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Acclaimed designer chooses Dallas Design District for new showroom

Acclaimed designer chooses Dallas Design District for new showroom

James showroom
James showroom is opening in Dallas. Photo courtesy of Meredith Ellis
Meredith Ellis
The company was founded by interior designer Meredith Ellis.
James showroom Austin
The first James showroom opened in Austin in 2015. Photo courtesy of Meredith Ellis
James showroom
Meredith Ellis
James showroom Austin

Homes in Big D are about to get a whole lot prettier. Austin-based James Showroom is expanding and opening a location in Dallas, in a unique “showroom-within-a-showroom” space at Codarus in the Design District.

James was founded in 2015 by interior designer Meredith Ellis and features hand-blocked wallpaper and fabrics, lighting, rugs, furniture, and more. It’s also open to both the trade and the public — i.e., you don’t have to have a fancy designer to get you in the door.

If you’re not familiar with Ellis, you’ve probably see her work, as it’s been featured in the likes of Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. Ellis opened the original James Showroom in 2015 in a 1930s Craftsman bungalow in Austin, and it quickly became a go-to resource for the interior design community.

“We’re excited to bring James and our incredible roster of vendors to Dallas. As we have so many designers and friends we work with in the metroplex, it just seemed like a natural next step for our brand,” Ellis says in a release.

Slated to open July 27 (which just happens to be the brand’s two-year anniversary), the 1,100-square-foot space will boast 26 luxe fabric and wallpaper lines, including Sister Parish, Lisa Fine, Jennifer Shorto, Tulu Textiles, Ferrick Mason, Kathryn Ireland, Studio Four NYC, and Elson & Company, as well as home furnishings from Bunny Williams Home, Lisa Fine, Pintura Studio, and more.

The showroom will be located at 1025 N. Stemmons Frwy.