Before Joyce Fox moved to Preston Hollow, she was a weather announcer for a
But it didn’t start out quite that way. Fox, who’s gone from forecasting the occasional cloud to forming an interior design business of her own, has put a lot of work into it.
The result is a culmination of her life: her travels, her love of all things sumptuous, her perfectionism and her personality.
“It’s very much a collected, eclectic look,” she says of her style. “And every piece has a story.”
Take, for instance, the heavy iron, 18th-century French campaign bed she found in
Fox finds many such treasures in her travels. Folding screens and dozens of blue and white porcelain pieces from the Orient adorn her home. Ironwork crosses from
For a woman who’s journeyed the world, designed the interiors of numerous high-end clients and who’s been a semi-regular fixture in the
While she chats with a visitor, her cat Boomer rubs against her black pants and pads all over the campaign bed. There are, of course, people with pieces of furniture a fraction of the bed’s worth who wouldn’t let their animals do that.
But Fox’s sense of comfort is well won. In the six years since she moved to
Ten-foot ceilings in the living room gave way to a two-story rise. Clawfoot-like detailing was added on the fireplace. Windows and mirrors in the master bath give a feeling of airiness and an outdoor view. Wood floors were installed. An atrium was excluded to make a larger dining room. Six to eight coats of aqua-colored Venetian plaster was coated onto the walls of the guest powder.
In the kitchen, a sunny yellow Venetian plaster was applied, salvaged butcher block countertops were brought in from a closed
“Our homes should be a reflection of who we are,” Fox says. “And I like to think of mine as having a lot of intrigue and glamour.”
She says she’s been impressed with the city she’s adopted as home.
“I’m so accessible to everything. I had no idea when I moved here that it would be like this. I can be anywhere so quickly,” she says.
Fox works with clients in
“There’s just a thrill to an interior that’s always evolving,” she says. And, she adds with a dreamy look in her eye, this might not be the last home she transforms.
“If I only had a ranch in
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