Posts by Jennifer Smart

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Jennifer Smart is the editor of, a lifetime Dallas resident, and an avid consumer of all things art, theater and music. Keep up with Jennifer on twitter, linkedin, instagram and google+.

Nov 05, 2014

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A Bittersweet Farewell to the Design District

In a city full of fascinating neighborhoods, the Dallas Design District has carved out an identity all its own. Eclectic yet upscale, the Design District is a key piece of Dallas’ cultural fabric, serving as home to one of the largest consolidated collections of interior design showrooms in the world, a selection of Dallas’ highest-rated […]

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Oct 22, 2014


Join Morgan Allen Designs for a Halloween Bash

Join Morgan Allen Designs for an art-filled Halloween party this Friday! From 6-9 pm October 24th you’ll get in touch with your inner creative with the help of Amy Joyce Designs, creating super fun fall and Halloween themed works. Tickets are $65 online and $75 at the door and they include instruction and tools for crafting, […]

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Oct 20, 2014


Pilates comes to the Design District

If you’ve never been to a pilates class you’ve been making a huge mistake. The methodical, resistance based workout stretches and strengthens, while putting you intimately in touch with each joint and muscle in your body. It’s also great cross-training for those of us typically involved in more high-intensity, high-impact workouts. Anyways, all of this to say, […]

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Oct 16, 2014

Join Waterworks and welcome author and designer Betty Lou Phillips

Join Waterworks and welcome author and designer Betty Lou Phillips

Next Tuesday, October 21, join Waterworks with co-hosts Luxe and ICAA in celebrating the launch of The French Way with Design, by author and designer Betty Lou Phillips. Phillips will be in attendance and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the first 30 guests will receive a gift with purchase of the book. The […]

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Oct 14, 2014

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Join Schumacher and Milieu for an Evening of Celebration

This Thursday join Schumacher and Milieu for an evening of celebration at Schumacher’s Dallas showroom this Thursday! RSVP to

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Oct 13, 2014

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Join Anthony Ruben Luxe Home & the Designers Network Association for an Exclusive Launch Party

Designers Network Association is a new closed industry association intended to foster and support recent interior design graduates and senior students as well as network the local interior design community, showrooms and resources. Come celebrate the launch of D.N.A. Thursday, October 23rd benefitting Dwell With Dignity. Meet Jordan Cappella HGTV’s Design Star Finalist while enjoying […]

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Oct 08, 2014


The Empire Room Lands in the Dallas Design District

Earlier this year the Design District welcomed a brand new event venue to the neighborhood and we finally had a chance to stop by this week. With a frontage spot on the increasingly diverse Riverfront Boulevard, the Empire Room is poised to be one of the neighborhood’s premier spots for weddings and events, in a neighborhood […]

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Oct 06, 2014


Join Inspire! at the Dallas Design Center October 14-16

If you’re an interior designer listen up. This month Inspire!, a three-day design event happens throughout the Dallas Design District and Design Center. The annual event features a variety of great ways to earn your CEU (continuing education) credits for the year while networking with other designers and enjoying fun, special events. Featured speakers this year include Lori […]

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Sep 17, 2014

The Thrift Studio Preview Party is Almost Here

The Thrift Studio Preview Party is Almost Here

It’s time Design District. Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio is less than a month away and the Thrift Studio preview party happens even sooner. If you want first dibs on Thrift Studio goods the Preview Party is for you. Ticket info, dates and location below. Purchase your tickets today at

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