This is how to live in style. Bleu Ciel teamed up with Cantoni, Susan Smith Designs, LBH Interiors, and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams as the designers to bring their unique style to life in their Sky Homes. The new 33-story luxury skyrise at the northwest corner of Wolf and McKinnon streets partnered with several high-caliber firms to design model residential homes that reflect the building’s sleek style. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes start at 1,639 square feet and go all the way up to 15,000 square feet. In the glistening tower’s condominiums, residents have an expansive covered terrace that provides views of the Dallas skyline, Calatrava bridge, and endless Texas skies.


Cantoni, a Dallas-based, Italian-inspired modern furniture retailer and design studio, offers personalized design services and a curated selection of high-quality furnishings, art, accessories, lighting, custom cabinetry, and closet systems. For their respective model home, Cantoni designers opted for low profile furniture that doesn’t compete with the home’s stunning views and soft textures to add warmth to the space.


midcentury masterpieceI love 5350 South Dentwood Drive in Preston Hollow. In fact, our entire staff at is enamored of this architecturally significant midcentury masterpiece. We’ve written it up, at my last count, seven times. I know, you’re thinking to yourselves: “Why?”

Well, it’s creating quite a buzz now, due to the profound interior transformation.


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Los Angeles, Miami, and New York have nothing on Dallas designers. We have the best. The Cantoni House at 5903 Lakehurst Avenue is a perfect example of what can happen when you give creative license to a design dream team. (more…)

Tonight is a very exciting night for the fine folks at Cantoni, that gorgeously gleaming contemporary home furnishings store in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Irvine and Los Angeles. They are expanding this winter and adding on a Natuzzi Italia store-within-a-store at the flagship retailer in North Dallas up on Alpha Road. That Natuzzi boutique will be 4000 square feet, not too shabby. According to Michael Wilkov, Cantoni Founder and CEO, “Natuzzi Group—Italy’s largest furniture manufacturer—is known around the world as a leader in leather furniture and Natuzzi Italia represents the finest of Natuzzi on a global level. Natuzzi Italia designs are merchandised with a comprehensive range of high-style furnishings for a whole home concept that epitomizes the excellence, fashion and quality of products designed and crafted in Italy.”

A Anyhow, enough talk about it — get on up there tonight and see for yourself at a special preview party tonight (Thursday) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m hosted by Cantoni, Natuzzi Italia and my wonderful friends at Modern Luxury Interiors Texas. Celebrate Italian design and a special performance by DSQ Electric, as well as live cooking demonstrations by renowned chef Anthony Van Camp of SER Steak & Spirits.

Exclusive to Cantoni in Dallas, the Natuzzi Italia store-within-a-store concept, which is part of the retailer’s new 20,000 square foot expansion (it includes a sleep studio and showrooms featuring outdoor entertaining and flooring!) will feature glass-encased installations and artfully appointed vignettes showcasing Natuzzi Italia’s hand-crafted furniture collections, case goods and accessories. Oh yes, remember the Paramount Hotel in New York City? I swear, Cantoni is everywhere!