September 27, 2022

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D Home’s Best of 2022

D Home’s Best of 2022

Sometimes the divide between good, better, and best comes down to infinitesimal details—the difference between missing the target and scoring a bullseye. Count on the people, places, and service providers on this list to be spot-on, every time.

Last month, D Magazine celebrated best of what Dallas has to offer. From the best fragrance shop to the best vegan bakery to the best movie theater, we scoured the city and ranked it all. But we couldn’t just forget about the home—and which spots makes our personal living spaces all the better. Where can we find the best shop for a Francophile? What about a local flower farm?

To aid in all these endeavors, we present you with D Home’s iteration of Best of Big D: The Home and Garden Edition.

Shopping

Best Paint  

Farrow & Ball  

Last year, the luxury paint producer opened its first Dallas shop in the Design District after 75 years of coloring the globe. See something you like? Get it before it goes, as the brand routinely retires dated paints to replace with new shades. 1301 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 150. 214-206-8210. farrow-ball.com 


Best Shop for the Francophile  

Marcel Market

When wanderlust gets the best of us, Marcel Market makes our expat dreams feel a little closer to reality. Owners Amelie and Gregory Monvoisin bring a selection of exclusive French brands and products to Oak Cliff—from candles and apothecary goods to pantry staples. Je l’adore! 250 N. Bishop., Ste 160. 214-641-0909.


Best Place to Get a Conversation Piece  

Garde

True to the name, the curated collection of lighting, furnishings, and home accessories at Garde embraces a bold aesthetic. With unique and established designers from all over the world, this Cali import is perfect for finding a one-of-a-kind piece. 1305 Wycliff Ave., St. 160. 214-434-1168.

Best Home Store Worth the Drive  

Simple Things

At Simple Things, furnishings are an obsession. From beautifully constructed slipcovers to well-worn antiques, this cute Fort Worth shop is devoted to making beautiful, personalized spaces. 7401 W Vickery Blvd., Benbrook. 817-332-1772.


Best Place to Shop and Get Inspiration  

RH

With 70,000 square feet of gallery space, RH is full of aesthetic awe. (Even the parking garage is stunning!) Furnishings arranged in approachable vignettes are perfect for visualizing spaces; plus, having a glass of wine at the upstairs bar can’t hurt when trying to get inspired. 3133 Knox St. 214-520-7255.


Best One-Stop Party Shop  

Ellis Hill

Find everything from gifts to party planning essentials like invites, linens, and china at this local favorite. With a range of looks and options, you’re bound to find something that speaks to your style. But if you don’t, the team will help you create something custom. 5029 W Lovers Ln. 214-520-6108.


Best Instagram Seller 

Kiestwood Vintage

Instagram vintage sellers are a dime a dozen these days, but a few stand out among the digital denizens. Kiestwood’s Jen Voecks consistently offers lustworthy pieces in all manner of styles. Our most recent crushes included a tramp art box and a travertine console table. She’ll deliver for a fee or let you pick up for free. 2797 Irving Blvd., Ste. 108.


Best PiÑata maker

ABC Party

Whatever birthday theme dreams your little tykes can conjure, ABC Party can make them a reality. Stroll the aisles of decor, disposable tableware, and favors grouped by character and theme. The real stars, though, are the custom pinatas—on our last visit, we espied everything from Cocomelon to Donald Trump. 1414 W. Davis St. 214-943-5588.


Best Consignment Shop 

Dulce

Part upscale consignment shop, part art gallery, this Design District staple has been selling a variety of pieces and styles for more than 20 years. Don’t have time to get downtown? Much of the inventory is also shoppable online. Looking to sell? They make the process easy and painless. 1208 N. Riverfront Blvd. 214-219-5656.


Best Textiles  

KUFRI

Founder Mili Suleman weaves wabi-sabi—the ancient philosophy of embracing imperfection—into her work and daily life. In a world often focused on fast manufacturing, Suleman takes things slow, employing artisans in her native India to handweave her designs. The result is textiles as one-of-a-kind as the women who weave them. 1152 Mississippi Ave. 817-456-6622.


Best Wallpaper  

Krane Home 

Fortune quite literally favors the bold at Krane Home, as each of designer Sharon Lee Clark’s hand-painted wallpapers includes symbols from Korean art that have traditionally been thought to invite certain qualities into the home. Try peonies for wealth, tigers for protection, or cranes for longevity.


Best Nursery  

Jacksons Home and Garden 

Yes, we love them for their plants and pots. But you can also kill a pleasant hour weaving up and down their aisles, perusing kitchenware and cookbooks, patio furniture and pergolas, succulents and bouquets, and even grills, sauces, and rubs. (Oh yeah, plants too.) 6950 Lemmon Ave. 214-350-9200.


Best Local Designer Collaboration 

Material Bespoke Stone + Tile’s Denise McGaha Collection 

Rather than search high and low for a statement-making fireplace surround, sink, or mosaic tile, Dallas interior designer Denise McGaha decided to make them herself, partnering with Material Bespoke Stone + Tile (formerly Materials Marketing) to create a collection of showstopping stone options that will instantly elevate the look of any space.


Food

Best Cookies

MS Cookie Co.

Monek’ Smith offers intricately decorated cookies for any and all of life’s celebratory occasions. While she offers your typical birthday bash treats and graduation goodies, you can also request a Friends-themed array, a selection tailored for The Bachelorette finale, and pretty much anything else you can dream up.


Best Last-Minute Dinner Inspiration  

The Defined Dish

On nights we’re fresh out of ideas for what to make for dinner, we consult The Defined Dish. Both on her blog or in one of two cookbooks, local Alex Snodgrass has yet to give us a recipe we don’t love. (Or if you’re not up for cooking at all, check out her Dallas Restaurant Guide for a neighborhood-based primer on the best eats in Dallas.)

Culture

Best New-to-Dallas Artist  

Donald Robertson 

Dallas gained a good one when fun-loving artist and storied creative director Donald Robertson recently relocated from California and landed in town. If you aren’t familiar with his work, do yourself a favor and follow @drawbertson on Instagram, where he chronicles his latest colorful commissions alongside the rearing of his five kids (and, frankly, cracks us up). 


Best Local Flower Farm with a Purpose 

Mars Hill Farm

Located just 30 minutes south of Dallas, this feel-good farm exists solely to provide work for refugees—they just so happen to grow gorgeous flowers as a byproduct. Order a one-off bouquet, sign up for their monthly flower delivery subscription, shop them at a local farmer’s market, or better yet, go snip some yourself at their cutting mornings or seasonal festivals. 1604 Mars Rd., Ferris. 972-503-9375.


Throw a dart! 

Every Builder, Designer, and Architect named to our Best lists are talented and trustworthy.

Designers

A Well Dressed Home

Adcock-Smith Design

Alexis Pearl Design

Alice Cottrell  Interior Design

Allen Kirsch &  Associates, Inc.

Allison Seidler Interiors

Amy Berry Design

Amy Gibbs Interiors

Amy’s Interiors

Angeline Guido Design LLC

Anne Williams Design

Ashley Dalton Interiors

Avrea and Company

Barbara J. Vessels Interiors

Betty Lou Phillips Interiors

Beyond Interior Design

Bobbitt & Company

Bodron/Fruit

Breck Woolsey Interiors

Brette Jacques Interiors, Inc.

Burkle Creative

Cadwallader Design

Cameron Drinkwater Interiors

Canon & Dean Design

Carrie Barron Interiors

Carrie Hatfield Interior Design

Cathy Kincaid Interiors

Chad Dorsey Design

Chambers Interiors & Associates

Charlotte Comer Interiors & Collectibles, Inc.

Chelsea Hargrave Interiors

Cheri Etchelecu Interior Design

Cheryl Van Duyne Interior Design

Childress Interiors, Inc.

Collins & Sweezey

Collins Interiors

Corley Design Associates

Dallas Design Group Interiors

Dana Bass Designs

Deborah Walker + Associates

Debra Owens Interiors, Inc.

Debra Stewart Interior Design

Deleo & Fletcher Design

Denise McGaha Interiors

Dona Rosene Interiors

Doniphan MooreInteriors

Dunbar Road Design

EJ Interiors

EJM Interior Design

Emily Summers Design Associates

Erin Sander Design

Fagan White Design

Furstenwerth + Bagley Design

Heidi Arwine Interiors

Hillary Littlejohn Studio Design

Holly Hickey Moore

House of Amelia

IBB Design Fine Furnishings

Ike Isenhour Inc

J Wiley Designs

James McInroe Incorporated

Jan Jones LLC

Jan Showers & Associates

Janet Gridley

Jean Liu Design, LLC

Jenkins Interiors

Joanie Wyll & Associates Inc.

John Phifer Marrs Interiors

Joseph Minton Inc.

Joshua Rice Design

Josie McCarthy Associates

Kara Adam Interiors

Kim McCue-Cypress Designs

Kirsten Kelli

Kristen Fegale Interiors

Kristin Mullen Designs

Laura Lee Clark Interior
Design, Inc.

Layered Dimensions
Interior Design

Lee Lormand Design

Linda Fritschy Interior
Design

Lindley Arthur Interiors

Lisa Henderson Interiors

Lynn Sears Interiors

Maddie Hughes Designs

MADRE Design

Maestri Studio

Marilyn Rolnick Tonkon

Mary Anne Smiley Interiors LLC

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors

Mauldin Designs

Meredith Ellis Design

Meredith Steinhart Interior Design

Michelle Nussbaumer Design

Molly Van Amburgh
Interior Design

Morgan Farrow Interiors

Morrissey Home

Neal Stewart Designs

Pam Kelley Design

Pamela Fitch Design

Paul Draper Design

Paul Duesing Partners

Peters Cates Design, Inc.

Pickering House Interiors

Pulp Design Studios

R. Brant Design

Richard Gordon Design

Richard Trimble & Associates, Inc.

Rick Rozas Design

RN Interior Design, LLC

Robert Trown & Associates

Robyn Menter Design
Associates, Inc.

Roz Murphy Design

S.B. Long Interiors

Salem & Associates

Samantha Fisher Interiors

Schooler Kellogg & Co

Sees Design

Seitz Design LTD

Shannon Bowers Designs

Shelby Wagner Design

Sherry Hayslip Interiors

Smith & Ragsdale Interior Design

Studio Ten 25

Studio Thomas James

Studio White Interiors

SWOON

Ten Plus Three

The Collective

Tiffany McKinzie Interior Design

Tori Rubinson Interiors

Traci Connell Interiors

Traci White Designs

Tracy Hardenburg Designs

Trish Sheats Interior Design

Urbanology Designs

Wendy Konradi Interior Design

William-Christopher Design

Williams Design Inc.

Yates Desygn

Builders

Alair Homes

Alford Homes

Attaway Homes

Austin Neuhoff Homes

Avida Custom Homes

Axiom Builders

Bailey Family Builders, Inc.

Barcus Construction
Management, LLC

Barnett West Custom Homes 

Barringer Custom Homes

Barrow Builders Group

Bauhaus Modern Homes

Bean Co Homes

Beechwood Custom Homes

Bella Custom Homes

Biggerstaff Construction, Inc.

Bob Bobbitt Custom Homes

Bob Thompson Homes

Bond + Truss

Braswell Homes

BufordHawthorne

Calais Custom Homes

Caprock Custom Construction, Inc.

Chapman Custom Homes

Charles A. Barnett III, Inc.

cjb HOMES

Classic Urban Homes

Cleve Adamson Custom Homes

Coats Homes

Constructionologists, Inc.

Craft Barnett Homes

Crescent Estates Custom Homes

Crescent Signature Homes

Cresswell Custom Builders

Crow Bar Constructors, Inc.

Custom Homes of Texas

Danes Custom Homes

Dave R. Williams Homes

David Leite Custom Homes

David Lewis Builder, Inc.

Davis Signature Homes, LLC

Desco Fine Homes

Double Door Custom Homes, Inc.

Douglas Signature Homes LLC

Durrett Construction LLC

Edinburgh Custom Homes

Ellen Grasso & Sons LLC

Ellerman Homes

Endurance Homes

Faulkner Perrin Custom Homes

Ferrier Custom Homes

Gardner Custom Homes

Garvey Homes

George Davis & Associates, Inc.

George Lewis Custom Homes

Goff Custom Homes

Greenwell Homes

Hardy Construction

Hartman Construction, Inc.

Hawkins-Welwood Homes

Hayes Signature Homes

Haynsworth Custom Homes

Heritage Blue Homes

Herman Darden LLC

Hoffmann Homes

Holmes Builders

Homes by Bowen

Hudson Construction Group

Isler Homes

J.D. Smith Custom Homes

Jackson Custom Homes

Jarrett Construction

Jered Custom Homes

Jim Johnson Group

Jim Scott and Sons

JLD Custom Homes

Joe Kain Homes

Joseph Paul Homes

Key Residential

Kienast Homes

Knox Built Construction

LeComte Homes

Lingenfelter Custom Homes

LRO Residential Development

Malone Custom Builders

Marable Homes

Mark Clifton Homes

Mark Siepiela Custom Homes

Martin Raymond Homes

Matie Custom Homes

Matt and Paul Home Design
and Construction

McCowen-Sainton Homes

McKinley Built Homes

Megaco Construction

Michael S. Wilson Custom Homes

Milan Custom Build

Millennial Design + Build

Mills Custom Homes

Mishler Builders

Montgomery Custom Homes

More Design + Build

Mullinix Custom Homes

New Leaf Custom Homes

Nixon Custom Homes

Ogden Custom Homes

Patten Custom Homes

Pencil Point Construction

Phillip Jennings Custom Homes

Platinum Homes by Mark Molthan

Potenza Homes

Prospect Homes

Provenance Builders

RA Millennium Properties

Randy Clowdus Construction

RGD+B

Richard Dietrichson Fine Homes

Richard Miller Custom Homes

Richland Builds

Rick Shipley Custom Homes

Ripple D+B

RJA Construction, LLC

Robert Clark and Associates

Robert Elliot Custom Homes

Robert Hopson
Construction Group

Ron Davis Custom Homes

Ron McHam Homes

Rosewood Custom Builders

S&R Development

SCH Homes

Sebastian Construction Group

Seymore Custom Homes

Shaddock Caldwell Builders
& Developers

Shaddock Homes

Sharif & Munir Custom Homes

Sleepy Hollow Homes

Snelling Homes

Southgate Homes

Sovereign Custom Homes

Stark Homes

Starr Construction

Sterling Brook Custom Homes

Susan Newell Homes

Sustainable Structures of Texas

Tanner Homes

Tatum Brown Custom Homes

Tekton Built

The Hill Group

The Newport Group

Thomas Development + Construction 

Thomas Signature Homes

Tim Jackson Custom Homes

Todd Bonneau Homes, LLC

Todd James Homes

Tommy Ford Construction

UC Properties by Jennifer Duncan

Ventura Custom Homes

Victor Myers Custom Homes

Waterford Classic Homes

Waterside Properties

Wells Homes

Wes McKenzie Custom Homes

Westchester Custom Homes

Zachary Custom Homes

Architects

Bob Anderson Bob Anderson Architect

Laura Juarez Baggett Laura Juarez Baggett Studio

Adam Baldwin Marek Architecture

Manolo Banda Manolo Design Studio

Bruce Bernbaum Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

Christy Blumenfeld Blume Architecture Inc

Larry Boerder Larry E. Boerder Architects

William S. Briggs William S. Briggs Architect

Russell Buchanan Buchanan Architecture

Stephen B. Chambers Stephen B. Chambers Architects

Will Clinton Clinton + Company Architects

Gary Cunningham Cunningham Architects

Richard Drummond Davis Richard Drummond Davis Architect

Mark Domiteaux Domiteaux Garza Architecture

Dan Eckelkamp Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture

Rizwan Faruqui Far + Dang

Michael Ferguson Eskenasy Ferguson

Patrick Ford Rogers Ford LC, Architecture & Interior Design

Svend Fruit Bodron/Fruit

Wilson Fuqua Fuqua Architects

Robbie Fusch Fusch Architects

Ruben Garza Domiteaux Garza Architecture

Nick Glazbrook Howard Glazbrook III Architect

Maurie Gray M-Gray Architecture

Graham Greene Oglesby Greene

Sarah Harper Harper Design

Mark Hoesterey SHM Architects

Gregory Ibañez Ibañez Shaw Architecture

Ross Ikemire Ikemire Architects LLC

Jenna Janson Janson Luter Architects

Eric LaPointe Studio EL73

Jessica Stewart Lendvay Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects

Amy Wynne Leveno Official Design

Max Levy Max Levy Architects

Lloyd Lumpkins L. Lumpkins Architects Inc

Christi Luter Janson Luter Architects

Eddie Maestri Maestri Studio

Patricia Magadini Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

Michael Malone Malone Maxwell Dennehy Architects

Tom Manganiello Max Levy Architects

Scott Marek Marek Architecture

Joe McCall Oglesby Greene

Marc McCollom Marc McCollom Architect

Enrique Montenegro SHM Architects

Clay Nelson C.A. Nelson Architecture Group LLC

Joshua Nimmo Nimmo Architecture

Clint Pearson Symmetry Architects

Thad Reeves A. Gruppo Architects

Bart Shaw Ibañez Shaw Architecture

Dan Shipley Shipley Architects

Lou Simmons NeatBuilt

Jason Smith Smitharc Architects and Interiors

Andrew Stiglmeier A. Michael Architecture

David Stocker SHM Architects

Bentley Tibbs Bentley Tibbs Architect

Weldon Turner Turner Boaz Architecture

Paul Turney Turney & Associates Inc

Paul Vetter AMDG Studio

Cliff Welch Welch|Hall Architects

Braxton Werner Wernerfield Architecture + Design

Ron Wommack Ron Wommack Architect

Stephen Zepeda Stephen Zepeda Architecture

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