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The Closet Whisperers of Ornare

The Brazilian interiors company offers modern solutions in the Design District.
photography by Jill Broussard

The Dallas Design District has gotten another dose of South American style. Ecuadorian design doyenne Adriana Hoyos set up shop in May, and, shortly after, renowned Brazilian interiors company Ornare staked its claim on Hi Line.

Photography by Jill Broussard
Ornare’s sleek 4,000-square-foot space showcases the company’s high-style closets, kitchens, baths, and home offices in an impressive display of form meets function. Recycled wood lies seamlessly against glossy, handle-free cabinets. Drawers glide open to reveal hidden compartments. Thick, frosted glass shelves and brushed-steel valet hooks sit behind massive crocodile-stamped leather doors.

Drawn by the city’s respected design community, showroom director Olavo Faria relocated from São Paulo to Dallas last fall to launch the brand’s second U.S. outpost (there’s another Ornare showroom in Miami). Since his arrival, he has worked hard to build bonds with designers, architects, and the public. “We believe strongly in relationships with design professionals,” Faria says. “They are core to our business. But we want the consumer to feel comfortable coming into the showroom on their own and learning about the product. Once they’re able to experience it in person, they develop a real excitement.”

The company has built a reputation in Brazil, having spent 27 years designing and installing closets for prominent clientele. And with eight designs to chose from—all available in a multitude of colors, finishes, and configurations—Ornare is committed to creating the perfect solution, no matter the size of your wardrobe or your aesthetic sensibility.

“Closets are the most important space in the house,” Faria says. “It’s the first place you go when you wake up and the last place you visit before bed. It makes you feel good when it is a beautiful space.”