coastal cabins.
Marcus Mohon Interiors is built upon a sincere value of personal connection and Marcus is committed to creating extraordinary living experiences that are reflective of the families that live, laugh, and love within.
Mark D. Sikes is an esteemed interior designer and tastemaker working on projects throughout the United States. He is known for all-American sensibilities and a fresh take on classical aesthetics. Mark has a talent for creating beautiful and timeless interiors that embody an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Mark's work has been featured in AD, Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, the Wall Street Journal, C Magazine, Milieu and Domino, and is a member of Elle Decor's A-List. His rooms for the Kips Bay Show House in New York, Greystone in Beverly Hills, the Southern Living Show House in Birmingham and the Coastal Living Show House in Newport have been much celebrated. Mark has partnered with the best manufacturers in furniture and fabric to develop his signature product lines including Chaddock, Soane, Hudson Valley Lighting, Troy lighting, Schumacher, Annie Selke, Merida and Blue Pheasant. His first book, Beautiful, was a New York Times best seller and his highly anticipated new book from Rizzoli, More Beautiful, debuts September of 2020.
Melissa Gerstle delivers effortless outdoor living for clients with fast paced lives and discriminating taste. Trained as a landscape architect and inspired by the restorative properties of nature, Melissa’s design approach is based on the principle that a beautiful and functional outdoor space can change the way we live and connect. Her passion for creating peaceful and visually inspiring gardens stems from her belief that exquisite outdoor spaces that foster connections and conversations is essential to allowing us to perform in all other parts of our lives.
Melissa’s designs and collaborative approach ensure that each project is an expression of her client’s vision, articulated through a thoughtful integration of materials and forms, while paying heed to the architecture and spirit of each site. Her landscape design studio, based in Dallas, and serving clients across the country, offers a full range of design services, from landscape consulting and planting designs, to full scale outdoor living environments, including pools, fountains, fire features and furnishings.
Michelle Nussbaumer is a multi-award winning interior and product designer from Dallas. Known for her eclectic and maximalist style, Michelle’s signature design approach combines a fearless use of colour whilst reflecting an eclectic yet timeless mix of bold patterns and influences from around the world. Her interior design projects include private residences across the globe and a Goop pop-up boutique, where she has successfully achieved her goal of turning rooms and homes into livable pieces of art. The founding of her renowned furniture line in Dallas, Ceylon et Cie, has enabled Michelle to turn Old World inspirations into modern, soulful interiors for youthful spirits, by offering a menagerie of pieces which create a unique and playful experience.
Rottet is facile whether it’s a client’s private home or a million-square-foot project,” says critic Paul Goldberger, about the highly accomplished architect, interior designer and product designer Lauren Rottet, based in Houston. As Founding Principal and President of Rottet Studio, an international architecture and interior design firm she founded in 2008, Lauren is the only woman to be elevated to Fellow status by both the American Institute of Architects and International Interior Design Association. Her extraordinary career is punctuated by awards, lectures and publications as well as distinguished honors from the Interior Design Hall of Fame and Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle. Lauren’s furniture and product company Rottet Collection, launched in 2017, has earned accolades as has her FASCIO Collection of lighting with Visual Comfort & Co. and Lyda™ Sofa for Haworth, both of which debuted in 2019.
As a second-generation design studio, Sees Design has built a reputation for transforming interiors into sophisticated and elegant environments that are both modern and comfortably livable since 1975. Their approach is distinguished by an eclectic layering of colors, materials, and textures, as well as an enormous attention to lighting, mood, and detail. Ross See, Allied ASID, who earned his design degree from Harrington College of Interior Design and worked for other notable interior designers in New York; and Corbin See, who began his career with the legendary Dallas antique importer, Orion Antiques, and then worked under Holly Hunt as production manager in her Chicago office, both have been partners for over 15 years. Along with a team of operational and production assistance, the team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in interiors, architecture, textiles, and furniture.
Sherry Hayslip is a multi-award-winning interior designer known for her innovative designs and sophisticated style. Entrepreneur, Designer, Writer, and Curator of all things evoking beauty and meaning, Sherry brings careful and thoughtful attention to all aspects of her work. Her company’s range of influence spans from residential and commercial interior design to a luxury retail boutique featuring one-of-a-kind home furnishings, decorative accessories, jewelry, gifts, and objets d’art. With a signature style that encases beautiful design with an element of surprise and spontaneity, Hayslip successfully blends a wide array of styles, all while keeping her clients' unique set of values and most treasured sentiments at the forefront of her design process.
Philip Thomas Vanderford & Jason James Jones run a full-scale boutique-style interior design firm. They take a strictly hands-on approach and personally execute every step of the design process. The firm offers complete interior design capabilities from detailed interior construction documents to building custom pieces.
Philip and Jason both have degrees in interior design and much experience in construction and contracting. They are able to dream, execute, and manage a project to fruition with respect to their clients' time and budget needs. Their attention to detail has allowed them to tackle a multitude of projects, including residences in Aspen, Colorado; Healdsburg, California; Dallas, Texas; rural Wyoming; Paris, France; the British West Indies; & Shanghai, China.
Ten Plus Three is a firm whose expertise spans both residential and commercial projects, from penthouses and estates to restaurants, retail stores and corporate headquarters. They are known for both their sophisticated and elegant design sense but with ease of living and use.
A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Traci’s path to interior design was not a conventional one. She held positions with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. After designing her family’s home, Traci realized that her creative drive paired well with her innate analytical and problem-solving skills. She founded Traci Zeller Interiors shortly thereafter.
Her works has been featured in national design publications such as Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Home, Cottages & Bungalows and Southern Cottage and on the cover of publications such as Southern Style, Charlotte Home + Garden, SouthPark Magazine, Lake Norman Magazine and Charlotte Home Design and Décor. Traci is a member of the Design Leadership Network. She has won numerous awards with ASID and thrice been named one of Charlotte’s most stylish people.
Tracy Hardenburg is an award-winning interior designer based in Dallas, Texas, developing thoughtful and artistic residences for more than 25 years. Her engaging personality is best expressed through her work - a playful exploration of texture, incorporating both modern and natural elements.
Tracy's goal is not to showcase a recognizable or signature style, but rather to embody her clients' personalities in specific and surprising ways. She is purposefully selective - taking on only three to four projects a year - allowing her the space to develop a comprehensive approach using vintage and contemporary pieces, custom lighting and furniture, and carefully-curated art. Her portfolio includes a number of stately family homes, but also stunning bachelor pads and a variety of vacation properties in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado.
Trish Sheats has specialized in high-end residential interior design for over 25 years. She is diligent about making the design process a truly personal experience for each client’s individual style. From initial inspiration to final execution, she strives to exceed her clients’ expectations through an unwavering dedication to quality in thought, creative design, communication, and execution. Her commitment to interior design, attention to detail, timeless character, understated elegance and uncompromising service is steadfast and serves as her guideposts on every project.
Viviano Viviano is a boutique interior design and architecture firm offering a full set of services to residential clients. We are a mother-son team based in Houston. We have designed and built single-family homes from the ground up, completed large-scale renovations in older houses and high-rise buildings and decorated for clients in all of these. We create modern spaces imbued with warmth and comfort. Our projects vary in tone and personality – indeed, each is a reflection of the respective client’s lifestyle and interests – but we aim for a quiet elegance across all our work. We curate a studious mix of vintage, antique and contemporary pieces meant to evoke a sense of timelessness and ease.
Texas-based Wells Design is an interior design firm helmed by dynamic designer Lauren Hudson. Originally a client of Wells Design, Hudson began working with the Wells Design team after several years spent designing her own home with them. The working relationship grew organically as shortly thereafter several potential clients approached Hudson for assistance with their homes, and Hudson brought in Wells Design for collaboration. Hudson was quick to learn the trade from design partner Jerry Jeanmard in the same spirit of mentorship begun by Jeanmard’s former design partner Herbert Wells, who founded the firm in the 1950s
2020 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas DESIGNERS
LETITA HUCKABY REPRESENTED BY LILIANA BLOCH GALLERY
Letitia Huckaby began her artistic career at the age of four, when her parents started her in dance classes. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern dance until the age of eighteen, and was selected to participate in the prestigious Oklahoma Arts Institute two years in a row. The exposure to a variety of other art forms led her to photography as a medium.
Huckaby holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts in photography and an MFA from the University of North Texas in Denton. Huckaby has exhibited at The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (The Momentary), Phillips Action, New York, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, Dallas Contemporary, the Galveston Arts Center at Galveston, Texas, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, New York Renaissance Fine Art in Harlem, New York, New York curated by Deborah Willis, PhD; the McKenna Museum in New Orleans, and the Dallas African-American Museum. Public projects include the mural (A collaboration with Sedrick Huckaby) END RACISM NOW at the 800 block of Main St. in Fort Worth, Texas, a piece along the Trinity River in Fort Worth at the 4th street trailhead site, and at the new Ella Mae Shamblee branch library in Fort Worth, Texas.