Nothing memorable ever comes from playing it safe. In love, life, and business, the biggest gambles produce the best payoffs. The same goes for your interiors. Rather than settle for tired retreads, punch up your spaces with edgy accessories, high-wattage lamps, showstopping sculptural works, and more. The dichroic glass on these Tom Faulkner tables (above), for instance, takes them from ordinary to over-the-top.
If you’re risk averse, don’t go it alone: Our Best Designers in Dallas 2023 are all experts at incorporating daring design choices in a way that’s still livable. The reward? A truly singular space.
But if you’re truly prepared to put it all on the line, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite colorful and off-beat home accessories right now that elevate any home.
Eat it Up
Need a nudge to go bold? Hospitality spaces are often great places to get a dash of daring design inspiration. One of our favorites is Design District defector Sassetta, which got a cool new facelift to go with their new digs, courtesy of designer (a 2023 Best!) Jean Liu.
1530 Main St, Ste. 100. 214-290-7555. thejouledallas.com
Made in the Shade
Mix and match to your heart’s content with these custom lampshades by Coco & Dash. Available in any Benjamin Moore hue, the shades pair beautifully with the shop’s reverse-painted glass column lamps but can be purchased separately, too.
2819 N. Henderson Ave. 214-370-9743. cocoanddash.com
Tired of playing it safe? Keep things interesting with these daring finds, from furniture to floor coverings.
Gentner Design “Say” sofa, to the trade/Jean de Merry
CC-Tapis “Moving Image Jumper” rug, $3,071, Scott+Cooner
“Bobbin” pepper grinders, $90, Nicholson-Hardie
“Joy” sconce, to the trade, Holly Hunt
These dimmable neon sconces add some punch to your walls.
“Hippomobile” dessert plates, $170, Hermès
Kaleidoscope Leopard Rug, $4,320, The Rug Company
Amelia Briggs for Kelly Wearstler “Blue Period” mirror, to the trade, or Allan Knight
Upholstery isn’t just for seating anymore—we’re seeing textiles line mirrors, walls, and more.