The family room was added on, which has proven to be a worthwhile investment. “This is probably where we spend the most time,” Alicia says. Elizabeth Lavin

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At Home for the Holidays: How Alicia and Adam Rico of Bows + Arrows Decorate Their Highland Park Tudor

The floral and event designers invite us inside their colorful, cozy home.

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.

Alicia and Adam Rico daughters
The breakfast table is a perfect representation of the Ricos’ home, set with items from around the world: a table cloth from Oaxaca, Mexico; a kettle and silverware from France; German pottery; and a Dutch cutting board.
Elizabeth Lavin

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.)

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