New Sherle Wagner Showroom

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This week Sherle Wagner will be unveiling their new Dallas showroom, which it is not to be missed. Aesthetically, think Tate Museum- a highly industrial light filled space (18 sky lights), filled with serious works of art for the home.  Sub-sectioned galleries will showcase vignettes of product representing the range of styles offered, from ornate to transitional to modern. There will also be a rotating pop-up art show. Here is a sneak peek of the showroom due to open later this week: [Read more…]

Shop Provence with Me

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Today I have a nice surprise for you readers- a guest who will visually transport us to her small medieval village near the Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine. She could be the most exciting French interior design resource you have come across in a while. Susannah Cameron is a devoted Francophile with a successful career in architecture and construction. Based in Provence she and her husband Hugh are uniquely positioned to offer exquisite French décor to the world with their online boutique Chez Pluie. She provides the decorative arts history to position her beautiful inventory into the rich context from which it comes. The back story makes all the difference, and can we ever learn enough? (<–The answer to that would be the one exception to the never say never quote.)  Please welcome Susannah- today she will school us on armoires, french glass bottles, wine, wine tables, and the love of all things Louis. So pour yourself a great glass of wine and enjoy Susannah’s decorative arts lesson: [Read more…]

Hunt Slonem- When Latest Book Meets Exhibit

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photo credit: Tim Hardy

The highly anticipated opening this weekend at the Madison Gallery in La Jolla (shown above) is Hunt Slonem’s third solo exhibition, When Art Meets Design. Arguably one of the most fascinating artists of our time, Slonem has remained a representational and expressionist artist even during conceptualism’s dominance. He is one of the few contemporary artists that have remained true to himself and his style. His latest book, along with this exhibit, When Art Meets Design, celebrates [Read more…]

HuffPost Home: Spring High Point Market Look Book

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About last week’s High Point trends… There were five that caught my eye.  [Read more…]

Mophie Rescue

For those of you who have not attended South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW) in Austin, it is branding/marketing mecca. Major brands literally take over every inch of downtown Austin, disrobing commercial spaces of their current signage and furnishings to adorn them with their own creatively branded themes for the duration of the show, with no expense spared. Even parking lots are fair game for event site transformation; it is almost as if the Austin you know goes into the witness protection program as it morphs into a creative tech-wonderland for a week. Mashable is known for their highly anticipated Mashable House, Samsung creates a Samsung Studio, IBM has a Cognitive Studio, Google Fiber takes over a huge commercial space, and the list goes on, down to tents and vehicles that roam the streets hoping to catch your attention. Advertising takes on all forms.

The best of branding was an obvious standout.

The platinum award goes to Mophie.

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Last year Mophie partnered with [Read more…]