There was a time not too long ago when only interior designers had access to the best furnishings and home decor. While the expert eye of an interior designer is always welcome and appreciated, a growing number of do-it-yourselfers are choosing to manage their home makeovers. The Dallas Design District has plenty of options for anyone looking to make their home the ultimate expression of their personal style.
Whether you’re in the market for a new (to you, anyway) antique or want to see a much-loved favorite restored to its former glory, head to the DDD. You'll find both restoration services and mid-century classics available for purchase at Antique Moderne. Or check out the vintage pieces and accessories on display at Country Garden Antiques. If you're feeling particularly ambitious — or historical — visit Heritage Auctions. Their DDD showroom is a veritable treasure trove of antiques, fine art and other collectibles.
If it’s time for a new kitchen backsplash, or you're ready to make the design of your master bath truly masterful, the DDD is home to multiple tile showrooms. Peruse antique stone and marble as well as ceramic tile at Paris Ceramics. Or schedule an appointment with a customization specialist at Artizza to plan the perfect tile mosaic to match your kitchen’s decor. You can even create your own tile using the design tools at Artistic Tile.
Settle in and get comfortable at the many furniture showrooms in the Dallas Design District. From modern to traditional to mid-century to boho — whatever your personal preference, you’ll find something to love at the DDD. Brendan Bass focuses on the “authentic and organic, expressed in a transitional aesthetic,” as evidenced by their beautiful chairs and tables crafted from stone, various woods and different metals. Meanwhile, impressive attention to detail is evident in the design of every piece you’ll find at Bungalow 5. In their words, they specialize in bringing a “modern perspective to classic luxury.” Looking for a one-of-a-kind showstopper that will wow your guests and tie every room in your home together? Consider a made-to-order custom furnishing from Roche Bobois.
No home is complete without some well-placed accessories. Luckily, the DDD has got you covered there, too. Find unique upscale pieces such as vases, sculptures and light fixtures at circa20c. As soon as you walk into Tufenkian, you’ll fall in love with their handmade luxury rugs. And the wall art awaiting you at Scout Design Studio is sure to catch even the most critical eye.
Don’t let trade-only showrooms scare you away if you’re determined to DIY it. Or, if you love to get your hands dirty and select pieces to hand over to your interior designer, the DDD has got everything you need. Start planning your visit today!