Pulp Design Studios on Dallas versus Seattle: Sit, Eat, Wear, Shop

Pulp Design Studios‘ owners & principal interior designers, Carolina V. Gentry (Dallas) and Beth Dotolo (Seattle) share some of their favorite city-specific finds & styles. Take it away, ladies.

Our Dallas-based design firm, Pulp Design Studios, recently opened a Seattle office. And, with this expansion, we couldn’t help but notice the differences between the two cities. But we also couldn’t help noticing the similarities. From the artisan French bistros in both cities to the discovery of a Seattle showroom that carries Kyle Bunting (a Texas favorite), these two cities aren’t as far apart as you might think. While the aesthetic in Seattle is distinctly more contemporary, it doesn’t make Dallas any less modern. Dallas is on the cutting edge of some exciting food and fashion movements. And, if we’re comparing Design Districts then Dallas wins, hands down. (Jump for pretty pics.–Ed)

Carolina's Dallas picks. Clockwise from top: The New Traditionalists, Manny Rodriguez, Bradley Hughes, Elizabeth Showers


Carolina’s Dallas Picks: Sit: Chair No. One Eighty, from $7,000, thenewtraditionalists.com; Eat: Boulevardier, 408 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas, (214) 942-1828; Wear: Elizabeth Showers, Madeleine eternity band, 18kt yellow gold, $2,750, elizabethshowers.comShop: ID Collection, To The Trade, 1025 N. Stemmons Frwy, Suite 745, Dallas, interiordesigncollection.com


Beth's Seattle Picks. Clockwise from top: Seva Home, Antoinette Bruno, Horseshoe, Kyle Bunting

Beth’s Seattle Picks: Sit: Seva Home Lips Chair, sevahome.comEat: Bastille Cafe, 5307 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, bastilleseattle.comWear: Nico Clutch, $148, shophorseshoe.comShop: Trammell-Gagné Showroom, To The Trade, 5701 6th Ave South, Seattle, tgshowroom.com