Pillow Talk And More

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Pillow Talk
The biggest trend to hit home dcor is comfy, colorful, and easy to toss aside. No, it’s not Mr. Right. (Dream on, kids.) I’s throw pillows in every hue, texture, and size imaginable. Price, too. ($3,000 for a pillow? Now that’s style with a capital $.) We toured hot local stores and boutiques to find this season’s plush pleasures. Below are our three favorites and the lowdown on all of the fab finds you see here.

FEATURED PILLOWS:
1. 100-percent white cotton pillow with cross-stitched motif. $160 at Allan Knight & Associates, 1400 Hi Line Dr. 214-741-2227.
2.  Sand tortola pillow. $55 at Z Gallerie, 4600 McKinney Ave. 214-526-4568.
3.  100-percent white cotton pillow with cross-stitched motif. $160 at Allan Knight & Associates, 1400 Hi Line Dr. 214-741-2227.
4.  Avocados & Cotton Candy, made of  vintage fabric, from the Born Again collection. $69 at Urban Home, 3010 Henderson Ave. 214-887-1711. www.urbanhome.com.
5.  Sandy Fire fringed pillow. $45 at Z Gallerie, 4600 McKinney Ave. 214-526-4568.
6.  Lost My Marbles, made of vintage fabric, from the Born Again collection. $69 at Urban Home, 3010 Henderson Ave. 214-887-1711. www.urbanhome.com.
7.  Perennials pillow. $450 at David Sutherland Showroom, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 340. 214-742-6501. www.davidsutherlandinc.com. To the trade only.
8.  Matt Camron tapestry pillow. $1,200 for the pair at The Hargett Showrooms, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 740. 214-747-9600. www.hargettshowrooms.com. To the trade only.
9.  Ambidextrous with antique Italian embroidered medallion. $6,000 for the pair at The Hargett Showrooms, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 740. 214-747-9600. www.hargettshowrooms.com. To the trade only.
10.  Blush silk French knot pillow. $345 at Baker Knapp & Tubbs, 1250 Slocum St., Ste. 790. 214-741-2586. www.baker.com. To the trade only.
11.  Hand-stitched silk brocade from Northern Thailand. $160 at Allan Knight & Associates, 1400 Hi Line Dr. 214-741-2227.
12.  Electric, made of vintage fabric, from the Born Again collection. $59 at Urban Home, 3010 Henderson Ave. 214-887-1711. www.urbanhome.com.
13.  Floral brocade pillow of Thai silk. $190 at Allan Knight & Associates, 1400 Hi Line Dr. 214-741-2227.
14.  Green and taupe damask pillow. $200 at Baker Knapp & Tubbs, 1250 Slocum St., Ste. 790. 214-741-2586. www.baker.com. To the trade only.
15.  Copper silk pillow. $25 at Crate & Barrel, 3104 Knox St. 214-219-1500.
16.  Frenchie, made of vintage fabric, from the Born Again collection. $49 at Urban Home, 3010 Henderson Ave. 214-887-1711. www.urbanhome.com.
17.  Pewter welted pillow, made of Pollack Repouss reversible fabric. Price upon request at Donghia Showrooms, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 800. 214-741-1777. To the trade only.
18.  Havana pillow. $33 at Z Gallerie, 4600 McKinney Ave. 214-526-4568.

Three of Our Favorites

 

LEFT TO RIGHT: Silk brocade pillow. $890 at East & Orient Company, 1123 Slocum St. 214-741-1191. Hand-stitched silk brocade from Northern Thailand. $160 at Allan Knight & Associates, 1400 Hi Line Dr. 214-741-2227. Ambidextrous with antique Italian embroidered medallion. $6,000 for the pair at The Hargett Showrooms, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 740. 214-747-9600. www.hargettshowrooms.com. To the trade only.

Poochy Pillows
Kudos to the Crafty Ladies Club of Dallas, whose darling canine- and feline-inspired pillows will be sold at a fundraiser at Cafe Pacific on November 23, 2003. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the United States Spay and Neuter Clinic “a worthy cause. Woof!

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Call of the Wild
Artist Yoshida Kazumi has reinterpreted the classic Tree of Life motif with a fantasy-like combination of vibrant hues and bold strokes. And at $10,000 a tapestry, that’s something to roar about. Clarence House, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 490. 214-741-5600.

Inspired to Design
Dallas design community will be out in force “albeit with a dash of panache “for this year’s Dallas Design Day II. The daylong event features new products and collections from the city’s finest showrooms. This year’s list of luminaries includes Thomas Pheasant (right), Holly Hunt, Charles Faudree, Sheila Coombes, Mary Douglas Drysdale,  Diane Dorrans Saeks, Jarrett Ouellette, and Andrew Bradley “all descending on Dallas to show their latest collections. For more information and a list of participating showrooms, call 214-747-1700.

Things We Love
We adore the Italians. Florence. Fellini. Fettuccine. Okay, perhaps we love that last one a little too much. (The hips don’t lie.) But Design Within Reach’s new fall line had us at ciao, bella. Designer Pietro Arosio’s Parentesi chair is handsome and sleek, appropriate for a lobby, lounge, or living room. We’re especially fond of the version trimmed in aluminum. Now if it only came with a side of tiramisu. Mmmm. $1,295-$1,395 at Design Within Reach, 4524 McKinney Ave., Ste. 103. 214-521-0100.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

SEPTEMBER
Alexine Deahl 9/8
Dow O’Neal 9/26
Ali Pamenari 9/1
Connie Williamson 9/1
Barbara Gover 9/3
Janet Lewis 9/17
Bev Heil 9/17
Jennifer Smink 9/22
Farzin Ghalibaf 9/25
Melanie Walker 9/28
Benjamin Diem 9/7
Casey Waller 9/19
Fred White 9/22
Serena Cole 9/24
Jane Bolin 9/20
Jennifer Smink 9/22

OCTOBER
Michael Wilkov 10/9

David Waddington 10/10
Maloree Banks 10/13
Autumn Smink 10/16
David Dike 10/17
Alexa Grossman 10/23
Sharon Flatley 10/12
Peggy Levinson 10/19
Carol Reese 10/18
Jessica Hasten 10/9
Peter Cwalino 10/11

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Hector Garcia, Russell Hodges, and Susie Priore

Iris Interpretations
Restaurateurs Hector Garcia, Russell Hodges, and Susie Priore asked prominent local artists to create works of art for Iris, their new Bluffview restaurant, based on the cafe’s name. The results are eclectic and stunning.

 

LEFT TO RIGHT: Sam Gummelt, Iris 3, sun print; Frank Tolbert, Iris, oil on canvas; Frank Welch, Sam’s Iris Bed, silver gelatin print

 

Nan Coulter, Damsel, gicle print; Nic Nicosia, Iris in the Sky, gicle print

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It’s in the Details
Give your house a rich, new look with these finishing touches.

Love the Leather >>
Leather knobs from Vicenza add a rugged, handsome look to your furniture or cabinets. In natural, cognac, burgundy, or black. $19.50 each at Pierce Hardware, 6823 Snider Plaza. 214-368-2851.


<< Start Your Engines
Add a little vroom vroom to any little boy’s room with these adorable race car knobs. $10 each at Restoration Hardware, 3133 Knox St. 214-520-7255.


The Designer’s Choice >>

The hallmark of good design is simplicity, beauty, and elegance “just like this nickel, oval Judo knob. In polished brass or brushed nickel. $6.90-$10.70 at Pierce Hardware, 6823 Snider Plaza. 214-368-2851.

<< You’ve Got Mail
Getting your electricity bill is less painful when you retrieve it from this beautiful vintage mailbox slot.

Due to unique inventory, prices vary. Oak Cliff Mercantile, 330 W. Davis St. 214-948-8080.


A Regal Welcome >>
Brass is back. Antiqued brass, that is. Greet your guests in classic style with this luminous door handle by Baldwin. $892 at Pierce Hardware, 6823 Snider Plaza. 214-368-2851.

<< Handle This
Add charm to your bungalow with this Arts & Crafts door handle reproduction by Emtek Decorative Hardware. $70 at Elliott’s Hardware, 4901 Maple Ave. 214-634-9900.

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