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Dwell with Dignity Announces Fall Thrift Studio Designers

The countdown is on: we have a little more than a month until Dwell with Dignity‘s Thrift Studio opens for Fall 2014. For those of you not in-the-know, Thrift Studio is a “thrift store unlike any other thrift store,” where local designers team up with non-profit Dwell with Dignity to create beautiful vignettes that are for sale. All proceeds benefit the non-profit, and help provide both beautiful and functional housing for local homeless families.

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BoConcept is Moving to the Knox/Henderson Area

Contemporary furniture shop BoConcept is leaving their Design District digs behind to join some of our favorite McKinney Ave shops (think Nest, Jonathan Adler, and Design within Reach). This move is good news for all of you out there looking to score some deals: they are having a huge sale. Seriously, this is big. Floor models are up […]

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At Home with Tracy Martin Taylor: No Family Pictures, Ever!

Tracy Martin Taylor, the decor maven behind Eleven 11 Design, wants to help you beautify your home in 2014. Once a month she’ll be stopping by the D Home world headquarters to share a little interior design insight with us. Today, lets talk family rooms.

We just left a meeting with a new client; they are a fab family of 6 and growing. Kids rule the roost and the energy and fun vibe is contagious. There are kids on the trampoline and little girlies dressed like princesses float in and out of our meeting at the kitchen table. I love it. The best part of seeing a home ‘in action’ is that I can get a feel for how the family really lives. While strategizing about the vision for the design plan, this super mom was telling me about the rule she had heard regarding family pictures and decorating: No one wants to see your family pictures; they should stay in the bedrooms or upstairs hallway but not where visitors will see. This makes me crazy. Fortunately, super mom and I agree.

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10 Most Beautiful: 9106 Lake Highlands Dr.

If you’re like us, when you drive a street lined with traditional piles of brick with pointed roofs and paned windows, and then you happen upon a simple square-shaped structure with uninterrupted lines, you stop in your tracks and purr, “Finally, something different.”

But here’s the thing about modern houses: As much as we love them, when you start to look at a lot of them one after another (and we did, as it’s a favorite style among the D Home staffers), you start to notice that contemporary houses can start to look alike. Cubist structures composed of some configuration of plated glass and shiny steel and cherry-colored wood start to become somewhat predictable.

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