Another busy week… in Dallas!

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Smile for the camera With our grandmother’s house as the backdrop, Greg [1], and Janine [2] are happy it is spring.
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This past weekend Greg was down in Dallas putting together the final pieces to a client’s living room and master bedroom (pictures will be coming soon!), while Christopher was closing up his show at the Eye Lounge Gallery. He even sold a few paintings. We both have been putting in some extraordinarily long hours, but we are enjoying the experiences.

Greg: I, along with my client, had the opportunity to explore several antique and vintage furniture stores in Dallas. Not knowing the area very well, I did do a bit of research before the trip to get a feel for the area, so we were not lost. While the search garnered some interesting stores, the better stores were found by just asking around. The locals, as southern hospitality would dictate, were very helpful (with a slight drawl for effect).

Much to my surprise (not sure why it surprised me so much given the size of Dallas), I found quite a few great sources for furniture, accessories and art. So if you find yourself in the heart of Texas, I strongly recommend that you check the following places out.

Stella Dallas
Owner Amber Davidson recently opened this (mostly) vintage furniture store. Mixed with newer pieces, including vintage looking lamps by Shine Porcelian, and the latest Missoni throws, you can’t go wrong shopping for the perfect gift for that special friend. Stella Dallas also has a line of in-house designed pillows that may have to find a place in your home. One part Palm beach, and one part mid-century modern, everything in this store has a certain sparkle. Check it out at 4346 Lovers Lane in Dallas.

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Clean, bright and cheerful best describe StellaDallas.
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Dulce
This interior consignment and art store, appears to serve as a repository for the wealthy families of Dallas who drop their old belongings here. Some of the prices can be high, but all things are negotiable at Dulce, and are worth any price. On my visit, the store was a bit cramped (which I always enjoy), so you might want to make sure you have a fair amount of time to browse through every item. If you are looking for a particular piece, the owner Micheline is helpful, and delightful as well (those southerners are always smiling). Below are a few examples of items that I thought were very interesting (and may purchase myself). Dulce is found at 2914 Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas.

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Pair of antique Louis XVI chairs with Ralph Lauren fabric – $ 2,160
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“SEGMENT I & II”- Lacquered acrylic art on board – Diptych 16″ x 16″ (x 2) $ 900
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This interior consignment shop has a great mix of vintage French pieces, mid-century modern, and pieces from some of the Dallas area’s best emerging artists. Take your time browsing, as there is a lot to see. If you are not careful, you could miss something spectacular.

Again & Again, and Again Designs
Leslie Pritchard started Again & Again several years ago and stocks everything from shabby chic, to mid-century modern pieces. She also mixes a variety of French and English antiques. She has an amazing eye, and paints and revitalizes slightly worn pieces, so that they feel fresh all over again. Most of the pieces are reasonably priced. There is enough to offer those just starting out in their new homes, as well as established collectors. Everyone can find something to suit their atheistic tastes.

Several blocks away, Leslie recently opened up another location that has a slightly more upscale feel, and has undertones of past legendary decorators such as Dorothy Draper and Tony Duquette. Although you will still find painted pieces, the stores’ exquisite editing, and attention to detail in fabric choices and vintage lamps makes this store a jewel. Talk about eye candy!!

Leslie offers re-upholstery services as well, and custom makes pieces of furniture to order. This store is a must see for those just passing through, as well as for those living in the city. I never wanted to leave! Again & Again is at 5207 Bonita, while Again Design Studio is at 2003 Henderson. Both are in Dallas.

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Again & Again Don’t be afraid of the “kitschy” feel, as you will find wonderfully painted vintage furniture and re-upholstered pieces at very reasonable prices
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Again Design Studio A slightly more upscale version of Leslie’s other store.
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Sputnik Modern
Always a sucker for mid-century modern, I instantly fell in love with Chris Thurman’s vintage modern store. I found an eight piece vintage rosewood dining table with chairs that was in perfect condition, and at a price that was even better. Again, editing was key in the way Chris presented all of his pieces. You actually felt like you stepped inside his home. For those in love with classic clean-lined pieces, make sure to stop by this small but wonderful store. Sputnik Modern is a 1901 North Henderson, in Dallas.
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Greg could not stop looking at this 1960’s Venini Chandelier, and was trying to figure out how to get it into his suitcase for the trip home.
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A “Sarried” brass chest found at Sputnik Modern
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Nick Brock Antiques
For the upscale shopper — don’t miss Nick Brock’s antique store. The prices here are a bit more, but the antiques are real, and unbelievably beautiful. Although I did not personally meet Nick, his staff was helpful and considerate… answering any and all questions. The shop is huge so plan to spend some time. You can find it at 2909 North Henderson, in Dallas

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One of the many room settings at Nick Brock Antiques
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Mid-Georgian gilt wood over mantel mirror, with a pair of robust Phoenix birds anchoring it’s width. Chinese Chippendale, c. 1780 from Nick Brock’s beautiful store.
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If you have any places that you love in the Dallas area, please be sure to let us know about them. We will be writing future articles about both of our home towns, as well as other places we visit. So we will check out any recommendations, or try to make note of your favorites in future articles.

Until next week
— Greg & Christopher

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This week with the Design Brothers
If you are a mom, or don’t have a lot of time to cook, check out: Mommy Can Cook. The writer, Caroline, is a friend of Christopher’s.
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7 Comments on “Another busy week… in Dallas!”

  1. Felicia Says:

    Always read the blog, but it was especially hard this week. Lots and lots of spelling, grammatical errors make it hard to smoothly read through. Take time to proofread.

    • jagminbros Says:

      Hello Felicia. We were very sloppy this week, and I apologize to you and all of our readers. I have quickly gone into the site, and cleaned up some obvious mistakes. Every week, we question whether we can keep this blog going, because of the time involved, and the quality that our readers deserve. No excuses, but we will try to be better.
      Best regards, christopher

  2. Mitch Says:

    For me, when it comes from the heart,like this blog does…i could care less about the grammar. I enjoy reading it and you both inspire me. Keep at it.

    • jagminbros Says:

      Thanks so much Mitch. Good friends like you keep us going. We will keep trying to do the best we can, with a little better checking. Thanks for reading!

  3. wufamilynews Says:

    Will share this with my sister Joan who lives in Oak Lawn and should open a interiors shop just with all the estate sale odds and ends she’s managed to pull together in her place. Enjoyed reading about these places!

  4. BIG Says:

    Love the blog, pictures, and the connections you make to your readers. I don’t mind the sporadic errors here and there…it flows, and engages the reader-a true trait of wonderful writing.

  5. tamstyles Says:

    Hi,
    Are you in Dallas…my first visit to this blog. I too am in Dallas and havent found many bloggers in Dallas.


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