Caitlin Wilson Design Launches Kids Line, Dallas Market Center Reopens, and More News in Texas

New offers from the Caitlin Wilson Design children’s collection, Cait Kids.

Photo: Rebekah Westover

Texas is full of great designers and creators, and new things happen every day in the Lone Star State. AD PRO has everything you need to know this week to keep you updated on all design news and events in the area.

Product launches

Caitlin Wilson Design launches children’s line

Dallas-based designer Caitlin Wilson has launched Cait Kids, a new line for children’s rooms. The collection, which includes bedding, pillows, rugs, wallpaper, furniture, art and playhouses, features whimsical patterns that Wilson designed in soft blues and pinks. The products are available through their website.

“We are in very unusual and uncertain times right now. We spend all day at home with our families, which is equally wonderful and challenging,” Wilson told AD PRO. “We thought it was actually the perfect time to share our vision for children’s rooms. We believe our homes are our havens, and kids’ rooms in particular should be a safe haven for them to explore, design, and imagine. “


Mercantile debuts “BYOB” hand disinfection bar

Houston Heights-based Manready Mercantile, which has reopened for business in accordance with Governor Abbott’s latest guidelines, has a “BYOB” – or bring your own bottle – to market with the hand sanitizer bar. The store has the disinfectant and the filling machine, but enough bottles are missing, according to CW39 News. Buyers can replenish their stocks cheaply. The store also offers masks and gloves to customers to ensure their safety.

The Dallas Market Center reopens

The Dallas Market Center has reopened and implements strict health and safety measures. The design center is confident that the room layout with open areas, large entrances and much more will allow guests to distance themselves socially while shopping. As for future programming, the Total Home & Gift Market will now take place August 19-25, followed by the Apparel & Accessories Market, KidsWorld and the Dallas Western Market.


The River Oaks Boulevard beautification project begins

The River Oaks Foundation announced the start of the first phase of the River Oaks Boulevard Beautification Project. End caps made of reclaimed Cedar Bayou bricks are paved on three esplanades, bordered by colorful rose gardens. In a letter to the residents of River Oaks, River Oaks Foundation President Susanne Pritchard and Campaign Treasurer and Chairperson Chris O’Sullivan wrote, “Interestingly, the design elements of the plan mimick the original boulevard landscape plan as it was designed and designed was installed exactly after the 1930s. “The campaign is privately funded and is currently seeking additional funding for the second phase.


Real estate

Construction of a new mixed-use project for oak lawn begins

A mixed-use project designed by the Dallas architects GFF laid the foundation stone this week in Oak Lawn. The project is adjacent to the Melrose Hotel and will feature 6,000 square feet of retail space with six stories of rental apartments, according to the Dallas Morning News.


ICAA Texas Hosts Free Instagram Webinar

ICAA Texas hopes to solve the Instagram mystery by hosting a free webinar with video strategist Sheryl Plouffe on May 8th at 12 noon. In the one-hour live training course “Increase Your Authority and Your Income with Instagram”, architects learn how to build an online presence. Interested parties can register for the webinar here.


Houston Design Firm nominated for James Beard Foundation Award

Houston-based design firm Flywheel Co. was named a finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards. The company is nominated in the restaurant design category for the Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana. The winners will be announced in Chicago on September 25th.

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