Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This is a day late, but I just HAD to show you photos of these AMAZING spaces at Thrift Studio. Iâ€™ve been in Round Top, Tx sharing the DwD story with the fabulous dealers at the Marburger Farm show (more on that later)…so, I needed to rush back home to see the progress made at the pop up thrift store and shoot some film.
Oh, my! Our vignette participants have really out done themselves this time! In case you are new to the Thrift Studio concept, Iâ€™ll tell you in a nutshell. Dwell with Dignity has accumulated some incredible finds in our warehouse, thanks to the general public, interior designers, showrooms and retailers. Some of these items are not appropriate to place in an apartment with young children and parents just getting back on their feet. Additionally, some of these items were given to us so that we can sell them to you and gain the funds we need to keep our doors open.
We have asked 8 interior design stylemakers to shop our warehouse and add their own donations to create stunning vignettes in which everything is for sale at deeply discounted prices. They did not disappoint! These extremely generous contributors invested their creative talent, time, resources and funds to support Dwell with Dignity in the most impactful way!Â Iâ€™ll let these â€œsneak peeksâ€ speak for themselves for the most part. These photos tell a story, but –be sure to come to one of the opening events and see for yourself!
Â TLC Contract Group (above) is our Title Sponsor, supporting Dwell with Dignity in the coveted window space.Â Designer, Kara Legako has been a longtime supporter of Dwell with Dignity from the beginning.Â Principles Bennett and Debbie Grayson have been with us from the beginning, giving up their warehouse space for our work nights before we had the Dwell House!Â We are so fortunate to have their support.
I’m swooning over Horchow‘s vignette (above) with custom murals by Jarrod Foote and that fabulous hair on hide rug! Neiman Marcus teamed with Thrift Studio in the fall, providing 50 volunteers to help our designers prepare their spaces.Â We are beyond thrilled that the Horchow team joined in to create this amazing space for our cause.
Â The Container Store (above) has quite the creative team, and let me say that I want to take this office and plop in into my home EXACTLY how it is here!Â They took the most mundane chairs out of our inventory and gave them a fresh life that will put a smile on your face.Â The Container Store isn’t voted one of the best places to work for no good reason.Â Their staff is happy happy!…and so is this space.
Â When Michelle Nussbaumer (and her team of FABULOUSLY talented associates from Ceylon et Cie) gets behind a project like this–watch out! This is one stunning vignette. (above) Creativity abounds in this sophisticated space.Â Michelle has a rare talent to find the beauty within an object, and then expose it in all its grandeur.Â We couldn’t be more thrilled about having her support and participation!
Â Wisteria‘s (above) vignette makes me want to go get a book and curl up on the sofa!Â Again- I could just take the entire room and plunk it down into my home.Â Wisteria has been a wonderful supporter, featuring DwD in their catalog and supporting us through donations and contributions for the Nate Show!
Â David Cadwallader and his team of talented designers have been supporting DwD and Thrift Studio from the day he found out about us!Â Amy Thomasson and Courtney Catalfano brought their keen sense of mixing vintage with new to create this most adorable little girl’s room!Â (above) It goes to the core of what DwD believes about creating inspiring environments for children.
Â Melissa Woody, of the Lamp Shoppe, (above) got hold of some candlesticks in our warehouse and …wow! The lamps she magically created will knock your socks off.Â Here, you can see the fireplace mantel she transformed as well.Â You’ve got to come in and see the sparkle of the lovely candalabras on the mantle- the pics don’t do it justice!
Peacock Alley has a special place in our hearts, as they provide bedding and towels for all of the apartments we install.Â We sold out of their throws in about a minute in the fall. (they were over 50% off retail). If you missed out, they will have more in their pop up at Thrift Studio.Â Of course, proceeds from all sales go to DwD to support our mission, so their generosity continues- so admirable!
So, by now you are probably thinking that you HAVE to attend one of the shopping events!Â All items will be deeply discounted.Â If you came to the last Thrift Studio, you know what I am talking about-Â GREAT prices.
There are two events you need to know about:
The Gilt-y Pledgers Preview party is THE PREVIEW SALE on Thursday night April 12, from 6:30-9:00.Â Tickets are $125, and should be purchased online (but may be purchased at the door).Â Attendees may tag and purchase items, but canâ€™t take them away.Â (We need the party to continue the next night too, but attendees get first dibs!) Of course, expect food and drink and music.Â More details HERE.
The Thrift Studio Shopping event is THE party for thrifters.Â $25 tickets can be purchased online or at the door.Â The items we accumulate from our Marburger Farm trip will be styled by a team from Austinâ€™s very own Uncommon Objects and available at this party.Â Of course, expect food, drink and music for this one too!Â More details HERE.
Thanks to all of the donors, sponsors, volunteers, designers and participants in Thrift Studio.Â This is the most significant way we raise funds to support our mission of bringing good design to those who desperately need a fresh start.Â Your support will go a LONG way to helping these families live with dignity and respect.Â I’m so proud of all of you! Thank you for following your hearts!
Lisa Robison, Founder