New. Now. Notable
Open since early February, the light-filled Grow Plant Shop in Fort Worth’s Camp Bowie District is now growing densely green for spring with monsteras, ferns, sansevierias and more. Having outgrown the Airstream that served as their base, owners Bobby and Emily Lynge left their wheels behind to tap into a receptive market on the city’s popular retail boulevard. Grow sells plants big and small, along with planters of various sizes, handmade ceramics and gardening accessories. The couple and their staff are knowledgeable about their green babies and happy to share insights and suggestions. They’re also available for consultations, installations and even plant rental for special events.
4800 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-386-5690, growplantshop.com
Feat of clay
Leaving her cozy retail spot on Fort Worth’s Magnolia Avenue was bittersweet for potter Kendall Davis, but her new studio is now mere steps away from her home. Actually, it’s downstairs, as Davis has turned part of her house into a showroom/work studio with space for an apprentice as well. She and her husband opened up the first-floor room’s ceiling to its original shiplap and wood beams and painted them white. Two large windows allow for lots of natural light. “Growing up, we lived over my mother’s boutique in Granbury, so it just feels right,” says Davis, who’s been making ceramics for about 18 years. Now, there’s more display room for Davis’ handcrafted tableware, serving pieces and decorative items such as vases and pots. She also carries artisan glassware from Hawkins New York. (The custom-built shelves come from David Brown of BWC Furniture.) The showroom is open to the public noon to 4 p.m. the first Friday and Saturday of each month and by appointment. For special occasions and holidays — think Mother’s Day — Davis partners with a local floral designer who makes arrangements using her vases. She also sells her wares one Saturday a month at The Clearfork Farmers Market in Fort Worth (follow her Instagram account for updates). And look for her tableware and vases at 97 West Kitchen & Bar, the restaurant inside Fort Worth’s new Hotel Drover.
Spanish industrial/interior designer Nani Marquina defines her job as “searching for beauty.” To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the eponymous rug company she founded in 1986, she commissioned a sketch from fellow artist and designer Jaime Hayon. Marquina — whose rugs have found their way into the MoMA Design Store — revels in finding new ways to look at nature, and Hayon likes to find new ways to interpret himself. The result of their collaboration is a rug that’s a wonderland of objects, including a deconstructed self-portrait-of-sorts of Haydon. Those random shapes? An “I spy with my little eye” exercise reveals that the artist has worked his lips, hands and heart into a pattern also populated with hidden birds and fish. Clever, yes, but undisputedly a work of art. Marquina obviously agrees, as the Hayon X Nani rug/tapestry arrives equipped with included fabric loops should you wish to hang the 51-by-51-inch hand-tufted piece on the wall. But whether you choose to study it underfoot, toss it on your bed or display it as the focal piece of your library, it’s spellbinding.
Now available online from Design Within Reach,$1,695, dwr.com
Luxury and fine design meet for coffee in the sleekly efficient kitchen designs from SieMatic. Defining tasteful form and function for 92 years, the German brand continues to expand its marketplace with a 3,000-square-foot studio in the Dallas Design District. Open to retail customers as well as the expected onslaught of architects and interior designers, the showroom features three sleek and always evolving European-style designs — Classic, Pure and Urban — each with the craftsmanship and engineering for which the line is known around the world. The handle-free Pure collection has a minimalist elegance. Designed as an oasis of peace for the busy world, the Urban collection mixes open and closed storage space with flexible-use stand-alone furniture. The Classic collection is where traditional meets modern in symmetrical designs relaxed by color contrasts and versatile hidden functions. Each available in a variety of veneers, finishes and colors, including 1,950 newly introduced color combinations.
1525 Hi Line Drive, Suite B, Dallas, 214-577-4700, siematic.com
Accessorized What happens when an interior designer collaborates with a jewelry designer? Stylish hardware for the home, of course. The Faceted Home is the brainchild of Ro Rynd of RM Rynd Interiors in collaboration with jewelry designer Kori Green. The 50-plus styles come in multiple finishes including colorful enamel; hooks, pulls and knobs include touches of acrylic, natural stone and leather. Designs range from whimsical butterflies and bees to more contemporary and classic motifs in product lines named after U.S. cities. The Faceted Home is located inside LOCAL Design Studios + Gallery (localdesignstudios.com). Look for more home decor to be added to the collection this year.
3610 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, thefacetedhome.com
The 115-year-old Lloyd Flanders company is known for durable natural-fiber wicker that won’t split or crack, thanks to a patented process known as the Lloyd Loom and all-weather woven vinyl. Crafted with durability in mind, the patio furniture can be used inside or out and comes in multiple styles, from contemporary to traditional. Find Lloyd Flanders at Into the Garden in Fort Worth and Dallas.
4600 Dexter Ave., Fort Worth, 817-336-4686; 3300 Knox St., Dallas, 214-351-5125; intothegardenoutdoor.com
In a year that has redefined flexibility on every level, reimagining workspaces in our homes requires a fresh focus on form and function. New from Knoll, the Hipso height-adjustable desk has it all: good looks and sturdiness in a go-everywhere 45-inch width equally appealing for kids rooms and dining room corners. Wider sizes are available for stretching out in dedicated office spaces. All that adaptability is probably why Hipso feels no shame in giving itself a standing ovation, easily rising from a sitting height to accommodate those who wish to work on their feet. Oh, and it’s priced right for sending it off to college, too. Customize your desktop with three sizes, square or radius corners, and laminate in Bright White, Jet Black, Classic Oak or Walnut, from $595.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams wants to cozy up your sleeping nest with a new European line of bedding made in Portugal exclusively for the home goods and accessories store. The four different sets (throws, pillowcases, shams, sheets, duvets) feature high-thread-count organic cotton percale — including a vintage-washed option — in white, muted blue-gray and a subtle Porto stripe. Textural options include waffle weave and matelasse bedspreads. Details such as exposed buttons and contrasting stitching are available on select pieces. Find the full line online or at the MG+BW store. Prices start at $75 for Comfort Club members.
The Shops at Clearfork, 5001 Ozona Blvd., Fort Worth, 682-312-6220, mgbwhome.com