Ah, mattress shopping. Nothing makes me more uncomfortable than laying fully clothed on a bare mattress while a hovering sales clerk asks, “how does that feel?” My answer usually includes some obscure guesstimate of “too firm” or “too soft.” Well, I say enough with the Goldilocks conundrum. We asked John Shaw, director of the Sleep Studio at Cantoni, for some advice on what to look for when mattress shopping. Here are some tips to help you find the one that’s “just right”:Full Story
The Fair Park holiday-poolza is right around the corner—less than a month away, to be exact. Advanced tickets, i.e. for the preview party, first call shopping, or general admission, are available now online. If buying in person is more you style, stop by DFW Area Tom Thumb stores starting Saturday, October 25 to get your tickets.Full Story
As we’re sure you already know, our favorite purveyor of Parisian goodies has temporarily moved digs in Highland Park Village. In recognition of the relocation, Hermès is hosting an exhibition of paper and porcelain from Friday, October 17 to Thursday, October 23.Full Story
All Hallows Eve falls on a Friday this year. Why not invite over your favorite guys and ghouls over to your haunted mansion and throw an elegant supper? We selected some of our favorite Halloween-esque décor to help you decorate here.
For other ideas on where to purchase fall decorations, click here.Full Story
The stores are a changin’ at Highland Park Village. And while we thought it was exciting that Hermes was expanding, we’re even more pumped that internationally renowned interior designer Emily Summers is adding her store into the mix. Slated to open on October 17, the store has been donned “Studio 54″ thanks to its location: suite 54.Full Story
Every holiday season Neiman Marcus shows us gifts we didn’t even realize we couldn’t live without. From a falconry companion (2013) to a life-size gingerbread home (2010) and 100% bespoke luxury cars, these gifts are the most unique (and some of the priciest) on the planet. For 2014 the department store is featuring a fantasy gift that’s on all of the D Home editors’ wish lists: custom Leontine linens for every room in your home.Full Story
/>There are few things we love more than a beautiful, inspiring coffee table book. So when we heard that Erin Gates, author of the wildly popular Elements of Style blog, was penning a book of her interior design projects and lifestyle tips, we wanted to learn more. Gates is on her national book tour right now, which will be stopping by Wisteria on October 14. But before she got to meeting, greeting, and signing books in our beautiful city, we wanted to know a little bit more about the author. See our Q&A below, plus a chance to win her book!Full Story
Let’s say you’re a person with discerning taste and a sense of fun. Maybe you’re not wild about spicing up your parlor with the same furnishings and accessories that your neighbors have. Point the car toward the Design District and prepare to be dazzled by an array of treasures from all around the world. Side tables from India mix with European drawings, fun textiles, and lovely lamps. Even better: owner Michelle Nussbaumer will regale you with fascinating tales about life, travel, and style.
Readers’ Pick: The Gypsy Wagon carries Alexandra Ferguson’s adorable eco-friendly pillows so you can make a big, low-impact statement.Full Story
Ashley and Blake Penn, owners of Morgan Allen Designs, are keeping busy this fall. From hosting DIY-friendly classes (like this ceramics one!) to running an in-house catering company, and of course their custom repurposed furniture business, there’s always something new going on in shop. Most recently it’s a total store redesign—which can be rented out for parties and events. Stop by during store hours or during one of their events to check it all out.Full Story
Tomorrow is October 1st—we know, we can’t believe it either. Instead of being caught off guard this year and getting that one last, lumpy pumpkin, try doing your shopping early. We’ve got five places to pick up festive fall decorations that will get you in the mood for the season more than a pumpkin spice latte will.Full Story