Matt Camron Rugs & Textiles, Washington, DC

Some of MILIEU’s favorite design sources have recently expanded their presence by opening new showrooms – street level and online.
Here’s a look at what’s new for you.

CIIRCA ANTIQUES

Cindy Smith became acquainted with antiques while touring France as a college student, and, ever since, she has been curating the finest European antiques—tables, chests and cabinets, mirrors and frames, objets, pots and planters, paintings and wall hangings—for her design clients. In 2022, Cindy embarked on her latest venture, opening CIIRCA, a new online storefront of antique and vintage pieces, with every item reflecting her level of taste and signature style for which she has become so well known over the years. Now, with over a year of sourcing for CIIRCA, Cindy and her associate, Virginia Christianson, are operating a fully stocked online store and warehouse by appointment only in the Eastover Neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. circa2antiques.com or by Appointment only 704-475-0035

L’ATELIER PARIS HAUTE DESIGN

French cooking has come to Dallas, with the opening of the new L’Atelier Paris Haute Design showroom. Just as designers and consumers in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles have direct access to the wide variety of kitchen ranges produced by L’Atelier, so, too, now does the Dallas design community. “Our new showroom allows consumers and designers alike to have a taste of what can be achieved in kitchen design,” says Maria Moraes, L’Atelier Paris’ head of design. The very showroom embodies the best of kitchen design, with its handsome French white oak floors and prevailing neutral palette so as to better highlight the colors, textures, forms, scale, and details of the ranges. Visitors have the chance to occupy full working kitchens so as to best see how L’Atelier’s products will work in their own homes. Throughout the year, too, L’Atelier’s staff will be hosting special, talks, and cooking demonstrations, so keep visiting the website for details. 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas; 800-792-3550. leatelierparis.com

MATT CAMRON RUGS & TEXTILES

Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown has never gone out of fashion as a neighborhood. And with the showroom expansion by Matt Camron Rugs & Textiles, the area has suddenly become an even bigger draw. The company, long defined by its ability to go beyond the boundaries of traditional rug making, has moved into the old Marston Luce location on Wisconsin Avenue, a remodeled space so expansive and bright that it now features two new fabric and lighting lines—the UK-based Rose Uniacke and Design of The Times, both exclusive to the D.C. area. For more than 40 years, Matt Camron has continued to build one of the most robust and creative custom rug operations in the business. Yes, there are all the predictable and worthy sites to see in our nation’s capitol, but here is one of the shopping destinations. 1651 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C., 202-333-0642, mattcamron.com

JAMES SHOWROOM

Of all the venues in New York that showcase top décor and design, the Interior Arts Building is, perhaps, the most intimate and the one those in the know, know about. The latest tenant of the venerable building on East 61st Street is the JAMES Showroom, the brand’s entrée into New York. With thriving showrooms already in Dallas and Houston, JAMES is set to debut the Meredith Ellis Textiles Collection in the new 4,000-square-foot space. “The new East Coast anchor for JAMES at the Interior Arts Building seemed meant to be,” says Meredith Ellis, founder and owner of James. “I started my career in this very building 25 years ago, working for the legendary Bunny Williams, who today remains on the building’s fifth floor.” The new space has a downtown loft-like feel to it, though it is situated at the epicenter of the Manhattan design district. While JAMES represents the most coveted fabric wallpaper, lighting, furniture, and rug lines, this new showroom will also be defined by the new Meredith Ellis textiles line. 306 East 61st Street, 4th floor, New York; 917-974-8122.  jamesshowroom.com