photography by Elizabeth Lavin
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the newest member of the Southampton-based Mecox family. Dallas’ new 6,000-square-foot store evokes a patrician-meets-hip aesthetic with imported European antiques, shell-encrusted furniture, lamps and mirrors, and great re-editions of French, English, and art deco furniture designs. It’s all one of a kind, so the stock changes daily. Manager Tyler Sweatman (above) has unearthed some provocative gifts, such as leather and zebra skin boxes, and cool, hard-to-find coffee table books. Mecox. 4532 Cole Ave. 214-580-3800. www.mecoxgardens.com.
Table of Plenty
At My Table owner Charlotte Browning and partner Claudia Armstrong’s litmus test for products in their new light-filled Snider Plaza store is “would I put it in my dining room?” The result is a well-edited space with exceptional antique tables, chairs, china, and hotel silver, along with vintage linens, chandeliers, sconces, and new tabletop lines. Don’t miss Brooke Rydman’s exclusive collection of hand-loomed placemats and table runners and Chilewich’s woven placemats. At My Table. 6816 Snider Plaza. 214-691-6816. www.at-my-table.com.
photography by Jeremy Sharp
Coming of Age
For a decade, Stephanie Anne reigned as one of Dallas’ premier children’s furniture stores. A year ago, owner Stephanie Anne tossed the kids’ stuff and started over, focusing on grown-up furniture and accessories. Look for crystal lamps, mirrored tables, and Carrera marble tubs and sinks, along with fine china and crystal. The store just reached an agreement with Limoges-based Raynaud to design personalized china patterns for her customers. Stephanie Anne. 4346 Lovers Ln. 214-368-3025. www.stephanieanne.com.
|photography courtesy of Bang and Olufsen|
Bang and Olufsen’s new cell phone will be the hottest thing on the gift list this year. With a circular keyboard, built-in camera, Bluetooth technology, and large, wide format display screen, which can be used as a mini-laptop, the Serene phone is both chic and high tech. $1,275, at Bang and Olufsen’s first Dallas showroom. 40 Highland Park Village. 214-520-9109.
SANTA HAS GOOD TASTE
Preparing to take the little ones to visit the famous NorthPark Center Santa and Mrs. Claus? Better make sure you’ve got your home’s interiors in good shape. Dr. Carl Anderson, who’s been Santa for 18 years is married to Peyton Hayslip, the daughter of interior designer Sherry Hayslip and her husband, architect Cole Smith. You thought Santa lived at the North Pole? Try Austin. He takes a small flat near NorthPark during the holidays, while Peyton takes up her
role as Mrs. Claus as her busy holiday schedule permits.
NorthPark feels like home. By the month’s end, Robb and Stucky Interiors will open a 34,800-square-foot store next to Barneys, while Bella Flora opens a 500-square-foot boutique at Victory Park—big enough for Lucy Rivas to spread the gospel of compact floral design with an urban edge. Also at Victory, Jon Tutolo will open Haven in November. Tutolo and partner John Bassignani are bringing in Rodger Stevens sculptures, Rogan, Lauren Sanders pillows, and Klein Reid lamps. The “home boom” continues in Snider Plaza with II Design House, brainchild of interior designer Sharon Cole and son Jim Cole, principal of AXIS Integration. The Coles create custom solutions—and furniture pieces—that beautifully integrate technology in the home. Also relocating to Snider Plaza is Uptown Country Home. Owner and SMU grad Jenny Grumbles and her creative mother, Fran Holley, offer vintage, cottage-style home furnishings, hand-painted furniture, plus Grumbles’ artwork. Joy Christie’s Gallery has relocated from Henderson Avenue to Slocum Street, where Christie offers authentic, antique African tribal sculptures, masks, and figures along with contemporary paintings and jewelry. It’s easy being green at Current Energy on Knox Street, where you can find the most economical energy provider and everything needed for an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient home. Inwood Village’s Paper and Chocolate features wrapping papers from around the world, smartly displayed and priced by the sheet, book cloth, binding supplies, stationery, and sweet treats such as Wiseman House chocolate.