IN TEAK FORM
“Working with David Droese (Droese & Raney)
was a collaboration made in heaven!” Barbara says.
“He has a sensitivity for the teak, ipe, and copper
materials combined with the natural wooded lot.
We were on board with his concepts from the beginning. It was a dream to see it all come together.
Our builder, Tom Braun, completed the team to
bring it together.”
Big Mango is a Dallas gem for those looking for bold and simple pieces for the home. As a lover of earthly elements in design, Barbara frequents this Riverfront establishment for organic offerings like these impenetrable petrified tree trunks standing guard at the entrance of their
home. “The petrified trees from Big Mango were an early inspiration for the design of our home. They are rustic and refined at the same
time. The teak wood exterior of the house makes a fabulous background for them. The landscaper said ‘We hope you like them. They aren’t
going anywhere!’ So heavy!” Barbara exclaims.
3906 Lemmon Ave., (214) 987-1902,
Photo: William Bichara
TEMPLE OF MUSES
Longing for the look in Barbara’s home? Make seriously ample time to visit Muzeion on Dragon Street, because once there it will be difficult to leave. Walking into this new space is beyond description. Provenance
intact, each piece is hand selected by Guillermo Cardenas and is most likely tens of thousands of years old.
“I am thrilled to see Muzeion come to Dallas,” Barbara says. “From the beautiful exterior entrance, walking
through the galleries, one is completely transported. I could stay all day in the jewelry gallery!”
Shown here: Pre-Columbian Big Remojadas Terracotta Incensario with Figure of Man attired with Knot
(Tlicueitl) and Waist Band in Red Cinnabar Paint. Minimal Restorations. Veracruz, Mexico. 200-500 AD.
Muzeion, 1113 Dragon Street, (214) 998-4803, muzeion.com.