Kellie Sirna of Studio11 Design recently listed her personal home for sale and it’s a jaw-dropper. Before she heads out the modern oak door one last time, she told us about one of her favorite rooms in the house, what she loves most about it and how she pulled it all together.

Sirna calls the breakfast nook, “the jewel box of her home” and hello, it’s a gem. Let’s start with that incredible custom bookcase with built-in wine fridge. Sirna said her uncle helped her build it and he passed away last year so it’s particularly special. They designed it together and his incredible craftsmanship makes it a real showpiece. Sirna has since become a wine connoisseur and said if she had it to do over again, that fridge would be full size.

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There are some people that just have it. Mother and daughter duo Debra and Tristan Owens are two of those people. Together they own VINYĀ, a play on vignettes because that’s the way their incredibly stylish shop is laid out – in vignettes.

Debra is a high-end interior designer and the shop came about when her clients moved, downsized, changed their style or were simply ready for a refresh. They didn’t know where to sell their former furniture and that’s when Debra had an idea.

She opened VINYĀ because she knew there was a market for it in Dallas and years later, there still is.

VINYĀ is a consignment shop, but at a higher price point and a little more selective. It’s our own little slice of 1st Dibs and it’s even better because you can drive there and ooh and ahh in person. Inisde Vinya you’ll find pieces from design icons like Florence Knoll, Kelly Wearstler, Holly Hunt, Eero Saarinen, Chrtisian Liaigre, Minotti and more.

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Westover Terrace

About as blue blood as Fort Worth gets, 51 Westover Terrace offers a prestigious address and a beautiful Mediterranean style villa reminiscent of old Hollywood. Approached by a graceful brick paved drive, embedded in lush landscape canopied with mature trees, the 1935 vintage residence has been added on to by successive owners giving the home an eccentrically pleasing flow. (more…)

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…)

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We love Shay Geyer’s signature, colorful style, and the founder of IBB Design Fine Furnishings in Frisco is sooooo close to making the top 10 in Traditional Home‘s “New Trads: Rising Stars of Design” competition. You can vote for Shay right here once a day through Tuesday, March 15!

1900 W. 10th Front Elevation

Photos: Metroplex HD

Imagine you had close to 10,000 square feet of raw, usable live-work space in one of the hottest areas of North Oak Cliff. The possibilities are endless for the creative, passionate buyer. We’ve already seen what a quality commercial live-work conversion looks like in the sizzling Dallas Design District. Imagine you could have all that space in a fantastic location at less than half the price.

1900 W. 10th front

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This bland kitchen didn’t fit the homeowners personalities at all, but because of great timing and flawless execution, Bruce Graf was able to transform it into a stylish space perfect for holiday entertaining.

By Diane Feffer
Special Contributor

It’s time to start thinking about the holiday season, and whether your kitchen and living areas are ready to play host. We met up with Bruce Graf, a home remodeler with 30-plus years of experience. He explains why July is the perfect month to start planning your home remodel project, so that you can gather family in your newly renovated kitchen by the holidays.

CandysDirt.com: Why is July a great month for planning a remodel?
Bruce Graf: Quite simply because the quality design process takes several weeks. By starting in July, it’s probable that your actual remodel could begin in September and be finished by November.

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Summer Sale

HUGE sale at Bernadette Schaeffler Collection in the Dallas Design District going on this weekend! Some of the floor models and samples will be priced up to 50 percent off, so go to the showroom and pick out that amazing, one-of-a-kind piece that you’ve been pining for.

This beautiful cabinet is 50 percent off at the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection!

This beautiful cabinet is 50 percent off at the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection!

Not only can you stop by the Hi Line Drive spot to shop, but you can also enjoy fresh-pressed juice from The Juice Bar. And if that’s just too much for you, did you know that you can now peruse all of the amazing wares inside the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection showroom online?

What are you looking forward to snatching up during this amazing summer sale?