7 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you may be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on Turkey Day, these seven island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.

 

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2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

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2321 Silver Table Drive | Lewisville | $2,199,000

 

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6634 Aberdeen AvenuePreston Hollow | $2,100,000

 

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5209 Limestone Court | Richardson | $1,180,000

 

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7736 Goforth CircleLake Highlands | $1,049,000

 

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218 Wimberly Street | Fort Worth | $425,000

 

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702 Wildgrove Drive | Garland | $329,000

 

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Anniversary Sale Wish List


Tired of the heat? Ready for fall fashions? Well you’re in luck. The most wonderful time of summer is upon us — it’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time!

 

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is a one-of-a-kind event where just-arrived pieces are available at limited-time low prices. That’s right, #N and fashion debuts at sale price and increases to regular price post-sale.

 

Here’s a selection of our favorite must-have items.

 

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Nordstrom At Home ‘Chloe’ Duvet Cover

 

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1. Cupcakes and Cashmere Table Lamp  2. Nordstrom At Home Marble & Acacia Wood Serving Board  3. Diptyque Candle Set  4. E2 Concepts Serving Cart  5. Golden Rabbit Mixing Bowls  6. Ted Baker London Accent Pillow
7. American Atelier Stemless Wine Glasses  8. Marshall ‘Stockwell’ Bluetooth Speaker

 

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Deny Designs Matcha Blush Art Print Set

 

The sale officially begins Friday, July 20. But if you’re a Nordstrom cardmember, you can already shop Early Access (store cardholders get a sneak peek via catalog and can shop 8 days before the sale opens to the public). Either way, get to a Nordstrom (or a computer) ASAP, because prices go up August 6.

9 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you might be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Regardless of whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on turkey day, these nine island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.
 
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1601 Carlyle Court | Westlake | $2,895,000
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6331 Northwood Road | Dallas – Preston Hollow | $1,895,0006655 green knoll wiw6655 Green Knoll Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000
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6142 Shady Oaks Drive | Frisco | $1,324,9007723 midbury kitchen7723 Midbury Drive | Dallas | $1,295,0005609 glenbrook5609 Glenbrook Circle | Plano | $995,0004150 fallbrook4150 Fallbrook Drive | Frisco | $799,9001227 woodlawn1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas – Kessler Park | $725,000
JL 8615 thorbrush
8615 Thorbrush Place | Dallas | $549,900
 
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Local Fall Etsy Finds


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There’s no shortage of talented artists and artisans in Dallas, and now, shopping local is easier than ever. Add some festive fall flair to your home this season with these Etsy products made by local sellers.
 
Item: Grateful Sign, $38
Seller: Our Signature Swag
 
This adorable sign is a perfect reminder to hang up in your home this holiday season. Place it above a door or on a wall, or prop it up on a shelf for a classy Thanksgiving (or year-round) sentiment.
 
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Item: White Calligraphy Pumpkin, $17-$20
Seller: Rachel Carl
 
These faux pumpkins with handwritten lettering are a chic and simple alternative to traditional gourds. Pick from sayings like “give thanks” or “hello fall,” or request your own phrase.
 
 
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Item: Thanksgiving Sign, 10×12 for $53, 16×16 for $63
Seller: Six Eleven Co.
 
Celebrate the season with this fun wooden Thanksgiving sign. It’s hand-built using quality wood, hand-painted with warm, orange lettering, and hand-distressed for a perfectly rustic look.
 
 
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Item: Pomegranate Cider Natural Soy Candle, 4 oz. for $11, 8 oz. for $15
Seller: The Tiny Collection
 
This small-batch soy candle blends the scent of warm spices with sweet pomegranate for a tantalizing fall home fragrance. It’s non-toxic and made from all-natural soy wax, a cotton wick, and essential oils.
 

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Item: Halloween Typography Print, prices vary depending on size
Seller: Letter B Studio
 
Add some humor to your Halloween décor with this fun print. Professionally printed on cardstock paper, this durable print can be ordered in 5×7, 8×10, or 11×13. If you’re located in Dallas, message the seller for free shipping!
 
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Item: Thankful Wood Slice Décor, $50
Seller: You Me Happily

Brighten up a tablescape or mantel with this lovely decorated wood slice. Painted with metallic gold modern calligraphy, it’s finished with a matte protective coating to ensure a spot in your home’s décor year after year.
 
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Item: Fall Farmhouse Throw Pillow, $25
Seller: Mugg + Co.

 
Whether your home’s décor is shabby chic, modern, or traditional, this charming printed pillow is a perfect addition to any cozy space. The faux-linen, zippered pillow cover is off-white and measures 18×18 inches. Pro tip: Pillow covers are a great decorating option for those tight on storage space; they fold up and can easily be stored until next year without taking up much room.
 
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Item: Spiced Pinecone & Pear Soy Candle, $20 for 8 oz.
Seller: Turquoise and Lake
 
This 100 percent soy candle smells of clean, crisp pinecone and fresh, juicy pear. Additional notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and sugared cinnamon make this warming scent perfect for fall. The small-batch candle is poured into a mason jar and features a chemical-free WoodWick that will create a slight, soothing crackling sound.
 
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Item: Fall/Autumn Dog Collar, $13.95 to $17.95 (depending on size)
Seller: Coley’s Collars
 
Customize a festive collar for your pooch on Coley’s Collars Etsy shop. Pick your choice of pattern, size, collar width, and buckle color for a one-of-a-kind collar for your furry friend.
 
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Item: Fall Wreath, $95
Seller: Tricia’s Treasures 11
 
Celebrate fall with this beautiful monogrammed grapevine wreath. Each one is handmade with care, so no two are exactly alike.
 
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Item: Velvet Pumpkins with Natural Stems, $50
Seller: Wood Drift Designs
 
Matching your existing décor with the colors of fall can sometimes be tricky. This Etsy seller has the solution to that, with these trendy fabric pumpkins. Available in a variety of colors, the handmade pumpkins have rice at the bottom to keep them upright and beautiful on any table or shelf.

 
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Where to Find Antiques in North Texas


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For those of you seeking to decorate your home with one-of-a-kind pieces, North Texas is home to a variety of stores that specialize in antique furniture and accessories.
 
While it takes an effort to peruse through vast selections, your efforts may pay off when you find the perfect piece for your décor.
 
With the hopes of inspiring some second-hand shopping, we’ve rounded up local antique and consignment stores trusted by some of North Texas’ best interior designers.
 
Prefer shopping at home? Many of these stores update their website galleries and Instagram pages with photos of their selections, so you can browse online before you make the trip. Check back often, though, as things go quickly.
 
If estate sales are more your scene, there are great online resources to help you find unique items near you. Check out Attics to Basements for information about estate sales near you, or visit Everything But The House to browse the online marketplace of estate sale-type items.
 
Each store we’ve included has a different speciality, so read below to learn where you should go to find your home’s next statement piece.
 
Again & Again

This high-end vintage furniture warehouse offers upholstery, repainting and custom furniture services. They specialize in rare, unique Mid-Century 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s furniture pieces ranging from velvet chairs to brightly colored dressers and side tables. Pieces only stay for 120 days, so act quickly if you see something you like!
 
Phone: 214.746.6300
Instagram: @againdallas
 
Antiques Moderne

Owner John Bacile takes great pride in knowing the story behind each of the vintage pieces in the store, and he’ll be sure to pass the story along to each new owner. He continually makes room in the store for new finds, meaning you get frequently refreshed stock and reasonable prices.
 
Phone: 214.746.6300
Instagram: 214.215.9600
 
Big Mango Trading Co.

Okay … so this store isn’t technically an antique shop, but it’s a go-to location for unique items, so it deserves a spot on this list. This company specializes in importing handcrafted home furnishings from Indonesia, and these one-of-a-kind Asian-style pieces cannot be found elsewhere.
 
Phone: 214.752.4755
Instagram: @bigmangotrading
 
Cooper Street Antique Mall

With over 53,000 square feet, this antique mall is the largest in Arlington. Sort through the vast selection of furniture, vases, mirrors, and more, or sit down for a bite at its Tin Tulip Tea Room.
 
C & W Antiques
 
This Grand Prairie store specializes in English and French antiques, as well as original fine art from Italian, French, Russian, English, and American artists. Search for one-of-a-kind 17th, 18th, and 19th-century antiques, crystal chandeliers, and Iranian hand-woven carpets at the spacious showroom. Call ahead — you will need an appointment. You can also find their items at the Montgomery Street Antique Mall in Fort Worth.
 
Phone: 817.637.7637
 
DFW M’Antiques
 
This Bishop Arts District store specializes in the “rougher side” of antiques. Enjoy a beer while perusing the industrial antiques, re-purposed items, advertising items, small furniture, and more.
 
Phone: 214.680.4960
Instagram: @dfwmantiques
 
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Legacy Antiques
 
If you’re looking for 18th and 19th-century European antiques, Legacy Antiques is the ultimate destination. Choose from their selection of antique lighting, mirrors, chests, commodes, and more. Shipments arrive regularly from France, Italy, and Spain.
 
Phone: 214.748.4606
 
Montgomery Street Antique Mall
 
With 61,000 square feet of space, this Fort Worth antique mall is home to a large selection of unique treasures. Here you will find everything from old Coca-Cola machines and old gas pumps to glassware and animal wall mounts.
 
Phone: 817.735.9685
 
Nick Brock Antiques
 
Situated on North Henderson Avenue in Dallas, Nick Brock Antiques offers a wide array of 17th-century through mid-century furnishings. Here you’ll find paintings, porcelain, lighting, accessories, and more.
 
Phone: 214.828.0624
Pinterest: nbrockantiques
 

On Consignment

Situated in Uptown Dallas, On Consignment offers a beautiful array of fresh finds such as Persian rugs and ornate chandeliers. On Consignment receives daily shipments of art, furniture and more, and is frequented by Dallas’ top interior decorators.
 
Phone: 214.720.1818
Instagram: @onconsignmentdallas
 
Uncommon Market Dallas
 
This store specializes in European and vintage antiques from France, Belgium, Holland, England and the United States. Browse their large assortment of furniture, accessories, architectural salvage, collectibles, light fixtures, and sconces. From Victorian to Art Deco and beyond, you will find exactly what you are searching for. If not, they promise to help get it for you.
 
Phone: 214.871.2775

White Elephant Antiques

This antiques mall offers three warehouses and over 25,000 square feet of everything from antiques to Mid-Century. Here you’ll find personable staff and a wide array of accessories and gifts.
 
Phone: 214.871.7966
Instagram: @whiteelephantantiques

Decorate with Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year


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Pantone® recently unveiled its Color of the Year, what it describes as “a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

 

This year’s color selection? Pantone 15-0343, otherwise known as Greenery.

 

Described by Pantone as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade,” Greenery is reminiscent of the outdoors and is supposed to inspire consumers to “take a deep breath, oxygenate, and reinvigorate.”

 

While it’s never a bad idea to decorate your home with fresh plants, here are some alternative green options that will bring life into your décor.

Pantone Color of the Year1. Modern Green/Chrome Dining Chairs – $110.99
These modern dining chairs feature a forest-themed cut-out and are a great way to bring fun and functionality to a dining area.

 

2. Interlock Greek Key Pillow Cover – $129
This 100 percent cotton pillow cover features a classic embroidered key pattern. Use it to instantly add a hint of brightness to any seat, sofa, or bed.

 

3. KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, Green Apple – $329.99
We’re green with envy for anyone who adds this stand mixer to their kitchen countertop.

 

4. NEST® Lemongrass & Ginger Liquid Soap – $22
The only thing better than this soap’s bright and sleek packaging is its crisp, herbal scent.

 

5. Stemless Wine Glasses (Set of 4) –  $37.95
Who says stemless wine glasses should only be used for wine? We love the white dotted design on these elegant and durable glasses.

 

6. Fiddle Leaf Tree – $299
Fiddle leaf fig trees are on-trend right now due to their ability to add sophistication and a contemporary feel to any décor.

9 Ways to Rework Your Kitchen for the Holidays


Expecting family over for the holidays? According to a recent survey by WalletHub, D-FW ranks No. 9 on the list of top warm-weather destinations during the holidays.

 

Whether your family books a room at your place or pops in throughout the length of their trip, you want to make sure your kitchen is spot-on, and now is the perfect time to get started. Following are nine fixes for an impressive refresh.

 

1. Cabinetry

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1925 Fairmount Avenue | Fort Worth | $530,000

Dated cabinetry can serve as the biggest eyesore. Liven yours up by sanding them down, adding fresh paint and then installing snazzy hardware.

 

2. Countertops and Sink

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2255 Forest Hollow Park | Dallas – Stonegate at Forest Hills | $559,000

Newer countertops provide a stunning look. Consider changing your sink as well. And, if there’s still wiggle room in the budget, look at updating your faucet – it can really complete the new look.

 

3. Appliances

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6735 Kingsbury Drive | Dallas – Merriman Park | $470,000

If appliances aren’t working properly, it’s obvious they need to be replaced or fixed before family visits. It’s best to change out the refrigerator first – an appliance that is used daily. Then, match the replacement to existing equipment.

 

4. Backsplash

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7229 Yamini Drive | Dallas – Jan Mar | $939,000

Subway-tile backsplash adds an updated yet classic look. Going for neutral colors adds brightness and leaves room for more versatility.

 

5. Lighting

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4642 Edmondson Avenue | Highland Park | $1,395,000

Who wants a dark kitchen? Not your family. Consider purchasing and installing recessed ceiling cans. Although small, they highlight, brighten and add a modern touch.

 

6. Paint

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1750 Trace Bella Court | Westlake | $5,798,880

Probably one of the easiest and least expensive ways to spruce up a room. Neutral shades allow for brightness and more versatility, but soft greens and blues add a nice twist.

 

7. Flooring

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5007 Purdue Avenue | Dallas – Briarwood | $849,000

Dated linoleum or vinyl isn’t the most attractive. Opt for real-wood planks, which add a classic addition to any kitchen.

 

8. Statement Piece

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2260 Hermitage Drive | Allen – Shaddock Park | $699,999

Similar to what it does for fashion, a statement piece serves as an interesting, attractive and relatively eye-catching item that reflects your style. A pot rack or a unique light fixture can easily be installed by homeowners, adding a big impact for a small price.

 

9. Openness

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3207 Parkrise Court | Garland – Spring Park | $360,000

With good reason, the open floor plan trend continues to grow. Overcrowding in the kitchen is the last thing you want. Opt for knocking down a wall, allowing the central hub of your home to be a part of your living and dining areas.

2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity


The color experts at Pantone recently revealed their choice for Color of the Year for 2016. And, to our surprise, they chose TWO – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Expect to see these colors make serious statements in the fashion and home industries.

 

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“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

 

Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows us sophisticated ways to incorporate these color trends into our home.

 

 

To find more ways on how to incorporate these colors into your home, visit IBB’s Color of the Year Pinterest board.

‘Tis the Season to Decorate


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – holiday décor time! However you celebrate in your home, decorations are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, express your joy and show off those crafty talents.

 

Our Holiday Cheer Pinterest board is dedicated to inspire DIY décor, recipes, crafts, and much more.

 

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Christmas Tree Pull-Apart

 

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Candy Cane Shooters

 

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Dreidel Mini Cakes

 

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DIY Holiday Cards

 

Click over to discover our collection of all things inspired by this season of joy.

9 Ways to Rework Your Kitchen for the Holidays


Expecting family over for the holidays? According to a recent survey by Orbitz, 71 percent of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, with Dallas ranking No. 9 on the list of top Thanksgiving destinations.

 

Whether your family books a room at your place or pops in throughout the length of their trip, you want to make sure your kitchen is spot-on, and now is the perfect time to get started. Following are nine fixes for an impressive refresh.

 

1. New Cabinets

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Dated cabinets can serve as the biggest eyesore. Liven yours up by sanding them down, adding fresh paint and then installing snazzy hardware.

3513 Springhouse Way | Celina – Light Farms | $599,999

 

2. Change Countertops and Sink

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Newer countertops prove a stunning look. If those change, consider changing your sink as well. And, if there’s still wiggle room in the budget, look at changing your faucet – it can really complete the new look.

4403 Rawlins Street | Dallas – Perry Heights | $959,500

 

3. Replace Equipment

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If appliances aren’t working properly, it’s obvious they need to be replaced or fixed before family visits. However, if upgrades are on the mind, it’s best to change out the refrigerator first – an appliance that is used daily. Then, match the replacement to existing equipment.

201 Sir Brine Drive | Lewisville – Castle Hills | $408,000

 

4. Update Backsplash

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Subway tile backsplash adds an updated yet classic look. Going for neutral colors adds brightness and leaves room for more versatility.

7306 Mimosa Lane | Dallas – The Meadows | $679,500

 

5. Improve Lighting

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Who wants a dark kitchen? Not your family. Consider purchasing and installing recessed ceiling cans. Although small, they highlight, brighten and add a modern touch.

18007 Old Preston Court | Dallas | $599,000

 

6. Paint

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Probably one of the easiest and least expensive ways to spruce up a room. Neutral shades allow for brightness and more versatility, but soft greens and blues add a nice twist.

520 Laredo Circle | Allen – Twin Creeks | $510,000

 

7. Flooring

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Dated linoleum or vinyl isn’t the most attractive. Opt for real-wood planks, which add a classic addition to any kitchen.

4312 Hyer Street | University Park | $1,195,000

 

8. Statement Piece

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Similar to what it does for fashion, a statement piece serves as an interesting, attractive and relatively eye-catching item that reflects your style. A pot rack can easily be installed by homeowners, adding a big impact for a small price.

 

5833 Portsmouth Lane | Dallas – Cambridge Place at Preston Trail | $1,095,000

 

9. Openness

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With good reason, the open floor plan trend continues to grow. Overcrowding in the kitchen is the last thing you want. Opt for knocking down a wall, allowing the central hub of your home to be a part of your living and dining areas.

1037 Brigham Drive | Forney – Devonshire | $310,000