Insider’s Glance: Grand Vie Fall/Winter Editorial

The fall/winter 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, recently arrived in more than 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.
In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 24th edition of Grand Vie is brimming with interesting and festive editorial content. Take a look below to learn more about the editorial we’re thrilled to include in this edition.

Holiday Entertaining with the experts from Fearing’s
The experts at Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, are well versed when it comes to entertaining, and have shared their favorite ways to make holiday gatherings special. You’ll find Dean Fearing’s favorite family recipe, entertaining tips, and wine recommendations from the restaurant’s Wine Director, Paul Botamer.


Hot Art — An interview with Michael Aram
Modern, sculptural and breathtaking are all fitting descriptors for Michael Aram’s original fine-art pieces. Working primarily in metal, Aram is celebrated for bridging the gap between artist and artisan. This November, he’ll arrive in Dallas to meet fans at Neiman Marcus in NorthPark Center and share the inspiration behind his extraordinary objects. We sat down with Aram to discuss his latest collections, holiday gifting, and what it means to be original.

The Arts Are Calling
Between the hustle and bustle of the winter holidays, it can be easy to miss all of the beauty and wonder passing through art houses in Dallas and Fort Worth. Whether it’s seeing a show on date night or wandering gallery halls with your friends, we’ve pulled together a selection of art and culture to get you through the cooler months.

At Home in Santa Fe
The oldest capital city in North America and the oldest European community west of the Mississippi, Santa Fe today is a timeless and charming city of 65,000 residents with a distinctly Southwestern character. Leading real estate blogger Candy Evans shares with us why this city continues to charm her with its abundance of art, food and nature.
Our Feature Presentation: Media Room Design
When planning a media room, there is much to consider beyond audio and projection equipment. IBB Design Fine Furnishings’ Shay Geyer shares with us how to create a media room that you will enjoy for years to come.
Sleep Tight
To help you prepare for a good night’s rest this holiday season, we consulted two local experts: high-end pillow boutique owner Merrimac Dillon and luxury linen boutique owner Joanne Walgren, to show you how to build the perfect bedroom, from pillows to sheets.
Luxury Expansions
Learn more about North Texas’ budding luxury lifestyle destinations, from the Statler Hilton’s redevelopment in downtown Dallas, to Fort Worth’s Shops at Clearfork.


Winter Hygge
When the weather cools down and holidays are on the horizon, the craving for comfy, cozy living increases tenfold. Enter the Danish concept of hygge that emphasizes comfort and delight through enjoying simple things. Inspired by the Danes, we’ve curated a selection of warm tones and soft textures will add a relaxed, welcoming vibe to your home this season.


We believe you’ll love the fall/winter 2017 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you! See it all now at

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Masterpiece

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Happy Fresh Listing Friday all! It’s the first Friday of 2017 and we’re starting the new year off with this impeccable upgraded home in Frisco. 2054 Hidalgo Lane offers travertine floors, a stacked stone fireplace and pillars, crown molding, and upgraded lighting. Take a virtual tour below and see all the high-end details this residence has to offer!

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $749,000
• 4,568 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
• Island kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances
• Master suite with spacious master bath and walk-in closet
• Spacious media room and game nook


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Front Entryway
Formal Dining Area
Formal Living Area
Casual Living Area
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Master Suite
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Media Room
Rear Exterior

To view this listing, contact Karis Jones at 972-974-7176 or

New Year, New (Home) Resolutions

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The new year always serves as a catalyst for personal resolutions and goals: lose weight, save money, volunteer, get organized, etc. Essentially, the same objectives could be set for your home.


We’ve transformed Time magazine’s Top Ten Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions into the top list of what the resolute home owner should accomplish in 2017 and beyond.


Don’t worry, you’ve got this!


1. Cut Your Energy Use (lose weight)

2. Purify Indoor Air (quit smoking)

3. Budget for Improvements (get out of debt)

4. Educate Yourself on Home Finances (learn something new)

5. De-clutter (get organized)

6. Support Your Community (volunteer)

7. Slash Your Water Use (drink less)

8. Share Home Improvement Projects (spend more time with the family)

9. Exercise Your DIY Skills (get fit)

10. Use Maintenance-Free Materials (be less stressed)


Happy new year!

Decorate with Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year


Pantone® recently unveiled its Color of the Year, what it describes as “a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”


This year’s color selection? Pantone 15-0343, otherwise known as Greenery.


Described by Pantone as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade,” Greenery is reminiscent of the outdoors and is supposed to inspire consumers to “take a deep breath, oxygenate, and reinvigorate.”


While it’s never a bad idea to decorate your home with fresh plants, here are some alternative green options that will bring life into your décor.

Pantone Color of the Year1. Modern Green/Chrome Dining Chairs – $110.99
These modern dining chairs feature a forest-themed cut-out and are a great way to bring fun and functionality to a dining area.


2. Interlock Greek Key Pillow Cover – $129
This 100 percent cotton pillow cover features a classic embroidered key pattern. Use it to instantly add a hint of brightness to any seat, sofa, or bed.


3. KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, Green Apple – $329.99
We’re green with envy for anyone who adds this stand mixer to their kitchen countertop.


4. NEST® Lemongrass & Ginger Liquid Soap – $22
The only thing better than this soap’s bright and sleek packaging is its crisp, herbal scent.


5. Stemless Wine Glasses (Set of 4) –  $37.95
Who says stemless wine glasses should only be used for wine? We love the white dotted design on these elegant and durable glasses.


6. Fiddle Leaf Tree – $299
Fiddle leaf fig trees are on-trend right now due to their ability to add sophistication and a contemporary feel to any décor.