We toured the inaugural Dallas Kips Bay Decorators Showhouse last week, and were so inspired by the beautiful work of our designer friends – here’s a peek at some of the pretty things we saw.
First off is the Lady’s Office, designed by Dallas’ own Jan Showers. Isn’t the lacquer gorgeous? It’s one of Jan’s favorite shades – Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore.
I love collections – and thought this was an interesting vignette of antique Murano glass cigarette lighters. I love how they’re grouped together in a tray atop the coffee table. What a great conversation piece.
Dallas designer and friend Tracy Hardenburg was charged with designing the screen porch. She showed us the “Before” pictures and the transformation is incredible. The fun painting above the fireplace was her jumping off point when curating this Spanish-inspired lounge. To add to the atmosphere, she had Gypsy Kings playing in the background. We almost could have sat down with a tequila and Topachico – but sadly it was only 9:30 a.m.
We spent a long time in the kitchen, created by designer Chad Dorsey. The space was intimate and warm, thanks to the use of stained white oak, unlacquered brass, and a custom butcher block. The cabinets are painted Puritan Gray by Benjamin Moore (we aren’t afraid to ask)! Notice the ceiling with the black-and-white bird wallcovering from Trove.
We admit, we might have been a little star struck to meet Mark Sikes in person. His living room was bathed in blue and white, of course. Inspired by La Fiorentina, the room was layered with Spanish antiques and pieces from his new furniture collection for Chaddock Home. Also sprinkled throughout the room were several to-go iced teas – all with the name “Mark” written on them. Apparently Mark and I have lots in common!
Gracie gets me every time – so of course I am completely in love with M Interior’s back staircase and landing, covered in a custom high gloss Chinoiserie pattern from Gracie. Add in those antique French chairs covered in a neutral leopard and a Turkish rug layered over sisal – it’s a traditional girl’s dream.
Doniphan Moore finished the master bath and closets and although we took several photos, this might be my favorite, just because it perfectly illustrates the importance of juxtaposition in design.
Wells Design created this traditional Guest Room, with a canopy in Rose Cumming chintz and our favorite heirloom bedding from Leontine Linens.
A pretty element of the Guest Room were the walls, covered in fabric from Namay Samay. This is the Lerio pattern, which is currently my very favorite print. Namay Samay created this custom citron color and turned around 160 yards for the walls in just a couple of weeks!
Michelle Nussbaumer’s bedroom was finished in textiles and trims from her new collection for Clarence House. This embroidered tape applied to the leading edge of the draperies was gorgeous….and we loved it layered with the tassels for added interest.
If you haven’t visited the Dallas Showhouse, it’s well worth a trip! Click here to purchase tickets.