Bonnee Sharp

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Bonnee’s career has taken her from advertising copy writer in New York to interior designer in L.A.  Her quest for just the right pattern and material led her to the creation of her own designs.  Studio Bon, based here in Dallas, is the realization of her true entrepreneurial and artistic calling.

The Studio Bon textile collection ranges from etchy florals to graphic geometrics.  Bonnee draws inspiration from the simple beauty of familiar objects – iron handrails to interlocking threads.  Her eye is always busy noticing the delicate symmetries in the world around her.  She takes great pride in the fact that each of her unique patterns is printed, one painstaking yard at a time, by artisans in the United States.

Bonnee’s beautiful home has been featured on Design Sponge here and in Rue magazine here (starting on page 216, it’s worth seeking out as her home is stunning and we love the image of Bonnee with her with her two beautiful daughters, who now have a baby brother named Beck!) She has inspired us to think more about those family heirlooms – I can think of a few that are currently gathering dust in a garage.  Take a look below and see how she has updated an unmatched chair and stool that belonged to her her grandparents – first, the wood frames were lacquered in black and then she reupholstered them in, Ellen, a fabric from her collection named after her sister.  What a wonderful way to make family heirlooms and “hand-me-downs” work in a modern home.  She has an incredible eye for mixing old and new, high and low and giving it the feel that it has been that way forever.  We are fans.

Bonnee is a consumate professional, always one step ahead and the fact that she has three young children at home makes this all the more impressive.  In mid-August, she is staging an area of our Dallas store with a vignette showcasing her new collection – we feel truly honored and will be sure to post some images right here.  She has us totally intrigued about her new work :  Inspiration boards jam-packed with pics of dreamy jewel-box interiors, color forecasts, paint chips, bits of ribbon, interesting textures, twigs and leaves, and endlessly morphing geometric shapes have all contributed to our soon-to-launch collection. Selecting the perfect patterns is such a difficult task when you are busy day-dreaming of the possibilities… what fun we’ve had!

If you happen to be in the Dallas area, what could be more delightful than stopping by the FLOR store to meet Bonnee in person and get a sneak peek of her new collection?

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Studio Bon website
Bonnee’s blog

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Celebrating in Georgetown

FLOR is thrilled to announce the opening of our 10th store, this one in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Located at 1037 33rd St. in the design district of Cady’s Alley, the doors are officially open for business after a smashing Grand Opening event that took place a few weeks ago.

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West Hollywood Rolls Out the Red Carpet

West Hollywood is the latest store to open its doors, marking our third retail location in California and ninth overall. Located at 9020 Beverly Boulevard in the heart of the Los Angeles design community, FLOR gives Californians another spot to come in and take the ultimate toe test.

FLOR’s Grand Opening kicked off with old friends and new faces gathering to celebrate.

Like all our FLOR Stores, the West Hollywood location allows customers the chance to interact with their favorite colors, textures and patterns up close and in person.

FLOR is excited to be a part of such an innovative, fashion-forward design community in Los Angeles and we look forward to continuing to grow our Southern California roots.

To view more photos of the grand opening event and the fun we had with Smilebooth click here and here.

 

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FLOR goes to Houston

We are excited to announce the opening of our sixth FLOR Store in Houston, Texas.

Located at 2800 Kirby Drive in the West Ave. River Oaks shopping district, our Houston store shows off all the possibilities that FLOR can bring to your space. In addition to our inspiring vignettes, you will find a 30-foot runner that lets the tiles do the talking; telling a color, texture and pattern story from the front of the store to the back.

With already existing stores in New York, Chicago, Santa Monica, Atlanta and Dallas, the Houston store provides another opportunity for FLOR fans to come in and experience what we like to call “The Toe Test.”

We have a team of experienced FLOR design consultants available – either in-store or in-home through specially-scheduled appointments – to help choose styles, coordinate colors and answer questions on care or assembly.

The design of the Houston store is also in keeping with this responsible design philosophy, featuring energy efficient lighting, HVAC and mechanical systems, environmentally conscious wood floors, maximum use of natural lighting through floor-to-ceiling windows and paperless receipts.

Be sure to spot in and pay us a visit.  The Houston store hours are Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m. For more information on all of our FLOR Stores visit FLOR.com

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FLOR Opens NYC Flagship Store

 

We had a very exciting weekend here at FLOR.  Our flagship store opened in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.  The third of its kind, (we also have stores in Chicago and Santa Monica) the SoHo store is prominently located in an enclave of like-minded design focused storefronts and is the largest of our retail spaces – featuring two-stories of beautiful design and inspiration.

We consider it a design studio or workshop as much as a retail location.  Samples of every FLOR style are on hand so you can experience FLOR squares up-close and in person; exploring the construction, quality, thickness, and durability.  Like all FLOR stores, the SoHo location has grids on the floor, providing a veritable canvas and inviting you to experiment with combinations of varied texture, color and pattern.

The SoHo opening coincides with the launch of the our signature Floresse Collection, a series of  premium styles made from 100% wool. Sinking your fingers (or toes) into one of these, is reason alone to visit the store.

There’s more FLOR to come. A fourth FLOR store is scheduled to open in Atlanta on April 28, with plans for 8 to 10 additional stores by year-end.  Be sure to stop by and say hello. Visit the SoHo store at 142 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays, noon to 6 pm.

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