Join us for the soiree of the season! The San Antonio DC of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will host a Gatsby-inspired evening highlighting products and trends from 25 vendors, in order to raise awareness for local vendor and product manufacturers. Kristy Mastrondomus, the incoming state president for the ASID Texas Chapter, will be the featured speaker at this grand affair.
The event will take place at The Old San Francisco Steakhouse Crystal Ballroom. Gatsby-themed attire is recommended, and festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a Red Carpet Reception. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while browsing all the best things our Industry Partners have to offer. The celebration is open to all ASID members, friends and patrons of the design community.
Design Guide Texas is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joann Wilmeth 210-829-1991 or
We hope to see you there!
Sequoia Dallas has some never-seen-before art pieces arriving from Santa Fe artist Peter Krusko to their Dallas location this fall. Here’s a special little sneak peek for you all.
The painting above was on exhibit June 2013, at the 38th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
Plain before the Uplift
This painting was exhibited at the 2013 Spring Show of the New Mexico Watercolor Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Buyers will have frames and hand-applied patinas made in Santa Fe, and each will be glazed with Museum Glass. Museum Glass is 99% UV protective, and reduces glare/reflection without loss of color to an acceptable level.
During this year’s Gallery Georgetown, Hill Design + Gallery will feature a solo exhibition, Shapes of Light, showcasing the life’s work of Georgetown artist Carol Light. The exhibit begins on Oct. 12 and will run through Nov. 30. A reception for the artist will be from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 12, but the gallery will be open for the tour from 4-9 p.m. There will be special musical performances by Spotlight on Opera during the tour.
Cadence Credenza / Photo courtesy of VERVANO
Are you a "locavore"? According to Ally Maxey, studio director, Laura Britt Design and VERVANO, this is the new, much beloved term coined among some designers. In a nutshell, you qualify for this endearing category when showing some love to local (in the U.S.) designers and artists by buying or selling their craft.
This expression was birthed from the Made in America movement, and there are three essential reasons why you want to be a part of it: shipping, quality control and sustainability.
For instance, this Cadence Credenza by VERVANO is built just a few miles from their corporate office in Austin. This eliminates the overseas carbon footprint; and it allows you to shop locally for necessary tools and supplies.
“With a focus on our fine builders, we incorporate a low VOC water based finish on the Cadence Credenza, virtually eliminating off-gassing and maintaining good air quality on our manufacturing floor,” says Maxey. “The hardwoods and veneers utilized in its construction are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and all of our adhesives are formaldehyde free.”
IRIS KRUSTALLOS / Photo by Spiral Photography
Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery founder David Gappa designed this exquisite vessel for a private residence. Gappa's inspiration was to create a composition in glass that majestically portrays the creation of a vessel from a crystalline ice formation.
A swirl of amber, crimson and iris were hand blown and sculpted by Gappa and his team into the delicate glass flute. Then it was set in a bold display of crushed glass ribboned with amber.
Named after the Greek word for "ice," IRIS KRUSTALLOS stands 28 inches tall and is 15 inches in diameter at its highest point.
Antique Turkish Sivas (Circa 1900 10'5x14'5) / Photo via Farzin Rugs and Design
Farzin Rugs and Design is home to an extraordinary collection of antique Turkish rugs. In this instance, “antique” does not refer to a particular finish or method, but the age category of these exquisite creations. These particular rugs feature here in this blog, and found in their showroom, are 19th century pieces. The fact they are over 100 years old makes them antique.
Turkish Oushak 9'9x13'0 / Photo via Farzin Rugs and Design
One of these things is not like the other
Much like snowflakes, no two pieces are alike; they truly are unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Antique Turkish rugs are made up with more of a plethora of fun vibrant colors, and vary from open designs and more open patterns, as opposed to Persian rugs that have darker blue and red tones with fuller designs. Most Turkish rugs were hand-made for European markets. Also, title names like Oushak and Sivas point to the style of rug and from where it originated.
Design Guide and Dallas Market Center co-hosted the fifth annual Summer Designs soiree at the Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. A chic set of more than 400 guests celebrated the best of the design and the winners of the ASID Legacy of Design Awards, while enjoying light bites and Sociologie sangria.
Designer vignette by Outdoor Living / Photo by Randy Roberson
Designer vignette by Hemisphere Design Gallery / Photo by Randy Roberson
DFW Lounge Rentals, BuyLEDs and ES Events created a contemporary-cool, color-washed space, in which guests mingled and cast their votes for their favorite designer vignette from the likes of Contempo Designs, Feizy Rugs, Hemisphere Design Gallery, Naperies, Outdoor Living and Peninsula Home Collection.
To see more photos from this grand affair, visit our Facebook page, like us, and tag yourself and your friends!
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by artist Gary Komarin. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 19, from 6-8 pm.
Komarin was born in New York City. After studying at Albany State, he received an MFA from Boston University, where he studied under Philip Guston. Articles and reviews of Komarin's work have appeared in the New York Times, Art in America and Arts Magazine – among others.
San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker wrote,"Komarin gets paintings that vibrate with historical memory, echoing such things as Matisses's driest most empty pictures, Robert Motherwell's spare abstractions of the 1970's, or the early New Mexico and Berkeley paintings of Richard Diebenkorn."
Join Kenmark Architectural Products and New Life Hardwoods at Dallas Green Design, 915 Slocum St, Dallas, Texas 75207, August 15, from 6-8:30 p.m., as we celebrate an evening of renewal.
There will be food, wine, music and a chance to win the award-winning Hive Chair. The award-winning Hive Chair, designed by RawStudio in the UK and manufactured in the US exclusively by Hodjera Architectural Products, will be raffled off. The Hive is fabricated from locally produced ropes and single sheet of FSC-certified, NAUF, CARB II-compliant hardwood plywood.
The Hive chair was designated among Interior Design magazine’s top 50 products at this year’s ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) show in New York. It’s truly one-of-a-kind and a must for any lover of modern interiors.
The drawing will be held promptly at 7:45 p.m. You must be present at time of drawing to win. Please RSVP to: K2@kenmarkinc.com