It’s time for a celebration! At Dwell with Dignity, we are always celebrating lives being transformed through design with every project we complete and this year, we have a little more to celebrate as our Founder and President Lisa Robison and Vice President Kim Turner were accepted the ASID Design for Humanity Award of behalf of DwD at the ASID National Awards 2016. Both Lisa and Kim attended the gala “Celebration 2016” in Minneapolis, Minnesota and were honored on stage for the positive impact and transformation their design work has accomplished for families in need since 2009.
You’re invited to learn about one of the BEST design resources here in North Texas. Texas Counter Fitters is bringing beauty to spaces with their natural stone and quartz that goes beyond just a counter top! Texas Counter Fitters has a tight-knit and experienced staff dedicated to giving back to the community. We were so fortunate to have Texas Counter Fitters support Dwell with Dignity’s mission by sponsoring the invitation for Thrift Studio 2016 in Dallas!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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