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Dallas Market Shares Highlights for Total Home & Gift Market

The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market takes place January 4-10.

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The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market run Jan. 4-10.

The upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 4-10, 2023, will offer home furnishings retailers and interior designers unprecedented products and inspiration for the new year.

DMC has announced exclusive details for the winter edition of its trade event showcasing important new brands and collections, antiques and artisan items, inspiring special exhibits, and design tastemaker appearances during the seven-day trade event.

“This is truly a can’t-miss event for the design community,” said Michael Bauer, VP of Business Development, 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 dallasmarketcenter.com. Plentiful free parking and dedicated ride sharing lanes are available at the show. Valet parking is available to designers beginning on Monday, January 9.

Antiques Events

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

In Market Hall, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, Blue Ocean Traders will open a container of antiques exclusively for Dallas buyers. The items are available for immediate purchase. These one-of-a-kind finds 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 January 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.

Also don’t miss permanent showrooms with antiques and artisan items including Market Hill by Paul Michael, which is 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, January 6. The design community is invited to “The Art of Interiors” with Amber Lewis taking place at 11:00 a.m. in the atrium of the World Trade Center, moderated by D Home magazine. An exciting keynote & audience Q&A will be followed by a meet and greet and book signing in the Loloi showroom (WTC 506) at noon.

A complete list of events is available via the Dallas Market Center website.

New and Expanding Home and Design Showrooms

Numerous new showrooms serving the Design community will debut in January. Of special note, 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 leader 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 casegoods 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).

The Bigger, Better, Reimagined Temps

The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, January 4-7, will be the largest winter presentation in more than ten years with more than 1200 exhibitor booths including many first-time brands. For designers and home retailers, there are special highlights including High Style Dallas (HSD) and Antiques on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. High Style Dallas will feature more than 80 booths showing the “best of the best” curated collection of gifts and décor. The collection will be a juried array of lifestyle products including Laura Park Designs, Windy O’Connor, WirrWarr Wraps, Haute Home, and many others. The Antiques collection will feature one-of-a-kind furniture and accents, decorative objects, rugs, estate jewelry, and original artwork from the ancient world to mid-century modern. Among the top antiques dealers participating are E. Alexander, ABN Rug Gallery, and Jill Barrett Interiors.

Additional highlights from The Temps include a sold-out Luxe Gift collection on the first floor of the Trade Mart; the Home Temps and Made Temps on the 12th floor of the World Trade Center; and in Market Hall, the Immediate Goods resources include Artisan, Home, and Vintage. 

Events every day in The Temps will feature promotions and events that inspire and entertain. All buyers are invited to enter the $10,000 giveaway taking place in the Temps. Two lucky buyers who place orders in The Temps totaling at least $2000 will win a $5000 prize.

Pick up a special guide to the Temps at the show, which has a complete list of participating brands, events, and promotions. Highlighting the events will be daily hospitality and parties. Details are also on the Dallas Market Center website.

ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will hold the 33nd ARTS Awards on Friday, January 6 at the Hilton Anatole hotel, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. The ARTS

Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. The ARTS Awards will include category awards as well as a special Academy of Achievement honor for the White Family, owners of Summer Classics, Gabby, and Wendy Jane; and a special HEARTS Award presented to Culp. The ARTS Awards Preview Party takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. All buyers are welcome to attend both events; the Preview Party does not require a ticket.

Style Eyes Trendspotting

A panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at market. The Style Eyes returns as the program leveraging the knowledge and taste making skills of many leading industry social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. The Style Eyes will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace including gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday/floral and fashion. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes.

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