Dallas Designer Alice Cottrell in Elle Decor

Small space, big talent...Dallas designer Alice Cottrell is getting some much-deserved national attention in Elle Decor for her exquisitely rendered, 700 square ft. apartment overlooking Turtle Creek. Go here for the story.

This is actually similar to the apartment I ran in 2006 that Alice did while I was editor at D Home (Stephen Karlisch shot the images and Haile Wossen did the cool floral designs that ended up making the cover). That apartment, just next door to where she's living now, was a whopping 50 square ft. bigger! Check out Alice's new Bulthaup kitchen and Poliform closet. Alice and I have had many discussions during the years about our mutual passion for small spaces. Alice has said that even 1,000 square ft. is too big. A good designer can make even tiny places feel huge, and that seems to be Alice's forte.