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!
D E T A I L S
Thursday, February 22nd
The evening will include cocktails, food, music
by DJ Lucy Wrubel and a fantastic time for all. Sponsorship opportunities available.
(must purchase VIP ticket to attend)
Tuesday, February 6th
2707 Fairmount Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Mellissa Ellis– the other (more talented!) co-chair of Studio 212
Ginger Ray Walker
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.
Terrazzo floors in black inlaid with brass. I love this look. Via Chicago Curbed
Amazing terrazzo backsplash gives something more unique to the eye than your average subway tile. Via Apartment Therapy
Gorgeous hallway of terrazzo floors. Love the look against the white walls. Via Pinterest
A chic display of terrazzo floors by Renzo Mongiardino via AD
Fabulous terrazzo with industrial windows. Via Pinterest
An interesting mix of terrazzo floors and contrast. Via Apartment Therapy
Martyn Lawrence Bullard creates an amazing striped use of terrazzo floors in his Palm Springs home via AD.
Chic terrazzo floors in a modern ambience via Elle Decoration UK.
I adore this terrazzo backsplash and counter top. A fun twist on traditional marble. Via Pinterest
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
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
This substantial table provides a natural and eye-catching centerpiece. Via Veranda
An oblong can fit a comfortable mix of chairs. Via Elle Decor
A fabulous and sophisticated look by David Kleinberg via AD. Gorgeous glass and timeless leather create the perfect contrast. Via House Beautiful Meg Ryan’s dining room table makes a bold, yet subtle appearance against the dark hardwood floors. Via AD
Hard to see this dining table, but I love the shiny base and glass top.
I love the look of this Silverado table from CB2.
A lovely play on neutrals that is anything but boring. Via House Beautiful
Strong statements are made in a room full of light and dark. Via Domino
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.
The Rex Wall Light sets the tone for a chic and sophisticated twist on an historic Charleston row house.
I adore how the Kensington makes an immediate statement in the entry.
What 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.
A gorgeous black range set back in a nook of marble.
The Harford in this white-washed den makes a bold, yet silently chic statement.
The Kensingnton fixture is the ideal mirror reflection.
An eye-catching shape and focal point, the Yves elevates the master bedroom with a touch of glamour.
All in the details. Super chic Bishop fixture.