The bedroom employs a rich neutral palette and plush materials.

When an oil company honcho and his wife decided to expand and upgrade the master suite in their Memorial Drive manse, the direction to Eklektik Interiors owner and principal designer Kathy Anderson was all about compromise. They wanted opulent but functional. And they wanted a softened, plush vibe, but with a color scheme in which the weight-lifting man of the house would be as comfortable as his fashionista bride. “Definitely not girly-girly,” says Anderson. The result is a rich play of textures and a monochromatic palette of bronze and champagne hues.

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SWELLS FROM THE design community and social set merged on the grounds of DC Partners’ rising, architecturally splendid The Allen project to announce Adrián Dueñas, CEO of Houston’s BeDESIGN European furniture and design house, as the brand ambassador for the Residences at The Allen. Guests toasted the guest of honor at a cocktail reception at the onsite sales gallery designed by BeDESIGN.

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EVEN IF IT'Sjust a damn fine cheeseburger, Underbelly Hospitality’s food makes a statement. And with her minimally minimalist design ethos, Amanda Medsger could say the same of the interiors she creates for restaurants like Underbelly Burger, Wild Oats and the forthcoming Pastore.

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