DALLAS | Design's Dark Side
Gallerist Melissa Enriquez relocated from Los Angeles and opened Gallerie Noir last December. The interior designer has filled the store's 6,200 square feet with home decor (including vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces), furniture and art that she's discovered all over the world. "I was determined," Enriquez says, "not to have things that other stores carry."
The designer is always adding new lines, such as Billy Cotton's black steel Pick Up Sticks chandelier (shown: Black Giant, $11,000). You've seen Cotton's pieces in The New York Times, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest; Enriquez is the exclusive dealier for his lighting in Texas. Another exclusive in Dallas: By Henzel rugs. This Swedish studio has created luxury handmade rugs for over a decade, fusing the avant-garde aesthetic of Calle Henzel's art with the newest technology in rug manufactuing. Enriquez has also just added a collection of alpaca blankets and handmade towels from women-run textile studios in Ethiopia, Bolivia, India, and Morocco. Don't think, though, that this globe-trotting proprietor neglects her new home town-- she's a big supporter of local artists and furniture designers. Enriquez will open a show of Dallasite Liz Gilbert's large-scale black-and-white photos of African tribes on Oct 1.
Gallerie Noir, 1525 Dragon St., Dallas, 214.760.9536, gallerienoir.com