Dallas Design News!

Photogenic....I love what Leslie Bell has done with her space at Estates and More. She's turned her former office into a gallery to show client Blake Malouf's exciting photographs. This is a consignment store, so everything's for sale including the antique rock crystal chandelier and the cool square leather bench.

The price for these photographs are between $100 -- $400 unframed. About $500 framed.

Smile....Jim Williamson of ID Collection and Michelle Nussbaumer in her store, Ceylon et Cie, celebrate at a party she hosted for design blogger Ronda Carman of All the Best and Sferra.

Mary Jane Ryburn, style editor at Veranda, left.

Michelle's film-maker husband Bernard Nussbaumer (right), has new Global Peace Factory coffee house just opened in April in Frisco.

Paul Hooker, president of Sferra

Ronda Carman, blogging sensation. Her two-year-old design blog All the Best is one of the most influential in the world. She's originally from Houston, and living and blogging in Glasgow, where her husband teaches at the university.

The Next Afternoon....Dallas author Jennifer Pickens hosted a tea the next afternoon for Ronda at her beautiful University Park house. Jennifer is working on another book about the White House, this time about pets!

Ronda documenting the afternoon for her blog....

Jennifer has a wonderful collection of Hatcher blue and white Ming porcelains.