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ART + DECORATION L ast year, legendary Dallas antiquarian Betty Gertz closed her 21-year-old shop East & Orient and auctioned the precious contents, including her extraordinary cache of hundreds of pieces of shipwreck Ming Dynasty porcelain. She parted with the promise of opening another smaller location — and, seven months later, she's made good on her word. Gertz and longtime showroom director, John Bray, have opened a temporary showroom in the Dallas Design District while they work out details on the purchase and renovation of a larger 18,000-square-foot space a half-block away. If all goes as planned, the new East & Orient will open by Christmas, Gertz says. Meanwhile, there's plenty to drool over, including furniture from Antwerp architect Axel Vervoordt, which had been in Gertz's own Vervoordt- designed home, and a magnificent set of ebonized Regency chairs from New York designer Peter Marino. Gertz is updating the rarified vibe with a smattering of 20th-century finds, such as a pair of Fornasetti side tables, and a pair of French armchairs recovered in humble burlap. East & Orient, 179 Parkhouse St., Rebecca Sherman This Just IN ... Reorienting East & Orient P eacock Home has finally opened in the Dallas Design District. British designer Christopher Peacock founded the custom cabinet and kitchen company in 1980 in Greenwich, Connecticut; the Dallas location joins outposts in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Boston, London, and Cannes. Known primarily for luxurious kitchens, Peacock Home also creates exquisite libraries, pantries, baths, closets, and dressing rooms, working closely with clients and designers on every detail, down to the pots, plates, and glassware. The most sought- after kitchen is the Scullery Collection — a look that recalls the downstairs galleys of England's grand country estates. A classic cook's kitchen, Scullery is coveted for its proprietary latch-and-pull hardware and white cabinetry that mixes beautifully with wood and marble. "I'm definitely influenced by my British heritage," says Peacock. "Proportions and material selections are rooted in my memory of growing up in the UK." The Refectory collection takes inspiration from English prep-school dining halls, with quarter-sawn oak, hand-brushed fitted cabinetry with simple stepped detailing, large architectural moldings, and Peacock Home's signature oversized latches. The brand just launched its most modern look yet, the Motra collection. "I have always liked a simple, clean aesthetic, even with our traditional collections," he says. Open to the public. Peacock Home, 1700 Oak Lawn Ave., Rebecca Sherman S cott + Cooner has added a 650-square-foot Giorgetti shop-in-shop to its collection of contemporary Italian furniture names. Founded in Italy in 1898, Giorgetti combines old-world construction methods to create handsome bespoke furnishings for some very elite hotels, showrooms, and cruise ships. Giorgetti collaborator Carlo Colombo's Drive sofa is inspired by 1950s designs and updated with luxurious down cushions and walnut feet, and Roberto Lazzeroni's Memos table, which references the plastic furniture shapes popular in the mid-20th century, is rendered for Giorgetti in thick ash. Scott + Cooner, 1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 100, Rebecca Sherman ITALIAN Influx C odarus showroom, which moved from its spot at Dallas Market Center, reopens in Dallas Design Center later this month, in a 14,000-square-foot space designed by Denise McGaha. Codarus was founded in 2005 by Cody Ables and David Bugbee as a trade resource for furniture, lighting, wallpaper, and fabrics. The showroom partners with regional and national lines such as Square Feathers Home, John Robshaw, Moss Studio, and Barbara Cosgrove Lamps. In its new digs, Codarus devotes 1,100 square feet to the Dallas debut of Austin-based showroom James, which carries hand-blocked fabrics, antiques, vintage furniture, and decor. To the trade. Codarus, Dallas Design Center, Rebecca Sherman TRADE WINDS CABINET MINISTER Giorgetti furniture at Scott + Cooner Peacock Home Refectory collection Codarus showroom 106

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