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Our second Draper James store location opened last week in Highland Park Village in Dallas.

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.

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Using his signature letter balloons to spell out a favorite Texas phrase, photographer Gray Malin created this piece especially for us.

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.

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Blue-and-white florals, natural fiber rugs, and bold brass lighting play prettily against our fall collection.

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With traditional wood moldings and classic wainscotting, these white shelving units make a timeless backdrop for some of our season-less pieces.

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Lindsay Cowles (yellow work at left) and Kayce Hughes (abstract piece at right) are among the Southern female artists whose work is featured on a gallery wall behind our cash wrap. Other artists featured include Susan Hable and Chelsea Petaja. All contributed art to our Nashville store, and we are honored to have their work with us in Dallas, too.

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If you’re tempted to take a shopping break and stay awhile, by all means! That’s just what these comfy couches and chairs are for.

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These boots (Old Gringo for DJ Cowboy Boots) are made for dancin’.

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Sweet tea is always on tap at our stores.

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Our roomy dressing rooms feature oversize mirrors and those signature blue-and-white stripes.

 

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