Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I am blessed, however, that we are located in the Design District, just on the south side of the newly renamed Riverfront and basically really never have to leave a mile radius to go source the best products and fabricators in the industry. With the revamping of the Trinity Corridor and the marketing push by Ablon Properties "LOL" - Lower on Oaklawn, others are taking suit and overflowing back by my once lonely place of business. Just read my rambling from last month's post Movin' On Up ... some of the "new" neighbors include- and I say that with quotes because some of the companies have been there over two years...are the Dallas Contemporary gallery, Tufenkian Carpets, Lofty Concepts, and my new friends over at The Lee Collection (now TLC Contract Group). All the companies are renovating their new digs, increasing the overall appearance of our once shabby street while still paying homage to the "warehouse" look. My goal is to introduce you to each of these great companies, first starting with The TLC Contract Group
The TLC Contract Group was founded by Debbie Lee Grayson who had the vision of a customer service oriented company that would provide clients the benefit of direct ordering and fulfillment from the world’s best known furniture, fabric, and fixture manufacturers,
specializing in commercial, medical, and hospitality interior and exterior finish-out, furnishings and fixtures. With the ability to purchase items directly from leading global manufacturers, The TLC Contract Group passes outstanding savings on to its customers and clients.
Their projects include those done here locally in the Dallas area and throughout the country. I met a newfound friend, Kara Legako a designer for TLC, who is as personable as she is cute, whom I later found out had been working with Dwell with Dignity, one of my favorite non-profits. She also organizes the DwD workdays to utilize TLC's warehouse to help with the building, painting or whatever else hands on projects need to take place for a DwD install. TLC Group will also accommodate the individual designers and other firms who are looking for pieces from the big manufacturers that have huge minimum opening orders and stocking dealer agreements that must be fulfilled before ordering from them - with The Lee Collection you can bypass that and purchase a whole project through them or singular pieces. They have access to the manufacturer's own fabric lines to help from all of those COM charges too. Kara was nice enough to give me a tour and introduce me to the crew and also let me post some of their pieces from past jobs that they have on consignment which will be up on the dallasDECORUM Facebook page shortly.
150 Glass Street
Dallas, TX 75207
Friday, March 19, 2010
One of my favorite features of the home is the gallery medallions that I designed (there are two that mirror each other, one is on the opposite wing of the home). This one is off of the butlery and elevator - what home would be complete without one?
Study Floor Detail
Her master bath, off of the coffee bar in the master...complete with her own water closet, roman tub, full shower, walk in closet complete with island and makeup vanity (so you don't have to always make the bathroom look perfect, just close the closet door!) AND french doors to her own courtyard!
The back exterior...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
F.Schumacher also hosts local home grown Texas fabric designer Bonnie Sharp who resides in D-Town and was featured in DHome for her Bon Studio Textiles line of modern and graphic prints. Bonnie worked under designer Emily Summers developing her modern aesthetic before striking it out on her own with her textile studio. As each order is printed by hand, the possibilities of customization are endless.
Local Rep for Dallas Area:
R. Bradley Scott
Territory Manager Schumacher
1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 300 Dallas , TX 75207
Tel: 214.748.3331 Fax: 214.747.5709
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This is their newest line, the Metropolitan Collection by Hamilton Sinkler, a modern reinterpretation of classic hardware, but has been modified by using larger scale and a range of finishes. Their hardware has graced hi end retail clothing ateliers, commercial projects, even custom hardware for Mark Ecko for his New Jersey digs. Again, all pieces can be customized - you can provide a sample of a finish and they will match it, or you can completely resize or change elements. They will even go so far as to make a resin mold of the actual product so you can be sure you know what you are signing off on.
One of my favorite pieces above, the egg door knob.
Below are some of my other favorite finds the Elegant Additions carries
Just spec'd this - two of them to be exact for a client's bar trough sink, one at each end
For the glam and over the top client
This is amythest, yes, REAL amythest. We just spec'd a client's master bath hardware to be a version of this with sodalite stone to match their handpicked sodalite slabs from a quarry in Carrera, Italy