Summer is here with soaring record heat. To some, this time of year is merely another month on the calendar, to others it is the month in which we celebrate the formation of a great country. To most it's a time of back yard barbecues, relaxing by the pool and family vacations but to us at Boudreaux Associates, it is a time to introduce all the new and exciting products that we found at the June market.
Sending Inspiration and Gratitude,
Glen Boudreaux, RID, ASID, BPN, IDG
Veronica Eddins, IDG
IN THE NEWS
DFW Home Show
Mark your calendar next month for the "DFW Home Show", the ultimate home remodeling event, where you can meet the experts, get design ideas and see all the new products as well as attend informative seminars.
August 20 - 21, 2011, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Trinity Exhibit Hall
2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX75207
Ticket prices: Adults/$10, Seniors/$7, children 12 and under free
David Yates - KLIF Radio Host of HG Radio will be appearing both days. David will also be broadcasting "live" at the show--his seminar title will be "Green Building: What that Means and What that Costs."
Ron Hall - KLIF Radio Host will also be appearing on the seminar stage both days. His topic will be "Seven Steps to Going Green."
Glen Boudreaux - Registered Interior Designer, Residential & Commercial, will be speaking on "Understanding the Design and Remodeling Process."
Tonia Tomlin with Sorted Out, LLC, will be presenting "What Clutter is Costing You."
Be sure to stop by Boudreaux Associates' Designer Vignette. Our team will design one of the four rooms in the home-like setting. The vignettes will feature products selected by the talented Interior Designers that will surely bring the rooms to life. This showcase will offer attendees visual inspiration and a chance to see a range of product and decorative accessories.
What a whirl wind at market! With both the furniture and lighting markets now behind us, we can take a breath and let all the wonderful things we've found sink in. Below are some of the items that caught our team's attention while at market.
Viz Art Glass
Viz Art Glass is one of the most impressive finds that our team ran across at market. The vivid shapes and colors are artfully shaped by skilled craftsmen to make every piece come alive. The time-honored craft of hand-blown glass makes every design exceptional. Because their glass is made in small batches and the processes are performed by hand, you can be sure each piece is a unique, individual work of art.
This tasteful line always shines at market. They continue to bring innovative and creative design ideas to the market every year. This year is no exception with the sensuous curves of these chairs. We have seen curvaceous furniture before in antiques and it is being revived in today's furniture with a more effortless and progressive interpretation.
Some times we run across finds that are such a delight. This line of lamps are little pieces of art in themselves. Lamp Works designs impeccably blend classic style with 21st century technology. They have an ability to create pieces that are part of nature but embody sleek modern design.
These exquisite, hand crafted pillows are like jewelry for the home. With this great find you can now change the look of your rooms as much as you change your personal accessories. Creative fabrics and styles are what sets this company apart from their competition. The workmanship and excellent attention to detail is what caught our eye in this pillow line.
Portofino Silk Bedding
Market is not just about furniture. How much time do we all spend in bed? Not enough if you ask most of us. If we all had this luxurious silk bedding, I think most of us would find a reason to stay in bed as long as possible. Silk bedding has been used in Europe for a number of years and is slowly being introduced into the US. It's light weight, durable and can be used year round. It helps regulate the body temperature through out the night so you can get a good nights sleep. It's 100% natural and hypo-allergenic. This bedding will transport you to a faraway place to relax and rejuvenate.
This Renaissance man is a website and software developer by day and photographer extraordinare by...well day. He finds time in his busy schedule to exercise both sides of his brain. Kelly Shipp has just been awarded 4 awards (three 1st place) in the PPA for Arkansas and on his way to securing the title of Photographer of the Year!! Kelly Shipp is brand new to the Dallas scene and has very promising talent. We are pleased to introduce his work.
Where One Day Ends, One Day Begins
"Where One Day Ends, One Day Begins", pictured above, is an infrared image that took a few weeks of planning. Kelly shot this with a fisheye lens to get the upper curvature of the horizon, and to help direct the viewer to the tree, then the moon. He planned this so that he could let the setting sun light the top-half of the tree, while the moon rose just above the tree, hence the title...
This photograph has been chosen as one of the finalist by Canon in the contest Project Imagina8ion. It is one of the top ten images that Ron Howard is considering, to inspire his next short film this summer.
We have been captivated by the breath taking delicacy of the undisturbed beauty of the winter landscape.
Some might not understand when we say a winter garden is beautiful but looking at this picture one can't help to hum the song "Winter Wonderland".
Not only do the crisp winter landscapes make you gasp in wonder but the vivid colors of this winter's sunset takes your breath away. The colors come alive in this photograph, captures your attention and just wont let go. The deep, rich saturated hues splash the sky as if on a canvas created by a master artist.
DFW Home Show
Be sure to catch Glen Boudreaux at the DFW Home Show August 20-21 where he will be speaking on "Understanding the Design and Remodeling Process."
Keep your eye out for Glen's full day seminar that will be presented in upcoming months. Would you like the tools to design a smart business as well as a quality space? This upcoming seminar discusses a new and different approach to business that will ensure your success in this new age of economics and design. It will give you a different perspective and change your way of thinking to be prosperous in our constantly changing ecomonic times.
Sante Fe Folk Art Cocktail party
The Dallas Market Center introduced the new Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at a recent cocktail party held at the World Trade Center. It is one of the largest international folk art markets in the world. After leaving Dallas the collection makes its way back to
HGTV Showhouse Showdown
We showed our support for two fellow designers at the unveiling of the Showhouse Showdown for the new HGTV series. This new show will spotlight two Dallas Interior Designers who compete with identical budgets to create the winning design.
David Call, Ashley Astleford, Glen Boudreaux, Candace Evans, Aaron Duke
Dallas Heritage Village
As you can see below, Glen had to take time to experience being a teacher in one of the first classrooms in Dallas! He recently took a tour to learn about our rich Texas history and view the architecture of the Dallas' pioneers. Heritage Village, south of downtown Dallas, is home to the largest collection of 19th century pioneer homes, Victorian houses and commercial buildings in Texas.