Alicia and Adam Rico are creators, through and through. Partners in life and in business, the husband-and-wife owners of floral and event design company Bows + Arrows usually spend their days crafting extravagant arrangements for weddings or globetrotting for work or pleasure. But when COVID-19 brought their event schedule to a grinding halt, the socially minded pair used their spare time to spearhead Dallas’ chapter of the grassroots Say Their Names memorial—creating hundreds of bouquets alongside volunteers in tribute to Black lives lost. Their Highland Park Tudor is a creative, collected haven where relaxed beauty reigns supreme. Upon purchasing it in teardown condition, the couple gutted it. But rather than a master-planned, top-to-bottom makeover, the process of designing the home has been an organic one (“serendipitous,” as Alicia puts it), procuring items over time from all around the world.
Despite their frequent travels, the family makes a point to be home for the holidays. Their decor changes every year—“We try to keep it interesting and exciting,” says Alicia—and instead of focusing on receiving gifts, the parents impress upon daughters Dotty, 10, and Pia, 7, the importance of giving and learning about the traditions of other cultures. (The girls graced the cover of D Home‘s November/December issue; both wore Santa Lucia head wreaths, a Norwegian tradition.)