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FORTY FIVE TEN'S NEW INTERIORS BOUTIQUE, FOR HOME, MIXES RETAIL, ART GALLERY, AND TRADITIONAL SHOWROOM TO DAZZLING EFFECT. PHOTOGRAPHY NATHAN SCHROEDER 60 W hen Forty Five Ten moved from its longtime spot on McKinney Avenue to its new Main Street digs this fall, president and co-founder Brian Bolke seized the opportunity to turn the empty space on McKinney in Knox-Henderson into a boutique dedicated to interiors, named For Home. Here, the boundaries between retail, art gallery, and the to-the-trade showroom blur — and the effect is dazzling. Let's start with the 14 antique silver-leaf Queen Anne chairs sourced by Antwerp architect Axel Vervoordt, which for many years surrounded the dining-room table at the home of beloved Dallas antiques dealer Betty Gertz of East & Orient Company. Forty Five Ten's home creative director Rob Dailey has stacked them in a dramatic 10-foot- high tower, like an art installation. The $21,000 price tag is a steal, Dailey notes, especially for so many. "I think someone will take them just like that," he says. "I'll even come to their house and stack them." A single teak chair from David Sutherland, which Dailey has upholstered in hand-embroidered fabric from Lost City, vies for attention in a room dominated by artwork selected by gallerist Talley Dunn, who has hung works by artists Helen Altman, Ted Kincaid, and Kana Harada. The chair has a bittersweet story: It's embroidered with a Farsi love poem by the 10th- century Persian poet Rabia Balkhi — who, legend has it, wrote the original version in her own blood as she lay imprisoned and dying. Bolke, Dailey, and home buyer Lucy McCabe have drawn on their considerable local and international connections to bring in coveted lines, one-of-a-kind pieces, and top talent — For Home is the only retail store in the world authorized to carry Christian Liaigre's collection of candles, home fragrances and accessories, says Dailey. In a barrier-busting move, For Home has lured to-the-trade-only showroom owners and collections into the retail fold, including George Cameron Nash, who is featuring upholstery and case goods by Cameron Privé; lighting by Vaughan and Donghia; and accessories by Michael Taylor Designs and local artisan Larru Leathers. You'll see plenty of David Sutherland showroom teak furniture LAND HOME B Y R E B E C C A S H E R M A N

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