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Global Views offerings vary from a conga line of dancing dogs (left) to soft and pretty suede shoe boxes (above).
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY:
The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up in Dallas this month. Stores are opening, lines are expanding, and boutiques are hopping from one trendy locale to another. In other words, ’tis the season to shop. Just drink lots of water.
Global Views (www.globalviews.com) has opened a new Dallas showroom in the World Trade Center (608 World Trade Center. 888-956-0030). Its line of chic accessories and furniture runs the decorative gamut from traditional to contemporary. Some of our favorite finds include Easter egg-colored, suede shoe boxes and a nickel-and-mirror Queen Anne oval writing desk.
With showrooms in Spain and Puerto Rico, Latin-flavored Luxus has opened a trade-only showroom in the Dallas Design District (1444 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 411. 214-745-0002). Luxus offers Mariner, a sexy line of Spanish furniture, lighting, and accessories.
Féte! Home Collection (322 W. Seventh St. 214-948-9874) has relocated from Inwood Village to Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District. The boutique’s collection features many Asian-inspired pieces and plenty of funky finds for your home.
Yet another Deep Ellum defection (sob); this time it’s that stalwart Southwestern maestro The Arrangement (13710 Dallas Pkwy. 214-748-4540), heading for the wide-open spaces of North Dallas. Its new Galleria-area showroom features more than 15,000 square feet of knotty-pine furniture, serene pastel hues, and a longhorn skull or two.
STUFF WE LOVE >>
Crate & Barrel’s new Geo coasters are pop art for your soda pop. The jubilant colors are a candy-kissed ode to hot fun in the summertime, and their PVC composition makes them ideal for the pool, a picnic, or anywhere outdoors. Honestly, we think these mod coasters would be right at home in some hip, downtown loft year-round. But that’s between you and your interior designer. $2.50 each at Crate & Barrel, 3104 Knox St. 214-219-1500.