Posts Tagged ‘dallas real estate’

1st Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour This Saturday

Posted by    |    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

When I heard about the 1st Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour, I was more than giddy with excitement for two reasons:

1. I love home tours. (Who doesn’t?)

2. The curator of the fabulous homes on the tour is Ingrid Spencer, who served as managing editor of the Award-winning magazine Architectural Record for five years. She is now a contributing editor to that magazine, and a wealth of knowledge about all things home.

When can you see this amazing work?  On Saturday, January 28, 2012, nearly ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in central Dallas will open their doors from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The self-guided driving tour will feature innovative homes that exemplify modern living, addressing issues from sustainability to ergonomics.

As if being a part of the very first Dallas Modern Home Tour isn’t thrilling enough, I had the opportunity to interview Ingrid Spencer about the tour and how it can literally change your life. (more…)

Simple Homemade Christmas

Posted by    |    December 14th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Today’s post is one of inspiration.  Sometimes I see pictures in magazines of people’s homes decorated for the holidays and I feel inadequate.  My tree doesn’t have a theme; in fact, the ornaments are a mish-mash of ornaments people have been giving me since my sorority days.  (Said ornaments include a sparkly pickle, a strawberry for ZTA, a one-armed Santa and Barbie, of course.)  My nativity scene isn’t a fancy version and Mary has been glued back together twice.  So when Better Homes and Gardens shows holiday homes that are simply too good to be true, it can seem like an impossible task to measure up.

Then I see treats like this.  Totally homemade and beautiful.  Simple is oftentimes all we need to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place.  After all, what is more simple than birth in a barn?


The incredible French Larkspur shop sells these aqua green vintage German beer bottles (a set of 3 are $48,), and they make a gorgeous holiday display.  Add twigs, flowers, berries…anything, really.  The tags read “peace”, “love” and “joy”-all the qualities of the season.

It’s the little things in life that can make the biggest impact.  Check out French Larkspur for more homemade holiday inspiration, and additional photo beauty like this….

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If I Lived There….

Posted by    |    August 29th, 2011 at 8:00 am

One of the things I love most about Candy Evans is her ability to suss out the coolest properties in the city and present it with titles like “Friday Morning House Porn: Stacked, Stoked, and Staring At The Water“.  If THAT won’t get your attention, then I don’t know what will.

Anyhoo, here is her latest find that has me dreaming of what life would be like if I lived there…

I can assure you I’d be wearing this(more…)

If I Lived There…

Posted by    |    August 19th, 2011 at 7:06 am

This gem of a house is listed on Candy’s Dirt….talk about a beautiful exterior!  What makes it even more alluring is this gorgeous interior…. (more…)