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5 reasons to visit Dallas Design Week this month
Sep 5, 2018
Katy B. Olson

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and design weeks are no exception. Dallas Design Week will unfold September 17 to 21 with a lineup of top regional talent delivering panels, talks, tours and more. Read on for our takeaways from this year’s lineup.

Spring 2018's Dine + Design event; courtesy Elisa Fisher Photography
Spring 2018's Dine + Design event; courtesy Elisa Fisher Photography

1. Get schooled
Get your CEU on with a bevy of accredited courses, starting with TAID Days of Education (September 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.); The Guide to Area Rugs, presented by Surya, which will dive into history of area rugs and best practices (September 19, from 1 to 2 p.m.); and Taking a New Perspective on Textiles, hosted by Daniel Stuart Studio, where Paul Thompson of Paul Thompson Design will discuss his work across design and branding platforms (September 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.).

2. It takes two—or more
What does it take to collaborate? Feizy will find out; it is hosting “The Art of Design Collaboration,” where it will explore the tales behind Dallas-area collaborations. Rhonda Reinhart, editor in chief of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, will host a panel with designers and other industry pros who have developed lighting, textiles, furnishings and more (September 17, from 3 to 4 p.m.).

3. Paint the town
Dine + Design/Colormix 2019 will focus on “Palm Beach chic” decor, a spotlight on forthcoming color trends via a CEU-credited presentation by Dallas Market Center and Sherwin-Williams (September 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

4. All good press
Learn how to get the most bang for your public relations buck. The showroom Taylors by Jane will explore some of the key strategies you can implement toward achieving positive press in “All Press Is Good Press” (September 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.).

5. Beyond cocktails and canapés
What would a design center event be without the prerequisite cocktail affair? Join Barry Dixon on September 20 for mimosas, brunch, and a seminar called “Bringing the Outside In,” to be held at Ethan & Associates (11 a.m. to noon). Later that afternoon, check in for drinks with Woodson & Rummerfield at The Peninsula Home showroom, where the design duo will share about their quest to preserve Los Angeles architecture (3 to 4 p.m.).

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