Thrift Studio First Look

Dallas' favorite home shopping event returns with oodles of inspiration


Cantoni at Thrift Studio 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Ellie Visconti/Pettigrew at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Doniphan Moore at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Shelly Lloyd Design at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Reagan Nickelson Design at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Mary Ann Smiley/Bernadette Shaeffler at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Duncan Miller Ullman at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Brittany Cobb at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography
Tiffany McKinzie at Thrift Studio spring 2015
Photo by Lance Selgo/Unique Exposure Photography

Dallas’ favorite home shopping event returns April 24, when the semi-annual Thrift Studio pops up at the Dallas Design Center (1250 Slocum St., Ste. 749). This time around, nine design teams created vignettes to showcase the chic goods available at steep discounts, and we got an advance look at their visions.

As always, proceeds from Thrift Studio benefit Dwell With Dignity, which helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design. Thrift Studio is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, until May 23. If you just can’t wait until April 24, you can buy a ticket to the preview party on April 23.

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Cantoni

Vignette Inspiration: With the cold winter months behind us, we’ve been dreaming of warmer weather that couldn’t come soon enough. Inspired by our love for al fresco dining and the summer days ahead, Cantoni created Thrift Studio’s first-ever outdoor living vignette. The space reflects a distinctively modern aesthetic and features a deconstructed nautical motif.

Ellie Visconti + Pettigrew

Vignette Inspiration: My passion for art and handmade objects served as the catalyst for this Dwell vignette. I was inspired by the energy each artist and craftsman infuses into their pieces and the effects those objects have on people and their environments. Hand-crafted furnishings, lighting, art and found objects are combined to create an eclectic and earthy space.

Doniphan Moore

Vignette Inspiration: Thrift design inspired by bright primary colors and a collected mix of furnishings creates a playful take on a formal living space. I tend to avoid using red, yellow and blue in a color palette, so I am excited to try something outside of my comfort zone by designing a space that challenges my natural sensibilities.

Shelly Lloyd Design + Brendan Bass Showroom + Robert Allen

Vignette Inspiration: Offering inspiration from a phrase that is an integral part of our design firm, “Beauty and Meaning,” this casually elegant living room utilizes monochromatic color, rich texture and subtly mixed metals. Our vignette celebrates the art of design made powerful and effectual when adding beauty and meaning to the lives of those who are impacted by it. We are so honored to contribute to this fantastic organization and the many deserving families.

Reagan Nickelson + Carlin & Company + Duralee

Vignette Inspiration: My Inspiration came from one of my clients. As a Los Angeles record mogul, my client was looking to design his LA office. He wanted the space to reflect the Hollywood glam and drama that is the LA recording industry, where he could meet with artists, make the deals and oversee his business.

Mary Anne Smiley Interiors + Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

Vignette Inspiration: My recent trip to Paris has inspired me to create a little Parisian “terrace/salon” with a Paris street scene backdrop on custom printed wallpaper. Inspired by the lovely period French rooms juxtaposed with contemporary art and furnishings, I see a space layered with period, contemporary and avant garde art, accessories and furnishings, as if Picasso might have gathered his favorite possessions around him in one small place.

Duncan Miller Ullmann

Vignette Inspiration: Kimberley Miller and her team create a bespoke and whimsical vignette, peppered with the client’s passion for entertaining and gardening. Inspired by Doris Duke’s Rough Point and Shangri La homes, the room exudes dramatic eclecticism and pays tribute to the art of collecting and mixing unexpected styles and periods.

Brittany Cobb for Dallas Flea

Vignette Inspiration: My space is inspired by the spirit of flea markets around the world from Round Top to the souks of Marrakech. As the owner of the Dallas Flea and Cobb Interiors, I’m always most drawn to things that are handmade or that have a patina and past.

I believe when interiors are interwoven with flea market finds they become rich, interesting, layered and, most important, one-of-a-kind. To me, that’s the root of true style.

Tiffany McKinzie + Jan Showers Collection

Vignette Inspiration: My inspiration was to create a soothing, serene environment where you could escape the hectic pace of the daily grind and just sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and revel in the beauty of the surroundings. I focused on neutral tones in a serene palette and used luxurious fabrics and nubby textures to create warmth and coziness.

With the neutrals providing a quiet background, I sprinkled in a few pops of vibrant color to bring a happy, lifting energy to the room, like the smile.

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