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Top left: Sofa, chairs, and ottoman are Pierre Augustin Rose, Paris. De La Espada wood side tables, Portugal. Bronze sculptures are Herma de Wit, The Netherlands. Chandelier is Paul Matter, India. Rug by Armadillo, L.A. Giopato & Coombes sconces, Italy. Top right: Kerstens table and benches, Belgium. Apparatus Studio light pendant, NY. Ceramics on table are by Julie Nelson, England. Ceramics on shelf Vincent Van Duysen, Belgium. Rug by Armadillo, L.A. Bottom left: Kitchen island by Edward Collinson, London. Paul Matter sconces, Italy. G arde — one of the country's most forward-thinking p u r v e y o r s o f design — has opened a retail store near the Dallas Design District in a stunning 6,000-square-foot converted warehouse on Wycliff. Scotti Sitz, who founded Garde in L.A. in 2012, has brought her chic stable of international designers to the new Dallas space, with furniture, lighting, tabletop, and jewelry. It's all set against a moody, industrial backdrop of concrete floors and hand-plastered walls painted a dusky hue, punctuated by a 12-foot-long checkout desk clad in dark charcoal stone. Dallas is Garde's third location (a small outpost in Summerland near Santa Barbara opened in 2018). Dallas wasn't initially on the radar, says Sitz, who co-owns Garde with her husband, John Davidson. "Dallas kept popping up as a great city, and it just started to make sense. There's an energy and hospitality and openness to new ideas here. The design community is really growing, and we want to be a part of that." Sitz is banking on the store's darker palette, spare styling, and dynamic roster of designers coming out of Europe and Latin America to set it apart. "We're bringing in merchandising and design that's very different from what Dallas Sofa is Pierre Augustin Rose, Paris. Emma Boomkamp wall hanging, Mexico City. Light pendant is Bec Brittain, NY. Rug is CC-Tapis, Italy. 133

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