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December 2019- Houston

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ART + DECORATION 80 E than Allen, a blue-chip home furnishings store for 87 years, has relocated from its Galleria-area spot to chicly redeveloped Uptown Park. The 11,595-square-foot design store reflects Ethan Allen's modern projection in the market. "We're excited to debut a Design Center that has a unique, urban aesthetic," says Bradley Chesnick, whose family has operated six Ethan Allen design centers in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin for more than 50 D esigner Jay Jeffers' new door-hardware collaboration with A c c u r a t e L o c k & Hardware was inspired by his everyday encounters with great design. Known for designing cool, collected spaces that can't be pegged to a particular period or style, Jeffers has created eight silhouettes for knobs and levers in bronze, brass, nickel, and two- tone versions. Jeffers may be based in San Francisco, but Texas claims him as our own: The Elle Decor A-List designer was born and raised in Dallas and maintains his roots there, most recently as a speaker for Texas Design Week Dallas at Christopher Martin Gallery and as judge for the 2019 Dallas PaperCity Design Awards. His residence for Arteriors founder Mark Moussa and wife, Juliette, appeared in Architectural Digest in November. Jay Jeffers for Access by Accurate $1,094 to $2,844, at Elegant Additions, 104 W. 12th St.,; Rebecca Sherman ETHAN ALLEN ARRIVES IN UPTOWN PARK KNOCK KNOCK M a n u f a c t u r e d f r o m o r g a n i c and recyclable cork, these stools are just some of the creative furnishings produced by artist Laurie Wiid van Heerden at Wiid Design studio in Cape Town, South Africa. The cork is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees grown in Northwest Africa, a lightweight material that's naturally buoyant and fire retardant. It's also sustainable — cork oaks live around 300 years and continually generate new layers of cork. The studio molds the cork into beautiful forms for furniture, lighting, and accessories, sometimes combining it with other materials such as maple carved with traditional African patterns and Italian terrazzo marble. The stools come in a variety of shapes and two natural colors: dark cork, which is manufactured from recycled cork particles and designed for outdoor use, and light cork for indoor use only. African cork stools, $1,325, at CAPE TOWN ARTISTRY Buckhead and Lakeshore levers Jay Jeffers. years across four generations. Furniture vignettes are offered for inspiration through the open floor plan in the new store, and an al fresco area features the outdoor furniture collections. Numerous accessible touchscreens offer clients detailed product descriptions along with fully equipped large-screen workstations for 3-D space planning and renderings. Good to note: about 75 percent of Ethan Allen products are made in its North American plants. Ethan Allen, 1131-10 Uptown Park Blvd., Anne Lee Phillips Wiid Design stools in different cork materials, at Kanju. Wiid Design's African cork stools at Kanju.

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