Bevely Field

Dallas design doyenne, Beverly Field, died in her sleep Wednesday night at the age of 88. She had struggled with heart problems in recent years, but weathered a pace maker replacement a few years ago. A member of ASID, her influence in the design community was extensive, enduring, and spanned generations.

“She was such an original-that’s what you have to know about Beverly” explains friend and gifted designer, Michelle Nussbaumer. “She was the first to mix before it became standard. She appreciated the most beautiful antiques, folk art and mainline modern. She had already made a date to go to the DMA with my new assistant”, Nussbaumer added. “She thought there were some things she needed to see. And she was friends with my daughters who are also deeply affected. They never thought of Beverly as having an age.”she added.

I met Beverly in the early eighties and was impressed by her Bud Oglesby condominium, which blended her collection of Continental antiques, with a Knoll, Joe D’Urso table, a collection of gilt frames, and folk art paintings of children. She was quick to encourage and compliment me when my Argyle apartment was published in 1987.

“You’ve got it kid. Keep it up”, cheering me on.

And she was so damned fun. Possessed of a rapier wit, she could reduce you to floods of laughter with one ironic, usually accurate, observation. (more…)



It’s going to be a who’s who of the highest end interior designers and their ilk at the Grand Ballroom inside the newly renovated Renaissance Dallas Hotel this Wednesday, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter holds its annual awards gala.



The Grand Ballroom inside the Renaissance Dallas Hotel got a makeover and it is fabulous! (Photo: Renaissance Dallas Hotel/Marriott)

The 2015 Legacy of Design awards will not only celebrate the finest interior design achievements in the Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and West Texas design communities, but it will also mark the national organization’s 40th anniversary as the unified voice for interior design. Plus, attendees can expect a fabulous dinner from Chef Dean James Max.



Congratulations are in order for luxury appliance showroom Capital Distributing, as the go-to spot for high-end kitchen brands such as Miele, Gaggenau, Wolf, Thermador, Subzero, La Cornue, and Viking has won “Best Appliances” from the Dallas chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for the third year in a row.

This family-owned business has been doing upscale kitchens right since 1973, and their showroom off of Stemmons is a wonderful spot to discover the perfect range, ovens, and even laundry system for your home. You can even try before you buy in their amazing kitchen demonstration areas. It’s no surprised that the design community loves this brand, as it’s easy to picture these luxury appliances in a variety of custom kitchens.

“We are proud to be recognized by the design community and appreciate that they voted for our company,” said Michael Davis, president of Capital Distributing. “We must continue to work hard at being the best appliance company in our marketplace.”

Enjoy being top banana for the third year in a row, Capital Distributing!