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OUR KITCHEN

A Dash of Details Kitchen

Welcome to our kitchen! Today is part two of our home tour and I am so excited to take you into the heart of our home, the kitchen.

Craftmade Pendant (c/o) / Dining Table (made by husband) / Ballard Design Parson Chairs /  Acrylic Dining Chairs / Annie Selke Linen Table Runner and Napkins / Round Placemats / Annie Selke Herringbone Rug in French Blue / Gray Malin Prada Marfa Prints / Bar cart / Framebridge The Logan

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OUR LIVING ROOM

A Dash of Details Living Room and Gray Malin Print

Today is a big day at A Dash of Details headquarters (aka, my home office)! We are finally sharing the first room in a multi-part home series. One of my goals this year has been to introduce more home content on the blog and today we are kicking off the series with my new favorite room, our living room.

Annie Selke Honeycomb Rug / Annie Selke Bleached Oak Jute Rug / Annie Selke Pillows / Annie Selke Sheepskin Pillow / Annie Selke Knit Throw Blanket / Annie Selke Flying Point Throw  / Annie Selke Dog Bed CB2 Acrylic Coffee Table / Indego Africa Beaded Tray / Ceramic VaseGlass Vase / Rustic Pure VaseSide Table / Console Table-old (similar) / Indego Africa Basket Set / Indego Africa Bowl  / White Tray / Gray Malin Maui Print / Framebridge Frames / Animal Print Shop Print / The Frame TV / Beautiful Book / Gray Malin Beaches Book / In the Spirit Of / Dolce Vita Style / Chloe: Attitudes Book

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STYLE DETAILS: MAY MUST-HAVES

May Style Must Haves

I credit my personal style to a few things: 1. my mom, who always taught me how to put together the classics and 2. living in 5 cities in 10 years.  While the world has grown smaller over the last decade, thanks to the internet, taking style cues from all the places I have lived has really helped create my personal style.  Growing up in Scottsdale everyone wore sandals year round and sleeveless everything. For the most part, my style was laid back and easy.  Then I moved to the Midwest and my preppy side (that I didn’t know I had) was revealed.  Think Polos with popped collars, navy and pink, and boat shoes.  As I graduated from college, my two styles merged into what someone would call classic casual.  Lately, I have been hearing that term more often when people describe my style and I’ll take it.  Since starting the blog in 2010, my entire goal for  A Dash of Details has been to inspire you with outfits I would actual wear, and outfits you could replicate with items from your own closet. Re-wearing items is perfectly acceptable in my book.   Since moving to Dallas I have noticed people like to wear their latest and greatest.  Nothing wrong with this mentality. I, myself love to dress up for any excuse to dress up, but I still have a hard time putting on a (what I would call) formal dress for date night.  So for now, I think I will stick to my signature, classic, casual style :)

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

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TGIF!

The past two weeks have been one for the books.

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GETAWAY

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We are coming to visit!

The first thing that goes through my mind when I hear those words are, oh my goodness I am so excited we have guests, but we have no bed!  Moving to Dallas means friends and family will be coming to stay with us on a regular basis. However, this is going to be a slight issue considering our guest room has been taken over by the dogs and their toys. Read: we have no furniture in that room other than a dresser (filled with my clothes…oops).  In the next couple weeks, we have a few visitors staying over and I am in a rush to finish (well, start) our guest room.

Starting with a blank slate can be fun, but it is going to be even more fun because I came across these amazing photographs from Gray Malin.  You guys know I am a huge fan of his work, so when I came across these photographs  on his new website, I know I wanted to make our extra room a getaway for all of our guests. Think white linen bedding, natural headboard, fun, bright pillows and these photographs hanging on the walls.

If these images are not enough to make you want to redecorate, if you find something you like today they are offering free framing for all sizes. So I may not have a bed, but at least the walls will look great!

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photography courtesy of Gray Malin

#SAVEPRADAMARFA

High fashion meets the middle of the desert.  If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you probably know about my love for Prada Marfa, and more importantly the talented Gray Malin.  For those of you who do not know about Marfa, it is a small art town in the middle of West Texas that is known for its unique art installations.  We are actually planning a trip for the Spring to finally see the town in person. Since studying Art History in college, I have always felt a close connection with the art world. While, I may not be able to afford all any of the pieces that I truly admire, being able to visit museums, galleries, or even something as special as Marfa keeps that connection alive.  

So back to my love for Prada Marfa.  Last year when Patrick and I moved into our first place, it was important that if we were going to spend money on artwork it had to mean something to us.  I can’t recall exactly what I was doing when I stumbled upon Gray Malin and his Prada Marfa series over a year ago, but I knew that instant that I was going to be a long time fan of his work. Prada Marfa in particular spoke to the both of us because the juxtaposition between the vast desert and high fashion.  

While I absolutely love my first real piece of purchased art, the reason for this post is much larger than my love for material things.  Prada Marfa is being threatened.  Texas lawmakers are suggesting that the art installation on side side of the highway will be permanently shut down. There argument for the shut down is said to be an illegal advertisment.  Now it’s your turn to help #savepradamarfa. Malin is offering an exclusive signed 11″ X 17″ print (shown above) on MaisonGray.com for only $99.00 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Ballroom Marfa (a non-profit that supported the installation of Prada Marfa) 

Here are a few words from Gray about the print: 

“The image, titled Pondering Prada Marfa was selected to remind us that although art is supposed to ignite a conversation and force us to dig deeper, it is also for our pleasure and enjoyment. If the installation was torn down it would deny many people a chance to enjoy this incredible ‘pop architectural land-art’ installation. Through this photograph, we hope to bring back Ballroom Marfa’s mission to empower artist to create– art is for art’s sake!”

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PRADA AND COWBOYS

When Patrick and I moved into our house the one thing we decided is that we wanted to find some great unique art to hang on the walls.  In my previous apartment, my roomie and I had some super girly artwork. Most of the art on the walls of our old place were DIY projects, or sketches and watercolors I did when I was bored. I always wanted to invest in some good pieces but I was not ready quite yet.  So needless to say, when we moved all of my girly pieces ended up in my office.  It is the only place in our house with the color pink (hopefully you will get a peek into my office soon, there are a few finishing touches that I plan to make in the next couple weeks and then I will snap a few pictures).  

Anyways, back to the art. I came across Gray Malin about a year ago when I was trying to find that iconic Prada Marfa sign from Gossip Girl. Yes, I know I can’t believe I am even admitting it, but I just loved the size, and that it was black and white (I went through a phase).  So when it came to discussing art for the new place Gray Malin’s Prada Marfa series was the first thing that came to my mind.  I love the juxtaposition of the Prada Store with the cowboys (it is just soo us.. fashion obsessed and cowboy wannabe).  It is hanging now on a large wall in our dining room and I am in love. 

If you don’t already know about Gray Malin’s work you must check it out, he is incredibly talented. Other than my love for his Prada Marfa series, I am slilghtly obsessed with his A la Plage work; particularly this one.

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ON THE LOOKOUT

Best Day Ever. Gray Malin on One Kings Lane.  I have been lusting over this photograph of Prada Marfa ever since Bradely from Luella and June was giving one away on her blog.  It is the perfect piece for the big empty dining room/kitchen wall.  I have been trying to find pieces for the new house that are gender neutral (which means, every piece I already own is going in my office). I think I am going to put the 13 X 19 photograph in a large white matte with a thin black frame. What do you think? 

Do you have any go-to places to find art? Etsy, Furbish?  I need your suggestions! 

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Gray Malin for One Kings Lane