Shop for a cause:
Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio raises money for low-income families. The nonprofit partners with interior designers to provide furniture to those moving into permanent housing. The pop-up shop features vignettes and art from local designers and artists. All items can be purchased, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the organization’s mission. The event is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday from April 2 to May 2 at The International at Turtle Creek. Admission is free.
We asked local designers how to bring spring:
• Jody Clarke of Jodell Clarke Designs lives in Sparkman Club: “I am most excited about black, warm white and cream with gray, which is a much warmer color combination than just shades of gray,” she says. She also suggests clear glass and acrylic mixed with antique brass, polished nickel and black or copper for everything from furniture and cabinet hardware to lighting and drapery hardware. Plus: “Printed velvets are luscious.” Spring fling: Update with new pillows, window treatments, candles, pots of blooming flowers and succulents.
• Mia Brous, Kerri Goldfarb and Louise Marsh own the Madre shop in Bluffview: “Fresh paint goes a long way.” For their Dwell with Dignity vignette, they chose pale blue (Constellation AF-540) accented with a soft blush (Beautiful in My Eyes 1170) and minty green (Veranda View 541).
• Morgan Farrow of Morgan Farrow Interiors designs for clients in Preston Hollow: “Layer fresh flowers and potted plants throughout your home.”
• Mione Plant, 2019 Thrift Studio art chair, sells her silk scarves at Tootsies: “Fill your home with potted hyacinth bulbs and artwork bursting with colors.” Plant also suggests moving one piece of furniture to a new spot.
• Leslie Jenkins of Jenkins Interiors designs for clients in Preston Hollow: “Take everything off your bookshelves and restyle them with what you already have. It helps you think creatively while also feeling like you changed things up.”
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