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A Newport Oasis Marked by Textured Island Influences

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In Southern California, where the island breezes of the South Pacific are not so far away, creating a tropical-inspired getaway can easily become a cliche. “The trick is...
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7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

A Lakeside Residence Channels Contemporary Northwest Style

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When a Bellevue native returned to the Seattle area after living in Arizona for three decades, she knew she wanted a home near the water—an oasis after the desert. She...
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7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Empress Gilbert

If Empress Gilbert had a dream project it would be creating a quartz crystal-covered piano with an obsidian seat for Lady Gaga. Specializing in mineral art décor, the Dallas-based artist and...
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7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Jim Staicoff





To appreciate Paper Paint Press’ wallpaper designs, you have to ditch all your preconceived notions. For starters, they aren’t printed on paper. “I recently switched to a...
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7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Sean Woolsey

“I like the balance of hopping from one thing to the next,” explains self-taught abstract artist and furniture maker Sean Woolsey. The Renaissance man designed clothing for seven years...
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7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Lori Weitzner

Lori Weitzner once envisioned a career devoted to art galleries and museum exhibits. That was, of course, before she received some pivotal advice. “My professor told me if I wanted to make a...
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7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Larry Hokanson

In the design world equivalent of nature or nurture, Larry Hokanson, head of the eponymous firm famed for its sumptuous rugs, teases that the debate centers on “contacts or talent—and...
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7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: David Skelley

When David Skelley opened Boomerang for Modern in San Diego 26 years ago, there was no Mad Men, no Design Within Reach and no national love affair with the sleek, sensuous lines of midcentury modern...
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7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Bonny Leibowitz

Why? That’s the main question Dallas-based artist Bonny Leibowitz seeks to answer with each eye-opening work she creates. Her large, mixed-media paintings, which incorporate encaustic wax, kozo...
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7/5/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Christa Wilm

If Christa Wilm ever pens a memoir, it could be titled Shell Shocked. What began 20 years ago as a simple project—“I made a shell mirror for my powder room and everyone wanted one,”...
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7/5/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Victoria Sanchez

After 14 years of shopping for her clients, interior designer Victoria Sanchez has just become her own source—opening a new home furnishings and design boutique in the heart of Old Town...
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7/4/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Insight: Michael Yates

Woodworking began as a hobby for Austin-based Michael Yates, who discovered his passion in the student center workshop at Texas A&M University. “I made a small breakfast table there, and it...
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7/4/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments