design

Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Design Inspirations — The Art of Craft

By Heather Hunter / October 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, October 29, for a free panel discussion, “Design Inspirations–The Art of Craft.” Moderated by David Hocker, FASLA, President and Founding Partner of HOCKER, the discussion features three talented and inspirational designers sharing their personal insights into the design process. “In the first Panel Discussion of our 2019-2020 Season, […]

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American Leather Takes a Hands-on Approach to Beautiful Design

By Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber / August 21, 2019 / 10 Comments

Being a writer and Lifestylist for CandysDirt.com is never dull. One day you are sipping wines in Napa Valley covering a winery opening, and the next you are visiting a furniture factory. I would never have expected how much I would enjoy touring American Leather, but this Dallas based company has made me a believer of […]

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For Realtor Golnar Ghezelbash, Good Design Equals Better Living

By Heather Hunter / February 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Not everyone can see a property for what it is. Even fewer can see it for what it could be. But Realtor Golnar Ghezelbash is one of the gifted. Through her unique vision, she helps clients find better living through well-designed spaces. While Golnar’s talent may be exceptional, her story sounds all too unfamiliar. When […]

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Trend: Broken Concept Opens Rooms While Retaining Separation of Space

By Jon Anderson / April 5, 2016 / 1 Comment

There’s a new design term percolating over from Europe called “broken concept.”  I think of it as open concept 2.0. If the point of open concept is to remove all dividing walls to combine multiple rooms, Broken Concept is about achieving openness while retaining some separation. Think of it as a halfway point between individual […]

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Realistic Retail Therapy: Did You Know About The Baccarat Outlet Store?

By Jon Anderson / April 24, 2015 / 3 Comments

Outlets get a mostly deserved bad rap from the discerning shopper. Originally intended to sell end-of-season and overstock merchandise at reasonable price, today’s outlet malls are stuffed with big names and slim bargains from cheaply-made collections sewn in Romania instead of Italy. These are lines never seen in the brand’s high-street boutiques. As oversaturated as […]

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Taking it For Granite: A Look Inside Allied Stone

By Joanna England / March 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

You may not think of a slab of granite as a work of art, but when you visit Allied Stone, it’s hard to not draw that parallel. Arranged like a sleek gallery space, the showroom of Allied Stone’s Dallas Design District location has gigantic swaths of granite, marble, onyx, and many other exotic varieties of […]

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