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