So sayeth King George in his imperious proclamation last week with the unveiling of the Hendrix Allardyce boutique at the George Cameron Nash showroom in the Dallas Design Center. The room itself, papered in a glorious antiqued silver Gracie wallpaper, is no less grand than George’s statement. The Hendrix Allardyce Collection is known for old world style water gilded finishes and 17th and 18th c. European carved styles—you won’t find any “of the moment” strict, spare lines and neutral fabrics here. The fabrics are Janet Yonaty’s plush silk velvets with intricate trims on the sofa cushions. The layering of gilded and distressed mirrors and sconces on the antiqued wallpaper seem to envelop you in the space—you feel special. And sometimes, less is less.
November-December 2013 Subscribe