The latest venture from shop owner Adrian W. Wright, Wrest, is Fort Worth’s newest resource for fine linens and textiles. The boutique keeps alive the naming tradition of its home-design-and-gift shops Wright at Home and Wrare, utilizing the silent “W” in its moniker. But Wrest declares its individuality through its focus on luxury bedding and bath products.
Located in the Camp Bowie District, Wrest is the city’s exclusive retailer for Dallas-based brands Peacock Alley and The Pillow Bar as well as Legacy Home, the fully customizable bedding line based out of Virginia. Wrest also stocks plenty of accessories for the home, including soaps from Pré de Provence, affordable local artwork, and a wide array of giftables, which the staff will happily help you arrange into a basket.
For three years, Tiffany Taylor and Flann Harris, the creative minds behind Scout Design Studio, have watched Dallasites fall in love with the vintage finds they pick up from around the world. Taking what they’ve learned from their global scouting adventures, they’re now debuting designs that are entirely their own. The recently launched Chiaroscuro collection marks the first collection under the Scout label. Shoppers can browse the showroom’s bold black-and-white throws, pillows, bedding, duvet covers, and rugs to get a taste for what’s coming next spring, when a full rollout of Scout-designed lighting, mirrors, and furniture hits the sales floor. “We believed there was an opening in the market for capturing some of the clean lines and the design of the vintage and modern pieces we scout,” says store partner Flann Harris. “We then add in our own whimsical flavor to create a really well-made product. It seemed like the perfect next step for us.”
No one knows better than Carol Benson-Cobb how art can create a mood. The Dallas-based artist made her mark creating custom acrylic paintings for interior designers looking to evoke specific emotions. Over time, her fluid, abstract works caught the attention of Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, and Calvin Klein Home—through which she has sold exclusive collections—in addition to more than 850 stocking dealers, architects, and designers.
Now Benson-Cobb has carved out a space for herself, launching her flagship BC [Gallery + Studio] in the Design District. Visitors to the showroom will see her work on display in a variety of mediums, including canvas reproductions, mixed-media originals, and prints—all of which are created and manufactured in her McKinney studio using locally sourced materials. Though she works with trade professionals, the gallery is open to the public. Customers can shop pieces right off the floor or work with the artist to commission a piece in the color palette of their choosing.
If your wall space is already spoken for, check out the artist’s latest venture, Bclifestyle, a line of wallpapers and textiles created using patterns that have been digitally captured from her original paintings. Available for purchase at the showroom, the new collections let you turn almost any surface in your home into a work of art.
Camp Bowie or Bust
Interior designer Jessica McIntyre has uprooted the eponymous Arlington design digs she opened in 2011 and headed (ever-so-slightly) west. When she and her husband relocated to Fort Worth, she knew it was time to make the move professionally, too. She reopened Jessica McIntyre interiors in an airy, 1,700-square-foot storefront located “on the bricks” of Fort Worth’s Camp Bowie District. The Parsons grad, who runs her design studio out of the back of the space, curates her retail selection based on items she would put in her own home: Waylande Gregory ceramic pieces, Capri Blue candles, frames with horn and marble accents, and more. She also carries lighting, upholstery, art, and rugs from lines such as Arteriors, Worlds Away, and Visual Comfort.
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Henderson Avenue home decor destination Coco & Dash knows how much you love their gifts and accessories. So this fall, they’re giving you more of what you want, with a newly designed space in the back of the store devoted entirely to their smaller luxe items.
Laura Lee Clark is proud to be the first showroom outside of Los Angeles to carry KB Bespoke, a line of furniture and lighting by interior designer Kristen Buckingham (a.k.a. wife of Fleetwood Mac frontman Lindsey), as well as a selection of pillows from Austin-based Bunglo by Shay Spaniola that were created exclusively for the Design District showroom. Scala Luxury, which specializes in furnishings bearing exotic materials, has also joined their list of represented lines.
Cory Pope & Associates, in the Dallas Design Center, has long been a source for cool conversation pieces, and their new room of “buy off the floor” home accessories lives up to the showroom’s rep. The space, which is open to the public, is filled with unique offerings like AlGala Lux’s 24-karat-gold-over-bronze tabletop pieces as well as artful, one-of-a-kind accessories from the Dallas workroom of Ciro’s Loft, including sculptures, stoneware vessels, African stools, and textiles.