Monday, May 20, 2013
When I think of bulletin boards, I think of boring square cork or metal boards that may or may not match the room whether it be in the kitchen, office, or bedroom. What I love about Dwell with Dignity is that they truly design rooms for families in need. The entire home is coordinated and often expresses a certain mood or feelings that these families want to embrace for their new home. I am honored to blog about an easy and decorative DIY project that nearly anyone can do. It is fun and looks great because you can customize it to any room and décor in your house. You can coordinate with colors or patterns just by picking the fabric. I chose to demonstrate a fabric covered circle bulletin board which I found on pinterest.com. I suppose you could use the square if you feel it better suits your room.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The firm is led by the talented Ann Sutherland. Ann’s designs are rich and transitional, all while utilizing fine contemporary pieces. You may know Ann from her design event appearances. She has served as a guest speaker, panelist and advisor at many design industry events. Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Collecting art is fun. Many people appreciate art but believe that anything original is automatically out of their budget — well, not anymore! The internet provides endless outlets to purchase from smaller, lesser known artists. You’ll still get the authentic feel, but it won’t break the bank. Here are some of our favorite sources online and around town. What are yours?
Monday, May 13, 2013
Very few items lend themselves to such a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects as the humble Mason jar. In reality, any clear glass jar, whether it be from spaghetti sauce, pickles or jam, can be used for any of these projects. And I don’t know about you, but I just can’t bear to throw away (or even recycle) glass jars so I have an entire kitchen drawer full of them. They are just so useful for so many things that I think I will use them somewhere, someday for something.
With the weather being so nice, I am always looking for little ways to make my backyard and patio look extra special. These hanging candles look like fireflies in my backyard. They are so easy to make with just some twine or wire, gravel or sand and a candle. That’s all there is to it! These also look fabulous lining a driveway, around a swimming pool or on the patio tables.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Abbe Fenimore began her career in 2007 when her first client space received the ASID Legacy of Design award for Contemporary Singular Space. In 2008, she took her keen eye for design to the web, when she created Shop Ten 25. Since then, Abbe’s work has been featured in D Home, Cottages & Bungalows, Modern Luxury, Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and several popular blogs, such as House of Turquoise, La Dolce Vita, style/SWOON, Material Girls and Houses Gardens People.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
When I think of Morocco, I visualize bright color, graphic pattern, fabrics, poufs, and hexagon tables. For my last Color Theory project of the semester, I will be presenting the Moroccan culture. Although this class is one of the first basic courses required for Interior Design, we do not have to focus on design for this project. I will, however, focus on design for today’s Dwell with Dignity blog.
What I have found inspiring is that many aspects of the Moroccan culture including their language, environment, and population are very diverse and the design is effected by this making it so unique and magically exotic to many interested in non-traditional design options.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Okay, so my husband’s a bit of a beer fan. And I often find bottle tops on the kitchen counter (somehow they never make it to the trash can…). So what to do? I came across this idea that I love! It’s beautiful and I’m a work in process with an old Ikea table in my kid’s playroom (with soda caps). This is also a great project for an outside bar to go by the pool. Get your family and friends to start collecting, and then dry fit the caps into a geographic or free form pattern using color and symmetry.
Friday, May 3, 2013
William-Christopher Design was founded in 1995 to provide clients with hight quality residential design and decor. Ty Burkes and Christopher Ridolfi run a small shop which they believe is the surest way to be their best and most valuable to their clients. They intend to remain small and client focused which I find refreshing to hear. We find ourselves in a time where service is going by the wayside in order to make more profit. Ty and Christopher are taking a stand and ensuring quality and service comes first. You know, my father always said, “The harder (and better) I work, the luckier I am.” I believe this to be true in the client service sector more than ever.
William-Christopher Design currently has a vignette on display at Thrift Studio.
Who wouldn’t want this vignette in their house?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I have loved May 1 and the tradition of “May Day” ever since my mom introduced me to it. I remember my mom and I carefully crafting May Day baskets and leaving them on neighbor’s porches. This sweet tradition crosses my mind every year on May 1. Wouldn’t you love to open your door and find this beauty?
Monday, April 29, 2013
When we moved from our apartment in Dallas to our home in Allen, I was thrilled to finally have a formal living room. Oh, the ideas I had for decorating this newly found extra space! The guests we would entertain…the candidate meet-and-greets we would host…I had plans for this room. Fast-forward a year and half later. C was born eleven months after the move and now needed a space of his own to play. One of my favorite things about Dwell with Dignity is their ability to turn everyday spaces into beautiful, purposeful spaces for their clients, and I hoped to do the same with my now empty living room.
In the beginning, I was adamant. I was not giving up my formal living room. Little-by-little, as his toys steadily invaded the den, our bedroom and even our kitchen, I knew that my adult space was destined to be a kid space, but what to do? I love to peruse design websites and knew as soon as I surfed on to this Project Nursery page, a modified version their bookshelf turned bench would be perfect for C’s new toy room.
Later that month, Read More