(above photo from Currey & Co. showroom)

With all the best intentions of giving you a thorough report on my recent trip to Dallas Market Center, I come to you today with a brief mustering of notes and images. I mean, how exactly does one summarize 50 million sq. feet of design trends and home products? Exactly! I rest my case.

So, let me fill you in on a few important details and then I’ll let the images speak for themselves.

Dallas Market Center, a wholesale trade marketplace located in Dallas, debuted a new initiative during this past Winter Home & Gift Market, Blogger Sneak Peek, in which they opened their doors to a handful of design bloggers for a crash-course guided tour of market. Again, imagine 50 million sq. feet in 2 days!! My poor, poor feet.

I was incredibly honored to be invited as a member of the host committee and joined in the weekend’s festivities happily! We visited a small (in comparison) curation of showrooms that showcased home products from a wide range of categories including antiques, luxury lighting, and artisan accessories. Even for someone who has attended market before, I have to admit, it was a bit overwhelming.  But all the while completely fascinating and informing!

And the benefits of touring with a large group of curious, persistent bloggers? We got the backstory behind the products direct from the designers and vendors themselves! That always makes something more interesting, doesn’t it? Besides the product themselves, I was also completely blown away by the merchandising!!

Here, see for yourself…

Marshall Clements… an enticing curation of European antiques presented in a beautifully layered and relevant manner.

 

Studio A… a relatively new company creating culturally inspired, artisan quality home accessories and furniture.

 

Arteriors Home… always a favorite. Unique products designed by some of the best in the industry.

 

Currey & Company… a thoroughly impressive collection of home products, mostly lighting, that has a style for everyone.

 

If you’re interested in a more clearly defined (less deer-in-the-healights of design) review of Dallas Market, hop over to the Pulp Design Studios blog for more of my thoughts.

 

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