Mark Lafferty of The Interior (theinteriordallas.com), a treasure trove at Inwood and Lovers, has over 20 years of experience working with clients to create serene spaces in the city’s toniest neighborhoods. Here, he discusses the top trends he’s seeing among his favorite clients—and how to create a home that feels like the dreamiest of hotels.
“The other big color change is in hardware accents. We used to see lots of chromes or brassy golds. Now, people are requesting brushed gold; it’s a really fresh addition and can truly make a room feel new, especially with the serene tones we are using throughout a house.” John-Richard faceted cut-crystal chandelier
“People are really loving their white tones, using a lot of layered, textured white-on-white to create a soothing environment and then layering bright accents on top to freshen it all up. We’re seeing a lot of people wanting to make their homes feel like an elevated space for relaxing and entertaining as they spend more evenings in.” John-Richard Kano sideboard in faux crocodile pattern
“Lighting is an easy way to change the entire feel and ambiance of a room—going softer can change the entire way you look at a room, and it’s a great place to start.” John- Richard glass teardrop 14-light chandelier
“One of the biggest accent tones we are seeing is shades in the blue family. People are really attracted to all sorts of blue palettes, from soft French blue to a more royal deep blue or Mediterranean Sea blue—it’s accessible and warm. Art is a great way to add accents, and we’re seeing people steer away from ornate frames right now.” “As the Water Flows” by Dyann Gunter
“We’ve seen people opting for more low-profile furniture that’s built for comfort in softer, warmer tones of taupe as well—it’s beautiful for layering in these neutral rooms.” Global Views Ophelia sofa