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Love Fest on the M-Streets!

Updated: Nov 24, 2021

We knew we were in for a FUN and colorful project from the first meeting. Our client, an executive by day and killer knitter by night, let us know right away that her favorite color was pink. We were then off to the races to fulfill the dreams of this sun-drenched 1920's Tudor in Dallas' famed M-Streets.

floral abstract art, pink, flowers, Vivian chandelier in background  (Visual Comfort)
Art by Lesley Grainger

Sometimes a piece of art can really bring a space together, and this commissioned piece from California (by way of England) artist, Lesley Grainger, was our muse from the get go. Have we mentioned how much we love original art? This project is filled with original art that makes a powerful statement about the importance of art in our homes.

Let's also convince you of the power of

window treatments while we're at it. We

added delicate ivory natural shades bookended by linen draperies edged in a Schumacher trim tape - those pink French knots spoke our love language!

Ivory Linen Drapery with Schumacher Trim, pink French, pink pleats, acrylic and brass drapery hardware, natural shades in ivory
Linen Drapery with Schumacher Trim Tape

Below, we created a fun grouping at the entry with nine small abstract pieces by local artist Rachel Nash, hung over a burlwood waterfall console with the addition of a fun faux bois stool for a color pop and an extra seat. The sweet vintage plates were a find in our client's cabinet (she scored them at a yard sale!), and we framed them in acrylic shadow boxes with grass cloth backing. And the consoles flanking the fireplace are the perfect shade of green - since Society Social can do any paint color you specify! Our upholstery workroom made the long x-benches just to scale in a pretty block print by Molly Mahon for Schumacher. This is a small space but it's made for entertaining with lots of bonus seating!

green scallopped console, pink block print x-bench, Molly Mahon for Schumacher, vintage plates framed in acrylic shadowboxes
Custom Console by Society Social

In the dining room we continued the garden of color with these fun vintage-style prints over the unique "folding" bar cart. The Lucite dining table floats in the room under the elegant Vivian chandelier from Visual Comfort.

Our client's vintage jadeite plates are party-ready, and the little coupe champagne glasses were her grandmother's. The vintage credenza from Scout Design Studio was lacquered in Benjamin Moore Opaline, and the soft abstract art created by Sonya Edwards is perfection in the dining room.

Who says small spaces are challenging? We knew this little nook had to have banquette seating, dolled up with the whimsical pendant from Stray Dog Designs.

custom banquette seating in Schumacher yellow buffalo check fabric, kitchen roman shade, stray dog designs whimsical metal pendant, acrylic vintage chair on casters, oval tulip table, thibaut aqua stripe wallpaper, beadboard wall detail
Fabric by Schumacher, Wallpaper by Thibaut, Chair from Scout Design Studio

Vintage details throughout the home speak to the provenance of the Tudor time period. The gorgeous cloisonné vase was a Palm Springs find, along with the ladylike cigar boxes. The vintage McCoy tulip vase and little yellow cowboy boots are from our client's own lovely collection.

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