Thrift Studio is back for its eleventh year. The much-anticipated annual event brings together philanthropy-focused Dallasites, the interior design community, and locals who love scoring great deals on home décor. Each year, lauded local designers create vignettes using high-end home furnishings and accessories. Shoppers can peruse the spaces and purchase any piece on display, often at a significant discount.
Proceeds from Thrift Studio benefit Dwell with Dignity, a North Texas nonprofit that offers free interior design services and furnishings to Dallasites who are building new lives after experiencing homelessness and poverty. This annual event generates one-third of Dwell with Dignity’s annual operating revenue.
The charity event kicks off with today’s VIP preview party, which will run until 5 p.m. The public can enter for free starting tomorrow, and Thrift Studio’s monthlong run will end on September 25.
“[Because of] the pandemic, ‘home’ has so much more meaning now,” explains Ashley Sharp, executive director at Dwell with Dignity. “For many, the home became a shared school or office, and for those fortunate, home has been a safe haven. But the one in four children living in poverty in Dallas may not always have a place to call home. We hope to change that and empower families to break the generational cycle of homeless through transformational design. Thrift Studio provides the critical funding needed to positively serve families and children in DFW, and we are grateful for the collective support of our designers and shoppers.”
This year, Thrift Studio has introduced new programming called Thrifty Thursdays. Each week, shoppers will be treated to complimentary events and workshops, like candle making on September 2 and a succulent arranging class on September 9. Thrift Studio is also acting as a platform for emerging artists; over 50 pieces of original artwork are on display and available for purchase.
The 2021 event’s honorary chair is Denise McGaha of Denise McGaha Interiors and the art chair is Eddie Maestri of Maestri Studios. Featured designers include AF Home Interiors, Chase Dowell Interior Design, Kara Lekago Design, Mary Beth Wagner Interiors, Meredith Ellis Design, The Collective, Tori Rubinson Interiors, and Yates Desygn. Click through the gallery below for a sneak peek at their styled vignettes.