Art with Heart

I am really excited to share with you all today an event that is near and dear to my heart. I am helping to co-chair an event called Studio 212 here in Dallas. The event will be an art auction with renown artists from all over coming together to benefit the students at West Dallas Community School. These students live in the 75212 zip code, a historically underserved neighborhood in West Dallas. The night will benefit student scholarships at this privately funded school that serves Pre-K to 8th grade students. Once they graduate, many receive scholarships to local private high schools. This helps break the cycle of a broken Dallas public school system that so often fails students in these harder neighborhoods.

For the love of education and chic art, I am so proud to say that the artists below will be contributing to the event (and this is just to name a few of them). If you are local in Dallas or happen to be here February 22nd, please purchase a ticket and support these wonderful students at this very special school! Also, you definitely don’t want to miss the VIP preview at my favorite Dallas home store blueprint. Limited tickets are available. See you there!

**Please note the art shown below is NOT the art up for auction. I wanted to give you an idea of their artistic styles and talent!





Thursday, February 22nd

F.I.G. Fashion Industry Gallery – Dallas
1807 Ross Ave #167
Dallas, TX 75201

The evening will include cocktails, food, music
by DJ Lucy Wrubel and a fantastic time for all. Sponsorship opportunities available.

VIP Reception and Preview

(must purchase VIP ticket to attend)
Tuesday, February 6th

blue print
2707 Fairmount Street
Dallas, TX 75201


Renee Bouchon Art

Renee Bouchon

Melissa Ellis Art

Mellissa Ellis– the other (more talented!) co-chair of Studio 212

Beth Gandy ArtBeth Gandy

Brenda Bogart Art

Brenda Bogart

Kaycee Highes ArtKayce Hughes

Taelor Fisher Art

Taelor Fisher

Cindy Fuller Art Cindy Fuller

Jenn Thatcher Art

Jenn ThatcherBlair Wheeler Art

Blaire Wheeler

Katrina Rasmussen Art

Katrina Rasmussen

McKenzie Dove McKenzie Dove

Sonya Edwards Art

Sonya Edwards

Corinne Bizzle Art

Corinne Bizzle

Charlotte Seifert Art

Charlotte Seifert

Kristina Taherzadeh Art

Katrina Taherzadeh

Ginger Ray Walker Art Ginger Ray Walker

LUXE Listing

Happy Friday! I just have to share the listing of one of my favorite homes in Dallas. It has gorgeous Gracie, a chic and sultry wood-paneled bar, beautifully hedged boxwood, and an entry that will literally make your jaw drop. I personally have wonderful memories in this home with the lovely family who built it from the ground up. I know all of you will see the meticulous detail in every room. This is a home that is totally timeless.

For more detailed information of the home
For the listing

3516 Lexington

Architect: Richard Drummond Davis
Interior Design: Barry Williams

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The perfect pair of potted boxwood greet you at the incredible front door.

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I love the ornate details yet chic simplicity of this entry.

Lexington 1 3 I love this view into the dining room.

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This Gracie wallpapered dining room makes for an intimate setting with a phenomenal marble fireplace.

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Behind all those “books” is a fabulous full bar.

Lexington 9 A great place to gather friends and entertain. I mean, why bother going to a bar when you have one in the comfort of your own home!

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This hallway is one of my favorite parts of the home. Everything is visually appealing. The lanterns, columns, and french doors work together in perfect harmony.

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Formal drawing room is perfect for entertaining.

8 LexingtonThe green and white trellis marble is so stunning.

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A gorgeous room and practical layout for china.

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A fresh mix of blues and greens in the living room.

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A master bedroom oasis. I love how almost every room in this home has a fireplace.

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Getting ready in this closet would be a dream. The chandelier is everything.
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A fabulous outdoor area for entertaining.

Lexington 1 4 An expansive back yard, perfectly coiffed.

Some Things Trendy: Terrazzo

I had to do a double take when I heard that terrazzo floors are coming back in style. I am immediately brought back to a time when I was younger, looking at homes in Florida with my parents. Older seventies ranch homes on the water with small bathrooms and….terrazzo floors. I have distinct memories of my parents looking at each other in disgust about another case of old Floridian terrazzo floors. So you must understand, it is a little hard to digest when I hear that terrazzo flooring is back.

That being said, I have seen some recent examples of terrazzo that is not fit for your grandmother’s house. After all, everyone deserves a come back.

Terrazo Floors Inlaid with Brass via Chicago Curbed Terrazzo floors in black inlaid with brass. I love this look. Via Chicago Curbed

Terrazzi Backsplasg via Apartment Therapy

Amazing terrazzo backsplash gives something more unique to the eye than your average subway tile. Via Apartment Therapy

Terrazzi Floords via Pinterest Gorgeous hallway of terrazzo floors. Love the look against the white walls. Via Pinterest

Terrazzo floors by Renzo Mongiardino via AD

A chic display of terrazzo floors by Renzo Mongiardino via AD Terrazzo floors in home via Pintrest

Fabulous terrazzo with industrial windows. Via Pinterest

Terrazzo floor via Apartment therapy

An interesting mix of terrazzo floors and contrast. Via Apartment Therapy

Terrazzo floors in Martyn Lawrence Bullards Palm Springs Home Martyn Lawrence Bullard creates an amazing striped use of terrazzo floors in his Palm Springs home via AD.

Terrazzo floors via Elle Decoration UK Chic terrazzo floors in a modern ambience via Elle Decoration UK.

Terrazzo Kitchen Backsplash via Pinterest

I adore this terrazzo backsplash and counter top. A fun twist on traditional marble. Via Pinterest

Snow Hope

As everyone in Dallas hopes for a snow day today, I can’t help but think of chic comfortable spaces that would be ideal to ride out a “bitterly cold” day (weather man’s words- not mine). I recently saw this incredibly timeless Queen Anne home restored by Edward Bulmer in England. The home is meant for cozy fireplace days, but maintains a relevant elegance throughout. Pops of modern fixtures and artwork, contrast against freshly painted walls and heavily molded architecture. It is the perfect place to be surrounded by historical antiques and a newly printed novel.

Hopefully this home will warm all your hearts today. Featured in House and Garden UK. Designed by Edward Bulmer. Photographs by Lucas Allen.


Does it get more charming?





I love the updated look with traditional elements.


The paint color is everything.


The color is an unexpected, yet a welcome twist.


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I love this bathroom. I have never seen a shower quite like this. I also think rugs in the restroom can really make it feel more like a room than a utility. master-bedroom-03-edward-bulmer-house-29nov17-Lucas-Allen_b_426x639

Can we just talk about this wallpaper. No, we can’t, because I just adore it way to much.


Look at that marbled sink.



The grounds are equally gorgeous.

Round Table Discussions

Happy Friday! A friend asked me to share some non-traditional round dining table inspiration, which proved to be a little more complicated than it seems. I think you can use a traditional wooden table in a modern setting and make it updated and fresh with chic chairs and a sleek light fixture (see yesterday’s post). While trends are leaning towards more exposed wood, even painting a table a dark color could add to the ambience.

Upon delving deeper, it is evident that using glass and metal elements can really give a fresh and more open feel to a dining space. In fact, a glass table with an interesting brass base may be the best setting to add sophisticated chairs and a dramatic fixture. Hopefully these images will bring about more round table suggestions. If you know a round table image you love, feel free to send it my way!

Have a fabulous weekend! XO Christina

Dingin room by jean-louis-deniot-colombia

Jean Louis Deniot uses a metal base and chic wood to make a phenomenal dining room. The art and the light fixture add to the ambience. Notice the rug under the table, so often they are left out of dining rooms. Via AD

Dining room round table via Veranda

This substantial table provides a natural and eye-catching centerpiece. Via Veranda

Dining table via Elle Decor

An oblong can fit a comfortable mix of chairs. Via Elle Decor


A fabulous and sophisticated look by David Kleinberg via AD.Glass dinign table via House Beautiful Gorgeous glass and timeless leather create the perfect contrast. Via House BeautifulMed Ryan Dining Tables via AD Meg Ryan’s dining room table makes a bold, yet subtle appearance against the dark hardwood floors. Via AD

round dining tbale via AD

Hard to see this dining table, but I love the shiny base and glass top.

SIlverado Table

I love the look of this Silverado table from CB2.

Round table house beautiful

A lovely play on neutrals that is anything but boring. Via House BeautifulRound table via Domino magazine

Strong statements are made in a room full of light and dark. Via Domino