A screened-in porch, replete with screens on three walls, a hanging daybed, fireplace, and a fan, is a year-round area that Bogart and her husband find themselves spending almost every morning in. Elizabeth Lavin

Interior Design

Step Inside Dallas Artist Brenda Bogart’s Bluffview Home

Take a peek at the colorful, serene, and personal spaces that inspire Bogart's work.

Artists have known the perks and pain points of working from home long before the rest of the world caught on. Many of Dallas’ visual creatives, both up-and-coming and established, prefer the comfort and inspiration that comes from creating in a familiar place. But how that environment informs their work—and how their aesthetic, in turn, influences their living spaces—is wholly individual. We went inside the homes of six local artists, whose means of self-expression on and off the canvas give a revealing peek into their distinct personalities and points of view.


At 46 years old and the height of her career, Brenda Bogart found herself called to retire her interior-design business and pursue art full-time. With little formal art training and no way of knowing if this would be a profitable endeavor, it was, to put it lightly, a leap of faith. Bogart went back to school; fifteen years and many highs and lows later, she’s found her sweet spot in life, represented locally by Blue Print Gallery.

The colorful tiles are miniature giclées of Bogart’s tongue-in-cheek Dictators and Other Dicks series, comprised of 64 dictators and eight men named Dick.
Elizabeth Lavin
"The entire year of 2020, I did a series of birds—over 100 different birds—so I’m starting off this year with a little series of owls of all different sizes,” says Bogart. This series will be available at Blue Print Gallery.
Elizabeth Lavin

In 2015, Bogart and her husband, Bill, purchased a lot in the rolling hills of Bluffview. Other buyers failed to recognize the potential of the lot, which was located in a floodplain, but the couple had a vision. Bogart’s love for nature not only inspires her art but was the driving force in choosing to build a home that seamlessly blended the interior with exterior. Bolstered with three decades of interior design experience and the help of architect Bentley Tibbs, the couple’s mid-century rustic dream home was born.

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