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By Debbie AndersonApril 29, 2021May 7th, 2021No Comments


Compiled by Meda Kessler and Babs Rodriguez

Pillow Talk

Fort Worth retailer Winton and Waits has settled into its new digs in The 4 Eleven with a familiar collection of bath and body products, jewelry, gifts for kids, kitchen wares, clothing and a bigger selection of home goods. Fresh from a Round Top shopping expedition, owner Jenna Coufal Lee has sourced beautiful pillow covers, including these recycled Turkish rug designs. There are multiple colors and patterns; Jenna and her staff love spreading them out on the floor to help you mix and match your favorite selections, $120 without inserts. 411 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-233-9133, wintonandwaits.com

Modern merger

It’s possible the line between home and office life has never been more blurred than it became during the COVID pandemic. To capitalize on what might be a permanent work-at-home shift for some, two of the biggest names in ergonomic design and streamlined furnishings, Herman Miller and Knoll, have merged. What that means to us is the Aeron — which Herman Miller claims as the world’s bestselling office chair — is now officially happily-ever-aftering with the tulip table, created by Hans G. Knoll and his architect/designer wife, Florence Knoll, in the ’30s. Given the booming interest in madly modern midcentury icons, we expect new twists on tubular steel and molded plywood from the merger.

At your service

Need a lot of expertise on short notice for a reasonable amount of money? Consider The Expert, a website that can hook you up with an interior designer from the U.S., Canada, continental Europe or Great Britain. Click “Find An Expert,” enter the amount of time you’d like for a Zoom chat (25 or 55 minutes or both), select the price you’ll pay for your consult (up to $1,500), enter a date and choose from one to 15 styles of interest — from traditional, contemporary and bohemian to coastal, eclectic and midcentury. Or search for a designer by name. Locally, check out High Street Homes, the Aledo-based company owned by Brett and Kara Phillips, and Dallas designer Michelle Nussbaumer. There’s a short bio and list of expertise on each designer’s page — from decor to styling and architecture. Choosing to roll the dice, we found 18 designers around the country available the following day for a $50 25-minute consult on our bohemian-colorful-eclectic style. It could be the start of something beautiful. Follow on social media at instagram.com/theexpert for more inspiration; book at theexpert.com. Photo by Jen Burner