Meet the New Garde – D Magazine
When Scotti Sitz and spouse John Davidson started out searching at towns in which they could open up a 3rd outpost of Garde, their popular property structure shop, they desired the city to be a spot that they could phone home as perfectly. Because 2012, the pair has owned and operated the unique site in Los Angeles, in addition to a second retail outlet in Summerland, outside Santa Barbara, that they launched in 2018.
“We were making an attempt to figure out where we needed to go following but also where by we needed to commit a daily life,” suggests Sitz, a native Angeleno. So, very last calendar year, like quite a few Californians just before them, the pair settled on Dallas, buying a large amount in East Kessler where by they plan to create a custom made property with Scottsdale-dependent Tennen Studio and securing a retail area where they could showcase their expertly curated combine of lighting, furnishings, and home equipment by emerging and established designers from around the environment.
Kerstens Rift eating desk, Paul Matter Plus One sconces, Edward Collinson kitchen island.
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Matthew Hilton Kimble Windsor chair, Jan Garncarek Metropolis sconce, Atelier 001 Ore pendant.
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This summer season, Garde Dallas debuted in a 6,000-sq.-foot spot on Wycliff Avenue that is 2 times the measurement of their greatest California place. “The room is massive, and that truly aided us in phrases of presentation,” says Sitz, whose fashion background consists of government stints with Calvin Klein and Armani. “So we’ve taken edge of that and introduced in new designers and some exclusives that Dallas has not found in advance of.”
That includes polished concrete floors and a black plaster assertion wall, the generally white place is minimalist and innovative yet warm and peaceful. It also residences a slew of sought-right after European styles, such as furnishings by Parisian model Pierre Augustin Rose, contemporary hand-knotted rugs by Milan’s cc-tapis, and London designer Faye Toogood’s iconic Roly-Poly dining table and chairs manufactured from molded fiberglass. But lots of parts from American organizations occupy the area, way too, which include lights by New York-based designers Apparatus and Bec Brittain mirrors by Rhode Island duo Ben and Aja Blanc, who designed a custom made horsehair-adorned style in particular for the Dallas shop and handmade ceramics by artists out of California and New York.
No matter of their countries of origin, however, the makers showcased at Garde have one issue in common. “There’s a huge consideration for what they’re putting out there and how they do it,” Sitz says. “We simply call it gradual home furnishings simply because it is oftentimes 1 of a sort. That I really respect.”
Some of the globe-spanning designers building their Dallas debut at Garde
Woodworker Camilo Andres Rodriguez Márquez crafts handmade tables, chairs, stools, and additional in his Bogota workshop. He has a specific affinity for yakisugi, a Japanese system of wood preservation that involves a bit charring the area of the wood.
Lisa Viscardi, United States
This Santa Monica-based mostly artist creates stoneware vessels and sculptures that are muted in tone but hanging in kind. Every single piece is hand-developed and one particular of a type, including Viscardi’s shapely Cubist creations that are peppered all through the showroom.
Studio Cober, The Netherlands
Released in 2018, Lukas Cober’s Maastricht style and design studio turns out minimalist pieces like his debut Kuro collection. The collection contains a stool, bench, desk, eating desk, and coffee desk made of strong oak in a burned or purely natural finish.
Brian Thoreen, Mexico
Splitting his time between Los Angeles and Mexico Metropolis, Thoreen produces eye-catching artwork, lighting, and furnishings applying resources ranging from brass, cast bronze, and hand-hammered copper to marble, glass, and silicone rubber.
Edward Collinson, England
Garde can even outfit clients’ kitchens many thanks to this multidisciplinary London design studio. The company’s absolutely free-standing, manufactured-to-purchase kitchen island—complete with integrated sink and induction cooktop—is sleek and timeless in ebonized oak.
Studio Khachatryan, Belgium
Skilled as an inside designer, Armenia-born Noro Khachatryan specializes in sculptural lighting and household furniture built from equally natural and industrial products, which include marble, onyx, brass, and concrete. He also produced some new parts exclusively for Garde’s Dallas launch.
Deck the Walls
Even the U.K.-primarily based paint and paper company Farrow & Ball—which opened its initial Texas showroom in the Design District this summer—is bringing a flavor of the Golden State to Dallas. The brand’s not too long ago produced California Collection, developed in partnership with design and style-globe darling Kelly Wearstler, consists of 8 “sun-soaked” paint shades with names like Salt, Sand, Hazy, and Palm. In addition to the new Cali-influenced palette, the 5,700-sq.-foot Dallas location gives Farrow & Ball’s entire line of eco-welcoming drinking water-centered paints and handcrafted wallpapers, as effectively as in-dwelling or virtual color consultations.