13 Design Showrooms Opening for Daily Business at DMC

Laveta Brigham

Dallas Market Center, a large open-daily interior design destination, announced 13 showrooms that are new, expanding and relocating to meet the needs of the design community as well as the needs of retailers attending the upcoming Total Home & Gift Market, running Jan. 6-12. Opening new space within the 1.5-million-square […]

Dallas Market Center, a large open-daily interior design destination, announced 13 showrooms that are new, expanding and relocating to meet the needs of the design community as well as the needs of retailers attending the upcoming Total Home & Gift Market, running Jan. 6-12.

Opening new space within the 1.5-million-square foot neighborhood of home décor showrooms are debuting brands and notable names that will be open each week to meet the design needs of buyers on their schedule. The daily design business at Dallas Market Center welcomes thousands of buyers each month and was quick to rebound to the previous year’s traffic. Meanwhile, the number of new buyers, including interior designers, qualifying for admission to Dallas Market Center continues to grow, according to DMC.

“Our open-daily design business is flourishing as the design community across the Southwest takes on many new projects,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “That’s why we continue to add new resources, especially companies with distinctive products and quality designs. We welcome these new additions who join our vibrant marketplace.”

Highlights of the additions include:

Todd Smith and Charlie Groppetti, visionaries behind the farmhouse interiors look, are debuting a new showroom called Porch View (WTC 280). The brand offers home furnishings and accessories in a relaxed, casual aesthetic.

Buyers can intricately customize upholstered furnishings at the expanding Pasha Furniture (IHDC 1D421) to make them an ideal fit for projects. The limitless options — from finishes, cushions, legs and hardware to hundreds of fabric selections — enable the creation of truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.

For 58 years, Regency International (WTC 268) has supplied retailers, garden centers, florists and designers with home décor, accessories and gifts. Now, the company is expanding to offer even more finds from their expansive holiday collections — including Christmas and Easter — home and garden goods, and realistic faux flowers and foliage.

When Dallas-based custom electronics integrator HomeTronics (WTC 10085.11) opened at Dallas Market Center in 2019, it was the first smart home showroom in North America, uniting advanced technology from Europe, Asia and the U.S. HomeTronics is now expanding to a larger space to house its innovative lines including Samsung. High-tech options abound for residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

Lighting, décor, vanities and mirrors in a range of styles can be found at Elegant Furniture & Lighting (WTC 10080). Since its inception in 2000, the Philadelphia-based company has been known for its careful attention to detail, craftsmanship and options that fit spaces from transitional to urban chic.

Numerous additional companies are growing or moving to new locations, including:

  • Zaer Ltd. International, a sought-after destination for garden and home décor products since its 1995 founding, now has more space in (WTC 394-B) for one-of-a-kind products made by skilled craftsmen.
  • Lucas + McKearn, a partnership between Joe McKearn of Flambeau Lighting of New Orleans, and Jonathan and Deborah Lucas—the team behind 50-years-running UK company Elstead Lighting—is opening a new showroom in (TM 4432.19) to showcase lighting and accessories.
  • Saro Trading Company has been creating handmade decorative lace accessories since 1981, and has built a thriving brand that encompasses everything from table linens to tableware, home décor, bedding, fashion accessories, holiday items, and more, now in an expanded space in (WTC 284).
  • Shima Shanti has arrived in The Gallery (IHDC 1D202.GL78). Founding artist Shima experiments with beeswax and fire to create impressionistic paintings of sky and sea.
  • P A Home is expanding in order to make room for its home accents, mirrors, and framed art. Visit them in (WTC 584).
  • Ella Home is relocating to a new space in (IHDC 1D202.GL12) for displaying lighting, accessories, and furniture collections, including a large selection of iron tables.
  • Forty West, a family-owned and operated company that specializes in designing and selling lamps, upholstery, and home décor to worldwide retailers, is relocating to a new showroom in (TM 2402).
  • Garden Age Supply is relocating to (WTC 394-A) in order to carry more exceptional Indonesian goods. West Village residents use materials spanning reclaimed wood, driftwood, lava, natural river stones, recycled glass, bamboo roots, and other sustainable materials to handcraft furniture and accessories.

These additions join recent grand openings by design showrooms including Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael, Crown Linen Designs, Kitras Art Glass, Gaucho Sheep and Leather, Stanton Gray Artisan Wall Coverings, Eloise World Studio, Paul Montgomery Studio and an expanded Legend of Asia.

Supporting the comfort, health and safety of all attendees, the market center continues measures that include mandatory face covering and temperature screening for every person entering the marketplace every day. Other efforts include enhanced cleaning with hospital grade products, hundreds of hand sanitizing stations, limited food service, no gatherings, and signage for social distancing. Along with these new steps, there are safety measures that are part of the design of the marketplace: open parking, large entryways, quick registration in multiple areas, wide hallways, multiple escalators and showrooms with controlled access to allow for the appropriate distance between customers.

Dallas is the first major market in January with Total Home & Gift Market taking place Jan. 6-12 and Temps Jan. 6-9; Lightovation takes place Jan. 7-10. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the DMC Daily Dose.

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