What’s the Dallas Decorative Center you ask? A space containing 40 showrooms bursting at the seams with home furniture and accessories. But what does this particular event include you want to know? Two showrooms, Scott + Cooner and McGannon, designer George Cameron Nash, tons of furniture, lighting, and other home accessories in sample sales and on clearance, and Bloody Marys all around. Get your shop on January 15 through January 16 from 10 am to 5 pm. Decorative Center Dallas. 1617 Hi Line Dr., Ste. 420 and 440 and the sidewalks in front of Scott + Cooner.
It’s not exactly what you would think of as a typical architectural tour – it is a display of architecturally sound and design driven gingerbread houses. Also, sustainable. Just kidding – sustainable gingerbread?? Just in time for the holidays, four of our top architects/designers – Paul Draper, Vision Design, Ashley Astleford, and Demarest Architects are being given a plain gingerbread house to design and decorate with their own brand of creativity. So, tomorrow between 4 and 6 come down to TKO in the and check out the houses. I will be judging the contest, and, as always, open to bribery.
Tomorrow is your night to hang out with the architectural preservation gurus and find out why the old Statler Hilton Hotel is 11th on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Most Endagered Landmarks” list and why it is worth saving. Our love affair with all things mid century modern should at the very least get people to sit up and notice. It was an icon of 1950s architecture and style, and really quite innovative for the time – considered the first “modern hotel”. The talk is Tuesday at 6:30 at Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers #100, and the speaker is Marcel Quimby. Great pics of style and glamour from the 50s.