Modern Luxury Guide to the Dallas Design District 2017

July 2017

Allan Knight & Associates

Longstanding showroom owners are expanding their business, too. Allan Knight, who co-founded Allan Knight & Associates (150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 101, 214-741-2227. allan-knight.com) in 1999 and now runs the 40,000-square-foot showroom alongside design partner Cearan Henley, is broadening his interior design division. Clients are clamoring for his concepts, which combine his industry knowledge and architectural proclivity (he has a degree in the subject).

Most exciting: he can take any project through from rearranging a home's bones to completion, tapping his own showroom floor for furnishings, decor and accessories sourced from around the world. "We love rich, lush finishes, soft upholstery, sharp and crisp art, and rich woods and metals, in styles spanning lake house to London townhouse," he says. It's a transitional combination found in his showroom, which has been recently insprired by the area's newly cultivated, "vital" atmosphere. "It is a given that the community is the oxygen for design projects," he says. "The neighborhood enables all of us to grow and coexist."