Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Not Your Grandma’s Thrifting!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Last week I had the privilege to chair Dwell With Dignity‘s bi-annual Thrift Studio and I think it was the best yet!  We had an incredible record-breaking crowd of 400+ that were eager to get their hands on amazing finds in six beautiful vignettes.  Here are a few photos of the spaces featured during the opening celebration…

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I loved this un-expected teepee with a comfy couch inside it!

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The designers must use at least 50% of the items in their space from the Dwell With Dignity warehouse where all of the donated goods are stored.  This requires upholstering, painting and repurposing and results in very unique designs that inspire!

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The designers for this Thrift Studio included Jan Showers & Assoc., Julio Quinones, Pickard Design Studio, Mecox, Tompkins Lloyd Interiors and Swoon, the studio.

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Yasmeen Tadia’s Fluffpop brought their spinners to make our shopping experience a littler sweeter!  There’s absolutely no guilt with this tasty treat!  It’s gluten-free and only 6 calories per pop!  We all said “YES” to seconds!!  Check out Fluffpop’s site and schedule them for your next event!

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For all of you that didn’t attend the Opening Celebration of Thrift Studio, I have good news and bad news…

The bad news is that almost everything sold during the party… But the good news is that Thrift Studio is restocked every single day and will be open for 30 days!!  So get yourself over to The International on Turtle Creek Design Center, Suite 204, Dallas, Tuesday through Saturday , 10am to 5:30pm.  Admission is free!

photos via Dallas Morning News, Fluffpop and me

Take A Peek!

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

I’m honored to be one of the host at Dallas Market Center’s Sneak Peek – A Conversation Starter again!  This year it will be on January 17th and the cost is only $40 if you use this promo code at check out:  HOST2014

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Register quickly as there is limited room for only 20 bloggers or social media influencers!  You’ll enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes  look at the latest trends in home and gift products while meeting and networking with some of the most influential design and lifestyle bloggers!  Our special guest this year is Thomas O-Brian

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and Alex Hitz...

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I’m thrilled that a portion of the proceeds will be benefitting Dwell With Dignity again this year!

I hope to see you there!

Register here!  See you there!

You’re Invited!

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

I’m thrilled to be on the host committee of my favorite event of the year, once again…Thrift Studio!  You’ll want to consider securing a VIP ticket to get first dibs on all of the fantastic designer items that will be available.

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The designers will start building their vignettes this week.  Check back often for a little sneak peek of their spaces!  Here’s a look at a few of the designer’s creations from last Spring’s Thrift Studio…  Everything you see, ceiling to floor, is up for grabs!

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This time we have an art auction on the agenda!  Up to 10 original works of art will be up for grabs!  I can’t wait!

Don’t delay!  Get your tickets here.

Draw To A Close

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Curtain Co. is closing their Dallas showroom and moving to a corporate office (sans samples, etc.) at the end of the month.  They  have The Curtain Exchange Limited Editions (lots of ready made curtains in all sizes and lengths-(http://www.thecurtainexchangelimitededitions.com)  at the current office in the Dallas Design District starting on August 19th!

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Save The Date!

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Don’t miss this “Sip and Sign” at Mecox Dallas on August 8!  You’ll not only get to meet my sweet friend, Ronda Rice Carman, and have her sign a copy of her best-selling book, “Designers At Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living“, you’ll also get to see a special preview of Collective 3 Design furniture line!

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If you haven’t added this beautiful book to your collection, this is a great opportunity to get a copy and hear about the inspiration behind what is sure to be your favorite on your coffee table or shelf!  Hope to see you there!

 

Francophiles Unite!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

This Sunday, from 6 to 10pm, grab your beret and join all of Dallas’ most fashionable Francophiles at the fourth annual Bastille on Bishop!

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There’ll be crepes, baguettes, mussels, duck confit, petanque, french maids, Vespas, wine, the second annual Le Tour de Tandemoinum bicycle race and much more!!

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For all of the details visit the Bastille on Bishop website here.

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Junk & Disorderly – Uncommon Market sale

Friday, May 31st, 2013

I just got my first peek at some of the items that will be sold in the 4th Junk and Disorderly Sale and I’m pretty sure my heart rate increased a bit!  There’s nothing that gets me more fired up than the anticipation of digging through good junk and imagining the possibilities of what that junk could become!

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Uncommon Market has long been one of my favorite spots for finding treasures and the opportunity to get at what’s been in their warehouse makes my heart skip a beat!

Take a look at some of the goodies you’ll find at the sale!

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These trunks would make great coffee tables or toy storage at the foot of a little boy’s bed!

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I spy some great bamboo that needs to be a curtain rod in someone’s home!

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Pottery!  My favorite!  Uncommon Market suggests painting old pottery with chalkboard paint to use in the kitchen to announce what’s for dinner!

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Lots of cast iron ready for the garden!

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Lamps wired and ready to go…or ready for a coat of paint!!

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Old beach chairs, missing the cloth…what a great project!

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A pile of mannequin stands, minus the mannequin…the possibilities are endless!  Table base…light fixture?  What’s your idea?

Did you see any treasures that you must have?  This is just scratching the surface!  Can. Not. Wait!

 

Art and Soul – Blue Print art show

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Mark your calendars for March 15th and 16th!  One of my favorite design stores, Blue Print, is hosting an art show that features art couple, Signe and Genna Grushovenko.

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After reading their resume in preparation to share this event with you, I’ve fallen in love with this couple’s technique.  Born of a love of old posed photographs, Signe and Genna combine both abstract and figurative techniques to create a finished product with high emotional content.

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In Signe’s words, here is their unique process of collaboration…

“Partners in both life and art, Genna and I have been collaborating for nearly ten years.

Our process begins when Genna creates rich, tonal underpaintings on supports of primed linen, canvas, or Masonite. The underpaintings start with a layer of acrylic color, sometime sprayed, sometimes rolled, sometimes brushed. Once the acrylic layer is dry, he applies small amounts of oil pigment mixed with copious amounts of mineral spirits. The colors are applied wetly with house paint brushes with the canvas standing. The canvas is then rotated and more layers are applied and allowed to run into one another. When satisfied with the design and palette of each individual piece, Genna lays it on its back and allows it to dry.

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When I am ready to paint, I go to my supply of underpainted supports and select one. I then choose an image from my collection of vintage photos that will mesh well with the style and palette of the underpainting. Using the photo as reference, I execute a drawing in oil pastel and complete the painting in oil.

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Collaborating with Genna has influenced my work in many ways, pushing me to work with textures and colors I would have never chosen for myself. The final results of our art partnership are multi-layered paintings with deep surfaces, crisp at first glance but rewarding the careful viewer with an undercurrent of complex tonality and colorplay.

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I am grateful to Genna for bringing to my work the same sweet richness he’s brought to my life. ~Signe ”

I cannot wait to see this exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of Blue Print!  I plan to go on the 16th…  Please join me!

Jingle Your Bell

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Can you believe it’s only 3 weeks till Black Friday?  Holy Smokes!  Where did this year go?

There’s no better place to get in the holiday spirit than “Jingle Bells On Bishop“!

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Caroling, dining, drinking, shopping…what’s not to love?  Oh, and St. Nick, himself will be there!

See you there?

Sideways

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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