Do your interiors need a nudge in the right direction? Kim Armstrong has a one-day solution for you. (Photo: Deanna Boyd)

Award-winning interior designer Kim Armstrong recently launched Day of Design, and it’s a really genius way to fluff up your space.

Let’s say you just need a lil’ help, not a full-on hand-hold, just more of a nudge in the right direction. Day of Design is the perfect solution.

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Still Chaising Rainbows COVERS You know how much we at CandysDirt.com love Jason Lenox’s brand of artful rustic decor. My favorite pieces in the store are Jason’s custom-designed silver and turquoise boxes and his impressive collection of Pendleton blankets.

If you’re a fan of Indian blankets, then you absolutely cannot miss the new coffee table book from Barry Friedman. He’s an expert on trade and camp blankets, and Ralph Lauren’s top source for the woolen treasures. You can meet Friedman and get your own signed copy of the 304-page “Still Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets Volume Two” at Antèks on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jed Foutz is a Native American art expert and owner of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery.

Jed Foutz is a Native American art expert and owner of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery.

Antèks will also host Jed Foutz, owner of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery and Native American art expert, and his tremendous collection of Navajo blankets and artwork. Blankets from Friedman’s own collection will be available for purchase, too. The reception, which will feature sips and light bites, starts at 4 p.m.

If you miss this amazing event in Antèks Design District location, stay tuned for Lenox’s newest venture: Antèks Curated. The store, planned for the Plaza at Preston Center across from Taco Diner, will feature an exceptional collection for the discerning people in your life. Antèks Curated will carry gift items, home accessories, menswear, and a peppering of furniture, most of which will be exclusive to the store. Hand crafted and limited production works from local artists and designers will be preferred, so be sure to check it out!

Mission Ole Kickoff

What a fabulous party Jason Lenox hosted last night at his wonderful Design District store. Anteks, a collection of posh-cum-rustic furnishings, was the perfect backdrop for the supporters of the Trinity River Mission.

It was the kickoff for Mission Ole — the Sept. 6 soiree benefiting the Trinity River Mission education program that offers literacy, academic, and vocational mentoring to West Dallas children. Refreshments were provided by Dallas’ own Domaine Wine Co. with light bites by Main & Sides chef Shaun Collins.

Steve Kemble emceed the party as guest perused Anteks’ amazing collection of “sophisticated rustic” design. Mission Ole chairs announced a raffle for one of the amazing Navajo-style silver and turquoise boxes you can find at Lenox’s incredible store, as well as 25 percent of all purchases between now and Saturday goes to Trinity River Mission. What a great program!

It’s brilliant, really! Take Dad to pick out some gorgeous furniture for his man cave at Anteks, and support the Trinity River Mission, too! Don’t miss out!