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Create your own delicious skyline with the architecture-inspired bottles of Roxor Gin. (Photos courtesy of New Artisan Spirits)

Looking for a last-minute gift for that architecture aficionado/cocktail connoisseur? Craft spirits, especially anything local in origin, are hot-as-a-pistol gift items this year. Here’s a product distilled in Dallas, with themed packaging that makes it a perfect gift for architecture fans, to boot. Roxor is a world-class artisan gin made with all-natural botanical flavors and bottled in a gorgeous glass decanter inspired by the cosmopolitan architecture of city skylines.  (more…)

We just got word that one of our favorite retailers of clean lines and modern appeal is having an epic warehouse sale next week. I’ve always been a fan of Scott+Cooner, a brand that absolutely dominates the contemporary furnishings game both here and in Austin. 

The holiday warehouse sale will run from Dec. 12 to 15 and include floor samples and more from both Austin and Dallas stores. You can find final clearance from brands such as B&B Italia, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Ingo Maurer, and more, with discounts of up to 70 percent off of retail!

The Scott+Cooner warehouse is located at 2150 Irving Blvd. near Wycliff. For a map, click here.


This might be one of our favorite spots for retail therapy …

Always wanted to fill the kitchen of your dreams with top-of-the-line appliances, but balked at the price tag? Here’s your chance to score a real bargain, as Capital Distributing — the foremost source for high-end appliances in Dallas — is hosting one of its rare sales Sept. 1 and 2. 

Head to the showroom on Stemmons Freeway to see just what you can get for a song! Jump for more details!


While we are going to miss visiting the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection at her Design District digs, we are thrilled about some of the deep discounts — 70 and 80 percent off! 

We are nothing if not enablers, so we had to tell you that the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection is open tomorrow for a store closing sale. Head over to 1616 HiLine Drive, Suite 100, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, to snag some very stylish finds at crazy-low prices! 

See you there!

You see that gorgeous sofa? I have been so in love with it for the longest time. I’ve always thought about buying a classy piece of bold upholstery, but I just needed the right incentive. Well, while I might not be a huge fan of Memorial Day sales, this one is not to be missed, as IBB Design and Fine Furnishings in Frisco is paying the sales tax on all in-stock merchandise from today through Saturday and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

Jump for the full details!


IBB Luxe Bedroom

Sure, it’s nice to have a designer come in and whip your home into very stylish shape, but wouldn’t you love to learn more about what inspires them? The method behind it all? And when it comes to interiors, personality is everything. Wouldn’t you want to meet the people you might put in charge of your most personal spaces?

Well, here’s your chance. IBB Design Fine Furnishings is hosting a “Meet the Designers” open house on June 17, where you can see some beautiful vignettes and learn more about these professionals and their inspired design.


Chris Hudson Nita Hudson Jason Lenox Owner of Anteks

Chris and Nita Hudson with Anteks owner Jason Lenox

Jason Lenox is saving baby rhinos with every ceramic cactus, Hancock chair, and Pendleton blanket this Thursday at an anticipated occasion where our very own Candy Evans will emcee. Most know after 35 years of business, this interior designer can help us all achieve pastoral elegance or log home luxury, but now the refined rustic aesthetic is supporting the rhino conservation efforts at Fossil Rim.



When it comes to renovation, there’s no substitute for planning.  As a serial renovator, my flavor of planning might be called “hoarding” by the uninitiated.

You may recall back in October 2015 I wrote about some interesting bathroom fittings. Two of which were the Hansgrohe Starck Axor V faucet and the Dornbracht Deque faucet.  I salivated that one day … one day I’d be able to afford to add them to my stable of piece parts for use in an unknown, but assured, future renovation project. The Deque listed for $1,700 while the Starck Axor V weighed in at just over $1,400 … each.

I got ‘em.