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Dallas Market Center Unveils an Updated Showroom

Introducing the new interiors hub.
By Jessica Elliott |
Showroom Palecek, founded by Allan Palecek in 1974, has moved from its former 30-years-running Dallas Market Center digs to a sprawling 6,300-square-foot space in the IHDC filled with the covetable woven baskets that garnered the company a cult following, along with furnishings, accessories, lighting, and decor. Double the size of the previous location, the showroom holds intricate mirrors, textural wall decor, petrified wood accent tables, urns, cloches, and beautiful woven rattan seating and loungers—all in a casual globetrotter aesthetic. Jill Broussard

This year, the Dallas Market Center (DMC) celebrates six decades in business. Among the many reasons to gain entrance: the highly anticipated, glitteringly new Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC). The 220,000-square-foot renovation, housed in the former International Trade Plaza building, marks the largest expansion of to-the-trade home decor showrooms at DMC in more than four decades. It’s also the first phase in a two-part development to be completed this fall.

The space serves as a central venue for home furnishings, along with easy access to five floors of interiors in the adjoining World Trade Center.

Showrooms include homegrown companies Ambella Home Collection and Taylors, while The Gallery at IHDC, a 36,000-square-foot shared showroom, encompasses a mix of sellers. Architect Paul Dickel of Nancy G. Leib and Paul T. Dickel Architectural and Interior Design is behind much of the interiors, which are beautifully resplendent in white oak and Carrara marble. “This expansion of luxury home showrooms will help build even greater traffic and deliver a new kind of energy to all buildings at DMC,” says Cindy Morris, DMC president and CEO. Not to mention it establishes the center as the largest design resource in the country.

Visual Comfort & Co. joins Ralph Lauren Home, Bliss Studio, and Phillips Collection, among others, in the new 22,000-square-foot Taylors showroom within the IHDC. Visual Comfort’s expansive 10,000-square-foot space is its largest in the world. The designer lighting company—whose high-profile collaborations include Kelly Wearstler, Niermann Weeks, and Aerin—specializes in high-quality natural materials and hand-applied finishes.

Open daily, to the trade only.