Tag Archives: Dallas Design District
So many gorgeous luxury homes feature at least one magnificent, sweeping staircase that greets guests. Stairs are the epitome of form meeting function. Perhaps that’s why Dallas-area designer Bernadette Schaeffler loves staircases and the drama they add to spaces.
Indoors or out, artistic or utilitarian, Schaeffler is enamored with stairs. Continue reading
Monday Morning Millionaire, Design District Style: 10,000 Square Feet of Luxury Living Nestled Into the Dallas Design District
Here’s a home that would have been a great find for that piece in the New York Times on how hot the Dallas Design District has become. Not only are developers building lofts and $5000 a month apartment penthouses in the Dallas Design District, they are also building homes out of warehouse space — luxury homes and studio combos where you can live, work, play, and entertain all in one giant converted warehouse space gone luxe.
Who’d Have Thunk It: The Dallas Design District Is Becoming the Hottest New ‘Hood in Dallas for Young Urbanites…and The New York Times is WRONG!
I covered the Design District for years at D Home, and it got me into trouble. Why? Because I was buying way too much for my home: art, furniture, gorgeous objects. It’s grittiness and wide warehouses fascinate me. But when it comes to furnishing or finish-out, the Design District spoiled me, and I still go down there when I need to shop for anything for my home. Continue reading
Emily Summers used pieces from her own furniture collection, as well as from the delectable SMINK here in the Dallas Design District to keep it soft and subtle and let the art sing. Her giant 4096 square foot model home seemed to take up an entire floor, and really, walking in there was almost like being on a cloud. Unlike Schooler’s complete change of wall finishes, Summers kept the original finishes, and the furnishings she brought in enhanced them. But she did lighten the floors, which you can see in the photo below. Amazing what a feel changing floor coloring can bring. Ashley Tatum’s art choices almost seemed as if they were created for their spaces. The design of a home, says Summers, is a window into one’s soul.
Brown Jordan is my favorite outdoor furniture manufacturer. Our love affair began years ago when I was about 27, poor as a church mouse, and coveted beautiful patio furniture. A wise neighbor who took me under her wing (and ultimately became a life-long friend) introduced me to Brown Jordan. At the time, she told me the furniture was made extremely well, and came with a guarantee. When my husband FINALLY let me buy patio furniture, we bought it at an estate sale and it was Brown Jordan strapped chairs. They could have used those puppies in the Nevada desert for A Bomb testing: you could not destroy them. I now have Brown Jordan all over my backyard.