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COME TRUE

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BE DIFFERENT

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YOUR STYLE

BRILLIANT

BLUE

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CONTENTS WINTER 2016 / IBB AT HOME

BRILLIANT

blue

what's on your nightstand?

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dare

to be different

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a dream

COME TRUE

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WHAT THE PROS KNOW: TRADE SECRETS

Serenity

& SUNSHINE

20 design trends

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HOSTING THE PERFECT NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

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BENEFITS OF MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENTS

BOLD AND BRIGHT AREA RUGS

RECIPE BY CHEF STEPHAN PYLES

SERVING HIM BY DR. KEVIN SEIDLER, DDS


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IBB AT HOME WELCOME IWINTER 2016

Welcome to the winter issue of IBB at Home! I have some exciting news to share with you! We recently launched a brand new website (ibbdesign.com) full of design inspiration just for you. It’s always our goal to make living in style easy, from our ever changing retail store vignettes, tips and trends delivered through IBB at Home, and now an online destination of #teamibb’s award-winning design work, offerings and so much more. The new website profiles our talented team of designers and showcases their work – so much to ooh and ah at! Plus, you can browse our design portfolio by room. So, if you are looking to refresh your dining room or study – jump over to ibbdesign.com and see all the design eye candy. You can also find out what’s available in store now, as a little preview to visiting the store. We are also now mobile friendly! You can easily surf our website on your smartphone or tablet, which means catching up on our most recent blog post or flipping through IBB at Home on the go. We are always looking for new ways to deliver all IBB Design has to offer, so be on the lookout for even more news in the New Year. Now, curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy this issue of IBB at Home and be sure to check out our new website when you get a chance. You will love it as much as I do! All the best and happy holidays,

Beth Rafferty Owner & Designer IBB Design Fine Furnishings beth@ibbdesign.com @ibbdesign on Instagram

OWNER/DESIGNER PUBLISHER BETH RAFFERTY OWNER/DESIGNER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SHAY GEYER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MEREDITH HITE CONTRIBUTING WRITERS MAXINE BURT JORY GATTIS JAYLIE GEYER KAREN HOLLOWAY PAM HOOD KAY LEWIS LAUREN MACNAK SUSAN MEDLIN MARY HELEN PETERS MICHAEL REESE MEGHAN SEBREN JAMES “JT” TURNER MAGAZINE DESIGN ARNOLD GRAPHIC DESIGN

DESIGNER WENDY ARNOLD DESIGNER AMY HELLEN COPY EDITOR ERICA YARGER


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR MY

FAVO R I T E

THINGS

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WINTER

2016

The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year! I love decorating, entertaining, cooking and spending time with family and friends. If we are lucky, even a little downtime before we kick off the New Year! I hope you can snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy every bit of design inspiration this issue of IBB at Home has to offer. Our cover story takes you inside the home of IBB Designer Shannon Gidney’s clients that are starting their next chapter of life in an exquisitely designed custom home. Our team of talented designers are dishing on all their favorite design tips and trends. Kay Lewis encourages you to be bold and go for color with your rug selections and Meghan Sebren points out the importance of a unique bathroom mirror that reflects your style —that can transform your space. Get to know Mary Helen Peters as she shares what’s on her nightstand and James “JT” Turner as he reveals his trade secrets! We’re so glad to welcome The Everyday Hostess, Kate Jolliffe, back as a contributor. Kate gives you the run down on how to plan the perfect New Year’s Eve Party! Speaking of parties, Chef Stephan Pyles of Flora Street Café has the perfect recipe and cocktail for you to wow guests at your next dinner party. My daughter, Jaylie, quizzed me on my top tips for designing the perfect nursery in her Kids’ Corner. Check out the party pics from our Partners Card Seller Soirée, and be sure to mark your calendars for our next big event – IBB Day of Design on February 25, 2017. Lots of fun details to come for this new all-day event! Cheers to living in style & happy holidays,

Shay Geyer Owner & Designer IBB Design Fine Furnishings shay@ibbdesign.com @designershay on Instagram

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TREND REPORT

BY LAUREN MACNAK IBB IBB Designer Designer lauren@ibbdesign.com james@ibbdesign.com @laurenmacdesign @jrt1175on onInstagram Instagram

BRILLIANT

blue

Deep blue tones are all always on trend, from accent walls to cabinetry and furniture, creating lasting personality and depth. Ranging from the vibrant electric blue, sophisticated rich blue, or the ever so lovely navy blue, there is a blue to fit every style.

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paint colors to consider

1. Sherwin Williams, Naval SW 6244 2. Benjamin Moore, Stunning 826 3. Farrow & Ball, Drawing Room 253 4. Benjamin Moore, Hale Navy HC-154 5. Benjamin Moore, Electric Blue 2061-40 TIP: Always sample the paint in your space before diving in and painting the entire room. Just because it looks fabulous in your friend’s home, doesn’t mean it will look equally as stunning in yours. There are many factors which can influence how paint looks in a space. Follow our “Brilliant Blue” board on Pinterest for more inspiration using this beautiful color in your home. www.pinterest.com/ibbdesign/brilliant-blue/


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DESIGNER TIPS

BY MARY HELEN PETERS IBB Designer & Visual Merchandiser maryhelen@ibbdesign.com @mhpeters13 on Instagram

What's on your nightstand? GET TO KNOW MARY HELEN PETERS

For the start and close of each day, my nightstand holds the things that bring peace and calm to my busy life. If you know me, you know I love color and it’s apparent here as well. I chose a mirrored nightstand for timeless elegance and glamour in my bedroom. A tall mercury glass gourd lamp to soften the room while adding a romantic glow. Through movies and books, I love to escape into a romantic comedy whenever I can. Consequently, you’ll find anything by authors’ Jill Mansell or Harriett Evans stacked atop of my favorite colorful cocktail table books.

One of my favorite home scents, the LAFCO “Breakfast Room” candle, is a gorgeous aqua blue color and pairs perfectly with splashes of pink throughout the room. An agate sliced coaster, a framed picture of my favorite guy, and jewelry tray are layered in as well. As a final touch, as I always do throughout my home, you’ll find a vase of fresh flowers. I think it’s important to treat yourself, and there is nothing like the smell and look of fresh flower to finish your space and make it feel like home.


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WINDOW FASHIONS

BY SARAH ROMERO Sunrise Blinds of Texas, a division of IBB Design Fine Furnishings sarah@sunriseblinds.net @sunriseblinds on Instagram

get your motor running B E N E F I T S O F M O T O R I Z E D W I N D O W T R E AT M E N T S

Sit back, relax and enjoy the many benefits of motorized window treatments. SECURITY. Those who travel for work or leisure can feel secure knowing their shades will operate as usual, as if someone was home. SAFETY. Motorized window coverings eliminate the need for dangerous cords, protecting your children and pets. CONVENIENCE. With the touch of a button, shades adjust up and down eliminating the need to a climb a ladder to access hard to reach windows. PROTECTION. Ultraviolet rays will no longer damage your furnishings, art or flooring when shades are closed and the sunlight is blocked from entering. CONSERVATION. Program your west facing window coverings to go down at sunset for energy efficiency and cost savings. VERSATILITY. Complement your home’s design with the many options available in a variety of colors, styles and fabrics. Visit www.sunriseblind. net for details and additional product information.


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DESIGNER TIPS

IBB Designer jory@ibbdesign.com @jorya.gattis on Instagram

dare

to be different

While selecting a bold paint color can be daunting, dare to be different and be rewarded with a unique and dramatic space. A stunning, deep shade of black, like Sherwin Williams Caviar (shown in the above design), shouldn’t be reserved for just media rooms. Black paint can be used to offset a dark wall color with contrasting elements. It can quickly create a chic and sexy look. Utilize light and bright staple pieces against the dark background, so the space feels cozy and inviting instead of claustrophobic. Lighting is also key when using a dark wall color. Ambient lighting along with overhead lighting allows more control when illuminating focal points.

Incorporating mirrored pieces also lets light reflect throughout the space. Don’t buy into the myth that dark colors make a room look smaller – it’s simply not the case when done correctly. Dare to break the mold with dark colors to make your home uniquely yours. DESIGNER TIP: Rather than testing a bold color on a small paint chip, try the color on big sheets of cardboard. Prop the cardboard up in the room to contemplate the change.

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bold

& BRIGHT A R E A RU G S

IF YOU ARE STARTING FRESH WITH A ROOM, A RUG CAN BE YOUR INSPIRATION! Rugs are the foundation for great design and key to defining a space. Without this foundation it’s a sea of furniture without a focal point. It may seem like a safe route to select a neutral, solid rug – but be bold and integrate color and pattern into your mix. If you are starting fresh with a room, be sure to begin with the largest piece of furniture – a rug! That way you can plan your

design to complement. If you already have your furniture and accessories, then select a rug that works with your existing pieces. Take in account the tones of your walls, floors and other finishes when shopping. But, don’t play it safe! Step outside the box and take your room to the next level with a rug that adds vivid color and pattern to your design.

BY KAY LEWIS IBB Designer kay@ibbdesign.com

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DESIGNER TIPS

BY MEGHAN SEBREN IBB Design Visual Merchandiser meghan@ibbdesign.com @meghansebren on Instagram

REFLECT

your style

Often times when decorating or updating a home, bathrooms are left out. Many place a few vanity accessories and luxurious towels in the bathroom, but don’t think to replace the mirror glued to the wall. That’s actually the first investment you should make in the bathroom, because it changes everything. The impact of a beautiful decorative mirror alters the way the entire space looks. Since bathrooms typically do not have much furniture, every design detail counts.

Designer Tip: A frameless mirror provides a subtle look, while using a framed mirror will make more of an impact. My favorite tip for choosing a bathroom mirror is to consider an unconventional shape. It will immediately draw your eye and eliminate the need for a lot of accessories. Another great way to change up a double vanity is to hang separate smaller mirrors over each basin, instead of one large rectangular mirror. This approach allows the mirrors to hang vertically, giving height to the wall and the illusion of a larger space.


DESIGNER TIPS BY JAMES “JT” TURNER IBB Designer james@ibbdesign.com @jrt1175 on Instagram

WHAT THE PROS KNOW:

TRADE SECRETS IBB DESIGNER JAMES TURNER SHARES HIS TRICKS OF THE TRADE BEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: You never know where inspiration may strike. At a tube station in London, a sunset in West Texas, or even an amazing piece of stone can be the catalyst for an entire design.

BIGGEST PET PEEVE: Never buy anything that comes in a set, like a bedroom or living room set. A home should be a reflection of your personality and interests, which doesn’t come from a cookie cutter design.

SPLURGE-WORTHY PIECE: I have a fondness for antique Persians rugs. A classic hand-knotted wool rug can last a lifetime.

RULE: I don’t think there are too many “rules” in design. One guideline I stand by is that you need at least two feet of clearance to navigate around furniture and three feet around entry points.

QUICK CHANGE TO IMPROVE A ROOM: Paint is the quickest way to change the look and feel of a space; it adds a newness and freshness immediately.

MOST-AFFORDABLE UPDATE: A few new pillows or accessories can work wonders to renew a tired space.

FAVORITE PIECE IN YOUR OWN HOME: How can I choose just one!? I have an old oil painting I picked up in Paris which I adore. I also love my breakfast chairs.

FAVORITE DESIGN BOOK: Windsor Smith Homefront: Design for Modern Living – it full of everything I lust after!

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INTERIOR DESIGN Shannon Gidney

COVER STORY

BUILDER Sanders Custom Homes PHOTOGRAPHY Dan Piassick

a dream

COME TRUE


Embarking upon their retirement years, Steve and Karen Piro enlisted Sanders Custom Homes and IBB Designer, Shannon Gidney, to help build their dream home. After Steve's successful career as President of Asko, Inc. and Karen culminating a 40-year career as the Independent Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, they were ready to begin a new, exciting phase in their lives and take on the task of designing a new place to call home. They wanted a home that was comfortable, inviting and stylish to enjoy with family and friends. Shannon worked with Sanders and the Piros on the project for more than a year, selecting all of the interior finishes as well as designing and executing all of the home's furnishings and drapery. Every last detail was accounted for, so all the Piros had to do was move in their clothing and personal belongings. "We wanted our home to reflect our personalities and taste, and Shannon accomplished this through her excellent listening and questioning skills. It was nice to work with someone who was so aware of our needs without forcing her agenda. She brought us wonderful ideas and appropriate selections from which to choose. We asked for finishes which would not be dated in a matter of years," Karen said.

ENTRY

A gracious entry welcomes you into the home with large single pane windows offering a picturesque view into the backyard resort. The windows are dressed with simple pleated patterned panels in neutral tones as to not distract from the views. A lighted Demilune chest and large shaped mirror fill the large arched alcove.

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DINING ROOM The dining room, located directly off of the entry, is painted in a rich midnight blue providing a sophisticated coziness to the large space. A layered mix of modern and natural elements dictates the style of furnishings throughout the home. A chrome, wood and glass table offers seating for eight which gets used frequently when entertaining family and friends. Side chairs in a lighter neutral fabric with chrome handle detail provide guests a comfortable place to dine, while midnight blue velvet chairs head the table. A hairon-hide rug brings pattern into the room and provides contrast to the rich wood floors. Motorized sheers filter intense sunlight during peak hours. A favorite element in the dining room is the oil pastel cubist self-portrait by their daughter, Allison Fuller, which was a high school AP art class assignment.

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LIBRARY The library is the perfect place for the Piros to kick up their feet and enjoy a cozy fire. Shannon designed two comfortable wing chairs and a leather cocktail ottoman for the sitting area. Bookcases, paneling and coffered ceiling in a deep espresso stain provide a warm and authentic setting. The artwork in the library, another produced by their daughter while in high school, was on display for a year in the Dallas Museum of Art's Young Master's Program.

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KITCHEN The kitchen has crisp white cabinetry which is a nice contrast to the rich wood flooring. A custom curved island was designed for friends to gather around while cooking. Gorgeous pendants hang over the large island like jewelry for the space.


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DINING AREA FAMILY ROOM The home has an open floor plan with the kitchen opening up onto the dining area and family room. Dark wood ceiling beams unify the spaces. Shannon chose a metal top dining table with a trestle wood base. Color was brought in with three blue-gray side chairs with a bench on the opposite side to maintain the spacious feeling of the room. Largescaled chandeliers hang over the dining and family room areas and provide symmetry in the space.

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FAMILY ROOM Shannon selected matching sofas to sit on opposite sides of an upholstered cocktail ottoman as part of the seating area. A pair of club chairs in a cut velvet fabric offer additional seating. The design is a relaxed and stylish look inviting guests to sit and stay a while. The triptych was created by their daughter, Allison, especially for their new family room. She used acrylic sprayed with water and glitter, and finished it with an epoxy resin for a high-gloss finish.

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WINE ROOM The temperature controlled wine storage and tasting room is Steve's favorite room in their home. Shannon introduced them to a talented local artisan who created the ambiance of a 1,000-yearold wine cellar which Steve had always envisioned. She specified a unique Katalox wood table to use for tastings and researching wines.

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MASTER SUITE Karen says, "The master bedroom and bath are my favorite rooms in our home. I love their beauty and serenity. The furniture is beautiful, while also being super comfortable. The linens and window treatments are yummy! The seating room in the master bedroom is perfect for morning reading, or for rocking grandchildren.� The Glamcor Mirror in the master bath provides the perfect lighting for hair and makeup. It has Cool LED light technology which means Karen stays cool while getting ready.

THE PIROS COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED WITH THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR NEW HOME. STEVE RAVES, "SHANNON'S RARE BLEND OF ARTISTIC VISION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL HELPED US TO ACHIEVE THIS. WE ALSO APPRECIATED HER TIMELINESS AND ADHERENCE TO BUDGET GUIDELINES."

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ENTRY & STUDY

Layers of neutrals and textures greet you as you enter this brand new Highland Homes model home. Dark stained wood floors provide warmth and rich contrast to the white walls, while horizontal stripes lead you from the entry way into the spacious home.   The study walls are painted in a pewter gray with white painted cabinetry. A reclaimed wood and iron desk floats in the center of the room for a workspace, and a white club chair offers a cozy place to sit and read. White linen drapery panels were designed with a leading edge to recall the pewter gray wall color.

DINING ROOM

The dining room is the first space you see upon entering the home. A shag rug grounds the dining area under a reclaimed wood table with tufted gray linen chairs. Pleated drapery panels bring pattern to the space and beautifully frame the windows. A reclaimed wood, iron and glass buffet was chosen as a functional serving piece.

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FAMILY ROOM

The color palette gets kicked up a notch when sunny yellow is introduced in the family room and kitchen area creating a cheerful atmosphere. A gray tufted sofa sits on a yellow patterned rug with curved yellow chairs for additional seating. 

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KITCHEN

The kitchen's finishes are neutral which offers the perfect backdrop for yellow to shine. Gray quartz countertops provide a durable surface in the chef's kitchen. Crisp white cabinetry and a stone backsplash bring a fresh airy feel to the space. Comfy counter stools and breakfast nook chairs were designed in gray linen with a reclaimed wood finish.

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GAME ROOM

A play with stripes livens up the game room. A vertical striped fabric was selected for the drapery panels, while horizontal stripes were painted around the room in the same color palette. The white leather sectional provides sufficient seating for everyone to relax and watch TV. The cheerful yellow accent color is brought in through a patterned rug, a pair of chairs and accessories.  


STUDY AREA

The spacious study area has built-in desks and room for a seating area. A pop of color was brought in with the desk chairs. The stripes continue into the playroom on the walls and as a detail on the drapery.

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MASTER BEDROOM

The master bedroom is a restful retreat designed in crisp white and charcoal gray. A weathered wood nightstand was used on one side of the bed with a desk on the other side. The seating area features a pair of club chairs gracefully positioned in front of sheer patterned panels.


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KIDS' BEDROOM

Color and pattern really makes the kids’ rooms fun. The girl's bedroom features painted vertical stripes in bold gray and yellow. Crisp white bedding gives balance to the patterned walls.     The boy's room has a more neutral palette of gray and white with just subtle accents of yellow. Horizontal stripes were painted around the entire room. Metal nightstands and a reclaimed wood and metal dresser were selected for storage.


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trends designWHAT ARE YOU SEEING?

SUSAN MEDLIN IBB Designer smedlin@ibbdesign.com @sue4IBB on Instagram

STUNNING SIDE TABLES

Everyone has a spot in their home for the perfect accessory table. I love the flexibility of side tables and the ability to pick them up and move wherever needed.

HOT FOR HIDE Animal hides are a stylish way to add luxurious texture and visual interest to your home. Hides are gracing a range of furniture and accessories making the options endless.

PAM HOOD IBB Designer pam@ibbdesign.com


Add sparkle and charm with a unique pendant light in the bathroom, entry way, hall niche, work area or over a nightstand.

PENDANT PERFECTION

KAREN HOLLOWAY IBB Designer karen@ibbdesign.com

FABULOUS FINIALS

GOLD RUSH Just when we thought it was all about chrome and nickel – gold is back in a big way. Don’t be afraid to add this precious metal back in to your creative catalogue. It’s certainly not a flash in the pan!

MICHAEL REESE IBB Designer michael@ibbdesign.com @mr.maison on Instagram

There are so many beautiful finial options today and it’s the perfect way to update the look of a lamp – easy and inexpensive. Select a finial in a color that complements your lamp and the room’s color scheme.

MAXINE BURT IBB Designer maxine@ibbdesign.com

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ENTERTAINING

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that the turkey dinners are over, it’s time to wrap presents and prepare for the fanciest holiday of the season! December 31st is circled on my calendar for a celebratory New Year’s Eve Dinner Party. It’s one of my favorite

holidays – a lavish night full of glamourous parties, glitzy dresses and festive dinners. Revelers have high expectations for the evening, so I’ve put together tips and tricks to ensure your NYE party goes off with a bang!


INVITATIONS:

A well-designed invitation gives your guests a glimpse of just how glamorous your NYE party will be. It's the first chance to sweep them off their feet, so make sure your invitations portray the elegance and experience you want to evoke.

LOCATION:

New Year’s Eve calls for opulence and grandeur. The best way to set your event apart is by selecting a swanky location. I love the idea of a rooftop dinner party with a show-stopping skyline view to really wow your guests. If that’s not in the cards this year, think of these as non-negotiables: extra space for mingling, a TV screen for the NYE broadcast, and a visible clock for the countdown.

DECOR:

Decorations set the ambience and formality for the entire evening, and it’s impossible to go over the top. This night calls for all things glittered, sparkly and metallic with a color palette of black, gold, silver and white. If you want something different, try champagne and pewter tones, or incorporate emerald green for the perfect pop of dramatic color.

MENU:

In the weeks prior, many of us have cooked or hosted

extravagant holiday dinners, so it’s nice to keep the NYE menu simple. A variety of cheeses and meats with a chocolate fondue is a fun and interactive option with minimal preparation. Plus, it provides entertainment for the guests. If you want to add an extra special touch, create a personalized printed menu to coordinate with the invitation.

CHAMPAGNE:

New Year’s Eve is known for it’s celebratory toasts with bubbly, so be sure to stock up on extra champagne and a nonalcoholic sparkling option for your soirée! Design a “Pop Fizz Clink” bar to display a signature cocktail and a selection of champagne options.

COUNTDOWN:

The countdown to midnight is often what guests look forward to the most. Create something memorable for the moment and make sure to announce the countdown with a microphone. Pass out party hats, horns, confetti and sparklers or even arrange a balloon drop. Finally, relax and celebrate with your guests. This is your last big gathering of the year. Grab a glass of champagne, enjoy another strawberry dipped in chocolate fondue, reminisce about 2016 and toast to the excitement of the New Year.

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RECIPE

BY CHEF STEPHAN PYLES, FLORA STREET CAFÉ www.florastreet.com

BERKSHIRE PORK BELLY WITH PERSIMMON BBQ, WHITE ROOT PUREE & ROASTED CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 4 ounces Portioned Pork Belly cut 4 inches long x 1/2 inches wide 1 persimmon cut in to 8 wedges, deseeded, recipe below 1 Morita BBQ, recipe below 1 roasted chestnut Mustard frill greens, recipe below 1 white root puree, recipe below Red wine vinegar Extra virgin olive oil Salt   ROASTED PORK BELLY (yields 2lbs) At Flora Street Café, we use sous-vide and vacuum sealers to cook underwater after smoking. At home, use recipe below. 3 lb slab pork belly from local butcher 1 T sugar 1 T brown sugar 1 T smoked paprika 1 t 1/4 chili powder 1/2 quart chicken stock 1 onion, large dice 1 carrot, peeled and cut into large 2 inch coins 1 celery stick, quarter size pieces

DIRECTIONS Tightly wrap salted pork and refrigerate overnight. Next day, add chicken stock, onion, celery and carrot with pork belly in baking dish. Roast in a conventional oven for 3 hours at 325 degrees until tender. Cool and reserve.   After cooled, portion into 3 inch by 1 inch thick pieces or roughly 4 ounce piece candy bar size. Pan-fry the individual pieces in 1/8 inch of oil, rotating on each side until crispy. Approximately 2-3 minutes per side on medium-high heat. MUSTARD GREENS 1 bunch Ruffled Baby mustard green or Baby Kale (must be tender). Cut as thinly as possible. 1 clove garlic minced 1 t red wine vinegar Pinch of salt 1 T Butter   DIRECTIONS Add butter to pan, toast garlic 1 minute on medium heat. Add greens, then vinegar for 2 minutes. Turn heat off, add salt and set aside.  


PERSIMMON-MORITA BBQ (YIELDS 1 QUART) 10e persimmons fully ripe, smoked 6-8 hours 3 T sherry 3/4 cup Kalamansi puree 2 t sea salt 1/2 cup chicken stock 3 Morita chili peppers, seeded   DIRECTIONS Puree all ingredients until smooth and thick, chinois. WHITE ROOT PUREE (YIELDS 1 QUART) 1e Celeriac 1 bay leaf 1 large leeks 1 celery stick 3 clove garlic 3 sprig thyme 2 baby potato fingerling 1 parsnip 1/4 to 1/2 quart cream enough to cover 1 t salt   DIRECTIONS Sauté veggies on low with butter and oil until soft with no color. Approximately 45 mins to 1 hour. After softened, blend everything together in a Vita or other food processor until smooth. Run through a strainer or chinois.   PICKLED PERSIMMON 1 compressed apricot, cut in 8ths wedges 1 fresh persimmon 1/4 cup agave 1 T apple cider vinegar Pinch of salt 1/8 cup water DIRECTIONS Place in the deli container, with no lid and in the vacuum sealer. ROASTED CHESTNUT DIRECTIONS In the smoker, for 3 hours until popped at 130 degrees or roasted for 10 minutes at 325 degrees. Cool then peel, with a micro grade. Sprinkle shavings onto belly to finish.

TO ASSEMBLE Place cooked mustard greens on plate in a line parallel to the fried pork belly. With a fine micro plane, grate roasted chestnut on top of pork belly. Place heated puree on the plate in 3 equal lines. Add the BBQ sauce on one spot above belly with a flat lid of a bottle, press down to create design in sauce, pull up fast. Garnish with fresh greens and pickled persimmon.

curtain call

COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS 2 ounces Herman Marshall Texas Bourbon 1/2 ounce Averell Damson Gin Liqueur 1/2 ounce Clear Creek Cherry Liqueur 1/2 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce cinnamon simple syrup 1/2 fig and smoked plum muddled DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients in a mixing glass over ice. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with thyme sprig.

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PARTNERS CARD SELLER SOIRÉE

September 2016 BENEFITING THE FAMILY PLACE

UPCOMING EVENTS February 3, 2017 Dallas Go Red Luncheon benefiting the American Cancer Association www.goredforwomen.org

February 24, 2017 Attitudes & Attire Luncheon & Fashion Show www.attitudesandattire.org

February 14, 2017 Saint Valentine’s Luncheon & Fashion Show benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.llsnorthtexas.wixsite.com/ saintvalentinesday

February 25, 2017 IBB Day of Design www.ibbdesign.com


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COMMUNITY

BY DR. KEVIN SEIDLER, DDS Founder and President of ServingHIM www.servinghim.org info@servinghim.org

ServingHIM Serves Others Worldwide I’ve attended Prestonwood Baptist Church with IBB Owners & Designers Beth Rafferty and Shay Geyer and her family for years, and jumped at the chance to contribute to IBB at Home to highlight the great work our mission ServingHIM is doing worldwide.

animals for the children. You should see what joy it brings them! Beth and Shay love getting involved by donating stuffed animals for the kids. There are so many ways to get involved to make a big difference in so many lives.

ServingHIM is a faith-based non-profit organization helping people in Romania, Guatemala and Moldova by offering medical and dental healthcare services. Our volunteers also share the story of Jesus Christ meeting people’s physical and spiritual needs, and bring hope and healing in times of need.

Whether you are a volunteer medical or dental provider, a set of helping hands with a loving heart, able to donate monetarily or simply lifting our mission work up in prayer, we thank you!

We are fortunate to have amazing supporters and volunteers who contribute to our efforts to aid others on several mission trips each year. For each mission, we also bring suitcases full of stuffed

I’m pleased to share and very passionate about our service work. The team at ServingHIM would love to speak with you about the opportunities we have available to help or contribute - whichever works best for you. Visit us at servinghim.org or contact one of our team members.


KIDS' CORNER

a perfect nursery

MY MOM ALWAYS GETS QUESTIONS ON NURSERY DESIGN AND HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT DESIGN. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE HER SHARE HER FIVE STEPS TO THE PERFECT NURSERY DESIGN WITH YOU THIS ISSUE.

1. Empty out the room completely to start with a blank slate. 2. Crib linens should be the inspiration. Find a yummy pattern you love and use it to match paint colors and finishing touches. Slip a swatch in your handbag so you always have it handy.

3.

Make furniture selections. Key pieces include the crib, changing table, dresser and a glider. For the best investment, choose pieces that transition to toddler years and beyond easily. Look for a crib that converts into a bed, or a changing table that can double as a dresser.

4. Create storage. Look for items with multiple uses, such as fabric-lined

WRITTEN BY JAYLIE GEYER

5. Sweeten the room with personalized finishing touches. Framed baby photos

INTERIOR DESIGN BY SHAY GEYER

storage baskets. These can quickly transition from diaper holders to toy baskets as the kids grow.

of mom or dad, or a meaningful family heirloom add character and depth.

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