December 6, 2022
Home & design highlights revealed for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

The upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will showcase new brands and collections, antiques and artisan items, special exhibits and design tastemaker appearances during the seven-day trade event.

The market takes place Jan. 4-10, 2023, and will feature more than 1.5 million square feet of home and design exhibitors.

“This is truly a can’t-miss event for the design community,” said Michael Bauer, vice president of business development and design. “This show is special because it presents more opportunities to secure one-of-a-kind objects, review new collections first, and to experience inspiration from top tastemakers.”

Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at Plentiful free parking and dedicated ride sharing lanes are available at the show. Valet parking is available to designers beginning on Monday, Jan. 9.

Antiques events

At the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 4-7) there will be a number of collections and several antiques events showcasing U.S, European, and Asian pieces.

In Market Hall at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, Blue Ocean Traders will open a container of antiques exclusively for Dallas buyers. The items are available for immediate purchase. These finds are sourced from more than 15 countries worldwide can only be found in Dallas.

On the 10th floor of the World Trade Center, exhibitor Porch View Home will showcase two containers of Chinese antiques presented exclusively at the show and available immediately. At 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, buyers are invited to join the “Antiques Diva,” Toma Clark Haines, for a special Champagne Tour of Antiques on the World Trade Center 10th floor.

There will also be permanent showrooms with antiques and artisan items, including Market Hill by Paul Michael, located on the sixth floor of the World Trade Center.

Amber Lewis keynote and book signing

Tastemaker and style expert Amber Lewis will make a market appearance on Friday, Jan. 6. The design community is invited to “The Art of Interiors” with Amber Lewis taking place at 11 a.m. in the atrium of the World Trade Center, moderated by D Home magazine.

A keynote & audience Q&A will be followed by a meet and greet and book signing in the Loloi showroom (WTC 506) at noon.

New and expanding home and design showrooms

Numerous new showrooms serving the design community will debut in January.

The 10th floor of the World Trade Center has been reimagined to host multiple trade shows and design-related events. Design exhibitors previously on 10 have relocated to new showrooms including Ashore (WTC 531, TM 3383), Ethan & Associates (WTC 9048), InStyle Gallery (WTC 9050), StyleCraft Lamps, (WTC 608), Revelation (IHDC 2F448, WTC 272), and The Uttermost Company (IHDC 2F128, WTC 268).

In the World Trade Center, Kalalou is expanding to feature florals in Botanica by Kalalou (WTC 360); and furniture and art destination SWANK Home (WTC 9014) expands again. The Goods of Brand Assembly (WTC 10085) has a re-envisioned space on the 10th floor for fashion and lifestyle brands.  Wrought-iron chandelier and furniture manufacturer Ashore (WTC 531, TM 3383) has relocated and expanded. Importer of French and Italian ephemera Monahan Papers (WTC 251) has a new showroom that opened its doors in September. Home décor destination Gabby (WTC 150) expands their first-floor location on the atrium.

In the Trade Mart, home, seasonal décor and fashion accessories company Creative Co-Op (TM 2802) expands; Ashore (TM 3383) expands; Seda France joins the 2301 Collection (TM 2301); One Hundred 80 Degrees (TM 2010) adds space and new products; Royal Standard (TM 2038) expands its 2nd floor space with new gift, accessory and home décor products; and Elegant Furniture and Lighting (TM 3060, TM 3420) has expanded and relocated.

In the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), new showroom MC Studio (2F140) debuts, featuring Norwalk Furniture, as well as fabric collections and case goods from Sarreid. To celebrate its grand opening, the showroom will have a series of events including a marbling demonstration with artist Jill Seale on Saturday and a design conversation, “Goal Setting and Profitability for 2023,” on Thursday with award-winning interior designers Traci Connell and Kristi Hopper.

Also in the IHDC, Go Home/Golden Oldies (IHDC 1D421) has expanded and introduces one-of-a-kind product offerings. Recently added in The Gallery are ceramics tabletop leader Arte Italica (IHDC 1D202-GL24), Palmwood furniture builder Pacific Green (IHDC 1D301-GL110/118), hardwood flooring at PID Floors (IHDC 1D202-GL78), high-end textiles from V Rugs & Home (IHDC 1D301-GL116), and boutique wallpaper that turns heads at Wall Snobs (IHDC 1D202-GL12).

Lighting showroom news

Designers and home furnishings retailers are invited to visit the largest lighting marketplace in North America during the Total Home & Gift Market, when select showrooms are open, or during the Lightovation trade event taking place Jan. 10-13, when all lighting showrooms will be open.

The new lighting concierge service is available on a daily basis on the first floor of the Trade Mart for complementary assistance with lighting design projects.

Additionally, the grand opening of showroom Market Lighting Services (TM 4808) will offer the design community access to a range of lighting companies as well as delivery and installation. In addition, Samsung Electronics America (TM 4604) has relocated and expanded to showcase its modern smart home categories from lighting to sound.

Also debuting in January is the International Pavilion, a new collection of global brands showing for the first time. Inside Trade Mart 4909 will be the following companies: Zafferano America, with award-winning lighting and glassware designs of Federico de Majo of Venice, Italy; Aldo Bernardi, with interior and exterior lighting from Treviso, Italy; and LOFFKo Group, an agency for high-quality Italian lighting brands including Modo Luce, In-Es.Artdesign, Sitia, MATTEOPALA, codutti, and Prodigal Leathers. A grand opening celebration will take place on Tuesday afternoon.

Other lighting additions include Quorum International/Oxygen (TM 3006) expands; Hunter Fan Company (TM 3135) relocates and expands; Livex Lighting (TM 4503) expands; Lucas + McKearn (TM 4535) expands and relocates; Designers Fountain (TM 4715) relocates; and Modern Forms is showing in TM 4301-4313. Quoizel (TM 3200) has expanded its space to include SKYX, makers of the innovative SkyPlug technology that allows ceiling fixtures to be plugged in as easily as portable lamps.

New lighting showrooms include Ashore (TM 3383), Innovations Lighting (TM 4904), Page One Lighting (TM 3920) while new to shared showroom Spectrum is Electric Mirror (TM 4432-8), Morgan Lighting (TM 4432-18), Rayhil (TM 4432-3), Sarin Energy Solutions (TM 4432-4), Treehouse Lighting (TM 4432-1) and Zastro (TM 4432-2). B&S Lighting relocates to the Trade Mart (TM 3640),

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