Blue Print in Dallas, Texas.
Chad Dorsey Design in Dallas, Texas.
Anyon Atelier in Dallas, Texas.
Garde in Dallas, Texas.
Dunbar Road Design in Dallas, Texas.
Jan Showers in Dallas, Texas.
Laura Lee Clark in Dallas, Texas.
Nick Brock Antiques in Dallas, Texas.
The Luxury Bed Collection in Dallas, Texas.
OKA in Dallas, Texas.
Seaborn Sterling Antiques in Dallas, Texas.
When we take a road trip, we pack a list of the best design shops for inspiration and to scour for local treasures. We queried more than 40 interior designers to see where they pull over to shop in Dallas and beyond.
The Best Design Shops in Dallas
Anyon Atelier | 5238 Milam
New! A breezy San Francisco home furnishings store, Anyon Atelier opens this month in Dallas with furniture, lighting, accessories, and artwork from Kufri, Fong Brothers, the Lacquer Company, and Studio Henry Wilson.
Benny Jack Antiques | 1026 N. Riverfront Blvd. and 1920 N. Haskell Ave.
Owner Benny Hinkle spent almost two decades at White Elephant Antiques before opening his two treasure-filled emporiums. The Haskell location, next to his wife’s Dolly Python vintage fashion store, is filled with the oddities for which Hinkle, while the Riverfront location (the former White Elephant Antiques space) is larger, with furniture and art. Both are multiple-vendor stores, carefully assembled by Hinkle.
“A few doors down from Lula B’s … Don’t miss this treasure trove!” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
“You have to go weekly and explore, but you will always find something great.” — Niven Morgan
Blue Print | 2707 Fairmount St.
This precious boutique in a bungalow with blue doors has a wide array of antiques, furniture, modern light fixtures, art, tabletop, and accessories, and is owned by five interior designers. The room settings are imaginative, fresh, and livable. Don’t miss the contemporary art gallery next door. The team has recently opened a showroom in the Dallas Design District as well.
Caitlin Wilson Home Decor & Design | 2923 N. Henderson Ave.
Product designer and decorator Caitlin Wilson offers up her collections of textiles and wallpapers, as well as antique-inspired Persian rugs, pillows, lighting, furniture, and more in a precious storefront.
Carol Piper Rugs | 1209 Slocum St., Suite 100
Carol Piper and her colleague Sanaa Sahi have a passion for art and textiles, dealing with the finest antique and decorative carpets from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and specializing in extraordinary, hard-to-find antique rugs and textiles.
“Carol and Sanaa maintain an amazing collection of rugs and textiles, and they can produce anything. Wonderful to work with.” — Michael Viviano
Ceylon et Ci | 1319 Dragon St.
A Wunderkammer of treasure culled from owner/designer Michelle Nussbaumer’s travels and passionate collecting, from a black Cameroon table, Moroccan pots, 18th-century Mexican paintings, and engravings to Michelle’s own collections of furniture, wallpapers, textiles, and pillows.
“Michelle Nussbaumer has an amazing eye for collections of found objects from around the world.” — Kara Childress
“It’s not a trip to Dallas without popping in here for inspiration or a few items for an install. Michelle has a keen eye for unique treasures sourced from her exotic travels.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Chad Dorsey Design | 1316 Slocum St.
Designer Chad Dorsey’s showroom space is filled with the muscular, handsome furniture and objects that permeate his interiors projects. Strike, his stunning collection of fireplace surrounds carved in stone, can also be found here.
Coco & Dash | 2819 N. Henderson Ave.
Look for pillows and lampshades by Coco & Dash, as well as new and antique furniture, accessories, art, lighting, and textiles.
Commerce Goods + Supply | 1321 Commerce St.
Home of local and worldwide storied makers and their product, through the lens of Christine Visneau. It’s the perfect mix of artisan goods and elevated essentials, located inside the historic Adolphus Hotel.
The Conservatory on Two | 100 Highland Park Village
The Conservatory on Two was conceived as the intersection of brick-and-mortar and e-commerce by retail visionary Brian Bolke. The stunning 9,000-square-foot loft-like space serves as a comprehensive gallery for fashion, jewelry, and apothecary, along with home goods and design from Saved NY, Georg Jensen, Tina Frey, Tortus, Lobmeyr, Moro Dabron, and Serax. Don’t miss the Brian Bowl at the Teak Tearoom.
Dunbar Road Design | 5021 W. Lovers Lane
A mix of Palm Beach and Dallas. Owner Carla Fonts pairs vintage furniture (some lacquered in her brilliant hues), with seashell mirrors, blue-and-white pagoda tulipiers, plaster wall brackets, rattan pillars and urns, de Gournay panels, and vintage monkey dishes.
Garde | 1505 Wycliff Ave., Suite 160
A stunning showroom, owned by Scotti Sitz and John Davidson, that artfully showcases unique and talented artists, designers, ceramicists, and furniture makers from around the world, from Faye Toogood to Simon Hasan, Robin Whiteman, and Michaël Verheyden, with furniture and lighting from Pierre Augustin Rose, De La Espada, Mandy Graham, Agnes Studio, Apparatus, and so much more — furniture, ceramics, textiles, tabletop accessories, and scents. Garde also has showrooms in L.A. and Summerland.
Grange Hall | 4445 Travis St.
Grange Hall is a first stop for design-savvy travelers to Dallas, stocking unusual designer goods and finds, oddities, luxury objects, accessories, tabletop, and small furnishings, as well as apothecary and jewelry, all assembled by owners Rajan Patel and Jeffrey Lee. Don’t miss lunch at the stunning restaurant.
Jan Showers | 1308 Slocum St.
Designer Jan Showers did much to introduce glamorous French ’40s furnishings and Murano lamps and accessories in her 25 years as a designer. Her highly refined showroom has vintage and antique furniture, lighting, and accessories gathered during her European excursions. Furniture from her to-the-trade Jan Showers Collection may also be directly purchased from her showroom.
Joseph Minton Antiques | 1411 Slocum St.
A unique selection of English, French, and Continental furniture and objects collected by legendary designer Joseph Minton. Chic and unusual pieces from around the world, as well as fabulous antique garden pieces.
Lamp Shoppe | 1515 Dragon St.
This custom lamp and shade showroom also carries antique furnishings and accessories with an endless selection of fabrics, trims, treatments, lamp bodies, shades, hanging pendants, and finials. Also on offer, a large selection of antique porcelains (Delft, faience, famille rose, famille verte, Chinese blue and white, Jean Roger) and antique furnishings and accessories.
“The only place for bespoke lamp shades and lamp-shade chandeliers … but be prepared to wait for those!” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Laura Lee Clark | 1515 Slocum St.
Owner/designer Laura Lee Clark Falconer stocks such lines as Julian Chichester, Niermann Weeks, Decca Home, Scala Luxury, Kathy Slater Design Collection, Heather Essian, Megan Adams, Nichola Taylorson, Windy O’Connor, and Laura Park, as well as vintage furniture, fabrics, and accessories.
“Laura Lee has a great eye, and I enjoy shopping there” — Jan Showers
Legacy Antiques | 1406 Slocum St.
The recently expanded 15,000-square-foot showroom stocks a large selection of 18th- and 19th-century European antiques, with an emphasis on antique chandeliers (a beautiful cache of Murano lighting) and mirrors, as well as fine mid-century furnishings and decorative accessories. Owned by the Garrett family.
“Lots of beautiful Murano glass sconces and chandeliers.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Lula B’s Antique Mall | 1010 N. Riverfront Blvd.
“If you love a hunt … this is your spot. I come here for $100. brass coffee tables to refurbish, Italian garden stools in whimsical shapes and I even bought a set of green glass cowboy boots… don’t ask!” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
The Luxury Bed Collection | 1444 Oak Lawn, Suite 316
Not to be overlooked — the luxury of a good sleep. Find Hästens, Vispring, and other tip-top mattress brands.
Madre | 4715 W. Lovers Lane
A precious shop where owners Mia Brous and Kerri Goldfarb showcase custom headboards and tables, case goods, lighting, pillows, bedding, and mirrors, as well as Mahjong tables, a collaboration between Madre X The Mahjong Line.
“Eye-catching custom furniture, adorable bedding, and home goods, super cute gifts, and kid’s items. Fun punches of color and prints everywhere you look.” — Mimi Meacham
Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries | 401 Exposition Ave.
Antique rugs, hand-woven modern rugs, flat weaves, vintage, kilims, and custom designs. A forte is reinventing rug designs and creating luxury rugs in styles from Scandinavian to Bauhaus, working with weavers across the world to preserve the tradition of handmade carpets.
Mecox | 5360 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 308
Opened in Southampton in 1996. Owners Mac Hoak and Fred Perkins assemble a stunning collection of furnishings and garden decor with a mix of vintage furniture and antiques, original art, lighting, and home and garden accessories.
Muse on Slocum | 1201 Slocum St.
A vast resource of antiques, furniture, accessories, and lighting. Owners Virgil Barber and Aaron Osborn split their time between Palm Beach and Dallas, and have access to fine estates in Beverly Hills, Chicago, and Palm Beach. Past inventory has included a Bahamian-style 1920s chandelier from the home of John Kluge, the Bel Air estate of Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as Fortuny lighting, European grand tour statues, Minton-Spidell consoles, and shell-encrusted grotto pieces.
“You could furnish a home with their great off-the-floor antiques, vintage, and new items.” — Niven Morgan
Nick Brock Antiques | 1322 Slocum St.
New Location! A beloved purveyor of fine antique, vintage furniture, and 16th- through late-20th-century fine and decorative arts. Well-known interior designers around the globe have made a pilgrimage here for more than 30 years. Brock has access to many of the finest estates and private collections in the country and has recently opened a stunning new showroom in the Dallas Design District.
“Has so many period accessories. Favorite finds have been antique knockers to use for hand towels.” — Kara Childress
“Room after room after room of trinkets and treasures. Shop here for brass tables and unique antique pieces. I could move in!” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
OKA | 4531 McKinney Ave.
Traditional British-style plush sofas and furnishings, tablescapes layered with block-print tablecloths, colored glassware, and OKA’s signature blue-and-white Kraak china … packed with color, texture, and personality.
Peacock Alley | 1403 Slocum St., Suite 102
Ground zero for this Dallas-based powerhouse purveyor of luxe bedding, bath, and home accessories.
Pittet Architecturals | 318 Cole St.
European architecturals and building materials, sourcing everything from garden elements and reclaimed wood to stone fountains and more.
“This is a great source for all kinds of architectural elements, from reclaimed troughs and sinks to outdoor objects. Their products make a strong statement for a project.” — Kara Childress
Russell Brightwell | 3809 Parry Ave.
At his Fair Park loft/showroom, Russell Brightwell sells vintage design objects, ceramics, collectibles, art and editions, and a library of fashion, art, and photography books all in situ, as they might be in a home. From architect-designed tableware to fashion and design collaborations, his stock reflects a lifetime of collecting. By appointment.
“Outstanding vintage and one-of-a-kind accessories. There is nothing like his inventory.” — Alice Cottrell
Scott + Cooner | 1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 100
A mecca for modernists for 28 years. Mid-century and classic modern furniture, kitchens, closet systems, lighting, and accessories, with more than 100 internationally renowned brands including Poliform, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Paola Lenti, Flexform, Moooi, and more.
Scout Design Studio | 155 Howell St.
A treasure trove of limited-run Scout Label furniture, exclusive artwork, custom furniture, and vintage finds.
“A favorite for imported brass hardware, custom new pieces and vintage that they customize in all finishes. I’ve shopped here for years. Used to be more of a secret … but no more.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
“Fun, eclectic, and a little naughty. This is for those unexpected pops of your wild side. Super-fun accessories, art, rugs, and great custom furniture pieces.” — Mimi Meacham
Seaborn Sterling Antiques | 1350 Manufacturing St., Suite 208, and inside Nick Brock Antiques, 1322 Slocum St.
Owner Katherine Sterling has gathered exceptional antique furniture, lamps, and accessories, most 19th century and older, with an emphasis on European pieces. Also modern and contemporary art, wonderful accessories, and custom-made table and floor lamps with bespoke shades.
The Selby House | 2042 Irving Blvd., Suite 140
New! A collection of 20th-century furnishings ranging from collector’s pieces to anonymous rare finds paired with contemporary objects and art.
VINYĀ Dallas | 1313 Slocum St., Suite 105
A great consignment furniture store specializing in a mix of antique, mid-century modern, and contemporary designer furnishings, from a Faye Toogood Fudge chair to a Gae Aulenti for Knoll coffee table and Julian Chichester Storm cabinet. Inventory changes daily.
“Great consignment shop. You need to go often, as you never know what has been dropped off by local designers.” — Niven Morgan
Wolf Hall Antique Collective | 122 Howell St.
A 10,000-square-foot resource with fine 17th- through 20th-century antiques, accessories, and art sourced from buying trips around the globe.
“A great source for large-scale antiques, authentic mirrors, and unique lighting with an Italian and Spanish provenance.” — Kara Childress
“Quality, quality, quality! They will help you source anything. from inlaid mother-of-pearl dining tables to vintage Colefax and Fowler lanterns … Worth a drive from Houston.” — Courtnay Tartt Elias
Yang’s Double Happiness | 1421 E. Levee St.
Custom lampistry for over 25 years. Owner Mei Yang oversees the creation of custom lamps and shades, from rewiring old lamps to creating new ones from found objects.