Archive for July, 2011

Fabric Friday: Global Prints for the World Traveler

Posted by    |    July 31st, 2011 at 5:50 am

Today’s Fabric Friday finds come from Pindler & Pindler’s Signature Exclusive Montage Collection. The eclectic yet sophisticated patterns that comprise this line drew me in immediately and I found it hard to pick a favorite from the 7 playfully chic color palettes that are offered.

Even so, I can’t help but clamor to the prints in orchid, especially Simpatico (pictured, bottom right & top middle), a contemporary damask design that features large-scale stylized Suzani medallions.

Pindler & Pindler Montage Collection in Orchid (more…)

Tonight’s Rare Brew: Abbey Grand Cru

Posted by    |    July 29th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Abbey Grand Cru

Based on New Belgium Brewing’s award-winning recipe for Abbey Ale, the Colorado-based brewers created Abbey Grand Cru, a rare and collectable brew with increased hops, malt and fermentation time. The Meddlesome Moth will be serving up a cask of this treat tonight as a part of their Rare Cask series.

A favorite at the national brewing festivals, this delightful drink is sure to go quick so get in at 5 pm sharp to get a taste!

As always, happy hour pricing is on till 7 pm with fifteen select draft beers for $4 and $6 wine by the glass.


Sale Alert: Save big at the Ebanista Upholstery Event

Posted by    |    July 27th, 2011 at 5:50 am

The perfect couch can make a room, and the perfect upholstery can make a couch a statement piece. Through August 5 find fabulous savings on your favorite upholstered pieces at Ebanista’s Upholstery Event. At up to 60% off, you’re sure to uncover a stunning deal!

Check out a few of my favorite sofas:

Ebanista Sofas

1. Carpello Sofa

2. Vienna Angled Sofa

3. Milano Sofa

4. Sorrento Sofa

Or check out the catalogue on the Ebanista website to browse more selections!

Designer Showcase: Fresh & Young Dining Room by Melissa Woody

Posted by    |    July 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 am

Today’s Designer Showcase comes from interiors and antiques aficionado Melissa Woody. Melissa designed this fun yet elegant dining room for a young couple with two kids, centering the room with a clear glass chandelier that the couple found on a trip to London.

Melissa is no stranger to incorporating antiques and found objects into her designs and even sells her hand selected antique treasures at three metroplex shops, including The Mews in the Dallas Design District.

The rest of the room is adorned with Design District furnishings, including beautifully upholstered Holly Hunt dining chairs and a Venetian Glass mirror that I’m beyond obsessed with!

Dining Room by Melissa Woody

Melissa was kind enough to share her sources so you can work with your designer to recreate this look! (more…)

Celebrate Belgium Independence Week at The Moth

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

Blanche de Bruxelles: My new fav

This Thursday Belgium, one of the worlds most beloved beer producing countries, celebrates its independence day. The Meddlesome Moth is honoring the occasion with a full week of Belgium beer and Belgium-inspired food parings. From Chimay to Duvel and my new brew of choice, Blanch de Bruxelles, you’re sure to enjoy the toast-worthy Belgium beer that Keith and Matt has picked out for you! (more…)

This One’s for the Girls: The Heiress Collection from Ralph Lauren Home

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

This Spring, Ralph Lauren Home released several new furniture collections. The ever preppy and fashionable brand has done it again with a diverse offering of chic home furnishing for all design tastes — from the honorable heiress to the eternal bachelor. Over the next week or two, we’ll explore their new offerings from the ranch house to the penthouse and Brook Street to Santa Barbara!

What better place to start than with one for the ladies? “The Heiress” looks as if it could have been designed by Charlotte York herself. The elegant pieces that make up this collection pair rich mahoganies with luxurious upholstery, giving them a stately yet feminine feel.

Ralph Lauren Heiress Collection: Cannes Dugiere Dining Chair Package and Mayfair Tufted Chair

Cannes Dugiere Dining Chair Package and Mayfair Tufted Chair (more…)

Take a tour of the new

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

From loyal LOL fans to brand new readers, I welcome you all to the NEW! After almost a year and a half of delivering you the latest and greatest from the Dallas Design District, we’ve upgraded our site, graduating from a daily blog to a true resource for all things Design District.

There’s lots to see, read and do on the new site, so join me for a quick tour to make sure you don’t miss anything!


Where better to start than on the front page? It’s all the same juicy blog content, just reworked and repackaged so that you can get oh-so many more headlines, events and, of course, photos. You can peruse headlines, search for businesses or scroll through pictures all from the home page!

To read our blog the good old fashioned way, simply click “See More” by daily reads to get a traditional list of all our posts in reverse chronological order. (more…)

Tonight’s Rare Brew: Allagash Confluence

Posted by    |    July 15th, 2011 at 5:50 am

For those of you new to, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm The Meddlesome Moth taps a rare cask ale. These rare brews usually go quickly, so be sure to be there on time.

This week’s brew is Allagash Confluence, a wild, elegant ale with Belgian and Brett yeast influence and spicy, citrusy hop notes.

As always, The Meddlesome Moth will be offering happy hour specials from 4 to 7 pm, including fifteen select draft beers for $4 and $6 wine by the glass.

Be there or be square!

Lower Oak Lawn Art Scene: Saturday July 9, 2011

Posted by    |    July 9th, 2011 at 5:50 am

Lower Oak Lawn Evening of Art

Group shows are the stars of this month’s art exhibit openings in the Dallas Design District. The sheer number of artists on display this month in LOL is mind-boggling! My picks for Saturday night’s art stroll are: (more…)