Here at DFW Style Daily, we’re committed to taking the stylish confessions of Dallas’ top tastemakers. This week, in honor of the upcoming Two X Two for AIDS and Art Gala and Auction, we’re revealing the fashionable obsession of the event’s art co-chair, Lindsey Collins.
Though Collins and her husband, Patrick, have contributed countless hours to Two X Two’s great cause, the super-couple also recently completed major renovations on their abode just in time to welcome their first child this summer. Thus, Collins shares an addiction that’s very close to home.
The Obsession: Devoted to a mix of high-low décor, Collins’ favorite finds have one thing in common – haute history.
The Confession: Our expert credits her ’40s-era home for this fixation, elaborating, “When I started the remodel, I had never done anything like it previously, and I ended up making design decisions based on the antiques and contemporary art we already owned.”
The Rationalization: Citing inherited pieces from her “obviously cool” grandmother-in-law, as well as the creations of a diverse group of artists, Collins notes, “I am obsessed with back-to-basics artisanship and living with pieces that I’ll be able to pass on to my children.”
The Collection: A rare screen divider by artist Tom Burr (pictured above) and a custom stair railing by metal craftsman Robert Wohlfeld are highlights of Collins’ collection. A bar cart (pictured left) and antique credenza from Neiman Marcus, both of which belonged to that savvy grandmother, are also among her top picks.
Shop It: To collect a few favorites of your own, we recommend checking out Dallas venues like Donald J. Embree Antiques and Antiques Moderne, as well as White Elephant for great vintage steals. And if you’d like to crib off of Collins’ design notes, you can connect with Dallas-based Wohlfeld at 972-365-2523 for heavy-metal expertise.
(Photo Credits, from top: 1. James Nord, 2. Lindsey Collins, 3. Lindsey Collins)