Accent Color Choices and an article on WGSN.com
Making a Memorial of Memorial Day
Greetings from the Big Apple: It. Is. Spring!
Sherry Hayslip Talks Coffee Tables with Park Cities People
2013 ASID Design Ovation Awards: It was Our Night!
Greetings from the Big Apple: The Importance of Culinary Aesthetics
Friday Flowers - Tulipmania
The Spring Fling Continues
Spring Has Sprung...
Greetings from the Big Apple: Or in this Case, Los Angeles
Color Essay: I've Got the Blues
For Your Valentines Pleasure: A Fantasy Dinner for Two…
Dallas… Modern… Luxury…
New York State of Mind
Greetings from the Big Apple: Ghosts of Christmas Past
Peace at Christmas and Throughout the Year
If Life were a Color...
While the Cat’s Away, the Mice will Play
Design Dialog: Dressing Room Reveal
Design Dialog: Watch for the Big Reveal
Hayslip Design Associates and The Crystal Charity Ball
Design Dialog: Peyton’s Closet is Almost Done
Design Dialog: A Sneak Peek in Park Cities People
Design Dialog: Room Envy
Greetings from the Big Apple: Frankenstorm
Greetings from the Big Apple: How I spend My Days in Class
Design Dialog: Color
Greetings from the Big Apple: Coffee Talk and Baby-Doll Heads
Design Dialog: Confessions of a Lapsed Decorating Mother
Greetings from the Big Apple: How a College Kid Eats in the New Millennium
Design Dialog: What About Fabrics
Design Dialog: Words, Words, Words...
The Painted Desert: The Enduring Appeal of Santa Fe
Bienvenue ŕ Dallas: This Style Scout May Have Found Her Calling
Design Dialog: The Duchess is a Diva
Design Dialog: The Chair has Arrived!
Greetings from the Big Apple: NYU Redux
Design Dialog: First, Step Lightly…
Hayslip Design Associates Visits Les Mettaliers Champenois: Why Cross the Pond When You Can Just Cross a Bridge
Design Dialog: Anxiety Over a Chair
Hayslip Design Associates visits Nanz Hardware: Classic and Well Made Always Fit
Design Dialog: It's All in the Planning
Design Dialog: Converting a Room to a Closet
Hayslip Design Associates visits Remains Lighting: or What Beautiful Things Come from Dumpster Diving in Brooklyn, NY
Design Dialog: My mother has a new client... And it’s me!
Hayslip Design Associates visits P.E. Guerin: A Treasure Chest in Greenwich Village
Design Dialog: Taking on a New Client
Coming Soon: A New Blog Series
Let the Games Begin
Summer in the City - Hayslip Design Associates hits New York
Happy Fourth of July
Martha Says "It's a Good Thing"
Ode to Summertime
Million Dollar Furniture
Memories of Morocco: A Day Trip to Fes
Memories of Morocco: Le Jardin Majorelle
Memories of Morocco: The Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Treasures of Marrakech
Obscenely Beautiful Things – A Small Update
Home Again... Dallas in Bloom
The Family who Wanders Together...
Trend Setting: All Aboard the Marrakech Express
Obscenely Beautiful Things
21st Century Homes
The Enduring Appeal of Chinoiserie
The Art of the Room
The Color of Love...
Love is the Answer...
Living Large in Small Spaces
Greetings from the Big Apple (and farewell Big D): Beginning a Collection
La Mode de Gaultier
Casa View Elementary School
Out with the old (soon enough)...
My Christmas Wish to You
Greetings from the Big Apple: Window Shopping in a Winter Wonderland
Greetings from the Big Apple: I confess... I’m a Pack Rat
My bags are packed, I'm ready to go...
Greetings from the Big Apple: The Blank Canvas of a Dorm Room
Bienvenue ŕ Paris: Shakespeare & Company
Spooktacular Skulls: The Trend of Skulls in Fashion and Design
Bienvenue a Paris: Lost in Paris
What a Girl Wants: Or Are Great Closets Better than Sex?
Bienvenue a Dallas: The Latest from Kitty Stuart
Bienvenue a Paris and Life without A/C
Introducing Our Style Scouts
Black is the New Black
Thighs and Other Thoughts
How to Turn Your Home into a Piggy Bank... or at Least a Star!
A little love from our friends at D Home...
Born to the Purple
A Glimpse of Things to Come
My Talented Staff II
Happiness on Any Scale
Sherry's Blog featured on DG's Online Editorial
2011 TX ASID Design Ovation Awards
The Meaning of Love...
Blanc des Blancs
The Moon and Other Jewels
New things are blooming on Armstrong Pkwy.
Dwell with Dignity
Another Dip in the Gene Pool
A Little Link-Love
Mudejar en vogue
Spain Part 2 - Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, and Avila
The Artistry of Daniel Ost
Happy Valentine's Day
Jamaica Has Never Been Lovelier
Working in a Winter Wonderland
Imagine my Surprise...
Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held onto Hope
In New York for Antiques Week
D Home - Best Designers 2011
My Christmas Wish to You
My talented staff
New Classical in Dallas
Kudos for the Gene Pool
Our winning kitchen is featured on DesignGuide's blog!
John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center
Trip Wrap Up
A Winning Week
How to Vacation in Architectural Bliss
Ode to Thatch
Smith, Ekblad and Associates: Architects and Engineers
Still More Design Riches (Part IV)
The Design Riches Continue (Part III)
Feminine and Fanciful
So the week ended
A Week of Wonders
Sherry is featured in Dallas Modern Luxury
More Design Riches (Part II)
A Year of Design Riches
Sherry Hayslip quoted in the Dallas Morning News
Asian Jazz and Friendship
Follow us on Facebook!
It's Coming Together
2010 Legacy of Design Awards
The House as Mirror of Self
A Weekend in Three Acts: Act 3
A Weekend in Three Acts: Act 2
a la Michelangelo...
A Weekend, in Three Acts
The Joy of Mindless Reverie
A Passion for Paper Art
Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera
Rubbing Shoulders with History
It all began with Cole
Un Petit Symposium
A Little Touch of the Doge's Palace
This year started on a tremendous high when long time clients engaged me to redo a massive room in a dramatic, Doge’s palace kind of style. Working constantly with Bree Hyatt, the H D A project manager, I had real joy at the intensity of the design opportunities in this room… a room which once was much simpler, much taller, a baronial hall of a space. The clients wanted something truly spectacular… something glorious, filled with light and color and over the top exciting. This is a good recipe for design ecstasy! At the end of December 2009 we settled on the design direction and the budget and in the first week of this year, we began….at a full gallop!!
the lovely Bree Hyatt
Although we have only been working a little more than half a year, it is now coming to fruition. As we near completion, I actually sit and stare at this room. The fireplace is over 20 feet in height, made of five kinds of marble in the most subtle shadings of color and totally hand carved. No Renaissance master carver has ever exceeded the work done by Kevin Austin on this mantel. Taking my design concept and working closely with me to develop each detail, Kevin was the perfect conduit for my vision for this mantel.
Rick Bennett and Kevin Austin
How many Eveready Services movers does it take to install a mirror (when it’s 10 feet tall and 20 feet in the air)?
The ceiling has 15 giant coffers, in a pattern that conforms to the size of the room. First I sketched my concept, adapting an antique ceiling design. Then my talented staff translated it into cad drawings which I took to Casci Ornamental Plaster where Royce Renfro and I selected all the elements, many totally custom, to create the massive ceiling. There is a pair of 8 foot tall chandeliers with custom blown ruby glass centers, the tiers dripping with old and new crystals… redressed and embellished from a former skimpier condition. Here, they await unveiling.
LED lighting adds a total glow to the ceiling coffers (and avoids the annoyance of changing lights for years to come!).
The home’s original architect Richard Drummond Davis and his associate Larry Loftis assimilated the new supports for the plaster ceiling and helped integrate our new interior details into the structure. The superintendent for construction, Jerry Nogalski, from Sebastian Construction Group, made the whole process very simple and smooth. Jerry’s team included Wade Electric and Metroplex Wood Specialties’ Russ Hydenrich.
Many thanks to all of the talented artisans, craftspeople and trades who contributed to this incredible project:
Eveready Services, who are always instrumental in our installations, Michael Stallings’ custom furniture makers and gilders, Jo Mattison’s art translated into fabulous finishes on the coffered ceiling, special detailed finish work by Mary Kaye McElwee, handscraped, custom parquet floors from Roosevelt White of Gleaming Floors, extraordinary chandelier modifications by Greg Clayton from Pettigrew Associates, glowing Venetian plaster walls by the meticulous Ralph Murphy, masterpiece rugs from Mina Torabli at Park Cities Oriental Rugs, Bobby Turners’ great wall upholsters, Klassic Designs Custom Furniture’s superb custom upholstery…. all the wonderful people who populate our projects so loyally and with such talent…. custom furniture by Michael Stallings and Eduvigas Frias and their fantastic team, Pallas Architectural Woodwork, Allan Knight & Associates crystalline Lucite table – just as we requested and even better, metal work by Whitesmith & Company, mirrored glass by Glasshouse, draperies by Juanita’s Draperies, a stunning onyx console top from Statement Furniture, specially commisioned paintings by Jason Stallings, and many others….. this is a fabulous group of people.
Eduvigas Frias, Michael Stallings
and the talented craftspeople working with Michael to fabricate several massive pieces of furniture.
the intrepid Ralph Murphy
Roosevelt White, master of wood flooring!
our friends from Pallas Architectural Woodworks.
Mina Torabli, bringing in the masterpiece rugs!
Chris Wynne, and his team from Statement Furniture, installing the elegant onyx top on a custom console.
The room is virtuallycomplete. It is a bit crazy, a bit Lagerfeld, a little contemporary, a lot sumptuous. Over the top….like the most delicious design meal you ever ate! Well, at least a durn fun design sensation.
And last but not least, a special thanks to my husband, Cole Smith, of Smith, Ekblad and Associates, whose contributions to the beautiful details and architectural embellishments on this project (and many others) are the icing on the cake.
I’m the queen of the world!! It’s easier with such a talented team.