The Dallas Total Home and Gift Market took place June 24- June 30.

 It featured more than 20,000 gift and home decor product lines.  Special events, such as seminars and networking opportunities also took place at the market.



The influence of interior designers is on the rise.  Why?  This comment is fueled by the demands of a consumer market seeking a personalized aesthetic at just about every price point.  There is an overwhelming preference for personalized spaces.

Did you know that Dallas Market Center’s Total Home and Gift Market set record-setting opening day increases in store attendance from across the country as well as attendance by new stores attending the Market for the very first time?

There was an international folk art market collection where you could explore the world through artisanal products.  There were crafts from Mexico, South Africa, the country of Kyrgztan, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Nepal, Indonesia, Colombia, India, Peru, Italy, Spain, Niger, Uganda, and Myanmar.

Artisanal products included embroidered textiles, basketry, ceramics, beaded jewelry, painted wood objects, tie-dyed scarves, hand-woven silks and clothing. From basketry to jewelry, there were many pretty and unusual handmade items.  

The following blogs will be on the Dallas Summer Market :

Nature Inspired Designs 

As the wood table below shows, this one of a kind piece is a wonderful work of nature.  On its top sits a marvelous piece of marble shaped like a beautiful bowl. 



What’s exciting in Lighting

 The luxurious lights below are made to mimic a jellyfish with shimmery arms that float down from the main light. They are even more beautiful in person than they are in the photo.



Shiny finishes at Market

The final blog will be about the many shiny objects that were everywhere at the market. The wall decor below was dazzling.