Editor's Note: Today in Dallas I am wearing a dress by Kay Unger, sweater by Milly, and Vince Camuto shoes.
Today we are shopping in Dallas with one of my favorite clients Janet. We started out by going through fabrics that we had selected on two other occasions to narrow down choices per room for her new home that will be constructed in January. We were invited to an open house at Blue Print in Dallas, a store that I adore and love to buy art from located on Fairmount street. Janet fell in love with two pieces of art by the artist Sarah Otts that were just hung up last night. They spoke to her immediately and were perfect with the fabrics that we have for her Master Bedroom. I love to give guidance when buying art but art is very personal and needs to speak to the person. These two pieces sung a song to Janet so we got them! I have purchase so much art from Blue Print and love the artist that they represent so I decide to write my blog on the art in the Blue Print store today. I hope you enjoy my pictures--I could have taken a picture of every piece of art but it would have taken a very long time to write the blog. Happy Wednesday everyone! It is hump day!
Beautiful holiday entrance to the Blue Print store. I love this old building. I could live here!
This piece is by Charlotte Seifert who is a Dallas based artist who attended SMU. Charlotte not only teaches but gives private lessons as well. I think this painting is stunning!
I did not get the name of the artist of the wall behind the dining table but I loved this scene from Blue Print. I especially loved how they displayed their coffee table books.
This incredible colorful and stunning painting is by Brenda Bogart who is also a Dallas native. Brenda is not only a talented artist but use to be an Interior Designer with Tricia Wilson and Associates and owned her own design firm.
All three of these abstract photos are Robert Rea. Roberts work has been featured in Veranda, Traditional Home, Southern Living, Washington Spaces, and Home and Design Magazines. He received a BA in Art History from Vanderbilt along with nonart degrees from Alabama and George Washington University. What a talented man!
Blue Print not only sells incredible art but furniture, accessories, and jewelry. It is a treasure trove for many delights!
This incredible piece of art is by Carolyn Evans. It reminds me of a Mondrian painting, but of course with her own talented flare! Carolyn writes that she starts each painting with a blank canvas without a plan. I start many of rooms in a home in the same manner. One piece of fabric, one piece of art, or a certain color will guide my design for the whole room.
These way cool candy pieces of art are my Phil Durst. The overall pieces are incredibly interesting from a distance but when you get up close you see the candy wrappers. I could spend hours studying them! They would be as my grandmother One Mamma would say "a conversation piece" in any room!
Phil is a very interesting man who also practices employment and civil rights firm in a small firm in Austin. Boy does he sure use both sides of his brain!
A close up of the Reese's pieces art.
These are the pieces that my client Janet purchased from Sarah Otts. Sarah graduated from Ole Miss and attained a BFA in painting. What an incredible talented lady!
These paintings were a pair--which I love to use in a room. Either together or flanking a bed. So excited to place them!
Here I am holding up the beginning of the room gorgeous turquoise fabric which is the lead fabric for the Master Bedroom.
Steel Magnolia Tip #96: Friends are the fabric of life. Make sure you weave them into your every day living. You will be a happier person for it!
Love these quotes!
Dinner last night was my new favorite salad mix called Backyard BBQ from Central Market along with some grass fed ground meat from Central Market.
My client Janet said that I have not been putting any Christmas music in my blog. So I pulled this song off of Pandora. Who doesn't love music from the Nutcracker?!