Love This Listing: True Mid-Century Modern

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Built in 1954 by architect Robert Perry as his personal residence, this Mid-Century modern home has been updated with careful attention to preserving its original architecture, while adding Santa Barbara flair. Amenities include a lush entry courtyard, stunning designer finishes, a Zen library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and a sparkling waterfall pool. You’ll enjoy a spacious master suite with dual walk-in closets, while guests delight in a private suite with a fireplace and full bath. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

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3837 Fairfax Avenue
• $1,175,000
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,667 square feet

Love This Listing: Mid-Century Modern Stunner

Designed by well-known architect Arch Swank, this completely remodeled home in Dallas is a must-see for any Mid-Century modern enthusiast. From terrazzo-like tile and beamed ceilings to a freestanding Malm fireplace and a wall of windows, this home is chock-full of phenomenal details reminiscent of one of our favorite design eras. The master bath offers dual sinks, a walk-in limestone shower with dual heads and a large soaking tub, but the pinnacle point of this home is the stylish outdoor space. From an impressive deck and fire pit to a sleek pool, the backyard has all you need to fulfill your retro-inspired life. Watch the video below to see more!

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 6216 Town Hill Lane
• $795,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 full baths
• 2,161 square feet



Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Must-Have

Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a stunning Mid-Century modern-style home with extensive, high-end renovations. Situated in Dallas’ vibrant Mockingbird Park neighborhood, 5338 W. Mockingbird Lane features vaulted ceilings, bamboo flooring and beautiful skylights. Take a virtual tour below to see all of the details and upgrades throughout.
Need-to-know Details:
• Priced at $799,000
• 3,045 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
• Kitchen with custom backsplash and a breakfast bar
• Spacious master suite with a sitting area, sliding doors and a walk-in shower

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To view this listing, contact the Lopez Group at 214-769-2142 or

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

Fresh Listing Friday: White Rock Wonder

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Happy Friday all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a lushly landscaped home situated just blocks from White Rock Lake. 6960 Tokalon Drive offers a 55-foot balcony, a sport court, a covered patio, and a pool. Take a virtual tour below to see all the details this wonderful Mid-Century modern home has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $1,150,000
• 3,038 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Floor-to-ceiling windows along living and dining areas
• Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and refurbished cabinetry

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To view this listing, contact Florence Kelt at 214-681-4292 or

Fresh Listing Friday: Mid-Century Modern Ranch

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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a thoughtfully renovated Mid-Century modern ranch home situated in Richardson. 302 W. Shore Drive offers a bright and open floor plan, solid oak flooring, and a spacious backyard overlooking Cottonwood Creek. Take a virtual tour below and see all the modern details this residence has to offer!

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $799,000
• 3,232 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Island kitchen with custom walnut cabinetry, quartz countertops, and a wine chiller
• Master suite with a deck and spacious walk-in closet

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To view this listing, contact Anne Westphal at 214-402-7598 or or Morris Hanys at 214-986-2059 or

How to Style a Bar Cart


If you’ve been keeping up with home décor trends, then you’re likely aware of the resurgence of the bar cart.


Originating as tea trolleys in the Victorian era, these beverage carts became a home for alcoholic elixirs after Prohibition ended. It wasn’t until the 1950s that these carts gained popularity, when entertaining and cocktail hours became a cultural norm.


When home architecture began to include built-in wet bars and spaces for entertaining in the 1970s, the bar cart became an image of the past.


But alas! Bar carts have made their way back into mainstream homes, pleasing cocktail lovers, Mad Men fans, and home décor enthusiasts alike.


Bar carts can not only be used to display your apéritifs, but also as a side table, nightstand, art easel, and more.


Want one in your own home? All it takes is a little creativity and a few must-have items.


1. Liquor
A variety of classic cocktails can be made with just these items:  vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and bitters. Vermouth should also be at the top of your list: dry is a must for martini fans, while sweet allows you to make other drinks, like Manhattans. If you still want more variety, brandy and Aperol are great additions, as well as any flavored liqueur you enjoy (i.e. Cointreau, Frangelico, St. Germain).
2. Mixers
Must-have mixers for your bar cart include tonic water, club soda, ginger beer, and cola. In fall and winter, you may consider adding apple cider to the mix. These mixers give you the ability to create a drink for virtually any taste preference.
3. Citrus
A few lemons, limes, and oranges in a bowl are both a functional and decorative addition to a bar cart. Use them to make drinks, garnish, and add a pop of color to your cart.
4. Barware (glasses and tools)
A bar cart is nothing without the tools. You’ll need a cocktail shaker, measuring unit (like a jigger), stirring spoon, strainer, bar board, pairing knife, corkscrew, and a variety of glasses. Additional options are an ice bucket, muddler, zester, and cocktail picks. Bar tools come in a variety of styles, so you can easily find something that fits the aesthetic you’re aiming for.
5. Plants
Adding a plant or flower is another way to bring an air of freshness to a bar cart. A simple clear or white vase never fails, but you can also pick something colorful or quirky.
6. Trinkets
If your cart isn’t too crammed by now, it’s time for the fun stuff. Adding a random object that speaks to you is the best way to complete your bar cart. Books, clocks, candlesticks, artwork, etc. are all great pieces to add that finishing touch.
Feeling inspired to decorate your own bar cart? These ones are the perfect blank canvas.
Bar Carts
1. Velma Mirrored Serving Cart – $134.99
2. Victoria Serving Cart – $115.99
3. Dante Bar Serving Cart – $292.99
4. Metal, Wood, and Leather Bar Cart – $129.99
5. Renee Bar Cart – $499
6. Wood and Gold Bar Cart – $129.99
7. Healy Acrylic Kitchen Cart – $195.49
8. Hobbs Bar Cart – $269.00