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Nikki Barringer

09/17/19 9:45am

This week’s Tuesday $200k has us headed up the highway to Wylie and it’s so perfect you’ll say, “Wait, that’s Wylie?” YES, that’s Wylie. It’s a gorgeous, not-too-big, not-too-small, newer construction (2003) single-story home.

Listing agent Steve Atkinson calls 3117 Eastwood Drive “meticulously maintained,” and one look at the perfect red brick and well-manicured front lawn and girl, you’ll know it’s true.


09/17/19 9:15am

(Photo: Dan Piassick)

Over off North Central Expressway, there’s a sign you know. But if you’re into high-end kitchens and appliances (and Dallas heritage), it’s one you really know.

In 1947, Buddy Jarrell opened Jarrell’s appliances, and in the 1970s, he opened that very location off of North Central Expressway. The sign is a Dallas icon and the building? It’s basically a landmark.

Buddy Jarrell sold the company a while back and it changed owners, changed names, and then landed in the very capable hands of current president Eric Neel.

Neel made a few key decisions. First, the name change, but we covered that. Next, he invested in an incredibly legit build-out of the showrooms. (The second showroom is in Grapevine.) Finally, he pulled off a feat he’d been working on for years. He lured Garth Blackburn away from the Sub-Zero/Wolf showroom and put him on the Jarrell payroll.

(Photo: Garth Blackburn)

Blackburn is quite the hire. He’s a chef and a sales rep, which means you can have your custom kitchen designed by an actual chef. His insight is invaluable and his background is like no other. We’re going to get to all of that, but first, let’s talk about why he made the move.


09/13/19 9:45am

Sergeant Dining Table by Scout Design

Scout Design is a design showroom that sells everything from furniture to pop art to life-size zebra sculptures – and their brand is as bold as their pieces.

On their website, you’ll find phrases like, “We’re not for everyone. Neither are you,” “Brassy and sassy,” and, “Blanche is back. Here for a good time, not a long time.”

Scout Design launched in 2012 by Flann Harris and Tiffany Taylor, the design duo entered the marketplace with a keen eye for vintage pieces and a vision to rework and recreate those very pieces.

Today, Scout is one of the established go-tos for designers and consumers alike and they’ve expanded considerably.

Every inch of their 15,000-square-foot showroom in the Design District is filled with unique, bold, brash pieces. And yes, they still sell vintage, but now those vintage pieces sit right alongside their limited edition, exclusive Scout Label furniture, and home accessories.


09/10/19 9:45am

In the heart of Richardson, just across Belt Line from Cottonwood Park, there’s a cute little neighborhood filled with ranch-style houses built in the 1950s. Many are well maintained. Most are no frills. Some are nicer than others. And one has a putting green.


09/04/19 9:45am

Photo: Tarin Frantz

One of the hottest trends popping up this Fall season is painted case goods and that’s not according to us, that’s according to Chairish’s official, “10 Fall Décor Trends To Know NOW.” They put “NOW” in caps so you know time is of the essence.

Sure, you can find painted credenzas, dressers, nightstands, and the like at tons of big-box retailers. Beautiful pieces made to make your room pop, but what if you want something a little more personal? What if you have a piece you love that needs a little updating? That’s when it’s time to call in the pros at Llave Designs.

Blanca and Derandon Davis started Llave Designs in 2012 and they’ve been building up a steady clientele ever since.

Photo: Emery Davis


09/03/19 9:15am

If you’re looking for something in the $200’s in one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Dallas, here it is, served up to you on a platter.

The cottage at 8647 San Fernando Way in Little Forest Hills is the house equivalent of what makes this neighborhood so great. It’s quirky, it’s cool and there’s a chicken coop out back. There’s also a barn-like garage, a hand-built Plexi-roofed greenhouse, and antique farmhouse sink, and wash station. Basically, the backyard is the business. It’s everything you and your green thumbs ever dreamed of.


08/29/19 9:15am

When you start the search for wallpaper, there’s only one real way to describe it – OVERWHELMING. You search the internet, go to showrooms, then circle back to all of them on the off chance you missed something. OH NO. Not you. You will not miss a pattern or a print or a swatch. We get it. One of the best resources when you’re looking is someone with amazing taste. Lucky for us, we found three.

Their names are Callie Jenschke, Kim West, and Kristin Gish and together they own and operate SUPPLY Showroom. They have a brick-and-mortar in Austin and their online shop is always open for orders, inspiration, and a whole lot of “oh wow.”

Who are these girls? Two are native Texans and one married a Texan. Two have a design background and one is a design enthusiast. They all three moved to Austin from New York but didn’t know each other way up there. Of course, they found each other down here. United through a love of prints and patterns, they set up shop in 2014.


08/27/19 9:30am

Tucked away next to the Dallas Zoo is an adorable, eclectic neighborhood filled with a mix of houses in a variety of sizes and styles – from 1920s Tudors to 1950s Moderns.

It’s called Beckley Club Estates, it’s right off Interstate 35, and listing agent Bill Farrell found it years ago by accident. This is his second home in the neighborhood and he absolutely loves it, which is why he’s the perfect listing agent for 132 South Shore Drive.