the DALLAS look

Feather your nest this year with all the comforts of home.

TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Keep the home fires burning with cast-iron cactus andirons, then stir up the embers with this contemporary fireplace tool set. Four-piece set includes poker, brush, shovel, and tongs. Andirons $99.95, tools $139.95. Hearthside Shop, 14221 Inwood Road, 214-385-9437.

NATURAL SELECTIONS: Perfumed fossil and pottery fragments from Estehan of Paris release a refreshing mélange of fragrances to create a sense of warmth and mystery in your home. By the box, $45. Out of Africa, 6124 Berkshire Lane, 214-373-4802.

HANG UPS: Looking for healthy ways to eat and the tools that make it easy on the cook? The latest in equipment and accessories by Kitchen Works hang at your culinary fingertips. 12 spices $108.75, tools $207.50, 51-inch rail $201.25. Wagner & Co, 1621 Oak Lawn, 214-742-3723.

FIRE AND ICE: A sophisticated complement to barware or decor of any style, this contemporary inverted triangle vase doubles as an ice bucket or candle holder. Designed by Kikkerland. $115. Translation;;, 4014 Villanova, Preston Center East, 214-373-8391.

A STITCH IN TIME: The very essence of la vie en rose is captured or this pre-worked needlepoint canvas. The tran-quility of a ga ’den retreat is promised to a 1 who indulge , in the pleasure of stitching. Needlework by Barbara Hollis. Canvases $32-$80. Needlework Patio, 6925 Snider Plaza, 214-363-0351.

GREAT ADAPTATIONS: These handsome steer securely store, at proper angle, six of your best wines. Or head ’em up to other rooms where they’ll become a unique towel rack or a home for your favorite magazines. $32.99. The Container Store. All Dallas-Fort Worth locations; or call 1-800-733-3532.

COZY COMFORTS: What better way to weather cold winter mornings than by wrapping up in natural cotton robes-the prize of” any linen closet. Frette robe $300, worn by Christie Cade. Slippers $54. Cassius Cade’s robe by Susan Barry $197. The Linen Gallery, 7001 Preston Road, Suite 100, 214-522-6700. Their son Quinn’s robe by Patsy Aiken Designs $45. THE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION, 5600 West Lovers Lane, 214-353-9671. Connoisseurs of languid mornings in bed with the Sunday paper know the delights of the bed tray, where even.’ amenity lies within ami’s reach. Tray $139. Antique one-of-a-kind silver tea set $572. Toast rack $135. Place mat and napkin $18. Napkin ring $11. The Linen Gallery, 7001 Preston Road, Suite 100, 214-522-6700. This Ulrrasuede chaise longue combines minimal lines with maximum comfort in a subtle twist on art deco. $2,500. Cantoni, 4800 Alpha Road, 214-934-9191.

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