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Jan Showers’ New Collection

The designer translates her global visions for Kravet.

When you’ve built a reputation for unbounded, ladylike sophistication and Kravet comes calling for a fresh lifestyle collection, there are high expectations. Leave it to renowned Dallas-based interior designer Jan Showers to answer with her never-ending verve. Each of the 16 pieces in her furnishings line for Kravet Couture, launching this spring, boasts Showers’ elementals: soft curves, delicate metal details—gold, brass, bronze—and swoon-worthy elegance.  

“We have created a collection that is unique. There is nothing else like it on the market.”

Jan Showers
“The aesthetic is very much Paris-inspired with Dorothy Draper thrown in,” says Showers, the owner of namesake firm Jan Showers & Associates. “It’s glamorous, sexy, accessible, and mixes easily with almost any style or period.” 

Her lineup for the to-the-trade home furnishings leader spans conversational chairs, a gilded bar cart, coffee tables, metallic side tables, sofas, a loveseat, and more. None bears any resemblance to furnishings in her eponymous collection, though antique scouting trips to Paris, New York, Venice, and London for her Dallas Design District showroom heavily influenced the blueprints. “I am inspired by both travel and what I discover on my travels,” she says. 

To that end, she intended the collection to work in primary residences as well as vacation-resort homes, with furnishings designed to be custom upholstered in any fabric. They are “comfortable, easy-to-use pieces,” she says. But perhaps the most exiting facet of the partnership? There is much more to follow—fabrics, wallcoverings, rugs, and lighting—this fall. We can hardly wait. Kravet, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 720. 214-761-9193. kravet.com

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