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The newest outposts and products entering Texas’ savvy retail scene are quickly ascending the ranks to high-style status, offering unique designs in must-see surrounds.

Holly Hunt's new 13,000-square-foot Dallas showroom

DALLAS
Size Matters
In a city of sprawling ranch homes and McMansions, dainty furniture just won’t do. Enter Marge Carson’s new Texas showroom, which opened in late July and offers epic furnishings—both in impact and in scale. The 7,500-square-foot Design District space is Marge Carson’s second showroom and boasts a traditional-with-a-twist aesthetic. Peruse stylish tabletop accessories, cityscape-inspired sectionals, custom four-poster beds and more. Designers can also choose from several hundred varied fabrics, add trims and finishes, and even create virtual design boards with the line’s custom iPad app. 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 280, Dallas, 214.749.7000 –Kendall Morgan

DALLAS
On the Hunt
On Sept. 18, Lone Star State design sensation Holly Hunt hosted a Texas-size bash to celebrate the July opening of her gorgeous, 13,000-square-foot Dallas showroom. There was plenty to ooh and aah over, from Hunt’s signature leather goods, furniture and lighting, to a special performance by Austin-based music phenom Charlie Sexton. And because a true Southern belle would never send her guests home empty-handed, each left clutching a bracelet made from the designer’s own signature leather. As for the vast, sun-splashed space and the classic-chic wares that fill it, General Manager Nancy Winston says it best: “There is honestly not one single piece that I would not want to have in my home.” Feeling left out, Houstonians? Fear not—a Woodway Drive showroom is slated to open next year. 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 590, Dallas, 214.245.4770 –Anna Harms

HOUSTON
Boxwood Linens
Houston’s Boxwood Interiors, the city’s go-to source for custom headboards, is expanding yet again. The new concept, debuting in October, is a luxe bedding outpost at the edge of the West Alabama design enclave. Lines include D. Porthault, Alicia Adams Alpaca, Kassatex, Teresa Alecrim, and European labels Libeco and Maison du Monde. Shoppers can also expect tabletop and home accessories from Alexandra Von Furstenberg and more. 1839 W. Alabama St., Houston, 713.528.1501 –Melissa Jacobs

ALL TEXAS
Sit Sleek
The clean lines of B&B Italia’s Solo sofa made it such a standout hit when it was released in 1999 that designer Antonio Citterio decided to revisit the concept, releasing a Solo ’14 sofa, sectional and chaise lounge, available at various Texas outposts. For the sartorialists out there, they’ve added a tailored detail with a raw-edge, faux leather profile highlighting the silhouette of the armrest and seat, softening the more severe features of the original. For those looking for even more haute couture detailing, there are 16 fabric color ranges from which to choose, five color ranges in four shades of leather (any of which can be paired with different color edges), and die-cast aluminum legs in glossy brushed, black chrome or bronzed-nickel finishes—couture couches made easy. Featured sectional from $8,923, Internum, 3303 Kirby Drive, Houston; Scott + Cooner, 1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas; Scott + Cooner, 115 W. Eighth St., Austin –Nadia Dabbakeh

DALLAS & HOUSTON
Ciao, Bella
Cantoni’s new debut is Calligaris, a contemporary Italian brand known for attractive, multifunctional furnishings, including extendable tables, modular shelving and chairs featuring stain-resistant fabric, all in a 1,600-square-foot shop within a showroom concept at the store’s flagship locale in Dallas (look for individual pieces at its sibling outpost in Houston). The brand joins other galleries, including Cattelan Italia and Natuzzi Italia, and its in-store studio features vignettes to help shoppers imagine the pieces in their own homes. To celebrate the opening and Dallas launch, which happens to coincide with Cantoni’s 30-year anniversary in Dallas, the store threw an aptly themed Italian soiree benefiting the Dallas nonprofit Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio. Furniture, $219-$7,819, accessories, $99-$229, Dallas and Houston locations –Connie Dufner

HOUSTON
Best in Glass
The Abaco light, crafted in Murano, Italy, by the renowned Venini glassmakers, is making its debut at Houston’s Internum showroom. First conceived by Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin in 1998 when the artists married their Scandinavian training with the centuries-old craft of Italian glassmaking, it has become the legendary company’s best-selling pendant fixture. The hand-blown piece truly showcases the talented couple’s design prowess, as its purple-hued elliptical spheres are the result of filigree, rigadin, balloton, stripes and satin glassmaking techniques. Available in a three- or five-light combination, the Abaco stretches from floor to ceiling, resulting in a lamp that doubles as a high-end art installation. Truly luminous. $4,370-$5,470, Internum, 3303 Kirby Drive, Houston –MJ

DALLAS
Home Swede Home
Stockholm White, the latest limited-edition run from Hästens—Sweden’s master bed-maker for 160 years and counting—is a chic, multidimensional white textile that pays homage to the country’s rich heritage. The monochromatic check was inspired by Stockholmsvitt, an airy hue that took the design world by storm in the 1950s, when Scandinavian style was emerging in all of its minimalistic, functional glory. Offered exclusively for the 2014 fall and winter seasons, the jacquard weave, 100 percent premium cotton fabric will be available for almost all beds, headboards, slipcovers and bed skirts, making it easier than ever to bring that sleek Swedish aesthetic into the heart of your home. $6,100-$36,200, 4252 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 214.252.0101 –ND

HOUSTON
Tile Awhile
Designer tile company Ann Sacks has just opened its Gables West showroom, the first-ever Gen2 concept space for the brand. Measuring 1,700 square feet, it features dramatic 15-foot ceilings, polished cement floors and, thanks to ample windows, a whole lot of bright Houston sun. With 520 tile products on display as well as kitchen and bathroom vignettes, there’s a lot to look at. New collections include Cast, which mimics the look of concrete in porcelain; the Mediterranean-inspired Cerámica Pintada; and the Geode, molded concrete tile created in collaboration with Andy Fleishman. In the market for luxury plumbing products? You’re in luck—the showroom is also chock-full of wares from sister brand Kallista. 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite A122, Houston, 713.522.0805 –Ayesha Khan

DALLAS
In Fine Form
Adriana Hoyos found inspiration for her latest collection while on vacation in the Mediterranean—her muse was the bolero, the slow-tempo Latin music and dance known for its sensuality. It’s no wonder Hoyos’ new Bolero Collection is full of contemporary pieces brought to life by fluid shapes and delicate curves—even the most utilitarian pieces feel sexy. And as part of her Design Your Own program, consumers can choose from various finishes, leather options and unique textiles for a room that pops with style. Prices upon request, 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 190, Dallas, 214.613.4149 –ND

DALLAS
Dream Weaver
Oushak, Royal Bhutan, Khotan, Moroccan, Kilim, New Tibetan—with the introduction of Houston’s celebrated Carol Piper Rugs, it’s safe to say that Dallas’ Ellouise Abbott showroom is set to take you on a magic carpet ride this fall. The founder of the eponymous line, who has dubbed Dallas’ design community “one of the most sophisticated in the country,” began collecting hard-to-find antique and custom rugs in 1989 and has been dedicated to seeking out luxurious Himalayan wools and Chinese silks ever since. Piper’s chic floor coverings will debut along with new and custom lines previously unavailable in the Dallas market, including Tribeca-based Carini Lang and an exclusive in-house line of custom flat-weave and hand-tufted rugs. Prices upon request, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, 214.239.8722 –ND

DALLAS
Bazaar Chic
Ten years ago, Rajan Patel and Jeffrey Lee, the owners of Dallas’ Grange Hall, created an exclusive space for those seeking luxe oddities for their home—everything from decor and jewelry to apothecary and unique floral arrangements. Now, with the addition of a cafe that opened in September, they’re curating a new type of experience. “We wanted to bring another dimension to the store while giving our patrons another way to enjoy our unique environment,” Patel says. The resto’s menu showcases imaginative dishes such as black olive biscotti with housemade ricotta and a well-edited selection of wines, Champagne and locally roasted coffee. It’s all about classic taste and modern presentation, according to chef Chad Martin, who’s teamed up with consulting chef Sharon Hage for this endeavor. Diners can expect a smorgasbord of products from around the world, including Petrossian caviar, Mariage Frères teas from Paris, rare vinegars from Germany and olive oils from Spain. Unique home decor and delicious, global eats in one chic spot? Sounds like a win-win to us. 4445 Travis St., Suite 101, Dallas, 214.443.0600 –AH

AUSTIN
Floor Couture
The arrival of Gan rugs at Austin’s Urbanspace Interiors is generating some much-deserved buzz. The innovative floor coverings, poufs and pillows by Gandia Blasco, the modern furniture company based in Valencia, Spain, are hand-woven on traditional looms and pop with eye-catching texture, color and pattern. The quirky Mangas collection, designed by Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola, is as cozy as hand-knit wool sweaters. The entire brand capitalizes on bohemian home decor, and store Vice President Emily Basham-Hoelscher notes the line also satisfies customers’ cravings for something handmade and unusual. $570-$3,455, Urban Space Interiors, 801 W. Fifth St., Austin, 512.476.0014 –Helen Thompson