When it comes to relaxed style that nods to both luxury and exquisite detail, it's hard to find a better example than Wisteria. The Dallas-based home decor and furniture store is about to open its very first shop outside the Metroplex — and, naturally, it's here in Houston.
Wisteria sets up a 9,000-square-foot shop at 3461 West Alabama St., in a little strip center that houses two other boutique furniture stores, D'Lightus and FOUND. Currently, Wisteria's huge street-facing windows are decked with light blue coverings noting that company is hiring associates.
Taking inspiration for its productions from around the globe, Wisteria ought to prove irresistible to Houstonians who look for effortless style built around signature pieces. Founded in 2000 by Andrew and Shannon Newsome as a home-based business, its since grown to well-respected brand with more than 100 employees, a website, and a thriving catalog mailing list. Blending furnishings and home decor with interior design accessories, Wisteria seeks artisan creations from all over the world.
Wisteria looks to lure customers by artfully arranging its items in room-like settings. A typical display might include one that evokes a seaside cottage, bringing together abstract art, a tufted coffee table, an acrylic ghost table, hand-knotted wool rug, and an African warrior vessel.
The idea is to show DIY designers how to blend styles and colors to create a space that speaks to their aesthetic. The company offers designs in leather, rattan, wicker, velvet, marble, and more, all carefully curated.
Wisteria is slated to open November 1, just in time for Houstonians looking to add some eclectic flair to their holiday decorating. Given the company's reception not only in Dallas, but around the country, it should find itself right at home here in the Bayou City.