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!

PURCHASE: HERE

 

D E T A I L S

STUDIO 212

Thursday, February 22nd
6:00-9:00PM

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
6:30-8:30PM

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

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

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

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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

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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

Light The Way

 

You can have beautiful furniture, fresh paint, lovely art, and top notch appliances, but all of that can be overshadowed by one thing- bad light fixtures. Our eyes tend to gravitate towards them more than we realize. They literally hang in front of our faces, illuminating the spaces we love. So often I see a gorgeous home with a beautiful front door flanked by the most hideous, tiny fixtures.

This Charleston row house does not have that problem. As you can see below, this home was outfitted with chic and stylish light fixtures from The Urban Electric Co. and put into place with the help of the fabulous design team from Workstead. The result is an abundance of fresh feels in a space that is full of both natural light and chic warm tones. It is the ideal juxtaposition of classic architecture with current minimalism.  Enjoy these swoon worthy light fixtures and warm airy spaces. I don’t know about you, but these lights make me want to buy all new ones!

And let’s be honest, everyone can use good lighting.

All photos by Matthew Williams Photography

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The Rex Wall Light sets the tone for a chic and sophisticated twist on an historic Charleston row house.  Courtesy of The Urban Electric Co. 26 Kensington_preview

I adore how the Kensington makes an immediate statement in the entry.

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Courtesy of Workstead Photog Matthew Williams 11_previewCourtesy of Workstead Photog Matthew Williams 29_previewWhat a phenomenal space! Everything from the open glass cabinets, to the large round marble island to the exposed brick and fireplace is entirely unique and chic.

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A gorgeous black range set back in a nook of marble.

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The Harford in this white-washed den makes a bold, yet silently chic statement.

Courtesy of Workstead Photog Matthew Williams 8 UECo Kensington Pendant_previewThe Kensingnton fixture is the ideal mirror reflection.

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So many layers of lights, including the Rex Table Lamp on the vanity.

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An eye-catching shape and focal point, the  Yves elevates the master bedroom with a touch of glamour. Courtesy of Workstead Photog Matthew Williams 17 Bishop_preview

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All in the details. Super chic Bishop fixture.

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Happy New Year, Happy Christmas, Happy Everything! I am so sorry I left you all hanging, but If you were anywhere as busy as I was with traveling and the holidays, I am sure you barely had time to sit down. I will be honest, I did not open my laptop once. It felt good, and slightly terrifying! I thought I would just give a quick pinterest-worthy look back at some of my favorite houses I captured in 2017. There were some very gorgeous homes I came across, from Dallas to London to Florida to California and all around!

I would love to hear from YOU and what you would like to see more on the blog this year! I have some great new content coming for you this week!

All my best and appreciation!

XO Christina

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