Sunday, January 10, 2010

Showroom Spotlight - Leslie Taylor

In the coming months, a new addition to the Dallas Decorum design blog will feature a "Showroom Spotlight" article - showcasing some of Dallas' best designer showrooms and venues including "to-the-trade only" and also those that sell to the public as well. This is a great way to present these showrooms that keep the Dallas design economy thriving to designers that are new to the area and design scene and also to those that are not in the immediate vicinity.

A fairly new addition to Slocum St. includes Leslie Taylor. Nestled in between two other renowned antique dealers - Le Louvre & Legacy Antiques, Leslie Taylor brings a new concept to the designer showroom where furnishings are not just thrown in to a warehouse space with no rhyme or reason but where complete room vignettes are created - showing designers and retail shoppers alike creative ways to use the merchandise to create a one of kind look - not like big box retailers where vignettes are generic without personality and character. The creators of the showroom are a mother and daughter design duo topping DHome's "Best Designer" list every year and use their experience of shopping for their own clients when purchasing merchandise for the showroom. There is a heavy emphasis on painted and distressed pieces & French antiques but they are more often than not paired with an original abstract piece of artwork or modern glass lamp to keep the look fresh and unfussy. By mixing different period pieces, old and new and glam and distressed they have created a beautiful showroom.
Antique wood candlesticks in clusters.

This is one of my favorite pieces in the showroom - this huge organic looking "monkey wood" table.

A shot of the soft and elegant showroom - love the daybed complete with keyhole cutouts at the ends adorned with nailheads.

Stop by and see showroom manager Debbie Plimmer - who is just as vibrant as her headful of fiery hair!
Antique Lithographs - This is a great way to split up a grid artwork grouping. It creates some depth in an otherwise flat arrangement.

Handpainted French style dresser

Handpainted settee - these embroidered pillows are fab!

Antique Chinese chairs - I want these! Great to use a pair in an entry way on each side a console.

Curvaceous chairs - there is a pair with the other going the opposite direction

A pair of Barry Dixon side chairs. The graphic back in punctuated with nailhead detailing. Love the green for a pop of color this spring!

The much photographed, publicized Mansion chandelier. I don't think you can open one design magazine from 2009 without seeing this showcased somewhere. Well you can buy it here! Comes in 3 sizes which can be ordered or purchase the largest off of the floor.

Wall Sconce

Handpainted wall plaque. Use above a ventahood or as an overdoor.

Majolica Urns

For more information on any of the pieces showcased contact info below...

Debblie Plimmer
1404 Slocum St Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone: 214- 760-8325 Fax: 214-760-8345

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