PaperCity Magazine


Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 182 of 195

What makes a house a home. Honestly, it's the people who live there that make the home, but cozy rooms, a great family/entertaining kitchen, and a charming garden help, too. A n n H e n r y, 2 1 4 . 5 4 6 . 6 7 1 2 , PAPERCITY PROMOTION DESIGNER MICHAEL LEE X BRIGGS FREEMAN'S ANN HENRY Ann Henry 4241 Westway Avenue beautifully reimagined by Michael Lee WHEN YOUR HOME IS FALL READY Most requested room to add in a home renovation. Closet with desk area and refrigeration. Favorite fall candle scent. Le Labo Cade 26, the fragrance for Gramercy Park Hotel in New York. Favorite street in Dallas. Park Bridge Court, a real sense of family from neighbors — what one found in the 1950s. A serious lost art. What makes a house a home. Wagging tails and a wood-burning fireplace. ANN HENRY Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty Most important thing a buyer can do to make sure an offer is accepted. Hire an experienced agent who knows market values, has access to off-market properties, and can guide the buyer to the finish line. Three things a seller might overlook when readying their home. Strip all closets of anything that the sellers aren't using (that goes for extra hangers, too). It will make your closets look much bigger. Also, power-wash the front walkway and porch for a fresher look, and don't underestimate the effect of sparkling clean windows. Best areas of town for a first home with charm. West Highland Park, Mockingbird Park, the M Streets, and Winnetka Heights. Rooms that add extra buyer interest. Screen porches and outdoor living areas are big attractions, but elevators and generators are big items right now, too. Fall candle scent. LAFCO Sage & Walnut. MICHAEL LEE Designer, AD100 Your fall go-to paint color. Lime- wash plaster/mineral paint from Domingue Architectural Finishes in Houston, or 75 percent Super White/25 percent China White from Benjamin Moore. I n s p i r a t i o n . T h e w e b s i t e, which showcases abandoned or dilapidated houses to redo. Favorite design shops outside of Dallas. Big Daddy's Home & Garden, Los Angeles. Favorite design shop in Dallas. Nick Brock Antiques. Exterior house color. Benjamin Moore Brown Horse 2108-30. Front-door color you love. Hermès orange or Benjamin Moore Orange Parrot 2169-20. Secret source for repair or design service. Not hard to find, but hard to believe: Stanley Steemer to clean and restore natural stone flooring. Also Oriental Rug Cleaning Co. on Ross Avenue in Dallas. Design hero. Kalef Alaton for his sense of scale, historical references. and overall style. Historic room you reference again and again. Cy Twombly's Rome apartment. Design trope you hope never to see again. Six-foot-tall doors and abusive use of furr downs over cabinets in kitchens and baths. Three things that up curb appeal. Highly contrasting paint colors, a tidy green lawn, and raw galvanized half- round gutters. 181

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of PaperCity Magazine - PaperCity_Dallas_September_2021