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In The Garden: Designing for Dusk

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to spending some quality time on the patio once all this rain passes! Dusk is a particularly lovely time to enjoy the outdoors and the garden. When the sun is bright, our gardens are full of color and texture; once the sun begins to set, however, the color fades. White flowers can bring beauty, intensity and fragrance to the dusk and nighttime garden. A few of my favorite white night-time plants include…

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Stay Thrifty and Thirsty at Dwell with Dignity’s “Sip & Shops”

Dwell with Dignity’s 2015 Thrift Studio kicked off just last week with a lively preview party, but that was just the beginning for one of Dallas’ coolest pop-ups.

As the annual event continues its thrifty reign at the Dallas Designer Center, Dwell with Dignity will be replenishing the treasures in each vignette and inviting shoppers to a series of “Sip & Shops.” It’s pretty self explanatory: you enjoy a complimentary cocktail or two, get cool bonus discounts or extra shopping time, score amazing deals on designer goods, and leave knowing that all your well-spent money will go towards Dwell with Dignity’s mission to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design. How awesome is that?

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Cool Dallas Classes to Take With Mom

Moms are awesome. Here’s just one reason why. As much as we want to shower them with flowers, pancakes and homemade sentiments, deep down we know that all mom really wants is just to spend more time with us. (Plus, her pancakes are probably better than ours.) So this Mother’s Day, in lieu of (or in addition to!) the flowers, pancakes, and homemade sentiments, gift her with something you can both enjoy together. Here, we’ve collected a few local classes that may or may not teach you a lifetime skill, but will certainly leave you with a lifelong memory.

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Embree & Lake Marries Traditional and Contemporary in Spring Open House

In February, Dallas’ interior design community gathered to celebrate a new name and a fresh perspective for the beloved 54-year-old antique shop founded by Donald J. Embree. This week, Embree & Lake Antiques is celebrating its Spring Open House to show off their latest delivery of fine European antique furniture and accessories.

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Hot Property: 6735 Westlake Avenue

Most older homes come with a bit of history, but this recently-listed 1927 Tudor in Lakewood comes with an abundance of fabulous memories. Built for Neiman Marcus patriarch Herbert Marcus when the department store was just 20-years-old, the 6,717-square-foot residence has played host to a variety of celebrities and dignitaries over the years. If the presence of Elizabeth Arden, past Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase, and Mrs. J. P. Morgan doesn’t entice you, the fact that Bobby Ewing was run over in the driveway of 6735 Westlake (on the TV show Dallas) may help increase the allure.

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In Honor of the “Life in Color” Contest, We Revisit Our Most Vibrant Rooms

Designers, do you dream in Technicolor? Can you name the Pantone Color of the Year all the way back to Cerulean? Does that first color-filled scene in The Wizard of Oz still bring you to tears? Then you’re probably pretty excited about our “Life in Color” contest. As are we! So much so that we decided to sift through years’ worth of rooms and to find our favorite color-drenched spaces.

Click our slideshow to peruse the hue-tastic selections, and be sure to submit your most vibrant rooms to the “Life in Color” contest through April 30. Come May, we’ll be working with our friends at Texas Paint & Wallpaper and Benjamin Moore to select five lucky winners. Their rooms will be published in the July/August issue and the winning designers will receive endless glory, so get to work!

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Real Estate Q&A: Christie Cannon on Frisco’s Fast-Growing Market

The city of Frisco is no stranger to superlatives. It’s regularly dubbed “the safest,” “the friendliest,” and is one of the “fastest growing cities in the nation.” Yes, Frisco has long been a place where people have flocked to be happy, be safe, raise families and buy nice things, but with the big (sorry, huge) edition of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, along with Liberty Mutual’s new campus and Toyota’s new headquarters next door in Plano, all eyes are on the friendly Dallas suburb, and even more eyes are on its real estate.

To break down the impact all these developments could have and are having on Frisco’s market, we turned to an expert. Namely, Christie Cannon, a Frisco resident one of D’s Best real estate agents.

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Party Pics: Thrift Studio’s 2015 Preview Party

Dwell with Dignity’s annual pop-up shop, Thrift Studio, kicked off last night with a lively preview party. Suite 749 was filled with design loving partygoers who were quick to hunt down the fabulous finds found at each vignette. Amidst the lucky shoppers were the talented designers and artists themselves along with D Magazine’s own Matt Shelley, who was there to capture all excitement. Click here to view the party pics.

Thrift studio will continue its thrifty reign at the Dallas Design Center through May 23rd, but move fast, my friends. Though many items are replenished over the month, these deeply discounted treasures will go fast.

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