Design Buzz

Houston Design News

Holly Moore and Catherine D. Anspon
September 01, 2013

Ligne Roset Houston and Dallas owners Brittany and Adam Branscum are adding another retail stop to their home-furnishings kingdom. Watch for the November launch of the Poliform/Varenna showroom in West Ave — the Italian luxury brand’s first outpost in Texas. Located on the first floor in an expansive 3,500-square-foot space (with Ligne Roset mere footsteps away, upstairs), the new design destination promulgates Poliform’s signature take on custom cabinetry for closets, bookcases and kitchen, as well as contemporary classic furniture for living nooks to bedrooms … Houston’s MaRS (Mayfield and Ragni Studio) has been tapped by W Dallas – Victory hotel to redesign its 252 guest rooms and suites, scheduled for completion in September (and remaining open during the renovation) ... David Lewis and Ernest Maese of Lewis & Maese Auction Co. open Swank Interiors after Labor Day at 1847 West Alabama next to The Chocolate Bar. Lewis says the shop will have a mix of modern furnishings, art and a few funky pieces.