Dallas Design News Early Summer 2012

Thomas Pheasan'ts St. Honore Chest is based on a 1950s style and was scaled for the entry way and reworked for Pheasant's own home. Crotch mahogany and carved blossom relief doors
made to resemble the facade of a 1930s Paris apartment house.

 Pheasantly Surprised . . . Thomas Pheasant's beautiful new collection at Baker, Knapp & Tubbs is arriving now in Dallas, and it's one of my favorites to hit the showroom in a long time. The details are exquisite, and nothing is more finely crafted than a piece of Baker furniture. I can see some French 40s influence in many of the pieces, a little Art Deco and Asian here and there, and the backs of the chairs remind me of the gilding on Maison Jansen tables.  To see the full collection, go here, and watch for my upcoming story in the July issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas.

Thassos Stool in gold and silver leaf or cameo resin

Shell Arm Chair with bronze pull

Atelier Dining Chair with bronze pull
St. Honore Chest in Mahogany
Modern Platform Bed

Dentelle from Creation Baumann, at ID Collection in Dallas and Houston

Summer's Here . . . I'm charmed by the fabrics from Swiss textiles house, Creation Baumann, whose Dentelle collection, above, looks like a doily or something my grandmother would have crocheted, only much chicer.  I can't help but think about the hand-made Estsy-esque trend that upstaged everything at this year's International Furniture Fair. Here's a good story in the NY Times about the hand-crafted trend at ICFF if you missed it. 

Nobile from Creation Baumann, at ID Collection in Dallas and Houston

Table made by Springer Design Studios
Locally Made . . . ID Dallas (Independent Designers Dallas) is hosting its first-ever showcase of handmade furniture from area independent designers and builders. Spearheaded by Texas-based showroom ID Collection who is a partner on my blog,  the event will be held on June 16 from 8pm - 10pm and June 17 from 11 am - 4 pm, at  Stage 404, 404 Exposition Avenue.  

You'll see works by Robert Wohfeld (I covered some of his work for designer Laura Kirar in a story here), Stash Design, Springer Design Studios, Field Day, Council & Craft, Richard Wincorn Studios, Kip Lott, Dan H. Phillips, KC Caekaert, Tony Barsotti, and Satellux.

Table made by Springer Design Studios

Envelope Chest by Field Day

What's on sale June 2 at Blue Print 

Sale into Summer . . . the Dallas store and design studio Blue Print is having its first-ever backyard sale on Saturday June 2 from 12-4pm. You should go for the great finds, but you'll probably end up hanging out at the Taco Truck and drinking margaritas.

What's on sale June 2 at Blue Print 

What's on sale June 2 at Blue Print 

What's on sale June 2 at Blue Print