Bleu Ciel

So we were at Bleu Ciel, and I was holding my breath over one this staged corner unit. You know how you do when you see a property that makes your spine tingle: you start the process. Will my furniture fit in here? What will I keep? What will I shed?

I asked Allison Hayden, my genius agent friend who is now selling BC, who staged it?

“Global Views,” she said without skipping a beat. “And you know they have a sale every year, in fact I think one is coming up!”

The sale IS coming up, in fact it is tomorrow, November 6, starting at 9:00 a.m. At 7301 Ambassador Row just off West Mockingbird.

But I was fascinated by this company. And when I learned that Frederick Rayner and David Gebhart, co-owners and co-founders, are good friend of our own Eric Prokesh, I was hooked.

But first, the sale: tons of high quality, beautifully designed chairs, sofas, love-seats, tables, commodes, stone-topped sofa tables, accent pieces, lamps and vases. Vases by Barbara Berry! Lamps I swore were Murano!

Global Views is a Dallas-based company with a vision — to produce a unique collection of home accessories and accent pieces that have never been seen before. The amount of stuff they produce and distribute from their headquarters just west of I-35 is mind-boggling. The founding members drew upon long-time careers in retail buying and product development to create a line of home accents that are elegant, refined, and reasonably priced. The company attracts buyers from more than 10,000 retailers, quaint specialty shops to mega multi-store chains. Global Views is also a trusted resource for the hospitality industry, which turns rooms over every three to five years.

We plan to do more on Global Views in the near future. But if you are looking for anything to spruce up your home, office, or even holiday gifts, head over there for this great sale starting tomorrow morning at nine am! The sale continues Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pn, then Friday from 9:00 am until noon. Oh, it’s called the “Garage Sale”, if you ask. Jump for a teaser of inventory: (more…)

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.


Preston Hollow Mediterranean

Photos: Thomas Crosson Full Package Media

If you fancy a discreet neighborhood, one that the Perots, Troutts, and Nowitskis are happy to call home, you are in luck. If you’d like an elegant Preston Hollow Mediterranean estate for entertaining, this is it. If you want one of the most secure homes on the market with not only a lookout tower but also a bomb shelter, our Monday Morning Millionaire fits the bill beautifully. If you have kids and proximity to great private schools is a necessity, there is no better location than 4626 Dorset Road.

We see a lot of gorgeous luxury homes at — on a daily basis. Saying we are hard to impress is putting it mildly. Let me just say … we are impressed. This is hands down, one of the most extraordinary estates in Dallas. (more…)



Brilliant design, flawless taste, and show-stopping details just barely begin to characterize our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week at 14225 Hughes Lane. This stunning North Dallas transitional home has a sophisticated charm you won’t find anywhere else. That’s because the talent behind this remodel from a few years ago was Rick Janecek, the creative director and lead product designer at Global Views.




“I wanted to build a Spanish-classic-modern-style home that blended rustic wooden elements with sleek metal,” said  Juani Longhi. “From the moment I saw the property in Bluffview, I knew it was where I wanted to raise my family. This is truly my dream home.”

Longhi, who purchased the lot 15 years ago, spent six years planning and two years building this magnificent estate at 4512 Bluffview Boulevard. It was completed in 2013 and as is with life, opportunity knocks, you move across the country to dream new dreams, so Longhi’s  five-bedroom, five-bathroom dream home can now be your dream home.