Archive for May, 2011

Four Sexy Sectionals from the Dallas Design District

Posted by    |    May 28th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Until recently, when I thought of sectionals, I imagined big, bulky furniture pieces that rarely actually fit in the rooms people put them in. I’d have never considered putting one in my own home. But after doing a bit of sofa shopping, I’ve caught the sectional bug and have totally changed my tune. These days sectionals come in many shapes, sizes and styles, making it easy to find a sexy sofa well suited for your space!

When looking for a new couch, my top priorities are size, comfort and design. Of course, a couch that fits well into my living room is the top priority. The next two are a bit more difficult. I hate to sacrifice design for comfort and vice versa. Turns out, there are many options in the Design District that offer both!

My current couch is pretty traditional and so I surprised myself when I began falling for more modern options. Here’s a round up of some of the more contemporary couches I’ve been ogling lately:

Thayer Coggin Minnie Sectional available at McGannon Showrooms (more…)

Tonight’s Rare Brew: Divine Reserve #11 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Posted by    |    May 26th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Double down tonight at The Meddlesome Moth with Divine Reserve #11, a double IPA and this week’s rare brew. A limited production brew from Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Company, this rare cask uses hops from the northwest giving it a citrus flavor. The Moth also has a few draft selections left over from last week’s Craft Beer Week, allowing you the unique opportunity to taste the difference between draft beers and cask ales.

Beer aficionados will want to go ahead and put June 13th on their calendar. The Moth will be hosting Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Company for an extraordinary beer dinner where guests will take part in “The Avery Experience.” The dinner will feature five courses and ten different beers — two each course.

Tickets will go fast so call to purchase your reservation or drop in to secure your spot.

The Meddlesome Moth
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
www.mothinthe.net

Do Lunch this week at the City Street Grill Food Truck in LOL

Posted by    |    May 24th, 2011 at 5:50 am

This week Dallas’s ever popular City Street Grille food truck is making its way back to the Dallas Design District, offering a quick and delicious lunch for those looking to eat and run. The featured menu item this week is their much buzzed about Rolled Gold — a yummy chicken-stuffed waffle pita. Read the dish’s stellar review on the Dallas Observer’s Eat This blog.

The truck will be set up in front of Leslie Taylor Home on Slocum Street. They’ll be serving Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm or however long supplies last!

Leslie Taylor Home
1404 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 760-8325
www.leslietaylorhome.com

{Photo Courtesy of the Dallas Observer}

Grand Opening: Promemoria Brings Italian Luxury to Slocum Street

Posted by    |    May 22nd, 2011 at 5:50 am

Promemoria Showroom on Dragon StreetPromemoria’s new showroom is located at 1316 Slocum Street

Last night, the Dallas Design District scene kicked off with the highly anticipated grand opening of Slocum Street’s newest showroom, Promemoria. Pioneering the new design hotspot is notable Dallas designer Mikyung Chun. Mikyung has teamed with Italian furniture designer and Promemoria owner Romeo Sozzi to bring this luxurious line to Dallas. (more…)

Tonight’s Rare Brew: Hairy Eyeball & Craft Beer Week

Posted by    |    May 20th, 2011 at 5:50 am

 

Craft beer is all the rage right now, and there are few bars in Dallas that support this movement as heartily as The Meddlesome Moth. This week The Moth is celebrating craft brewers by hosting Craft Beer Week — a seven-day celebration devoted to promoting some of the country’s finest craft brewers, including several that are Texas-based.

Tonight’s rare brew, Hairy Eyeball, comes from Lagunitas, a microbrewery based in Petaluma, California. The beer is cask conditioned, making for a “malty enigma,” according to Moth cicerone, Matt Quenette.

Three more rare casks will also be tapped this week, including a special, yet to be named selection on Thursday, Saint Arnold’s Divine Reserve 11 IPA on Friday, and Rahr & Son’s Pecker Wrecker on Saturday. (more…)

Brighten your Day with Sunny Prints from Duralee

Posted by    |    May 18th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Duralee Thomas Paul Prints

Isn’t it funny how a pretty print can instantly brighten your day? Today, this pic took my mood from exhausted to enlivened with its bold pattern and bright colors! Designed by Thomas Paul for Duralee, this fresh fabric (pattern # 20872) comes in five fabulous colorways. Surf and Sungold are pictured above, but I also dig the Cherry, Berry and Emerald options!

The pillow print (pattern #20879) is also from Thomas Paul’s collection, and is shown in a lively Kiwi color.

Do you believe good design can brighten your day? Weigh in in the comments below!

Duralee
1025 N. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 742
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 748-7080
www.duralee.com

Sale Alert: BoConcept’s Memorial Day Discount & More

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2011 at 5:50 am

BoConcept Dallas Memorial Day Sale BoConcept has started their Memorial Day Sale early so you can enjoy your furniture during the holiday break instead of shopping on it! The deal is so good they aren’t even showing their full hand. All they’ll say is that the discount starts with a two and is followed by another digit then a percentage sign. Anything over 20% sounds like an amazing deal to me! (more…)

Show off your Schumacher Winners

Posted by    |    May 13th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Show off your Schumacher

Schumacher recently hosted a contest asking designers to “Show off their Schumacher” by submitting pictures of projects they have completed that feature a Schumacher statement wallcovering. The votes have been tallied and the finalists have been named with the stunning design pictured above by Bronwyn Poole of Touch Interiors taking first prize! (more…)

Grand Opening: Rosenbaum Fine Art Gallery at Robert Allen | Beacon Hill

Posted by    |    May 11th, 2011 at 5:50 am

After many years located in the World Trade Center, Rosenbaum Fine Art has moved and set up shop in the Dallas Design District. Now located inside Robert Allen | Beacon Hill in the Dallas Design Center, Rosenbaum Fine Art has a new and exciting way to show off their pieces, which show perfectly in the showroom’s vignettes. (more…)

LOL Featured on the Dwell with Dignity Blog

Posted by    |    May 8th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Dwell with Dignity Blog

Dallas has hundreds of amazing non-profit organizations, but for Lower Oak Lawn a partnership Dwell with Dignity just made  good sense! Dwell with Dignity is a Dallas-based, design-focused charity that seeks to inspire lives with good design. And here at LOL, we’re big fans of good design! (more…)