Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio, Part 1
One of my favorite nonprofits in North Texas is Dwell with Dignity. I am honored to be one of the Dallas interior designers chosen this year to help with Thrift Studio 2017, a design extravaganza and major fundraiser.
Thrift Studio is a 30-day pop-up shop created to raise monty for Dwell with Dignity. Dallas interior designers apply to help create one of nine 20-by-20 vignettes. Everything in these vignettes is generously donated and will be for sale: furniture, housewares, accessories, and high-end designer finds to the public. This is its sixth year and I can tell you, it’s a can’t-miss event for anyone looking for fabulous deals on seriously stylish home furnishings!
I care deeply about homelessness in DFW, and Dwell with Dignity serves that population in a creative way. Dwell with Dignity helps families escape poverty and homelessness through beautiful design — one household at a time. They design and install complete home interiors for families who desperately need an environment that will support health and wellness. I love that!
I’m a long-time member the Interior Design Society (IDS), and a group of us always volunteers to design a Thrift Studio vignette. I was paired with two enormously talented designers and IDS members, Ruthie Staalsen and Nicole Arnold. This year, we designed our vignette in memory of Dot Greenlee, a dear friend and IDS leader who passed away in July 2016. She and I were co-VPs of the Dallas chapter of the IDS, and I miss her greatly.
For our vignette, Ruthie, Nicole, and I chose a palette of happy colors: navy with orange and fuchsia. From that jumping off point, we started our work.
We took the armoire to Scout Studio, and they painted the inside orange. Kisabeth Furniture donated quite a few furnishings, including an orange bench. Another of our partners, Robert Allen Fabrics, donated beautiful textiles we used to recover pieces from the Dwell warehouse, a great source for donated items. We also have to thank Arteriors for their generous donations of the beautiful blue bowl on the round table, Stahl Timber for a coffee table, Dallas Rugs for the seriously chic navy blue cowhide rug, and Nomads Loom for the wonderful and colorful rugs!
I’m thrilled with how our vignette turned out! I hope you’ll make time to visit the Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio — all decor items are sold at significant discounts and 100 percent of the sales benefit the nonprofit and help them break the cycle of poverty in Dallas.
The Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio 2017 is located International on Turtle Creek Design Center, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas. The preview party will be Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. for VIPs; you can buy tickets here.
The pop-up shop opens the next day, April 6, and runs through May 5, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.