September 30, 2016 • Dallas Store, PARTIES
Our Dallas Store Tour
Well howdy, Texas! Last Friday, we opened the blue lacquer doors to our second Draper James boutique. Located in Highland Park Village in Dallas, it’s quintessentially Draper James (of course we’d never stray from Reese’s beloved blue-and-white!), but we’ve added a few one-of-a-kind touches.
Let’s start with what’s the same: Like our Nashville flagship, the Dallas boutique was designed by Mark D. Sikes. (See our Q&A with the ultra-talented decorator here.) Mark is also working on Reese’s Nashville home, and the two wanted the store to have a similar vibe. Both spaces boast navy painted wicker furniture, a lot of traditional wood cabinetry and moldings, plenty of navy blue, and a mix of wallpapers and fabrics in blue-and-white stripes and florals.
Now on to what’s different: Brass elements and navy blue lacquer add glamour to the Dallas space, though it retains a decidedly homey vibe. One of our favorite new finds is the vibrant blue wallpaper behind the cash wrap. Covered with colorful vines and flowers, it makes us smile every time we look at it—and Reese loves it so much she’s considering it for her dining room! The paper-covered wall serves as the backdrop for several works by Southern female artists. Their pieces, along with a specially commissioned photograph by art star Gray Malin, are an honor to display and a sight to behold alongside our fall collection.
Come on by for a visit, and in the meantime, take a virtual store tour right here.