Dallas Design News!

OPENING TODAY!  Two brand new showrooms make their debuts today at the Dallas Market Center, under the Waterford/Wedgwood/Royal Doulton umbrella. The combined 1,800 square feet showrooms will highlight the glamorous new Waterford Interiors line, which came out in November but was not available in Texas until now. Read all about it in the July issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, coming soon. Go here to sign up for the new magazine, which I'm also now editing!

Tomorrow! Veranda editor Dara Caponigro is holding a master class in design on June 21 from 10-11:30 am at Interior Resources Showroom, and it's not too late to sign up (Go Here to register). If you're an interior designer, I know how much you covet the magazine. Here's a chance to schmooze with one of your favorite magazine editors and meet fellow designers David Easton, Windsor Smith, and our own Michelle Nussbaumer, who are also on the panel. I asked Dara what she likes about Texas design (there are several Texas houses in the new Houses of Veranda book), and she was nice enough to send me her thoughts, via email: "I love the American spirit of Texan design. There's a sense that Texans are comfortable blazing new frontiers. There is a fearlessness, a willingness to draw from other periods and culture, a desire to create something new and dramatic. I've seen some of the most sophisticated modern art collections in homes in Dallas, Austin, and Houston."

OPENING JUNE 23 . . . London designer Timothy Oulton's first and only U.S. store will open in Dallas near the Knox-Henderson retail design district on Saturday. If the oversized leather sofas and chairs and riveted metal tables seem familiar, it's because Oulton has been one of Restoration Hardware's biggest design influences in the past few years. My prediction is that men will flock to the new 10,000 square ft. store located inside the renovated 1940s Potter Square, 4500 N. Central Expwy.

 Summertime . . .  don't you miss clothes lines with white sheets blowing in the breeze? I love this image from Suzanne Tucker Home, whose fabrics are sold in Dallas at Allen Knight. Her new summer collection includes Chloe (linen, silk, rayon) embroidered with flowering magnolias, polka-dot clouds, and blossoms. Casablanca (linen, viscose, poly) is inspired by Moroccan grillwork, featuring white on white embroidery. Arabesque is a matelasse in linen and cotton. So pretty!

Everything but . . . the kitchen sink, re-imagined in color, from one of the most prolific designers of our time, Jonathan Adler. The new farmhouse sinks are from Kohler's Jonathan Adler for the Kitchen collection, which is sold locally through Ferguson Kitchen, Bath, & Lighting Gallery. I love how they look in an all-white kitchen, don't you?