We love a list, and a Best In Dallas list is even better! Today, one of the Big D’s most in-demand designers reveals her top spots for dining, décor and more:
Fine design weaves a stylish thread throughout the life of Shay Geyer. Inspired by her mother, a highly regarded interior designer, she further developed her own talent alongside Betty Rafferty, founder of Frisco’s IBB Design Fine Furnishings. Now Owner and Designer of IBB, Geyer’s “livable luxe” signature represents an elevated, yet comfortable, aesthetic.
This creative multi-tasker and busy modern mom views each day as an opportunity to learn, grow and enrich her life as a designer. Whether meeting with clients, hosting a television segment or savoring an artful lunch, Geyer enjoys an insiders’ perspective on our city.
Read on for Shay Geyer’s Best In Dallas list, including can’t-miss spots for dining, décor, bargains and more!
Foodie Favorite: The Restaurant at Grange Hall
“Not only is the food delectable at this café inside one of Travis Street’s most fashionable destinations, but the presentation of each dish is a work of art. After the meal, you’ll want to treat yourself to one of Grange Hall’s stunning floral arrangements or unique gift items.”
“Speaking of works of art, there is so much talent in Dallas! Among my favorites, LaToya Jones creates magnificent works on canvas featuring minerals and geodes (pictured above). I often recommend her to my clients. Kelly O’Neal is also a favorite, specializing in large-scale abstract artwork. Third, Joanne Herda is another of my go-to artists. I’ve commissioned several of her stunning abstract pieces for my projects.”
On The Move: iFly Dallas
“My kids are obsessed with this indoor skydiving center, where adventurers of all ages can experience the sensation of flying in a vertical wind tunnel. Through IBB, we’re also currently working with the architectural firm that designed the iFly building on another commercial project.”
Décor Destination: IBB Design Fine Furnishings
“At IBB, we showcase 40,000 square feet of unique home furnishings, designed by our staff. We carry hundreds of name brands, as well as talented local artisans, plus an amazing assortment of unique accessories. Even better, we offer instant gratification by selling right off of the floor. We’re the perfect destination for stylish shoppers seeking a custom designer look without the wait of long lead times.”
Bargain Hunter: Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio
“Taking place each spring, Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio features incredible bargains to benefit the nonprofit’s mission to create beautiful homes for families in need. IBB is very excited to be participating again in 2016. Follow Dwell With Dignity on Facebook for schedule updates.”
I Heart Dallas: Klyde Warren Park
“Finally, you just can’t beat Klyde Warren Park! There’s something for everyone, from food trucks, to a fun atmosphere for kids, to the neighboring downtown Dallas Arts District. There is so much life and creativity all wrapped up in one destination, surrounded by the gorgeous Dallas skyline!”
All images via individual restaurants and retailers.