Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dallas' Blueprint - Fantastic!

My visit last week to Dallas' Blueprint was a treat I had been looking forward to and it exceeded all my expectations. Set in an interesting house from the 1920's, the beautiful furniture, accessories and abstract art are the perfect foil to the grand and charming architectural details. It felt as if you were visiting the home of a very chic designer but, instead of just having to be envious, you could buy it and bring it home for yourself.


A hallmark of this store is their amazing collection of abstract art.

Loved these two vintage Danish modern chairs.



Notice the square tapers.



Just a bit of the interesting architectural detailing.

Looking down the stairwell from the second floor. The cross arrow ironwork includes a fab lion head.

In addition to a fabulous setting and collection of furniture, the store is run by the nicest staff of designers. After asking which direction to walk the few blocks to the Ritz Carlton where I was staying, one of the designers offered to drive me back to avoid the 105 degree heat! Looking forward to visiting again when I'm back in the big D in September.

14 comments:

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thank you, Michele! I am going to visit family in Dallas in the fall and will have to check out Blueprint! I always look for some of my old favorites when I am there, and so many have changed or are no longer there. It will be great to have a new place to explore!

pve design said...

I could see you having the same sort of "blueprints" for a shop of your own one day, just like that!
pve

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I think I would make the trip just to get those incredible square tapers. I do love Dallas (our son went to school there) and will jot down the name for next visit. Great store name too and they do sound like incredible staff to offer to drive you back to the hotel. i always found all the Dallas people to be so friendly. XO

Ann said...

You're right- it certainly doesn't have the "store" feel. The art works are fab!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

how fabulous is that house -and that furniture! LOVE that long white sofa......and the last picture of the console table -AMAZING!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

What a nice tour! I love the art and the mid-century modern mixed in gives it such a edge. Must put it on my shopping trip tour next time I'm there.

Windlost said...

What a beautiful store Michele. I found myself smitten with many pieces, including those Danish modern chairs. I am also surprised to say I love all the colours (this from a neutrals-lover). Beautiful architecture and crisp white is always a perfect foil to colourful, beatiful things...

Sherri Cassara said...

Wow wow wow! Makes me want to buy a ticket to Dallas just to see the store! I love the artwork over the fireplace mantle - what a treat to see this - thanks for sharing.

under spanish moss said...

What a wonderful name BLUEPRINTS! We will have to check it this fall on one of our many girls trip to Dallas!

XO,
Renee and Angela

Nancy said...

Love that name and love the square taper candles. I have a pair left from several I'd bought a few years back...somewhere I can't remember. They're very striking!

Nancy

Karena said...

Michele I love love this shop. Blueprint looks wonderful and you just know the art is amazing!

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Karena
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classic • casual • home said...

What a fun tour....have to remember this!!!

Admin said...

The role of color in the interior of the house.

SHERRY HART said...

Whoa Michele....that looks like a fabulous store! So many cool things and such a mix of styles.

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