PaperCity Magazine

October 2019- Dallas

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letter editor ANA HOP 20 I find it fitting that this issue — my last as editor in chief of PaperCity Dallas — revolves around all things home. After all, since I first walked into the PaperCity office as an intern 11 years ago, this magazine has quite literally been home for me. The people I have worked with here are trusted mentors and friends, and I have likely spent more waking hours in this office than anywhere else. And so, as I embark on the next steps in my career, I can't help but reflect on the meaning of home, both in the literal and metaphorical sense. When I returned to PaperCity four years ago, after stints at another magazine and a start-up, I felt I had truly returned home. This time, I was charged with the role of editor in chief — a position I have always viewed as a stewardship, continuing the legacy that was built by our brilliant founder, Holly Moore, and furthered in Dallas by Brooke Hortenstine, Rob Brinkley, Max Trowbridge, Rebecca Sherman and others. In the last four years, our team has grown and accomplished much: We took the magazine from its longtime broadsheet format to perfect bound; we celebrated PaperCity's 20th anniversary in Dallas and 25th anniversary in Houston; and, last month, we launched PaperCity Worth. All has been a testament to our incredible team — one that I am profoundly proud to have been a part of. No doubt, the magazine is in good hands in Dallas editorially, with senior editor Lisa Shaddock, culture/style editor Billy Fong, interior design editor Rebecca Sherman, and digital editor Megan Ziots leading the charge while we organize the best team for the future. I have no doubt that whoever joins the PaperCity team next will be as passionate and as dedicated to continuing the magazine's legacy as we all are. And on that note, I'm not going far. While in my new full-time role as director of editorial for a large national brand, I will remain involved with PaperCity as editor at large. But back to the issue: It's an important one for us, as it kicks of Texas Design Week Dallas and celebrates the immense design talent, both local and national, that has made an indelible mark on the spaces we live in. I have long admired interior designers and architects for their ability to re-envision spaces, capture personality, and exercise creativity — all within the walls of our residences. For us, they define home. These interior designers are charged with creating rooms that are memorable, beautiful, and deeply personal to the people who live in them. And those creative types who encapsulate such skills are a rare breed to be certain. It is with great excitement that we host a top-tier roster of national design talent this month for a week of TXDW events, from Martyn Lawrence Bullard and David Kleinberg to Timothy Corrigan, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Tom Scheerer, Jay Jeffers, and Architectural Digest editor in chief Amy Astley. Our editorial team spent much of the last two months catching up with these designers and others, for a series of conversations that begin on page 70. If you are like me, and the preferred decoration for your home is coffee-table books, flip to this section, post haste, for it seems each of these tastemakers has a new, must-purchase book out this fall. Recently, I attended a small dinner hosted by my dear friend Heather Furniss for interior designer Mark D. Sikes, who was in town to give a talk to a local women's organization. I was lucky enough to be seated with textile designer Lisa Fine and interior designers Michelle Nussbaumer and Cathy Kincaid. To hear these strong, visionary women discuss their craft was a treat. I was also, admittedly, thrilled to chat with Lisa about her Turtle Creek apartment, which Rebecca Sherman gives us a peek inside beginning on page 64, and which appears in her new book, Near & Far: Interiors I Love (Vendome Press). As I looked around the table that night, I couldn't help but reflect, once again, on all that goes in to making four walls a home. Much like my time at PaperCity, it always comes down to a few simple things: Passion. Personality. Creativity. Partnership. Hard work. And, of course, an unending amount of fun. Christina Geyer Dallas Editor in Chief

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