4 Texas Designers Share Can’t-Miss Insider Insights


LUXE Next In Design 99 honorees and Texas designers Jessica Nelson, Stephanie Lindsey, Amanda Lodge and Sara Cukerbaum dish on home essentials, insider insights and even technology.

Stephanie Lindsey stands beside Jessica Nelson

Photo: Alissa Cordoba Photography

As founders of Etch Design Group, LUXE Next In Design 99 creatives Jessica Nelson and Stephanie Lindsey delve into what’s exciting them.

Firm’s mantra: Good design always leaves a lasting impression.

Dream product collab: Wallpaper. We love how it can transform any room.

On our radar: Although there are a lot of unknowns, and some concerns, we are looking forward to the possibilities of making design more efficient with the help of AI.

Every home needs: Greenery and flowers!

Motivated by: The design process—taking risks, pushing boundaries and giving life to all different kinds of spaces.

Amanda Lodge sitting on a counter in a white kitchen

Photo: Jen Burner

With her eponymous firm, LUXE Next In Design 99 honoree Amanda Lodge creates bespoke environments that are all about the mix.

Studio slogan: Curated interiors. Our aesthetic is clean, timeless and textural.

Catching my attention: I’m gravitating toward green hues, natural and darker wood tones, uniquely shaped furniture and textural wallpapers.

No home should be without: Good art.

Industry icons: April Tomlin and Amber Lewis. I would love to pick their brains about design, retail, parenting and balancing it all.

Favorite color: My go-to whites are Benjamin Moore’s White Dove or Swiss Coffee. But I love any chance to use Sherwin-Williams’ Svelte Sage.

Sara Cukerbaum

Photo: Nick Miller

LUXE Next In Design 99 talent and principal designer of Slic Design, Sara Cukerbaum, shares what shapes her signature style of modern and minimal.

Go-to pattern: Stripes—they are tried and true.

Color choice: Farrow & Ball’s De Nimes.

Exciting me right now: Accessibility in design. The ability to discover obscure artists or craftspeople in a city across the ocean via social media is amazing.

Every home needs: A family heirloom. I have several pieces of art from my father’s mother. It brings me so much joy to know that she lived with these works in different spaces and times of her life.

Design rule to live by: Don’t overthink every detail. Sometimes beauty is in the haphazard.