August is a month meant for browsing, which is all the more reason to step into these highly shoppable new spaces. In our monthly showroom roundup, all the expansions and openings to have on your radar.
Marais Home, an interior design firm and home furnishings store based in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, opens tomorrow. Rinat Lavi, founder of her own eponymous firm, curated the decor, furniture, lighting and art for the shop, which provides in-house design consultations. The store will be open daily this summer from 12 to 7 p.m. (145 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn)
Garden State Tile has opened its 15th location, in Columbia, South Carolina. The 3,000-square-foot showroom will cater to the trade with a design room, a conference area, work tables, and a color wall with 130 sample chips. (425 Huger Street, Columbia, South Carolina)
Patrick Dragonette closed his shop on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles at the end of July, with plans of relocating to Palm Desert, a brief drive from Palm Springs. He told BOH more about the move in an in-depth interview with Los Angeles editor Arianne Nardo.
Los Angeles–based luxury home brand Made Goods opened a 4,500-square-foot Los Angeles showroom at the end of July. It offers the brand’s mirrors, lighting, accent tables and decor, as well as accessories and home fragrance from sister brands Pigeon & Poodle and Thucassi, respectively. This is Made Goods’ fifth brick-and-mortar; its other locations are in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and New York. (9011 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, California)
The Container Store opened its first Custom Closets store, reported HFN. After launching its fourth closet line, Avera, the brand renovated its existing Los Angeles location to re-open as The Container Store Custom Closets. Keeping on. trend with other big house retailers, the brand offers complimentary design services. Next, The Container Store will expand its Reston, Virginia, location, and open a second Custom Closets shop in Dallas. (110 South Fairfax Avenue, A-17, Los Angeles)
Construction at the Las Vegas Market site will be complete by this time next year, and become home to the Expo at World Market Center, according to owner International Market Centers. IMC will have spent about $101 million on the Expo. It will total 315,000 square feet, housing 16 loading docks and two snack stops among other amenities. It is supposed to replace the Pavilions, which are tented and temporary.
Dior opened its first-ever home decor shop in Paris. Notably, it features Toile de Jouy fabric, which was in the brand’s first boutique, reported Luxeva. (28 Avenue Montaigne, Paris)
Wayfair opened a pop-up shop in London (its first in the U.K.) last Thursday after a large increase in U.K.-based customers. Earlier this summer, the brand announced plans to open four physical retail locations at malls across the U.S. toward the end of this year, at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, Virginia; The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, North Carolina; and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois. (15 Bateman Street, London)