For The Glam Bohemian
Interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer is a world traveler, and her Design District showroom benefits from her jet-setting. Ceylon’s inventory frequently changes, encouraging repeat visits. Ikat-clad club chairs and Turkish lanterns sit alongside Regency sofas and antique African tonga stools. It’s a hodgepodge of global eclecticism that makes for adventurous shopping. Nussbaumer also designs her own textiles, which adorn many of her found pieces.
Jewel-tone Kartell trays. Missoni chevron throws. Eva Sonaike accent pillows. You’ll have a hard time not wanting to feather your entire house with everything from this aptly named Knox neighborhood shop. Owner Heather Wiese-Alexander and buyer/manager Donald Fowler make a glam dynamic duo, outfitting their store with everything from ornate Murano chandeliers to sleek Blu Dot furniture, a Nest regional exclusive.
Lovers of Calypso St. Barth’s breezy resort wear kept buying up the North Dallas boutique’s small selection of home items, prompting the retailer to open a second shop around the corner devoted solely to decor. Happily, there’s now more room for the French West Indies-based luxury brand’s exotic blend of furnishings, such as Jaipuri rugs, Maison de Vacances bedding, and Calypso’s signature poufs.
For The Classicist
This 7,000-square-foot Knox Street shop provides a taste of the Hamptons in landlocked Dallas. Woven seagrass headboards and white-washed pine pedestals give any home a seaside feel. The Southampton-based retailer also carries a variety of styles, from Hollywood Regency to Americana, as well as one of the better collections of coffee table books in the city.
Five friends—Cynthia Collins, Caroline Davis, Leslie Jenkins, Carrie Jane Pogoloff, and Lucy Ward—traveled the U.K. and France for years, collecting antiques and art for their respective design businesses. Two years ago, they banded together to open their shop in a quaint 1920s Uptown house. There you’ll discover French and English antiques, modern art, and midcentury-modern pieces in room-like vignettes showing customers how the various styles play well together. Blue Print also offers on-site styling services.
Interior designers William Burks and Christopher Ridolfi’s tiny storefront houses a carefully edited collection of antiques and vintage finds, as well as the duo’s own custom-designed furniture. This is the place to find chic simplicity, such as lacquered Chinese Chippendale chairs with Greek key upholstered seats and acrylic stacked-block lamps. William-Christopher also carries a full line of custom pillows as well as great—though pricey—home accessories, such as delicate Pascaline Jourdain porcelains.