My good friend, Interior Decorator Maria Rosso-Gibbs and I had the pleasure of attending a meet and greet event with Celebrity Interior Designer Thom Filicia. The event was hosted by IBB Design Fine Furnishings, an incredible interior design showroom located in Frisco, Texas. With a room full of designers, we mingled, enjoyed champagne cocktails and nibbles, talked decorating and shopped. We also had a chance to receive a signed copy of Thom’s latest book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat and chat him up a bit. He’s such a nice guy! Check out a few photos from the event. Be sure to visit IBB Design and grab a copy of Thom’s book!
I love the idea of designing my home in a way that it feels like a retreat. I want to walk through the doors and feel instantly calmed by the architecture and decor. That’s how I felt when I came across the Dallas home of Landscape Architect David Rolston and his wife, Artist Julie Cohn. The ceiling to floor windows and lush landscaping brings the outdoors inside, blurring the barriers to create a relaxing atmosphere throughout. I also love a home that is filled with natural light. There’s nothing like waking up to the warmth of sunlight. Sigh. I’m just in love with this space.
Images via D Magazine, Photography by Nathan Schroder
Damien Bàsh describes his Dallas residence as his sanctuary. The minimalist style with clean, white walls and warm, gray wood floors offers a serene escape from the busy downtown streets.
It’s carefully curated to display his collections and art, blending them so that no one object overpowers the next. “I respect art very much,” he says. “When I place artwork I examine the placement until it feels right and respectful.”
There’s a wonderful balance existing in his space where a modern Andree Putman Lune floor lamp and Victorian era antique horns can co-exist. “If you choose a good design it does not matter what period it was created,” says Bàsh. “Somehow the elements will speak to each other.”
A two month renovation, which included a complete demo of the kitchen and bathroom, transformed an outdated interior into a space that reflects his amazing style. The attention to detail and the intention in the placement of each piece is breathtaking.
Photos courtesy of Damien Bàsh