Have a sofa in need of flattering lighting and pillows to help keep up its youthful appearance? A dining room that requires a new table from which to entertain? A kitchen or bathroom that deserves some new bling? Find what you need — or never knew you needed — at these new Dallas home decor destinations.
This Cleveland import at NorthPark Center has stolen our Dallas hearts with its elegantly styled vignettes showcasing one-of-a-kind furnishings mostly designed in-house. Collections include indoor and outdoor furniture, art, accessories, tabletop, lighting, wallpaper panels and drapery, and vintage crystal chandeliers. Fresh flowers are a hallmark, and store designers can help you wade through an embarrassment of riches to customize your order. Depend on Arhaus, the brand's first store in Dallas and the fourth overall, for modest gifts to statement furnishings.
Step through the doors made from '60s ceiling panels imported from Spain and you'll know you're in a place that takes global inspiration seriously. The Dallas-based company founded by Mark Moussa has long been known for its distinctive lighting, furniture, wall decor and accessories sold in retail outlets and through the design trade. In addition to pieces designed in-house and sourced from all over the world, Arteriors has paired with designers Laura Kirar and Barry Dixon. The new Design District flagship brings the company's collections together in a 5,000-square-foot showroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and an upstairs deck boasting killer views of the Dallas skyline.
Coco & Dash
Some home stores make you want to toss everything you own and start anew, and Coco & Dash is one. The bright, white-washed Henderson Avenue shop is filled with treasures — antique and upholstered furniture, pillows, lighting, tabletop accessories, original artwork, jewelry, and porcelain dogs and lions — selected by mother and daughter Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, who buy what they like and put it together in a way that makes it almost irresistible. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Emily Summers Studio 54
Dallas interior designer Emily Summers has brought her sought-after aesthetic and wide-ranging tastes to retail in this Highland Park Village boutique. It's a go-to spot for luxe art and furnishings from both emerging and established designers that Summers has met on her travels. Think Hamptons haute with a touch of earthiness in the ceramic urns and tabletop tulip sculptures; a selection of terrific pillows and poufs exudes warmth. Prices are design-trade high, with some surprises such as modern English china that won't break the bank.
Nebraska Furniture Mart
And you thought Ikea was big? It's hard not to be curious about The Colony's Nebraska Furniture Mart, a 560,000-square-foot, Berkshire Hathaway-owned behemoth that is the largest outpost of the largest furniture store in North America. Whatever you are seeking — indoor and outdoor furnishings, appliances, lighting, flooring, rugs, electronics — the store aims to provide at competitive prices, from modest to high end. Wear comfortable shoes and make a day trip out of it. The ultimate reward after a visit is the in-store See's Candies.
Who knew appliances and bathroom fixtures could be this seductive? At NorthPark's Pirch, the idea is try before you buy: You can turn on the water and demo the appliances in store-approve play time. The store features lots of gee-whizzery on the showroom floor and access to tons more inventory. Many an organization has taken advantage of the private party offerings, and many a NorthPark shopper has detoured through the store for a complimentary espresso.
Port & Manor
Consider Port & Manor's vast Far North Dallas showroom a starting point for your own customizable creations. The store is packed with vignettes featuring wood furniture, lighting, industrial wire accessories, oversized game pieces such as dice and jacks, and hand-painted trays. Furnishings are available with more than 100 finishes and colors, catering to everything from country to contemporary tastes. The eco-conscious store touts that it plants a tree for every piece of furniture made.