Dallas DC Emerging Designers April Event


The ASID Texas Chapter Dallas Design Community invites Emerging Interior Designers to join them for the April Emerging Designers Peer Group event: An Evening of Conversation with Mary Anne Smiley, ASID. We will meet with Mary Anne to learn about her design career and philosophy. You will not want to miss the opportunity to ask questions and discuss our profession in her intimate and colorful home.

One of the first designers registered in the State of Texas after passing the NCIDQ exam, Mary Anne Smiley is a member of ASID, and is qualified in AutoCAD. She has been featured in a myriad of publications and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in design. Mary Anne has been on the Best Designers in Dallas list since 2007 and was celebrated in 2013 as one of the FAB FIVE TOP DESIGNERS IN DALLAS by Luxe and Roche Bobois.

Mary Anne's love of all things creative and artistic began as a child and included primitive architectural drawings. Upon enrolling in Architecture in the 60’s she was informed by the Dean that “women don’t enroll in architecture.” Undaunted, she enrolled in Fine Art and Interior Design. Her career has taken her coast to coast. She is known for her use of pure color and pearl finish backgrounds, and for her avant-garde use of contemporary art. Her AutoCAD skills have given her the ability to design custom furnishings when unique and creative solutions are required. This often results in recognition for product design, and sometimes in collaboration with various artists.


  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm ׀ Cocktails 
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm ׀ Dinner and Conversation 

Registration/Event Fees
This event is for Emerging Interior Designers only. Total attendance is limited to 24 people, and you must register online through EventBrite. RSVPs will close at 10:30 AM on April 17th, so be sure to RSVP by then.

  • Emerging* Interior Designers who are ASID members: $0
  • Emerging* Interior Designers who are not ASID members: $20 (limited to 8 guest interior designers)

*What qualifies as "Emerging"? Those who have been active in the interior design industry for five years or less.

IMPORTANT: If you RSVP via Eventbrite and then discover you cannot attend, please be courteous by following these instructions to cancel your registration so that both the host and the Dallas Design Community volunteer organizers know.

Questions about this specific event? Contact Debra Stewart, ASID []

Date and Time

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Private Residence of Mary Anne Smiley
Dallas, TX 75230