Chef John Tesar's Kitchen Garden

Workers are laying pipes right in the middle of Chef John Tesar's kitchen garden at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, for two new patio fireplaces. I snapped this after taking a sneak peek of the Mansion's prototype guest room, which shows the new designs. Work will start on the top five floors later this fall and be finished early next year. I wasn' t allowed to take pictures, and I can't really tell you much about the newly designed rooms yet (but stay posted) except for Wow! I will say this -- the look might be described as Jan Showers meets Barbara Barry, with a dash of Michelle Nussbaumer. They're being done by San Francisco design firm BAMO.