It’s All Good
Some kids play with Barbies or Legos, but native Oklahoman Kristen Miller played with paper. “I used to tear up construction paper and make my own little cards,” Miller says. “It was so dorky, but I’ve always loved it.”
Years later, that passion is evident throughout the Bishop Arts District’s newest gift shop, All Good Things. Occupying Dwell on Davis’ former space, Miller’s bright, cheery, youthful boutique has been carefully curated with every occasion in mind. Shelves are styled with Rifle Paper Co. notepads, whimsical party goods by Meri Meri, colorful jewelry, adorable baby blankets, and man-approved bags, most for under $50. “We want shoppers to know they can come in here and find something for everyone at a good price point,” Miller says. And, of course, there are rows upon rows of cards. “There’s nothing better than finding a good card,” Miller adds.
A Warm Welcome
Since sending out its first catalog in 1991, luxury lifestyle retailer Frontgate has expanded to include e-commerce, two retail stores in Atlanta and Charlotte, and this summer, a 21,337-square-foot flagship store in Plano’s newly opened Legacy West development. “We were able to create a store from the ground up and really bring the brand to life,” says Frontgate’s head of public relations Tyler Thompson. “We’re all about home entertaining, and that’s what we want this store to be, right down to the in-store bistro.”
Frontgate visitors can browse the company’s prolific range of furnishings and accessories for the whole home, enjoy seasonal design workshops and monthly tastings, or enlist an in-store designer to create a space while sitting on the store’s patio, wine in hand.
When in Roam
After teasing North Dallas with a pop-up this summer, The Gypsy Wagon is setting up a permanent sister shop, Roam Fine Goods, in Preston Royal Village later this fall. The travel-inspired shop will offer the same relaxed, welcoming ambience of its Henderson Avenue counterpart but with more elevated offerings including fine jewelry, luxe home decor, and sophisticated, bohemian apparel.
Made (to Order) in the USA
The moment you arrive at Christopher Peacock, you may have to remind yourself that you’re shopping. Designed to look like a real home (right down to the fully stocked pantry and shoe-filled closet), the British cabinetry company’s interactive layout puts their luxurious cabinets beautifully on display. “We’re not going to show you little vignettes or pieces of cabinetry, because you can’t tell the story that way,” founder Christopher Peacock says.
After searching for the right spot for some time, the 25-year-old Northeast-based brand finally found its Dallas home—the company’s ninth location—in a freshly painted-black Design District building on Oak Lawn Avenue. It opened this summer alongside the new Janus et Cie location and the newly opened Paris Ceramics (which often neighbors Christopher Peacock). Globally known for kitchens, Christopher Peacock’s cabinetry and hardware—which is crafted in an Appalachian hills workshop in West Virginia—can be outfitted for the whole home, from bathrooms and dressing rooms to libraries and mudrooms. “Everything is absolutely made to order for individual clients,” Peacock says. “Nothing is premade or mass produced.”
Like all Christopher Peacock locations, the Dallas space has a local focus. The brand works with locally trained painters and carpenters and refers customers to Dallas showrooms such as Aria Stone Gallery, whose slabs grace countertops throughout the space.
“Most of these kitchens are fully functioning,” Peacock says. “We want to host events and private gatherings here and really integrate ourselves into the local design community.”
A Stone’s Throw
When Christopher Peacock was looking for a neighbor for his new Design District showroom, Paris Ceramics surely was at the top of his call list. “They’re very similar to us and tend to be next door to us in most locations,” Peacock says. “We’re not affiliated; we’re just friends.”
Paris Ceramics owner Richard Abbott quickly hopped on board and opened the fine flooring company’s first Texas showroom in August. “Dallas has been booming for several years,” he says. “It’s a great market, especially for stone.” Known for exceptionally high-quality stone and hardwood floors, Paris Ceramics offers unique and beautiful finishes for new materials and reclaims antique marble, limestone, and terracotta stone from all over the world, including a recent haul from Nîmes Cathedral in France.
Visit the 2,000-square-foot showroom to shop Abbott’s unique assemblage of antique and newly quarried marble, or see a sampling of the company’s work next door—in keeping with their yearslong friendship, the stone and hardwood floors in Christopher Peacock are outfitted by Paris Ceramics.
A Modern Move
After 14 years on McKinney Avenue, Dallas’ Design Within Reach bid adieu to Knox District last spring, setting its sights on a much larger showroom in NorthPark Center. This September, DWR’s Eames chairs and other modern designs will finally settle into a stunning 13,398-square-foot showroom alongside Neiman Marcus.