Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dallas is Heating Up

My Dallas project is moving right along. Hard to believe that a whole 3,000 sf townhouse can be completely redone and furnished with a client in Virginia and a designer in Eugene. Who do I have to thank? Mostly, the iphone. Thank you, iphone.

We are applying American Clay plaster all over the walls in the townhouse. It is going to give the place a modern facelift with an organic kick. I guess I might call it a really earthy Venetian plaster. I would know. I live in Eugene and I love Italy.

Justin Evans is my rockstar applicator. Here he is gettin' high.

Here is the fireplace before...clad floor to ceiling in limestone.

Here it is after the limestone was removed and replaced with clay. Hearth to be replaced with antiqued black granite.

The old traditional wooden banister was replaced with a more contemporary iron banister.

The little powder room is getting this vanity... Seriously.

...and this vintage Italian bubble flushmount from Orange via 1stdibs.
I asked Katherine from Matthew Studios to make a wider version of this Estelle sconce for over the mirror. Check her out. She has a house bunny. Seriously.

I think the economy is doing better. I tried to buy 4 different vintage Carlo Scarpa polyhedral chandeliers on 1stdibs for the dining room. All sold. I was nearly suicidal when I remembered that we had seen this one by Venini at Crow Chandeliers. Right in Dallas. I bought it and untied the noose. Designer noose.

This whitewashed elmwood dining table from Mecox will hug a custom tufted banquette from Cameron in Great Plains' Silk & Sexy mohair...

...with some Lucia chairs from Julien Chichester...

...covered in Joseph Noble's Faux Pleather Shagreen in Silt on the other side...

Don't look at me like that. Seriously.

There are two niches on either side of the bar. We pulled the traditional moulding off...

...and we are lining the backs with Phillip Jeffries' Rock Candy beaded glass wallcovering.

The living room is all ordered and on the way. Custom silk and wool Tai Ping rug, Hickory Chair desk chair covered in this red & gold Bergamo fabric, Cameron sofa in Cowtan and Tout's chenille, Nancy Corzine's Mayan Block pillows, Hickory Chair's Continental Club Chairs in Rose Cummings' Metallic Bird in orange, Hartmann & Forbes Papyrus grass shade in Ginseng, etc...

Give me five. I think that we nailed that room.

The master bedroom was easy... I just filled it with some of my favorite things. Julien Chichester's Anna bedside tables for starters to house a pair of Christopher Spitzmiller's single gourd lamps in Olive. The sleeper glaze in the collection.

Robert Kime's Ardagh. Dying.

It's going on Milling Road's Bamboo Lounge Chair and Ottoman. I would read People here... Seriously...

A girl has got to take a break from stuff like this.

Suzanne Kasler...her designs are so sexy. Her Tuxedo Armoire will do the trick....stuffed with a big tv right across from the bed. Channeling.

The guest room is coming along, too. Headboard from Lee Industries to be covered in Hodsoll McKenzie's Ocean.

West Paces end tables from Hickory Chair.
Hwang Bishop's Mandarine lamps...

...in their Lobster glaze.

Hickory Chair's Murano dresser in parchment.

A little tomato chaise for the corner from my boys at Mecox in Dallas...

...with one perfect little pillow in Jaipur from Peter Fasano. Pete. What do you say? Come for the weekend and we'll snuggie.

The moody den gets walls tinted with Benjamin Moore's Mohegan Sage. Silk and wool rug by Neisha Crosland for The Rug Company. Reed shades by Hartmann & Forbes. Kravet sleeper sofa in Great Plains' Silk and Sexy mohair.

A pair of leather and olive green linen lined bookshelves from Mecox...

Jasper desk...

Commissioned waxed oil by Allen Cox Studios.

The master bath...

is going to get some new bubble lights from Varaluz...

...and, hopefully, a whole wall of this Fleur Blanc tile from Artisitic Tile which will help to cool down the crema marfil marble.

Robert Bellamy of Dallas is redoing the little back patio. It is going to be hot.



  1. so, do you really think you are talented?

    hehe. my jaw is hanging open. i seriously will die until i see this finished. best ever. you are one chic girl. for being from eugene?

  2. btw, i seriously love my pens. they are like my favorite thing ever. amazing. how something so simple can be so satisfying. now tell that to my husband. because i'm about to run off with rob pattinson if he doesn't behave.

  3. Joni-Stop it. Okay, one more minute. Seriously, though, coming from you that means a lot...but if I'm so good why isn't my own house every done???????????

  4. that looks like it is going to be gorgeous. make me one.

  5. I agree with Joni.
    Very chic.

    Did your Dallas, client become aware of you because they follow your blog?

    Have you done other out of your area commissions?

    I also, agree with you, Joni - rocks.

    Enjoy your weekend.


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