It's official: The Dallas Design District isn't just for the trade anymore, with two new open-to-the-public showrooms. This month we've also got our credit cards ready for Swiss timepieces, French fashion, modern and vintage home furnishings, and the West Coast style that just invaded the Joule Dallas.
Luxurious furniture made with colored woods, earthy tones and exotic materials reflect Adriana Hoyos' refined Latin American sensibility. There are three showrooms in the United States — in Miami; Dania Beach, Florida; and, now, the Dallas Design District. Hoyos has designed for esteemed hoteliers such as Trump, Swissotel, Marriott, Hilton and Starwood.
Highland Park Village ups the ante yet again with a new Dior boutique set to open March 23. (We may start calling HP Village the Rodeo Drive of Dallas.) The French fashion house designs simply exquisite and timeless haute couture and ready-to-wear — including entrance-making evening gowns — as well as luxurious leather goods and statement jewelry and accessories.
The fine Swiss watch company fuses quality with functionality. The first Hublot boutique in Texas is set to open at NorthPark Center this week, featuring a wide range of luxury timepieces, including iconic, innovative designs made with metal and rubber. Hublot joins other luxury timepiece brands Omega and Tag Heuer, which opened in NorthPark late last year.
Opening March 21 at McKinney Avenue, I.O. Metro features modern and eclectic furnishings, art and home accessories at prices you can afford. Many are sustainably made and built in America; just look for the Eco-Metro and Made in the USA icons. I.O. Metro makes it easy to furnish every room in the house, from all the major furniture pieces down to the throw pillows and home fragrance.
Pebble + Pine
Owner Nick Griffin is a PGA Class A professional, and his boutique in the Bishop Arts District pays homage to the all-American, golf-loving man. Pebble + Pine stocks carryall bags, cocktail shakers, gingham ties, button-downs, golf shoes and waxed cotton lacing, belts, golf balls, and a variety of golf-focused books — all made in America. Pebble + Pine also offers private golf instructions at Stevens Park Golf Course, taught by Griffin himself.
Claus Pummer creates sleek, chemical-free furniture for the modern home. At the Pummer-Winchester showroom, shop for contemporary indoor and outdoor furnishings, lighting, and accessories with European flair. Pummer also is a holistic sleep coach; he represents Samina sleep system and strives to put an end to those restless nights.
Traffic Los Angeles
With its selection of cutting-edge fashions, Traffic LA is a Hollywood favorite. This month, owners Sara and Mike Moldovan brought that West Coast style to the ever-expanding Joule Dallas, and the men's store is stocked with the same avante garde designers as the original: Rick Owens, Comme des Garcons, Dolce & Gabbana and D Squared.
We've got a soft spot for midcentury modern furniture, and Vieux owners Achlee and Nick Wise offer an awesome collection of vintage home furnishings, from credenzas and highboys to tulip tables and art. The Richardson shop also has a small selection of vintage clothing and accessories, including Carlos Falchi clutches.