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
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
A Little Touch of the Doge's Palace
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
Martha Says "It's a Good Thing"
“The life so short, and the craft so long to learn.”
We love our trades, crafts people, and artisans. We wouldn’t be where we are today, nor have created the caliber of design, were it not for those gifted people who can take an idea and bring it into reality. And to that end, we love to give credit where credit is due… and brag on our friends whenever possible!
A few weeks back (yes, the bragging is slightly overdue), our friends at Whitesmith & Company, announced via Facebook, that a table they fabricated (from a design by me and Cole) was featured on Martha Stewart’s blog, The Martha Blog.
Now, in all fairness, the blog (A Big Book Signing Followed by a Fabulous Tea) wasn’t about the table itself; rather, the blog was about Martha’s book signing in Dallas and the special invitation tea that followed, in Martha’s honor, at the home of Charlotte and Shy Anderson (Charlotte is the beautiful daughter of Gene and Jerry Jones, of Dallas Cowboys fame). It just so happens that the beautiful table (fabricated by the fine team of metal artisans at Whitesmith & Company) graces Charlotte and Shy’s dining room.
image: The Martha Blog
In the case of this table, the design process began with my concept that led to a drawing by Cole. Cole always refines the drawings and figures the finish details (with a little sweet input from moi). Sometimes we “fight it out” but in the end our collaborative efforts please us and our clients.
After Cole and I resolved the design details, he completed a detailed drawing. This one shows an aerial view as well as a side view. Cole always inserts a 6 foot tall figure for scale reference.
image: Whitesmith & Company
From this sketch the artisans at Whitesmith fabricated the piece and applied any special patinas or finishes. The starfire glass top for this table was so large it had to be fabricated in two pieces.
Eveready Services installed the table in the Anderson’s home. These guys are no lightweights and it took seven of them to install each piece of perfectly fitted glass.image: Hayslip Design Assoc.
I supervised the installation to ensure perfect placement.image: Hayslip Design Assoc.
Once in place, one of my project managers, Stephanie Wiechman, polished the glass. No finger prints allowed.image: Hayslip Design Assoc.
While Cole appears more interested in his phone, I can assure you he was pleased with the finished table.image: Hayslip Design Assoc.
The table looked marvelous the day of the tea honoring Ms. Stewart. The purple orchids in the otherwise monochromatic space provide a festive jolt of color. Oh, and the goodies look tasty, too.image: The Martha Blog
I’m thrilled to see that one of our creations caught Martha’s eye (or at least that of her photographer…). Cole and I are so proud with the finished projects that Whitesmith & Company produces. Their craftsmanship is so fine; it’s nice to see it among “Good Things”.
“If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die.
- Paul Keating
Posted: June 25, 2012