At Home with Chris Madden

7 Sep

When it comes to my favorite interior design gurus, Chris Madden tops the list.

I have interviewed her a dozen times since writing for The Dallas Morning News. She’s a down-to-earth Martha Stewart with a penchant for color and a fearless use of tag-sale treasures with chichi textiles and décor. Chris designs a home furnishings line for JC Penney, which brings her to the Metroplex with some frequency. Her New York-based design empire is truly a family endeavor, too. Her husband runs the business end of things while one of her adult sons now oversees marketing. Plus, she’s just plain fun. (In a recent phone conversation with her, she bemoaned the pitfalls of “butt dialing from your iPhone.” I laughed out loud!)

Chris’s 17th book, THE SOUL OF A HOUSE ($45, Rizzoli), comes out in October. Check out this preview from the publisher!

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