No Wall Flowers
As the sons of an Australian sheep farmer, starting a wall coverings company was hardly the direct career path for Richard Capp and his graphic designer brother Bryce. They joined forces in 2008 to do some advertising work and fell into the printing business. “Wallpaper is definitely not in the blood,” Capp says.
More than a decade later, they run the largest wallpaper production company in Australia, Milton & King. Their team of 60-plus designers creates printed-to-order whimsical coverings in every color and pattern you could dream up. They mostly print on nonwoven paper, but the brand is also launching Type II vinyl offerings.
The company is still based in Australia, but since most of the online retailer’s customers are in the U.S., Capp says, they decided to bring operations closer. This fall, they opened a production center and 1,000-square-foot showroom in the Design District, which is open 9–5 Monday–Friday.
900 Dragon St. 469-372-5774. miltonandking.com —Catherine Wendlandt
La Cucina Italiana
The first Texas showroom for luxury Italian kitchen brand Minotticucine (and the only standalone showroom in the U.S.) made its debut in October, in a nearly 6,000-square-foot showroom in the Design District. The Italian brand excels in luxe, minimal kitchen design free from distracting hardware and accoutrements. Their stripped-down surfaces are available in finishes including rich wood, sleek metal, natural stone, and more. The showroom is a partnership with Taxila Stone and will also feature collections from sister brand MAISTRI.
1436 Slocum St. 830-217-8355. minotticucine.it —Jessica Otte
Light It Up
The Dallas Market Center prides itself as a trailblazer in the country’s lighting industry, thanks to Lightovation, its biannual international tradeshow, and its more than one million square feet of showrooms and resources. But lately the DMC had been wondering how to expand its offerings while illuminating the industry’s knowledge on what’s available.
Enter Arturo Maluy, the DMC’s new lighting concierge. Maluy has worked in lighting for 20-plus years, including turns with Meletio Lighting and Expressions Home Gallery, and is poised to answer any designer query. His services include peeks at new collections and project planning, like lighting placement and installation. The concierge service is only available to the trade, but it is complimentary. To guarantee Maluy’s time, appointments are recommended.
2050 N Stemmons Fwy. 214-655-6100. dallasmarketcenter.com —C.W.
Some Like It Haute
After 30-plus years in the luxury home industry, Miami-based Ricardo Moraes noticed a void in custom residential kitchens. So, in 2019, he bought dormant French brand L’Atelier Paris Haute Design and started cooking up luxe ranges and cabinetry.
All of Moraes’ designs are inspired by the “French flair” of Bordeaux, where his family owns a vineyard. Every range is made to order. “We’ve made ranges that are 20 feet long,” he says. But it’ll cost you: The smallest range is $15,000, plus another $7,000 for the vent hood. On average, a complete kitchen with appliances and cabinetry is $300,000, Moraes says.
The brand has several locations across the country, but L’Atelier is opening its largest showroom in Dallas this December. Set to become the brand’s flagship, the 3,800-square-foot space will feature ranges, outdoor setups, cabinetry, and more.
150 Turtle Creek Blvd, Ste. 102. 800-792-3550. leatelierparis.com —C.W.
Hit the Road
Ever since she founded Dunbar Road in 2015, Carla Fonts Hrncir and her interior design team have been transforming spaces with her signature colorful and classic style. But over the years, as lead times on custom pieces increased, she wanted to give folks the ability to buy designer off the floor. So, this fall, she launched a retail shop within her firm’s West Lovers Lane office that gives customers who might not need design services a chance to bring home the firm’s style. Each season, a Dunbar Road designer carefully curates the shop’s wares. The collections will include art, candles, jewelry, furniture, décor from Hrncir’s holiday shop, and more.
5021 W. Lovers Ln. 214- 728-0900. dunbar-road.com —C.W.
Past Meets Present
Vintage showroom The Selby House is now open in the Design District, selling, sourcing, and restoring 20th-century furnishings from names like Vladimir Kagan, Pierre Paulin, and Eero Saarinen. In addition to stocking the white-walled space with an ever-evolving selection, owner Cat Carothers will also work with clients to find the just-right piece for a project. Named for Carothers’ grandfather and his 19th-century shoe manufacturing company, The Selby House is a dream realized for its owner: “Every piece we select has history, a story,” she said in a release. “I love adding to that story by giving them new life.”
2402 Irving Boulevard, Ste. 140. 913-522-3784. theselbyhouse.com —J.O.
Other News to Know
Blue Print’s trade showroom has relocated to a 20,000-square-foot space at 1505 Oak Lawn Avenue. Double the size of their previous Edison Street warehouse, the new showroom features upholstery, antiques, lighting, case goods, and more.
It’s more than just good rest for the always irreverent Scout Design Studio. Their Howell Street showroom— packed with one-of-a-kind vintage finds as well as their bespoke collections—got a full-on facelift (and added a Seletti flagship boutique while they were at it).
The refurbish/refinish/reinvention wizards at Again & Again have packed up and moved to 961 Slocum Street, where you’ll be able to shop their current inventory or sell and consign your own fixer-uppers.
Artist Kristi Kennimer is adding a second location of her gallery and home goods shop, Scarlet Reagan. In addition to her Lakewood original, you can now find her large-scale oil paintings, luxury pillows, jewelry, and more at 5710 West Lovers Lane, Suite 101.
Looking for a steal on top-quality bedding? Head to Peacock Alley’s new outlet at 1333 Inwood Road, which replaces their previous location that was damaged during the 2021 ice storm. —J.O.