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My Curated Kravet Room

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I’ve been keeping a little secret and now that it’s out on Social Media I wanted to give you all the scoop!!


I was so excited to hear that Kravet had plans to launch a Ready-To-Ship Upholstery Collection.  I was even more delighted when they asked me to curate rooms using these upholstery pieces and many of the pillows I designed for their Ready-To-Ship line.

There are several views of the space and developing a look that represented my style using these pieces was a piece of cake.  The fabrics on each piece are incredibly versatile and will be so easy to use in each of my projects.  The best part is that they are sitting on a shelf and ready to ship to my Dallas receiver.  NO ONE ELSE HAS THIS!!!


Every upholstered piece in every image in this post is ready to go.  Same for the accessories, the art, the pillows, the lamps, the tables….all of it!!  That’s an incredible feat and I have been waiting 5 years for this to happen in our industry.

Imagine that you get a call needing an entire space completed in 3 weeks.  Now that’s possible from a trade source in the high quality that you give all of your other projects that are delivered in several months.


Everyday I  design projects on a deadline.  I get calls from executives moving to town, from divorcee’s needing an immediately filled apartment, from sports figures moving to Dallas to play for one of our many sports teams and even military officers who are retiring and coming back from the Middle East.  They, along with my clients who want immediate gratification, want a luxury look NOW.  Now it’s possible through Kravet and CuratedKravet.  The rugs shown are also from their Ready-To-Ship items on their website.  Beautiful, no?

Take a minute to listen to Cary Kravet and his reason for launching this collection HERE.  (Thanks for pronouncing my name for the whole world Cary…..its always a mystery and you have cleared it up now!)

I also loved the design board created to let everyone get to know me a little better as a Kravet curator.


The team at Kravet was great to work with, the photoshoot was fast, furious and completed in 8 hours……talk about designing with a deadline!!  When I arrived the studio had wallpaper and when I left for the airport the same day, our images were shot and the looks you see here were complete.  And Nate Berkus had just been there… exciting!

So let me know what you think?  Would you use these items in your projects, designers?  I want to hear from you and so does Kravet!  SHOP HERE and give me your thoughts and take advantage of their 10% Holiday Discount too using code GIVETHNKS10.




Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio Behind the Scenes

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I’ve been hearing the buzz all over town about Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio I wrote about HERE.  While I have been away this week in Little Rock at Tobi Fairley’s “The Journey to Getting Published Camp”, things have been taking shape back in Dallas for next week’s Thrift Studio event.

I am so excited to be part of the host committee again this year for Thrift Studio.  When I received images of the rooms in my email this morning, I was so excited to share with you!  The spaces are so full of color!  So without further ado:

Square Foot Studio

William Christopher



DJ Lucy Wrubel for Peacock Alley

One Kings Lane

IBB Design

Studio Ten 25

So which is your favorite?  I would love to hear!! Make sure you purchase your tickets HERE and don’t miss this great event and opportunity to give back to women and children in our community through Dwell with Dignity!

Denise McGaha Interiors on Cover of Design Guide Texas

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Last week was a fun week here at the studio because several of our projects received recognition in publications and online.  It is always so gratifying to have your hard work pay off in the form of press!

We were so excited when Design Guide Texas announced our project made the cover of their Spring 2013 Edition!!  This project is near and dear to our hearts and was designed for a family with two young boys and needed to be elegant yet durable.

A huge thanks to Design Guide for sharing our work with their readers.  We greatly appreciate our partnership over the past three years and if you don’t follow the Design Guide BLOG and their FACEBOOK page, you should.  There are always great guest posts from designers around the state, as well as the latest trends in design.

Thanks again Design Guide – we were squealing with delight when we found out!


PS – Please come see us Thursday evening for cocktails and light bites as I unveil my Designer Showcase Vignette in the Pettigrew Showroom starting at 5:30p.  I hope to see you there!

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