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Supporter Spotlight: Stewart Cohen

By | June 17th, 2016|Supporter Spotlight|

If a picture is really worth 1,000 words, get ready for one LONG blog post. Award winning director and photographer Stewart Cohen has traveled the globe capturing moments worth sharing. Back in 2014, Stewart began documenting moments for Dwell with Dignity and captured many of our Thrift Studio designers in the original vignettes they created to support DwD’s mission to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design. Four Thrift Studio events later, there is a stunning collection of photos from Stewart, documenting the creativity, personality, and passion of each designer in the very vignettes they created. We are thrilled to spotlight the talented Stewart Cohen and thank him for sharing his gift of photography with DwD!

Inspire: Scout Design Studio

By | June 15th, 2016|Inspire|

The crew at Scout Design Studio are just the cool kids! Their refreshing and lighthearted approach to design makes their Dallas showroom and online store a regular go-to for design inspiration. Scout Design Studio is the design account you need to follow. Their Instagram is filled with stunning furniture transformations and the latest arrivals that sell WAY before you have to time to make a visit to their showroom. We were honored to have Scout design a vignette for Thrift Studio 2016 in Dallas and today, we want to inspire you with the amazing vignette they created to support our mission to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design.

Supporter Spotlight: Harwood International

By | June 10th, 2016|Supporter Spotlight|

It was a record setting Thrift Studio 2016 in Dallas this past spring. With nine original designer vignettes, our first ever bar lounge, more than 5oo Preview Party guests, and over $440,000 raised to support our mission to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design, the space we occupied at 1444 Oak Lawn was pivotal to Thrift Studio’s success. Having over 10,000 square feet of showroom space in the heart of the Dallas Design District is almost unheard of, but thanks to our friends at Harwood International, we were generously given a three month RENT FREE lease on their property that literally made Thrift Studio 2016 possible. We are thrilled to spotlight Harwood for all their support!

Inspire: Stephen Dunn Designs + Kravet

By | June 8th, 2016|Inspire|

What’s black and white and red all over? Not your newspaper, but the classic Thrift Studio vignette created by the talented Stephen Dunn of Stephen Dunn Designs and Kravet. Mr. Dunn not only inspired us with his bold use of color and creative touches, including branches hanging from the ceiling, throughout the vignette, but he also shared his passion for writing with playful poetry that summed up his experience participating in our annual fundraiser event. 

Supporter Spotlight: IBB Design Fine Furnishings

By | June 3rd, 2016|Our Blog, Supporter Spotlight|

When is comes to incredible supporters of our mission, our friends at IBB Design Fine Furnishings are just about as loyal and generous as they come. The talented design team at IBB has been volunteering and donating to Dwell with Dignity since 2013 when they participated in our Spring 2013 Thrift Studio. Shay Geyer and the IBB team took on the Thrift Studio design challenge again this year. This crew not only creating a stunning vignette, but they also served as our “Swag Bag” sponsor. We are thrilled to spotlight Shay and IBB today on our blog!

Inspire: Brant McFarlain, R. Brant Design + Jean De Merry

By | June 1st, 2016|Inspire, Our Blog|

Go big or go home – literally. We are excited to feature one of the largest vignettes in the history of  Thrift Studio  designed by the very talented Brant McFarlain of R. Brant Design who partnered with Jean De Merry.  Brant and his design team basically built an entire home at Thrift Studio!  Preview Party guests were amazed and swooned over all the amazing finds featured in the space.

Supporter Spotlight: Loloi Rugs

By | May 27th, 2016|Supporter Spotlight|

Dwell with Dignity is thrilled to spotlight a fabulous supporter who has been  a major financial contributor through their participation in Thrift Studios through the years in addition to a family home project while also

Inspire: Rob Dailey, Brendan Bass Showroom, & Robert Allen

By | May 26th, 2016|Inspire|

Patterned rugs, patterned furniture, patterned pillows, and bright colored art work everywhere you look. For some, this could become a design disaster, but leave it to Rob Dailey and his creative genius to flawlessly mix pattern

Supporter Spotlight: Poggenpohl

By | May 13th, 2016|Supporter Spotlight|

When it comes to advocates of our mission, we are so fortunate to have the support of our friends at Poggenpohl, specifically the Dallas Kitchen Studio located in the heart of the Dallas Design District on Hi Line Drive. Since 2013, Poggenpohl has aided in funding our mission to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design by serving as a Thrift Studio sponsor. Thrift Studio 2016 in Dallas was no different, and we are honored to spotlight Poggenpohl today on our blog!

Inspire: Pam Kelley & Shelly Rosenberg with Loloi Rugs & Schumacher

By | May 11th, 2016|Inspire|

#KelleyAndShelly have your mid-week design inspiration! Yes, the duo behind this design masterpiece have their very own hashtag. Today on the Dwell with Dignity blog, we are showcasing yet another fabulous Thrift Studio 2016 vignette that wowed our Preview Party guests opening night. Pam Kelley, Pam Kelley Design, and Shelly Rosenberg, Shelly Rosenberg Studio collaborated with Loloi Rugs and Schumacher to create one of the most glamorous vignettes we have seen at Thrift Studio.