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Silk Stalkings

Jim Thompson’s North American flagship store lands at ADAC.

Jim Thompson’s Temple of Dawn collection is inspired by the landmark of the same name in Bangkok. Arun linen curtains (left) and Mondop curtains (right), Chedi blue velvet chairs, Prasi silk pillow and Intara ottoman, all at Jim Thompson, ADAC.

Iconic textile brand Jim Thompson has been the world’s leader in fine Thai silks for more than 50 years. Given this storied history, one might expect New York or L.A. to be the city of choice for its grandest new retail store venture. Luckily for Atlantans, that’s not the case. For Jim Thompson’s North American flagship (others reside in Bangkok, Paris and Munich), Atlanta-based Managing Director Chad Holman zeroed in on the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Here, he commissioned the Rockwell Group to create an opulently appointed 7,000-square-foot showplace featuring advanced iPad technologies, a Pierre Frey lounge and an intricate wooden canopy recalling the brand’s Thai roots. Enrobed in luxurious Jim Thompson wallcoverings and fabrics, the sumptuous showroom also hosts ultrastylish partner brands like Holly Hunt, Phillip Jeffries and Atlanta’s own Cambodge. With close friend Sally Dorsey playing hostess, the opening-night party was a tremendous success. In the coming months, keep your eyes peeled for fresh wallcoverings, contemporary No.9 Thompson fabrics and an outdoor textiles debut. 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE