While most companies are cutting back, Poggenpohl is doing just the opposite. The German-based kitchen retailer is opening studios in major cities where there is market demand. Naturally, Dallas is at the top of the list. The company’s largest showroom in the United States opened its doors in August in the Design District—the perfect location choice partly because of the area’s recent revamp. Poggenpohl collaborates with well-known designers from companies such as Porsche to create cutting-edge kitchen designs. Think self-closing drawers, hidden refrigerators, and flat-screen televisions. Expect a full-service experience. Locally, designers such as Greg Felts walk customers through the process from design to install. “We do it all,” he says. “We take the project from the very beginning to the very end. Poggenpohl Dallas, 1804 Hi
Line Dr. 214-572-9190. www.poggenpohlusa.com.
SLEEP TIGHT WITH PANDORA DE BALTHAZAR’S HEAVENLY PRODUCTS.
Antique Stop in Plano is showcasing its softer side these days with its new Pandora de balthazar display. Previously available only through designers, this line is the purveyor of the European sleep system. It’s worth the price of tolls—and then some—to check out the unique layering of Hungarian goose down pillows covered in antique lace and textiles. As if that’s not enough, the scent of Hill Country lavender products guarantees that even the worst insomniacs will get their beauty sleep. Antique Stop, 3400 Preston Rd., Plano. 214-312-1501. www.antiquestop.com.