Pillow Bar Giveaway!

Posted By MaterialGirls | Dec 27, 2011 | 8 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Contests, Gifts

We are excited to announce that our latest giveaway with our friends at The Pillow Bar! One lucky MG reader will have the chance to win a luxurious “Dr. Mary Side Sleeper” AND a “Jetsetter” pillow! Go HERE to enter now, and tell all of your friends!

The “Dr. Mary Side Sleeper” is the Pillow Bar’s best-selling pillow and valued at $325!! It was developed by Dr. Mary Collings, a noted sports chiropractor, and relieves tension in the shoulders and neck. Just think, you will finally be able to catch some z’s after the busy holidays are over! Plus, the Pillow Bar is throwing in an additional “Jetsetter” pillow that is perfect for travel or at home and retails for $135! This lucky winner is going to have some seriously sweet dreams!

Dr. Mary Side Sleeper Pillow

Jetsetter Pillow

Take a look at their other great products as well! –

Peaceful Dreams Pillow

Even your pooch can have a peaceful night’s sleep with the Lucky Dog Pillow!

Who doesn’t love a great night’s sleep? Now you all have the chance to win two amazing pillows for great sleep at home or on the road! Enter HERE for your chance to win. The giveaway will end Tuesday, January 17th at 12 p.m. (ET). The winner will be announced here on Material Girls on Wednesday, January 18th! Good luck to you all!

Every designer in Dallas has their go-to vintage stores that they frequent for the best deals and hidden treasures. EJ Interiors would like to share one of our personal favorites for finding the best in vintage furniture and accessories – Antiques Moderne! (We are not alone, this is even Barbara Bush’s favorite spot for vintage furniture shopping!) They are a one-stop shop – you can pick your piece and they will refinish, restore, or reupholster for you as well.

John Bacile is the owner of this 20,000 square foot space that is packed full of furniture, art, lighting, and accessories. He has a workshop in the back where they are busy restoring, upholstering and lacquering unique pieces for their wide range of clients. John finds some of the most amazing pieces that you just can’t find anywhere else, and he’s always got the history behind each piece! This guy really knows his furniture.

Take a look at some of the furniture pieces our clients have purchased and the amazing job that Antiques Moderne has done refinishing them –

Wing Chair BEFORE:

Wing Chair AFTER!:

We refinished the wood in a glossy white and reupholstered it in a fun gray and white fabric with shiny silver nail heads. Didn’t their team do a great job? Our client just loves it, and we do too!

This credenza stopped me in my tracks when I first saw it. I completely fell in love, and our client did too!

This is it BEFORE:

And here is the AFTER!:

We had John and his team lacquer this piece in a gray-blue color to coordinate with a fabric in the room. It looks absolutely fabulous now!

For the same client, we purchased two wing back chairs that were in need of a little T.L.C.

Here is the BEFORE:


We had Antiques Moderne reupholster the pair in a vibrant orange velvet to pop in the navy room. They turned out amazing!

If you live in, or ever visit, Dallas you must stop by Antiques Moderne to see their huge inventory of great vintage furniture. You’re sure to fall in love with something!

Their address is 1208 N. Riverfront Blvd. Tell John we sent you!

The Material Girls would like to introduce our newest advertiser Joss & Main! We are so thrilled to have Joss & Main be a part of MG!

For those who don’t know, Joss & Main is a members-only site that features daily deals chosen by their carefully selected stylish curators. Joss & Main gives members a chance to buy designer goods at a fraction of the cost! Items featured on the site include everything from large furniture and accent pieces to small accessories, lamps, and kitchenware.

Take a look at some of our favorite featured items from the past few days!-

Chevron Wingback Chair

Spot on Blackbird Striped Lumbar Pillow

Treviso Chandelier

Osbourne Mirror

Freud Croc-Embossed Leather End Table

Henley Sculpture

Louis Ghost Chair

Stateroom Trunk End Table

Click HERE to register with Joss & Main, and tell all of your friends to join too! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these fabulous bargains!

This year has been a pretty fast-paced one for EJ Interiors– we moved into a new office, added some fresh faces to the team and have worked our tails off!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already December and 2011 is coming to a close.  We’ve been really lucky to have worked on a lot of exciting projects this year (and have been having so much fun with our clients in the process) that we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at what EJ Interiors has been up to for the past eleven months or so…

Living Room

Dining Room

Breakfast Room and Kitchen


Dining Room

Kid’s Room

Family Room

Wine Room

Living Room

Guest Bedroom

Family Room

Family Room

Living Room


Game Room

Living Room

Master Bathroom

Piano Room

Dining Room

Guest Bedroom

Master Bedroom

And stay tuned for some real photographs of these projects coming in 2012… 🙂 In the meantime, hope you enjoy our virtual design boards on our site in the meantime!

The Made Goods giveaway has officially ended, and the winner is Monica from New York! Monica is the lucky winner of the fabulous Rocco box set. Congrats and enjoy your new accessory!

From Runway to Room

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Dec 09, 2011 | 2 Comments | Category: Color, Fashion

Last night I was reading the latest US Weekly, and I came across these six gorgeous Gucci looks in the classic color combo – black, gold, and white. It is such a timeless, elegant look that is perfect for both fashion and interiors!

(The middle is my personal favorite!)

The Gucci Spring 2012 fashion show. So glamorous – I can’t get enough!

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Inspired by the runway looks, I decided to show how easily fashion can translate to interiors. This glam combination works in any room!

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Simple gold artwork grouped together makes a big statement on the black wall!

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The gold frame stands out so nicely from the graphic black and white background.

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Mixing cream in with the stark white, warms up the room!

Little hints of gold go a long way in this Suzanne Kasler bedroom.

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The Dorothy Draper chest is a perfect example of how black and gold are a timeless combination. It is a beautiful piece alone, but paired with white lamps and accessories – amazing!

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It looks great in white and gold too!

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LOVE the gold base on the Saarinen tulip table!

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I really like how they decided to mix in the bright yellow with the golds here.

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Yep, it even works in bathrooms!

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Gold hardware in a white kitchen is pretty unique.   It’s not often that you see this, but I do have to say that it looks dynamite paired with a black and white checkerboard flooring and a graphic backsplash!

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Whether you are looking for fashion or design inspiration, Gucci’s fabulous spring line is perfect for both your closet and your home!

Snuggle Up!

Posted By MaterialGirls | Dec 02, 2011 | 3 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Shops and Showrooms

In the winter, I love to snuggle up with a crisp, white fluffy duvet.  In most of my projects, I opt to use white duvets because of the hotel-like feel and versatility.  Since they go with just about everything, it’s easy to switch out your color scheme often through accent pillows and blankets.

I compiled my favorite white duvets at every pricepoint (list goes from high to low).  Since good bedding can be few and far between, I thought this list might make your bedding shopping this winter just a tad bit easier!

Leontine Linens- Maxwell + Sadie

Queen Duvet- $585

What can I say about Leontine? It’s always been a favorite of mine and definitely worth every penny! Monogramming is a must on this bedding.  I’m loving this neutral look of theirs- so chic!

Yves Delorme- Athena Collection

Queen Duvet- $550

I just specified the Athena bedding in the Lin color for a client’s master bedroom.  Its 500 threadcount is what makes this bedding so luxurious and its clean-lined appearance is what gives this bedding such timeless appeal.  What drew me to it in the first place were the horizontal and vertical stitched borders.  Yves Delorme produces great quality bedding- and being in business for 160 years definitely proves that!

Bliss Living- Belgravia White

Queen Duvet- $465

This duvet is definitely one of a kind!  With enormous asymetrical pleats and a combo of  cotton, herringbone ramie, and white linen, this duvet packs a lot of textural punch!

Peacock Alley- Lyric Collection

Queen Duvet- $475

The Lyric Collection looks as peaceful as its name implies.  Another 500 threadcount beauty, this bedding is imported from Italy and comes in white, sable and ivory.

SFERRA- Kelly Wearstler- Tides

Queen Duvet- $473

The Viceroy Anguilla had similar bedding to this when I stayed at there a few months ago and it was SO comfortable!  This luxurious bedding by KW for SFERRA is made of cotton sateen that’s woven in Italy.

Bella Notte- Linen with Crochet Lace Duvet Cover in White

Price- TBD via your local retailer

With their only permanent showroom residing in Dallas, Bella Notte has become one of my favorite local bedding sources.  I actually just got some of their bedding for my grandma and she is really loving it!  For almost fifteen years, this easy-care luxury linen manufacturer has been providing their customers with high quality bedding that exhibits a “modern feel with a vintage edge”.

Williams-Sonoma Home- Classic Greek Key

Queen Duvet- $358

WS Home recently shut down its Plano location, so unfortunately now the only access we have to this bedding is online…but Dallas residents, don’t despair, as they have lots to choose from on their website!  This greek key bedding comes in blue, chocolate and white, and is a modern take on the classic motif.

Restoration Hardware- Italian Hotel Satin Stitch

Queen Duvet- $249

I use RH’s duvets over and over.  I pair them with funky pillows and custom bedskirts.  I have this set in my master bedroom and have nothing but good things to say about it! It’s been great these past few years. I love this hotel bedding because it comes in tons of different color options and looks good in both modern and traditional settings.

Serena and Lily- Berry Border Frame

Queen Duvet- $230

I have been dying to use this berry border bedding!  How much fun would this be paired with orange or navy?  Such a fun colourway and the matching sheets are extremely adorable.

Pine Cone Hill- Classic Ruffle White

Queen Duvet- $115

This flirty ruffled edge duvet is a great option for a more feminine room.  At 200 threadcount, this sweet looking bedding is machine washable and at an affordable pricepoint.

Pottery Barn- Pearl Embroidered

Queen Duvet- $99

This is a great duvet for the price! The pearl embroidery consists of tiny dots that come in multiple color options.  The porcelain blue is by far my favorite and is so soft looking, it almost acts as a neutral.