Lovely Lilac

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 18, 2007 | 2 Comments | Category: Color, Trends

In the new D Home, the color lilac is said to be the new pink! Take a look at all of our different shades of lilac home accessories and furniture picks below- all are pretty affordable and would add just the right amount of femininity to any home.

Room and Board- Lilac Bedding

Anthropologie Lilac Candle

Room vignette from Bliss Linens

Lilac/ purple-pink walls on the cover of Blueprint Magazine

Lilac shows up all over the runway at Fashion Week

Brocade Home Chairs

Target Desk Chair

Bedding from Horchow

Z Gallerie Framed Art

Chair from Brocade Home

Pillows from Z Gallerie with just a touch of lilac!

Lilac candle from Bloomingdales

Robert Allen Fabric

X-cellent Apartment Style

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 17, 2007 | 6 Comments | Category: Movie/TV Sets

So every month we decided to feature the Interior Design of a movie set that catches our eye. This month it is the almost out on video, The Nanny Diaries. I must say, I loved the book; however, I hear the movie doesn’t quite live up to the book’s potential.

I am anxiously awaiting its arrival at Blockbuster, purely for the set design- we hear that it’s fantastic! (All 12 rooms and 5 baths of it!)

Andrew Basemen (the set designer) did an incredible job in making the X’s apartment look traditional, classy, “old money”, and especially a reflection of their personalities.

Some of you might have already seen Mr. and Mrs. X’s traditional Manhattan apartment on the big screen, but for those of you who haven’t, here is a sneak preview:

Can you believe Mrs. X’s closet? All of those designer shoes perfectly organized and don’t forget that gorgeous vanity!

Laura Linney (playing Mrs. X)- we love all of the cool blue hues in her bedroom

Tranquil and traditional Guest Room

Ironic how they have such a large kitchen, but I can’t imagine Mrs. X cooking a thing!

Andrew (the set designer) told, he acted counterintuitively, creating a room “as uncomfortable for kids as possible, which is the opposite I do for my clients”

Son’s Bedroom

Clean and contemporary furniture coupled with traditional accessories make this living room chic and fabulous

Entry Hall- everything is perfectly symmetrical and rightfully in its place- shows Mrs. X’s strict personality

Exterior Elevator Hall- Can you believe that table was only $100 and the glass bird lamps were only $65 each?

We love the cream on cream palette of this dressing room

Traditional Home actually had a contest when the movie first came out where you could win the Henredon furniture from the set! Too bad we got word of this 6 months later..

All I have to say is that as cold and cruel as Mrs. X was in the book, I have to admit, she does have fabulous taste!

Artist Anne

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 13, 2007 | 2 Comments | Category: Art

Anne Harwell’s, “Annechovie” Art series is the cutest! She sketches and renders rooms, furniture, and home accessories. Her prices are incredibly reasonable too!

We love her colorful artwork. You can even commission her to do custom pieces of your favorite things! She is also now selling Holiday cards…adorable!

This past weekend I discovered two fabulous antique stores off of Industrial. One is called LOST and then right next to it you have the other one called FOUND. It’s too cute! They have some great shabby chic decor- you will absolutely fall in love with their pieces.

Quatrefoil Mirror

When you step outside the glass doors into their “outdoor shopping area”, you would have sworn you just arrived at an overpriced junk yard…but that’s the beauty of it! Everything looks old, worn, and beat up- but that’s why we love shabby chic!

All of their goodies outside

Painting series

Modern bench….can’t tell you how much I love tufting. Half of the furniture on this page is tufted…I’m obsessed!

I love all of their bright painted furniture

Tufted settee in turqoise silk- can’t get any better than this!

This chest is shabby chic and has mirrors on both sides- genius! Not to mention those adorable crystal knobs.

What better way to spice up your home than with an old antique sofa upholstered in a wild, fun, trendy fabric!

More shabby items

I LOVE this purple chair. So elegant and girly

Antique vanity

Modern lucite coffee table with really cool lamps

Gold side table- the design is gorgeous!

Textured Pillows!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 11, 2007 | No Comments | Category: Decor Accessories

William Sonoma Home- Beaded pillows

This fall, pillows are ALL about texture. Anything velvet, beaded, embroidered or lacey are very in style!

Room Service Home- Applique Bird Pillows

Room Service Home-Shell Button Pillows

Target Embroidered Pillow

Z Gallerie Velvet Casablanca Pillows

Z Gallerie Sparkle Pillows

Anthropologie Sweater Art Pillow

Bertoia’s Back!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 07, 2007 | No Comments | Category: Furniture, Trends

Who could forget Bertoia’s famous wire chairs? (The diamond chair above and the side chair below). They are hard to forget- especially since wire furniture and home accessories have been brought back this season! The look is sleek, timeless, and modern. The black, silver or white wiring can go with any color scheme and always looks classy. They might not be incredibly comfortable to sit in, but they sure are great design eye candy!

Z Gallerie Wire Pianist with Piano Statue

Ballard Designs Wire Mirror

CB2 Tornado Side Table

Pottery Barn Wire Baskets

New furniture- Milan, Italy

New furniture- Milan, Italy

Too cute Tartan!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 07, 2007 | No Comments | Category: Trends

New York Fashion Week showed that Tartan was the new fall fabric. It is everywhere from skirts, coats, and dresses, to pillows, bedding, and throws! For some, it might bring back bad memories of those years and years of wearing private school uniforms (I can definitely relate to that!) but dress code regulations aside, this plaid infused fabric is what will be everywhere this winter.

Most people have never even heard the word Tartan- plaid is all they’ve ever known. A little history on this fabric: it was born in the Scottish highlands, revived in the 70’s by British punks, and is now everywhere on the fashion front! This fabric really never goes out of style- it keeps coming back- like it or not!

Little Suri wearing a Tartan dress on St. Patty’s day

You can buy Tartan: Romancing the Plaid at

Target Rug

Horchow Bedding

William Sonoma Home Pillows and Throws

William Sonoma Home Bedding

Marc Jacobs has collaborated with Waterford! His crystal pieces are very pretty and can be bought at Bloomingdales or

Swoozie’s Silhouettes

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 07, 2007 | No Comments | Category: Decor Accessories

These custom cameos I found on Swoozie’s online website ( are a great alternative to a typical monogrammed gift. You can mix and match colors to create modern pieces of keepsake art. A one time Custom Silhouette Fee ($25.00) is required for each silhouette created. The company will keep the silhouette on file and you will be able to use it as many times as you like for any of their silhouette products. Each 11” x 11” canvas costs $65- what a steal! I want one of my dog!

Holiday Home Tours

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Nov 04, 2007 | No Comments | Category: Events, Holiday

One of my favorite things about the holiday season are all of the home tours.

In Plano, on 11/17 and 11/18, 11am-5pm, the 30th “Holiday Tour of Homes” will take place.
Four homes are spotlighted this year- all decorated in holiday splendor.
Tickets are only $15!

There is also the Park Cities “Homes for the Holidays” Tour on 11/30 from 9:30am-1:30pm.

We hear both of these home tours will be spectacular! (and all proceeds go to support a good cause as well!)