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A new designer-centric showroom in Dallas, a slew of Miami debuts and more

Between openings of new showrooms and several big debuts at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, it’s clear that the design industry spent the end of 2023 setting up shop. In our January roundup, BOH gathered all the showroom news to have on your radar in the new year.

Showroom Spotlight

Acclaimed Dallas-based design duo Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford wanted to create a place in town by designers, for designers—and that’s exactly what they did with their new Off the Floor showroom concept in the heart of the Dallas Design District. Spanning 7,500 square feet, the shop carries an expansive array of art, antiques, upholstery, rugs, mirrors and candles. “It features everything we love and expresses our design style, with contemporary and classical elements that merge together to create beautiful, elegant and livable spaces,” the designers told Business of Home in an email.

Ford and Fitzgibbons started their Texas design firm, Kirsten Kelli, in 1990, and have since expanded the business to Greenwich, Connecticut. They are no strangers to the retail environment, recently celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their luxury home goods destination, Madison, in Dallas’s Highland Park neighborhood. The pair see Off the Floor as a natural progression in their quest to bring highly curated, globally sourced items to the city. “With Off the Floor, we are expanding beyond Highland Park Village, one of the best retail shopping quadrants in the country, to reach a new audience in the Dallas Design District,” said Ford.

A new designer-centric showroom in Dallas, a slew of Miami debuts and more
Kirsten Kelli’s Off the Floor showroom in DallasHector Sanchez

Off the Floor is fully stocked with inventory, which means designers have everything they need at their fingertips (no long lead times here)—a must for those who need accessories for a project on short notice. “We didn’t want to sacrifice our interiors for the sake of convenience, as most readily available items are mass-produced,” the owners said. In another stroke of designer-focused service, the outpost also offers a consignment section where designers can sell their overflow and unused inventory, a sustainable practice they hope to encourage over time. The shop is divided into a series of rooms that allow clients to visualize how the pieces look in a finished space: “We want visitors to see and appreciate the various design possibilities,” said the designers. 114 Express St., Dallas

Mood Indigo is the latest home destination in La Jolla, offering an eclectic mix of art, lighting, accessories, and new and vintage furniture. The boutique features pieces by international artists like Hugo Guinness and Mary Maguire and by top tableware and textiles brands, including Casa Lopez Paris, Juliska and Tensira. 5670 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla

Serena & Lily opened a shop in Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village shopping center. The 3,200-square-foot store features the brand’s furniture, bedding and home accessories in homelike vignettes. And design advisors are available for in-person and virtual appointments to help plan projects and customize furniture. 855 El Camino Real, Building 1, Suite 1, Palo Alto

Textile, art and design studio Block Shop debuted its first brick-and-mortar store, in L.A.’s Atwater Village. The company, known for its hand-block-printed textiles from Jaipur, India, will also offer its newly launched line of table linens, artwork and pillows in the space. 3215 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles

Discount furniture retailer American Freight unveiled two Denver stores—one redesigned and one brand-new. The updated format will induce a new color palette and logo, a more spacious layout, same-day delivery for in-stock items, and AR product visualization technology. 9667 E. County Line Rd., Centennial; 9180 Wadsworth Pkwy., Westminster

Cassina revealed its third U.S. store: a modern space in the Miami Design District. It features a selection of the Italian furniture brand’s storied designs, shining a spotlight on the 50-year-old iMaestri collection, with pieces such as the 699 Superleggera chair by Gio Ponti. 3901 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

A new designer-centric showroom in Dallas, a slew of Miami debuts and more
The new Cassina store in MiamiBrett Hufziger

California fashion and lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne opened a retail store in Naples—the company’s fourth new location of 2023 and its first in Florida. The 1,560-square-foot space allows patrons to shop the company’s apparel, skin care and home lines. 5415 Tamiami Trail N., Suite C2, Naples

B&B Italia unveiled a new design studio in the Miami Design District—a unique two-story concept that mirrors the brand’s expansive studio in Milan. In addition to the Italian furniture maker’s collections, the location will feature pieces from parent company Design Holding’s other brands, including Maxalto, Azucena, Arclinea, Flos and Louis Poulsen. 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 115, Miami

Mabley Handler Interior Design debuted a new retail outpost and design studio in West Palm Beach. The Hamptons-based firm, helmed by husband-and-wife team Austin Handler and Jennifer Mabley, will deck out the new Florida location with a fully customizable upholstery line, pieces from its furniture collection with Kravet, its window treatment collaboration with The Shade Store, and other home furnishings and accessories. 3516 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach

Kitchen appliance brand Gaggenau revealed its new Miami flagship in the city’s design district. The company tapped Munich-based studio 1zu33 to create its signature “minimal deco” interior, which boasts Gaggenau’s fully equipped 400-series kitchen, a chef’s table for events and demonstrations, a lounge, and a rooftop patio with views of Miami Beach. 112 NE 41st St., Miami

Interior designer Chuck Chewning is expanding into retail with the opening of Courtyard by Chuck Chewning. With a focus on outdoor living, the space features antique, vintage and contemporary garden accessories and furniture, as well as small items like hostess gifts. 406 W. Jones St., Suite A, Savannah

Design studio Cloth & Kind recently unveiled its new gallery in the Boulevard Historic District of Athens. The shop—a complement to the firm’s Michigan showroom—will feature a rotating collection of original art, ceramics and bespoke pieces from the brand and other artists for collectors and design enthusiasts. 175 Tracy St., Suite E100, Athens

Four Hands announced the opening of a brand-new 40,000-square-foot showroom at World Market Center just in time for this month’s Las Vegas Market. The space—which is more than double the size of the brand’s previous showroom—offers Four Hands ample room to showcase its expansions in lighting, kitchen products, upholstery and art. 475 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Suite B-201, Las Vegas

Furniture brand Sunpan has also relocated to a larger World Market Center showroom, giving visitors a chance to interact with vignettes featuring product categories like living, dining, outdoor, bedroom, mirrors and lighting. 475 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Suite B-700, Las Vegas

New Jersey
Turkish furniture brand Yaaz opened its first stateside showroom with a 5,500-square-foot space in Bergen County. The neo-industrial building includes exhibition space and the company’s U.S. office, and spotlights the brand’s new capsule collection with Michael Graves Design. 151 Route 17, Rochelle Park

New York
Glamour Decorating opened a flagship store in Manhattan that features the family-run company’s new window treatment technologies in partnership with smart home automation and motorization company Somfy. 165 Madison Ave., New York

On the heels of his gallery opening in Paris this past fall, French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch has debuted his first stateside gallery in New York. Spanning more than 10,000 square feet and showcasing over 80 furniture and lighting pieces, the Chelsea gallery focuses on European artisans. 555 W. 25th St., New York

Naturepedic unveiled a new store in Williamsburg—the brand’s 22nd retail location. The 1,000-square-foot space welcomes customers to try out the certified-organic, nontoxic mattresses and bedding products. 85 N. 3rd St., Brooklyn

Four years after opening her home decor and lifestyle shop, The Huntress, in Pound Ridge, New York, interior designer Jenny Wolf has opened a third location, this time in the West Village. The store offers a mix of antiques, ceramics, candles, photography and coffee table books, as well as design consultations and custom upholstery. 632 Hudson St., New York

Home refrigeration brand True Residential debuted its flagship in the Architects & Designers Building, showcasing the brand's indoor-outdoor undercounter refrigeration in multiple colorful vignettes within a 1,600-square-foot space. 150 E. 58th St., Suite 603, New York

Lucifer Lighting, a family-owned company based in San Antonio, has opened a Tribeca showroom designed by Gensler. In addition to the brand’s lighting collection, the space features artwork furnished in partnership with Lehmann Maupin. 11 Jay St., New York

British and French designers Sharon Rembaum and Cécile Hanau revealed a European-inspired vintage furniture gallery in Tribeca. In addition to antiques, the space boasts art, modern collectibles and a curation service. 129 Duane St., New York

Texas-based multiline showroom James has unveiled its first East Coast outpost, located in the Interior Arts Building. The 4,000-square-foot space will feature new product lines—all in the same building where James founder and owner Meredith Ellis began her career. 306 E. 61st St., 4th Floor, New York

On the heels of its 125th anniversary, Italian furniture brand Giorgetti has unveiled its first solo store. The 6,500-square-foot, two-story NoMad space, called the Penthouse Atelier, is set up to evoke an apartment, and features the brand’s latest collections, as well as an expansive landscaped rooftop with views of the Empire State Building. 349 Fifth Ave., New York

Stickley announced a new pop-up in White Plains—a temporary location while its permanent showroom is built nearby. The store features an array of Stickley furniture, as well as mattresses and pieces from other brands. 381 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains

A new designer-centric showroom in Dallas, a slew of Miami debuts and more
The green room in the new DeVol showroom in BathCourtesy of deVol

DeVol debuted a fresh look in two United Kingdom outposts. The Sebastian Cox Kitchen at Cotes Mill in Loughborough has been expanded and refreshed with new layouts that feature a 16-foot copper worktop, a huge island, and a new fitted pantry and prep area, all surrounded by DeVol’s rustic furniture collection. Meanwhile, the brand unveiled a new showroom in Bath with four distinct displays within an 18th century historic stone building. Cotes Mill, Nottingham Rd., Loughborough; 17 George St., Bath

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