Bernadette Schaeffler's showroom is located in the heart of the Dallas design district. Her years of passion for design, color and quality of European and American craftsmanship inspired her to create her own line. It brings Bernadette great pleasure to introduce the world to her unique selection of home furnishings, exclusive antique treasures, and breathtaking handmade floral arrangements created by herself. Her passion for turning a home into a masterpiece has blossomed into the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection.
Unlike some art galleries that have come and gone in the Dallas area, Banks Fine Art has established itself for more than 30 years. This hybrid gallery has distinguished itself by selling beauty and quality from both living and antique artists.
The gallery is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Bob and Maloree Banks. Bob specializes in antique artists, and has recently acquired a rare collection from artist Bill Parker, which he was introduced to six years ago. Parker was an Ecole de Paris artist who worked with Hans Hoffmann.
Parker was born in Josephine, Texas in 1922, but spent many years painting abroad and participating in the School of Paris exhibitions. He was a master of Abstract Expressionism. In this painting of his pictured above, you see that he has combined color to a maximum force. The combination shapes and patterns these colors captures the viewer’s eye as it moves it throughout the composition.
“I was struck by his colors, textures, his forward thinking and his brilliant compositions,” said Banks.
The ASID Austin Design Community held its 27th Annual Design Excellence Awards ceremony on November 7, at Abel's on the Lake. Austin's premiere design community joined in to celebrate creativity, innovation, and achievement in interior design. The evening’s festivities began with a fajita bar, cocktails, and a photo booth.
Designers viewed and experienced new products from 22 vendors including, Dorado Stone Distributors, Anchor Ventana, Cosentino, Legen Lighting, BMC, Crossville Tile & Stone, Daltile, Decorum Architectural Stone, High Tech Flooring and Design, Kravet/Lee Jofa, Stockton Hicks Laffey, Stone SOlutions, Travis Tile, Kingwood Fine Cabinetry, Architectural Tile & Stone, Austin Stone Works, Exteriors Designer Showroom, Sherle Wagner Intl, Sunsational Solutions, Texas Sun & Shade, and Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.
Slocum Street Style 2012 was once again a great success. Yesterday evening, Slocum Street brimmed with design enthusiasts and curious others strolling along leisurely from showroom to showroom in the twilight of the evening. Each showroom was full of the bustle of lively conversation.
The spread at McGannon Showrooms
They helped soothe the growl of people’s stomachs by serving light bites and drinks. Also featured in each showroom were individual raffle prizes for people in attendance. For those with bigger appetites, there were food trucks located on a few street corners filled with the smells of mouth-watering food.
The Kitchen Source had chefs from Subzero whip up some scrumptious tex mex finger foods for guests.
Shaina Corzine, owner of La Belle Vie and Red Stag, (both based in the New Braunfels Downtown Design District) is packing her bags for yet another exciting trek to Europe to discover a plethora of hidden treasures. She and her team leave next week to buy more antiques, which can only mean one thing: Celebrate with a huge sale.
New Braunfels Downtown Design District is excited to announce their first ever downtown design stroll! It will be held Thursday, September 20, and the third Thursday of every month from 5 - 9 p.m.; so don't despair if you can't make it to this one. All seven shops will be open later hours for these events and each will have their own separate events and happenings. This downtown design stroll is not only a premiere event, it marks the grand opening of Adele Kerr & Company's showroom!