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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Trip to Dallas!

Hey everyone! I've been in Dallas for the past several days and have missed reading your blogs. I'll have to catch back up with you all soon. I have some pictures of my friend Sherry's house and a peek inside the Dallas Market Center to show you. Some of you know I used to work for Sherry when she owned an interior shop. We have been going to market for almost 10 years. Even though she doesn't have the shop anymore, she still has clients and a store up north that she buys for. First, I want to show you a few pictures of her house in Dallas. She is still working on it, but it is looking beautiful! I posted some pictures a few months ago, but she has added some things since then. The blues and creams are so soothing.



This mirrored chest is gorgeous!


This is the master bath. It's still in progress, but is going to be beautiful!!


I just love this chandy and the tops of the cabinets! Question?? She has a shower door that is gold metal around the edges that she would like to paint silver. Has anyone ever painted one before?



Now lets take a short trip to the market center. You can't tell alot about it in this picture......but it is huge! There are 5 buildings including the apparel mart that total 5 million square feet!!

Lets peek into a few windows to see what's in...... lots of color in this showroom.


Look at all the pillows.....more color!


Shabby Chic is so pretty!



More bright contempory...... Orchids are definitly in!


The browns and blues are everywhere.....look at that giant shell! Anything relating to the ocean is in too.
It looks like just about everything is in right now.....just do what you like!!
I bet it's hard for shop owners to know what to buy right now because of the economy. Lets hope our new president will make some much needed changes. I will be making more frames and posting them soon. Thanks again for the encouragement and ideas. I hope you are all having a great week!!

36 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...your friend Sherry's home is so pretty...the painting over the mantel looks almost like a window looking out onto a beautiful garden...the colors she is using are so soothing! Thanks for the peek into the Dallas Market, too! ;-) Bo

julie & joe said...

I love your friend's master bath. Beautiful colors!

Lori said...

I have always wanted to go to the Dallas market! Thanks for sharing. I have been following your blog for a while now and just love it. First found you at Rate my space and came over here. Keep up the amazing work!

Tracy said...

Oh Kristen, it is all so pretty! I just love Sherry's house. Keep posting the gorgeous stuff girl! I enjoy it so much. Thanks for sharing!
Tracy

Nicole ~ said...

Wow, your friend Sherry’s home is gorgeous!! I love those two tuffets/ottomans next to the fireplace. And the chandelier in the bathroom, oh my goodness, beautiful!! I saw an episode of Devine Design a couple of years ago where Candance Olson put one in a bathroom, and I have been sold ever since.

Diane said...

Hi Kristen! Sherry's home is so beautiful! Is the Market open to the public? I'd go crazy in there!

My hubby had an auto body & paint shop for 25+ years... I think she should take her shower door from into a shop to have it painted. ♥

Diane

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen, :)
I'm glad you had a safe and fun trip.

~WOW! Sherry's home is so stunning and gorgeous. I love the Master Bathroom. I have the same color scheme in ours and boy do I see some ideas I would love to "borrow". I have to wait to see if we are moving or not though. A few more weeks and the wait will be over...:)

The market is HUGE!
I would want one of everything. Love all the decorative pillows. Really pretty.

Have a great one.
Talk soon.
~Melissa :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, I'm so glad you had a safe funfilled trip. Our market here isn't that large. But a person can get overwhelmed pretty quickly. Your friends home is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, thank you for posting pictures of "market". I've always thought I wanted to go, but seeing these pictures tells me that I would be SO confused and indecisive. It just wouldn't work. Sherry's home is beautiful. I am really wanting a mirrored piece of furniture, but I have to get rid of something I already have first, because there is just not any room left in my home. Glad you had a good trip. Welcome back. laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, I loved your trip to market. And Sherry's home is beautiful. I am adding more and more touches of blue. I love it with neutrals. That's one reason I painted in neutrals. I was planning my move into blues. Baby steps ya' know.
Hugs, Terrie

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Kristen! I came across you while viewing Janices blog on tea etiquette. I adore your creativity and your sensational frames I seen on a former post. The color of your friends bathroom is exactly what color I want to paint my spare bath, could you find out from her what she used please? Name/brand? Also, please -grab a cup of tea and stop by for a visit with me later today at catherinesteacups.blogspot.com I'm all about tea, decorating, and things that are fun to chat about. I'm actually thinking of making over my own mantel, just mentioned to my Beloved last evening. ~Ciao for now... ~CC

Kristen said...

Wow I want to go to that mall!
Thanks for sharing your friends home. It looks so amazing!

Dawnie said...

I wouldnt know where to begin in a store like that. I've never seen something so big! MY DREAM!!!

Beautiful home..i want the bathroom in a bad bad way.

"Blossom" said...

Kristen, I too buy and visit the alanta's ameri-mart and purchase items for my shop and clients. It's amazing there. I remember my very first trip and I was so excited. Now I make a plan to on who I will visit and specifie vendors I will make appointments with. Your friends home is georgous. So lovely.
Blossom

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Tell your friend her house is fabulous!

I think I see ME in one of YOUR pictures! :) LOL. Kristen, I am so mad we didn't exchange cell phone #'s. I was at cash & carry both Sat and Sun. do you think just maybe we walked right past each other? I did see two ladies from my home town...one of them twice. What are the chances of that? Did you get some good stuff at c&c??

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kristen...Sherry's home is gorgeous!! Wow! Were your eyes bugging out on stems at the sight of all that merchandise?? Mine would have been! I am easily visually over-stimulated!!! lol So much to see there. Welcome back. Sounds like a fun trip...Debbie

Susan S. said...

Hi Kristen....WHAT FUN! I've always wanted to go to Dallas Market. I've heard about it but never even seen pictures so thanks for sharing yours.

Your friends homes is stunning....I love the colors and all her special touches.

Johnson Family said...

Hi Kristen! I am sure you had fun on your trip. Love seeing the inside of Aunt Sherry's house, I have heard about it, but haven't seen it. Thanks for a glimpse of it and the market, which I have heard about for so many years! You two are so talented!
~Mary~

Nancy said...

Hi Kristen, your friends home is beautiful! The Dallas Market must a been a blast! Blessings, Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

I have passed a very sweet award on to you! :)

The Thompson's said...

Hey Kristen,

so glad you had such a great time. The colors in those pics were amazing! Hope all is well.

Love and Prayers,

Momovthree said...

Kristen, well all I can say is hold on while I wipe the drool off my chin. Her home and that market are fantastic! Thank you for sharing, such pretty pictures. You have me motivated now to get moving today on some painting I need to do. I needed the extra push today for sure. :)
~Michelle

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Kristen, thanks for visiting the blowing ice. Sure glad I can visit through photos. lol Have a super day my friend. hugs ~lynne~

Susie Harris said...

What prettys to look at. I bet yall had a blast shopping. The colors are just wonderful!

Happy To Be said...

GM Girl thanks for showing your friend home and thank her for me also...just beautiful..now this shopping trip I would't even know which floor to start with..comfortable shoes would be in order for sure..I just seen this yesterday at another blogger post she did the same thing..WOW!! thanks for coming by and seeing my birds...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen,
Thanks for the kind words and understanding about my doggies. They were my buds. One day soon we'll get another.
I'm so sorry about Romeo. That is a really sad story... ;(

Did you get my email snow photos? I hope I didn't overload your computer. Oops.
Have a wonderful day my firend.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Typo...I meant friend of course!
Smiles! :)

Angie said...

Your friend's home is just beautiful! I am so jealous you get to go to the market 'cause it looks so fun!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH....my head would totally spin off my body if I walked into a place like that! I can't even imagine how much you were drooling...or is that just me who drools! What a great experience to get to see a place like that. And your friends house is really beautiful. ARGH I now feel a deep need to go SHOPPING!!!

Lynette said...

Thanks for sharing all those great pictures - I wouldn't even know where to begin if I went to that market!!

Your friend's house is absolutely stunning - I love the blues and creams and browns she is using!! They are very soothing!!

Can't wait to see your new frames.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, you're friend's home is beautiful! I'll bet you helped her put it together! I would love to go to the market in Dallas! We got to go with some friends who owned a furniture store many years ago and it was wonderful!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Kristen!

Thanks for your kind words yesterday. I felt bad complaining about not being able to build our new dream house when I started thinking about so many people losing their homes. I am grateful today and was happy to get the proceed check from the sale of our 1 1/2 acre lot today. God is Good & I Trust Him!

Have a Super Weekend!
Darlene

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, thanks for the visit darling. I'm glad you liked the miniature tea set. They always make me smile when I look at them. I hope you're having a super evening. hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

thanks for the tour! and I am so far behind too...kids were sick and they took all my blogging time! see you again soon friend

Momovthree said...

Kristen,
Thanks for being such a fun Blogger, there is an award waiting for you on my blog.
~Michelle

Connie said...

I bet this was fun........ That building looked huge !
What is it about females ! ~ ~ we can look for hours, enjoy all the colors, and come home sooo happy.

I think we get inspired and want to run home and do everything we saw. Glad you got to go.

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