Holly Hunt's Glam New Dallas Showroom!


Holly Hunt showroom in the Dallas Design District
ON THE HUNT . . . She's one of the best-known names in luxury furniture design, and Holly Hunt's roots go deep in Texas. Raised in San Antonio, she studied English at Texas Tech, and went through the executive training program at Foley's in Houston before a fortuitous transition to design, when she bought a small furniture showroom in Chicago. That one decision changed everything for her—and the direction of design—spurring on a sleek yet glamorous look that keeps going strong. Hunt has since opened eight showrooms—including a multi-story one that just opened in the Dallas Design District—and two in the works in London and Houston. (Hunt's exquisite detailing and a demand for perfection were noticed by Knoll International, which recently bought her company for a reported $95 million.)

Like boutique hotels and well-designed building lobbies, showrooms are becoming great places to snag ideas for residential decorating, including current color trends and furniture placement. Here are some of my favorite shots from the newly opened Dallas showroom. The multi-levels are dramatic, and I especially love Hunt's color sense and her fun vignettes.


The showroom's grand staircase with Stilt Coupe chair and ottoman
Holly Hunt's Arthur cocktail table
Holly Hunt's Reve occasional chair
Holly Hunt's Barbarella stools in yellow
Barbarella stools detail

Holly Hunt's Fortis bed
Holly Hunt's Spectacles table

Holly Hunt's leather studio
Holly Hunt's leathers
Holly Hunt; Photo by Anna Knott


A Max Levy Modern

Architect Max Levy; Portrait by Henrik Olund
 To the Max! Architect Max Levy is one of Dallas' premier modernists, and his talent really shines in this art-filled house in Dallas. Set on a narrow lot near the Katy Trail, the only option for Levy was to build vertically, putting the living areas on the second level with beautiful views of the surrounding trees. 

The homeowner, an art collector and philanthropist, teamed up with designer Robin Beckerman on the interiors, who bathed the walls in gallery white to show off the art, with punches of lavender and orange to liven things up. To read writer Carla Jordan's story on the house, go here. Special thanks to architectural photographer Charles Davis Smith for use of his photography.

Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA

Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA

Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA
Photo by Charles Davis Smith, AIA