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AIA Tour of Homes: A Continually Updated Home in Forest Hills

The American Institute of Architects home tour is coming up the first weekend of November. We’ve been patiently waiting all summer to find out what homes are on the docket, and AIA has been kind enough to let us reveal them to you right here on D Home. So stop by every morning until 9/29 to find […]

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I Spy: Agate and Lucite Tables (Made Locally!)

Geodes seem to always be having a moment in the design world. Whether they’re accessorizing the tops of boxes, being used as bookends, or a stand-alone art piece, the stones never go out of style. One of our favorite spots to find new and unusual geode pieces—Empressive GeoDesigns—has wowed us again with a bold new design, lucite and agate nesting tables.

These beauties, which are hand-made in Empressive GeoDesigns’ Design District studio, feature Brazilian agate slices found in volcanic rock. The center of the tan, grey, and white rock is filled with white and clear drusy. To find out more information on the nesting tables, or anything else geode-related, click here.

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Gallerie Noir Gives Back to Young Texans Against Cancer

It’s been a tumultuous year for Melissa Enriquez, founder of one of our favorite home and design shops, Gallerie Noir. In August of 2013 she was rushed into emergency cancer surgery, where the surgeon was able to remove all of the cancer and re-diagnose her from stage 3 to stage 1. “Normally, I would not […]

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AIA Tour of Homes: A Laid Back Home in University Park

“The Colgate Residence was a collaboration between the design team and the client to create a casual house that is comfortable for a young, active family, while still reflecting the modern aesthetic preferred by the owner.

Nestled within a neighborhood of predominately traditional architecture, the Colgate Residence balances traditional vernacular forms with a play of natural modern materials. The client’s love of the outdoors is expressed in the open, transparent, and laid-back living spaces that connect directly to the outdoor living environments. Large expanses of northern-facing glass allow for an abundance of light and minimize the exposure to the strong summer sun. Native grasses and extensive ground cover accent a landscape that reduces water use and minimizes maintenance.”

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Best of Big D: Debra Stevens Custom Framing

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. Click here to see all of our Best of Big D winners.

Debra Stevens just gets it. She provides great service and delivers great and thoughtful framing solutions. She’s good to talk to because she’s not afraid to give her option. She’ll give you ideas. She’ll listen to your input. There’s a reason that both prominent collectors and local gallery owners bring their pieces to her clean, lovely space—they trust her. So whether you’re looking to frame a precious family memento or a rare Picasso, you can feel good about taking it here.

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AIA Tour of Homes: The First LEED Platinum Residence in Highland Park

The American Institute of Architects home tour is coming up the first weekend of November. We’ve been patiently waiting all summer to find out what homes are on the docket, and AIA has been kind enough to let us reveal them to you right here on D Home. So stop by every morning until 9/29 to find out what houses are on the tour and why they were selected. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the AIA tour, click here.

Read on to find out more about this soon-to-bee LEED Platinum residence.

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