Gary Riggs wants you to come home. With the opening of his new 45,000 square-foot comprehensive design studio and showroom in North Dallas, more than his address changed. Gary Riggs Interiors has now become Gary Riggs Home. “We’re not just a design center,” he explained. “We found a lot of people were confused.”

The space is a designers dream, allowing for much creativity. “We’ve got all kinds of architecture in the space which will help us showcase different styles. The concept for the new space located at 5217 Alpha Road in Dallas was a design challenge, and Gary wasn’t initially sold on the idea of joining the two spaces, Such as different architecture, and especially structural designs, posed tough challenges. With creative planning, those challenges became opportunities in the form of a sunken showroom area and a catwalk. about the idea of marrying the old Crate and Barrel space with this one, which was Restoration Hardware,”Gary Riggs said.“After I looked around more, I became very intrigued by the space and thought that this could be fun. I began brainstorming on how I could open the two spaces up. “I got blueprints for both spaces at home, and for about a week my house looked like a bomb went off, I was able to unite the two by putting tissue over them so I could draw in what I wanted. Then the architect made the changes.” The new space is just that – space. … (READ FULL ARTICLE HERE)


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