They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that just so happens to include Kimberly Schlegel Whitman‘s 10,000 square foot home located on almost two acres in Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood. Kimberly is a lifestyle expert, TV host, author, editor-at-large of Southern Living Magazine, blogger, and philanthropist…. she is also a nationally-renowned hostess, and her exquisite home provides the perfect backdrop for her fabulous parties. “The flow of the house is wonderful for entertaining,” said Jan Showers, one of the nation’s most glamorous interior designers who has now completed six projects with Kimberly.
The large home offers generous storage, which is perfect for Kimberly’s ever-expanding antique tableware collection. She even has her very own “party closet” which houses her china and antique silver. At first Kimberly and her husband Justin found the late 1990s house to be stark and imposing, but Showers and architect extraordinaire J. Wilson Fuqua were able to work their magic! Fuqua added custom crown moldings and other architectural flourishes for graciousness and whimsey… some of the moldings depict tassels and latticework. Showers painted most walls a warm white, creating an airy canvas for the Whitmans’ colorful modern art collection and collected furnishings. The results are stunning! Let’s take a tour with photography by David Tsay for the November/December 2019 issue of Veranda and additional images from Jan Showers’ website (as noted). We will also peek at a few “before” pictures, provided by Wilson Fuqua exclusively for The Glam Pad.
And now for some before images!
Truly amazing! To see the first apartment Jan Showers decorated for Kimberly, please click here, and click here to tour the Whitman’s former Highland Park home. You can read my Style Profile interview with Kimberly here, and I also recommend all eight of her books:
- Parties Around a Punch Bowl
- Monograms for the Home
- The Pleasure of Your Company
- Dog Parties
- Wedding Workbook
- Wedding Inspiration
- The Party Planner: An Expert Organizing Guide for Entertaining