IN GOOD TASTE
First morning light warms the heart of a new Park Cities home.
Welcoming all who enter, its kitchen represents a recipe for elegant
distinction from the repertoire for Vicki Crew Interiors. Measuring tone
upon tone in expert proportion, the designer stirs sophistication within
architect Brigham Smith’s stunning, modern structure. Sherwin Williams’s
Gray Owl-painted cabinets layer upon quarter-sawn white oak floors, and
the designer features quartzite as the “new coveted countertop.” Here, it
gleams in gray-veined white, from Levantina USA.
“While neutral in color, this kitchen is a study in texture,” explains
Crew. She notes cool stainless steel and creamy faux leather as key textural
ingredients. Elevating the whole, polished nickel and glass pendants by
Laura Kirar for Arteriors float like bubbles in a flute of champagne.
To the subject of bubbly, and occasions both extraordinary and everyday,
this 30-year industry veteran is known for designs that enable a host and
hostess to shine. “This beautifully pristine and polished kitchen is an
excellent backdrop for entertaining, or just relaxing,” she concludes. And
just like so, Crew’s sumptuous scene is set. All that remains is to add equal
parts family and friends, and season liberally with satisfying conversation.
vickicrew.com –Lisa Petty
TO DINE FOR
A bespoke creation of Macassar Ebony and chrome-plated steel is the centerpiece of a dramatic modern dining room designed by Joanie
Wyll. Spanning over one hundred square feet and polished to a high gloss, this striking table represents a collaboration between the multiple
award-winning founder of Wyll Interior Design and custom furniture specialist, Bill Lawrence of William & Wesley. Its clean, contemporary
lines combine with a starburst pattern and hand-ground swirls for an unapologetic scene-stealer. “The client has a great eye for special
things,” says Wyll of the home’s refined resident.
A connoisseur’s wine collection serves as backdrop. Chairs of European beechwood and Belgian mohair, inspired by the legendary
William Haines, surround the table in style. A custom light fixture of “perfect scale and proportion” and LED-accented sculpture by J.D.
Miller at the foreground complete the stage. Each unique element speaks to Wyll’s hallmarks of excellence, including access to the finest
materials and utilization of modern technology. As for this creation’s ultimate performance? “A dinner party would be fabulous,” says the
designer herself. “The house is even more dramatic at night.” Here’s hoping for an invitation. wyllinteriordesign.com –Lisa Petty
Above: This dining room features a Macassar Ebony table designed
by Joanie Wyll. Sculpture by Tom Holland. Painting by JD Miller. Below: A tone-on-tone kitchen designed by Vicki Crew features quartzite counters in gray-veined white from Levantina USA.