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26th Annual ARTS Awards

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I was recently honored to be a presenter at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards in Dallas.  Being part of this years event was such a treat and it was truly a learning experience as well.  The cream of the crop in the manufacturing and retail home furnishings world were in attendance.   Being nominated for an ARTS award is such an honor and each of the nominees were so deserving.  The entire evening is one like the Oscars,  from food and beautiful gowns, to the stage and lighting production.  It was truly a beautiful evening.


The amount of sweat, tears and passion that was shared on that stage when the winners accepted their awards was so beautiful.  When you have a passion for the home furnishings world it doesn’t go away.

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Industry guru Rawlins Gilliland and I presenting manufacturer awards

The financial risks, the long hours, the dreams and the relationships built, shape your world.  This was evident in every acceptance speech.

curreyPortable Lamps Nominees – Currey & Co.

linda brooks erinInterior Designer of The Year Nominee – LGB Interiors, Linda Burnside

lance and davidLance Jackson and David Ecton of Parker Kennedy Living


donny osmond

There were a few celebrities in the mix, including the evenings emcee, Donny Osmond.  He was truly entertaining, funny and so gracious.

1XN0IF6KFFellow presenters, Brian Batt of the popular series Mad Men and Tom Cianfichi and owners of store Hazelnut

It was a beautiful evening and I was so, so honored to be a part of it.  Thanks to the ARTS Awards team and Dallas Market Center for a wonderful evening.


Me, Tobi Fairley, Michael Bauer and Shay Geyer, IBB Fine Furnishings


Congrats to all the Winners::

Accent Furniture
Phillips Collection – High Point, NC

Area Rugs
Loloi Rugs – Dallas, Texas

Annieglass – Watsonville, Ca.
Home Accents
Rojo 16 America – Culver City, Calif.

Home Textiles
Lili Alessandra – San Antonio, Texas
Lighting Fixtures
Crystorama Lighting – Westbury, N.Y.

Outdoor Living
Orlandi Statuary – Chicago, Ill.

Portable Lamps
Arteriors Home – Carrollton, Texas

Caskata Artisanal Home – Sherborn, Mass.

Wall Décor
Uttermost – Rocky Mount, Va.

Brian Slater – Brian Slater & Associates

Rinda Clinard – In-Detail
Doug Glassman – The Glassman Group

Furniture Store
IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Texas
International Retailer
Casa Studio – Mexico D.F., Mexico

Home Accents Store
Trovare Home – Cos Cob, Conn.

Paul Michael Company – Lake Village, Ark.
Slifer Designs – Edwards, Colo.


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I am delighted to be on the upcoming Dallas Market Center Sneak Peek Host Committee.  I am joined by my friends in the design blogging community and if you are a design blogger or social media infulencer in Dallas (or will be in Dallas) for Market on Friday, January 17, please join us!  This is the perfect behind-the-scenes opportunity to see what’s HOT and the manufacturers who are bringing the best to the market.

There are only 20 SPOTS!!!  And they will fill up fast, so REGISTER NOW and I am also able to offer you a special $10 discount off the $50 registration fee :  Use the code HOST 2014 at registration when you sign up.

Make sure you register through the link above and attend what will be sure to be a fun and fabulous day with all of my design blogging friends!

P.S.  here are the blogs of my friends on the Host committee.  Make sure you pop over and follow in case they aren’t on your radar yet! Elle Cole:: Notebook/Kelley Copeland::The Hidden List/Hilary Walker::Our Style Stories/Leslie Wood::Hadley Court/Shay Geyer::IBB Design

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