Shay Geyer On IBB Design’s Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Vignette

I hit the Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio preview party last week, and the designer vignettes were even more fantastic in person than they were in those sneak peek photos we showed you. In the midst of sipping cocktails and ogling the goods, I ran into the lovely and talented Shay Geyer of IBB Design hanging out in the stunning cobalt and emerald green space she’d designed. (Chinoiserie, Ikat, and Malachite, oh my…) Smitten with all the details, I asked her if she’d share her inspiration and process for the vignette, and she kindly obliged.

Per Shay:

“The inspiration for the space came  from a bracelet I purchased from CUSP at Neiman Marcus.  Using the sensibility and color palette of the bracelet as the jumping off point helped the design come together quickly, and IBB designers Mary Helen Peters, Brandy Scott, Kari Woods, and I had a great time pulling it all together.

We sanded, refinished, and reupholstered many of the pieces in the vignette, and I love how they turned out. In fact, my three favorite furniture pieces in the space (the bench with silk and velvet wide stripe fabric, the green lacquered chest with chrome Greek key hardware, and  the navy zig zag chair and ottoman) were all repurposed pieces. Then it was onto the details (the best part). For artwork, we framed posters and prints from the Chagall: Beyond Color exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. And to bring the wow, we used Mary McDonald’s new Schumacher fabric for two upholstered wall panels handcrafted by Mary Helen Peters and her father.”

Friends, you are going to want to see this action in person…trust me. And luckily you still have a little time as the Dwell With Dignity sale runs through May 18. Get all the details at