dallas

to market we go

A couple of weeks ago, we took a company trip up to Dallas for one of the best perks of being a designer: Market.  Yes, I get paid to shop.  But after conquering a 15 floor building and also a chunk of the Dallas Design District in 2 short days, it can get a just a little bit tiring and overwhelming.  I’ve since recovered and am excited to share the experience with you. 🙂

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My boss surprised us and upgraded our hotel reservations to none other than the hottest boutique hotel, Hotel ZaZa.  Word is that Drake was staying there at the same time as us, and after some brief Instagram-stalking, we are 95% sure we saw his dad in the lobby.  Dinner at Dragonfly was seriously one of the best meals of my life and it will definitely be on my hit list next time I’m in the D.

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Here’s a few (blurry phone) pictures of some of the great things we saw in Dallas:

 

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And of course, a summary of my fave items:

favorite market finds

1. This new Currey & Co chandelier is sure to make as statement.  Modern & classic at the same time.

2. Gorgeous black metal vases!

3. It’s all about the brass baby. How adorable are these tables?

4. Do a group of these wood deer heads on one accent wall for a fun effect.

5. Loving this awesome art line – lots of great prints to choose from!

6. Palecek’s new modern bar stool!

 

I’ve also pinned all these items to Pinterest – click here to follow along!

Ciao! xo

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Dallas Market

This past Friday, the design studio I work for took all of the designers, assistant designers, and support staff to the Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas.  I was totally pumped because this was my first trip to a residential market (I’ve been to NeoCon in Chicago), and my first time to the Dallas Market Center.

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We flew up for the day, so we had a lot of ground to cover in 11 hours.  I’m talking 15 floors.

But we made a list of all the must stop shops… and hit up a few of the clothing and jewelry floors as well.

My pictures might be somewhat random, but here are some of the really cool things I saw:

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A spin on the classic cafe chair, available in a plethora of funky colors.

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I love anything made from nature.  A great (& sustainable!) choice for an accent table.

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Another obsession: anything Moroccan inspired. LOVE!!!

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Great bedding concepts and fabrics.

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Umm yes please.  You don’t have to ask me twice!  By the way, I was totally a fan of all the free food and drink being thrown at me all day.

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Crazy about the red interior of this cabinet!

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These wire pendents were awesome.

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Great line of throws – fun patterns and so unbelievably softttttt.

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Lovely linen striped drapes.

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But it wasn’t all glamorous.  Like these stuffed REAL raccoons (think taxidermy on crack). I guess someone felt the need to have them go on a canoe expedition?? WHO DOES THAT???

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One of my favorite things about interior design is the unexpected.  Red bottle cap mirror or console could totally blow minds in the right space.

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Beautiful accessories.

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More accessories, supercharged this time!

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This was such a great display wall idea:  fabric covered panels put together in a quilted pattern.

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Great option for plastic tableware.  Fun prints at a great price.

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Well I think this is all enough for now! I’m sure your brain is on information overload, so tomorrow I will post pictures from my favorite showroom of the trip and the great cheap jewelry I bought.  XOXO.