OK, I'm sure we can all agree that Dallas is a wonderland on many levels. But there's one area Dallas particularly shines in....SHOPPING! And there are four honorable mentions that I want to make sure are on your "shop til you drop" list. Only don't drop, because I don't want you to miss anything. At Laura Lee Clark Interior Design, you know we put our heart and soul into The Shop here on Dragon Street, and in the process we know a thing or two about gorgeous and special things when we see it. And that being said, we have been so inspired by a few other shops that step to the head of the class with everything wonderful and new. And those are Grange Hall, Forty Five Ten, Nest Dallas and Mecox Gardens. All excel well into the design stratosphere. I love them all. And the best part is, all are walking distance from the other!
The first I want to talk about is Grange Hall. It's on Travis Street in Knox-Henderson and it's fabulous. No one is better with flowers, and their selection of unusual items is stunning. So inspired, so NOT like anything you've ever seen before. Gorgeous! And if it's unusual flowers or arrangements you want, they are infinitely creative and original. Go there around noon and then stroll freely around this great area for an enjoyable lunch with a friend. Hard to beat.
Now, for those of you who have already been to Forty Five Ten on McKinney Avenue, you know full well what I'm about to say. Incredible! If you can't find something for yourself or for someone you love here, then it probably doesn't exist. The selection is exceptional, and the display of everything so appealing and inspired. I just adore it. Clothes, jewelry, wonderful objects....all really fantastic. And I love the T Room in back for lunch. It's simply one of the best places in town for that relaxing lunch with a friend. Don't miss it.
A stone throw away...also on McKinney Avenue....is Nest Dallas. And let me tell you something, it is such a lovely store. Elegant books, stationary, leather bags, furniture, and everything in between. You can tell they really care about every single item on display. It is like a candy store of brilliant design. Open and airy, this new location is huge. Plan to spend some time so you don't miss any of the inspired offerings.
And finally, let's definitely not forget Mecox Gardens on Cole Avenue. They have the most beautiful selection of furniture, rugs, art, lamps and sculptural pieces. It is such a great place to browse for just the right unique item for your home. The staff is always so nice and helpful. But what I really like about Mecox is that they leave you alone too, so you can enjoy and take it all in at your leisure. Really special.
I hope you enjoyed our quick tour of some of the finest of Dallas. There are many more, of course, but these are just a few of our personal favorites at Laura Lee Clark Interior Design. For reference, Grange Hall is at 4445 Travis Street, Forty File Ten is at 4510 McKinney Avenue, Nest Dallas is at 4524 McKinney Avenue and Mecox Gardens is at 4532 Cole Avenue.
Visit all of them and it will make for one very special day indeed.
Laura Lee Clark