Interior Design
Scouting Home Trends at Dallas Market

Scouting Home Trends at Dallas Market

As you know, I’ve been a busy bee the past several weeks preparing for the launch of Our Style Stories. Now we’re exactly a week out from the launch date (July 1st, in case you didn’t get the email). You know, it hardly seems real. I mean, I’ve been working on it for so long...
D Home On the Side

D Home On the Side

Full disclosure today, friends. I’ve been holding back on you recently. While this blog hasn’t exactly been overflowing with content the past several months, the D Home blog has seen it’s fair share of my work via a weekly column I write entitled, “Feathering Your First Nest”. I’ve been sharing DIY’s, designer tips, and decorating...
Dallas Market Blogger Sneak Peek... 2nd Edition

Dallas Market Blogger Sneak Peek… 2nd Edition

You guys are probably falling out of your seats right about now… this is my second post in one week!! What can I say. It’s truly incredible what an extra day of uninterrupted, undistracted work will afford you. Besides, we have a lot of catching up to do! I had no choice. Case in point,...
A Ghost Town Called High Point Market

A Ghost Town Called High Point Market

Last week I visited a real, live ghost town. Well, an occupied ghost town. It’s complicated… let me explain. There’s this place in High Point, North Carolina, miles away from any major city or tourist attraction, and twice a year thousands of designers, buyers, and editors descend on it for one of the largest international...
"Shopping" Market

“Shopping” Market

(above photo from Currey & Co. showroom) With all the best intentions of giving you a thorough report on my recent trip to Dallas Market Center, I come to you today with a brief mustering of notes and images. I mean, how exactly does one summarize 50 million sq. feet of design trends and home products? Exactly!...
Trends vs Personal Style

Trends vs Personal Style

I’ve been mulling over the ideas of trends versus personal style recently. This time of year lends itself to that sort of discussion… “what’s in, what’s out, what’s the next hot thing”. When I sat down to compose a list of my own, though, I bumped against a funny obstacle. With every “passe” trend I...
Get Your Magazines in Order, my dear!

Get Your Magazines in Order, my dear!

In all my anti-clutter, regular purging mania, do you know the one thing that I have so much trouble getting rid of? (ok, besides my weird collection of dried leaves and flower petals)… Magazines!! They are perhaps the least expensive publication a person can get there hands on and resale book shops everywhere have loads...
Sneak a Peek at Dallas Market

Sneak a Peek at Dallas Market

Let me take a quick hand count… how many of you wonderful readers out there are in the North Texas region? Excellent! Now, how many of you write blogs? Even better!! And, of those left, who of you discuss the topics of fashion and design on your blogs? I have a feeling there’s more than...
Christmas at Preston & Richard's

Christmas at Preston & Richard’s

Our household experienced a bit of a crisis over the weekend. I didn’t mention it yesterday because I was still in the processing mode of “omg, did that really just happen”. Our sweet puppy Ives unsuccessfully chased a very frightened black cat over our fence and into the outside yard, which could also now be...
Style Story... of the Williams family

Style Story… of the Williams family

I’m getting to the age now (listen to me sounding all grown-up) when friends of my family who were having babies when I was in middle school are now… in middle school!! It’s a strange thing to watch happen from a distance. I met these young’ins as pink, wrinkly newborns before the idea of driving...
The Locals' Living Room... Brewed Fort Worth

The Locals’ Living Room… Brewed Fort Worth

So, speaking of coffee shops… All world-class museums and cultural districts aside (which i love), do you know one of my greatest frustrations with the city of Fort Worth? It’s lack of cool coffee shops!! Not exactly a pressing community issue, I know, but none the less there’s a need. Coming from Nashville where hipster...
Style Story... of Joslyn Taylor - Part 2

Style Story… of Joslyn Taylor – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Joslyn’s lovely Style Story! Not much has changed around here. I’m still struggling with “edit/post it disagreement” (a phrase I just coined this very moment). Let me explain… edit/post it disagreement |ˈedit pōst it ˌdisəˈgrēmənt| phrase, the overwhelming and often stress inducing disagreement within self when faced with the task of making tough decisions regarding...
Style Story... of Joslyn Taylor - Part 1

Style Story… of Joslyn Taylor – Part 1

You’ll have to forgive my simpleton mutterings for today’s Style Story. I’m feeling a little less than competent when faced with the task of editing my words and photos from Joslyn Taylor‘s home. Truly, there’s so much to love!! My new friend (it makes me immensely happy to call her that), Joslyn, has curated her...
Breckinridge Taylor at Mecox Gardens

Breckinridge Taylor at Mecox Gardens

Beyond their studio space, Breck and Charles have been hard at work on a collection of furniture designed exclusively for Mecox Gardens in Dallas. As part of their collaborative efforts, the guys created a room vignette in the Mecox showroom using pieces from their line as well as other products from throughout the store. Here’s...
Breckinridge Taylor... Ambassadors of Style

Breckinridge Taylor… Ambassadors of Style

  Native Texans Breck Woolsey and Charles Taylor of Breckinridge Taylor have been hot topics on my radar since I first heard about their work from Leslie Pritchard. (Breck designed Leslie’s Dallas condo which you can see more of in her Style Story HERE.) I knew it would have to be merely a matter of time...
Earth Tones

Earth Tones

  Today’s post is such a tease! You see, yesterday I visited Joslyn Taylor’s earthy, California-chic home in Dallas. It wasn’t the first time but I was swept away by it’s informal glamour none the less. You may know Joslyn from her blog, Simple Lovely… well, check back before long because I’ll be sharing more about...
Feathering Your First Nest

Feathering Your First Nest

Last week I mentioned a new column I’ll be writing for the D Home blog. Today, I got down to business with a post featuring this cozy spot that I recently set-up in my home office. As will be the case with every post, I also included a collection of ideas and resources for feathering...
Living Vintage by Alt for Living

Living Vintage by Alt for Living

We can probably all agree that complaining is bad. It brings along with it negativity, discontent, and lots of other yucky stuff I’d rather not get roped into. But, today, I have just one teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy complaint to submit. It’s about an aspect of the industry I work in… interior design. I spend a good...
Lady with the Green Thumb

Lady with the Green Thumb

This Summer I successfully potted and nurtured three green growths on my front porch… basil, rosemary, and THIS guy (not sure of his exact variety… anyone know?). I watered them daily and protected their delicate leaves against harsh sun rays and pesky bugs. You would’ve been proud of me, truly! And everything was going so...
Wall Treatment

Wall Treatment

Yesterday, I made a visit to Michelle Nussbaumer’s Ceylon et Cie showroom in Dallas (remember this post about her son?) while assisting my friend Abbe of Studio Ten 25 with a few design projects. I’ve always been a huge fan of Michelle’s culturally curated aesthetic. She has a very distinct eye for bringing together the old and...
Simple Does It... The Style Story of Emily Landham

Simple Does It… The Style Story of Emily Landham

Simplicity – the kind that is easy, beautiful, comfortable, and also still inviting – is so difficult to achieve! At least, when the idea of parting with your precious, “never-can-be-replaced-again” belongings is so hard to arrive at. Sure, I’ve touted the merits of regular Spring and Fall cleaning often enough and waved the flag of...
A Closer Look... with Sam Sano

A Closer Look… with Sam Sano

Well, friends… I’m almost back from my Tennessee travels and just in time to share a very special blog post. Sam Reitmayer Sano is a graphic designer in Dallas, TX and a person to whom I owe much thanks. When I first moved to Dallas and was in search of work and industry acquaintances, Sam...
Nooks and Crannies

Nooks and Crannies

…we so often forget them in favor of the more important spaces in our homes with grander potential. But they have as much potential for unexpected charm and character as anything else! Take this master bath from Denise’s home, for example. It would have been easy to leave it untouched and unembellished. Why decorate a...
Style Story... Denise & Scott McGaha

Style Story… Denise & Scott McGaha

Denise McGaha is more comfortable in creative “chaos” than organized placidity. She prefers the bustling activity of a multi-tasker over the perfectly manageable schedule of a “nine to five-er”. In fact, too much ease makes her nervous. When I met Denise, who I’ve assisted on several design projects over the past 10 months, for our...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

… it feels good. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
What Home Means

What Home Means

What home means to us… this is a subject that’s been jostling around in my mind for the past few weeks. I’m incredibly blessed to have a wide variety of friends and family from all paths and stages of life and each with a unique perspective on home life. Being within and around these homes...
Lightening in a Vase

Lightening in a Vase

“Making lemonade out of lemons” is a cliche statement but undeniably appropriate in so many situations. I don’t have to dwell on the electrical difficulties David and I have been having this past week. (You may have seen me mention it HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.) Needless to say, our situational issues have thrown a...