show-rumors | Jun 14, 2021 |
RH plans a Miami outpost, new spaces at NYDC, and more

In this month’s roundup, it’s clear that brick-and-mortar retail spaces are reintroducing themselves to the world as shoppers begin to venture out again, too. In our June roundup, BOH has gathered all the expansions and openings to have on your radar.


In Miami’s Design District, Interlude Home has debuted a new showroom at 3910 Biscayne Boulevard. In the 4,000-square-foot space, the brand will display its custom upholstered pieces and fashion-inspired contemporary furniture collection.

RH has signed a lease on buildings developed by Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance and the Comras Company in the west end of Miami’s Design District, The Real Deal reports. Though the details of the lease have not yet been made public, renovations are expected to be completed later this year on the greater 16-property portfolio, slated to house boutique stores, home furnishings retailers and restaurants.


Designer Neffi Walker has announced the arrival of her new flagship brick-and-mortar space, The Black Home. Located in Newark, New Jersey, the store features a variety of vendors alongside a seasonally rotating group of micro-brands from small artists, makers and business owners. The space’s grand opening will take place on Juneteenth with a block party featuring local food, music and additional attractions.

At the New York Design Center, de Le Cuona has announced the opening of a new trade showroom, located directly across from the Butterfield Cafe on the 16th floor. With a contemporary aesthetic inspired by the brand’s textiles, the boutique studio space will feature the company’s full range of textiles along with a color wall and workspace.

In other NYDC news, Parisian design duo Guillaume Garnier and Florent Linker will showcase their unique decorative objects in the building’s new Garnier & Linker fourth-floor showroom. The space will include sculptural lighting, furniture and limited-edition collaborations handcrafted by the French designers.

Elsewhere at 200 Lex, textile designer Liora Manné has opened a new showroom on the sixth floor. The space features her namesake brand’s Lamontage hand-felted collection and Lush hand-tufted collection, in addition to a selection of colors, patterns and textures to allow for a customizable product.

Spanish outdoor furniture company iSiMAR has opened a new showroom on the 17th floor of 183 Madison Avenue in New York, in a space shared with B.lux Lighting and Woop Rugs—both of which also hail from Spain.

ABC Carpet & Home has relaunched its space on Industry City’s creative campus with a more than 20,000-square-foot, two-story retail location. Located in Building 2, the new store contains over 4,000 handmade rugs, plus a wall-to-wall carpeting selection and the ABC Custom Bar, where customers can meet with specialists to customize their products.

High-end custom furniture brand Ornare chose the Hamptons as the latest location in its expansion into the U.S. market. The nearly 3,000-square-foot space features the work of designers such as Patrícia Anastassiadis, Guto Indio da Costa, Ricardo Bello Dias and Studio Ornare.

Joanna Mahserdjian, owner of Upstate Rug Supply, has partnered with two antique dealers for the opening of The Shop in Hudson, New York. Situated on the town’s bustling Warren Street, the curated storefront offers a mix of furniture, lighting, rugs, art and decor.

Creel and Gow has opened a 5,000-square-foot outpost in Millbrook, New York, offering similar wares as featured in the shop’s original Manhattan location. The new store features a variety of internationally sourced goods, including rattan furniture made in Tangier, Morocco, and table linens from a women’s cooperative in Cairo, along with a greenhouse in which garden designer Anthony Bellomo has set up the Orangerie nursery dedicated to specialty plants.


RH plans a Miami outpost, new spaces at NYDC, and more
Design Library’s first brick-and-mortar space in GeorgetownAngela Newton Roy Photography

In Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, Designer Library has opened its first brick-and-mortar space, showcasing wallcoverings, textiles, rugs, furniture and lighting from the group’s family of brands. The showroom will operate by appointment only, offering a personalized client experience in a format modeled after the Parisian galleries found in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Designer Susan Currie has opened a new office in Atlanta. Situated within the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, the new space serves as the full-service residential design firm’s second location in addition to its original New Orleans studio.

West Coast

A former lead designer at Peace Industry, Melina Finkelstein has launched her own solo venture with Casa Muñiz Design—a rug design and art studio located at 6020 Adeline Street in Oakland, California. The space will offer in-store design consultation for custom orders by appointment, along with stocked rugs for purchase, including a collection of flat-weave rugs made in Oaxaca, Mexico, and original artwork by Finkelstein that inspired the designs.

Home essentials brand Parachute has opened its first Seattle retail location—a 3,329-square-foot space in the city’s University Village neighborhood with experiential elements like a working stone sink where customers can test the brand’s towel selection. The debut marks the company’s first opening since the pandemic, and it will be followed by a retail space slated to open in Scottsdale, Arizona, on June 25.


U.K.-based brand Clive Christian Furniture has unveiled its newest showroom, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after choosing the location due to the region’s increasing demand for luxury goods. Located within the Thang Long Luxury Home showroom, the 10,764-square-foot penthouse space overlooks the city from atop one of its largest skyscrapers.

Homepage image: Inside Parachute’s first Seattle outpost | Courtesy of Parachute

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