PhilippeCousteau Jr

He’s the son of environmental documentary filmmaker Philippe Cousteau and grandson of conservationist/scientist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, but Philippe Cousteau Jr. is making his own mark in conservation and carrying on his family’s legacy at the same time.

“If you’re old enough to remember, and our childhoods were in any way similar, it would certainly include many hours transfixed in front of the television watching the remarkable underwater adventures of the iconic Jacques Cousteau and the ship Calypso,” said Stephanie Oakes who along with her husband, Chris Maxtone-Graham and Bernadette Schaeffler are bringing Philippe Cousteau Jr. to Dallas for an event tomorrow, March 18.

 

“I’m proud to host Jacques’ grandson, Philippe Cousteau Jr. and EarthEcho International in my home March 18 for his trip Dallas,” said Bernadette Schaeffler. “So many of my home collections are inspired by nature, specifically our worlds oceans. This nature needs to be preserved for my son’s generation.”

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Several pieces of Schaeffler’s gorgeous etched Czech glassware and pewter collections feature underwater motifs such as seahorses, tropical fish, and the very waves that crash against the rocks in the bays, beaches, and estuaries that the Cousteau family has fought to protect through three generations. The collection, which honors the environment with exceptional style, is available at the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection boutique in the Dallas Design District.

Philippe co-founded EarthEcho International, whose mission is to empower youth to take action that restores and protects our water and our planet.

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Combining interesting patterns and shapes with jewel tones over a gray backdrop is a classic combination for fall, says Bernadette Schaeffler.

Fall is a huge season for freshening up your decor, and using a few new color can add that bit of seasonal pop you’re looking for. Of course, gray is still the neutral of choice, from dark to light and from warm to bright, this do-everything color is a great base from which to play. But what colors should you use to bring your fall palette to life? Bernadette Schaeffler took a short break from designing her new sofa collection in Italy to tell us what we should look for this fall.

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Cheri Copley Book

 

After suffering chronic migraines for 40 years, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that Cheri A. Copley’s mother felt like giving up hope more than a few times. But this amazing woman is the inspiration for Copley’s book entitled The Daisy.

“I knew that she was frustrated with the pain and that every day was a challenge,” Copley said. “After writing [the book], I realized that I also wrote it for myself.”

The book is about a Daisy who loves her sunny patch in a garden until a heavy rain leaves her stuck in the mud. When she’s just about to give up hope that the gardener will help her, an unusual friend helps her realize that the gardener is always there.

You can meet Copley from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection located at 1616 Hi Line Drive in the Dallas Design District. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and 10 percent of all book sales will go directly to the Migraine Research Foundation to help discover a cure for these debilitating headaches.

Bernadette Schaeffler Collection Accessories

I am already kvetching about Christmas. I worry about what to get friends and family, those near and dear to me, and those I’ve just met. Sometimes I buy something that speaks to me and sometimes I let the recipient do all the speaking. And sometimes, I am so busy that I just want a great gift that everyone is sure to love.

Most of my friends love great design, and every single one of them would be impressed by these gorgeous vases and glassware hand-selected by Bernadette Schaeffler. Thanks to the new website, though, I can peruse all of the amazing finds in Schaeffler’s Design District showroom from the luxury of my own room.

Glassware

With color and plenty of punch, the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection is the best place to find a stylish gift for your friends and family. Want something a little more soft with loads of texture and style? Check out the chic pillows! Or dress up your holiday table with the amazing selection of tableware and candleholders. I am in love with the collection of figurines and metallic bowls assembled by Schaeffler, too.

Pillows Linen Ombre

While the website is a great way to check out what’s in store, there’s no better way to shop than heading down to the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection in the Dallas Design District. See, feel, and experience Schaeffler’s amazing style at 1616 Hi Line Drive, Suite 100.

anna-karenina-6Some people feel like gold is dated. Not Bernadette Schaeffler. The Dallas interior designer feels that gold never went out of style. Nothing is more evident of this than the recent box-office success of Anna Karenina, Schaeffler said.

“It is a feast to watch and will stay one of those unforgettable films,” Schaeffler said of the 2012 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. “The opulent sets and costumes truly make you believe you are back in 1870s Russia. Besides the love story, the luxurious interior and exterior of the set has such huge impact on its viewer. The novel is already a pleasure to read and I think Leo Tolstoy would be very pleased.”

Schaeffler Chandelier

There’s plenty of old-word sophistication that Schaeffler feels could ad a touch of luxury to modern life. It may not be the most convenient era, but it definitely has a hold on the designer.

“I adore all this fur, velvet, brocade and lace- just think about the ball room scene. Interesting enough they still looked sexy,” she said. “This movie, with its Russian apparel and accessories, is so inspiring to me as I design furniture.”

Schaeffler Red Chair

Schaeffler says she finds inspiration in the ornate wallpaper, the candelabras, the furs, and the incredible attention to detail. Find out more about Bernadette Schaeffler and her designs at BernadetteSchaeffler.com

 

anna-karenina-6Some people feel like gold is dated. Not Bernadette Schaeffler. The Dallas interior designer feels that gold never went out of style. Nothing is more evident of this than the recent box-office success of Anna Karenina, Schaeffler said.

“It is a feast to watch and will stay one of those unforgettable films,” Schaeffler said of the 2012 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. “The opulent sets and costumes truly make you believe you are back in 1870s Russia. Besides the love story, the luxurious interior and exterior of the set has such huge impact on its viewer. The novel is already a pleasure to read and I think Leo Tolstoy would be very pleased.”

Schaeffler Chandelier

There’s plenty of old-word sophistication that Schaeffler feels could ad a touch of luxury to modern life. It may not be the most convenient era, but it definitely has a hold on the designer.

“I adore all this fur, velvet, brocade and lace- just think about the ball room scene. Interesting enough they still looked sexy,” she said. “This movie, with its Russian apparel and accessories, is so inspiring to me as I design furniture.”

Schaeffler Red Chair

Schaeffler says she finds inspiration in the ornate wallpaper, the candelabras, the furs, and the incredible attention to detail. Find out more about Bernadette Schaeffler and her designs at BernadetteSchaeffler.com