While I arrived to rainy skies in Dallas, Blue Print Store was a sunny day. It’s a breath of fresh air. It’s home in the most unlikely place. It’s also apparently full of surprises. As I took in all the beauty on display I overheard one of the Owners explain to a patron, in her lilting southern voice, that they also had a warehouse. “A WAREHOUSE” she said. I burst into the salon in a very unsouthern, and not at all ladylike way upon hearing this news. “How is it possible.” I shouted, “all these years have passed since my first visit, and I am just learning about this now?”
You can imagine my dismay as I briefly allowed myself to consider all of the lovely things I may have missed, that may have sadly been waiting to be discovered and carried on a pilgrimage to a distant land..Boston. I won’t think about it now. It’s simply too sad for words.
Don’t be distressed when I share this additional bit of news, I need you to prepare yourself and be assured that it will all work out exactly as it’s intended. Ok – the warehouse wasn’t open, so I will need to save that treasure trove for my next visit.
The store makes me happy – perhaps happier than any gathering of material goods should make one feel, but it does. It’s vintage and contemporary, antique and Asian. It’s unknown, and established artists. It’s the perfect mix of pale pastels and bold pops of color.
I’ve grown so fond of it that when people ask about my design style, I’ve decided I am going to say simple…”blue print”.
These photos offer a visual explanation of this style. So now you know.