Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dallas Home and Gift Market

I visited the Dallas Home and Gift Market last week and found a few things for some of my projects and a few things to keep in the file for future use.

In the temp section, I found these great indoor/outdoor wicker chairs (above), perfect for a client of mine. The gray wash on the chairs will work perfectly with our gray limestone table top on the patio outside. They are just the right size, most arm chair like these are quite wide. These are just 23" and sit beautifully! This way we can pull more people to the table.

I also found a new chair supplier, beautiful Italian frames and many finishes and fabrics to choose from, mostly in stock in Dallas. They had some nice bar and counter stools too, not clunky looking or too ordinary, but elegant and beautiful!

I headed up to the 5th floor of the WTC to Codarus to see all of their lovely bedding suppliers. Designer's Guild has beautiful bedding and pillows using their colorful fabrics.

Pretty pinks!

Now for some stronger color! Pine Cone Hill had a bright color story.

I love this bedding from John Robshaw above.....great details. Notice the blanket stitch (it's real, not printed) on the edge of the sheets.

Then I met Jill McCrae from Archival Decor. She has a striking line of pillows with patterns created from black and white photography. Textural and graphic, these patterns are quite at home in Texas!

Love these antlers! This "all over" pattern is also available in a great little ottoman.

Since I'm working on a teen girl bedroom in a Showhouse, I had my eye out for some young, modern accessories. Stray Dog Designs has such a wonderful story, all their products are handmade in Haiti and Mexico, employing local artists and craftsmen, and for every item sold, they donate to charitable organizations, including dog charities. Everything is eco-friendly, even painted with low VOC paints.

Cute lamps!

I love this little side table! They come in all kinds of bright colors, matching Benjamin Moore paint colors.

I'm thinking I must have this for the Showhouse to hang some jewelry and scarves on. This is made of paper maiche.

Taylor's on Ten is another favorite of mine, with the new Ralph Lauren lighting (through Visual Comfort & Co.) in their showroom.

Love these oversized lamps!

Love the brass! I'm ready for a brass comeback. High quality only, please, like this!

These bubble vases from Sklo, modern Czech glass, had such beautiful color and shape! I want all of them for my dining table!

It's always fun to come to Dallas market. Dallas is where I worked as a "younger" designer, fresh out of school, and I love to come back and see how things have changed and where things are going!

If you would like help finding interesting, beautiful lighting, accessories, and bedding for your home, contact Aston Design Studio.


quintessence said...

So many great finds - especially love all the lighting. Glad to see brass making a comeback. Looking forward to NYIGF next week!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

We just had the gift show here in LA. I like the scale of the wicker dining chair and nice that it can go outdoors!
Mary Ann

Kellie Collis said...

Those pillows are to die for! So divine! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Matt and Kathleen Brennan said...

We also loved the look of those beautiful brass fixtures and desk lamps. Though I must admit that we were equally attracted to that equisite collection of lighting by Ralph Lauren.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Loving the lamps, chairs and anything from Pine Cone Hill! Looks like you had a great trip.
Hope your week is going well.

The-Countrypolitan said...

Hello Carla... great finds at the Dallas Market!

I think many of us are ready for some quality brass to re-emerge. But once they start in with the cheap looking junk it just ruins it for everyone.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Terri

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Carla - you posted so many terrific finds. John Robshaw's bedding is gorgeous; if there I would of been tempted to grab it all and run.

Hoping you have a great sunny Saturday. Wasn't today marvelous?!!

Ceers ~ Deb

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