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Green Living’s New Roots

The earth-friendly store moves to the Design District.
photography by Elizabeth Lavin

After nearly eight years in Lakewood, earth-friendly home design store Green Living has moved to a modern, light-filled space on Dragon Street. The Design District is a fitting neighborhood for the store, which doubled in size from its previous location. “Seventy-five percent of our sales are now home furnishings and garden products,” says assistant manager Jin Hewitt. “We’ve had a lot of interest from the trade in this location.”

The increase in floor space allows the Green Living team (which, in addition to Hewitt, includes CEO Tom Bazzone and manager Damian Narveaz) to display their large-scale wares in vignettes—think queen bed with organic mattress and a dining-room-sized square of reclaimed wood flooring. It’s a nice change from handing customers a block of wood or a brochure. “We are doing things in this space we never would have been able to do before,” Hewitt says.

The store is also a haven for the environmentally conscious, with all-natural products for every room in the house, including all-natural cleaning products, kitchen supplies made from bamboo and old wine bottles, and rain barrels for harvesting rainwater. Chemical-free paint from Mythic and Milk Paint, flooring from Capri Cork and Marmoleum, outdoor carpets made from recycled plastic, and Haitian-made artwork fashioned out of reclaimed oil barrels make Green Living a one-stop shop for reducing your carbon footprint on the home front. “We are so happy to be in the most exciting and rapidly evolving neighborhood in Dallas,” Bazzone says. “We feel we bring something very unique to the Design District.”

Find more information about Green Living in our online guide to shops.

photography courtesy of vendor
New Collection
The Irony!
Culp Associates brings Ironies to the Design District.

San Francisco-based Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger joined forces in the late 1980s to create Ironies. Eventually, the hand-painting business morphed into a full line of glam. Their newest collection, available for the first time at Culp Associates, features more than 30 pieces sporting esoteric and exotic finishes such as mother of pearl and shagreen. Expect the unexpected, such as the Jackdaw dining table in bronze with a bone top shown here. 214-651-0510.