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
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
Happiness on Any Scale
Kitty Stuart lives is Oxford, Mississippi. She introduced me to this beautiful town, having fallen in love with it while attending the University of Mississippi.
Kitty is a gregarious young lady who responds to the friendly, southern ambiance enriched by the lush gardens, abundant nature, the stately architecture of Ole Miss, and the fascinating history of the area.
Ole Miss Lyceum.
Oxford is filled with history, interesting antebellum homes, and devotees of southern literature (not to mention sports fans obsessed with Ole Miss football). William Faulkner was born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi and moved to Oxford in 1901, where he lived, off and on, for the rest of his life.
Faulker’s home in Oxford, Rowan Oak.
“To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi”
- William Faulkner
William Faulkner, beloved southern writer.I love to see Kitty happy among her friends, enjoying Oxford. It was somewhat surprising, however, to see her drawn to a small, fairly remote town. Having grown up in Dallas, she travelled often. Her other Dallas grandparents, Marsha and Henry Stuart, maintained homes in Colorado and France. She learned to ski as a toddler and was hitting the black runs before middle school. By the time she was 14, Kitty was able to travel by herself and feel comfortable in Paris, shopping on her own near the Parisian apartment of her godparents. The family chateau, Fongrenier, located in the Bergerac region, gave Kitty a place to bike ride through the French countryside, help Papa Henry harvest the white asparagus in the garden, and learn about the family vineyard and wines.
She visited a friend in the English countryside one summer, attending a boarding school and riding horses in the English style. She was quite an English lass!
Kitty travelled first to New York to celebrate her thirteenth birthday. The theme for the trip was fashion, starting at the Metropolitan Museum Fashion Collection and the visiting designers’ shops and vintage stores up and down the streets of Manhattan.
Staying at the Plaza, Kitty had tea in the Palm Room and channeled Eloise – an experience enhanced by a wonderful Eloise-inspired scavenger hunt around the city. She still has the tiara that was a prize at a participating children’s boutique.
Her sixteenth birthday was celebrated in Florence, Rome and Paris… with a birthday lunch in the Alain Ducasse restaurant, Jules Verne, high up in the Eiffel Tower. On this trip, she shopped at the mall outside Florence, snagging some great Gucci boots which her sister later memorialized in a song she wrote that sounds a lot like it could be about Kitty.
Le restaurant Jules Verne.
Touring Versailles, on this memorable birthday trip, Kitty was able to visit Marie Antoinette’s little “opera” theatre.
Kitty stood on the same stage where the doomed queen acted and sang. Alone with her sister, mother, myself, and our good friend and guide, Anne Marie Quette, in this magnificent yet rarely seen room, Kitty paused, then began to sing a beautiful Italian aria, Panis Angelicus.
Her voice, clear and pure, resonated in the silent gilded room. No one breathed a sound until she finished. Then applause and some moist eyes celebrated her beautiful song.
The “diva” at rest.
Thus far, Kitty’s life has been filled with adventures, challenges, love, heartaches, successes and some disappointments – just like most of us. Her future brims with possibilities. So, to find Kitty happily working at two different jobs in Oxford, Mississippi is a bit of a surprise. To have seen so many wonderful places and be content in a sweet little town in Mississippi… it shows that what matters is a sense of belonging, being with friends, of finding a special place which feels safe and happy. Oh, and a cute apartment where she can display her collection of all things Parisian and pink!
Kitty is one of my two beloved granddaughters and I couldn’t be prouder of her! She and her sister Tiger are two of the rewards I enjoy in life.“They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.”
- Joan McIntosh