|Feast of Flowers
Kenzo’s Akiko pattern pairs voluptuous peonies with bright, stylized chrysanthemums. The porcelain plates with flowers inspired by vintage kimonos are available exclusively in Dallas at Stanley Korshak. Charger, $90; dinner plate, $85 for two; salad plate, $80 for two; other serving pieces are also offered. Stanley Korshak. 500 Crescent Court, Ste. 100. 800-972-5959. www.stanleykorshak.com/giftsandhome.asp.
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|House of Uncommons
Although John Phifer Marrs Interiors had a thriving design studio and shop down the street, in their new spot, they’ve found a home. You’ll know you’ve found it when you see a traditional facade with an art nouveau railing that resembles wisteria. “The wonderful thing is that it’s an old house with a charming residential quality rather than a commercial building with furniture in it,” he says. Near the fireplace is a beautiful mid-1800s English drop-front secrétaire, and amid the more serious antiques are two whimsical children’s wicker chairs. Look for Marrs’ one-of-a-kind lamps, made from porcelain vases and antique bronze architectural elements. John Phifer Marrs Interiors. 4623 W. Lovers Ln. 214-352-4949. www.johnmarrs.com.
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Design Gallerie owner Shaheed Shahabuddin saw a need for modern, stylish furniture at a more accessible price point, and given the number of high-rises and lofts going up, we tend to agree. There’s the to-be-expected knockoffs – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair renamed the Caza chair, Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp featured as the Mistral lamp, and the Corbu chaise – but Design Gallerie has some distinguishing items: art by local artists; Italian-made, fringe-like Decorfil curtains gracefully defining the space; and the functional, eye-catching Franco sofa. Plus you gotta love complimentary white glove delivery service that includes any assembly that might be necessary. Design Gallerie. 3003 Knox St., Ste. 100. 214-219-1919. www.designgallerie.com.
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Hickory Chair’s new 10,000-square-foot showroom on Slocum Street has plenty of space to show off the company’s fresh new look, including stylish collections by designers-of-the-moment Thomas O’Brien and Alexa Hampton. O’Brien, namely, has designed more contemporary, space-conscious furniture that hopes to expand Hickory Chair’s clientele beyond the older, country club set to younger loft dwellers. Also look for leather seating from Leathercraft and Thybony wallcoverings. Hickory Chair. 1548 Slocum St. 214-573-8101. www.hickorychair.com.
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In the Raw
|Photo by Elizabeth Lavin|