Since I am lucky enough to live a stones throw from the Dallas market I usually avoid formal market events like the plague. Usually I will go in a week or so after market and visit the showrooms when they are much less crowded. However, this year I decided to go so that I could browse the temporary showrooms and meet representatives from many of the vendors I work with, or hope to work with in the future. While it was a tiring day….I left feeling very inspired.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen most of these pictures…..for the rest of you….here are some highlights.
One of my current lines just opened a huge showroom in Dallas. These pillows will be in my shop soon!
Speaking of pillows, I found a new vendor and will be working in the next month or so to get this new line into the shop.
I found a new, to me, line of lighting with an industrial vibe.
Mongolian sheepskin was everywhere…..I’ve been thinking of doing some stools in my living room. Looks like I won’t have any trouble sourcing….
My husband and I looked at this and discussed whether or not putting this on our three year old’s wall would or wouldn’t cause nightmares. I liked it…..but not sure it is worth finding out!
Blue and White Ceramic was in abundance, including a line that had high quality lighting reproductions modernized on acrylic bases. I liked….and they are on the list for the shop….
I liked the pagoda on acrylic (everything is on acrylic these days….glad I love it!)
I popped into Robert Abbey to say hi to my rep, Roberta, who helps me out so much! I didn’t take many photos there but the ceramic line comes in several new colors. I’ll be updating my shop soon.
I love the Hillary Thomas finials and lampshades….
Loved this pillow….
If I ever have a beach house, or a client with one, this set of vintage blue and white prints is high on my list.
I am adding a line of decorative books to my shop soon so I stopped into the showroom to snap a photo. It was my husband’s favorite stop because they had a sandwich bar and drinks! The owner buys out old libraries in Europe and adds decorative covers. I picked one up and found an old postcard nestled in the pages.
And finally, I must publicly say I have the best husband ever. He was out of town last week and when he heard I’d be at market on Saturday he offered to come with me. He carried catalogs (toting my bag), chatted with reps and kept me company. It was a fun, but tiring day. We had dinner out with friends Saturday night and were WIPED yesterday!
Have a great week!
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