Industry legend and interior designer, Dann Foley, visited the far corners of Dallas Market Center during June Total Home & Gift Market to find his absolute favorite pieces. Check out Dann’s picks and find them on campus.
Contributed post by Dann Foley
One of my favorite things about attending Dallas Market Center, is the ease in which I can find new, unique, special products from boutique manufacturers that I cannot find anywhere else. The city of Dallas is a vibrant town with a deep love of design and as such, Dallas Market Center has “fed the need” for 60 years.
I love the big name showrooms where I seek out the lesser known gems alongside the nationally known designs. And I love the small vendors with the most unique products made with such passion for design.
These are just a few of favorites….
This is the perfect place to start at DMC. A company that can only be found at Dallas Market Center, with a truly unique perspective in floral. Think scale! Let Shane and his staff create a truly drop-dead statement piece for residential or commercial clients.
Yes, I said it again! What is new at the Botanical Mix is a collection of quartz and quartz-inspired art that is incomparable anywhere… and ONLY at Dallas Market Center.
Moe’s Home Collection
WTC 520, 582
I love this desk and this company. If you are looking for mid-century inspired furniture, upholstery, lighting, and accessories… at a terrific price-point, this is the place to be! They are represented by The Mix so you know you will have the best service to boot!
Visual Comfort & Co. in Taylors
Two names that are truly synonymous with Dallas Market Center are together in the new Interior Home + Design Center. You probably already know all about Visual Comfort, one of the best and most recognizable brands in lighting today. But, it is also one of my secret sources for the very best ceiling mount fixtures. With designs from superstars like Alexa Hampton, Thomas O’Brien, and Kelly Wearstler, the “little light” has never looked better!
IHDC 1D202 Gallery 28
As a renowned, top-notch, New York City based designer Robin has been at the forefront of interior design style for years… She has chosen Dallas Market Center to launch her first line of products for the home. Custom rugs, luxe upholstery, one-of-a-kind art, accessories, and lighting. Check out this stone and lucite cocktail table in interlocked organic shapes! If what you want is quality of design and construction, Robin is the new brand to be reckoned with!
WTC 500, 504
I am sure I don’t have to introduce anyone to Arteriors, their accessories, lighting, and occasional pieces are legendary. But, did you know that they now have incredibly beautiful upholstery as well? High design and high style completely made in America! Not just assembled here, every part of every piece is made in the U.S. of the highest quality. All upholstery designs are stocked in their two high quality fabrics and muslin (ready for your own COM). In Dallas Market Center, it’s In-Detail, which features a huge selection of product with the best reps in the business to take your order.
I admit it, I am not a fan of bamboo soft goods but, Cozy Earth has changed my mind! These sheets are not only soft as silk but, they actually regulate the body temperature while sleeping. They are my new go-to for clients… as well as on my own bed. This company is one of those started by young passionate entrepreneurs who take the greatest pride in their all-organic product, their materials, their reusable packaging, and the imprint they leave on the planet. They deserve a look from every Market buyer.
The Pillow Bar*
Did you know that you should choose a pillow based on how you sleep? That is the just the first thing I learned after wandering into the Pillow Bar. They know everything about sleeping well! Every pillow is hypo-allergenic, pure down (no feathers, no quills), and every pillow includes a monogram of your choice included. Your clients never lose their own favorite, personal pillow. Every pillow order is made to order and ships in 72 hours right from their Dallas facility. Check out the PJs, robes, and sheets as well… all of which also include their free monogram.
The Shoes of Market!
It’s not easy to spend 8+ hours a day on your feet walking the millions of square feet of Dallas Market Center. You need the right shoes! As designers we can’t do it in just any old pair of flats! How about some fun shoes from Gucci and Neiman Marcus!? Another Dallas landmark like just like Dallas Market Center!
*The Design and Home Temps are open during January and June Total Home & Gift Markets and not on a daily basis.