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Ready to Renovate: How We Found Our (Foreclosed) Home

When I tell people that we’ve bought a foreclosure, the response is a calculated mixture of awe and concern.But what most people want to know is “How?” To be sure, there have been many steps in this process where our footing was unsure, but we learned as we went. If you’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with, then we have surrounded ourselves with some of the best. This process has been relatively painless because we aligned with the right people.

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Take a Peek Into Dallas’ Trendiest Home, Made of Storage Containers

Situated near the corner of Peavy Rd. and Buckner Blvd., across from a small park that overlooks White Rock Lake, lies an unusual sight for Dallas. New construction is going up, and it doesn’t take a seasoned architect to realize that this home is different than the others on the block (or even in the neighborhood). After all, the house is made out of shipping containers.

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Blue Print’s Tome Collection Has Us Hooked

We nominated, you voted, and now the results are in. Here are the winners in our annual search for Dallas’ finest florist, butcher, tailor, gift shop, party rentals, and more. Blue Print was selected as the best black for coffee table books, and here’s why.

Located in a renovated house on Fairmount Street, Blue Print is a charming shop filled with furniture, home accessories, and thoughtful gift items. But the shop is positively teeming with coffee table books. Here, you’ll find books on coffee tables (natch), dining tables, and side tables. You’ll find tremendous tomes under geodes, jewelry, and vases. Books about architecture, art, and fabulous gardens are on bookshelves and built-in bookcases in all the rooms on both floors. Do your arm exercises before shopping. You’ll need strength when you carry The Big Book of the Hamptons, Beauty at Home, The Shoe Book, and more to your car.

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Anteks Is Coming to The Plaza at Preston Center

For more than 20 years, Anteks Home Furnishings has been providing Dallas design clientele with rustic and western furniture and home accessories. Owner Jason Lenox has decided to embark on a new project—another store, branded Anteks Curated, that will sell gifts, home accessories, menswear, and even some furniture. Many of the items are store-exclusives and sourced form local vendors and designers.

While we know you’re ready to shop the store, which will be located between Mal Malouf and Pockets Menswear, as soon as possible, they won’t be opening their door until later this fall.

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10 Most Beautiful: 8200 Forest Hills

Sometimes you just need a little tradition in your life. Or at least that’s how the editors of D Home were feeling when we selected 8200 Forest Hills Blvd. as one of the most beautiful homes in Dallas. While there isn’t anything edgy or super-trendy about the home’s design, that’s what we like about it—it’s a classic, never going out of style.

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Shop Thrift Studio Before Everybody Else

You love to shop—hey, so do we! And when you’re doing it at an exclusive party before the public, where all the proceeds go to a great cause? Count us in. That’s why we’ll be at Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio Preview Party on October 9—because we want to shop all the amazing vignettes by local designers before the store is open to the public. There’s nothing better than generating some good karma while we’re filling up our home with beautiful goods.

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