An architect from California, Barry Berkus, used to say, “humans love arches.” It’s true, we do. But, we love all special places. We love attic rooms with slanted ceilings, we love window seats, bay windows and clever niches. No one ever walked into a rectangular room with a flat ceiling and gushed, “Oh, I LOVE this space!” (unless it had a special feature like a window wall or something). So, remember to ask your architect or building designer to give you some special places, some special touches. Don’t just build a home that flows well and is attractive from the street. Those things are important, but create something that surprises you and makes your home feel distinctive once you get inside or when you encounter the backyard.
(items in photo: Cordova Lamp; Formosa Tray Table; Ikat Pillow; Marimeko Napkins; Panton chair; Clairemont Side Table; Draper Stripe Throw; Trina Turk Tiger Leaf Pillow; Thomas Paul Plate; Midnight Stemless Wineglass; Faceted Table)
A new year, and a new attitude, has been officially declared! Pantone has chosen Tangerine Tango to represent 2012. For almost fifty years, industry leaders have relied on the authority to forecast our color culture. Spring lines, within the fashion and cosmetics industry, will boldly introduce this enthusiastic color. The interior design trade has fearlessly embraced the haute hue! Pantone insists the featured shade “provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.”
To the trade only, Paloma Creations is a turn-key manufacturer of custom furniture and drapery. The fully equipped upholstery and woodworking shop, together with seasoned artisans, can produce a wide variety of upholstered seating, sectionals, tables, casegoods, bed frames, drapery and upholstered wall panels. Blending high quality design materials such as hardwoods, leather, marble, granite, ceramics, acrylic, glass, mirror, iron and metal together each piece carries the Paloma Creations signature of quality and price.
Denise McGaha Interiors is having an exclusive showroom warehouse sale featuring Hickory Chair Furnishings from December 2nd from 10 AM- 4 PM to the 3rd from 9 AM- 12 PM. There will also be a PRIVATE DESIGNER PREVIEW this Thursday, December 1st from 2 PM to 4 PM. The sample sale will be held at Designers Delivery Warehouse on 1110 Inwood Road, Suite 102 in Dallas, TX 75247.
The Hästens Store Dallas Celebrated its fourth anniversary in Highland Park on Thursday, November 3, 2011 with a “Going on 5” Celebration. It was a fun-filled evening that proved to be quite different from the average cocktail party.
A bedroom is one of the most sacred places that one can immerse themselves in solitude, serenity and meditation. And So To Bed, a luxury-bedroom furnishing line from Europe quickly making an impression in the United States, is home to some of the most internationally sought after handmade beds and bedroom furniture. Whether the hand-painted and leafed finishes entice you or the stunning silhouette of its timber veneers, And So To Bed’s high-end craftsmanship in intricate furnishings has reigned paramount for over 40 years. And So To Bed, a trusted name in the European retail and design industry, is now available for the first time in the United States. Inspired by historical designs of chic-French styles and Victorian beds fit for a castle, it is sure to heighten the caliber of design being incorporated into a space: easily transforming a bedroom into a regal, majestic and absolutely astounding place.
Throughout the 2012 Color Forecast presentation, the main colors mentioned were blues, greens, neutrals and reds.Yesterday, the Robert Allen / Beacon Hill showroom in the Dallas Design Center hosted the Sherwin-Williams Colormix Two-Thousand-Twelve! It was stated to be “an elemental journey for interior designers.” Colormix 2012 was presented by Ashlynn Bourque with Sherwin-Williams here in Dallas and guest speaker, Jackie Jordan, Director of Color Marketing, The Sherwin-Williams Co. CMG Chairholder. Rhonda Vandiver-White of RSVP Design Services blogs a detailed and wonderful account of this event after the cut.
The 2011 Texas State Fair is premiering The Home of Tomorrow, an exclusive world-class home exhibit exposing innovative and cutting edge design to a broader market. Consisting of two homes: The Net-Zero Energy Home of Tomorrow, interior design by Boudreaux Associates, and The Remodeled Home of Tomorrow, interior design by Denise McGaha Interiors are visually stimulating homes that broaden the concept of current interior design. The unique exhibit brings together local builders, architects, and interior designers with some of the world’s most advanced home product manufactures.
Thrift Studio is a bi-annual 30 day pop up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling the overstock of donated, gently used furniture, housewares, accessories and high end designer finds to the public.All proceeds to benefit the future work, growth, organization and structure of Dwell with Dignity!
Thrift Studio is open from October 1 to 29th, Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 5:30PM. Located at 1616 Hi Line in the old Central Hardwood Floors showroom. Don’t miss the Preview Party at the Thrift Studio on September 30th from 6PM – 9PM. $25 to enter.