D Home – Best Designers in Dallas 2011, The It List

D Home Magazine- March/April 2011

The Best Designers in Dallas 2011

Our annual list, plus some of these top local designers tell us about the looks they like best.

This year, we teamed up with local showrooms to select the best designers in the business. More than 250 local showrooms were surveyed.

We asked some of the city’s most esteemed interior designers to give the scoop on a few of their favorite things. Here’s what they had to say.

Beth Dotolo

Biggest design influence: Architecture
Design element you’re so over: The painted focal wall. I loathe the painted focal wall.
The new neutral: Metallics. I think we all want a little sparkle in our space.
Favorite home store: ABC Home & Carpet in New York City. You could get lost for days.
Every home should have: A neutral sofa with great lines. If you have a good sofa, you can shape and mold your space as trends fade in and out.
If you were a designer in another country, it would be: Japan! The aesthetic ranges from quirky and colorful to clean lines with natural elements, which expresses my personal design style perfectly.
To red or not to red: Red packs a punch, and I love it when used thoughtfully.
Most overused word in the design world: Chic
Favorite coffee table book: I love the David LaChapelle coffee table book series.