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Dallas Design District Interview Spotlight: CODARUS

New to the Design District but not new to Dallas, CODARUS relocated from Dallas Market Center to our very own Design District in September 2017. Drawn to the DDD for its energy + growth, the team at the CODARUS showroom features home decor from their high-end retailer and design partners. They took the time to sit down with us to discuss design, creative inspiration and their approach to serving customers.

Tell us a little about CODARUS.

CODARUS is a to-the-trade, multi-line showroom and sales representative group. We offer a fresh, friendly environment to shop art, accessories, bedding, furniture, lighting, rugs and more.

CODARUS represents Annie Selke Companies (Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert), Abyss & Habidecor, Ave Home, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Handley Drive, John Robshaw Textiles, Lili Alessandra, Moss Studio, Pom Pom at Home, Regina Andrew Design, Soicher Marin, Square Feathers Home. We also carry fabrics from Hable Construction, Steve McKenzie, Lacefield and hardware from Addison Weeks.

The showroom is located in the Dallas Design Center, Suite 210.

Is the Design District showroom open to the public or trade-only? Are appointments required?

Yes, the showroom is trade-only. Appointments are not required during standard business hours — Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM —but we are available for appointments outside this time.

Though you’ve only been here a few months, what do you love most (so far) about having a showroom in the Design District neighborhood?

We love being in the Design District among such beautiful and talented brands and showrooms. The energy and growth in this area inspire us creatively every day.

What can visitors expect when they enter the showroom?

A friendly face and beautiful product. CODARUS strives to create a unique shopping experience tailored to each customers’ preference. Our fabulous sales associates, Gina and Susie, are not only an excellent design resource — they’re a lot of fun too!

Tell us about the variety of brands and/or pieces that can be sourced at CODARUS’s Dallas showroom.

CODARUS has a range of products in a variety of styles.

We carry upholstered furniture options from Moss Studio and Square Feathers Home; beautiful bedding from Pine Cone Hill, Lili Alessandra, John Robshaw and Pom Pom at Home; well-crafted furniture and case goods from Ave Home and Handley Drive; art from Soicher Marin and original works by Jill Pumpelly; bold lighting and accessories from Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Handley Drive and Regina Andrew Design; fresh rugs by Dash & Albert; stylish fabric from Hable Construction, Lacefield and Steve McKenzie; unique hardware from Addison Weeks and much more!

If you could describe CODARUS’ showroom style in one word, what would it be and why?

Fun. Surrounded by beautiful product and an amazing team, we offer wonderful customer service, but also try not to take ourselves too seriously in the process. We hope that when customers enter our showroom, they fall in love with our product and also feel at home.

What sets CODARUS apart from other local interior design showrooms?

Our people, a.k.a “CoDarlings,” and the experience they create for customers.

Who, what and/or where do you draw inspiration from?

What do we not draw inspiration from? Our surroundings, travel, movies, friends. You name it.

Any favorite current or upcoming collections that we should be on the lookout for this year?

Our product partners are constantly developing beautiful and innovative new product. You can expect fresh styles, colors and designs each season.

Complete this sentence. “No home is complete without…”

Love (and a beautiful, comfortable bed or sofa to lounge with your dogs)!

Designers: Don’t miss a stop at the CODARUS showroom when it’s time to create your next masterpiece. Not only will you have amazing products to choose from, but you’ll also have fun doing it!

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