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
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
At one time I had the idea that destination weddings were good because they were easier…you know, fewer people, just let the hotel handle it, etc.
Well, now I know a destination wedding can be the most tender, fabulous, detailed, well thought out, totally choreographed event for a couple of hundred people that can possibly happen thousands of miles away from home in a setting that doesn’t even have a major grocery store within many miles. Central Market hasn’t landed in Ketchum, Idaho… although sparkling skies, lush foliage, mountain views…
sunny days and cool nights, wonderful lodgings, delicious little cafes, hiking and bike paths, horses and skeet shooting, juicy barbecue, quiet nooks for reading, stunning scenery (Cole found ample time to paint)…
and friends all around more than made the days surrounding this wonderful wedding fun and relaxing.
Jeffrey Kollinger, of Spice of Life Catering in Dallas
Ralph Randall, me and Cole
elegant wedding guests
Cole and me
Pure love for the bride and groom and their family infused the entire occasion with an ambiance of happiness.
THE FLOWERS AND GOWNS: As a designer, I was particularly entranced by the nuanced palette selected by the bride for the nuptials and related events. The colors of the late summer, early fall flowers still surrounding the family home and the church.
All other event locations were blush tinted butterscotch tones… with warm pink and rose tones fading into more golden autumnal shades.
The bride incorporated these beautiful tints into the wild flowers and garden foliage bouquets and garlands which decorated the church, the dinners, and her bridesmaids, mother and grandmother’s beautiful dresses.
Her own gown, embellished with antique lace, was contemporary but rich with associations of other eras, romantic and memorable.
As Cole and I watched the family and bridal party come down the aisle, the sun glinted against the shimmering textiles, really adding a special glow. Several guests had sequins in their own dresses and the myriad reflections sparkled everywhere.
Centered over the altar was a cascading chandelier which looked like a cluster of hovering white porcelain butterflies or tiny white doves. The bride stole a kiss from the groom midway through the service.
Seeing the bride’s grandmother escorted by two of the bride’s brothers, each beaming as they walked with arms entwined, made me a little teary. I loved the way the groom and groomsmen wore beautiful suits but no ties… very current but also indicative of the more relaxed and fun approach of the entire series of events.
But the hands-down most beautiful moment of the weekend was watching the bride and her father, who had some recent health challenges, dance together at the reception later that evening. No eyes were dry when they took the floor.
It was love and happiness magnified by the number of people there.
THE KITCHEN: but perhaps the most astonishing aspect of the festivities was the full scale kitchen that was built to feed the multitudes. Just the core family is a large one, which means that the most intimate friends list is still a bit larger than most (sooo many cousins, for example). And if there are big events, there is a big staff, which means they also must be fed. With few local supplies or equipment available to cook and serve numerous meals from twenty to two hundred people, the solution was to BUILD a kitchen.
Jeffrey Kollinger, of Spice of Life Catering, and his staff of 40 simply moved to Idaho for a couple of weeks to set up the facility, organize and create the menus for major events, cook and serve many meals, and finally disassemble the entire shebang.
Jeffrey Kollinger, President and Head Chef
Victor Mari Alonso, Event Manager
They sent commercial dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators, ovens, work stations, coolers, food and supplies, an entire office, serving pieces, china, cutlery, linens, aprons, drinks, glassware, floor mats, fireproof/insulating materials for safety, ventilation systems, shelving, plating tables, pots, pans, coffee services…and on and on…PERFECTLY organized and planned down to the last amuse bouche.
some of the great wait staff!
Based in a four car garage, which thankfully had plumbing already so they could hook up their cleaning equipment, this amazing chef and his team created a Michelin ratable restaurant that continually amazed the entire group assembled to celebrate the newlyweds and their family.
Touring this amazing facility, I was struck by the careful planning that the bride and her mother had used to think everything through, including entrusting Jeffrey and his team with the responsibility for pulling this all off. And I will never underrate the complexities of a destination wedding again!!