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The Noah sink in Little Red Corvette by Whyte and Company. All photos courtesy of Whyte and Company.

In decades past, colorful sinks dominated trendy design schemes, like baby blue in the bathroom and coral in the kitchen.

But somewhere around the time manufacturers started creating their vessels overseas, color drained from our sinks. We’ve been swimming in a sea of white and stainless steel since then.

Enter Kim Vance and her Dallas startup, Whyte and Company. They’re looking to bring back color into our sinks, and the reception for their products has been enthusiastic.

“We started forming the business in April of this year and did our full proper launch in August in Manhattan,” Vance said. “I also went to High Point Market earlier this year, took some renderings, and met with about 100 people, like House Beautiful and HGTV—everybody went nuts.”

Made of a proprietary composite called Whytestone, these sinks are permeated through with any of 30 available colors, from “Kelly Green” and “Little Red Corvette” to “Silver Sage” and “Tangerine.”

“Four of our colors were developed by nationally recognized designers, one of whom is local, Shay Geyer [of IBB Design Design Fine Furnishings],” Vance said. “She is part of our 2016 Colorista team, and she created the Shay Blue color, a deep cobalt.”

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Look at this beautiful woman. She is Shay Geyer, owner & designer at IBB Fine Furnishings in Frisco.

This past winter, Shay was nominated amongst some of the country’s best design talent for the 2016 New Trads Rising Stars of Design by Traditional Home. 

Now she has been nominated as a finalist for CultureMap Dallas’s Style Maker awards.  Yes, our CultureMap. Shay needs our votes to make it to the next round: only the top 6 will move onto the next level and there are just a few days left to vote — until September 23. So go on over to this link:  http://dallas.culturemap.com/poll/stylemaker-awards-2016-semifinals-dallas/. Look for this beautiful photo of Shay, click on vote and vote for her!

In case you don’t know IBB Fine Furnishings, Shay is known for her highly individualized approach in fashioning rooms that speak to the personal taste and lifestyle of each client.

“It’s my job to translate their tastes and utilize things they love to create a backdrop for memorable moments for years to come,” says Shay.

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Shay Geyer of IBB Design is in the running for the 2016 New Trads Rising Stars of Design by Traditional Home.

We absolutely adore Shay Geyer’s Hollywood Regency-meets-transitional aesthetic. She combines colors and shapes with glitz and glamour, all of which you can find in IBB Design Fine Furnishings. So we weren’t suprised to see Shay among the nominees for the 2016 New Trads Rising Stars of Design from Traditional Home.

“I am so honored to have been nominated amongst some of the country’s best design talent,” Geyer said.  “This contest is the perfect opportunity to showcase my work to the editors of Traditional Home and highlight the amazing talent and resources we have to offer our design clients here in Dallas.”

You can vote for Shay once every day on the magazine’s website. The top 50 designers with the most votes will move on to the finals, where a panel of judges will determine the 10 winners.

“To be selected amongst the group of 2016 New Trad Rising Stars would be a dream come true and pinnacle point in my career,” Geyer added. “I’d be so grateful for the support of our community by voting for me for this wonderful opportunity.”

Of course, if you’ve already planned to vote for Shay, but you want to get a little more insight into her personal style, check out her Starwood home that she just put on the market two weeks ago. The gorgeous Frisco home at 5504 Burkett is listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors Pam and Mike Harvey for $1.25 million. It has five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, a game room and a media room, as well as a beautifully landscaped backyard with plenty of room for entertaining.

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Photos of 5504 Burkett: Ebby Halliday Realtors

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