Buying décor in Dallas this January? Here are the events, exhibitors you need to know


A view of The Temps at the January 2022 Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas.

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market’s winter event, set to run Jan. 4-10, is gearing up to host new home décor events, brands, collections and special events for home furnishings retailers and interior designers.

Boasting 1.5 million total square feet of home and design exhibitors, Dallas Market Center’s campus will welcome revamped temporary spaces, expanded educational events and more for marketgoers interested in décor 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,” said Michael Bauer, vice president of business development and design.

Pre-registration for Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry to the January market, is available online at Dallas Market Center’s website.

New and expanding home and design showrooms

Numerous new showrooms serving the design and décor community will debut in January. Of special note, the 10th floor of the World Trade Center (WTC) 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 Co. (IHDC 2F128, WTC 268).

In the WTC, Kalalou has expanded to feature florals in Botanica by Kalalou (WTC 360) and furniture and art destination SWANK Home (WTC 9014) has expanded again as well. The Goods of Brand Assembly (WTC 10085) has re-envisioned its space on the 10th floor for fashion and lifestyle brands and 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 and ome décor destination Gabby (WTC 150) has expanded its first-floor location on the atrium.

In the Trade Mart (TM), home, seasonal décor and fashion accessories maker Creative Co-Op (TM 2802) has expanded alongside Ashore (TM 3383). Seda France has joined the 2301 Collection (TM 2301), One Hundred 80 Degrees (TM 2010) has added space and new products, and Royal Standard (TM 2038) has expanded its second floor space with new gift, accessory and home décor products. Elegant Furniture and Lighting (TM 3060, TM 3420) has expanded and relocated, too.

In the Interior Home + Design Center (IHDC), new showroom MC Studio (2F140) is set to debut 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, entitled “Goal Setting and Profitability for 2023,” on Jan. 5 with award-winning interior designers Traci Connell and Kristi Hopper.

Also in the IHDC, Go Home/Golden Oldies (IHDC 1D421) has expanded and newcomers in The Gallery include ceramics tabletop resource Arte Italica (IHDC 1D202-GL24), Palmwood furniture builder Pacific Green (IHDC 1D301-GL110/118), hardwood flooring resource PID Floors (IHDC 1D202-GL78), high-end textile brand V Rugs & Home (IHDC 1D301-GL116) and boutique wallpaper maker Wall Snobs (IHDC 1D202-GL12).

Reimagined temps

Dallas Market Center’s Temps are set to host its largest winter presentation in more than 10 years with more than 1,200 exhibitor booths set for the market. For designers and home retailers, there are special highlights including the High Style Dallas and Antiques collections on the 10th floor of the WTC. High Style Dallas will feature more than 80 booths showing a “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, accents, decorative objects, rugs, estate jewelry and original artwork from all time periods. 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 TM and the Home Temps and Made Temps on the 12th floor of the WTC. In Market Hall, Immediate Goods resources include Artisan, Home and Vintage exhibitors.

Events in the Temps are set to include daily hospitality and parities as well as giveaways. All buyers are invited to enter a $10,000 giveaway taking place in the Temps. And two lucky buyers who place orders in the Temps totaling at least $2,000 will win a $5,000 prize.

Antiques vendors will be presenting their own special events at market, too. In Market Hall at 11 a.m. on Jan. 4, Blue Ocean Traders will open a container of antiques exclusively for Dallas buyers. The items are one-of-a-kind finds sourced from more than 15 countries worldwide and will be available for immediate purchase. On the 10th floor of the WTC, exhibitor Porch View Home will showcase two containers of Chinese antiques presented exclusively at the show and available immediately, and at 1 p.m. on Jan. 5, buyers will be invited to join the “Antiques Diva” Toma Clark Haines for a special Champagne Tour of Antiques in the same location.

Home décor awards, events and more

Home décor-friendly events at market include awards, trend events and appearances from designers and tastemakers like style expert Amber Lewis. Lewis will make a market appearance at market at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6 for a keynote entitled “The Art of Interiors” followed by an audience question and answer session in the atrium of the WTC. A meet and greet and book signing will be hosted at noon in the Loloi showroom after the end of the presentation.

In addition to the keynote, a panel of trend experts and retail mavens will present new home products discovered at market with the return of Dallas Market Center’s Style Eyes program. The Style Eyes tastemakers and experts will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace in the gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday/floral and fashion categories. Participants will then leverage social media channels to share those finds. Marketgoers can follow along by following Dallas Market Center’s social media channels and the hashtag #dallasstyleeyes.

For those looking to find more winning product and to make new connections, the 33rd annual ARTS Awards, hosted by Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will be hosted by designers Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley on Jan. 6 at the Hilton Anatole hotel. The awards program is dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement and include category awards as well as an special Academy of Achievement honor for the White Family, owners of the Summer Classics, Gabby and Wendy Jane brands. A special HEARTS Award will also be presented to fabric manufacturer Culp, and the ARTS Awards Preview Party will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 on the 10th floor of the WTC.

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