09 July 2007

Preppy Does Dallas


The August issue of D Home (Dallas) landed in my mailbox today (I really don't remember ordering it, but I'll take it). Anyway, the title on the cover is "Go Preppy." All the articles feature very preppy interior designers from Texas and LOTS of pink. There's even a quiz on being Preppy. It's really a charming theme this month and I don't remember them doing themes before, but it's possible.


D Home is a great local design magazine, something that Houston doesn't have. The columnists are first rate. I even featured one earlier here, David Feld who wrote a hysterical column of the overuse of coral in interior design. Their web site is superb too and a great way to peruse old issues if you have the time. There are a lot of quality designers who never get any national press, so local magazines are a good way of discovering them. I try to pick up different "local" magazines whenever I'm at a newstand. Here are a few pictures from this month's Preppy Dallas. Enjoy!



Notice the children's portrait - a la Warhol does Preppy!




I love the way West Elm and Brocade show their daybeds for outdoor porches.



7 comments:

  1. You ar so right about local magazines being a great way to see new designers. I grab Western Interiors and California Home and Design whenever possible. Great images. What fun! Thanks for the post.

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  2. Oh my gosh! That looks like such a great issue. Preppy is right up my alley! I wonder if I can find a copy in Atlanta?

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  3. Thanks for the comments! D Homes is very well written for a local mag, just a cut above. It is just such a cute cover and theme, so funny! One of the designers name is Muffin. Muffin!

    Joni

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  4. Great post...such lovely interiors! This D Homes magazine sounds like a great one...hope to see you post more from it for us non Texanians :)

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  5. I love the coral lamp base in the second photo with preppy red shade and the first photo reminds me of a lovely box of my favourite chocolates.

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  6. I love the next to last pic with the pink and green. SO stinkin' cute! I'd love to be able to incorporate elements of that into Aidan's room.

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  7. Patricia, great eye! That photo was the cover shot. The lamp caught my eye too. Tara: double click on the picture to see details. Since you sew, you could make a slipcover headboard with that ruffled trim. It's darling for a little girl. How was Galveston?

    Joni

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