Winter Garden

The Curriculum Vol. X

The Conservatory was conceived as a place “that brings nature indoors”. The idea behind “winter gardens” (a term that dates backs to the 17th century) was an obsession to continue to enjoy beauty and nature even in the bleakest times of the year…an interesting metaphor for the world today.

We are thrilled this month to unveil the new Conservatory on Two, right next door to our current gallery in Dallas’ famed Highland Park Village. The 9000 square foot loft-like space is our new home, and after almost a year of planning, it is ready for its closeup. Raw, yet refined, plays of dark against light, organic forms juxtaposed with modern design classics, but the most wonderful part is the extraordinary light from 32 floor to ceiling windows.

We are launching our new space with an installation created by renowned interior design star Alessandra Branca. I met her at a beautiful dinner she hosted during Dallas’ Kips Bay Showhouse, and while I was attracted to her sublime taste and her beautifully curated objects, I was more enamored by her generous heart, her passion for her craft, and genuine connection to her clients…all things near and dear to me. I then found out she was also a close friend to Adam Lippes….a long time friend and collaborator of mine, and I loved the synergy and “small world” of it all, and I asked them to collaborate on creating a beautiful “Winter Garden” of our own. Our fantastic merchant team has created a beautiful assortment across the store that is truly “next level”.

So if you are in Dallas, come by, see the wonderful installation of Casa Branca, Adam’s beautiful spring collection, get nuzzled by Elizabeth the bulldog (she’s here too), enjoy lunch in our new cafe, Teak Tearoom, and simply take it all in. We continue to bring you our curated edit both online and in our Hudson Yards Gallery so no matter where you are we hope you are transported to your own respite of beauty.

Looking forward, with gratitude…