CATHY KINCAID INTERIORS
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.
Kincaid has worked on a number of houses designed by noted Dallas architect Hal Thompson – whose work is compared to John Staub in Houston or David Adler in the Midwest. “One of the things I love about restoring houses is the value of ‘the mix.’ It is the one aspect of design that I adhere to—the old with the new, the ornate with the simple, the refined with the rustic. This approach expresses the personality of the client and charms their guests,” says Kincaid.
CHAD JAMES GROUP
After years working with design luminaries, Chad James carved his own path establishing an architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee. His creativity flourished at a young age with a Legos set and a dream to build beautiful things. Since then Chad has lived by the motto "If it's not fun, I'm not doing it." This principle influences his work and ensures that his design projects are enjoyable for all involved.
As the founder and principal of Chad James Group, Chad is a purveyor of meticulous detail and the mark of his reputation manifests when the graphite touches paper. From initial client meeting to the moment clients walk through their doors, Chad crafts tailored spaces that encapsulate a fine balance of technique and personality. Chad leads his talented team in articulating the architecture and interiors to live their best moment.
With a rich portfolio, Chad James Group works to create custom residential and commercial construction including bespoke boutique hotels, refined restaurants, and perfectly appointed homes. The internationally recognized firm has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, and Billboard Magazine to name a few. Award-winning designer Chad James was honored as a 2017 Rising Star of Design by Traditional Home
Darren Henault’s extraordinary talent for creating luxurious livable spaces has won him awards, accolades and the attention of the most important design publications in the world including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, New York Magazine and House Beautiful.
His highly personal, elegant style delights his clients, for whom he creates unique interiors tailored to their lifestyle requirements and tastes.
Whether creating a country home, a city apartment, a townhouse, a yacht or a boardroom, Darren creates a palpable feeling of comfort and intimacy, as well as a sense of permanence.
“I love what I do because, on a daily basis, I come into contact with beautiful things and, most importantly, the inspiring people who design and create those extraordinary items.”
“To me, living beautifully is about editing and figuring out what positive changes to make that will affect how you feel about your home, and ultimately, about yourself.”
Julie Dodson Webster is a Houston-based interior designer and the Founder and Creative Director of the award-winning Texas interior design firm, Dodson Interiors. Daughter of renowned designer, Trisha Dodson, and an alumni of The University of Mississippi, Julie received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design before returning home to Houston where she continued sharpening her skills working with a number of the area’s premier design firms.
Julie opened the doors to Dodson Interiors in 2002, forming what quickly became one of the city’s most sought after design firms. Over the last 18 years, Julie has polished her effortlessly chic approach to design, building a portfolio that celebrates a harmonious balance between Hollywood Glam and fresh French style. That innovative approach and a one-of-a-kind client experience earned Julie the title of ‘Young Designer to Watch’ by Traditional Home and ‘Star on the Rise’ by Houston Design Center.
When Julie isn’t honing in on her latest design concept or sourcing the perfect antique with a client, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two stepsons, and her rescue pups or leveraging her knowledge and skills to serve others. An avid supporter of breast cancer research and awareness, Julie participated in the Pink Ribbon House showhouse as a way to raise funds for a cure and she also advocates for animal rescue, helping homeless pets find their forever homes through her nonprofit, Dogs & Design. In 2016, she founded Designer Dream Spree which has been instrumental in the growth and recognition of the antique show scene in Round Top, Texas.
FROM THE GROUND UP
From the Ground Up was founded in 2005 by owners Dan Houchard and Ryan Burkhart. The full-service landscape design firm is passionate about the importance of landscape design and how it brings life to their clients’ exteriors. Through offering services from design conception, through the project installation, and finally continual garden maintenance, From the Ground Up is committed to providing their valued clients with an artful design and an excellent customer experience throughout the process. Through vast experience in the industry, Houchard and Burkhart understand that enjoying one’s outdoor space is therapeutic, especially in today’s world, and a professional designed and executed landscape brings residential properties to life and offers a blissful experience for homeowners to enjoy year-round.
From the Ground Up offers complete landscape design and installation services, including the design and installation of gardens, terraces, walls, walks, drives; fountains and water features; swimming pools and spas; gates, fences, pergolas and arbors; large tree installations; drainage; irrigation design and installation; and outdoor landscape lighting. In addition, the firm continues its services with residential garden maintenance, including weekly maintenance services, hand pruning, fertilization, disease control, mulching, seasonal color installation, and special event detailing.
Kristine Paige serves as Principal of Jackson Paige Interiors, a prestigious design firm founded in 2001. The firm has earned acclaim for its vibrant and distinctive design endeavors, consistently gracing the pages of esteemed national and international shelter magazines, such as Architectural Digest, Italia, House Beautiful, Luxe, Town & Country, Interiors, Traditional Home, Boston Magazine, CA Home + Design, and CA Homes.
Recognized for her vibrant contributions to the design world, Kristine Paige is currently featured in Benjamin Moore's prestigious "Faces of Design" campaign, and in 2020 was enlisted in their Designer Point of View series, a role she continues to excel in as a regular content creator for the company. Additionally, she was named to Artemest’s esteemed A-List and Luxe Magazine’s Gold List. She has made notable appearances on various design-focused television programs, including the highly popular Discovery+ series "My Dream Kitchen," designing for celebrity chef and client, Giada DeLaurentiis.
Kristine and her adept team approach each project with insatiable curiosity and an unwavering commitment to addressing the specific needs and lifestyles of their clients. With over two decades of experience at the helm of her firm, Kristine brings a wealth of expertise and insight to each endeavor. She leads her team comprehensively through the intricacies of design renovations and new construction projects, offering a comprehensive range of services to an exclusive clientele in both residential and commercial domains.
JASE JONES & ASSOCIATES
Jason Jones had been a goal setter his entire life, and while working his way through college at a bank, he showed his parents the highrise building close by. He told them that he was going to live there someday . . . and he did. He also spoke of a very well-known designer that lived in the penthouse and how he wanted to work for him someday . . . and he did.
Tom Chandler taught and trained Jason about the business of everything from how to work with clients, listen to their conversations well enough to know their needs and personalities, likes and wants and after learning all these aspects, help guide them and find products and furnishings that make their homes a palette of their personalities. He also taught him the most important lesson that results in success . . . if you respect their needs you develop a true friendship that lasts a lifetime.
Wanting to keep each job to fit the personality of his clients, he keeps each project fresh and searches out furnishings that work for them. And his mind is always up for new adventures like designing planes, trains and sailboats. He enjoys all aspects of helping clients as their family grows from nurseries, to college dorms, and onto first apartments & homes for their children.
Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford opened the doors of their decorating firm in 1990 and hit the ground running. Sisters and artistic collaborators, they tackle each project with a fresh and uncomplicated vision. With a turn-key approach in designing both residential homes and commercial spaces, Kirsten and Kelli combine contemporary and classical elements to create incredibly livable and aesthetically beautiful spaces with a sense of the unexpected. Understanding the importance of comfort, luxury and the art of living well, Kirsten and Kelli take each project to the highest level creating an environment that one simply does not want to leave. In the world of interior design, that is the ultimate sign of success.
Kirsten Kelli LLC’s modern, classic style has been featured in several home decor publications including Architectural Digest, Veranda and House Beautiful Magazine. The pair owns MADISON, a luxury gift shop in Dallas’ Highland Park Village.
Kristi Nelson is a formally trained artist, interior designer, product designer, and the founder of KMNelson Design. With offices in California and North Carolina, KMND designs vibrantly distinctive residential and commercial environments for clients across the country.
Kristi is renowned for creating highly evocative, emotive, spaces that unfold the wonderfully idiosyncratic character and story of who is there. Her belief is great design is multi-layered and multi-faceted: it uncovers and melds the contrasts and harmonies of who you've been and who you are now…leaving space for who you will be.
With over 20 years of experience, immersive knowledge, and her proprietary Unfold Your Vision process, KMND designs artful interiors that are uniquely you.
Kristi and her work are regularly featured in major print and multimedia outlets including: Aspire Design and Home, Traditional Home, Wall Street Journal, Luxe Interiors + Design, California Home + Design, California Homes, Angeleno, Angeleno Interiors, Furniture, Lighting & Decor, HGTV's Beautiful Homes, NBCTV's Open House, ABC's Beautiful Homes and Great Estates, Convo By Design, House Beautiful.com, Curbed.com, Dirt.com
LAURA LEE CLARK INTERIOR DESIGN
Interior Designer Laura Lee Clark Falconer understands that a truly successful design blends a collection of high-quality pieces from various periods and styles, while also using tasteful restraint. “I find that careful editing is essential to good design,” Falconer says. “I like to create unexpected combinations of finishes, fabrics, and custom-designed furnishings while integrating antique elements, all the while striving for a sophisticated look.”
By listening to each client’s needs and desires, she earns their trust in order to establish the foundation and principles for successful design. This designer’s staff is as dedicated as she is to the firm’s valued clientele and they maintain a high level of organization and consistent contact with suppliers.
A student of the Parsons School of Design in Italy, she offers her clients more than 30 years of experience in high-end residential design. She is also the recipient of several ASID Silver Style awards, ASID Legacy of Design awards, ASID Design Ovation awards, Luxe RED Awards, Paper City Design Awards, and she has been named “Best Designer” by her peers in D Home magazine since 2005. Her work has been published in “Inspirations from France and Italy,” “The French Room”, both by Betty Lou Phillips, Luxe Magazine and D Home Magazine. Falconer has also been proud to serve as a Dallas Kip’s Bay Showhouse Vice Co-Chair.
MARK D. SIKES INTERIORS
Mark D. Sikes is an esteemed interior designer and tastemaker working on projects throughout the United States and abroad, including the White House and Blair House. 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.
His rooms have been much celebrated, and his work has been featured in numerous design magazines and show houses. Mark is a current member of the AD100 list and Elle Decor’s A-List for both 2021 and 2022. Mark has several ongoing product collaborations including décor with Anthropologie, fabric with Schumacher, furniture with Chaddock, and lighting with Hudson Valley Lighting. He is excited to announce upcoming collaborations with Samuel & Sons, Perennials, Chesney’s, and Modern Matter.
Mark’s first book, Beautiful, was a New York Times best seller and was followed up by More Beautiful, which debuted in 2020. Mark is currently working on his third book with Rizzoli featuring interiors throughout the country. His highly anticipated fourth book with Rizzoli will chronicle the process of building his new home, Orange Hill Farm, in Ojai, California, a personal project that will become the backdrop for his brand and firm.
Mark seeks to create beautiful interiors and, above all, a more beautiful world. Beauty is everywhere. It surrounds us each and every day; all we have to do is look.
Melissa Gerstle Design creates extraordinary landscapes that inspire “effortless outdoor living”—defined as spaces that are comfortable, enjoyable, and easy to inhabit. Our collaborative approach ensures that each project is an expression of our client’s vision, articulated through a thoughtful integration of materials and forms, while paying heed to the architecture and authenticity of the site.
Trained as a landscape architect and motivated by the restorative properties of nature, principal designer Melissa Gerstle believes our homes and gardens play a central role in stimulating personal growth and have the power to change the way we live and connect. With a passion for integrating the natural and built environments, the MGD studio creates landscapes that amplify the best parts of nature so that our clients flourish in outdoor spaces that are functional yet rooted in beauty.
MGD designed ‘The Magari Garden’ for the inaugural Kips Bay Dallas Show House in 2020 and is thrilled to return to design the entry garden for Kips Bay Dallas in 2023. Serving clients throughout North America, Gerstle and her team collaborate with architects, interiors designers, and builders to create cohesive, elevated landscapes that blur the lines between interior and exterior.
Melissa Gerstle Design is based in Dallas and offers a full range of services, from landscape consulting and planting designs to full scale outdoor living environments, including pools, fountains, fire features, and furnishings, tailored to the character of each site.
Meg Joannides derives her inspiration from global travel and international design aesthetics bringing a unique sense of style to her work. With a broad base of creative experience in fashion, interior design and architecture, she is known for her environmentally conscious design approach, understated elegance, functionality and luxe design.
Over the last twenty years, her projects have been published in all major shelter magazines and she has received numerous design awards celebrating her projects worldwide.
Meg was born and raised in Northern California and attended UC Santa Barbara and FIDM. After graduating, she started working in contract interior design for a global fashion brand in New York City, where she gained invaluable experience in handling high end scale build outs overseeing design and execution. Meg was eventually drawn back to the West Coast where she launched MLKSTUDIO.
She is currently collaborating on a new line of luxurious bespoke rugs for revolutionary contemporary rug maker Christopher Farr.
MORE + KURT BIELAWSKI
Through his design firm MORE+, Kurt Bielawski masterfully combines clean architecture with custom, crafted finishes and Modern and contemporary art to create spaces that are both comfortable and livable.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Bielawski has overseen hundreds of new home construction and remodel projects for discerning clients throughout Texas. He honed his eye for detail and talent for editing spaces during his years in couture and designer merchandising at Neiman Marcus and Marshall Fields.
MORE+ offers client-focused design, construction, and interiors with a focus on enduring quality. The firm covers all aspects from inception to project completion.
Bielawski’s design philosophy is casual, chic, and uncomplicated. When he’s not working, he fuels his passion for travel, fashion, and cooking.
MORGAN MADISON DESIGN
As a child, Tanner likely criticized the architecture of his crib and the pattern on his onesie. Some people seem to be born to do what they do - Tanner is one of these people. With a keen eye for architecture, and a deep knowledge of construction and materiality, Tanner brings his erudite perspective to every project. This, combined with his dogged pursuit of perfection, tenacious project management, and passion for meaningful work and experiential excellence, make him indispensable to any client who has the good fortune to work with him. Tanner attended the University of Kentucky College of Design and has a diverse background in marketing, sales, jewelry, culture creation, team training, small business development, and brand management.
Jennifer came to Northeast Ohio by way of New York City. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo with a major in Fine Art with a concentration in painting and a minor in Art History, Jennifer took a job at Sotheby’s NYC where she supported a special sale within the Collectibles department before moving into Books and Manuscripts. She spent the next twenty years in NYC exploring all sides of the design industry: working in high-end residential design in both New York and the Hamptons, managing an antiques and bespoke furniture gallery in the heart of the New York Design District, and working in textile, lighting and furniture sales to the trade. Jennifer’s penchant for rich color palettes and her artistic approach to interiors was born from this extensive experience and from her background in fine art. In late 2018, Jennifer relocated from NYC to Shaker Heights where she entered a thriving partnership with Morgan Madison Design.
PURSLEY DIXON FORD INTERIOR DESIGN
Pursley Dixon Ford Interior Design is a full-service interior design firm specializing in custom residential work. We endorse the same belief as our parent firm, Pursley Dixon Architecture, that 'Beauty Matters'. It is our desire to create spaces that are carefully considered, authentic, and evoke an emotional connection to those experiencing the space. Our distinctive designs can be found throughout the country, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, New York, Vermont, Wyoming, and Colorado, in addition to features in numerous publications including Veranda, House Beautiful, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, and LUXE Interiors + Design. We were honored to receive the national Luxe RED Award for Residential Excellence in Design in 2021, and the Veranda/ADAC Award for Southeastern Designer of the Year in 2023.
REVERIE INTERIOR DESIGN
Kate prides herself on being able to translate the ideas and aspirations of her clients into unique, bespoke designs. Being a boutique agency she is able to give uncompromised focus to each individual project.
Her schemes create an aesthetically beautiful ambiance, without compromising on the practical needs of everyday living – they are sophisticated, elegant and luxurious, but also reassuringly comfortable and relaxed.
Her bespoke interior design service ranges from small projects to a complete turn key service. Summing up her unique style, she says: “I love sophisticated Parisian elegance, combining classic and contemporary elements to create timeless interiors.”
SARA HILLERY INTERIOR DESIGN
Sara Hillery is the principal of Sara Hillery Interior Design, a full-service design firm based in Richmond with projects ranging throughout the southeast and Texas.
Sara’s approach involves incorporating one-of-a-kind pieces that are both decorative and functional. With a focus on honoring each client’s personal history, she transforms interior spaces architecturally and decoratively.
From historic renovations to new construction, Sara believes that interior design is about the art of storytelling- and she likes to consider design as a way for individuals to ultimately celebrate and embrace the stories of their families, traditions, and heritage.
Sara strives to intentionally incorporate meaningful history and functionality into each space that she creates while packing a playful punch that remains timeless.
Among an array of top-tier media achievements, Sara was recently recognized by House Beautiful as one of its Next Wave designers and her current projects have been featured in Veranda, The Wall Street Journal, Southern Home, and Southern Living.
Additional industry accolades include her nomination as a two-time finalist in the HGTV Designer of the Year Awards as well as her recent participation in the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Showhouse.
RIVERS SPENCER INTERIORS
Rivers Spencer is a much sought after interior designer, design influencer, and tastemaker with a design studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a nod to her Southern roots, Rivers blends elements of classic design juxtaposed with clean lines and modern accents to create a point of view that is both fresh and timeless.
For over 10 years Rivers Spencer has offered scalable, luxury residential interior design services. Along with her team, she creates refined, layered, and sophisticated living spaces for homeowners throughout the Southeastern United States. From New Orleans to Dallas and from Nashville to Atlanta, the Rivers Spencer design team masterfully guides clients through the selection of finishes, fixtures, and furnishings to completely redesign or simply refresh their residences.
Rivers has developed a reputation for her sophisticated eye and charmingly Southern aesthetic. Her style is decidedly transitional. By combining one-of-a-kind antiques and bespoke linens with custom window treatments, pillows, and made-to-order furnishings along with premium lighting fixtures, flooring covers, and upholstery Rivers Spencer’s designs reflect a blend of old and new.
Texas-based designer Todd Fiscus has been creating spaces and crafting environments for 30+ years. Internationally celebrated for his eponymous event design firm, Todd Events, he is known for his unrivaled expertise in layered design, space planning and intensely personal projects. In 2020 – in the early days of the global pandemic, while the party business was put on an indefinite hold – Fiscus took on multiple residential décor projects. To his clients' delight a new area of creative service was born!
Fiscus shares, “I am passionate about spaces that tell a story, about collections. Just like in my event designs, I like traditional with a twist – and the injection of color and vibrancy are essential to a space.” An avid believer that comfort and drama can mutually coexist, Fiscus’ work is universally steadfast in these two principles.
Never one to sit still, Fiscus is also the owner and creative force behind his boutique floral shop, Avant Garden; an active consultant on global hospitality projects; husband to Cerón; and father to four-year old daughter, Emme.
His work has been recognized and featured by People, Town and Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, PaperCity, Veranda, and Martha Stewart Weddings
SIMMS HAYES DESIGN
Texas based designer, Julie Simms Hayes, found her love for interior design in a circuitous way. After attending Vanderbilt University, Julie began her post-graduate career in the financial sector. While skilled at math and effortless at crunching numbers, Julie quickly discovered that a desk job wasn't filling her creative cup. Yearning to work in an industry of art, design, and architecture, Julie realized that a career in interior design would allow her to use her natural talents. With her knack for drawing and her keen ability to listen and facilitate clients' goals Julie launched Simms Hayes Design. Most impressive is Julie's philosophy of treating each project as a personal expression of her client. She does this through the study of space, attention to detail and her bold and brave use of color. This is perhaps what singles her out as one of the country's premier interior designers.
Meet Ginger Curtis, a design visionary renowned for her transformative approach to creating spaces that elevate modern living. In 2015, she founded Urbanology Designs, an award-winning design firm, following an inspiring triumph over an 18-month battle with cancer. This life-altering journey revealed to her the incredible influence of neuroaesthetics on our well-being.
In a remarkable expansion into hospitality, Ginger created, "The Urbanology Cottage," a luxury vacation rental just outside Fort Worth, Texas, collaborating with prestigious brands like Nuevo, Ann Sacks, and Four Hands. This enchanting vacation rental has become a cherished retreat for both locals and travelers.
As the author of 'Beauty by Design,' Ginger is a sought-after speaker and expert in her field, with her work gracing the pages of distinguished publications including House Beautiful, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and Luxe Interiors + Design, to name just a few. Beyond her design prowess, Ginger cherishes moments with her husband and 5 children