The '30s bungalow is home to James' original Austin location. / Photography by Clair McCormack

Opening and Closings

Austin-Based James Showroom Will Open in Dallas This Summer

Their colorful, Texas-based lines are headed to the Design District.

If Blue Print has an Austin-based soul sister, it would surely be James. Founded in 2015 by interior designer Meredith Ellis, the home furnishings store settled in a charming 1930s bungalow (not dissimilar to Blue Print’s ’20s-era Uptown cottage) in Austin’s growing Design District. Stocked with soft, pretty fabrics, lighting, furniture, and vibrant wallpaper, James carries over 26 high-end designer lines to outfit a southern home (available to both trade and retail clients), and this summer, they’re bringing them to Dallas.

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“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 [Dallas-Fort Worth], it just seemed like a natural next step for our brand,” shared Meredith Ellis in a press release.

James’ second showroom will open on July 27 in the Dallas Design District, occupying 1,100 square feet in Codarus’ new 14,000-square-foot showroom in the Design Center.