Thursday, June 15

For the rad dad

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Tuesday, June 13

Introducing Kalita

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Contact your nearest store for more information about Kalita.

Forty Five Ten on Main 214-559-4510

TTH Forty Five Ten 214-252-0510

info@fortyfiveten.com

Friday, June 9

Emily Summers’ Design Tips

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A noted collector of art and antiques, interior designer Emily Summers brings that passion to her furnishing and décor selections—many one of a kind—at For Home. The Texas native is nationally recognized for refined interiors that reflect a deep knowledge of contemporary art and architecture. Her Dallas-based firm has consulted on projects ranging from the penthouse of W Victory and a Jackson Hole guest house to the interiors of the Wyly Theatre and Winspear Opera House. Summers has been named to the Architectural Digest AD100 list every year since 2007.

6_9_17-blog-es2Install dimmers on all lighting.  Soft, warm adjustable light lets you enhance the room to make it more inviting.  Try to stay away from bright light, especially overhead light.  The small investment in dimmers is well worth it.

In a bathroom, a pair of sconces flanking the sink at eye level on a mirror is the most flattering and beautiful solution.

6_9_17-blog-es3Our preferred “white” paints, depending on how neutral, warm or cool we need to specify, are Benjamin Moore OC-59 Vanilla Milkshake, OC-45 Swiss Coffee and OC-26, Silver Satin.

Request samples of everything. Organize by room and reference often.

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Every chair needs a side table. A place for coffee and our phones.

I see lots of rooms with every piece of furniture up on legs. Some pieces should extend to the floor; they anchor furniture arrangements. Too many legs and the furniture looks like it might all run away.

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Create traffic flow drawings before laying out furniture. Don’t create unnecessary corners with rugs or furniture. Invite people into a room by providing a subtle path.

Small cords and trim make a big difference. We often use cord on furniture bases, seams, and cushion detailing. I suggest Samuel & Sons ¼” Cambridge Cord – many color options small sizes.

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Take your time. A finely tuned space requires adjustments and sequential decision making. Rushing requires compromises.

It takes longer and costs more to replace a mistake than to wait for the right piece the first time.

For more information call For Home Forty FiveTen

214.559.2280

Monday, June 5

And The Winners Are…

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Friday, June 2

WWNW: What would Nick wear?

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Wednesday, May 31

This June touch, test & experience the best in beauty

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Tuesday, May 30

Summer + Sale = Celebrate

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Friday, May 26

La Dolce Vita: Insider’s guide to Venice

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Every other summer for 25 years, Cindy Rachofsky and her husband, Howard, have traveled to Italy for the Venice Biennale. The 57th edition of the international art show kicks off May 13 and runs through November 26. “It is our favorite city for food, art (both old and new), and for simply exploring,” says Cindy. “To wake to the sounds and smells of the sea, the gulls, the brine, the boats…there’s simply nothing like it.”

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The Gritti Palace—the magnificent 15th-century palazzo has been renovated to its original splendor. To have breakfast on the terrace and a negroni that evening and watch the world go by is heaven on earth. The rooms are incredibly over the top—all the fringe and damask in the world is there. Take a short boat ride to Guidecca island and the Bauer Palladio, a 16th century convent turned 5-star hotel. It’s smaller, only 50 rooms, with beautiful gardens and an amazing rooftop bar. Hotel Cipriani has the only swimming pool in Venice. It’s directly across the lagoon from Piazza San Marco, and has the most amazing views of the lagoon and Doge’s Palace. Don’t miss Harry’s Dolci, the outdoor restaurant on the water.

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Venice has more than 100 churches; one of the most beautiful is Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, home of Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin. Exhibitions change regularly at Fondazione Prada, a historic Grand Canal palazzo turned contemporary art space. I’m interested to see the latest, “THE BOAT IS LEAKING. THE CAPTAIN LIED.”  We’ve all read the books about Peggy Guggenheim, but to see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, her home and her pet cemetery and her incredible, deeply personal collection of modern art is not to be believed. Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana are the two Venetian venues of the Francois Pinault collection. For the first time, both will be dedicated to a single artist, Damien Hirst, and his most ambitious and complex project to date, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” This is NOT TO BE MISSED.

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Ristorante da Ivo is hands-down our favorite for Tuscan dishes and Venetian specialties; the spaghetti alle vongole is the best we’ve had anywhere. It also has the coolest entrance—you step out of the boat right into the restaurant. Corte Sconta, owned by a woman from Texas and her Italian husband, is great for a group. You sit outside at long tables under a lovely vine pergola and eat family-style. They bring an endless amount of Venetian seafood antipasti from amazing canoce (baby shrimp) to folpeti (baby octopus). Everything at Alle Testiere is market fresh—they start with great ingredients and don’t have to go much farther. It’s exceptionally and consistently good with amazing Venetian flavors.

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Every brand you know and love is here, but why go to Venice to shop for what you can buy at home?  If you want to be a real tourist take a boat to the island of Murano for hand-blown glass or to Burano for handmade lace. Codognato is a must. The 3rd generation of the same family designs and sells the most exquisite jewelry with macabre skulls, Blackamoors and serpents. Gaggio has a few readymade bags and hats but the fabrics—rich Venetian velvets and damasks—are what you want. If you need a beautiful over-the-top Venetian mask for your next masked ball Mondo Novo is the place, and Dittura for those velvet shoes the gondoliers wear that you know you want as your next pair of slippers.

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Sale: Up to 40% off the designers you love

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Tuesday, May 23

Sale – Select Spring Collections

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Grab the pieces you’ve had your eye on all season from Maison Margiela, Sacai, The Row, Thom Browne and many more.

Call your nearest store for more information.

Forty Five Ten on Main 214-559-4510

TTH Forty Five Ten 214-252-0510

Forty Five Ten River Oaks 214-560-4510

*Terms & Conditions
Exclusions on spring collections apply. We gladly accept returns of sale purchases for a full refund or exchange within 14 days with proof of purchase. Returned merchandise will only be accepted if unworn and with tags. No price adjustments on prior purchases. No returns on final sale merchandise, intimate apparel, cosmetics, epicure, altered and special order products. Forty Five Ten reserves the right to determine if returned merchandise is in saleable condition.