Designer’s Corner

Julie Dodson’s Designer Dream Spree Returns to Fall Round Top Antiques Fair

By valeriejarvie | January 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Julie Dodson’s Designer Dream Spree Returns to Fall Round Top Antiques Fair

Twice a year, 2,000 dealers and over 100,000 shoppers from all over the U.S. flock to Round Top, midway between Austin and Houston, for the Round Top Antiques Fair. It’s a shopping extravaganza showcasing European and American antiques, architectural elements, and collectibles. Texas’ own designer Julie Dodson hosted a special event at last year’s fall show […]

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Designer Denise McGaha: Monogrammed Towels, Linens & More — How To Make Your Second Home the Most Relaxing Design Haven Ever

By Candy Evans | October 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

When it comes to decking out a second home, interior designer Denise McGaha has seen it all. Denise is the Owner and Principal of Denise McGaha Interiors , an interior design firm in Dallas, Texas.  After 7 years with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, Denise opened her design firm and set out to design luxury homes for her […]

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A Perfect Second Home in New York City: The Paramount Hotel

By Candy Evans | July 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

We are going to feature very select hotels here on SecondShelters, because more hotels are becoming second homes, some offering CondoHotel deals as well as residences. Two weeks ago, I was in New York City, where I have had my share of negative hotel experiences. Hint: you smell Febreeze, there’s a reason. But I finally found the […]

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HGTV’s Vern Yip Loves Second Homes

By Candy Evans | May 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

I caught up with Vern Yip, star of HGTV’s way popular design shows, when he popped in to visit I.O. Metro up near the Dallas Galleria last week. Yip has a new partnership with the Little Rock, Arkansas-based store that offers a wide variety of stylish, sleek but hip, good-looking and comfortable home furnishings at […]

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Meet Serena Cole, Bedding Expert Extraordinaire

By Serena Cole | January 3, 2011 | 17 Comments

Q – Serena, I find it so hard to sleep away from home. I hate strange beds, I worry about bedbugs, I toss and turn. What do you suggest? A-Duxiana, of course! Duxiana has aspired to produce the most comfortable and technologically advanced beds on the market. For over 80 years, we have studied how […]

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How To Sell Your Home Faster: Between the Sheets, Buy This Bed

By Candy Evans | December 9, 2010 | Comments Off on How To Sell Your Home Faster: Between the Sheets, Buy This Bed

Have you ever in your real estate life had clients zero in on an item in a home that sold the home faster than you could think? I am always looking for a unique real estate story, especially anything about selling a home faster for the most in this market. (This vacation home advertises the Duxiana to pull […]

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