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Revive Your Tired Spaces with These Edgy Accessories

There's no reward in home design without a little bit of risk.
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Tom Faulkner “Papillon” cocktail trolley (to the trade/David Sutherland); Tom Faulkner “Papillon” console (to the trade/David Sutherland); Esque Studio “Aerie” glass bowl ($740/Grange Hall) Elizabeth Lavin

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.

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.

Tired of playing it safe? Keep things interesting with these daring finds, from furniture to floor coverings.

Genter Design Say Sofa by Jean de Merry

Gentner Design “Say” sofa, to the trade/Jean de Merry

Moving Image Jumper Rug by Scott Cooner

CC-Tapis “Moving Image Jumper” rug, $3,071, Scott+Cooner

Bobbin Pepper Grinders

“Bobbin” pepper grinders, $90, Nicholson-Hardie

Dimmable Sconces

“Joy” sconce, to the trade, Holly Hunt

These dimmable neon sconces add some punch to your walls. 


Hippomobile Dessert Plate Hermes Horse

“Hippomobile” dessert plates, $170, Hermès

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Kaleidoscope Leopard Rug

Kaleidoscope Leopard Rug, $4,320, The Rug Company

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Blue Period Mirror

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.



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Jessica Otte is the executive editor of D Home and D Weddings. In 2006, she helped launch D CEO as…