Dwell With Dignity’s next Thrift Studio is going to launch April 18, 2013 and I am so excited to be apart of it for the second time! The rules are the same as they were the first time I designed a vignette for their Thrift Studio. You must pull 50% of the items in the vignette from the Dwell With Dignity warehouse. Of course when you have 6 designers pulling from one warehouse, it gets tricky! I just had to have a few plans ready to go and depending on what I was able to snag, that would be the direction for my vignette.
BEFORE: I spotted these pitiful wingback chairs and knew that with an updated upholstery job, they would be perfect for my living room design! They were a light blue fabric and although they were tattered, the structure and frame was good.
AFTER: I am so in love with these wing backs! The lovely Megan Adams donated her Joker Ikat fabric in a light gray and JC’s Upholstery donated the upholstery work on the pieces! I am so excited to for you all to see the final look!
I am ecstatic to finally share a few photos from my latest project! I’ve never created a set for a TV show before, so designing the new set of D Living and D: The Broadcast brought on a lot of new, unexpected challenges for me. I was glued to the TV yesterday morning to see the two new shows launch and of course to check in on the set that has been a major part of my new year!
I wanted the set’s Living Space to feel cozy and contemporary. But more importantly, I wanted it to have the “D” look that their readers have grown to love and expect. One of my favorite elements is this custom modular sofa from JC’s Upholstery Dallas, we spend many hours pulling the details together and I am in LOVE with it! The Amli Lemon and Key Aqua pillows from The Rug Company add some fun color and texture and I love that they are a bit oversized too. We got the perfect coffee table and side tables from Adriana Hoyos and I can’t wait for the new showroom to open in The Dallas Design District this month! The stunning silk artwork from Dallas artist Megan Adams Brooks adds a sophisticated burst of color (P.S. her prints and pillows are now available at Shop Ten 25).
The area between the Living Space and Kitchen needed some love, so we installed a great accent wall from Total Design & Mfg Dallas. And you know no room is complete without a gorgeous rug, so we brought in the Catella rug from The Rug Market to pull it all together.
We also created a Talk Table area for the hosts. I know this is my first Talk Table and all, but I think this table from Adriana Hoyos looks fantastic in this space. The ladies look fabulous in front of the new downtown Dallas backdrop, I love the big red “D” logo too! And you know I had to throw in a few antlers, this time they are painted a silver metallic and were the perfect finishing touch to dress the coffee table.
This sleek, ultra-modern kitchen from Poggenpohl Dallas looks great, and we added some finishing touches to make it feel more lived in (and a little less sterile). Now local chefs have a place to whip up a yummy meal and show us all of their inside tricks!
D The Broadcast airs at 9 a.m. and D Living at 10am weekdays on KTXD/Channel 47, which is also on U-Verse, DirecTV, and Dish Channel 47; Time Warner Channel 24; Verizon Channel 18 and Charter Channel 22. You can watch the show on KTXD’s website and take a look at the opening HERE…the ladies look gorgeous and so does that fabulous Adriana Hoyos sofa!!! You can also see Tim Rogers review of the first show HERE…make sure you pay close attention to the part where he says “the sets looked great, especially the kitchen.” I may not have gotten a shout out, but I am on cloud nine to see that the set is getting great reviews!!!