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By Debbie AndersonAugust 25, 2020August 26th, 2020No Comments

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By Meda Kessler
Photo above by Jen Burner


Trish Sheats adds Fort Worth flair to Kips Bay Show House

This year’s Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House organizers have selected a Dallas residence for the annual fundraising makeover. The multiday event showcases the talent and creativity of 27 architects, artists and designers from around the country, including Fort Worth, with proceeds benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Dallas charities Dwell with Dignity and the Crystal Charity Ball. DWD is dedicated to creating inspiring homes for those struggling with homelessness and poverty (check out info on its Thrift Studio on Page 38).

The carefully selected talent includes design industry veterans — Dallas’ Jan Showers is co-chairman of the show — along with rising stars. Fort Worth’s lone representative is Trish Sheats of Trish Sheats Interior Design. After graduating with an interior design degree from the University of Texas at Austin, she worked for two firms before venturing out on her own and has been in business for more than 25 years.

Trish Sheats
Photo courtesy of Trish Sheats


Kips Bay Show House Dallas Special preview days are Sept. 23-24; the house opens to public tours Sept 25. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 25. Individual ticket, $40. Tickets are timed and date specific, and the number of guests will be limited; masks are required. 5828 Woodland Drive, Dallas, kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org

Marburger Farm Antique Show plans to be among the vendors at October’s event. Photo courtesy of Marburger Farm


Round Top returns for fall

Like many other events, the Round Top Antiques Show pushed its fall event to Oct. 15-Nov. 1 due to COVID-19. The plus? Cooler temperatures are much more likely for the two-week festival. Organizers and county officials say there will be capacity limits and that dealers will adhere to health standards and safety measures for themselves and shoppers. Events in enclosed areas will have stricter measures than the open-air buildings, tents and barns. The smaller winter show is scheduled for Jan. 21-24, 2021. Check out more information, along with the list of vendors, at roundtop.com, and continue to monitor the event’s status for updates.


Thrift Studio heals with beauty

Pushed back but not down by the pandemic, Dwell with Dignity’s annual Thrift Studio fundraiser runs through Sept. 26 at the International on Turtle Creek Design Center in Dallas. These designer-created vignettes of luxe furnishings and antiques, midcentury and contemporary decor, and original art offer bargain prices for a worthy cause. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s mission to provide furnishings as well as necessities to families escaping homelessness. The 2020 team of contributing interior designers, art dealers and home goods shops includes: Shay Geyer of IBB Design (honorary chair), Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Jenkins Interiors, Lindley Arthur Interiors, Madre, M. Wilcox Design, Morgan Farrow Interiors, Pickering House Interior Design and Twelve Twenty. The pop-up store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Labor Day); entrance is free. Shoppers are required to wear masks and gloves (gloves provided). Only 35 people at a time will be admitted into the 12,000-square-foot showroom. For more event information, go to thriftstudio.com; for more about the nonprofit, visit dwellwithdignity.org. For daily deals, follow Dwell with Dignity on Facebook, facebook.com/DwellwithDignity, and on Instagram, @DwellwithDignity.
International on Turtle Creek Design Center, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 207, Dallas

Designer vignettes like this from M. Wilcox Design, make shopping for a cause easy at Thrift Studio. Photos by Lance Selgo, Unique Exposure Photography